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June 22, 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 6/17/21. 

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:  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 Mary Scarborough and a second by Brett Kuhn.
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 $2,434,707.19 for the month and disbursements totaled $1,752,014.80.

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

Bills were presented in the amount of $1,988,063.92.

8. Administrative Report
Discussion:  Dr. Schnoes shared updates on the following topics:  Legislative and Election Redistricting, Covid-19 procedures, Superintendent Approval Forms received 16 of 18, and future conference attendance for board members. 
9. New Business Agenda Items
9.1. Board Presentation: Gifford Farm
Discussion:  Troy Glock and Kelly Taylor shared information on the farm improvements and program updates.
9.2. ESU #3 Accreditation 2021-2022
Discussion:  We have received notification from NDE that ESU #3 has been accredited from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
9.3. Approve Board Policy Updates
Action(s):
Motion to approve updates to policies: Article 2 Section 8A, Article 3 Sections 4H and 5M, Article 4 Sections 1B, 10E, and 11D, and Article 5, Section 1A Passed with a motion by Ted Stilwill and a second by Alan Moore.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9.4. Approve 2021-22 Handbooks
Action(s):
Motion to approve the 2021-22 ESU #3 Employee Handbook, the Brook Valley School Handbook, and the Head Start Handbook Passed with a motion by Brenda Sherman and a second by Stan Turner.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9.5. Approve Finance Software with PowerSchool
Action(s):
Motion to approve the one year annual renewal of the eFinance Plus Financial Software with PowerSchool for $170,248.13 Passed with a motion by Mary Scarborough and a second by Alan Moore.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9.6. Budget Committee Meeting
9.7. Board Retreat for Goals Review and Planning
Discussion: 

Dr. Blum facilitated the Board Retreat.  He shared an update of the Continuous Improvement Committee's work and focus. Scott reviewed the External Report and goals for our next five-year cycle.  We began discussion on Strategic Planning and next steps for the board. 

 

10. Adjournment
Action(s):
Motion to adjourn meeting Passed with a motion by Brenda Sherman and a second by Stuart Dornan.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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