Public Meeting Agenda: October 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting

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October 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

October 19, 2015 at 6:00 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:  called to order at 6:00pm
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
Discussion:  Roll call was taken at 6:01pm Staff present: Larianne Polk, Administrator Linda Shefcyk, Business Manager Katy McNeil, Secretary to the Board Marci Ostmeyer, Professional Development Dee Condon, Migrant Education Director Darus Mettler, Special Education Director
1.3. Pledge of Allegiance
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
2. Public Forum
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale: 

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. 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 Terry Fusco and a second by Jennifer Miller.
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.
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 Jack Young and a second by Terry Fusco.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Joyce Baumert, Dan Hoesly, and Wendy Rahtz were absent.
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 Jack Young and a second by Doug Pauley.
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:$ 579,181.98- Bills #62166 through #62321

Inservice bills total: $167.07

SPED Arrears: Boone 5737.02, Central City 30622.27, Clarkson 1907.42, CPS 13139.34, David City 52766.99, East Butler 19495.70, ESU 6 131.92, High Plains 7099.90. Howells-Dodge 10416.57, Humphrey 23326.57, Lakeview 56194.59, Leigh 6072.75, Shelby Rising City 13130.77, Twin River 14614.57

TECH Arrears: High Plains $3.221.25, Lakeview $256.25, Holy Family $8.75, St. Edward $1,368.75 

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 Terry Fusco and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Doug abstained due a personal conflict of interest as his daughter is employed by ESU 7.
Attachments:
5.4. Second Reading of Policy 3.11 Negotiations
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 


Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the second reading of Policy 3.11 Negotiations as presented.

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  After second reading, Policy 3.11 Negotiations Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
After second reading, Policy 3.11 Negotiations Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Jennifer Miller.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.5. First Reading of Policy 1.01 Philosophy and Mission
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 1.01 Philosophy and Mission as presented and advance it to the next meeting for second reading.

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  First reading of Policy 1.01 Philosophy and Mission and its advancement to the November Board meeting Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
First reading of Policy 1.01 Philosophy and Mission and its advancement to the November Board meeting Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.6. 2015 Delegate Assembly/State Ed Conference
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve one board member to represent ESU 7 at the Delegate Assembly on Friday, November 20, 2015.

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Selection of voting member/delegate Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Selection of voting member/delegate Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Terry Fusco.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Bob Norvell was selected as the Delegate Assembly voting member at the State Education Conference.
5.7. NESUBA Representation
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve voting members as ESU 7 representation in NESUBA.

 

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  ESU 7 representation in NESUBA Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
ESU 7 representation in NESUBA. Passed with a motion by Richard Stephens and a second by Jennifer Miller.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Don Ellison and Bob Norvell were selected as the representation in NESUBA.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Partnerships
5.8. SPED Resignation
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to accept the resignation of Brenda Royal, Paraeducator.

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Resignation of Brenda Royal, Paraeducator Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Resignation of Brenda Royal, Paraeducator 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
  • Partnerships
5.9. SPED Contract
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Macy will join Cen7ter as a .75 FTE job coach.  Macy will assist students during their non-paid work experiences at local businesses.  She has had experience working with adults with disabilities and has had experiences working with younger children during several mission trips abroad. 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the contract of Macy Lenihan, job coach.

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Contract for Macy Lenihan, job coach, Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Contract for Macy Lenihan, job coach, Passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Wendy Rahtz.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Partnerships
5.10. Recognition of ESU 7 Educational Association
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The ESU 7 Education Association (ESUEA) has filed a letter of request to be recognized as the exclusive bargaining agent for the non-supervisory certified staff for 2017-2018 contract year.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to recognize the ESUEA as exclusive bargaining agent for the non-supervisory certified staff for 2017-2018 contract year.

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Recognition of ESUEA as exclusive bargaining agent for the non-supervisory certified staff for 2017-2018 contract year Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Recognition of ESUEA as exclusive bargaining agent for the non-supervisory certified staff for 2017-2018 contract year Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Wendy Rahtz.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Recognition of ESUEA as exclusive bargaining agent for the non-supervisory certified Special Education staff for 2017-2018 contract year
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Partnerships
6. Discussion Items
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
6.1. ESU 7 Scorecard
Speaker(s):  Professional Services Team
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

Administrator Polk will report on progress made within identified areas of growth.  This continuous improvement tracking tool will support ESU 7's AdvancED goals, Board goals and Administrator goals.

 

 

Discussion:  Administrator Polk updated the Board on Scorecard Data related to Continuous Improvement.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
6.2. NASB Regional Membership Meeting Update
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  Don Ellison and Richard Stephens reported on the sessions held at the Regional NASB Meeting.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
6.3. Negotiations Committee Update
Speaker(s):  Negotiations Committee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The Board Negotiations Committee met with the ESU 7 Education Association (ESUEA) on September 21, 2015 and October 19, 2015.  Both committees continue to discuss desired outcomes.  Committee Chair, Doug Kluth, will provide a summary. The next meeting is scheduled for November 16, 2015 at 4:30pm in the Walnut Room.



Discussion:  Correction to the above dates. The next negotiations meeting will be held on November 2, 2015 in the Walnut Room. Committee Chairman Kluth gave an overview of the negotiations procedure and explained the different components of the negotiations process.
Goals:
  • Data
6.4. Administrator's Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

Facilities Update
Statewide Update

Annual Report (Attached)

County Government Day

NESUBA Meeting Agenda on November 19th, 2015 (See attached)

Tech Van Status

ESU 7 Marketing and Communication Update

NASB Regional Leadership Workshop

Updated NE Position Statement from NDE

Robotics Scrimmage (Flyer Attached)

 

 

Discussion:  Building Update: Requested two quotes for repairs to the roof. There are two quotes on carpeting; looking at the same carpet squares used in the south building. Will continue to update the Board as to decisions and timelines. Statewide: ESUCC hired the lobbyist firm Bromm and Associates. Kurt Bromm will be visiting ESU 7 on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Cooperative purchasing is in progress. County Government Day: Administrator Polk will attend the opening session of County Government Day at the Courthouse. Marketing and Communication: As a result of strategic planning goal to improve marketing and communication, updates in branding and logos are being implemented. AQuESTT: The Department of Education is rolling out the accountability process for the state. The State Board of Education will release results of this process in December.
Attachments:
6.5. Change of Meeting Time for November, 2015 Board Meeting
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:   Recommendation: Discuss, Consider and take any action necessary to change the Board meeting time to 6:00pm on November 21, 2015.
Recommended Motion(s):  Change of meeting time to 6:00pm on November 21, 2015 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Change of meeting time to 6:00pm on November 21st, 2015 Passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Jennifer Miller.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
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 7:00pm Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Adjournment of meeting at 7pm Passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Jennifer Miller.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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