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High Plains Educational Cooperative

Board of Director’s Meeting

September 20, 2018

6:30 PM


611 Kim Cruz, Asst. Director

200 Ross Kuttler, BOD

611 Mary A James, Clerk

507 Jeff Rollins, BOD

611 Marcy Fierstein, Director

363 Scott Myers, Supt.

611 Chrissie Mangels, Treasurer

363 Jean Johnson, BOD

215 Christie Webb, BOD

214 Dave Younger, Supt.

214 Ron Smith, BOD

209 Brian White, BOD

374 Mike Bultena, BOD

494 Dan Kullot, BOD

210 Adrian Howie, Supt.

452 Wad Tucker, BOD

371 Bobie Davis, BOD

210 Mike Persinger, Alt. BOD

Kimberly Hull, Visitor


1.         Call to Order  

Christie Webb, Board President, called the meeting to order at 7:03 P.M.

2.         Approve Agenda

Mike Bultena moved to approve the agenda as presented in the packet.  Mike Persinger seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.

3.         Approve Minutes of Regular August Meeting

Mike Persinger  moved to approve the minutes of the August meeting as presented in the packet. Dan Kullot seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.

4.         Approve Accounts Payable

Mike Persinger moved to approve accounts payable as presented in the packet. Jean Johnson 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.

            b.         Council of Superintendents

There was no report.

7.         2018-19 Committee Appointments

Brian White moved to approve committee appointments for the 2018-19 school year as presented.  Ron Smith seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.

8.         Contracts

Jean Johnson moved to approve the contracts for Rehab Visions for PT services and Dave Foreman, for OT services for the 2018-19 school year. Jeff Rollins seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.

9.         Staff Development Activities

            a.         New Teacher Academy

The Administrative team shared information from the New Teacher/Mentor Academy that was held Sept. 6th.

            b.         MANDT Training

MANDT recertification was held Sept. 18th at HPEC. The Basic and Intermediate training will be held Sept. 25th and 26th.

            c.         Professional Development Committee

Kim share with the board the PDC met Aug. 20th to approve resubmittals of plans for last year. They will meet again Oct. 15th.

            d.         Combined Categorical Groups for iReady Training

Elementary IR and School Psychs were in Sept. 10th  and Secondary IR and Gifted Facilitators were in Sept. 11th for iReady training in the morning and individual group meetings in the afternoon.

            e.         Para Guidelines from the State

Marcy shared information from the state on guidelines for effective para use in the classroom. This information was on the table.

10.       Director’s Report

            a.         On the Road Show

The Administrative team is over half way done with their On the Road Show for this year.

            b.         Fall Goal Setting

The administrative team will be meeting with teachers in their designated districts to set fall goals using the PDC plan from SWPRSC.

            c.         Staff  Evaluations

The administrative team will be completing observations and checklists for all certified staff on years one and two during October. HPEC administrators will need input from the Principals during this process.

            d.         IDEA, Gifted  and Fiscal File Review

There are two districts that are part of Cohort 1 for IDEA, Gifted and Fiscal File Review. The files have been pulled and reviewed for compliance. The data has been uploaded to the state.  Thank you to the Superintendents for helping with the fiscal file review for your district.

            e.         State Audit

The Preliminary audit by the state was completed on August 28th.

11.       Other

Christie Webb shared with the board a thank you card from the family of Winnie Hagenah.

Marcy shared that she and Chrissie will provide a Special Education funding workshop in the near future.

12.       Adjourn

Ross Kuttler moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:21 P.M.  Mike Persinger seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.



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