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December 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM - ESU 3 Regular Meeting

Minutes
1. Call to Order and Roll Call
Discussion:  Pursuant to Section 84-1411 of the Nebraska Statutes, notice of future meetings was be given by advertisement in the Omaha World Herald on 12/10/20. 

In addition the meeting was posted on the following locations: the ESU #3 Website, the ESU #3 Headquarters front door, and the Sparq Meetings host site.
1.1. Excused Board Members, if Applicable
Action(s):
Motion to excuse absent board member Denny Wilkins Passed with a motion by Ron Pearson 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:  Brenda Sherman was present.  She will be seated as the new District 7 Board Member for ESU #3 in January.
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 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
Discussion:  Approved purchase for the Head Start Program via Consent Agenda for Ford 150 $38,456.76 with permission to purchase a vehicle up to $45,000 if identified vehicle is unavailable.
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 Mary Scarborough and a second by Alan Moore.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

The Treasurer's Report noting receipts totaled $1,309,029.33 for the month and disbursements totaled $1,693,573.81.

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

Bills were presented in the amount of $1,471,697.69.

8. Administrative Report
Discussion:  Dr. Schnoes shared information on the following topics:  Foundation Treasurer's Report, Updates with EHA and Health Insurance, AESA Conference, COVID-19 update, Superintendent's Meetings, Private schools requesting services, and the NSBA National Conference going virtual.
9. New Business Agenda Items
9.1. Approve Head Start/Early Head Start Grant Application
Action(s):
Motion to approve the $2,582,716 Grant Application HHS-2021-ACF-OHS-CH-R07-1878 starting July 1, 2021 Passed with a motion by Ted Stilwill and a second by Mary Scarborough.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The ESU #3 Board approved the $2,582,716 Grant Application HHS-2021-ACF-OHS-CH-R07-1878 starting July 1, 2021. 
This application is for the 5 year competitive grant running from 2021-2026. 

The total amount of non-federal share required for the grant was $616,487.00 and collected to date was $341,330.70.  ESU #3 is requesting a waiver for the balance of the non-federal share amount.

Audra O. and Troy G. were in attendance via zoom to review the application and answer questions.
9.2. Approve new Firewall Contract with Sterling
Action(s):
Motion to approve and accept the estimate from Sterling for FortiGate Firewalls for $145,000 Passed with a motion by Alan Moore and a second by Mary Scarborough.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9.3. Review ESU #3 Administrative Evaluation & Contract
Discussion:  Dr. Schnoes shared his evaluation summary with the board. Overall positive comments and ratings were received. A contract extension may be discussed in January.
10. Adjournment
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn meeting Passed with a motion by Alan Moore and a second by Ron Pearson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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