Item Coversheet

Action Item - 17.

Title: Contracts with Various Vendors - Use of Title I, Title II Title III and CARES Act Grants for Non-Public Schools ($35,000,000)

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: 


Catapult Learning, LLC

CORA Services, Inc.

Elwyn of Pennsylvania and Delaware

FACTS Education Solutions, LLC

Learn It Systems, LLC



To provide Title I, Title II and Title III instruction, professional development, parental involvement and related services to non-public schools; and to provide services allowable under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to non-public schools using the same contractors competitively selected to provide service to non-public schools under federal education Titles I, II, III and IV

 Start date: 7/1/2021

 End date: 6/30/2022
 Compensation not to exceed: $35,000,000 
 Separate Compensation by Vendor:
All entities paid out of the aggregate amount not to exceed $35,000,000.
Non-Public School Programs

 Renewal Options:  No


The School District of Philadelphia is required by federal law to provide, from its federal Title I, Title II, Title III and Title IV awards, an equitable share of services to non-public schools with Philadelphia students. The District must provide educational services directly or contract with vendors to provide these services based on the selection of a contractor by each of the non-public schools.  At the request of non-public schools, the services are provided by contractors.  The District manages the contractor provision of services and regularly consults with non-public schools to ensure services are delivered effectively and efficiently.  At this time, the District does not know the dollar amount of the Title I, Title II and Title III allocations to non-public schools overall, and non-public schools have not selected the contractors to provide services.  The expected outcome of these contracts is improved academic performance of non-public school students.


The allocation to schools and the contractor selected are subject to consultation between the District and non-public schools.  To ensure approvals are secured and services begin immediately after June 30, 2021, an aggregate amount is listed for payments to all contractors with final, specific allocations to be made for each contractor when amounts are determined.

 Funding Source(s): 

FY22 Federal Categorical


 Office Originating Request: Finance