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June 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Regular Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes
1. Call the meeting to order and Roll Call
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Rationale: 

 

LEADERSHIP  •  SERVICE  •  SUPPORT

 

Notice of this meeting was given in advance according to State Law 84-1411, by giving notice of the meeting to the public on ESU 7 website www.esu7.org and posted at location of meeting.  Notice of this meeting was also given in advance to all members of the Board of Directors.  Availability of the agenda and purpose of the hearing was communicated in the advance notice of the meeting and in the notice to the members of this hearing. All proceedings of the Board of Directors were taken while the convened hearing was open to the attendance of the public.

Discussion:  Roll call was taken at: 5:31pm
President Don Ellison conducted the meeting.

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
Leanne Blanchard, Student Services Principal
1.1. Board Member Oath of Office
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Rationale:  Tammy Roh, District 12 Board Member for ESU 7, will take and sign the oath office as presented below:

I, _____________________, do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Nebraska, against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely and without mental reservations, or for purpose or evasions; and that I will faithfully and impartially perform the duties of the office of member of the Board of Educational Service Unit No. 7, according to law, to the best of my ability.  And I do further swear that I do not advocate, nor am I a member of any political party or organization that advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States or this State by force or violence; and that during such time that I am in this position I will not advocate nor become a member of any political party or organization that advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States or this State by force or violence.  So help me God.


 
Attachments:
Discussion:  Newly Appointed Board Member, Tammy Roh, representing District 12, took the Oath of Office.
1.2. Absent Board Members
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to approve the Board member absences.

Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of Board Member absences as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
Action(s):
Approval of Board Member absences as presented Passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Joyce Baumert.
  • Marni Danhauer: Absent
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Marni Danhaur was absent due to illness.
1.3. Notification of Open Meetings Law
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Rationale: 

This meeting has been preceded by reasonable advance notice and is hereby declared to be in open session.  A copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted in the meeting room.

1.4. Pledge of Allegiance
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Discussion:  All members present participated in the Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Welcome Visitors
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
3. Public Comment
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Rationale:  The Board has the discretion to limit the amount of time set aside for public participation.

Citizens wishing to address the Board on a certain agenda item must notify the Educational Service Unit Administrator prior to the board meeting.  Citizens wishing to present petitions to the Board may do so at this time.  However, the Board will only receive the petitions and not act upon them or their contents.
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
4. Approval of Agenda
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale: 

The sequence of agenda topics is subject to change at the discretion of the Board.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve agenda as presented.

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 Jennifer Miller and a second by Dan Hoesly.
  • Marni Danhauer: Absent
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Consent Agenda
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Rationale: 

Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time. 

If any Board member wishes to discuss an item, it must be removed from the consent agenda at which time the remaining items will be acted upon.

Consent Agenda Includes:

  • Minutes from the previous meeting(s)
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Presentation of the Bills
  • Certificated/Classified Hire(s)/Reassignments/Resignation(s)
  • Other Routine Agenda Items

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Recommended Motion(s):  Consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
  • Administrator Goal 2: Budget Stability
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
Action(s):
Consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Jack Young.
  • Marni Danhauer: Absent
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.1. Minutes
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Rationale: 

This is a consent item.

Attachments:
5.2. Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Rationale:  This is a consent item.
Attachments:
5.3. Presentation of Bills #69201 through #69369 totaling $811,320.73
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Rationale: 

The summary of bills for the current month total: $811,320.73 - Bills #69201 through #69369 

Inservice bills total: $47.45

SPED Arrears: $0

TECH Arrears: $0

Check # Amount Vendor Description
69211 $16,433.00 Apple Computer SPED/Technology equipment
69217 $18,042.04 Boone Central School Learning Academy equipment
69221 $8,648.03 Capital One DL equipment
69225 $11,273.22 CDW-G Technology Equipment for Schools
69227 $24,121.72 Central City Public School Title 1 Reimbursement/PEAK grant
69232 $8,474.50 Cross County School Title 1 Reimbursement/PEAK grant
69244 $11,645.01 ESU 2 DL Canvas Cloud Subscription
69246 $32,663.00 ESUCC SPED District SRS
69272 $12,039.77 Leigh Comm. Schools Title 1 Reimbursement/PEAK grant
69292 $7,630.40 Pearson Assessment SPED supplies/software
69311 $39,970.23 St. Edward Public School Title 1 & II Reimbursement
69324 $6,500.00 UNL ASD Conference


This is a consent item.

