Meeting Time: August 14, 2019 at 4:00pm PDT
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Agenda Item

P.-24 19-1521 Approval by the Board of Education of a Grant Agreement between the District and the Oakland Public Education Fund, Oakland, CA, fiscal agent for the Salesforce Foundation, accepting $50,000.00, to support the Middle School Network with marketing and communication to increase funding and teacher retention, for the period of April 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, pursuant to the terms and conditions thereof, if any.

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    Jim Mordecai about 1 month ago

    Using a third party (Oakland Education Fund) to solicit and oversee grant funding is problematic in terms of public transparency of relationship between non-profit Fund that collects a fee for service that funds the non-profits existence. Over use of consultant contracts to care out operations usually handled in-house is criticism of OUSD. Important question is whether or not fee collected by in-house employee would be higher than fee charged by Oakland Education Fund?