This document describes the Founders Fellowship program operated by Empower Schools, a Massachusetts-based education support organization, in partnership with the Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership (SEZP). The program recruits and prepares education leaders to found, design, and lead new (restart) middle schools in Springfield, Massachusetts.
MOU Between District and SEA to Establish Independent Empowerment Zone
Contract (MOU) between Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership (new non-profit entity), local school board (Springfield Public Schools) and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (SEA) that outlines the authorities and responsibilities of the parties involved. The contract articulates a unique relationship between local school district, SEA, and the new Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership (SEZP) that is responsible for oversight of schools.