ESU 7
January 19, 2015 7:00 PM
Regular Board of Directors Meeting
I. Call the meeting to order
Board President 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.


Newly elected board members, District 3-Jennifer Miller and District 9-Joyce Baumert will take the Oath of Office along with re-elected members, District 1-Richard Stephens, District 5-Jack Young, District 7-Dan Hoesly and District 11-Terry Fusco.

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I.A. Notification of Open Meetings Law
Board President 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
Board President or Designee
I.C. Pledge of Allegiance
Board President or Designee
II. Public Forum
Board President or Designee
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The board has the discretion to limit the amount of time set aside for public participation.

Public Participation in Board Meetings Policy 1.02.02

II.A. Welcome Visitors
Board President or Designee
II.B. Public Comment
Board President or Designee
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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
Board President 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 all necessary action to approve agenda as presented.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Agenda as presented passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Terry Fusco.

IV. Approval of Minutes
Board President 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 Terry Fusco and a second by Jennifer Miller.

V. Action Items
Board President or Designee
V.A. Election of President of the Board of Directors
Board President or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to elect         as President of Board of Directors. 

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Election of Don Ellison as President of the Board of Directors, Richard Stephens as Vice President of the Board of Directors, Wendy Rahtz as Secretary of the Board of Directors, Linda Shefcyk as Treasurer and Mary Lou Hilger as Secretary to the Board of Directors was passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Terry Fusco.

V.B. Treasurer's Report
Board President 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 Terry Fusco and a second by Dan Hoesly.

V.C. Presentation of Bills
Board President or Designee
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The summary of bills for the current month total: $544,806.35  - Bills #60610 through #60764
Inservice bills: None
Special Education Arrears: ESU 6 Sept.-Nov. $2060.69, O’Neill Nov. $108.21, Palmer Nov. $122.85
Technology Arrears: Oct. Palmer $26.25, Nov. Clarkson $105, Nov. High Plains $78.75, Immanuel Lutheran $12.50, St. Edward $37.50,St. Isidore $25, St. Michael $8.75,Twin River $3,910.42


Excess lodging total: Don Ellison $215.03, Terry Fusco $59.88, Dan Hoesly $171.57, Doug Kluth $345.28, Richard Luebbe $319.18, Wendy Rahtz $494.16, Jack Young $215.03, Darus Mettler $114.29, Larianne Polk $538.25


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 Bob Norvell and a second by Dan Hoesly.

V.D. Audit Report
Board President or Designee
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The 2013-2014 Audit Report has been completed and the report is attached for information and review.

Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take action to approve the 2013-2014 State Audit Report

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  State 2013-2014 Audit Report passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Jack Young.

V.E. Negotiations
Board President or Designee
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The Board Negotiation Committee has reached an agreement with the Educational Service Unit Association (ESUEA) related to the Master Agreement language and compensation.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the Master Agreement for Special Education ESUEA for the 2015-2016 term.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  The Master Agreement for Special Education ESUEA for 2016-2017 passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Richard Stephens.

V.F. Second Reading of Policy 1.02.05 Organizational Meeting
Board President or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the second reading of Policy 1.02.05 Organizational Meeting as presented.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  After second reading, Policy 1.02.05 Organizational Meeting passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Doug Pauley.

V.G. First Reading of Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings
Board President or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the first reading of Policy  1.02 Regular Meetings as presented and advance it to the next meeting for second reading.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  First reading of Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings and its advancement to the February meeting passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Bob Norvell.

V.H. First Reading of Policy 1.02.01 Order of Business, Regular Meetings
Board President or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the first reading of Policy 1.02.01 Order of Business, Regular Meetings as presented and advance it to the next meeting for second reading.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  First reading of Policy 1.02.01 Order of Business, Regular Meetings and its advancement to the February meeting passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Jennifer Miller.

V.I. Migrant Work Agreements
Dee Condon
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Work agreements for Kasey Luzania-Home School Liaison, Allie Zuerlein-tutor, and Melinda Velecela-Home School Liaison.

Staff Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the Migrant Education Staff as listed above. 

 

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Work agreement for Kasey Luzania-Home School Liaison, passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Doug Pauley.

Motion Passed:  Work agreement for Allie Zuerlein-tutor, passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Bob Norvell.

Motion Passed:  Work agreement for Melinda Velecela-Home School Liaison passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Jack Young.

V.J. Administrator Evaluation
Board President or Designee
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The annual administrator evaluation will be summarized by Don Ellison.

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

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  ESU Administrator evaluation passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Dan Hoesly.

VI. Discussion Items
Board President or Designee
VI.A. AdvancED Update
Professional Services Team
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Professional Services Team will report on progress of the goals as identified from AdvancED recommendations and Strategic Planning. 

VI.B. Spotlight School
Professional Services Team
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The board will be updated as to the leadership, services, and support provided to Schuyler Community Schools.

VI.C. Clarity Data and CASE Score Summary
Otis Pierce
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Otis Pierce will discuss the results of our first Clarity data collection and how the process is proceeding in our second collection. CASE for ESAs will also be discussed. 

VI.D. Administrator's Report
Larianne Polk
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Accountability and Disclosure information, Policy 1.20  Conflict of Interest
Facilities update
ESU Superintendent Advisory timeline for 2015-2016 Service Plan
ESU Administrator Contract timeline
Statewide update
    https://meeting.nasbonline.org/public/Agency.aspx?PublicAgencyID=4409&AgencyTypeID=1
Budget Committee
Administrator Goals Update

Attachments
VII. Adjournment
Board President or Designee
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Recommendation:
 Motion to adjourn.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Adjournment of meeting at 8:55 pm passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Dan Hoesly.