Item Coversheet

Action Item - 46.

Title: Contract with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, LLC ($97,372)

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: 


St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, LLC



Work-based learning program, wages and payroll management for CTE Health Related Technology students

 Start date: 7/1/2020

 End date: 6/30/2021
 Compensation not to exceed: $97,372 

Kensington Health Sciences Academy

 Mastbaum, Jules E. Area Vocational Technical High School

 Renewal Options:  No


St. Christopher's Hospital for Children offers a work-based learning program to students who are enrolled in health-related technology (HRT) programs in local schools. The program is an extension of the curriculum that students learn throughout the school year and allows students to receive real-world, hands-on experience that cannot be learned in the classroom. The program is a paid work-based learning experience for students in grades 11 and 12, and features shadowing opportunities for students in grade 10, and health tech career awareness activities for students in grade 9. 98% of the students participating in this program earn their high school diploma and a majority go on to college. In school year 2018-19, 71.1% of participating students earned at least one or more health care certifications. St. Christopher's Hospital for Children incurred the costs associated with the program for over 23 years, but is unable to continue offering it for free. Given the success of the program and positive impact on student graduation rates, the Office of Career and Technical Education seeks authorization to contract with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children so that students at Mastbaum and Kensington Health Sciences Academy continue to benefit from this opportunity. Both schools meet the criteria of being in the local community, having a Health Related Technology program, and having students who are interested.

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

 Related resolution(s)/approval(s): 

June 27, 2019; #68

April 19, 2018; B-20

November 16, 2017; B-10


 Funding Source(s): 

FY21 Operating

FY21 Perkins

 Office Originating Request: Academic Support