ESU Coordinating Council
July 24, 2015 8:30 AM
Executive Committee Meeting
1. Call to Order
Rationale

Notice to visitors:  To be heard at this meeting, the "Request to be Heard" form, must be completed and submitted to the Secretary to the Executive Director of ESUCC.  The President of the Board of ESUCC will call upon visitors wishing to address the Board in the order they were submitted or by subject.

Pursuant to Section 84-1411 of the Nebraska Statutes, notice of this meeting was given by advertisement on the ESUCC website, NE Public Meeting site, and host site.

Open Meetings Law
: Pursuant to Section 84 - 1412 of the Nebraska Statutes, the public is hereby informed that a current copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act is posted in this meeting room. 

2. Roll Call
Discussion

Staff: David Ludwig, Deb Hericks Guests: Karen Haase

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. Personnel
President Jeff West
Recommended Motion

Motion to approve that the committee recommend Beth Kabes for the position of Distance Education Director on a .5 FTE basis

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve that the committee recommend to appoint Beth Kabes for the position of Distance Education Director on a .5 FTE basis passed with a motion by Beatty ESU 16 and a second by Lofquist ESU 09.

Discussion

Executive Director updated committee on some personnel issues. We need to continue to gather usage data. Put together a statewide plan (NROC/EdReady) to gather information. Committee to meet to discuss Instructional Delivery.

3.B. NDE/ESUCC MOU
President Jeff West
Attachments
Discussion

Executive Director reviewed the attached MOU between NDE/ESUCC. This will develop the scope of work between NDE/ESUCC.

3.C. ESUCC Lobbyist
President Jeff West
Attachments
Discussion

Executive Director discussed the proposal for a lobbyist for the ESUCC. Enhance the process of lobbying for the needs of all ESUs.

3.D. Staff Cell Phones
President Jeff West
Discussion

Executive Director discussed the current position of cell phone stipends for staff. Include in staff salary - one time increase.

3.E. Staff Contracts
President Jeff West
Discussion

Executive Director discussed that there was a 4% increase for staff with the exception of Technology Director for 2015-2016.

3.F. Bright Bytes
President Jeff West
Discussion

Executive Director discussed the Bright Bytes statewide contract for $1/license. Seventy-one percent of schools are currently using Bright Bytes. Once every three years/every other year, schools need to use a data based structure to collect data.

3.G. ESU 50th Celebration
President Jeff West
Attachments
Discussion

Executive Director gave an update on the committee work for the 50th Celebration. Slow down process for video, possibility of doing internally. Contact the University to see if they are looking for projects. Logo finalized for use (see attached). Working on a brochure (see draft). Working with Janet Anderson to create an open house at ESUs/give tours of ESUs.

4. Next Meeting Agenda Items
5. Executive Session
Rationale

The ESU Coordinating Council is authorized by state statute to enter into executive session. Executive session may be held when clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual. Reasons that meet this standard include but are not limited to: (a) strategy sessions with respect to collective bargaining, real estate matters, pending litigation, or litigation which is imminent as evidenced by communication of a claim or threat of litigation to or by the public body; (b) discussion regarding deployment of security personnel or devices; (c) investigative proceedings regarding allegations of criminal misconduct; (d) evaluation of the job performance of a person when necessary to prevent needless injury to the reputation of a person and if such person has not requested a public meeting; and (e) legal advice.

Explanation

At this point, it is appropriate for the Board to meet in closed session for one of the stated matters and/or any other permissible closed session matters in compliance with the law.

PROPOSAL:

That the Board hold a closed session:

1. For strategy session with respect to negotiations/collective bargaining clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

2. For strategy session with respect to property/real estate matters clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

3. For strategy session with respect to pending litigation, or litigation which is imminent as evidenced by communication of a claim or threat of litigation to or by the public body clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

4. For discussion regarding deployment of security personnel or devices clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

5. For investigative proceedings regarding allegations of criminal misconduct clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

6. For personnel and the evaluation of job performance clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

7. For discussions of the legal consequences of specific action and legal advice clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

6. Adjournment
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to adjourn at 10:09 AM passed with a motion by Lofquist ESU 09 and a second by Radford ESU 17.