Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 12/16/2019 - 7:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 16.10 (Item #11) Contract increase between MDUSD and Beyond the Words for Sign Language 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.
Enclosure: Insurance and Interdependent Service Contract
File Attachment:
Beyond the Words insurance.pdf
19-20 Beyond the Words ISC.pdf
Summary: Beyond the Words is a non-public agency (NPA) that provides Sign Language Interpreter 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. Beyond the Words is a company that will be utilized to provide Sign Language Interpreter Services to ensure that all of our needed Services are covered for the 2019-2020 school year. Beyond the Words will be used to fill open interpreter positions and cover after school events. MDUSD Personnel Department and Special Education continues to recruit and hire district employees.
Funding: Special Education Department Program Code 12160 DIS / Deaf – Hard of Hearing
Fiscal Impact The original contracted amount between MDUSD and Beyond the Words was for $225,000. The requested increase is for $350,000. This amount is already included in the approved budget for the 2019-2020 school year.
Recommendation: Approve the increase amount of $350,000 between MDUSD and Beyond the Words.
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:
Larry Schoenke - Legal Counsel
Signed By:
Dr. Robert Martinez - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Linda Mayo Moved, Member Debra Mason seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve the increase amount of $350,000 between MDUSD and Beyond the Words.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
Linda Mayo     Yes
Joanne Durkee     Yes
Brian Lawrence     Yes
Debra Mason     Yes
Cherise Khaund     Yes