Public Meeting Minutes: August 20, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting

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August 20, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

August 20, 2018 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
1.1. Notification of Open Meetings Law
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Attachments:
1.2. Roll Call
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  Roll call was taken at: 5:34pm
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 Director
1.2.1. Board Absences
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Board Member absences as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Board Member absences as presented Passed with a motion by Richard Stephens and a second by Doug Kluth.
  • Terry Fusco: Absent
  • Dan Hoesly: Absent
  • Richard Luebbe: Absent
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Richard Luebbe, Terry Fusco and Dan Hoesly were absent for personal reasons.
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. Public Forum
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
2.1. Welcome Visitors
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  No visitors were present.
2.2. Public Comment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  No public comments provided.
Attachments:
3. Approval of Agenda
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
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 Doug Pauley and a second by Jack Young.
  • Terry Fusco: Absent
  • Dan Hoesly: Absent
  • Richard Luebbe: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
4. Consent Agenda
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
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 Joyce Baumert and a second by Gary Wieseler.
  • Terry Fusco: Absent
  • Dan Hoesly: Absent
  • Richard Luebbe: Absent
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: 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
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
4.2. July 2018 Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
4.3. August 2018 Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
4.4. July 2018 Bills: Total $908,001.04 - Bills #67461-67625
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
4.5. August 2018 Bills # 67626 through #67777 totaling $917,149.11
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
4.6. 2018-2019 Mileage Allowance
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Consent 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.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
4.7. Authorized Depositories
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
4.8. Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA) Dues
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
4.9. 2018-2019 Contracts for 3 Paraprofessionals
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
4.10. 2018-2019 Contract for Early Childhood Special Education Teacher and a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
4.11. 2018-2019 Grant Contract for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
4.12. Contract Amendment for School Psychologist
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments:
5. Action Items
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
5.1. 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 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 Passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Doug Pauley.
  • Terry Fusco: Absent
  • Dan Hoesly: Absent
  • Richard Luebbe: Absent
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: 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:
5.2. Reading of Article III, Section 1 A through F, Article III, Section Section 2 A through B, Article III, Section III A through F, and Policy 3.19
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Article III, Section 1 A through F, Article III, Section Section 2 A through B, Article III, Section III A through F and Policy 3.19 as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Article III, Section 1 A through F, Article III, Section Section 2 A through B, Article III, Section III A through F and Policy 3.19 as presented Passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Joyce Baumert.
  • Terry Fusco: Absent
  • Dan Hoesly: Absent
  • Richard Luebbe: Absent
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.3. Non-Member Contract for Services
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Non-Member Contract for Services as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Non-Member Contract for Services as presented Passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Jennifer Miller.
  • Terry Fusco: Absent
  • Dan Hoesly: Absent
  • Richard Luebbe: Absent
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.4. ESU 7 Non Certificated Job Descriptions
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Non-Certificated/Classified Staff Job Descriptions as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Non-Certificated/Classified Staff Job Descriptions as presented Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Doug Pauley.
  • Terry Fusco: Absent
  • Dan Hoesly: Absent
  • Richard Luebbe: Absent
  • Doug Kluth: 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
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6. Discussion Items
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
6.1. Educational Behavioral Health Program Updates
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  ESU 7 School Districts are aware of the progress with the program.  Probable Opinion of Cost is complete and has been shared with the Budget Committee.
The Budget Committee will make recommendations regarding the Interlocal Agreement and finishing additional classrooms later in this agenda.
6.2. Budget Committee Report
Speaker(s):  Terry Fusco
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Board Budget Committee Recommends the EBHP Remodel Project to include classrooms 102 and 108 to be finished Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Recommend the Board Approve Interlocal Agreement for the Special Education Building Project as presented. Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
The Board Budget Committee recommendation for the EBHP Remodel Project to include finished classrooms 102 and 108 Passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Jack Young.
  • Terry Fusco: Absent
  • Dan Hoesly: Absent
  • Richard Luebbe: Absent
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
Recommendation to approve the Interlocal Agreement for the Special Education Building Project as presented Passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Gary Wieseler.
  • Terry Fusco: Absent
  • Dan Hoesly: Absent
  • Richard Luebbe: Absent
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Nay
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Doug Pauley gave recommendations from the Budget Committee to move forward with the fee structure and finishing classrooms 102 and 108.  Clarifying questions were asked of and answered by the committee regarding each option for school district contributions to the project.
Attachments:
6.3. Budget Hearing and Budget Summary are scheduled for September 13, 2018 in the Oak Room at 5:15pm
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
6.4. The Final Tax Asking Hearing has been set for September 13, 2018 at 5:25pm in the Oak Room.
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
6.5. Board Member Awards of Achievement
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
6.6. Administrator's Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  Facilities Updates:
  • Mold has been removed.
  • Racks have been removed.
  • Drywall has begun.
  • Sorting for trash, storage onsite and offsite have been ongoing.
  • Target date before bids take place.
Governor's Wellness Sower Award:
  • Linda gave an overview of the Governor's Wellness Sower Award and programs that our staff participate in.
  • Administrator Polk will participate in an interview with the Telegram regarding ESU 7 Wellness participation.
Need to schedule a meeting for Negotiations/Budget Committee Meeting for October to discuss the budgeting and negotiation processes.
 
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
7. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  Meeting adjourned at 6:42pm.
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