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Action Item - 25.

Title: Ratification of Acceptance of Donation of Consulting Services from Accenture ($63,000)

Board of Education Meeting Date:

Action under consideration


The Administration recommends that the Board of Education ratify the acceptance of a donation by The School District of Philadelphia, through the Superintendent or his designee, as follows: 

Donation From: Accenture

Purpose: To provide consulting services in support of the District’s school reopening planning


Start Date: 6/1/2020


End Date: 6/26/2020


Value of Donation for an amount up to: $63,000

Donated Items: Consulting services

Justification for Donation: Consulting assistance for school reopening planning

Location: Administrative Office(s)

Description:  Comcast has been a partner with the District for many years and has an existing relationship with Accenture, a global management consulting firm. To support the District’s school reopening planning, Comcast connected the District with Accenture and the subsequent discussion resulted in this generous donation of consulting services.  Accenture brings content expertise, national research on promising practices, and expert project managers in their support of the District’s school reopening planning. The District is benefitting from additional capacity and support in developing multiple school reopening scenarios and learning models that deliver high-quality instruction seamlessly across in-person and digital environments and address the social and academic needs of all students. Planned operations that support digital learning, hybrid learning, and in-person learning will allow the District to reopen schools with a hybrid model and proceed towards in-person learning or revert towards digital learning as needed based on then current health conditions, data, and agency.  Accenture provided school reopening scenario design, analysis, and assistance in drafting the District’s framework for reopening schools, focusing on the health and safety of school community members, the experience for students, and the needs of families and stakeholders.

Anchor Goal(s) Supported: Anchor Goal 1 - 100% of students will graduate ready for college or career, Anchor Goal 2 - 100% of 8-year olds will read on or above grade level, Anchor Goal 3 - 100% of positions are filled by great principals, teachers and employees, Anchor Goal 4 - 100% of funding for great schools is secured with zero deficit

 Office Originating Request: Superintendent