RFA - Kindergarten- 3rd grade Regional Literacy Coordinator Educator in Residence (EIR)

Agency: Mississippi Department of Education
State: Mississippi
Type of Government: State & Local
Posted Date: Mar 10, 2020
Due Date: Mar 26, 2020
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RFA - Kindergarten- 3rd grade Regional Literacy Coordinator Educator in Residence (EIR)

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REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS

Kindergarten- 3rd grade

Regional Literacy Coordinator

Educator in Residence (EIR)

Mississippi Department of Education

Office of Elementary Education and Reading

359 North West Street, Suite 111

Jackson, Mississippi 39201

Contact: Kristen Wynn

Phone: 601-359-2586

Date: March 10, 2020

Table of Contents

GENERAL INFORMATION

Program Purpose and Goals…………………………………………………………………….……..3

Eligibility Criteria ………………………………………………………………….………...………..….3

Request for Information …………………………………………………………………………….….4

Application Formatting and Submission Information………………………………………..4

Formatting Directions……………………………………………………………………………………6

Submission and Delivery of Applications…………………………………………………………6

Restrictions on Communications with the Office of Procurement……………………….7

Risk of Delivery …………………………………………………………………………………………….7

Conditions of Solicitation………………………………………………………………………….……8

Acceptance of Applications…………………………………………………………………………….8

Rejection of Applications……………………………………………………….……………..……….8

Disposition of Applications…………………………………………………………………………....9

Conflict of Interest…………………………………………………………………………………………9

Timeline of Activities ……………………………………………………………………………………10

Application Details……………………………………………………………………………………...……10

Grant Period……………………………………………………………………………………….…….…10

Grant Award….………………………………………………………………………………….....………11

Use of Funds…………………………………………………………………………………………………11

Application Review and Selection Process ………………………….……………………..…….11

Forms…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..12

FORMS

Supplemental Form A……………………………………………………………………...…………….13

Attachment B…………………………………………………………………………………………...……14

Form 2 – Assurances ……………………………………………………..……………………….......15

Form 3 – Standard Terms and Conditions ………………………………………………........17

Form 4- Conflict of Interest……………………………………………………………………….…..20

GENERAL INFORMATION

1. MISSISSIPPI BOARD OF EDUCATION PROGRAM PURPOSE AND GOALS

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), Office of Elementary Education and Reading, Division of Literacy is seeking competitive written applications from qualified applicants for an Educator-in-Residence Regional Literacy Coordinator (K-3).

Purpose

Regional Literacy Coordinators will work with the Mississippi Department of Education to assist with the implementation and coordination of the Literacy‐Based Promotion Act. Regional Coordinators will provide support to assigned literacy coaches and to assigned schools to ensure that there can be a cohesive, sustained, intensive and classroom-focused approach to literacy around the five components of reading. Regional Literacy Coordinators will need to develop a non‐threatening, professional, and collaborative work relationship with district‐level school personnel, school‐based and MDE literacy coaches, principals, and teachers. Regional Literacy Coordinators also work with literacy coaches to effectively identify the needs of assigned schools in order to prioritize, schedule, organize, and provide technical assistance so that students in assigned schools achieve grade level reading by the end of 3rd grade.

2. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The selected individual for the Regional Literacy Coordinator position must meet the following criteria:

• A minimum of two (2) combined years as an MDE Literacy coach AND/OR other similar administrative experience working with districts or state initiatives;

• Documented evidence of strong writing and editing skills;

• Experience mentoring, coaching, and providing feedback about instruction to classroom teachers, principals, superintendents, and curriculum coordinators;

• Experience collaborating and problem solving with principals, superintendents, and curriculum coordinators; and

• Experience analyzing and using school and district student achievement data for instructional decision making.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

The following are preferred credentials, but not required of the applicant:

• Master’s Degree in reading/literacy or related field;

• Minimum of 3 years documented successful teaching experience in teaching PreK-3 reading (e.g., school assessment data, principal reviews, classroom assessment data, etc.); and/or,

• Successful experience designing professional development specific to literacy instruction.

3. REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Written questions concerning the RFA should be emailed to:

Kristen Wynn at kwells@mdek12.org

The deadline for submitting written questions by email is March 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Copies of all questions submitted, and responses will be posted to MDE’s website www.mdek12.org under the Public Notices Section/Request for Applications, Qualifications, and Proposals will be available to the general public on March 26, 2020. No individual replies will be granted.

