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November 18, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda
1. Call the Meeting to Order
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
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 Education of Educational Service Unit 7.  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 Education of Educational Service Unit 7 were taken while the convened hearing was open to the attendance of the public.

1.1. Notification of Open Meetings Law
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
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):  Board President or Designee
1.3. Absent Board Members
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Rationale: 

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

Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of Board Member absences as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Discussion:  All Board Members were present.
1.4. Pledge of Allegiance
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
2. Approval of Agenda
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
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 Doug Pauley and a second by Dan Hoesly.
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3. Welcome Visitors
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
4. Public Comment
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
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.
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
5. Consent Agenda
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
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.
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
  • Administrator Goal 2: Budget Stability
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
Action(s):
Consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Tammy Roh.
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.1. Minutes
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Rationale: 

This is a consent item.

Attachments:
5.2. Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Rationale:  This is a consent item.
Attachments:
5.3. Presentation of Bills # 70017 through #70162 totaling $740,150.41
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Rationale: 

The summary of bills for the current month total:totaling $740,150.41 - Bills # 70017 through #70162

Inservice bills total: $ 122.00

Check # Amount Vendor Description
70042 $5,000.00 David City Public School Perkins partial laser reimbusement
70043 $21,612.68 Eakes Office Solution Copier Maintenance
70046 $5,020.00 Engineered Controls HVAC Controls service agreement
70050 $10,917.60 ESU 2 NNNC quarterly billing
70051 $16,868.41 ESUCC Master Agreement, PDO fees, SRS fees, Blended fee
70059 $15,406.05 Holiday Inn Kearney CCLC-Afterschool Conference (NDE)
70062 $19,035.00 Imagine Learning Title III/Migrant Language&Literacy Annual Student License
70080 $7,078.63 MNJ Technologies Tech. school equipment and poster printing flow through
70082 $6,314.00 NE Community Foundation Futureforce Perkins participation fee
70092 $7,517.40 Pro-Ed Inc. Regional grant instructional supplies
70096 $15,930.30 Ramada River's Edge Convention Migrant Latino Summit
70105 $7,335.40 DAS State Accounting Distance Learning Network service charge


This is a consent item.

Attachments:
6. Reading of Article IV, Section 10, B Qualifications and Assignment, Article IV, Section 10, C Supervision, Assignment, and Evaluation When Serving Schools, Article IV, Section 10, D Standards of Ethical and Professional Performance for Professional Employees, Article IV, Section 11, D Standards of Ethical and Professional Performance for Classified Staff
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve Article IV, Section 10, B Qualifications and Assignment, Article IV, Section 10, C Supervision, Assignment, and Evaluation When Serving Schools, Article IV, Section 10, D Standards of Ethical and Professional Performance for Professional Employees, Article IV, Section 11, D Standards of Ethical and Professional Performance for Classified Staff as presented,

Recommended Motion(s):  Article IV, Section 10, B Qualifications and Assignment, Article IV, Section 10, C Supervision, Assignment, and Evaluation When Serving Schools, Article IV, Section 10, D Standards of Ethical and Professional Performance for Professional Employees, Article IV, Section 11, D Standards of Ethical and Professional Performance for Classified Staff as presented, Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Article _, Section _, _ through _ as presented with a second reading for Article _, Section _, ___ Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 3: Policy Revision Timeline
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
Action(s):
Article IV, Section 10, B Qualifications and Assignment as presented Passed with a motion by Jennifer Miller and a second by Doug Pauley.
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
Article IV, Section 10, C Supervision, Assignment, and Evaluation When Serving Schools Passed with a motion by Jennifer Miller and a second by Jack Young.
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
Article IV, Section 10, D Standards of Ethical and Professional Performance for Professional Employees as presented Passed with a motion by Jennifer Miller and a second by Dan Hoesly.
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
Article IV, Section 11, D Standards of Ethical and Professional Performance for Classified Staff as presented Passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Jennifer Miller.
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Second Reading of Article I, Section 6 D Line of Responsibility
Speaker(s):  Administrator or Designee
Rationale:  Recommendation: Discuss, consider and approve the second reading of Article I, Section 6 D Line of Responsibility as presented
Recommended Motion(s):  Second Reading of Article I, Section 6 D Line of Responsibility as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Action(s):
Second Reading of Article I, Section 6 D Line of Responsibility as presented Passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Tammy Roh.
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8. Administrator's Report General
Speaker(s):  Administrator or Designee
Rationale:  Goals - Attached for your Review
Administrator Leave Report - Attached for your review
ESU 7 Area Board Member Visit Day Report
2018-2019 Annual Report - Attached for your review
Upcoming Events
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
Discussion:  Administrator Polk shared the goals of the NRCSA (Nebraska Rural Council of School Administrators):

NRCSA Goals: (1) to maintain and build on NRCSA's strong standing on the state level, (2) work toward more state funding for rural districts and ESUs, (3) promote and protect ESUs, and (4) find ways to improve on the rural teacher shortage. 

