ESU 7
December 15, 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 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.

 

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: Discuss, consider and take action to approve the board absences. 

Actions Taken

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

6. Public Comment
Don Ellison or Designee
7. Minutes
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale




Correction:
The motion for Agenda Item 20 was written as "Recognition of the SPED Negotiation Team (ESUEA) passed with a motion by Eric Stewart and a second by Wendy Rahtz."  The corrected motion should read, "Recognition of the SPED Negotiation Team (ESUEA) as the exclusive bargaining agent for non-supervisory certificated staff for 2016-2017 term passed with a motion by Eric Stewart and a second by Wendy Rahtz.



Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take action to approve the corrected minutes.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve corrected minutes passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Jack Young.

8. Treasurers Report
Larianne Polk
Rationale

Recommendation: Discuss, consider, and take action to approve the Treasurer's Report as presented.

Attachments
Actions Taken

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

9. Excess Lodging
Darus Mettler
Rationale

Lenette Sprunk - Partnership/Professional Development Conference - $285.81
Sonja Chatfield-Peetz - Partnership/Professional Development Conferece - $15.47

Recommendation: Discuss, consider, and take action to approve the excess lodging expenses. 

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Excess lodging claims for Lenette Sprunk and Sonja Chatfield-Peetz for $301.28 passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Wendy Rahtz.

10. Presentation of Bills
Larianne Polk
Rationale

The summary of bills for December totaling $717,852.48.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider, and take action to approve the December bills. 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Bills in the amount of $717,852.48. passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Terry Fusco.

11. Services Billing
Darus Mettler/Dan Ellsworth
Rationale

  • The following is information on payments in arrears:
    • Technology: High Plains $548.75, Clarkson $70.00, Palmer $26.25
    • SPED: Grand Island $462.28, Osceola $11,043.44, Palmer $122.85, West Boyd $223.40 & $162.95 

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 - Humphrey Public Schools
Beth Kabes
Rationale

The Board will be updated as to the Leadership, Services, and Support provided to Humphrey Public Schools.

Click here to link to see presentation on Humphrey School District.

14. Cen7ter Tech Agreement
Darus Mettler
Rationale

  

Megan Graybill will join Cen7ter as .75 FTE job coach.  She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Wayne State College and has various experiences in working with students ages K-12th grade.  We are excited to have her join our team.


Recommendation: Discuss, consider, and take action to approve Megan Graybill's work agreement. 

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Cen7ter Tech Work Agreement for Megan Graybill passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Jack Young.

15. Policy 1.02.01 Order of Business, Regular Meetings Second Reading
Rationale

Recommendation: Discuss, consider, and take action to approve Policy 1.02.01.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  After Second Reading, Policy 1.02.01 Order of Business, Regular Meetings passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Jack Young.

16. Policy 1.02.05 Organizational Meeting First Reading
Rationale

Recommendation: Discuss, consider, and take action to approve the first reading of Policy 1.02.05 and advance to January meeting for second reading.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  First reading of Policy 1.02.05 Organizational Meeting and its advancement to the January meeting passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Doug Kluth.

17. Negotiations Committee Update
Committee Chair
Rationale

Recommendation: Discuss, consider, and take action to approve one year agreement with 3.2575% total compensation package increase including $11,418 Equity Pay and board contribution of 1/2 of a single health insurance premium with $500 deductible. 

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Tabling until January the motion, "One year agreement with 3.2575% total compensation package increase including $11,418 Equity Pay and board contribution of 1/2 of a single health insurance premium with $500 deductible for certificated non-supervisory special education staff." passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Gene Burton.

18. AESA and NASB Conference Reports
Attendees
Rationale

The following members and staff attended the NASB State Conference in LaVista, November 20-12, 2015.  Bob Norvell, Gene Burton, Dick Stephens, Doug Pauley, Larianne Polk and Otis Pierce.


The following members and staff attended the AESA Conference in San Diego, December 3-5, 2015.  Don Ellison, Terry Fusco, Dan Hoesly, Doug Kluth, Dick Luebbe, Wendy Rahtz, Jack Young, Beth Kabes, Darus Mettler and Larianne Polk.

19. Administrator Evaluation
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale

The annual administrator evaluation will be summarized by Don Ellison. 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider, and take action to approve the ESU 7 Administrator evaluation.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Moving the ESU 7 Administrator Evaluation to January meeting passed with a motion by Gene Burton and a second by Wendy Rahtz.

20. Administrator Report/Other Business
Larianne Polk
Rationale

  • Mileage rate increase from .56 cents to .575 cents beginning January 1, 2015
  • Facilities update
  • Safety report
  • January Board Pictures
  • January pre-board meeting technology training
  • Administrator's Intent to Extend
  • Goal update

Attachments
21. Adjournment
Actions Taken

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