DRAFT
High Plains Educational Cooperative
Board of Director’s Meeting
January 19, 2017
6:30 PM
 
 
611
Chrissie Mangels
Treasurer
611
Marcy Fierstein
Director
611
Shelly Harris
Asst. Director
611
Amber Miller
Asst. Director
507
Jeff Rollins
BOD
215
Mike Ward
Supt.
452
Sheila Walker
BOD
216
Christie Webb
BOD
374
Mike Bultena
BOD
611
Mary A James
Clerk
210
Paula Rowden
BOD
214
Rodger Hilton
Asst. Supt.
214
Ron Smith
BOD
215
Dan Patterson
BOD
626
Bill Losey
Rep.
363
Jean Johnson
BOD
 
 
 
209
Brian White
BOD
 
 
1.       Call to Order
Jeff Rollins, Board Vice President, called the meeting to order at 7:02 PM.
 
2.       Approve Agenda
Paula Rowden moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Brian White seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
 
3.       Approve Minutes of Regular December Meeting
Ron Smith moved to approve the minutes from the December meeting as presented. Jean Johnson seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
 
4.       Approve Accounts Payable
Paula Rowden moved to approve the accounts payable as presented. Sheila Walker 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
Bill Losey shared the Spring 2017 workshops that the RSC will be putting on.
           b.       Superintendents Council
Mike Ward gave a short report.
 
7.       Cyber Insurance
Dan Patterson moved to add Cyber Insurance to our liability insurance plan at an additional cost of $1325. Mike Bultena seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
 
8.       Alternatives to Suspension
Shelly shared with the board information regarding alternatives to suspension in schools. Information was on the table.
 
9.       Staff
           a.       Director’s Evaluation
The Director’s Evaluation will be emailed to all Superintendents and HPEC Board  members. Please return any comments to Eric Erven, at eric.erven@spectrumbrands.com prior to Feb. 15.
 
           b.       Assistant Directors’ Evaluations
Evaluations for the Assistant Directors will be emailed to principals and superintendents of the areas the assistant directors supervise. Please return any comments to Marcy Fierstein at marcyf@hpec611.net prior to Feb. 15.
 
           c.       Teacher Evaluations
Observation and evaluations for teachers, years 1-4 and on cycle will be completed by Feb. 15.
 
           d.       Negotiations
The letter to be sent to the teachers organization concerning negotiations was on the table. HPEC board negotiators are: Jean Johnson, USD #363, Holcomb; Christie Webb, USD #216, Deerfield; and Jeff Rollins, USD #507, Satanta.
 
 
10.    Director’s Report
           a.       Private School Proportional Share
The Private School Proportional Share window is open and the report will be submitted by Jan. 31st.  HPEC provides special education services for a few parentally placed students within the coop.
 
           b.       Reading Curriculum
A group of teachers will be at HPEC Feb. 24th  to review reading curriculum and research to decide if HPEC needs to update SpellRead or change to a different reading program.
 
           c.       Second Semester Book Blog                  
The second semester book blog will be “Visible Learning for Literacy”.
 
           d.       Email Changes
HPEC was approved for Google for Education. The new email address domain is @hpec611.net.
          
 
10.    Adjourn
Ron Smith moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:26 PM. Mike Bultena seconded the motion. Motion carries 9 yes, 0 no.
 
 
 
 
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President, Board of Directors