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File #: 1894-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/26/2018 In control: Education Committee
On agenda: 7/30/2018 Final action: 8/3/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Education to enter into a contract with FutureReady Columbus to provide ongoing technical support for the CeeHiVE data platform, a program necessary to achieve the Mayor’s goal that every 4-year-old in Columbus has access to a high-quality prekindergarten education; to authorize the expenditure of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00) from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($200,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1894-2018.pdf
Explanation
Mayor Ginther’s vision for Columbus, America’s Opportunity City, is that every 4-year-old in Columbus has access to a high-quality prekindergarten education. To meet this goal, the City must engage organizations that are positioned to assist in this effort.

Therefore, the Department of Education requests permission to contract with FutureReady Columbus to provide ongoing technical support for the CeeHiVE data platform. CeeHiVE is a cloud-based web application that prekindergarten providers use to assimilate enrollment, assessment and attendance data and allows teachers to make real-time decisions on instruction. CeeHiVE can help improve program outcomes and increase effectiveness through its unique dashboard and reporting capabilities.

Previously, support for the CeeHiVE data platform was funded by the Department of Education and included in an omnibus appropriation to the organization. This year, the Department of Education requests to fund the CeeHiVE program separately. Ordinance 0892-2018 provided funding to FutureReady Columbus to help to implement a kindergarten readiness success strategy that focuses on prekindergarten awareness, prekindergarten expansion, prekindergarten research, and a universal prekindergarten funding strategy. In previous years these appropriations were combined.

This contract is being awarded pursuant to Section 329, which allows for the City to negotiate not-for-profit service contracts. This organization was selected due to their prior experience and success in providing the same services in 2017.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding for this contract ($200,000.00) is available within the 2018 Department of Education General Fund budget.

EMERGENGENCY JUSTIFICATION: Emergency designation is requested so that FutureReady Columbus can begin to provide technical support and training to prekindergarten teachers.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Education to enter into a contract with FutureReady Columbu...

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