ESU Coordinating Council
May 02, 2017 12:00 PM
Regular Meeting
1. ESU Coordinating Council Information
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Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council

Regular Meeting   
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Educational Service Unit No. 11
412 W. 14th Ave.
Holdrege, NE 68949

Video Conference Sites: ESU 11 IP: 162.127.205.240##51000
DL Sites:  ESU 3, 5, 6, 10, 13, 18

2. 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 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. 

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

Motion to approve the minutes as presented

5. ESU Share Out Topics
President West
6. Petitions and Communications to the Board
6.A. State Board of Education and Nebraska Department of Education Report
Nebraska Department of Education
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2015-2016 NDE Board Meetings

6.A.I. Strategic Planning Process (Russ Masco)
Russ Masco
6.A.I.a. Collaboration Meeting Attendance
President West
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Collaboration Meeting Attendance

6.A.II. ESSA Plan Update (Janine Theiler)
Janine Theiler
6.B. Association of Education Service Agency's Report
AESA Representative - Jeff West
6.C. SIMPL Presentation by Larianne Polk/Nate McClenahan
Larianne Polk
6.D. ESUCC Retirement Resolutions
President West
6.D.I. Retirement Resolution for Bob Uhing, ESU 1
President West
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ESUCC formally acknowledges and extends its profound appreciation to Bob Uhing for his years of service to ESUCC and ESU 1 and his impact on education

Link to resolution:  Bob Uhing

Recommended Motion

ESUCC formally acknowledges and extends its profound appreciation to Bob Uhing for his years of service to ESUCC and ESU1 and his impact on education

6.D.II. Retirement Resolution for Jon Fisher, ESU 4
President West
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ESUCC formally acknowledges and extends its profound appreciation to Jon Fisher for his years of service to ESUCC and ESU 1 and his impact on education

Link to Resolution:  Jon Fisher

Recommended Motion

ESUCC formally acknowledges and extends its profound appreciation to Jon Fisher for his years of service to ESUCC and ESU [insert number here] and his impact on education

6.D.III. Retirement Resolution for Paul Tedesco, ESU 11
President West
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ESUCC formally acknowledges and extends its profound appreciation to Paul Tedesco for his years of service to ESUCC and ESU 11 and his impact on education

Link to Resolution:  Paul Tedesco

Recommended Motion

ESUCC formally acknowledges and extends its profound appreciation to Paul Tedesco for his years of service to ESUCC and ESU 11 and his impact on education

6.D.IV. Retirement Resolution for Marge Beatty, ESU 16
President West
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ESUCC formally acknowledges and extends its profound appreciation to Marge Beatty for her years of service to ESUCC and ESU 16 and her impact on education

Link to Resolution:  Marge Beatty

Recommended Motion

ESUCC formally acknowledges and extends its profound appreciation to Marge Beatty for her years of service to ESUCC and ESU 16 and her impact on education

7. Executive Reports
7.A. Executive Director Report
7.A.I. ESUCC Meeting/Agendas
Executive Director Ludwig
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ESUCC Meeting Presentations

7.B. Executive Committee Report
8. Public Comment
ESUCC President - Jeff West
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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.

9. Recommendations from Standing Committees and Project Reports
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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
9.B. Technology Committee
9.C. Cooperative Purchasing Project
9.D. PD Leadership Committee
9.E. Special Populations Committee
9.F. Legislative Committee
10. Unfinished Business
10.A. Policy Review
ESUCC President - Jeff West
11. Executive Session
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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

12. Adjournment
Recommended Motion

Motion to adjourn meeting