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File #: 1390-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/27/2021 In control: Education Committee
On agenda: 6/14/2021 Final action: 6/18/2021
Title: To authorize and direct the Director of Education to enter into grant agreements with the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio for various summer programs that provide credit recovery, post-secondary education preparation, career readiness, and youth employment programs for high school students; to authorize the expenditure of up to $5,855,232.00 from the Recovery Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($5,855,232.00)
Attachments: 1. 1390-2021.pdf
Explanation

Background For 33 years, I Know I Can (IKIC) has been the anchor organization for college access in Columbus, with recent expansion into additional Franklin County districts. IKIC achieves its mission, “to inspire, enable, and support Columbus students to pursue and complete a college education,” by focusing service efforts around three critical junctures for students: early awareness of college and career opportunities, postsecondary access, as well as summer melt prevention and postsecondary persistence.

Based on current predictions, COVID-19 has caused significant disruptions to graduation rate gains among historically disadvantaged students who made strides in high school graduation rates across the country pre-pandemic.

Funding is requested to provide high school students with multiple opportunities over the summer to engage in productive educational activities, along with college and career readiness, in safe environments with a focus on their futures.

The Department of Education requests the authority to enter into grant agreements with the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio (WDBCO). WDBCO will contract with I Know I Can CCS, a not for profit organization, to administer these various summer programs.

Fiscal Impact: This ordinance authorizes an expenditure of up to $5,855,232.00 from funding provided to the City of Columbus from the American Rescue Plan that was passed by Congress on March 10, 2021 and signed into law on March 11, 2021.

Emergency Designation: Emergency designation is requested to ensure that the funding can be provided to the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio and I Know I Can CCS as soon as possible.

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To authorize and direct the Director of Education to enter into grant agreements with the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio for various summer programs that provide credit recovery, post-secondary education preparation, career readiness, and youth employment programs for high school stude...

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