Northwest Area Education Agency Board of Directors Agenda

Date posted - March 15, 2013

Northwest Area Education Agency
Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, March 18, 2013, 5:30 p.m.

Education Service Center, Le Mars, Iowa

5:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

1.0

Call Meeting to Order.
1.1
Discussion with AEA Board Advisory Committee.

Meal

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 25, 2013, Board Meeting.
5.2
Financial Statements.
5.3
Agreement with Kebecca and Crittenton Center.

6.0

Approval of Bills and Claims:
6.1
Bill and Claims.

7.0

Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2011-12. Patty Albenesuis and Jill Baker of King, Reinsch,
Prosser & Co.

8.0

Division/Committee Reports:
8.1
Media Services. Jeff Sypersma. Server Virtualization.
8.2
Communication Coordinator. Liz Determan. Journal Ads.
8.3
Educational Services. Pam Barry. Annual Progress Report (APR).
8.4
Business/Finance. Wayne Hess. No report.
8.5
Special Education. Jim Gorman. FBA/BIP Certification.
8.6
Board Secretary. Gloria Miller. IASB Spring meetings.

9.0

Personnel:
9.1
Classified Resignations:
9.2
Certified Resignations:
9.2.1 Susan Askeland, Speech/Language Pathologist.
9.3
Classified Hirings.
9.4
Certified Hirings:
9.5
Contract Modification:
9.5.1 Kathy McCarthy, Physical Therapist. From .8 to 1.0.

10.0

Action Items:
10.1
Board Policies:
10.1.1 Board Policies Review, 507.1-9 and 508.1-3. (1st reading).
10.2
2012-2014 Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmation Action Plan.
10.3
NWAEA Emergency Action Plan.

11.0

Topics for Consideration:
11.1
2013 Annual Board of Directors Conference, April 4-5, 2013, Des Moines.
11.2
May and June Board Meetings with Community Colleges.
11.2.1 May 20, with Northwest Iowa Community College, meeting in Sioux Center.
11.2.2 June 17, with Western Iowa Tech, meeting at WIT.
11.3
Board Member Comments.

12.0

Chief Administrator’s Report:
12.1
Northwest Iowa Cooperative Governing Council meeting, March 7, 2013.
12.2
School Budget Workshops.

13.0

Announcements:
13.1
Iowa AEA Board of Directors Conference – April 4-5, 2013.

13.2

14.0

Closed Session – Negotiations
Iowa Code Section 20.17 (3)
The Board will go into closed session according to Section 20.17 (3) of the CODE of IOWA.

15.0

Adjournment.

Next Board meeting – April 15, 2013.

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