KACSO EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
January 16, 2020 at 10:00 am
Topeka Public Library
1515 SW. 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604
CALL TO ORDER:
Chris Esquibel, 29th (President), Tom Weishaar, 1st (Vice-President) Kelly Johnson, 4th (Treasurer), Stephanie Springer 27th (Membership and Nominations) Spence Koehn, 4th (Training), Kelsey Cox, 27th (Public Relations), Brian Swenson 28th (Parliamentarian), Ryan Duckers, 29th (Secretary)
Also present was Amy Raymond of OJA
Chris Esquibel (29th), called the meeting to order.
Reading and review of December 2019 minutes.
Kelly Johnson (4th) moved to approve December 2019 minutes as submitted. Kelsey Cox (27th) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.
Spring 2020 – April 15 – 17 – Drury Inn – Wichita, KS - Contract
Fall 2020 – October 21 -23 – Prairie Band Casino - Mayetta, KS – Contract
Spring 2021 – May 19-21 – Hilton Garden Inn - Manhattan, KS - Contract
Fall 2021 – October 13-15 - Drury Inn – Wichita, KS – Contract
Spring 2022 – April 6-8 – Hilton Garden Inn – Manhattan, KS – Contract
Fall 2022 – October 19-21 – Prairie Band Casino – Mayetta or Kansas Star Casino – Mulvane – pending
2020 Legislative session just started.
Continued talks with our lobbyist about ongoing and current items of interest to the association.
Next Legislative meeting is on 1/21/2020 at 11:00 am in Topeka.
Membership and Nomination
Bags for conference giveaways were ordered.
Sample hoodies for the 40th Anniversary giveaway were also ordered so that people will be able to try on and size at the Spring conference.
Tom sent out an e-mail to those willing to volunteer for the 40th planning committee, but will be asking for someone on or outside of the committee to spearhead and coordinate things.
OJA Report :
Amy Raymond advised that things have been hectic since Chris Mechler retired and a couple other people have left OJA.
Amy attended a Demo of the Tyler Supervision software last week and reported that the system looks to be well done and will be able to eliminate manual reports that are currently required. She indicated that she will be reaching out for assistance from different districts for work on configuring the system.
Continued work on the training schedule for the year. CEU’s will be offered at the Spring conference and details are being finalized for YLS and EPICS trainings in March and possible boosters in May or June. Once the position of CSO Specialist is filled, training schedules will starting being done a year in advance.
OJA will begin interviews for the CSO Specialist position in the next week or two and OJA is piloting a program that would allow the specialist position to work remotely from other districts several days out of the week.
Continued work on the YLS Validation study. Currently work is being done to obtain case filing data and YLS information from districts.
There was a recent merger of KDADS, DCF and other agencies but it is not yet known what direction they might go or what changes might occur.
$771.41 – Nill Brothers
$300.00 – Survey Monkey
$172.20 – Kelsey Cox (mileage)
$184.00 – Stephanie Springer (mileage)
$129.37 – Brian Swenson (mileage)
Tom Weishaar (1st) moved to pay bills as submitted. Ryan Duckers (29th) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.