Public Meeting Agenda: March 19, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting

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March 19, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

March 19, 2018 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

 

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

Marni Danhauer will be absent for medical reasons.
Terry Fusco will be absent for personal reasons.

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

Recommended Motion(s):  Board Member absences as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Board Member absences as presented Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Jennifer Miller.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Richard Luebbe will arrive late due to personal conflicts.
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:  Dan Keiter from RVW, Inc. was 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
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.

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

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 Joyce Baumert and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
4. Educational Behavioral Health Program Updates
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Monthly updates to the Board regarding the status of the Educational Behavioral Health Program will be provided during this item.

Dan Keiter of RVW will provide an update on the feasibility study to the Board.
Discussion:  Dan Keiter of RVW, Inc gave an overview of their feasibility study for the Educational Behavioral Health Program.  He provided a copy of the EBHP Feasibility study to members of the Board and explained the site accommodations needed to retrofit the space.  Dan responded to questions from members of the Board regarding the EBHP and the requirements to install the program.
Attachments:
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):  Consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Special Education Contract for Anne Baptiste, EBHP Teacher at an index of 1.49 Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Special Director Mettler gave an overview of a recommended new hire for the EBHB as a teacher for the new program.  He responded to questions from the Board regarding Anne's qualifications.
5.1. Minutes
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

This is a consent item.

Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
5.2. Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  This is a consent item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.3. Presentation of Bills #66837 through #66977 totaling $605,081.89
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

The summary of bills for the current month total: #66837 through #66977 totaling $605,081.89

Inservice bills total: $15

SPED Arrears: CPS $7187.65, Fullerton $14776.92, Twin River $20105.21

TECH Arrears: Howells Comm. Catholic $248.80
 

Check # Amount Vendor Description
66851 $18,486.50 Boone Central Schools Title 1 Reimbursement
66859 $9,210.38 Capital One Flow-through and Travel Expenses
66869 $8,652.35 Cross County School Title 1 Reimbursement
66928 $6,570.00 Safe and Civil Schools Flow-Through for NNNC Activity
66937 $12,510.44 Streakwave Wireless, Inc. Telecom Equipment


This is a consent item.

Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.4. Coordinating Agency for ESU 7 Special Education Cooperative
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

ESU 7 continues to serve as the coordinating agency for the ESU 7 Special Education Cooperative for 2018-2019.

 

Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Partnerships
5.5. Disposition of Inventory
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Board must approve disposal of inventory per Policy 2.14 Disposition of Materials and Equipment (attached).
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
6. Action Items
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
6.1. Special Education Contract for Anne Baptiste, EBHP Teacher
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Anne Babtiste will be joining our ESU 7 Special Education team in the 2018-2019 school year.  She will be a teacher for our Educational Behavioral Health Program.  Anne has received both her Bachelor of Art and Masters of Arts in teaching at Hastings College.  She has a Masters in K-12 Special Education.  Anne has worked at Hasting Public for the last 13 years.  She has been the teacher and developer of the behavior program over the last 7 years.  Brooke Kavan was Anne’s principal at Hastings.  Anne is excited to work with like-minded professionals at ESU 7 who have a passion for educating students with behavioral needs.  She looks forward to working with an organization that recognizes the current crisis schools are in with students they are not equipped to educate.  A telling quote from Anne, "I believe wholeheartedly in the MANDT philosophy that each person we work with should be able to say, In this place and with these people, I feel safe."
 

Recommended Motion(s):  Special Education Contract for Anne Baptiste, EBHP Teacher at an index of 1.49 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Special Education Contract for Anne Baptiste, EBHP Teacher at an index of 1.49 Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Doug Pauley.
Exception to the Special Education Negotiated Salary Schedule to set the salary for Anne Baptiste, EBHP Teacher, at a MA Step 10 Passed with a motion by Richard Stephens and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  This Item was Removed from the Consent Agenda.
Attachments:
6.2. Negotiation Committee Update
Speaker(s):  Negotiations Commiittee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The Board Negotiations Committee has reached an agreement with regards to Leadership Team and Director Packages.

Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve a total package increase of ____% for Directors

Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve a total package increase of ____% for Leadership Team Staff.

Discussion:  The Negotiations Committee had no recommendation for the full Board at this time.  The Committee will meet April 16, 2018 at 3:40 p.m. to finalize their recommendation for Professional Development and Director Staff.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
6.3. Reading of Article II, Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 A through E
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve Article II, Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 A through E as presented.

Recommended Motion(s):  Article II, Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 A through E Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Article II, Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 A through E Passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Joyce Baumert.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
6.4. ESU 7 Administrator Contract Amendment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The Board Negotiations Committee has proposed the salary amount for the ESU 7 Administrator for the 2018-2019 term as detailed in the attached contract.

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.
Action(s):
ESU 7 Amended Administrator Contract Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Richard Stephens.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
7. Discussion Items
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale: 

 

7.1. Education Forum Report
Speaker(s):  Board Member Stephens
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Richard Stephens will give an overview of his attendance at ED Forum.
Discussion:  Board Member Richard Stephens gave an overview of his experiences at the Ed Forum in Kearney in February.  He highlighted the keynote speaker from the sessions and the learning he encountered with his students in the FFA program and individualizing the experiences for each student and parent.
7.2. Administrator's Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

AdvancED Update - Visit is March 26-28, 2018
Administrator's Goals - Attached for your Review
Quarterly Report and Scorecard - Attached for your Review
Board Recognition Dinner will be on April 16, 2018 at the Elks Country Club with Board Meeting beginning at 4pm.
Legislative Update
 

Discussion:  AdvancED Update - Visit is March 26-28, 2018
Administrator's Goals - Attached for your Review
Quarterly Report and Scorecard - Attached for your Review
April 16 Board Meeting:
Board Recognition Dinner will be on April 16, 2018 at the Elks Country Club with Board Meeting beginning at 4pm.
Don and Terry will meet with Larianne from 2:45-3:15pm.
The Budget Committee will meet from 3:15-3:40pm in the Walnut Room. 
The Negotiations Committee will meet from 3:40-4pm in the Walnut Room.
Legislative Update:  Special Director Mettler and Professional Director Ostmeyer gave an overview of the Legislative Update for the Board.  Together, they highlighted the priority bills and what the implications of each would be.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
8. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  Adjourned at 7:15pm
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