High Plains Educational Cooperative
Board of Director’s Meeting
May 21, 2020
611 Marcy Fierstein, Director
611 Shelly Harris, Asst. Director
611 Kim Cruz, Asst. Director
611 Mary A James, Clerk
611 Chrissie Mangels, Treasurer
214 Ron Smith, BOD
215 Ken Waechter, BOD
214 Dave Younger, Supt.
452 Sheila Walker, BOD
217 Phoebe Brummett, BOD
507 Jeff Rollins, BOD
476 John Krahn, BOD
494 Matt Lampe, Alt. BOD
215 Larry Lyder, Supt.
507 Mike Ward, Supt.
626 Kim Mauk, RSC
467 Ann Wiles, BOD
374 Mike Bultena, BOD
218 Rex Richardson, Supt.
217 John Barrett, Supt.
1. Call to Order
Ron Smith, Board President, called the meeting to order at 7:03 PM.
2. Approve Agenda
Kenny Waechter moved to approve the agenda as presented. Phoebe Brummett seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
3. Approve Minutes of Regular April Meeting
Phoebe Brummett moved to approve the minutes from the April meeting as presented. John Krahn seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
4. Approve Accounts Payable
Sheila Walker 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
Kim Mauk shared that PD will be held virtually until August.
7. Nominating Committee
Jeff Rollins moved to appoint Phoebe Brummett and Sheila Walker to the nominating committee to nominate a person for Vice President for the 2020-21 school year. Mike Bultena seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
Mike Bultena moved to accept with regrets, the resignations from Sheryl Hutcherson, IR teacher at Rolla; Cara Geyer, IR teacher at Kepley Middle School; Daylan Gilleland, IR teacher at Lakin Middle School; and Tara Butler, IR teacher at Holcomb Elementary. Sheila Walker seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
Kenny Waechter moved to approve contracts for Lydia Gould, at Syracuse High School; Deborah Reding, Leoti High School; Kitra Aller, at Lakin Middle School and Tristan Hunter, Holcomg Middle School. Phoebe Brummett seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
b. Staff Needs
Marcy Fierstein shared with the board open staff positions and mentors for the 2020-21 school year.
9. Revisions to the Policies, Practices and Procedures Document
Jeff Rollins moved to approve the revisions to the Policies, Practices and Procedures document as presented. Phoebe Brummett seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
10. Disproportionality on numbers of students served within the districts.
Marcy and Ron shared information from the two stakeholders meetings that were held.
11. FY 21 Budget Discussion
Marcy shared the proposed budget for FY21. This will be brought for a vote at the June board meeting.
12. Medicaid Application
HPEC will be completing our 5 year renewal of the Medicaid application. The cost will be $595 per district and HPEC will be paying for this.
13. Supervisor/Coordinator Position
Kenny Waechter moved to add the Supervisor/Coordinator position. Mike Bultena seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
HPEC and the teachers have agreed to wait until we have more data regarding the budget before beginning negotiations.
15. 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 post high school transition.
16. HPEC 2020-21 Central Office Calendar
Phoebe Brummett moved to approve the 2020-21 HPEC calendar as presented. Kenny Waechter seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
16. HPEC Summer Hours
HPEC will start summer hours June 1st.
HPEC will have another Zoom board meeting in June, then in person in July with the Zoom option.
Jeff Rollins moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 P.M. Sheila Walker seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
HPEC Board President