ESU Coordinating Council
October 08, 2014 12:30 PM
Finance, Audit, and Budget 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 12:35.

Staff: David Ludwig, Deb Hericks

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. Approve Claims, Financials Statements, and Assets for Month of August
Chair of Committee, Dennis Radford
Rationale

 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

Motion to approve Claims, Financials Statements, and Assets for Month of August

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve Claims, Financials Statements, and Assets for Month of August passed with a motion by Tedesco ESU 11 and a second by West ESU 13.

Discussion

Chair of Committee reviewed the August financial reports.

3.B. Approval of September Expenses
Committee Chair - Dennis Radford
Attachments
Recommended Motion

Recommended Motion of approval of September expenses

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommended Motion of approval of September expenses passed with a motion by Gegg ESU 05 and a second by Schnoes ESU 03.

Discussion

Committee chair reviewed the expenses for the month of September. Executive Director also reviewed the September reports that he reviewed with the Business Manager and Executive Secretary.

3.C. Budget Forms filed with APA on September 9, 2014
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
Attachments
Discussion

Budget Forms were submitted to APA on September 9, 2014.

3.D. Member Equity
Committee Chair - Dennis Radford
Rationale

Approve maintaining Member Equity ($497,441.05) within ESUCC Coop Fund with future Member Equity retained by the ESUCC.

Attachments
Discussion

Committee Chair reviewed the Member Equity report that has not been distributed. Retain this equity with project to help cover expenses in future. Do not do anything with this equity at this time.

3.E. Budget Goals
Attachments
Discussion

Committee chair reviewed the budget goals. Need to prioritize goals as there may need to legislative action to complete the goals. Work with NDE to decide funding and support mechanism. Request to increase core allocations (overall and/or higher percent for ESUCC), Dec funding, BlendEd funding all possibilities. Executive Director will work on Medicaid allocation with Commissioner and others. Major themes are communication, staffing, funding.

3.F. Audit 2013-2014
Chair of Committee/Executive Director
Rationale

Audit work has begun for FY 2013-2014.

Past History:
2009-2010 - $16,357.25

2010-2011 - $22,248.58
2011-2012 - $26,078.89
2012-2013 - 27,931.89

Attachments
4. Next Meeting Agenda Items
4.A. Approve Claims, financials Statements, and Assets for Month of October
Committee Chair - Dennis Radford
Recommended Motion

Approve Claims, financials Statements, and Assets for Month of ________

4.B. Approval of October Expenses
Committee Chair - Dennis Radford
Recommended Motion

Recommend motion to approve October expenses

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 1:32 passed with a motion by Tedesco ESU 11 and a second by West ESU 13.