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GREATER ANAHEIM SPECIAL EDUCATION LOCAL PLAN AREA


Greater Anaheim SELPA

Conference Room

7300 La Palma Ave., Bldg. 6

Buena Park, CA 90620

SELPA Office: (714) 828-1766


GASELPA BOARD MEETING

November 15, 2017

6:00 p.m.


AGENDA


1.        CALL TO ORDER

 

2.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

3.        ROLL CALL

 

4.        APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

5.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES                                        October 18, 2017

        Motion by:                                                        Seconded by:

        Vote:

   

6.        PUBLIC RECOGNITION

a.         Introduction of Guests

          The Board will meet any guests in attendance.

        b.        Visitor Comments

This is an opportunity for the general public to address the Board on non-agenda items.  Comments

on items that are on the agenda will be heard when the item is considered.  All speakers wishing to

address the Board must fill out a VISITOR COMMENT REQUEST CARD in advance and present it

 to the Board President.  All speakers from the audience must wait until the Board President recognizes

 them before making any statements.  In the interest of time and order, all speakers from the audience

 will be limited to three minutes and will have only one opportunity to speak on any item.  The Board

 reserves the right to limit the time on any single item in consideration of conducting the business of

 the entire agenda.  Speakers will follow procedures specified on the Visitor Comment Request Card.

       

7.        REPORT OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

a.         Executive Director’s Comments                                                        Discussion

b.         Director of Business Operations’ Comments                                                Discussion

c.        State SELPA – November 1-3, 2017                                                        Exhibit        1        d.        Federal/State Budget Update                                                                

        1.        2018 Initiative to Expand Opportunities for Children        With Disabilities        Exhibit 2

e.        Legislative/Legal Update

        1.        Coalition for Adequate Funding for Special Education –                        Exhibit 3

                Legislative Report – October 19, 2017                       

f.            Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Update                                        Discussion

g.        GASELPA Training/Staff Development – October 2017                                Exhibit        4

                                                                               

8.        DISCUSSION INFORMATION

        a.        Alternative Dispute Resolution Expansion Program                                               Discussion

        b.        Orange County Department of Education – 2016-17 Unaudited Actuals                 Exhibit 5

        c.        Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP – GASELPA 2016-17 Annual Audit                Exhibit 6

        d.        Board Rotation        Exhibit 7

e.        2018 GASELPA Board Meeting Dates (Draft)                                        Exhibit 8

 

9.        CLOSED SESSION

        a.        Personnel Matters

 

10.        REPORTING OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

                                       

11.        CONSENT CALENDAR

Items listed under the consent calendar are considered to be routine and are acted upon by the Board in one motion.  There is no discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public requests specific items to be discussed and/or removed from the Consent Calendar.

 

It is recommended that the Board approve/ratify and authorize the following Consent Calendar items.

a.        Business Items

1.        Issue of Warrants                14828 through        14900                                Exhibit 9

2.        Purchase Orders                17046 through        17058                                Exhibit 10

b.        Personnel Items                       

1.        ABA Facilitator at Step 1, effective as noted:

a.        None

        c.        Leave of Absence

                1.        Murphy, C                COTA                Medical        10/26/17-11/3/17

        d.        Retirements

                1.        Toscano, M                Associate Case Supervisor                11/24/17

e.           Resignations/Terminations

        1.        Ortega, E                        ABA Facilitator                10/8/17

f.        It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contractor                 Exhibit 11

        Agreement with Therapy Travelers to provide two Speech Language

        Pathology Assistants (SLPA’s) in a regular school day setting (up to 7

hours per day) at a rate of $55 per hour per SLPA.  Cost is not to exceed

$27,000, effective November 6, 2017 through December 22, 2017.

Member district to reimburse.

           

12.        ACTION DISCUSSION

a.        It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contract                 Exhibit 12

Agreement with Jan Casteel, Licensed Educational Psychologist, to

provide Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) – Psycho Evaluation

report.  Rate is a flat fee of $4,000 for school observation, testing, record

review, report writing and IEP attendance (IEP attendance limited to two

hours).  Effective July 1, 2017 through November 30, 2017.  Member district

to reimburse.

b.        It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contractor                 Exhibit        13

        Agreement with Marc Lerner, MD, to provide up to six Determination of

Medical Necessity for Services of Speech and Language Therapists letters

and to review physical and occupation therapy referrals.  Costs are $200

per letter and $150 per hour to review referrals.  Total costs not to exceed

$11,200.  Effective November 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  Member

districts to reimburse costs of letters.

c.        It is recommended that the Board approve the hiring of Lisa Colburn, as a       

        GASELPA Occupational Therapist, starting at Step 5 of the Greater Anaheim

SELPA Classified Salary Schedule.  Effective December 4, 2017.

d.        It is recommended that the Board accept the Greater Anaheim SELPA’s

2016-17 Annual Audit prepared by Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP.

e.        It is recommended that the Board approve the First Interim JPA Certification         Exhibit 14

of Interim Report for the Fiscal Year 2017-18, pursuant to Education Code

sections 41023 and 42131.

 

13.        COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

Comments from the Board Members will be received and will be limited to five minutes per person.

 

  14.        ADJOURNMENT

 

 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, should special assistance be required for you to participate in this meeting, please contact the Greater Anaheim SELPA Office at (714)828-1766 at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to this meeting.  This will enable the GASELPA to make reasonable arrangements to assure accessibility to this meeting.

 

 

NEXT BOARD MEETING

January 17, 2017

Greater Anaheim SELPA

6:00 p.m.