FAIRFIELD — A $47,900 contract with Oakland-based Playworks that includes “recess implementation training,” “consultative visits,” and a “coordinated recess system that helps shift the entire school culture” goes before Travis School District trustees on Tuesday – with an option for additional $2,000-a day-consulting, plus travel costs.
Consultant visits include recess observations, modeling of games with students and a playground assessment.
The contract pays $30,000 for 20 consultant visits.
Playworks is a nonprofit public benefit corporation operated for charitable purposes, according to the agreement before trustees. The Bay Area nonprofit recommends that school administration participate in workshops that include seasonal games along with “tips and tricks.”
Participation in workshops will help “sustain methodology longterm,” according to the agreement.
Putting the program in place includes designating a parent or staff member at each elementary school as “recess coach.” The school district as part of the agreement agrees to participating in data collection with surveys of students, teachers and others.
Playworks maintains confidentiality of all student data, the agreement states.
Travis trustees meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Travis Education Center, 2775 De Ronde Drive in Fairfield.
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