ESU Coordinating Council
January 05, 2017 8:30 AM
Regular Meeting
1. ESU Coordinating Council Information
Rationale

Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council

Regular Meeting   
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Educational Service Unit No. 3
6949 South 110th Street
LaVista, NE 68128

Video Conference Sites: ESU 3 Host
DL Sites:  ESU3, 4, 6, 10, 18

2. 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 in 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 8:30.

Staff:  David Ludwig, Deb Hericks, Beth Kabes, Priscilla Quintana, Craig Peterson, Scott Isaacson

Guests:  Joan Wade, AESA Director and Janine Theiler, NDE



3. Roll Call
4. Approval of Minutes
Attachments
Recommended Motion

Motion to approve the minutes as presented

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the minutes as presented passed with a motion by Uhing ESU 01 and a second by Lofquist ESU 09.

5. ESU Share Out Topics
President West
Discussion

Model that supports schools in budget reductions.  Ways to work/communicate with Teachers Asocciation, School Boards association, NCRSA, STANCE, etc so that we can stay connected statewide. 

5.A. ESU Presentations/Contact Information
President West
Rationale

ESU Presentation/Contact Information

6. Petitions and Communications to the Board
6.A. State Board of Education and Nebraska Department of Education Report
Nebraska Department of Education
Rationale

2015-2016 NDE Board Meetings

6.A.I. Janine Theiler, NDE - Presentation (10:30 AM)
Janine Theiler, NDE
Rationale

The “Stakeholder Input” google doc address is:

goo.gl/FJnD1l

 

Janine Theiler, PhD
Educator Effectiveness Program Specialist
Adult Program Services
Nebraska Department of Education
402-471-4838 (Work)
402-782-2273 (Cell)

Attachments
Discussion

Janine Theiler, NDE was present to discuss Effective Educators and ESSA.  Nebraska Teacher evaluation model includes:  Effective Practices, Student achievement, professional development, and local factors.  Teacher and Principal Evaluation Trainings will continue emphasis on growth-oriented systems.  This will include:  Principal Framework PSEL Alignment (ISLLC); Website Updates; Superintendent Framework (NCSA); Mini-grants (late January) that is Informed by SDA survey results; ESSA-related funding which is informed by stakeholder feedback.  ESSA outlines a plan on how we are going to use federal funds (Title II) and mini-grants.  All states must ensure that all students have equitable access to effective educators. Those indicators can include: Out-of-field (not appropriately endorsed); Inexperienced (1st year); Ineffective.   Nebraska can define "ineffective" and what data would associate to our definition.  Executive Committee will discuss and come up with beginning process and share at February meeting.

6.B. Association of Education Service Agency's Report
AESA Representative - Jeff West
6.B.I. Joan Wade - AESA Visit
Joan Wade, AESA
Attachments
Discussion

Joan Wade, Executive Director of AESA was present to discuss the redesign on AESA.  AESA brought together a group of stakeholders to work to work through the process for the redesign.  Their five main bold step s are:  1)  Align national and state programs and activities to an annual theme.  2) Design and launch a national advocacy campaign including state networks.  3) Initiate governance reform to assure Council and membership engage and reflect diversity.  4)  Establish affinity groups and documentation process.  5)  Formalize the network of state directors.  There are thirteen states that have Executive Directors for their AEAs, they will be meeting with these Directors on a monthly basis.  Legislative advocacy will be meeting in Washington DC in February to discuss what the legislative issues that we should support as AESA.  Requesting each state to have at least one representative.  President West discussed the possibility of ESUCC going through their own redesign process.  Positive feedback to do our own redesign process.  It is important for AEAs to work along with the NDE.  A Book entitle "No Time to Lose, How to Build a World Class Education System." by NCSL.  This is a good guide to use to work with the State Department of Education (NDE).  The Board would like to have some talking points that they could use in talking with Senators, Governors, etc.  Continue to educate the Legislators on the importance of the work we do for our schools. 

