Request for Proposals
The San Mateo Union High School District has released a Request for Proposals to organizations that provide training and professional development in the area of equity with an emphasis on implicit bias and anti-racist practices. You can find more information about our district in the RFP below which includes a rubric of what we will be looking for in a provider.
Timeline for RFP and Provider Selection Process
February 1, 2021: Publication and distribution of RFP
February 12, 2021: Letter of Intent Due by 5 p.m.
February 22, 2021 : Final Proposal Due by 5p.m.
March 8, 2021: Committee Decision Announced
Any proposals received after the February 22 deadline will not be accepted.
Proposals to be submitted to (electronic proposals preferred):
Julia Kempkey, Assistant Superintendent
650 N. Delaware, San Mateo, California 94401
Request for Proposals: District Wide Training
San Mateo Union High School District is dedicated to creating a equitable, anti-racist school and district culture and as part of this intention, the District has set the goal to train all staff to ensure that structural racism are not prevalent in the district’s policies, practices and procedures.
Equity Focused Professional Learning Organization (herein known as Providers) are invited to submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) addressing the provision of a systems-wide baseline training for all staff on understanding what implicit/unconfronted biases are and how to identify them; to provide staff with consistent ways to identify and interrupt hate speech & actions as well as microaggressions when they occur and; to provide staff with skills and tools to talk about race and race related issues in their work
The District is interested in receiving RFPs from agencies or individuals who can provide collaborative training to district staff and promote student equity and inclusion in our school communities and to ensure a safe welcoming environment for all students.
Upon selection, the Provider must have the capacity to provide professional learning to all district staff, during the 2021-21 school year, for all seven secondary sites and the adult school.
Background on the District
San Mateo Union High School District is located on the peninsula between San Francisco and San Jose. SMUHSD serves approximately 9,000 students in grades 9 through 12 across six comprehensive high school campuses, one continuation school, one middle college program and one “Bridge” program that serves students entering the SMUHSD as seniors with few to no credits who would be better served in an alternative program. The breakdown of student and employee demographics are displayed in the images below and should be considered in the development of a strong proposal.