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May 11, 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. 

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B. Roll Call*
Action(s):
Motion by Tucker Hight, seconded by Robby Thompson, to excuse the absence of members Shannon Johnson and Susan Strahm. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Strahm: Absent
  • Haglund: For
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
C. Approve Agenda*
Action(s):
Motion by Sally Reinert, seconded by Benjamin Schultz, to approve the May 11, 2021 agenda as presented. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Strahm: Absent
  • Haglund: For
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
D. Consent Agenda*
Action(s):
Motion by Traci Haglund, seconded by Sally Reinert, to approve all items on the consent agenda as provided. Items include: April Financial Reports (Treasurer, Revenue & Expense); May 15 bills of $867,318.22 and Administrator's Report. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Strahm: Absent
  • Haglund: For
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: 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 May
D.4. Administrator's Monthly Report
D.4.a. Real Care Baby Report
D.4.b. Retirement Celebrations
D.4.c. SPED Department Meeting May 19
D.4.d. Blue Cross/Blue Shield Class Action Settlement
D.4.e. Directive Health Measure
E. Public Comment
F. Hot Lunch Program Appointment*
Action(s):
Motion by Lana Oswald, seconded by Robby Thompson, to appoint Amanda Newton as the manager of the hot lunch program in place of retiring staff member Myrna Wacker Tuttle. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Strahm: Absent
  • Haglund: For
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
G. Early Learning Connections Grant Expenditures
Action(s):
Motion by Sally Reinert, seconded by Tucker Hight, to authorize ESU#1 administrator to expend Early Learning Connection grant funds through May 31 in an amount not to exceed $25,000. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Strahm: Absent
  • Haglund: For
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
H. Northeast Nebraska Network Consortium Technology Budget*
Action(s):
Motion by Traci Haglund, seconded by Robby Thompson, to approve the NNNC technology budget of $244,556 for 2021-22 as presented. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Strahm: Absent
  • Haglund: For
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
I. OnToCollege Contract with John Baylor
Action(s):
Motion by Tucker Hight, seconded by Robby Thompson, to approve a 3-year contract with OnToCollege as presented, at a cost not to exceed $57,000 per year. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Strahm: Absent
  • Haglund: For
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
J. School Support Projects*
Action(s):
Motion by Sally Reinert, seconded by Traci Haglund, to approve the School Support Projects for 2021-22 as presented. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Strahm: Absent
  • Haglund: For
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
K. Election Districts for ESU #1
Action(s):
Motion by Robby Thompson, seconded by Tucker Hight, to authorize ESU #1 administration to enter into a contract with the University of Nebraska, at Omaha Center for Public Affairs, to conduct a review of ESU #1 election district boundaries and recommend changes in accordance with state regulations. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Strahm: Absent
  • Haglund: For
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
L. Classified Staff Compensation*
Action(s):
Motion by Benjamin Schultz, seconded by Helen Sorensen, to approve the Classified staff 2021-2022 Wage Schedule A for Tower Paraeducators and Schedule B for Central staff and the wage increases for all other Classified staff (EDN, ME, Finance Clerk & School Psychology Aide) as presented. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Strahm: Absent
  • Haglund: For
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
M. June 2021 Board Meeting*
Action(s):
Motion by Traci Haglund, seconded by Sally Reinert, to conduct the June 2021 ESU1 board meeting in person. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Strahm: Absent
  • Haglund: For
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
N. July 2021 Board Meeting*
Action(s):
Motion by Tucker Hight, seconded by Sally Reinert, to cancel the July 13, ESU#1 Board meeting. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Strahm: Absent
  • Haglund: For
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
O. Legislation
P. Personnel*
P.1. Consider, discuss, and take necessary action on employee contracts and personnel changes.
P.1.a. Resignation(s)
Discussion:  EDN Service Coordinator Crystal Brummels resigned her position effective June 11, 2021.
P.1.b. New Hire(s)
Discussion:  Classified New Hire:  Tower Paraeducator Kim Bruns, effective May 4, (part-time).
Action(s):
Motion by Traci Haglund, seconded by Lana Oswald, to approve the following new hires: Technology Information Specialist Jesse Titiml (245 days), starting May 10, 2021 and NeMTSS Region 3 Support Lead Brooke Kahl (215 days), starting July 1, 2021. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Strahm: Absent
  • Haglund: For
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
P.1.c. Contract Change(s)
Action(s):
Motion by Sally Reinert, seconded by Tucker Hight, to approve the amended contract of Physical Therapist Staci Fethkenher from 156 days to 190 days effective with the 2021-22 school year. After discussion and on roll call vote, the Board voted as follows:

Motion Carried:
  • Johnson: Absent
  • Strahm: Absent
  • Haglund: For
  • Hight: For
  • Johnson: For
  • Oswald: For
  • Reinert: For
  • Schultz: For
  • Sorensen: For
  • Thompson: For
  • Torpin: For
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
P.1.d. Termination(s)
Q. Adjournment
Discussion:  As there were no other topics of discussion on the agenda, President Johnson declared the meeting adjourned at 6:22 p.m.
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