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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

June 21, 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 May 1, 2017

Motion by: Seconded by:

Vote:


6. RECOGNITION

a. Outstanding Services to Students with Special Needs

b. Recess

7.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.


8. REPORT OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

a. Executive Director’s Comments Discussion

b. Director of Business Operations’ Comments Discussion

c. State SELPA – May 31 – June 2, 2017 Exhibit 1

d. Federal/State Budget Update

1. Fiscal Report – State Budget Negotiations In High Gear Exhibit 2

Special Education Studies and Survey and Federal Funding

e. Legislative/Legal Update

1. School Services of California - Legislative Report Exhibit 3

May 26, 2017

f. Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

1. Introduction to Special Education Exhibit 4

g. GASELPA Training/Staff Development – April/May/June 2017 Exhibit 5

9. DISCUSSION INFORMATION

  1. a. Disproportionality - Discussion

b. Alternative Dispute Resolution Program Grant Discussion

c. Greater Anaheim SELPA – Behavioral Support & Intervention Exhibit 6

Academy

d. ABA Facilitator 2 Day Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Training Discussion

Dates: July 31 and August 1, 2017

e. Fall Meeting Dates Exhibit 7

10. 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 14460 through 14628 Exhibit 8

2. Purchase Orders 16104 through 16114 Exhibit 9

b. Personnel Items

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

a. None

c. Leave of Absence

1. Carter, T ABA Facilitator Medical 6/7 – 6/15/17

2. Isbell, D ABA Facilitator Personal 4/10 - 5/17/17

3. Lee, A ABA Facilitator Medical 5/23 - 6/13/17

4. Leonard, C Occupational Therapist Medical 5/3 - 5/29/17

5. Ruger, M Vision Paraprofessional WC 4/24 - 5/23/17

6. Toscano, M Associate Case Supervisor Personal 5/5 - 5/12/17

d. Retirements

1. None

e. Resignations/Terminations

1. Beighton, L Administrative Assistant Assignment Ended 5/12/17

2. Burdette, G ABA Facilitator Resignation 6/15/17

3. Ruger, M Vision Paraprofessional Assignment Ended 5/30/17

4. Serrano, N ABA Facilitator Resignation 5/26/17


f. It is recommended that the Board approve the Amendment to the Exhibit 10

Independent Contractor Agreement with Cornerstone Therapies to include

the additional Service of Speech Individual Educational Evaluation (IEE).

Evaluation conducted at our facility costs are: Articulation only up to four (4)

hours (including write-up) – $400; Speech and Language up to eight (8) hours

(including write-up) - $800; IEP attendance - $102.98 and Drive time - $35

each way per evaluation and/or IEP attendance. Evaluations conducted at

Cornerstone Therapies costs are $228.56 each hour up to two (2) hours;

$86.75 each additional hour. Total costs not to exceed $10,000. Effective

June 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017. Member Districts to reimburse.

g. 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 are 1) 4.5% of the

GASELPA’s reimbursement from the State; 2) $.27 per GASELPA participant per

July-September 2017 and $.54 per GASELPA participant each month 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, 2017 through

June 30, 2018.

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

with Abramson Audiology to perform 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, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Member districts to

reimburse.

i. 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, 2017 through

June 30, 2018. Costs not to exceed $50,000. Member districts to

reimburse.

j. 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, 2017 through June 30, 2018. AUHSD will provide

transportation services for four Member Districts at a of cost for home to school of

$41.75 per day per student and $76 per hour for field trips. Member districts to

reimburse.

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

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

Intervention Programs 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, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Part C to provide funding.

l. 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, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

Member districts to reimburse.

m. 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. Costs are $102/hr. DIS

Services; $153/hr. for early intervention services (infants 0-3) and services to visually impaired infants (0-3). Total costs not to exceed $10,000. Effective July 1, 2017

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

infant funding.

n. 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, 2017

through June 30, 2018, with an option to renew annually upon the written

agreement of both parties.

o. 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, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

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

with Kelly Cokely to provide transcribing services. Cost is $20 per hour, not to

exceed $7,500. Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Member districts to

reimburse.

q. 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 $86/hr. in-center therapy, $100/hr. in-home therapy and $102/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. Inc 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, 2017

through June 30, 2018. Member districts to reimburse.

