You have begun a major transition with the intent of improving the racial relationships between teachers and students at the Decatur High School. A recent newspaper article revealed that Federal Way police officer arrested a Black female high school student that resulted from previous alleged racial discrimination. The article stated, “… Shortly after M.B.’s enrollment at Decatur High, a Federal Way police officer that often patrolled Decatur High School made comments to M.B. to let her know that he knew her by name (they had never been introduced) and knew of her past discipline incidents at Saghalie Middle School,” the lawsuit continues. “On or about December 2013, M.B. was arrested by this same Federal Way police officer, after a disagreement with another student resulted in her being sent to the Decatur principal’s office.”

The transition that you need can only be accomplished by promoting positive racial teacher student classroom relationships. Otherwise, the alleged racial incident will have an impact on the school, students, and community. You will experience continued racial tension between students and teachers which lead to school disciplinary consequences. Black and White students will take side which will led to additional student fights. This will also have an impact on staff morale. many staff members will not want to be named in any future racial lawsuits and may choose to do nothing. This will have an impact on classroom management which will ultimately impact student standardized test scores. Year from now the Federal School District will be involved in a civil rights lawsuit for their inability to educate Black children at the same level as White students.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of this consulting assistance include, but are not limited to:

  • Improved teacher student racial relationships
  • Improved teacher parent racial relationships
  • Reducing the need for police or security intervention
  • Using this opportunity to improve community relations
  • Preventing problems before the more expensive and sometimes embarrassing contingent actions are taken

VALUE TO DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL

The value of this project is multifold, including:

  • Reduce alleged racial conflicts between the Decatur High School and the community
  • Reduce racial tensions between teachers and students
  • Reduce racial tensions between students and students
  • Avoiding the negative media associated with accusations of racism
  • Improved community relations

TIMING

The maximum transition time is estimated to take 11 months (excluding the summer months when school is not in session), which is a reasonable expectation, barring unforeseen developments. I am able to begin within a week of your approval, provided that it is forthcoming by mid-January.

METHODOLOGY AND OPTIONS

There are three levels of interaction that can be effective for this project, depending on the degree of help and participation you desire from your consultant.

Option 1. Leadership Training Seminar

  • Learn the essential components for eliminating teacher students classroom tensions
  • Learn how the components of a dysfunctional organization contribute to teacher student classroom tensions in schools
  • Learn the essential components necessary for implementing an organizational transition that reduces teacher student tensions

Option 2. Audit.

  • Evaluate root cause(s) of teacher student tensions using quantitative methods
  • Evaluate root cause(s) of teacher student tensions using qualitative methods
  • Evaluate values, attitudes, and beliefs that contribute to teacher student tensions
  • Develop Systemic Structure to determine best starting point to reduce teacher student tensions
  • Determine best leadership practices for reducing teacher student tensions

Option 3: Promoting Positive Teacher-Student Classroom Relationships Program

  • Leadership training overview
  • Pre and post audit
  • Determine root cause(s) using quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Develop Systemic Structure to determine best starting point to reduce teacher student tensions
  • Determine values, attitudes, and beliefs that contribute to teacher student tensions
  • Conduct a leadership analysis to determine most effective team for implementing the program implementation
  • Facilitate 11 month program
  • Facilitate 10 customized Promoting Positive Teacher Student Classroom Relationships Strategic Planning sessions
  • Finalize an organizational manual for Promoting Positive Teacher Student Classroom Relationships
  • This option is for organizations that desire to maximize the effectiveness of this transition

JOINT ACCOUNTABILITIES

You would be responsible for internal scheduling, reasonable access to key personnel, on-site administrative support, and reasonable access to past and current documentation that would aid the project. I would sign all required nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements. We agree to immediately appraise each other of any intelligence or findings that would impact the success of the project so that rapid action could be considered.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

For the purpose of this contract, I am not assessing a daily or hourly rate. You should not have to make an investment decision every time my assistance may be needed, nor should your people have to seek permission to spend money if they need my help. This is a unique feature of my consulting practice. The fees for this contract a for one individual school of your choosing.

Fees for the options are:

Option 1: $ 6,730 (Limited to 25 people)

Option 2: $ 26,110.

Option 3: $ 67,140.

These fees are inclusive of expenses, so long as all work required is in the general Federal Way Public School District area. All travel, administrative, logistical, and com­munication expenses are included, so there is no further amount due for either option.

Payment terms are as follows:

  • Fifty percent due on acceptance of this proposal.
  • Fifty percent due 45 days after acceptance

We offer a courtesy discount of 10 percent when the full fee is paid upon acceptance of this proposal for the Decatur High School.

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