Public Meeting Agenda: March 21, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting

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March 21, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

March 21, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting
1. Call the meeting to order
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale: 

 

LEADERSHIP  •  SERVICE  •  SUPPORT  -  ESU 7 Mission Statement


Notice of this meeting was given in advance according to State Law 84-1411, by giving notice of the meeting to the public on ESU 7 website www.esu7.org and posted at location of meeting.  Notice of this meeting was also given in advance to all members of the Board of Directors.  Availability of the agenda and purpose of the hearing was communicated in the advance notice of the meeting and in the notice to the members of this hearing. All proceedings of the Board of Directors were taken while the convened hearing was open to the attendance of the public.


Discussion:  The meeting was called to order at 5:29pm
1.1. Notification of Open Meetings Law
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale: 

This meeting has been preceded by advance notice and is hereby declared to be in open session.  A copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted in the meeting room.

 

 

1.2. Roll Call
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
1.3. Pledge of Allegiance
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
2. Public Forum
Rationale: 

2.1. Welcome Visitors
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
2.2. Public Comment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale:  The board has the discretion to limit the amount of time set aside for public participation. 


Citizens wishing to address the board on a certain agenda item must notify the Educational Service Unit administrator prior to the board meeting.  Citizens wishing to present petitions to the board may do so at this time.  However, the board will only receive the petitions and not act upon them or their contents.

Public Participation in Board Meetings Policy 1.02.02
3. Approval of Agenda
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale: 

The sequence of agenda topics is subject to change at the discretion of the board. 

Order of Business, Regular Meetings Policy 1.02.01

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve agenda.

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Joyce Baumert.
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Absent
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Bob Norvell: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4. Approval of Minutes
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the minutes as presented.

 

 

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Minutes as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Action(s):
Minutes as presented Passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Terry Fusco.
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Absent
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Bob Norvell: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Action Items
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
5.1. Board Absences
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale: 

Staff Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to approve the board absences. 

 

 




Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve absent Board directors Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve absent board directors Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Jack Young.
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Absent
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Bob Norvell: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Don Ellison and Jennifer Miller were absent.
5.2. Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale: 


Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve Treasurer's Report as presented.

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Treasurer's Report as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Action(s):
Treasurer's Report as presented Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Dan Hoesly.
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Absent
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Bob Norvell: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.3. Presentation of Bills
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale: 

The summary of bills for the current month total:$685,359.29 - Bills #62913 through #63099

Inservice bills total: $ 0

SPED Arrears: None

TECH Arrears: Clarkson $326.22, Cross Co. $619.25, David City $121.25, High Plains $450.75, Humphrey   $12.50, Lakeview $83.50, Leigh $370.76, Osceola $8.75, Schuyler $17.50, St. Ed $1,752.02, St. Isidore $25.00, St. John Lutheran $962.50, St. Michael $12.50, Twin River $535.39

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve bills as presented.

 

 

 

 
Recommended Motion(s):  Bills as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Action(s):
Bills as presented Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Jack Young.
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Absent
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Bob Norvell: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.4. Professional Development Coordinator Contract
Speaker(s):  Marci Ostmeyer
Rationale: 

Laura Plas joins the ESU 7 Professional Development team from York Public Schools where she teaches high school science and serves as School Improvement Coordinator for the district. Laura’s duties as School Improvement Coordinator include: analyzing data and presenting to staff, facilitating curriculum development, and leading professional development.  

Laura also serves as the District Assessment Coordinator connection with the Nebraska Department of Education. As this liaison, Laura remains up to date on current changes in the Nebraska standards for all content areas.  Additionally, Laura serves as a Teacher Trainer for NeSA Test administration.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the Professional Development Coordinator Contract for Laura Plas.

