ESU Coordinating Council
October 08, 2014 4:30 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. 

2. Roll Call
3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. Wade Fruhling - SRS Report
Wade Fruhling
Attachments
3.A.I. SRS Report
Rationale

  • Provided trainings for ESU#16, #15, Concordia College, and Randolph Public Schools.
  • Our Advisory Board Meeting was held on September 19.
    • They were please to hear about our plans for a new programmer
    • We formed Part-B and Part-C subcommittees to ensure that our forms remain in compliance with State and Federal laws
    • The board approved replacing Internet Explorer with Google Chrome as a supported browser
    • Adria Bace and Pam Kasl from NDE joined the group to address issue with missing exit data from NSSRS Reports
      • Wade been working with Adria and Pam for a solution that will cost approx. 10 hours of programming
    • You can view the minutes of our meeting here: https://sites.google.com/site/srsnebraska/minutes
    • Identifying and Fixing problems is our top priority right now
  • More NSSRS Report problems than usual this year
    • NDE had modified the SPED NSSRS template, and we modified out system to reflect those changes
      • Problems with transfer reports that existed before the updates were made.
      • Problem with missing columns on the export file
        • Discovered this is caused by how people are opening up the files.The export file comes out of SRS correctly.
  • We have Soliant working on Maintenance only right now to conserve funds for the new programmer.
  • Created Mailing list of District Managers
  • We have 6 applicants for the Application Systems Analyst Position
    • The top 5 candidates will be interviewed between Oct 13-24
    • November 10, 2014 = Recommendation for Employment and Candidate Contact
    • November 18-19, 2014 = Ratification of Employment (ESUCC Meeting)
    • December 1, 2014 = First Day of Employment

 

3.A.I.a. SRS Uploading to Data Dashboard
3.A.II. Project Para
Rationale

  • Continuing to prepare for the Nebraska Paraeducator Conference that will be held on October 30, 2014 in Kearney Nebraska.
  • Upgrading the new server and testing out the site prior to opening.
  • Continuing work on upgrading security for tests, activities and comments submitted through the program. 

3.A.III. ILCD
Rationale

  • Working with NDE to collect Staff Survey data
    • Created a Google Survey to collect data
    • Our office emails data (along with a summary) to school districts upon request.

 

3.A.IV. AAP
Rationale

  • We have finished writing up the grant proposal for 2014-15.
    • We are asking for $24,937
      • The funds will be applied toward Site maintenance, Data Reporting, AAP Form upgrades, and Privilege level upgrades.

3.B. ESUCC Application Systems Analyst
3.B.I. Time Line
3.B.I.a. Applications Received
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