Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 8/12/2019 - 7:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 14.8 (Item #13) Contract Agreement between Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) and Communication Works for Speech and Language Pathologist Services for the 2019-2020 School Year
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.
Enclosure: Communication Works Insurance and Master Contract
File Attachment:
19-20 Communication Works Master Contact.pdf
Communication Works insurance.pdf
Summary: Communication Works is a non-public agency (NPA) that provides Speech and Language Pathology Services 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. Communication Works is a company that will be utilized to provide Speech Services to ensure that all of our needed Speech Services are covered for the 2019-2020 school year. The MDUSD Human Resources Department and Special Education Department continue to recruit and hire district employees.
Funding: Special Education Department Program Code 12190 Speech / Audiology
Fiscal Impact The contracted amount between MDUSD and Communication Works for $450,000 is already included in the approved budget for the 2019-2020 school year.
Recommendation: Approve the contract between MDUSD and Communication Works for $450,000 for Speech and Language Services for the 2019-2020 school year.
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:
Deborah Cooksey - Associate General Counsel
Signed By:
Roger Bylund - Interim Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Linda Mayo Moved, Member Cherise Khaund seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve the contract between MDUSD and Communication Works for $450,000 for Speech and Language Services for the 2019-2020 school year.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 4 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 4 - 0
Linda Mayo     Yes
Joanne Durkee     Yes
Debra Mason     Yes
Cherise Khaund     Yes