Northwest Area Education Agency Agenda

Date posted - March 15, 2012


Northwest Area Education Agency

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, March 19, 2012, 5:30 p.m.

Education Service Center, Le Mars, Iowa


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

                                    1.1        Discussion with AEA Board Advisory Committee.


6:00 p.m.          Meal


6:30 p.m.          2.0        Reconvene and 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 February 20, 2012, Board Meeting.

5.2               Financial Statements.


6.0               Approval of Bills and Claims:

6.1               Bill and Claims.


7.0        Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2010-11.


8.0        Division/Committee Reports:

8.1        Media Services. Jon Wibbels. No report.

8.2        Communication Coordinator. Liz Determan. No report.

8.3        Educational Services. Pam Barry. Update on Accreditation Visit.

8.4        Business/Finance. Wayne Hess. No report.

8.5        Special Education. Jim Gorman. Sp. Ed. Coach/Sp. Ed. Strategist Collaboration.

8.6        Board Secretary. Gloria Miller. Board information.


9.0        Personnel:

            9.1        Classified Resignations:

            9.2        Certified Resignations:

                        9.2.1     Jackie Smith, Speech-Language Pathologist (retirement).

            9.3        Classified Hirings.

            9.4        Certified Hirings:

                        9.4.1     Bethany Hanna, Speech-Language Pathologist.


10.0      Action Items:

10.1      Approve the tentative agreement with the Professional Staff Association (PSA).

10.2      Approve the issuance of 2012-13 employment contracts to PSA Staff.

10.3      Approve the tentative agreement with the Associate Professional Staff

Association (APSA).

10.4      Approve the issuance of 2012-13 payroll agreements to APSA Staff.

            10.5      Board Policies:

10.5.1   Board Policies Update, 800-801.5. (2nd reading).

10.5.2   Board Policies Update, 802.1-802.7. (1st reading).

                        10.6      Amend Official Depository Bank capacity amount.

10.7      Contract with Red Apple Collaborations for On-site consultation.


11.0      Topics for Consideration:

11.1      Accreditation Site Visit schedule.

            11.1.1   March 28, 5:00 p.m. – Board Interviews.

11.2      2012 Annual Board of Directors Conference, April 12-13, 2012, Des Moines.

11.3      May and June Board Meetings with Community Colleges.

11.4      Board Member Comments.


12.0      Chief Administrator’s Report:

12.1      Northwest Iowa Cooperative Governing Council meeting, March 7, 2012.

12.2      AEA Customer Survey.

12.3      STEM Request for Proposal.


13.0      Announcements:

            13.1      Iowa AEA Board of Directors Conference – April 12-13, 2012.

            13.2      Next Board meeting – April 16, 2012.

            13.3      May and June Board meetings with Community Colleges.


            14.0      Closed Session – Negotiations                         Iowa Code Section 20.17(3) and 21.5


            15.0      Closed Session – Chief Administrator Evaluation        Iowa Code Section 21.5(1) (i)


16.0      Adjournment.

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