ESU Coordinating Council
September 09, 2015 3:00 PM
Legislative 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
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Discussion

Call to order at 3:05 PM Staff: David Ludwig, Deb Hericks

2. Roll Call
3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. ESUCC Legislative Action Plan
Rationale

ESUCC Legislative Action Plan

Discussion

Executive Director reviewed the action plan, need to edit and revise plan. Add Core Service funding to action plan (most important). Budget cuts (property tax relief) could be possible during session. Instructional materials support issues for LOR, NROC, other statewide issues. We need to be proactive in case budgets cuts do arise. Communication is key to establish the needs for ESUs and what we are about.

3.B. Senator Baker
3.B.I. Facilities
Executive Director Ludwig
Discussion

Facilities continue to be a need of the Service Units. Cash reserve could be looked at in regarding facilities. We need to educate the need for high cash reserves.

3.B.II. Core Funding
Executive Director Ludwig
Rationale

2010-2011 - 5% reduction

2011-2012 - 0% Growth

2012-2013 - 0% Growth

2013-2014 - 0% Growth

2014-2015 - 0% Growth

2015-2016 - 0% Growth

2016-2017 - 0% Growth

Discussion

Discussion regarding the flat line of core funding. This needs to be in the forefront of needs this session.

3.B.III. Distance Education Allocation
Discussion

Discussion to include instructional materials support for LOR, NROC and other needs.

3.C. Senator Davis
Discussion

Executive Director will continue discussion with Senator Davis regarding state audit. Can we modify state audit - every 3 years, local audit in between year, funds to support.

3.C.I. State Audit
Executive Director Ludwig
Rationale

2009-2010 - $16,357.25

2010-2011 - $22,248.58

2011-2012 - $26,078.89

2012-2013 - 27,931.89
 
2013-2014 - $29,971.05
 
2014-2015 - projected $31,000

Total: $153,587.66

Attachments
4. Next Meetings Agenda Items
Chair of Committee
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 3:50 PM passed with a motion by West ESU 13 and a second by Calvert ESU 15.