09-08-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #39


Title
Consultant Agreement with Nancy Prizito

Discussion
Nancy Prizito is a recognized writing consultant who instructs and consults with teachers in proven techniques to enhance and expand student writing ability resulting in increased FCAT Writes scores.  Pinewood has been consulting with Nancy Prizito and using her techniques since the 2006-2007 school year.  Since then Pinewood has seen an increase in the average combined writing score from 4.1 to 4.6.  Last year 100% of Pinewood's fourth grade students scored a level 3.5 or higher, 98% scoring 4.0 or higher.  Additionally, Pinewood students at all grade levels were recognized by the district for outstanding writing during Quality Literature Day.  This workshop will provide the opportunity to deepen and expand our ability to provide high quality writing instruction.  Additionally, Mrs. Prizito regularly provides consultation to our teachers throughout the year via email; or phone at no additional charge. 

Recommendation
Approve FCAT Writing Workshop on September 26, 2009.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 9/8/2009
Consent after Information9/22/2009

Authority for Action
School Board Policy 6540 Consultant Agreement

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
09-10$800.00Y42201814100016400312000

Contact

Dr. Ronald R. Bobay, Area IV Superintendent, 269-3826 

Donna Neill, Principal, Pinewood, 269-4530




Attachment:  20090814091532.pdf