ESU Coordinating Council
April 02, 2014 10:00 AM
Legislative 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 in the ESUCC website, NCSA, and host site on February 24, 2014.

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. 

Discussion

Call to order at 10:00 AM

2. Roll Call
Discussion

Visitors: Dan Schnoes (ESU 3 Administrator to be). Norm Ronell (ESU 7), Paul Calvert (ESU 15), Scott Isaacson, Deb Hericks.

3. Information Item
Chair of Committee - Dave Ludwig
3.A. ESUCC Postions
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ESUCC Position

3.B. ESUCC Legislative Action Plans
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ESUCC Legislative Action Plans

3.C. Facility Study
Legislative Committee Chair - Dave Ludwig
3.C.I. ESU Facility Study Link
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ESU Facility Study

Discussion

Reviewed the document Kraig Lofquist created for the Facility Study. Create our own internal study to gather information from our ESUs. What processes are currently available for use for our ESUs? Get Superintendents/schools to support ESUs needs. Include past history of facilities in study. Start with asking each ESU of facility needs. Kraig/Dave willl create a template to use. Create a sub-committee to review ESUs - population and land size.

3.D. DL Incentive Funding
Legislative Committee Chair - Dave Ludwig
3.D.I. BlendEd Talking Points
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BlendEd Talking Points

Discussion

The BlendEd Advisory created the talking points. We need to make it clear that we are not taking their incentive money. Is/what Higher-ed teaching BlendEd to teachers, we need to have them involved in our visioning process. Talk with NCSA regarding adding more BlendEd topics to Admin Days. Continue to broaden the participants in our visioning/training on BlendEd. Purpose of BlendEd is to provide equitable access across the State for student learning. BlendEd is a priority with ESUCC/NDE. ESU/NDE/NCSA/NASB/NCRSA need to all go forth together with one voice regarding vision (key stakeholders.)

3.E. Senator Kate Sullivan's interview
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Sullivan Interview

Discussion

The Committee reviewed the video by Kate Sullivan. Does the state want to support any agency that are not efficient.

3.E.I. LB 1103: Vision
Discussion

We will need to have a presence/voice at all three vision public meetings this summer. Important to discuss needs and then figure out how to pay for it. Need to have support of Superintendents/Prinicpals/Schools on BlendEd Initiative especially in more rural areas.

4. Recommended Actions Items
Chair of Committee
5. Adjournment
Discussion

Meeting adjourned at 12:11PM.