ESU 7
March 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Actions Taken

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

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 amended passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Gary Wieseler.

V. Action Items
Don Ellison or Designee
V.A. Board Absences
Don Ellison or Designee
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Richard Luebbe 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 Terry Fusco 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 Doug Pauley and a second by Terry Fusco.

V.C. Presentation of Bills
Don Ellison or Designee
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The summary of bills for the current month total:$740,482.98 - Bills #64898 through #65063

Inservice bills total: $0

SPED Arrears:Elkhorn Valley: $1194.98

TECH Arrears: $0


Check # Amount Vendor Description
64910 $16,348.14 Boone Central Schools Title 1 Reimbursement
64918 $10,925.76 Capital One Migrant Travel
64933 $7,689.83 Cross Co. Schools Title 1 Reimbursement
64935 $10,000.00 Dan St. Romain Early Learning Contract
64952 $7,021.78 ESU 2 NNNC Quarterly bill
64954 $9,793.48 ESU 6 AV Repair
64955 $7,217.00 Fireguard Tech Bond clean agent fire
64966 $4,425.00 Heartland Communications Tech Bond phone system move
64967 $8,728.17 High Plains Title 1 Reimbursement
64991 $12,213.39 Leigh Community Schools Title 1 Reimbursement
65024 $5,915.53 Osceola Public School Title 1 Reimbursement
65049 $4,779.20 DAS State Accounting Central City DL connectivity and transport fee

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 Joyce Baumert.

V.D. Coordinating Agency for ESU 7 Special Education Cooperative
Larianne Polk
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ESU 7 continues to serve as the coordinating agency for the ESU 7 Special Education Cooperative for 2017-2018.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the continuation of ESU 7 as the coordinating agency for the ESU 7 Special Education Cooperative for 2017-2018.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Continuation of ESU 7 as the coordinating agency for the ESU 7 Special Education Cooperative for 2017-2018 passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Terry Fusco.

V.E. Negotiations
Negotiations Commiittee
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Chairman Kluth will give an overview of Negotiations Committee discussions regarding classified staff compensation for 2017-2018.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the classified total compensation package increase of  % as presented.

 

 



Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Classified total compensation package increase of 4% passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Richard Stephens.

V.F. ESU 7 Administrator Contract Amendment
Larianne Polk
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The Board Negotiations Committee has proposed the salary amount for the ESU 7 Administrator for the 2017-2018 term as detailed in the attached contract.

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 Doug Kluth and a second by Richard Stephens.

V.G. Reading of Policies 1.12 Employment of Administrator and 3.07 Payment of Salary
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve Policies 1.12 Employment of Administrator and 3.07 Payment of Salary as presented.

 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Policies 1.12 Employment of Administrator and 3.07 Payment of Salary as presented passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Joyce Baumert.

V.H. 2017-2018 Professional Employment Contracts
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Recommendation: Offer employment contracts for 2017-2018 to the following: Brooke Kavan 245 Days, Brooke Kohliha 245 Days, Mark Brady 245 Days, Laura Plas 245 Days, Dan Ellsworth 245 Days, Marcia Ostmeyer 245 Days, Otis Pierce 245 Days, Darus Mettler 245 Days for Educational Service Unit 7 employment.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Employment Contracts for Brooke Kavan 245 Days, Brooke Kohliha 245 Days, Mark Brady 245 Days, Laura Plas 245 Days, Dan Ellsworth 245 Days, Marcia Ostmeyer 245 Days, Otis Pierce 245 Days, Darus Mettler 245 Days for 2017-2018 as presented passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Terry Fusco.

VI. Discussion Items
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VI.A. President's Workshop Report
Don Ellison and Terry Fusco
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Board President Ellison and Vice President Fusco will give a report of their learning from the NASB President's Workshop in Norfolk on March 5-6, 2017.

VI.B. Back to Basics of School Law Report
Richard Stephens and Gary Wieseler
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Board Members Stephens and Wieseler will give an overview of topics covered at the Back to Basics of School Law Conference on March 16, 2017 in Norfolk.

 

VI.C. AdvancED Update
Larianne Polk
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Administrator Polk will discuss the upcoming ESU 7 AdvancED Visit.

Attachments
VI.D. Administrator's Report
Larianne Polk
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Facilities Update

  • Phone System
  • Data Center
  • Boiler

ESUCC Update
Quarterly Report

  • Administrator's Goals
  • Scorecard

Upcoming Events

  • April 18, 2017 Board Dinner - TUESDAY
  • Board Member Photos in April

Discuss the Legislature

 

Attachments
VII. Adjournment
Don Ellison or Designee