10-27-2009 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #23


Title
Contracted Services Agreement between Dr. W. J. Creel Elementary School and Nancy Prizito Consulting, Inc.

Discussion

Nancy Prizito is a recognized writing consultant who has developed proven techniques to enhance and expand student writing ability which has resulted in increased FCAT writing scores throughout our district. This multiple day training (to be held on November 12, 2009 and January 23, 2010) is intended to expand our teachers' abilities to provide a higher quality of writing instruction in the areas of narrative and expository writing. The source of funding is Title 1 professional development funds. Follow-up activities will include incorporation of strategies gained from the professional development activities into teachers' lesson planning along with the utilization of the keys to quality writing materials within each classroom. FCAT writing scores, as well as district writing assessment scores, will be used to measure the effectiveness of the consultant's work with the instructional staff.



Recommendation
Approve the Contracted Services Agreement between Dr. W. J. Creel Elementary School and Nancy Prizito Consulting, Inc. for November 12, 2009 and January 23, 2010. This training, held over multiple days, will be for teachers in grades 2, 3, 4 and Exceptional Education at Dr. W. J. Creel Elementary School at the total cost of $2,050.00.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 10/13/2009
Consent after Information10/27/2009

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
09/10$2,050.00X42261414100016400312000

Contact

Kathryn Eward, Principal, Dr. W. J. Creel Elementary  School - 259-3233

Cyndi Van Meter, Area I/II Superintendent - 254-0340




Attachment:  Nancy Prizito Contracted Svcs. Agreement.pdf