Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/25/2012 - 7:30 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: 15.14 Request to approve MDUSD/Solution Tree and Marzano Research Lab Contracts
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
File Attachment:
Marzano Research Lab Contract.pdf
Solution Tree Secondary RTI Contract.pdf
Solution Tree Elementary RTI Contract.pdf
Summary: Mt. Diablo Unified School District is a district in Program Improvement. Annually, districts in Program Improvement are required to spend 10% of their Title I funds on professional development. The professional development (PD)must meet a variety of criteria including alignment with the district’s Local Education Agency Plan Addendum (LEA Plan Addendum), be research-based, and directly address the academic achievement problem that caused the identification for improvement. Additionally, they may use one day or short-term workshops or conferences only if they are part of, and integral to, a comprehensive plan for professional development activities. Mt. Diablo’s LEA Plan Addendum identifies the need to provide district wide professional development for administrators, coaches, and teachers that focuses on the instructional program, high quality first instruction, collaboration, and the development of a district wide intervention plan with a focus on response to intervention. (LEA Plan Addendum D.4.11, D.4.1.2, D.5.1.1, D.5.3.1, D.6.1.1, D.8.1.2). Student Achievement and School Support, in conjunction with Personnel, Student Services, Special Education, and the PAR/BTSA coach program developed an extensive two year professional development plan. An integral component of this PD plan is a comprehensive plan to work with Solution Tree and the Marzano Research Laboratory to address the areas identified in the MDUSD LEA Plan Addendum. These contracts provide ongoing, research-based strategies that support identified needs such as instructional strategies, collaboration, development of a district wide intervention plan, and the embedding of process and practices focused on response to intervention. These contracts involve training teacher leaders, coaches, and administrators in group settings as well as site-based consultation and are designed specifically to meet the varied needs of elementary and secondary sites.
Funding: MDUSD/Solution Tree Contract - Elementary and Secondary Coaching Academies are funded out of Title I
MDUSD/Marzano Research Lab Contract is funded out of SIG (School Improvement Grant)
Fiscal Impact 000.3065.10.5800 - 200,000.00 (Title I)

000.3081.10.5800 - 62,217.20 (SIG)
Recommendation: For approval as presented.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Bev Heppler - Administrative Assistant
Signed By:
Lorie O'Brien - Administrator, Compliance and Training
Signed By:
Rose Lock - Assistant Superintendent of Middle
Signed By:
Bryan Richards - Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
Greg Rolen, Esq. - General Counsel
Signed By:
Steven Lawrence - Superintendent
Vote Results:

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