Tentative Agenda

Northwest Area Education Agency

Board of Directors Meeting

 Monday, May 20, 2019

5:30 p.m. – Meal, 6:00 – Board Meeting

Le Mars ESC, Le Mars, Iowa

1.0 Call meeting to order

 1.1 Roll Call

1.1.1 Roger Brinkert

1.1.2 Dr. Tom Bjorge

1.1.3 Glen Coble

1.1.4 Glenda Den Herder

1.1.5 Ron Jorgensen

1.1.6 Mike McAlpine

1.1.7 Creston Schubert

1.1.8 Patricia Sutherland

1.1.9 Keith Zylstra

2.0 Recognition of visitors

3.0 Public forum:

 3.1 Opportunity for public input.

4.0 Approval of agenda:

 4.1 Adoption of agenda.

5.0 Consent items:

 5.1 Minutes of the April 15, 2019 board meeting

5.2 Minutes of the April 26, 2019 board meeting

5.3 Financial statement of April 30, 2019

5.4 Itinerant Teacher Service Agreement by and between Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually

Impaired and Northwest AEA

5.5 Orientation and Mobility Service Agreement by and between Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and

Visually Impaired and Northwest AEA

5.6 Lease agreement with Le Mars CSD

6.0 Approval of Bills and claims:

 6.1 Bills and claims

7.0 Division/committee reports:

 7.1 Katy Evenson, Educational Services, Media & Technology & Jim Gorman, Special Ed – MTSS leadership

activities

7.2 Jodi Ryan, CFO – Federal Grants Revenue for FY20

7.3 Liz Determan, Communications - statewide marketing and communication projects

8.0 Personnel:

 8.1 Hiring:

8.1.1 Cheryl Brewer, Special Education Strategist

8.1.2 Meredith Camerer, Speech-Language Pathologist

8.1.3 Caitlin Casey, Graphic Design Technician (Media Technician II)

8.1.4 Heidi Farquhar, Speech-Language Pathologist

8.1.5 Kimberly Hintz, ECSE Teacher Consultant

8.1.6 Robin McLey, Occupational Therapist

8.1.7 Reann Jaminet, Educational Consultant

8.2 Separations:

8.2.1 Susan Fairweather, Special Education Strategist (Certified Resignation)

8.2.2 Jessica Fischer, Speech-Language Pathologist (Certified Resignation)

8.2.3 Dawn Gooley, Sign Language Interpreter (Certified Resignation)

8.2.4 Clarissa Jacobson, Physical Therapist (Certified Resignation)

8.2.5 Barbara Lyle, Speech-Language Pathologist (Certified Retirement)

8.2.6 Kathleen Perret, Educational Consultant (Certified Retirement)

8.2.7 Larry Stapleton, Juvenile Home Teacher (Certified Retirement)

9.0 Topics for Consideration:

 9.1 Board member comments

10.0 Action Items:

 10.1 Transportation Approval

10.2 Approve issuance of APSA employment agreements

10.3 Approve issuance of Management Support employment agreements

10.4 Approve issuance of Management employee agreements

11.0 Chief administrator’s report:

 11.1 School Board Recognition Month

11.2 Employee Service Recognition

11.3 Statewide Print Proposal

12.0 Announcements:

 12.1 Next meeting is a joint meeting with NCC and WIT on Monday, June 17, at the Le Mars ESC, 5:30 p.m.

13.0 Adjournment