Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 8/26/2019 - 7:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 14.16 (Item #16) Approve submission of the National Science Foundation Grant Detailing the Partnership between the Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) and St. Mary's College of California
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 1: All students will receive a high quality education in a safe and welcoming environment with equitable and high expectations, access to technology, and instruction in the California State Standards that prepare them for college and/or career.
Policy:
Enclosure:
File Attachment:
National Science Foundation St. Mary's Grant Draft 8-19-19.pdf
Summary: Staff is requesting approval of a grant submission detailing a partnership with St. Mary's College of California with the goal of designing an undergraduate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) teacher preparation program that will address the dire shortage of STEM teachers in under-served school communities through a National Science Foundation Grant. In support of this grant, Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) will agree to conduct a needs assessment of STEM teaching and learning by engaging students and teachers at high needs schools in surveys and focus groups and, to help identify areas for collaboration and partnership between St. Mary's School of Science and School of Education-Justice, Community and Leadership, and MDUSD to enhance STEM teaching and learning at both institutions. This partnership will help increase the pipeline of single subject STEM teachers to teach at Title I schools in Mt. Diablo Unified School District.
Funding: The planning grant in the amount of $75,000.00 for 2020-2021 is to be shared between the Mt. Diablo Unified School District and St. Mary's College.
Fiscal Impact Planning grant of $75,000.00 is to be shared between the Mt. Diablo Unified School District and St. Mary's College.
Recommendation: Approve the submission of National Science Foundation Partnership Grant between the Mt. Diablo Unified School District and St. Mary's College of California.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Louise Neville - Administrative Secretary II
Signed By:
Jennifer Sachs - Executive Director, Instructional Support
Signed By:
Dr. Robert Martinez - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Linda Mayo Moved, Member Debra Mason seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve the submission of National Science Foundation Partnership Grant between the Mt. Diablo Unified School District and St. Mary's College of California.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
   
Linda Mayo     Yes
Joanne Durkee     Yes
Brian Lawrence     Yes
Debra Mason     Yes
Cherise Khaund     Yes