Applicants shall acknowledge receipt of any amendment to the solicitation by signing and returning the amendment with the application. The acknowledgement must be received by the MDE by the time and at the place specified for receipt of applications. (Attachment B)

4. APPLICATION FORMATTING AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Developed by the MDE, this application information package contains all the forms and instructions necessary to apply for the position of Assistant State Literacy Coordinator, Educator in Residence (EIR). Please review the enclosed materials and carefully follow the instructions for completing the application. Before submission, review the application requirements to ensure that all sections and documents are complete.

Selection Criteria and Procedures

All applications received by the stated submission deadline will be evaluated using the selection criteria described in the following section. Applications will be rated and ranked by a review team composed of MDE staff and/or external members. Applications receiving the greatest number of points will be recommended to the State Board of Education for funding.

Evaluation Criteria

The application will consist of four parts: Part I – Application Form; Part II – Resume; Part III – Certifications/Licenses; and, Part IV – References.

Part I is the Application, which shall serve as the cover page. The applicant must complete the application in response to the RFA.

Part II is a Resume that shall provide detailed background information which describes relevant job experiences and education, including the following:

• Experience with delivering professional development on literacy-related topics;

• Grade-levels taught; and

• Leadership activities (i.e., coaching, mentoring, team leader, lead teacher, etc).

Part III attach Certifications and Licenses which shall provide satisfactory evidence of the applicant’s professional authority.

Part IV is the References, which should include the name, profession, and the telephone number of at least three (3) professional contacts. At least one (1) of the three (3) references must be your current administrator.

Part V is a thirty minute face-to-face Interview. During the first twenty minutes of the interview, the candidate will respond to questions specific to their literacy content knowledge for a panel. During the last ten minutes the candidate will be part of a role-play where they will model their leadership ability.

Selection Criteria – 100 Points

Applicants will show their ability to perform services as reflected by training and education, general experience, specific experience providing the required services, and the qualifications and abilities of personnel proposed to be assigned to perform the services.

General Experience (15 points)

• K-5 elementary teacher background;

• Experience in teaching early foundational skills;

• Building-level leadership experience; and

• Experience analyzing and utilizing student data for achievement purposes

Special Experience (15 points)

• Coaching/leadership role;

• Professional development presenter experience; and

• Master’s degree or 3 years of specialized experience in reading/literacy or related field

Education (10 points)

• Bachelor’s degree in Education or other specialized areas

Certifications and Licenses (10 points)

• Valid MS license

If candidates meet minimum cut score of 40 points, then an interview will be offered.

• Interviews (50 points)

Candidates selected for the following positions must receive the overall minimum score:

• Regional Literacy Coordinator - 85 points

5. FORMATTING DIRECTIONS

Applications must be completed and submitted utilizing the format described here in the Request for Applications (RFA). This file may be downloaded from the Mississippi Department of Education's web page at http://www.mdek12.org. The following components must be included, in the following order, in all applications that are submitted. Failure to submit the required completed forms with original signatures will result in the rejection of the application.

APPLICATION REQUIRED ELEMENTS AND SUBMISSION FORMS:

• Part 1- Application (signature required)

• Part II-Resume

• Part III- Certification and Licenses

• Part IV- References

Applicants should ensure that all guidelines and requirements are met before submitting applications. Please note that the MDE staff will not grant permission to applicants to change the criteria established in the application. This includes extending the date and time the application is due.

6. SUBMISSION AND DELIVERY OF APPLICATIONS

One (1) original application must be sealed and received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at the following address based upon the delivery method used:

Hand Deliver Applications to: Monique Corley, Director Office of Procurement

Mississippi Department of Education

Educator-in-Residence, Regional Literacy

Coordinator (K-3)

Central High School Building, Suite 307

359 North West Street

Jackson, MS 39201

(DO NOT OPEN)

Ship Applications to: Monique Corley, Director

(FedEx, UPS, etc.) Office of Procurement

Mississippi Department of Education

Educator-in-Residence, Regional Literacy Coordinator (K-3)

359 North West Street

Jackson, MS 39201

(DO NOT OPEN)

7. RESTRICTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT

From the issue date of this solicitation until a Contractor is awarded a contract, Applicants and/or their representatives shall restrict communication with any Office of Procurement staff regarding this procurement.

