ASEC Board of Directors’ Meeting Minutes – April 19, 2016
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, East Grand Forks, MN. Board Members present were David Pace, Brian Clarke, Jim Guetter, Randy Bruer, Chris Mills, Lon Jorgensen, Bill Walters, Mark Lundin, Mike Kolness, and Evan Hanson. Absent members were Mark Nohner and Kevin Hedstrom. Gary Jones, Julie Aumock, and Becky Conati were also present.
Motion by Mills, seconded by Walters to approve the March 15, 2016 board meeting minutes as presented. UC Motion by Jorgenson, seconded by Lundin to approve the agenda as presented. UC
Motion by Walters, seconded by Kolness to approve the April 2016 bill run totaling $65,744.55 including check numbers 40641-40714, the Expenditure/Revenue Report ending March 31, 2016, and a liquid asset transfer of $500,000 on March 23, 2016 to Ultima Bank. UC Jones talked about the fund balance and future expenditures that will more than likely be coming in the next few years.
CORRESPONDENCE/REPORTS & DISCUSSION ITEMS:
Jones updated members on a district complaint that was filed with MDE. He said that he and the assistants will be talking to ASEC staff regarding summer hours and verifying that time requested is listed in the IEP with the exception of early childhood teachers. Aumock reported that she has been appointed to a regional committee that will give MDE regular early childhood updates from our area. She will send reminders to district bookkeepers this week for the fiscal monitoring upcoming deadline. She reminded superintendents that districts should begin ESY planning for students. She has been working with Northwestern Mental Health regarding services for IEP students. Jones briefly shared points from Fredstrom’s report.
Mills updated members that negotiations with staff have not been settled.
Motion by Jorgensen, seconded by Walters to approve contracts for 2016-2017 school year: Jeri Clark, Special Education Teacher – MA Step 5 and Danelle Klassy, Sign Language Interpreter – $38,000. UC
Motion by Mills, seconded by Guetter to approve 2014-2015 salary for Kris MacGregor – MA 45, Step 16 $62,309 with salary change to $67,155. UC
The May meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the Blue Moose Restaurant in East Grand Forks. Meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m.
Rebecca L. Conati, Administrative Assistant
Mark Lundin, Governing Board Secretary
(May 25, 2016)