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November 12, 2020 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Meeting of the Board of Commissioners (VIRTUAL)

Agenda
1. ACTION
       Call to Order / Roll Call         
 
Presenter:  Judy Abdo, Commission Vice Chair
2. ACTION
       Consent
Presenter:  John Wagner, Executive Vice President
2.A. Approve Special Commission Meeting Summary Action Minutes and Transcript - Thursday, October 8, 2020
 
2.B. Approve the Monthly Financial Statements for the Month Ending September 30, 2020
2.C. Contracts: Approve Three New Agreements and Two Renewals and Authorize Staff to Complete Final Execution of the Agreements Upon Approval from the Board
2.D. Authorize Strategic Partnerships with LACOE, Child 360, and Childcare Alliance of Los Angeles for Dual Language Learner Pilot Expansion in the Amount of $1,887,676 for a Period of 12 Months and Authorize First 5 LA Staff to Execute Agreements totaling $1,887,676 with an Anticipated Period of December 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021
 
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2.E. Authorize a Strategic Partnership with the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) in the Amount of $6,349,422 to Implement Quality Start Los Angeles’ (QSLA) IMPACT 2020 Award from First 5 CA for the Period of Three Years and Authorize First 5 LA Staff to Execute an Agreement for an Amount not to Exceed $1,305,244 with an Anticipated Period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021
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2.F. Approve Strategic Partnership with California Health Foundation and Trust, fiscal sponsor for the Hospital Alliance of Southern California and Communities Lifting Communities in the Amount of $250,000 to Implement Cherished Futures for Black Moms and Babies for a Period of 12 Months and Authorize First 5 LA Staff to Execute an Agreement for an Amount not to exceed $250,000 with an Anticipated Period of January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021
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3. INFORMATION
       Executive Director's Report 
        
Presenter:  Kim Belshe, Executive Director
4. ACTION
       Approve Extension of Executive Director’s Employment Contract
 
Presenter:  Craig Steele, Legal Counsel, Richards, Watson, Gershon
5. ACTION
       Emergency Ratification Actions Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Written Only)
     
• Approve Board Resolution 2020-11 
 
Presenter:  John Wagner, Executive Vice President
6. INFORMATION
       Building a More Equitable ECE System



Presenters: Becca Patton, Director, Early Care & Education; Jaime Kalenik, Program Officer, Early Care & Education; Gina Rodriguez, Program Officer, Early Care & Education; Debra Colman, Director, Office for the Advancement of Early Care and Education; and, Micaela Walker, Childcare Advocate, Facilitator for Los Angeles Family Childcare Providers United Childcare Provider at Precious Little Heartbeats Childcare
7. INFORMATION
      
Remarks by the Commission Chair of the Board
 
Presenter:  Sheila Kuehl, Commission Chair
8. State & Federal Policy: A Look Ahead



Presenters: Peter Barth, Interim Chief of Staff; Charna Widby-Martin, Interim Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs and Ofelia Medina, Senior Policy Strategist, Public Policy & Government Affairs
 
9. INFORMATION
Public Comment (for items not on the agenda)
10. ACTION      
       Adjournment
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