ESU Coordinating Council
October 04, 2016 11:00 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. 

Discussion

Call to order at 11:03 AM.

Staff:  David Ludwig, Deb Hericks, Beth Kabes

2. Roll Call
3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. January PDO - Jim Knight Training
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

January PDO with Jim Knight will be on January 18-19, 2017. 

Discussion

January PDO with Jim Knight will be on January 18-19, 2017.  The will be a great opportunity for all ESU - Administrators/Staff.  

3.B. Virtual Support Team (VST) Update
Executive Director Ludwig/Scott Isaacson
Rationale

Virtual Support Team

 

Discussion

Virtual Support continues to meet and to move forward with having ESU help for the schools going through the process.  Power School support, if schools utilize Power school there will be no additional costs for support transition.  

3.C. BlendEd Pilot Update
Blended/Distance Learning director Kabes
Rationale

BlendEd Pilot:

  • District that I have visited in September include: Omaha PS (Davis MS, Buffett MS), Shelby-Rising City PS, Clarkson PS, Freeman PS, Thayer Central PS, Lincoln PS (The Career Academy)

Attachments
Discussion

BlendEd/DEC Director gave an update on the BlendEd pilot.   She has been visiting some these pilot schools.  She also invites the ESU counterpart on these visits to keep them in loop on progress.  She plans to visit the schools twice, once first semester and once second semester.  She has dialogue with students as well as teachers involved in pilot.  She gave some examples of the work happening out in the schools.    

3.D. EAP Advisory
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

Executive Director discussed the needs for ESU and districts moving forward together in process of moving toward dashboard.  

3.E. NDE/ESUCC/PDO Planning
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

Efforts continue to align the planning process with NDE, ESUCC and ESUPDO.  Within this process, how do we create a system for communication with higher education regarding the connection with the Teacher Education and Administration programs?   

Discussion

Executive Director discussed the need to keep communications open with NDE:  Collaboration meetings (twice a year), PD Planning Committee, NDE Strategic Planning, Higher Ed more actively involved.   Continue to make sure communications is purposeful and meaningful.  Discussion to have a meeting following the collaboration meetings to meet with higher ed to discuss progress within K-12.  Continue to invite higher ed to PD opportunities.  Some ESUs invite the colleges to their meetings to their advisory meetings.  Continue to discuss how to invite the appropriate stakeholders to be involved.  

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

Deb Hericks has been working with Jan Handa to help provide some assistance to UNL as they try to recruit Teacher Leaders and participants for next year.  ESUCC plans to continue to keep the Math Champions updated for future use statewide. 

Discussion

Executive Assist has been working with Grant Manager to help provide some assistance to UNL as they try to recruit Teacher Leaders and participants for next year.  ESUCC plans to continue to keep the Math Champions updated for future use statewide.

3.F.I. NMPDS
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

Working to finalize the last year of NMPDS.  We will be submitting final reports sometime this month.  RMC will get their final report to us soon as well.

Discussion

Executive director working to finalize the last year of NMPDS.  We will be submitting final reports sometime this month.  RMC will get their final report to us soon as well.

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 11:50 am passed with a motion by Lofquist ESU 09 and a second by DeTurk ESU 02 .