ESU Coordinating Council
January 07, 2015 12:00 PM
Executive Committee Meeting
1. Call to Order
President - Jeff West
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 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
President - Jeff West
Discussion

Staff: Dave Ludwig, Deb Hericks, Priscilla Quintana.

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. Executive Director Evaluation
Committee Chair - Jeff West
Discussion

David Ludwig reviewed his goals for the year. Top priorities will be finances, policies/procedures, improve statewide Professional Developments Organizations and including NDE and stakeholders. Next step, President and Executive Director will review second section and bring back to Executive Committee for review at next months meeting. If Board members have any input, please let Board President within the week.

3.A.I. Executive Director Goals
Committee Chair - Jeff West
Attachments
3.B. NDE Collaboration Planning Meeting - Change Date
Committee Chair - Jeff West
Rationale

Currently the ESUCC meeting/NDE Planning meeting is scheduled for April 1 - 2.  This is the same time that NDE Board is meeting.  Change date?

Discussion

Discussion was held that the April meeting needs to be changed due to NDE Board meetings. Move meeting to April 8/9.

3.C. ESUCC Technology Plan
ESUCC Executive Director David Ludwig
Attachments
Discussion

Executive Director reviewed the Statewide Technology Plan that was created by a small group. The documents put all activities with some dates attached to keep processes moving forward. Recommendation to sign Memorandum of Understanding with IlliniCloud partnership.

3.D. State Audit Final Report
President - Jeff West
Attachments
Discussion

Board reviewed the final audit of state auditors. There will be no formal presentation from Auditors to Board. A lot of findings were prior findings but they note that findings have since been implemented just not in current audit.

3.E. Master Service Agreement
ESUCC Executive Director David Ludwig
Discussion

Continue to work on "draft" version with final due at March meeting. Last fall, ESU 13 provided a letter regarding verbiage in MSA, need to revisit this letter.

3.F. ESUCC / ESUPDO Calendars 2015-2016
ESUCC Executive Director David Ludwig
Discussion

David Ludwig and Deb Hericks will work on creating ESUCC and PD calendar.

3.G. ESU Services
President - Jeff West
Discussion

Larianne Polk discussed ESU Services and how they will affect future funding. What services do ESUs charge their schools? Recommended to create a spreadsheet in Google Docs to include all ESUs information.

Does anyone have Policy and Procedures for Board Members attending national conventions? Please share with other ESUs.

4. Next Meeting Agenda Items
President - Jeff West
5. Executive Session
President - Jeff West
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
President - Jeff West
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to adjourn at 1:05 PM. passed with a motion by Gegg ESU 05 and a second by Radford ESU 17.