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January 19, 2021 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 January 14th, 2021. 

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 Mary Scarborough and a second by Ron Pearson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Nebraska Open Meetings Act Notice; Location of Posted Information
3. Organization of Educational Service Unit #3 Board for 2021
Action(s):
Motion to approve Treasurer: Jan Glenn; Bank Depository: Pinnacle Bank; Newspaper Publication: Omaha World Herald; Legal Counsel: Stalnaker, Becker, & Buresh, P.C. (Aimee Cizek) & PGH&G (Perry Law Firm) (Justin Knight) for 2021 Passed with a motion by Stuart Dornan and a second by Alan Moore.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

Board members took their oath of office, signed the oath of office form and will mail them back to ESU #3.

Election of Officers: The following offices are defined in board policy and elected annually in January:  nominations and voting were received by voice. 

2021 Officers:
President:  Ron Pearson

Vice-President: Stu Dornan

Secretary: Mary Scarborough

 

Board Committee Assignments for 2021: 

Budget Committee:  *Brett Kuhn, Alan Moore, Ted Stilwill, OPEN

Policy Committee:  *Stu Dornan, Mary Scarborough, Ron Pearson, Brenda Sherman

*Denotes Chairperson

4. Recognition of Visitors
Discussion:  No visitors present.
5. Public Comments
Discussion:  No public comments. 
6. Approval of Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Motion to approve Consent Agenda as presented Passed with a motion by Brenda Sherman and a second by Ted Stilwill.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.1. Approval of Previous Board Meeting Minutes
6.2. Personnel Report
6.2.1. Hired
6.2.2. Resigned/Terminated
6.3. Contract Report
6.4. Approval of National Travel and/or Lodging Expenses Exceeding the Applicable Federal Rate Report
6.5. Items for Disposal, Asset Change, or For Sale
6.6. Board Member Insurance Coverage
6.7. Head Start Leadership Reports, Policy Council Updates, Contracts, Etc.
7. Approval of Treasurer’s Report
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Treasurer's report 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: 

The Treasurer's Report noting receipts totaled $1,898,384.65 for the month and disbursements totaled $1,779,888.81.

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

Bills were presented in the amount of $1,686,481.71.

9. Administrative Report
Discussion:  Dr. Schnoes shared information on the following topics:  Budget update, BC/BS coverage for 2021-22, Legislative Bills, Legal Counsel information, Covid-19 updates, and future meetings and events.
10. New Business Agenda Items
10.1. Acknowledge Vacancy on the ESU #3 Board
Action(s):
Motion to acknowledge the vacancy on the ESU #3 Board from Election District #1 upon the untimely death of Denny Wilkins with regrets and much appreciation for his 18 years of service Passed with a motion by Ron Pearson and a second by Alan Moore.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  With great sadness, the ESU #3 Board and staff express our condolences to the the Wilkins Family on the death of Denny.  His 18 years of service to ESU #3 is unmeasurable.  
10.2. Review Article 1 Board Policies and Board Goals
Discussion:  Article One was reviewed with the board as part of our normal review of policies.
10.3. Review and Sign Code of Ethics for ESU #3 Board Members
Discussion:  The Code of Ethics was reviewed by the Board.  Board members signed off on the Code of Ethics and will mail the document back to ESU #3.
10.4. Review COVID-19 Resolution
Discussion:  The Resolution was reviewed and will stay in place until further notice.  The ESU #3 Board will be reviewing the extension of FFCRA in February.
10.5. Review 2021 Board Calendar and 2021 Board Agenda Items
Discussion:  The Annual Board Agenda Items and updated calendar was provided to the board.  No changes were recommended.
10.6. SOC Grant Application for School Mental Health Services
Action(s):
Motion to approve ESU#3's commitment to the proposed Region 6 grant application for providing mental health services to schools Passed with a motion by Stuart Dornan and a second by Brett Kuhn.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  A brief overview of the SOC grant was presented to the board.  The board fully supports ESU #3 in researching services that could be provided to our school districts in the area of Mental Health.
10.7. Review ESU #3 Administrative Contract Procedures
Discussion: 

Effective on January 16, 2021, the contract for Dr. Schnoes was automatically extended for one additional year (thru June of 2024). 

 

11. 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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