Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/28/2020 - 6:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 15.18 Review and Potential Approval of Independent Contract between Sequoia Science Education, and Mt. Diablo Unified School District
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:
Independent Contract for Tamara Helfer.pdf
Summary: Sequoia Science Education will provide project direction and direct support to students and site staff for the MDUSD NGSS in the Garden Education Program at 11 sites in Mt. Diablo Unified. The contractor will act as project coordinator for the USDA Farm to School Grant, "Growing Healthy Kids in Mt. Diablo Unified School District: Experiential Farm to School Education and Training for Mt. Diablo Students and Staff" and for the SAGE Grant. In addition, direct project support for the SAGE Garden Project Grant programs will be provided at El Monte, Fair Oaks, Gregory Gardens, Rio Vista, Sun Terrace, Wren Avenue, Bancroft, Mt. Diablo Elementary, Pleasant Hill Elementary, Sequoia Elementary, and Riverview Middle School. Under the scope of the state and federal grants, the contractor will coordinate NGSS in the Garden Education programs at the sites, act as point of contact for the state and federal grant communications and reports, assist additional schools as appropriate in developing NGSS in the Garden Education, Cooking & Nutrition Education, and science activities, as well as work with garden educators and stakeholders to maximize distance learning experiences, standards-based lessons and multimedia instruction accessible from home. The contractor will work to maintain and improve gardens and outdoor science lab spaces as healthy environments for students, teachers, and school communities.
Funding: Career Technical Education Improvement Grant (CTEIG)
US Department of Agriculture Grant
Title IV: School Support and Enrichment Grant
SAGE Garden Grant (Rio Vista Elementary)
Fiscal Impact $65,909
Career Technical Education Grant (CTEIG) $15,909, US Depart of Agriculture Grant $10,000, Title IV: School Support and Enrichment Grant $25,000, SAGE Garden Grant (Rio Vista Elementary) $15,000
Recommendation: Move to approve contract between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Sequoia Science Education
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Louise Neville - Administrative Secretary II
Signed By:
Jennifer Sachs - Chief, Educational Services
Signed By:
Dr. Lisa Gonzales - Chief Business Officer
Signed By:
Cesar Alvarado - Associate General Counsel
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent