THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

PUBLIC MEETING

AGENDA

April 22, 2021

Call to Order - Joyce S. Wilkerson, President
Roll Call - Lynn Rauch, Esq., General Counsel
Approval of Minutes - March 4, 2021, March 25, 2021
Superintendent Remarks - William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D.
Committee Reports
Presentations - Charter Business - Rudolph Garcia, Esq., Hearing Officer
Registered Student Speakers
Student Speakers List
Board of Education - Other
Goals and Guardrails
Goal 4: College & Career Monitoring Report
Board of Education - Other
Registered Speakers
Speakers List
Board of Education - Other
Written Testimony
Written Testimony
Board of Education - Other
Other Business - Board Organization
Action Item Questions and Responses
Responses to Questions on Action Items
Board of Education - Other
Action Item
1.Ratification to Extend Grant Agreement with William Penn Foundation - Together Is Better Grant
Academic Support - Other
2.Review of Proposed Board Policies (REVIEW - NO ACTION)
Board of Education - Other
3.Adoption of Proposed Board Policies
Board of Education - Other
4.KIPP Parkside Charter School - Grant of Charter and Request for Charter Amendment (TABLED - NO ACTION TAKEN)
Board of Education - Other
5.Adoption of School Name for New School on Ryan Avenue
Superintendent - Other
6.Contract with Renaissance and Illuminate Education - K-12 Assessments ($6,500,000) TABLED - NO ACTION TAKEN
Evaluation, Research and Accountability - Contracts
7.Approval of Personnel Hires (Updated 4.15.21)
Talent - Other
8.Approval of Personnel Terminations (Updated 4.22.21)
Talent - Other
9.Approval of Retirements and Resignations for Non-Represented Employees (Updated 4.22.21)
Talent - Other
10.Administration's Recommended Termination of Professional Employees (Withdrawn 4.21.22)
Talent - Other
11.Contract with Independence Blue Cross for Medical and Pharmacy Administration ($575,000,000)
Talent - Contracts
12.Ratification of Amendment to Contract with Bolton Partners for 403(b)/457(b) Investment Advisory Services ($150,000)
Talent - Other
13.Contract with Various Vendors for the Supply of Technology Equipment, Software and Services ($8,000,000)
Information Technology - Contracts
14.Amendment of Contract with Windstream Services, LLC, for Districtwide Internet Service ($200,000)
Information Technology - Amended Contracts
15.Contracts with Various Vendors - Security & Surveillance Equipment ($1,000,000)
Information Technology - Contracts
16.Capital Award for Classroom Modernization at Various Schools - TE Construction Services, LLC, Paramount Electrical Service, LLC (DSBE), Mulhern Electric Company, Inc., Eagle Industrial Electric, Inc., Robert Michaels & Associates, Five Star, Inc., Madden Electric Inc., Magnum, Inc., General Asphalt Paving Company, Murphy Quigley Company, Inc., Allstates Mechanical, Ltd. ($11,293,846)
Operations - Capital Programs - Capital Awards
17.Capital Award for Various Locations - Lorenzon Brothers Company, TE Construction Services, LLC, Magnum, Inc., John J Bee, Inc., Palman Electric, Inc. ($3,977,731)
Operations - Capital Programs - Capital Awards
18.Capital Award for Blankenburg Elementary School - Murphy Quigley Company, Inc., PT Mechanical Group, LLC, Madden Electric Inc., Five Star, Inc. - New Cafeteria ($1,615,870)
Operations - Capital Programs - Capital Awards
19.Contract with Mobilease Modular Space, Inc. for Modular Classrooms at Thomas Holme and Robert B. Pollock Elementary Schools ($500,000)
Operations - Capital Programs - Contracts
20.Change Order Summary - Various Vendors ($1,259,050)
Operations - Capital Programs - Other
21.Amendment of Contracts with General Fire Equipment Co., Inc., Harring Fire Protection, LLC, and Philadelphia & Pennsylvania Fire Protection Co., Inc. - Fire Extinguisher Recharging, Repair & Replacement ($480,000)
Operations - Facilities - Amended Contracts
22.Amendment of Contract with Tozour Energy Systems - Unit Ventilators Programming Services ($1,300,000)
Operations - Facilities - Amended Contracts
23.Ratification of Amendment of Contract with Various Vendors for Security Camera System Installation
Operations - School Safety - Other
24.Contract with Various Vendors for Yellow Bus Transportation for Students ($361,933,799)
Operations - Transportation - Contracts
25.Amendment of Contract with First Student Inc. - Bus Transportation for Students ($19,468,794)
Operations - Transportation - Amended Contracts
26.Amendment of Contract with Various Schools - Own Bus Transportation for Students ($7,477,606)
Operations - Transportation - Amended Contracts
27.Contracts with Various Qualified Vendors - Preschool Programs
Academic Support - Contracts
28.Contract with The Electric Motor Repair - CTE Culinary Arts Program ($260,000)
Academic Support - Contracts
29.Contracts with Various Vendors - Online Courses and Adaptive Interventions ($15,000,000) FAILED
Academic Support - Contracts
30.Universal Bluford Charter School - Nonrenewal of Charter (Updated 4.22.21)
Board of Education - Other
31.Universal Daroff Charter School - Nonrenewal of Charter (Added 4.22.21)
Board of Education - Other
Adjourn

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