ESU Coordinating Council
May 02, 2017 10:30 AM
Professional Development Committee Meeting
1. Call to Order
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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. May 3-4, 2017 PDO
Committee Chair - Lofquist
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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.A.II. September PDO - September 12-13, 2017
Committee Chair Lofquist
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The ESUPDO Planning Committee will begin the process of developing an agenda for the September 2017 PDO Event.  Commissioner Blomstedt will be in attendance with an emphasis of the State Board of Education Strategic Plan.  Activities are suggested to align the Strategic Plan with the efforts of ESUPDO.

3.B. NDE Strategic Plan
Russ Masco
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Attachments
3.C. ESSA Update
Janine Theiler
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Attachments
3.D. Virtual Support Team (VST)/EAP Update
Russ Masco
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Virtual Support Team

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3.E. Needs Improvement Schools Support System
Committee Chair Lofquist
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Needs Improvement Schools Proposal

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