Meeting Date:
5/20/2020 - 5:00 PM  
Category:
DIVISION OF EQUITY AND ACCESS - CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, SCHOOL SUPERVISION REPORTS  
Type:
Action  
Subject:
17.4 Mystery Science  
District Goals:
Goal 1
To educate all students for academic excellence.
 
Enclosure:
BOCS
Performance Based Questions
Contract for Mystery Scence Digital Service ($15,968)
Contract for Mystery Science lab equipment ($127,845)
 
File Attachment:
Mystery Science Kits for 2020-2021.pdf
Mystery Science Quote for Curriculum.pdf
BOCS Mystery Science 2020-2021.xlsx
Performance Based Contract Guidelines - 10 Questions - Updated 8-19-19 (1).pdf
 
Rationale:
Mystery Science Term 7/1/2020 - 6/30/2021
Curriculum Amount: $15,968
Lab Packs: $127,845
Scope: Mystery Science will provide the K-5 science curriculum and supply packs for elementary teachers districtwide. Mystery Science is aligned with the New York State Science Learning Standards and encourages students to engage in inquiry-based activities. Engineering principles using household items is infused throughout the curriculum. Teachers have access to assessments, reading materials, and a variety of other resources (in both English and Spanish) to support a comprehensive science program and instruction. The cost of this service is supported through CAI Software Capital Funds, eligible for 100% State Aid reimbursement (Computer Assisted Instruction) and the General Fund (lab packs)
 
Funding:
130-5999-B20N01-1000-B2050 (B5303CN110857.B20N01.B2540A2630)
CAI Funding for the digital program: $15,968

450.5202.100000.2110.B2520. for $127,845.00 for Mystery Science Kits for each K-5 classroom in the district.
 
 Resolution
WHEREAS the Board of Education wishes to enter into a contract with Mystery Science to purchase the K-5 NYS standards-based science curriculum for the Yonkers Public Schools for the 2020-2021 school year,

WHEREAS the district administration has designed in conjunction with Mystery Science a program which meets the objectives set forth by the Board and the New York State Education Dept., and,

WHEREAS the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to enter into an agreement with Mystery Science to provide these services, and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to enter into an agreement with Mystery Science at a cost not to exceed $143,813.

It is acknowledged and agreed that pursuant to the terms of that certain intermunicipal agreement by and between the City of Yonkers (the "City") as filed in the Office of the City Clerk on June 16, 2014, the terms of this agreement are subject to review and revision by the Corporation Counsel, as well as approval by the City's Board of Contract and Supply. Furthermore, this Agreement shall not be enforceable until signed by both parties and approved by the Corporation Counsel's Office.
 
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dawn Bartz - Executive Director of Social Studies, Science & Technology Integration
Signed By:  
Christopher Carvalho - Director
Signed By:  
Roseanne Collins-Judon - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:  
Tom Collich - Purchasing Director
Signed By:  
Finance Department - Finance Reviewer
Signed By:  
Elizabeth Janocha - Deputy Commissioner
Signed By:  
John Liszewski - Commissioner
Signed By:  
Matthew Gallagher - Corporation Counsel
Signed By:  
Dr. Andrea S. Coddett - Deputy Superintendent
Signed By:  
Dr. Edwin M. Quezada - Superintendent of Schools
 
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Dr. Rosalba Corrado Del Vecchio Moved, Member Kevin Cacace seconded to approve the Original motion 'WHEREAS the Board of Education wishes to enter into a contract with Mystery Science to purchase the K-5 NYS standards-based science curriculum for the Yonkers Public Schools for the 2020-2021 school year,

WHEREAS the district administration has designed in conjunction with Mystery Science a program which meets the objectives set forth by the Board and the New York State Education Dept., and,

WHEREAS the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to enter into an agreement with Mystery Science to provide these services, and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to enter into an agreement with Mystery Science at a cost not to exceed $143,813.

It is acknowledged and agreed that pursuant to the terms of that certain intermunicipal agreement by and between the City of Yonkers (the "City") as filed in the Office of the City Clerk on June 16, 2014, the terms of this agreement are subject to review and revision by the Corporation Counsel, as well as approval by the City's Board of Contract and Supply. Furthermore, this Agreement shall not be enforceable until signed by both parties and approved by the Corporation Counsel's Office.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 7 Nay: 0.
The motion CARRIED 7 - 0
   
Andrea Brown     Yes
Dr. John Castanaro     Yes
Judith Ramos Meier     Yes
Abdool H. Jamal     Yes
Rev. Steve Lopez     Yes
Dr. Rosalba Corrado Del Vecchio     Yes
Kevin Cacace     Yes