ESU Coordinating Council
February 10, 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 4:00 PM. Staff: David Ludwig, Deb Hericks

2. Roll Call
3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. 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

The committee meets twice a month.

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

ESUCC_PDO_Calendar_TwoYr

Discussion

Committee continue to review calendar to be approved at March meeting.

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.  

Recommended Motion

Recommend to approve contract with BrightBytes

Discussion

Need to gather those interested in continuing with BrightBytes.

3.D. BlendEd Pilot
Committee Chair DeTurk
Attachments
Discussion

BlendEd Pilot committee continue to meet to discuss and move this initiative forward. There were 21 applications for the pilot.

3.E. Master Service Agreement 2016-2017
Committee Chair DeTurk
Rationale

Master Service Agreement 2016-2017

Review sections of Master Service Agreement that apply to you Committee.

3.E.I. PDO Budget
Committee Chair Lofquist
Rationale

PDO Budget 2016-2017

3.E.II. SDA Affiliate/Strategist
Committee Chair Lofquist
Attachments
3.E.III. IMAT Revisions
Executive Director Ludwig
Rationale

IMAT Revisions

Discussion

IMAT is working to update their language in the MAster Service Agreement (MSA.)

3.F. MSP Math Grant
Committee Chair - Lofquist
3.F.I. NMPDS
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Discussion

NMPDS revised budget is awaiting Dave's approval to be sent on to NDE.

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 meeting at 4:20 PM passed with a motion by West ESU 13 and a second by Tedesco ESU 11.