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May 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM - REGULAR MEETING

Minutes
Opening Procedures
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Call to Order
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  The regular business meeting of ESU 15 was called to order at 12:00 P.M. on May 12, 2020, at ESU 15 Trenton Office and Zoom.
Pledge of Allegiance
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  Pledge of Allegiance was cited.
Open Meetings Act
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  President Repass advised every one of the open meetings act being posted and available.
Verification of Publication and Notification
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  President Repass verified that the ESU 15 Board meeting was advertised according to policy.
Roll Call
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  Present were: Cheri Burke, Dennis Chipman, Dave Jibben, Jason Loop, John Metzger, Don Remington, Kate Repass and Allison Sandman. Stevens joined at later.
Excuse Absent Board Members: Conroy, Stevens
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
A motion was made by Cheri Burke to excuse absent board members:, seconded by Allison Sandman Motion Passed.
  • Martin Conroy: Absent
  • Jesse Stevens: Absent
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • Jason Loop: Yea
  • Dennis Chipman: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Allison Sandman: Yea
  • Kate Repass: Yea
  • Don Remington: Yea
  • John Metzger: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Comments from Guests
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Staff Presentations
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Action Items
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Consent Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
Action(s):
A motion was made by Jason Loop to approve the consent agenda, seconded by John Metzger Motion Passed.
  • Martin Conroy: Absent
  • Jesse Stevens: Absent
  • Don Remington: Yea
  • Dennis Chipman: Yea
  • John Metzger: Yea
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • Jason Loop: Yea
  • Allison Sandman: Yea
  • Kate Repass: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Approve Minutes of April Meeting
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Approve May Bills
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Discussion:  May Payables of $108,699.53 and Payroll of $73,484.44
Approve the April Treasurer's report
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Approve May Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Approve Master Services Agreement
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
A motion was made by Jesse Stevens to approve Master Service Agreement for 2020-2021, seconded by Don Remington Motion Passed.
  • Martin Conroy: Absent
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • Allison Sandman: Yea
  • Kate Repass: Yea
  • Dennis Chipman: Yea
  • John Metzger: Yea
  • Jason Loop: Yea
  • Don Remington: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Jesse Stevens: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion Items
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Legislative Update
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Discussion:  Mr. Calvert updated the board on the legislative session.  COVID-19 will have an lasting impact on the educational field.  
Discuss Financial Status
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Discussion:  Mr. Calvert updated on the board on the financial status of the ESU at this time. 
Roof Replacement Project
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Discussion:  Mr. Calvert updated the board on the status of the roof replacement. He has contacted the contractor and hopes to start on the project in early June and will take about two weeks. 
External Review Update
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Discussion:  Mr. Calvert updated the board on the external review. ESU 15 being the first ESU to do a virtual external review.  The virtual review has had very positive reviews at this point. Board members Sandman and Repass attended and had positive comments. 
Reports
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Administrator
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  Mr. Calvert updated the board and the meetings he has attended during this pandemic. ESUCC is meeting twice a week, superintendents are meeting weekly. Educational Commissioner attends the ESUCC meetings. Governor Ricketts has weekly meetings.
ESUCC put out a Google doc for superintendents to ask question for the Commissioner to answer. There is talk about the reopening process. Superintendents want to set a graduation date in July for Seniors. The Chancellor of UNL is planning for the fall opening and it includes remote learning. 
Board
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Executive Session:
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Adjournment
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  Next board meeting will be June 9th at noon in McCook if allowed with social distancing.  Meet was adjourned at 12:22pm.
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