Board of Directors  

Lanny Kizer
Mary Stoltenberg, President

District 4 

Gene Libal
Gene Libal, Vice President

District 8


Darlene Boroff, Secretary

District 2


Kay Grimminger

District 3


Patrick Osmond
District 9


Lanny Kizer

District 5


Sandra Mann

District 1


Bob Reed

District 6


Ron Tuttle

District 7


BOARD MEETING SUMMARY MARCH 16, 2015

The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 was held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, March 16, 2015, at 7:00 PM.  Board members present were Kay Grimminger, Lanny Kizer, Gene Libal, Sandra Mann, Pat Osmond, Bob Reed, Mary Stoltenberg, and Ron Tuttle.  Action taken was as follows:  administered oath of office to Patrick Osmond to serve as the Election District 9 representative through 2018; approved agenda; excused absent board member Darlene Boroff; approved minutes of the previous meeting; authorized payment of the March 16, 2015, claims as submitted; accepted the March 9, 2015, treasurer’s report; authorized employment of Stacey Romick-Imig as a 1.0 FTE school psychologist for the 2015-16 school year and Patrice Feller as a 1.0 FTE Multi-Tier System of Supports Implementation Coach/Facilitator for the 2015-16 school year; authorized entering into contracts with districts to provide requested special education services in 2015-16; authorized purchase of another 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan; entered executive session for the purpose of discussing the 2015-16 classified and non-teaching certificated staff compensation benefit package; exited executive session; and approved the 2015-16 classified and non-teaching certificated staff compensation benefit package.
vkg/03/18/15

BOARD MEETING SUMMARY FEBRUARY 16, 2015


The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 was held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, February 16, 2015, at 7:00 PM.  Board members present were Kay Grimminger, Lanny Kizer, Gene Libal, Sandra Mann, Bob Reed, Mary Stoltenberg, and Ron Tuttle.  Action taken was as follows:  approved agenda; excused absent board member Darlene Boroff; approved minutes of the previous meeting; authorized payment of the February 16, 2015, claims as submitted; accepted the February 9, 2015, treasurer’s report; authorized employment of Mark Gillming as a 1.0 FTE System Specialist to be assigned to Buffalo County effective March 2, 2015; authorized continued membership in the Nebraska Association of School Boards for 2015; appointed Patrick Osmond to serve as the ESU 10 Election District 9 representative for the remainder of the term vacated by the resignation of Edwin Johnson; approved the administrator’s annual evaluation and voted to offer the current administrator an employment contract for the period of July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.
vkg/02/17/15
 
BOARD MEETING SUMMARY JANUARY 19, 2015

The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 was held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, January 19, 2015, at 7:00 PM.  Board members present were Lanny Kizer, Gene Libal, Sandra Mann, Bob Reed, Mary Stoltenberg, and Ron Tuttle.  Action taken was as follows:  approved agenda; excused absent board members Darlene Boroff, Kay Grimminger, and Edwin Johnson; approved minutes of the previous meeting; ratified payment of the December 15, 2014, claims; authorized payment of the January 19, 2015, claims as submitted; accepted the December 8, 2014, treasurer’s report; accepted the January 12, 2015, treasurer’s report; elected officers for 2015; accepted the resignation of Jennifer Epp effective January 9, 2015; accepted the resignation of Edwin Johnson as the Election District 9 representative on the ESU 10 board effective January 20, 2015; declared a board member vacancy in ESU 10 Election District 9; recognized the ESU 10 Education Association as the exclusive bargaining agent for the unit’s non-supervisory certificated staff for the 2016-17 contract year; appointed board treasurer for 2015; established committee membership for 2015; approved regular and routine board business calendar for 2015; approved designation of depositories for 2015; approved ESU 10’s pricing structure for 2015; and voted to postpone discussion and approval of the administrator’s annual evaluation.
vkg/01/21/15

BOARD MEETING SUMMARY DECEMBER 15, 2014
The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 scheduled to be held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, December 15, 2015, at 7:00 PM was cancelled due to inclement weather resulting in the lack of a quorum needed to conduct business.  Business slated for consideration at the December meeting will be conducted at the January 19, 2015, meeting.
vkg/12/17/14


