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August 18, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
I. REGULAR BUSINESS
I.A. Call to Order
I.A.1) Pledge of Allegiance
I.A.2) Roll Call
I.B. Approval of Agenda
I.C. Presentation
I.C.1) Capital Region Technical Early College (CRTEC) Presentation: Kathleen Szuminski, Assistant Superintendent for Career & Technical Education, and Margo Hazelman, Curriculum & Early College Coordinator, will provide a summary of the CRTEC program from the 2020-21 school year.
I.D. Audience Participation
I.E. Action Items
I.E.1) Consent Agenda
I.E.1)a. 7/21/21 Organizational and Regular Meeting Minutes
Attachments: (1)
I.E.1)b. Personnel Report
Attachments: (1)
I.E.1)c. Board Bills and Disbursement Report
Attachments: (1)
I.E.2) Out of State Travel Request
I.E.2)a. ACTE CareerTech Vision 2021 Conference: Michael Reynolds, Career Preparation Center Principal, is requesting Board approval for three staff to present at the ACTE’s CareerTech Vision 2021 Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1-4, 2021, at an estimated cost of $6,000. Eaton RESA has a long-standing structure and correlating practices in place to support K-12 Career and College Readiness. Our model for K-12 career exploration and development involving staff in local schools and as well as supporting partnerships with colleges, universities and local high demand industries will be shared, including many innovative and engaging virtual activities due to the pandemic.
I.E.3) 2021-22 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program Agreement with Davenport University: Kathleen Szuminski, Assistant Superintendent for Career & Technical Education, is requesting that the Board authorize the Superintendent to execute an agreement with Davenport University for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Academy program for the 2021-22 school year in an amount not to exceed $84,990.
I.E.4) 2021-22 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program Agreement with LCC: Kathleen Szuminski, Assistant Superintendent for Career & Technical Education, is requesting that the Board authorize the Superintendent to execute an agreement with LCC for CTE programming for the 2021-22 school year from August 2, 2021 through July 29, 2022 in an amount not to exceed $1,605,716.
I.E.5) Section 107 Adult Education Fund Distributions: Sean Williams, Deputy Superintendent, is requesting that the Board approve Eaton RESA, serving as the Section 107 Adult Education Regional Fiscal Agent, to distribute Section 107 Adult Education funding to Potterville Public Schools in the amount of $436,427 and the Lansing School District in the amount of $818,041 for a total of $1,254,468 to provide adult education programs in Eaton, Ingham and Clinton counties for the 2021-2022 school year.
I.E.6) Technology Device Purchases: Mike Gorishek, Technology Director, will be providing an overview of the five-year laptop replacement program for staff. Due to supply chain issues in 2020-21, we were unable to purchase all of our budgeted devices. As a result, we have increased our budget for devices to $75,000 in 2021-22 to compensate for the supply shortage last year. Annual set aside funds of $30,000 for laptop replacement and $45,000 that was unspent on the switch upgrade project from Capital Projects will be used to pay for the devices.
I.E.7) 2021-22 Ingham ISD Special Education Service Agreement: Ryan Harp, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education, is requesting that the Board authorize the Superintendent to execute an agreement with Ingham ISD for a 0.6 FTE Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Consultant, a 0.2 FTE Visually Impaired (VI) Consultant and a 0.05 FTE Audiologist for the 2021-22 school year in an amount not to exceed $70,550.
I.E.8) Eaton County Transition Services Initiative: This request is for renewal of the Transition Services Initiative Agreement for Eaton RESA districts and students. This agreement replaces the prior Interagency Cash Transfer Agreement from Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS). Ryan Harp, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education, is requesting that the Board authorize the Superintendent to execute an agreement with Sarah Mida to provide transition supports to students including job coaching, job training, and a summer program focusing on employability skills and training from September 17, 2021 to August 31, 2022 in an amount not to exceed $30,000.
I.E.9) Giving Eaton County Kids Opportunities (GECKO) Program Service Agreement: GECKO is a program that provides in-district and community-based work experience opportunities for students with disabilities in all districts. This includes working on employability skills, curriculum, job coaching, working with site supervisors, and providing job skill training to students. Ryan Harp, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education, is requesting that the Board authorize the Superintendent to execute an agreement with Grand Ledge Public Schools for the GECKO program during the 2021-22 school year in an amount not to exceed $140,000.
Attachments: (1)
I.E.10) 2021-22 Contracted School Social Worker Services: In July, the Board approved a contract agreement with Therapia Staffing to provide a contracted School Social Worker vacancy, but their staff member is no longer able to assist us. Ryan Harp, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education, is requesting that the Board authorize the Superintendent to execute an agreement with ProCare Therapy to provide the current 1.0 FTE contracted School Social Worker vacancy for the 2021-22 school year from August 19, 2021 to June 17, 2022 in an amount not to exceed $100,096.
Attachments: (1)
I.E.11) New Initial Service Coordinator Position: Ryan Harp, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education, is requesting Board approval for a new Initial Service Coordinator position in the Early On program. This position will provide child (birth to age 3) and family assessment, identify direct and indirect instructional services, family-centered services and provide collaborative consultation with staff, families, agency personnel, community providers and administrators. There is expanded State Aid categorical funding for Early On in Section 54d, which will cover the costs of this new position.
Attachments: (1)
I.E.12) Second Reading – Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Policy Revisions: Based on review by the Superintendent and district administration, the following revised policies are being provided for second reading and Board approval, to provide further guidance and alignment to recent state legislation regarding Do Not Resuscitate Orders. Revisions are included for Policy 5341 – Emergency Medical Authorization, Policy 5342 – Do Not Resuscitate Orders (DNR) for Minor Students, and Policy 5343 – Physician Order for Scope of Treatment (POST).
I.E.13) Revised Superintendent Job Description: The appointed Superintendent Ad Hoc Committee, comprised of Jack Temsey, Denise DuFort and Cindy Anderson, met on August 3, 2021 to review and revise the current Eaton RESA Superintendent job description. The Ad Hoc Committee is recommending that the Board approve the revised Superintendent job description.
Attachments: (1)
I.F. Information Items
I.F.1) 2016-2021 Eaton RESA Strategic Plan Executive Summary: The Superintendent, Director of PR/Communications and Communications Specialist developed an Executive Summary of the recently concluded Eaton RESA Strategic Plan cycle from 2016-2021 for Board review. This Executive Summary provides background chronology on the development of the 2016-2021 strategic plan, an overview of implementation efforts during the five year cycle, results of this strategic plan as of June 2021 and key findings to inform future strategic planning efforts.
Attachments: (1)
I.F.2) Superintendent Replacement Process: The Board will discuss the Superintendent replacement process and consider next steps.
I.G. Board Member Reports & Requests
I.H. Correspondence
I.H.1) Upcoming Events
I.H.1)a. Regular Board Meeting, September 15, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., Eaton RESA
I.I. Adjournment
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