CAEP Desert Regional Consortium Meeting Agenda

July 6, 2020

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


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:


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 June 15, 2020.

Motion:                                                      Second:

Vote:  Yes:                                                  No:

  1. Approve Revised Desert Regional Consortium 2020-21 Budget Allocation from CAEP in the amount of $3,299,583.

Motion:                                                        Second:

Vote:  Yes:                                                   No:


  1. Approve Revised Desert Regional Consortium 2020-21 Budget Allocations: Coachella Valley Unified School District: $1,689,867. College of the Desert: $476,629. Desert Sands Unified School District: $356,103. Palm Springs Unified School District: $275,744. Riverside County Office of Education – Indio CTE ($354,788) and Jail Program ($146,452). Total RCOE Allocation- $501,240.

Motion:                                                        Second:

Vote:  Yes:                                                   No:

  1. Informational only Important Information/Dates:
  • 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 the adults 18 years and older, can only be used in the seven program areas, and must have an approved regional consortium plan specific to K-12 adult education and community college noncredit programs.


  • OTAN and CALPRO Websites – Adult Education Online Sources
  • Final Quarter 4 Data due in TOPSpro – August 1
  • 2018-19 and 2019-20 Member Expense Report Quarter 4 due in NOVA – Sept. 1
  • July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 expenses by program area due (estimates only) in NOVA – September 1
  • 2020-21 Member Program Year Budget and Work Plan due in NOVA – Sept. 30
  • End of 1st Quarter – September 30
  1. Informational only – Member Roundtable Updates.



 Next Meeting: August 10, 2020, Via Zoom