Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/3/2013 - 7:30 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 8.16 (Item #17) Agreement between Mt. Diablo CARES After School Program and the Partnership for Children and Youth to implement the Summer Science Project
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Enclosure: Summer Science Program Plan
Program Budget
File Attachment:
Summer Science Program Plan (MDUSD) 2013-FINAL.pdf
STEM Summer 2013
Summary: Staff requests to accept the contract with the Partnership for Children and Youth (PCY) to implement the Summer Science Project for 2013. The Project was initially implemented in summer 2012 as a pilot project. The Partnership for Children and Youth is requesting to continue to partner with Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) for summer learning programs focused on high-quality, project-based science in low-income communities and supported by technical assistance in quality summer programming. The Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)Program links the Statewide initiatives of the California Afterschool Network (CASN) and the California STEM Learning Network (CLSNet).

The Summer Science Program serves at least 300 elementary school children for at least 120 hours at Cambridge, Delta View, El Monte, Fair Oaks, and Ygnacio Valley Elementary schools. School sites will provide at least 90 minutes of science activities per day as well as physical activity, meals, and other enrichment activities. The Summer Science Project is integrated into the Mt. Diablo CARES After School Program Summer program during a six hour per day, four week, summer session from June 24th to July 19th, 2013.
Program staff receive professional development regarding the project, goals, expectations, and technical assistance in April, May, and June 2013. Staff are trained on a variety of topics including teaching inquiry-based science, promoting science career exploration, engaging families and community, and supporting equity in science programming.

The curriculum is tailored to help students build on and expand their knowledge and abilities. Children are able to learn the basics of a topic and extend their understanding with more in-depth projects in subsequent units. Scientific inquiry and engineering design are integral to this framework and are imbedded into the activities.
The outcomes of this project are to increase young people's interest in STEM learning and knowledge of specific STEM topics, and to develop a replicable and sustainable system of technical assistance for summer STEM programs in other communities. Progress toward these outcomes is measured through surveys and documents with support and advice from an external evaluator.
Mt. Diablo CARES After School Program will receive $80,000 from Partnership for Children and Youth and $25,000 from Chevron Corporation for a total of $105,000 for the Summer Science Program during Summer 2013 at five elementary school sites.
Funding: Funding is approved by the Partnership for Children and Youth and Chevron Corporation.
Fiscal Impact The agreement is for $105,000 for one year. There is no unrestricted general fund contribution requirement. Funding from the After School Education and Safety (ASES) grant, program code 3871, and the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant, program code 3156, also support these services.
Recommendation: Accept agreement as presented.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Gretchen Jacobs - Administrator
Signed By:
Stephanie Roberts - Director of Development
Signed By:
Rose Lock - Assistant Superintendent of Middle
Signed By:
Jayne Williams - Interim General Counsel
Signed By:
Bryan Richards - Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
John Bernard - Interim Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Moved, Member seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve Consent Agenda.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
Brian Lawrence     Yes
Lynne Dennler     Yes
Linda Mayo     Yes
Barbara Oaks     Yes
Cheryl Hansen     Yes