I keep hearing about WestEd and its prominent role in the new direction of OUSD, but until today, I hadn’t seen any big-ticket agenda items related to the San Francisco-based organization.
The school board has been asked to increase an existing WestEd contract from $62,000 to $742,000. That’s right, an increase of $680,000. This is for a 7-month period that ends in two weeks. (Funding source: English Language Program)
The item is on Wednesday’s Finance and Human Resources Committee agenda:
Approval by the Board of Education of Amendment No. 1, Professional Services Contract between the District and WestEd, San Francisco, CA, for the latter to provide a series of professional development to 101 principals, 50 instructional coaches and up to 400 teachers and 30 central office administrators and also develop up to 20 District employees to be trainers for the professional development seminar, in an additional amount not to exceed $680,000.00, increasing Contract not to exceed amount from $62,000.00 to $742,000.00, for the period November 15, 2010 through June 30, 2011. All other terms and conditions of the Contract remain in full force and effect.
Has anyone attended these trainings?
Teacher convention delegates and task force members: Is this what you had in mind for professional development? Did you weigh in on this contract?