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

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

December 15, 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 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:  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.
2. Roll Call
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  Staff present: Larianne Polk, Linda Shefcyk, Mary Lou Hilger, Dee Condon, Dave Perkins
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:  No visitors were present.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Partnerships
5. Board Absences
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

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

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 Gene Burton and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Wendy Rahtz, Richard Stephens, Eric Stewart and Dan Hoesly were absent.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
6. Public Comment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  No public was present for comment.
7. Minutes
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
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 corrected 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:  Discuss, consider and take action to 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.
Action(s):
Motion to approve corrected minutes 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
8. Treasurers Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Recommendation: Discuss, consider, and take action to approve the Treasurer's Report as presented.
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 Richard Luebbe.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Administrator, Larianne Polk explained details of the Treasurer Report Summary.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Data
9. Excess Lodging
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Lenette Sprunk - Partnership/Professional Development Conference - $285.81
Sonja Chatfield-Peetz - Partnership/Professional Development Conferece - $15.47

Recommendation: Discuss, consider, and take action to approve the excess lodging expenses. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Excess lodging claims for Lenette Sprunk and Sonja Chatfield-Peetz for $301.28 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Excess lodging claims for Lenette Sprunk and Sonja Chatfield-Peetz for $301.28 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
10. Presentation of Bills
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The summary of bills for December totaling $717,852.48.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider, and take action to approve the December bills. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Bills in the amount of $717,852.48. Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Bills in the amount of $717,852.48. Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Terry Fusco.
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: 
  • The following is information on payments in arrears:
    • Technology: High Plains $548.75, Clarkson $70.00, Palmer $26.25
    • SPED: Grand Island $462.28, Osceola $11,043.44, Palmer $122.85, West Boyd $223.40 & $162.95 
Discussion:  School districts whose payments are in the arrears were reported by Administrator, Larianne Polk.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • 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:  Goal B: We will improve our internal and external communication capacity and expand the marketing of our programs and services. Dave Perkins and Dee Condon reported for the committee. Efforts have been made to expand communication by emailing short news items to employees and board members. People are checking the website and providing feedback to its contents. Two committee members attended a Chamber sponsored marketing presentation. Surveys for employees and administrators regarding communication for our services and grants have been deployed. One committee member met with Central Community College Entrepreneurial Club to assist us with a strategic marketing plan. The Americorps project has not yet been confirmed.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
13. Spotlight School District - Humphrey Public Schools
Speaker(s):  Beth Kabes
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  The Board will be updated as to the Leadership, Services, and Support provided to Humphrey Public Schools.

Click here to link to see presentation on Humphrey School District.
Discussion:  Beth Kabes participated via video conference to highlight Humphrey Public Schools. Leadership services and support in the areas of staff development, network operations, technology integration, instructional materials and distance learning were presented.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
14. Cen7ter Tech Agreement
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:    

Megan Graybill will join Cen7ter as .75 FTE job coach.  She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Wayne State College and has various experiences in working with students ages K-12th grade.  We are excited to have her join our team.


Recommendation: Discuss, consider, and take action to approve Megan Graybill's work agreement. 

Recommended Motion(s):  Cen7ter Tech Work Agreement for Megan Graybill Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Cen7ter Tech Work Agreement for Megan Graybill Passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Larianne Polk shared information about Megan Graybill and the position for which she was hired.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
15. Policy 1.02.01 Order of Business, Regular Meetings Second Reading
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Recommendation: Discuss, consider, and take action to approve Policy 1.02.01.
Recommended Motion(s):  After Second Reading Policy 1.02.01 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
After Second Reading, Policy 1.02.01 Order of Business, Regular Meetings Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The following statements were added to the policy; The ESU 7 Board reserves the right to convene closed session for purposes in accordance with LB 84-1401(1). The sequence of the agenda is subject to change at the discreation of the board. Please arrive at the beginning of the meeting.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
16. Policy 1.02.05 Organizational Meeting First Reading
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Recommendation: Discuss, consider, and take action to approve the first reading of Policy 1.02.05 and advance to January meeting for second reading.
Recommended Motion(s):  First reading of Policy 1.02.05 and its advancement to the January meeting Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
First reading of Policy 1.02.05 Organizational Meeting and its advancement to the January meeting Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Doug Kluth.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
17. Negotiations Committee Update
Speaker(s):  Committee Chair
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Recommendation: Discuss, consider, and take action to approve one year agreement with 3.2575% total compensation package increase including $11,418 Equity Pay and board contribution of 1/2 of a single health insurance premium with $500 deductible. 
Recommended Motion(s):  One year agreement with 3.2575% total compensation package increase including $11,418 Equity Pay and board contribution of 1/2 of a single health insurance premium with $500 deductible for certificated non-supervisory special education staff Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Tabling until January the motion, "One year agreement with 3.2575% total compensation package increase including $11,418 Equity Pay and board contribution of 1/2 of a single health insurance premium with $500 deductible for certificated non-supervisory special education staff." Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Gene Burton.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Negotiations Committee met three times since last meeting. The ESUEA will take the current proposal to their association for a vote at the end of this week. The current proposal is: One year agreement with 3.2575% total compensation package increase including $11,418 Equity Pay and board contribution of 1/2 of a single health insurance premium with $500 deductible for certificated non-supervisory special education staff.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
18. AESA and NASB Conference Reports
Speaker(s):  Attendees
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  The following members and staff attended the NASB State Conference in LaVista, November 20-12, 2015.  Bob Norvell, Gene Burton, Dick Stephens, Doug Pauley, Larianne Polk and Otis Pierce.


The following members and staff attended the AESA Conference in San Diego, December 3-5, 2015.  Don Ellison, Terry Fusco, Dan Hoesly, Doug Kluth, Dick Luebbe, Wendy Rahtz, Jack Young, Beth Kabes, Darus Mettler and Larianne Polk.
Discussion:  Members and staff who attended, shared their learnings from the conferences.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
19. Administrator Evaluation
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The annual administrator evaluation will be summarized by Don Ellison. 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider, and take action to approve the ESU 7 Administrator evaluation.
Recommended Motion(s):  ESU 7 Evaluation Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Moving the ESU 7 Administrator Evaluation to January meeting 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
20. Administrator Report/Other Business
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 
  • Mileage rate increase from .56 cents to .575 cents beginning January 1, 2015
  • Facilities update
  • Safety report
  • January Board Pictures
  • January pre-board meeting technology training
  • Administrator's Intent to Extend
  • Goal update
Discussion:  Administrator Larianne Polk, discussed and explained the following: The mileage rate will increase from .56 cents to .575 cents beginning January 1, 2015. The warehouse gutter repair and car settlements from damage sustained by spring and summer storms are complete. ALICAP Safety Inspection Report was positive. Board pictures have been scheduled for January Board Meeting. Technology training for board members will be available prior to the January meeting. Administrator Larianne Polk's Notice of Intent to Extend was given to Board President Ellison. Administrator progress was updated on goals.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
21. 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.
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn meeting Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Wendy Rahtz.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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