Public Meeting Agenda: April 20, 2015 at 4:00 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting

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April 20, 2015 at 4:00 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

April 20, 2015 at 4:00 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.


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.
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 was posted in the meeting room.
Discussion:  This meeting has been preceded by advance notice and is hereby declared to be in open session. A copy of the Open Meetings Act was 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
Discussion:  All members present participated in the Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Public Forum
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  No visitors were present.
2.1. Welcome Visitors
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  No visitors were present.
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
Discussion:  No public comments provided.
3. Approval of Agenda
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The sequence of agenda topics is subject to change at the discretion of the board. 


Recommendation:  Discuss, consider, and take any necessary action to approve the agenda.
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 Doug Kluth and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  No change in sequence of agenda.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
4. 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 Doug Pauley and a second by Richard Stephens.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5. Action Items
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
5.1. 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 approve absent board directors Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve absent board directors Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Joyce Baumert.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.2. 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 Wendy Rahtz.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.3. Presentation of Bills
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The summary of bills for the current month total:$617,767.04 - Bills #61066 through #61051.
Inservice bills total: $17.98

SPED Arrears: CPS $7941.28, ESU 6 $3445.02, G.I. $498.29
Tech Arrears: Immanuel Lutheran $12.50, Schuyler $342.50, Humphrey $301.25, Lakeview $687.50,
Cross Co. $85.00, St. John Neumann $177.57
 
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 Jennifer Miller and a second by Dan Hoesly.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.4. SPED Resignation
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Morgan Kapels, Speech Language Pathologist, has submitted her letter of resignation effective at the conclusion of her current contract. Letter of resignation is attached.

Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the resignation of Morgan Kapels.
Recommended Motion(s):  The resignation of Morgan Kapel, Speech Language Pathologist. Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Morgan Kapel's resignation Passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Joyce Baumert.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.5. SPED Resignation
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 
Doris Younes, School Psychologist has submitted her resignation for the end of the 2014-2015 school year.  Letter of resignation is attached.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve Doris Younes resignation.
Recommended Motion(s):  The resignation of Doris Younes, School Psychologist Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
The resignation of Doris Younes, School Psychologist Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Dan Hoesly.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.6. Sped Resignation
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Chandra Punt, Speech Language Pathologist has submitted her letter of resignation effective at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. Letter of resignation is attached.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the Chandra Punt's resignation.
Recommended Motion(s):  The resignation of Chandra Punt, Speech Language Pathologist, Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Chandra Punt's resignation Passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Terry Fusco.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.7. SPED Contract
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Sarah comes to us from Norfolk Public Schools where she has worked as an SLP for two years. Her undergraduate and graduate degrees were earned at UNL in Speech Language Pathology. She already has her Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech and Hearing Association. She is single and is willing to relocate.


Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve Sarah Taylor, Speech Language Pathologist for 2015-2016.
Recommended Motion(s):  Speech Language Pathologist contract for Sarah Taylor, (2015-2016), Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Approve Sarah Taylor, Speech Language Pathologist for 2015-2016 Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.8. SPED Contract
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Cassie will also be graduating from UNK in May with a Master’s Degree.  She grew up in Oxford, Nebraska and likes living in a rural area. She will be getting married in October and living near Rising City. Her employment history shows several years of working in daycare settings.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the Speech Language Pathologist Contract for Cassandra Brooks.
Recommended Motion(s):  Speech Language Pathologist Contract for Cassandra Brooks, (2015-2016) Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Speech Language Pathologist Contract for Cassandra Brooks Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.9. SPED Contract
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Chloe is originally from Milford, Nebraska. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education in Communication Disorders in 2013, and will receive her Masters in Science degree in May from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She has extensive experience providing behavioral therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  She and her husband, who is in ministry, will be living in Lincoln.


Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to approve contract for Chloe Blankenship, Speech Language Pathologist.
Recommended Motion(s):  Speech Language Pathologist Contract for Chole Blankenship, (2015-2016) Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Speech Language Pathologist Contract for Chole Blankenship Passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Doug Kluth.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.10. SPED Contract
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Jessica grew up in Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska and graduated from Bishop Neumann High School. Both her undergraduate and graduate degrees are from UNK, also graduating this May. She is married, lives in Prague, and is a neighbor of another one of our SLPs, Lori Simanek.



Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve Speech Language Pathologist, Jessica Sousek.
Recommended Motion(s):  Contract for Speech Language Pathologist, Jessica Sousek Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Contract for Speech Language Pathologist, Jessica Sousek Passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.11. Second Reading of Policy 3.10 Expenses Related to Education Service Unit 7 Employees
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 3.10 Expenses Related to Education Service Unit 7 Employees.
Recommended Motion(s):  After second reading, Policy 3.10 Expenses Related to Education Service Unit 7 Employees Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
After second reading, Policy 3.10 Expenses Related to Education Service Unit 7 Employees Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Dan Hoesly.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.12. First Reading of Policy 3.01 Term of Work Agreements
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 3.01 Term of Work Agreements  as presented and advance it to the May meeting for second reading.
Recommended Motion(s):  First reading of Policy 3.01 Term of Work Agreements and its advancement to the May meeting Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
First reading of Policy 3.01 Term of Work Agreements and its advancement to the May meeting Passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Dan Hoesly.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6. Discussion Items
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
6.1. Budget Committee Update
Speaker(s):  Chairman Terry Fusco
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  Budget committee has started working on a one page report to be reviewed at each board meeting. The committee will meet again May 18, 2015.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
6.2. Administrator's Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Facilities Update
Statewide Update
Americorps visit
Administrator's Goals
Discussion:  Facilities update- Leadership Wall is complete in the North Building Lobby area, the North Building bathroom project is complete with no other repairs necessary. Statewide update: ESUCC (Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council) Master Service Agreement will be ready to approve by May board meeting. Americorps coming this month, 10 people for 13 days. They will attend the May board meeting to report on their projects. Available dates for board retreat are June 26, July 14 and July 21. Administrator Polk will verify the date and notify the board members.
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 4:50 pm Passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Dan Hoesly.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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