Public Meeting Agenda: January 19, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting

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January 19, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

January 19, 2017 at 5:30 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.


Discussion:  President Don Ellison conducted the meeting.

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. Oath of Office
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale: 
Don Ellison (12), Gary Wieseler (2), Richard Luebbe (4), Doug Kluth (6), Doug Pauley (8), Marni Danhauer (10) will recite the Oath of Office as elected Board Members.

Board Member Oath of Office

“I, (state name), do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Nebraska, against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear truth faith and allegiance to the same, that I take this obligation freely and without mental reservation or for purpose of evasion; and that I will faithfully and impartially perform the duties of the office of the Educational Service Unit 7 Board of Education according to law, and to the best of my ability.  And I do further swear that I do not advocate, nor am I a member of any political party or organization that advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States or of this state by force or violence; and that during such time as I am in this position I will not become a member of any political party or organization that advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States or of this state by force or violence.  So help me God.”

 

Discussion:  Elected members of the Board participated in reciting the Oath of Office.
1.3. Roll Call
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  Roll call was taken at 7:03pm.

Staff present: Larianne Polk, Administrator
Linda Shefcyk, Business Manager
Katy McNeil, Secretary to the Board of Directors
Darus Mettler, Special Education Director
Marci Ostmeyer, Professional Development Director
1.4. Pledge of Allegiance
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  All members present participated in the Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Public Forum
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale: 

2.1. Welcome Visitors
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  No visitors were present.
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
Discussion:  No public comments provided.
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 Jack Young.
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 Doug Pauley.
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: 

Richard Stephens will be absent due to family commitments.

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 Pauley and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

Jennifer Miller was absent due to work travel.

Joyce Baumert was absent due to personal travel.

5.2. Election of the ESU 7 Board President
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to elect         as President of the ESU 7 Board. 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Election of as President of the ESU 7 Board Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Election of Don Ellison as President of the ESU 7 Board Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Donald Ellison.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Donald Ellison was re-elected as Board President.
5.3. Election of Vice President of the ESU 7 Board
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to elect         as Vice President of the ESU 7 Board. 

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Election of as Vice President of the ESU 7 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Election of as Vice President of the ESU 7 Passed with a motion by Donald Ellison and a second by Richard Stephens.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Terry Fusco was elected Vice President of the ESU 7 Board.
5.4. Election of Secretary of Board of Directors
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to elect         as Secretary of the ESU 7 Board.

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Election of as Secretary of the ESU 7 Board Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Election of as Secretary of the ESU 7 Board Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Dan Hoesly.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Doug Kluth was elected Secretary of the Board.
5.5. Appointment of Secretary to the ESU 7 Board
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 


Recommendation
: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to appoint         as Secretary to the ESU 7 Board.

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Appointment of as Secretary to the ESU 7 Board Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Appointment of as Secretary to the ESU 7 Board Passed with a motion by Richard Stephens and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Katy McNeil was appointed Secretary to the Board.
5.6. Appointment of Treasurer to the ESU 7 Board
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 


Recommendation
: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to appoint         as Treasurer to the ESU 7 Board.

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Appointment of as Treasurer to the ESU 7 Board Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Appointment of as Treasurer to the ESU 7 Board Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Linda Shefcyk was appointed Treasurer to the Board.
5.7. 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 Jack Young and a second by Terry Fusco.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Administrator Polk gave an overview of the Treasurer's Report to the Board.
Attachments:
5.8. Presentation of Bills
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The summary of bills for the current month total:$556,584.57 - Bills #64566 through #64718

Inservice bills total: $ 0

SPED Arrears: Elk horn Valley $1,194.98

TECH Arrears: Clarkson $1,062.50, Lakeview $1,531.64, St. Edward $836.69

Excess Lodging: $1,894.58

Check # Amount Vendor Description
64583 $3,650.00 Perkins National Career Academy Coalition Perkins work
64597 $23,421.34 Central City Public School Title I Reimbursement
64619 $9,793.48 ESU 6 AV Repair
64698 $4,779.20 DAS State Accounting Central City DL connectivity and transport fee
64629 $1,647.11 Hy-Vee Admin./Senators lunch $520, Marzano $581.90

Excess Lodging:

Name Total Allotted Per Diem Used Per Diem Excess Amount
Jack Young $551.50 $772.16 $220.66
Marci Ostmeyer $725.50 1055.84 $330.34
Otis Pierce $551.50 796.45 $244.95
Larianne Polk $725.50 $786.97 $61.47
Don Ellison $551.50 $733.90 $182.40
Dan Hoesly
$551.50 781.05 $229.55
Joyce Baumert $551.50 $778.16 $226.66
Doug Pauley $551.50 779.12 $227.62
Terry Fusco $551.50 $722.43 $170.93



$1,894.58

 


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 Terry Fusco and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.9. Migrant Resignation
Speaker(s):  Cynthia Alarcon
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the resignation of Gricelda Brabec, Migrant Recruiter, as presented.

