ESU Coordinating Council
March 04, 2015 4:00 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. 

2. Roll Call
Discussion

Call to Order at 4:00 PM.

Staff: David Ludwig, Deb Hericks

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. May PDO
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
Discussion

Brad Giese will the first day of PDO and second day will be a edCamp format.

3.A.I. Approve PDO Vision
Committee Chair - Kraig Loquist
Rationale

ESUPDO Vision

Recommended Motion

Recommend approval of the ESUPDO Vision

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommend approval of the ESUPDO Vision passed with a motion by Tedesco ESU 11 and a second by Lofquist ESU 09.

Discussion

Reviewed the PDO Vision brought forth from January PDO.

3.B. Master Service Agreement
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
Rationale

MSA 2015-2016

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve the PDO section of the Master Service Agreement to remain the same as presented ($4540/ESU plus $20/onsite registration fee) passed with a motion by Tedesco ESU 11 and a second by DeTurk ESU 02 .

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

PDO Budget 2015-2016

3.B.I.a. NOC Budget Requests
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
Attachments
Discussion

Monitor usage of Safari Books Online - will ask Brett Hafner, ESU 10 if he can collect data. Monitor usage all around for subscription based services.

3.B.I.b. SDA Requests
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
Attachments
3.B.I.b.-. Crisis Training
Committee Chair - Kraig Loquist
Attachments
3.B.I.c. ESPD Budget Requests
Rationale

IEP Facilitation Training

Requesting IEP Facilitation Training:  New participants - $12,500, Refresher Course $1500 - providing grant from NDE is granted.  This training to be held June 2015.

They would also like to keep their "one hour" meeting with KSB School Law for each of their three meetings a year. 

3.B.I.d. TAG Budget Requests
Rationale

3D Printing
Google Certification/re-certification
Internet Safety
Affiliate Meetings

3.B.I.e. IMAT Budget Requests
Attachments
3.B.I.f. BlendEd Budget Requests
Committee Chair - Kraig Loquist
Rationale

BlendEd Budget requests

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

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.

3.C.I. Training for teachers of Native American Students
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
Rationale

RunningHorse Livingston will be conducting the workshops with the help of Helen Banzhaf.  

Sessions will be held on:
Feb 24, 2015  workshop at Wakefield from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm  
Mar 19, 2015 workshop at Wakefield from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 
Apr 7, 2015    workshop at Wakefield from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm  
June 15 – 19, 2015 workshop at Lifelong Learning Center, Norfolk 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 

September 14, 2015 state convention of NATM at Kearney, NE 

Discussion

RunningHorse Livingston will be conducting the workshops with the help of Helen Banzhaf.

Sessions will be held on:
Feb 24, 2015 workshop at Wakefield from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Mar 19, 2015 workshop at Wakefield from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Apr 7, 2015 workshop at Wakefield from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
June 15 – 19, 2015 workshop at Lifelong Learning Center, Norfolk 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

September 14, 2015 state convention of NATM at Kearney, NE

3.C.II. 2014-2015 revised budget
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
Attachments
3.D. ESUCC/ESUPDO Calendar 2015 - 2017
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
Rationale

ESUCC/PDO Calendar 2015-2017

Discussion

Committee reviewed the two year calendar for ESUCC/PDO. Exec Committee will advance at tomorrows meeting.

3.E. NWEA Contract Renewal
Committee Chair - Kraig Loquist
Rationale

Note from Kelly Tisdale from NWEA

I wanted to re-iterate a couple of things that may help you when communicating back the value of the one-day training to the admins:

  • We are sending out 2 facilitators for the 4/9 training- this will provide the ability to work more in smaller groups to cover more
  • We extended the training day to be 8 hours
  • We will be providing the follow up online pieces

Also, to reinforce the value of continuing the certified facilitator program for those ESU’s who are considering dropping out:

  • The CF program provides unlimited online access to all of the latest facilitator materials- these cannot be accessed/used if not certified
  • The CF program provides on-going learning support (Amy’s team) which includes support in online coursework, QA webinars, one-on-one support if needed
  • The CF program provides main point of contact (through myself) which includes things like proactive updates, coordinating events, overall program maintenance
  • The Account Manager for NE (Susan K) for billing and account maintenance, as well as direct partner support

Discussion

Contract with NWEA is under review. They will have ready End of April. Will bring forth for MSA approval after contract set.

4. Next Meeting Agenda Items
Discussion

Title IIA - training dollars

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 4:52 PM passed with a motion by Gegg ESU 05 and a second by Tedesco ESU 11.