Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/11/2013 - 5:00 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: 15.18 Increase purchase order with Non-Public Agency Ed. Support Services
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
File Attachment:
Ed Support.Certif. of Ins..pdf
Summary: Ed Support Services currently provides intensive behavioral services for the Mt. Diablo Unified School District including eight behavioral aides (6.5hrs/day) with clinical supervision, and a specialized Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in home program for one homebound student. These are direct IEP driven services that are provided according to the terms of a Master Contract and Individual Service Agreement. Services are agreed upon through a settlement agreement or approved by the District's Special Education Management Team to maintain a student in the least restrictive environment.

On October 8th 2012, the Board of Education approved a contract increase with Ed Support Services of $167,330 bringing the total amount of the purchase order to $196,230. Due to an increase in the number of students being served from four to nine, a new master contract for $237,081 is proposed to cover costs for the remainder of the 2012-13 School Year. Services are terminated, faded, or transitioned to a District SEA2 position through the IEP process.

A cost comparison for a District SEA2 versus Ed Support Behavioral Aide is listed below for review.
1) 6.5 hour NPA Behavioral Aide (180 days)= $44,460
2) The estimated cost for a vacant 0.75 FTE (6 hours/day) SEA2 is $43,622
3) The estimated cost for a vacant 0.8125 FTE (6.5 hours/day) SEA2 is $45,659
4)The estimated cost for a vacant 0.875 FTE (7 hours/day) SEA2 is $47,916
Funding: General Purpose/Special Education
Program Code 1661 Non-Public Agencies
Fiscal Impact The additional requested amount of $237,081 is a budgeted expense for the 2012/13 School Year. No additional funds are being requested.
Recommendation: Approve contract as presented.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Bryan Cassin - Special Education Administrator
Signed By:
Bryan Richards - Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
Kerri Mills - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Greg Rolen, Esq. - General Counsel
Signed By:
Steven Lawrence - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Linda Mayo Moved, Member Lynne Dennler seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve Award of Contracts to Decotech Systems as presented.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 4 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 4 - 0
Linda Mayo     Yes
Lynne Dennler     Yes
Cheryl Hansen     Yes
Barbara Oaks     Yes