ESU Coordinating Council
January 07, 2015 4:00 PM
Professional Development Committee Meeting
1. Call to Order
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
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
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
Discussion

Staff: David Ludwig, Deb Hericks

3. Agenda Item
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
3.A. January PDO
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
Rationale

January 21-22 PDO Agenda

Discussion

Reviewed updates to the January PDO. Mission statement has been revised and ready for final approval. Final version will go to PD in January with final approval on mission will be with ESUCC Board in February. We have invited higher ed and each ESU could invite up to 5 school people to join the meeting.

Currently, 115 registered with NDE-13; Higher Ed - 4; and School - 17. Most of these will only be present the first day.

3.B. Master Service Agreement
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
3.B.I. 2014-2015 PDO Budget Requests
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
Rationale

PDO Budget 2015-2016

Discussion

Discussion was held regarding budget requests already received and those needing to be submitted. Will continue to work with affiliates to get requests in by February meeting.

3.B.I.a. SDA Requests
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
Attachments
3.B.I.a.-. Strategist/Mentor
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
3.C. NMPDS Math Grant Updates
Deb Hericks
Rationale

Helen Banzhaf, NMPDS Executive Director is working on finalizing the budget for this year to include the carry-over funds of approximately $130,000.

Some ideas for use of these funds would be to work with Native American Schools on a series of workshops.  Winnebago is going to discuss with staff and get back to us. 

Another possible use would be to use some of the monies to help support the Math Champions to attend the NATM Conference.  We could possibly hold a session to work with them on the revised standards.

Discussion

Executive Assistant reviewed current grant including carry over funds and other grant opportunity.

3.C.I. Grant Opportunities ($60,000)
Deb Hericks
Rationale

Helen Banzhaf, NMPDS Executive Director, has decided not to pursue the extra $60,000 in funds for NMPDS due to the carry funds we already have from last year. 

3.D. ESUPDO Schedule for 2015-16
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
4. Next Meeting Agenda Items
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
Discussion

Master Service Agreement
Calendars

5. Executive Session
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
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
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to adjourn at 4:42 PM passed with a motion by DeTurk ESU 02 and a second by Polk ESU 07.