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High Plains Educational Cooperative
Board of Director’s Meeting
March 23, 2017
6:30 PM
 
 

611

Chrissie Mangels

Treasurer

611

Marcy Fierstein

 Director

467

Farrin Watt

BOD

200

Ross Kuttler

BOD

507

Jeff Rollins

BOD

363

Jean Rush

Supt.

611

Shelly Harris

Asst. Director

216

Christie Webb

BOD

371

Jeff Martin

BOD

626

Bill Losey

RSC Rep.

210

Paula Rowden

BOD

214

Dave Younger

Supt.

214

Ron Smith

BOD

494

Dan Kullot

BOD

363

Jean Johnson

BOD

611

Amber Miller

Asst. Director

611

Mary A James

Clerk

209

Brian White

BOD

 
1.       Call to Order
Jeff Rollins, Board Vice President, called the meeting to order at 6:59 PM.
 
2.       Approve Agenda
Paula Rowden moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Ron Smith seconded the motion. Motion carries 10 yes, 0 no.
 
3.       Approve Minutes of Regular February Meeting
Ron Smith moved to approve the minutes from the February meeting as presented. Ross Kuttler seconded the motion. Motion carries 10 yes, 0 no.
 
4.       Approve Accounts Payable
Brian White moved to approve the accounts payable as presented. Christie Webb seconded the motion. Motion carries 10 yes, 0 no.
 
5.       Comments from the Public
There were none in writing.
 
6.       Committee Reports
           a.       RSC Report
Bill Losey gave the resport.
           b.       Superintendents Council
There was no report.
 
7.       Staff
a.       Contracts/Resignations
Ross Kuttler moved to accept the resignation of Courntey Morris, IR teacher at Greeley County Jr/Sr High School effective at the end of the 2016-17 school year. Brian White seconded the motion. Motion carries 10 yes, 0 no.
 
Jean Johnson moved to offer a contract to Melissa Williams for Interrelated teacher for  the 2017-18 school year. Ron Smith seconded the motion. Motion carries 10 yes, 0 no.
 
           b.       Recruitment
Marcy shared the list of recruiting fairs that have been attended.
 
           c.       Extended School Year
Amber Miller shared that she will be sending letters concerning Extended School Year out next week.  She explained the guidelines for Extended School Year.
 
           d.       Staff            EXECUTIVE SESSION
Jeff Rollins, Vice President, moved to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing matters concerning staff and that the board returns to the open meeting at 7:15 PM (3 minutes) in this room. The executive session is to include board members, Superintendents, Director and Assistant Directors. Brian White seconded the motion. Motion carries. 10 yes, 0 no.
 
            e.      Open Positions
Marcy Fierstein shared with the board the open/transfer request positions.
 
           f.        Staff Development
The administrative team shared the Jr/Sr IR staff  and Reading Group had been in and Gifted will meet on March 30th, EC on March 31st, Speech on April 4th,  K-2 Interrelated teachers on April 5th, Behavior Group on April 13th and Reading group on April 10th.
 
8.       Service Design Committee
Marcy shared information from the Service Design committee that met at 6 PM regarding positions for the 2017-18 school year.
 
9.       Spring Goal Review
The administrative team will be completing spring goals for certified staff before May 1st .
 
10.    2017-18 District Calendars
Please send Meri a copy of the approved district calendar at mjames@hpec611.net
 
11.    Health Insurance
Marcy and Chrissie shared with the board the insurance fund is healthy. EBMS is on a two-year plan with a rate cap of 3% for 2018.  We do anticipate an increase in Optum Health due to a few larger claims.
 
12.    IDEA State Performance Plan Public Report        
The District State Performance Report will be released to superintendents during the week of March 31st and will be available to the public on the KSDE website.  Preliminary data shows that all HPEC member districts met requirements and are in compliance.
 
13.    August Inservice Dates
Dates for August inservice days are:
August 1 – School Psychologists
August 3 – New Teachers
August 4 – New Teachers/Mentors
August 8 – All Staff at the Grant County Civic Center
 
14.    Other
HB  2410 hearing concerning the new finance bill, will continue tomorrow March 24th.
          
 
15.    Adjourn
Ron Smith moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 PM. Brian White seconded the motion. Motion carries 10 yes, 0 no.
 
 
 
 
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President, Board of Directors