Background: The University of Sioux Falls (USF) had previously worked cooperatively with Augustana College to provide the coursework necessary to meet the requirements of a Special Education program. USF currently has the resources to offer this Special Education program and would like Board approval.
Agenda Item 5.0 - Tamara Darnall, DOE
Subject: Monthly South Dakota Health & Educational Facilities Authority Vocational Education Program Account Statements-
Background: Under the Trust Indentures of the technical institute bonds, First National Bank in Sioux Falls is to provide monthly statements for each SDHEFA Vocational Education Program account to the BOE. Requesting authorization for the Director of Finance and Management to receive the monthly statements on behalf of the BOE and provide a standing report to the BOE at each regularly scheduled meeting on the status of the funds.
Agenda Item 6.0 First readings – Tamara Darnall, Abby Javurek-Humig, Bobbi Rank, DOE
Background: Changes include moving from requiring at least two meetings annually to one meeting; providing a definition of extraordinary costs; adding language to outline the process for reconsideration of applications not recommended for approval; adding language for repayment of funds in excess of the allowable fund balance; adding language to disallow approval of extraordinary cost funds to pay for prior year expenditures; adding language setting aside funds for supplemental aid applications; and removing language referring to the calculation of indirect costs.
Background: Passage of this rule will allow a school district to use its own process for evaluating teachers, as long as it can provide evidence that its process aligns with The Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument and includes, as a significant factor, data on student growth.