ESU Coordinating Council
November 18, 2014 4:30 PM
Professional Development 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. 

Discussion

Call to order at 4:33 PM.

Staff: Deb Hericks

2. Roll Call
3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. January PDO
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
Rationale

PDO Agenda

We would like to see all administrators attend the January PDO event. 

Discussion

PD Planning Committee but together the attached draft agenda. Marcia Kish will be presenting on January 21, 2014 to give an overview on Blended learning environment. Day two will consist of break out sessions for different affiliates. We encourage Administrators to support and join these meetings.

Planning Committee to include a person from Higher Ed. What is the role of Higher Ed in the three statewide initiative? Important to be included in discussions.

3.A.I. PD Planning Committee: Higher ED Representation
David Ludwig
Discussion

We have invited Higher Ed to participate in the PDO activities. Sharon Katt sent out the invitation to them.

3.A.II. Invitation to Additional Statewide Stakeholders
Discussion

Executive Director is also inviting other stake holders (NET, PFI, Independent High School, etc.)

3.B. NMPDS Math Grant
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
Rationale

There was a change in the number of matched pairs (participants who took both pre-test and post-test.)  this was due to an error on RMC Evaluator in coding (leading zeros were being ignored).  They also added the homework for the summer session to come up with 83 hours (84 hours needed). 

Attachments
Discussion

The final reimbursement for 2014-2015 was sent to NDE for the amount of $38,325.72. This will close out the year with the following:

Beginning Balance - $400,000
Ending Balance -$145,487.64. This amount will carry over and added to next years grant. There is also a possibility of receiving up to a 5% increase to the original $400,000 for next year. Once Gan is received, we will rework the budget to include additional funds.

The AFR for 2013-2014 has been submitted by Helen Banzhaf.

3.B.I. Math Champions
Rationale

Math Champions

Discussion

Most ESUs have started entering their information for the Math Champions. ESU 10, 13, and 15 have not begun adding their information.

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 adjourn at 4:58 passed with a motion by West ESU 13 and a second by Allen ESU 19.