Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/28/2020 - 6:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 15.17 Review and Potential Approval of Independent Services Contract with Mindful Life Project and Mt. Diablo Unified School District for the 2020-2021 School Year
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:
Mindful Life ISC.pdf
Mindful Life Umbrella Declaration.pdf
Mindful Life Project COI.pdf
Summary: Mindful Life Project will support the mental and emotional wellbeing of underserved students, teachers, school leaders and families through a mindfulness based social emotional learning program in two formats:
1. Mindful Community
In Mindful Community, students and teachers learn mindfulness-based social-emotional skills in
engaging and culturally relevant ways designed to connect with everyday experiences. Lessons
are 25-minutes long and delivered once per week to every classroom in a partner school.
Teachers are also trained to provide mindfulness in their classroom on a daily basis to
compliment our direct services for maximum impact.
2. Rise-Up
To complement Mindful Community’s whole school approach, we
support the most “at-risk”
students in our deeper intervention and prevention pullout program, Rise-Up. In Rise-Up, we
support eight students per grade level to deepen their mindfulness practice and use expressive
arts, yoga and performing arts to release stress and trauma so that they can thrive in the whole
school community. These Sessions are often twice per week and are 45-minutes long. Students
are referred to the program by principals and teachers.

Additionally, Mindful Life Project will work district-wide and present department trainings for 6 weeks, which will include 30 minute weely virtual sessions, two weekly mindfulness sessions for parents/caregivers (one in spanish, one in english) and weekly video recorded sessions that will be eight to 10 minutes in length.
Funding: El Dorado - $37,500.00 - 01.3182.0000.2420.328200.000.231.004
Riverview - $30,000.00 - 01.0930.1110.1000.09300.000.273.273
Meadow Homes-$30,000.00 - 01.3010.1110.1000.30700.000.152.152
Bel Air - In-Kind Grant from The Community Health Fund
Oak Grove - In-Kind Grant from The Community Health Fund
District-wide - $7,500.0 - 01.5640.0000.3120.30920.000.517.017
and In-Kind Grant from the Community Health Fund
Fiscal Impact The requested amount of $105,000.00 is a budgeted expense in the 2020-21 budget. No additional funds are requested.
Recommendation: Move to approve Independent Services Contract between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Mindful Life Project for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Tara Ashoo - Administrative Assistant - Confidential
Signed By:
Wendi Aghily - Chief, Pupil Services and Special Education
Signed By:
Elizabeth McClanahan - Director of Purchasing and Warehouse
Signed By:
Mika Arbelbide - Director of Fiscal Services
Signed By:
Cesar Alvarado - Associate General Counsel
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent