ESU Coordinating Council
May 02, 2017 8:00 AM
Executive 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 the meeting to order at 8:00 AM.  

Staff:  David Ludwig, Deb Hericks, Priscilla Quintana

3. ESUCC Timeline
President West
Rationale

ESUCC Timeline

4. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
4.A. Innovation Grant
President West
Rationale

The Data-Driven Ecosystem Enhancing Teaching And Improving Learning for Students (DE2TAILS) project will enable ESUCC to incorporate multiple on-line educational and data-collection systems into one statewide, secure, single sign-on portal. The goal is to develop, implement, and sustain an integrated ecosystem, governed by policies and practices, to allow relevant teaching and learning applications and tools to integrate; sharing data elements for the improvement of student learning and reporting. Objectives: 1) Develop an integrated technology ecosystem through a secure, trusted data infrastructure (ADVISER) by integrating multiple technology systems through a secure single sign-on portal; 2) Design an integrated system application for the AAP and SRS with ADVISER to address the needs of at-risk and high needs students; 3) Use technology to innovate student learning in the classroom and improve academic/employment outcomes through a BlendED/Personalized Learning Environment; 4) Provide a baseline collection of online digital resources for student access improving college and career readiness through NROC/EdReady; and 5) Develop statewide software (SIMPL) for visualization and rapid analysis of evidenced-based professional development and instructional practice to inform decision making.

Secure hosting infrastructure and software development and enhancements will integrate applications and tools to share data elements. Enhancements will provide data for school districts and ESU’s to track the effectiveness of service delivery through continuous quality improvement.

The core of this innovative ecosystem includes quality tools, resources, and data provided to classrooms statewide designed to meet the personalized learning needs of every teacher, every student, every day.

 

Attachments
Discussion

Executive Director reviewed the Innovative Grant and timeline for next steps.  Ready to move forward and begin the work for the grant.  We will finalize the job description for the BlendEd/NROC position by the end of May and begin process of getting someone hired.  

4.A.I. Innovative Grant Timeline
President West
Rationale

The following timeline represents the development of the Innovative Grant Proposal:

October 4/5, 2016: ESUCC Board approval of an Innovative Grant Proposal

October 20, 2016:  Innovative Grant Pre-Application due date

November 4, 2016:  Letter received from NDE regarding the proposal not being a highly rated tier of Pre-Applications

November 16, 2016:  ESUCC Board recommended to continue with the application process.

December 14, 2016:  ESUCC Innovative Grant Full-Application due date

January 6, 2017:  NDE State Board of Education delayed the approval process of the Innovative Grant  (January 4/5 ESUCC Meetings)

February 3, 2017:  NDE State Board of Education approved the Innovative Grant recipients (February 1 and 2 ESUCC Meetings)

March 7, 2017:  NDE Innovative Grant Introductory Program Workshop for recipients of the grant  (March 1 and 2 ESUCC Meetings)

March 24, 2017:  Grant Evaluation review for the NDE Innovative Grant

April 4/5, 2017:  ESUCC Board Meetings and NDE/ESUCC Collaboration Day

April 10, 2017:  AQuESTT Pre-Conference for Innovative Grant Recipients

May 2, 2017:  Innovative Grant Progress presented to the ESUCC

 

4.B. 5G Verizon (LB 389)
Executive Director Ludwig
Rationale

A meeting will be scheduled with Mike Bagley, Verizon Representative, upon his return to Nebraska.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss grant opportunities in regard to their (Verizon) STEM emphasis as well as connectivity for all students within the state.  

A meeting was held March 21 with Rob Dickson (OPS Technology Director), Dan Schnoes and Mark Hansen, Scott Isaacson, Deb Hericks and David Ludwig regarding the Verizon 5G Program shared through Jason and Curt Bromm.  The intent of the meeting was to discuss the written material provided by Verizon and to develop overall questions and needs for a potential partnership.  With many questions left to be answered, it was recommended to schedule a meeting Jason/Curt Bromm and a representative from Verizon to discuss a potential partnership.

 

Attachments
Discussion

Executive Director met with Mike Begley, Verizon.  Continue to discuss this process and possibility of moving forward.  

4.C. NWEA and Omaha Archdiocese
Executive Director Ludwig
Rationale

Hi David,

Thank you for the phone call. Below is a table with the names of the school that I know have made a firm commitment to use MAP next year.  I have the FTE staff, but I don’t know that all will need the MAP training. 

If there is information I can sent along to them, please share it with me and I’ll make sure this group of administrators get it.  I am happy to facilitate the conversations.

Thanks again,

Vickie

# of FTE teachers

Jesuit Academy

MAP

Omaha Public Schools

Veteran users

16

St. Bernard

MAP

Omaha Public Schools

New users

14

St. Columbkille Catholic School

MAP

Papillion Public

Veteran users

31

St. Patrick's School

MAP

Elkhorn Public

New users

46

St. Stephen the Martyr

MAP

Millard Public

New users

45

St. Wenceslaus Catholic Elementary - OMA

MAP

Millard Public

New users

47

       

East Catholic Elementary (Bow Valley)

MAP

Wynot Public

Veteran users

5

St. Leonard Catholic School (Madison)

MAP

Madison Public

New Users

3

St. Ludger Elementary (Creighton)

Map

Creighton Community

recently began using

4

St. Mary's of the Seven Dolors (Osmond)

MAP

Osmond Community

New Users

6

St. Mary's School (Wayne)

MAP

Wayne Public

recently began using

6

St. Michael School (So. Sioux City)

MAP

South Sioux City

New Users

19

St. Rose of Lima School (Crofton)

MAP

Crofton Community

New Users

5

West Catholic Elementary (Fordyce)

MAP

Hartington-Newcastle Public

Veteran Users

5

 

Discussion

Executive Director shared discussions with Vicki Kaufeld, Omaha Archdiocese regarding their needs for NWEA.  

4.D. ESUCC/KSB Trainings for 2017-2018
President West
Rationale

link to Google Form results

$1000/ESU with a cap of $10,000

KSB to handle onsite and can invite schools to onsite if ESU is not participating.

 The topics KSB would propose for sure the KSB continuing education webinars for next year:
  • Labor Law (something focused on what bookkeepers need to know about overtime, payroll, etc)
  • Legal Review of Teacher Evaluation and Remediation in the Age of ESSA and AQuESST
  • The Latest and Greatest on Section 504
  • FMLA/ADA/Workers Compensation Issues
  • Title IX Coordinator Training
The Survey Monkey results and other informal feedback we've received would also indicate interest in one or more of the following:
  • Student Records/Personnel Records/Public Records
  • Transportation Issues related to both general ed and special ed students
  • Staff and Student Handbooks
  • Contract Basics

Discussion

Executive Director shared the trainings available for KSB for 2017-2018.  Currently gathering the information of needs from each ESUs.  Add 504/SAT to the list of trainings.  The costs continue to be a point of discussion.  

4.E. Buffet Early Childhood Institute
Executive Director Ludwig
Attachments
Discussion

Executive Director communicated that the President and him are on this committee.  They will continue to communicate throughout the process.  

4.F. Executive Director Evaluation
President West
Discussion

President reviewed the Executive Director evaluation.  

5. Next Meeting Agenda Items
6. 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.

7. Adjournment
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to adjourn at 8:31 AM passed with a motion by Schnoes ESU 03 and a second by Lofquist ESU 09.