ESU Coordinating Council
January 04, 2017 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 3:00 PM

Staff:  Dave Ludwig, Deb Hericks, Beth Kabes


3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. ESUCC Legislative Action Plan
Rationale

ESUCC Legislative Action Plan

3.B. 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. 

Attachments
Discussion

A meeting was scheduled at NCSA with all agency stakeholders on 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 and designed to tell our story within K-12 Public Education. This process will make sure will keep us all on the same page/speaking same story. 

3.C. Legislative Planning Update
Executive Director Ludwig
Attachments
3.C.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. 

3.C.I.a. Governor Meeting
Executive Director Ludwig
Discussion

Executive Director will work with Bromm's on getting a meeting with the Governor to discuss ESUs. 

3.C.I.b. Marketing - Individual Visits
Discussion

Executive Director will be going down to Legislature with several ESUs from Western Nebraska.  They will be meeting at 9:30 at the Capitol Bldg with Curt and Jason Bromm.  Students with behavioral health is an issue for the Education Chair.  This is something that we would have the same concerns with him.  Senator Boltz has a draft bill for behavioral health. 


3.C.I.c. Marketing - Whole Group Presentation, February 23, 2017
Rationale

We have been approved for Room 1023 in the Capitol from 10:00AM - 1:00PM on Thursday, Feb. 23rd. 
There will be a screen provided, but you will have to bring your own computer and projector equipment.

Discussion

We have been approved for Room 1023 in the Capitol from 10:00AM - 1:00PM on Thursday, Feb. 23rd.  There will be a screen provided, but you will have to bring your own computer and projector equipment.  This is to showcase what ESUs are collaboratively doing statewide. 

3.C.I.c.-. ESUCC Data
Committee Chair - Calvert
Rationale

ESUCC Data

Discussion

Executive Director discussed putting together data on statewide projects with some usage data. 

3.C.I.d. 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.

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:  Motion to adjourn meeting at 3:24 PM passed with a motion by Schnoes ESU 03 and a second by Beatty ESU 16.