ESU Coordinating Council
May 05, 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, Scott Isaacson, Priscilla Quintana

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. Credit Card Policy
President - Jeff West
Attachments
Discussion

Discussion held regarding new policy for credit card use. First reading this meeting, second reading will be September.

3.B. Math/Science Partnership Grant - Ad Hoc Committee Update
Marge Beatty
Rationale

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

AdHoc Meeting agenda

Next Meeting of AdHoc Committee: May 5, May 20, May 26???

Discussion

NDE will be doing a needs assessment in October time frame. March will be when the new grant proposal are due. Transition from ESU 16 to ESUCC for the Science the management of the grant.

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

Executive Director continues to research the possibility of hiring an ESUCC lobbyist.

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

Discussion regarding the MOU between NDE/ESUCC. Defines scope of work and individual contracts will follow. Have ESUCC board and affiliates review and we will approve at the July meeting.

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

Ad Hoc Committee to start discussion to be held on May 12, 2015.

3.F. ESUCC Branding/Marketing
Executive Director - David M Ludwig
Rationale

NESU.mov

Discussion

ESU tour of the state with NE Senators to start promoting ESU/ESUCC statewide. Update video of ESU movie. Celebration ad hoc committee to start reviewing and creating a timeline.

3.G. I3 Development Grant
Executive Director - David Ludwig
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to authorize the Executive Director to move forward with the I3 Grant passed with a motion by Beatty ESU 16 and a second by Gegg ESU 05.

Discussion

I3 Development Grant, the ESUCC will be partnering with NDE on grant. Executive Director helped in the writing of this grant. Develop system to enhance student learning across the state. This will be a $3,000,000 grant with $3,000,000 matching funds (Kiewit Foundation, Sherwood Foundation, etc) This grant will focus on the needs of students with systems involved student needs (Ward of Court, Foster, etc.) Grant application deadline is today. The grant will start with the 2016-2017 school year.

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 8:37 passed with a motion by Gegg ESU 05 and a second by Lofquist ESU 09.