ESU Coordinating Council
March 09, 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. 

2. Roll Call
Discussion

Cal to order at 4:00 PM Staff: David Ludwig, Beth Kabes, Deb Hericks

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. Instructional Delivery Action Plan
David Ludwig
Rationale

Instructional Delivery Plan for Nebraska Continuous Improvement

Instructional Delivery Plan Agenda September 1, 2015

Discussion

Executive Director reviewed the planning on instructional delivery action plan. Meeting on Friday to start laying out the vision for instructional deliver.

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

NMPDS revised budget was submitted in February we have not received it back.

3.C. NWEA State-wide Update
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

As per last ESUCC meeting, interest to implement the NWEA as the statewide assessment was provided.  With NWEA representatives, Bob Uhing, Kraig Lofquist, Jeff West and Renae Kehrberg (OPS), met to discuss the potential of NWEA submitting an RFP for the Statewide Assessment. 

Discussion

With NWEA representatives, Bob Uhing, Kraig Lofquist, Jeff West and Renae Kehrberg (OPS), met to discuss the potential of NWEA submitting an RFP for the Statewide Assessment. State-wide interest in having them as the statewide assessment tool.

3.D. BlendEd Pilot
Committee Chair DeTurk
Attachments
Discussion

BlendEd Director discussed the BlendED Pilot project which will kick off this next week. TAG representatives will also be part of these training. Twenty-Seven schools are a part of the BlendEd Pilot. Schools will have a team of 5 and ESUs will have 2-3. If there are more than those interested in the training there will be an additional charge. Those ESUs that do not have a school in the pilot are invited to attend the training. The committee is looking for grant opportunities to fund the second year and beyond.

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.

Discussion

Executive Director reviewed changes to Master Service Agreement.

3.E.I. Approve SDA Affiliate/Strategist
Committee Chair Lofquist
Attachments
Recommended Motion

Motion to approve Strategist/SDA Affiliate budget requests

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve Strategist/SDA Affiliate budget requests passed with a motion by DeTurk ESU 02 and a second by Gegg ESU 05.

Discussion

Discussions regarding the SDA/Strategist budget requests for 2016-2017.

3.E.II. Approve NWEA Agreement
Committee Chair Lofquist
Rationale

ESU 1 4 7125.00

ESU 2

1 1781.25
ESU 3 7 12468.75
ESU 4 1 1781.25
ESU 5 1 1781.25
ESU 6 1 1781.25
ESU 7 2 3562.50
ESU 8 3 5343.75
ESU 9 1 1781.25
ESU 10 3 5343.75
ESU 11 1 1781.25
ESU 13 2 3562.50
ESU 16 1 1781.25
ESU 17 1 1781.25
ESU 19 3 5343.75
32 57000

 

 

 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

Motion to approve NWEA Agreement

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve NWEA Agreement for 2016-2017 passed with a motion by Tedesco ESU 11 and a second by DeTurk ESU 02 .

Discussion

Discussion regarding the NWEA participation within the Master Service Agreement.

3.E.III. Approve PDO Budget
Committee Chair Lofquist
Rationale

PDO Budget 2016-2017

Recommended Motion

Recommend to increase the PDO MSA to $4720 for 2016-2017.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommend to increase the PDO MSA to $4720 for 2016-2017. passed with a motion by Gegg ESU 05 and a second by Lofquist ESU 09.

4. Next Meeting Agenda Items
Discussion

Math Grant Update May PDO

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 4:28 PM passed with a motion by Gegg ESU 05 and a second by DeTurk ESU 02 .