ESU 7
April 18, 2017 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 Doug Pauley and a second by Jack Young.

III.A. Use of Consent Agenda: Order of Business, Regular Meetings for May and June 2017
Don Ellison or designee
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ESU 7 Board Members would like to test the use of a consent agenda in the May and June 2017 Meetings.

Policy 1.02.01 Order of Business, Regular Meetings.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the test use of a consent agenda for the May and June 2017 Board Meetings.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Test use of a consent agenda for the May and June 2017 Board Meetings as presented passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Richard Stephens.

IV. Approval of Minutes for Regular Meeting and Board Beliefs Training in March 2017
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 Joyce Baumert.

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 travel.

Dan Hoesly will be absent due to family travel.

 

Staff Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to approve the Board member absences.

 

 




Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve absent Board members passed with a motion by Richard Stephens 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 Joyce Baumert 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:$615,943.23 - Bills #65066 through #65223

Inservice bills total: $ 0

SPED Arrears:$0

TECH Arrears: High Plains $197.50

Check # Amount Vendor Description
65091 $8,922.44 Capital One PD/Board/Title IIa/Migrant Travel/Registrations
65102 $13,670.00 Close Up Foundation Migrant Student Program
65117 $5,639.38 Eakes Office Solutions Copiers
65124 $9,793.48 ESU 6 AV Repair
65140 $15,253.00 Humphrey Public Schools Title 1 Reimbursement
65222 $5,719.42 West Point Public Schools Title III Reimbursement


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 Terry Fusco and a second by Gary Wieseler.

V.D. Reading of Policies 3.29.01 Milk Expression and 3.30 Family Medical Leave
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve policies 3.29.01 Milk Expression and 3.30 Family Medical Leave as presented.

 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Policies 3.29.01 Milk Expression and 3.30 Family Medical Leave as presented passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Joyce Baumert.

V.E. Special Education Contracts for 1 Speech-Language Pathologist and 3 School Psychologists and 2 Life Skills Techs
Darus Mettler
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Michelle Konwinski - Life Skills Tech for May 1-17, 2017

Angie Beckman - Life Skills Tech for April 3-May 17, 2017

Shayna Cepel – Speech Language Pathologist

Shayna received her BA in communication Disorders from UNK.  She went on to complete her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology.  Shayna has been drawn to students with special needs through her work as a paraprofessional in the Wilmac Special Education Unit.  She has also worked with adults with special needs through Versatile in Columbus.  Shayna shared that she had a great experience job shadowing Michelle Smith at ESU7.

Jaclyn Ternus – School Psychologist

Jackie received her BA in Psychology from Creighton University.  She went on to receive her MA in school psychology and her Education Specialist from University of Nebraska at Omaha.  Jackie has had work experience in Rochester and Austin Minnesota.  She is a nonviolent Crisis Intervention Trainer.  Jackie has served as a regional trainer for the Minnesota Department of Education on Response to Intervention.

April Becker – School Psychologist

April is a school psychologist with a counseling background.  She attended UNL to get her BA in psychology.  Then she completed her Education Specialist degree at UNK.  April has recently completed her Masters in Supervision of Special Education. She has had work experiences at Columbus Public Schools.  April has experience with Student Assistance Teams, Response to Intervention, and Muti-tiered Systems of Support.

JoLynn Mescher – School Psychologist

JoLynn is a school psychologist with Applied Behavioral Analysis certification.  She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Communications Disorders from UNK.  She went on to complete her Education Specialist degree in School Psychology at UNK.  She has had work experiences with CNSSP in Grand Island and ESU8 in Neligh.

She will be an assistant to Brandy Rose in developing the ESU 7 Behavior Analyst program.

Recommendation: Contracts for Angie Beckman, Life Skills Tech, Michelle Konwinski, Life Skills Tech, Shayna Cepel, Speech-Language Pathologist, Jaclyn Ternus, School Psychologist, April Becker, School Psychologist, and JoLynn Mescher, School Psychologist as presented.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Contracts for Angie Beckman, Life Skills Tech, Michelle Konwinski, Life Skills Tech, Shayna Cepel, Speech-Language Pathologist, Jaclyn Ternus, School Psychologist, April Becker, School Psychologist, and JoLynn Mescher, School Psychologist as presented passed with a motion by Richard Stephens and a second by Jack Young.

Motion Passed:  Contract for April Becker at Step 9 as School Psychologist as presented passed with a motion by Richard Stephens and a second by Joyce Baumert.

V.F. Special Education Resignations 1 Life Skills Tech, 1 School Psychologist, 1 Orientation and Mobility Assistant and 1 Speech-Language Pathologist
Darus Mettler
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to accept the resignations of Mary Brakenhoff, Orientation and Mobility Assistant, Julie Graham, Speech-Language Pathologist, Mary McHargue, School Psychologist, and Macy Lenihan, Life Skills Tech as presented.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Resignations of Mary Brakenhoff, Orientation and Mobility Assistant, Julie Graham, Speech-Language Pathologist, Mary McHargue, School Psychologist, and Macy Lenihan, Life Skills Tech as presented passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Jack Young.

V.G. Retirement Resolutions for 1 Speech-Language Pathologist, 1 School Psychologist and 1 Orientation and Mobility Assistant
Don Ellison or designee
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The resolutions of the ESU 7 retirees will be read.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the retirement resolutions for Mary Brakenhoff, Orientation and Mobility Assistant, Julie Canaday Graham, Speech - Language Pathologist and Mary McHargue, School Psychologist as presented.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Retirement resolutions for Mary Brakenhoff, Orientation and Mobility Assistant, Julie Canaday Graham, Speech - Language Pathologist and Mary McHargue, School Psychologist as presented passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Richard Stephens.

VI. Discussion Items
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VI.A. Budget Committee Report
Terry Fusco
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Chairman Fusco will summarize discussions from the Budget Meeting held earlier today.  Next Budget Meeting will be held on May 15, 2017 at 4:30pm in the Walnut Room.

VI.B. Replacement of 1 Vehicle Using Statewide Vehicle Bid and Buy
Larianne Polk
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Discussion of replacing the 2008 Impala with 111,247 miles using the Nebraska State Automotive Purchasing System through the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services State Purchasing Bureau.

Policy 2.03 Payment for Supplies and Bidding

 

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

  • Replacement Vehicle

ESUCC Update
Administrator's Goals - Attached for your Review

Scorecard

 

 

Attachments
VII. Adjournment
Don Ellison or Designee