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Minutes

DRAFT

High Plains Educational Cooperative

Board of Director’s Meeting

December 17, 2020

7:00 PM

Attendees:

611  Marcy Fierstein, Director

611  Shelly Harris, Asst. Director

611  Marlene Dodge,  Super./Coord.

611  Mary A James, Clerk

611  Chrissie Mangels, Treasurer

214  Ron Smith, BOD

215  Kenny Waechter, BOD

507  Jeff Rollins, BOD

210  Barry Hittle, BOD

216  Christie Webb, BOD

371  Bobie Davis, BOD

466  Steve Kucharik, Alt. BOD

214  Dave Younger, Supt.

507  Mike Ward, Supt.

Via Zoom:

476  John Krahn, BOD

467  Ann Wiles, BOD

452  Sheila Walker, BOD

209  Grace Eisenhour, Alt. BOD

215  Martin Stessman, Supt.

363  Scott Myers, Supt.

626  Angela Lawrence, RSC

 

1.      Call to Order

Ron Smith, Board President, called the meeting to order at 7:04 PM.

2.      Approve Agenda

Christie Webb moved to approve the agenda as presented in the packet. Barry Hittle seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.

3.      Approve Minutes of Regular November Meeting

Christie Webb moved to approve the minutes from November as presented in the packet. Jeff Rollins seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.

4.      Approve Accounts Payable

Jeff Rollins moved to approve the accounts payable as presented. Bobie Davis seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.

5.      Comments from the Public

There were none in writing.

6.      Committee Reports

         a.      RSC Report

Angela Lawrence gave the report of upcoming trainings.

         b.      Superintendents’ Council

There was no report.

7.      Staff          EXECUTIVE SESSION

Ron Smith moved to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing matters concerning staff and that the board returns to the open meeting at 7:18 P.M. in this room. The executive session is to include board members, Superintendents, Director, and Assistant Directors. Christie Webb seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.

Christie Webb moved to accept the resignation with liquidated damages from Bre Beitz, IR teacher in Lakin. Jeff Rollins seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.

8.      Staff          EXECUTIVE SESSION

Ron Smith moved to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing matters concerning staff and that the board returns to the open meeting at 7:30 P.M. in this room. The executive session is to include board members, Superintendents, Director, and Assistant Directors. Christie Webb seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.

9.      Staff Contract

Christie Webb moved to approve the contract for Trisha Venosdel, long-term sub in Lakin for second semester of the 2020-21 school year. Kenny Waechter seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.

10.   Covid Leave

Kenny Waechter moved to extend the COVID leave until the end of the 2020-21 school year. Barry Hittle seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.

11.   Staff Development

         a.      School Psychologists

Shelly shared the school psychologists met virtually Dec. 11th from 9-12.

         b.      EC

The Early Childhood group met in person Dec. 4th and discussed autism and cultural bias.

12.   Staff Evaluations       

The administrative team will share information on staff evaluations to be completed by Feb. 15th. They will be completing evaluations with input from supervising principals.

13.   Winter Break for Central Office

The central office will be closed Dec. 23 – Jan. 1.

14.   Director’s Report

         a.      Maintenance of Effort (MOE)

Maintenance of Effort and Excess Cost report is now open. It is due Feb. 5th. Districts must go through the Kansas Grants Reporting System to access your information. Districts must do their portion before Marcy can complete it for HPEC.

         b.      District Corrective Action for Gifted File Review

The DCAP for Gifted has been approved by the state.

         c.      One Percent Justifications for DLM

Marcy has turn in the one percent justifications for DLMs, and they have been approved by the State.

15.   Other

Marcy shared we have paid out 3,951.75 hours for paras for Covid leave so far.

16.   Adjourn

Jeff Rollins moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 P.M. Christie Webb seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.

 

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