ESU Coordinating Council
October 04, 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. 

2. Roll Call
Discussion

Call to order at 3:06 PM.

 

Staff David M Ludwig and Deb Hericks

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. Tax Reform Meeting
Committee Chair - Calvert
Rationale

A meeting was scheduled at NCSA with all agency stakeholders on Tuesday, September 27 regarding tax reform issues.  The meeting was facilitated by the Open Sky Policy Institute specific to needed investments in education.  A collaborative legislative plan will be developed designed to tell our story within K-12 Public Education. 

Discussion

Executive Director reviewed meeting at NCSA with all agency stakeholders on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 regarding tax reform issues.  The meeting was facilitated by the Open Sky Policy Institute specific to needed investments in education.  A collaborative legislative plan will be developed designed to tell our story within K-12 Public Education. They will be meeting again the October 31, 2016, to come up with actionable items.  What are the common investments we need to address for every students, every day.  

3.B. Legislative Planning Update
Executive Director Ludwig
Discussion


3.B.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

Long Term

  • Review Rule 84
  • Review and/or revise the definition for Core Services

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

Discussion

Executive Director reviewed the legislative goals.  Commissioner to be at November meeting to discuss biennial budget.  Core Funding is maxed in the biennial budget.  Executive Director to visit with Roy Baker regarding QCPUF.  He will meet with State Auditor on future of state audits.  Continue to have communications with Senators.

3.B.I.a. Marketing - Individual Visits
Discussion

Executive Director to help schedule individual visits with ESUs and Legislators.  

3.B.I.b. Marketing - Whole Group Presentation
Rationale

Jason and Curt Bromm are in the process of reserving a conference room in February.  Dates provided to Jason/Curt include February 7, 15 and 16 with an approximate time beginning at 9:00 am to 11:30 am.  The goal of the conference room presentation is to tell our story regarding each ESU relative to statewide, regional and local support.

Discussion

Jason and Curt Bromm are in the process of reserving a conference room in February.  Dates provided to Jason/Curt include February 7, 15 and 16 with an approximate time beginning at 10:30 am to 1:30 am.  The goal of the conference room presentation is to tell our story regarding each ESU relative to statewide, regional and local support.


 


3.B.I.c. ESUCC/ESU Promotional Flyer
Rationale

The topic of updating the ESUCC/ESU flyer was presented during the previous committee meeting.  Could we find a date(s) in which the committee can meet to review and/or revise the flyer to more accurately tell our story.

Discussion

The topic of updating the ESUCC/ESU flyer was presented during the previous committee meeting.   Committee to meet to review and/or revise the flyer to more accurately tell our story.  




3.B.I.d. NE Loves Public Schools
Committee Chair - Calvert
Rationale

NCSA has organized ambassador's for NE Loves Public Schools.  Representatives presented to ESU 3 and 5 Superintendents regarding the program.  At the present time Mike Dulaney is scheduled to visit with this committee in November regarding assistance for ESUCC/ESU's.

Discussion

NCSA has organized ambassador's for NE Loves Public Schools.  Representatives presented to ESU 3 and 5 Superintendents regarding the program.  At the present time Mike Dulaney is scheduled to visit with this committee in November regarding assistance for ESUCC/ESU's.



3.C. TIF (Tax Increment Financing)
Committee Chair - Standish
Discussion

Committee to be more informed on TIF (Tax Increment Financing).  TIF takes growing value that wouldn't otherwise grow (blighted/substandard land property).  Great tool when used correctly.  

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:  Meeting adjourned at 4:00 PM passed with a motion by Standish ESU 18 and a second by Lofquist ESU 09.