ESU 7
September 15, 2014 7:00 PM
Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Notification of Open Meetings Law
2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Recognition of Visitors
5. Board Absences
Rationale

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

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to excuse absent board directors passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Doug Pauley.

6. Public Comment
7. Minutes
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve minutes as presented passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Dan Hoesly.

8. Treasurers Report
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve treasurers report as presented passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Bob Norvell.

9. Adoption of the 2014-2015 Budget
Larianne Polk
Rationale

The board takes action to set the 2014-2015 budget at $2,251,637.00.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  The 2014-2015 budget set at $10,958,383.00 passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Terry Fusco.

10. Resolution for Tax Asking and Final Levy
Rationale

The board takes action to adopt the resolution setting the ESU 7 tax asking levy for 2014-2015 at .015.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  The resolution to adopt the ESU 7 tax asking levy for 2014-2015 at .015 passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Doug Kluth.

11. Presentation of Bills
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the Bills as presented passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Doug Pauley.

12. Inservice Account
Rationale

No Activity

13. Student Services Billing
Rationale

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

14. 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.

15. Migrant Resignation
Dee Condon
Rationale

Diane Garcia, Migrant Recruiter, has submitted her resignation, effective September 24, 2014. A letter of resignation is attached.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Diana Garcia's resignation was passed with a motion by Bob Norvell and a second by Wendy Rahtz.

16. Migrant Re-assignment
Dee Condon
Rationale

Nebraska Department of Education has made changes in the distribution of  ID&R areas in Nebraska, specifically the area assigned to ESU 7.  The Central areas are being re-assigned to the Hastings Head Start Project.  This means as of October 1, two of the current recruiters will no longer be under contract with ESU 7 and will begin working for the Hastings Head Start Project.  This start date corresponds with the Migrant Education grant year. An explanation from Sue Henry, NDE, is attached.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Resignations for Aida Olivas and Lilia Coronado passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Wendy Rahtz.

17. Policy Update First Reading
Larianne Polk
Rationale

The first reading of board policy 2.01 will be conducted.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Approval of first reading of Policy 2.01 and forward to October meeting passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Wendy Rahtz.

18. Budget Review Process
Larianne Polk
Rationale

Once again we are at the end of another budget preparation cycle. I would like to review the process and look for any suggestions to improve the process.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:   passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Wendy Rahtz.

19. Negotiations Review
Larianne Polk
20. Negotiations Committee
Larianne Polk
Rationale

The timeline for negotiations/collective bargaining will be reviewed. First meeting to be held by November 1, 2014.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Committee of Board members Gene Burton through Dec. 2014, Doug Kluth, Richard Stephens and Richard Luebbe. passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Terry Fusco.

21. Board Visits
Larianne Polk
Rationale

The last visitation to local boards regarding ESU 7 services was done in 2011. A visitation team consisting of an ESU Board Member and staff member would make the visit.

22. Administrator Report/Other Business
Larianne Polk
Rationale

Facilities update, PST Retreat Update, Upcoming Board Conferences

23. Adjournment