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March 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM - ESU 3 Regular Meeting

Minutes
1. Call to Order and Roll Call
1.1. Excused Board Members, if Applicable
Action(s):
Motion to excuse absent board members, Phil Wright, Alan Moore, and Mary Scarborough Passed with a motion by Denny Wilkins and a second by Brett Kuhn.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Nebraska Open Meetings Act Notice; Location of Posted Information
3. Recognition of Visitors
Discussion:  There were no visitors present.
4. Public Comments
Discussion:  There were no public comments.
5. Approval of Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve Consent Agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Stuart Dornan and a second by Ted Stilwill.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.1. Approval of Previous Board Meeting Minutes
5.2. Personnel Report
5.2.1. Hired
5.2.2. Resigned/Terminated
5.3. Contract Report
5.4. Approval of National Travel and/or Lodging Expenses Exceeding the Applicable Federal Rate Report
5.5. Items for Disposal, Asset Change, or For Sale
5.6. Board Member Insurance Coverage
5.7. Head Start Leadership Reports, Policy Council Updates, Contracts, Etc.
6. Approval of Treasurer’s Report
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Treasurer's report as presented Passed with a motion by Stuart Dornan and a second by Ted Stilwill.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

The Treasurer's Report noting receipts totaled $1,773,605.12 for the month and disbursements totaled $1,489,191.27.

7. Approval of Bills
Action(s):
Motion to approve bills as presented Passed with a motion by Denny Wilkins and a second by Ted Stilwill.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

Bills were presented in the amount of $1,690,334.90.

8. Administrative Report
Discussion:  Dr. Schnoes shared information on the topics:  Budget, Remodel project, Legislative session closed, Events that have been canceled, Head Start program updates, and the flexible schedules and remote work our staff at ESU #3 are currently doing.
9. New Business Agenda Items
9.1. Presentation: NCSA School Ambassadors
Discussion:  This presentation was tabled until a later date.
9.2. Presentation: Head Start Program
Discussion:  This presentation was tabled until a later date.
9.3. COVID-19 Resolution
Action(s):
Motion to approve the emergency resolution, temporarily suspend any board policies that directly conflict with the emergency resolution, and otherwise authorize the Administrator to undertake necessary business actions to continue ESU 3 operations, until the Board determines that an emergency no longer exists within ESU 3 Passed with a motion by Ron Pearson and a second by Stuart Dornan.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9.4. Review Board Policies Article 1 and 2
Discussion:  Dr. Schnoes reviewed the policies in Article 1 & 2 that will help provide a guide for holding future board meetings and be affected by the Emergency Resolution. Board Policy Article 2, Section 8 A allows for videoconferencing.  The April Board meeting will be held via videoconferencing and possibly the May Board meeting.
9.5. ESU #3 Board Retreat Date
Discussion:  Through consensus, the board will look at holding the retreat in June at Gifford Farm, if the guidelines for dealing with COVID-19 allows it.
9.6. Board Travel Requests / Reimbursements of Expenses
Discussion:  The NSBA National Conference has been canceled.  We are working on securing refunds for the event and for the travel.
9.7. Administrator Contract Approval
Action(s):
Motion to approve the amended administrative contract for Dr. Dan J. Schnoes for the position of ESU #3 CEO/Chief Administrator Passed with a motion by Brett Kuhn and a second by Ted Stilwill.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The board approve the amended contract for Dr. Dan J. Schnoes, CEO for 2020-2023.
10. Adjournment
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn meeting Passed with a motion by Ron Pearson and a second by Ted Stilwill.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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