Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/11/2013 - 7:30 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Info/Action
Subject: 16.2 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
Policy:
Enclosure:
File Attachment:
SOCIAL WORKER SPECIALIST.pdf
BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST.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. At the August 14, 2013 Board meeting, the Board approved three of the five positions. Those positions included a Teacher on Special Assignment, a School Psychologist and a Senior Secretary.

Staff is now requesting the approval of the remaining two positions.

1. Social Work Specialist. This position is being presented as both an information and action item. This is a new position to meet the needs of supporting the work around Equity and Disproportionality. Staff is requesting the approval of this job description and also the approval of 1.0 FTE to fill this position.

2. Educational Consultation and Behavior Management Specialist. This is an existing position. Staff is requesting approval of creating 1.0 FTE for this classified management position with a 228 day job calendar.
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 two positions as presented
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jonathan Roselin - Assistant Director
Signed By:
Rose Lock - Assistant Superintendent of Middle
Signed By:
Julie Braun-Martin - Assistant Superintendent Elementary
Signed By:
Michelle McAvoy - Personnel System Manager
Signed By:
Bryan Richards - Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
John Bernard - Interim Superintendent
Vote Results:

New Motion
Member Linda Mayo Moved, Member Brian Lawrence seconded to approve the New motion 'Approve the Social Worker Specialist and Educational Consultation Behavior Management Specialist positions for the Multi-Disciplinary Team for Equity and Disproportionality. '. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
   
Linda Mayo     Yes
Lynne Dennler     Yes
Cheryl Hansen     Yes
Brian Lawrence     Yes
Barbara Oaks     Yes