ESU Coordinating Council
April 08, 2015 9:00 AM
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 9:08 AM

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

May PDO

Discussion

Reviewed the May PDO Schedule. First day will be with Brad Giese.

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

MSA 2015-2016

3.B.I. NWEA
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. Executive Director will contact NWEA regarding contract.

3.B.II. Technology Committee Recommendations
Committee Chair - Kraig Loquist
Discussion

Goals:

Remain content on servers
Write software to connect servers
Take time on content

3.B.II.a. Safari Montage
Committee Chair - Kraig Loquist
Discussion

There will be recommendation from the Technology Committee.

3.B.II.b. Learn360
Committee Chair - Kraig Loquist
Discussion

Learn360 will be tabled and brought forth from Technology at May meeting.

3.C. MSP Math Grant Updates
Deb Hericks
Rationale

AdHoc Committee met to review MSP Future  MSP AdHoc Committee

Reimbursement request sent in on 3/27/15 for $47, 626.83.  NMPDS sessions 1-5 are now complete.  Three day BlendEd training June 2-4, in Kearney with Otis Pierce and Craig Hicks as trainers. 

Discussion

AdHoc Committee met to start discussion on the future of the MSP Grant. Will continue to have discussions regarding the transition of the KICKS grant to ESUCC.

3.C.I. NMPDS 2015-2016 Preliminary Budget
Committee Chair - Kraig Lofquist
Attachments
Discussion

THE NMPDS preliminary budget for 2015-2016 has been sent into NDE for approval. We will have chance to revise budget at the end of current grnt cycle.

3.C.II. NMPDS Brochure for 2015-2016
Committee Chair - Kraig Loquist
Attachments
Discussion

Currently, registering for next year participants. Brochures have been sent out to ESU Math Cadre and emails have been sent to Math Cadre, Math Champions, and current participants.

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 9:47 AM passed with a motion by Polk ESU 07 and a second by Gegg ESU 05.