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                    SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS SPECIAL EDUCATION COOPERATIVE
                                MINUTES OF BOARD MEETING
                                      November 17, 2008

The board of directors of SCKSEC met in regular session on Monday, November, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. at the
SCKSEC administrative office in Pratt, Kansas.

Board members present were: Joe Hunter, Kent Swartz, Dave Brass, Keith McNickle, Bruce Stanford, Mike
Lamb, Kim Stivers, Chad Moore, Gary Curtis, Ruth McFarland, Roger Goodman, and Mike Maloney substituting
for Nancy Boyer.

District Administrators present were: Bob Hightree, Brad Morris, Mike Baldwin, Scott Carter, Glenn Fortmayer,
Mary Jo Taylor, James Kenworthy, Mike Harvey, Glen Davis, Darrel Kohlman, Mike Sanders, John Wyrick, and
Troy Piper.

SCKSEC administrative personnel present were: Lynn Ahrens, Ryan Cunningham and Aleta Gatz.

President Kent Swartz called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

1. AGENDA ADOPTION/AMENDMENT- Joe Hunter moved and Chad Moore seconded the motion to adopt the
agenda. The motion carried 12-0.

2. RECOGNITION OF GUESTS - Dr. Ahrens asked attending guests to introduce themselves. Guests were
Anita Twiner, Task NEA president, SCKSEC employees Deb Sparks, Tami Rose, Barbara McCormick, and
Gretchen Black.

3. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS- Gary Curtis moved and Kim Stivers seconded the motion to
approve the consent agenda items, the financial report, payment of bills, and resignations. The motion carried
12-0.

4. APPROVAL OF AUDIT REPORT – Chad Moore moved and Ruth McFarland seconded the motion to
approve the audit presented by Steve LaPrad at the last board meeting. The motion carried 12-0.

5. A REVIEW/DISCUSSION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES –Gretchen Black, SCKSEC social worker
gave a presentation of her position and duties with the coop. Dr. Ahrens covered the category count enclosed
in the board packet. Ryan Cunninham reported on staffing concerns. Dr. Ahrens asked for permission to use
sign-on bonuses and retention bonuses for hard to fill positions. Dr. Ahrens advised the board that both the TIP
grants and VI-B had been approved. Ryan reported on the used vehicle search to replace Gretchen Blacks car.
Dr. Ahrens advised the board of actions to watch and reported on other law cases pertinent to the Kansas
Special Education funding task force. Dr. Ahrens advised that all districts are compliant on indicator 12. She
also discussed the current community forums being held by the coop and advised of future forums.

6. EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS NON-ELECTED PERSONNEL – Kim Stivers moved and Roger
Goodman seconded the motion to go into executive session at 8:05a.m. to discuss non-elected personnel and
negotiations in order to protect the privacy of interests of the individuals to be discussed and the board would
return into open session in the same room at 8:15p.m. The motion carried 12-0. Kim Stivers moved and Joe
Hunter seconded the motion to return into open session. Regualar session resumed at 8:15p.m.

7. APPROVAL OF PERSONNEL AND CONTRACTUAL ISSUES – Keith McNickle moved and Roger
Goodman seconded the motion to approve the enclosed list of paras for employment. The motion carried 12-0.

8. OTHER – Joe Hunter moved and Chad Moore seconded the motion to accept the bid for the 07 Taurus to
replace Gretchen Black’s vehicle. The motion carried 12-0. Dave Brass moved and Ruth McFarland seconded
the motion to terminate Bette Bohrer’s employment. The motion carried 12-0. The sign on and retention
bonues as needed for hard to fill positions was tabled.
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9. ADJOURNMENT- There being no further business to come before the Board, Kim Stivers moved and Chad
Moore seconded the motion to adjourn. The motion carried 12-0. The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

The next meeting of the board will be held via teleconference on Monday, December 15, 2008 at 8:00a.m.

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      Aleta Gatz, Board Clerk                            Date

								
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