Download

View Options:

Show Everything
Hide Everything

April 13, 2021 at 5:30 PM - ESU #1 Board Meeting

Minutes
A. Notification of Open Meetings Law
Discussion:  At the beginning of this meeting, President AJ Johnson announced and informed the public that a current copy of the Open Meetings Act is available at the meeting site and posted virtually. 

Zoom meeting.
Time: Apr 13, 2021 05:30 PM Central Time (US)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/92440505706

Meeting ID: 924 4050 5706

Dial by your location
        +1 253 215 8782 US 
B. Roll Call*
Action(s):
Motion by Tucker Hight, seconded by Sally Reinert, to excuse the absence of members: Traci Haglund and Lana Oswald. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Haglund: Absent
  • Oswald: Absent
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Strahm: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
C. Approve Agenda*
Action(s):
Motion by Shannon Johnson, seconded by Grant Torpin, to approve the April 12, 2021 agenda as presented. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Haglund: Absent
  • Oswald: Absent
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Strahm: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
D. Consent Agenda*
Action(s):
Motion by Sally Reinert, seconded by Helen Sorensen, to approve all items on the consent agenda as provided. Items include: March 9 Minutes; March Financial Reports (Treasurer, Revenue & Expense); April 15 bills of $826,381.70, which excludes the Northeast Nebraska Insurance Agency bill of $72,038; and Administrator's Report. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Haglund: Absent
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Strahm: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: 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 April
D.4. Administrator's Monthly Report
D.4.a. Special Education Quarterly Department Meeting
D.4.b. Census Data and Redistricting Requirements
D.4.c. Nebraska Department of Education Rule 84 Meeting
D.4.d. ESU #1 Continuous Improvement Visit
E. Public Comment
 
Instructions for Those Who Wish to Speak During Public Forum

Getting Started
When it is your turn to speak during the public forum portion of the agenda, come forward to the table situated immediately in front of the Board, sign your name and address on the sign-in sheet and state your name to the Board.

Time Limit
You may speak only one time and comments are limited to five minutes or less.

General Rules
Remember that this is a public meeting for the conduct of the business of the ESU #1 Board.  Offensive language, personal attacks and hostile conduct will not be tolerated.
F. ESU #1 2021-22 Academic Year Calendar 
Action(s):
Motion by Susan Strahm, seconded by Shannon Johnson, to approve the ESU #1 2021-22 Central office and Tower School calendars as presented. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Haglund: Absent
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Strahm: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
G. ESU #1 May Board of Director Meeting
Action(s):
Motion by Sally Reinert, seconded by Robby Thompson, to hold the May 2021 virtually. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Haglund: Absent
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Strahm: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
H. ESU #1 Annual Survey
I. Property/Liability Insurance
Action(s):
Motion by Sally Reinert, seconded by Tucker Hight, to approve the property/liability insurance for 2021-22 as presented with a premium cost of $72,038. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Haglund: Absent
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Strahm: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
J. Computer and Electronic Device Repair Agreement
Action(s):
Motion by Susan Strahm, seconded by Robby Thompson, to approve the agreement with Hefner Electronics for the 2021-22 year at a rate of $70 per hour. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Haglund: Absent
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Strahm: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
K. Legislative Update
L. Classified Staff Compensation for 2021-22
M. Personnel*
M.1. Consider, discuss, and take necessary action on employee contracts and personnel changes.
M.1.a. Resignation(s)
Discussion:  Tower School Secretary Myrna Wacker Tuttle has submitted her letter of intent to retire from her position effective May 14, 2021.  Myrna has been a part of the Tower School program for 40 years.

Tower School Paraeducator Kaye Hilsinger has submitted her letter of intent to retire from her position effective May 14, 2021.  Kaye has been a part of the Tower School program for 26 1/2 years.

The ESU #1 Board expressed their thanks and appreciation to all staff who are leaving at the end of the contract year, and especially those who are retiring.
 
Action(s):
Motion by Shannon Johnson, seconded by Susan Strahm, to approve the resignation of LMHP Alexandra Stieren and Physical Therapist Rebecca Rippe, effective at the end of the 2020-21 contract year. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Haglund: Absent
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Strahm: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
M.1.b. New Hire(s) 
Action(s):
Motion by Sally Reinert, seconded by Tucker Hight, Motion to approve the following new hires for the 2021-22 year: School Psychology Intern Kate Welter (190 days) and Speech/Language Pathologist Jenna McAfee (185 days). After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Haglund: Absent
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Strahm: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
M.1.c. Contract Change(s)
M.1.d. Termination(s)
N. Adjournment
Discussion:  As there were no other topics of discussion on the agenda, Chairman Johnson declared the meeting adjourned at 6:11 p.m.
<< Back to the Public Page for ESU #1