Other (indicate in message) Submitted: April 3, 2019 | Updated: April 22, 2019

Asheville City Schools purchase of ICS Equity program

Hello!

I would like to know how much money Asheville City Schools spent to consult and implement the ICS Equity program. I think it was adopted by former Superintendent Pamela Baldwin in 2016/17, but I would like to request to know the following:

1. How much did the district pay for the program and/or consulting initially
2. How much does the district continue to pay
3. How much is the overall total cost to the district for ICS?

Thank you very much.

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • April 22, 2019 5:17 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terrence McAllister <[email protected]>
    cc: Denise Patterson <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 22, 2019, 5:17 PM
    subject: Re: Sunshine Request on behalf of Dr. Patterson, Superintendent of Asheville City Schools

     

    Terrence,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request! We have marked as complete.

     

    Have a good day,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • April 22, 2019 12:47 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Terrence McAllister <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Denise Patterson <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 22, 2019, 12:47 PM
    subject: Sunshine Request on behalf of Dr. Patterson, Superintendent of Asheville City Schools

     

    Dear Sunshine Request,

     

    I hope all is well. This is a response on behalf of Dr. Denise Patterson, Superintendent of Asheville City Schools.

     

    Asheville City Schools has received your public records request. In accordance with North Carolina General Statutes § 115C-320 and based on the information you have requested, please find Asheville City Schools’ information regarding Integrated Comprehensive Systems (ICS):

     

    In 2016, Asheville City Schools began vetting potential equity partners, including local and national groups.

     

    Since December 2016, Asheville City Schools has spent $105,684.45 for Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity.

     

    This can be broken down by:

     

    Travel: $26,6849.45

     

    Professional Development: $51,000
    This equates to 12 full days.

     

    As part of their Professional Development Sessions, Dr. Colleen Capper and Dr. Elise Frattura have led training on the ICS Frameworks. Specifically, in August 2017, they led each school’s equity team, the district equity team and presented to all Asheville City Schools staff members. In the summer of 2017, they also trained all new ACS leadership. In 2018-2019, they trained all school and district equity teams on the Co-plan/Co-serve model and led a face-to-face training for all new principals and assistant principals in the Fall of 2018.

     

    Onsite Support: $23,500
    This equates to six full days.

     

    Dr. Capper and Dr. Frattura visit Asheville City Schools at least four times a year. During their visit, they meet with each school’s equity team to provide coaching and support. Additionally, beginning in 2018-2019, their visits included meeting with the District Equity Team.

     

    ICS Equity Modules: $4,500

     

    Additionally, please understand that, unlike the title of your previous piece, Asheville City Schools does not have the worst achievement in the state. Based on 2015 data, we have the worst achievement gap amongst white and black students; however, our overall achievement is quite high. Additionally, our discipline gap has not widened. From 2016-2017 to 2017-2018, our overall discipline referral rates decreased, and the gap between white and black students remained the same.
    We will continue to review and fully respond to public records requests to the extent permitted by North Carolina General Statutes § 115C-320.

     

    Please feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or if I can be of any further assistance.

     

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Terrence McAllister, Assistant Superintendent of Learning Service

     


    Terrence McAllister, EdD

    Assistant Superintendent

    Office: (828) 350-6150

    Fax: (828) 255-5131


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • April 10, 2019 10:59 am

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Denise Patterson <[email protected]>,
    Terrence McAllister <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 10, 2019, 10:59 AM
    subject: Records Request: Asheville City Schools purchase of ICS Equity program

     

    Good morning Asheville City Schools,

     

    We received a request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office. Here’s the URL: https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/asheville-city-schools-purchase-of-ics-equity-program/

     

    Here are the details sent by the requester:

     

    Subject: Asheville City Schools purchase of ICS Equity program

     

    Message:
    “Hello!

     

    I would like to know how much money Asheville City Schools spent to consult and implement the ICS Equity program. I think it was adopted by former Superintendent Pamela Baldwin in 2016/17, but I would like to request to know the following:

     

    1. How much did the district pay for the program and/or consulting initially
    2. How much does the district continue to pay
    3. How much is the overall total cost to the district for ICS?

     

    Thank you very much.”

     

    Have a great day!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • April 3, 2019 2:33 pm

    2 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending