ESU 7
April 18, 2016 4:00 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
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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 Dan Hoesly and a second by Doug Pauley.

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
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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 Doug Pauley.

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 Jack Young.

V.C. Presentation of Bills
Don Ellison or Designee
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The summary of bills for the current month total:$544,276.75 - Bills #63104 through #63250

Inservice bills total: $0

SPED Arrears:Humphrey $21,353.05

TECH Arrears: Leigh $370.76, St. Edward $1,502.02, St. John Lutheran $962.50

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 Dan Hoesly and a second by Wendy Rahtz.

V.D. Second 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 second reading of Policy 1.15 Change of Board Policies as presented.

 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  After second reading, Policy 1.15 Change of Board Policies, passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Doug Pauley.

V.E. First Reading of Policy 1.19 Board Member Vacancy
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the first reading of Policy  1.19 Board Member Vacancy as presented and advance it to the next meeting for second reading.

 

 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  First reading of Policy 1.19 Board Member Vacancy and its advancement to the May 2016 meeting passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Jack Young.

V.F. SPED Contract
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Laura Mettler is an ASHA certified Speech/Language Pathologist (SLP). She grew up in Iowa and currently resides in Norfolk. Laura graduated from the University of South Dakota at Vermillion with her Bachelor of Arts in 1982 and her Master of Arts in 1984 in Speech and Language Disorders. She has worked since that time as a SLP working for Wakonda Public Schools, Educational Service Unit 8, Regroup Adult Rehabilitation, and most recently, Norfolk Public Schools for the past 19 years. Laura has had training and experience working with a wide range of ages and disabilities, including Autism, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Impairments in Articulation, Language, Fluency, and Voice, Developmental Delays, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Downs Syndrome, Emotionally Disturbed, and Alternative-Augmentative Communication. Her expertise in these areas has led to mentoring and supervising SLPs during student internships and/or Clinical Fellowship Years. Those who have worked with Laura describe her as prepared, organized, flexible, compassionate, and competent. Laura Mettler is a welcomed addition to the ESU7 SLP team and we are excited for her to serve our students, families, and districts.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the 2016-2017 contract of Laura Mettler, Speech Language Pathologist.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  2016-2017 Speech Language Pathologist contract for Laura Mettler, passed with a motion by Richard Stephens 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 Penny Brown, Speech Language Pathologist Administrator/ILDC Facilitator.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Resignation of Penny Brown, Speech Language Pathologist Administrator/ILDC Facilitator passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Dan Hoesly.

V.H. Professional Development Contract
Marci Ostmeyer
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Brooke Koliha joins the ESU 7 Professional Development Team from the Humphrey Public Schools.  She is presently a kindergarten teacher and a lead member of the RtI/MTSS team. Brooke began her career with 8 years as a Title 1 teacher in the ESU 7 Cooperative. She is pursuing her doctorate in reading through UNL. Her extensive training and her experience with many of the reading programs being used within the ESU 7 districts will be an asset to the students and educators as well as to the Professional Development department.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve contracts for Brooke Koliha, Professional Development Coordinator.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Contracts for Brooke Koliha as presented passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Terry Fusco.

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

ESUCC Updates - See Attached Powerpoint

Scorecard - Attached for Review

50th Year Celebration

Administrator Contract - Average views on Website

Adjournment

Upcoming Dates

 

Attachments
VII. Adjournment
Don Ellison or Designee
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