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Virginia Company To Be Paid $40,000 To Aid Framingham Schools in Communication

There were three companies who bid for the contract, two from Massachusetts, but the Virginia company had the lowest bid.

Originally posted at 6:39 a.m. Updated with link to previous report.

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A Virigina Company was the lowest bidder for the Framingham Public Schools contract to help the district improve communications

K12 Insight, a Virginia-based independent technology and communications firm, bid was for $40,000.

"This partnership with K12 Insight perfectly aligns with our goal of providing a healthy workplace for both students and adults," said Framingham Superintendent Stacy L. Scott said last week. "This helps us show all our stakeholders that we’re actively listening to their issues and concerns — and that we have the capacity to respond to that feedback."

The other bidders were:
  • Public Consulting Group Inc. of Boston at  $89,600
  • Center for Educational Leadership and Technology in Marlborough at $53,500
Leslie Miller January 18, 2014 at 08:14 AM
...and we all know that the lowest bidder always does the best job! UGH. I remember a new roof on Potter Road School which began to blow apart in the first storm or two. The company never made good on fixing it. I remember a redo of the High School, which was so NOT energy efficient, and began to fall apart soon after the remodel. This firm may do a good job, but "the lowest bidder" is NOT the way to choose a jobber.
carol cella January 18, 2014 at 09:44 AM
I find it hard to believe that in this day and age, we are not able to communicate efficiently. Hopefully this company has heard of the internet, Facebook, Twitter etc.
MARIA VAGNINI January 18, 2014 at 10:06 AM
i can't believe they have to hire a company to come in and deal with issues with communication in our schools. All the people that are working in the school system/committee that are educated, can't figure out where the issues are, more of our tax dollars, unbelievable!!!!...
Rick McKenna January 18, 2014 at 11:09 AM
$40,000 is, what, 66,000 gluesticks; 200,000 tissue packs; 334,000 #2 pencils; 235,000 pens -- all of which parents are asked to donate to their child's classrooms, because of budgetary constraints. Oh yah and $40k is probably 266 Chromebooks. And maybe when this "feel good" "fuzzy wuzzy" contract expires, and it doesn't change anything for certain families (communications-wise), and they feel "disenfranchised", we can hire grief counselors to be available at each school every Friday.
Framingham's Mayor January 18, 2014 at 05:46 PM
What a joke.. Stacy Scott ..not

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