Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/22/2022 - 6:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 15.20 Review and Potential Approval of an Independent Service Contract with Life Lab
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 1:
All students will receive a high quality education in a safe and welcoming environment with equitable and high expectations, access to technology, and instruction in the California State Standards that prepare them for college and career.
File Attachment:
Independent Contract for Life Lab 6-16-22.pdf
Summary: Staff seeks approval for a contract with Life Lab to provide staff, professional development, materials, and supplies for 12 Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) sites: Bancroft Elementary, El Monte Elementary, Fair Oaks Elementary, Gregory Gardens Elementary, Mt. Diablo Elementary, Pleasant Hill Elementary, Rio Vista Elementary, Silverwood Elementary, Sun Terrace Elementary, Wren Avenue Elementary, Oak Grove and Riverview Middle Schools. Life Lab has collaborated with MDUSD since 2015 providing provide high quality professional development and instruction in NGSS, garden education, and nutritional lessons for students across MDUSD. The Life Lab contract includes garden educators, training, and materials and supplies, and other program costs. This collaboration ensures consistency across programs, staffing, supervision, and coherent evaluation and assessment of the programs across all schools.
Funding: Program Codes: Site Title I 3070, Site Comprehensive School Improvement 3282, Title IV 3148, Extended Learning Opportunity Grant 3216, California Department of Food & Agriculture Grant 3812, US Department of Agriculture Grant 3159, CTEIG Funds 3796, Garden Projects, and Site PTA and PFC funds
Fiscal Impact Not to exceed $366,000
Recommendation: Move to approve Independent Service Contract with Life Lab to support outdoor garden education programs across Mt. Diablo Unified School District.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Louise Neville - Administrative Assistant
Signed By:
Dawn Edwards - Assistant Director, Instructional Support
Signed By:
Mika Arbelbide - Director of Fiscal Services
Signed By:
Jennifer Sachs - Chief, Educational Services
Signed By:
Cesar Alvarado - General Counsel
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Cherise Khaund Moved, Member Linda Mayo seconded to approve the Original motion 'Move to approve Independent Service Contract with Life Lab to support outdoor garden education programs across Mt. Diablo Unified School District.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 4 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 4 - 0
Keisha Nzewi     Yes
Linda Mayo     Yes
Cherise Khaund     Yes
Erin McFerrin     Yes