ESU Coordinating Council
September 03, 2014 3:30 PM
SPED 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. 

Discussion

Call to order at 3:29.

2. Roll Call
Discussion

Staff: Wade Fruhling, Scott Isaacson, Deb Hericks.

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. Wade Fruhling - SRS Report
Wade Fruhling
3.A.I. SRS Report
Attachments
Discussion

Our FTE Calculations feature is ready for piloting.

New Message center has been completed. Will be a centralized page to display useful information for the users such as: Alert School Managers to new privilege request, Alert Case Managers when a DD student turns 9 in next two weeks, List of recently confirmed transfers, Transfers waiting to be processed, Upcoming meetings.

We have focused on improving stability and eliminating bugs over the summer. The number Help desk requests were less than usual this August, which suggests that our efforts are paying off.

Budget limitation have slowed down development recently. We have used this down time to update our training manual and create training videos for use on the site. Make these available on Safari Montage.

All new features from last year are now live. Five new forms, suggestions area, new Edit Student screen, new Student Forms screen, NSSRS Report changes, many other smaller improvement.

Provided New User, Update, and Admin level trainings to most ESUs.

3.A.II. Project Para
Discussion

Work has been underway in preparation for the Nebraska Paraeducator Conference that will be held on October 30, 2014 in Kearney Nebraska.
Over 20 speakers have been confirmed

The website has been updated with information about the speakers, registration and agenda.
http://para.unl.edu/conference/conference2014.html
Registration is underway and we are concentrating now on the advertising.
Mass email, flyers to be distributed to various organizations and a direct mailing to school administrators, principals and Special Education directors.

Preparations are being made for a new server.

Upgraded some of the Instructor pages that are used to manage groups and participants.

Upgraded security for tests, activities and comments submitted through the program.

Manned an information booth at Administrator Days and New Teacher Symposium.

3.A.III. ILCD
Discussion

they are moving towards doing an online surveys.

3.A.IV. AAP
Discussion

Provided AAP trainings to 6 interim program schools

Completed printing of AAP document

We will be applying for a new grant in September.

3.B. ESUCC Application Systems Analyst
3.B.I. ESUCC Application Systems Analyst Job Description
Attachments
Discussion

Marge Beatty reviewed the Job description with the committee.

3.B.II. Approve Programmer Timeline
Committee Chair - Marge Beatty
Attachments
Recommended Motion

Recommend approval of timeline to hire programmer

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommend approval of timeline to hire programmer passed with a motion by Radford ESU 17 and a second by Uhing ESU 01.

Discussion

Marge reviewed the timeline for the Application Systems Analyst.

4. Next Meeting Agenda Items
4.A. ESUCC Programmer
Chair of Committee/Executive Director
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
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to adjourn meeting at 4:13 PM. passed with a motion by Polk ESU 07 and a second by Radford ESU 17.