Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 4/13/2022 - 6:00 PM
Category: Special Education
Type: Action
Subject: 16.18 Review and Potential Approval of the 2021-2022 School Year Contract Increase between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Ascend Rehab Services, Inc
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Policy:
Enclosure Amendment #2, Insurance and Master Contract
File Attachment:
21-22 Ascend Rehab - Amendment 2.pdf
21-22 Ascend Rehab - Master Contract.pdf
Ascend Rehab Insurance (New).pdf
Summary: Ascend Rehab Services, Inc is a non-public agency (NPA) that provides Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs), Occupational Therapists (OTs), Special Education Instructional Assistants (classroom assistants) 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 governs special education. Ascend Rehab Services, Inc is a company that is utilized to provide these services to ensure that all of our needed services are covered for the 2021-2022 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 ($460k), 12170 Special Education DIS: OT/PT ($145k), 10000 Special Day Class Operating ($70k)
Fiscal Impact The increased $675,000. The new contract amount is $2,315,000.
Recommendation: Move to approve the contract increase amount of $675,000 between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Ascend Rehab Services, Inc
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 Keisha Nzewi Moved, Member Cherise Khaund seconded to approve the Original motion 'Move to approve the contract increase amount of $675,000 between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Ascend Rehab Services, Inc'. 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