Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 8/12/2019 - 7:00 PM
Category: Consent Items Pulled by Staff
Type: Action
Subject: 16.5 (Item #12) Independent Contract between Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) and Sequoia Science Education Consultant, Tamara Helfer, to Support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Outdoor Education Program at 6 Schools and Assist with 3 Other Schools.
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 3: Parents, family, and community will be informed, engaged and empowered as partners with Mt. Diablo Unified to support student learning.
Policy:
Enclosure:
File Attachment:
Independent Contract for Tamara Helfer 7-31-19.pdf
Summary: Tamara Helfer, DBA Sequoia Science Education, will work as project director for the MDUSD NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) in the Garden Program for 6 schools - Bancroft, El Monte, Fair Oaks, Mt. Diablo Elem., Sequoia Elem., Pleasant Hill Elem., Gregory Gardens, Sun Terrace, Bel Air, and Rio Vista Elementary Schools. Assist other schools as appropriate in beginning and developing Garden Education and/or Cooking and Nutrition Education activities. Act as point of contact for all stakeholders for all routine program matters and refer up the chain as appropriate.
Oversee garden educators as well as provide ongoing professional development to garden educators on NGSS.
Continue collaboration/interaction with other entities that are also currently doing garden education including cooking/nutrition education and NGSS development.
Funding: Career Technical Education Improvement Grant (CTEIG)
LCFF Supplemental (LCFF)
Fiscal Impact $7,000.00 CTEIG
$30,022.00 LCFF
Recommendation: Approve contract between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Tamara Helfer, DBA Sequoia Science Education to support all aspects of the garden education programs at six (6) MDUSD schools.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Louise Neville - Administrative Secretary II
Signed By:
Jennifer Sachs - Executive Director, Instructional Support
Signed By:
Roger Bylund - Interim Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Cherise Khaund Moved, Member Linda Mayo seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve contract between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Tamara Helfer, DBA Sequoia Science Education to support all aspects of the garden education programs at six (6) MDUSD schools.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 3 Nay: 1.
The motion Carried 3 - 1
   
Linda Mayo     Yes
Joanne Durkee     Yes
Debra Mason     No
Cherise Khaund     Yes