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February 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM - State Board of Education Work Session Meeting and Notification and Agenda

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
1.1. Roll Call
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
1.2. Announcement of the placement of the Open Meetings Act information
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
2. COMMISSIONER’S REPORT AND AGENDA OVERVIEW
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
2.1. Consent Agenda process
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
2.2. Report on Rules
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
Attachments:
2.3. Board Priorities and Policy Research
Speaker(s):  Ryan Foor
3. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
3.1. AQuESTT - Teaching and Learning Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Maureen Nickels
3.1.A. College, Career, and Civic Ready
Speaker(s):  Maureen Nickels
3.1.A.1. Discussion Item: Discuss the definition of "civic-readiness"
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
Goals:
  • Goal 5.1 - By 2018, the State Board will adopt a comprehensive approach to define and measure civic readiness.
3.1.B. Educator Effectiveness
Speaker(s):  Maureen Nickels
3.1.B.1. Action Item: Adopt proposed revisions to Rule 24, (92 NAC 24), "Regulations for Certificate Endorsements"
Speaker(s):  Pat Madsen
Attachments:
3.1.B.2. Action Item: Adopt proposed revisions with one non-substantive change to Rule 21, (92 NAC 21),"Regulations for the Issuance of Certificates and Permits to Teach, Provide Special Services, and Administer in Nebraska Schools"
Speaker(s):  Kevin Peters
Attachments:
3.2. AQuESTT - Student Success and Access Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Molly O'Holleran
3.2.A. Educational Opportunities and Access
Speaker(s):  Molly O'Holleran
3.2.A.1. Action Item: Grant the Commissioner the authority to sign the contract with the state Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
Speaker(s):  Sharon Davis and Diane Stuehmer
Rationale: 
 
Attachments:
3.2.A.2. Action Item: Approve Federal Discretionary Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and State General Funded Grants/Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Speaker(s):  Steve Milliken and Greg Prochazka
Attachments:
3.3. Policy Committee
Speaker(s):  Vice President Timm
3.3.A. Discussion Item: Four-year review of State Board Bylaw B18, Political Activity/Use of Resources/Accountability and Disclosure
Speaker(s):  Vice President Timm
Attachments:
3.3.B. Discussion Item: Resolution for Secretary of State John Gale in recognition of his service to education
Speaker(s):  Vice President Timm
3.4. Legislative Committee
Speaker(s):  Rachel Wise
3.4.A. Action Item: Review 2018 Proposed State Legislation and Take Action on Board Positions
Speaker(s):  Deputy Commissioner Halstead
3.4.B. Discussion Item: Biennium Budget Impacts for NDE
Speaker(s):  Deputy Commissioner Halstead
3.5. Strategic Planning, Performance and Improvement Committee
Speaker(s):  Vice President Timm
3.5.A. Action Item: Designate a priority school per Nebraska Revised Statute Sec. 79-760.06
Speaker(s):  Deputy Commissioner Frison
Attachments:
3.5.B. Discussion Item: Discuss the ESSA plan re-submission process, and alignment with the Strategic Vision and Direction and AQuESTT
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
3.6. Budget and Finance Committee
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
4. BOARD REPORTS, DATES AND DISCUSSIONS ITEMS
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
4.1. Meeting participation and joint meetings with policy partners
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
4.2. Discuss requests for meetings that took place in the past and were not previously approved
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
4.3. Discuss requests for future meeting attendance
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
Attachments:
4.4. Monthly Board Travel Expense Report
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
5. ADJOURNMENT
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Rationale: 

The regularly scheduled meeting of the State Board of Education will reconvene at 9:00 a.m. on February 2, 2018, State Board Meeting Room, State Office Building, Sixth Floor, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509-4987.

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