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

with Dr. Chris Davidson to provide the following services: Review of Records, 2-3

Testing Sessions, School Observation, Goals, Recommendations, Report and one,

2 hour IEP, including travel. Costs for all services is a flat fee of $5,900 (fee includes t

travel time), not to exceed of $5,900. Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

Member district to reimburse.

s. 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, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Member

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

t. 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

$100,000. Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Member districts to reimburse.

u. 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 is $75 per hour not to exceed $125,000. Effective July 1, 2016 through

June 30, 2017. Member districts to reimburse.

v. 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 needs students to

promote greater independence. Costs are $105/hr. for assessments (7-hour minimum)

and training; $25/hr. for travel and $.535 per mile; and the cost of prescribed equipment. Total costs not to exceed $30,000. Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

Member districts to reimburse.

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

Harbottle Law Group and Greater Anaheim SELPA for the fiscal year July 1, 2017

through June 30, 2018. Services to be provided at a rate not to exceed $195 per hour

for Mr. Harbottle and $190 for all other HLG attorneys, plus any direct costs incurred.

Total costs not to exceed $15,000. Member districts to reimburse.

x. 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, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

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, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Member districts to reimburse.

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

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

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

2017 through June 30, 2018. Member districts to reimburse.

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

with New Directions DBA ProCare to provide Adaptive PE Specialist services.

Cost is $80 per hour. Total costs not to exceed $35,000. Effective July 1, 2017

through June 30, 2018. Member districts to reimburse.

ab: It is recommended that the Board approve the Amendment #1 to the Independent

Contractor Agreement between New Direction Solutions, LLC (DBA ProCare

Therapy, Inc.) as follows: 1)/ Change Item 9 – Termination to “either party” may

terminate this agreement, 2) Include a “Limitation of Liability” clause, and to include

3) Include a “Non-Compete Clause”. All other terms and conditions remain the same.

ac. 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 plus the cost of equipment. Total consulting costs not

to exceed $15,000. Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

ad. 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 $112.27 per hour, not to exceed $10,000. Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Member districts to reimburse.

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

with Abby Rozenberg, M.S., CCC-SLP, to provide Speech and Language

Evaluations (IEE) and IEP participation. Costs are $1,800 for IEE and $135 per hour

for IEP participation. Total costs not to exceed $2,070. Effective July 1, 2017 through

June 30, 2018. Member district to reimburse.

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

with Russo, Fleck & Associates to provide physical therapy and occupational therapy treatments, consultations, collaborations, evaluations, IEP attendance; travel and

reports. Costs are $84.23 per hour not to exceed $15,000. Effective July 1, 2017

through June 30, 2018. Member Districts to reimburse.

ag. 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, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Member Districts to reimburse.

ah. It is recommended that the Board approve the contract between California State

University Dominguez Hills and the Greater Anaheim SELPA, in which the Greater

Anaheim SELPA will offer Occupational Therapy education programs for

accreditations by the appropriate State Board. There is no cost/charge to the

GASELPA. Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019.

11. ACTION DISCUSSION

a. It is recommended that the Board approve Resolution 258-2017 authorizing - Exhibit 11 the County Superintendent to make transfers between reserve and any expenditure classifications to permit payment of obligations.

b. It is recommended that the Board approve authorizing Paul Lavigne, Ed.D., Exhibit 12

Executive Director and Kathleen Thomason, Director of Business Operations,

to receive payroll, vendor checks or other documents from School Financial

Services (division of Orange County Department of Education) for the

period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

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

Anaheim SELPA Adapted PE Specialist’s 2017-18 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 16, 2017 through July 25, 2017.

Member Districts to reimburse.

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

Paraprofessional 2017-18 work year to accommodate the Extended School Year

(ESY) needs of our Member Districts. Increase will be an additional forty (40)

hours June 16, 2017 through July 25, 2017. Member Districts to reimburse.

e. 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 2017-18:

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.

f. Public Hearing regarding the 2017-18 Greater Anaheim SELPA Annual Exhibit 13

Service Plan and recommendations for Board approval.

g. Public Hearing regarding the 2017-18 Greater Anaheim SELPA Annual Exhibit 14

Budget Plan and recommendations for Board approval.

h. Public Hearing regarding the Greater Anaheim SELPA Budget for fiscal Exhibit 15

year 2017-18 and recommendation for approval as required under

Education Code 42127(a).


12. CLOSED SESSION

a. Executive Director Evaluation


13. REPORTING OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

14. COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

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


15. 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

September 20, 2017

Greater Anaheim SELPA Office

6:00 p.m.