Public Meeting Agenda: October 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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October 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

October 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Notification of Open Meetings Law
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.  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.

 

Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
2. Roll Call
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  Don Ellison and Wendy Rahtz were absent.
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.
4. Recognition of Visitors
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  Others present were Dan Ellsworth, Beth Kabes, Otis Pierce, Barb Friesth, Dee Condon, Marci Ostmeyer, Darus Mettler, Kerri Jo Krivohlavek.
5. Board Absences
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

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

Recommended Motion(s):  Excusal of absent board directors Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Excusal of absent board directors Passed with a motion by Eric Stewart and a second by Terry Fusco.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
6. Public Comment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  No public comment.
7. Minutes
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Minutes as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Minutes as amended Passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Dan Hoesly.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
8. Treasurers Report
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Treasurers report as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Treasurers report as presented Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
9. Presentation of Bills
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The summary of bills for September totaling $640,943.03.
Recommended Motion(s):  Bills in the amount of $640,943.03 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Bills in the amount of $640,943.03 Passed with a motion by Gene Burton and a second by Dan Hoesly.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
10. Inservice Account
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The total of inservice bills for September total $176.56.

Recommended Motion(s):  Inservice Bills in the amount of $176.56 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Inservice Bills in the amount of $176.56 Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Eric Stewart.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
11. Services Billing
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler/Dan Ellsworth
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 
  • Technology: No schools in arrears
  • SPED:  No schools in arrears
Discussion:  There were no schools in arrears for Technology or SPED.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Technology
12. 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.

 

Discussion:  Marci Ostmeyer gave an update on Goal C Partnerships.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
13. Spotlight School District
Speaker(s):  Otis Pierce
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:   The Board will be updated as to the Leadership, Services, and Support provided to Boone Central School District. 
Discussion:  Otis Pierce shared information on services and supports provided to Boone Central Schools.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Partnerships
14. BrightBytes Summit Report
Speaker(s):  Otis Pierce
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  October 6-8, 2014, Otis Pierce attended the 2014 BrightBytes Summit in San Francisco, CA.  Information from this conference will be shared and discussed. 
Discussion:  Otis shared information from the BrightBytes Summit in San Francisco, CA that he attended on October 6-8.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
15. Migrant/Title 1C Work Contracts
Speaker(s):  Dee Condon
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Work agreements for Diana Garcia-Recruiter, and Jana Coble-tutor, Mary Svatora-tutor, Mary Molle-tutor, Jodie Peetz-tutor, and Erin Raune-tutor for hours as needed by the schools, and Anahi Perez, O'Neill Public Schools, Full Time Home School Liaison.

Staff Recommendation: Approve the Migrant Education Staff as listed above. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Work agreements for Diana Garcia, Jana Coble, Mary Svatora, Mary Mollie, Jodie Peetz and Erin Raune and Anahi Perez, O'Neill Public Schools, Full Time Home School Liaison for 2014-2015 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Work agreements for Diana Garcia, Jana Coble, Mary Svatora, Mary Mollie, Jodie Peetz and Erin Raune and Anahi Perez, O'Neill Public Schools, Full Time Home School Liaison for 2014-2015 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
16. SPED Resignation
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Staff Recommendation: Board approve Nancy Goodwater's resignation. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Nancy Goodwater's resignation Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Nancy Goodwater's resignation Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Eric Stewart.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
17. Policy 2.01 Second Reading
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Staff Recommendation: Approve Policy 2.01. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Second Reading of Policy 2.01 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Second Reading of Policy 2.01 Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Eric Stewart.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
18. Policy 2.18 First Reading
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Staff Recommendation: Board approve first reading of Policy 2.18 and advance to second reading in November.
Recommended Motion(s):  The first reading of Policy 2.18 and its advancement to the November meeting Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
The first reading of Policy 2.18 and its advancement to the November meeting Passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Wendy Rahtz.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
19. Policy 1.02 Reading
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  ESU 7 is using eMeetings as its platform for publicly communicating board related activity.  As a result, Policy 1.02 must be revised to reflect this change effective this meeting.  According to Policy 1.15 the board may approve Policies without a second reading.

Staff Recommendation: Board approve Policy 1.02 without second reading. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Policy 1.02 with no second reading Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Policy 1.02 with no second reading Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
20. Disposal of Property from Inventory
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk/Beth Kabes
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Staff Recommendation: Board approve the disposal of the attached items from inventory.
Recommended Motion(s):  The disposal of purged inventory Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
The disposal of purged inventory Passed with a motion by Eric Stewart and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Technology
21. NASB Regional Meeting Report
Speaker(s):  Attendees
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Several Board members and Larianne Polk attended the NASB Regional meetings.  Information from these meetings will be shared and discussed. 
Discussion:  Gene Burton, Larianne Polk and Doug Pauley discussed their learnings from NASB Regional Meetings.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
22. 2014 Delegate Assembly/State Ed Conference
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  In addition to Bob Norvell, the Board selects one additional board member to represent ESU 7 at the Delegate Assembly in Omaha on November 21, 2014. 

Staff Recommendation: Board select one additional board member to represent ESU at the Delegate Assembly in Omaha. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Selection of ---- to represent ESU 7 at the Delegate Assembly Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Selection of Gene Burton and Bob Norvell to represent ESU 7 as voting members for NESUBA and Bob Norvell as the Delegate Representative Passed with a motion by Eric Stewart and a second by Terry Fusco.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
23. Negotiations Committee Update
Speaker(s):  Doug Kluth and Committee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Negotiations committee met on Sept. 29 and Oct. 20.  An update will be provided to the Board.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
23.1. Summary
Speaker(s):  Head Negotiator
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  Both teams agree to meet at 5:30 on November 10
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
24. Statewide Update
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  The ESU Administrator Coordinating Council met on October 8-9 in Lincoln.  Outcomes from this meeting will be shared. 

Click here for the link to the Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council meeting minutes.
Discussion:  Larianne Polk shared information from the ESUCC meeting held on October 8-9 in Lincoln.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
25. Connect Columbus Americorps NCCC
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk/Dee Condon
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  ESU 7, in partnership with Camp Luther, United Way, Columbus Housing Authority, and Habitat for Humanity have been approved to provide a work experience for a team of 8-12 Americorps team members to participate in various service projects in the Columbus area.  The concept paper has been approved and now awaits application approval. Time frame for this project is April 30-June 11, 2014. 
Discussion:  Dee Condon and Larianne Polk shared information on the Grant they are working on with Americorps and Connect Columbus.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
26. Restroom Remodel
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  The restrooms in the North Building of ESU are in disrepair and are in need of repair and updating.  We would like to research costs for remodeling the two bathrooms to the east of the Oak Room and the two bathrooms in the Cottonwood Room area.  Costs will be shared with the board at a later meeting. 

Staff Recommendation: Board to give permission for further study as to the cost of this project to be presented at the November meeting. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Permission to research quotes for remodeling the four bathrooms in the North ESU Building Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Permission to research quotes for remodeling the four bathrooms in the North ESU Building Passed with a motion by Gene Burton and a second by Wendy Rahtz.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
27. Administrator Report/Other Business
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 
  • Update on Don
  • Update on upcoming conferences
  • Auditor Update
  • Board/Staff Relationship Building
  • Facilities update (doors, stumps)
Discussion:  Update on Don Ellison Update on upcoming conferences Auditor Update Board/Staff Relationship Building options were discussed. Facilities update (doors, stumps)
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
28. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Meeting adjourned at ___ Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m. Passed with a motion by Gene Burton and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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