Item Coversheet

Action Item - 31.

Title: Amendment of Contract with Institute for the Development of African American Youth, Inc. for Expansion of Safe Path School and Community Safety Corridor Program - Added 12.13.2022

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 an amendment of a contract, subject to funding, as follows:

Institute for the Development of African American Youth, Inc. (IDAAY)  

Amendment of contract to expand Safe Path safety corridor program to support school and community safety outreach in identified high needs school corridors.

 Original Start Date:  3/28/2022

 Current End Date:  6/30/2023

 Amended End Date:  6/30/2023

 Currently Authorized Compensation:  $505,819

 Additional Compensation: 

 Total New Compensation:  $755,819 


Schools and surrounding areas to: 

  • Initial Safe Path program schools:  Bartram High School, Edison High School, Lincoln High School, Motivation High School, Roxborough High School, Sayre High School
  •  Additional Safe Path program schools: Ben Franklin High School, Conwell Middle School, Dobbins High School, Mastbaum High School, Overbrook High School, Philadelphia Military Academy, Vaux Big Picture High School, Wagner Middle School

 Renewal Options:  Yes

 Number of Options: 2

 Duration of each option to extend: Years: 1  Months:
 Maximum compensation authorized per option period:   $368,695


The School District of Philadelphia Office of School Safety launched operation of the District's Safe Path program at the start of the 2022-23 school year.  Currently, the program is active in supporting the schools and surrounding communities of six schools. Through this action item, the Office of School Safety seeks to amend its existing contract with the Institute for the Development of African American Youth, Inc. (IDAAY) to authorize additional spending so that the program can expand to serve eight additional schools during the remainder of the 2022-23 school year.  

The Office of School Safety has developed a model using multiple data points to guide the expansion of the Safe Path program, including student perceptions of safety from the District-wide survey, serious incidents reported in the areas outside of school, and arrest data from the areas outside of school. 

The Safe Path program directly supports Guardrail 1: Welcoming and Supportive Schools, supporting school and community safety and emphasizing positive student and community engagement.

 Related resolution(s)/approval(s): 
March 24, 2022; No. 15
 Funding Source(s): 

FY23, FY24 Grant funds

FY23 Operating Funds

 Office Originating Request: Operations - School Safety