Board of Directors recap for June

The AEA 267 Board of Directors met June 1, 2011 at 6 p.m. in the AEA 267 Conference Center for their regular meeting. Prior to the meeting, the board met for a work session to learn more about the school visits made by Dr. Roark Horn during the 2010-11 school year as well as the 2011 AEA/DE Customer Feedback Survey results.

During the meeting, the board:

  • Heard a presentation from Dennis Sinclair and Dr. Carol Sensor on the process used to assist our LEA Partners during their special education compliance review.
  • Accepted with regret the retirements of Dr. Sara McInerny, Service Area Director Educational Services, effective December 31, 2011; and Christy Schmitt, Teacher of Multi Disabilities/Resource (Hudson), retiring December 20, 2011.
  • The board accepted the resignations of Nancy Appletoft, Speech-Language Pathologist (Clear Lake); Andrea Skopec, Teacher of Mental Disabilities/S&P (AEA 267 River Hills School); and Amanda Backstrom, Teacher of Multi-Disabilities/Resource (Reinbeck). All resigned at the end of the 2010-11 school year.
  • Motioned to hire Tyna Andorf, Teacher of Early Childhood Special Education (AEA 267 Castle Hill School); Samantha Brandel, Teacher of Mental Disabilities (Waverly); Abigail Flieher, Teacher of Art (Bremwood); and Stephanie Zeschke, Teacher of Early Childhood Special Education (AEA 267 Castle Hill School).
  • Approved the Professional Development agreement with Morningside College.
  • Approved the Professional Development agreement with Viterbo University.
  • Renewed the agreement with Iowa Falls CSD for Sector Office lease.
  • Renewed the agreement with Eldora-New Providence Schools for rental space.
  • Approved the Ladders to Learning Agreement with Marshalltown Community Schools.
  • Approved the 28E agreement with IAEP for food services at River Hills School.
  • Changed the date of the August board meeting from August 3 to August 10, 2011.
  • Approved a Lease/Purchase agreement for construction projects for 2011-12.
  • Heard a variety of reports from directors and fellow board members.
  • Ratified the Collective Bargaining Contract for 2011-2012 with CWA.
  • Ratified the Collective Bargaining Contract for 2011-2012 with AEA 267 Education Association.
  • Held an exempt session to discuss non-union support staff salaries for 2011-2012.
  • Set non-union support staff salaries for 2011-2012 as recommended.

(See related story in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier.)

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