ESU 7
March 21, 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
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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 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 Doug Pauley and a second by Terry Fusco.

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 Doug Kluth and a second by Jack Young.

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 Wendy Rahtz and a second by Dan Hoesly.

V.C. Presentation of Bills
Don Ellison or Designee
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The summary of bills for the current month total:$685,359.29 - Bills #62913 through #63099

Inservice bills total: $ 0

SPED Arrears: None

TECH Arrears: Clarkson $326.22, Cross Co. $619.25, David City $121.25, High Plains $450.75, Humphrey   $12.50, Lakeview $83.50, Leigh $370.76, Osceola $8.75, Schuyler $17.50, St. Ed $1,752.02, St. Isidore $25.00, St. John Lutheran $962.50, St. Michael $12.50, Twin River $535.39

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 Kluth and a second by Jack Young.

V.D. Professional Development Coordinator Contract
Marci Ostmeyer
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Laura Plas joins the ESU 7 Professional Development team from York Public Schools where she teaches high school science and serves as School Improvement Coordinator for the district. Laura’s duties as School Improvement Coordinator include: analyzing data and presenting to staff, facilitating curriculum development, and leading professional development.  

Laura also serves as the District Assessment Coordinator connection with the Nebraska Department of Education. As this liaison, Laura remains up to date on current changes in the Nebraska standards for all content areas.  Additionally, Laura serves as a Teacher Trainer for NeSA Test administration.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the Professional Development Coordinator Contract for Laura Plas.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Contracts for Laura Plas, Professional Development Coordinator, passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Wendy Rahtz.

V.E. Professional Employment Contracts
Rationale

Recommendation: Offer employment contracts for 2016-2017 to the following: Dan Ellsworth 245 Days, Marci Ostmeyer 245 Days, Otis Pierce 245 Days, Darus Mettler 245 Days for Educational Service Unit 7 employment.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Employment Contracts for 2016-2017 as presented passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Jack Young.

V.F. School Psychologist Resignation
Darus Mettler
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to accept the resignation of Mary Fattig, School Psychologist.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Resignation of Mary Fattig, School Psychologist passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Doug Pauley.

V.G. Negotiations
Negotiations Comiittee
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The Board Negotiations Committee has proposed the salary amount for the ESU 7 Administrator for the 2016-2017 term.

Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the 2016-2017 total compensation package of 10.44% increase for ESU 7 Administrator.

 

 



Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  2016-2017 total compensation package of 10.44% increase for ESU 7 Administrator passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Joyce Baumert.

V.H. ESU 7 Administrator Contract Amendment
Larianne Polk
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the amended ESU 7 Administrator Contract.

 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  ESU 7 Amended Administrator Contract passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Joyce Baumert.

V.I. Coordinating Agency for ESU 7 Special Ed Cooperative
Larianne Polk
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ESU 7 continues to serve as the coordinating agency for the ESU 7 Special Education Cooperative for 2016-2017.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take amy necessary action to approve the continuation of ESU 7 as the coordinating agency for the ESU 7 Special Education Cooperative for 2016-2017.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Continuation of ESU 7 as the coordinating agency for the ESU 7 Special Education Cooperative for 2016-2017 passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Terry Fusco.

V.J. First Reading of Policy 1.15 Change of Board Policies
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the first reading of Policy 1.15 Change of Board Policies as presented and advance it to the next meeting for second reading.

 

 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  First reading of Policy 1.15 Change of Board Policies and its advancement to the April 2016 Board meeting passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Wendy Rahtz.

VI. Discussion Items
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VI.A. Administrator's Report
Larianne Polk
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Facilities Update
Statewide Update
Administrator's Goals: Attached Monthly for your review.

ESUCC Minutes: Attached for your review.

Scorecard: Attached Monthly for your review.

Board Recognition Dinner Invitation

Notify Board Members of Expiring Terms (See attached application and overview)

Don Ellison, District 12

Wendy Rahtz, District 2

Richard Luebbe, District 4

Doug Kluth, District 6

Doug Pauley, District 8

Bob Norvell, District 10

 

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

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Adjournment of meeting at 6:40pm passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Joyce Baumert.