ESU 7
October 20, 2014 7:00 PM
Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Notification of Open Meetings Law
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale



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.  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.

 

2. Roll Call
Don Ellison or Designee
3. Pledge of Allegiance
Don Ellison or Designee
4. Recognition of Visitors
Don Ellison or Designee
5. Board Absences
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale

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

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Excusal of absent board directors passed with a motion by Eric Stewart and a second by Terry Fusco.

6. Public Comment
Don Ellison or Designee
7. Minutes
Don Ellison or Designee
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Minutes as amended passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Dan Hoesly.

8. Treasurers Report
Don Ellison or Designee
Attachments
Actions Taken

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

9. Presentation of Bills
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale

The summary of bills for September totaling $640,943.03.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Bills in the amount of $640,943.03 passed with a motion by Gene Burton and a second by Dan Hoesly.

10. Inservice Account
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale

The total of inservice bills for September total $176.56.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Inservice Bills in the amount of $176.56 passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Eric Stewart.

11. Services Billing
Darus Mettler/Dan Ellsworth
Rationale

  • Technology: No schools in arrears
  • SPED:  No schools in arrears

12. AdvancED Update
Professional Staff
Rationale

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

 

13. Spotlight School District
Otis Pierce
Rationale

 The Board will be updated as to the Leadership, Services, and Support provided to Boone Central School District. 

14. BrightBytes Summit Report
Otis Pierce
Rationale

October 6-8, 2014, Otis Pierce attended the 2014 BrightBytes Summit in San Francisco, CA.  Information from this conference will be shared and discussed. 

15. Migrant/Title 1C Work Contracts
Dee Condon
Rationale

Work agreements for Diana Garcia-Recruiter, and Jana Coble-tutor, Mary Svatora-tutor, Mary Molle-tutor, Jodie Peetz-tutor, and Erin Raune-tutor for hours as needed by the schools, and Anahi Perez, O'Neill Public Schools, Full Time Home School Liaison.

Staff Recommendation: Approve the Migrant Education Staff as listed above. 

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Work agreements for Diana Garcia, Jana Coble, Mary Svatora, Mary Mollie, Jodie Peetz and Erin Raune and Anahi Perez, O'Neill Public Schools, Full Time Home School Liaison for 2014-2015 passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Wendy Rahtz.

16. SPED Resignation
Darus Mettler
Rationale

Staff Recommendation: Board approve Nancy Goodwater's resignation. 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Nancy Goodwater's resignation passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Eric Stewart.

17. Policy 2.01 Second Reading
Larianne Polk
Rationale

Staff Recommendation: Approve Policy 2.01. 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Second Reading of Policy 2.01 passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Eric Stewart.

18. Policy 2.18 First Reading
Larianne Polk
Rationale

Staff Recommendation: Board approve first reading of Policy 2.18 and advance to second reading in November.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  The first reading of Policy 2.18 and its advancement to the November meeting passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Wendy Rahtz.

19. Policy 1.02 Reading
Larianne Polk
Rationale

ESU 7 is using eMeetings as its platform for publicly communicating board related activity.  As a result, Policy 1.02 must be revised to reflect this change effective this meeting.  According to Policy 1.15 the board may approve Policies without a second reading.

Staff Recommendation: Board approve Policy 1.02 without second reading. 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Policy 1.02 with no second reading passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Jack Young.

20. Disposal of Property from Inventory
Larianne Polk/Beth Kabes
Rationale

Staff Recommendation: Board approve the disposal of the attached items from inventory.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  The disposal of purged inventory passed with a motion by Eric Stewart and a second by Doug Pauley.

21. NASB Regional Meeting Report
Attendees
Rationale

Several Board members and Larianne Polk attended the NASB Regional meetings.  Information from these meetings will be shared and discussed. 

22. 2014 Delegate Assembly/State Ed Conference
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale

In addition to Bob Norvell, the Board selects one additional board member to represent ESU 7 at the Delegate Assembly in Omaha on November 21, 2014. 

Staff Recommendation: Board select one additional board member to represent ESU at the Delegate Assembly in Omaha. 

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Selection of Gene Burton and Bob Norvell to represent ESU 7 as voting members for NESUBA and Bob Norvell as the Delegate Representative passed with a motion by Eric Stewart and a second by Terry Fusco.

23. Negotiations Committee Update
Doug Kluth and Committee
Rationale

Negotiations committee met on Sept. 29 and Oct. 20.  An update will be provided to the Board.

23.A. Summary
Head Negotiator
24. Statewide Update
Larianne Polk
Rationale

The ESU Administrator Coordinating Council met on October 8-9 in Lincoln.  Outcomes from this meeting will be shared. 

Click here for the link to the Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council meeting minutes.

25. Connect Columbus Americorps NCCC
Larianne Polk/Dee Condon
Rationale

ESU 7, in partnership with Camp Luther, United Way, Columbus Housing Authority, and Habitat for Humanity have been approved to provide a work experience for a team of 8-12 Americorps team members to participate in various service projects in the Columbus area.  The concept paper has been approved and now awaits application approval. Time frame for this project is April 30-June 11, 2014. 

26. Restroom Remodel
Larianne Polk
Rationale

The restrooms in the North Building of ESU are in disrepair and are in need of repair and updating.  We would like to research costs for remodeling the two bathrooms to the east of the Oak Room and the two bathrooms in the Cottonwood Room area.  Costs will be shared with the board at a later meeting. 

Staff Recommendation: Board to give permission for further study as to the cost of this project to be presented at the November meeting. 

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Permission to research quotes for remodeling the four bathrooms in the North ESU Building passed with a motion by Gene Burton and a second by Wendy Rahtz.

27. Administrator Report/Other Business
Larianne Polk
Rationale

  • Update on Don
  • Update on upcoming conferences
  • Auditor Update
  • Board/Staff Relationship Building
  • Facilities update (doors, stumps)

28. Adjournment
Don Ellison or Designee
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m. passed with a motion by Gene Burton and a second by Jack Young.