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May 14, 2019 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 12:08 P.M. on  May 14, 2019, at ESU 15 McCook Office.
Pledge of Allegiance
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  Pledge of Allegiance was cited.
Open Meetings Act
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  Vice President Sandman advised every one of the open meetings act being posted and available.
Verification of Publication and Notification
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  Vice President Sandman verified that the ESU 15 Board meeting was advertised according to policy.
Roll Call
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Discussion:  Present were: Cheri Burke, Marty Conroy, Dave Jibben, John Metzger, Allison Sandman and Jesse Stevens.
Excuse Absent Board Members
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
A motion was made by Martin Conroy to excuse absent board members, seconded by Jesse Stevens Motion Passed.
  • Dennis Chipman: Absent
  • Jason Loop: Absent
  • Don Remington: Absent
  • Kate Repass: Absent
  • John Metzger: Yea
  • Allison Sandman: Yea
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Jesse Stevens: Yea
  • Martin Conroy: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Absent board members: Chipman, Loop, Remington, Repass
Comments from Guests
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Staff Presentations
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
John Hanson SPED Director
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Discussion:  John Hanson, ESU 15 Special Education Director, informed the board on how efficient the ESU is serving our member schools for student performance for SPED for accredition process.  Three goals supported with data 1. helping districts SPED students in reading performance; 2. math performance; 3. students with disabilities are included in the regular classroom environment.
Member Remington arrived.
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 as presented, seconded by John Metzger Motion Passed.
  • Dennis Chipman: Absent
  • Jason Loop: Absent
  • Kate Repass: Absent
  • Martin Conroy: Yea
  • Don Remington: Yea
  • Jesse Stevens: Yea
  • John Metzger: Yea
  • Allison Sandman: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Dave Jibben: 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 Liabilities of $145,786.80 and Payroll of $81,647.14.
Approve the April Treasurer's report
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Approve May Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Approve Harris School Solutions License & Support bill
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
A motion was made by Dave Jibben to approve Harris School Solution bill for accounting software, seconded by Cheri Burke Motion Passed.
  • Dennis Chipman: Absent
  • Jason Loop: Absent
  • Kate Repass: Absent
  • Don Remington: Yea
  • Allison Sandman: Yea
  • John Metzger: Yea
  • Martin Conroy: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Jesse Stevens: Yea
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Approve Master Services Agreement for 2019-20 School Year
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
A motion was made by Don Remington to approve the 2019-20 Master Services Agreement with ESUCC, seconded by Martin Conroy Motion Passed.
  • Dennis Chipman: Absent
  • Jason Loop: Absent
  • Kate Repass: Absent
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • John Metzger: Yea
  • Jesse Stevens: Yea
  • Don Remington: Yea
  • Allison Sandman: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Martin Conroy: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Approve Resignation of Barb Hidy, Administrative Assistant
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
A motion was made by Dave Jibben to accept the resignation of Barb Hidy effective 8/31/2019 and thank her for her 33 years of dedicated service, seconded by Jesse Stevens Motion Passed.
  • Dennis Chipman: Absent
  • Jason Loop: Absent
  • Kate Repass: Absent
  • Don Remington: Yea
  • John Metzger: Yea
  • Jesse Stevens: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Martin Conroy: Yea
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • Allison Sandman: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The board thanked Barb Hidy for her 33 years of service with ESU 15 and wished her well in her retirement. Barb will be greatly missed by all. 
Approve Window Replacement Project for McCook Office
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Action(s):
A motion was made by Dave Jibben to approve the estimate of $3800 from Western Window & Door for the window replacement at the McCook building, seconded by Don Remington Motion Passed.
  • Dennis Chipman: Absent
  • Jason Loop: Absent
  • Kate Repass: Absent
  • Jesse Stevens: Yea
  • Allison Sandman: Yea
  • Dave Jibben: Yea
  • Don Remington: Yea
  • John Metzger: Yea
  • Cheri Burke: Yea
  • Martin Conroy: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Paul has received estimates:
$8307 Steve Keene
$6850 CTE
$3800 Western Window & Door
Discussion Items
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Legislative Report
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Discussion:  Mr. Calvert updated the board on Legislative issues that could effect education. Today is day 76 of 90 day session. The board discussed bill LB-270 (property tax reduction/increase in sales tax) that failed to pass.
Financial Status Report
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Reports
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Administrator
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  Thursday is end of year staff day with a presentation will include the helicoptor insurance if you ever needed to be flighted via helicoptor.
State level Craig Lofquist hired as the ESUCC director.  Veronica Estevez will be moving to ESU 9.  Received a note from Sandy & Bob Scott requesting to build a larger storage shed next to the Trenton building.  This is referred to the Buildings Committee.
Board
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Executive Session:
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Adjournment
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Discussion:  Board meeting adjourned at 12:50 pm.  Next meeting is June 13th at 12:00 pm in McCook, NE.
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