ESU 7
February 20, 2017 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 with the amendment of items III.A and III.B following the approval of the agenda.

 

 

 

 

 

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Agenda as presented with amendments passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Doug Pauley.

III.A. 2017-2018 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 2017-2018.  After the Board approval, the 2017-2018 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 2017 - 2018 as presented.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Levy Core Services Plan for 2017-2018 as presented passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Terry Fusco.

III.B. Migrant Education Robotics Program
Larianne Polk or designee
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Here is some info. about the robotics program:

The Migrant Education Program piloted a new robotics program with middle school students in Schuyler. FIRST LEGO League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field. Students learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM). They develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions to judges. They also practice the Program’s Core Values, which emphasize discovery, teamwork and good sportsmanship.

The Migrant Education Program's First Lego League consisted of 5 students in grades 6 and 8.
They met 2-3 times per week from August until the end of January.

On January 28th, the team competed against 26 other teams from across Nebraska at the regional qualifier competition at Lakeview High School in Columbus. At this competition, the team was awarded the Judges' Award. This special recognition allows judges to recognize remarkable teams who, in the course of competition, demonstrate unique efforts, performance or dynamics that merit recognition.

We are so proud of the students and their hard work, and we are anxious to expand this robotics program in the future!

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 Dan Hoesly.

V. Action Items
Don Ellison or Designee
V.A. Board Absences
Don Ellison or Designee
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Jack Young will be absent due to personal 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 Richard Stephens and a second by Doug Kluth.

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 Doug Pauley and a second by Doug Kluth.

V.C. Presentation of Bills
Don Ellison or Designee
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The summary of bills for the current month total:$748,561.54 - Bills #64719 through #64897

Inservice bills total: $ 0

SPED Arrears:0

TECH Arrears: Clarkson $653.04, Columbus Christian $249.89, East Butler $997.17, Immanuel Lutheran $48.73, St. Edward $836.69

Check # Amount Vendor Description
64753 $17,975.70 Columbus Carpet Labor and extra supplies
64770 $5,000.00 David City Public School Carl Perkins
64771 $13,100.00 Diamong Heating & Air Tech Bond Hardware
64773 $11,468.77 Eakes Office Solution Copier Maintenance
64776 $24,000.00 Elec. Engineering Tech Bond Generator
64782 $9,793.48 ESU 6 AV Repair
64785 $4,769.60 Fireguard Tech Bond clean agent fire
64796 $6,439.50 Howells-Dodge Title 1 Reimbursement
64806 $5,602.08 JH Electric Tech Bond Wiring
64808 $9,855.00 Kagan Professional Development Title IIA Coop Learning Day
64828 $45,615.00 Management Services for Education Data Migrant MIS2000 Licenses
64852 $5,904.66 Osceola Public School Title 1 Reimbursement
64854 $13,955.32 Palmer Public School Title 1 Reimbursement
64869 $7,630.00 Rosetta Stone LTD Title III Software Renewal Licenses
64876 $16,795.67 Shelby-Rising City Title 1 Reimbursement
64878 $9,582.92 St Edward Public School Title 1 Reimbursement
64881 $4,779.20 DAS State Accounting Central City DL connectivity and transport fee
64895 $9,395.79 Weidenhammer Alio accounting software annual support


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 Dan Hoesly.

V.D. Reading of Policy 1.03.01 Duties of Officers
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve Policy 1.03.01 Duties of Officers as presented.

 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Policy 1.03.01 Duties of Officers as presented passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Terry Fusco.

V.E. NASB Membership Dues
Larianne Polk
Rationale

Annual Membership Dues for NASB Fiscal Year 4/1/2017 to 3/31/2018 are $735.00 if paid by 4/1/17, otherwise they are $750.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve payment of annual NASB Membership Dues for 2017-2018.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Payment of Annual NASB Membership Dues for 2017-2018 passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Dan Hoesly.

V.F. Migrant Teacher Contract
Rationale

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to accept the contract for Misty Liakos, Migrant Teacher for the Columbus Public School Spring Break Program.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Contract for Misty Liakos, Migrant Teacher for the Columbus Public School Spring Break Program passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Richard Stephens.

V.G. SPED Resignations
Rationale

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to accept the resignations of Sarah Taylor, Speech Language Pathologist and Patricia Sparling, Cen7ter Teacher as presented.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Resignations of Sarah Taylor, Speech Language Pathologist and Patricia Sparling, Cen7ter Teacher as presented passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Dan Hoesly.

V.H. Audit Report
Larianne Polk
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Romans, Wiemer & Associates, CPAs, completed an audit of ESU 7's fiscal year ending on August, 31, 2016 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 2015-2016 Audit as presented.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  2015-2016 Audit Report as presented passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Doug Kluth.

V.I. Negotiations
Negotiations Commiittee
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Chairman Kluth will give an overview of Negotiations Committee discussions thus far.

 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the Leadership Team total compensation and Classified total compensation agreements as presented.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  The Leadership Team total compensation increase of 4% as presented passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Dan Hoesly.

VI. Discussion Items
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VI.A. AdvancED Update
Larianne Polk
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Administrator Polk will discuss the upcoming ESU 7 AdvancED Visit.

Attachments
VI.B. Education Forum Report
Larianne Polk and Richard Stephens
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Administrator Polk and Richard Stephens will give an overview of their attendance at the NASB Education Forum on February 8-9, 2017.

VI.C. Board Visit Report
Don Ellison and Darus Mettler
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Don Ellison and Darus Mettler will give an overview of their Board Visit to David City Public Schools.

Columbus Public Schools will host their visit on February 20, 2017.

Leigh Public Schools is scheduled to host their visit on March 14, 2017.

VI.D. Administrator's Report
Larianne Polk
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Facilities Update
ESUCC Update
Administrator's Goals - Attached for your Review

Scorecard

Perry Law Policy Updates

Migrant Vacancy Update

Upcoming Events

Legislative Updates

SIMPL/WDE Update

 

 

Attachments
VII. Adjournment
Don Ellison or Designee