Item Coversheet

Action Item - 39.

Title: Contracts with Deaf Hearing Communication Centre, Inc. and Deaf-Hearing Interface, LLC for Sign Language Interpretation Services at School Board Public Action Meetings and other School District Sponsored Events ($18,000)

Board of Education Meeting Date:

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: 


Deaf Hearing Communication Centre, Inc. 

Deaf-Hearing Interface, LLC



Sign language interpretation services

 Start date: 7/1/2020

 End date: 6/30/2021
 Compensation not to exceed: $18,000 
 Separate Compensation by Vendor:
All entities will be paid out of the aggregate amount not to exceed $18,000

The School District of Philadelphia Education Center and administrative offices, and other locations and venues for meetings and events that the District invites the public to attend

 Renewal Options:  No


The Contractors will provide certified and highly qualified sign language interpreters to provide sign language interpretation services for deaf and hard of hearing persons attending Board of Education monthly public action meetings and other events and meetings that the public is invited to attend and participate in during the 2020/2021 fiscal year. The provision of contracted sign language interpreters is planned for up to 30 District sponsored public meetings, including Board monthly public action meetings, budget hearings, and Superintendent meetings to which the public is invited to attend and participate. Two interpreters are required for each such meeting.

 Anchor Goal(s) Supported: Anchor Goal 1 - 100% of students will graduate ready for college or career   

 Funding Source(s): 
FY21 Operating 

 Office Originating Request: Academic Support