Public Meeting Agenda: June 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting

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June 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

June 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting
3. Board Absences
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of absent board members Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
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
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. 

Order of Business, Regular Meetings Policy 1.02.01

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve 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 Jennifer Miller and a second by Jack Young.
Agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Jennifer Miller and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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 Wendy Rahtz and a second by Doug Pauley.
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 Doug Pauley and a second by Terry Fusco.
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 Doug Kluth and a second by Bob Norvell.
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:$767,473.74 - Bill #61427 through #61596
Inservice bills total: $1,909.07
Excess lodging total:Isaura Barreto $29.65, Darlene Rodriguez $23.60. 

SPED Arrears: CPS March billing $7,941.28, ESU 6 $2,702.54, Grand Island $498.29, Leigh $5,965.16

Tech Arrears:Immanual Lutheran $12.50, Shelby/Rising City $1,831.40, Cross Co. $2,390.15, Fullerton     $426.25, High Plains $847.50, Humphrey $1,572.50, Lakeview $687.50, Schuyler $1,488.90, St. John Lutheran $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 Doug Pauley and a second by Wendy Rahtz.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.4. Administrative Assistant Contract
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

 

Katy Sartwell was born and raised in Vermont. She and her finance will be moving to Columbus in June.  Katy has a Masters Degree in Public Administration and Policy, has a Grant Writing Certificate, and currently has the Iowa Certified Public Manager Certificate.  Katy has had administrative assistant responsibilities and has been very active in the communities she lives in.  ESU 7 is excited to have her join our team and we are looking forward to the assistance and varied experiences she will bring to the administrative team.

Discuss, consider and take action to approve employment contract for Katy Sartwell, Administrative Assistant.
Recommended Motion(s):  Administrative Assistant Contract for Katy Sartwell Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Administrative Assistant Contract for Katy Sartwell 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
5.5. SPED Contract
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

 

Penny Brown graduated from Burwell High School.  Penny received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from UNK and received her Masters in Science SLP degree from UNL in 1995.  Penny completed her Educational Leadership degree from Doane College in 2015.  Penny has had experiences at all grade levels in small districts, large districts, an AEA in Iowa, and at ESU 9.  Penny feels her greatest strength is being an attentive listener.  Penny has created Response-to-Intervention articulation materials which have been used in 14 Grand Island elementary schools.  Penny has been the SLP Team Leader for 22 speech/language pathologists in the Grand Island Public Schools and the Central Nebraska Support Service Program.  She is married and her twins will be Sophomores in the 2015-2016 school.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to approve contract for Penny Brown, Speech Language/Administrator /ILCD Facilitator.

Recommended Motion(s):  Speech Language/Administrator /ILCD Facilitator contract for Penny Brown Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Speech Language/Administrator /ILCD Facilitator contract for Penny Brown Passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Terry Fusco.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.6. Grant Contracts
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

 Employee Contracts offered to Lynette Sprunk, Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP) grant, Angel Story, Early Learning Connection (ELC) grant, Dee Condon, Migrant Director, Carolyn Koch, Federal Programs Bookkeeper.

 

Recommendation:Approve the employee contracts offered to Lynette Sprunk, Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP) grant, Angel Story, Early Learning Connection (ELC) grant, Dee Condon, Migrant Education Program (MEP) Grant, Carolyn Koch, Federal Programs Bookkeeper.

Recommended Motion(s):  Grant contracts offered to Lynette Sprunk, Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP) grant, Angel Story, Early Learning Connection (ELC) grant, Dee Condon, Migrant Director, Carolyn Koch, Federal Programs Bookkeeper Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Grant contracts offered to Lynette Sprunk, Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP) grant, Angel Story, Early Learning Connection (ELC) grant, Dee Condon, Migrant Director, Carolyn Koch, Federal Programs Bookkeeper Passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Terry Fusco.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.7. SPED Contracts
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

 Brock will join Cen7ter as a .75 FTE job coach/life skills technician.  He will assist students with their non-paid work experiences and with various Cen7ter activities. He will bring four years of experience in working with adults with disabilities. 

Sarah will join Cen7ter as .75 FTE job coach/life skills technician.  She will assist students with their non-paid work experiences and will various Cen7ter activities.  She has worked with Cen7ter in the past and is very excited to join the group again.

