Pace called the regular meeting of the Board of Directors for the Area Special Education Cooperative to order at 9:30 a.m. at the Blue Moose Restaurant in East Grand Forks, MN. Board Members present were Brian Clarke, Jim Guetter, Randy Bruer, Dave Pace, Chris Mills, Mark Nohner, Bill Walters, Evan Hanson, and Lon Jorgensen. Mike Kolness, Mark Lundin and Kevin Hedstrom did not attend. Gary Jones, Julie Aumock, Judd Fredstrom and Becky Conati were also present.
Motion by Guetter, seconded by Walters to approve the October 20, 2015 board meeting minutes as presented. UC Motion by Bruer, seconded by Mills to approve the agenda as presented. UC
Motion by Walters, seconded by Jorgensen to approve the November 2015 bill run totaling $81,367.69 including check numbers 40296-40368, and the Expenditure/Revenue Report ending
October 31, 2015. UC Interest rates were discussed.
CORRESPONDENCE/REPORTS & DISCUSSION ITEMS:
Jones gave an update on what’s happening in districts and mentioned the future needs for sign language interpreters. He also told them about the CPI training that he and the other instructors would be attending.
Aumock gave an update on early childhood and the recent regional interagency committee. She also told members that ASEC had submitted the procedure information along with examples of using the procedure. She told them about 3rd Party Billing and that each district would have to complete a new application and submit a fee in order to continue MA billing. She told them about a meeting she and
Fredstrom attended with Northwestern Mental Health Center to talk about services and fees. Fredstrom updated members on corrective action plans and training opportunities that ASEC provided end of October. The handouts from the training are posted on the ASEC website.
The negotiating committee reported that they have been communicating with ASEC staff and that negotiations will continue.
The December meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, December 15, 2015 after the ACA meeting that is being held in Thief River Falls. Meeting was adjourned at 10:42 a.m.
Becky Conati, Administrative Assistant
Mark Lundin, Governing Board Secretary
(December 23, 2015)