Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/1/2017 - 6:30 PM
Category: CONSENT ACTION ITEMS
Type: Action
Subject: Approval of a Consultant Agreement with Jason Smith
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Enclosure:
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Summary: Jason Smith is Dundee-Crown’s Dean of Students. Mr. Smith started at Dundee-Crown in August 2015. He is charged with shaping our collective climate of the school. Additionally, Mr. Smith is an active transformational leader in the arena Restorative Practices. Formerly, Mr. Smith was the Behavioral Interventionist at Irving Middle School in Maywood, Illinois. Before that he taught Elementary education in Elgin, Illinois for ten years.

The benefits experienced by most schools when implementing this model are reduced office referrals, reduced suspensions, and more positive student and adult school climate. The goal of this PD is to inspire fellow educators to use Restorative Practices in their schools and classrooms as a means to develop and enhance a positive climate and culture. Having implemented the use of restorative practice in multiple school settings, the consultant will outlining areas that are obstacles, and how these challenges can be met. Additionally, time will be spent with individual teams to help them develop a plan to implement the use of restorative practice in their current educational setting.
Funding: School Improvement Grant
Approved in original budget or revised budget Yes
Funds currently available in specified line item Yes
If not currently available in line item, where are funds available
Resolution: WHEREAS, Springfield Public Schools is constantly looking for ways to improve the knowledge of all staff; and

WHEREAS, Jason Smith, a consultant for Restorative Practices is prepared to present ongoing staff development workshop to district staff; and

WHEREAS, Jason Smith's consultant services will be completely reimbursed through SIG funds;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the retention of consultant Jason Smith for 2 days of consultation on June 5-6, 2017, at a total cost of $3,000.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jill Grove - Coordinator
Signed By:
Jennifer E. Gill - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Michael Zimmers Moved, Member Donna Moore seconded to approve the Original motion 'WHEREAS, Springfield Public Schools is constantly looking for ways to improve the knowledge of all staff; and

WHEREAS, Jason Smith, a consultant for Restorative Practices is prepared to present ongoing staff development workshop to district staff; and

WHEREAS, Jason Smith's consultant services will be completely reimbursed through SIG funds;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the retention of consultant Jason Smith for 2 days of consultation on June 5-6, 2017, at a total cost of $3,000.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 6 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 6 - 0
   
Judith Johnson     Yes
Adam Lopez     Yes
Michael Zimmers     Yes
Donna Moore     Yes
Charles Flamini     Yes
Blake Handley     Yes