Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/8/2020 - 6:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 15.7 Review and Potential Approval of Contract Increase between MDUSD and SPG for Speech and Language Pathologist Services and Physical Therapists.
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: Master Contract and Insurance
File Attachment:
Speech Pathology insurance.pdf
19-20 Speech Pathology Master Contract.pdf
Summary: SPG is a non-public agency (NPA) that provides Speech and Language Pathology Services and Physical Therapists 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. SPG is a company that is utilized to provide Speech and Physical Therapy Services to ensure that all of the related services are covered for the 2019-2020 school year. MDUSD Human Resources Department and Special Education continues to recruit and hire district employees.
Funding: Special Education Department Program Code 12190 Speech / Audiology
Fiscal Impact In November of 2019 SPG purchased Bright Paths Therapists who provided our Physical Therapy Services. Bright Path PO for $209,650.00 has been disencumbered and all pre-approved funds will be moved to SPG. There is no cost increase.

Recommendation: Approve the disencumbered amount from Bright Paths PO of $209,650 and move that amount to SPG PO in order to cover the remaining cost of Speech and Physical Therapy services through SPG 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:
Cesar Alvarado - Associate General Counsel
Signed By:
Robert Martinez - Superintendent