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February 16, 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 __2/11/21_. 

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
2. Nebraska Open Meetings Act Notice; Location of Posted Information
3. Recognition of Visitors
Discussion:  Stan Turner, potential Board Member was present.  McKayla LaBorde, Student Services Director, was present to give annual board presentation. 
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 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
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 Brenda Sherman and a second by Alan Moore.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

The Treasurer's Report noting receipts totaled $2,211,284.96 for the month and disbursements totaled $1,818,307.22.

Jan also shared a new procedure regarding board members and designated staff that are allowed to sign checks for ESU #3.

7. Approval of Bills
Action(s):
Motion to approve bills 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.
Discussion: 

Bills were presented in the amount of $1,943,476.96.

8. Administrative Report
Discussion:  Dr. Schnoes shared information on the following topics:  Current budget, EHA plans for 2021-22, Legislative bills to watch,NSBA National Conference, and the upcoming External Visitation Team for our CIP.
9. New Business Agenda Items
9.1. Recognize Denny Wilkins for his 18 years of Service on the ESU #3 Board
Discussion:  The ESU #3 Board would like to honor Denny Wilkins and his family for his 18 years of service as a board member.  His commitment to education never wavered and his dedication to ESU #3 is unmeasurable. He will be missed. 

In attendance (via zoom) from the Wilkins family tonight was:  Brianne Macdonald, Brittany Wilkins, Ben Wilkins and Brett Wilkins
9.2. Department Presentation: Student Services
Discussion:  McKayla LaBorde provided a review of the Student Services Department, highlighting several important programs.
9.3. Interview Prospective Board Member for District 1
Action(s):
Motion to appoint Stan Turner to fill the ESU #3 District 1 Board Member vacancy, starting on March 1, 2021 Passed with a motion by Brenda Sherman and a second by Brett Kuhn.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  The Board interviewed Stan Turner, Bennington resident and retired educator.  Following the interview, the Board voted to appoint Stan Turner to fill the open seat in District 1.  
9.4. Review Article 2 Board Policies
Discussion:  This item was tabled until a future board meeting.
9.5. Review COVID-19 Resolution and FFCRA Coverage
Action(s):
Motion to approve the continuation of FFCRA until May 31, 2021 Passed with a motion by Alan Moore and a second by Mary Scarborough.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9.6. Approve New and Updated Policies for Head Start on Pandemics
Action(s):
Motion to approve the new and updated policies in Article 6 (Head Start) as presented Passed with a motion by Mary Scarborough and a second by Ted Stilwill.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9.7. Budget Planning and Review
Discussion:  Dr. Schnoes shared preliminary budget projections for the 2021-22 fiscal year.  The Board, via consensus, was pleased with the initial percentages presented.
10. Adjournment
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn meeting Passed with a motion by Brett Kuhn and a second by Ted Stilwill.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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