6.C. ESU 7 - Service Matrix Plan
Larianne Polk - ESU 7 Administrator/Matt Huesmann - NDe
Discussion

ESU 7 Administrator gave a presentation on the SIMPL (Services Implementation Matrix Process)  Gathering data that shows students are learning what teachers are teaching. Advisory Committee Process:  Data Analysis, Needs Assessment, Prioritization, Impact Assessment.  the begin looking at data the year prior to the services are needed.  Once they have approval, they figure out staffing needs.  They keep an inventory of services, they rate the session, measure the implementation assessment for service/ESU.  They do a cost analysis (savings to school) and then correlate the data to AQuESTT process (accountability).  This allows for good conversations between School, ESU and NDE.  District specifically reports:  services accessed; services of proficient or better; correlation to NE accountability standards; correlation to Advanced Ed.  This helps the schools gather their evidence based services.  Planning, Implementation and Measurements is the order of process.  Steps to take:  Identify data necessary to make the decisions; identify challenges and opportunities; prioritize; generate a Theory of Action; hypothesis impact on student achievement;  determine key services; create service plan per district.  This allows staff to begin planning the services for the following year.  Evaluation implementation levels and participation (use rubric to determine.)  They keep a Professional Development og that they attached power points, or any documentation used for presentations.  This could be log by ESU and NDE as well.  Administrator gives the Board a score card and finally does an annual report which includes partnerships, accountability and market cost analysis (cost per District not Service Unit) and correlate report to those services from NDE.    They will eventually also add the ESU cost as well.  Soon to be added:  fully automated software, full market cost analysis, predicted and suggested evidence based professional development, personalized professional development modules, statewide efficiency date, statewide cost analysis.  Vet this process through the affiliates.  There are 5 ESUs in this pilot process of SIMPL.

7. Executive Reports
7.A. Executive Director Report
Attachments
Discussion

Executive Director share his Budget Overview with the Board.  The document will be used to discuss the purposes of ESUCC.  Discuss the need to possibility update Rule 84 and the Core Service Definition.  This document also has some usage data on the statewide projects, will continue to update with more data.  The Innovation Grant would cover six areas that are covered in the MOU we have with NDE.  This document also aligns the Master Service Agreement (MSA) with the work we are doing.  Innovative Grant that was submitted to NDE also aligns the work being done with NDE.  We will know on Friday, January 6, 2017 who was awarded the Innovative Grant.  The Legislative session will be a long session (June).  The Executive Committee met in December to begin discussing these budget scenarios.  As per the committee, the following initial options have been defined:  Plan A:  Continue to receive funding from NDE for collaborative projects;  Plan B:  The ESUCC is awarded the Innovative Grant through NDE; or Plan C:  The ESUCC and NDE determine the Statewide Program of Services and establish a priority for service delivery with funding from NDE or through contracted services. It is important to have the Rule 84 and Core Services discussion to have for future efforts.  

7.B. Executive Committee Report
Attachments
Discussion

President discussed discussion in committee. Review the project procedures manual to be approved in either February or March.  Needs assessment with KSB, let Executive Director know of topics needed.  Do not schedule during national conferences. 

7.B.I. AESA: Federal Advocacy Survey
President West/Executive Director
Attachments
Discussion

Executive Director discussed the AESA Federal Advocacy Survey.  Complete at State level and if administrators would send their thoughts to Executive Director.   This will be used to guide the discussions in February. 

7.B.II. ESUCC/PDO Two Year Calendar
President West
Rationale

MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON THE PAGE TAB "2017-2019"

ESUCC PDO Calendar TwoYr

Review January and February with "Final Approval" in March.

Discussion

President discussed the two-year calendar, please review and give recommendations to the Executive Director. 

7.B.III. Intellectual Property and Copyright Policy - DRAFT
President West
Rationale

Intellectual Property and Copyright Policy

Discussion

Reviewed the draft of the Intellectual Property and Copyright Policy and let Executive director know of concerns.

8. Public Comment
ESUCC President - Jeff West
Rationale

To be heard at this meeting, the "Request to be Heard" form has been completed and submitted to the Secretary to the Executive Director of ESUCC.  The President of the Board of ESUCC will now call upon visitors requesting to address the Board in the order they were submitted or by subject.

