Public Meeting Agenda: January 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting

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January 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

January 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting
1. Call the meeting to order
Speaker(s):  Board President 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.


Newly elected board members, District 3-Jennifer Miller and District 9-Joyce Baumert will take the Oath of Office along with re-elected members, District 1-Richard Stephens, District 5-Jack Young, District 7-Dan Hoesly and District 11-Terry Fusco.
Discussion:  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. President Don Ellison conducted the meeting. Newly elected board members, District 3-Jennifer Miller and District 9-Joyce Baumert took the Oath of Office along with re-elected members, District 1-Richard Stephens, District 5-Jack Young, District 7-Dan Hoesly and District 11-Terry Fusco.
Attachments:
1.1. Notification of Open Meetings Law
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale:  This meeting has been preceded by 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
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  Roll call was taken at 7:00 p.m. Staff present: Larianne Polk, Administrator, Linda Shefcyk, Business Manager, Mary Lou Hilger, Secretary to the Board of Directors, Darus Mettler, SPED Director, Dee Condon, Migrant Director, Otis Pierce, Technology Integration Specialist, Dan Ellsworth, Network Operations Coordinator
1.3. Pledge of Allegiance
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
2. Public Forum
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale:  The board has the discretion to limit the amount of time set aside for public participation.

Public Participation in Board Meetings Policy 1.02.02

2.1. Welcome Visitors
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
2.2. Public Comment
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale:  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.

Public Participation in Board Meetings Policy 1.02.02
3. Approval of Agenda
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The sequence of agenda topics is subject to change at the discretion of the board. 

Order of Business, Regular Meetings Policy 1.02.01

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all 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 Dan Hoesly and a second by Terry Fusco.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4. Approval of Minutes
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to 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.
Action(s):
Minutes as presented Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Jennifer Miller.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5. Action Items
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
5.1. Election of President of the Board of Directors
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to elect         as President of Board of Directors. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Election of as President of the Board of Directors Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Election of Don Ellison as President of the Board of Directors, Richard Stephens as Vice President of the Board of Directors, Wendy Rahtz as Secretary of the Board of Directors, Linda Shefcyk as Treasurer and Mary Lou Hilger as Secretary to the Board of Directors was Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Terry Fusco.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.2. Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve 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.
Action(s):
Treasurer's Report as presented Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Dan Hoesly.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.3. Presentation of Bills
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The summary of bills for the current month total: $544,806.35  - Bills #60610 through #60764
Inservice bills: None
Special Education Arrears: ESU 6 Sept.-Nov. $2060.69, O’Neill Nov. $108.21, Palmer Nov. $122.85
Technology Arrears: Oct. Palmer $26.25, Nov. Clarkson $105, Nov. High Plains $78.75, Immanuel Lutheran $12.50, St. Edward $37.50,St. Isidore $25, St. Michael $8.75,Twin River $3,910.42


Excess lodging total: Don Ellison $215.03, Terry Fusco $59.88, Dan Hoesly $171.57, Doug Kluth $345.28, Richard Luebbe $319.18, Wendy Rahtz $494.16, Jack Young $215.03, Darus Mettler $114.29, Larianne Polk $538.25


Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve bills as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Bills as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Bills as presented Passed with a motion by Bob Norvell and a second by Dan Hoesly.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The summary of bills for the current month total: $544,806.35 - Bills #60610 through #60764 Inservice bills: None Special Education Arrears:ESU 6 Sept.-Nov. $2060.69, O’Neill Nov. $108.21, Palmer Nov. $122.85 Technology Arrears:Oct. Palmer $26.25, Nov. Clarkson $105, Nov. High Plains $78.75, Immanuel Lutheran $12.50, St. Edward $37.50,St. Isidore $25, St. Michael $8.75,Twin River $3,910.42 Excess lodging total: Don Ellison $215.03, Terry Fusco $59.88, Dan Hoesly $171.57, Doug Kluth $345.28, Richard Luebbe $319.18, Wendy Rahtz $494.16, Jack Young $215.03, Darus Mettler $114.29, Larianne Polk $538.25
Attachments:
5.4. Audit Report
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The 2013-2014 Audit Report has been completed and the report is attached for information and review.

Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take action to approve the 2013-2014 State Audit Report
Recommended Motion(s):  State 2013-2014 Audit Report Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
State 2013-2014 Audit Report Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.5. Negotiations
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The Board Negotiation Committee has reached an agreement with the Educational Service Unit Association (ESUEA) related to the Master Agreement language and compensation.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the Master Agreement for Special Education ESUEA for the 2015-2016 term.
Recommended Motion(s):  The Master Agreement for Special Education ESUEA for 2016-2017 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
The Master Agreement for Special Education ESUEA for 2016-2017 Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Richard Stephens.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.6. Second Reading of Policy 1.02.05 Organizational Meeting
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the second reading of Policy 1.02.05 Organizational Meeting as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  After second reading, Policy 1.02.05 Organizational Meeting Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
After second reading, Policy 1.02.05 Organizational Meeting 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
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.7. First Reading of Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the first reading of Policy  1.02 Regular Meetings as presented and advance it to the next meeting for second reading.
Recommended Motion(s):  First reading of Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings and its advancement to the February meeting Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
First reading of Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings and its advancement to the February meeting Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Bob Norvell.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.8. First Reading of Policy 1.02.01 Order of Business, Regular Meetings
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the first reading of Policy 1.02.01 Order of Business, Regular Meetings as presented and advance it to the next meeting for second reading.
Recommended Motion(s):  First reading of Policy 1.02.01 Order of Business, Regular Meetings and its advancement to the February meeting Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
First reading of Policy 1.02.01 Order of Business, Regular Meetings and its advancement to the February meeting Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Jennifer Miller.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.9. Migrant Work Agreements
Speaker(s):  Dee Condon
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 
Work agreements for Kasey Luzania-Home School Liaison, Allie Zuerlein-tutor, and Melinda Velecela-Home School Liaison.

Staff Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the Migrant Education Staff as listed above. 

 
Recommended Motion(s):  Work agreements for Kasey Luzania-Home School Liaison, Allie Zuerlein-tutor, and Melinda Velecela-Home School Liaison Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Work agreement for Kasey Luzania-Home School Liaison, Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Doug Pauley.
Work agreement for Allie Zuerlein-tutor, Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Bob Norvell.
Work agreement for Melinda Velecela-Home School Liaison Passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Partnerships
5.10. Administrator Evaluation
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The annual administrator evaluation will be summarized by Don Ellison.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the ESU 7 Administrator evaluation.
Recommended Motion(s):  ESU Administrator evaluation Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
ESU Administrator evaluation Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Dan Hoesly.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
6. Discussion Items
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
6.1. AdvancED Update
Speaker(s):  Professional Services Team
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Professional Services Team will report on progress of the goals as identified from AdvancED recommendations and Strategic Planning. 
Discussion:  Goal C: Partnerships,Darus Mettler showed a video on the Play to Learn event held in Schuyler, an example of our partnerships at work coordinated by Angel Story, Early Childhood grant coordinator. Angel has been invited to partnership by Senators for EarlyChildhood LB556 will provide funds for training and visits to schools.
6.2. Spotlight School
Speaker(s):  Professional Services Team
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  The board will be updated as to the leadership, services, and support provided to Schuyler Community Schools.

Discussion:  Otis discussed leadership, services, and support provided to Schuyler Community Schools.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
6.3. Clarity Data and CASE Score Summary
Speaker(s):  Otis Pierce
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Otis Pierce will discuss the results of our first Clarity data collection and how the process is proceeding in our second collection. CASE for ESAs will also be discussed. 
Discussion:  Otis provided a summary of how the participating ESU 7 schools are scored using the Clarity CASE data.
Goals:
  • Data
  • Technology
6.4. Administrator's Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 
Accountability and Disclosure information, Policy 1.20  Conflict of Interest
Facilities update
ESU Superintendent Advisory timeline for 2015-2016 Service Plan
ESU Administrator Contract timeline
Statewide update
    https://meeting.nasbonline.org/public/Agency.aspx?PublicAgencyID=4409&AgencyTypeID=1
Budget Committee
Administrator Goals Update
Discussion:  Larianne shared the Accountability and Disclosure Information as well as Policy 1.20 Conflict of Interest. Facilities update included the quote for bathroom renovations and a report on necessary bathroom repairs. Recommendations from the Advisory Committee for ESU 7 services will be brought to the board for action in the February board meeting. Superintendent Transparancy Act timeline was discussed. Timeline for Administrator Contract was discussed. A report on Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council activities and meetings was provided.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
7. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation:
 Motion to adjourn.
Recommended Motion(s):  Adjournment of meeting at pm Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Adjournment of meeting at 8:55 pm Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Dan Hoesly.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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