ESU Coordinating Council
May 03, 2016 10:30 AM
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
3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. May PDO
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

May 4-5 PDO Agenda

PDO Registration - May 4-5

Bowling at Big Apple Fun Center - May 3

Celebration Dinner - May 4

Discussion

Committee Chair reviewed the agenda for the PDO events on May 4-5, 2016.

3.B. EAP ADVISER/Virtual Support Team
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 ADVISOR 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 is working to set up a virtual support team. They would use Jitbit to follow up and work with ESUs to help answer questions/concerns.

3.C. Instructional Digital System and Personalized Learning Conference (IDSPL)
David Ludwig
Rationale

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) and the Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council (ESUCC) are co-hosted a planning, discussion, and discovery session around the multiple efforts and partnerships occurring to support instructional improvement, digital learning, personalized learning, and the related professional learning.

The meeting was part of a follow up to the Commissioner’s Symposium on Education in Nebraska focused on Digital Learning and is intended to collect local, regional and state insights for use in the development of the biennium technology plan, discuss alignment opportunities to State Board of Education strategic planning efforts, and collaborate with education leaders on this important topic

Discussion

Executive Director discussed the Instructional Digital System and Personalized Learning Conference (IDSPL) NDE hired an independent company to help facilitate the process. Executive Director will share more information in future.

3.D. BlendEd Pilot
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Attachments
Discussion

BlendEd pilot is moving forward. The first workshops were a success.

3.E. NWEA - Statewide Student Pricing
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Discussion

Working with NWEA to discuss possibility of having one statewide price for student pricing. Meeting next week with NWEA to continue discussions regarding becoming the statewide assessment.

3.F. Statewide Training Needs
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommend to give the Executive Director the authority to make contact and schedule Title IX training passed with a motion by Polk ESU 07 and a second by Allen ESU 19.

Discussion

The SpecialEd Law conference with KSB was a huge success and would like to gather more ideas on possible trainings. Possible topics: Statewide training needs/topics to have with KSB ie: Sped Law (Fall), Student Discipline (Spring), including bullying, Title IX (Fall), Business practices (Spring), Board ethics (February), Fair Labor Act. Vet through appropriate committee.

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 10:59 AM passed with a motion by Polk ESU 07 and a second by Allen ESU 19.