ESU 7
February 16, 2015 7:00 PM
Regular Board of Directors Meeting
I. Call the meeting to order
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.


I.A. Notification of Open Meetings Law
Don Ellison 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
Don Ellison or Designee
I.C. Pledge of Allegiance
Don Ellison or Designee
II. Public Forum
II.A. Welcome Visitors
Don Ellison or Designee
II.B. Public Comment
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale

The board has the discretion to limit the amount of time set aside for public participation. 

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. Sequence of Agenda
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale

The sequence of agenda topics is subject to change at the discretion of the board. 

Order of Business, Regular Meetings Policy 1.02.01

IV. Action Items
IV.A. Approval of Minutes
Don Ellison 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 Bob Norvell and a second by Doug Pauley.

IV.B. Treasurer's Report
Don Ellison 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 Jack Young.

IV.C. Presentation of Bills
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale

The summary of bills for the current month total: $592,857.24 - Bills #60765 through #60916.
Inservice bills: None
 


Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve bills as presented.

SPED Arrears: ESU 6 Sept-Dec $3022.56, Elk Horn Valley $230.85, Grand Island $504.49, O’Neill Nov $108.21, Palmer Nov $122.85 and West Boyd Sept-Oct $386.35
TECH Arrears: Clarkson $105.00, Immanuel Lutheran $12.50, Twin River $3,910.42, Boone Central $502.50,
East Butler $8.75, Humphrey $25.00, Schuyler $342.50

Attachments
Actions Taken

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

IV.D. Professional Development Coordinator Resignation
Larianne Polk
Rationale

Dave Perkins has submitted his letter of resignation effective at the conclusion of his contract July 31, 2015.


Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve Dave Perkins resignation.


Timeline for applicants

  • Advertise - February 6 - 22, 2015
  • All Materials due:February 27, 2015
  • Interviews: March 4th or 5th
  • Contract offered on a date after interview
  • Contract approved by ESU7 Board: March 16, 2015
  • Start date: July 20, 2015

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Dave Perkins resignation passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Doug Pauley.

IV.E. Speech Language/ILCD Coordinator Resignation
Darus Mettler
Rationale

Jan Curry has submitted her letter of resignation effective at the conclusion of her contract.


Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve Jan Curry's resignation.


 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Jan Curry's resignation passed with a motion by Bob Norvell and a second by Jack Young.

IV.F. Migrant Work Agreements
Dee Condon
Rationale

Work agreements for Stephanie Manzano, ELL Para and Yolanda Pintado, Migrant Para.

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

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Work agreements for Stephanie Manzano, ELL Para and Yolanda Pintado, Migrant Para passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Doug Pauley.

IV.G. Second Reading of Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the second reading of Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings as presented.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  After second reading, Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Jack Young.

IV.H. Second Reading of Policy 1.02.01 Order of Business, Regular Meetings
Don Ellison or Designiee
Rationale

Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the second reading of Policy 1.02.01 Order of Business, Regular Meetings as presented.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  After Second Reading of Policy 1.02.01 Order of Business, Regular Meetings passed with a motion by Bob Norvell and a second by Dan Hoesly.

IV.I. First Reading of Policy 2.03 Payment for Supplies and Bidding
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the first reading of Policy      as presented and advance it to the March meeting for second reading.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  First reading of Policy 2.03 Payment for Supplies and Bidding and its advancement to the March meeting passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Dan Hoesly.

IV.J. Approval of ESU 7 2015-2016 Calendar
Larianne Polk
Rationale

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve ESU 7 2015-2016 Calendar as presented. 

ESU 7 2015-2016 Calendar including board meetings changes of September 17, 2015 @7:00 and December 21 @5:00 to be presented

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  ESU 7 2015-2016 Calendar including board meeting changes of September 17,2015 @7:00 and December 21 @5:00 as presented passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Jack Young.

IV.K. ESU 7 Services Plan 2015-2016
Larianne Polk/Advisory Representative
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The ESU 7 Advisory Committee members attending will make a summary report to the board on the plan for the Levy and Core Services for 2015-2016.  After board approval, the 2015-2016 Services Plan Document will be forwarded to member schools for their final approval. 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve 2015-2016 Services Plan. 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  ESU 7 Services Plan for 2015-2016 passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Dan Hoesly.

V. NASB Membership Dues
Larianne Polk
Rationale

Annual Membership Dues for NASB Fiscal Year 4/1/15 to 3/31/16 are $750.00

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve payment of annual NASB Membership Dues for 2015-2016.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Payment of Annual NASB Membership Dues for 2015-2016 passed with a motion by Richard Stephens and a second by Joyce Baumert.

VI. Discussion Items
VI.A. Negotiations
Negotiations Commiittee
Rationale

The Board Negotiations Committee met today to discuss compensation for the following staff groups: classified staff, Professional Services Team, Directors, and Administrator. A summary of this discussion will be provided. 

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Executive session was entered into at 7:45 p.m. and ended at 8:32 p.m.. Entering into this Executive session for discussion of negotiations passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Doug Pauley.

VI.B. 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.C. Spotlight School
Professional Services Team
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The board will be updated as to the Leadership, Services, and Support provided to Osceola Public School.

VI.D. Special Education Program Update
Darus Mettler
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ESU 7 is advertising for Early Childhood Speech Language Pathologist, Teacher of the Visually Impaired/Orientation & Mobility Specialist, school age Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Language Pathology/ILCD Coordinator. 

Central City will be joining our ESU 7 Special Education cooperative for the 2015-2016 school year. 

VI.E. Administrator's Report
Larianne Polk
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Facilities update
ESU Administrator Contract timeline
Statewide update
    https://meeting.nasbonline.org/public/Agency.aspx?PublicAgencyID=4409&AgencyTypeID=1
Budget Committee Update
Met on January 30, 2015. Terry Fusco, Chair
Snow Days
Recognition Dinner
Administrator Goals Update
Board Visits

 

Attachments
VII. Adjournment
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale



Recommendation:
 Motion to adjourn.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Adjournment of meeting at 9:03 pm passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Joyce Baumert.