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September 15, 2020 at 7:30 PM - ESU 3 Regular Meeting

Minutes
1. Call to Order and Roll Call
1.1. Excused Board Members, if Applicable
2. Nebraska Open Meetings Act Notice; Location of Posted Information
3. Recognition of Visitors
Discussion:  No visitors present.
4. Public Comments
Discussion:  No public comments.
5. Approval of Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve Consent Agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Phillip Wright and a second by Mary Scarborough.
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. 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 Denny Wilkins and a second by Alan Moore.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

Jan Glenn presented the Treasurer's Report noting that receipts totaled $2,719,672.59 for the month and disbursements totaled $2,121,355.25.

7. Approval of Bills
Action(s):
Motion to approve bills 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:  Jan Glenn presented the bills in the amount of $2,000,509.10.
8. Administrative Report
Discussion:  Dr. Schnoes shared information on the following topics:  Facilities update, ESU #3 In the News article and video, AESA Central Region Representative, ESU #3 Superintendent Meetings, NASB Awards and Area Membership meeting, and state and national convention updates.
9. New Business Agenda Items
9.1. Approval of the 2020-2021 General Fund Budget
Action(s):
Motion to adopt the proposed 2020-2021 General Fund Budget for ESU #3 Passed with a motion by Brett Kuhn and a second by Ted Stilwill.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9.2. Approve Property Tax Resolution
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Property Tax Resolution Passed with a motion by Alan Moore and a second by Brett Kuhn.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Tax Resolution was read in its entirety to the Board prior to approval.
9.3. Approval of the 2020-21 General Fund Budget Property Tax Request
Action(s):
Approve a request of $7,382,927 in property taxes for ESU #3 and $73,829 for County Treasurer's Fee bringing the total property tax requirement to $7,456,756 with an estimated tax levy of 1.5¢ for the 2020-2021 budget year Passed with a motion by Mary Scarborough and a second by Stuart Dornan.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9.4. Approve Official Representative for Title 1 and Other Grants
Action(s):
Motion to approve Jan Glenn as the Title 1 grant representative and representative for all other grants awarded to ESU #3 during the 2020-21 fiscal year Passed with a motion by Ted Stilwill and a second by Brett Kuhn.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9.5. Audit Services for ESU #3
Action(s):
Motion to designate Jan Glenn as ESU #3's management individual for responsibility and accountability of all auditing services, practices and results for 2020-21 Passed with a motion by Mary Scarborough and a second by Alan Moore.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Dana Cole and Company will be bringing a three year proposal to ESU #3. 
9.6. First Reading and Approval of Board Policy A5 S1 Non-Discrimination
Action(s):
Motion to approve the proposed policy change to Article 5, Section 1 Non-Discrimination Passed with a motion by Mary Scarborough and a second by Alan Moore.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9.7. 2019-20 NASB Board of Excellence Award for ESU #3
Discussion: 

The Nebraska Association of School Boards {NASB} will present the Board of Excellence Award to Educational Service Unit #3 at the virtual Area NASB Membership Meeting.

A plaque from NASB will be displayed in the board room along with the previous plaques awarded to ESU #3 from NASB for our "collective volunteer time and commitment to education".

This is the 18th consecutive year that the ESU #3 Board has earned an award from NASB.

10. Adjournment
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn meeting Passed with a motion by Ron Pearson and a second by Alan Moore.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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