ESU Coordinating Council
April 13, 2016 1:00 PM
Finance, Audit, and Budget Committee Meeting
1. Call to Order
Committee Chair Schnoes
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 1:06 PM. Staff: David Ludwig, Deb Hericks, Priscilla Quintana

2. Roll Call
Committee Chair Schnoes
3. Agenda Item
Committee Chair Schnoes
3.A. Approve Claims, Financials Statements, and Assets for Month of March
Committee Chair Schnoes
Rationale

 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

Approve Claims, Financials Statements, and Assets for month of March

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Approve Claims, Financials Statements, and Assets for month of March passed with a motion by Mowinkel ESU 08 and a second by Standish ESU 18.

Discussion

Committee Chair reviewed the financial statements for the month of March. We continue to review and adjust the Project Summary. Committee Chair reviewed those changes.

3.A.I. Approval of March Expenses to be paid in April.
Committee Chair - Schnoes
Rationale

These expenses are from period Mar 4, 2016 - April 8, 2016. The amount to be approved is $196,151.72.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

Recommend motion to approve March expenses to be paid in April

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommend motion to approve March expenses to be paid in April passed with a motion by Tedesco ESU 11 and a second by Standish ESU 18.

Discussion

Committee Chair reviewed expenses are from period Mar 4, 2016 - April 8, 2016. The amount to be approved is $196,151.72.

3.B. Monthly Staff Budget Meeting
Committee Chair Schnoes
Rationale

Monthly Budget Meeting Agenda/Notes

Attachments
Discussion

Monthly budget meeting notes and reports are attached.

3.C. ESUCC Audit
Committee Chair Schnoes
Rationale

The 2015-2016 Audit began on February 1, 2016.  The Entrance Conference was held on February 8, 2016.

Discussion

Executive Director discussed the state audit which is finalizing. Draft copy of the audit report attached.

3.C.I. State Audit
Committee Chair - Schnoes
Rationale

Audit Response

Attachments
Discussion

Executive Director reviewed the responses to finding and corrections we plan to implement.

3.D. Unico Insurance Policy Review
Committee Chair - Schnoes
Rationale

David Ludwig, Scott Isaacson and Deb Hericks met with Tom Champoux and Vickie Roth on March 29, 2016 to review the current ESUCC Insurance Policy.  A proposal for additional updated coverage will be provided as an informational item with possible action scheduled for the May 2016 meeting.

Discussion

Executive Director reviewed a meeting with Tom Champoux and Vickie Roth, Unico on March 29, 2016 to review the current ESUCC Insurance Policy. A proposal for additional updated coverage will be forward when received with possible action scheduled for the May 2016 meeting.

3.E. MSA Funding Formula
Committee Chair - Schnoes
Rationale

Paul Tedesco presented a proposal for possible revision in the funding formula within the MSA.  The proposal is presented as information at this time.

Service Formula

Discussion

Executive Director discussed the proposed funding formula. Committee will continue to discuss changes in MSA.

3.F. NE Department of Revenue (AG Land Value)
Committee Chair - Schnoes
Rationale

School Adjusted Value

Discussion

Executive Director shared the NE Department of Revenue for AG land value. The new data should be released soon.

4. Next Meeting Agenda Items
Committee Chair Schnoes
5. Executive Session
Committee Chair Schnoes
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
Committee Chair Schnoes
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to adjourn at 1:38 PM passed with a motion by Radford ESU 17 and a second by Tedesco ESU 11.