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Minutes

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High Plains Educational Cooperative

Board of Director’s Meeting

October 15, 2020

7:00 PM

Attendees:

611  Marcy Fierstein, 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

209  Antonio Crawford, Alt. BOD

214  Dave Younger, Supt.

215  Martin Stessman, Supt.

Via Zoom:

217  Phoebe Brummett, BOD

466  Andy Trout, BOD

452  Sheila Walker, BOD

371  Daniel Berg, Alt. BOD

200  Todd Schmidt, Alt. BOD

363  Ryan Schreibvogel, BOD

363  Scott Myers, Supt.

217  John Barrett, Supt.

626  Kim Mauk, RSC

1.      Call to Order

Ron Smith, Board President, called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

2.      Approve Agenda

Christie Webb moved to approve the agenda as presented. Jeff Rollins seconded the motion. Motion carries 12 yes, 0 no.

3.      Approve Minutes of Regular August Meeting

Christie Webb moved to approve the minutes from the August meeting as presented. Andy Trout seconded the motion. Motion carries 12 yes, 0 no.

4.      Approve Accounts Payable

Jeff Rollins moved to approve the accounts payable as presented. Christie Webb seconded the motion. Motion carries 12 yes, 0 no.

5.      Comments from the Public

There were none in writing.

6.      Committee Reports

         a.      RSC Report

Kim Mauk spoke about training the Service Center can provide.

         b.      Superintendents Council

Martin Stessman gave the report.

7.      Committee Appointments for 2020-21

Christie Webb moved to approve the committee appointments for 2020-21 as presented. Barry Hittle seconded the motion. Motion carries 12 yes, 0 no.

8.      Contract

Jeff Rollins moved to approve contracts for Stanton County Hospital for SLP services and Rehab Visions for PT services for the 2020-21 school year. Daniel Berg seconded the motion. Motion carries 12 yes, 0 no.

9.      Policy for Federal Funds

Kenny Waechter moved to approve the amendment to the policy for federal funds as presented. Chrisite Webb seconded the motion. Motion carries 12 yes, 0 no.

10.   Leave Policy for COVID

Andy Trout moved to approve the HPEC sick leave policy for COVID as presented. Christie Webb seconded the motion. Motion carries 12 yes, 0 no.

11.   Administrative Team Report

         a.      Fall Goal Setting

The administrators are meeting with teachers to set individual goals for the year. This will be completed by Nov. 1.

         b.      Professional Development Committee

The PDC committee will meet Oct. 28 for their first review of plans for the year.

         c.      Optum Reward

HPEC received $16,317.21 for the stop loss.

         d.      Celebration from State on EC Efforts

We received accolades from the state for our practices in Early Childhood services. The state is holding us up as a role model.

         e.      Staff Evaluations

The administrative team is working on completing observations and checklists for all certified staff on years one and two during the month of October. The administrators will seek input from the Principals during this process.

         f.       IEP Contingency Plans

IEP contingency plans are almost complete. The plans have been added to all IEPs as requested by the state.

12.   Director’s Report

         a.      Categorical Aid Payment

The Categorical Aid payment was posted today. Please forward the payment to HPEC. This does not require local board action.

         b.      IDEA Maintenance of Effort and Excess Cost Reporting

The date for reporting the state/federal report on Maintenance of Effort and Excess Cost has been

delayed and there has not  been no new date set as of now.

         c.      Significant Disproportionality

Marcy gave an update on Significant Disproportionality.

         d.      iReady for Intervention

iReady is now available for use with interventions. Thank you to the Principals that attended the iReady training that was held through Zoom.

         e.      Air Conditioning Units

Marcy shared that the 25 year old air conditioning units had to be replaced.

13.   Other

Ron Smith commended Marcy, her staff and the Superintendents for what they are doing during this time.

14.   Adjourn

Jeff Rollins moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 PM. Chrisie Webb seconded the motion. Motion carries 12 yes, 0 no.

 

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HPEC Board President

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