Public Meeting Agenda: October 16, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting

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October 16, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

October 16, 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: 

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:5:31pm

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

Brooke Kavan, Professional Development Coordinator

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

Dan Hoesly will be absent due to personal.

Marni Danhauer will be absent due to family travel.

Doug Pauley will be absent due to work travel.

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 Doug Kluth 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
2. Public Forum
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
2.1. Welcome Visitors
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion: 

Chip Kay, Superintendent of Shelby-Rising Schools was present to address the Board.

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

Attachments:
3. Approval of Agenda
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The agenda as presented has been modified to accommodate for guest speakers with time constraints.

There will be no reading of policy for the month of October 2017.

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 Jennifer Miller and a second by Terry Fusco.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
4. Behavior Programming Information from Districts
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 
Greg Sjuts and Chip Kay will share information about the importance of an Educational Behavior Health Program for their districts.
 
An Educational Behavior Health Program proposal will be shared with the ESU 7 Board of Education.
Discussion: 

Chip Kay, Superintendent at Shelby-Rising City, gave a presentation to the ESU 7 Board focused around Educational Behavioral Health Programming and the impact a program would have on ESU 7 schools.

Greg Sjuts, Superintendent at Humphrey Public Schools, provided input regarding the Educational Behavioral Health Programming via Zoom Recording. 

Special Education Director, Darus Mettler, provided the Board with a proposal for a Educational Behavioral Health Program.  He worked through the proposal with members of the Board and answered questions from the Board regarding programming, behaviors, process, student eligibility, etc.

 

5. 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 Jack Young and a second by Joyce Baumert.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.1. Approval of Minutes
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
5.2. Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.3. Presentation of Bills - total: $668,217.05 - Bills #66090 through #66253
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

The summary of bills for the current month total:$668,217.05 - Bills #66090 through #66253

Inservice bills total: $264.16

SPED Arrears:0

TECH Arrears: 0

Check # Amount Vendor Description
66100 $5,077.00 Apple Computer Migrant Computers
66111 $7,767.68 Capital One Bank General/Grant Travel
66113 $9,823.32 CDW-G Tech Bond (LCD Projector)
66135 $33,352.46 Eakes Office Solutions Copier Maintenance
66136 $7,512.24 East Butler Public School Accountability Reimbursement
66142 $7,988.33 ESU 2 NNNC Expense
66156 $16,500.00 Imagine Learning Title III Software Licenses
66165 $27,765.00 Kagan Professional Dev. Title IIA Contracted Service
66209 $7,447.60 Das State Accounting DL Network service charges
66251 $5,161.22 Stuthman Enterprises Amanda Stuthman Speech Services

 

 

 
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.4. Special Education Contract for Paraprofessional
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

Morgan Long will join our Cen7ter team as a paraprofessional.  She has worked with children throughout her career. Morgan has been a lifeguard, day care provider, and most recently an assistant administrator as a medication aide in a nursing home.  Morgan is eager to help students grow and succeed.

6. Action Items
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
6.1. Contract Amendment for Adeline Hohman, Cen7ter Transition Teacher
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
Rationale: 

The board of education will be presented an amendment to Adeline Hohman’s contract.  She has requested a reduction of 1 day per week.

 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the contract amendment for Adeline Hohman, Cen7ter Transition Teacher as presented.

Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of the contract amendment for Adeline Hohman, Cen7ter Transition Teacher as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Approval of the contract amendment for Adeline Hohman, Cen7ter Transition Teacher as presented Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Joyce Baumert.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.2. Finalize Board Retreat Goals
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

During the Board Goal Setting Session of the September 28, 2017 Board Retreat, Mike Lucas facilitated a goal-setting session for the ESU 7 Board.

Staff Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the finalized Board Goals as presented.

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of the the finalized Board Goals as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Approval of the the finalized Board Goals 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.
Discussion: 

The ESU 7 Board discussed their Goals and and developed measurement criteria.

Attachments:
6.3. NESUBA Representation
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the voting members as ESU 7 representation in NESUBA.

Recommended Motion(s):  ESU 7 Representatives, Joyce Baumert and Don Ellison in NESUBA Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
ESU 7 Representative, (Name) in NESUBA Passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Terry Fusco.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

Joyce Baumert and Don Ellison were selected to represent ESU 7 as members of NESUBA.

Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
6.4. Delegate Assembly/State Education Conference
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve one Board Member to represent ESU 7 at the Delegate Assembly Friday, November 17, 2017 from 8:00am-9:30am.

Recommended Motion(s):  Selection of Richard Stephens as the NASB voting member/delegate Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Delegate as selected. Passed with a motion by Donald Ellison and a second by Doug Kluth.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

Richard Stephens was identified and voted on as the ESU 7 Board's Voting Delegate at the State Education Conference Delegate Assembly.

Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
7. Discussion Items
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale: 

 

7.1. Negotiations Committee Report
Speaker(s):  Negotiations Committee Chair
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

The Board Negotiations Committee met at 4:30pm on October 16, 2017.  Chairman Kluth will give an overview of discussions from their meeting.

Discussion: 

Chairman Kluth shared positive discussions with the Committee.

Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
7.2. Board Visit Reports
Speaker(s):  Jennifer Miller and Richard Stephens
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

Jennifer Miller and Richard Stephens will give a brief overview of their visits with Fullerton and St. Edward.

November Board Visits will include Howells-Dodge Consolidated (Gary) and East Butler (Don).

Discussion: 

Richard Stephens share positive conversations he had with the St. Edward Board on October 9, 2017 with the Board.

7.3. NASB Regional Meeting Update
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or designee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

Attendees Jennifer Miller and Doug Pauley will report on the Regional Membership Meetings for NASB.

Discussion: 

Jennifer Miller and Doug Pauley were absent and unable to present on their attendance.

Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
7.4. Administrator's Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

ESUCC Update

Legislative Update

SIMPL Update

Administrator Evaluation

Annual Report will be available in November

Discussion: 

Statewide Update: Administrator Polk discussed conversations around SIMPL and ESSA and the modeling in the educational world.  Several ESUs have joined the process and are adopting the SIMPL Process.

Legislative Update: Administrator Polk discussed plans with the Superintendents to attend the Legislative Day on February 6, 2018.

SIMPL Update: Administrator Polk gave the Board an overview of the SIMPL Tool, Service Implementation Log.  She responded to questions from the Board Regarding the process and application.

 

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

7:54pm

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