CAEP Desert Regional Consortium Meeting Agenda

July 19, 2021

Location:  Via Zoom

Time: 8:30 AM

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 and/or Additions 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. Janice B. Simmons, M Ed., Workforce Development, Riverside, CA


  1. Approve Agenda Minutes from June 14, 2021.


Motion:                                                     Second:

Vote:  Yes:                                                 No:


  1. Approve New Revised Desert Regional Consortium 2021-22 Budget Allocation of $3,433,217.00. An increase of $84,143.00.


Motion:                                                      Second:

Vote:  Yes:                                                 No:


  1. Approve New May Revise Desert Regional Consortium member 2021-22 Budget Allocations: Coachella Valley Unified School District: $1,758,306. College of the Desert: $495,933. Desert Sands Unified School District: $370,525. Palm Springs Unified School District: $286,912. Riverside County Office of Education – Indio SCE ($369,158) and Indio Correctional Program ($152,383). Total RCOE Allocation- $521,541.


Motion:                                                      Second:

Vote:  Yes:                                                 No:



  1. Discussion: The Governor’s Executive Order N-08-21, rescinds his prior Executive Order N-29-20 and sets a date of October 1, 2021 for public agencies to transition back to public meetings held in full compliance with the Brown Act – Guillermo Mendoza



  1. Discussion: The target spend-down date for 2019-20 funds is June 30, 2021. With a corrective action plan, funds can be spent through December 31, 2021 – Guillermo Mendoza


  1. Discussion: Consortium Effectiveness – Guillermo Mendoza


  1. Approve Changes to Governance Plan – Guillermo Mendoza

Motion:                                                      Second:

Vote:  Yes:                                                 No:


  1. Discussion: CAEP Funds Are Restricted Funds – CAEP funds were issued under AB104 legislation and are in ARTICLE 9. Adult Education Program [84900 – 84920] of the education code. CAEP funds are apportionment, they are not a grant, and at this time are not subject to flexibility. CAEP funds are restricted to adults 18 years and older, can only be used in the seven CAEP approved program areas, and must have an approved regional consortium plan specific to K-12 adult education and community college noncredit programs. – Guillermo Mendoza


  1. New Three-Year Plan – Due June 2022 – Guillermo Mendoza ***



  1. Informational Only:


  • Approve New DRC Allocations to members in NOVA – Today, July 15, 2021
  • Student Data Due in TOPSPro (Quarter 4) – August 1
  • 2019-20 and 2020-21 Expense report Due in NOVA (Quarter 4) – September 1
  • 2021/20 Member Program Year Budget and Work Plan due in NOVA – September 30
  • End of Quarter 1 – September 30
  • New DRC Three-Year Plan – Due June 2022


  1. Informational only – Member Roundtable Updates.


 Next Meeting: Monday, August 9, 2021, Via Zoom