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Minutes

Monday and Tuesday, June 25 & 26, 2012
Fort Totten Room, State Capitol
Mandan Middle School Mandan, ND

The Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB) meeting was called to order by chair, Don Paulsrud. Board members who attended were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, and Marlene Srock. Others who attended the meeting were Laurie Stenehjem, Diane Weber and Janet Welk from ESPB, Fern Pokorny and Pam Kjonaas from NDEA, Bill Peterson from the AG’s Office, Connie Mittleider and Gerry Teevens from DPI and Dave Monson, Legislative Representative, Brett Spodak from Teachers-Teachers.Com and Liam Goldrick from New Teacher Center.

Board members who were not in attendance were Nick Archuleta, Mary Eldredge-Sandbo and Amy Mann. Mike Heilman arrived after the approval of the board minutes and approval of the financial report. Rod Jones did not attend the second day of the retreat.

The administrative subcommittee met prior to the Board meeting

Introductions were held and Don Paulsrud welcomed all guests.

Greg Allen made a motion to add Sally Steele to the agenda cases. Second by Mike Bitz. Board members who voted in agreement were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock.

Greg Allen made a motion approving the May, 2012 minutes with noted changes. Second by Angela Korsmo. Motion carried. Board members who voted in agreement were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock.

Greg Allen again made a motion approving the May, 2012 financial statements. Second by Marlene Srock. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. The May financial revenue and expense report showed $71,262.95 total income, $44,364.08 in total expenses with $26,898.87 net income.

No licensure reports were available. The office of Dan Gefroh, CPA is cleaning up the reports.

A motion was made by Mike Heilman approving the ESPB 2012-2013 budget with proposed income of $747,500.00 and proposed expenditures of $746,246.45 and a net income of $1,253.55 and the 2012-2013 Teacher Support Budget of $2,235,000.00 income and proposed expenses of $1,261,482.73 showing net income of $973,517.27. Seconded by Angela Korsmo. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock.

A motion was made by Rod Jonas approving the director’s evaluation. Second by Mike Bitz. Motion carried. Board members who voted in agreement were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. The Board would like to build on improving teacher image, such as getting away from fines to late fees, a Board that does things for teachers instead of to teachers and improving public relations with the legislature.

Discussion was held regarding critical shortage areas for 2012-13. A motion was made by Mike Bitz deeming critical shortage areas in all content areas except for physical education and elementary education. Second by Angela Korsmo. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. The shortage area declaration is needed to issue alternative access licenses after August 1st. The declaration is also used by other agencies. These critical shortage areas have remained the same since 2006.

The Board reviewed the multistate standard-setting technical report for Mandarin Chinese PRAXIS 5665 validation. A motion was made by Angela Korsmo to accept recommended test score of 164. Second by Rod Jonas. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock.

Nexus Innovations provided a quote for the ND Education public lookup system. To implement, a quote range of $11,000 to $15,000 was submitted. Mike Bitz made the motion accepting the quote range. Second by Angela Korsmo. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. The public lookup would bring North Dakota up-to-date with other states, be of value to administrators and parents and may be a closer step to not mailing paper licenses.

The business analysis work flow-Eide Bailly was provided in the second draft. The office staff met with Shelley Earsley to discuss the first draft. A motion was made by Rod Jonas to approve the business analysis second draft. Second by Mike Bitz. Motion carried. Board members who voted in favor were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock.

The 19000 exceptional children course code was added to all special education licenses and endorsements after the February, 2012 board meeting. The 19000 course code allows administrators and special education directors to place special educators with all types of students with disabilities. Connie Mittleider has indicated she does not want to use the number. Janet informed the Board the 19000 Special Education course code is still being used.

Administrative rules are complete. ESPB received a compliment from Representative Koppelman for the agency responding to the needs of other state educators moving into the North Dakota.

Discussion was held regarding upcoming legislation and possible legislative requests. Mike Bitz made the motion approving the rewrite of 67.1-02-04-02 interim licenses for substitute teachers. Second by Rod Jonas. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. A one-year sub license could be issued when a shortage of regularly licensed subs exist. A letter is needed from an administrator and the individual would need to hold a minimum of two years of post-secondary education. Rod Jonas made a motion approving the rewrite of 67.1-02-03-11 teaching alternative flexibility endorsement work experience option. Second by Mike Heilman. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Two years teaching/work experience would be allowed if the individual held a minimum of a minor or minor equivalency in the course area or field being taught. Documentation from an administrator would be needed to prove the work experience. Another motion was made by Rod Jonas approving work experience for alternative access license 7.1-02-04-01. Second by Angela Korsmo. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. The alternative access license would be issued to an individual who does not have a major, does not have a professional core, has not completed a test but has work experience. The alternative access license would be issued after August 1, in areas where there are documented shortage areas.