Discussion

There was no public comment.

9. Recommendations from Standing Committees and Project Reports
Rationale

NOTE: At this time, reports from the chairs of the ESUCC Committees are presented. The Reports summarize recommendations from the Committee and also include items of information presented for the purpose of keeping the Board of the Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council informed.

Committee chairs will make recommendations to the full Board to approve items considered during the Standing Committee meetings.  Generally, in-depth discussion of action items takes place at Committee meetings, which are open to the public.

9.A. Finance, Audit, Budget Committee
Attachments
Discussion

Committee chair reviewed budget reports and committee discussions.

9.A.I. Approve Claims, Financials Statements, and Assets for Month of November
Committee Chair Schnoes
Rationale

 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

Approve Claims, Financials Statements, and Assets for Month of November and December

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Approve Claims, Financials Statements, and Assets for Month of November passed with a motion by Schnoes ESU 03 and a second by Polk ESU 07.

Discussion

Committee Chair reviewed the November financial statements. 

9.A.II. Approval of November Expenses paid in December.
Committee Chair - Schnoes
Rationale

Total disbursements are $151,051.37

Attachments
Recommended Motion

Recommend motion to approve November expenses paid in December

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommend motion to approve November expenses paid in December passed with a motion by Schnoes ESU 03 and a second by DeTurk ESU 02 .

Discussion

Committee chair reviewed the December expenses that were paid before Holiday Break.

9.A.III. Approval of December Expenses to be paid in January.
Rationale

Total disbursements are $140,036.65.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

Recommend approval of December expenses to be paid in January

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommend approval of December expenses to be paid in January passed with a motion by Schnoes ESU 03 and a second by DeTurk ESU 02 .

Discussion

Committee chair reviewed the December expenses to be paid. 

9.B. Technology Committee
Attachments
Discussion

Committee Chair shared committee discussion.  Training request from NOC has been remanded back to the NOC group for proper vetting.  Reminder for Administrators to review project procedures.  Committee chair and Executive Director will work with NOC to get bylaws in place. 

9.B.I. NOC Training Request
Committee Chair - TeDurk
Attachments
Discussion

The Technology Committee discussed the NOC Training requests.  The NOC Committee did not have a formal vote for this training.  Ron Cone said that there should be a focus that are more mission critical to the statewide focus.  Have Technology Director to lead the process and tell the Board what they need to be trained, like Global IMS etc.  There is a process to be followed and need each affiliate to follow that process to bring training forward. 

9.C. Cooperative Purchasing Project
Attachments
Discussion

Committee chair reviewed discussion in committee. 

9.C.I. Consent Items
Committe Chair Tedesco
Rationale

Contracts to be approved.

Recommended Motion

To approve AEPA 2017 awards and Extensions as listed in 3.A.I, 3.A.II, 3.A.III, 3.A.IV and have Executive Director sign contracts with each vendor, upon favorable review by ESUCC Attorney.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approve AEPA 2017 awards and Extensions as listed in 3.A.I, 3.A.II, 3.A.III, 3.A.IV and have Executive Director sign contracts with each vendor, upon favorable review by ESUCC Attorney. passed with a motion by Tedesco ESU 11 and a second by Bell ESU 10 .

Discussion

Coop Director shared the consent items contracts extensions. 

9.C.I.a. Approve 2017 AEPA Bid Awards
Rationale

AEPA Agreement Bid #017

  1. Konica Minolta (Copiers, MFPs, Printers and Managed Print Services)
  2. Kyocera ( (Copiers, MFPs, Printers and Managed Print Services)
  3. Sports Surfacing Distributing (Hardwood & Synthetic Flooring)
  4. Techline Sports Lighting (Athletic Field Lighing)
  5. Weatherproofing Technologies (Roofing & Related Services)

