Public Meeting Minutes: December 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM - Superintendent Advisory Meeting

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December 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM - Superintendent Advisory Meeting Minutes

December 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM - Superintendent Advisory Meeting
1. Roll Call
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  In attendance was Greg Sjuts Cory Worrell Russ Freeman Jeff Anderson Steve Rinehart Troy Loffelholtz was absent.
2. Review Minutes
Speaker(s):  Cory Worrell
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  Greg Sjuts made the motion to approve the September 23, 2014 minutes with a second from Steve Rinehart. All in favor.
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
3. Discussion
Speaker(s):  Cory Worrell
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 
  • Review Data from Superintendent meeting

  • Make recommendations for 15-16

  • Services Plan 

  • Three year budget projections     

  • Budget Projections/Comparisons/Reductions?

  • NWEA Consortium

  • Coop
  • Association presentation to Superintendents January 28, 2015
  • ESU 7 Board Presentation February 16, 2015

  • Budget

  • Association Presentation January 28, 2015

  • ESU 7 Board Presentation February 16, 2015

  • Statewide issues/updates

Discussion:  Review Data from Superintendent meeting: * After planning work done by superintendents, the following will not be included in the ESU Services Plan 2015-2016. -Professional Mentoring -Principal/Teacher Evaluation, however moved under Leadership Capacity as this is a statewide initiative -Textbook/Resources Adoption -Content Knowledge -Web Page Hosting -Information Literacy * Should any district ask for these services, all other services must be addressed first. If there is time and available resources, then these above areas can be provided. Make Recommendations for 15-16: *Categorized services into areas allowed by statute. *Theme of school improvement as the over arching support. -- Technology Offsite Backup Service, E-Rate Filing Instructional Strategies, LAN Manager Program, NWEA Training/Support, Instructional Models, Technical Help desk support, Continuous Improvement Process, Email Service, Media Services, Internet Access, Response to Intervention, Erate Filing Consultation, Distance Learning --Distance Learning DL for Instruction, Curriculum, Technology Integration, BlendEd Learning Leadership Capacity Building Principal/Teacher Evaluation Which service can we charge for? Advisory committee determined no charges for services this next fiscal year. *Don't want to limit services. We want to help schools even if we don't have the services to offer. *Greg Sjuts talked about the need for Technology and paying for the service. Three Year Budget Projections/Comparisons/Reductions: *Larianne talked about our budget *looked at our 3 year projection with a 5% increase. *1.5 cents gives us $2,364,218.86 if we receive a 5% increase in valuation. *Talked about charging for some of General Budget services, such as AV, Production and Media *Greg - Are we going to be able to balance our budget at ESU 7. Do we start cutting a little each year versus a large amount later? Larianne - talked about printing service declining. Possible solutions: Increase cost of copy to offset expenses. Pass on cost of AV repair, If we don't offer the service, we will find the service amongst the other ESU across the state. Assign days to each school for staff developers to provide services. Provide focus to staff. Decrease windshield time. *As CPS completes their new school, and shifts are made with regard to where departments are housed, the CPS sped department may no longer need to take residence in the South building. May need to pay some to CPS to buy back CPS portion of SPED building. Will check on the legality of this issue.Was paid with ARRA money. *Russ - make clear what our tax money is for and what billed services are. What's a core service and what's a paid service. Larianne answered those questions. *Technology needs have increased over the years so are a vital service. *Other ESU's charge for services that we provide for free. Larianne is researching these services and how this is handled. Coop: *Will not make any structural changes to the warehouse at this time as still uncertain as to the future of COOP. Statewide Issues/Updates: *Larianne reviewed that governor elect has discussed the potential of decreasing valuation by 10% with no shift in revenue. We need to plan for that if our tax revenue is cut. May need to cut a services if that is the case. Will wait to see what happens in the legislative session.
Goals:
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Data
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
4. Recommendations
Speaker(s):  Chair
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
5. Next Meeting Date
Speaker(s):  Chair
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
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