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File #: 21-3938   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 6/10/2021
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a professional services contract in an amount not to exceed $120.000.00 for the period August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2025 with Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, and approving a revised personnel complement for the Department of Human Services Head Start Program. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; Melody Woosley, Director, Human Services]
Attachments: 1. PersonnelComplement21-22, 2. Draft Ordinance
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DEPARTMENT: Human Services

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Melody Woosley

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide

SUBJECT:

Head Start Division personnel complement increase using Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) funds and a professional services contract with Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (TXAEYC).

SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes an increase of the Head Start personnel complement from 98 to 100 positions through COLA funds and approves the execution of a professional services contract with Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (TXAEYC) to implement the Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) Early Childhood Texas Scholarship Program. The contract will commence August 1, 2021 and extend through July 31, 2025 for a total contract value not to exceed $120,000.00, at a rate of up to $2,500.00 each month.

Furthermore, this ordinance authorizes the Director of Human Services to initiate, negotiate, and execute any and all necessary documents including a grant contract, and contract amendments accepting, when approved by HHS: a) carryover funds; b) line item budget revisions; c) modifications to the performance measures so long as the terms of the amendment stay within the general parameters of the intent of the grant; d) no cost extensions; e) supplemental grant funds in an amount up to 20% of the total amount initially awarded; f) reimbursement increases of administrative funds for each participant served; g) one-time equipment purchases or defined program services; and h) changes in regulations mandated.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

DHS currently manages the Head Start program (DHS Head Start) that services the San Antonio ISD (SAISD) and Edgewood ISD (EISD) communities. This is a federally funded program administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The program focuses on the organization and development of the next generation of leaders in our inner-city communities and it encourages our future leade...

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