September 16, 2014
Pace called the regular meeting of the Board of Directors for the Area Special Education Cooperative to order at 11:00 a.m. at Joe Dimaggio’s, Erskine, MN. Board Members present were Mark Nohner, Jim Guetter, Dave Pace, Mark Lundin, Norm Baumgarn, Brian Clarke, Lance Northey, Lon Jorgensen, Mark Nohner, Mike Kolness, Bill Walters, Chris Mills, and Randy Bruer. Absent member was Kevin Hedstrom. Gary Jones, Julie Aumock, Judd Fredstrom, and Becky Conati were also present.
Motion by Northey, seconded by Guetter to approve the August 20, 2014 board meeting minutes as presented. UC?Motion by Jorgensen, seconded by Kolness to approve the agenda as presented. UC?motion by Lundin, seconded by Nohner to approve the September bill run including check #’s 39386-39435 and the Expenditure/REvenue Report ending 8/31/14. UC
CORRESPONDENCE/REPORTS & DISCUSSION ITEMS:
Jones gave members a summary of the audit saying that the cooperative is in good fiscal health. Jones gave examples of how state dollar finance calculations may be changing over the next few years. He also handed out a 2015 Minnesota Statute regarding special education revenue. He said that Fredstrom can put a link on the ASEC website to a state department webinar that goes into further detail about the finance changes. He added that current CPI trainers will need advanced training in the next year and that a new trainer will need to be certified.
Aumock gave members the number of ECSE students in the cooperative right now and that ECSE staff has been learning about the new Inspire Action Initiative that MDE has sent out. She mentioned that district staff will be gathering for a fall ASEC meeting in November with date to be determined. She said that she and a
group of 4 ASEC staff will be meeting to put the ASEC teacher evaluation process into action.
Fredstrom asked members to let him know about restrictive procedure reporting. He said that he and Julie are completing file reviews in the districts and that they will be finished next week. He gave timelines for the monitoring process and that site visits will begin in early November.
Motion by Jorgensen seconded by Lundin to approve the 2014-2015 ASEC Seniority List as presented. UC Motion by Bruer, seconded by Mills to approve the 2014-2015 contracted staff as presented. UC Motion by Kolness, seconded by Lundin to approve the 2013-2014 Audit as presented by Brady Martz. UC Autism certification was briefly mentioned as there is interest in a district should this become a need.
The next meeting was tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at East Grand Forks, MN
Meeting adjourned at 10:54 a.m.
Becky Conati, Mark Lundin,
Office Assistant Governing Board Secretary
October 29, 2014