Attachments:
5.4. Authorization of Administrator to Sign for Federal/State Funds
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Rationale:  This Board action authorizes Administrator Polk to be the official signature for all federal and state program funds from July 15, 2019-July 31, 2020.

This is a consent item.

 
Goals:
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
5.5. Contract for Early Childhood Speech Language Pathologist
Speaker(s):  Administrator or Designee
Rationale: 
Doreen Heitz
Doreen will be joining our Early Childhood department as a Speech Language Pathologist.  Doreen completed her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and her Master of Science in Speech Pathology from the University of Nebraska in Kearney.  She has been a Speech Language Pathologist for 21 years.  Her most recent employment has been at ESU 1 in Wakefield.  Doreen has provided Speech Language therapy at ESU 1 since 2007.  She has been providing services to Birth to age 5 students for the last 12 years.


This is a consent item.
Attachments:
5.6. 2019-2020 Special Education Director Contract
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Rationale:  2019-2020 contract for Darus Mettler, Special Education Director.

This is a consent item.
Attachments:
6. 2019-2020 Contract for Nebraska Licensed Registered Nurse
Speaker(s):  Administrator or Designee
Rationale:  2019-2020 Contract for Nicki Brigham, Nebraska Licensed Registered Nurse.
 
Recommended Motion(s):  2019-2020 Contract for Nicki Brigham, Nebraska Licensed Registered Nurse Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Action(s):
2019-2020 Contract for Nicki Brigham, Nebraska Licensed Registered Nurse Passed with a motion by Jennifer Miller and a second by Jack Young.
  • Marni Danhauer: Absent
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Change in FTE for Speech Language Coordinator
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Rationale:  Change in FTE for Tricia Spieker, Speech Language Coordinator.

 
Recommended Motion(s):  Amended 2019-2020 contract as presented for Tricia Spieker, Speech Language Coordinator Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Action(s):
Amended 2019-2020 contract as presented for Tricia Spieker, Speech Language Coordinator Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Gary Wieseler.
  • Marni Danhauer: Absent
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8. Educational Service Unit Cen7ter and Learning Academy Handbooks
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Rationale: 
Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the handbooks for the Educational Service Unit 7 Cen7ter and Learning Academy Programs.
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval of handbooks for the Educational Service Unit 7 Cen7ter and Learning Academy Programs Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  The Handbook Ad Hoc Committee recommends the Board approve the Cen7ter Handbook as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Recommended Motion(s) #3:  The Handbook Ad Hoc Committee recommends the Board approve the Learning Academy Handbook as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Recommended Motion(s) #4:  The Handbook Ad Hoc Committee recommends the Board create a standing handbook committee consisting of four Board Members as follows: Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Recommended Motion(s) #5:  The Handbook Ad Hoc Committee recommends the Board approve Article V, Section 6A - Student/Parent Handbook as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
    75% Complete
    75% Complete
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
    70% Complete
    70% Complete
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
    33% Complete
    33% Complete
Action(s):
The Handbook Ad Hoc Committee recommends the Board approve the Cen7ter Handbook as presented Passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Richard Stephens.
  • Marni Danhauer: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
The Handbook Ad Hoc Committee recommends the Board approve the Learning Academy Handbook as presented Passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Jack Young.
  • Marni Danhauer: Absent
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
The Handbook Ad Hoc Committee recommends the Board create a standing handbook committee consisting of four Board Members Passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Richard Stephens.
  • Marni Danhauer: Absent
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Nay
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Nay
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
Appointment of Joyce Baumert, Richard Stephens, Jack Young and Jennifer Miller to the Handbook Standing Committee Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Doug Pauley.
  • Marni Danhauer: Absent
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
The Handbook Ad Hoc Committee recommends the Board approve Article V, Section 6A - Student/Parent Handbook as presented Passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Dan Hoesly.
  • Marni Danhauer: Absent
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Handbook Ad Hoc Committee Member Richard Stephens shared his thoughts and an overview with the Board on the Cen7ter Handbook and the handbook process.

Doug Kluth recommends that the ESU 7 Handbook (Staff) Committee and the ESU 7 Handbook Standing (Board) Committee engage in handbook writing training.
9. Authorization of the Administrator to Pay July Bills in absence of July Board Meeting
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or designee
Rationale: 

The ESU 7 Board of Directors will not meet in July, 2019. This Board action gives authority to the Administrator to pay July bills.  The ESU 7 Board will approve these expenses in the next possible Board Meeting.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action to approve the Administrator's payment of bills in July 2019.