BOARD MEETING SUMMARY NOVEMBER 17, 2014

The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 was held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, November 17, 2014, at 7:00 PM.  Board members present were Darlene Boroff, Kay Grimminger, Edwin Johnson, Gene Libal, Sandra Mann, Bob Reed, Mary Stoltenberg, and Ron Tuttle.  Action taken was as follows:  approved agenda; excused absent board member Lanny Kizer; approved minutes of the previous meeting; authorized payment of claims as submitted; accepted November 11, 2014, treasurer’s report; authorized holding a board recognition dinner on December 15, 2014; and authorized purchase of a 2015 van through the State of Nebraska Purchasing Bureau.

vkg/11/18/14

BOARD MEETING SUMMARY OCTOBER 20, 2014

The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 was held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, October 20, 2014, at 7:00 PM.  Board members present were Darlene Boroff, Kay Grimminger, Lanny Kizer, Gene Libal, Sandra Mann, and Bob Reed.  Action taken was as follows:  approved agenda; excused absent board members Edwin Johnson, Mary Stoltenberg, and Ron Tuttle; approved minutes of the previous meeting as amended; authorized payment of claims as submitted; accepted October 14, 2014, treasurer’s report; authorized termination of at-will employee as of October 31, 2014, due to diminished request for bilingual testing and interpretation services; approved the Annual Accreditation Compliance Report and Application for Classification as an Accredited ESU for 2015-16; and approved the financial audit report for the period ending June 30, 2014.

vkg/10/21/14

BOARD MEETING SUMMARY SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 was held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, September 15, 2014, immediately following the adjournment of public budget hearings which convened at 7:00 PM.  Board members present were Darlene Boroff, Kay Grimminger, Edwin Johnson, Sandra Mann, Bob Reed, Mary Stoltenberg, and Ron Tuttle.  Action taken was as follows:  approved agenda; excused absent board members Lanny Kizer and Gene Libal; approved minutes of the previous meeting; authorized payment of claims as submitted; accepted September 8, 2014, treasurer’s report; approved the 2014-15 proposed budget of expenditures totaling $13,556,829.96 (all funds) and receipts totaling $16,556,829.96 (all funds and including beginning balances); set the general fund real and personal property tax request for 2014-15 at $2,778,825.12; approved budgeted travel expenses as presented for 2014-15; adopted board policy amendments as presented for first reading at the August 18, 2014, board meeting; and approved amending two certificated employee’s contracts to reflect increased FTEs in order to meet additional requests for services from districts and to provide substitute services for another employee while on medical leave.

vkg/09/16/14

BOARD MEETING SUMMARY AUGUST 18, 2014
The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 was held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, August 18, 2014, at 7:00 PM.  Board members present were Darlene Boroff, Kay Grimminger, Lanny Kizer, Sandra Mann, Bob Reed, Mary Stoltenberg, and Ron Tuttle.  Action taken was as follows:  approved agenda; excused absent board members Edwin Johnson and Gene Libal; approved minutes of the previous meeting; ratified payment of claims made on June 30, 2014; ratified payment of claims made on July 21, 2014; authorized payment of claims dated August 18, 2014; accepted treasurer’s reports dated June 30, 2014, July 14, 2014, and August 11, 2014; authorized acceptance of any and all federal funds as may become available during the 2014-15 fiscal year provided acceptance of such funds and subsequent expenditure of such funds does not exceed the 2014-15 budget limitations as adopted; authorized entering into contracts with three area agencies and one individual to provide additional special education services in 2013-14; authorized entering into two additional contracts/cooperative agreements with school districts to provide vision impaired and deaf education services in 2014-15; authorized continuation of membership in the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association for 2014-15; ratified employment of a 1.0 FTE application support specialist, a 1.00 FTE hardware technician, and an hourly bilingual testing/interpretation employee; approved, by the required super majority vote, increasing the 2014-15 general fund budgeted restricted funds by 1% more than the 2.5% base of restricted funds as allowed per statute; approved contracting with Reliance Standard Life effective August 1, 2014, to provide Life/AD&D, LTD, and Supplemental Life Policies to ESU 10 employees; approved renewal of one-year Interlocal agreement between ESU 10 and Garfield County to provide technical support; and authorized initiation of an interior remodeling project at the ESU 10 headquarters facility to include construction, painting, and carpeting and not to exceed $90,000.00.

