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June 9, 2020 at 12:00 PM - REGULAR MEETING

Minutes
Opening Procedures
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  The regular business meeting of ESU 15 was called to order at 12:00 P.M. on June 09, 2020, at ESU 15 McCook Office and Zoom.
Call to Order
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
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, Marty Conroy, Dave Jibben, Don Remington, Kate Repass and Allison Sandman.
Excuse Absent Board Members
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
A motion was made by Cheri Burke to excuse board member Loop, Metzger and Stevens, seconded by Allison Sandman Motion Passed.
  • Jason Loop: Absent
  • John Metzger: Absent
  • Jesse Stevens: Absent
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • Martin Conroy: Yea
  • Kate Repass: Yea
  • Allison Sandman: Yea
  • Don Remington: Yea
  • Dennis Chipman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Excuse Absent Board Members: Loop, Metzger and Stevens.
Metzger joined meeting
Comments from Guests
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Staff Presentations
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  John Hanson was present.
Action Items
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Consent Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
Action(s):
A motion was made by Cheri Burke to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Martin Conroy Motion Passed.
  • Jason Loop: Absent
  • Jesse Stevens: Absent
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • Don Remington: Yea
  • Kate Repass: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Allison Sandman: Yea
  • Dennis Chipman: Yea
  • Martin Conroy: Yea
  • John Metzger: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Approve Minutes of May Meeting
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Approve June Bills
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Approve the May Treasurer's report
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Approve June Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Approve annual Apta Fund Hosting and Support bill
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
A motion was made by Allison Sandman to approve the annual Apta Fund bill, seconded by John Metzger Motion Passed.
  • Jason Loop: Absent
  • Jesse Stevens: Absent
  • Kate Repass: Yea
  • Allison Sandman: Yea
  • Don Remington: Yea
  • Dennis Chipman: Yea
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • John Metzger: Yea
  • Martin Conroy: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Approve Disposal List of Inventory
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
A motion was made by Martin Conroy to approve the Inventory Disposal list, seconded by Dennis Chipman Motion Passed.
  • Jason Loop: Absent
  • Jesse Stevens: Absent
  • Dennis Chipman: Yea
  • Martin Conroy: Yea
  • John Metzger: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Allison Sandman: Yea
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • Kate Repass: Yea
  • Don Remington: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Approve Cancellation of July Board Meeting
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
A motion was made by Dave Jibben to approve the cancellation of the July Board meeting, seconded by Dennis Chipman Motion Passed.
  • Jason Loop: Absent
  • Jesse Stevens: Absent
  • Dennis Chipman: Yea
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • Martin Conroy: Yea
  • Allison Sandman: Yea
  • John Metzger: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Don Remington: Yea
  • Kate Repass: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Approve Pre-Payment of July Bills
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
A motion was made by Cheri Burke to approve the Pre-Payment of the July bills, seconded by Allison Sandman Motion Passed.
  • Jason Loop: Absent
  • Jesse Stevens: Absent
  • John Metzger: Yea
  • Kate Repass: Yea
  • Martin Conroy: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Allison Sandman: Yea
  • Dennis Chipman: Yea
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • Don Remington: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion Items
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
ESU Distribution of PPE/Hand Sanitation/ ETC.
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Discussion:  Mr. Calvert updated the board on the UNL and ethanol plant to mass produce hand sanitizer for school. We will be distributing to all schools in our district. ESU 's will by the main source for COOP PPE equipment and then distribute to all school in the ESU's districts. 
Covid 19 Updates
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Discussion:  Mr. Calvert updated the board on the progress of the ESU to help protect the staff and offices as we open back up. Schools are starting to work on the graduation plans for in person graduation ceremonies. We are looking at a more normal opening for schools at this point.  UNL is opening up a week early, no fall break and a longer Thanksgiving/Christmas break.  Lincoln public schools is talking about virtual for High School/ Middle Schools and bringing in the Elementary students. Breaking up classes into smaller groups may be a option the schools look at. Testing may be different this next year as well.
Legislative Updates
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Discussion:  Mr. Calvert updated the board on the legislative session that is set to start up in July for 17 days. Core services dollars are estimated to increase $36,000 for next year.  The Cares Act has provided the schools with some extra funding. The State of NE will be buying CANVAS, for all schools to use the same platform. Canvas is very user friendly.
Reports
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Administrator
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  Mr. Calvert updated the board on the financial status and we are looking fine at this point for the future. 

John Hanson updated the board on school/ESU SPED staff and how they are handling the needs for students. Our district have put out learning opportunities for all students, 5-6 hours a week of work for each students. All sped students have a IEP plan and so they had the same percentage of work for special ed services. Teacher and Speech Paths have been doing zoom meetings with students to help meet the needs of students. Teacher are doing very well on providing students with educational opportunities. 
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 August 11, 2020 at noon in the McCook Office. Meeting was adjourned at 12:36 pm.
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