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September 16, 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 Education of Educational Service Unit 7.  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 Education of Educational Service Unit 7 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
Dan Ellsworth, Network Operations Director
Leanne Blanchard, Student Services Principal
1.1. 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.
Action(s):
Approval of Board Member absences as presented Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Dan Hoesly.
  • Richard Stephens: Absent
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Richard Stephens was absent due to illness.
1.2. 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.

1.3. Pledge of Allegiance
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Discussion:  All Board Members participated in the Pledge of Allegience.
2. Welcome Visitors
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
Discussion:  There were no visitors present.
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
Discussion:  There was no public comment provided.
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 Joyce Baumert and a second by Jack Young.
  • Richard Stephens: Absent
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: 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 3: Financial Projections
Action(s):
Consent agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Jennifer Miller.
  • Richard Stephens: Absent
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Richard Luebbe: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: 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 #69682 through  #69838 totaling $$783,863.71
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Rationale: 

The summary of bills for the current month total:$783,863.71 - Bills #69682 through  #69838

Inservice bills total: $280.00

Check # Amount Vendor Description
69696 $6,982.00 Capital One ASD Instructional supplies
69697 $12,722.39 Capital One Travel and ASD/Voc Rehab supplies
69698 $8,027.87 Capital One SPED supplies and Peak/SPED registrations
69701 $5,492.45 Central City Public School Title I Accountability reimbursement
69713 $5,762.79 Eakes Office Solution LA furniture/Other misc. dept. supplies
69720 $13,044.00 ESU 2 Cengage/Gale subscription 19-20
69727 $8,440.80 Frontline Technologies Group Employee Evaluation Software
69730 $22,177.80 Humphrey Public Schools Title I Reimbursement
69750 $43,339.00 NASB ALICAP Property/Liability/Auto/Worker's Comp. Insurance
69759 $20,017.61 Osceola Public School Title I Reimbursement
69762 $6,303.62 Pearson Assessment SPED Testing Supplies
69784 $8,540.00 Tek Data Systems TD-2000 Booking System (SNAP)


This is a consent item.

Attachments:
6. Administrator's Report General
Speaker(s):  Administrator or Designee
Rationale: 
  • New Goals - Attached for your Review
  • Quarterly Report - Attached for your Review
  • ESUCC Update
  • ESU 7 Board Member Reception
  • Upcoming Events:
Area Membership Meeting, Norfolk - September 25
SPARQ Tailgate - Lincoln - September 28
State Education Conference,  Omaha - November 20-22 Who would like to attend?
AESA, Phoenix - Phoenix AZ - Currently Registered: Marci Ostmeyer, Jack Young, Don Ellison, Tammy Roh, Marni Danhauer, Doug Pauley and Dan Hoesly. Dick Luebbe - Hotels have been booked
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
Discussion:  Administrator Polk discussed the contents of her Administrator's report. 
Goals: She shared the updated goals with the Board.

ESUCC: Larianne, Kraig Lofquist,Dan Schnoes and Paul Calvert will travel to Washington DC tomorrow for the AESA Legislative Advocacy Meeting do discuss IDEA, E-rate and other issues facing ESUs and school districts including Medicaid expansion.

ESU 7 Board Member Reception: October 22nd or October 28th:  Doug Pauley was not available on October 22nd.  It will be posted as a meeting and noticed as a tour of ESU 7 and our services.

ESU 7 Retreat - Working on it...

CCC will be having an emergency response drill tomorrrow, September 17th.




 
6.1. Services Update
Speaker(s):  Administrator or Designee
Rationale:  Department Spotlight - Student Services
 
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
    85% Complete
    85% Complete
  • Agency Team Goal 3: Progress Monitoring
    12% Complete
    12% Complete
  • Agency Team Goal 4: Agency-wide Projects
    5% Complete
    5% Complete
  • Board Goal 1: Use of Data for Quality and Efficiency
    96% Complete
    96% Complete
  • Board Goal 2: Behavioral Health Programming
    90% Complete
    90% Complete
Discussion:  Leanne Blanchard, the ESU 7 Student Services Principal shared with the Board an update with the Board regarding programming, expectations, the mission, vision and successes of the program to date.  She explained the different types of systems in place for the students to track progress including core values, breaks, point scheduled, etc.  She also discussed the options for outings, choices, field trips, etc. when levels are attained for success all the way up to the transition process.
6.2. Facilities Update
Speaker(s):  Administrator or Designee
Rationale:  The Administrator will provide a facilities update during this item.
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
    85% Complete
    85% Complete
  • Administrator Goal 2: Budget Stability
    98% Complete
    98% Complete
Discussion:  Larry has been doing a great job finding things that need attention.  He may eventually need additional persons to assist him in his duties.
6.3. Personnel
Speaker(s):  Administrator or Designee
Rationale: 
Resignation:
Brock Hoover, Attached for Review

New Hires:
Rachel Bronson will join our Cen7ter staff as a paraprofessional.  She has worked in retail with customer service and has great communication skills. Rachael enjoys seeing others succeed and building relationships.