CASES
AZURE, CANDICE
Motion made by Angela Korsmo to issue an initial, two-year license. Second by Marlene Srock. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Ms. Azure’s license request was before the Board due to her background check.

HANSON, RYAN
Rod Jonas made the motion that Mr. Hanson must provide evidence of a chemical evaluation and follow the recommendations. The licensed addiction counselor must be approved by the board chair. Second by Mike Heilman. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. DW check wording via Bill Peterson

HOLKUP, JEREMY
A motion was made by Mike Bitz to dismiss. Second by Angela Korsmo. Motion carried. Board members who voted in favor were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Mr. Holkup’s license was before the Board due to a possible fine. Mr. Holkup is an elementary teacher with Wilton Public Schools.

JOHNSON, DIANA
Greg Allen made the motion to initiate disciplinary action and offer a settlement agreement of a $50 fine. Second Angela Korsmo. Motion carried. Board members who voted in agreement were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Ms. Johnson’s license was before the Board because she was engaged in the profession of teaching while not holding a current license. She is employed at Burlington-Des Lacs as an elementary teacher. NDCC 15.1-13-25(1)(h) and 15.1-13-17(1)

KIELPINSKI, NANCY
Greg Allen made the motion to initiate disciplinary action and offer a settlement agreement of a $100 fine. Second by Marlene Srock. Motion carried. Board members who voted in favor were Greg Allen, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Mike Bitz did not vote. Her license was before the Board because she was engaged in the profession of teaching while not holding a current license. Ms. Kielpinski is employed with Mandan High School as a physical education and health instructor. NDCC 15.1-13-25(1)(h) and 15.1-13-17(1)

LABRENSZ, DEBORAH
A motion was made by Greg Allen to issue a subsequent, five-year license. Second by Rod Jonas. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Mike Heilman did not vote. Ms. Labrensz’ license renewal was before the Board because she had checked yes to question #3, section two of the online renewal.

LAQUA, RICHARD
Mike Bitz made the motion that Mr. Laqua did violate NDCC 15.1-13-25(1)(d)(e). Second by Rod Jonas. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. A motion was then made by Mike Bitz to proceed with disciplinary action to revoke his teaching license. Second by Marlene Srock. Motion carried. Board members who voted in favor were Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Greg Allen did not vote on the above motions. Mr. Laque’s license is being revoked due to pleading guilty to luring a minor by computer or electronic means. He was employed with Jamestown Public Schools as a technology instructor. NDCC 15.1-13-25

LARSON, MARILYN
Mike Heilman made the motion to dismiss. Second by Angela Korsmo. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Ms. Larson’s license was before the Board due to a possible fine. She is employed with Tioga Public Schools as an elementary teacher.

LUNAK, MARIA
A motion was made by Mike Bitz to dismiss. Second by Greg Allen. Motion carried. Board members who voted in favor were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Ms. Lunak’s license was before the Board due to a possible fine. She is employed at Holy Family Elementary School in Grand Forks.

MARSHALL, JACQUELYN
A motion was made by Angela Korsmo to issue an initial, two-year license. Second by Rod Jonas. Motion carried. Board members who voted in agreement were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Ms. Marshall’s license was before the Board because she checked yes to question #3, section two of the online application.

MORRISON, KAREN
A motion was made by Greg Allen to dismiss. Second by Marlene Srock. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Mike Bitz did not vote. Ms. Morrison’s license was before the Board due to a possible fine. She is employed with Custer Elementary School in Mandan.

OYLOE, LINDA
Mike Bitz motioned to dismiss. Second by Angela Korsmo. Motion carried. Board members who voted in favor were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Ms. Oyloe’s license was before the Board due to a possible fine. She is employed with Wilmac Special Education Unit in Williston.

PARISIEN, VICKY
Mike Bitz again motioned to dismiss. Second by Marlene Srock. Motion carried. Board members who voted in agreement were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Ms. Parisien’s license was before the Board due to a possible fine. She is employed with Dunseith Day Elementary School.

PURPUR, GARY
A motion was made by Mike Bitz to dismiss. Second by Greg Allen. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Mr. Purpur’s license was before the Board due to a possible fine. He is employed with Grand Forks Public Schools as a career/technology instructor.

RENNER, DUSTIN
A motion was made by Mike Bitz to issue an initial, two-year license. Second by Mike Heilman. Motion carried. Board members who voted in agreement were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Mr. Renner’s online application was before the Board due to his background check.

