ESU Coordinating Council
April 07, 2015 8:00 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. 

2. Roll Call
Discussion

Call to order at 8:00 AM.

Staff: David Ludwig, Deb Hericks

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. Math/Science Partnership Grant - Ad Hoc Committee Update
Msrge Beatty
Rationale

AdHoc Committee:
ESU 16 (Deb Paulman), ESU 17, ESU 3 (Sheree Person-Pandil), NMPDS (Helen Banzhaf)

AdHoc Meeting agenda

 

Discussion

Marge Beatty reviewed the notes from the Ad Hoc meeting. ESU 16 will discuss the transfer the fiscal agent of the grant to ESU 16 but possibly will continue to coordinate the grant. Another meeting will be held after Executive Director has a conversation with the NDE Grant Coordinating.

3.B. NE State-wide Continuous Improvement Model
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
Rationale

http://www2.esu3.org/esu3/TESTING/NEStatewide_iframe.html

Discussion

We continue to discuss building a statewide continuous improvement process. Identifying stakeholders: internal, external and non-profit organizations. Discussion held regarding ESUCC doing an Advanced Accreditation process/Continuous Improvement Model.

3.C. Lobbyist
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
Discussion

Executive Director has been visiting with other individuals regarding ESUCC having another Lobbyist. The lobbyist could represent all ESUs. Continue to have discussions regarding lobbyist.

3.D. Master Service Agreement
Rationale

MSA

Future Development:  The MSA would be placed as an agenda item for each ESUCC Subcommittee beginning September of each fiscal year.  The MSA, as a standing agenda item, would create dialogue for future development of the MSA as well as a long-range planning.  

Discussion

Future Development: The MSA would be placed as an agenda item for each ESUCC Subcommittee beginning September of each fiscal year. The MSA, as a standing agenda item, would create dialogue for future development of the MSA as well as a long-range planning.

3.E. MOU with ESUCC/NDE
Committee Chair - Jeff West
Attachments
Discussion

Working on MOU with NDE, review this month and approve at May meeting. Defines scope of work and individual contracts will follow.

3.F. ESUCC/NCSA Committee
Executive Director- David Ludwig
Rationale

Committee: 

NCSA:  Mike Dulaney, Megan Hillabrand, Ryan Ricenbow
ESUCC:  David Ludwig, Nick Ziegler, Dawn Ferreyra

Met on March 30, 2015 at NCSA office in Lincoln. 

Discussion

The Committee met to start discussion regarding the NCSA/ESUCC Technology Agreement. Keep discussions positive regarding agreement with NCSA.

3.G. ESU 50 Year Celebration
Jeff West - President
Discussion

Celebrate the creation of ESU - 2016.

3.H. I3 Development Grant
Executive Director - Ludwig
Attachments
3.I. AESA Presentation Submissions
Excutive Director - Ludwig
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 9:04 AM. passed with a motion by Gegg ESU 05 and a second by Beatty ESU 16.