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Action Item - 48.

Title: Contract with Careers through Culinary Arts Program, Inc. ($57,200)

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: 


Careers through Culinary Arts Program, Inc.


Support services to Career and Technical Education's culinary programs

 Start date: 7/1/2020

 End date: 6/30/2021
 Compensation not to exceed: $57,200 
Dobbins, Murrell Career and Technical Education High School; Edison, Thomas A. High School; Frankford High School; Franklin, Benjamin High School; King, Martin Luther High School; Mastbaum, Jules E. Area Vocational Technical High School; Swenson Arts and Technology High School; Randolph, A. Philip Career and Technical High School; Strawberry Mansion High School; South Philadelphia High School; Washington, George High School

 Renewal Options:  Yes

 Number of Options: 3

 Duration of each option to extend: Years: 1  Months:
 Maximum compensation authorized per option period:   $62,000


The Office of Career and Technical Education (CTE) will contract with Careers through Culinary Arts Program, Inc. (C-CAP) to provide programming inclusive of teacher training, scholarships and cooking competitions, job training, shadowing and internships, and college and career advising. C-CAP has a long history of ensuring students' successes by providing students academically integrated technical curriculum along with college and career opportunities which has provided high school students with the work skills and on-the-job experience to gain employment and for college preparation. To promote postsecondary readiness, Career and Technical Education programs must provide students academically integrated technical curriculum, technical skill training and work-based learning opportunities, all of which must meet strict industry standards. Working in collaboration with C-CAP, the District will be able to offer programs that will better prepare students for employment opportunities in the culinary arts field and support their growth along the way.

 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; #17

May 17, 2018; B-17

August 17, 2017; B-22

 Funding Source(s): 

FY21 Perkins

 Office Originating Request: Academic Support