February board recap

The AEA 267 Board of Directors met at 6 p.m. on February 3, 2009 at the AEA 267 Conference Center in Cedar Falls for a public hearing on the 2009-10 AEA 267 proposed budget. No visitors were present for the hearing.

The board convened for their regular meeting after the public hearing. During the regular meeting, the board:

  • Heard and accepted the 2007-2008 Audit Report. Auditor Dennis Muyskens, of Hogan-Hanson, commended the business office for the excellent work they are doing.
  • Heard a review from Dr. Jon McKenzie on the accreditation site visit process and the agency’s preparation. (See related story with dates and details.)
  • Accepted with regret the resignation of Sarah Wakefield, School Psychologist (Marshalltown) at the end of the 2008-09 school year. Approved the retirement of Susan Rittgers, Teacher of Multi Disabilities/Resource (Dike-New Hartford High School), effective March 31, 2009, and resignation of Larry Bradley, Special Ed Consultant (Iowa Juvenile Home), effective January 31, 2009, pending suitable replacement.
  • Reviewed the 500 series of board policies.
  • Approved the office calendar for 2009-2010.
  • Approved the 2009-2010 AEA 267 budget.
  • Approved the second reading of the 300 series of board policies.
  • Reviewed and approved the AEA 267 Annual Progress Report. (See related story.)
  • Approved the application for a Roy J. Carver grant in the amount of $156,500 to support promotion of scientific inquiry and as well as a Marshalltown Community Foundation grant for $5000 to translate a career readiness DVD from English to Spanish.
  • Discussed staff reduction considerations. (See related story.)
  • Heard a variety of reports from directors and fellow board members.
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