10-26-2010 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #25


Title
Consultant Agreement with Nancy Prizito

Discussion
Nancy Prizito is a recognized writing consultant who instructs and consults teachers in proven techniques to enhance and expand student writing ability resulting in increased FCAT Writes scores.  Pinewood Elementary School has been consulting with her and using her techniques since the 2006-2007 school year with great success.  Scores have risen from 4.1 to 4.6.  This year, FCAT writing proficiency has increased from 3.5 to 4.0.  Oak Park's writing scores have never broken the 4.0 threshold.  We have utilized different resources and feel that hiring a writing consultant with a proven track record will help improve our writing scores.  The workshop will be provided to 3rd and 4th grade teachers, reading specialist, assistant principal and principal.  It will provide us with additional knowledge and instruction so that we can provide a more complete writing program for our students. 

Recommendation

Approve the consultant agreement with Nancy Prizito



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 10/12/2010
Consent after Information10/26/2010

Authority for Action
School 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$1400Y43200514902046400312000

Contact

Ron Dedmon, Principal, Oak Park Elementary, 269-3252

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




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