CAEP Desert Regional Consortium Meeting Agenda

January 10, 2023

Location:  RCOE – Room A-33

47-336 Oasis Street, Indio, CA 92201

Time: 8:30 A.M.

Desert Regional Consortium Members:

Dean Papas, COD – Chair

Jereme Weischedel, CVUSD

Larry Bellanich, DSUSD

Deanna Keuilian, PSUSD

Lucie M. Gonzalez, RCOE – Vice-Chair

Guillermo E. Mendoza – Consortium Director


Open Session

Call to Order: Roll Call – Time and Date:

Establishment of a Quorum:


Board Meeting Agenda: Pursuant to the Desert Regional Consortium Governance Plan, the consortium member’s relative voting power will be one vote for each member. A quorum is three members present. A majority of the quorum is necessary for approval of decisions. Votes will be voiced by stating yes or no. Abstentions will be noted. Votes will be recorded in the minutes, including the names of the members making and seconding the motion.

Approval/Addition to Agenda:

Motion:                                                       Second:

Vote:  Yes:                                                  No:

There will be an allotment of time (up to 3 minutes per person) given to members of the public for comment. Additional time will be given to the voting members to consider public comments. After discussion, the executive voting committee will vote or agree to pull the item for a second reading if members feel more time is necessary.

Public Comments


Agenda Items


  1. Approve Agenda Minutes from November 8, 2022.

Motion:                                                     Second:

Vote:  Yes:                                                 No:



  1. RFP to contract out Adult Workforce Development Services – Wendy Frederick

Motion:                                                     Second:

Vote:  Yes:                                                 No:


  1. AB1491 – Guillermo Mendoza


  1. Redesigning-CA Adult-Education-Funding-Model – Guillermo Mendoza


  1. Professional Development Day(s) – Lucie Gonzalez


  1. Informational Only:


  • Student Data due in TOPSPro (Q2) – Due January 31
  • Employment and Earnings Follow-up Survey – January 31
  • Preliminary Allocations for 2022-23 and 2023-24 released – February 28
  1. Informational only – Member Roundtable Updates.



Next Meeting: February 7, 2023, RCOE– Room A-33, 47-336 Oasis Street, Indio, CA