ESU 7
October 19, 2015 6:00 PM
Regular Board of Directors Meeting
I. Call the meeting to order
Don Ellison or Designee
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LEADERSHIP  •  SERVICE  •  SUPPORT  -  ESU 7 Mission Statement


Notice of this meeting was given in advance according to State Law 84-1411, by giving notice of the meeting to the public on ESU 7 website www.esu7.org and posted at location of meeting.  Notice of this meeting was also given in advance to all members of the Board of Directors.  Availability of the agenda and purpose of the hearing was communicated in the advance notice of the meeting and in the notice to the members of this hearing. All proceedings of the Board of Directors were taken while the convened hearing was open to the attendance of the public.

 


I.A. Notification of Open Meetings Law
Don Ellison or Designee
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This meeting has been preceded by advance notice and is hereby declared to be in open session.  A copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted in the meeting room.

I.B. Roll Call
Don Ellison or Designee
I.C. Pledge of Allegiance
Don Ellison or Designee
II. Public Forum
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II.A. Welcome Visitors
Don Ellison or Designee
II.B. Public Comment
Don Ellison or Designee
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The board has the discretion to limit the amount of time set aside for public participation. 


Citizens wishing to address the board on a certain agenda item must notify the Educational Service Unit administrator prior to the board meeting.  Citizens wishing to present petitions to the board may do so at this time.  However, the board will only receive the petitions and not act upon them or their contents.

Public Participation in Board Meetings Policy 1.02.02

III. Approval of Agenda
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale

The sequence of agenda topics is subject to change at the discretion of the board. 

Order of Business, Regular Meetings Policy 1.02.01

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve agenda.

 

 

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Agenda as presented passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Jennifer Miller.

IV. Approval of Minutes
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the minutes as presented.

 

 

Attachments
V. Action Items
Don Ellison or Designee
V.A. Board Absences
Don Ellison or Designee
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Staff Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to approve the board absences. 

 

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve absent board directors passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Terry Fusco.

V.B. Treasurer's Report
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve Treasurer's Report as presented.

 

 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Treasurer's Report as presented passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Doug Pauley.

V.C. Presentation of Bills
Don Ellison or Designee
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The summary of bills for the current month total:$ 579,181.98- Bills #62166 through #62321

Inservice bills total: $167.07

SPED Arrears: Boone 5737.02, Central City 30622.27, Clarkson 1907.42, CPS 13139.34, David City 52766.99, East Butler 19495.70, ESU 6 131.92, High Plains 7099.90. Howells-Dodge 10416.57, Humphrey 23326.57, Lakeview 56194.59, Leigh 6072.75, Shelby Rising City 13130.77, Twin River 14614.57

TECH Arrears: High Plains $3.221.25, Lakeview $256.25, Holy Family $8.75, St. Edward $1,368.75 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve bills as presented.

 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Bills as presented passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Jack Young.

V.D. Second Reading of Policy 3.11 Negotiations
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the second reading of Policy 3.11 Negotiations as presented.

 

 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  After second reading, Policy 3.11 Negotiations passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Jennifer Miller.

V.E. First Reading of Policy 1.01 Philosophy and Mission
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the first reading of Policy 1.01 Philosophy and Mission as presented and advance it to the next meeting for second reading.

 

 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  First reading of Policy 1.01 Philosophy and Mission and its advancement to the November Board meeting passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Jack Young.

V.F. 2015 Delegate Assembly/State Ed Conference
Larianne Polk or designee
Rationale

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve one board member to represent ESU 7 at the Delegate Assembly on Friday, November 20, 2015.

 

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Selection of voting member/delegate passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Terry Fusco.

V.G. NESUBA Representation
Larianne Polk or designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve voting members as ESU 7 representation in NESUBA.

 

 

 

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  ESU 7 representation in NESUBA. passed with a motion by Richard Stephens and a second by Jennifer Miller.

V.H. SPED Resignation
Darus Mettler
Rationale

Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to accept the resignation of Brenda Royal, Paraeducator.

 

 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Resignation of Brenda Royal, Paraeducator passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Jack Young.

V.I. SPED Contract
Darus Mettler
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Macy will join Cen7ter as a .75 FTE job coach.  Macy will assist students during their non-paid work experiences at local businesses.  She has had experience working with adults with disabilities and has had experiences working with younger children during several mission trips abroad. 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the contract of Macy Lenihan, job coach.

 

 

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Contract for Macy Lenihan, job coach, passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Wendy Rahtz.

V.J. Recognition of ESU 7 Educational Association
Larianne Polk or designee
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The ESU 7 Education Association (ESUEA) has filed a letter of request to be recognized as the exclusive bargaining agent for the non-supervisory certified staff for 2017-2018 contract year.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to recognize the ESUEA as exclusive bargaining agent for the non-supervisory certified staff for 2017-2018 contract year.

 

 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recognition of ESUEA as exclusive bargaining agent for the non-supervisory certified staff for 2017-2018 contract year passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Wendy Rahtz.

VI. Discussion Items
VI.A. ESU 7 Scorecard
Professional Services Team
Rationale

Administrator Polk will report on progress made within identified areas of growth.  This continuous improvement tracking tool will support ESU 7's AdvancED goals, Board goals and Administrator goals.

 

 

Attachments
VI.B. NASB Regional Membership Meeting Update
Don Ellison or Designee
VI.C. Negotiations Committee Update
Negotiations Committee
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The Board Negotiations Committee met with the ESU 7 Education Association (ESUEA) on September 21, 2015 and October 19, 2015.  Both committees continue to discuss desired outcomes.  Committee Chair, Doug Kluth, will provide a summary. The next meeting is scheduled for November 16, 2015 at 4:30pm in the Walnut Room.



VI.D. Administrator's Report
Larianne Polk
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Facilities Update
Statewide Update

Annual Report (Attached)

County Government Day

NESUBA Meeting Agenda on November 19th, 2015 (See attached)

Tech Van Status

ESU 7 Marketing and Communication Update

NASB Regional Leadership Workshop

Updated NE Position Statement from NDE

Robotics Scrimmage (Flyer Attached)

 

 

Attachments
VI.E. Change of Meeting Time for November, 2015 Board Meeting
Don Ellison or Designee
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 Recommendation: Discuss, Consider and take any action necessary to change the Board meeting time to 6:00pm on November 21, 2015.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Change of meeting time to 6:00pm on November 21st, 2015 passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Jennifer Miller.

VII. Adjournment
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation:
 Motion to adjourn.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Adjournment of meeting at 7pm passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Jennifer Miller.