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Action Action Date Reconsidered By
09/03/2019 Adopted

Recommendation Information


That Superintendent's Recommendation #19-218 Novo Foundation, Grant Award, be adopted as follows: that the School Committee accept and approve the grant award in the amount and for the period indicated:

NOVO Foundation SEL/Transgender PD, for the period September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021, in the amount of $50,000.00.Project/Grant SC20149.

Description: This grant will build on the first NOVO grant that created the 10-hour Professional Learning course on “Effective Practices for Serving Gender Expansive and Transgender Students”, which will now be offered on an ongoing basis.Over the next two years, CPS will use these grant funds to develop and implement a professional development model on how to create a welcoming and supportive school environment for people of all genders.Teacher Leaders for Gender Identity Support, to be designated by individual schools, will receive in-depth training to prepare for and deliver to staff at their schools a 2-hour session on gender identity, and will provide ongoing support for a gender inclusive community.The grant will also support working with the Library Media department to create grade-span collections of inclusive materials in print and digital media.