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Resignation of Gricelda Brabec, Migrant Recruiter, as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Resignation of Gricelda Brabec, Migrant Recruiter, as presented Passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Richard Stephens.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.10. SPED Resignation
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the resignation of Todd Moon, Life Skills Tech as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Resignation of Todd Moon, Life Skills Tech as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Resignation of Todd Moon, Life Skills Tech as presented Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
5.11. SPED Contract Amendment
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the amendment to Barbara Olson's, Speech Language Pathologist, contract as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Amendment to Barbara Olson's, Speech Language Pathologist, ?contract as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Amendment to Barbara Olson's, Speech Language Pathologist, ?contract as presented Passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.12. ESU 7 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 General Calendars
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, Consider and take any necessary action to approve the ESU 7 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 General Calendars as presented

Recommended Motion(s):  ESU 7 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 General Calendars as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
ESU 7 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 General Calendars as presented Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.13. Reading of Policy 1.02.02 Public Participation in Board Meetings
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve Policy 1.02.02 Public Participation in Board Meetings as presented.

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Policy 1.02.02 Public Participation in Board Meetings as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Policy 1.02.02 Public Participation in Board Meetings as presented Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Gary Wieseler.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.14. Reading of Policy 2.02 Use of Facilities and Equipment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve Policy 2.02 Use of Facilities and Equipment as presented.

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Policy 2.02 Use of Facilities and Equipment as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Policy 2.02 Use of Facilities and Equipment as presented Passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Marni Danhauer.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6. Discussion Items
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale: 

 

6.1. Accountability and Disclosure
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Policy 1.20, Conflict of Interest states: Members of the Board of Educational Service Unit 7 shall abstain from voting on matters on which they may have a conflict of interest. Any Board member who would be required to take any action or make any decision in the discharge of his or her duties that may cause financial benefit or detriment to him or her, a member of his or her immediate family, or a business with which he or she is
associated, which is distinguishable from the effects of such action on the public generally or a broad segment of the public, shall take the following actions as soon as he or she is aware of such potential conflict or should reasonably be aware of such potential conflict, whichever is sooner.

Attachments:
6.2. Negotiations
Speaker(s):  Negotiations Commiittee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

The Board Negotiations Committee will report on activity to date thus far.

 

 



Discussion:  Chairman Kluth gave an overview of the Negotiations Team discussions to date regarding the Professional Services Team.
6.3. SPED Updates
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

Special Education Director, Mettler, will update the Board on staffing and Early Childhood Training Opportunities.

 

Discussion: 

Special Education Director, Mettler, gave an overview of upcoming staffing changes affecting the Special Education. Speech Language and School Psych positions will be advertised soon.  Director Mettler described an Early Childhood (EC) Training Pilot the EC Staff will be participating in.

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

Facilities Update
ESUCC Update

Legislative Update

Scorecard

School Messenger App

  • Follow up and Questions

Upcoming Events

  • Soups On- February 3, 2017
  • Legislative Issues Conference - January 23, 2017

  • Board President's Workshop -March 5-6, 2017

  • Board Visits - Sign Up with Katy

Santa Visits

Administrator's Goals - Updated and Attached for your Review

 

 

Discussion: 

Facilities: The The carpet project is ongoing with estimated completion in early February 2017.

Administrator Polk gave an overview of her revised goals, highlighting enhanced communication across departments and committees.

Scorecard: Will report on next month and provide as an attachment

School Messenger App: Emergency Notification System was deployed.

Board Visits:  Columbus Public School (CPS) visit has been scheduled for February 20, 2017.  Prior visit to CPS was on March 16, 2015.

Santa Visits: Administrator Polk gave an overview of the 2016 Santa Visits and shared anecdotal comments from school districts receiving the service.



Attachments:
7. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  Meeting adjourned at 7:04pm

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