Special ETC Meeting
June 03, 2002
1:00-2:00 p.m.
via the ICN


    The June 3, 2002, meeting of the Education Telecommunications Council was held at Iowa Public Television and various ICN sites. The following members were present: Al Bode, ISEA; James Bodensteiner, Board of Regents; Greg Davis, IASB; Kathy Decker, IAICU; Ed Gambs, SAI; Mary Gannon, IASB; Kathryn O'Shaughnessy, ISEA; Pam Pfitzenmaier, IPTV; Mick Starcevich, SAI; and Mary Travillian, AEA Boards.

    Robert Barak, Board of Regents; Merv Cronbaugh, IACCT; Gene Gardner, IACCT; John Hartung, IAICU; David Montgomery, DE/CIANS; Kay Runge, DE/Libraries; Gail Sullivan, DE; and Robert Vittengl, AEA Boards were absent.

    The following visitors were also present: Richard Reitsma and Colette Scott, RTC 4; Roger Rezabek, RTC 7; Kathy Goebel, Region 5 Scheduler; Kathy Guilgot, RTC 1; John Haack, RTC 10; Kay Bolton, ICN; Denise Norman, Region 13 Scheduler; Mike Irwin, RTC 12; Robin Madison, Legislative Fiscal Bureau; Trista Peitzman and Pat Thieben, RTC 11; Joe Coon, RTC 9; Dave Ludwig, RTC 13; Stacy Gibbs and Tom Lesan, RTC 14; Darlas Shockley and Linda Abel, RTC 15; Kitty Conover, Region 3 Scheduler; Julie Thomas, RTC 6; Marlene McComas and Jim Patten, RTC 5; and Debbie Fiscus and Kathy Borlin, IPTV.


    IIA. RTC Funding Application for FY03

    Mary Travillian opened the discussion with an overview of the issue. Pam Pfitzenmaier provided an explanation of the duties expected of the RTCs as noted in Chapter 8D of the Code of Iowa and in appropriations language. Kathy Borlin presented historical data concerning the RTC funding received in past years and explained the steps taken to determine the 5 funding options for FY03. Discussion followed.

    Following a lengthy discussion, these motions were made…

    MOTION 1

    Mary Gannon moved that the ETC accept RTC Funding Option #5 with 3 stipulations to the motion: 1). A sub-committee be appointed to study other options; 2). Encourage sharing of responsibilities between regions; and 3). A friendly amendment was made to change the amount funded to Des Moines Schools from $9,600 to $6,714 and to equally distribute the remaining $2,886.00 between the regions.

    Mick Starcevich seconded.

    Ayes—8; Nays—2; Absent—8; Not Voting—0. Motion carried.


    MOTION 2

    Pam Pfitzenmaier made a motion to modify the "Guidelines for Educational Support Funds—RTC FY 2002 document, ‘Letter D.’" Al Bode seconded.

    Discussion followed.

    Ayes—10; Nays—0; Absent—8; Not Voting—0. Motion passed unanimously.


    MOTION 3

    Pam Pfitzenmaier made a motion to further modify the "Guidelines for Educational Support Funds—RTC FY 2002 document by removing the percentage range (15-40%) in Section D. Mick Starcevich seconded.

    Ayes—10; Nays—0; Absent—8; Not Voting—0. Motion passed unanimously.


The June 3, 2002, special meeting of the Education Telecommunications Council adjourned at 1:55pm. The next meeting of the ETC will be held June 20, 2002, at the Joint ETC/RTC/Schedulers/TIE Meeting at Iowa Public Television.


Education Telecommunications Council Minutes
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