Attachments
9.C.I.b. Approve AEPA Extensions for 016 Bids
Rationale

Extensions for AEPA Agreement Bid #016

  1. SchoolDude.com (Facility Management Software
  2. ProGrass, LLC (Synthetic Turf)
  3. UBU Sports (Synthetic Turf)
  4. FieldTurf USA, Inc (Synthetic Turf)
  5. Hellas Construction (Synthetic Turf)
  6. The Motz Group (Synthetic Turf)
  7. Shaw Sports Turf (Synthetic Turf)
  8. FieldTurf USA, Inc (Track & Court Surfaces)
  9. Hellas Construction (Track & Court Surfaces)
  10. Mackin Educational Resources (Digital Resources)
  11. Teachingbooks.net (Digital Resources)
  12. The Library Corporation (Digital Resources)

Attachments
9.C.I.c. Approve AEPA Extensions for 015 Bids
Rationale

Extensions for AEPA Agreement Bid #015

  1. Independent Stationers (Office Supplies)
  2. Quill Corporation (Office Supplies)
  3. Quill Corporation (Instructional and School Supplies)
  4. School Specialty (Instructional and School Supplies)
  5. Quill Corporation (Custodial, Rest Room, Break Room, and Safety Supplies)
  6. Nilfisk Advance (Custodial Equipment)
  7. Creative Information Technology, Inc (Security - Live Fingerprint and Palm Screening)
  8. CEIA USA (Security - Live Fingerprint and Palm Screening)

Attachments
9.C.I.d. Approve AEPA Extensions for 014 Bids
Rationale

Extensions for AEPA Agreement Bid #014

  1. Midwest Technology Products (Industrial Arts, Career, and Technical Education)
  2. School Specialty (Industrial Arts, Career, and Technical Education)
  3. Troxell Communications (Interactive Classroom)
  4. School Specialty (School Furniture)
  5. Interior Systems, Inc. (School Furniture)
  6. MNJ Technologies (Technology Catalog)
  7. CDW-G (Technology Catalog)
  8. School Specialty (Sports Equipment)

Attachments
9.C.II. Approve Annual/Paper Buy
Committee Chair - Paul Tedesco
Rationale

Links to Annual Buy Bid recaps for each section are below.

Recommended Motion

Motion to approve the Annual Buy line item awards as awarded by ESUCC Coop staff.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the Annual Buy line item awards as awarded by ESUCC Coop staff. passed with a motion by Tedesco ESU 11 and a second by Calvert ESU 15.

Discussion

Coop director discussed the annual bid awards. 

9.C.II.a. Historical Data on Admin Fees & Vendor Bidding
Committee Chair - Tedesco
Rationale

Prior to NECPAS

  • School paid 3.5% Admin fee to Coop
  • School paid local ESU Admin fee percentage (This ranged from 2% to 6.5%)
  • Vendor includes in bid cost of shipping to 17 ESU's.
  • Member Equities paid back to ESU's by Coop
  • Total percentage paid by vendors (0%)

NECPAS Years

  • Vendor paid 1.45% to fund cost of NECPAS (fee for NECPAS was about $50,000)
  • School paid 3.5% Admin fee to Coop
  •  School paid local ESU Admin fee percentage (This ranged from 2% to 6.5%)
  • Vendor includes in bid cost of shipping to 17 ESU's.
  • Total percentage paid by vendors (1.45%)

ESM Years

  • Year 1 (fee for ESM was about $110,000)
    • Vendor paid 1.45% to fund cost of ESM
    • School paid 3.5% Admin fee to Coop
    • School paid local ESU Admin fee percentage (This ranged from 2% to 6.5%)
    • Vendor includes in bid cost of shipping to 17 ESU's.
    • Vendor billed one Invoice to ESUCC
    • Vendor paid $99 ESM fee to bid
    • Total percentage paid by vendors (1.45% and $99 year)
  • Year 2-3 (fee for ESM was about $220,000)
    • Vendor paid 5% to fund cost of ESM
    • School paid 0% Admin fee to Coop
    • Vendor includes in bid cost of shipping to all Schools.
    • Vendor billed all Schools separately
    • Vendor paid $99 ESM fee to bid
    • Total percentage paid by vendors (5% and $99 year)

Equal Level Years (fee for IonWave & Equal Level $75,000)

