ESU Coordinating Council
October 14, 2015 4:00 PM
Special Population 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

Meet canceled due to lack of committee.

2. Roll Call
3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. Steve Milliken
Steve Milliken
3.B. Statewide Mental Health Services
Rationale

Recently at the ESU 3 Superintendent's meeting, concerns were brought forth regarding addressing mental health needs statewide.  The concern specifically is in regard to what services are available and how are the services communicated with all stakeholders.  The same concerns have been expressed on a more informal process during the past year.  

3.C. Recruiter for hiring difficult positions
Committee Chair - Polk
3.D. Wade Fruhling - SRS Report
Wade Fruhling
Attachments
3.D.I. AAP
Rationale

  • We will be applying for another round of funding in October.

3.D.I.a. Demo AAP Website
Wade Fruhling
3.D.II. Project Para
Rationale

  • Para Educator Conference will be held on October 29th in Kearney.
    • Project Para staff have been busy doing promotion for the conference via mailings, flyers, and emails
    • All speakers have been finalized, and descriptions of each breakout have been written
    • Para of the Year has been selected
    • Participation certificates are being prepared
    • Conference program is nearly complete
  • Several new districts have joined Project Para and they have added 188 new participants
  • Wade will serve as the event photographer and provide assistance as needed

 

3.D.III. SRS Report
Rationale

  • Our most pressing hardware issues are now complete, and Mike has turned his attention to software development
  • We had several critical bugs that needed to be fixed quickly.
    • We were forced to spend a large percentage of our year’s Soliant budget (Soliant budget is $25,000) to address these issues
    • From this point forward, we will be forced to have Mike do all of our development and use the remaining Soliant budget for training and support rather than actual development
    • Board approved removing all Social Security and Medicaid numbers from SRS
  • Met with Bennington and Northwest Public Schools to develop data upload systems
    • Mike is nearly done with Bennington already
    • Northwest will need a little more time getting ready on their end
  • Held SRS Advisory board Meeting on September 24
    • Set 2 main goals for the year
      • Connect SRS database to the NDE Advisor System
      • Convert as many forms and/or web pages to Zend Framework
  • Mike and Wade are meeting each Wednesday to help each other figure out how the various components of the SRS combine to make the site work.

3.D.IV. ILCD
Rationale

  • We continue to maintain the ILCD Staff Survey site
    • Our office emails the data (along with a summary) to school districts upon request

 

3.E. Mike Danahy Report
Committee Chair - Polk
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