High Plains Educational Cooperative
Board of Director’s Meeting
June 16, 2022
611 Shelly Harris, Director
611 Kim Cruz, Asst. Director
611 Marlene Dodge, Asst. Director
611 Alexa Beltz, Supervisor/Coord.
611 Mary A James, Clerk
611 Chrissie Mangels, Treasurer
611 Ellen Underhill, Technology Facilitator
215 Kenny Waechter, BOD
214 Ron Smith, Alt. BOD
210 Barry Hittle, BOD
217 Phoebe Brummett, BOD
507 Jeff Rollins, BOD
363 Tyson Eslinger, Supt.
214 Dave Younger, Supt.
507 Mike Ward, Supt.
452 Trenton Horn, Supt.
476 Sara Koehn, BOD
466 Andy Trout, BOD
467 Ann Wiles, BOD
371 Bobie Davis, BOD
200 Brent Tarman, BOD
209 Grace Eisenhour, BOD
216 Mary Chipley, BOD
626 Traci Taylor, Guest
1. Call to Order
Kenny Waechter, Board President, called the meeting to order at 7:01 PM.
2. Approve Consent Agenda
Barry Hittle moved to approve the consent agenda as presented. Phoebe Brummett seconded the motion. Motion carries 12 yes, 0 no.
3. Comments From the Public
There were none in writing.
4. Committee Reports
Traci Taylor gave the update on upcoming trainings.
b. Council of Superintendents
There was no report.
5. Board Orientation
Angela Morris, Early Childhood Special Education teacher, shared information about herself and her practices.
6. Resignations and Contracts
Phoebe Brummett moved to accept with regrets and appreciations, the resignations from Tonya Martin, IR teacher at Sullivan Elementary. Jeff Rollins seconded the motion. Motion carries 12 yes, 0 no.
Phoebe Brummett moved to offer contracts to Tonya Medrano, Long Term Sub at Lakin H. S.; Natalie Araiza, Long Term Sub at Holcomb Elementary; Emily Murillo, Long Term Sub at Sullivan Elementary; Kitty Hemmert, Long Term Sub at Scott City H.S. and Manuel Garcia, IR teacher at Ulysses H.S. Barry Hittle seconded the motion. Motion carries 12 yes, 0 no.
a. Open Positions
Shelly shared the open positions and current new placements. Information was on the screen.
b. Professional Development Council
Marlene shared that the PDC committee met May 24th and approved certified PDC plans for the 2021-22 school year. The new committee members are, Karen Roth, Holcomb and Priscilla Hollingsworth, Copeland.
c. School Psychologist Year End Data
Kim shared year end data for student evaluations completed this school year.
Alexa shared the list of mentors and facilitators for 2022-23 school year.
8. FY 23 Budget
Phoebe Brummett moved to approve the budget for FY 23 as presented. Andy Trout seconded the motion. Motion carries 12 yes, 0 no.
9. Form 120
Shelly shared she will complete the Form 120 after the FY 23 budget has passed. This information is necessary for district superintendents to add to their budgets.
10. Supervisor/Coordinator Position
Ann Wiles moved to change Alexa Beltz position from supervisor/Coordinator to Assistant Director. Jeff Rollins seconded the motion. Motion carries 12 yes, 0 no.
11. Central Office Staff
Barry Hittle moved to give the Central Office staff a raise as was presented. Phoebe Brummett seconded the motion. Motion carries 12 yes, 0 no.
12. Central Office 2022-23 Calendar
Phoebe Brummett moved to approve the 2022-23 Central Office calendar as presented. Andy Trout seconded the motion. Motion carries 12 yes, 0 no.
Bobie Davis left the meeting at 7:40 P.M.
13. Administrative Team Report
a. Negotiations Committee Report
The negotiations committee will tentatively meet June 27th.
b. August Inservice Dates
Alexa shared the dates for August inservice. New teachers and mentor will meet Aug. 1st and 2nd with all staff being Aug. 4th at the Grant County Civic Center. All board members are invited to attend.
Shelly shared with the board, that Cindy Livengood, Adaptive PE teacher, had passed away June 4th. She had worked for HPEC for 34 years. She will be greatly missed.
Ron Smith moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:43 P.M. Jeff Rollins seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.
President, Board of Directors