Public Meeting Minutes: February 19, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting

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February 19, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

February 19, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting
1. Call the meeting to order
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Discussion:  President Don Ellison conducted the meeting.
1.1. Notification of Open Meetings Law
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
1.2. Roll Call
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Discussion:  Roll call was taken at: 5:30pm
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
1.2.1. Board Absences
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Recommended Motion(s):  Board Member absences as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
Action(s):
Board Member absences as presented Passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Terry Fusco.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Richard Stephens: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: 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.
Discussion:  Richard Stephens was absent for personal reasons.
1.3. Pledge of Allegiance
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Discussion:  All members present participated in the Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Public Forum
2.1. Welcome Visitors
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Discussion:  The Board welcomed Jeff Anderson of Fullerton Public Schools to present the Services Plan.
2.2. Public Comment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Attachments:
3. Approval of Agenda
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Recommended Motion(s):  Agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
Action(s):
Agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Gary Wieseler.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Richard Stephens: Absent
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4. 2018-2019 Services Plan
Speaker(s):  Jeff Anderson, Advisory Committee Chair
Recommended Motion(s):  Levy and Core Services for 2018 - 2019 as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
Discussion:  Jeff Anderson, Superintendent of Fullerton Public Schools and this year's Superintendent Advisory Committee Chair, gave an overview of the SIMPL process the Superintendents and Principals go through to help determine services for ESU 7 Districts.  He described the 2018-2019 Services Plan and the new services which have been added to it for the upcoming school year along with the results of the SIMPL services planning process. 
5. Consent Agenda
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Recommended Motion(s):  Consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Levy and Core Services for 2018 - 2019 as presented Passed with a motion by Marni Danhauer and a second by Dan Hoesly.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Richard Stephens: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: 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.
5.1. Minutes
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
5.2. Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
5.3. Presentation of Bills #66701 through #66835 totaling $719,471.26
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
5.4. Special Education Classified New Hires - Two Paraprofessionals
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler or Designee
6. Action Items
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Action(s):
Consent Agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Doug Pauley.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Richard Stephens: Absent
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: 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.
6.1. Annual NASB Membership Dues of $735
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Recommended Motion(s):  Payment of Annual NASB Membership Dues for 2018-2019 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
Action(s):
Payment of Annual NASB Membership Dues for 2018-2019 Passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Joyce Baumert.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Richard Stephens: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Nay
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Moving forward, this will become a consent item per Board Member request.
6.2. Annual SPARQ Meeting Dues of $1,500
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Recommended Motion(s):  Payment of annual SPARQ Meeting Dues for 2018-2019 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
Action(s):
Payment of annual SPARQ Meeting Dues for 2018-2019 Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Doug Pauley.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Richard Stephens: 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
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Moving forward, this will become a consent item per Board Member request.
6.3. Negotiation Committee Update
Speaker(s):  Negotiations Commiittee
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
Action(s):
Setting the base salary at $12.50 an hour for Paraprofessionals and $13.50 an hour for High Needs Paraprofessionals with a the total package increase of 8.63% for Paraprofessionals in Special Education Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Terry Fusco.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Richard Stephens: Absent
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: 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
Classified staff total package increase of 3.5% Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Richard Luebbe.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Richard Stephens: Absent
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: 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
Grants Staff total package increase of 3.5% Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Doug Pauley.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Richard Stephens: Absent
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Next month, the Negotiations Committee will make recommendations for the Leadership Team and Director's compensation.
6.4. Reading of Article I, Section 5, (A-D); Section 6, (A-D); Section 7, (A-B)
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Recommended Motion(s):  Article I, Section 5, (A-D); Section 6, (A-D); Section 7, (A-B) as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
Action(s):
Article I, Section 5, (A-D); Section 6, (A-D); Section 7, (A-B) as presented Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Joyce Baumert.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Richard Stephens: Absent
  • 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
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.5. 2016-2017 Audit Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Recommended Motion(s):  2016-2017 Audit Report as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
Action(s):
2016-2017 Audit Report as presented Passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Joyce Baumert.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Richard Stephens: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: 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.
6.6. ESU 7 2019-2020 General Calendar
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Recommended Motion(s):  ESU 7 2019-2020 General Calendar as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
Action(s):
ESU 7 2019-2020 General Calendar as presented Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Jack Young.
  • Jennifer Miller: Absent
  • Richard Stephens: Absent
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Discussion Items
7.1. AdvancED Visit Update
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
Discussion:  Administrator Polk reviewed the timeline and updates for the AdvancED Visit scheduled for March 25-28, 2018.  She provided information to members of the Board on opportunities for their participation.
7.2. Educational Behavioral Health Program Updates
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler or Designee
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
Discussion:  Special Education Director Mettler gave an overview of the progress to date in completing the feasibility study.  He gave an updated overview of the timeline. Director Mettler also gave an overview of the potential passing of LB998 which would allow for a social worker for each ESU across the state to use as deemed necessary for programming with a three year privately funded initiative.  Additionally, he shared some information with the Board about a potential partnership with the health community in Columbus. 
7.3. Board Visit Reports
Speaker(s):  Marni Danhauer and Gary Wieseler
Discussion:  Marni Danhauer and Gary Wieseler each gave an overview of their visits to High Plains and Clarkson Public Schools.  Both visits were pleasant and reflected gratitude toward ESU 7 and our work with schools.
7.4. Administrator's Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
Discussion:  ESUCC Update - Began the ESUCC Re-design process to improve statewide impact.
Legislative Update - Administrator Polk gave an overview of the 2018 Legislative Session Update, attached, to the Board which highlighted bills to watch and potentially be concerned with.
Administrator's Goals - Attached for your Review
Mark your calendar for the 2018 Board Recognition Dinner: April 16, 2018
Administrator Polk shared information regarding Schuyler and their priority status within the state.
8. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Discussion:  Adjourned at 6:38
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