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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

2012 - 2013 EPSD Will Outsource Secretarial Services & Paraprofessional Services

Or will they... Become part of the solution. It only takes giving up one evening a month to find out how lightly people take your child's education.
The Credit Recovery Program is a trick for the underachiever. Make no mistake. 
There is no expectation for the student who cuts, is chronically late or  has school 
 phobia. The Ivy Program is a tracking tool. Everyone is Ivy. We must fight
to make sure this Board of Education understands that. Outsourcing is
a diversion. Follow the money and the slipshod way the records are kept. 
Check with the auditor. Carlisle admitted to creating the money problem. This
board never admitted to allowing him to do so. Pardon me public, we have them 
on videotape allowing it to happen. Or should I say, Voting it to happen.

The best way to tell you what has been done is to include the exact text of the draft resolution for the June 7, 2012 School Board Meeting. They vote on this today @8pm @Grieco School
DRAFT RESOLUTION FOR JUNE 7, 2012
WHEREAS, due to reasons of economy and efficiency, the Englewood Board of Education authorized the administration on January 30, 2012 to advertise for a request for proposals (RFP) for outside vendors to provide the following contracted services: (i) nurses; (ii) Child Study Team; (iii) secretaries; (iv) paraprofessionals; (v) related special education services; and (vi) substitute call-in services; and
WHEREAS, on March 12, 2012, the Englewood Board of Education advertised for RFPs and on April 5, 2012 responses to the RFPs for the provision of the contracted services listed in the above paragraph were publically opened; and
WHEREAS, the administration has evaluated the RFP responses received, and each response was carefully reviewed and evaluated pursuant to the RFP specification; and
WHEREAS, based upon the evaluation of the RFP responses, the administration recommends the selection of following vendors: (i) Mission One Educational Staffing to provide secretarial services; and (ii) Delta T Group North Jersey, Inc., to provide paraprofessional services; and
WHEREAS, the administration is not recommending the use of outside vendors for nursing, Child Study Team, related special education services or substitute call-in services at this time; and
WHEREAS, the contracted services will be implemented as soon as administratively practical so as to minimize operational disruption during the student school year and optimize the cost savings needed to keep the District within its budget; and
WHEREAS, it is estimated that the Englewood Board of Education will save an estimated $2 million per year by awarding contracts for outside vendors to provide secretarial services and paraprofessional services;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Englewood Board of Education award a contract (to be negotiated) for secretarial services to Mission One Educational Staffing for the 2012/2013 school year at a cost not to exceed $832,000, excluding overtime (at $18.46 per regular hour).
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Englewood Board of Education award a contract (to be negotiated) for paraprofessional services to Delta T Group North Jersey, Inc., for the 2012/2013 school year at a cost not to exceed $1,658,895 (at an hourly rate of $18.50 per hour assuming 70 FTEs @ 183 days per year).
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board authorizes its administration and attorney to negotiate contracts with the aforementioned vendors with terms and conditions consistent with the RFP and the needs of the District for a one (1) year term, with an option for one year renewals for a subsequent term not to exceed five (5) years.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon the contracts being finalized by the vendor and the administration, said contracts shall be presented to the Board for approval and ratification.

                                                      How are the children?