Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 8/12/2019 - 7:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 14.10 (Item #15) Contract Agreement between Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) and Beyond the Words for Sign Language Interpreter Services for the 2019-2020 School Year
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: Insurance and Master Contract
File Attachment:
Beyond the Words insurance.pdf
19-20 Beyond the Words ISC.PDF
Summary: Beyond the Words is a non-public agency (NPA) that provides Sign Language Interpreter 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. Beyond the Words is a company that will be utilized to provide Sign Language Interpreter Services to ensure that all of our needed Services are covered for the 2019-2020 school year. Beyond the Words will be used to fill open interpreter positions and cover after school events. The MDUSD Human Resources Department and the Special Education Department continue to recruit and hire district employees.
Funding: Special Education Department Program Code 12160 DIS / Deaf – Hard of Hearing
Fiscal Impact The contracted amount between MDUSD and Beyond the Words for $225,000 and the money is already in the approved budget for the 2019-2020 School Year.
Recommendation: Approve the contract for $225,000 between MDUSD and Beyond the Words for American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter Services for the 2019-2020 School Year.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Amy Sudrla - Special Education Administrator
Signed By:
Wendi Aghily - Executive Director of Special Education
Signed By:
Mika Arbelbide - Director of Budget
Signed By:
Deborah Cooksey - Associate General Counsel
Signed By:
Roger Bylund - Interim Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Linda Mayo Moved, Member Cherise Khaund seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve the contract for $225,000 between MDUSD and Beyond the Words for American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter Services for the 2019-2020 School Year.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 4 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 4 - 0
   
Linda Mayo     Yes
Joanne Durkee     Yes
Debra Mason     Yes
Cherise Khaund     Yes