Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/14/2022 - 6:00 PM
Category: Special Education
Type: Action
Subject: 15.22 Review and Potential Approval of the 2022-2023 School Year Contract between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Beyond the Words for Educational Interpreter Services
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 Agreement Contract and Insurance
File Attachment:
Beyond the Words - 2022-23 ISC - Vendor Signed.pdf
Beyond the Words - Insurance 2023-05-08.pdf
Summary: Beyond the Words is a non-public agency (NPA) that provides American Sign Language (ASL) Educational Interpreters 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 govern special education. Beyond the Words is a company that is utilized to provide Educational Interpreters to ensure that all of our needed ASL Services are covered for the 2022-2023 school year. Mt. Diablo Unified School District Human Resources and Special Education continues to recruit and hire district employees.
Funding: Funding: 12000 Special Education: Low Incidence
Fiscal Impact $600,000
Recommendation: Move to approve the contact of $600,000 between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Beyond the Words for the 2022.2023 School Year.
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 Linda Mayo Moved, Member Keisha Nzewi seconded to approve the Original motion 'Move to approve the contact of $600,000 between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Beyond the Words for the 2022.2023 School Year.'. 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