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December Minutes

December 7, 2009

Meeting called to order at 3:46pm.

Loren Myhill called the role of Rep. Council members present.

Minutes were approved as presented.

Pat Elliot presented the Treasurers Report. It was approved as presented. All checks in the future will require two signatures. No checks will be issued without proper documentation. Joel Harrison moved that we invest the funds necessary to get copies of missing receipts. Marcia Garten seconded. Motion carried. Recommendations will be part of the minutes as follows: The member elected or appointed Treasurer will be added to the accounts at the First Financial Credit Union. Original or legible copies of all receipts and statements will be given to the Treasurer for payment prior to checks being written. Original or legible copies of all credit card charge slips, receipts, and bank statements will be given to the Treasurer in order that checks can be written in payment of the OCSEA credit card with all supporting documentation. All four elected members continue as signers on the First Financial Credit Union accounts. This will enable another signature in the event that the Treasurer will be receiving a payment for an amount that has been presented with a receipt and has received prior authorization. The OCSEA president will continue to use the Bank of America credit card, with a $2,000 limit, but will submit a charge slip for all charges, and an original or legible copy of the B of A monthly statement to the Treasurer in a timely manner so that the Treasurer can issue a check to B of A and avoid late, interest, or over limit charges.

Membership Report: We are in the process of updating due to the number of retirees.

PresidentŐs Report: Party changed to the 19th. See invitation for details. Party starts at 5:00pm and ends at 11:00pm. Richard needs all of us to take invitations to everyone who are not getting emails. Toys can be dropped off at the party and will be delivered to needy children at Project Hope..

Grievance report was presented. All were filed by the association for violations and not by individual teachers. See report. It will also be on website.

Nina Boyd and Rene Hendricks spoke to the group regarding the financial situation of OCDE and enrollment. They reported that ADA losses now stand at 507 and are projected to reach 967 for 2009-10. They presented reports that showed current losses in funding and projected losses for the next two years. Cuts are occurring throughout all of OCDE as well as in ACCESS and Special Schools. Many Correctional Educational programs are also being eliminated across the state and are no longer contracting with us for services effective January 1, 2010.

Richard Berman reported that Access numbers reported to him are not exactly the same as what OCDE is reporting, but none of them are looking good.

Health Care Conference: Dave Glick moved that we send representatives and pay all expenses for up to four people to attend this conference. Lewis Lester seconded. Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 6:40.

Next meeting is February 1, 2010 at the CTA regional office.