OGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGE

Regular Board of Trustees

December 16, 2006

  

BOARD PRESENT                  BOARD ABSENT                   STAFF PRESENT                    OTHERS

Dennis Brewer                                                                          Thomas Shortbull

Ernie Little                                                                                Gerald Giraud

Kevin Killer                                                                              Marilyn Pourier

Monna Patton                                                                           Karlene Janis

Pete Red Willow                                                                       Michelle Yankton

Bennett Sierra

Richard Iron Cloud

Newton Cummings

Gerald One Feather

Eileen Janis

John Her Many Horses

Francine Poor Bear entered at 8:40 a.m.

                                                                                                                       

PLACE:  Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, Rapid City, S.D.                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                               

1.  CALL TO ORDER

 

Mr. Newton Cummings, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m.

 

2.  INVOCATION

 

Mr. Richard Iron Cloud gave the invocation.

 

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Ernie Little made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 21, 2006 Regular Board of Trustees meeting. Mr. Dennis Brewer seconded the motion.

 

Vote: 8 for;                               Against:  1                                Not Voting:  0                           Motion Carried

 

4.  BOARD COMMITTEE SELECTIONS

 

Mr. Shortbull asked each Board member present which committee they wished to be seated on. The members of the committees are as follows:

 

Finance Committee – Eileen Janis, Monna Patton, Bennett Sierra, and Newton Cummings.

Program Policy Committee – Ernie Little, Dennis Brewer, Kevin Killer, and Gerald One Feather.

Personnel Committee – Pete Red Willow, John Her Many Horses, Richard Iron Cloud, and Francine Poor Bear.

 

Mr. Dennis Brewer made a motion to approve the committee selections. Mr. Bennett Sierra seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  11 for;                            Against: 0                                 Not Voting: 0                            Motion Carried

 

Mr. Newton Cummings stated will not have the election of officers until the January 2007 Board of Trustees meeting or until the OST seats its Education Committee member.

 

5.   FINANCE  

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the Finance Committee meeting minutes to the Board for approval. (See Appendix I)

 

Ms. Eileen Janis made a motion to approve the Finance Committee minutes as presented. Mr. Bennett Sierra seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  11 for;                            Against: 0                                 Not Voting: 0                            Motion Carried

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the 2% OST RTW fee referred from the Finance Committee meeting to the Board of Trustees.

Mr. Shortbull agreed with Mona Patton’s recommendation to invite the OST Education Committee to the next BOT meeting to discuss the 2% right to work fee.

 

Ms. Monna Patton made a motion to invite the OST Education Committee to the next BOT meeting to discuss the 2% right to work fee. Mr. Richard Iron Cloud seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  11 for;                            Against: 0                                 Not Voting: 0                            Motion Carried

 

6.  PROGRAM POLICY

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the Program Policy Committee meeting minutes to the board for approval. (See Appendix II)

 

Mr. Dennis Brewer made a motion to approve the Program Policy Committee meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Pete Red Willow seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   11for;                            Against: 0                                 Not Voting: 0                            Motion Carried

 

Mr. Ernie Little made a motion to approve Mr. Alvin Slow Bear as a local board member for Oglala College Center contingent on background check. Ms. Eileen Janis seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   11 for;                           Against: 0                                 Not Voting: 0                            Motion Carried

 

Mr. John Her Many Horses made a motion to approve Ms. Ramona White Plume as a local board member for the Wounded Knee College Center contingent on background check. Mr. Ernie Little seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  11 for;                            Against: 0                                 Not Voting: 0                            Motion Carried

 

Mr. Bennett Sierra made a motion to for the new local board members to obtain background check. Mr. John Her Many Horses seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  11 for;                            Against: 0                                 Not Voting: 0                            Motion Carried

 

Mr. Shortbull stated the issue with Local Board members teaching in their own district.

 

Ms. Eileen Janis made a motion that Local Board members cannot teach in their own district. Mr. Dennis Brewer seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  12 for;                            Against: 0                                 Not Voting: 0                            Motion Carried  

 

7.   PERSONNEL 

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the Personnel Committee meeting minutes to the board for approval. (See Appendix III)

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to approve the Personnel Committee minutes. Mr. John Her Many Horses seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  12 for;                            Against: 0                                 Not Voting: 0                            Motion Carried

 

8.   REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Mr. Shortbull reported on OLC’s Veterans Monument.

 

Mr. Shortbull reported on the Education Summit.

 

9. OLD BUSINESS  

 

       1.   No Old Business

 

10.   NEW BUSINESS

 

       1.   Head Start Community Assessment Plan

 

Ms. Michelle Yankton presented the Head Start Community Assessment Plan to the Board for approval. (See Attachment A)

 

Ms. Eileen Janis made a motion to approve the Head Start Community Assessment Plan. Mr. Dennis Brewer seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  12 for;                            Against: 0                                  Not Voting: 0                           Motion Carried

 

11.  SCHEDULE OF NEXT MEETING:  TIME, DATE, AND PLACE

 

Finance Committee–Monday, January 22, 2007-3:30 p.m.Pine Ridge College Center

Program Policy Committee– Monday, January 22, 2007-4:30 p.m.Pine Ridge College Center

Personnel Committee-Tuesday, January 23, 2007-5:00 p.m. – Piya Wiconi Board Room

Board of Trustees-Thursday, January 25, 2007-5:00 p.m. – Piya Wiconi Conference Room

 

 

 

12.  ADJOURNMENT

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Mr. Gerald One Feather seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   12 for;                           Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                           Motion Carried

 

The Board of Trustees meeting adjourned at 9:15 a.m.

 

 

 

                                                                               Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                               Karlene Janis   

                                                                                     Recording Secretary

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

Mr. Newton Cummings