ESU Coordinating Council
September 07, 2016 4:00 PM
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. 

Discussion

Call to order at 4:00 PM.

2. Roll Call
3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. September PDO
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Attachments
Discussion

PDO meetings are next week in Omaha.  Executive Director discussed the draft PDO Planning Leadership structure.  This will be discussed at the September meetings with approval to be at January PDO meetings. 

3.B. NDE/ESUCC Planning
Executive Director Ludwig
Discussion

Need to continue to communicate the three statewide initiatives that was implemented out of an ESUCC/NDE Collaboration meeting. Trying to make sure that we continue to have a voice from all parties at the table of all meetings. 

3.B.I. NDE/ESUCC Strategic Planning
Executive Director Ludwig
Discussion

Need to have representatives from all areas of need (NDE/ESUs) at the table for all statewide meetings. 

3.B.II. ESU PDO Planning
Executive Director Ludwig
3.C. Virtual Support Team (VST)
Executive Director Ludwig
Rationale

Virtual Support Team

 

Discussion

This committee Virtual Support Team met few weeks ago. The help with the on boarding of ADVISER. 

3.D. BlendEd Pilot Update
Blended/Distance Learning director Kabes
Discussion

BlendEd/Distance Director shared updates for the Blended Pilot.  In July, they had the second training.  The ESU have staff that has been identified to be a BlendEd Coaches.  The coaches will be meeting next week at PDO.  They have an observation tool, it was introduced in July and working through gathering the data needed statewide.  THE BlendEd/Distance Director has been visiting the schools in the pilot.  Second co-hort will hopefully will begin next school year. 

3.E. MSP Math Grant
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

UNL was granted the one year grant extension.  See attached for press release.

Attachments
3.E.I. NMPDS
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

RMC provided grant manager with a preliminary report to help with the planning for UNL. (see attached)

Attachments
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 4:53 passed with a motion by DeTurk ESU 02 and a second by Polk ESU 07.