ESU Coordinating Council
January 04, 2017 4:00 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. 

2. Roll Call
Discussion

Call meeting to order at 3:40 PM.

Staff:  David Ludwig, Deb Hericks, Beth Kabes


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. NDE Strategic Plan
Executive Director Ludwig
Attachments
Discussion

Executive Director reviewed the NDE Strategic Vision and Direction. Goal 1.4 ties in ESUs and NDE.  This was approved at the NDE Board meeting in December.  He invites everyone to read the NDE plan.  Russ Masco will be present at February Board meeting to review plan. 

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

Virtual Support Team

 

Discussion

Committee Chair shared that there needs to be more discussion on next steps once connected to ADVISER. 

3.D. PDO Affiliate Procedural Manual - First Reading
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

PDO Affiliate Procedural Manual

Discussion

Executive Director shared the process staff used to created a procedure manual for each project.  This is the first reading and approval will be in either February or March once Administrators take it to their leadership meetings and also affiliate meetings for review.

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 meeting at 4:14 PM passed with a motion by Lofquist ESU 09 and a second by DeTurk ESU 02 .