Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 12/16/2019 - 7:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 16.11 (Item #12) Contract Increase between MDUSD and Ascend Rehab for Speech and Language Pathologist Services and Occupational Therapists.
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 Master Contract
File Attachment:
19-20 Ascend Rehab Master Contract.pdf
Ascend Rehab insurance.pdf
Summary: Ascend Rehab is a non-public agency (NPA) that provides Speech and Language Pathology Services and Occupational Therapists 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. Ascend Rehab is a company that will be utilized to provide Speech and OT Services to ensure that all of our needed services are covered for the 2019-2020 school year. MDUSD Personnel Department and Special Education continues to recruit and hire district employees.
Funding: Special Education Department Program Code 12190 Speech / Audiology
Special Education Department Program Code 12170 Occupational / Physical Therapy
Fiscal Impact The original contracted amount between MDUSD and Ascend Rehab was for $350,000. The requested increase is for $600,000. This amount is already included in the approved budget for the 2019-2020 school year.
Recommendation: Approve the increase amount of $600,000 between MDUSD and Ascend Rehab.
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 $600,000 between MDUSD and Ascend Rehab.'. 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