ESU Coordinating Council
October 14, 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
: 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 2:50 pm.

2. Roll Call
Discussion

Staff: David Ludwig, Deb Hericks

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. Communication with Senators
Committee Chair - Liz
Discussion

Executive Director discussed the current communications with Senators. ESUs have been in existence for 50th years and we need to continue to dissolve the silo affect and work collaboratively and support of each other.

Meeting held to discuss Children's Behavior Health with Kathy Campbell. Marge Beatty attended the meeting. Need to work together to benefit all children with behavior/mental health issues. Health and Human Services (HHS) support Birth to 3. Expanding Medicaid funding sources an option. Create a needs assessment across the state to see what services/resources are being offered across the state.

ESUs to help out poverty, ELL, etc. Learning Community, held meeting with Senator Sullivan. Dan Schnoes reviewed Concept Bill of Senator Sullivan.

3.B. Lobbyist Update - Curt & Jason Bromm
Committee Chair - Liz
Discussion

Executive Director will be meeting with them on Friday.

3.C. ESUCC Legislative Action Plan
Rationale

ESUCC Legislative Action Plan

Discussion

Executive Director is seeking direction on legislative issues to address/support.

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 meeting at 4:05 PM. passed with a motion by Schnoes ESU 03 and a second by Lofquist ESU 09.