ESU 7
June 20, 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 Terry Fusco and a second by Dan Hoesly.

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 Jack Young and a second by Bob Norvell.

V. Action Items
Don Ellison or Designee
V.A. Board Absences
Don Ellison or Designee
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Jennifer Miller will be absent due to work-related travel.

Joyce Baumert will be absent due to family travel.

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 Richard Stephens.

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 Doug Pauley 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:$829,795.93 - Bills #63421 through #63633

Inservice bills total: $ 1004.75

SPED Arrears:CPS-$9729.22

 

TECH Arrears: David City $17.50, Howells-Dodge $39.00, Osceola $25.00, St. Bons.$100

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 Bob Norvell.

V.D. Reading of Policy 1.12.01 Administrator Evaluation
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve Policy 1.12.01 Administrator Evaluation as presented.

 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Policy Policy 1.12.01 Administrator Evaluation as presented passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Dan Hoesly.

V.E. Intent to Participate in Nebraska Technology Cooperative
Dan Ellsworth or Designee
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Intent of ESU 7 to participate in the Nebraska Technology Cooperative with other governmental units in a joint project to be financed with bonding and operated by at least two or more qualified public agencies for the purchase and use of any item of hardware or software used in providing for the delivery of information, including the purchasing of upgrades or related improvements to information technology for the operation of school districts, educational service units, and community colleges under and pursuant to Public Facilities Construction and Finance Act (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 72-2301 to 72-2308), and other laws, which joint project
would provide for the issuance of general obligation bonds of such school district in an amount not to exceed $100,000, upon such terms and conditions, and for a period to be determined in any final bond issuance resolution, which if deemed appropriate by the Board of ESU 7, would be considered at an upcoming meeting; and in the event the Board of ESU 7 determines to participate in the joint project, furtherance of such intent, does hereby approve of the following to serve as consultants for the project:

1. Bond counsel, Kutak Rock, LLP, of Omaha, Nebraska, to draft the necessary documents for creation of the cooperative and the issuance of such bonds as soon as practicable to allow final consideration of such bond issuance and the terms thereof at an upcoming meeting.

2. Underwriter, D.A. Davidson & Co., of Omaha, Nebraska, to solicit purchasers for such bonds as soon as practicable to allow final consideration of such bond issuance and the terms thereof at an upcoming meeting.

3. General counsel Perry, Guthery, Haase & Gessford, P.C., L.L.O., of Lincoln, Nebraska to develop the origination and operation of the Nebraska Technology Cooperative Program, and provide advice, direction, and assistance to school district administration, bond counsel, and underwriter to allow final consideration of such bond issuance and the terms thereof at an upcoming meeting.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the Intent to Participate in Nebraska Technology Cooperative Technology Bond as presented.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Intent to Participate in Nebraska Technology Cooperative Technology Bond as presented passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Jack Young.

V.F. SPED Contract
Darus Mettler
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Patricia Sparling joins the Cen7ter team as a Cen7ter teacher.  Patricia has been a classroom teacher at Immanuel Lutheran over the past 5 years.   Prior to working at Immanuel Lutheran she had worked for ESU7 in the Cen7ter for 2 years.  She has had multiple experiences with special needs children at many ages.  She is excited about this new position.  She has missed working with students with special needs.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the contracts for Patricia Sparling, Cen7ter Teacher.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Contracts for Patricia Sparling, Cen7ter Teacher passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Bob Norvell.

V.G. SPED Contract
Darus Mettler
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Kaise has a B.A. in Human Relations from Doane College.  She is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Orientation and Mobility (O&M) from Salus University.  She will be joining our vision team for the 2016-2017 school year.  She was able to job shadow with the vision team and she said it has reinforced her desire to be a part of the ESU7 team.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the contract for Kaise Recek, Orientation and Mobility Assistant.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Contract for Kaise Recek, Orientation and Mobility Assistant passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Doug Kluth.

V.H. Classified/Non-Certificated Contracts 2016-2017
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take action to approve classified contracts for 2016-2017 for Debbie Adams, Chris Chvala, Janet Ciboron, Travis Kassing, Joan Hassebrook, Kerri Jo Krivohlavek, Katy McNeil, Nathan Pfeifer, Michele Sells, Linda Shefcyk, Nancy Smith, Cindy Wieser, Paulette Wieser, Angie Arndt, Mary Brakenhoff, Tiffany Egger, Kris Johnson, Megan Kassing, Brock Hoover, Leslie Oldham, Julianne Wilke, Macy Lenihan, Becky Luchsinger, Sarah Sorenson, Traci Weverka, Cen7ter Tech (x3).

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Classified contracts for 2016-2017 for Debbie Adams, Chris Chvala, Janet Ciboron, Travis Kassing, Joan Hassebrook, Kerri Jo Krivohlavek, Katy McNeil, Nathan Pfeifer, Michele Sells, Linda Shefcyk, Nancy Smith, Cindy Wieser, Paulette Wieser, Angie Arndt, Mary Brakenhoff, Tiffany Egger, Kris Johnson, Megan Kassing, Brock Hoover, Leslie Oldham, Julianne Wilke, Macy Lenihan, Becky Luchsinger, Sarah Sorenson, Traci Weverka, Cen7ter Tech (x3) passed with a motion by Bob Norvell and a second by Richard Stephens.

V.I. Budgeting for additional 1%
Larianne Polk or designee
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Nebraska Statute allows an additional 1% in budgeted property tax asking requiring an affirmative vote of 75% of the governing body for approval.  These additional budget authority dollars remain critical as we continue to operate with the one and a half cent levy, no state aid funding for 2016-2017, and spending restrictions for the upcoming years.  In the event valuations change or additional funding becomes available, this action will allow ESU 7 additional budget authority to access those dollars.

Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the additional 1% in budgeted tax asking.

V.J. Final Tax Request Hearing
Larianne Polk
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to set the 2016-2017 ESU 7 Final Tax Request Hearing on September 19th, 5:25 p.m. ESU 7 Oak Conference Room.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Setting the date of 2016-2017 ESU 7 Final Tax Request Hearing on September 19th, 5:25 p.m. ESU 7 Oak Conference Room passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Dan Hoesly.

V.K. Budget Hearing and Budget Summary
Larianne Polk
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the date for the 2016-2017 ESU 7 Budget Hearing and Budget Summary on September 19th, 5:15 p.m. ESU 7 Oak Conference Room.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Setting the date of 2016-2017 ESU 7 Budget Hearing and Budget Summary on September 19th, 5:15 p.m. ESU 7 Oak Conference Room passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Bob Norvell.

V.L. 2016-2019 NNNC Interlocal Agreement
Larianne Polk or designee
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This agreement is for 2016-2019.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the NNNC Agreement as presented.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  2016-2019 NNNC Interlocal Agreement as presented passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Dan Hoesly.

V.M. NNNC Budget
Larianne Polk or designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the 2016-2017 NNNC Operating Budget as presented.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  2016-2017 NNNC Operating Budget as presented passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Terry Fusco.

V.N. Authorization of Administrator to Sign for Federal/State Funds
Larianne Polk
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to authorize ESU 7 Administrator, Larianne Polk as the official signature for all federal and state program funds from July 15, 2016-July 31, 2017.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Authorization of Administrator to Sign for Federal/State Funds passed with a motion by Bob Norvell and a second by Jack Young.

VI. Discussion Items
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VI.A. Administrator's Report
Larianne Polk
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Facilities Update
ESUCC Update - Lobbyist Update
Administrator's Goals - Attached for review

Scorecard - Attached for review.

AESA Student Loan Forgiveness Update: "I highlighted the key areas in the report that should be mentioned as the dramatic reduction available to your employees. Despite the fact there’s only three participants thus far, we can leverage our future messages to highlight the limited success and the impact this program can have throughout the ESU." - Patrick Connelly

NASB Candidate Forum: The Candidate Forums are designed to inform individuals who have filed for board member candidacy of their role on the board. This forum is free, and we highly encourage candidates in your district to attend. The forum will run from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, on the following dates: July 7 in Norfolk, July 12 in Gering, July 14 in Kearney,and July 19 in La Vista.

July Meeting: Administrator Polk will be absent from the July 2016 Board Meeting.

Attachments
VII. Adjournment
Don Ellison or Designee