Sparks City Council Meeting 3/12/2012 2:00:00 PM

    Monday, March 12, 2012 2:00 PM
    Sparks Legislative Building - 745 4th Street, Sparks, NV

General Business: 6.4

Title: Review and possible approval of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant as entered into and secured through collaborative efforts with Lincoln Park, Alice Maxwell, Robert Mitchell, Agnes Risley and Kate Smith Elementary Schools.
Petitioner/Presenter: Tracy Domingues, Parks and Recreation Director/Shauna Nelson, Recreation Supervisor
Recommendation: Staff recommends the continuation of this contract with the Washoe County School District in an effort to provide affordable & quality after school programming.
Financial Impact: $21,775.00
Total Costs: $21,775.00
Fund: Parks & Recreation Fund    Account: 601020
Program: Century (121208)
Amount: $21,775.00    Budget Status: Over Budget (See Budget Correction Plan)
Budget Correction Plan:
The grant will reimburse the City of Sparks for part-time wages expended on the program at the sites listed in the title and item brief.
Business Impact (Per NRS 237):
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Agenda Item Brief: The City of Sparks Parks and Recreation Department provides enrichment activities, program ideas and resources for planning programs specific to site needs. Programming occurs from school release until 6:00 p.m. on all school days. The grant reimburses the City for the part-time salaries dedicated at these sites per the attached agreements.

Background: During the 2003/04 school year, we began our partnership with Agnes Risley Elementary School who was a recipient of the 21st Century Community TEAM UP Grant. We provided and continue to provide enrichment activities during the school’s Twilight Academy after school, on all school days. Enrichment activities vary from art, dance to sports and self esteem builders as well as homework support time. During the 2007/08 school year, Lincoln Park, Alice Maxwell, Robert Mitchell and Kate Smith Elementary Schools were accepted into the grant program. Therefore, in 2011/12, the grant will continue to reimburse the city for the part-time salaries provided by the Parks and Recreation Department at all five school sites listed above. This contract is in its fifth year of a five year grant and is reviewed on an annual basis at 4 schools and in its third year of a second five year contract at Agnes Risley. The current schedule of service is March 5 through June 6, 2012.

Analysis: This collaboration continues to be a win-win for all parties involved. Participation increase as services are made affordable at these at-risk school sites. Staff does not anticipate any other schools in Sparks to join the program due to the eligibility requirements. The individual agreements total $21,775.00 (Twenty One Thousand Seven Hundred Seventy Five Dollars) to complete FY11/12. This is in addition to the $42,863.00 amount approved and used to date. Finance staff submits personnel costs to the county for reimbursement to the city.


Recommended Motion: That the Council accept and approve the 21st Century Community TEAM UP Grant as entered into and secured through collaborative efforts with Alice Maxell, Robert Mitchell, Lincoln Park, Agnes Risley and Kate Smith Elementary Schools March 5 through June 6, 2012.

Attached Files:
     21st century March.June 2012 contract.pdf
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