ESU 7
April 20, 2015 4:00 PM
Regular Board of Directors Meeting
I. Call the meeting to order
Don Ellison 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.


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 was 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
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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. Approval of Agenda
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale

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


Recommendation:  Discuss, consider, and take any necessary action to approve the agenda.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Agenda as presented passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Jack Young.

IV. 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 Doug Pauley and a second by Richard Stephens.

V. Action Items
Don Ellison or Designee
V.A. Board Absences
Don Ellison or Designee
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Staff Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to approve the board absences. 

 

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve absent board directors passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Joyce Baumert.

V.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 Wendy Rahtz.

V.C. Presentation of Bills
Don Ellison or Designee
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The summary of bills for the current month total:$617,767.04 - Bills #61066 through #61051.
Inservice bills total: $17.98

SPED Arrears: CPS $7941.28, ESU 6 $3445.02, G.I. $498.29
Tech Arrears: Immanuel Lutheran $12.50, Schuyler $342.50, Humphrey $301.25, Lakeview $687.50,
Cross Co. $85.00, St. John Neumann $177.57
 
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 Jennifer Miller and a second by Dan Hoesly.

V.D. SPED Resignation
Darus Mettler
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Morgan Kapels, Speech Language Pathologist, has submitted her letter of resignation effective at the conclusion of her current contract. Letter of resignation is attached.

Recommendation:  Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the resignation of Morgan Kapels.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Morgan Kapel's resignation passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Joyce Baumert.

V.E. SPED Resignation
Darus Mettler
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Doris Younes, School Psychologist has submitted her resignation for the end of the 2014-2015 school year.  Letter of resignation is attached.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve Doris Younes resignation.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  The resignation of Doris Younes, School Psychologist passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Dan Hoesly.

V.F. Sped Resignation
Darus Mettler
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Chandra Punt, Speech Language Pathologist has submitted her letter of resignation effective at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. Letter of resignation is attached.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any action necessary to approve the Chandra Punt's resignation.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Chandra Punt's resignation passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Terry Fusco.

V.G. SPED Contract
Darus Mettler
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Sarah comes to us from Norfolk Public Schools where she has worked as an SLP for two years. Her undergraduate and graduate degrees were earned at UNL in Speech Language Pathology. She already has her Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech and Hearing Association. She is single and is willing to relocate.


Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve Sarah Taylor, Speech Language Pathologist for 2015-2016.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Approve Sarah Taylor, Speech Language Pathologist for 2015-2016 passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Doug Pauley.

V.H. SPED Contract
Darus Mettler
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Cassie will also be graduating from UNK in May with a Master’s Degree.  She grew up in Oxford, Nebraska and likes living in a rural area. She will be getting married in October and living near Rising City. Her employment history shows several years of working in daycare settings.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve the Speech Language Pathologist Contract for Cassandra Brooks.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Speech Language Pathologist Contract for Cassandra Brooks passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Jack Young.

V.I. SPED Contract
Darus Mettler
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Chloe is originally from Milford, Nebraska. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education in Communication Disorders in 2013, and will receive her Masters in Science degree in May from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She has extensive experience providing behavioral therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  She and her husband, who is in ministry, will be living in Lincoln.


Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to approve contract for Chloe Blankenship, Speech Language Pathologist.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Speech Language Pathologist Contract for Chole Blankenship passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Doug Kluth.

V.J. SPED Contract
Darus Mettler
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Jessica grew up in Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska and graduated from Bishop Neumann High School. Both her undergraduate and graduate degrees are from UNK, also graduating this May. She is married, lives in Prague, and is a neighbor of another one of our SLPs, Lori Simanek.



Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve Speech Language Pathologist, Jessica Sousek.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Contract for Speech Language Pathologist, Jessica Sousek passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Jack Young.

V.K. Second Reading of Policy 3.10 Expenses Related to Education Service Unit 7 Employees
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the second reading of Policy 3.10 Expenses Related to Education Service Unit 7 Employees.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  After second reading, Policy 3.10 Expenses Related to Education Service Unit 7 Employees passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Dan Hoesly.

V.L. First Reading of Policy 3.01 Term of Work Agreements
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the first reading of Policy 3.01 Term of Work Agreements  as presented and advance it to the May meeting for second reading.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  First reading of Policy 3.01 Term of Work Agreements and its advancement to the May meeting passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Dan Hoesly.

VI. Discussion Items
VI.A. Budget Committee Update
Chairman Terry Fusco
VI.B. Administrator's Report
Larianne Polk
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Facilities Update
Statewide Update
Americorps visit
Administrator's Goals

VII. Adjournment
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation:
 Motion to adjourn.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Adjournment of meeting at 4:50 pm passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Dan Hoesly.