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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) 796-8960

GASELPA BOARD MEETING

June 27, 2018

6:00 p.m.

AGENDA


1. CALL TO ORDER


2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


3. ROLL CALL


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA


5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES April 18, 2018

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 – May 30 – June 1, 2018 Exhibit 1

d. Federal/State Budget Update

1. AB 3136 (O’Donnell) As Amended April 23, 2018 – Exhibit 2

Position Support Letters

2. Coalition for Adequate Funding for Special Education - Exhibit 3

News Roundup – A Compilation of SSC Fiscal Report Articles

e. Legislative/Legal Update

1. School Services of California - Legislative Report – May 23, 2018 Exhibit 4

f. Community Advisory Committee (CAC) - none

g. GASELPA Training/Staff Development – April/May/June 2018 Exhibit 5

8. DISCUSSION INFORMATION

  1. Anaheim Union High School District (Administrative Unit) Approved Discussion

Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)

b. GASELPA Staff Update Discussion

c. PTA State Conference – April 27, 2018 Discussion

d. GASELPA Business Meeting – June 8, 2018 Exhibit 6

e. GASELPA 2017-18 Second Interim Report - OCDE Exhibit 7

f. CPR/First Aid – All Staff Training – July 31, 2018 Exhibit 8

g. Fall Meeting Dates Exhibit 9

9. 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 15179 through 15368 Exhibit 10

2. Purchase Orders 17093 through 17103 Exhibit 11

b. Personnel Items

1. ABA Facilitator at Step 4, effective as noted:

a. Tran, A 7/1/18

c. Leave of Absence

1. Hall, K ABA Facilitator Personal 4/13 – 4/27/18

2. Murphy, C COTA Medical 4/23 – 6/8/18

3. Schreiner, G ABA Facilitator Maternity 4/6 - 6/4/18

4. Schreiner, G ABA Facilitator Personal 6/5/18 – 1/4/19

d. Retirements

1. Murphy, C COTA 8/22/18

2. Zei, C APE Aide 5/31/18

e. Resignations/Terminations

1. Beighton, B ABA Facilitator Resignation 5/18/18

2. Goddard, K ABA Facilitator Resignation 6/21/18

2. Hall, K ABA Facilitator Resignation 4/28/18

3. LaPierre, L ABA Facilitator Resignation 6/14/18

4. Simoni, M ABA Facilitator Resignation 6/29/18

5. Tran, A ABA Case Supervisor Resignation 6/30/18

f. It is recommended that the Board approve the Participation Agreement with the

Orange County Department of Education to provide LEA services regarding the

GASELPA’s Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (MAA). Cost: 1) 4.5% of the

GASELPA’s reimbursement from the State; 2) $.67 per GASELPA participant

each month for July-September 2018 and $1.34 per GASELPA participant per

quarter thereafter; 3) proportionate share of the State Participant fees and 4)

2% of School-based MAA program (preparation of quarterly invoices). Term is

July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

g. It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contractor Agreement

with Abramson Audiology to provide Central Auditory Processing and Audiological Assessments; staff consultation (including IEP participation); and legal consultation.

Costs are $485/Auditory Processing/Audiological Evaluations (including reports);

$185/hr. legal consultation; $85/hr. auditory services. Total costs not to exceed

$5,000. Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Member districts to

reimburse.

h. It is recommended that the Board approve the Memorandum of Under-Standing

between Anaheim Elementary School District SELPA and the Greater Anaheim

SELPA, establishing that the Anaheim Elementary School District SELPA will

provide the services of a 0.40 FTE itinerant teacher of the visually impaired to the

Greater Anaheim SELPA. Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Costs

not to exceed $55,000. Member districts to reimburse.

i. It is recommended that the Board approve the Agreement for Pupil Transportation

between Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) and the Greater Anaheim

SELPA, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. AUHSD will provide

transportation services for four Member Districts at a of cost $41.75 per day per

student for home to school and $76 per hour for field trips. Member districts to

reimburse.

j. It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contractor Agreement

with Apple Tree Early Intervention Center to provide assessments and an Early

Intervention Program for infants 0-3. Costs are $50.50/hr. for in-center group

therapy and $80.25/hr. for in-home therapy. Total costs not to exceed $15,000.

Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Part C to provide funding.

k. It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contractor Agreement

with Behavioral Health Works, Inc., to provide 1:1 behavioral intervention; case

supervision; and program development. Costs are $50/hr. for 1:1 behavior

intervention; $65/hr. for case supervision; and $90/hr. for program development.

Total costs not to exceed $90,000. Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Member districts to reimburse.

l. It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contractor Agreement

with Blind Children’s Learning Center to provide DIS services; Early Intervention

Services (0-3), services to visually impaired infants (0-3). Costs are $102/hr. DIS

Services; $155.26/hr. for early intervention services to infants (0-3) and services to

visually impaired infants (0-3). Total costs not to exceed $10,000. Effective July 1,

2018 through June 30, 2019. Member districts to reimburse and/or Part C to

provide funding.

m. It is recommended that the Board approve the Custodial Services Agreement

with the Centralia School District. Janitorial services are to be provided two

(2) hours per week at a cost of $400.00 per month. Effective July 1, 2018

through June 30, 2019.

n. It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contractor Agreement

with Craig Chorbagian to convert, update and maintain the GASELPA website.

Cost is $50 per hour for conversion and updating; and $50 per month to maintain.

Total costs not to exceed $3,000. Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

o. It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contractor Agreement

with Kelly Cokely to provide transcribing of textbooks into braille format. Cost is $20

per hour, not to exceed $7,500. Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Member districts to reimburse.

p. It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contractor Agreement

with Cornerstone Therapies to provide independent occupational therapy, physical

therapy, speech and language assessments and therapy and Speech Individual

Educational Evaluations (IEE). Costs are $88.05/hr. in-center therapy, $100/hr.

in-home therapy and $102.08/hr. in-school therapy. In center IEE – Articulation

only up to 4 hours (including wire-up)-$400, Speech and Language up to 8 hours

(including write-up)-$800, IEP attendance-$102.98, Dive time-$35 each way per

evaluation and/or IEP attendance. In-center IEE - $228.56 each hour up to 2 hours,

$86.75 each additional hour. Total costs not to exceed $12,500. Effective July 1,

2018 through June 30, 2019. Member districts to reimburse.

q. It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contractor Agreement

with Kay Fielder to provide assistance with SLP supervision and program/staff

support to the Greater Anaheim SELPA Member districts. Cost is $65 per hour, not

to exceed to $24,000. Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Member

districts to reimburse and/or Part C to provide funding.

r. It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contract Agreement

with Susan Ferencz, Psy.D., to provide Psychoeducational Assessments, which

includes intake interview/forms; records review; observation; rating scales; measures

of cognition, achievement, processing; comprehensive report/recommendations;

one-hour parent follow up meeting and one-hour school meeting. Cost is a flat rate

of $3,500, not to exceed $14,000. Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Member district to reimburse.

s. It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contractor Agreement

with Stephanie Frazier, to provide ABA/DTT program supervision to support students

with autism and consultation to districts regarding program development in areas

related to autism. Costs are $80 per hour not to exceed 35 hours per week or

$40,000. Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Member districts to reimburse.

t. It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contractor Agreement

with Gallagher Pediatrics to provide physical therapy, occupational therapy and

related services; teacher consultations; assessments and attendance of IEP meetings

as needed. Costs are $78 per hour not to exceed $135,000. Effective July 1, 2018

through June 30, 2019. Member districts to reimburse.

u. It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contractor Agreement

with Goodwill Industries of Orange County to provide Assistive Technology Services (evaluations, training and/or use of new equipment) to special education students to

promote greater independence. Costs are $110/hr. for assessments (7-hour minimum)

and training; $25/hr. for travel and $0.45 per mile; and the cost of prescribed equipment. Total costs not to exceed $30,000. Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Member districts to reimburse.

