Public Meeting Agenda: September 14, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting

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September 14, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

September 14, 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. Roll Call
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion: 

Roll call was taken at 5:30pm

Staff present:

Larianne Polk, Administrator

Linda Shefcyk, Business Manager

Katy McNeil, Secretary to the Board of Directors

Marci Ostmeyer, Professional Development Director

Darus Mettler, Special Education Director

1.2.1. Board Absences
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Joyce Baumert will be absent due to personal.

Richard Luebbe will be absent due to personal travel.

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

Recommended Motion(s):  Discuss, consider and take action to approve the Board member absences Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Discuss, consider and take action to approve the Board member absences Passed with a motion by Jennifer Miller and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
1.3. 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
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.

Attachments:
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 Terry Fusco and a second by Dan Hoesly.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
4. Consent Agenda
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
Rationale: 

Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time. 

If any Board member wishes to discuss an item, it must be removed from the consent agenda at which time the remaining items will be acted upon.

Consent Agenda Includes:

  • Minutes from the previous meeting(s)
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Presentation of the Bills
  • Certificated/Classified Hire(s)/Reassignments/Resignation(s)
  • Other Routine Agenda Items

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Recommended Motion(s):  Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Terry Fusco.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.1. Approval of Minutes
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the minutes as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
4.2. Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
4.3. Presentation of Bills for the current month total:$782,589.14 - Bills # 65927 through #66036
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

The summary of bills for the current month total:$782,589.14 - Bills # 65927  through #66036

Inservice bills total: $ 0

SPED Arrears:0

TECH Arrears: 0

Check # Amount Vendor Description
65935 $7,554.11 Amazon General/SPED/Grant Supplies
65950 $16,022.83 Boone Central Schools Title I Reimbursement
65964 $7,178.13 Central City Public School Title I Reimbursement
65974 $12,012.24 Cross Co. School Title I Reimbursement
65997 $8,512.80 High Plains Accountability/Title I Reimbursement
65998 $9,285.64 Humphrey Public School Title I Reimbursement
66013 $7,444.50 Leigh Comm. School Title I Reimbursement
66028 $44,012.00 NASP ALICAP Property/Liability/Workers Comp. Insurance
66035 $5,170.60 Osceola Public School Title I Reimbursement
66037 $13,266.47 Pearson Assessment SPED instructional supplies
66047 $43,892.16 Shelby-Rising City Title I Reimbursement
66049 $18,715.25 St. Edward Public School Title I Reimbursement
66055 $31,250.29 Twin River Title I Reimbursement



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:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
4.4. Three Classified Paraprofessional Special Education Contracts
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

Dan Prososki will be joining our Cen7ter staff as a Paraprofessional. He has job experiences with at Catholic Charities in Columbus and Epworth Village in York. He was able to support students and adults with disabilities in each position. Dan is CPR and First Aid trained. He has been trained in the de-escalation cycle.

Sue Hast will be joining our ESU7 Team as a Paraprofessional in Cen7ter.  She has been employed with food services at Columbus Public and worked at Good Will in the past.  Sue was able to work with some of our students at their Good Will job site.  She shared her experiences and showed her enthusiasm in working with students with special needs.
 
 
Jayne Abegglen will be joining our ESU7 Team as a Paraprofessional in Cen7ter.  Jayne is a graduate of Columbus High School.  She has complete college course work at CCC and NECC.   Jayne has worked in customer service for over 12 years.  She is ready for a new adventure and is excited to work with our students.
5. Action Items
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
5.1. Adoption of the 2017-2018 Budget
Speaker(s):  Budget Committee, Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the 2017-2018 Budget as presented.

Recommended Motion(s):  Adoption of the 2017-2018 Budget as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Adoption of the 2017-2018 Budget as presented Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

Board Member Fusco discussed the process of budgeting.

Attachments:
5.2. Resolution for Tax Asking and Final Levy
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the Tax Asking and Final Levy Resolution as presented.

Recommended Motion(s):  Tax Asking and Final Levy Resolution as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Tax Asking and Final Levy Resolution as presented Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Gary Wieseler.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.3. Reading of Policy 1.01.01 Role and Mission
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve Policy 1.01.01 Role and Mission as presented.

Recommended Motion(s):  Acceptance of changes to Policy 1.01.01 Role and Mission as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Acceptance of changes to Policy 1.01.01 Role and Mission 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.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
6. Discussion Items
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale: 

 

6.1. Negotiations Committee Update
Speaker(s):  Chairman, Doug Kluth
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

Chairman Kluth will give an overview of the Negotiations Team Meeting preceding the September 14 Board Meeting.

 

 

 

Discussion: 

Chairman Kluth gave an overview of the first meeting with the ESUEA for this Negotiations season.  The timeline for Negotiations and a review of the process from the previous year were discussed.  The next meeting date of Negotiations is on October 16 at 4:30pm.

Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
6.2. Conference Attendance Reports
Speaker(s):  Attendees
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

Richard Stephens - Labor Relations

Terry Fusco and Don Ellison - York Area Membership Meeting

Discussion: 

Richard Stephens gave an overview of discussions from the NCSA Labor Relations Conference.

Terry Fusco and Don Ellison gave an overview of the York Area Membership Meeting and items discussed.

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

ESUCC Coop Purchasing Report - Attached for your Review

Quarterly Report - Attached for your Review
Administrator's Goals - Attached for your Review

Upcoming Events:

NASB Area Membership Meetings

  • September 13  |  York (Terry Fusco) - Registration Closed
  • September 20  |  Norfolk (Gary Wieseler, Joyce Baumert) - Registration Closed
  • September 27  |  Fremont (Jen Miller, Doug Pauley)
  • October 4  |  Nebraska City
  • October 11  |  Omaha

AESA, San Antonio:

  • November 29-December 2, 2017 (Darus Mettler, Marci Ostmeyer, Dan Hoesly)
  • Registration is Open until Mid - November

State Education Conference -

  • November 15-17, 2017 (Joyce Baumert, Don Ellison, Richard Stephens, Gary Wieseler, Terry Fusco)
  • Registration Deadline is September 26th if housing is needed

ESU 7 Board Member Retreat

  • September 28, 2017 from 12:30-4:30pm
  • Dusters Restaurant Meeting Rooms
Discussion: 

Coop Purchasing: Administrator Polk discussed the benefits of cooperative pricing through the ESUCC Coop purchasing program.  Nebraska Schools experienced a $4 million savings in 2016-2017 through cooperative purchasing.

Quarterly Report: Administrator Polk described the Administrator Evaluation Process and timeline with use of the Quarterly Report as a reference tool.

Upcoming Events: Administrator Polk gave an overview of upcoming events for Board Member participation.

Board Retreat: Administrator Polk reminded the Board of the Board Retreat on September 28 from 12:30pm-4:30pm at Dusters.

Administrator Polk thanked the Budget Committee for their time through the budgeting process.

Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
7. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion: 

Meeting Adjourned at 6:13pm.

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