ESU 7
December 21, 2015 5:30 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
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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 Wendy Rahtz 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
Actions Taken

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

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 Dan Hoesly and a second by Jennifer Miller.

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 Joyce Baumert and a second by Terry Fusco.

V.C. Presentation of Bills
Don Ellison or Designee
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The summary of bills for the current month total:$591,389.15 - Bills #62479 through #62622

Inservice bills total: $ 20

SPED Arrears:CPS 12,871.21, Lakeview 56,194.59

TECH Arrears: Clarkson $4,086.20, ESU 2 $246.23, Palmer $8.75, St. Edward $724.26


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 Jack Young and a second by Joyce Baumert.

V.D. Negotiations
Negotiations Commiittee
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The Board Negotiations Committee has reached an agreement with the Educational Service Unit Education Association (ESUEA) related to the Master Agreement language and compensation.  

Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the Master Agreement for Special Education ESUEA for the 2015-2016 term.

 

 



Actions Taken

Motion to Amend Passed:  To amend the motion from: "Master Agreement for Special Education ESUEA for the 2015-2016 term" to: "Motion to table Negotiations Update until Master Agreement for Special Education ESUEA for the 2015-2016 term" passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Doug Pauley.

V.E. First Reading of Policy 3.04 Sick Leave
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the first reading of Policy 3.04 Sick Leave as presented and advance it to the next meeting for second reading.

 

 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  First reading of Policy 3.04 Sick Leave and its advancement to the January 2016 meeting passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Richard Stephens.

V.F. SPED Contract
Darus Mettler
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Leslie Oldham lives in Clarkson and will be providing para support to preschool children.  She has had a variety of experiences with preschool and kindergarten students as well as adults with disabilities.  Leslie has worked at Howells – Dodge Public School as a paraprofessional.  Leslie has been a direct support associate at Mosaic providing services to adults with disabilities.  Leslie also has experience as a daycare provider and continues to work on a college degree at Northeast Community College.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  SPED Contract for Leslie Oldham, para educator, passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Jack Young.

V.G. SPED Resignation
Darus Mettler
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the resignation of Lori Loughman, Paraeducator.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Resignation of Lori Loughman, Paraeducator, passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Terry Fusco.

V.H. Administrator Evaluation
Don Ellison
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The annual Administrator evaluation will be summarized by Don Ellison.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the ESU 7 Administrator evaluation.

Actions Taken

Motion to Amend Passed:  To amend the motion from: "ESU 7 Administrator evaluation" to: "To protect the reputation of the staff member, discussion of ESU 7 Administrator Evaluation in executive session at 5:52pm" passed with a motion by Jennifer Miller and a second by Richard Stephens.

Motion Passed:  ESU 7 Administrator evaluation passed with a motion by Richard Stephens and a second by Doug Kluth.

VI. Discussion Items
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VI.A. ESU 7 Scorecard
Professional Services Team
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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 Adminstrator goals.

 

 

Attachments
VI.B. State Education Conference Recap
Don Ellison or Designee
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Board members that attended the State Education Conference will give a recap of the conference and what they learned/took away from the experience.

VI.C. NESUBA Update
Larianne Polk or designee
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An update on the November NESUBA meeting held at State Education Conference will be given.

Attachments
VI.D. AESA Recap
Don Ellison or Designee
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Board members that attended the AESA (Association of Educational Service Agencies) Conference will give a recap and their thoughts on the conference and takeaways.

VI.E. Administrator's Report
Larianne Polk
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Facilities Update
Statewide Update
Administrator's Goals

Intent to extend contract

Tech Bond

December Administrator Meeting

ESUCC Minutes

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

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Adjournment of meeting at 8:05pm passed with a motion by Jennifer Miller and a second by Dan Hoesly.