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 MAY 18, 2015

The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 was held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, May 18, 2015, at 7:00 PM.  Board members present were Darlene Boroff, Kay Grimminger, Lanny Kizer, Gene Libal, Sandra Mann, Pat Osmond, and Bob Reed.  Action taken was as follows:  approved agenda; excused absent board members Mary Stoltenberg and Ron Tuttle; approved minutes of the previous meeting; authorized payment of the May 18, 2015, claims as submitted; accepted the May 11, 2015, treasurer’s report; approved board policy pertaining to the disposal of technology devices, obsolete inventoried furniture and equipment, and vehicles; accepted resignation of Jacqui Garrison, Helpdesk Support Specialist, effective June 9, 2015; and authorized entering into a contract with Broken Bow Public Schools to provide speech/language pathology services in 2015-16.
vkg/05/19/15


BOARD MEETING SUMMARY APRIL 20, 2015


The regular monthly meeting of the governing board of Educational Service Unit 10 was held at ESU 10 in Kearney on Monday, April 20, 2015, at 7:00 PM.  Board members present were Darlene Boroff, Kay Grimminger, Lanny Kizer, Gene Libal, Sandra Mann, Pat Osmond, and Bob Reed.  Action taken was as follows:  approved agenda; excused absent board members Mary Stoltenberg and Ron Tuttle; approved minutes of the previous meeting; authorized payment of the April 20, 2015, claims as submitted; accepted the April 13, 2015, treasurer’s report; conducted the first reading of a proposed board policy pertaining to the disposal of equipment; accepted resignations of Evan Paitz, PC Technician, effective April 11, 2015, and of Janessa Swink, Speech/Language Pathologist, effective May 22, 2015; authorized employment of Robert Mayor as a Technology Intern, effective May 18, 2015, of Mackenzie McCartney as a 1.0 FTE Speech/Language Pathologist for the 2015-16 contract year, of Jianyue Tang as a Technology Intern effective April 20, 2015, and of Danielle Valenti as a 1.0 FTE Speech/Language Pathologist for the 2015-16 contract year; and authorized entering into contracts with two additional districts to provide requested special education services in 2015-16.
vkg/04/21/15

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