Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/22/2022 - 6:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 15.19 Review and Potential Approval of Independent Contract with Talk Solutions
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 career.
File Attachment:
Independent Contract for Talk Solutions 6-10-22.pdf
Summary: Talk Solutions will continue to provide student support services to all grades at Pleasant Hill Middle School with an emphasis on 6th grade students. Talk Solutions will also spend at least 25% of the time with our Compass (CEP/SEEC) students. His ability to support and outreach to the large percentage of Special Education population on our site provides a scaffolding that is tantamount to those students' achievement. In addition to direct support to students, this contract includes non-student office time for Mr. Roll to design, plan, implement strategies and collaborate on PBIS. Mr. Roll provides a constant contact for families in need of assistance with struggling students, communication intervention, positive phone calls/texts/videos. Regular school year support services will be 28 hours per week on site, attendance at all Wednesday meetings, additional independent work outside of site time, and will include:

Supervision of students during passing and lunch
In class workshops/lessons
Kindness Recognition Program
Lunch time activities
Leading students in conflict resolution strategies
Situational/urgent conflict resolutions
Parent outreach
Small group support with an emphasis on positive behaviors that reflect Pleasant Hill Middle School
PBIS/Equity meetings
Funding: Site Local Control Funding Formula 09300 - $20,000
SPSA 1.2 Site Secondary School General Education 07010 - $20,000
Parent Club Donations 39350 - $10,000
Fiscal Impact $50,000
Recommendation: Move to approve the Independent Contract between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Talk Solutions.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Louise Neville - Administrative Assistant
Signed By:
Jennifer Sachs - Chief, Educational Services
Signed By:
Elizabeth McClanahan - Director of Purchasing and Warehouse
Signed By:
Mika Arbelbide - Director of Fiscal Services
Signed By:
Dr. Lisa Gonzales - Chief Business Officer
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 Independent Contract between Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Talk Solutions.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 4 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 4 - 0
Erin McFerrin     Yes
Cherise Khaund     Yes
Linda Mayo     Yes
Keisha Nzewi     Yes