Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 1/18/2023 - 5:30 PM
Category: DIVISION OF EQUITY AND ACCESS - CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, SCHOOL SUPERVISION
Type: Action
Subject: 18.4 Discovery Education, Inc. – Assignment and Amendment to May 2021 Res. 18.5, Contract 2022-00000033 Assignment and Amendment of Yonkers Public Schools Agreement from Mystery Science to Discovery Education, Inc.
District Goals:
Goal 1 Student Achievement
Provide curricula that fosters high levels of student achievement that embed 21st Century skills.
Enclosure
File Attachment:
Discovery Education 2023-01-04_NY-Yonkers-MS SciTB - Quote.pdf
Discovery Education Mystery Science BOCS 2022-2023.xlsx
Discovery Education Mystery Science 22 - 23 Schedule B.xlsx
Rationale: Discovery Education, Inc.
Term: No change in term.
Original not-to-exceed amount: $71,936.00.
Amended not-to-exceed amount: $99,830
Total amount not to exceed $171,766.

Discovery Education, Inc. acquired Mystery Science on or about October 30, 2020 and by press release.
Scope: On October 30, 2020, Mystery Science was acquired by Discovery Education, Inc. This resolution is due to the District’s need to purchase additional consumable science materials that will support science instruction in our K,3,4,5 classrooms across the district. Discovery Education, Inc. is aligned with the New York State Science Learning Standards and encourages students to engage in inquiry-based activities. Additionally, engineering with household items is infused throughout the curriculum.
This is an amendment to the existing contract of $71,936 ($39,968 for year 1 2021-2022, $31,968 for year 2 2022-2023) (BOE approved 5/19/2021, BOCS approved 5/27/2021 contract # 2022-00000033) and represents an increase of $99,830 due to a request for supply packs. The total contract will be $171,766.
Funding: Funding:
ACCOUNT NUMBER:
Fund: 450 Dept: 5241 Project: 100000 Activity: 2027 Object: B2520
Resolution: WHEREAS Discovery Education, Inc. acquired Mystery Science on or about October 2020; and
WHEREAS the Board of Education wishes to consent to the aforementioned assignment and to amend a contract with Discovery Education, Inc. to deliver science supply packs to grades K,3,4,5 for the 2022-2023 school year,

WHEREAS the district administration has designed in conjunction with Discovery Education, Inc. 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 amended agreement with Discovery Education, Inc. to purchase these materials, and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to increase the not-to-exceed amount to $171,766 .
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:
Matthew Gonzales - Executive Director
Signed By:
Roseanne Collins-Judon - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Bob Cacace - Commissioner
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 Rosemarie Linton Moved, Member Sheila Greenwald seconded to approve the Original motion 'WHEREAS Discovery Education, Inc. acquired Mystery Science on or about October 2020; and
WHEREAS the Board of Education wishes to consent to the aforementioned assignment and to amend a contract with Discovery Education, Inc. to deliver science supply packs to grades K,3,4,5 for the 2022-2023 school year,

WHEREAS the district administration has designed in conjunction with Discovery Education, Inc. 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 amended agreement with Discovery Education, Inc. to purchase these materials, and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to increase the not-to-exceed amount to $171,766 .
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
   
Kevin Cacace     Yes
Rev. Steve Lopez     Yes
Dr. Rosalba Corrado Del Vecchio     Yes
Amjed Kuri     Yes
Dr. John Castanaro     Yes
Sheila Greenwald     Yes
Rosemarie Linton     Yes
Lawrence Sykes     Yes