ESU Coordinating Council
October 08, 2014 11:30 AM
Executive 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 at 11:30 AM.

Staff: David Ludwig, Deb Hericks, Scott Isaacson

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. Budget Forms filed with APA on September 9, 2014
Jeff West - President
Attachments
Discussion

Attached is the final APA forms that was filed with Auditors office.

3.B. Approve Policy and Procedures - final reading
Attachments
Recommended Motion

Recommend approval of 2014 Policy updates

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommend Board approval of 2014 Policy updates passed with a motion by Beatty ESU 16 and a second by Lofquist ESU 09.

Discussion

No changes made to original document from first reading.

3.C. Vision
3.C.I. ESUCC
Jeff West - President
Rationale

ESUCC Mission

Discussion

ESUCC Mission was created in statute. We need to continue to put our mission and the state-wide initiatives out in front of ESU Boards, superintendent.

3.C.II. ESU PDO
Jeff West - President
Rationale

Suggested Revisions for PDO

Discussion

January the PDO will finalize the vision of the PDO. Bring forth final vision to ESUCC in March.

3.D. Executive Director Evaluation
Jeff West - President
Rationale

Goals:
     Budget
     Coop
     Statewide Efforts

Attachments
Discussion

Use Matt's prior evaluation to determine goals for Executive Director this year. Main goals for Executive Director will be Budget, Coop, and Statewide efforts. Final copy of evaluation to be filed with Attorney, ESU 17.

3.E. Review ESUCC Timeline
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
Rationale

ESUCC Time Line

Discussion

Review of time line. Adjustments made to include Executive Director evaluation to time line.

3.F. Hearings
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
Discussion

First hearing in Omaha went well.

3.F.I. LB 1103
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
Rationale

LB 1103

LB1103
October 6  (Data with Dean Folkers) - OMAHA - Gallup - 1001 Gallup Drive

October 15  (AQUESTT with Matt Blomstedt, Valerie Foy, Sue Anderson, Freida Lange) - NORFOLK - Lifelong Learning Center, Suite E -801 East Benjamin Avenue

October 16  (Community Partnerships with EC-Career Ready with Brian Halstead and Rich Katt) - BROKEN BOW - High School - 323 North 7th Avenue

3.F.II. LB 497
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
Rationale

November 19  (Lottery Fund Hearing - LB 497) - Lincoln - State Capitol, Room 1525 - 1445 K Street

3.G. Coop Review
3.G.I. Schneider Resignation
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
Attachments
4. Next Meeting Agenda Items
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 adjoin at 12:30 passed with a motion by Beatty ESU 16 and a second by Gegg ESU 05.