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File #: 0343-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/28/2020 In control: Education Committee
On agenda: 3/2/2020 Final action: 3/5/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Education to enter into contracts with various non-profit organizations to provide after-school programs and services; to authorize the expenditure of $354,000.00 from the general fund; and to declare an emergency. ($354,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 0343-2020.pdf

Explanation

1.  BACKGROUND:

Mayor Ginther’s vision for Columbus, America’s Opportunity City, is that every Columbus child has access to a safe after-school environment to continue his/her education at the end of the school day.

 

According to the Harvard Family Research Project and its national database of evaluations, research confirms that “children and youth who participate in after-school programs can reap a host of positive benefits in a number of interrelated outcome areas-academic, social-emotional, prevention, and health and wellness. These are the skills that many suggest are necessary for youth to succeed in the 21st Century global economy and world.”

 

In 2019, the After School Grant Program provided effective support and services for 2,200 children.  In 2020, the Department of Education plans to serve the same number of children.

Therefore, the Department of Education requests permission to contract with the below after-school program providers to help us reach our goal - and the Mayor’s vision for Columbus.  Contracts are being awarded to the below providers pursuant to Section 329.30, which allows for the City to negotiate not-for-profit service contracts.  These providers were selected due to their prior experience and success in providing the same services in 2019.

 

Asian American Community Services

Boys and Girls Club

Center of Science and Industry

Central Community House of Columbus

Clintonville Beechwold CRC

Columbus After School Allstars

Columbus Urban League

Communities in Schools

Community for New Direction

Directions for Youth & Families

Educational Service Center

Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services

Gladden Community House

Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Ohio Afterschool Network

St. Stephen's Community House

Tech Corps Ohio

Vineyard Community Center

YMCA of Central Ohio

YWCA Family Center

 

2.  FISCAL IMPACT:
Funding for these contracts ($354,000.00) is budgeted and available within the 2020 Department of Education General Fund budget.  This ordinance is contingent upon the passage of the 2020 City of Columbus operating budget.

 

3.  EMERGENCY DESIGNATION:

Emergency designation is requested to ensure the funding and contracts are established in time for the start of the program.

 

Title

To authorize the Director of Education to enter into contracts with various non-profit organizations to provide after-school programs and services; to authorize the expenditure of $354,000.00 from the general fund; and to declare an emergency.  ($354,000.00)

 

Body

WHEREAS, Mayor Ginther’s vision for Columbus, America’s Opportunity City, is that every Columbus child has access to a safe after-school environment to continue their education at the end of the school day; and

 

WHEREAS, research has proven that children who participate in after-school programs learn the skills that many suggest are necessary to succeed in the 21st Century global economy and world; and

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Education provided funding for effective after-school support and services for 2,200 children in 2019; and

 

WHEREAS, in 2020, the Department of Education plans to serve the same number of children; and

 

WHEREAS, contracts are being awarded to providers pursuant to Section 329.30, which allows for the City to negotiate not-for-profit service contracts; and 

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Education does not have the capacity to operate after school programs; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Education in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Director of the Department of Education to enter into such contracts and expend such funds for the preservation of public health, peace and property and safety; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.  That the Director of Education is authorized to enter into contracts with the after-school program providers listed below:

 

Asian American Community Services

Boys and Girls Club

Center of Science and Industry

Central Community House of Columbus

Clintonville Beechwold CRC

Columbus After School Allstars

Columbus Urban League

Communities in Schools

Community for New Direction

Directions for Youth & Families

Educational Service Center

Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services

Gladden Community House

Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Ohio Afterschool Network

St. Stephen's Community House

Tech Corps Ohio

Vineyard Community Center

YMCA of Central Ohio

YWCA Family Center

 

 

SECTION 2.  That the expenditure of $354,000.00, or so much thereof as may be needed, is hereby authorized to be expended from the General Fund as follows:

 (see attachment 0343-2020 EXP)

 

Div.: 42-01 | Fund: 1000 | SubFund: 100010 | Obj. Class: 03 | Main Acct: 63050 | Program: ED003 | Amount: $354,000

 

SECTION 3.  That the City Auditor is authorized to make any accounting changes to revise the funding source for all contracts or contract modifications associated with this legislation.

 

SECTION 4That for reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is herby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and

after its passage and approval by the Mayor or 10 days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.