Meeting Date:   3/12/2012 - 7:30 PM
Category:   Business/Action Items
Type:   Action
Subject:   14.9 Approve Revised Contract for Dr. Mary Bacon with Pupil Services, Olympic High School, Alliance/Sunrise, and SPP-TA Grant
Strategic Plan
Policy:  
Enclosure Revised Contract
Certificate of Insurance
File Attachment:  
Mary Bacon Certificate of Insurance.pdf
Rev. Dr. Bacon Contract.PDF
Summary Dr. Mary M. Bacon currently contracts with the district to provide professional development training and support to district staff on issues of equity, disproportionality and cultural competence.

In August 2011, Dr. Mary Bacon provided the professional development session for all administrative staff, psychologists and mental health program staff. Dr. Bacon's contract amount was $8,500.00 funded by program 3093 (Medi-Cal Healthy Start). The summary of this work is included on the attached contract.

In December 2011, Dr. Bacon's contract was increased by $11,000.00 funded by program 3669 (Mental Health Collaborative Medi-Cal Program) to provide staff development sessions at Sunrise Elementary School and the Alliance Program. Therefore, the total contract is presently $19,500.00.

An additional $3,500.00 is needed for consultation, professional development and a summary report as described in the revised contract. This additional increase will be charged to program code 3093 (Medi-Cal Healthy Start).

The second additional request for the increase for Dr. Bacon's contract is to comply with the State Performance Plan Technical Assistance (SPP-TA) project coordinated by the CDE and designed to assist local education agencies (LEAs) to improve educational results and functional outcomes for all children with disabilities and to ensure that LEAs meet compliance and performance SPP program requirements.

In compliance with the SPP-TA grant, Dr. Bacon will assist Mt. Diablo Unified School District, addressing disproportionality in Special Education. Dr. Bacon will work with a district leadership team to select and implement the results of the self-assessment tool and provide customized staff development as appropriate to support the implementation and review of an improvement plan. The grant (program 3137, RCAT+ Certificate Program) will be used to fund this portion of Dr. Bacon's services.

During the 2010-2011 school year, Dr. Bacon was paid directly by the state for Technical Assistance (TA) Facilitator services Mt. Diablo Unified received a grant for the 2011-12 school year. Given that Mt. Diablo Unified has received this grant the State Performance Plan Technical Assistance Project State Office has indicated districts will directly pay TA Facilitators for their work.
Funding Funding for the adjustment to Dr. Bacon's revised contract is as follows:

Olympic - $3,500.00 - Program Code 3093 (Medi-Cal Healthy Start)

State Performance Plan Facilitated Review Grant - $12,000.00 - Program Code 3137 (RCAT+ Certificate Program)
Fiscal Impact The total increase to this contract is $15,500.00. This increase is already budgeted for the 2011/12 school year. This contract is funded out of categorical funding. No general fund contribution is requested for this contract.
Recommendation Approve the revised contract as presented.
Approvals:  
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Mildred Browne - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Bryan Richards - Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
Greg Rolen, Esq. - General Counsel
Signed By:
Steven Lawrence - Superintendent
Vote Results:  

Original Motion
Member (Gary Eberhart) Moved, Member (Linda Mayo) seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve the revised contract as presented.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion CARRIED 5 - 0
   
Cheryl Hansen     Yes
Gary Eberhart     Yes
Linda Mayo     Yes
Lynne Dennler     Yes
Sherry Whitmarsh     Yes