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									                                       Board Meeting Agenda

                               Great Prairie Area Education Agency

                                            May 12, 2009


               6:00            Social/Dinner – Conference Room
                               Fairfield Arts & Convention Center
                               200 North Main, Fairfield, Iowa

               7:00            Board Meeting – Executive Conference Room
                               Fairfield Arts & Convention Center
                               200 North Main, Fairfield, Iowa


                                             CONTENTS

                               Board Meeting Agenda
                               Previous Minutes (2 sets)
                               Treasurer’s Report and Invoices Payable
                               Classified Master Contract Summary & Staff Listing
                               Employee Resignation
                               Non-Master Contract Salary/Benefits Information (separate)
                               Administrative Staff Salary/Benefits Information (separate)



                                        A-G-E-N-D-A
I.     MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY BOARD PRESIDENT HAROLD MICK.

II.    BOARD APPROVAL OF AGENDA.

III.   BOARD APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES (JOINT & REGULAR).

IV.    BOARD APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT AND INVOICES PAYABLE.

V.     BOARD EDUCATION REPORT BY DR. MARY ELLEN BECKER ON LEA SPECIAL
       EDUCATION PLANS.

       ADMINISTRATOR’S COMMENTS:

       This is a continuation of our monthly Education Reports from Great Prairie AEA staff members on
       various Programs and Services of the Agency. This month, Dr. Mary Ellen Becker, Director of
       Special Education, will provide an update on the local school district Special Education Plans.
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VI.     BOARD RATIFICATION OF THE 2009-2012 CLASSIFIED MASTER CONTRACT.

        ADMINISTRATOR’S COMMENTS:

        A Tentative Agreement between Great Prairie AEA and the AFSCME Local 3659 Union was
        reached during mediation. The new Agreement covers a 3-year period from July 1, 2009 through
        June 30, 2012. The total package increases are as follows:

                2009-2010         3.02%
                2009-2011         3.00%
                2009-2012         3.50%

        A copy of the 2009-2012 Master Contract Negotiations Summary, as prepared by Greg Manske, our
        Agency Chief Negotiator, along with a listing of all Great Prairie AEA classified staff members can
        be found within your Board packet. The tentative agreement is within the parameters given by the
        Board to Mr. Manske for negotiations purposes.

        I recommend approval of the new 3-year Master Contract Agreement with our classified staff.

VII.    BOARD ACTION ON EMPLOYEE RESIGNATION(S).

        A.      Joyce Milby, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

        ADMINISTRATOR’S COMMENTS:

        Joyce Milby, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, has submitted her resignation and notice of her
        retirement at the end of the 2008-2009 contract year. I recommend approval as submitted.

VIII.   BOARD ACTION ON EMPLOYEE CONTRACT ADJUSTMENTS.

        A.      Jennifer Moutrie, Speech-Language Pathologist, from 120 days, $30,482.50 to 130
                days, $33,022.71, increase of 10 days for 2009-2010.
        B.      Elise Sidles, Speech-Language Pathologist, from 163 days, $35,206.30 to 173 days, $37,366.20,
                increase of 10 days for 2009-2010.

        ADMINISTRATOR’S COMMENTS:

        We are proposing that the contracts of Jennifer Moutrie and Elise Sidles, Speech-Language
        Pathologists, be extended by 10 days each to better meet the needs of our local school districts. I
        recommend approval of these contract adjustments.

IX.     BOARD ACTION SETTING DATE AND TIME OF SUMMER BOARD MEETING.

        ADMINISTRATOR’S COMMENTS:

        We typically schedule one summer Board meeting to cover the months of July and August each year.
        I would propose that we set our summer Board meeting date for August 4, 2009 to be held at the
        Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.
X.      REPORTS TO THE BOARD.
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                       Instructional Services Report/Dona Goettsche
                        - Local District Professional Development – Inclusion
                            of AEA Consultants

                       Chief Administrator Report/Joe Crozier
                        - Legislative Update
                        - Board Member Recognition
                        - AESA 2009 National Convention – Austin, Texas
                                December 2 – December 5 – Board Commitment to Attend

XI.     BOARD WILL GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR NEGOTIATION STRATEGY SESSION.

XII.    BOARD ACTION ON NON-MASTER CONTRACT STAFF SALARY AND BENEFITS PACKAGE
        FOR 2009-2010.

        ADMINISTRATOR’S COMMENTS:

        Included with your background materials for the Board meeting is the information on salaries for the
        therapy assistants, executive secretaries, and non-schedule staff. I met with the Board Compensation
        Committee last week to discuss these packages and to finalize recommendation for the Board.

XIII.   BOARD ACTION ON ADMINISTRATIVE SALARY AND BENEFITS PACKAGE FOR 2009-2010.

        ADMINISTRATOR’S COMMENTS:

        Included with your background materials for the Board meeting is the information on salaries for
        coordinators, regional directors, cabinet, and chief administrator. I met with the Board
        Compensation Committee last week to discuss these packages and to finalize recommendation for the
        Board.

XIV.    BOARD WILL GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR EVALUATION OF THE CHIEF
        ADMINISTRATOR.

XV.     ADJOURNMENT.



        Dates to Remember:
                                 June 9, 2009             Regular Board Meeting
                                 July/August              Summer Board Meeting

								
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