vkg/8/19/14

BOARD MEETING SUMMARY JUNE 16, 2014

The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 was held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, June 16, 2014, at 7:00 PM.  Board members present were Kay Grimminger, Edwin Johnson, Lanny Kizer, Bob Reed, Mary Stoltenberg, and Ron Tuttle.  Action taken was as follows:  approved agenda; excused absent board members Darlene Boroff, Gene Libal, and Sandra Mann; approved minutes of the previous meeting; authorized payment of claims as submitted; accepted June 9, 2014, treasurer’s report; designated Wayne A. Bell as authorized Title I representative as of July 1, 2014; authorized employment of Jacquelyn Garrison as a 1.0 FTE helpdesk support specialist as of July 1, 2014; approved entering into contracts with ESU 11 and Holdrege Public Schools to provide them with requested special education services in 2014-15; voted to dispense with holding a regular monthly meeting in July of 2014 due to a lack of business to be conducted; authorized payment of necessary fiscal-year-end claims and regular claims in July with ratification to occur at the August 18, 2014, board meeting; accepted proposal submitted by McDermott & Miller, P.C. of Kearney to conduct ESU 10’s financial audits for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, 2015, and 2016; voted to advance proposed 2014-15 budget to necessary formal public budget hearings; voted to hold a public hearing to discuss the 2014-15 general budget on September 15, 2014, at 7:00 PM in Conference Room C of the ESU 10 headquarters building in Kearney; voted to hold a public hearing to discuss a resolution to set a tax request different from the prior year on September 15, 2014, at 7:05 PM in Conference Room C of the ESU 10 headquarters building in Kearney; approved room rental pricing structure for 2014-15; approved contract with Perry Law Firm for annual school policy updates; and approved the 2014-15 Master Service Agreement between the Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council and ESU 10.

vkg/06/17/14

BOARD MEETING SUMMARY MAY 19, 2014

The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 was held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, May 19, 2014, at 7:00 PM.  Board members present were Darlene Boroff, Kay Grimminger, Lanny Kizer, Gene Libal, Sandra Mann, Bob Reed, and Mary Stoltenberg.  Action taken was as follows:  approved agenda; excused absent board members Edwin Johnson and Ron Tuttle; approved minutes of the previous meeting; authorized payment of claims as submitted; accepted May 12, 2014, treasurer’s report; accepted resignation of Allen Gifstad effective June 30, 2014; authorized employment of Jamie Schaffnitt and Dianah Steinbrink as Teaching and Learning Coordinators; authorized modification of two employees’ FTEs and corresponding compensation, one employee’s compensation to reflect a change in assignments and duties, and three employees’ compensation at the request of Buffalo County who contracts with ESU 10 for those employees’ services; approved entering into contracts with four additional districts desiring to receive special education services from ESU 10 in 2014-15; and approved the ESU 10 Program of Services for 2014-15 as recommended.

vkg/05/20/14

BOARD MEETING SUMMARY APRIL 21, 2014

The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 was held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, April 21, 2014, at 7:00 PM.  Board members present were Kay Grimminger, Edwin Johnson, Lanny Kizer, Gene Libal, Sandra Mann, Bob Reed, Mary Stoltenberg, and Ron Tuttle.  Action taken was as follows:  approved agenda; excused absent board member Darlene Boroff; approved minutes of the previous meeting; authorized payment of claims as submitted; accepted April 14, 2014, treasurer’s report; accepted resignation of Marc Regenos effective April 11, 2014; authorized employment of Thomas Wenzke as a network technician effective April 14, 2014, Lena Biel as a 1.0 FTE speech/language pathologist for the 2014-15 school year, and Denise O’Brien as the Teaching and Learning Department Director as of July 1, 2014; approved entering into contracts with additional list of districts desiring to receive special education services from ESU 10 in 2014-15; accepted high bid of $2,350 for sale of 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan; authorized entering into a three-year contract with BrightBytes for $23,976 a year beginning in 2014-15 and ending in 2016-17; approved 2014 Flexible Benefit Plan Summary Adoption Amendment Agreement and Adoption Resolution as prepared by Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway, & Luth, PC; and authorized solicitation of proposals for audit services relating to ESU 10’s financial records for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
vkg/03/18/14


