ESU 7
May 18, 2015 7:00 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 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. Approval of Agenda
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale

The sequence of agenda topics is subject to change at the discretion of the board. Discussion Item Americorps Presentation has been moved to Item III.A. in order to accommodate for guest speakers.

Order of Business, Regular Meetings Policy 1.02.01

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

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Agenda as amended passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Doug Pauley.

III.A. Americorps Presentation
Americorps
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The Americorps NNNC will provide information to the board about their program and the projects they are completing for ESU 7.

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 corrected passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Joyce Baumert.

V. Action Items
Don Ellison or Designee
V.A. Board Absences
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale


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 Bob Norvell.

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 Bob Norvell.

V.C. Presentation of Bills
Don Ellison or Designee
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The summary of bills for the current month total:$638,178.17 - Bills #61252 through #61426
Inservice bills total: $55.96

SPED Arrears: CPS March billing $7,941.28, ESU 6 $2,702.54, Grand Island $498.29, Leigh $5,965.16
TECH Arrears: Cross Co. $158.75, East Butler $372.50, Humphrey $1,401.25, Lakeview $687.50,
Schuyler $1,488.90, St. John Lutheran $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 Wendy Rahtz and a second by Jack Young.

V.D. SPED Contract
Darus Mettler
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Meghan McKeone-Schwank is a school psychology intern from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  Meghan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and is working towards completing an Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology.  Her most recent work experiences include being a graduate assistant in the Counseling and School Psychology Department at UNK, as well as teaching summer school at Lexington Public Schools.  Meghan’s husband is a native of Columbus, and they will be moving to Columbus in May.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to approve contract for Meghan McKeone-Schwank, School Psychologist Intern.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  School Psychologist Intern Contract for Meghan McKeone-Schwank (2015-2016) passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Jack Young.

V.E. SPED Contract
Darus Mettler
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Cassandra Prothman will be a second year school psychologist, joining our team from ESU 8 where she has been employed since her internship.  Cassie grew up outside of Columbus and currently resides in Norfolk.  Cassie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and an Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  While at ESU 8, Cassie was a member of the Autism Spectrum Disorders Team and gained experience working with the Response to Intervention (RTI) Model.  Cassie is interested in professional development and exploring leadership opportunities.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to approve contract for Cassandra Prothman, School Psychologist

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  School Psychologist contract for Cassandra Prothman, (2015-2016) passed with a motion by Joyce Baumert and a second by Bob Norvell.

V.F. SLP Coordinator/ILCD Faciitator Position
Darus Mettler
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Request to offer candidate for SLP Coordinator/ILCD Facilitator to begin at step 10 on salary schedule. Excerpt from 2015-2016 Master Agreement is below:

II. Salary Schedule Initial Placement
Initial placement of a newly hired employee with no teaching experience shall be on step one (1) of the index schedule. For a newly hired employee with previous teaching experience, the Board shall credit the employee with each year of previous full-time teaching experience, up to seven (7) years, which the employee earned serving in an accredited school system. Up to two (2) years may be added to the salary schedule for experience gained in a non-educational work setting that is directly related to a teaching assignment that has been identified by the administrator as having scarce applicants.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to approve request to offer candidate for SLP Coordinator/ILCD Facilitator to begin at step 10 on salary schedule.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Request to offer current candidate for SLP Coordinator/ILCD Facilitator to begin at step 10 on salary schedule passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Wendy Rahtz.

V.G. ESUCC Master Services Agreement
Larianne Polk
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The 2015-2016 ESUCC Master Services Agreement has been received and is attached. The document includes the Master Services Agreement and a summary of fees and projects.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to approve the Master Services Agreement for ESUCC for 2015-2016.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Approval of Master Services Agreement for ESUCC for 2015-2016 passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Joyce Baumert.

V.H. Second 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 second reading of Policy 3.01 Term of Work Agreements as presented.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  After second reading, Policy 3.01 Term of Work Agreements passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Doug Pauley.

V.I. First Reading of Policy 2.14 Disposition of Materials and Equipment
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the first reading of Policy 2.14 Disposition of Materials and Equipment as presented and advance it to the next meeting for second reading.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  First reading of Policy 2.14 Disposition of Materials and Equipment and its advancement to the June meeting passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Bob Norvell.

