Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/14/2022 - 6:00 PM
Category: Special Education
Type: Action
Subject: 15.19 Review and Potential Approval of the 2022-2023 Contract Increase between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Communication Works
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 1: All students will receive a high quality education in a safe and welcoming environment with equitable and high expectations, access to technology, and instruction in the California State Standards that prepare them for college and/or career.
Policy:
Enclosure Amendment, Master Contract and Insurance
File Attachment:
Communication Works - Amendment 1 - Vendor Signed.pdf
Communication Works - 2022-23 Master Contract - Final.pdf
Communication Works - Insurance 2023-03-01.pdf
Summary: Communication Works is a non-public agency (NPA) that provides Speech and Language Pathologists for school-based services that are identified on Individual Education Plans (IEP's). When Mt. Diablo Unified School District is not able to fill all open positions with district employees, the use of contract agencies is necessary to ensure that we are in compliance with state and federal law that govern special education. Communication Works is a company that is utilized to provide Speech Therapy Services to ensure that all of our needed services are covered for the 2022-2023 school year. Mt. Diablo Unified School District Human Resources and Special Education continues to recruit and hire district employees.
Funding: Funding: 12190 Special Education DIS: Speech/Audiology
Fiscal Impact The increase of $426,000 brings the total of $450,000. This amount is included in the approved budget for the 2022-2023 school year.
Recommendation: Move to approve the contract increase amount of $426,000 between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Communication Works
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Amy Sudrla - Special Education Administrator
Signed By:
Wendi Aghily - Chief, Pupil Services and Special Education
Signed By:
Elizabeth McClanahan - Director of Purchasing and Warehouse
Signed By:
Mika Arbelbide - Director of Fiscal Services
Signed By:
Cesar Alvarado - General Counsel
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Linda Mayo Moved, Member Keisha Nzewi seconded to approve the Original motion 'Move to approve the contract increase amount of $426,000 between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Communication Works'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
   
Linda Mayo     Yes
Debra Mason     Yes
Cherise Khaund     Yes
Keisha Nzewi     Yes
Erin McFerrin     Yes