Recommended Motion(s):  Authorization of the Administrator to Pay July Bills 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):
Authorization of the Administrator to Pay July Bills Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Joyce Baumert.
  • Marni Danhauer: Absent
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10. Reading of Article IV, Section 7A Employee Files, Article V, Section 5C Use of Restraints and Seclusion, Article V, Section 5D Removal of Students and Interviews of Students, Article V, Section 6B Search and Seizure, Article V, Section 6C Anti-Bullying, Article V, Section 7B Dispensing Medications, Article V, Section 7C Student Self-Management of Asthma, Anaphylaxis and Diabetes, Article V, Section 7F Wellness, Article V Section 8A Procedures for Control of Communicable Diseases
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve Article IV, Section 7A Employee Files, Article V, Section 5C Use of Restraints and Seclusion, Article V, Section 5D Removal of Students and Interviews of Students, Article V, Section 6B Search and Seizure, Article V, Section 6C Anti-Bullying, Article V, Section 7B Dispensing Medications, Article V, Section 7C Student Self-Management of Asthma, Anaphylaxis and Diabetes, Article V, Section 7F Wellness, Article V Section 8A Procedures for Control of Communicable Diseases as presented.

Recommended Motion(s):  Article IV, Section 7A Employee Files, Article V, Section 5C Use of Restraints and Seclusion, Article V, Section 5D Removal of Students and Interviews of Students, Article V, Section 6B Search and Seizure, Article V, Section 6C Anti-Bullying, Article V, Section 7B Dispensing Medications, Article V, Section 7C Student Self-Management of Asthma, Anaphylaxis and Diabetes, Article V, Section 7F Wellness, Article V Section 8A Procedures for Control of Communicable Diseases as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 3: Policy Revision Timeline
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
Action(s):
Article IV, Section 7A Employee Files, Article V, Section 5C Use of Restraints and Seclusion, Article V, Section 5D Removal of Students and Interviews of Students, Article V, Section 6B Search and Seizure, Article V, Section 6C Anti-Bullying, Article V, Section 7B Dispensing Medications, Article V, Section 7C Student Self-Management of Asthma, Anaphylaxis and Diabetes, Article V, Section 7F Wellness, Article V Section 8A Procedures for Control of Communicable Diseases as presented Passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Gary Wieseler.
  • Marni Danhauer: Absent
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
11. Budgeting for additional 1% Budget Authority
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or designee
Rationale: 

Nebraska Statute allows an additional 1% in budgeted property tax asking requiring an affirmative vote of 75% of the governing body for approval.  These additional budget authority dollars remain critical as we continue to operate with the one and a half cent levy, no state aid funding for 2019-2020, and spending restrictions for the upcoming years.  In the event valuations change or additional funding becomes available, this action will allow ESU 7 additional budget authority to access those dollars.

Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the additional 1% in budgeted tax asking.

Recommended Motion(s):  Budgeting for additional 1% 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
Action(s):
Budgeting for additional 1% Passed with a motion by Richard Stephens and a second by Dan Hoesly.
  • Marni Danhauer: Absent
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
12. Final Tax Request Hearing - Monday, September 16 at 5:25 p.m. in the ESU 7 Oak Room
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to set the 2019-2020 ESU 7 Final Tax Request Hearing on Monday, September 16th, 5:25 p.m. ESU 7 Oak Conference Room.

