April Board Meeting recap

The AEA 267 Board of Directors held a joint meeting with the boards from North Iowa Area Community College, Hawkeye Community College, and Iowa Valley Community College from on April 1, 2009 at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls. An overview of AEA 267 programs and services, as well as celebrations and challenges, was presented. The community colleges shared highlights from their respective colleges.

The Board reconvened at 7:15 p.m. in the AEA 267 office in Iowa Falls for their regular meeting.

During the regular meeting, the board:

  • Toured the Iowa Falls sector office facilities.
  • Accepted with regret the resignation of Angela Fitch, School Psychologist (Independence Middle School); Jessica Uhlenhopp, Teacher of Mental Disabilities, Severe & Profound (River Hills); Deb Kenyon-Thom, Youth Shelter Teacher (Black Hawk Co Youth Shelter); Katie McClurg, Speech-Language Pathologist (Roosevelt Elem, Mason City); and Tiffany Orosco, Speech-Language Pathologist (Charles City). Retirement notices were also accepted including that of Margaret Dunlap, Special Education Consultant (Charles City) and Jean M. Ebert, Teacher of Early Childhood Special Education (SE Elementary, Waverly) both effective at the end of the 2008-09 school year.
  • Motioned approval to hire Lorri Mehmen, Teacher of Mental Disabilities, Severe & Profound (River Hills).
  • Approved the second reading of the following board policies:

701.1  Public and Media comment
701.2  Media Coverage of Board Meetings
702.2  Public Complaints
801.1  Information and Technology Services

  • Renewed the lease agreement with North Iowa Community Action for the Charles City office.
  • Approved a bid for a school bus to serve the AEA 267 instructional programs.
  • Approved a renewal agreement with the Iowa School Cash Anticipation Program (ISCAP). Since 1985, the Iowa School Cash Anticipation Program (ISCAP) has allowed Iowa school corporations to pool their temporary cash flow borrowing needs in a safe, cost-effective program. Temporary cash flow deficits for Iowa school corporations happen for a variety of reasons, including uneven distribution of property tax collections. ISCAP allows schools to cooperatively issue warrant certificates to finance cash flow deficits until revenues from property taxes and state foundation aid are received. When ISCAP funds are not being used, they are invested in a guaranteed investment contract.
  • Heard a variety of reports from directors and fellow board members.
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