  • Vendor paid 5% to ESUCC
  • School paid 0% Admin fee to Coop
  • Vendor includes in bid cost of shipping to all Schools.
  • Vendor billed all Schools separately
  • Total percentage paid by vendors (5%)

Vendor Tracking

Annual Buy Admin Fee - Impact of Change

 

Discussion

Executive Director shared historical data on past admin fees and vendor bidding fees.  This is historical information on what past admin/vendor fees.  Coop Director also shared a vendor tracking spreadsheet that shows vendors over time.  There were nine vendors that did not bid this year.  Over the years there have been about thirty vendors that have dropped from vending.  Several vendors have voiced their concern was the admin fee.  Coop direction also shared a spreadsheet showing the impact of changing the admin fee. 

9.C.II.b. Coop Strategic Plan
Committe Chair Tedesco
Rationale

Interest from other AEPA states wanting to participate in the ESUCC Annual Buy process.

  • Annual Buy difference in price markup data.
  • Legal Review
  • Vendor impact
    • Increase or Decrease in Nebraska school cost?
    • Shipping costs
  • State interest (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)
  • Equal Level capabilities
    • Addresses for aggregated ordering can cause issues
    • Begin with option for year round catalog at an increased percentage for named member states

Coop Strategic Plan

Action Items that came out of the Strategic Plan

  1. Contract agreement for non-ESU participants.
  2. Describe how Coop does bidding, can be added to language of school board policies to include Coop.
  3. ESUCC will need to change policy on how to advertise for bids to include website advertising.  Need to repeal/rescind old requirement and implement new policy.
  4. Process for verification of entities that ESUCC can serve.  Send to attorney for review to determine if legal entity before proceeding with inter-local.
  5. Draft and approve talking points for ESU Administrators to utilize with School and other members.
  6.  Review growth of Coop Annually
  7. Create Survey for Schools/Members
  8. Create Survey for Vendors
  9. Create Marketing flyer for Coop
  10. Continue to pursue new contracts
  11. Continue to Market Coop at Conferences

Discussion

Coop Strategic Plan Action Items that came out of the Strategic Plan: - Contract agreement for non-ESU participants. - Describe how Coop does bidding, can be added to language of school board policies to include Coop. - ESUCC will need to change policy on how to advertise for bids to include website advertising. - Need to repeal/rescind old requirement and implement new policy. - Process for verification of entities that ESUCC can serve. Send to attorney for review to determine if legal entity before proceeding with inter-local. - Draft and approve talking points for ESU Administrators to utilize with School and other members. - Review growth of Coop Annually - Create Survey for Schools/Members - Create Survey for Vendors - Create Marketing flyer for Coop - Continue to pursue new contracts - Continue to Market Coop at Conferences.

Interest from other AEPA states wanting to participate in the ESUCC Annual Buy process.

  • Annual Buy difference in price markup data.
  • Legal Review
  • Vendor impact
    • Increase or Decrease in Nebraska school cost?
    • Shipping costs
  • State interest (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)
  • Equal Level capabilities
    • Addresses for aggregated ordering can cause issues
    • Begin with option for year round catalog at an increased percentage for named member states
Decision on fees needs to be made by April/May time frame on whether or not to change admin/vendor fees.  Coop Director to make contact with states.  Director can also have discussion with other vendors on their thoughts. 

9.C.III. Approve pursuing a Special Buy with Staples Advantage with membership to NJPA.
Committee Chair - Paul Tedesco
Rationale

Because Staples Advantage wasn't renewed at the recent AEPA I would propose the ESUCC enter into a Special Buy contract with Staples Advantage.  In order to leverage increased discounts Staples is also recommending that ESUCC become a member of National Joint Powers Alliance NJPA.  NJPA is a national agency similar to AEPA except that Admin fees are paid by vendors to NJPA and not ESUCC. 

Entering into an agreement with NJPA and Staples Advantage ESUCC Members would benefit by:

  • Joining a multi state/member cooperative requiring no membership dues
  • Leveraging NJPA membership purchasing volume for increased discount levels on both year round purchasing and Annual Buy bids.
  • Ability to add additional Terms & Conditions to meet local requirments to include the ESUCC Admin fee.
  • We would retain the Staples Advantage punchout catalog in the ESUCC Marketplace, giving school districts additional choices when purchasing.  Nebraska is the only AEPA state that has a punchout with Staples.

