High Plains Educational Cooperative
Board of Director’s Meeting
December 19, 2019
611 Marcy Fierstein, Director
611 Shelly Harris, Asst. Director
611 Mary A James, Clerk
611 Chrissie Mangels, Treasurer
507 Jeff Rollins, BOD
214 Ron Smith, BOD
215 Kenny Waechter, BOD
216 Christie Webb, BOD
466 Andy Trout, BOD
209 Marcus Howe, Alt. BOD
363 Curtis Peterson, BOD
200 Ross Kuttler, BOD
209 Brian White, BOD
452 Sheila Walker, BOD
452 Trenton Horn, Supt.
466 Jamie Rumford, Supt.
363 Scott Myers, Supt.
626 Mike Ronen, RSC
Guest – Mathew Medill, Auditor
1. Call to Order
Ron Smith, Board President, called the meeting to order at 7:04 PM.
2. Approve Agenda
Ross Kuttler moved to approve the agenda with changes, making #13 an Action Item , Executive Session concerning staff. Andy Trout seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
3. Approve Minutes of Regular November Meeting
Christie Webb moved to approve the minutes from November as presented in the packet. Sheila Walker seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
4. Approve Accounts Payable
Christie Webb moved to approve the accounts payable as presented. Jeff Rollins seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
5. Comments from the Public
There were none in writing.
6. Committee Reports
a. RSC Report
Mike Ronen gave the report of upcoming trainings.
b. Superintendents’ Council
There was no report.
Andy Trout moved to approve the audit as presented by Matthew Medill of Dirks, Anthony and Duncan for the 2018-19 school year. Christie Webb seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
8. Appointments to SWPRSC Board
Kenny Waechter moved to appoint Jay Meyer, Sublette and Ryan Schwieterman, Syracuse to the SWPRSC board of directors. Andy Trout seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
9. Staff Development
a. School Psychologists
Shelly shared the school psychologists went to Garden City Dec. 13th. They went to Mosaic, Haven House and RCDC.
The Early Childhood group met Dec. 12th.
c. 2nd Year Teachers
The 2nd year teachers were in Dec. 11th.
The PDC meeting that was scheduled for Dec. 16th was postponed due to the weather. It has been rescheduled for Jan. 9th.
10. Staff Evaluations
Staff evaluations will be completed by February 15th. HPEC administrative team will be completing evaluations with input from supervising Principals.
11. Winter Break for Central Office
The Central Office will be closed Dec. 23rd – Jan.3rd.
12. Directors Report
a. Maintenance of Effort (MOE)
The Maintenance of Effort and Excess Cost report has been submitted to the State.
b. KASB Annual Convention
There was no report.
c. Negotiations Committee
There will be a negotiation committee meeting Jan.16th at 6 P.M. before the board meeting.
13. 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 7:46 P.M. in this room. The executive session is to include board members, Superintendents, Director, and Assistant Directors. Ross Kuttler seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
Andy Trout moved to approve the termination of an employee. Sheila Walker seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
Ross Kuttler moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:48 P.M. Brian White seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
HPEC Board President