Public Meeting Minutes: August 21, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting

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August 21, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

August 21, 2017 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
Discussion: 

President Don Ellison conducted the meeting.

1.1. Notification of Open Meetings Law
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
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

Marci Ostmeyer, Professional Development Director

Darus Mettler, Special Education Director

Dan Ellsworth, Network Operations Coordinator

1.2.1. Board Absences
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve absent Board members Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve absent Board members Passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Gary Wieseler.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

Jennifer Miller was absent due to family travel.

Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
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. Negotiations Committee Update
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or designee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion: 

Administrator Polk gave an overview of the Negotiations Committee Meeting from the summer. Administrator Polk stated confirmation of the Negotiations Committee and further discussions will occur later in the meeting agenda.

Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
3. Public Forum
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion: 

There were no members of the public present.

3.1. Welcome Visitors
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
3.2. Public Comment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Attachments:
4. Approval of Agenda
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Jack Young.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5. Approval of Consent Agenda
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Terry Fusco.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Partnerships
5.1. June 2017 Approval of Minutes
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
5.2. July 2017 Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.3. August 2017 Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
5.4. July 2017 Bills: Total $957,150.32 - Bills #65583-65772
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
5.5. August 2017 Bills summary for the current month total of $628,893.59 - Bills #65773-65926.
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
5.6. Grant Contract for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
6. Action Items
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
6.1. Bond Measure
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  A resolution authorizing ESU 7 to continue its participation in an Interlocal Cooperative and authorize such Interlocal Cooperative to issue bonds on behalf of ESU 7 in a principal amount not to exceed $100,000 to finance the joint project of the Cooperative and to impose a tax to pay the principal and interest on such Bonds Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
A resolution authorizing ESU 7 to continue its participation in an Interlocal Cooperative and authorize such Interlocal Cooperative to issue bonds on behalf of ESU 7 in a principal amount not to exceed $100,000 to finance the joint project of the Cooperative and to impose a tax to pay the principal and interest on such Bonds Passed with a motion by Richard Stephens and a second by Jack Young.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
6.2. Reading of Policy 1.04 Approval of Bills and Policy 1.09 Authorizes Depositories, Bonds, Disbursements of Funds
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Policy 1.04 Approval of Bills and Policy 1.09 Authorizes Depositories, Bonds, Disbursements of Funds as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Policy 1.04 Approval of Bills and Policy 1.09 Authorizes Depositories, Bonds, Disbursements of Funds as presented Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Doug Pauley.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
6.3. Authorized Depositories
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Procedures for selecting the depositories for ESU 7 funds during the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Procedures for selecting the depositories for ESU 7 funds during the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Doug Pauley.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.4. 2018, 2019, 2020 Audit Bid
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to accept the bid for conducting the ESU 7 audit for Fiscal Year End 2018, 2019, 2020 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to accept the bid for conducting the ESU 7 audit for Fiscal Year End 2018, 2019, 2020 Passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Jack Young.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.5. Contract Amendment - Migrant Data Analyst
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the amendment to the Migrant Education Program Data Analyst Contract Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the amendment to the Migrant Education Program Data Analyst Contract Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Joyce Baumert.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.6. Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA)
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of 2017-2018 NRCSA Dues in the amount of $850 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Approval of 2017-2018 NRCSA Dues in the amount of $850 Passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Terry Fusco.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.7. 2017-2018 Mileage Allowance
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of the Mileage rate per Policy 3.14 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Approval of the Mileage rate per Policy 3.14 Passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Dan Hoesly.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
6.8. Recognition of the ESU 7 Education Association
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Recognition of the ESU7EA as the exclusive bargaining agent for non-supervisory certificated staff for 2017-2018 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Recognition of the ESU7EA as the exclusive bargaining agent for non-supervisory certificated staff for 2017-2018 Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Richard Stephens.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
7. Discussion Items
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
7.1. Behavior Presentation
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion: 

Special Education Director, Darus Mettler, gave an update regarding Behavior Programming. He identified members of behavior team from ESU7 and from David City and Shelby-Rising City. Each Board meeting, there will be an overview of data related to developing a behavior program. In upcoming meetings, Special Education Director Mettler and the committee will look for information regarding what other states are doing for programming and request School Districts to present information to the Board related to their needs.


 

 

7.2. 2016-2017 Technology Bond Summary Publication
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion: 

Administrator Polk informed the Board about the 2016-2017 Technology Bond Cooperative Summary and where it can be accessed.

7.3. Board Visit Updates - Twin River and Osceola
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion: 

Professional Development Director, Ostmeyer, gave an overview from the Twin River Board visit in the absence of Board Member Miller. She mentioned the strong partnership ESU 7 has with Twin River.

Vice President Fusco gave an overview of the Osceola Board Visit with Steve Rinehart.  He mentioned it was a very successful visit.

7.4. Budget Committee Update
Speaker(s):  Terry Fusco or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion: 

Budget Committee Chairman Fusco gave an overview of the Budget Committee Discussions to date. Administrator Polk discussed the budgeting process and received feedback for the Budget Committee to consider when finalizing their budget recommendations.

 

Attachments:
7.5. AdvancED Update
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion: 

Administrator Polk informed the Board that the 2018 AdvancED visit will be March 26-27, 2018.

The AdvancED Committee will meet at least once per month prior to the visit.

There are several AdvancED visits in the coming year for ESU 7 School Districts.  Board Members will be given a list of the visit exit dates and locations should ESU 7 Board Members wish to attend and observe.

7.6. Finalization of Board Retreat Date/Time
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion: 

The Board has selected the date of September 28 from 12:30-4:30pm.

7.7. ALICAP Premium Update
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
7.8. Budget Hearing and Budget Summary are Scheduled for September 14, 2017 in the Oak Room at 5:15pm
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
7.9. The Final Tax Asking Hearing has been set for September 14, 2017 at 5:25pm in the Oak Room.
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
7.10. Negotiations Team
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion: 

Members of the Negotiations Committee for 2017-2018 will be:

Doug Kluth, Chair

Richard Luebbe

Richard Stephens

Jennifer Miller

7.11. Administrator's Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion: 

Administrator Polk gave an overview of facilities and statewide updates.

ESU 7 was asked to be a control group for the ESU 5 grant which will include some data collection. 

Goals will be updated at the Board Retreat.

Upcoming travel and Board learning opportunities were discussed.

An updated calendar for ESU 7 was provided to the Board. It can be found on the ESU 7 Website.

Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
8. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion: 

Meeting adjourned at 7:09pm.

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