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September 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Board Meeting

I. Call to Order/Adoption of Agenda: Action
II. Consent Agenda: Action
II.A. Approval of Claims:  Arlen Diercks (please come in 15 minutes early)
Attachments: (1)
II.B. Approval of August 27, 2020 Minutes
Attachments: (1)
II.C. Staff Updates:
II.C.1. Resignations:  Elizabeth Peterson, Paraprofessional - RBEC
II.C.2. New Hire: 
II.C.3. Transfers:   
II.C.4. Re-assignment:  Melissa Carlson, ECSE Teacher - Colvill  .15 overload Colvill Gen. Ed.
III. Public Input: 
IV. Reports and Communication:
IV.A. Business Manager Report
Presenter:  Jackie Paradis
Attachments: (5)
IV.B. RBEC and TV Principal Report
Presenter:  Nicole Jack
Description:  Nicole Jack will provide an update on how the first weeks of school have gone.
IV.C. SEMASA Mentoring
Presenter:  Cherie Johnson
Description:  The MASA Mentoring program focuses on developing professional practice in the district administration that is grounded in evidence-based knowledge and skills that contribute to successful leadership.  This is my fifth year as a mentor for Region 1.  If you have any questions about this process, please let me know.
Attachments: (1)
IV.D. Safe and Sound Protocol
Presenter:  Cherie Johnson

The Safe and Sound Protocol helps improve body/brain organization and function in students. The method is based on the science of neuroplasticity that tells us that the brain changes in response to stimulation. 

The protocol uses a multisensory intervention ... organizing the body (think of it like the foundation), then organizing the brain, getting ready for higher cognitive functions, like reading, memory, attention. If you’re anxious or stressed, it’s much easier to self-regulate to a state of calm. 

GCED will pilot this protocol during the 2020-21 school year in KW and RW.  Two itinerant staff are currently in training.  Once the training is complete, teams in KW and RW will identify students, collect baseline data and plan the intervention implementation.  Decisions to expand this will be made based on pilot outcomes.

Goodhue County (SHIP) has added well-being to their list of
fundable priorities, and so GCED and the Goodhue County Family and Children's Collaborative will be applying for funding
from them to cover the cost of the pilot and possible expansion.

Attachments: (1)
IV.E. Designation as a State-approved Online Learning Provider
Presenter:  Cherie Johnson
Attachments: (3)
IV.F. In-school and In-Home Direct Services
Presenter:  C Johnson
Description:  We will review the MDE guidance on whether school district staff can provide students with disabilities direct services in-school for the purpose of supporting the student in accessing educational services when a school district or charter school is implementing the hybrid or distance learning models, or when a parent of a student with a disability chooses a distance learning model and on providing supports within student homes.
V. Old Business: 
V.A. RBEC Learning Plan Update
Presenter:  Cherie Johnson
Description:  Following the update from Nicole Jack on the first weeks of school and reviewing feedback from our districts and MDH Case Count Data, we will have a discussion about possible changes to our current learning model.
Attachments: (1)
VI. New Business:
VI.A. Parameters Resolution
Attachments: (3)
VI.B. GCED Vehicles
Presenter:  Cherie Johnson
Description:  Currently GCED vehicles are parked outside.  C Johnson will update the board on concerns and solicit feedback and possible action from the board on any needed changes.
VI.C. First Reading of Policy 722 - Public Data Requests
Presenter:  Cherie Johnson
Attachments: (2)
VII. Other:
VIII. Comments: Board/Director
IX. Next Meeting Date:  November 12, 2020 location to be determined.
X. Adjournment
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