SERC, on behalf of CSDE, invites local education agencies (LEAs) to develop multi-pronged, multi-year plans for the 2014-15 school year.
With this request for proposals (RFP) SERC, on behalf of Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), invites local education agencies (LEAs) to develop multi-pronged, multi-year plans to increase the representation of Black and Latino educators in local schools and districts. The implementation of these plans will be an essential component of the CSDE's long-term strategy, potentially serving as models of best practice for schools and districts committed to increasing the representation of teachers of color.
The following are responses to the questions received concerning the RFP:
- Would proposals need to address all three outcome levels, or might a proposal concentrate on two levels, for example, Levels 2 and 3?
Proposals are expected to describe how the LEA and its partners will develop a plan with outcomes at multiple levels. It is up to the applicant to determine the number of levels that the plan will address. Proposals to develop plans with multi-pronged strategies and multi-level outcomes will be more competitive than those with outcomes at only one level.
- Can more than one LEA partner to offer a shared service opportunity?
Yes, LEAs can partner on a proposal in order to plan for shared and coordinated services. However, a lead LEA should be designated as the fiscal agent on the proposal. The maximum amount requested per proposal must not exceed $25,000, even if multiple LEAs are represented.