Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/17/2013 - 7:30 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 10.14 (Item #16) Renewal of Memorandum of Understanding with Spectrum Center for 2013/14 Collaborative Program
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
File Attachment:
spectrum graph.pdf
Summary: The Mt. Diablo / Spectrum Collaborative Program Model began in 2003, at a time when the District had not developed autism specific classrooms. The purpose of this model was to provide immediate programs and services for students that were both FAPE (Free and Appropriate Public Education) and LRE (Least Restrictive Environment ) by having these classrooms on District comprehensive school sites. As the District has implemented its plan for autism classrooms and services, corresponding adjustments to the Spectrum classrooms have occurred.
Mt. Diablo Unified School District is proposing to continue to collaborate with Spectrum Center, a Non-Public School, to serve students on District campuses for the 2013-2014 school year. Spectrum proposes a contract renewal for 2 collaborative classrooms with a cost reduction of $552,086 for the 2013-2014 school year. This cost reduction will be met through the elimination of the classrooms at Pleasant Hill Middle and Northgate High School following the Extended School Year 2013. The details of the agreement and the cost savings can be found in the attachments.
Funding: General Fund/Special Education
Program Code 1660 Non-Public Schools
Fiscal Impact The fiscal impact of the new contract would result in a one year contract for $655,569.00, a reduction of $552,086 to the NPS budget for the 2013-2014 School Year. The all-inclusive fee for each classroom, effectively caps costs for the term of the one year contract.
Recommendation: Approve the memorandum of understanding as presented.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Bryan Cassin - Special Education Administrator
Signed By:
Kerri Mills - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Bryan Richards - Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
Jayne Williams - Interim General Counsel
Signed By:
John Bernard - Interim Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Moved, Member seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve Consent Agenda.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
Lynne Dennler     Yes
Brian Lawrence     Yes
Barbara Oaks     Yes
Linda Mayo     Yes
Cheryl Hansen     Yes