Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/22/2022 - 6:00 PM
Category: Special Education
Type: Action
Subject: 15.35 Review and Potential Approval of the 2022-2023 School Year Contract between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Communication Across Barriers
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:
CAB - 2022-23 Master Contract - Vendor Signed.pdf
CAB - Insurance 2023-03-09.pdf
Summary: Communication Across Barriers is a non-public agency (NPA) that provides Speech and Language Pathology and Augmentative Communication 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. Communication Across Barriers is a company that is utilized to provide Speech Therapy Services to ensure that all of our needed 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: 12190 Special Education DIS: Speech/Audiology and 12150 Special Education DIS: AT/AAC
Fiscal Impact $185,000
Recommendation: Move to approve the 2022-2023 school year contract between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Communication Across Barriers
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 Cherise Khaund Moved, Member Linda Mayo seconded to approve the Original motion 'Move to approve the 2022-2023 school year contract between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Communication Across Barriers'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 4 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 4 - 0
   
Linda Mayo     Yes
Cherise Khaund     Yes
Keisha Nzewi     Yes
Erin McFerrin     Yes