Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, ID 83702-5642
Linda L. Simon
Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist
OTHERS PRESENT: Robert VandeMerwe,
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Ms. Simon to approve the November 19, 2008 minutes as written. Seconded by Ms. Goettsche, motion carried.
REVIEW OF HEADMASTERS EXAMINATION
Mr. Dorrance, Representative of the Headmasters exam, approached the members of the Board. He distributed an information packet on the examination. Discussion was held on where the testing can be done, the security of the exam, the candidate approval process, and the writing of questions.
It was determined that Mr. VandeMerwe will notify the testing agency of any law/rule changes that may affect the validity of an exam question.
Discussion was also held on the number of exam questions. Mr. Dorrance explained to the Board the rationale behind a test containing 50-75 questions.
Further discussion was held on the questions pertaining to the state rules and regulations and whether or not that should be part of the Headmaster examination.
The Board entered into executive session to review the Headmaster exam questions.
A motion was made by Mr. Eaton to enter into executive session to consider records exempt from public disclosure as per Idaho Code 67-2345.1(d). Seconded by Ms. Goettsche. The vote was: Ms. Springer, aye; Ms. Simon, aye; Ms. Meyer, aye; Ms. Goettsche, aye; and Mr. Eaton, aye. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Ms. Simon to come out of executive session. Seconded by Ms. Meyer. The vote was: Ms. Springer, aye; Ms. Simon, aye; Ms. Meyer, aye; Ms. Goettsche, aye; and Mr. Eaton, aye. Motion carried.
Discussion was held regarding Board member thoughts on the exam. The Board stated they felt they were headed in the right direction but felt more questions were necessary and they would like to see these questions focus on other areas such as resident care.
The Board would like to have the five individuals who originally took the pilot exam take the exam again, with today’s revisions, prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting on January 7, 2008.
A motion was made by Mr. Eaton to approve the changes to the number of questions in each section. Seconded by Ms. Goettsche, motion carried.
A motion was made by Ms. Meyer to adjourn the meeting at 4:50 p.m. Seconded by Ms. Goettsche, motion carried.
Ione Springer, Chair Shirlie Meyer
Dale Eaton Vicky Goettsche
Linda L. Simon Tana Cory, Bureau Chief