8. RISK OF DELIVERY

• The applicant is responsible for ensuring the application is delivered to the Office of Procurement by the deadline and assumes all risks of delivery.

• Applications and modifications received in the room after the time designated in the RFA will be considered late and will not be considered for award. Applications must be received in the room designated in the RFA by the deadline to be considered.

• At the time of receipt of the applications, the applications will be date stamped, and recorded in Suite 307, Office of Procurement of Central High School Building.

• Incomplete applications will not be evaluated and will not be returned for revisions. No faxed or emailed copies will be accepted.

• The applications must be signed by an authorized official to bind the applicant to the provisions.

The MDE is required to enforce the established submission deadline to ensure fairness to all applicants. Faxed applications are not acceptable and will not be reviewed by the MDE.

To ensure your application is received by the deadline, please allow adequate time for parking and time to proceed through building security procedures.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure and verify that the application package, in its entirety, is received by the deadline. Due to the periodic disruptions to normal mail delivery, we strongly encourage the use of an alternative method (e.g., a commercial carrier such as Federal Express or UPS, U.S. Postal Service Express mail, a courier service or personal delivery) to deliver application packages to the MDE.

Supplemental or revised application information, either from the applicant agency itself or another source(s), will not be accepted. An application package must contain every element intending to be submitted. Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the procedures for submitting their materials. No changes or additions to an application will be accepted after the deadline.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit only the requested information. Reviewers will focus solely on the required information for eligibility. Supplementary materials such as videotapes, CD-ROMs, publications, press clippings, and testimonial letters will not be reviewed nor will they be returned to the applicant.

Please be advised that applications that fail to contain any of the required elements will not be given to reviewers. Please see the Required Elements Checklist (Form A) on page 13 for mandatory application components. Those applicants may reapply for a future grant, if funding is available.

9. CONDITIONS OF SOLICITATION

The MDE reserves the right to accept, reject, or negotiate regarding submitted applications based on eligibility. The final decision to award a grant rests solely with the MDE.

The applicant should note the following:

a. The MDE will not be liable for any costs associated with the preparation of applications incurred by the applicant.

b. The selection of an applicant is contingent upon eligibility requirements; approval of the application by selected MDE reviewers, approved budget and the State Board of Education approval, if required.

c. Applicants will be required to assume full responsibility for meeting all specified

requirements stated in the RFA.

10. ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to waive minor irregularities in an application. A minor irregularity is a variation of the RFA that does not affect the application or adversely impacts the interest of the MDE.

11. REJECTION OF APPLICATIONS

Applications that do not conform to the requirements of this RFA will be rejected by the Mississippi Department of Education. Applications will be rejected for reasons that include, but are not limited to, the following:

• The application is received late. Late applications will be maintained unopened in the procurement file.

• The application contains unauthorized amendments to the requirements outlined in the RFA.

• The application is incomplete or contains irregularities that make the application indefinite or ambiguous.

• The application contains false or misleading statements or references.

• Applications that do not meet and conform to all requirements as outlined in Supplemental Form A, Required Elements Checklist on page 12.

• The applicant has previously been cited with major and/or significant deficiencies by the MDE in one or more programs or included on the debarment list.

• Required forms with required original signatures are not included.

• The application is determined non-responsive.

• The applicant owes the State money.

• The applicant did not perform prior services in a proper, workmanlike, and/or dignified manner.

• The Format and Procedure for Delivery of Applications Section was not followed.

12. DISPOSITION OF APPLICATIONS

All applications become the property of the state of Mississippi.

Protest/Complaint Policy

When an award complaint is issued the complaint must be submitted in writing to the Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Elementary Education and Reading 

The mailing address is: Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Elementary Education and Reading, PO Box 771, Jackson, Mississippi 39205-0771.  The office may also be contacted via telephone at (601) 359-2586. 

13. CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Each grantee must maintain a written conflict of interest policy.

14. TENTATIVE TIMELINE OF GRANT ACTIVITIES

The Educator-in-Residence (EIR), Assistant State Literacy Coordinator (K-3) expects to recommend approval of a new grantee at the May 2020 meeting of the State Board of Education (SBE). An award letter will be sent to the grantee confirming the SBE’s action.