RIOPEL, NICOLE
Rod Jonas made a motion to proceed with disciplinary action and offer a settlement agreement of a $250 fine. Second by Greg Allen. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Ms. Riopel’s license was before the Board because she was engaged in the profession of teaching while not holding a current license. She is employed at Surrey Public Schools as an elementary teacher. NDCC 15.1-13-25(1)(h) and 15.1-13-17(1)

STEELE, SALLY
Angela Korsmo made a motion to issue an initial, two-year license. Second by Greg Allen. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Ms. Steele’s license was before the Board because she had checked yes to question #3, section two of the application.

SWANSON, NICOLE
A motion was made by Mike Heilman to proceed with disciplinary action and offer a settlement agreement of a $250 fine. Second by Greg Allen. Motion carried. Board members who voted in favor were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Ms. Swanson’s license was before the Board because she was engaged in the profession of teaching while not holding a current license. She is employed at Oak Grove Lutheran School in Fargo as an elementary teacher. NDCC 15.1-13-25(1)(h) and 15.1-13-17(1)

TOSNER, JENNIFER
The Board directed the office to send a second notice. Ms. Tosner’s license was before the Board due to a possible fine.

VAN WINKLE, JILL
A motion was made by Angela Korsmo to issue a subsequent, five-year license. Second by Marlene Srock. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Ms. Van Winkle’s license was before the Board because she had answered yes to question #3, section two of the online app. She is employed with Eagle Education Center in Fargo.

WILKIE, TRACY
Mike Bitz made a motion to dismiss. Second by Rod Jonas. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Ms. Wilkie’s license was before the Board due to a possible fine. She is employed with Turtle Mt. Community Elementary School in Belcourt.

Rod Jonas brought forward the Program Approval Advisory Committee (PAAC) recommendations from the June 20, 2012 meeting. A motion was made by Don Paulsrud to accept PAAC’s recommendation and approve University of North Dakota Intent to Seek Interim Program Approval for the Special Education Master’s, for Strategist, Learning Disabilities, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Visual Impairment, Emotional Disturbance and Early Childhood. Second by Greg Allen. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock.
A motion was made by Mike Bitz to accept PAAC’s recommendation and approve Jamestown College language bachelor programs in French, German and Spanish. Second by Mike Heilman. Motion carried. Board members who voted in agreement were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Greg Allen motioned to accept PAAC’s recommendation to approve Minot State University Early Childhood

Education and Communication Program. Second by Don Paulsrud. Motion carried. Board
members who voted in favor were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. A motion was made by Mike Heilman to accept the PAAC’s recommendation and approve North Dakota State University National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/State Program Review. Second by Angela Korsmo. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Motion made by Greg Allen to accept PAAC’s recommendation to approve Turtle Mountain Community College Report NCATE/State standard 2. Second by Don Paulsrud. Motion carried. Board members who voted in favor were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Don Paulsrud then made the motion to accept PAAC’s recommendation placing Sitting Bull College Program Report on probationary status and require the final report by June, 2013 and a status report in December, 2012. If the status report and final report are not received by the due dates, Sitting Bull College will not be accredited. Second by Mike Heilman. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Mike Heilman made the motion to accept PAAC’S recommendation to accept Sitting Bull College Lakota/Language Endorsement. Second by Don Paulsrud. Motion carried. Board members who vote in favor were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. A motion was made by Don Paulsrud to accept United Tribes Technical College Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement. Second by Greg Allen. Motion carried. Board members who voted in favor were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. A motion was made by Angela Korsmo to accept PAAC’s recommendation approving the Interstate Teacher Assessment/Support Consortium (InTASC) Standards. Second by Mike Heilman. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock.

Board member election was held. Mike Bitz nominated Greg Allen as board chair. Second by Angela. Motion carried. Board members who voted in favor were Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. Mike Bitz then nominated Nick Archuleta as board vice-chair. Second by Marlene Srock. Motion carried. Board members who voted yes were Greg Allen, Mike Bitz, Mike Heilman, Angela Korsmo, Rod Jonas, Don Paulsrud and Marlene Srock. As of the Board retreat, it was not known as to Don Paulsrud’s board replacement.

The 2012-13 board meeting dates are: August 9, September 13, Joint Boards Meeting, September 25, October 11, November 8, December 13, January 10, February 14, March 14, April 14, May 9 and retreat June 24-25.

Brett Spodak, executive director of Teachers-Teachers.com, presented on employment search services offered by his company.

Liam Goldrick, policy director of New Teacher Center, presented on state policies on teacher induction.

The retreat adjourned at 12:18.

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