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My amendments are in bold red.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jeanne Lamica 
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  Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2000 7:04 PM
  Subject: MES Minutes of 9/12/00


  School Board Minutes

  Monday, September 12, 2000



  Dave Deutl, Kent Holden, Mike Strojny, Karen Horn, Bill Riegel, Michelle Baker, Roberta Barone, Jeanne Lamica

  5:38 p.m.

  Mike Strojny called meeting to order. 

  Bill Riegel and Michelle Baker's Reports

  Review Panel

  Received an Invitation Letter to School Districts from Dennis Kane introducing the Fiscal Review Panel created by Legislature to review spending patterns and the provision of special educations services in school districts, and make recommendations on how to improve services to students with disabilities at reasonable costs. Bill Riegel suggested MES Board should apply for a review in light of MES's high costs for Special Ed. Roberta said she would like to see reports from schools who have previously utilized this Review Panel process.


  Michelle Baker worked with Roberta Barone and Bill Riegel on the Projected Financial Statements. IDEA (Individual Developmental Education Assistance) Roberta is this correct??? B Revenue was incorrectly budgeted because Harwood was not included in the budget and therefore each school will receive less than was previously budgeted. Bill Riegel and Michelle Baker determined it would be appropriate for WWSU to use the same methodology used by the State and based on Federal requirements in distributing the monies to the Supervisory Unions. The FY 01 IDEA funding is based on 85% FY 98 Child Count and 15% on the FY 00 ADM.

  MES will receive their next financial update at October 2000 MES Board Meeting. Michelle will meet with Roberta on a Wednesday and have the report in board member's boxes the following Friday before the MES board meeting on Tuesday, October 10.


  Comments were shared about the Governance Meeting that took place at Lareau's Farm on September 7. The next meeting is expected to be October 6. There was a general consensus that other school models should be looked at before implementing a new Governance Model for WWSU.


  Kent Holden motioned to approve August 23, 2000, MES minutes with no amendments. Karen Horn seconded. Passed unanimously.


  Roberta Barone gave a brief rundown of how the program has operated in the past. After some discussion Roberta plans to speak with teachers about ASP study halls and Karen Horn will speak with a group in Burlington about their ASP. The biggest issue for parents is transportation.


  Kent Holden motioned to hire Monique (Nikki) Matheson as a one-on-one special ed paraeducator. Karen Horn seconded. Passed unanimously.

  Kent Holden motioned to hire Pamela Renick as the 3/4 Regular Ed paraeducator. Karen Horn seconded. Passed unanimously.

  Roberta Barone gave a brief overview of the 4th Grade Standford Achievement Test Results.

  Mike Strojny motioned to approve the revised contract for Lisa Harvey. Karen Horn seconded. Passed unanimously.


  Kent Holden motioned to warn the policy of participation of Home School students in school programs and activities deleting under School Administration Paragraph 4c. Dave Deutl seconded. Passed unanimously.

  Kent Holden motioned to warn selecting to Library Policy deleting "such as School Library Journal and Broad List" from the selection process section. Karen Horn seconded. Passed unanimously.


  Antech Audiology Board Order # for $99.00 to be returned to Central Office for clairification of break-out of costs.

  Dave Deutl motioned approval of the following Board Orders:

  #13 in the amount of $152,583.03

  #12 in the amount of $177,003.57

  #10 in the amount of $ 6,085.00

  # 7 in the amount of $ 10,008.08

  #11 in the amount of $ 34,903.43

  Kent Holden seconded. Passed unanimously.


  MES received a letter from Michael Taub, Chairman of WWSU district school boards, regarding MES assessment for transportation. Dave Deutl noted that the district board did not take action in authorizing this letter and therefore it was a personal letter written on board stationary. Kent Holden will write him a note indicating this fact.

  MES also received correspondence from their attorney Paul, Frank & Collins as well as correspondence from Dick King.   Karen Horn brought to the board's attention that after school hours there is unsupervised skateboarding on the MES parking lot. She will ask John Hogenboom if liability insurance is provided for the parking lot.

  7:45 p.m.

  Kent Holden motioned to go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing legal issues that might have a bearing on litigation. Dave Deutl seconded. Karen Horn passed.

  8:00 p.m. Out of Executive Session

  8:05 p.m.

  Dave Deutl motioned to adjourn meeting. Karen Horn seconded. Passed unanimously.

  Signed by:____________________________Dated:_____________________________

  Kent Holden, Clerk