As part of our district's commitment to support students with unfinished learning, our Board approved expanded Academic Tutoring and Support options for students last night. Students and families can now receive academic support in three ways: from school staff (school based in-person), through partnerships with our community partners (community based in-person) and online on-demand services.
School based tutoring began in October. Staff have worked with families to identify students who may benefit from the additional support. Families interested in this service should reach out to their child's teacher.
District partners Omaha Public Schools Foundation Kids Club and Collective for Youth will provide community-based services. Students enrolled in those programs may participate. Omaha Public Schools will provide training, support and materials for community based tutoring staff. These services will tentatively begin in December and expand as more tutors are available.
Our staff will immediately begin working to implement the online on-demand tutoring services provided by Paper. Our goal is to roll out via soft launch in the coming weeks. The official launch will be Jan. 2023. Once rolled out, students in grades 3-12 can connect to a tutor via a chat-based interface. Our students can access the service through Clever integration seven days a week until 10 p.m.
The items the Board approved related to Academic Support and Tutoring are:
- Approval to Award of Request for Proposal P010-23 to Paper Education America, Inc. for On-Line Tutoring & Practice Services for K–12th Grade ($928,225.00)
- Approval of Agreement with Collective for Youth for Tutoring Services
- Approval of Agreement with Omaha Public Schools Foundation Kids Club (“OPSF Kids Club”) for Tutoring Services