Public Meeting Agenda: November 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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November 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

November 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Notification of Open Meetings Law
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
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:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
Discussion:  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.
2. Roll Call
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
Discussion:  Roll call was taken at 7:03 P.M. Staff present:Larianne Polk, Megan Kassing, Mary Lou Hilger, Dee Condon, Dave Perkins, Beth Kabes, Marci Ostmeyer, Darus Mettler.
3. Pledge of Allegiance
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Discussion:  All members present participated in Pledge of Allegiance.
4. Recognition of Visitors
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
Discussion:  Others present: Joyce Baumert
5. Board Absences
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale: 

Staff Recommendation: 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.
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
Discussion:  All board members were present.
6. Public Comment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
Discussion:  No Public Comments provided.
7. Minutes
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale: 

Recommendation: The board approve the minutes as presented. 

Recommended Motion(s):  Minutes as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
Action(s):
Minutes as presented Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Bob Norvell.
  • Gene Burton: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Bob Norvell: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Eric Stewart: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8. Treasurers Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Rationale: 

Recommendation: The board approve the Treasurer's Report as presented.

Recommended Motion(s):  Treasurer's report as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
Action(s):
Treasurer's report as presented Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Bob Norvell.
  • Gene Burton: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Bob Norvell: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Eric Stewart: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Administrator, Larianne Polk explained details of the Treasurer Report Summary.
9. Presentation of Bills
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Rationale:  The summary of bills for October totaling $566,688.72
Recommended Motion(s):  Bills in the amount of $566,688.72 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
Action(s):
Bills in the amount of $566,688.72 Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Dan Hoesly.
  • Gene Burton: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Abstain (With Conflict)
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Bob Norvell: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Eric Stewart: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10. Services Billing
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler/Dan Ellsworth
Rationale: 
  • The following is information on payments in arrears:
    • Technology: Total of $1,311.87 from 8 schools.
    • SPED:  ESU 6 $930.84, Grand Island $462.28 and West Boyd $223.40.
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
Discussion:  This was the first month of billing for Technology work. No problems were foreseen for any out standing bills.
11. AdvancED Update
Speaker(s):  Professional Staff
Rationale: 

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

 

Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
Discussion:  Goal A: Beth Kabes and committee are developing a template for Professional Development workshop/training. Researching Curriculum Design and Professional Development Scales.
12. Spotlight School District
Speaker(s):  Dave Perkins
Rationale: 

The Board will be updated as to the Leadership, Services, and Support provided to Leigh Community Schools.

Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
Discussion:  Dave Perkins featured Leigh Public School. Staff Development Personnel has been working with data analysis, continuous improvement support, curriculum development, MAP training, technology. Beth Kabes helped them create a Google Calendar, different Web sites added another Distance Learning cart.
13. Cen7ter Life Skills Technician
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Rationale:  Melissa Olson will join Cen7ter as a .75 FTE life skills technician.  She graduated with a Bachelor's degree from UNL and has various experiences with students with disabilities.
Recommended Motion(s):  Melissa Olson's contract as a .75 FTE life skills technician Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Melissa Olson's contract as a .75 FTE life skills technician Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Eric Stewart.
  • Gene Burton: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Bob Norvell: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Eric Stewart: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Darus Mettler shared information about Melissa Olson and the position for which she was hired.
14. Policy 2.18/3.34 Second Reading
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Approve Policy 3.34 after Second Reading.

Recommended Motion(s):  After second Reading, Policy 3.34 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
Action(s):
After second Reading, Policy 3.34 Passed with a motion by Richard Stephens and a second by Doug Pauley.
  • Gene Burton: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Bob Norvell: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Eric Stewart: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Larianne Polk shared information on a Smoke Free Campus relating to this policy.
15. Policy 1.02.01 First Reading
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Rationale:  Approve the first reading of Policy 1.02.01 and advance to the December meeting.
Recommended Motion(s):  The first reading of Policy 1.02.01 and its advancement to the December meeting Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Action(s):
The first reading of Policy 1.02.01 and its advancement to the December meeting Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Bob Norvell.
  • Gene Burton: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Bob Norvell: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Eric Stewart: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
16. Chief Administrator Job Description Revision
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Rationale: 

Administrator was requested to update Chief Administrator Job Description.  Revised document is attached.  

 

Recommendation: Board approve revised job description. 

Recommended Motion(s):  Revised Chief Administrator Job Description Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
Action(s):
Revised Chief Administrator Job Description Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Wendy Rahtz.
  • Gene Burton: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Bob Norvell: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Eric Stewart: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Larianne Polk led discussion and conversation with the board on different points of the Chief Administrator Job Description.
17. Bathroom Remodel/Repair
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Rationale: 

Administrator was directed to study and research potential bathroom remodel/repair options and quotes.  This information will be shared.  

Recommendation: Move ahead with bathroom remodel/repair project. 

Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
Discussion:  Bierman and Home 360 Flooring will be giving quotes on potential repair/remodel options.
18. Production/Media Utilization Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk/Beth Kabes
Rationale: 

Data related to production and media utilization will be shared. 

Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
Discussion:  Larianne Polk shared information about demand and services in the production department. With 1:1 technology, the results have not been significant to our services in the production area. Beth Kabes shared information regarding instructional materials available for all students to access. Teachers K-3 were enlightened to many services that would impact that age group.
19. Negotiations Committee Update
Speaker(s):  Committee Chair
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
Discussion:  The next Negotiations Meeting will be December 8th.
20. Recognition of SPED Negotiation Team
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Rationale: 

Correction: The motion for Agenda Item 20 was written as "Recognition of the SPED Negotiation Team (ESUEA) passed with a motion by Eric Stewart and a second by Wendy Rahtz."  The correction motion should read, "Recognition of the SPED Negotiation Team (ESUEA) as the exclusive bargaining agent for non-supervisory certificated staff for 2016-2017 term passed with a motion by Eric Stewart and a second by Wendy Rahtz.



Recommendation: The board approve the corrected minutes.

Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve corrected minutes Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
Action(s):
Recognition of the SPED Negotiation Team (ESUEA) Passed with a motion by Eric Stewart and a second by Bob Norvell.
  • Gene Burton: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Bob Norvell: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Eric Stewart: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
21. Administrator Leave Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
Discussion:  Larianne Polk shared information on the vacation days she has taken and plans for the remaining time.
22. Administrator Report/Other Business
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Rationale: 
 
  • Update on upcoming conference 
  • Update on Administrator Goals
  • Facilities update 
  • Minimum Wage Update
  • New Board Members
  • Annual Report
  • Share HVAC report
  • Audit Update
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
Discussion:  Larianne discussed and explained the following: Update on upcoming conference Update on Administrator Goals Facilities update Minimum Wage Update New Board Members Annual Report Share HVAC report Audit Update
23. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to adjourn meeting Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn meeting Passed with a motion by Eric Stewart and a second by Dan Hoesly.
  • Gene Burton: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Bob Norvell: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Wendy Rahtz: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Eric Stewart: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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