Recommended Motion(s):  2019-2020 ESU 7 Final Tax Request Hearing on Monday, September 16th, 5:25 p.m. ESU 7 Oak Conference Room 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):
2019-2020 ESU 7 Final Tax Request Hearing on Monday, September 16th, 5:25 p.m. ESU 7 Oak Conference Room Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Gary Wieseler.
  • Marni Danhauer: Absent
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
13. Budget Hearing and Budget Summary - Monday, September 16 at 5:15 p.m. in the ESU 7 Oak Room
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Rationale:  Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the date for the 2019-2020 ESU 7 Budget Hearing and Budget Summary on Monday, September 16th, 5:15 p.m. ESU 7 Oak Conference Room.
Recommended Motion(s):  2019-2020 ESU 7 Budget Hearing and Budget Summary on Monday, September 16th, 5:15 p.m. ESU 7 Oak Conference Room 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):
2019-2020 ESU 7 Budget Hearing and Budget Summary on Monday, September 16th, 5:15 p.m. ESU 7 Oak Conference Room Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Jennifer Miller.
  • Marni Danhauer: Absent
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Richard Stephens: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
14. Administrator's Report
Speaker(s):  Administrator or Designee
Rationale:  Test Drive Electronic Voting Feature
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
  • Administrator Goal 2: Budget Stability
  • Agency Team Goal 1: Feedback
  • Agency Team Goal 3: Progress Monitoring
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
Discussion:  Administrator Polk engaged the Board in a mock electronic voting activity.  The electronic voting feature of SPARQ Meetings will be made available to the Board for the August Board Meeting. 
14.1. Services Update
Speaker(s):  Administrator or Designee
Rationale:  Items inside this item include visit updates, quarterly report, director reports, etc.
Attachments:
Discussion:  Administrator Polk provided her quarterly report to the Board for their review.
14.2. Facilities Update
Speaker(s):  Administrator or Designee
Rationale:  The Administrator will provide a facilities update during this item.
Discussion:  Director Mettler shared with the Board that the Learning Academy space is nearly complete and will be available to move into within the next two weeks.  Any remaining punch list items will be addressed while the Learning Academy is occupied. The north warehouse side is not yet complete.
14.3. Personnel
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk or Designee
Rationale:  The following Classified personnel were authorized by Administrator Polk:
Paraprofessionals - Christina Barber, Jennifer Brown, Kristy Frederick, Jeri Glenn, Shanna Griffith, Sue Hast, Brock Hoover, Harriet Kibalya, Becky Luchsinger, Pazia Ryba, Melissa Schwichtenberg, Madison Wright

Braillist - Kris Johnson

 
14.4. Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council Update
Speaker(s):  Administrator or Designee
Rationale:  The Administrator will report on statewide activities during this item.
Discussion:  Administrator Polk shared with the Board information regarding a Request for Proposal (RFP) to assist with Priority Schools.  The ESUCC has discussed the RFP and the supports ESUs currently provide to schools.  A response will be sent to Nebraska Department of Education.
14.5. Legislative Update
Speaker(s):  Administrator or Designee
Rationale:  During this item, the Administrator will provide a Legislative Update to members of the Board.
Discussion:  Administrator Polk shared her summary of the Legislative Session with the Board.  There is a potential review of ESUs (Interim Study) requested by Senator Linehan and supported by two other Senators. The Board discussed whether they would like to be a volunteer for the study or not should the interim study come to fruition.  ESU 7 would be interested in volunteering to participate in the interim study for LR63.
15. Committee Reports
Speaker(s):  Committee Chair
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
  • Administrator Goal 2: Budget Stability
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
  • Board Goal 3: Financial Projections
Discussion:  The Negotiations Committee will meet on June 27th with the ESU Education Association to begin discussions.
15.1. Budget Committee Report
Speaker(s):  Budget Committee Chair
Rationale:  Budget Committee Chairman, Doug Pauley, will share the discussion content from today's Budget Committee Meeting.
Discussion:  Budget Committee Chairman Doug Pauley shared the discussion from today's Budget Committee Meeting.  He shared that ESU 7 will not receive any core funding (one of 5 ESUs) and a decrease in our valuations (estimated).  The committee will meet in August to review grants and changes to be made.
It was discussed to be helpful to have another joint Negotiations and Budget Committee Meeting in the fall.
16. Conference Report
Speaker(s):  Conference Attendees
Rationale:  Administrator Polk will report on her attendance at the Nebraska School Mental Health Conference.

Board Member, Jen Miller will report on her attendance at the School Law for Board Members Workshop.

Please mark your calendars for Labor Relations Conference: September 11-12, 2019 in Lincoln.
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
Discussion:  Administrator Polk share her experience in assisting to plan and attending the Nebraska School Mental Health Conference in its inaugural year.  The conference was very well attended with over 400 registrants.  Next year's conference will be in Papillion.
Board Member Jennifer Miller shared her takeaways from the School Law Conference.  She shared information learned regarding meeting etiquette, policies, laws to know and so much more.
17. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Discussion:  The meeting adjourned at 6:45pm.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Katy McNeil, Recording Secretary to the ESU 7 Board.
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