Tentative Agenda 

Northwest Area Education Agency 

Board of Directors Meeting 

Monday, September 17, 2018 – 5:30 p.m. 

Educational Services Center, Le Mars, Iowa 

5:30 p.m. 

1.0 Call meeting to order 

2.0 Recognition of visitors 

3.0 Public forum: 3.1 Opportunity for public input. 

 

4.0 Approval of agenda: 4.1 Additions or deletions may be requested by board members, visitors, or administrators. 

4.2 If additions are requested, they will be included under Topics for Consideration. 

4.3 Adoption of agenda. 

 

5.0 Consent items: 5.1 Minutes of August 20, 2018 board meeting 

5.2 Financial statement of August 31, 2018 

 

6.0 Approval of bills and claims: 6.1 Bills and claims 

 

7.0 Division/committee reports: 7.1 Educational and Media Services. Katy Evenson 

7.2 Special Education. Jim Gorman. No report. 

7.3 Communications Coordinator. Liz Determan. Gloria Miller article 

7.4 Board Secretary. Sherri Wing. Conference deadlines 

7.5 Finance. Jodi Ryan. Maternity leave 

7.6 HR. Jerome Schaefer. No report. 

 

8.0 Personnel: 8.1 Classified resignations: 

8.2 Certified resignations: 8.2.1 Marietta Kovarna, Service Center Secretary 

 

8.3 Classified hirings: 8.3.1 Dawn Derochie, Buildings Coordinator/Material Handler 

 

8.4 Certified hirings: 

 

9.0 Topics for consideration: 9.1 Board conferences 9.1.1 IASB Annual Board Conference, November 15, 2018, Iowa Events Center, Des Moines 

9.1.2 AESA Annual Conference, November 28 – December 1, 2018, Colorado Springs. 

 

9.2 Board member comments 

10.1 Board Policies 10.1.1 Code 301 through 306 – Administration 

 

 

 

Commitment needed by October 1, 2018 

Commitment needed by September 17, 2018 

10.0 Action items: 

 

Role of Agency Administration 

Chief Administrator 

Administrative Employees 

Policy Implementation 

Administrative Code of Ethics 

Succession of Authority to the Chief Administrator 

11.0 Chief administrator’s report: 11.1 Iowa Department of Education Paraeducator Certification Approval 

11.2 The 50th Annual Phi Delta Kappan (PDK) Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools 

11.3 IASB Fall Regional Workshop: Navigating the Tug of War: District Priorities vs. Day-to-Day Operations 

 

12.0 Announcements: 12.1 Next meeting: Monday, October 15, 2018, 5:30 p.m. (Organizational meeting) 

 

13.0 Adjournment