v. It is recommended that the Board approve the Retainer Agreement between

Harbottle Law Group and Greater Anaheim SELPA for the fiscal year July 1, 2018

through June 30, 2019. Services to be provided at a rate not to exceed $215 per hour

for Senior Counsel, $205 for all other HLG attorneys, $105 per hour for paralegals

and other support staff, plus any direct costs incurred. Total costs not to exceed

$50,000. Member districts to reimburse.

w. It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contractor Agreement

with the John Tracy Clinic to provide specialized services for Low Incidence students;

parent counselling and training; counseling and guidance services; language and

speech development and remediation; parent counselling and training; and Center

Based Friday School. Costs are per attached rate sheet, with the exception of the

Center Based Friday School which is $65/hr. Total costs not to exceed $10,000.

Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

x. It is recommended that the Board approve the Consultant Agreement with Marshall B. Ketchum University to provide vision therapy and assessments. Costs are per

the attached rate sheet, not to exceed $10,000. Effective July 1, 2018 through

June 30, 2019. Member districts to reimburse.

y. It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contractor Agreement

with the Language Network, Inc., to provide written and oral translations, as needed.

Costs are $90 to $160 per hour (per attached rate sheet), depending on language

and availability of professional translators. Total costs not to exceed $30,000.

Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Member districts to reimburse.

z. It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contractor Agreement

with Nicole Miller & Associates to provide independent investigations. Cost are

$150.00 per hour plus $0.535 cents per mile, not to exceed $30,000. Effective July 1,

2018 through June 30, 2019. Member districts to reimburse.

aa. It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contractor Agreement

with Pomeroy Networking to provide networking consultation and hardware. Costs

are $105/hr. for consulting services plus the cost of equipment and actual costs.

Total consulting costs not to exceed $15,000. Effective July 1, 2018 through

June 30, 2019.

ab. It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contractor Agreement

with Providence Speech & Hearing to provide Audiological assessments, Speech and Language assessments and therapy. Cost is $98.98 per hour, not to exceed $10,000. Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Member districts to reimburse.

ac. It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contractor Agreement

with Tech-Eze to collect, audit and prepare pupil count for GASELPA. Install and

upgrade software, provide reports and submit reports to the California Department of Education and to assist with training. Costs are $70 per hour not to exceed $65,000. Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Member Districts to reimburse.

10. ACTION DISCUSSION

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

Agreement with Western Youth Services to provide Mental Health Services

to qualifying member district students. Services to include: counseling and

guidance, parent counseling and training, psychological services other than

assessment and IEP development, social worker services. Cost is $120 per

hour, not to exceed $2,000. Effective May 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018.

Member district to reimburse.

b. It is recommended that the Board approve the Independent Contractor Exhibit 13 Agreement with Western Youth Services to provide Mental Health Services

to qualifying member district students. Services to include: counseling and

guidance, parent counseling and training, psychological services other than

assessment and IEP development, social worker services. Cost is $120 per

hour, not to exceed $450,000. Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Member district to reimburse.

c. It is recommended that the Board approve the Monthly Rental Agreement Exhibit 14

with Spectrum Business Centers (DBA Surf City Copiers) to provide the

GASELPA will an updated office copier at a cost of $0.012/per copy for B&W

copies and $0.07 per copy for color. Costs to include copier, parts, labor and

service. Costs not to exceed $1,500. Effective July 1, 2018.

d. It is recommended that the Board approve the Service Agreement with Exhibit 15

Paradigm Healthcare to assist with start-up documentation required by the

California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to enroll the GASELPA

as a Medi-Cal Provider and to establish Paradigm as the agent for purposes of

submitting reimbursement requests under this agreement. Costs are a flat fee

(see attachment) for each claimed service that DHCS approves for reimbursement.

Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021.

e. It is recommended that the Board approve all Greater Anaheim SELPA

certificated, classified and contracted (Executive Director and Director of

Business Operations) staff members the same 1% salary increase retroactive

to July 1, 2017 that has been adopted by the Anaheim Union High School District

Board of Trustees, with the understanding that those GASELPA staff members

hired through the Cypress School District and assigned to the GASELPA will

be subject only to the agreement approved/adopted by the Cypress School

District Board of Trustees.

f. It is recommended that the Board approve increasing for all GASELPA certificated and contracted (Executive Director) staff members the same

increase to Longevity and Doctorate Stipend retroactive to July 1, 2017 as

approved by the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees, with

the understanding that those certificated GASELPA staff members hired through

the Cypress School District and assigned to the GASELPA will be subject only

to the Agreement approved/adopted by the Cypress School District Board of

Trustees.

g. It is recommended that the Board adopt the Greater Anaheim SELPA Exhibit 16

Classified Salary Schedule reflecting the 1% salary increase retroactive

to July 1, 2017.

h. It is recommended that the Board approve Resolution 260-2018 authorizing Exhibit 17 the County Superintendent to make transfers between reserve and any

expenditure classifications to permit payment of obligations.

i. It is recommended that the Board approve authorizing Paul Lavigne, Ed.D., Exhibit 18

Executive Director and Kathleen Thomason, Director of Business Operations,

to receive payroll, vendor checks or other documents from the Orange County

Department of Education and/or OCDE Courier Services for the period of

July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

j. It is recommended that the Board approve the hiring of Benjamin Rodriguez

as a Greater Anaheim SELPA Program Specialist, starting at Step 2 of the

Anaheim Union High School District Administrative Salary Schedule.

Effective July 1, 2018. Greater Anaheim SELPA to reimburse the Anaheim Union

High School District for all costs associated with this position.

k. It is recommended that the Board approve the hiring of Jeffery Salmons as a

Greater Anaheim SELPA Program Specialist, starting at Step 2 of the Anaheim

Union High School District Administrative Salary Schedule. Effective July 1,

2018. Greater Anaheim SELPA to reimburse Anaheim Union High School District

for all costs associated with this position.

l. It is recommended that the Board approve the hiring of Silvija Kerekes as a

Greater Anaheim SELPA Adaptive PE (APE) Specialist, Effective August 6, 2018.

Salary placement on the Cypress School District Teacher Salary Schedule is

pending credential clearance. Greater Anaheim SELPA to reimburse the Cypress

School District for all costs associated with this position.

m. It is recommended that the Board approve the hiring of an additional Occupational

Therapist starting at Step 1 of the Greater Anaheim SELPA Classified Salary

Schedule. Effective July 1, 2018.

n. It is recommended that the Board approve increasing two (2) Greater

Anaheim SELPA Adapted PE Specialist’s 2018-19 work year to accommodate

the Extended School Year (ESY) needs of our Member Districts. Increase for each

employee is an additional eighty (80) hours June 15, 2018 through July 17, 2018.

Member Districts to reimburse.

o. It is recommended that the Board approve increasing the GASELPA Vision

Paraprofessional 2018-19 work year to accommodate the Extended School Year

(ESY) needs of our Member Districts. Increase will be an additional fifty (50)

hours July 1, 2018 through July 17, 2018. Member Districts to reimburse.

p. It is recommended that the Board approve the attendance of the Executive

Director at the following monthly and/or annual conferences/meetings and

payment of necessary expenses for fiscal year 2018-19:

1. State SELPA Administrators

2. Coalition for Adequate Funding for Special Education

3. ACSA – Special Education Legal Conference

4. LRP Special Education Legal Conference

5. Any travel associated with current committee assignments.

q. Public Hearing regarding the 2018-19 Greater Anaheim SELPA Annual Exhibit 19

Budget Plan and recommendations for Board approval.

r. Public Hearing regarding the 2018-19 Greater Anaheim SELPA Annual Exhibit 20

Service Plan and recommendations for Board approval.

s. Public Hearing regarding the Greater Anaheim SELPA Budget for fiscal Exhibit 21

year 2018-19 and recommendation for approval as required under

Education Code 42127(a).


11. CLOSED SESSION

a. Executive Director Evaluation


12. REPORTING OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

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.</p>

NEXT BOARD MEETING

September 19, 2018
Greater Anaheim SELPA Office
6:00 p.m.