Public Meeting Agenda: January 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM - State Board of Education Meeting Notification and Agenda

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January 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM - State Board of Education Meeting Notification and Agenda Agenda

January 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM - State Board of Education Meeting Notification and Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER
Speaker(s):  President Timm
1.1. Roll Call
Speaker(s):  President Timm
1.2. Pledge of Allegiance
Speaker(s):  President Timm
1.3. Announcement of the placement of the Open Meetings Act information
Speaker(s):  President Timm
2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
Speaker(s):  President Timm
2.1. Approval of the minutes of the December 7-8, 2017 State Board of Education meeting as published
Speaker(s):  President Timm
Attachments:
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Speaker(s):  President Timm
3.1. Commissioner’s recommendations and items to be removed from consent agenda
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Timm
4. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
Speaker(s):  President Timm
4.1. Request for Appearance
Speaker(s):  President Timm
4.1.A. Nebraska Students Returning to the Classroom after a Brain Injury (10 minutes)
Speaker(s):  Sharon Royers, Retired OPS Administrator and Board Member for the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska
4.2. Other Public Comment
Speaker(s):  President Timm
5. COMMISSIONER’S REPORT AND AGENDA OVERVIEW
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
5.1. State of Nebraska Schools, Strategic Plan Discussion
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
Attachments:
5.2. Legislative Priorities
Speaker(s):  Deputy Commissioner Halstead
5.3. Orientation
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
5.3.A. Annual policy and procedure orientation
Speaker(s):  Ryan Foor
Attachments:
5.4. Consent Agenda process
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
5.5. Report on Rules
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
Attachments:
5.6. Board Priorities and Policy Research
Speaker(s):  Ryan Foor
6. DISCUSSION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  President Timm
6.1. Discussion Item: Discuss process of the definition of civic-readiness
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
6.2. Discussion Item: Discuss proposed revisions to Rule 11 (92 NAC 11), Regulations for the Approval of Pre-Kindergarten Programs Established by School Boards or Educational Service Units and for the Issuance of Early Childhood Grants
Speaker(s):  Melody Hobson
Goals:
  • Goal 4.3 - By 2026, 95% of Nebraska elementary schools would be able to identify at least one high-quality early childhood educational program accessible to all of the school’s resident preschool age population.
7. 2018 ORGANIZATION OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Timm
7.1. Election Process and Procedures
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Timm
7.2. Election of Board President
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
7.3. Election of Board Vice President
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
7.4. Discuss Board Committee Membership
Speaker(s):  State Board of Education President
8. HEARINGS (NONE)
Speaker(s):  State Board of Education President
9. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Speaker(s):  State Board of Education President
Attachments:
10. ACTION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  State Board of Education President
10.1. Full Board
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
10.1.A. Action Item: Accept Legislative Committee report on legislative priorities
Speaker(s):  State Board President
11. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
Speaker(s):  State Board of Education President
11.1. Identify items for separate vote
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and State Board of Education President
11.2. Approve consent agenda
Speaker(s):  State Board of Education President
11.3. Personnel Report
Speaker(s):  Joel Scherling
11.4. Miscellaneous
Speaker(s):  State Board of Education President
11.5. Grants
Speaker(s):  State Board of Education President
11.5.A. Consent Item: Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve a continuation grant to the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation to continue the Nurturing Healthy Behaviors/Rooted in Relationships program
Speaker(s):  Melody Hobson
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Goal 4.3 - By 2026, 95% of Nebraska elementary schools would be able to identify at least one high-quality early childhood educational program accessible to all of the school’s resident preschool age population.
11.6. Contracts
Speaker(s):  State Board of Education President
11.6.A. Consent Item: Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve a contract renewal with the Emspace Group for continuation of the Step Up to Quality public engagement campaign
Speaker(s):  Melody Hobson
Attachments:
Goals:
  • Goal 4.3 - By 2026, 95% of Nebraska elementary schools would be able to identify at least one high-quality early childhood educational program accessible to all of the school’s resident preschool age population.
11.6.B. Consent Item: Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve an amendment with the University of Massachusetts, Boston for the evaluation of the Career Pathways Advancement Project (CPAP) and to assist Nebraska VR with the formative and summative evaluations, participate in quarterly meetings, make recommendations on modifications, and the potential for scale up of the CPAP project
Speaker(s):  Mark Schultz
Attachments:
11.6.C. Consent Item: Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve an Amendment for to a contract with the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) for staff augmentations services in support of the NDE project management activities
Speaker(s):  Matt Hastings
Attachments:
11.7. Leases
Speaker(s):  State Board of Education President
11.8. Committees
Speaker(s):  State Board of Education President
12. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and State Board of Education President
13. BOARD REPORTS, DATES AND DISCUSSIONS ITEMS
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and State Board of Education President
13.1. Meeting participation and joint meetings with policy partners
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and State Board of Education President
13.2. Discuss requests for meeting attendance
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and State Board of Education President
Attachments:
13.3. Monthly Board Travel Expense Report
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and State Board of Education President
13.4. Action Item: Meeting participation
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and State Board of Education President
Attachments:
14. INFORMATION ITEMS/WRITTEN REPORTS
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and State Board of Education President
14.1. Contracts approved by Commissioner
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
Attachments:
14.2. Grants approved by Commissioner
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
14.2.A. Nutrition Services Equipment Assistance Grant (EAG) Award Notifications
Speaker(s):  Sharon Davis and Diane Stuehmer
Attachments:
15. ADJOURNMENT
Speaker(s):  State Board of Education President
Rationale: 

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the State Board of Education will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Nebraska State Office Building, Nebraska Department of Education, Sixth Floor, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509. A work session will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Nebraska State Office building, Nebraska Department of Education, Sixth Floor, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509.

The agenda contains a list of subjects known at the time of its distribution on December 19, 2017.  A copy of the agenda reflecting any changes will be available for public inspection during the normal business hours in the Office of the Commissioner of Education and on the State Board of Education's Agenda page:  www.education.ne.gov/StateBoard/Agendas.html.  Except for items of an emergency nature, the agenda will not be changed later than 24 hours before the scheduled commencement of the meeting.

 
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