ESU Coordinating Council
September 03, 2014 4:30 PM
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 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
3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. ESUCC Position Statement Review
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
Rationale

Updated ESUCC Positions

Discussion

Committee members discussed and reviewed current processes. It was noted that this document may need to be updated. Mr. Schnoes will be attending a meeting in the near future.

3.B. ESUCC Action Plan
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
Rationale

Legislative Action Plans

3.C. Distance Ed/BlendEd Funding Meetings
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
Rationale

BlendEd Co-Chairs, David Ludwig, Scott Isaacson, and Deb Hericks  will be meeting on the afternoon of September 4 and September 5, 2014. 

Attachments
Discussion

The meeting with the BlendEd Co-chairs and staff has been moved to September 25, 2014.

3.D. Facilities Study
Kriag Lofquist
Discussion

It was noted that there is no statute that provides for the need of facilities by ESUs. Dave Ludwig discussed this and will continue to research this issue.

It was decided to get more information from Karen Haase regarding statutes regarding ESUs Levy limits. If ESU go into a JPA can they levy above the 1.5 cents?

The Committee requested that Karen Haase attend the next meeting.

3.D.I. Legislative Resolution 336
Kraig Lofquist
Rationale

Resolution 336 (2006)

3.D.II. Interim Study Report - Facilities
Rationale

Interim Study Report - Facilities

Discussion

It was noted that the meeting regarding lottery proceeds will be held in November.
The Committee will discuss this again in October.

4. Next Meeting Agenda Items
Chair of Committee
4.A. ESUCC Action Plan
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
4.B. Distance Ed/BlendEd Funding
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:   passed with a motion by Shoemake ESU 06 and a second by Beatty ESU 16.