Public Meeting Agenda: April 18, 2016 at 4:00 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting

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April 18, 2016 at 4:00 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

April 18, 2016 at 4:00 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting
1. Call the meeting to order
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
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.


1.1. Notification of Open Meetings Law
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
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
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
1.3. Pledge of Allegiance
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
2. Public Forum
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale: 

2.1. Welcome Visitors
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
2.2. Public Comment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
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
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
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 Dan Hoesly and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4. Approval of Minutes
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
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.
Action(s):
Minutes as presented Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Wendy Rahtz.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5. Action Items
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
5.1. Board Absences
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
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 Jack Young and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Wendy Rahtz, Jennifer Miller, and Joyce Baumert were absent from the meeting. Richard Luebbe arrived late at 4:09pm. It was discussed to include reason for absence in this agenda item moving forward.
5.2. Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
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.
Action(s):
Treasurer's Report as presented Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.3. Presentation of Bills
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The summary of bills for the current month total:$544,276.75 - Bills #63104 through #63250

Inservice bills total: $0

SPED Arrears:Humphrey $21,353.05

TECH Arrears: Leigh $370.76, St. Edward $1,502.02, St. John Lutheran $962.50

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.
Action(s):
Bills as presented Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Wendy Rahtz.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.4. Second Reading of Policy 1.15 Change of Board Policies
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

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

 

Recommended Motion(s):  After second reading, Policy 1.15 Change of Board Policies, Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
After second reading, Policy 1.15 Change of Board Policies, Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.5. First Reading of Policy 1.19 Board Member Vacancy
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the first reading of Policy  1.19 Board Member Vacancy as presented and advance it to the next meeting for second reading.

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  First reading of Policy 1.19 Board Member Vacancy and its advancement to the May 2016 meeting Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
First reading of Policy 1.19 Board Member Vacancy and its advancement to the May 2016 meeting Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
5.6. SPED Contract
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Laura Mettler is an ASHA certified Speech/Language Pathologist (SLP). She grew up in Iowa and currently resides in Norfolk. Laura graduated from the University of South Dakota at Vermillion with her Bachelor of Arts in 1982 and her Master of Arts in 1984 in Speech and Language Disorders. She has worked since that time as a SLP working for Wakonda Public Schools, Educational Service Unit 8, Regroup Adult Rehabilitation, and most recently, Norfolk Public Schools for the past 19 years. Laura has had training and experience working with a wide range of ages and disabilities, including Autism, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Impairments in Articulation, Language, Fluency, and Voice, Developmental Delays, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Downs Syndrome, Emotionally Disturbed, and Alternative-Augmentative Communication. Her expertise in these areas has led to mentoring and supervising SLPs during student internships and/or Clinical Fellowship Years. Those who have worked with Laura describe her as prepared, organized, flexible, compassionate, and competent. Laura Mettler is a welcomed addition to the ESU7 SLP team and we are excited for her to serve our students, families, and districts.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the 2016-2017 contract of Laura Mettler, Speech Language Pathologist.

Recommended Motion(s):  2016-2017 Speech Language Pathologist contract for Laura Mettler, Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
2016-2017 Speech Language Pathologist contract for Laura Mettler, Passed with a motion by Richard Stephens and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.7. SPED Resignation
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the resignation of Penny Brown, Speech Language Pathologist Administrator/ILDC Facilitator.
Recommended Motion(s):  Resignation of Penny Brown, Speech Language Pathologist Administrator/ILDC Facilitator Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Resignation of Penny Brown, Speech Language Pathologist Administrator/ILDC Facilitator Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Dan Hoesly.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.8. Professional Development Contract
Speaker(s):  Marci Ostmeyer
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Brooke Koliha joins the ESU 7 Professional Development Team from the Humphrey Public Schools.  She is presently a kindergarten teacher and a lead member of the RtI/MTSS team. Brooke began her career with 8 years as a Title 1 teacher in the ESU 7 Cooperative. She is pursuing her doctorate in reading through UNL. Her extensive training and her experience with many of the reading programs being used within the ESU 7 districts will be an asset to the students and educators as well as to the Professional Development department.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve contracts for Brooke Koliha, Professional Development Coordinator.

Recommended Motion(s):  Contracts for Brooke Koliha as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Contracts for Brooke Koliha as presented Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Terry Fusco.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
6. Discussion Items
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale: 

 

6.1. Administrator's Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

Facilities Update
Statewide Update
Administrator's Goals

ESUCC Updates - See Attached Powerpoint

Scorecard - Attached for Review

50th Year Celebration

Administrator Contract - Average views on Website

Adjournment

Upcoming Dates

 

Discussion:  Facilities: Work on the roof is still pending weather. Statewide Update: Administrator Polk gave an overview of the ESUCC infrastructure and changes within the Teaching and Learning Group. She shared with the Board a recent ESM Lawsuit regarding an early termination of a Coop Purchasing Contract between the ESUCC and ESM. ESUCC/NDE Meeting: Administrator Polk gave a brief overview of the ESUCC/NDE Collaboration Meeting held this month. Administrator Goals: Administrator Polk gave an update on progress toward goals (attached). Adjournment: Administrator Polk shared with the Board recent correspondence with NASB regarding requirements of anjournment. Legally, there is no requirement to vote on adjournment. Staff employeed less than 12 months: Administrator Polk discussed the payment of employees who work less than 12 months. Administrator Polk gave an overview of upcoming dates: ESU 7 Board Internal Retreat: June 21, 2016 Boardsmanship Workshop (ESU 7-wide): August 25, 2016
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
7. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale: 
Discussion:  Meeting adjourned at 4:46pm.
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