ESU 7
June 15, 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
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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
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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 any necessary action to approve agenda.

Actions Taken

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

Motion Passed:  Agenda as presented passed with a motion by Jennifer Miller 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 Wendy Rahtz and a second by Doug Pauley.

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 Doug Pauley and a second by Terry Fusco.

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 Doug Kluth 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:$767,473.74 - Bill #61427 through #61596
Inservice bills total: $1,909.07
Excess lodging total:Isaura Barreto $29.65, Darlene Rodriguez $23.60. 

SPED Arrears: CPS March billing $7,941.28, ESU 6 $2,702.54, Grand Island $498.29, Leigh $5,965.16

Tech Arrears:Immanual Lutheran $12.50, Shelby/Rising City $1,831.40, Cross Co. $2,390.15, Fullerton     $426.25, High Plains $847.50, Humphrey $1,572.50, 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 Doug Pauley and a second by Wendy Rahtz.

V.D. Administrative Assistant Contract
Don Ellison or Designee
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Katy Sartwell was born and raised in Vermont. She and her finance will be moving to Columbus in June.  Katy has a Masters Degree in Public Administration and Policy, has a Grant Writing Certificate, and currently has the Iowa Certified Public Manager Certificate.  Katy has had administrative assistant responsibilities and has been very active in the communities she lives in.  ESU 7 is excited to have her join our team and we are looking forward to the assistance and varied experiences she will bring to the administrative team.

Discuss, consider and take action to approve employment contract for Katy Sartwell, Administrative Assistant.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Administrative Assistant Contract for Katy Sartwell passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Bob Norvell.

V.E. SPED Contract
Darus Mettler
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Penny Brown graduated from Burwell High School.  Penny received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from UNK and received her Masters in Science SLP degree from UNL in 1995.  Penny completed her Educational Leadership degree from Doane College in 2015.  Penny has had experiences at all grade levels in small districts, large districts, an AEA in Iowa, and at ESU 9.  Penny feels her greatest strength is being an attentive listener.  Penny has created Response-to-Intervention articulation materials which have been used in 14 Grand Island elementary schools.  Penny has been the SLP Team Leader for 22 speech/language pathologists in the Grand Island Public Schools and the Central Nebraska Support Service Program.  She is married and her twins will be Sophomores in the 2015-2016 school.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to approve contract for Penny Brown, Speech Language/Administrator /ILCD Facilitator.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Speech Language/Administrator /ILCD Facilitator contract for Penny Brown passed with a motion by Jack Young and a second by Terry Fusco.

V.F. Grant Contracts
Don Ellison or Designee
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 Employee Contracts offered to Lynette Sprunk, Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP) grant, Angel Story, Early Learning Connection (ELC) grant, Dee Condon, Migrant Director, Carolyn Koch, Federal Programs Bookkeeper.

 

Recommendation:Approve the employee contracts offered to Lynette Sprunk, Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP) grant, Angel Story, Early Learning Connection (ELC) grant, Dee Condon, Migrant Education Program (MEP) Grant, Carolyn Koch, Federal Programs Bookkeeper.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Grant contracts offered to Lynette Sprunk, Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP) grant, Angel Story, Early Learning Connection (ELC) grant, Dee Condon, Migrant Director, Carolyn Koch, Federal Programs Bookkeeper passed with a motion by Doug Pauley and a second by Terry Fusco.

V.G. SPED Contracts
Darus Mettler
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 Brock will join Cen7ter as a .75 FTE job coach/life skills technician.  He will assist students with their non-paid work experiences and with various Cen7ter activities. He will bring four years of experience in working with adults with disabilities. 

Sarah will join Cen7ter as .75 FTE job coach/life skills technician.  She will assist students with their non-paid work experiences and will various Cen7ter activities.  She has worked with Cen7ter in the past and is very excited to join the group again.

 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to approve the SPED Contracts for Brook Hoover, .75 job coach/life skills technician and Sarah Sorenson, .75 job coach/life skills technician

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Contracts for Brock Hoover and Sarah Sorenson, job coach/life skills technicians passed with a motion by Doug Kluth and a second by Jennifer Miller.

V.H. SPED Resignations
Darus Mettler
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Christina Hastreiter will not renew her contract for 2015-2016.

Megan Graybill will not renew her contract for 2015-2016.


Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to approve Christina Hastreiter and Megan Graybill residnations.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Resignations of Christina Hastreiter and Megan Graybill passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Bob Norvell.

V.I. Second Reading of Policy 2.03 Payment for Supplies and Bidding
Don Ellison or Designiee
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Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve the second reading of Policy 2.03 Payment for Supplies and Bidding.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Second reading of Policy 2.03 Payment for Supplies and Bidding passed with a motion by Bob Norvell and a second by Jennifer Miller.

V.J. Second 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 second reading of Policy 2.14 Disposition of Materials and Equipment as presented.

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  After second reading, Policy 2.14 Disposition of Materials and Equipment passed with a motion by Jennifer Miller and a second by Doug Pauley.

V.K. Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings
Don Ellison or Designee
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As a result of the passage of LB 365, Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings must be revised to reflect the changes in electronic posting and minutes effective this meeting.  According to Policy 1.15 the board may approve Policies without a second reading.
 

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take all necessary action to approve Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings without second reading. 

Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Policy 1.02 Regular Meetings, waiving 2nd reading, passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Bob Norvell.

V.L. Disposition of Inventory
Don Ellison or Designee
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A complete list of disposed material and equipment will be available at the meeting.

Recommendation: Discuss, consider and take action to dispose materials and equipment from inventory as presented.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Removal of items presented from inventory passed with a motion by Terry Fusco and a second by Jack Young.

VI. Discussion Items
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. Budget Committee Update
Chairman Terry Fusco
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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 July 20, 2015.

VI.C. Administrator's Report
Larianne Polk
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ESUCC Thank You

AdvancED Letter

Important Dates: June 18 and June 30

Negotiations Team members

Facilities Update

Legislative Update

Americorps Report

AESA Information: Dates Dec. 2-5, 2015 in New Orleans

Administrator's Goals

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

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Adjournment of meeting at 8:27 p.m. passed with a motion by Wendy Rahtz and a second by Doug Pauley.