CAEP Desert Regional Consortium Meeting Agenda

March 5, 2024

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:


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 7, 2023.

Motion:                                                       Second:

Vote:  Yes:                                                  No:


  1. Approve New DRC 2024-25 Preliminary CAEP Allocation in the amount of $3,989,253 which includes a COLA of $30,088 – Guillermo Mendoza

Motion:                                                     Second:

Vote:  Yes:                                                 No:

  1. Approve new 2024-25 DRC Member Allocations with COLA distribution. The New Allocation for Coachella Valley USD is $2,042,865, for College of the Desert is $576,447, for Desert Sands USD is $430,441, for Palm Springs USD is $333,501, for Riverside County Office of Education – School of Career Education is $428,845, and for Riverside County Office of Education – Jail Program is $177,124.

Motion:                                                     Second:

Vote:  Yes:                                                 No:


  1. More Information Needed for CAEP – Guillermo Mendoza
  1. RCOE – Jail Programs Overview – Ms. Lucie Gonzalez


  1. Informational Only:
  • End of Quarter 3 – March 31
  • Quarter 3 Student Data due in TOPSPro – April 30
  • Employment and Earnings Follow-up Survey – April 30
  • CFAD for 2024-25 Due in NOVA – May 2



  1. Member Roundtable Updates.



Next Meeting: April 9, 2024, RCOE– Room A-33, 47-336 Oasis Street, Indio, CA