Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 8/12/2019 - 7:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 14.17 (Item #23) Contract Agreement between MDUSD and Sonja Biggs Educational Services for Related Service Providers: Teacher of the Visually Impaired 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: Independent Service Contract and Insurance
File Attachment:
Sonja Biggs insurance.pdf
19-20 Sonja Biggs Ed Services ISC.pdf
Summary: Sonja Biggs Educational Services is an Independent Service Contractor (ISC) for Related Service Providers 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 MDUSD is in compliance with state and federal laws that govern special education. Sonja Biggs Educational Services is a company that will be utilized to provide services to students with visual impairments to ensure that all of MDUSD's needed services are covered for the 2019-2020 school year. Sonja Biggs Educational Services has found one Teacher of Visually Impaired to assist in our current opening. The MDUSD Human Resources Department and the Special Education Department continue to recruit and hire district employees.
Funding: Special Education Department Program Code 12180: Vision Services
Fiscal Impact The contracted amount between MDUSD and Sonja Biggs Educational Services for $140,000 is already included in the approved budget for the 2019-2020 school year.
Recommendation: Approve the Independent Service Contract (ISC) between MDUSD and Sonja Biggs Educational Services, for vision services, in the amount of $140,000 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:
Roger Bylund - Interim Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Linda Mayo Moved, Member Cherise Khaund seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve the Independent Service Contract (ISC) between MDUSD and Sonja Biggs Educational Services, for vision services, in the amount of $140,000 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