ESU Coordinating Council
October 04, 2016 12:00 PM
Executive 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 12:00 PM.

Staff  David Ludwig, Deb Hericks, Priscilla Quintana, Beth Kabes


2. Roll Call
3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. NCSA ESU Administrator Standards and Evaluation
President West
Attachments
Discussion

Executive Director reviewed the NCSA ESU Administrator Standards and Evaluation tool that was created by Rachel Wise, NDE.  

3.B. Late Fee Policy
President West
Rationale

Late Fee Policy

The ESUCC has in the past years experienced late payments of invoices.  The Policy will provide further direction for ESUCC staff. 

Steve Williams will be available for further discussion.

Discussion

Executive Director and Steve Williams, KSB School Law reviewed the Late Fee Policy.  Do we want this as a policy or include in the MSA agreement?  Late Fee needs to be included in all contracts/agreement.  Consider advice of the Attorney General of what is consider statewide participation per statute.  

3.C. Innovative Grants
Executive Director Ludwig
Rationale

NDE Innovation Grants

The following is a suggested project for submission:

Based upon the Pre-Application process provided through NDE on Friday, September 30, a proposed project could include a Priority Consideration of Leveraging Technology.  Other priority considerations include High Needs Students, Students in "Needs Improvement" Schools, and Focus on AQuESTT Tenets.  Within the NDE protocol, leveraging technology refers to the innovative use of technology in the classroom to support student learning...  In addition, this consideration provides for an innovative process, product, strategy or intervention that uses data platforms or technological tools to enable the development, integration, visualization and rapid analysis of data to inform instructional practice and improve education outcomes.  

Based upon this definition or description, the work designed for this project through ESUCC would provide for the continued support and development of the ADVISER and all components that are included within the infrastructure.  Key components include security/backup/portal development as well as policy/procedure development.  This provides the data platforms and technological tools such as SRS and Service Planning Software to enable the development, integration, visualization and rapid analysis of data to inform instructional practice.  The innovative use of technology in the classroom to support student learning would include the ongoing development and deployment of the BlendED Pilot as well as the scale-up of the NROC/EdReady project.  

This proposed project (Teaching and Learning:  Infrastructure and Instructional Support) would support the ongoing development of the technology infrastructure as well as support for students with high needs (SRS), general classroom support through BlendED, as well as support for college and career readiness through NROC/EdReady.  

 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

Recommend approval of the proposed Innovative Grant Project - Teaching and Learning: Infrastructure and Instructional Support

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommend approval of the proposed Innovative Grant Project - Teaching and Learning: Infrastructure and Instructional Support passed with a motion by Polk ESU 07 and a second by Lofquist ESU 09.

Discussion

Executive Director discussed the Innovative Grants that was released last Friday, September 30, 2016, a proposed project could include a Priority Consideration of Leveraging Technology.  Other priority considerations include High Needs Students, Students in "Needs Improvement" Schools, and Focus on AQuESTT Tenets.  Within the NDE protocol, leveraging technology refers to the innovative use of technology in the classroom to support student learning...  In addition, this consideration provides for an innovative process, product, strategy or intervention that uses data platforms or technological tools to enable the development, integration, visualization and rapid analysis of data to inform instructional practice and improve education outcomes.  

Based upon this definition or description, the work designed for this project through ESUCC would provide for the continued support and development of the ADVISER and all components that are included within the infrastructure.  Key components include security/backup/portal development as well as policy/procedure development.  This provides the data platforms and technological tools such as SRS and implementation of Service Planning Software to enable the development, integration, visualization and rapid analysis of data to inform instructional practice.  The innovative use of technology in the classroom to support student learning would include the ongoing development and deployment of the BlendED Pilot as well as the scale-up of the NROC/EdReady project.  

This proposed project (Teaching and Learning:  Infrastructure and Instructional Support) would support the ongoing development of the technology infrastructure as well as support for students with high needs (SRS), general classroom support through BlendED, as well as support for college and career readiness through NROC/EdReady.  



3.D. ESUCC/KSB Trainings for 2016-2017
President West
Rationale

ESUCC/KSB Training 2016-2017

editable - KSB Flyer

Business Practices (FLSA and new hire rules for Obamacare)
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 9:00-12:00 Central

Annual Title IX Training (Same training as provided October 2015)]
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 1:00-4:00 p.m. Central

Student Discipline
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 9:00-1:00 p.m. Central

SPED Law
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 1:00-3:30 p.m. Central

Student Discipline/Bullying
Thursday, February 9, 2016 - 9:00-12:00 p.m. Central

 

It would be beneficial to begin discussing needs for the 2017-18 year beginning January 2017.  

Attachments
Discussion


3.E. ESU Board Policies
President West
Rationale

A question was asked regarding ESU Board Policy Updates:  After visiting with Greg Perry regarding updates to the policy book, the number of ESU's requesting this information will be needed to determine costs for the service.  

Policies with Karen Haase have been updated.  

Discussion

A question was asked regarding ESU Board Policy Updates:  After visiting with Greg Perry regarding updates to the policy book, the number of ESU's requesting this information will be needed to determine costs for the service.  Policies with Karen Haase have been updated.  

 


3.F. Local Area Substitute Teachers
President West
Rationale

During conversations with Superintendents during meetings at ESU 13, 3 and 5, a concern was expressed regarding the limited amount of time available for local area substitute teachers.  A recommendation provided by a superintendent within  ESU 13 is to have NDE revise the definition of "school" to "school building" to provide an expansion of days available for the district.  

Thoughts?

Discussion

During conversations with Superintendents during meetings at ESU 13, 3 and 5, a concern was expressed regarding the limited amount of time available for local area substitute teachers.  A recommendation provided by a superintendent within  ESU 13 is to have NDE revise the definition of "school" to "school building" to provide an expansion of days available for the district.  

3.G. Nebraska Statehood 150
Executive Director Ludwig
Attachments
Discussion

NE Statehood 150 materials are available for advertising.  Can they send materials be sent to the ESU and then they distribute to schools.  

3.H. School Safety and Security - Jolene Palmer
Executive Director Ludwig
Rationale

School Safety and Security ESU Contact

3.I. ESU Administrators 2016-2017
President West
Rationale

Please review for any changes needed and let Executive Secretary know of any changes needed.

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 adjourn ar 1:01 PM passed with a motion by Polk ESU 07 and a second by Beatty ESU 16.

Discussion

Meeting adjourn 1:01 PM.