ESU Coordinating Council
May 03, 2016 9:00 AM
Technology 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
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2. Roll call
3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. Tech Plan
Committee Chair - Deturk
Rationale

Nebraska Cloud Technology Plan

3.A.I. K-12 Federation Update
Committee Chair DeTurk
Rationale

Nebraska Representatives:  Dean Folkers, NDE; David Ludwig, ESUCC; Scott Isaacson, ESUCC

The multi state grant is designed to build a sustainable model for future collaboration. States represented are Illinois, Nebraska, Clark County, NV and multiple Regional Information Centers in New York.

Attachments
Discussion

Our collaborative group includes representatives from five large scale or statewide projects. Technical, business and community work groups are producing final reports for this phase of the grant and will be preparing a multiyear proposal to continue and catalyze this work toward a selfsustaining K12 Federation. I will be attending the OpenApereo conference in New York City later this month with one representative from each of the other state projects. The grant is funding the cost of this travel.

3.A.II. Single Sign On Update
Committee Chair - Deturk
Discussion

Project Director gave an update on the single sign on. He is installing the uPortal staging and production environments to go live with school districts. We, along with the IlliniCloud and the RICOne effort in New York are meeting next week to discuss our needs for the next phase of this work. Twenty-eight districts and ESUs are live in the production single signon framework for their connections to ADVISER. I have received information from Canvas, the ISLE learning object repository, and EdReady and am beginning integration work with these applications in our SSO and portal environments.

3.A.III. Tech Plan Progress Update
Committee Chair - Deturk
Rationale

Nebraska Cloud Technology Plan

Discussion

Technology Director reviewed the Tech Plan with Committee and next steps.

3.A.IV. Back-up Solutions RFP
Committee Chair - TeDurk
Rationale

Technology Director is drafting a RFP proposal for Back-up Solutions. Anticipated published timeline is April 30, 2016.  The purpose of the RFP is to procure a local and off-site back-up solution for the ESUCC hosting environment and to be scalable for anticipated statewide needs.

3.B. Approve NOC Training
Committee Chair - TeDurk
Rationale

NOC is requesting the use of training funds for FortiGate Security Systems II training.  After soliciting proposals from New Horizons and Infogressive, we realized that certified training will cost almost exactly the same amount from any provider.  Infogressive allowed the discounted pricing on a smaller number of participants (5 vs 12), and also offers the training on a regular schedule with a trainer who has recent industry experience.  The course is offered every other month in Lincoln with a videoconference option to the live class.

As long as K-12 entities register at least 5 participants in any scheduled training this summer, Infogressive has agreed to offer a discounted price of $500/participant/day for training. The trainings in question are to be held on May 25-27 and July 20-22, 2016. For the requested training, the cost will be $1500 per participant rather than the $2525 regular price. NOC voted 9-1 in an online poll in favor of the training and 8 members committed to taking the training in a survey.  
 
Based on these results, NOC is requesting that ESUCC approve the use of $1500 per ESU for FortiGate Security Systems II, up to our $19,500 budget limit.  In the event of more than 13 participants, the funds will cover training proportionally per ESU.  Additionally, at the request of the vendor and to facilitate greater participation among interested ESUs and schools, NOC is requesting that ESUCC act as the fiscal agent for all registrations, billing ESUs and schools accordingly, and communicate registration information with Infogressive as needed. 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

Recommend approval for NOC to use up to $19,750 for Fortinet Training with Infogressive in Lincoln provided they have 5 registered for each training for discount

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommend approval for NOC to use up to $19,750 for Fortinet Training with Infogressive in Lincoln provided they have 5 registered for each training for discount passed with a motion by Bell ESU 10 and a second by Fisher ESU 04.

3.C. Staff Reports
Chair of Committee
3.C.I. Scott Isaacson
Scott Isaacson
Attachments
Discussion

Technology Direction reviewed his report with the committee.

3.C.II. Beth Kabes
Beth Kabes
Attachments
Discussion

Technology Committee reviewed the BlendEd/DEC Report by BlendEd Director.

3.C.III. Rhonda Eis
Rhonda Eis
Attachments
Discussion

Technology Committee reviewed the IMAT report from Coordinator.

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 at 9:21 AM passed with a motion by Lofquist ESU 09 and a second by DeTurk ESU 02 .