Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/22/2022 - 6:00 PM
Category: Purchasing
Type: Action
Subject: 11.22 Renewal of Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health Counseling Contract 9130R1
Strategic Plans:
Priority 2.1
2.1 Develop and implement a pre-K through grade 12 inclusive curricula and assessments that elevate historically marginalized voices, strengthen and sustain a focus on the instructional core, and provide opportunities to learn about perspectives beyond one’s own scope.
Priority 2.3
2.3 Develop a cognitive-learning approach to pedagogy and instruction that deepens understanding of the science of learning and centralizes knowledge building as core to improving the academic achievement of all students, including English language learners, students with special needs, and struggling learners.
Enclosure
File Attachment:
Summary: WHEREAS, proposals were received on Tuesday, November 21, 2019 after public advertisement for Professional Development in Social Emotional Learning, Mental Health Counseling Services for Students, Social Emotional Curriculum Development, and Infusion of Key Instructional Practices into Existing and Developing Curricula, request for proposals were issued to nineteen (19) vendors with fourteen (14) vendors responding; and

WHEREAS, the Newark Board of Education desires to provide a pool of pre-qualified professional development service providers to support educators and school leaders in evidence-based social emotional learning techniques that support significant academic gains and healthy student behaviors; and

WHEREAS, the Newark Board of Education approved the award of contract during the December 17, 2019 Board Meeting for a three (3) year term of December 17, 2019 through December 16, 2022 with an option to renew for one (1) successive two (2) year period; and

WHEREAS, the Newark Board of Education desires to exercise its sole renewal option for a two (2) year period of December 17, 2022 through December 16, 2024; and

WHEREAS, the renewal of each term contract shall not exceed $500,000.00 annually and any resultant contract will not guarantee services. The Newark Board of Education is not responsible for services performed without an authorized purchase order, and only the issuance of a purchase order authorizes the performance of services; and

WHEREAS, the recommendation for renewal of term contracts has been reviewed and approved by Maria Ortiz, Assistant Superintendent, and Dr. MaryAnn Reilly, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning.
Funding : Subject to the availability of funds
10-11-190-100-300/320-401-000-000
10-11-xxx-xxx-300/320-xxx-xxx-xxx
15-15-xxx-xxx-300/320-xxx-xxx-xxx
20-20-xxx-xxx-300/320-xxx-xxx-xxx
Recommendation to the Board: NOW THERE BE IT RESOLVED that the Newark Board of Education accepts and approves the renewal of term contracts for pre-qualified vendors to provide Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health Counseling services for a two (2) year period of December 17, 2022 through December 16, 2024 at an annual amount not to exceed of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) per vendor as follows:

A. Effective School Solutions, Summit, NJ
B. Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
C. Main Street Counseling, West Orange, NJ
D. Rethink Ed, New York, NY
F. Yale University, New Haven, CT


EXPLANATION: To provide a pool of pre-qualified professional development service providers to aid in the delivery and establishment of highly effective learning environments. Subject to the availability of funds.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Sherelle Spriggs - Senior Purchasing Manager
Signed By:
Joao Dias - Budget Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Maria Ortiz - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Dr. Mary Ann Reilly - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Valerie Wilson - School Business Administrator
Signed By:
Roger León - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Josephine Garcia Moved, Member Daniel Gonzalez seconded to approve the Original motion 'NOW THERE BE IT RESOLVED that the Newark Board of Education accepts and approves the renewal of term contracts for pre-qualified vendors to provide Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health Counseling services for a two (2) year period of December 17, 2022 through December 16, 2024 at an annual amount not to exceed of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) per vendor as follows:

A. Effective School Solutions, Summit, NJ
B. Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
C. Main Street Counseling, West Orange, NJ
D. Rethink Ed, New York, NY
F. Yale University, New Haven, CT


EXPLANATION: To provide a pool of pre-qualified professional development service providers to aid in the delivery and establishment of highly effective learning environments. Subject to the availability of funds.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 36 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 36 - 0
   
Josephine Garcia     Yes
Flohisha Johnson     Yes
Dawn Haynes     Yes
Asia J. Norton     Yes
A'Dorian Murray-Thomas     Yes
Hasani Council     Yes
Vereliz Santana     Yes
Daniel Gonzalez     Yes
Crystal Williams     Yes
Josephine Garcia     Yes
Flohisha Johnson     Yes
Asia J. Norton     Yes
A'Dorian Murray-Thomas     Yes
Hasani Council     Yes
Vereliz Santana     Yes
Daniel Gonzalez     Yes
Crystal Williams     Yes
Josephine Garcia     Yes
Flohisha Johnson     Yes
Asia J. Norton     Yes
A'Dorian Murray-Thomas     Yes
Hasani Council     Yes
Vereliz Santana     Yes
Daniel Gonzalez     Yes
Crystal Williams     Yes
Josephine Garcia     Yes
Flohisha Johnson     Yes
Dawn Haynes     Yes
Asia J. Norton     Yes
A'Dorian Murray-Thomas     Yes
Hasani Council     Yes
Vereliz Santana     Yes
Daniel Gonzalez     Yes
Crystal Williams     Yes