ESU Coordinating Council
September 07, 2016 3:00 PM
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 3:00 PM.

2. Roll Call
3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. Legislative Planning Update
Executive Director Ludwig
Discussion

Executive Director reviewed the meeting that was held with Bromm & Associates, and NDE.  Need to figure out a date for a meeting during September for this group to get back together to discuss further. ESU 3 Administrator discussed meeting with Bromm and Associates, discussions have not heard much for the upcoming long session.  There will be a 8% budget cut coming forth.  Marketing strategies - having several administrators come at a time to pull out legislators for discussions.  There is a conference room that we can use to possibly have a lunch and invite the Senators to attend and market what ESUs have to offer.  Executive Director and the NCSA Director met with Senator Baker to discuss legislation.  There is a meeting on September 27 with Open Sky Institute and several others from NCSA, NSEA, ESUCC, etc. to discuss hot topics for legislative.  The best scenario may to be just good defense this session.  We will begin to start scheduling individual meetings.  Update the 50 year brochure to have available for communication with legislators.

3.A.I. Legislative Goals
Executive Director Ludwig
Rationale

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

Legislative Meeting June 13, 2016 - notes from Legislative meeting on June 13, 2016. 

Discussion

Review of long term goals:  core funding, ESUCC funding, eLearning, facilities, audit, extended services, ongoing communication and awareness. 


3.A.II. Core Services Definition
Executive Director Ludwig
Discussion

Start discussion on writing a new core service definition.  Possible discussion point at collaboration meeting. 

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
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to adjourn at 3:54 PM. passed with a motion by Standish ESU 18 and a second by Schnoes ESU 03.