Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/22/2022 - 6:00 PM
Category: Instruction & Programs - Votes
Type: Action
Subject: 14.6 Memorandum of Understanding between Family Connections, Inc's Strengthening Family Bonds Program and the Newark Board of Education.
Strategic Plans:
Priority 5.4
5.4 Strengthen and amplify specialized assistance, crisis, and emergency support, including procedures and services necessary for crisis and emergency situations and specialized assistance programs for students and families with intensive special needs.
Enclosure
File Attachment:
MOU.FamilyConnections..2_NBOE.pdf
Summary: The goal of this collaboration is to deliver evidence-based substance abuse prevention services throughout. The Strengthening Family Bonds Program: For Parents and Youth 5 -11 and / or 12-17 is a parent, youth, and family skills-building curriculum designed to prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems, strengthen parenting skills, and build family strengths. The program is delivered with fourteen sessions for parents, youth, and families using group facilitators / curriculum manuals, role-playing, discussions, learning games, and family projects. Sessions will take place once per week on a virtual platform and is available to students and families throughout the school district, including, but not limited to, American History High School and BARD Early College.
Funding : No monies will be exchanged between the parties for the services rendered or received under this MOU. It is expressly understood among the parties that the Board’s voluntary involvement and participation in the Family Connections program does not require monetary payment of any kind from NPS.
Recommendation to the Board: Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, the Newark Board of Education approves the Memorandum of Understanding between the district and Family Connections Inc.’s Strengthening Family Bonds Program.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Mary Harvey - Director
Signed By:
Carolyn Granato - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Dr. Mary Ann Reilly - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Nicole T. Johnson - Deputy Superintendent
Signed By:
Valerie Wilson - School Business Administrator
Signed By:
Roger León - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member A'Dorian Murray-Thomas Moved, Member Josephine Garcia seconded to approve the Original motion 'Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, the Newark Board of Education approves the Memorandum of Understanding between the district and Family Connections Inc.’s Strengthening Family Bonds Program.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 9 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 9 - 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