ESU Coordinating Council
November 18, 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

Meeting Call to order at 11:36.

Staff: David Ludwig, Deb Hericks, Priscilla Quintana.

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. ESUCC Overview: Purpose, Support and Structure
3.A.I. ESUCC Vision
Jeff West - President
Attachments
Discussion

Executive Director shared with the committee the article that he wrote for the NCSA magazine.

3.A.II. Statewide Definition w/o defined graphics
Attachments
Discussion

Executive Director shared with committee the beginning of what will be a info graphic for the NE statewide definition to be used as promotion of state-wide initiatives.

3.B. ESUCC and NCSA Technology Programming and Use Agreement
Attachments
Discussion

Executive Committee reviewed the fully signed agreement with NCSA. This agreement will include a $7500 for ESUCC to be used toward technology trainings. Agreement can be reviewed on a yearly basis. We will continue to work with NCSA as an important stake holder. Executive Director has had conversations with individuals of TAG that are on the committee. Need to educate all so that they understand the situation better. We need to get out to all affiliates the Protocol for bringing forth items to ESUCC.

3.C. Executive Director Evaluation
Chair of Committee/Executive Director
Discussion

Executive Director will continue to work on priority areas.

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:  Meeting adjourned at 12:36 PM. passed with a motion by Gegg ESU 05 and a second by Radford ESU 17.