ESU Coordinating Council
April 04, 2017 3:00 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 to order at 3:11 PM

Staff:  David Ludwig, Deb Hericks

Visitors:  Russ Masco, Janine Theiler, and Aimee Muehling

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. PDO Meetings
Committee Chair - Lofquist
3.A.I. May 3-4, 2017 PDO
Committee Chair - Lofquist
Rationale

May 2, 2017 - PDO Outing - Bowling at Big Apple

          Register:  Bowling

May 3, 2017 - PDO Celebration Dinner - Please register

    • Theme - Nebraska 150

    • Retiring -

      • Administrators: Marge Beatty (16), Paul Tedesco (11), Jon Fisher (4), Bob Uhing (1),

      • ESU Staff Members: Kathy VanDamme (13), Mary Reiman (18), Deb Wragge (8), Jim Copley (13), Sheree Person-Pandil (3)

3.B. NDE Strategic Plan
Russ Masco
Rationale

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Attachments
Discussion

Russ Masco, Janine Theiler were present to discuss the NDE Strategic Plan and ESSA.  They just finished up the stakeholder meeting last week.  AQuESTT there will be session on the findings from the stakeholder meetings.  Final draft done by mid-May.  State Strategic Plan will align with AQuESTT and ESSA.  Advancing Equity:  Continuous School Improvement, Effective Educators and well Rounded Educators.  Discussed the additional indicators for the AQuESTT classification.  English Language Proficiency will be included into the classification system. Effective Educators - what does it mean and how do we support those educator.  How do we focus state level funds.  (State level funds)  Well rounded Education - What's in place and what is still needed?  Strongly feel that high quality principal make for high quality teachers.  Principals are multipliers of effective teaching.  Protect student privacy.  Induction and mentoring are what you provide to new teachers.  Well developed instructional strategies training is needed and would incorporate into the induction and mentoring program.  All areas of funding support each other.  ESSA is more aligned that students are capable of the work.  Certified teachers doing the dual enrollment courses.  Narrow focus - need to include career paths beyond dual credit courses.  Create expectations for dual credit instructors.  Nebraska has a best practices framework for principals.  The evaluation model includes effective practice ratings and impact on school performance rating.  How should we use the state level Title II funds to address areas of need?  How do we the activities/resources connect to the NE Teacher Principal Performance Factor (NTPPF) or the NE model for evaluation?  What is the roles for the ESUs? and What would be the roles for NDE?

3.C. ESSA Update
Janine Theiler
Rationale

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Attachments
3.D. Virtual Support Team (VST)/EAP Update
Russ Masco
Rationale

Virtual Support Team

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Discussion

Aimee Muhling gave an VST update.  She shared the goals of this committee.  She shared the milestones and challenges.  

3.E. Crisis Training for Fall 2017
Committee Chair Lofquist
Attachments
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 4:00 PM passed with a motion by McNiff ESU 05 and a second by Allen ESU 19.