Public Meeting Agenda: September 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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September 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

September 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Notification of Open Meetings Law
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
2. Roll Call
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
3. Pledge of Allegiance
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
4. Recognition of Visitors
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
5. Board Absences
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Staff Recommendation: That the board approve/disapprove absent board member(s).

Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to excuse absent board directors Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to excuse absent board directors Passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
6. Public Comment
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
7. Minutes
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve minutes as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve minutes as presented Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Dan Hoesly.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
8. Treasurers Report
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve treasurers report as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve treasurers report as presented Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Bob Norvell.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
9. Adoption of the 2014-2015 Budget
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The board takes action to set the 2014-2015 budget at $2,251,637.00.
Recommended Motion(s):  The 2014-2015 budget set at $10,958,383.00 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
The 2014-2015 budget set at $10,958,383.00 Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Terry Fusco.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
10. Resolution for Tax Asking and Final Levy
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The board takes action to adopt the resolution setting the ESU 7 tax asking levy for 2014-2015 at .015.
Recommended Motion(s):  The resolution to adopt the ESU 7 tax asking levy for 2014-2015 at .015 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
The resolution to adopt the ESU 7 tax asking levy for 2014-2015 at .015 Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Doug Kluth.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
11. Presentation of Bills
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the Bills as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Bills as presented Passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
12. Inservice Account
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  No Activity
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the expenditures as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
13. Student Services Billing
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  There is one school in arrears: Twin River SRS $1926.00 and final $10,547.39.
14. AdvancED Update
Speaker(s):  Professional Staff
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

Professional Services Staff will report on progress of the Goals as identified from AdvancED recommendations and Strategic Planning.

Staff Recommendation: Information only, no action required.

Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Partnerships
15. Migrant Resignation
Speaker(s):  Dee Condon
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Diane Garcia, Migrant Recruiter, has submitted her resignation, effective September 24, 2014. A letter of resignation is attached.
Recommended Motion(s):  Diana Garcia's resignation was Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Diana Garcia's resignation was Passed with a motion by Bob Norvell and a second by Wendy Rahtz.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Partnerships
16. Migrant Re-assignment
Speaker(s):  Dee Condon
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Nebraska Department of Education has made changes in the distribution of  ID&R areas in Nebraska, specifically the area assigned to ESU 7.  The Central areas are being re-assigned to the Hastings Head Start Project.  This means as of October 1, two of the current recruiters will no longer be under contract with ESU 7 and will begin working for the Hastings Head Start Project.  This start date corresponds with the Migrant Education grant year. An explanation from Sue Henry, NDE, is attached.

Recommended Motion(s):  Resignations for Aida Olivas and Lilia Coronado Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Resignations for Aida Olivas and Lilia Coronado Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Wendy Rahtz.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Partnerships
17. Policy Update First Reading
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The first reading of board policy 2.01 will be conducted.
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of first reading of Policy 2.01 and forward to October meeting Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Approval of first reading of Policy 2.01 and forward to October meeting Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Wendy Rahtz.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
18. Budget Review Process
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Once again we are at the end of another budget preparation cycle. I would like to review the process and look for any suggestions to improve the process.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
19. Negotiations Review
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
20. Negotiations Committee
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The timeline for negotiations/collective bargaining will be reviewed. First meeting to be held by November 1, 2014.
Recommended Motion(s):  Committee of Board members _______________ Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Committee of Board members Gene Burton through Dec. 2014, Doug Kluth, Richard Stephens and Richard Luebbe. Passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Terry Fusco.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Committee will be Gene Burton (through Dec. 2014), Doug Kluth, Dick Stephens, and Dick Luebbe.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
21. Board Visits
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The last visitation to local boards regarding ESU 7 services was done in 2011. A visitation team consisting of an ESU Board Member and staff member would make the visit.
Recommended Motion(s):  School visits beginning in October 2014 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Partnerships
22. Administrator Report/Other Business
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Facilities update, PST Retreat Update, Upcoming Board Conferences
Discussion:  facility grounds, retreat with staff, e-meetings discussion, upcoming board conferences, regional meetings,
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
23. Adjournment
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to adjourn meeting Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Discussion:  Adjourned at 9:06 pm.
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