Public Meeting Agenda: February 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM - State Board of Education Meeting Notification and Agenda

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February 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM - State Board of Education Meeting Notification and Agenda Agenda

February 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM - State Board of Education Meeting Notification and Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
1.1. Roll Call
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
1.2. Pledge of Allegiance
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
1.3. Announcement of the placement of the Open Meetings Act information
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
2.1. Approve the minutes of the January 5, 2018 State Board of Education meeting as published
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
3.1. Commissioner's recommendations and items to be removed from consent agenda
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
4. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
4.1. Request for Appearance
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
4.1.A. Nebraska and the 2017 ACT Test Results (10 minutes)
Speaker(s):  Henry Burke
4.2. Other Public Comment
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
5. HEARINGS (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
6.1. Monthly update of contested cases and litigation
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
7. ACTION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.1. AQuESTT - Teaching and Learning Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Maureen Nickels
7.1.A. Educator Effectiveness
Speaker(s):  Maureen Nickels
7.1.A.1. Adopt proposed revisions to Rule 24, (92 NAC 24), "Regulations for Certificate Endorsements"
Speaker(s):  Pat Madsen
Attachments:
7.1.A.2. 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:
7.2. AQuESTT - Student Success and Access Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Molly O'Holleran
7.2.A. Educational Opportunities and Access
Speaker(s):  Molly O'Holleran
7.2.A.1. 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:
7.2.A.2. 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:
7.3. Strategic Planning, Performance, and Improvement Committee
Speaker(s):  Vice President Timm
7.3.A. Designate a priority school per Nebraska Revised Statute Sec. 79-760.06
Speaker(s):  Deputy Commissioner Frison
8. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.1. Identify items for separate vote
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
8.2. Approve consent agenda
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.3. Personnel Report (NONE)
Speaker(s):  Joel Scherling
8.4. Miscellaneous (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.5. Grants (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.6. Contracts
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.6.A. Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve a continuation sub-award with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care Home and Community Based Services for assistive technology, home, and vehicle modification projects for DHHS consumers on the Aged and Disabled Waiver
Speaker(s):  Tobias Orr and Mark Schultz
Attachments:
8.7. Leases (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.8. Committees (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
9. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS (NONE)
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
10. BOARD REPORTS, DATES AND DISCUSSION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
10.1. Meetings that took place in the past and were not previously approved
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
10.2. Future Meeting participation
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
11. INFORMATION ITEMS/WRITTEN REPORTS
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
11.1. Contracts approved by Commissioner
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
Attachments:
11.2. Grants approved by Commissioner (NONE)
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
12. RECESS
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
13. LEGISLATIVE RETREAT
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
13.1. Legislative Committee
Speaker(s):  Rachel Wise
13.1.A. Discussion Item: Draft Plan for State Board Legislative Committee Activities in 2018
13.1.B. Review 2018 Proposed State Legislation and Take Action on Board Positions
Speaker(s):  Deputy Commissioner Halstead
14. ADJOURNMENT
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Rationale: 

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the State Board of Education will be held on Friday, March 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, March 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 January 25, 2018.  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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