Important Dates

Activity

March 10, 2020

RFA Issued – Email and Post to MDE Website/Newspaper

March 24, 2020

Deadline for submitting questions

March 26, 2020

Questions will be posted to the MDE website

April 14, 2020

Applications due

April 21-28, 2020

Application review

May 21, 2020

State Board of Education approval

July 1, 2020

Grant Activity Begins

June 30, 2021

Term of Initial Contract

15. APPLICATION DETAILS

• Job Information

• Personal Information

• Education

• Certificates and Licenses

• Work History

• Special Qualifications

• Applicant Declarations

16. GRANT PERIOD

The grant period will be July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021, with the option for 3-year renewal (based on performance) contingent upon legislative appropriations.

17. GRANT AWARD

Upon completion of the evaluation process and approval by MDE State Board of Education, the applicants will be notified of the award or non-award. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the grant award document, and any additional required documents will be prepared and forwarded to the district Superintendent for review and signature.

18. USE OF FUNDS

The MDE grant award will be determined based on the number and positions of approved applicants per district. It is the intent of the MDE to award funding to districts for the sole purpose of reimbursing the salary and fringe of selected individuals to serve as Educators-in-Residence (EIR).

19. APPLICATION REVIEW AND SELECTION PROCESS

Phase 1 – Review of Application Components

A committee authorized by the MDE will review and score applications to determine if all the formatting and submission requirements are met. Each application will be reviewed using the eligibility criteria on page 3. The review committee will rank the applications to be funded by the Mississippi Department of Education’s Office of Elementary Education and Reading. Candidates who have complete application packets and receive a minimum of 40 points per the Application Rubric will be asked to participate in Phase 2, the face-to-face interview.

If any application fails to meet the established Required Elements Checklist, the application will be disqualified. Please see Supplemental Form A on page 13 for the Required Elements Checklist. Those applicants not meeting the “Required Elements” may reapply at a future date.

Phase 2 – Interview and Scoring

A review team composed of MDE staff and/or external members authorized by the MDE will review and score interviews to determine if all the requirements are met as based on an interview rubric. Interviews will be rated and ranked by highest ranking order. The interview portion is worth 50 points toward the overall candidate score.

Candidates to be considered for the Regional Coordinator K-3 position must receive an overall minimum score of 85 points (combined scores from the application and the interview). Applications receiving the highest ranking order of points will be recommended to the State Board of Education for funding.

20. FORMS

Please follow the instructions detailed in the previous sections, as well as on the individual forms, when completing the attachments. Any questions should be submitted to kwells@mdek12.org.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORM A

Required Elements Checklist

The application must include all the required components listed on this form to proceed to the Review Committee. Applications without all required components and forms will not be reviewed.

REQUIRED ELEMENTS submitted in this order:

◊ Part I is the Application, which shall serve as the cover page. The applicant must complete the application in response to the RFA.

◊ Part II is a Resume that shall provide detailed background information which describes relevant job experiences and education, including the following:

Experience with delivering professional development on literacy- related topics;

Grade-levels taught; and

Leadership activities (i.e., coaching, mentoring, team leader, lead teacher, etc.)

◊ Part III attach Certifications and Licenses which shall provide satisfactory evidence of the applicant’s professional authority.

◊ Part IV is References, and should include the name, profession, and the telephone number of at least three (3) professional contacts. One (1) of the three (3) references must be your current administrator.

FORMATTING and SUBMISSION DIRECTIONS:

Applicants must:

• Include one (1) completed original application with original signatures preferably in blue ink, secured solely by a single binder clip at the top and include ATTACHMENT B as the last page of the application

• Assemble the application and submit in the order as noted above

ATTACHMENT B

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RFA AMENDMENTS

I acknowledge all amendments to this RFA. The responses to questions will be treated as amendments to the RFA and will require acknowledgment.

_________________________________ ___________________

Applicant Signature Date

____________________________________________________________

Title of Request

Form 2

ASSURANCES

(Please read carefully before signing.)

The grantee hereby assures that, in accordance with the statute, the applicant submitting this shall comply with the following:

Certain terms and conditions are required for receiving grants from the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE); therefore, the grantee will agree to the items that follow.

