Cherokee County Juvenile Court

PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
BETWEEN
THE CHEROKEE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
AND
CHEROKEE COUNTY JUVENILE COURT
This agreement entered into on this September 6, 2012 by and between The Cherokee County Board of Education, hereinafter referred to as the “School
Board”
And
The Cherokee County Juvenile Court, hereinafter referred to as the “Juvenile Court.”
WHEREAS, the School Board’s mission is to enable all students to become
contributing citizens who can communicate effectively, gather and use information, make
responsible decisions and adapt to the challenges of the future, and
WHEREAS, one of the School Board’s Major System Priorities is to increase
parental and community involvement through public engagement policies and practices
that treat parents, businesses, community-based organizations and agencies, local
institutions of higher learning and other public entities as true partners in the educational
process, and
WHEREAS, one of the Juvenile Court’s priorities is to improving school
attendance for youth adjudicated unruly for truancy and to intensify probation
supervision.

Now therefore in consideration of the covenants and conditions set forth herein
the parties agree as follows:
ARTICLE I
The parties agree that the foregoing recitals are true and correct and incorporated
herein by reference.
ARTICLE II
The School Board will:
1. Assist in the review of research and literature on at-risk behavior reduction
strategies which have been planned, developed and successfully implemented in
other jurisdictions.
2. Discuss the feasibility and advisability of implementing projects to address
behaviors of students at-risk of dropping out of school, taking part in alcohol,
tobacco and other drugs, involvement with gangs, school truancy and other
unlawful or negative behaviors identified by appropriate research and literature,
including, but not limited to, juvenile probation services at school sites.
3. Pursue joint grant opportunities in both parties’ best interests.
4. Agree to hold harmless and indemnify the Cherokee County Juvenile Court
against any claims, demands, losses or damages, including reasonable attorney’s
fees, which may arise as a result of this contract.
ARTICLE III
The Juvenile Court will:
1. Discuss the feasibility and advisability of implementing projects to address
behaviors of students at-risk of dropping out of school, taking part in alcohol,
tobacco and other drugs, involvement with gangs, school truancy and other
unlawful or negative behaviors identified by appropriate research and literature,
including, but not limited to, juvenile probation services at school sites.
2. Pursue joint grant opportunities in both parties’ best interests.
3. Agree to hold harmless and indemnify the School Board against any claims,
demands, losses or damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, which may
arise as a result of this contract.
4. Accept all children/interested participants for participation within its programs
without regard to their gender, race, political affiliation, age, national origin or
handicapping condition. Children/participants with handicaps must be provided
all necessary levels of supervision and must be included within the activities of
the partnering organization. As a result of this partnership agreement, Juvenile
Court must adhere to all local, State or Federal laws regarding education.

ARTICLE IV
The term of this contract is September 6, 2012 through September 6, 2013. This contract shall automatically renew
for additional terms not to exceed five years unless either party notifies the other at least
60 days prior to renewal date.
ARTICLE V
This contract may be terminated by either party upon thirty (30) days written
notice to the other party with or without cause. All notice of this contract shall be given to
the Superintendent of Cherokee County Schools at 110 Academy Street, Canton, Georgia
30114, and to the Honorable Judge John B. Sumner at 90 North Street, Suite 240, Canton,
Georgia, 30114.