Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/22/2022 - 6:00 PM
Category: Purchasing
Type: Action
Subject: 11.21 Amendment of English as a Second Language Teaching Endorsement Courses Contract 9474R
Strategic Plans:
Priority 1.4
1.4 Attract and recruit highly effective and qualified staff who are excellent matches for the district, develop a pipeline of candidates for hard-to-fill areas, and provide support to all employees that enables and empowers them to fulfill their role in our mission.
Enclosure
File Attachment:
Summary: WHEREAS, in response to the COVID-19 National Declaration of Emergency proposals were electronically received in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-4.5 on Thursday, March 17, 2022 after public advertisement for English as a Second Language Teaching Endorsement Courses, request for proposals were issued to two (2) vendors and available for download on the Newark Board of Education’s website with one (1) vendor responding; and

WHEREAS, the Newark Board of Education approved the rejection of the sole proposal received at the March 24, 2022 Board meeting as the sole proposal received substantially exceeded our cost estimates; and

WHEREAS, the Newark Board of Education re-advertised and proposals were electronically received in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-4.5 on Friday, April 22, 2022 after public advertisement for English as a Second Language Teaching Endorsement Courses, the request for proposal was issued to one (1) vendor and available for download on the Newark Board of Education’s website with one (1) vendor responding; and

WHEREAS, the Newark Board of Education seeks a contract with an accredited institution of higher education to provide state approved Teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses for teachers to meet the eligibility requirements outlined by the New Jersey Department of Education for an ESL Certification Endorsement Code: 1475, and courses for a Bilingual-Bicultural Certification Program; and

WHEREAS, the Newark Board of Education approved the contract during the May 26, 2022 Board Meeting for a three (3) year period of May 26, 2022 through May 25, 2025 with an option to renew for one (1) successive two (2) year period; and

WHEREAS, the Newark Board of Education desires to amend the contract for inclusion of Reading Specialist Endorsement Code: 3310 courses; and

WHEREAS, the recommendation for amendment of term contract has been reviewed and approved by Dr. Mary Ann Reilly, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, and Samantha Lott-Velez, Assistant Superintendent.
Funding : Subject to the availability of funds.
Each requestor is responsible for funding and managing their respective program(s).
20-20-483-200-320-404-000-000
10-11- xxx-xxx-320/329-xxx-xxx-xxx
15-15- xxx-xxx-320/329-xxx-xxx-xxx
20-20- xxx-xxx-320/329-xxx-xxx-xxx
Recommendation to the Board: NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Newark Board of Education accepts and approves the amendment of term contract for English as a Second Language Teaching Endorsement Courses to include Reading Specialist Endorsement Code: 3310 courses for a three (3) year period of May 26, 2022 through May 25, 2025 with an option to renew for one (1) successive two (2) year period as follows:

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ at a cost not to exceed from $857,250.00 to $1,607,205.00 (additional $750,000.00)

EXPLANATION: To provide state approved courses for teachers to meet the eligibility requirements outlined by the New Jersey Department of Education for an ESL Certification Endorsement Code: 1475 and Reading Specialist Code: 3310.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Sherelle Spriggs - Senior Purchasing Manager
Signed By:
Joao Dias - Budget Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Yolanda Mendez - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Dr. Mary Ann Reilly - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Samantha Lott-Velez - 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 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Newark Board of Education accepts and approves the amendment of term contract for English as a Second Language Teaching Endorsement Courses to include Reading Specialist Endorsement Code: 3310 courses for a three (3) year period of May 26, 2022 through May 25, 2025 with an option to renew for one (1) successive two (2) year period as follows:

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ at a cost not to exceed from $857,250.00 to $1,607,205.00 (additional $750,000.00)

EXPLANATION: To provide state approved courses for teachers to meet the eligibility requirements outlined by the New Jersey Department of Education for an ESL Certification Endorsement Code: 1475 and Reading Specialist Code: 3310.'. 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