ESU Coordinating Council
February 01, 2017 1:00 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
3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. PDO Meetings
Committee Chair - Lofquist
3.A.I. January Review/Jim Knight
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Discussion

Positive comments on the training.  Each Service Unit create goals from his presentation, they will share these goals at the May PDO Meeting.  Distance Education Director shared her experience via DL.

3.A.II. May 2-3, 2017 PDO
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Discussion

May 2 is affiliates and ESUCC meetings and the PDO affiliates are on May 3 and 4.  PDO Outing will be on May 2 and the PDO Celebration dinner is the evening of May 3. 

3.B. NDE Strategic Plan
Executive Director Ludwig
Attachments
Discussion

Executive Director discussed the NDE Strategic Plan and the Board will begin to discuss how ESUs are involved in their process. 

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

Virtual Support Team

 

Discussion

Executive Director discussed that there are about 30 more districts getting ready to load their information. 

3.D. PDO Affiliate Procedural Manual - Second/Final 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 second reading and approval will be in either March once changes have been made. 

3.E. Master Service Agreement 2017-2018
Executive Director Ludwig
Rationale

Master Service Agreement 2017-2018

3.E.I. PDO Budget Requests
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

PDO Budget Requests 2017-2018

3.E.II. SDA Budget Requests
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Attachments
3.E.III. Approve Brightbytes Agreement
Executive Director Ludwig
Rationale

The following are the applications and services that will be provided on the Clarity platform. Participating ESUs: 1, 2,3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19.

The term is for 12 months; the service start date will be February 06, 2017.

 

MSA - Brightbytes:  1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16

Attachments
Recommended Motion

Approve Brightbytes ESU Module for 2017-2018

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Approve Brightbytes ESU Module for 2017-2018 in the amount of $17,850 divided by participating ESUs passed with a motion by DeTurk ESU 02 and a second by Polk ESU 07.

Discussion

Executive Director shared that there may be another module or two that we could add (Cyber Security, etc.) 

3.E.IV. Approve NWEA
Rationale

Note from Jenna after our request to change Facilitator Training to one day and reduce cost.

All,

Thanks for thinking through this to best meet the need of our new certified facilitator. We are very excited about the interest and opportunity with this new cohort. 

Yes, we can do a single day training and Tami is available on February 17th.  We can also offer this at a reduced price of $2000 per facilitator.   

If you would like to discuss this in more detail I am happy to have a phone conversation as well. Just let me know your needs and thoughts on next steps.

Thanks again for your continued partnership and interest in NWEA professional development! 

Jenna

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Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommend to give authority to Executive Director to sign the agreement for NWEA for new co-hort and maintenance prior to first training on February 17, 2017 at the new rate of $2000 per training per person passed with a motion by DeTurk ESU 02 and a second by Polk ESU 07.

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 1:58 PM passed with a motion by Polk ESU 07 and a second by DeTurk ESU 02 .