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June 18, 2019 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:  Duane Murdock was in attendance. 
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 Alan Moore 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. 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
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 Barbara Coleman.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

The Treasurer's Report noting receipts totaled $1,775,445.69 for the month and disbursements totaled $1,784,083.12.

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

Bills were presented in the amount of $1,458,015.33.

8. Administrative Report
Discussion:  Dr. Schnoes shared information on the following topics: Current Budget and 19-20 planning, Head Start on boarding progress, ESU #3 Leadership structure, Policy changes and recommendations, School Mental Health Conference with 400 attendees, UNO Adjunct / Summer Class.  Phil Wright added info on the School Law seminar he attended.
9. New Business Agenda Items
9.1. Board Presentation: Gifford Farm
Discussion:  Nancy Williams provided the board with a brief review and tour prior to the meeting to review the flood cleanup activities.
9.2. ESU #3 Accreditation
Discussion:  Dr. Schnoes presented the letter from NDE on ESU #3's Accreditation for 2019-20.
9.3. Budget Committee Meeting
Discussion:  The Budget Committee will meet at 5:30 prior to the July Board Meeting. 
9.4. Board Retreat for Goals Review and Planning
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2019-20 ESU #3 Board Goals Passed with a motion by Alan Moore and a second by Denny Wilkins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Board reviewed the current Board Goals along with the Objectives and Department Strategies.  Dr. Schnoes shared information on the progress the current CIP Committee is making and had the board members complete an activity to help further define the work that ESU #3 does.
9.5. Gifford Farm Lease Agreement Discussion
Discussion:  Duane Murdock was present to share the status of the farm land in regards to planting this year.  He also shared the conversations he has had with his crop insurance representative. No decisions were made at this time until more information is gathered.  
9.6. Approve Citrix Software Purchase for SIMS / NebSIS with Choice Solutions
Action(s):
Motion to approve the contract with Choice Solutions for $75,924.38 Passed with a motion by Brett Kuhn and a second by Mary Scarborough.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9.7. Approve 2019-20 Handbooks
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2019-20 Employee Handbook and the Brook Valley School Handbook Passed with a motion by Ron Pearson and a second by Brett Kuhn.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Board approved the changes to the 2019-20 Employee handbook and the 2019-20 Brook Valley Parent and Student Handbook.
10. Adjournment
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn meeting Passed with a motion by Ron Pearson and a second by Mary Scarborough.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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