BOARD MEETING SUMMARY MARCH 17, 2014

The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 was held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, March 17, 2014, at 7:00 PM.  Board members present were Darlene Boroff, Kay Grimminger, Lanny Kizer, Gene Libal, Sandra Mann, Mary Stoltenberg, and Ron Tuttle.  Action taken was as follows:  approved agenda; excused absent board members Edwin Johnson and Bob Reed; approved minutes of the previous meeting; authorized payment of claims as submitted; accepted March 10, 2014, treasurer’s report; accepted resignations of Veronica Boeser, Rosemary Cervantes, and Ann Hickman at the end of their 2013-14 contract periods; amended 2014-15 FTEs of Randi Jensen, Merrie Nickel, and Nicole Shimek-Langrud to meet district requests for services; approved employment of John Jochum as a technology intern effective March 17, 2014, and of Jamie Lewis as a .50 FTE occupational therapist for the 2014-15 school year; approved entering into contracts with initial list of districts desiring to receive special education services from ESU 10 in 2014-15; and authorized soliciting bids to sell the 2005 Dodge Caravan.

vkg/03/18/14

BOARD MEETING SUMMARY FEBRUARY 17, 2014

The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 was held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, February 17, 2014, at 7:00 PM.  Board members present were Darlene Boroff, Kay Grimminger, Sandra Mann, Bob Reed, and Mary Stoltenberg.  Action taken was as follows:  approved agenda; excused absent board members Edwin Johnson, Lanny Kizer, Gene Libal, and Ron Tuttle; approved minutes of the previous meeting; authorized payment of claims as submitted; accepted February 10, 2014, treasurer’s report; voted to maintain membership in the Nebraska Association of School Boards for 2014; accepted resignation of  Amber Gibson effective June 30, 2014; and approved the 2014-15 classified and non-teaching certificated compensation benefit package.
vkg/02/18/14

BOARD MEETING SUMMARY JANUARY 20, 2014


The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 was held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, January 20, 2014, at 7:00 PM.  Board members present were Kay Grimminger, Lanny Kizer, Gene Libal, Sandra Mann, Bob Reed, Mary Stoltenberg, and Ron Tuttle.  Action taken was as follows:  approved agenda; excused absent boards member Darlene Boroff and Edwin Johnson; approved minutes of the previous meeting; authorized payment of claims as submitted; accepted January 13, 2014, treasurer’s report; elected officers for 2014; appointed treasurer for 2014; established committee membership for 2014; approved regular and routine board business calendar for 2014; approved designation of depositories for 2014; approved authorized signers on depository accounts; approved ESU 10’s pricing structure for 2014; accepted resignations of Bob Lungrin and Marge Kimball, both effective June 30, 2014; approved administrator’s professional development plan for 2014; and voted to offer the current administrator an employment contract for the period of July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.
vkg/01/21/14

BOARD MEETING SUMMARY DECEMBER 16, 2013

The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 was held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, December 16, 2013, at 7:00 PM.  Board members present were Darlene Boroff, Kay Grimminger, Edwin Johnson, Lanny Kizer, Gene Libal, Sandra Mann, Bob Reed, and Mary Stoltenberg.  Action taken was as follows:  approved agenda; excused absent board member Ron Tuttle; approved minutes of the previous meeting; authorized payment of claims as submitted; accepted December 8, 2013, treasurer’s report; ratified employment of Joel Ratzlaff as an IT intern beginning November 18, 2013; entered executive session for the purpose of discussing the administrator’s annual evaluation; exited executive session; and accepted the administrator’s annual evaluation.
vkg/12/17/13

