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File #: 1968-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/26/2020 In control: Education Committee
On agenda: 9/21/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Education to enter into a contract with Terrie Young Ragland to perform various consulting functions for the Department; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of the Columbus City Codes; and to authorize the expenditure of $45,000.00 from the general fund. ($45,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1968-2020, 2. Bid Waiver 1968-2020
Explanation
Mayor Ginther’s vision for Columbus, America’s Opportunity City, is that every child in Columbus is ready for kindergarten. To meet this goal, the City must engage individuals and organizations that are positioned to assist in this effort.

The Department of Education is requesting the authority to contract with Terrie Young Ragland to perform various consulting functions, including analyzing how we can increase the number of children served in the Early Start Columbus Program; assisting the Department in the development of the birth to five plan for Franklin County; and analyzing the results of the recommendations of the Hilltop Early Childhood Partnership, and assisting where the recommendations have not been met.

FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes an expenditure of $45,000.00 from the 2020 Department of Education’s General Fund operating budget.
Title
To authorize the Director of Education to enter into a contract with Terrie Young Ragland to perform various consulting functions for the Department; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of the Columbus City Codes; and to authorize the expenditure of $45,000.00 from the general fund. ($45,000.00)
Body
WHEREAS, Mayor Ginther’s vision for Columbus, America’s Opportunity City, is that every child in Columbus is ready for kindergarten; and

WHEREAS, in order to meet this goal, the City must engage individuals and organizations that are positioned to assist in this effort; and

WHEREAS, Terrie Young Ragland has the unique experience and knowledge to assist the Department in this work; and

WHEREAS, due to Terrie’s previous consulting work with the Department, her related work with Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services, and her experience as both a preschool teacher and center director, the Department requests to waive competitive bidding; and

WHEREAS, it has become necessary in the usual daily operation of the Department of Education to authorize the Director to ent...

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