Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 12/16/2019 - 7:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 16.13 (Item #14) Review and Potential Approval to Ratify Submission of the Farm to School Grant
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.
File Attachment:
MDUSD Schools for Farm to School grant 2020.pdf
Summary: Staff requests approval to ratify submission of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a Farm to School Implementation Grant in the amount of $100,000 over a 24-month period from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022. Grant funds will be used to further educational priorities around science, health, and wellness for elementary students. Specifically, funds will be used to: provide experiential school garden and nutrition lessons; hold two new annual professional learning workshops on “Growing Healthy Kids” to allow collaboration among Garden Educators, Lead Teachers, Instructional Support, After-School Program and Food Services staff; create and hold “in-school” field trips to the cafeteria for 4th grade students at 10 schools; and create and install educational signage for school cafeterias. Partial funding for Garden Educators and the Project Director are also included. This grant will continue to support the districts efforts to engage students in hands-on learning about Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), health and wellness.
Funding: USDA Farm to School Grant for
Fiscal Impact The grant is for $100,000 for over two years. There is no unrestricted general fund contribution requirement. There is 25% in-kind match which will come 0930-LCFF, community partnerships and donations.
Recommendation: Ratify Submission of the Farm to School Grant
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Stephanie Roberts - Director of Development
Signed By:
Jennifer Sachs - Executive Director, Instructional Support
Signed By:
Dominic Machi - Director, Food & Nutrition Services
Signed By:
Mika Arbelbide - Director of Budget
Signed By:
Elizabeth McClanahan - Director of Purchasing and Warehouse
Signed By:
Dr. Robert Martinez - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Linda Mayo Moved, Member Debra Mason seconded to approve the Original motion 'Ratify Submission of the Farm to School Grant'. 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