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March 10, 2020 at 5:30 PM - ESU #1 Board Meeting

Minutes
A. Notification of Open Meetings Law
Discussion:  At the beginning of this meeting, President Dave Dowling announced and informed the public that a current copy of the Open Meetings Act is available at the meeting site. 
B. Roll Call*
Action(s):
Motion by Sally Reinert, seconded by Traci Haglund, to excuse the absence of members: Adrian (AJ) Johnson. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Dowling: For
  • Haglund: For
  • Heise: For
  • Hight: For
  • Luxford: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Pinkelman: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Thompson: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
C. Approve Agenda*
Action(s):
Motion by Tom Luxford, seconded by Rhonda Heise, to approve the March 10, 2020 agenda as presented. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Dowling: For
  • Haglund: For
  • Heise: For
  • Hight: For
  • Luxford: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Pinkelman: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Thompson: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
D. Consent Agenda*
Action(s):
Motion by Rhonda Heise, seconded by Tucker Hight, to approve all items on the consent agenda as provided (February 11 minutes; Financial Reports, Treasurer's Report; March bills of $864,652.24; and the Administrator's Report. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Dowling: For
  • Haglund: For
  • Heise: For
  • Hight: For
  • Luxford: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Pinkelman: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Thompson: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
D.1. Previous Minutes (copy attached)
D.2. Financial Reports*
D.2.a. Revenue Report/Treasurer's Report
D.2.b. Cash Summary/Expenditure Report
D.3. Bills for March 2020
D.4. Administrator's Monthly Report
D.4.a. RealCare Babies 
D.4.b. Power School Training
D.4.c. Preparation for Next Year
D.4.d. Infectious Disease Protocol
E. Public Comment
F. Calendar for 2020-21 School Year
Action(s):
Motion by Tucker Hight, seconded by Tom Luxford, to approve the calendar for the 2020-21 school year. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Dowling: For
  • Haglund: For
  • Heise: For
  • Hight: For
  • Luxford: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Pinkelman: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Thompson: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
G. ESU #1 Internet Bandwidth
Action(s):
Motion by Dave Dowling, seconded by Traci Haglund, authorize the ESU#1 Administrator to sign the contract that will purchase internet line charges from American Broadband through Network Nebraska for 48 months (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024) with bandwidth up to 300 mg for $400 a month. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Dowling: For
  • Haglund: For
  • Heise: For
  • Hight: For
  • Luxford: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Pinkelman: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Thompson: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
H. Educational Service Unit Standards 
I. Legislative Update
J. April Board Meeting
K. Electronic Meeting Training - SPARQ
L. Personnel*
L.1. Consider, discuss, and take necessary action on employee contracts and personnel changes.
L.1.a. Resignation(s)
Discussion:  Board notified of the following classified staff changes:
Reisgnations ~ Tower Paraeducator Helena Schulz effective March 17, 2020
 
Action(s):
Motion by Rhonda Heise, seconded by Terry Pinkelman, Motion to approve resignations of Occupational Therapists Lauren Pinkelman and Angie Wortmann at the conclusion of the 2019-20 contract year. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Dowling: For
  • Haglund: For
  • Heise: For
  • Hight: For
  • Luxford: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Pinkelman: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Thompson: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
L.1.b. New Hire(s)
Discussion:  Board notified of the following classified staff changes:
New Hire ~ Tower Paraeducator Taylor Swanson, effective February 24 and Migrant Education Service Provider Manuela Lucas Antonio, effective March 11, 2020.
Action(s):
Motion by Dave Dowling, seconded by Helen Sorensen, to approve new hires School Psychology Interns Kenzie Drudik and Shanel Goranowski (190 days) for the 2020-2021 contract year. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Dowling: For
  • Haglund: For
  • Heise: For
  • Hight: For
  • Luxford: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Pinkelman: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Thompson: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
L.1.c. Contract Change(s)
L.1.d. Termination(s)
M. Adjournment
Discussion:  As there were no additional agenda items, President Dave Dowling declared the meeting adjourned at 6:41 p.m.
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