GREATER ANAHEIM SPECIAL EDUCATION LOCAL PLAN AREA
Greater Anaheim SELPA
7300 La Palma Ave., Bldg. 6
Buena Park, CA 90620
SELPA Office: (714) 828-1766
GASELPA BOARD MEETING
November 15, 2017
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:
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:
c. Leave of Absence
1. Murphy, C COTA Medical 10/26/17-11/3/17
1. Toscano, M Associate Case Supervisor 11/24/17
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
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.
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