ESUCC Update - Administrator Polk shared that the Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council meets monthly.  She will have more information to share at the December Board Meeting.  Beth Kabes, Statewide Distance Learning Director, will be retiring at the end of December 2019. 

Upcoming Events: Katy reviewed the information for staff regarding attendance at AESA.

Area Board Visit Day: Administrator Polk discussed the Board Member Visit Day with the Board and discussed the feedback from the Board Visit.  President Ellison complimented ESU 7 Staff on their presentations.

Facilities Update: Administrator Polk shared updates regarding facilities and repairs.





 
8.1. Services Update
Speaker(s):  Administrator or Designee
Rationale: 
SIMPL Update
Professional Development Spotlight
Attachments:
  • File Extension Icon 1
    11/7/2019 at 2:21 PM
  • File Extension Icon 2
    11/7/2019 at 2:21 PM
  • File Extension Icon 3
    11/7/2019 at 2:21 PM
  • File Extension Icon 4
    11/7/2019 at 2:20 PM
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
    85% Complete
    85% Complete
  • Agency Team Goal 3: Progress Monitoring
    12% Complete
    12% Complete
  • Agency Team Goal 4: Agency-wide Projects
    5% Complete
    5% Complete
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
    96% Complete
    96% Complete
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
    90% Complete
    90% Complete
Discussion:  Administrator Polk shared an overview of the SIMPL (Service Implementation Model Process and Log) online tool.  She highlighted the landing page and responded to questions regarding fidelity of the data.

PD Director, Marci Ostmeyer, shared with the Board information regarding the Professional Development team.  She highlighted information regarding service access and a series of tweets regarding the Professional Development team and services provided.
8.2. Personnel
Speaker(s):  Administrator or Designee
Rationale:  Resignation: Jennifer Brown, Cen7ter Paraprofessional
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
    85% Complete
    85% Complete
  • Agency Team Goal 2: Culture
    5% Complete
    5% Complete
Discussion:  Administrator Polk highlighted Marci Ostmeyer's receiving of the NATM Don Miller Distinguished Service Award.  This award has given annually since 1989 and it is quite an honor for educators who’ve made important contributions to the improvement of mathematics education in Nebraska.

Administrator Polk shared that Michele Sells, Production Supervisor, will be retiring at the end of December.

Timeline for Special Education Director Position: Administrator Polk shared details regarding the hiring of a new Special Education Director:
  • Advertise through December 27, 2019
  • Select Finalists by January 10, 2020
  • Complete Interviews by January 24, 2019
  • Recommend Special Education Director Contract to the Board at the February 17, 2020 Board Meeting
8.3. Legislative Update
Speaker(s):  Administrator or Designee
Rationale:  During this item, the Administrator will provide a Legislative Update to members of the Board.
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
    85% Complete
    85% Complete
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
    63% Complete
    63% Complete
Discussion:  Education Improvement Fund Hearing: Administrator Polk gave an overview of the discussion from the hearing on the Education Improvement Fund which is sourced through the lottery revenues.
9. Committee Reports
Speaker(s):  Committee Chair
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
  • Administrator Goal 2: Budget Stability
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
9.1. Negotiations Committee Report
Speaker(s):  Negotiations Committee Chair
Rationale:  Reports of activities and discussions from the Negotiations Committee will take place during this item.
Discussion:  Chairman Kluth stated that the Negotiations committee will meet at 4:30pm prior to the December Board Meeting.
9.2. Administrator Evaluation Committee Report
Speaker(s):  Administrator Evaluation Committee Chair
Rationale:  A report of activities from the Administrator Evaluation Committee will be given during this item.
Discussion:  Chairman Pauley reported he has sent the Administrator's self-assessment to the Board and will compile the evaluation summary to report at the next Board meeting.
10. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Discussion:  The meeting adjourned at 6:42pm.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Katy McNeil, Recording Secretary to the ESU 7 Board.
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