High Plains Educational Cooperative
Board of Director’s Meeting
May 16, 2019
611 Marcy Fierstein, Director
611 Shelly Harris, Asst. Director
611 Kim Cruz, Asst. Director
611 Mary A. James, Clerk
611 Flor Galindo, Finance Clerk
507 Jeff Rollins, BOD
215 Kenny Waechter, BOD
214 Ron Smith, BOD
216 Christie Webb, BOD
209 Brian White, BOD
217 Phoebe Brummett, BOD
200 Ross Kuttler, BOD
210 Stephanie Heger, BOD
215 Larry Lyder, Supt.
494 Dan Kullot, BOD
452 Wade Tucker, BOD
374 Mike Bultena, BOD
374 Rex Bruce, Supt.
210 Adrian Howie, Supt.
1. Call to Order
Christie Webb, Board President, called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
2. Approve Agenda
Mike Bultena moved to approve the agenda as presented. Jeff Rollins seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.
3. Approve Minutes of Regular April Meeting
Mike Bultena moved to approve the minutes from the April meeting as presented. Brian White seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.
4. Approve Accounts Payable
Jeff Rollins moved to approve the accounts payable as presented. Stephanie Heger 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
There was no report.
7. Nominating Committee
Mike Bultena moved to appoint Dan Kullot and Brian White to the nominating committee to nominate a person for Vice President for the 2019-20 school year. Phoebe Brummett seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.
8. Interlocal Agreement
Phoebe Brummett moved to approve the Interlocal Agreement with SWPRSC with changes as presented. Ross Kuttler seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.
Dan Kullott moved to accept with regrets, the resignations from Bethany Manny, IR teacher at Holcomb Elementary School; Melissa Williams, IR teacher at Lakin Middle School; Jody Baehler, IR teacher at Deerfield Elementary; Michelle Cox, IR teacher at Hickok Elementary and Wendy Byrne, IR teacher at Syracuse Elementary. Mike Bultena seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.
Ross Kuttler moved to approve contracts for Jackye Light, IR teacher at Hugoton High School; Carmen Carson, IR teacher at Syracuse High School; and Hannah Elliot, IR teacher at Montezuma Elementary School. Mike Bultena seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.
Ron Smith moved to approve the OT consultant contract for Dave Foreman for the 2019-20 school year. Jeff Rollins seconded the motion. Motion carries, 11 yes, 0 no.
b. Staff Needs
Marcy Fierstein shared with the board open staff positions within the districts.
There will be MANDT training in July. July 9th for Recertification and July 15th and 16th for Basic/Intermediate training. There is a limit on registration, so please let Trista Metcalf know if districts have staff that they would like to send to this training. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
d. New Teacher Survey
Shelly shared the results of the new teacher survey.
10. Data on Numbers
Marcy shared the data on numbers of students served within the districts.
11. Review of Insurance Data
Marcy shared information on several options for insurance for the future.
12. FY 2020 Budget Discussion
Marcy shared the proposed budget for FY20. This will be brought for a vote at the June board meeting. We are asking for an increase in the assessments. HPEC has not raised assessments in 20 years.
The HPEC and teachers have agreed to wait until we have more data regarding the budget before beginning negotiations.
14. Indicator 13 and 14 Data Submission
Data for indicators 13 and 14 of the state performance plan have been submitted to the State. Both indicators deal with high school transition.
15. HPEC 2019-20 Central Office Calendar
Brian White moved to approve the 2019-20 HPEC calendar as presented. Ron Smith seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.
16. HPEC Summer Hours
HPEC will start summer hours after Memorial Day.
17. APR Report
The APR reports were downloaded and sent to the districts. All districts met the highest level which is “Meets Requirements” on their report.
Dan Kullot moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 P.M. Jeff Rollins seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.
HPEC Board President