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November 6, 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  November 06, 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, Warren Everts, Dave Jibben, John Metzger, Kate Repass and Allison Sandman.
Excuse Absent Board Members
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
A motion was made by Derek Sandman to excuse absent board members, seconded by Dave Jibben Motion Passed.
  • Dennis Chipman: Absent
  • Jason Loop: Absent
  • Don Remington: Absent
  • Jesse Stevens: Absent
  • Kate Repass: Yea
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • Derek Sandman: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Warren Everts: Yea
  • John Metzger: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Absent board members: Chipman, Loop, Remington, Stevens
Comments from Guests
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Staff Presentations-John Hanson SPED Director
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  John Hanson, ESU 15 SPED Director, presented to the board on the Improving Learning for Children with Disabilities from the Department of Education. Every Student Successes Act (ESSA) is the new state statute that outlines children with disabilities. State has three targets for children graduating, 33% of kids to go to universities, 67% to go to college and equality to have jobs, 100% all children to be gainfully employed or have a hobby. Pam Wolford administers the transition program that helps students to transition from high school to college. 
Action Items
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Consent Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
Action(s):
A motion was made by Derek Sandman to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Cheri Burke Motion Passed.
  • Dennis Chipman: Absent
  • Jason Loop: Absent
  • Don Remington: Absent
  • Jesse Stevens: Absent
  • Kate Repass: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Warren Everts: Yea
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • John Metzger: Yea
  • Derek Sandman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Approve Minutes of October Meeting
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Approve November Bills
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Approve the October Treasurer's report
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Approve November Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Approve ESU 15 Annual Report
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
A motion was made by Dave Jibben to approve the ESU 15 Annual Report, seconded by John Metzger Motion Passed.
  • Dennis Chipman: Absent
  • Jason Loop: Absent
  • Don Remington: Absent
  • Jesse Stevens: Absent
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • Warren Everts: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Kate Repass: Yea
  • Derek Sandman: Yea
  • John Metzger: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Approve Allicap Insurance Premium
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
A motion was made by Derek Sandman to approve the Allicap Insurance Premium for the current fiscal year, seconded by Cheri Burke Motion Passed.
  • Dennis Chipman: Absent
  • Jason Loop: Absent
  • Don Remington: Absent
  • Jesse Stevens: Absent
  • Warren Everts: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Kate Repass: Yea
  • John Metzger: Yea
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • Derek Sandman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Alicap Ins. premium for 2018-19 is $13,003.00.
Approve ESU 15 Technology Plan
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Discussion:  The board tabled Action Item 4.d.
Jesse Stevens joined the meeting at 7:48 pm.
Approve John Baylor "On To Go College" ACT Prep Program Renewal
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
A motion was made by Derek Sandman to approve John Baylor "On To Go College" renewal premium for the 2018-19 Fiscal Year, seconded by Warren Everts Motion Passed.
  • Dennis Chipman: Absent
  • Jason Loop: Absent
  • Don Remington: Absent
  • Derek Sandman: Yea
  • John Metzger: Yea
  • Kate Repass: Yea
  • Jesse Stevens: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Warren Everts: Yea
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion Items
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Delegate Assembly Member for State Convention
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Discussion:  The board decided that Warren Everts will be the Delegate at the State Convention. 
January Board Workshop January 23, 2019
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Discussion:  Mr. Calvert updated the board on the January 23, 2019 Board Workshop at the North Platte High School. There will be three sessions and that everyone will be able get information from all three sessions. Ideas on sessions that board members would like to see at the workshop are still welcome.  
ESU 15 Employee Certificates/Uniform Updates
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Discussion:  Mr. Calvert asked for input from the board on the gift certificate for $25.00.

Mr. Calvert informed the board that it has been at least five years since ESU 15 has done uniform vouchers and that we have new employees that do not have a ESU 15 shirt. Members were in favor of issuing new ESU shirts for employees.
Senator Roundtable/Legislative Session Review
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Discussion:  Mr. Calvert updated the board on the Senator's Round Table, Senator Hughes attended at ESU 15 and 2019 is a 90 day session. 
Reports
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Administrator
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  Mr. Calvert updated the board on the increase to health insurance for 2019-20, it will be increasing 4.99%.
Flex Funding Applications are due this week.
State Auditors were here the week of Oct 15-17, 2018 and Mr. Calvert updated the board on the Auditor's first report. 
New member running for Everts district has moved and Mr Calvert will be contact the State Secretary's Office to confirm on how to proceed. 
Warren Evert was nominated for the Board Member of the Year Award.
Board
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Executive Session:
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Action(s):
A motion was made by Dave Jibben to go into executive session, seconded by Derek Sandman Motion Passed.
  • Dennis Chipman: Absent
  • Jason Loop: Absent
  • Don Remington: Absent
  • John Metzger: Yea
  • Derek Sandman: Yea
  • Jesse Stevens: Yea
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • Warren Everts: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Kate Repass: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Board entered into executive session at 8:10 pm for the purpose of personnel and to protect the reputation of those involved. President Repass declared executive session closed at 8:17 pm.
Adjournment
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  Meeting adjourned at 8:19 pm.
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