REVISED DRAFT (5/24/18)
 
High Plains Educational Cooperative
Board of Directorís Meeting
May 17 , 2018
6:30 PM
 
 

611

Chrissie Mangels

Treasurer

466

Eric Erven

BOD

611

Shelly Harris

Asst. Director

363

Jean Johnson

BOD

452

Wade Tucker

BOD

363

Jean Rush

Supt.

611

Marcy Fierstein

Director

216

Christie Webb

BOD

200

Ross Kuttler

BOD

371

Tim Brown

Alt. BOD

476

Travis Jantz

BOD

214

Chad Krug

Asst. Supt.

214

Ron Smith

BOD

209

Kent Knoll

Alt. BOD

217

James Langley

BOD

611

Kim Cruz

Asst. Director

611

Mary A James

Clerk

215

Larry Lyder

Supt.

215

Kenny Waechter

BOD

 

 

 

 
1.       Call to Order
Christie Webb, Board Vice President, called the meeting to order at 7:02 PM.
 
2.       Approve Agenda
Eric Erven moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Ron Smith seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.
 
3.       Approve Minutes of Regular April Meeting
Jean Johnson moved to approve the minutes from the April meeting as presented. Travis Jantz seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.
 
4.       Approve Accounts Payable
Eric Erven moved to approve the accounts payable as presented. Ross Kuttler 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
Travis Jantz gave a short report.
           b.       Nominating Committee
Eric Erven moved to appoint Christie Webb and Jeff Rollins to the nominating committee to nominate a person for Vice President for the 2018-19 school year.  Ron Smith seconded the motion. Motion carries  11 yes, 0 no.
 
7.       Staff
a.       Contracts/Resignations
Ron Smith moved to accept  with regrets, the resignation from Heather Stegman, IR teacher at Holcomb MIddle School .  Eric Erven seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.
 
Jean Johnson moved to approve contracts for Elizabeth Warrick, IR teacher at Satanta Grade School;  Deborah Kreie, IR teacher at Stanton County Jr./Sr. High School; Amy Herman, IR teacher at Scott City Middle School; Tammy Peterson, IR teacher at South Gray High School; Jaxon Autry, IR teacher at Holcomb High School; Chelsea Parsons, IR teacher at Scott City High School; Rechelle Ochsner, IR teacher at Scott City High School; Catherine Crindland, IR teacher at Hugoton High School; Tamera Geyer, IR teacher at Wichita County Elementary School ; Judy Galdean, SLP at Elkhart Elementary and Karin Jordan for OT services for the 2018-19 school year. Ross Kuttler seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.
 
b.       Staff Needs
Marcy Fierstein  shared with the board open staff positions and transfer requests within the districts. This information was on the table.
 
           c.       Staff Development Activities
The PDC Committee met on April 25th.
 
           d.       MANDT
There will be MANDT training in July.  July 10th for Recertification and July 23rd and 24th  for Basic/Intermediate training. There is a limit on registration, so please let Trista Metcalf  know if districts have staff that they would like to send to this training.  Her email is tmetcalf@hpec611.net.
 
           e.       August Inservice
Kim shared draft agendas for the Aug. 8th All Staff inservice that will be held at Grant County Civic Center. Board members are invited to attend. Agendas were on the table.
 
           f.        Mentor/Mentee Checklist and Survey
Shelly shared with the board the results of the Mentor/Mentee Survey. 
 
8.       Credit Cards
Ron Smith moved to approve changing credit card companies to the Bank of Ulysses to achieve better customer service. Eric Erven seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.
 
9.       Benefits

Eric Erven moved to increase the internal insurance rates by 5% for the 2018-19 plan year.  High Plains will subsidize the remaining cost increase for our employees.  The published rates will no longer be subsidized by High Plains. Increase to the dental plan will also be covered.   Ron Smith seconded the motion.  Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no. 

 
10.    FY 2019 Budget Discussion
Marcy shared the proposed budget for FY19. This will be brought for a vote at the June board meeting.
 
11.    PDC Committee
Kim shared the PDC committee met on April 25th to approve IDPís for HPEC sponsored meetings. Bill Losey from SWPRSC trained them on the new PDC system that  will be used.
 
12.    Negotiations
The HPEC board negotiators and teacher representatives are waiting until after July 1st to meet.
 
13.    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.
 
14.     HPEC 2018-19 Central Office Calendar
Kenny Waechter moved to approve the 2018-19 HPEC calendar as presented. Jean Johnson seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.
 
15.    HPEC Summer Hours
HPEC  will start summer hours after Memorial Day.
 
16.    June Board Meeting Date Change
Jean Johnson moved to change the June board meeting from June 21st to June 14th due to the fact that the administrative team will be traveling back from a conference on June 21st.  Travis Jantz seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.
 
17.    Adjourn
Eric Erven moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:59 PM.  Ron Smith seconded the motion. Motion carries 11 yes, 0 no.
 
 
 
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HPEC Board President