Contract would be written in a fashion that Staples would pay both the NJPA Admin fee and an ESUCC Admin fee.

Recommended Motion

To Approve pursuing a Special Buy Contract with Staples Advantage with Membership to NJPA, upon contract and membership requirements receiving favorable review by ESUCC attorney.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To Approve pursuing a Special Buy Contract with Staples Advantage with Membership to NJPA, upon contract and membership requirements receiving favorable review by ESUCC attorney passed with a motion by Tedesco ESU 11 and a second by Lofquist ESU 09.

Discussion

Coop Director discussed that Staples Advantage was not renewed through AEPA.  We can get deeper discounts if joined through NJPA. 

9.C.IV. Approve AEPA Code of Conduct and Business Ethics
Rationale

At the recent AEPA meeting in Savannah, GA a Draft of a "Code of Conduct and Business Ethics" was reviewed.  The Executive Committee of AEPA wanted to approve this but many members hadn't seen the document.  

After discussion with AEPA members it was decided to strike a number of items that are reflected in the attached document.  It was decided that we would adopt the document at the April meeting after members had time to share this with their boards.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

Approve the AEPA Code of Conduct, Business Ethics, and Disclosure Statement.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Approve the AEPA Code of Conduct, Business Ethics, and Disclosure Statement. passed with a motion by Tedesco ESU 11 and a second by Lofquist ESU 09.

Discussion

Coop Director shared that we need to approve the AEPA Conduct of Conduct, Business Ethics, and Disclosure Statement.  This has been reviewed by legal with no concerns.

9.D. PD Leadership Committee
Attachments
Discussion

Committee Chair discussed conversations held in committee.  Reminder that PDO will meet in Kearney, January 18/19 with Jim Knight.  Committee asks that the Administrators review the NDE Vision and Direction document.  Russ Masco will be present at February meetings to discuss the plan with us. 

9.D.I. 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. 

9.E. Special Populations Committee
Attachments
Discussion

Co-Chair reviewed discussion in committee.  Behavioral Health continues to be a discussion with the committee.  Systems of Care grants are new and continued discussion.  Telehealth possibilities for SLP due to shortage.  SRS Director was present to give an update.  Zend1 conversion is complete and testing is being done.  Committee is hoping to receive the PEP Grant with the inclusion of the IEP Facilitation Training.  Project Para is looking for ideas for the conference this next year.  Discussion was held regarding Mental Health services being provided across the state.  Research blended resources:  hospital, clinics, etc.  There will be a statewide conference held on Mental Health with broadcast to ESU 10 and ESU 13.  HHS and Beacon and the coordinators of this conference. 

9.F. Legislative Committee
Attachments
Discussion

Committee Chair reviewed discussion held in committee.  There will be various meetings for us to communicate with our Senators to tell our story.  February 23 is the ESU day at Legislator to discuss and share with Senators.  Executive Director shared who will be on on the Education Committee.  Western ESU Administrators will be ging to the Legislator tomorrow. 

10. New and Miscellaneous Business
10.A. Best Practices Discussion
President Jeff West
11. Unfinished Business
11.A. Bylaws & Policy Review
ESUCC President - Jeff West
11.B. Strategic Planning Process
12. Public Comment: Recognition of Visitors
ESUCC President - Jeff West
Rationale

To be heard at this meeting, the "Request to be Heard" form has been completed and submitted to the Secretary to the Executive Director of ESUCC.  The President of the Board of ESUCC will now call upon visitors requesting to address the Board in the order they were submitted or by subject.

Discussion

There was no public comment.

13. 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.

Recommended Motion

Motion to enter into Executive Session

14. Adjournment
Recommended Motion

Motion to adjourn meeting

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to adjourn meeting at 11:55 AM passed with a motion by Schnoes ESU 03 and a second by DeTurk ESU 02 .