Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 1/18/2023 - 5:30 PM
Category: DIVISION OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION, FUNDED PROGRAMS & THE ARTS
Type: Action
Subject: 19.4 Amendment #2 for resolution 21.5 The North Star Project (Contract #2023-00000317, BOE Approved 10/19/22-BOCS Approved 10/27/22)
District Goals:
Goal 1 Student Achievement
Provide curricula that fosters high levels of student achievement that embed 21st Century skills.
Enclosure BOCS
Performance Based Guidelines Questions
Schedule B
File Attachment:
Performance Based Contract Guidelines - 10 Questions - Schedule A Winter 2022 Spring 2023-Signed.pdf
BOCS- The North Star Amendment #2.xlsx
Performance Based Contract Guidelines - Schedule B - Version 1 - Winter.Spring 2022.23 .xls
Rationale: The North Star Project
Term: August 2022-August 2023
Amount: $ 65,000
Scope: Amendment #2 for resolution 21.5 The North Star Project (Contract #2023-00000317, BOE Approved 10/19/22-BOCS Approved 10/27/22) will provide consulting services for different initiatives for Yonkers Public Schools:
The Saturday S.I.F.E. Academy program will use arts and literacy modalities to build language
acquisition skills and increase participant’s capacity for expressive writing and visual and digital
art creation while enhancing confidence, sense of personal and collective agency, focus and
engagement.

My Sister’s Keeper: Yonkers is a culturally responsive initiative designed to promote positive selfconcept
and identity development, foster cultural capital and pride, deepen peer bonding through
the exploration of sisterhood, and empower our young women with the ability to spread their
wings and S.O.A.R.
The North Star Project will provide extensive consultative and grant-writing services to customize
curriculum and innovate programmatic solutions to support and deepen the district wide S.E.L. and Arts
initiatives.
Funding: Title IV Pending NYSED Approval
490.5241.23G212.2110.B2300- $45,000
Title III Pending NYSED Approval
490.5241.23G154.2110.B2300-$20,000
Resolution: WHEREAS the Board of Education wishes to amend the contract with The North Star Project to provide consulting services for different initiatives for Yonkers Public Schools for the 2022-2023 school year,

WHEREAS the district administration has designed in conjunction with The North Star Project a program which meets the objectives set forth by the Board and the New York State Education Department, and,

WHEREAS the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to enter into an agreement with The North Star Project to provide these services, and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools tenter into an agreement with The North Star Project at a cost not to exceed $120,500.00.

It is acknowledged and agreed that pursuant to the terms of that certain intermunicipal agreement by and between the City of Yonkers Board of Education (“BOE”) and the City of Yonkers (the “City”) as filed in the Office of the City Clerk on June 16, 2014, the terms of this agreement are subject to review and revision by the Corporation Counsel, as well as approval by the City’s Board of Contract and Supply. Furthermore, this Agreement shall not be enforceable until signed by both parties and approved by the Corporation Counsel’s Office.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Lissette Colon-Collins - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Elaine Shine - Executive Director of School Improvement and Innovation
Signed By:
Tom Collich - Purchasing Director
Signed By:
Finance Department - Finance Reviewer
Signed By:
Elizabeth Janocha - Deputy Commissioner
Signed By:
John Liszewski - Commissioner
Signed By:
Matthew Gallagher - Corporation Counsel
Signed By:
Dr. Edwin M. Quezada - Superintendent of Schools
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Sheila Greenwald Moved, Member Dr. Rosalba Corrado Del Vecchio seconded to approve the Original motion 'WHEREAS the Board of Education wishes to amend the contract with The North Star Project to provide consulting services for different initiatives for Yonkers Public Schools for the 2022-2023 school year,

WHEREAS the district administration has designed in conjunction with The North Star Project a program which meets the objectives set forth by the Board and the New York State Education Department, and,

WHEREAS the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to enter into an agreement with The North Star Project to provide these services, and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools tenter into an agreement with The North Star Project at a cost not to exceed $120,500.00.

It is acknowledged and agreed that pursuant to the terms of that certain intermunicipal agreement by and between the City of Yonkers Board of Education (“BOE”) and the City of Yonkers (the “City”) as filed in the Office of the City Clerk on June 16, 2014, the terms of this agreement are subject to review and revision by the Corporation Counsel, as well as approval by the City’s Board of Contract and Supply. Furthermore, this Agreement shall not be enforceable until signed by both parties and approved by the Corporation Counsel’s Office.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 8 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 8 - 0
   
Lawrence Sykes     Yes
Rosemarie Linton     Yes
Sheila Greenwald     Yes
Dr. John Castanaro     Yes
Amjed Kuri     Yes
Dr. Rosalba Corrado Del Vecchio     Yes
Rev. Steve Lopez     Yes
Kevin Cacace     Yes