ESU Coordinating Council
November 20, 2013 3:00 PM
Regular Meeting
I. ESU Coordinating Council Information
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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, NCSA, and host site on November 13, 2013.

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. 

Order of Business by Letter Code:
Notice of Meeting

Attachments
II. Call to Order
III. Roll Call
IV. Approval of Minutes
Recommended Motion

Motion to approve the minutes as presented

Discussion

The board discussed how great.

IV.A. Regular - October 2, 2013
IV.B. Minutes with Committee Minutes
IV.C. Minutes with NDE Collaboration notes
V. Petitions and Communications to the Board
V.A. State Board of Education and Nebraska Department of Education Report
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State Board meetings

V.B. Association of Education Service Agency's Report
VI. Executive Reports
VI.A. Executive Committee Report
VI.A.1. eFinance progress update
VI.A.2. eMeeting demo
VI.A.3. ESUCC timeline
VI.A.4. 2013-14 ESU Statewide Salary Array
VI.B. Executive Director Report
VI.C. Treasurers Report - Finance Committee Recommendations
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September_October_Project Summary

Recommended Motion

Motion to approve the claims, financial statements assets, according to the treasurer's report

VI.C.1. Approval of Claims
VI.C.2. Approval of the Financial Statements
VI.C.3. Approval of Assets
VII. Public Comment
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Recognition of Visitors

VIII. 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 held beginning at 1:00 p.m., November 19.  Generally, in-depth discussion of action items takes place at Committee meetings, which are open to the public.

VIII.A. Finance, Audit, Budget Committee
VIII.B. Technology Committee
VIII.C. Cooperative Purchasing Project
VIII.D. PD Leadership Committee
VIII.E. Special Education Committee
VIII.F. Legislative Committee
IX. New and Miscellaneous Business
IX.A. ESU Annual Reports
IX.B. Acronyms
X. Unfinished Business
X.A. Bylaws & Policies review
X.B. Strategic Planning Process
XI. Public Comment: Recognition of Visitors
XII. 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.

Recommended Motion

Motion to enter into Executive Session

XIII. Adjournment
Recommended Motion

Motion to adjourn meeting