Recommended Motion(s):  Contract for Laura Plas, Professional Development Coordinator, Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
Action(s):
Contracts for Laura Plas, Professional Development Coordinator, Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Wendy Rahtz.
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Absent
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Bob Norvell: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.5. Professional Employment Contracts
Rationale:  Recommendation: Offer employment contracts for 2016-2017 to the following: Dan Ellsworth 245 Days, Marci Ostmeyer 245 Days, Otis Pierce 245 Days, Darus Mettler 245 Days for Educational Service Unit 7 employment.
Recommended Motion(s):  Employment Contracts for 2016-2017 as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
Action(s):
Employment Contracts for 2016-2017 as presented Passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Jack Young.
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Absent
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Bob Norvell: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.6. School Psychologist Resignation
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to accept the resignation of Mary Fattig, School Psychologist.

Recommended Motion(s):  Resignation of Mary Fattig, School Psychologist Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Partnerships
Action(s):
Resignation of Mary Fattig, School Psychologist Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Doug Pauley.
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Absent
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Bob Norvell: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.7. Negotiations
Speaker(s):  Negotiations Comiittee
Rationale: 

The Board Negotiations Committee has proposed the salary amount for the ESU 7 Administrator for the 2016-2017 term.

Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the 2016-2017 total compensation package of 10.44% increase for ESU 7 Administrator.

 

 



Recommended Motion(s):  2016-2017 total compensation package of 10.44% increase for ESU 7 Administrator Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Goals:
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
Action(s):
2016-2017 total compensation package of 10.44% increase for ESU 7 Administrator Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Joyce Baumert.
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Absent
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Bob Norvell: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.8. ESU 7 Administrator Contract Amendment
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the amended ESU 7 Administrator Contract.

 

Recommended Motion(s):  ESU 7 Amended Administrator Contract Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
Action(s):
ESU 7 Amended Administrator Contract Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Joyce Baumert.
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Absent
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Bob Norvell: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.9. Coordinating Agency for ESU 7 Special Ed Cooperative
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Rationale: 

ESU 7 continues to serve as the coordinating agency for the ESU 7 Special Education Cooperative for 2016-2017.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take amy necessary action to approve the continuation of ESU 7 as the coordinating agency for the ESU 7 Special Education Cooperative for 2016-2017.

Recommended Motion(s):  Continuation of ESU 7 as the coordinating agency for the ESU 7 Special Education Cooperative for 2016-2017 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Partnerships
Action(s):
Continuation of ESU 7 as the coordinating agency for the ESU 7 Special Education Cooperative for 2016-2017 Passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Terry Fusco.
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Absent
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Bob Norvell: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.10. First Reading of Policy 1.15 Change of Board Policies
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the first reading of Policy 1.15 Change of Board Policies as presented and advance it to the next meeting for second reading.

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  First reading of Policy 1.15 Change of Board Policies and its advancement to the April 2016 Board meeting Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
Action(s):
First reading of Policy 1.15 Change of Board Policies and its advancement to the April 2016 Board meeting Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Wendy Rahtz.
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Absent
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Bob Norvell: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Discussion Items
Rationale: 

 

6.1. Administrator's Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Rationale: 

Facilities Update
Statewide Update
Administrator's Goals: Attached Monthly for your review.

ESUCC Minutes: Attached for your review.

Scorecard: Attached Monthly for your review.

Board Recognition Dinner Invitation

Notify Board Members of Expiring Terms (See attached application and overview)

Don Ellison, District 12

Wendy Rahtz, District 2

Richard Luebbe, District 4

Doug Kluth, District 6

Doug Pauley, District 8

Bob Norvell, District 10

 

Attachments:
Discussion:  Facilities: Drawings for skylight area have been approved by the building inspector and work will begin next week. Administrator Polk gave an overview of future planning for ESU 7 buildings and grounds. Statewide Update: Administrator Polk gave a brief overview of the February and March ESUCC minutes.
7. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale: 

Recommendation:
 Motion to adjourn.
Recommended Motion(s):  Adjournment of meeting at 6:40pm Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Adjournment of meeting at 6:40pm Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Joyce Baumert.
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Absent
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Bob Norvell: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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