ESU 7
August 18, 2014 7:00 PM
Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Notification of Open Meetings Law
2. Roll Call
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:   passed with a motion by Gene Burton and a second by Donald Ellison.

3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Recognition of Visitors
5. Board Absences
Rationale

Staff Recommendation: That the board approve/disapprove absent board member(s).

6. Amendment of Agenda
7. Public Comment
8. Minutes
9. Treasurers Report
10. Presentation of Bills
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the Bills as presented passed with a motion by Gene Burton and a second by Donald Ellison.

11. Inservice Account
Rationale

Staff Recommendation: The board approve the expenditures for the August inservice account in the amount of $40.00.

12. Student Services Billing
Larianne Polk
Rationale

There is one school in arrears: Twin River SRS $1926.00 and final $10,547.39.

13. AdvancED Update
Professional Staff
Rationale

Professional Services Staff will report on progress of the Goals as identified from AdvancED recommendations and Strategic Planning.

Staff Recommendation: Information only, no action required.

14. Technology Intern Report
Dan Ellsworth
Rationale

As requested, Dan will give a report of the Technology Intern program to help aide the board's decision on continuing the program.

Staff Recommendation: Information only, no action required.

15. Budget Transfer-Request
Larianne Polk
Rationale

Beth Kabes is requesting transfer of funds from Distance Learning Flow-Through 8001-310 Professional Services to 8001-670 External Travel of $2,000.

Staff Recommendation: The board approve the transfer of funds from Distance Learning Flow-Through 8001-310 Professional Services to 8001-670 External Travel of $2,000.

16. Budget Review/Update
Larianne Polk/Staff
Rationale

We will continue the finalization 2014-2015 Budget Review Process by reviewing final sections. Once again we will need to change the September agenda sequence per Board Policy 1.02.0 I to place the approval of bills after the board approval of the 2014-2015 Budget.

Staff Recommendation: Information and approve/disapprove September agenda sequence change.

17. 2014-2015 Mileage Rate
Larianne Polk
Rationale

The negotiated agreement and Board Policy 3.14 requires that all employees covered by that agreement receive mileage at the posted federal rate from IRS. Currently, all of our employees are paid at the same rate as approved on January 1,2014.

Staff Recommendation: The board approve the mileage rate as per Board Policy 3.14 for the 2014-2015 year at the posted IRS rate which is currently .56 cents per mile.

18. Authorized Depositories
Larianne Polk
Rationale

Board Policy 1.09 requires the ESU 7 Board to annually authorize depositories for unit funds. The checking accounts are currently at First National Bank & Trust in Columbus. In August, 1988, the board authorized the Administrator and Board Treasurer to contact banks in the unit area to invest money at the best rate. Current investments are listed on the Treasurer's Report included in the board packet.

Staff Recommendation: The board takes action and verifies the procedures for selecting depositories for unit funds during the fiscal year 2014-2015.

19. Non-Public Schools A V Service Repair Fee
Larianne Polk
Rationale

Board Policy 1.08 requires the board to annually approve the yearly fee schedule for audiovisual repair services for private schools in the ESU 7 area. The current fee schedule is attached.

Staff Recommendation: The board approve a 2014-2015 Audio Visual Repair Fee

Schedule for ESU 7 non public schools.

20. ALICAP Premium Update
Larianne Polk
Rationale

The ALICAP Premium billing for 2014-2015 has been received. This insurance program is a part of our membership with NASB. This year's pricing includes the eighth rebate credit that we have received since joining the plan.

Staff Recommendation: Information only, no action required.

21. Administrator Report/Other Business
22. Adjournment
23. College Course List
Larianne Polk
Rationale

Board Policy 3.02 requires that the ESU 7 Board review and approve proposedcollege courses to be taught by ESU 7 staff, Dave Perkins and Barb Friesth, for theupcoming year.

The classes to be offered over the next school year for Wayne State Collegecredit are attached.

Staff Recommendation: The board approves the college course list as presented.