WTSEA board members present at this meeting: Yusuf Quidwai (President); Mike Shephard (Past President); Scott Calahan (University Representative); David Slipp (ESD #113); Fred Kellogg (ESD #112); Chuck Filippini (ESD #101); John Clark (ESD #105); Gale Wilson (ESD #171); Gerald Apple (Coordinating Secretary); Skeet Gaul (Treasurer); Mike Hahn (ESD #189).
2.) Consent Agenda
Meeting Called to Order by Yusuf
A. February board minutes
B. Senior Driving report
C. Coordinating Secretary’s report - motion was made by Gale and seconded by David Slipp to accept the first three consent agenda items. Motion passed
D. Webmaster report-Teri Gaul A motion was made by Gale Wilson and seconded by David that Teri and Skeet Gaul have permission to approve resources/videos produced by students in public TSE programs. Motion passed. At the April board meetings the board will review these resources to determine if they should be put on our website for the next school year (August 31st thru June).
E. Treasurer’s report-Skeet It was mentioned that two board members should not get credit for doing the same thing even though they could help each other. A motion was made by Gale and seconded by Gerry to approve the Treasurer’s report. The motion passed.
F. Webmaster, Treasurer, and Coordinating Secretary- hours worked. Both Gerry and Skeet provided their time sheets to the board. Teri will submit her time sheets ASAP to the board
3.) Old Business
A. Clock Hour discussion - Yusuf It is the responsibility of a person who attends another state conference or the PDSA or ADTSEA conferences to send the Clock Hour forms to David Slipp. He will fill out an OSPI clock hour form and send it back to the person. The person needs to send a self-addressed envelope to David and the form can NOT be scanned. We will start this process with our fall TSE conference. The conference attendees will turn in the evaluation forms at the end of our conference to receive the clock hour forms. At the beginning of the conference we will mention to turn off all electronic devices unless you are taking notes. Plus, we will have the workshop facilitators remind conference attendees about the electronic policy at the beginning of each general session or workshop. Finally, we will mention this in the conference packet.
4.) New Business
A. DOL Survey - 6 Questions Yusuf asked the board members for their input on these six questions that were asked by DOL. He sent the resulting answers to Loni at DOL.
B. Fall Conference 2016 Gerry will go through Becky Adams in Shelton or Custom Ink to find the best price for a t-shirt with the WTSEA logo on it. This t-shirt along with other items (pens, mugs, note pads, etc.) will be put in the conference attendee registration packets. David will be provided $600 for door prizes. We will raise the cost of the membership to $40 and the Conference by $5. This motion was passed. Skeet and Gerry will be working hard to get more vendors and sponsors. We are estimating that we will make about 17,500 if we have 130 attendees. When subtracting expenditures will make about 3500. Chuck Filippini mentioned that we need to send in nominations for the Cliff Boyce and Distinguished Service Awards to him ASAP. Mike Shephard will go to Costco in Wenatchee to get pop, water, cookies, muffins, fruit and other items for the breaks and breakfast. We went over the fall conference agenda and we dropped Representative Hayes as a general session speaker and added a second session session of breakout workshops by repeating the four workshops again. We will be giving the exhibitors more time at lunch to visit with the conference attendees. In the future we need to look more carefully at what things can be given clock hour credit in the agenda. Chuck Filippini is retiring and will need to pay for the first aide equipment and the renewal of his card to allow him to teach the class. He will call Oregon and find out the answers to these questions.
C. Meeting at DOL between WTSEA and Loni Miller/Robert Fuller. Skeet provided Loni with a letter that included four questions or concerns. During this meeting Loni provided the answers to the four questions or concerns. The most positive thing that came out of this meeting is that DOL in the future will not exclude the WTSEA board from meetings with the commercial schools and DOL.
D. Legislative update: No new traffic safety bills became laws this year
E. Preliminary Budget for 2016-2017 year - A motion was made by Mike and seconded by Gerry to approve the preliminary budget for 2016-2017. We will look at the budget again after our fall conference in October.
F. Fall conference-2017 The 2017 fall TSE conference will be in October at the Renton Technology Center. They provide the meals, refreshments and technology. Parking should not be a problem on the weekend. There are three hotels available nearby for conference attendees.
G. CWU TSE status for this summer Scott is thinking about not providing the course this summer at Des Moines because his main instructor is not able to teach this summer because he has obligations to teach TSE at Eatonville. Scott has not been able to find a full time replacement for Alex. This instructor will need a Masters’ degree and the appropriate experience in teaching traffic safety education. This summer course would run from June 20th to July 29th (six week course)
H. ADTSEA conference - The cost of the ADTSEA conference in Portland is $300 which includes the cost of the membership to ADTSEA. Five of the WTSEA board members indicated that they are going to this conference in July. The summer planning meeting will be held at CWU on Saturday, August 13th from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Gerald Apple Coordinating secretary