Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
7/15/2019 - 6:00 PM  
Category:
CONSENT ACTION ITEMS  
Type:
Action  
Subject:
Approval of a Consultant Agreement with WestEd  
Strategic Plans:
 
Enclosure:
 
File Attachment:
 
Summary:
WestEd, a nonprofit research, development, and service agency, works with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults.

Service Provided:
Seven professional development visits to train staff and help prepare for Academic Parent-Teacher Team sessions at Feitshans and Harvard Park.

Benefits of the Service:
Academic Parent–Teacher Teams involve two main components:
Three 75-minute classroom team meetings each year. These team meetings are initiated by a personal invitation to the parent by the teacher, and consist of the teacher, the entire class of parents, and a parent liaison. Each meeting includes a review of student academic performance data, parent–student academic goal setting, teacher demonstration of skills to practice at home, parent practice, and networking opportunities with other parents.

One 30-minute individual parent–teacher conference. In this yearly individual meeting, parents and teachers review student performance data and create action plans to optimize learning.
 
Funding:
Title I  
Resolution
WHEREAS, Springfield School District 186 desires services for onsite coaching and technical assistance to implement Academic Parent-Teacher Teams at Feitshans and Harvard Park; and

WHEREAS, West ED is qualified to provide such services and has agreed to provide technical assistance and onsite training consulting services through seven sessions throughout the 2019-2020 school year at a total cost of $64,000; and

WHEREAS, WestED services are being funded through the Title I budget;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the retention of consultant WestED per the terms identified above and directs the Superintendent to execute the necessary documents on behalf of the Board.
 
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Larry McVey - Coordinator
Signed By:  
Jennifer E. Gill - Superintendent
 
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Scott McFarland Moved, Member Donna Moore seconded to approve the Original motion 'WHEREAS, Springfield School District 186 desires services for onsite coaching and technical assistance to implement Academic Parent-Teacher Teams at Feitshans and Harvard Park; and

WHEREAS, West ED is qualified to provide such services and has agreed to provide technical assistance and onsite training consulting services through seven sessions throughout the 2019-2020 school year at a total cost of $64,000; and

WHEREAS, WestED services are being funded through the Title I budget;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the retention of consultant WestED per the terms identified above and directs the Superintendent to execute the necessary documents on behalf of the Board.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 7 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 7 - 0
   
Judith Johnson     Yes
Scott McFarland     Yes
Michael Zimmers     Yes
Donna Moore     Yes
Anthony Mares     Yes
William Ringer     Yes
Micah Miller     Yes