 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to approve the SPED Contracts for Brook Hoover, .75 job coach/life skills technician and Sarah Sorenson, .75 job coach/life skills technician
Recommended Motion(s):  Contracts for Brock Hoover and Sarah Sorenson, job coach/life skills technicians Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Contracts for Brock Hoover and Sarah Sorenson, job coach/life skills technicians Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Jennifer Miller.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.8. SPED Resignations
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Christina Hastreiter will not renew her contract for 2015-2016.

Megan Graybill will not renew her contract for 2015-2016.


Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to approve Christina Hastreiter and Megan Graybill residnations.
Recommended Motion(s):  Resignations of Christina Hastreiter and Megan Graybill Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Resignations of Christina Hastreiter and Megan Graybill Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Bob Norvell.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.9. Second Reading of Policy 2.03 Payment for Supplies and Bidding
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 2.03 Payment for Supplies and Bidding.

Recommended Motion(s):  Second reading of Policy 2.03 Payment for Supplies and Bidding Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Second reading of Policy 2.03 Payment for Supplies and Bidding Passed with a motion by Bob Norvell and a second by Jennifer Miller.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.10. Second Reading of Policy 2.14 Disposition of Materials and Equipment
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 2.14 Disposition of Materials and Equipment as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  After second reading, Policy 2.14 Disposition of Materials and Equipment Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
After second reading, Policy 2.14 Disposition of Materials and Equipment Passed with a motion by Jennifer Miller and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.11. Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  As a result of the passage of LB 365, Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings must be revised to reflect the changes in electronic posting and minutes effective this meeting.  According to Policy 1.15 the board may approve Policies without a second reading.
 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings without second reading. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings, waiving 2nd reading, Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Bob Norvell.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  As a result of the passage of LB 365, Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings was revised to reflect the changes in electronic posting and minutes effective this meeting. According to Policy 1.15 the board may approve Policies without a second reading.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.12. Disposition of Inventory
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

A complete list of disposed material and equipment will be available at the meeting.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to dispose materials and equipment from inventory as presented.

Recommended Motion(s):  Removal of items presented from inventory Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Removal of items presented from inventory Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
6. Discussion Items
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural 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:  Dan Ellsworth and Otis Pierce discussed the progress with Strategic Planning Goal D: Technology. Progress has been made on the BrightBytes for ESAs and Round 2 of the district collections has been completed. The technology plan is coming along. Ticketing system progress was updated and the rewiring of the North Building was discussed. The next steps for the goal are to continue with the technology plan, Round 3 of the Clarity survey will be taking place this next school year as well as completion of the wiring upgrade to the North Building.
6.2. Budget Committee Update
Speaker(s):  Chairman Terry Fusco
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Budget committee met to discuss in detail the budget worksheets for each department completed to date. Chairman Fusco will review the summary with the board.  The committee will meet again July 20, 2015.
Discussion:  Budget committee met to discuss in detail the budget worksheets for each department completed to date. Chairman Fusco reviewed the summary with the board. The committee will meet again July 20, 2015 @ 5:30. Larianne Polk went over the Expenditure Revenue Budget for 2015-2016.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
6.3. Administrator's Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

ESUCC Thank You

AdvancED Letter

Important Dates: June 18 and June 30

Negotiations Team members

Facilities Update

Legislative Update

Americorps Report

AESA Information: Dates Dec. 2-5, 2015 in New Orleans

Administrator's Goals

Discussion:  Statewide Update: Larianne shared the education-related Legislation. She expressed the thanks from ESUCC (Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council) to NESUBA (Nebraska Educational Service Unit board Association) for the contribution for assistance with the BrightBytes ESU Pilot Project. The Nebraska Department of Education has approved Educational Service Unit 7 as AdvancEd accredited for 2015-2016. Important Dates: The Board Retreat is June 18th, 9:00-4:00, at ESU 7. Hearing requested by Joette Post will be conducted June 30, at 5:00 in the Oak Room. Administration continues to work toward a resolution. AESA National Convention will be December 2-5, 2015 in New Orleans. Negotiations Committee Members: Doug Kluth, Richard Stephens, Richard Luebbe. Evaluation Committee Members: Terry Fusco, Dan Hoesly, Bob Norvell. Facilities Update: HVAC (air handling system) has been changed to cool/warm zones. Rock (16 ton) was purchased and spread around air handler and in various areas on grounds. A reception was held for the Americorps group with Habitat for Humanity, Columbus Housing Authority, Camp Luther and Connect Columbus in attendance to express our appreciation for all the work they had done. They each spoke on their favorite project and what they would like to do if they return. All were very appreciative of the hospitality of Columbus. Administrator Goals: All met. We will e developing goals for 2015-2016 following board retreat.
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 8:27 p.m. Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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