A. The applicant shall be an equal opportunity employee and shall perform to all other applicable requirements; accordingly, the applicant shall neither discriminate nor permit discrimination in its operation or employment practices against any person or group of persons on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap, or sex in any manner prohibited by law. Further, the applicant agrees to comply with the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

B. The applicant agrees that the MDE, or any of its duly authorized representatives, at any time during the term of this agreement, shall have access to, and the right to audit examine any pertinent books, documents, papers, and records of applicant related to applicant’s charges and performance under this agreement. Applicant shall keep such records for a period of five years after final payment under this agreement, unless the MDE authorizes their earlier disposition. Applicant agrees to refund to the MDE any overpayments disclosed by any such audit. However, if any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the five-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues that arise from it.

C. The applicant assures that it possesses legal authority to apply for and to receive funds under this agreement.

D. The grantee certifies they have not been barred from contracting or otherwise doing business with the State or Federal Governments.

E. This agreement shall not be modified, altered, or changed except by mutual agreement by representative(s) of each party to this agreement, and must be confirmed in writing through MDE grant modification procedures.

F. The applicant shall perform all services as an independent applicant and shall discharge all of its liabilities as such. No act performed or representation made, whether oral or written, by the applicant with respect to third parties shall be binding on the MDE.

G. The MDE, by written notice, may terminate the grant, in whole or in part, if funds supporting the grant are reduced or withdrawn. To the extent that the grant is for services, and if so terminated, the MDE shall be liable only for payment in accordance with payment provisions of the grant for services rendered prior to the effective date of termination. The MDE, by written notice, may terminate the application for nonperformance of the application at any time during the term of the program. The applicant agrees that work, data, etc. created under the auspices of the program shall be turned over to the MDE upon such termination. The MDE, in whole or in part, may terminate the program for cause by written notification. Furthermore, the MDE and the applicant may terminate the agreement, in whole or in part, upon mutual agreement. Either the Mississippi Department of Education or the awardee may terminate this agreement at any time by giving written notice to the other party of such termination and specifying the effective date thereof. The applicant shall be paid an amount which bears the same ratio to the total compensation as the services actually performed bear to the total services of the contractor covered by the agreement, less payments of compensation previously made.

H. This agreement, and all matters or issues collateral to it, shall be governed by, and constructed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Mississippi.

I. Applicant shall not assign or sub-grant in whole or in part, its rights or obligations under this agreement without prior written consent of MDE. Any attempted assignments without said consent shall be void and of no effect.

J. The local education agency/grantee adheres to the applicable regulations of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education: 34 CFR Subtitle B, Parts 100-199.

By signing this statement, the Grantee hereby certifies and assures that the applicant submitting this application shall comply with the above Endorsement and Support of District Application, Standard Terms and Conditions, and MDE Assurances and Certifications in accordance with state and federal regulations requirements, and MDE policy and requirements pertaining to this program. The applicant certifies further that the information submitted on this application is true and correct.

_________________________ ____________________

Applicant’s Signature Date

Form 3

STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS

AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

It is expressly understood and agreed that the obligation of MDE to proceed under this agreement is conditioned upon the congressional appropriation of funds and the receipt of federal funds. If the funds anticipated for the continuing fulfillment of the agreement are, at any time, not forthcoming or insufficient, either through the failure of the federal government to provide funds to appropriate funds or the discontinuance or material alteration of the program under which funds were provided or if funds are not otherwise available to MDE, MDE shall have the right upon ten (10) working days written notice to the Grantee, to reduce the amount of funds payable to the Grantee or to terminate this agreement without damage, penalty, cost or expenses to MDE of any kind whatsoever. The effective date of reduction or termination shall be as specified in the notice of reduction or termination.

CHANGES

This agreement shall not be modified, altered or changed, except by mutual agreement by an authorized representative(s) of each party to this agreement, and must be confirmed in writing through MDE grant modification procedures.

INDEPENDENT GRANTEE

The Grantee shall perform all services as an independent Grantee and shall discharge all of its liabilities as such. No act performed or representation made, whether oral or written, by Grantee with respect to third parties shall be binding on the MDE.

TERMINATION

The MDE, by written notice, may terminate this grant, in whole or in part, if funds supporting this grant are reduced or withdrawn. To the extent that this grant is for services, and if so terminated, the MDE shall be liable only for payment in accordance with payment provisions of this grant for services rendered prior to the effective date of termination.

