ESU Coordinating Council
September 03, 2014 4:00 PM
Professional Development 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. 

2. Roll Call
Discussion

Call to Order 4:25 PM.

Staff: Deb Hericks, Scott Isaacson

Visitors: Jody Phillips (ESU 2 Rep)

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. September PDO
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
Rationale

September PDO Planning

Discussion

Kraig Lofquist reviewed the September PDO meeting agenda.

Teacher/Principal Evaluation - could we possibly rename to be Teacher/Principal Development to rid the notion of outcome of tool to be used to evaluate.

3.B. PDO Planning Committee Structure
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
Attachments
Discussion

Reviewed the PDO Planning Committee Members.

3.C. PDO Calendar
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
Attachments
Discussion

We reviewed the PDO calendar for the year and promote the attendance of all Administrators.

3.D. Master Service Agreement Timeline
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
Rationale

A timeline for the development and implementation of the 2015-16 Master Agreement will be discussed.  

Attachments
Discussion

We need to move up the timeline for approving budget items for affiliates. Suggesting to have affiliate budgets turned into PDO Committee in January.

3.E. NMPDS Update
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
Discussion

Helen Banzhaf from Seward, NE is the new project coordinator for the Math Grant. The second year of the Math Grant will officially kick off in October. The deadline for registrations was September 1 but have extended another week. We have started review of the actual grant that was submitted for proposal, we plan to submit a change in objectives due to the fact when the budget was cut to $400,000 we were unable to carry out some of the parts of the grant such as TLM (Teacher leaders).

3.E.I. Math Champions
David Ludwig/ Deb Hericks
Rationale

Need to create a list of Math Champions across the state of NE.  We will need the help of ESU Math Cadre to create this list. 

Discussion

One of the parts of the grant is that we need to create a list of Math Champions across the state of NE. This would be one Math person per building across the state. We will be asking the Math Cadre (each ESU has someone on the Cadre) for their assistance in gathering this information. Discussed the need to start at a district level and then grow the list from there.

4. Next Meeting Agenda Items
4.A. September PDO Overview
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
4.B. January PDO
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
4.B.I. Marsha Kish
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
Rationale

Marcia Kish has been providing professional development courses on classroom technology integration, use of mobile devices, and blended learning to teachers, superintendents, and support staff members across the United States for the last six years. Before moving into the professional development training world, Marcia spent eleven years working as a classroom and a technology teacher in Worthington, Ohio.  During that time, she presented mini hands-on workshops at the Ohio eTech conference.   Presented at the Ohio Education Technology Conference, ITSE conference, Campus Technology Conference, and the National Community School Conference on how to implement blended learning into the classroom setting.  With a masters degree in Instructional Technology and countless hours of continuing education course on blended learning environments, Marcia is highly qualified to teach and support all levels of educational learners.   - See more at: http://www.blendedlearningpd.com/about-us.html#sthash.DQym9RwR.dpuf

4.C. Master Service Agreement Timeline
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
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 at 4:56 PM passed with a motion by Gegg ESU 05 and a second by Polk ESU 07.