ESU Coordinating Council
May 05, 2015 10:30 AM
Special Population 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 10:30 AM

3. Agenda Item
Chair of Committee
3.A. SRS Mission/Vision
Committee Chair - Beatty
Rationale

SRS Mission/Vision

3.B. Medicaid
Committee Chair - Marge Beatty
3.C. PEP Grant
Committee Chair - Beatty
Rationale

ESU 16 currently holds the state-wide PEP Grant.  Should ESUCC take over this state-wide grant?

Discussion

ESU 16 currently holds the state-wide PEP Grant. ESUCC take over this state-wide grant? Committee Chair will notify NDE of feasibility of transferring the grant.

3.D. IlliniCloud
Rationale

Interested in partnering with SRS

Discussion

IllniCloud is interested in partnering with ESUCC/SRS to share concepts of our system.

3.E. Soliant Resolution
Committee Chair - Beatty
3.F. Wade Fruhling - SRS Report
Wade Fruhling
Attachments
3.F.I. AAP
Rationale

  • Spent a Day with Dean Folkers and Ed Comber, a consult working on the Data Dashboard project.
    • Provided Demo of AAP site and SRS site for Dean and Ed
    • Most of the discussion were centered around what types of data SRS and the AAP site collect and how that data might be connected to the larger Operational Data Store (ODS) that NDE is developing
    • We also talked about the possibility of pulling data into SRS via the State’s ODS system.
      • This would offer enormous advantages to our users
        • Eliminate the need to enter student information into their local Student Information System AND SRS.
        • Ability to incorporate educational data and reports from other systems into SRS documents.
  • A meeting with all of the Rule 18 personnel has been scheduled for June 19th.
    • In addition to other Rule 18 related topics, we will be providing a demonstration of the AAP site and provide the users with an opportunity to give us some feedback on how the site is working for them.

Discussion

Spent a Day with Dean Folkers and Ed Comber, a consult working on the Data Dashboard project. Provided Demo of AAP site and SRS site for Dean and Ed. Most of the discussion were centered around what types of data SRS and the AAP site collect and how that data might be connected to the large. Operational Data Store (ODS) that NDE is developing. We also talked about the possibility of pulling data into SRS via the State’s ODS system. This would offer enormous advantages to our users. This could eliminate the need to enter student information into their local Student Information System AND SRS. SRS could have the ability to incorporate educational data and reports from other systems into SRS documents. There will be a meeting with all of the Rule 18 personnel on June 19th. In addition to other Rule 18 related topics, SRS will be providing a demonstration of the AAP site and provide the users with an opportunity to give us some feedback on how the site is working for them.

3.F.II. Project Para
Rationale

  • Marjorie is in the process of updating the code for all of the pages with forms
    • This is an on going process and will continue for several more months.
  • The 26th Annual Paraeducator Conference is scheduled for October 29, 2015 in Kearney
  • I will be taking part in the Project Para Advisory Committee meeting on May 5, 2015

Discussion

They are in the process of updating the code for all of the pages with forms. This is an on going process and will continue for several more months. The 26th Annual Paraeducator Conference is scheduled for October 29, 2015 in Kearney. Project Director is taking part in the Project Para Advisory Committee meeting on May 5, 2015

3.F.III. SRS Report
Rationale

  • We are in the middle of a large project to convert our NSSRS Reporting System to the new Zend Framework
    • First round of testing will begin in early May
  • We have cleaned up a few bugs related to our new Zend Framework Edit Student and Student Forms screens.
  • Invoices for the 2015-16 school year have been sent to Priscilla and should be distributed to the ESUs very soon
  • Other minor/routine bug fixes

Discussion

SRS is in the middle of a large project to convert our NSSRS Reporting System to the new Zend Framework. First round of testing will begin in early May. We have cleaned up a few bugs related to our new Zend Framework Edit Student and Student Forms screens. Invoices for the 2015-16 school year have been sent to Priscilla and should be distributed to the ESUs very soon.

3.F.IV. ILCD
Rationale

  • We continue to maintain the ILCD Staff Survey site
    • Our office emails the data (along with a summary) to school districts upon request

 

Discussion

SRS continues to maintain the ILCD Staff Survey site. SRS office emails the data (along with a summary) to school districts upon request

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 10:52 AM passed with a motion by Uhing ESU 01 and a second by Gegg ESU 05.