Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 8/28/2013 - 7:30 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 9.8 (Item #8) Renewal of Memorandum of Understanding between Seneca Center for Children & Families and Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD)
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Strategic Initiative 5.3 Optimal Operations and Infrastructure
Ensure that our facilities and infrastructure support and enhance student learning and safety.
File Attachment:
seneca nps certification_0069.pdf
Summary: On August 20, 2012 the Board of Education voted to approve the continuation of a Memorandum of Understanding with Seneca Center to operate three NPS collaborative classrooms with intensive day treatment services for MDUSD students diagnosed with serious emotional disturbances. This program is designed to create a cost-effective service system that will maximize available District resources, while efficiently controlling costs. The program provides a highly supportive educational setting for parents to consider in lieu of placing their children in expensive residential treatment programs. The desks in these classrooms will be dedicated to serve MDUSD students exclusively, thereby providing options for meeting the more intense needs of students and their families. In addition, this program will offer community-based treatment services to families with students currently placed out of state enabling the students to return home and successfully integrate into the Seneca NPS program. The District is proposing to continue this agreement for the 2013/14 School Year.
Funding: General Purpose/Special Education
Program Code 1660 Non-Public Schools
Fiscal Impact The contract amount is $540,000 and is a budgeted expense for the 2013/14 School Year.
Recommendation: Approve 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
Linda Mayo     Yes
Barbara Oaks     Yes
Cheryl Hansen     Yes