Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/13/2019 - 7:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 13.11 (Item #11) Increase to the Contract Between Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) and Ascend Rehab for Speech and Language Pathologist Services
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Policy:
Enclosure:
File Attachment:
18-19 Ascend Rehab Master Contract.pdf
Ascend Rehab insurance.pdf
Summary: Ascend Rehab is a non-public agency (NPA) that provides Speech and Language Pathology Services for school based services that are identified on Individual Education Plans (IEP's). When the district (MDUSD) 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. Ascend Rehab is a company that will be utilized to provide Speech Services to ensure that all of our needed Speech Services are covered for the 2018-2019 school year. MDUSD Personnel Department and Special Education continues to recruit and hire district employees.
Funding: Special Education Department Program Code 1219 Speech / Audiology
Fiscal Impact The original contracted amount between MDUSD and Ascend Rehab was for $350,000. The requested increase is for $135,000. This amount it already included in the approved budget for the 2018-2019 school year.
Recommendation: Approve the increase to the contract between Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) and Ascend Rehab for speech and language pathologist services.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Amy Sudrla - Special Education Administrator
Signed By:
Wendi Aghily - Executive Director of Special Education
Signed By:
Nance Juner - Director of Fiscal Services
Signed By:
Deborah Cooksey - Associate General Counsel
Signed By:
Dr. Nellie Meyer - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Debra Mason Moved, Member Linda Mayo seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve the increase to the contract between Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) and Ascend Rehab for speech and language pathologist services.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
   
Linda Mayo     Yes
Joanne Durkee     Yes
Brian Lawrence     Yes
Debra Mason     Yes
Cherise Khaund     Yes