Brenda Hake will join our Cen7ter staff as a paraprofessional.  In the last three years, Brenda has developed a business to teach individuals with disabilities to ride horses and participate in the Special Olympics.  She is passionate about supporting with individuals with disabilities and will be a great asset to the Cen7ter team.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
    85% Complete
    85% Complete
  • Agency Team Goal 2: Culture
    5% Complete
    5% Complete
6.4. Legislative Update
Speaker(s):  Administrator or Designee
Rationale:  Administrator Polk will provide a Legislative Update to members of the Board.
  • LR 63 - Interim Study on ESUs
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
    85% Complete
    85% Complete
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
    63% Complete
    63% Complete
Discussion:  Administrator Polk shared information regarding her discussions with Senators regarding LR 63.  She share history regarding the ESUs, determination of services, cost savings, member districts and so much more.  October 4, 2019 at 8:30am is the hearing for LR 63.  Board members and Superintendents were invited to attend in the audience for the hearing in October, although the hearing is invitation only and two representatives were asked to speak on behalf of ESUs.
7. Reading of Article IV, Section 9 J Vacation Leave and Article IV, Section 9 R Unpaid Leave
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve Article IV, Section 9 J Vacation Leave and Article IV, Section 9 R Unpaid Leave as presented.

Recommended Motion(s):  Article IV, Section 9 J Vacation Leave and Article IV, Section 9 R Unpaid Leave as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Article _, Section _, _ through _ as presented with a second reading for Article _, Section _, ___ Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 3: Policy Revision Timeline
  • Board Goal 4: Updated Policy Manual
Action(s):
Article IV, Section 9 J Vacation Leave and Article IV, Section 9 R Unpaid Leave as presented Passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Doug Kluth.
  • Richard Luebbe: Absent
  • Richard Stephens: Absent
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8. 2019-2020 Resolution for Tax Asking and Final Levy
Speaker(s):  Larianne Polk
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the 2019-2020 Tax Asking and Final Levy Resolution as presented.

Recommended Motion(s):  2019-2020 Tax Asking and Final Levy Resolution as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Action(s):
2019-2020 Tax Asking and Final Levy Resolution as presented Passed with a motion by Jennifer Miller and a second by Doug Pauley.
  • Richard Luebbe: Absent
  • Richard Stephens: Absent
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9. Adoption of the 2019-2020 Budget
Speaker(s):  Budget Committee, Larianne Polk
Rationale: 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the 2019-2020 Budget as presented.

Recommended Motion(s):  Adoption of the 2019-2020 Budget as presented Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Attachments:
Action(s):
Adoption of the 2019-2020 Budget as presented Passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Doug Pauley.
  • Richard Luebbe: Absent
  • Richard Stephens: Absent
  • Dan Hoesly: Yea
  • Gary Wieseler: Yea
  • Joyce Baumert: Yea
  • Jack Young: Yea
  • Marni Danhauer: Yea
  • Doug Kluth: Yea
  • Doug Pauley: Yea
  • Tammy Roh: Yea
  • Jennifer Miller: Yea
  • Donald Ellison: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Administrator Polk shared the budget summary documents with the Board.  Appreciation for the Budget Committee and all of their work this year was expressed by Board Member Kluth.
10. 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 3: Financial Projections
10.1. Budget Committee Report
Speaker(s):  Budget Committee Chair
Rationale:  Reports of Budget Committee activities and discussion will take place during this item.
Discussion:  There will be a joint Negotiations and Budget Committee Meeting scheduled prior to the October Board Meeting. Appreciation was expressed for Linda Shefcyk, Board Treasurer, for her work on the budget.
10.2. Administrator Evaluation Committee Report
Speaker(s):  Administrator Evaluation Committee Chair
Rationale:  A report of activities from the Administrator Evaluation Committee will be given during this item.  All Board Members have been given a paper copy of the Administrator Evaluation for 2019.  An electronic copy of the Administrator Evaluation and all supporting documents will be sent in October.
Discussion:  Chairman Pauley gave an overview of the upcoming Administrators evaluation to be turned in to him by October 31, 2019.
11. Conference Report
Speaker(s):  Conference Attendees
Rationale:  Conference Attendees will report on their learnings at the Labor Relations Conference and NASB Area Membership Meetings.
Goals:
  • Administrator Goal 1: Communication and Marketing
Discussion:  Members of the Board share their attendance and learnings from the recent NASB Area Membership Meetings.

Administrator Polk shared information regarding the Labor Relations Conference and will share additional information with the Negotiations Committee as it pertains.
12. Representation at NESUBA and State Education Conference Delegate Assembly
Speaker(s):  Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale: 

Selection of one Board Member to represent ESU 7 at the Delegate Assembly Friday, November 22nd, 2019 from 8:00am-9:30am.

Selection of two Board Members to represent ESU 7 at the Annual NESUBA business meeting.

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:  Board President Ellison will be the NESUBA representative.  Board Secretary Pauley will represent the Board at the Delegate Assembly.
 
13. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Board President or Designee
Discussion:  The meeting adjourned at 6:40 pm.

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