ESU 7
February 15, 2016 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
Rationale

The sequence of agenda topics is subject to change at the discretion of the board. Action item 2016-2017 Services Plan has been moved to Item III.A. to accommodate for guest speakers.

Order of Business, Regular Meetings Policy 1.02.01

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

 

 

 

 

Actions Taken

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

III.A. 2016-2017 Services Plan
Larianne Polk or Advisory Committee Representatives
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The ESU 7 Advisory Committee members attending will make a summary report to the Board on the plan for the Levy and Core Services for 2016-2017.  After the Board approval, the 2016-2017 Services Plan Document will be forwarded to member schools for their final approval.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the plan for Levy and Core Services for 2016-2017 as presented.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Levy Core Services Plan for 2016-2017 as presented passed with a motion by Bob Norvell and a second by Joyce Baumert.

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 Wendy Rahtz.

V. Action Items
Don Ellison or Designee
V.A. Board Absences
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale

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 Joyce Baumert.

V.B. Treasurer's Report
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale

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 Wendy Rahtz and a second by Joyce Baumert.

V.C. Presentation of Bills
Don Ellison or Designee
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The summary of bills for the current month total:$639,443.64 - Bills #62751 through #62912

Inservice bills total: $50.00

SPED Arrears:None

TECH Arrears: Clarkson $326.22, Cross Co. $619.25, Howells Cath. $91.50, Palmer $8.75, St. Bons. $175.00

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 Doug Pauley and a second by Joyce Baumert.

V.D. Professional Development Coordinator Resignation
Larianne Polk
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Michaele (Mickey) Carlson has submitted her letter of resignation effective at the conclusion of her contract August 31, 2016.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve Michaele Carlson's resignation.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Michaele Carlson, Professional Development Coordinator, resignation as presented passed with a motion by Richard Stephens and a second by Terry Fusco.

V.E. Professional Development Coordinator Contracts
Marci Ostmeyer
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Brooke O’Neill is an educator with eleven years of experience in private, public and university settings.  Her administrative experience was at Hastings Middle School and she is currently a 7th grade math teacher at Columbus Middle School.  Brooke’s expertise, partnered with her engaging style, will be an asset to ESU 7 and the districts we support.   

Mark Brady comes to ESU 7 from Schuyler Community Schools where he is School Improvement chairman, a middle school social studies teacher and technology support. His first years of teaching were in the alternative education programs in O’Neill and Southern Valley.  Mark has taught for the ESU 7 Migrant Education Program’s summer school since 2013.  Mark’s passion and dedication to growth and success will prove beneficial to the ESU 7 Professional Services Team and the mission that we strive to support.

 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the Professional Development Coordinator Contracts for Brooke O'Neill and Mark Brady.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Contracts for Mark Brady, Professional Development Coordinator, and Brooke O'Neill, Professional Development Coordinator passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Terry Fusco.

V.F. Cen7ter Nurse Contract
Darus Mettler
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Nicki Brigham will join Cen7ter as a .50 FTE Registered Nurse.  She will assist with student health plans, staff training, and direct student health assistance.  Nicki has 15 years of RN experience and has background in working with adults with disabilities.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the contract for Nicki Brigham, Cen7ter Nurse.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Nicki Brigham, Cen7ter Nurse Contract, as presented passed with a motion by Bob Norvell and a second by Joyce Baumert.

V.G. Migrant Work Agreements
Dee Condon or designee
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Work Agreements for Veronica Reyes, part-time Migrant Service Provider for O'Neil area and Kendy Zayas, part-time Migrant Service Provider for Columbus, Schuyler and York areas.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve work Agreements for Veronica Reyes, part-time Migrant Service Provider for O'Neil area and Kendy Zayas, part-time Migrant Service Provider for Columbus, Schuyler and York areas.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Work Agreements for Veronica Reyes, part-time Migrant Service Provider for O'Neil area and Kendy Zayas, part-time Migrant Service Provider for Columbus, Schuyler and York areas passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Doug Pauley.

V.H. April 2016 Board Meeting Time
Larianne Polk
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The Board - Employee Recognition Dinner is scheduled on April 18, 2016 beginning at 5:00pm.  It is recommended to change the Board Meeting time to 4:00pm to accommodate for the Annual Board Recognition Dinner.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve an April 18, 2016 Board Meeting Time of 4:00pm.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Change in Board Meeting time to 4:00pm on April 18, 2016 as presented passed with a motion by Jennifer Miller and a second by Joyce Baumert.

V.I. Second Reading of Policy 1.03 Organization
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the second reading of Policy 1.03 Organization as presented.

 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  After second reading, Policy 1.03 Organization, passed with a motion by Jennifer Miller and a second by Doug Pauley.

V.J. First Reading of Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the first reading of Policy  1.02 Regular Meetings as presented and advance it to the next meeting for second reading.

 

 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion to Amend Passed:  Amendment of the motion: "Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings and its advancement to the March 21, 2016 meeting " Changed to: "First reading of Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings and its approval and dispense with a future reading" passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Joyce Baumert.

V.K. NASB Membership Dues
Larianne Polk
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Annual Membership Dues for NASB Fiscal Year 4/1/2016 to 3/31/2017 are $735.00 if paid by 4/1/16, otherwise they are $750.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve payment of annual NASB Membership Dues for 2016-2017.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Payment of Annual NASB Membership Dues for 2016-2017 passed with a motion by Bob Norvell and a second by Dan Hoesly.

V.L. Audit Report
Larianne Polk
Rationale

Romans, Wiemer & Associates, CPAs, completed an audit of ESU 7's fiscal year ending on August, 31, 2015 and submitted their findings to the State Auditor's Office and the Commissioner of Education.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the 2014-2015 Audit as presented.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  2014-2015 Audit Report as presented passed with a motion by Richard Stephens and a second by Jennifer Miller.

VI. Discussion Items
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VI.A. Budget Committee Members
Larianne Polk
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Discuss and identify Budget Committee for the upcoming year and establish meeting dates.

Current Committee members include:

Terry Fusco, Dan Hoesly, Bob Norvell, Doug Pauley and Jack Young.

VI.B. Negotiations
Negotiations Commiittee
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The Board Negotiations Committee will share recommendations for the ESU 7 Administrator salary to be voted on at the March 2016 Board Meeting.

 

 



VI.C. Administrator's Report
Larianne Polk
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Facilities Update

Married Fringe Benefit

Legislative Conference Update

Administrator's Goals: Attached monthly for your review.

January ESUCC Minutes: Attached for your review.

Scorecard: The February Scorecard is attached for your review.

 

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

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Adjournment of meeting at 6:45pm passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Joyce Baumert.