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Minutes

DRAFT

High Plains Educational Cooperative

Board of Director’s Meeting

May 16, 2024

7:00 PM

 

Attendees:

611  Shelly Harris, Director

611  Marlene Dodge, Asst. Director

611  Alexa Beltz, Asst. Director

611  Kim Cruz, Asst. Director

611  Chrissie Mangels, Treasurer

611  Mary A James, Clerk

217 Phoebe Brummett, BOD

452  Amber Wilkerson, BOD

209 Brian White, BOD

214 Diana Nunez, BOD

214  Corey Burton, Supt.

216  Tyson Eslinger, Supt.

452  Trenton Horn, Supt.

218 Cherie Nicholson, Supt.

371/476 Jay Zehr, Supt.

Via Zoom:

216  Amanda Johnson, BOD

371  Megan Goossen, Alt. BOD

476  Sara Koehn, BOD

210  Lupe Acosta, BOD

507  Liz Weeks, BOD

200  Shea Stewart, BOD

363  Scott Myers, Supt.

507  Karen Burrows, Supt.

215  Julie Crum, Supt.

626   Kim Mauk, Guest

1.      Call to Order

Phoebe Brummett, Board President, called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.

2.      Approve Consent Agenda

Diana Nunez moved to approve the Consent  Agenda as presented. Amber Wilkerson seconded the motion. Motion carries 10 yes, 0 no.

3.      Comments from the Public

There were no comments.

4.      Committee Reports

         a.      RSC

Kim Mauk reported on summer workshops that RSC will be offering.

         b.      Superintendents Council

Superintendents gave the report from the RSC Superintendents meeting.

5.      Nominating Committee

Phoebe Brummett moved to appoint Phoebe Brummett and Diana Nunez to the nominating committee to nominate a person for Vice President for the 2024-25 school year.  Diana Nunez seconded the motion. Motion carries 10 yes, 0 no.

 

Kim Mauk left the meeting at 7:10 P.M.

 

6.      Staff

a.      Contracts/Resignations

Diana Nunez moved to accept with regrets, the resignations from Sherri Warden, IR teacher in Deerfield; Rechelle Ochsner, IR teacher in Tribune; Jennifer Stephen, IR teacher at Hickok Elem.; Rebecca Kiley, Gifted Facilitator and Chelsie Yiouvanoglou, IR teacher at Kepley Middle School.  Amber Wilkerson seconded the motion. Motion carries 10 yes, 0 no.

Phoebe Brummett moved to accept with appreciation, the resignation of Chrissie Mangels, Treasurer effective Dec. 31, 2024. Diana Nunez seconded the motion. Motion carries 10 yes, 0 no.

Diana Nunez moved to approve contracts for  Mukanyanga Kambol, Stanton County High School; Dalia Garcia, Interim Teacher and Katelyn Hill, IR teacher at Lakin. Brian White seconded the motion. Motion carries 10 yes, 0 no.

Amber Wilkerson moved to rescind the resignations of Bene Garcia and Natalie Araiza. Diana Nunez seconded the motion. Motion carries 10 yes, 0 no.

 

Karen Burrows left the meeting at 7:25 P. M.

 

         b.      Staff Needs

Shelly shared the open positions and transfers. Information was on the screen.

7.      LETRS Training

SWPRSC will provide the LETRS training, a state provided Science of Reading, for HPEC elementary teachers and the School Psychologists.

8.      Paraprofessional Wages

Shelly shared there are currently 155 paras and the average wage. She is asking the board to consider raising the starting wage to $14.00 an hour. This will be brought to the board in June for a vote.

9.      Principals Professional Development Opportunity

There will be a Principals meeting June 6th at HPEC from 10-2. The training will provide a discussion on best practices in special education.

10.   HPEC Support Services and Virtual Students

Phoebe Brummett moved to approve the change to board policy in assessing Elkhart .4 FTE per student at KCA. Diana Nunez seconded the motion. Motion does not carry,  6 yes, 4 no.

Amber Wilkerson moved to raise the Elkhart/KCA FTE to 1. Motion died as there was no second.

Brian White moved to assess the Elkhart/KCA assessment FTE to .5. Sara Koehn seconded the motion. Motion does not carry, 7 yes, 1 no, 2 abstained.

A roll call vote was taken on the motion. Motion does not carry 8 yes, 2 no.

Koehn – yes                            Johnson - yes

Acosta – yes                           Wilkerson – no

Goossen – yes                        Stewart – yes

Weeks – no                            White – yes

Nunez – yes                            Brummett – yes

After discussion, Brian White once again moved to assess the FTE assessment to .5.

A roll call vote was taken.

Koehn – yes                            Johnson - yes

Acosta – yes                           Wilkerson – no

Goossen – yes                        Stewart – yes

Weeks –yes                            White – yes

Nunez – yes                            Brummett – yes

The motion carries 9 yes, 1 no.

Brian White moved to amend the previous motion to state that the KCA assessment rate will be reviewed by this board in one years time.  Amber Wilkerson seconded the motion.

Motion carries, 10 yes, 0 no.

11.   Central Office Staff Changes

Shelly shared there will be several central office staff changes in the next year and the plans for adjusting positions.

 

Diana Nunez left the meeting at 8:13 P.M.

 

12.   FY 24 Budget Discussion

Shelly shared information from the budget committee meeting and a draft of the proposed FY 25 budget. The board will be asked to take action at the June meeting.

 

Scott Myers left the meeting at 8:14 P.M.

 

13.   Negotiations

HPEC and the teachers have agreed to wait until there is more data regarding the budget before beginning negotiations.

14.   Indicator 13 Data Submission

Data for Indicator 13 of the state performance plan has been submitted.

15.   HPEC 2024-25 Central Office Calendar

The draft of the HPEC Central Office calendar was presented. The board will be asked to take action at the June board meeting.

16.   Adjourn

Amber Wilkerson moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 P.M.  Brian White seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.

 

 

 

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