ESU Coordinating Council
November 17, 2015 4:30 PM
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. 

2. Roll Call
Discussion

Call to order at 4:25 PM. Staff: David Ludwig, Deb Hericks

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. January 20-21, 2016 PDO
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

January PDO Agenda

Discussion

Committee Chair reviewed the agenda for the January 2016 PDO Meetings. Administrators are encouraged to attend.

3.A.I. ESUPDO Long Term Goals
Discussion

Executive Director discussed the need to create long term goals for PDO.

3.B. ESUCC_PDO_Calendar 2016-2018
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

ESUCC_PDO_Calendar_TwoYr

Discussion

Discussed the calendar for 2016-2018, this is the beginning of the new calendar so that ESUCC, affiliates and others to start their planning accordingly. Take a look at the calendar to see if we can rotate ESUs.

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

We were notified today that we were not selected for the i3 grant. We will continue discussions on how we can help facilitate the systems involved students.

3.D. BrightBytes
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Discussion

Executive Director will reach the new representative for BrightBytes.

3.E. MSP Math Grant
Committee Chair - Lofquist
3.E.I. NMPDS
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

See attached for the NMPDS Final Budget report and reimbursement request for 2014-2015.  There will be $194,164.55 in carry-over funds available.  With these funds we have requested to add a two day optional training for the participants for a Makey-Makey Training and drone training using the SAMR model with Hiedi Rethmeier, ESU 8 as the trainer. 

Attachments
Discussion

We received an email from the grant manager that they were not going to allow the carry funds for this year. Going to have a meeting of the Math contacts in each ESUs to discuss.

4. Next Meeting Agenda Items
Discussion

SDA - program specific and creating templates

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 5:00 PM passed with a motion by West ESU 13 and a second by Polk ESU 07.