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

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

November 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: 5:31pm
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
Recommended Motion(s):  Board Member absences as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
Action(s):
Board Member absences as presented Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Jennifer Miller.
  • Jack Young: Absent
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: 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.
Discussion:  Jack Young was absent due to 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:  Visitors were welcomed.

Rayme Fauss of Fauss Construction and Dan Keiter of RVW, Inc.
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 which includes the Warehouse Remodel Project Bid Selection to be placed before the consent agenda Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
Action(s):
Agenda as presented which includes the Warehouse Remodel Project Bid Selection to be placed before the consent agenda Passed with a motion by Jennifer Miller and a second by Terry Fusco.
  • Jack Young: Absent
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Terry Fusco: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4. Bid Selection for the ESU-7 Warehouse Conversion Project
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of __________ with a low bid of ________ as the successful bidder for the renovation of the ESU-7 Warehouse Project as resolved on 11/19/18 Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Approval of Fauss Construction with a low bid of $839,000 as the successful bidder for the renovation of the ESU-7 Warehouse Project as resolved on 11/19/18 Passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Doug Pauley.
  • Jack Young: Absent
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: 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:  Dan Keiter of RVW presented details regarding the bid opening results from November 13, 2018 bid opening.  Rayme Fauss of Fauss Contruction responded to questions from members of the Board regarding details necessary to complete ESU-7 Warehouse Renovation Project.
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):
Consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Gary Wieseler.
  • Jack Young: Absent
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: 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.
5.1. Minutes
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
5.2. Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.3. Presentation of Bills #68089 through #68263 totaling $694,408.75
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
5.4. Classified Resignations: 1 Custodial/Maintenance, 2 Paraprofessionals
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
5.5. Classified Staff Hires: One Paraprofessional, and one Custodial/Maintenance
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Attachments:
6. Action Items
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
6.1. Reading of Article III, Section 5, F through I, Section 6, A through D, Section 7, A through I, Section 8, Section 9, A through B, Section 10, A through D
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of Article III, Section 5, F through I, Section 6, A through D, Section 7, A through I, Section 8, Section 9, A through B, Section 10, A through D as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Approval of revised policies as presented with a second reading for Article III, Sections ____, _______ Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
Action(s):
Approval of revised policies as presented with a second reading for Article III, Sections 5-H, Rebates to Employees or Board Members, Section 7-A Community Use of ESU Facilities, Section 7-C Weapons, Section 9-A Records Management and Disposition Passed with a motion by Jennifer Miller and a second by Marni Danhauer.
  • Jack Young: Absent
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: 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:  The following policies will be presented to the Board at the December 2018 Board Meeting for a second reading:

Article III, Sections 5-H, Rebates to Employees or Board Members, Section 7-A Community Use of ESU Facilities, Section 7-C Weapons, Section 9-A Records Management and Disposition
7. Discussion Items
7.1. Negotiation Committee Update
Speaker(s):  Negotiations Commiittee
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
Discussion:  Chairman Kluth gave an overview of discussions from today's Negotiations Team meeting.
7.2. Nebraska Educational Service Units: A Study of Legislative Policy History 1992-2018
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Attachments:
Discussion:  Dr. Polk presented findings from Nebraska Educational Service Units: A Study of Legislative Policy History 1992-2018.  
7.3. Production Utilization Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
Discussion:  Dr. Polk presented an overview of the Production Utilization Report by district as well as total copy counts over the past seven years. Paper pulp prices have increased since August which may impact paper cost.  Additionally a projected 25% increase in tariff after January 1, 2019 is expected.
7.4. Educational Behavioral Health Program Updates
Speaker(s):  Darus Mettler or Designee
Attachments:
Discussion:  Dr. Polk and Special Education Director Mettler gave an overview of the Soar Academy, Volume 1 Newsletter featuring frequently asked questions regarding the ESU 7 Educational Behavioral Health Program (EBHP).  The program name will be Soar Academy.  They responded to questions from the Board regarding social-emotional curriculum and other areas of program development.
7.5. State Education Conference Report
Speaker(s):  Conference Attendees
Discussion:  Board members Ellison, Baumert, Pauley, Wieseler, Stephens and Dr. Polk gave an overview of their attendance and learnings from State Education Conference. 
7.6. Administrator's Report
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
Discussion:  ESUCC Update - Dr. Polk provided an update to the 5 Bold Steps (Develop ESU Standards, Develop Joint decision making parameters, Complete SIMPL Inventory, Develop value-add metric, and Develop ESUCC value proposition).

Dr. Polk shared information with the Board regarding our support to Schuyler High School's Priority School. Dr Polk and Professional Development Director Ostmeyer will meet with Schuyler Administration on November 20, 2018.

She also shared that Marci Ostmeyer will be receiving specialized training provided by the Nebraska Department of Education to help support ESU 7 schools who are identified as Needs Improvement or Priority.  A new AQuESTT designation for schools will be published December 21, 2019.

Leave Report - Dr. Polk shared her leave report with the Board.  She will use her 5th Non-Contract day on December 7 for Doctoral Hooding.

Dr. Polk invited members of the Board to attend the December 11 Superintendent/Principal Services Planning Day and Senator's Panel on Education.

 
8. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Discussion:  The Meeting adjourned at 7:27pm.
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