V.J. Disposition of Inventory
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale

A complete list of the obsolete titles will be available at the meeting. 


Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to remove items from inventory as presented.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Removal of items presented from inventory passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Bob Norvell.

V.K. Stipends Review
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale

The board has conducted an annual review of the stipend payment procedure for the various grants that involve ESU 7. Current status is a payment of $15 per hour that is made to teachers for various grant projects up to a maximum of $105 to be paid for any given day.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to review current stipend procedures and make adjustments accordingly.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Current stipend payment of $15.00 per hour for various grant projects up to a maximum of $105 to be paid for any given day will remain the same passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Joyce Baumert.

V.L. Classified/Non-Certificated Contracts 2015-2016
Don Ellison or Designee
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Recommendation
:  Discuss, consider and take action to approve classified contracts for 2015-2016 for Debbie Adams, Chris Chvala, Janet Ciboron, Travis Kassing, Joan Hassebrook, Kerri Jo Krivohlavek, Nathan Pfeifer, Michele Sells, Linda Shefcyk, Nancy Smith, Cindy Wieser, Paulette Wieser, Angie Arndt, Mary Brakenhoff, Janell Brook, Tiffany Egger, Megan Graybill, Terri Hoesly, Kris Johnson, Megan Kassing, Becky Luchsinger, Melissa Olson, Traci Weverka, Cen7ter Tech

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Classified contracts for 2015-2016 for Debbie Adams, Chris Chvala, Janet Ciboron, Travis Kassing, Joan Hassebrook, Kerri Jo Krivohlavek, Nathan Pfeifer, Michele Sells, Linda Shefcyk, Nancy Smith, Cindy Wieser, Paulette Wieser, Angie Arndt, Mary Brakenhoff, Janell Brook, Tiffany Egger, Megan Graybill, Terri Hoesly, Kris Johnson, Megan Kassing, Becky Luchsinger, Melissa Olson, Traci Weverka, Cen7ter Tech passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Jack Young.

V.M. Summer Migrant Education Staff
Dee Condon
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to approve work agreements for Summer Migrant Education Teachers: Mark Brady, Mytzy Rodriguez-Kufner, Cynthia Lorentzen, Kathryn Parlane, Brisa Sanchez, Dana Schultz; Paras: Janelle Brock, Jana Coble, Susan Doehling, Cory Waite, Rhonda Williams

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Work agreements for Summer Migrant Education Staff of Mark Brady, Mytzy Rodriguez-Kufner, Cynthia Lorentzen, Kathryn Parlane, Brisa Sanchez, Dana Schultz, Janelle Brock, Jana Coble, Susan Doehling, Cory Waite, Rhonda Williams passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Doug Pauley.

V.N. Early Board Meeting Schedule for Summer
Don Ellison or Designee
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During the April Board Meeting, it was suggested to consider scheduling the June, July and August Board Meetings at an earlier time on the already scheduled dates.  The Board will discuss this possibility and make a decision as to this matter along with the specified time. 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider, and take any necessary action to approve the Summer Board Meeting Schedule.  

VI. Discussion Items
VI.A. Budget Committee Update
Chairman Terry Fusco
Rationale

Budget committee met to discuss in detail the budget worksheets for each department completed to date. Chairman Fusco will review the summary with the board.  The committee will meet again June 15, 2015.

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
Barb Friesth
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The board will be updated as to the Leadership, Services, and Support provided to Central City.

VI.D. Board Reports
Don Ellison or Designee
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The ESU 7 Board will discuss the board visits completed this 2014-2015 school year and make any recommendations for future visits. 

Bob Norvell will report on recent NESUBA Meeting. 

VI.E. NETA and AQuESTT
Don Ellison or Designee
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ESU staff will report on insights gained from the NETA and AQuESTT Conferences. 

VI.F. Administrator's Report
Larianne Polk
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Vacation Leave Report
Facilities Update
Statewide Update
Administrator's Goals
    Board Retreat Date June 18
ESUCC Update
Americorps Update
Legislative Update

Attachments
VII. Adjournment
Don Ellison or Designee
Rationale



Recommendation:
 Motion to adjourn.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Adjournment of meeting at pm passed with a motion by Dan Hoesly and a second by Jack Young.