Item Coversheet

Board of Education Meeting Date:  11/14/2019

Action under consideration

 The Administration recommends that the Board of Education authorize The School District of Philadelphia, through the Superintendent or his designee, to execute and perform an amendment of a contract, subject to funding, as follows:


FLO Analytics


Additional services as part of the Comprehensive School Planning Review

 Original Start Date:  6/28/2019

 Original End Date:  6/30/2021

 Currently Authorized Compensation:  $750,000

 Additional Compensation: 

 Total New Compensation:  $1,030,000 

All Schools


The School District has commissioned FLO Analytics to prepare a comprehensive review of, and provide a set of recommendations for, the schools assigned to the Study Areas of Cycles 1 and 2, for the purpose of enrollment and demographic projections as part of the Comprehensive School Planning Review (CSPR).  FLO Analytics began working with the CSPR Team in July 2019, to collect, analyze and present demographic data to District staff and members of the Planning Committees.  At the onset it was established that input from appropriate stakeholders is critical to the success of this process.  The District has revised the project plan to more effectively engage the community during this process, to include a total of 49 Planning Committee meetings and 14 Community Forums. This amounts to an additional thirty-five (35) Planning Committee meetings and seven (7) additional Community Forums and is all-inclusive for the full range of services for FLO Analytics and its subcontractor Bloom Planning.  Given the importance and impact of this work, the District is seeking to amend the FLO Analytics contract by adding $280,000 to ensure robust community engagement and input prior to submitting a recommendation to the Superintendent and Board of Education for approval. 

 Anchor Goal(s) Supported:    Provide 100% of students with a safe, healthy, and welcoming learning environment

 Related resolution(s)/approval(s): 
6/27/19; A-27
 Funding Source(s): 
FY 20  Capital Budget 

 Office Originating Request: Board of Education