ESU Coordinating Council
November 11, 2014 10:30 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. 

Discussion

Call to order at 10:32.

2. Roll Call
Discussion

Staff: David Ludwig, Deb Hericks

Legal: Karen Haase

Guest: James Medlock, Omaha Liberty Herald

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. Joint Technology Planning Meeting
Chair of Committee/Executive Director
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion that ESUCC enter into the Technology Program and Use Agreement with NCSA and David Ludwig will sign on behalf of the ESUCC passed with a motion by West ESU 13 and a second by Gegg ESU 05.

Discussion

David Ludwig reviewed the revised agreement. This agreement will be between NCSA and ESUCC. Board will consist of 3 people from ESUCC and three people from NCSA. Even number years ESUCC will chair the committee. NCSA will provide coordinating and planning of activities. Requests of activities will go through ESUCC to NCSA. Both parties agree the NCSA helps in planning and coordinating events. Management fee for an event NCSA receives a $7500 consultation fee for their participation. ESUCC will also receive the same consultation fee to recognize efforts of staff work. Term will start January 1, 2015 and will continue to each year. Need to give notice of 180 days to change/discontinue. At May ESUCC meeting each year need to address changes needed, if any. Any funds that existed prior to this agreement will be called community fund. (Integration of Technology within the state of NE.) All tangible items will become the property of ESUCC and tagged as their equipment. Any interest accrued will be the property of NCSA. Disposal of property will follows the ESUCC policies. Any removal of committee members will default to the Executive Directors of both NCSA and ESUCC. NCSA will be permitted to pay any outstanding debts prior to this agreement. David Ludwig will contact the six members of the committee to go through the changes that have been decided through this agreement.

3.B. Public Comment
Rationale

To be heard at this meeting, the "Request to be Heard" form has been completed and submitted to the Secretary to the Executive Director of ESUCC.  The President of the Board of ESUCC will now call upon visitors requesting to address the Board in the order they were submitted or by subject.

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 10:52 passed with a motion by West ESU 13 and a second by Beatty ESU 16.