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October 9, 2018 at 7:30 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 7:30 P.M. on October 09, 2018, at ESU 15 Trenton office.
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, Dave Jibben, Jason Loop, John Metzger, Don Remington, Kate Repass and Allison Sandman.
Excuse Absent Board Members
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
A motion was made by John Metzger to excuse absent board members, seconded by Jason Loop Motion Passed.
  • Dennis Chipman: Absent
  • Warren Everts: Absent
  • Jesse Stevens: Absent
  • John Metzger: Yea
  • Jason Loop: Yea
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • Derek Sandman: Yea
  • Kate Repass: Yea
  • Don Remington: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Absent board members: Chipman,  Everts, Stevens
Comments from Guests
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Staff Presentations
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Tonya Olsen-AIMS Web Presentation
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Discussion:  ESU 15 Psychologist, Tonya Olsen, presented on the Aimsweb.  ESU 15 has been doing Aimsweb for 13 years. It is used to measure student academic levels in math, reading and writing. It also helps monitor student learning and the progress students are making.  

Fast Bridge is a new program that Tonya Olsen is piloting in one of the nine schools in the ESU 15 district for similar results. 
Action Items
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Consent Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
Action(s):
A motion was made by Don Remington to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Derek Sandman Motion Passed.
  • Dennis Chipman: Absent
  • Warren Everts: Absent
  • Jesse Stevens: Absent
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • John Metzger: Yea
  • Derek Sandman: Yea
  • Kate Repass: Yea
  • Jason Loop: Yea
  • Don Remington: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Approve Minutes of September Meeting
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Approve October Bills
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Discussion:  October Liabilities of $157,222.48 and Payroll of $80,486.77.
Approve the September Treasurer's report
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Approve October Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Discuss, Consider, and Approve Disposal Lists
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
A motion was made by Dave Jibben to Approve the Disposal list, seconded by Don Remington Motion Passed.
  • Dennis Chipman: Absent
  • Warren Everts: Absent
  • Jesse Stevens: Absent
  • Derek Sandman: Yea
  • Jason Loop: Yea
  • Don Remington: Yea
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • John Metzger: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Kate Repass: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discuss, Consider, and Approve NRCSA Renewal
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
A motion was made by John Metzger to Approve NRSCA renewal, seconded by Jason Loop Motion Passed.
  • Dennis Chipman: Absent
  • Warren Everts: Absent
  • Jesse Stevens: Absent
  • Derek Sandman: Yea
  • Don Remington: Yea
  • John Metzger: Yea
  • Kate Repass: Yea
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Jason Loop: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion Items
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Jimmy Casas All School Presentation
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  Mr. Calvert updated the board on the Sept 19th, 2018 All School Presentation with Jimmy Casas. Jimmy's message was on culture in schools. There was very positive feedback on the presentation. Also, the I Love NE Public Schools published an article on the in-service. 
Christmas Dinner
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  Mr. Calvert wanted input on where the board wanted to do the annual Christmas Dinner and December Board meeting.
State Convention Update
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  Mr. Calvert updated the board on the upcoming NE School Board State Convention in La Vista, NE on November 14th-16th, 2018 and to let the board members know they will be staying at the Embassy Suites. 
Administrator Evaluation
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  The Administrator's Evaluation form was included in the October board packets. Repass discussed the updating of the evaluation and that per law all board members were required to complete the evaluation. Adhawk Committee will be Repass, Loop, Remington, Metzger.  Mr. Calvert will be getting the committee samples of different evaluations for the committee to reference. 
Reports
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Administrator
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  State Auditor Office will be here the week of Oct 15th, 2018. 
NE School Safety & Security Summit will be in Kearney on Oct 17, 2018
ESSA workshop on Oct 18th, 2018.
Oct 23rd, 2018, Senator Hughes will be here to do a Senator Round table.
Mr. Calvert thanked the board for allowing him to go to Washington, DC to the attend the National Legislative Conference.  Items discussed were, snap farm bill, school safety, paper reduction, mental health. Mr. Calvert met with all 3 Congress members and Senator Fisher. 

 
Board
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  Board Workshop in North Platte, NE, members Everts, Repass, Metzger and Jibben received achievement awards.
Executive Session:
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Adjournment
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  Next Board Meeting is November 6th, 2018 at ESU #15 Trenton, NE and via DL at 7:30pm.
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