ESU Coordinating Council
October 14, 2015 8:30 AM
Professional Development 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. 

Discussion

Call to order at 8:30 AM

2. Roll Call
Discussion

Staff: David Ludwig, Deb Hericks, Beth Kabes

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. September PDO
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

September PDO

Discussion

Committee Chair reviewed the September PDO meetings. January PDO will have an emphasis on the BlendEd Pilot.

3.B. NWEA Stats
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

Schools using NWEA:

Public Schools Districts - 231
Non-Public Schools - 44

 Starting 4th year of ESU trained facilitators

Discussion

Committee Chair reviewed the number of schools currently using NWEA.

3.C. i3 Development Grant: Fostering Connections in Education
Attachments
Discussion

Executive Director reviewed the process regarding the i3 grant. Feds are asking questions regarding our application. We should hear within the next couple of months whether or not we will be awarded the grant. The grant to start January 2016.

3.D. Approve NCSA/ESUCC BlendEd Learning Pilot Project
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

NCSA ESUCC BlendEd Pilot Project

Readiness Rubric for BlendEd Pilot Project

Recommended Motion

Recommend to approve the ESUCC/NCSA BlendEd Pilot Project

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommend to approve the ESUCC/NCSA BlendEd Pilot Project passed with a motion by Tedesco ESU 11 and a second by Gegg ESU 05.

Discussion

BlendEd Director discussed the BlendEd Pilot Project. They will identify school district that would be interested in participation. There is a Readiness Rubric available for those schools who may be interested. Time frame to begin will be March. Each ESU to submit two districts that meet the criteria.

3.E. EAP Advisory
Executive Director Ludwig
Rationale

Russ Masco and David Ludwig met to develop an EAP Advisory Committee representative of ESU staff designed to assist with the implementation of the ADVISOR Dashboard for Early Adopter School Districts.  

The committee includes:

Julie Downing:  ESU 13 (SDA)

Suzanne Whisler:  ESU 4 (SDA)

Susan Forsland:  ESU 3 (NOC)

Don Fernading: ESU 5 (NOC)

Attachments
Discussion

Executive Director discussed the onboarding process currently ongoing with the pilot schools.

3.F. Instructional Delivery Action Plan
David Ludwig
Rationale

Instructional Delivery Plan for Nebraska Continuous Improvement

Instructional Delivery Plan Agenda September 1, 2015

Attachments
Discussion

Executive Director discussed the Instructional Delivery Action Plan process. They will list resources, etc that are needed to carry process forward. NDE will fund a facilitator for this process. This will tie into the Tech Plan currently in place.

3.G. MSP Math Grant
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Discussion

Jan Handa, Grant Manager was at a meeting last week and it looks like there will not be Kicks and NMPDS portion to grant moving forward. It is going to be STEM related. We should hear officially by the end of the year. UNO trainers have said they will help write this portion of the grant.

3.G.I. NMPDS
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

See attached for the NMPDS Final report for 2014-2015.

Attachments
Discussion

Final report for NMPDS is attached for your perusal.

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 9:05 passed with a motion by Gegg ESU 05 and a second by West ESU 13.