Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 8/14/2013 - 7:30 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: 13.20 Multi-Disciplinary Team for Equity and Disproportionality
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Professional Learning Professional Development Focused on Special Populations Goal 2.7-2.10
Professional Development Focused on Special Populations Goal 2.7-2.10
File Attachment:
Teacher on Special Assignment Job Description.PDF
School Psychologist Job Description.PDF
Senior Secretary Job Description.PDF
Summary: In July 2012, MDUSD was identified as Significantly Disproportionate for the over-identification of African American students for Emotional Disturbance. As such, MDUSD is responsible for creating a Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) Plan outlining how the district will address disproportionality and will re-allocate 15% of existing Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funds for the 2013-2014 school year to support this effort. This Plan has been approved by CDE. The Plan includes the creation of a multi-disciplinary team of approximately five (5) staff members to provide direct support to site level staff and to assist in the development of appropriate practices and strategies that can be implemented district wide. Staff is recommending three positions to be approved:

1) Teacher on Special Assignment
2) School Psychologist
3) Senior Secretary.

Two additional positions will be presented at a subsequent meeting after the new job descriptions are presented and approved by the Board.
Funding: These three positions are being funded from the 15% of the IDEA funds that has been re-allocated. Budget Code: 3141.
Fiscal Impact N/A
Recommendation: Approve the three positions as presented.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Kerri Mills - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Rose Lock - Assistant Superintendent of Middle
Signed By:
Julie Braun-Martin - Assistant Superintendent Elementary
Signed By:
Bryan Richards - Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
John Bernard - Interim Superintendent
Vote Results:

New Motion
Member Barbara Oaks Moved, Member Brian Lawrence seconded to approve the New motion 'Approve the Multi-Disciplinary Team for Equity and Disproportionality. '. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 4 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 4 - 0
Linda Mayo     Yes
Cheryl Hansen     Yes
Brian Lawrence     Yes
Barbara Oaks     Yes