Public Meeting Minutes: May 21, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting

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May 21, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

May 21, 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
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:  No visitors were present.
2.2. Public Comment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Attachments:
Discussion:  No public comments provided.
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 including moving item 6.2 immediately before consent agenda Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Jennifer Miller.
  • Jennifer Miller: 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
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.1. Budget Committee Update
Speaker(s):  Chairman Terry Fusco
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:  Jason Harris, a Practicum Student pursuing his Education Specialist Degree from Doane University, delivered an overview of the Budget Summary for ESU 7.  He delivered the budget committee report from today's meeting. 
4. 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):
Consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Joyce Baumert.
  • 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
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.1. Minutes
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
4.2. 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
4.3. Presentation of Bills # 67120 through #67299 totaling $ 782,105.53
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
4.4. Stipends Review
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
4.5. Special Education Resignations
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
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
4.6. Classified/Non-Certificated 2018-2019 Contracts for Administration, Technology, Production, Professional Development, and Special Education Staff
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
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
4.7. Grant 2018-2019 Contracts for the Migrant Education Program
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Goals:
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
5. Action Items
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
5.1. 2018 Migrant Education Program Summer Program Staff and Binational Teacher Contracts
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Goals:
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
Action(s):
Migrant education contracts as presented Passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Joyce Baumert.
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: 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
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.2. Contract for Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Attachments:
Action(s):
Contract for Orientation and Mobility Specialist as presented Passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Dan Hoesly.
  • Jennifer Miller: 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
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.3. 2018 Summer Assistant Contracts
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Action(s):
2018 Summer Assistant Contracts as presented Passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Dan Hoesly.
  • 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
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.4. Reading of Article II, Section 8, A-B, Section 9, A-F, Section 10, A-B, Section 11, A, Section 12 A
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Recommended Motion(s):  Article II, Section 8, A-B, Section 9, A-F, Section 10, A-B, Section 11, A, Section 12 A 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 II, Section 8, A-B, Section 9, A-F, Section 10, A-B, Section 11, A, Section 12 A Passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Jack Young.
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Nay
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Discussion Items
6.1. Educational Behavioral Health Program Updates
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Discussion:  Administrator Polk and Special Education Director Mettler gave members of the Board a tour of the potential site for the Educational Behavioral Health Facility, answered questions from members of the Board and described updates on progress.
6.2. AdvancED Update
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Attachments:
Discussion:  Administrator Polk debuted the ESU 7 Promotional video from the AdvancED Visit.
7. Administrator's Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Attachments:
Discussion: 
  • Administrator Polk discussed the purchase of a new mower, mold concerns in the warehouse, and clean up day.
  • Administrator Polk discussed the redesign of the ESU Coordinating Council.  The ESUCC's purpose was re-established through 5 Bold Steps (goals).
  • Administrator Polk gave an overview of Legislative Bills of interest and their outcome to the Board.  She responded to questions surrounding the bills and their implications from members of the Board.
  • Administrator Polk provided a copy of the Candidate Filing Form to Members of the Board up for re-election in November. 
  • Administrator Polk provided a quarterly ISLS Loan Forgiveness Program Update to the Board. 
  • Administrator Polk discussed the NNNC/NENTA (Northeast Nebraska Teacher Academy) Memorandum of Understanding with Wayne State College.  This allows for sharing as a substitute teaching consortia within NNNC Schools.
  • Administrator Polk shared upcoming events with the Board.


 
8. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Discussion:  7:04pm
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