ASEC Board of Directors’ Meeting Minutes

ASEC Board of Directors’ Meeting Minutes – January 17, 2017 Chairman Kolness called the regular meeting of the Board of Directors for the Area Special Education Cooperative to order at 9:30 am at the Blue Moose Restaurant, East Grand Forks, MN. Board Members present were Randy Bruer, Lon Jorgensen, Evan Hanson, Jim Guetter, Bill Walters, Chris Mills, Kevin Ricke, Rob Nudell, Shawn Yates and Mike Kolness. Brian Clarke was absent. Gary Jones, Judd Fredstrom and Becky Conati were also present. MONTHLY REPORTS: Motion by Walters, seconded byBruer to approve the December 20, 2016 board meeting minutes as presented. UC Motion by Walters, seconded by Yates to approve the agenda as modified adding Action Item c: Approve ASLIS Interpreting Agreement. UC Motion by Nudell, seconded by Walters to approve the January 2017 bill run totaling $60,619.02 including check numbers 41235-41303 and the Expenditure/Revenue Report ending December 31, 2016. UC CORRESPONDENCE/REPORTS & DISCUSSION ITEMS: Jones commented on supreme court cases that could impact special education policies and gave members copies of their district’s comprehensive aid report for 16-17 with two calculation options. Jones read Aumock’s report on Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten applications and enrollment options. Fredstrom clarified the non-resident special education student acknowledgement and tuition agreement process. He also said that he would set up a training regarding this procedure for district MARSS staff. Mills reported that negotiations should be completed by next month. ACTION ITEMS: Motion by Mills, seconded by Walters to approve a lane change request from BA to BA+15 for Laura Stromsodt. UC Member Jorgensen introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCTIONS IN PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS AND REASONS THEREFOR. WHEREAS, this reduction in expenditure may include discontinuance of positions and discontinuance or curtailment of programs, and WHEREAS, a determination may be made as to which teachers’ contracts must be terminated and not renewed and which teachers may be placed on unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits in effecting discontinuance of positions. BE IT RESOLVED, by the Governing Board of Independent School District No. 997, as follows: That the Governing Board hereby directs the Director of Special Education and administration to consider the discontinuance of programs or positions to effectuate economies in the school district and reduce expenditures and make recommendations to the Governing Board for the discontinuance of programs, curtailment of programs, discontinuance of positions, or curtailment of positions. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Yates and upon vote being taken thereon, all members voted in favor thereof, whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. Motion by Bruer, seconded by Nudell to approve the ASLIS interpreter agency agreement for 16-17 school year. UC The February meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, February 21 at the Blue Moose Restaurant in East Grand Forks. Motion by Nudell, seconded by Walters to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 a.m. Rebecca L. Conati, Administrative Assistant Evan Hanson, Governing Board Clerk ASEC Board of Directors’ Meeting Minutes – February 21, 2017 Chairman Kolness called the regular meeting of the Board of Directors for the Area Special Education Cooperative to order at 9:30 am at the Blue Moose Restaurant, East Grand Forks, MN. Board Members present were Randy Bruer, Lon Jorgensen, Evan Hanson, Jim Guetter, Brian Clarke, Chris Mills, Kevin Ricke, Rob Nudell, Shawn Yates and Mike Kolness. Bill Walters was absent. Gary Jones, Judd Fredstrom, Julie Aumock and Becky Conati were also present. MONTHLY REPORTS: Motion by Nudell, seconded by Jorgensen to approve the January 17, 2017 board meeting minutes as presented. UC Motion by Mills, seconded by Guetter to approve the agenda as presented. UC Motion by Bruer, seconded by Nudell to approve the February 2017 bill run totaling $60,509.43 including check numbers 41304-41381 and the Expenditure/Revenue Report ending January 31, 2016. UC CORRESPONDENCE/REPORTS & DISCUSSION ITEMS: Jones’ report covered different scenarios of special education funding and findings from a recent complaint. Aumock’s report listed training videos that will be shown to staff in March and are available online for any of the districts to watch. Fredstrom report reminded members of finance training coming up in March and updates from Voc Rehab. ACTION ITEMS: The director had no recommendations for reductions in programs and positions. Motion by Mills, seconded by Jorgensen to accept the director’s review. UC Motion by Mills, seconded by Hanson to approve maternity leave requests from Jessica Ness, Maggie Mallory, and Danelle Klassy. UC Motion by Mills, seconded by Jorgensen to approve Shawn Egeland’s contracts for 15-16, 16-17, and 17-18. UC The March meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, March 21 at the Blue Moose Restaurant in East Grand Forks. Motion by Nudell, seconded by Clarke to adjourn the meeting at 10:08 a.m. Rebecca L. Conati, Administrative Assistant Evan Hanson, Governing Board Clerk

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