The MDE, in whole or in part, may terminate this grant for cause by written notification. Furthermore, the MDE and the Grantee may terminate this grant, in whole or in part, upon mutual agreement.

Either the MDE or the Grantee may terminate this agreement at any time by giving 30 days written notice to the other party of such termination and specifying the effective date thereof. The Grantee shall be paid an amount which bears the same ratio to the total compensation as the services actually performed to the total services of the Grantee covered by the agreement, less payments of compensation previously made.

ACCESS TO RECORDS

The Grantee agrees that the MDE, or any of its duly authorized representatives, at any time during the term of this agreement, shall have access to, and the right to audit and examine any pertinent books, documents, papers, and records of Grantee related to Grantee’s charges and performance under this agreement. Such records shall be kept by Grantee for a period of five (5) years after final payment under this agreement, unless the MDE authorized their earlier disposition. Grantee agrees to refund to the MDE any overpayments disclosed by any such audit. However, if any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 5-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution off all issues which arise from it.

LAWS

This agreement, and all matters or issues collateral to it, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Mississippi.

LEGAL AUTHORITY

The Grantee assures that it possesses legal authority to apply for and receive funds under this agreement.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Grantee shall be an equal opportunity employer and shall perform to applicable requirements; accordingly, Grantee shall neither discriminate nor permit discrimination in its operations or employment practices against any person or group of persons on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap or sex in any manner prohibited by law.

COPYRIGHTS

The Grantee: (i) agrees that the MDE shall determine the disposition to title to and the rights under any copyright by Grantee or employees on copyrightable material first produced or composed under this agreement; and, (ii) hereby grants to the MDE a royalty free, nonexclusive, irrevocable license to reproduce, translate, publish, use and dispose of, to authorize others to do so, all copyrighted or copyrightable work not first produced or composed by Grantee in the performance of this agreement, but which is incorporated in the material furnished under the agreement, provided that such license shall be only to the extent Grantee now has, or prior to the completion or full final settlements of agreement may acquire, the right to grant such license without becoming liable to pay compensation to other solely because of such grant.

Grantee further agrees that all material produced and/or delivered under this grant will not, to the best of the Grantee’s knowledge, infringe upon the copyright or any other proprietary rights of any third party. Should any aspect of the materials become, or in the Grantee’s opinion be likely to become, the subject of an infringement claim or suite, the Grantee shall procure the rights to such material or replace or modify the material to make it non-infringing.

PERSONNEL

Grantee agrees that, at all times, the employees of Grantee furnishing or performing any of the services specified under this agreement shall do so in a proper, workmanlike and dignified manner.

SURRENDER OF EQUIPMENT

Grantee and MDE shall jointly conduct a closing inventory and Grantee shall replace or repair all equipment lost, damaged or destroyed to make up any deficiency between the opening and closing inventories. Grantee shall transfer all equipment per MDE’s guidance and written instructions.

ASSIGNMENT

Grantee shall not assign or subgrant in whole or in part, its rights or obligations under this agreement without prior written consent of the MDE. Any attempted assignment without said consent shall be void and of no effect.

MISSISSIPPI ETHICS

It is the responsibility of the Grantee to ensure that subcontractors comply with the Mississippi Ethics Law in regard to conflict of interest. A statement attesting to said compliance shall be on file by the Grantee.

I have read and agree to comply with the standard terms and conditions, and I certify that the contents of this application, if funded, will be followed in the implementation of the Mississippi Department of Education and school district’s Educator-in-Residence program described herein.

District Name Date

Applicant’s Signature

Date


Form 4

CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE FORM

Mississippi Department of Education

Name of Applicant:

Each applicant must disclose any personal, business, or volunteer affiliations that may give rise to a real or apparent conflict of interest. The purpose of this form is to help MDE identify the actual or potential conflict and ensure the avoidance where necessary. Please complete and sign the form below as it relates to a conflict of interest within EIR-Assistant State Literacy Coordinator.

I have no conflict of interest to report.

I have the following conflict of interest(s) to report. Please describe any relationships, transactions, positions you hold (volunteer or otherwise), or circumstances that you believe could contribute to a conflict of interest:

I certify that the information set forth above is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I agree that if I become aware of any information that might indicate that this disclosure is inaccurate, I will notify MDE immediately.

___________________________

Applicant’s Signature Date

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