BOARD MEETING SUMMARY NOVEMBER 18, 2013

The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 was held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, November 18, 2013, at 7:00 PM.  Board members present were Darlene Boroff, Kay Grimminger, Edwin Johnson, Lanny Kizer, Gene Libal, Sandra Mann, Bob Reed, Mary Stoltenberg, and Ron Tuttle.  Action taken was as follows:  approved agenda after amending it to move discussion of certificated staff negotiations information to the last action item on the agenda; excused absent board member Kay Grimminger who subsequently arrived; approved minutes of the previous meeting; authorized payment of claims as submitted; accepted November 12, 2013, treasurer’s report; authorized holding a board recognition dinner on December 16, 2013; authorized purchase of a 2014 van through the State of Nebraska Purchasing Bureau; approved financial audit report for the period ending June 30, 2013; accepted resignation of Thomas Wenzke as technology intern effective November 15, 2013; entered executive session for the purpose of discussing certificated staff negotiations; exited executive session; and accepted negotiations agreement for certificated staff as recommended by the Board Negotiations Committee and pending acceptance by the ESU 10 Education Association for 2014-15 and 2015-16.
vkg/11/19/13


BOARD MEETING SUMMARY OCTOBER 21, 2013

The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 was held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, October 21, 2013, at 7:00 PM.  Board members present were Darlene Boroff, Edwin Johnson, Lanny Kizer, Gene Libal, Sandra Mann, Bob Reed, and Mary Stoltenberg.  Action taken was as follows:  approved agenda; excused absent board members Kay Grimminger and Ron Tuttle; approved minutes of the previous meeting; authorized payment of claims as submitted; accepted October 14, 2013, treasurer’s report; authorized amendment of a speech/language pathologist’s 2013-14 employment contract from .80 FTE to .84 FTE; approved entering into a contract with an additional district to provide deaf education services in 2013-14; authorized entering into an Interlocal agreement to participate in the Nebraska Whole Child Project initiated by NASB and NCSA; approved the Annual Accreditation Compliance Report and Application for Classification as an Accredited ESU for 2014-15; and authorized waiving Board Policy IV-I-2 to allow more than four board members to attend the 2013 AESA Fall Conference since ESU 10 will be receiving recognition at that conference.
vkg/10/24/13

BOARD MEETING SUMMARY SEPTEMBER 16, 2013

The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 was held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, September 16, 2013, immediately following the adjournment of public budget hearings which convened at 7:00 PM. Board members present were Kay Grimminger, Lanny Kizer, Gene Libal, Sandra Mann, Bob Reed, Mary Stoltenberg, and Ron Tuttle. Action taken was as follows: approved agenda; excused absent board members Darlene Boroff and Edwin Johnson; approved minutes of the previous meeting; authorized payment of claims as submitted; accepted September 9, 2013, treasurer’s report; approved the 2013-14 proposed budget of expenditures totaling $13,823,551.63 (all funds) and receipts totaling $16,323,551.63 (all funds and including beginning balances); set the general fund real and personal property tax request for 2013-14 at $2,400,435.96; and approved budgeted travel expenses as presented for 2013-14.

vkg/09/17/13

BOARD MEETING SUMMARY AUGUST 19, 2013

The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 was held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, August 19, 2013, at 7:00 PM.  Board members present were Darlene Boroff, Kay Grimminger, Edwin Johnson, Lanny Kizer, Sandra Mann, Bob Reed, Mary Stoltenberg, and Ron Tuttle.  Action taken was as follows:  approved agenda; excused absent board member Gene Libal; approved minutes of the previous meeting; ratified payment of claims made on June 30, 2013; ratified payment of claims made on July 15, 2013; authorized payment of claims dated August 19, 2013; accepted treasurer’s reports dated June 30, 2013, July 15, 2013, and August 12, 2013; authorized acceptance of any and all federal funds as may become available during the 2013-14 fiscal year provided acceptance of such funds and subsequent expenditure of such funds does not exceed the 2013-14 budget limitations as adopted; authorized employment of a 1.0 FTE speech/language pathologist; authorized continuation of membership in the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association for 2013-14; approved, by the required super majority vote, increasing the 2013-14 general fund budgeted restricted funds by 1% more than the 2.5% base of restricted funds as allowed per statute;  authorized entering into contracts and cooperative agreements with three more entities to provide vision impaired services in 2013-14; and authorized entering into contracts with three area agencies and one individual to provide additional occupational therapy, physical therapy, and autism spectrum disorder services in 2013-14.

vkg/8/20/13