ESU Coordinating Council
January 13, 2016 4:00 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. 

Discussion

Call to order at 4:08 PM.

2. Roll Call
Discussion

Staff: David Ludwig, Deb Hericks, Beth Kabes

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

January PDO Agenda

As administrators are aware of those retiring/leaving the ESUs this year.  Please let Executive Assistant (Deb Hericks) know so that they get on the list for our celebration at the May PDO. 

Discussion

Continue to decide/create long term goals.

3.A.I. ESUPDO Long Term Goals
3.B. ESUCC_PDO_Calendar 2016-2018
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

ESUCC_PDO_Calendar_TwoYr

Discussion

Affiliates to review calendars and budgets into Executive Secretary by end of January.

3.C. BrightBytes
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

Currently 11 ESU's (1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19) participate in the 21st Century Learning Opportunity for ESA's at a total cost of $15,000.  Beginning with the first year of implementation in the 2014-15 year, NESUBA contributed $10,000 for this purchase.  This contribution provided for a total cost per ESU at $455.

 As per discussion with Rob Residori, BrightBytes Representative, the base price for 11 ESU's will be $16,600 or $1,509 per ESU.  If fewer than 11 ESU's participate, the base price will remain the same ($16,600) with the costs divided accordingly.  If additional ESU's wish to participate beyond the 11 ESU base price package, the total cost for each ESU will decrease approximately 20% with total costs for all potential 17 ESU's not to exceed $20,000.  

Discussion

Currently 11 ESU's (1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19) participate in the 21st Century Learning Opportunity for ESA's at a total cost of $15,000. Beginning with the first year of implementation in the 2014-15 year, NESUBA contributed $10,000 for this purchase. This contribution provided for a total cost per ESU at $455. As per discussion with Rob Residori, BrightBytes Representative, the base price for 12 ESU's will be $16,600 or $1,383 per ESU. If fewer than 11 ESU's participate, the base price will remain the same ($16,600) with the costs divided accordingly. If additional ESU's wish to participate beyond the 11 ESU base price package, the total cost for each ESU will decrease approximately 20% with total costs for all potential 17 ESU's not to exceed $20,000.

3.D. Network of Educator Effectiveness (University of Missouri)
Committee Chair Lofquist
Rationale

ESU's within NNNC have been in contact with Marcus Doss, University of Missouri, regarding the Network for Educational Effectiveness program.  A brief overview of the program will be provided through NNNC.  

Discussion

ESU's within NNNC have been in contact with Marcus Doss, University of Missouri, regarding the Network for Educational Effectiveness (NEE) program. A brief overview of the program (EdHub) will be provided through NNNC.

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 ADVISER 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)

Discussion

Committee continues to meet and progress forward.

3.F. Instructional Delivery Action Plan
David Ludwig
Rationale

Instructional Delivery Plan for Nebraska Continuous Improvement

Instructional Delivery Plan Agenda September 1, 2015

At the present time through meetings with David Ludwig, Matt Blomstedt, Dean Folkers, and Cory Epler, conversations have focused upon the process of organizing, developing, and implementing a statewide Instructional Delivery Plan.  A contracted service provider through NDE funding will be utilized to lead key stakeholders in this process.  

Discussion

At the present time through meetings with David Ludwig, Matt Blomstedt, Dean Folkers, and Cory Epler, conversations have focused upon the process of organizing, developing, and implementing a statewide Instructional Delivery Plan. A contracted service provider through NDE funding will be utilized to lead key stakeholders in this process.

3.G. BlendEd Pilot
Committee Chair DeTurk
Attachments
Discussion

Twenty six schools have applied thus far.

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

Executive Director met with Jan Handa and the grant will probably go for one more year. RFP to be out later this Spring.

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

RMC outside evaluator, Arlene Mitchell passed away prior to Holidays.  John Sutton will be taking her place and assuming the schedule for RMC for the remainder of this year. 

Reimbursement request submitted on 1/11/16 for he amount of $46,954.94.

3.I. NDE Needs Assessment
Committee Chair Lofquist
Attachments
3.J. Program Template/Lesson May Training
Committee Chair Lofquist
Rationale

Presentation by Barb Friesth/Amy Hill

Currently 50 Districts from 15 ESU's participate in training.  Current trainer will be retiring upon conclusion of this school year.  Concerns exist regarding a new trainer and costs for trainer. 

Attachments
Discussion

Currently 50 Districts from 15 ESU's participate in training. Current trainer will be retiring upon conclusion of this school year. Concerns exist regarding a new trainer and costs for trainer. Presentation by Barb Friesth, ESU 7, and personnel from ESU 16 (Roche), Sutherland Public Schools (Sandberg).

4. Next Meeting Agenda Items
Discussion

Program Template/Lesson May Training

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 5:08 PM passed with a motion by Polk ESU 07 and a second by Allen ESU 19.