ESU Coordinating Council
September 08, 2016 9:30 AM
Budget Hearing
1. ESU Coordinating Council Information
Board President - Jeff West
Rationale

Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council

Budget Hearing Meeting   
Thursday, September 8, 2016- 9:30 AM

Educational Service Unit No. 10
76 Plaza Blvd
Kearney, NE

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2. Call to Order
Board President - Jeff West
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 in the ESUCC website, NE Public Meeting site, and host site on February 24, 2014.

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 9:30 AM.

Staff:  David Ludwig, Deb Hericks, Scott Isaacson, Beth Kabes, Priscilla Quintana

Legal:  Karen Haase


3. Roll Call
Board President - Jeff West
4. Executive Reports
4.A. Executive Director Report
Executive Director, David Ludwig
4.A.I. Budget Presentation
Executive Director, David Ludwig
Attachments
Recommended Motion

Motion to approve the 2014-2015 ESUCC budget

Discussion

Executive Director reviewed the final budget for the ESUCC for 2016-2017.  He noted a couple of changes that have been made since the preview meeting in July.  Some funding will be available from NDE through the MOU that is in place between the two entities. 

5. Public Comment
ESUCC President - Jeff West
Rationale

To be heard at this meeting, the "Request to be Heard" form has been completed and submitted to the Secretary to the Executive Director of ESUCC.  The President of the Board of ESUCC will now call upon visitors requesting to address the Board in the order they were submitted or by subject.

Discussion

There was no public comment.

6. Executive Session
Board President - Jeff West
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.

Recommended Motion

Motion to enter into Executive Session

7. Adjournment
Board President - Jeff West
Recommended Motion

Motion to adjourn meeting

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to adjourn meeting at 9:42 AM passed with a motion by Polk ESU 07 and a second by Calvert ESU 15.