Public Meeting Agenda: February 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting

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February 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

February 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting
1. Call the meeting to order
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.


1.1. Notification of Open Meetings Law
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison 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):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
1.3. Pledge of Allegiance
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
2. Public Forum
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
2.1. Welcome Visitors
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
2.2. Public Comment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale:  The board has the discretion to limit the amount of time set aside for public participation. 

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. Sequence of Agenda
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural 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

Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
4. Action Items
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
4.1. Approval of Minutes
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison 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 Bob Norvell and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.2. Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison 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 Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.3. Presentation of Bills
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The summary of bills for the current month total: $592,857.24 - Bills #60765 through #60916.
Inservice bills: None
 


Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve bills as presented.

SPED Arrears: ESU 6 Sept-Dec $3022.56, Elk Horn Valley $230.85, Grand Island $504.49, O’Neill Nov $108.21, Palmer Nov $122.85 and West Boyd Sept-Oct $386.35
TECH Arrears: Clarkson $105.00, Immanuel Lutheran $12.50, Twin River $3,910.42, Boone Central $502.50,
East Butler $8.75, Humphrey $25.00, Schuyler $342.50
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 Dan Hoesly and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The summary of bills for the current month total: $592,857.24 - Bills #60765 through #60916. Inservice bills: None SPED Arrears: ESU 6 Sept-Dec $3022.56, Elk Horn Valley $230.85, Grand Island $504.49, O’Neill Nov $108.21, Palmer Nov $122.85 and West Boyd Sept-Oct $386.35 TECH Arrears: Clarkson $105.00, Immanuel Lutheran $12.50, Twin River $3,910.42, Boone Central $502.50, East Butler $8.75, Humphrey $25.00, Schuyler $342.50
Attachments:
4.4. Professional Development Coordinator Resignation
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Dave Perkins has submitted his letter of resignation effective at the conclusion of his contract July 31, 2015.


Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve Dave Perkins resignation.


Timeline for applicants

  • Advertise - February 6 - 22, 2015
  • All Materials due:February 27, 2015
  • Interviews: March 4th or 5th
  • Contract offered on a date after interview
  • Contract approved by ESU7 Board: March 16, 2015
  • Start date: July 20, 2015
Recommended Motion(s):  Dave Perkins resignation, Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Dave Perkins resignation Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Dave Perkins resignation, received with regrets.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
4.5. Speech Language/ILCD Coordinator Resignation
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Jan Curry has submitted her letter of resignation effective at the conclusion of her contract.


Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve Jan Curry's resignation.


 

Recommended Motion(s):  Jan Curry's resignation Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Jan Curry's resignation Passed with a motion by Bob Norvell and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
4.6. Migrant Work Agreements
Speaker(s):  Dee Condon
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Work agreements for Stephanie Manzano, ELL Para and Yolanda Pintado, Migrant Para.

Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the paras as listed above.
Recommended Motion(s):  Work agreements for Stephanie Manzano, ELL Para and Yolanda Pintado, Migrant Para Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Work agreements for Stephanie Manzano, ELL Para and Yolanda Pintado, Migrant Para Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Partnerships
4.7. Second Reading of Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison 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 Regular Meetings as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  After second reading, Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
After second reading, Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.8. Second Reading of Policy 1.02.01 Order of Business, Regular Meetings
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designiee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the second reading of Policy 1.02.01 Order of Business, Regular Meetings as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  After Second Reading of Policy 1.02.01 Order of Business, Regular Meetings Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
After Second Reading of Policy 1.02.01 Order of Business, Regular Meetings Passed with a motion by Bob Norvell and a second by Dan Hoesly.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.9. First Reading of Policy 2.03 Payment for Supplies and Bidding
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the first reading of Policy      as presented and advance it to the March meeting for second reading.
Recommended Motion(s):  First reading of Policy 2.03 Payment for Supplies and Bidding and its advancement to the March meeting Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
First reading of Policy 2.03 Payment for Supplies and Bidding and its advancement to the March meeting Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Dan Hoesly.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.10. Approval of ESU 7 2015-2016 Calendar
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve ESU 7 2015-2016 Calendar as presented. 

ESU 7 2015-2016 Calendar including board meetings changes of September 17, 2015 @7:00 and December 21 @5:00 to be presented
Recommended Motion(s):  ESU 7 2015-2016 Calendar including board meeting changes of September 17,2015 @7:00 and December 21 @5:00 as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
ESU 7 2015-2016 Calendar including board meeting changes of September 17,2015 @7:00 and December 21 @5:00 as presented Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
4.11. ESU 7 Services Plan 2015-2016
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk/Advisory Representative
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The ESU 7 Advisory Committee members attending will make a summary report to the board on the plan for the Levy and Core Services for 2015-2016.  After board approval, the 2015-2016 Services Plan Document will be forwarded to member schools for their final approval. 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve 2015-2016 Services Plan. 
Recommended Motion(s):  ESU 7 Services Plan for 2015-2016 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
ESU 7 Services Plan for 2015-2016 Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Dan Hoesly.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5. NASB Membership Dues
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Annual Membership Dues for NASB Fiscal Year 4/1/15 to 3/31/16 are $750.00

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve payment of annual NASB Membership Dues for 2015-2016.
Recommended Motion(s):  Payment of Annual NASB Membership Dues for 2015-2016 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Payment of Annual NASB Membership Dues for 2015-2016 Passed with a motion by Richard Stephens and a second by Joyce Baumert.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Partnerships
6. Discussion Items
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
6.1. Negotiations
Speaker(s):  Negotiations Commiittee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  The Board Negotiations Committee met today to discuss compensation for the following staff groups: classified staff, Professional Services Team, Directors, and Administrator. A summary of this discussion will be provided. 

Action(s):
Executive session was entered into at 7:45 p.m. and ended at 8:32 p.m.. Entering into this Executive session for discussion of negotiations Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
6.2. 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:  Beth Kabes discussed Goal A: Shared plans for implementing Pre-workshop template, common process on how to present. Working on File Maker Pro Database.
6.3. 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 Osceola Public School.
Discussion:  Beth Kabes gave a highlight of Osceola Public School and shared leadership, services and support provided to Osceola.
6.4. Special Education Program Update
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

ESU 7 is advertising for Early Childhood Speech Language Pathologist, Teacher of the Visually Impaired/Orientation & Mobility Specialist, school age Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Language Pathology/ILCD Coordinator. 

Central City will be joining our ESU 7 Special Education cooperative for the 2015-2016 school year. 

Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
6.5. Administrator's Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

Facilities update
ESU Administrator Contract timeline
Statewide update
    https://meeting.nasbonline.org/public/Agency.aspx?PublicAgencyID=4409&AgencyTypeID=1
Budget Committee Update
Met on January 30, 2015. Terry Fusco, Chair
Snow Days
Recognition Dinner
Administrator Goals Update
Board Visits

 
Discussion:  Will begin replacing tile and toilets in North Building restrooms as soon as we get second quote. Painting lobby and south wall will begin in March. Schedule of Board visits was distributed with little discussion. LB478 was reviewed with the Board. Budget committee reported. They are just beginning discussions for 2015-2016 Fiscal year. Recognition dinner will be at Elks Club April 20th @5:00, Board meeting will begin @4:00. Procedure for snow days was discussed and it changed allowing Administrator Polk to make the decision.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
7. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison 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 9:03 pm Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Joyce Baumert.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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