A report on Strive to Excel's effectiveness submitted to the school district has been sent back to the nonprofit organization with a request for more information.
The report, part of an agreement Strive signed with the district to continue its mentoring program in Hilton Head Island High and Middle schools, describes some Strive activities and names high school seniors in Strive who have been accepted to colleges since 2000, when the program began.
It doesn't include information on the organization's financial state, results of a survey of students and parents or data on students' academic progress while participating in Strive -- all of which are required by the agreement.
A Beaufort County School District official said Strive will have until Thursday to file a report that includes that information.
Calling the submitted document a draft, Sean Alford, the district's instructional services chief, said he is confident Strive will submit a complete report by the deadline.
But if it doesn't include the missing information, the group would likely get another chance to meet those requirements, Alford said.
The point of the report, he said, is to gather information about Strive and its effectiveness, not to punish the organization.
"The ultimate goal is to make sure we have a model that works for the kids," Alford said. "The last thing we want to do is get into a relationship (with Strive) where it's either 'you do this or we're not going to let you serve kids.'"
The report was submitted Dec. 2, district spokesman Jim Foster said. There was no deadline for the first submission, Alford said.
The agreement between the district and Strive requires the report to be submitted annually in October. But that agreement wasn't signed until Oct. 20 this year.
Alford said Strive can use the district's survey of its participants, administered earlier this school year, to fulfill that requirement. Results from a survey of parents will need to be included, too, in next week's report.
The submitted report includes several apparent inconsistencies:
Alford said that sentence likely was a "cut and paste" error.
"I guess whoever put that in there cut too much and pasted it in, and they didn't edit that very well," he said. "When the final report comes, that editing will be corrected."
Strive CEO and president Tim Singleton, who wrote the report, declined comment.
Attempts Thursday to reach Strive board chairman Ike Evans and vice chairman Coleman Peterson, both of whom reviewed the report, were unsuccessful.
Strive board secretary Tom Gardo said Thursday he had not reviewed the report.
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