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Better Tomorrows Agenda
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 12:00 p.m.

Kirkwood Vinton Center, 111 West Third Street, Vinton

Please call Heidi Schminke at 319/472-4543 if unable to attend  

  1. Call to Order – Larry Vest
  2. Introductions/Establish Quorum
  3. Board Member Resignations – Larry Vest
  4. Approve Minutes – Larry Vest                                                             
  5. Approve Financial Report – Lori Johnson
  6. Election of Officers  – Larry Vest
    1. Chair
    2. Vice-Chair
  7. Conflict of Interest Forms – Heidi Schminke
  8. Co-Director Reports – Heidi Schminke/Lori Johnson
  9. FY ’19 Meeting Schedule – Heidi Schminke
  10. Better Tomorrows Employee Handbook Revisions – Heidi Schminke
  11. Acceptance of Director(s) Resignation(s)
  12. Funding Sub-committee Recommendations
    1. Approve request from TCPH to reallocate funds to the Nest from home visits/director expense as needed
    2. Director position
      1. Employer of Record
      2.   Fiscal Agent
    3. RFP Recommendations
    4. Preschool Scholarships
    5. Approve Better Tomorrows FY ’19 Budget
    6. Carry Forward Funds
  13. Authorize closing of the Visa credit card/bank account at State Bank of Toledo
  14. Approve and authorize Chair or Vice-Chair to sign Employer of Record contract and program contracts
  15. Approve and authorize Chair and Fiscal Agent to sign Fiscal Agent Agreement and Compliance Assurances
  16. Approve and authorize Chair to sign the FY ‘19 Agreement between Better Tomorrows and the Early Childhood Iowa State Board and State of Iowa  - Departments of Management, Education and Human Services
  17. Staff  Evaluations/Self-Evaluations Results – Larry Vest/Kecia Appleby
  18. Board Evaluations Results – Heidi Schminke
  19. Site Visit Review (Programmatic and Fiscal) Results – Heidi Schminke
  20. Other Business                                                                                      
  21. Public Comments
  22. Adjourn

**** Next Meeting – September 5, 2018 – 12:00 p.m. ****
Tama County ISU Extension Office, 203 West High Street, Toledo

Meetings of the Better Tomorrows ECI Board are open to the public and adhere to Open Meetings/Records laws.  Meetings are held at locations and times reasonably accessible to the public.  When necessary, reasonable special accommodations for attendance are provided.  Submit any questions to 319/472-4543 or

Note:  Board agendas may be amended any time up to 24 hours before the meetings.  Agenda items may be considered out of order at the discretion of the chair.  Meetings will not convene earlier than stated above. 

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