ESU Coordinating Council
November 15, 2016 2:00 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 2:00 PM

Staff:  David Ludwig, Deb Hericks, Scott Isaacson


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)/EAP Update
Executive Director Ludwig/Scott Isaacson
Rationale

Virtual Support Team

 

Attachments
Discussion


3.B.I. Russ Masco - Update on VST/EAP
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Discussion

NDE was present to give a presentation to the PD Committee for the VST (Virtual Support Team)  Statewide roll out to be fully implemented 2018-2019.  For EAP II, there will be 82 school districts participating.  Stateholders NDE, ESUCC, ESU/VST, SIS Vendors, DLP (VST LEvel 4), Districts, ESUs.  There will be an onsite NDE training for VST staff on December 1 & 2.  Work with VST staff to plan and excute data quality improvements initiative.  Work with schools to get signed up. 

3.C. Service Matrix Plan - Presentation
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Discussion

ESU 7 Administrator gave a demonstration on the SIMPL (Service Implementation Process Matrix and Log) Plan.  This process includes the AQUESTT tenets aligned with EBA (Evidence Based Analysis) data. 

3.D. PDO Affiliate Procedural Manual - Review/Edit
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

PDO Affiliate Procedural Manual

Discussion

Executive Director shared the process staff used to created a procedure manual for each project.  The first review will will happen in January and second review/approval in February. 

3.E. 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.F. MSP Math Grant
Committee Chair - Lofquist
3.F.I. NMPDS
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Attachments
Discussion

Final NMPDS reports have been submitted. 

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 3:01 PM passed with a motion by West ESU 13 and a second by Polk ESU 07.