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High Plains Educational Cooperative

Board of Director’s Meeting

November 18, 2021

7:00 PM


611  Shelly Harris, Director

611  Kim Cruz, Asst. Director

611  Marlene Dodge, Asst. Director

611  Alexa Beltz, Supervisor/Coord.

611  Chrissie Mangels,  Treasurer

611  Mary A James, Clerk

215  Kenny Waechter, BOD

507  Jeff Rollins, BOD

214  Diana Nunez, BOD

452  Lettie McKinney, BOD

214  Dave Younger, Supt.

507  Mike Ward, Supt.

216  Tyson Eslinger, Supt.

RSC  Kim Mauk, Guest

Via Zoom:

467  Ann Wiles, BOD

476  Sara Koehn, BOD

200  Brent Tarman, BOD

209  Grace Eisenhour, BOD

Via Phone:

216  Mary Chipley, Alt. BOD


1.      Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance

Kenny Waechter, Board President, called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

2.      Approve Consent Agenda

         a.      Agenda  

         b.      Minutes of Regular October Meeting

         c.      Accounts payable         

Jeff Rollins moved to approve the consent agenda as presented. Diana Nunez seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.

3.      Comments from the Public

There were none in writing.

4.      Committee Reports

         a.      RSC Report

Kim Mauk gave the report from the RSC.

         b.      Council of Superintendents

Tyson Eslinger gave the report.

5.      Board Orientation

This month the focus was on Childfind.

6.      Staff Development

The Administrative team shared the AIT training was held Nov. 4th, the Tri-State Special Education Law Conference , Nov. 4th and 5th, the 504 workshop , Nov. 9th and the Behavior Network meeting on Nov. 12th.

7.      Recruiting

Kim and Marlene shared information from the Speech/Language Pathologist recruitment fair they attended at FHSU Nov. 12th.

8.      Salary Committee

Shelly shared information from the Salary Committee meeting that was held Nov. 2nd.

9.      Audit

Dirks, Anthony and Duncan is working on the audit for FY21 and will present the report at the January board meeting.

10.   School Board Representative for SWPRSC

This item was tabled until the December board meeting.

11.   Director’s Report

         a.      Maintenance of Effort (MOE) and Excess Cost Report

The application is now open. Districts are asked to enter their district data.

         b.      Placement Rates

Shelly shared the current placement rates for our districts.

12.   Central Office Closed

The central office will be closed Nov. 24-26 for Thanksgiving break.      

13.   Meeting ended at 8:02 P.M.




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