02-22-2011 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #28


Title
Consultant Agreement - Clearlake Middle School - Alane Ferguson

Discussion
Ms. Alane Ferguson, a young adult author, will conduct three school-wide presentations about the books she has written and her career as an author on April 15, 2011, for Clearlake Middle School.  This activity coincides with the school-wide, multi-disciplinary reading project involving activities in all subject areas based on her award-winning novels.  The presentation along with the thematic unit, addresses Middle School Student Achievement and Instructional goals 2.1 and 2.2 of the district K-12 Comprehensive Reading Plan as well as the school-wide reading action plan to incorporate reading opportunities into all content areas.  This activity will encourage student to read independently.  Pre- and post-circulation data will be utilized to determine if students were motivated to read by the author's visit.  Students and parents who attend the author visit will also be surveyed to measure the effectiveness of the program.  Parents will be invited to attend the author's presentation with their students, which addresses the School Improvement Plan Goal 2, Increasing Parent Involvement Participation.

Recommendation
Approve the agreement in the amount of $1,650.00 with Ms. Alane Ferguson to conduct three school-wide presentations for the students, parents and staff of Clearlake Middle School on April 15, 2011.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/22/2011
Consent after Information3/8/2011

Authority for Action
Board Policy 6540

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
10/11$1500.00X43210314902046400312102
10/11$150.00X43210314902046400332102

Contact
Catherine Halbuer, Principal, 254-6424
Sandra Demmon, Central Area Superintendent, 633-1000, ext. 411


Attachment:  CMS-Ferguson Contract 2011.pdf
Attachment:  CMS-Ferguson.pdf