ESU Coordinating Council
May 03, 2016 11:00 AM
Legislative 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 11:00 AM. Staff: David Ludwig, Scott Isaacson

2. Roll Call
3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. ESUCC Legislative Action Plan
Rationale

ESUCC Legislative Action Plan

3.B. LB 1067 - Change provisions relating to learning communities (Sullivan)
Committee Chair Standish
Rationale

LB 1067

Placed on final reading.

Discussion

A discussion was held on this bill, which passed and will take affect on July 1, 2017. Members will continue working with Education committee leadership on future changes.

3.C. Legislative Planning Committee
Committee Chair - Polk
Rationale

The focus of the planning committee is to develop a plan for bill proposals based upon the long-term goals for ESUCC.  Jason/Curt Bromm and David Ludwig would like to meet with the committee the first week of June to discuss legislative goals and begin prioritizing needs for potential legislation.  Commissioner Blomstedt would like to be involved within this process.

A meeting in August is proposed to finalize plans and to begin the process of obtaining a Senator's interest with our proposed needs.

Discussion

June 13 was established as the meeting for the planning committee. Zoom will be available for those who need to attend remotely.

3.D. Long Term Legislative Goals
Committee Chair Standish
Rationale

  • Core funding
  • ESUCC funding
  • eLearning funding
  • ESU facilities funding
  • State Audit
  • Extended services statewide
  • Ongoing communication and awareness

 

Discussion

Members discussed core service funding and other long-term goals and process for summer committee work.

4. Next Meetings Agenda Items
Chair of Committee
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
Recommended Motion

Motion to adjourn at 11:25 AM

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:   passed with a motion by Lofquist ESU 09 and a second by Calvert ESU 15.