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SIERRA COUNTY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES COMMISSION

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019 * 9:30 A.M.

FIRST 5 OFFICE * 701 MAIN STREET, LOYALTON, CALIFORNIA

The Sierra County Children and Families Commission met on Friday, June 21, 2019, at 9:30 A.M. in the First 5 Sierra Office, 701 Main Street, Loyalton, California. The meeting was led by Mary Wright, Chairperson.

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 9:32AM by Mary Wright.

FLAG SALUTE

Mary Wright led the Flag Salute.

ROLL CALL

Present: Shanna Anseth, Jim Beard, Laurie Marsh, Anne Reugebrink,

Andrea Ceresola White, Mary Wright

Staff Members Present:

Allison Smith, Executive Director

Kelly Champion, Business Manager

Public Present: Cara Bowling, Student Parent Navigator

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Nominate and Elect Chairperson for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Ms. Marsh nominated Mary Wright as Chairperson for the 2019-2020 fiscal

year. Ms. Anseth seconded the nomination. The vote was taken and Ms.

Wright was elected Chairperson by the following vote:

AYES: Anseth, Beard, Marsh, Reugebrink, White

NOES: None

ABSENT: None

Nominate and Elect Vice Chairperson for Fiscal Year 2018-2019

Ms. Anseth nominated Anne Reugebrink as Vice Chairperson for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Ms. Marsh seconded the nomination. The vote was taken and Ms. Reugebrink was elected Chairperson by the following vote:

AYES: Anseth, Beard, Marsh, Reugebrink, White

NOES: None

ABSENT: None

Adopt Calendar of Meetings 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 Calendar was presented by Executive Director Smith with six meetings scheduled, the fourth Friday as the meeting date. Ms. Marsh moved to adopt the Calendar of Meetings. Ms. Ceresola seconded the motion, and the motion carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Ms. Ceresola moved to approve the agenda. Ms. Reuegebrink seconded the

motion, and the agenda was unanimously approved.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Public comment opened at 9:46AM. Ms. Cara Bowling discussed her work as the Student Parent Navigator for the schools. Ms. Bowling works with students and parents on attendance and early behavior issues, as a parent advocate, on prevention issues and in conjunction with the SARB Board. All parents are eligible for her services. Ms. White noted that the position is funded through MHSA. Public comment closed at 10:03AM.

REPORTS

Director’s Report

Ms. Smith reviewed the Director’s Report submitted which included updates on the Provider Network, Mini Grants and Future Plans.

Business Manager Report

Expenditure Report – May 16, 2019 to June 15, 2019: The Commission reviewed the report. There were no questions.

Bank Reconciliations – May 2019: The Commission reviewed the bank reconciliation and had no questions.

Budget vs. Actual Report – July 1, 2018 to June 15, 2019: The Commission reviewed the report and had no questions.

Budget Review–Administrative Ratio – July 1, 2018 to June 15, 2019: Ms. Norton noted that the Administrative Ratio is currently 25%, the current target Administrative Ratio for the year is 21%. There were no questions.

Commissioner Report

Ms. Anseth updated the Commission that she had received the first referral for the new home visiting program. She noted that Public Health has a new Program Manager, Jessica Harris.

Ms. Wright stated she would like to organize a Meet & Greet in Downieville for all parents of children aged 0-5, along with First 5 Director Smith and SNCS Jessica Norman, in order to discuss their daycare and preschool needs and seek solutions.

Ms. Ceresola noted that school is out! She has 8 children registered for TK in September. The school has hired Stacy Armstrong as a FT Intervention Teacher focusing on grades 4-6. Ms. Burns and Ms. Fisher will cover grades 1-3.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes of May 17, 2019

Mr. Beard moved to approve the minutes of May 17, 2019. Ms. Reuegebrink seconded the motion and the minutes were approved.

NEW BUSINESS

Approve raising reimbursement rate for Preschool Tuition Subsidy Program from $20/day to $23/day

Ms. Smith discussed that Preschool Tuition Subsidy rates had not been raised in the past five years. Adopting a rate of $23 is reasonable, and on the lower end of other local preschool rates. Ms. Anseth moved to approve setting the Preschool Tuition Subsidy Rate at $23/day beginning in 2019-2020 fiscal year.

Public Hearing: SCCFC Budget 2019-2020

Ms. Wright opened the Public Hearing at 10:56 A.M. Hearing no public comment, Ms. Wright closed the Public Hearing at 11:03 A.M.

Adopt the SCCFC Budget 2019-2020

Ms. Anseth moved to adopt the SCCFC Budget 2019-2020. Ms. White seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.

Public Hearing: SCCFC Strategic Plan 2019-2022

Ms. Wright opened the Public Hearing at 11:06 A.M. Hearing no public comment, Ms. Wright closed the Public Hearing at 11:14 A.M.

Adopt SCCFC Strategic Plan 2019-2022

Ms. Marsh moved to adopt the SCCFC Strategic Plan 2019-2022. Mr. Beard seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.

Approve Contract with Toddler Towers in the amount of $42,100 for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Ms. Anseth moved to approve the contract with Toddler Towers in the amount of $42,100 not to exceed for the fiscal year 2019-2020. Ms. Marsh seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.

Approve Contract with Ketchum Daycare in the amount of $21,600 for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Ms. Reugebrink moved to approve the contract with Ketchum Daycare in the amount of $21,600 not to exceed for the fiscal year 2019-2020. Ms. Anseth seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.

Approve Contract with Sierra County Child Abuse Council Family Resource Center in the amount of $14,010 for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Ms. Reuegebrink moved to approve the contract with Sierra County Child Abuse Council Family Resource Center for Safe Sierra Kids in the amount of $14,010 not to exceed for the fiscal year 2019-2020. Ms. Anseth seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.

Approve Contract with Sierra County Child Abuse Council Family Resource Center in the amount of $2,000 for Sierra Safe Kids Program for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Ms. Marsh moved to approve the contract with Sierra County Child Abuse Council Family Resource Center in the amount of $2,000 not to exceed for the fiscal year 2019-2020. Ms. Anseth seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously, with Ms. Wright abstaining.

Approve Contract with Aleata Quinn for Summer Jumpin’ Frog Yoga Program in the amount of $1500 for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Ms. Reugebrink moved to approve the contract with Aleata Quinn for Summer Jumpin’ Frog Yoga Program in the amount of $1500 not to exceed for the fiscal year 2019-2020. Ms. Marsh seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.

Ms. Smith noted that there would be no action taken on the final agenda item regarding the approval of a Preschool STEM Program Mini Grant. The applicant, Hayley Evans, withdrew her application due to changes in her summer schedule leading to an inability to commit to the full program. Ms. Smith stated that she encouraged Ms. Evans to consider applying to run a preschool program in the fall.

ADVANCED PLANNING

The next regular meeting of the SCCFC is scheduled to be held on Friday, August 23, at 9:30 A.M. in the First 5 Sierra Office, Loyalton, California.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 11:32 A.M.

Submitted by: Allison Smith, Executive Director

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