Tentative Agenda

Northwest Area Education Agency

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, July 16, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Education Service Center, Le Mars, Iowa

5:30 p.m.         1.0       Call Meeting to Order.

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                        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 June 18, 2018, Board Meeting. (Appendix 5.1)

                                    5.2    Financial Statements. (Appendix 5.2)

                                    5.3    Agreement with Prairie Lakes AEA for science kit and reading recovery programs. (Appendix 5.3)

                                    5.4    Agreement with Morningside College for graduate courses. (Appendix 5.4)

 

6.0       Approval of Bills and Claims:

6.1    Bills and Claims. (Appendix 6.1)

                        7.0       Division/Committee Reports:

                                    7.1    Educational Services & Media Services. Katy Evenson. Update.

                                    7.2    Finance. Jodi Ryan. FY19 Budget Update. (Handout)

                                    7.3    HR. Jerome Schaefer. Update on development of the Employee Handbok.

                                    7.3    Communications. Liz Determan. Invitation to Opening Days events.

                                    7.4    Special Education. Jim Gorman. Council for Exceptional Children Special Education

                                             Legislative Summit in Washington DC, July 8-11. (Appendix 7.4)

                                    7.5    Board Secretary. Gloria Miller. No report.

                        8.0       Personnel:

                                    8.1    Classified Resignations:

                                    8.2    Classified Hirings:

                                    8.3    Certified Resignations:

                                             8.3.1    Carolyn Smith, Educational Consultant. (Appendix 8.3.1)

                                    8.4    Certified Hirings:

                                             8.4.1    Kristin Wilshire, Educational Consultant. (Appendix 8.4.1)

                                             8.4.2    Valerie Sitzmann, Educational Consultant. (Appendix 8.4.2)

                                             8.4.3    Jodi Kerns, Literacy Consultant/Reading Recovery Lead Teacher. (Appendix 8.4.3)

                                    8.5    Associate Professional Staff Association Proposed Supplement Increases. (Appendix 8.5)

                        9.0       Topics for Consideration:

                                    9.1    Start of Year Activities:

                                             9.1.1    New Employee Orientation – Monday, August 13, 2018. (Appendix 9.1.1)

                                             9.1.2    Opening Day – Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Appendix 9.1.2)

                                    9.2    Fiscal responsibility of attending conferences.

                                    9.3    Iowa Association of Schools Boards (IASB) Annual Convention. (Appendix 9.3)

                                    9.4    Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) National Convention. (Appendix

                                             9.4)

                                    9.5    Board Member Comments.

                        10.0     Action Items:

                                    10.1  AEA Legislative Action Priorities. (Appendix 10.1)

                                    10.2  Board Policies:

                                             10.2.1  Board Policy Review: (Appendix 10.2.1)

                                                         210.1      Annual Meeting

                                                         210.2      Regular Meetings

                                                         210.3      Special Meetings

                                                         210.4      Work Sessions

                                                         210.5      Meeting Notice

                                                         210.6      Quorum for Meetings

                                                         210.7      Rules of Order

                                                         210.8      Board Meeting Agenda

                                                         210.9      Consent Agendas

                                                         210.10    Order of Business

                                             10.2.2  Board Policy Updates: (Appendix 10.2.2)

                                                         401.3      Nepotism

                                                         705.1      Purchasing – Bidding

                                    10.3  NWAEA 2018-19 Employee Handbook. (Appendix 10.3)

                        11.0     Chief Administrator’s Report:

                                    11.1  New Chief Administrators: (Appendix 11.1)

                                             Dr. John Speer, Grant Wood AEA.

                                             Dr. Lolli Haws, Green Hills AEA

                                    11.2  New Superintendents in Northwest AEA – Transition Conversations.

                                             Dan Barkel, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen Union (MMC RU)

                                             Matt Alexander, OA BCIG

                                             Gary McEldowney, Sioux Center

                                             Patrick Carlin, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn

                                             Cory Myer, Sheldon

                                             Shawn Kreman, West Lyon

                        12.0     Announcements:

                                             August 13, 2018             New Employee Orientation, Sioux City AEA Office

                                             August 14, 2018             Opening Day Workshop, Sioux City Convention Center

                                             August 20, 2018             Next Regular Board Meeting, Le Mars, 5:30 p.m.

                        13.0     Adjournment.