Tentative Agenda

Northwest Area Education Agency

RESCHEDULED from Monday, February 19, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

to Monday, February 26, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Education Service Center, Le Mars, Iowa

 

  1. Call Meeting to Order.
  1. Recognition of Visitors.

3.0    Public Form:

         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 January 15, 2018, Board meeting.

         5.2    Minutes of February 5, 2018, Board meeting.

         5.3    Financial Statements.

         5.4    Jon Buffington for providing vending services.

6.0    Approval of Bills and Claims:

         6.1    Bills and Claims.

7.0    Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2016-17. Jill Baker of King, Reinsh, Prosser & Co.

8.0    Division/Committee Reports:

         8.1    Special Education. Jim Gorman. No report.

         8.2    Educational and Media Services. Katy Evenson. FastBridge update.

         8.3    Communications Coordinator. Liz Determan. Communication Plan for reorganization announcement.

                  (Appendix 8.3)

         8.4    HR/Finance. Jerome Schaefer/Jodi Ryan. No report.

         8.5    Board Secretary. Gloria Miller. AEA Boards Conference schedule.

9.0    Personnel:

         9.1    Classified Resignations:

                  9.1.1    Marguerite Stephens, AT Support Secretary. (Retirement and agreement)

         9.2    Certified Resignations:

                  9.2.1    Julie Berens, Speech-Language Pathologist. (Retirement)

                  9.2.2    Mary Lynn Nettleton, Speech-Language Pathologist. (Retirement)

                  9.2.3    Paula Germann, Speech-Language Pathologist. (Retirement)

                  9.2.4    Erin Vander Velde, Special Ed Strategist.

         9.3    Classified Hirings.

         9.4    Certified Hirings:

                  9.4.1    Erin Vander Velde, Data Analyst for School Improvement.

10.0  Topics for Consideration:

         10.1  Chief Administrator Search Update.

         10.2  TiCL Conference, June 11-12, Storm Lake.

         10.3  Board Member Comments.

11.0  Action Items:

         11.1  Board Policy Update: (Appendix 11.1)

                  Code No. 104  Anti-Bullying/Harassment Policy

                  Code No. 105  Violence in the Workplace

                  Code No. 106  Employee Assistance Program

12.0  Chief Administrator’s Report:

         12.1  Doug Reeves, March 6, Prairie Lakes AEA, Pocahontas.

         12.2  School Budget Workshops.

         12.3  Legislative Update.

13.0  Announcements:

         13.1  Next board meeting: March 19, 2018.

         13.2 AEA Boards Conference, Hilton Garden Inn in Johnston – April 5-6, 2018.

14.0  Exempt Session – Negotiations                                                                                    Iowa Code Section 20.17(3)

         The Board will go into exempt session according to Section 20.17 (3) of the CODE of IOWA.

15.0  Adjournment.