04-27-2010 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #30


Title
Consultant Agreement: Clearlake Middle School with Roland Smith

Discussion
Roland Smith will conduct three (3) presentations and slide shows for the students and staff of Clearlake Middle School about the books he has written and his career as a wildlife biologist.  This activity coincides with the school-wide, multi-disciplinary reading project involving activities in all subject areas based on the award winning novels of Roland Smith.  The presentation, along with the thematic unit, aligns with Goal 3 of the School Improvement Plan and addresses the school-wide reading action plan to incorporate reading opportunities into all content areas.  This activity will encourage students to read independently.  The school will print a circulation report from the media center before and after the presentation to determine if students were motivated to read.  Before the presentation students will be asked to write an essay on "What It Takes to Write a Book".  After the visit, students will write a review of the author's presentation.  The written review will be used to measure the effectiveness of the presentation.  The activity will be paid for from a DOE Grant, Title I and School Improvement funds.

Recommendation
Approve the agreement in the amount of $2,835.60 with Roland Smith to conduct three (3) presentations for the students and staff of Clearlake Middle School on May 7, 2010.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 3/23/2010
Consent after Information4/27/2010

Authority for Action
Board Policy 6540

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Yes

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant
Operating - Other
Special Revenue - Federal

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
09/101229.83X43210314902045100511102
09/10446.40X10010310044976400511000
09/101159.37X10010310004415100511102

Contact
Mr. Mark Mullins, Principal, 633-3660
Mrs. Sandra Demmon, Area III Superintendent, 633-1000, ext. 411


Attachment:  RSmith.pdf
Attachment:  RSmith cons agree 2010.pdf