Public Meeting Agenda: December 21, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting

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December 21, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

December 21, 2015 at 5:30 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
Discussion:  Roll call was taken at 5:32pm. Staff present: Larianne Polk, Administrator Linda Shefcyk, Business Manager Katy McNeil, Secretary to the Board of Directors Cynthia Alarcon, Migrant Education Coordinator Otis Pierce, Technology Integration Coordinator Beth Kabes, BlendEd Coordinator 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 Wendy Rahtz 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.
Action(s):
Minutes 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:
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 Dan Hoesly and a second by Jennifer Miller.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Richard Luebbe 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 Joyce Baumert and a second by Terry Fusco.
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:$591,389.15 - Bills #62479 through #62622

Inservice bills total: $ 20

SPED Arrears:CPS 12,871.21, Lakeview 56,194.59

TECH Arrears: Clarkson $4,086.20, ESU 2 $246.23, Palmer $8.75, St. Edward $724.26


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 Jack Young and a second by Joyce Baumert.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Data
5.4. Negotiations
Speaker(s):  Negotiations Commiittee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The Board Negotiations Committee has reached an agreement with the Educational Service Unit Education 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):  Master Agreement for Special Education ESUEA for the 2015-2016 term Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Master Agreement for Special Education ESUEA for the 2015-2016 term Motion to table Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Doug Pauley.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  ESUEA and Board Negotiations Committee have not yet reached an agreement for the 16-17 term.
5.5. First Reading of Policy 3.04 Sick Leave
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 3.04 Sick Leave as presented and advance it to the next meeting for second reading.

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  First reading of Policy 3.04 Sick Leave and its advancement to the January 2016 meeting Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
First reading of Policy 3.04 Sick Leave and its advancement to the January 2016 meeting Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Richard Stephens.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.6. SPED Contract
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Leslie Oldham lives in Clarkson and will be providing para support to preschool children.  She has had a variety of experiences with preschool and kindergarten students as well as adults with disabilities.  Leslie has worked at Howells – Dodge Public School as a paraprofessional.  Leslie has been a direct support associate at Mosaic providing services to adults with disabilities.  Leslie also has experience as a daycare provider and continues to work on a college degree at Northeast Community College.
Recommended Motion(s):  SPED Contract for Leslie Oldham, para educator, Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
SPED Contract for Leslie Oldham, para educator, Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Jack Young.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.7. SPED Resignation
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the resignation of Lori Loughman, Paraeducator.
Recommended Motion(s):  Resignation of Lori Loughman, Paraeducator, Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Resignation of Lori Loughman, Paraeducator, Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Terry Fusco.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Partnerships
5.8. Administrator Evaluation
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison
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 7 Administrator evaluation Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
To protect the reputation of the staff member, discussion of ESU 7 Administrator Evaluation in executive session at 5:52pm Passed with a motion by Jennifer Miller and a second by Richard Stephens.
ESU 7 Administrator evaluation Passed with a motion by Richard Stephens and a second by Doug Kluth.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Executive Session began at 5:52pm and ended at 6:39pm.
6. Discussion Items
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale: 

 

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 Adminstrator goals.

 

 

Discussion:  Administrator Polk gave an overview of the December Scorecard and the sections listed on it. Administrator Polk answered questions regarding Scorecard data.
Attachments:
6.2. State Education Conference Recap
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Board members that attended the State Education Conference will give a recap of the conference and what they learned/took away from the experience.
Discussion:  Administrator Polk and Members of the Board discussed what they learned at State Education Conference and shared their takeaways from the conference.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
6.3. NESUBA Update
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or designee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  An update on the November NESUBA meeting held at State Education Conference will be given.
Discussion:  Board Member, Bob Norvell, gave an overview of the NESUBA meeting. The next meeting for NESUBA will be on May 3rd, 2016 in Kearney, NE.
Attachments:
6.4. AESA Recap
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Board members that attended the AESA (Association of Educational Service Agencies) Conference will give a recap and their thoughts on the conference and takeaways.
Discussion:  AESA attendees shared their takeaways and what they enjoyed about the AESA Conference with other Board Members.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
6.5. Administrator's Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

Facilities Update
Statewide Update
Administrator's Goals

Intent to extend contract

Tech Bond

December Administrator Meeting

ESUCC Minutes

Discussion:  Facilities Update: Will begin construction on the roof in January 2016 weather-permitting. Intent to extend contract: Administrator Polk presented this letter to the Board. Tech Bond: Tech Bond is available to ESUs to levy outside the lid for technology needs. D.A. Davidson will answer questions during the January Board Meeting. December Administrator Meeting: Administrator Polk gave an overview of the December 16th Meeting. ESUCC Minutes: Administrator Polk gave an overview of the ESUCC Minutes from November 2015.
Attachments:
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 8:05pm Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Adjournment of meeting at 8:05pm Passed with a motion by Jennifer Miller and a second by Dan Hoesly.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Meeting adjourned at 8:05pm.
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