Action Item - 32.
Title: Contract with AARP Foundation - School-Based Literacy Support Services ($638,565)
Board of Education Meeting Date: 3/26/2020
|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 a contract, subject to funding, as follows: |
| ||Purpose: |
To provide volunteers to support K-3 teachers at participating District elementary schools during the daily literacy block
| ||Start date: 7/1/2020|
| ||End date: 6/30/2021|
| ||Compensation not to exceed: $638,565 |
| ||Location: |
Up to 40 District public elementary schools across the city who elect to participate. If number of applicant schools exceeds capacity, schools with lowest PSSA-ELA scores will receive priority.
| ||Number of Options: 1|
| ||Duration of each option to extend: Years: 1 Months: |
| ||Maximum compensation authorized per option period: $500,000|
AARP Foundation will recruit, screen, train, place, and manage Experience Corps volunteers who will provide high-quality, school-based support for K-3 teachers and students at up to 40 District public elementary schools during the 2020-2021 academic year. The primary objective of this project is to help school principals and the teachers implement early literacy supports that will allow all students to achieve grade-level reading and writing proficiency by age eight, which is a significant predictor of long-term academic success.
| ||Anchor Goal(s) Supported: Anchor Goal 2 - 100% of 8-year olds will read on or above grade level |
| ||Related resolution(s)/approval(s): |
May 17, 2018; B-6
| ||Funding Source(s): |
FY21 Operating and Categorical
| ||Office Originating Request: Academic Support|