August 21, 2014 Board Meeting
4:30 p.m. Closed Session
6:30 p.m. Open Session
8.1a Approve Grants, Entitlements and Other Income Agreements, Ratification of Other Agreements, Approval of Bid Awards, Approval of Declared Surplus Materials and Equipment, Change Notices and Notices of Completion
BOARD WORKSHOP/STRATEGIC PLAN AND OTHER INITIATIVES
BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION / REPORTS
Watch the Meeting
This meeting of the Sacramento City School Board is being videotaped in its entirety and will be cablecast without interruption on Metro Cable 14, the government affairs channel on the Comcast and SureWest Cable Systems.
The video archive will be available to watch the Tuesday after the Board Meeting.
Response to Public Comment
About the Tembo Inc. contract for $66,000 for a web-based school choice calculator: What is the total cost of this project? Who will be the users of the calculator? How is this project progressing along? Will it measure parent engagement? Will there be qualitative and quantitative metrics?
The Tembo contract is part of the district’s larger Balanced Accountability Framework project, which includes the Guide to Success, a data retrieval tool that will make it easy for anyone – parents, employees, community members – to access information about SCUSD and our schools. The Stuart Foundation provided SCUSD with a $58,500 grant to cover most of the costs of this contract. The Guide to Success will include both qualitative and quantitative metrics and will measure parent engagement. We are now awaiting word on a second grant from the Stuart Foundation for $46,000, bringing the total cost of the project to $112,000.