Action Item - 17.
Title: Multiple Contracts for Healing Together: Student and Adult Wellness, Community-building, and Social-Emotional Learning Initiative for School Reopening ($348,000)
Board of Education Meeting Date: 7/30/2020
|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: |
Transforming Education, Inc.
Child and Family Resiliency Services
Center for Supportive Schools
Philadelphia Outward Bound School
| ||Purpose: |
To develop content for the Healing Together initiative for school reopening, which will bring an intensive focus on mental health and trauma, social-emotional development, relationships and community, and adult wellness
| ||Start date: 8/1/2020|
| ||End date: 6/30/2021|
| ||Compensation not to exceed: $348,000 |
| ||Separate Compensation by Vendor:|
Transforming Education -- $99,000
Child and Family Resilency Services -- $75,000
Center for Supportive Schools -- $75,000
Outward Bound -- $99,000
| ||Number of Options: 2|
| ||Duration of each option to extend: Years: 1 Months: |
| ||Maximum compensation authorized per option period: $99,000 per vendor|
These contractors will provide critical content and resources to meet the pressing need for wellness and social-emotional supports for both students and staff following a prolonged absence from school and multiple community and individual traumas. The contractors will work with District and school-level staff to develop programming that is tailored to the needs of our staff and students. Each provider will develop programming and provide support for principal and staff training, and classroom activities for students following reopening. These services are:
- Transforming Education, Inc. will develop a virtual professional development, planning, and support module focused on principles and practices of comprehensive social-emotional learning for grades K-5, as well as integration of social-emotional learning with academic contact. Transforming Education will also develop a suite of classroom activities and resources to support K-5 teachers in using social-emotional strategies throughout the school
- Child and Family Resiliency Services will develop a virtual professional development, planning and support module focused on adult wellness and mental health.
- Center for Supportive Schools will facilitate virtual support sessions for school leaders, staff, and students during the month of August, and will train and support interested individuals to facilitate support sessions in their school communities.
- Outward Bound will develop a virtual professional development, planning, and support module focused on principles and practices of comprehensive social-emotional learning for grades 6-12, as well as integration of social-emotional learning with academic contact. Outward Bound will also develop a suite of classroom activities and resources to support 6-12 teachers in using social-emotional strategies throughout the school day.
*All vendors included in this Action Item will design content that can be applied to virtual settings as well as live classroom settings.
| ||Anchor Goal(s) Supported: Anchor Goal 1 - 100% of students will graduate ready for college or career |
| ||Related resolution(s)/approval(s): |
| ||Funding Source(s): |
Office of School Climate and Culture FY21 Operating Funds
| ||Office Originating Request: Student Support Services|