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

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

March 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 February 1-2, 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. Nebraskans for the Arts (10 minutes)
Speaker(s):  Doug Zbylut, Executive Director, Nebraskans for the Arts
4.1.B. Schuyler Central High School Priority School Designation (10 minutes)
Speaker(s):  Dr. Dan Hoesing, Superintendent, Schuyler Community Schools
4.2. Other Public Comment
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
5. HEARINGS (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
7. ACTION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.1. Policy Committee
Speaker(s):  Vice President Timm
7.1.A. John Gale Appreciation Resolution
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.2. Legislative Committee
Speaker(s):  Rachel Wise
7.2.A. Review 2018 Proposed State Legislation and Take Action on Board Positions
Speaker(s):  Deputy Commissioner Halstead
7.3. AQuESTT - Student Success and Access Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Molly O'Holleran
7.3.A. Transitions
Speaker(s):  Molly O'Holleran
7.3.A.1. Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve contracts with ESU #2, ESU #7, ESU #10, ESU #16, and ESU #17 to provide assistive technology services to Nebraskans, ages birth-21, as part of the ATP/Education Program
Speaker(s):  Mark Schultz and Tobias Orr
Attachments:
7.3.B. Educational Opportunities and Access
Speaker(s):  Molly O'Holleran
7.3.B.1. Authorize the Commissioner to approve School Improvement Grant (SIG) Supplemental Funds awards for the 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-2020 school years
Speaker(s):  Diane Stuehmer
7.3.B.2. Grant the Commissioner the authority to enter into a contract with the Nebraska Department of Labor, accepting federal grant resources, to create a collaborative Workforce Investment Partners data system
Speaker(s):  Deputy Commissioner Halstead and Tibor Moldovan
Attachments:
7.4. Budget and Finance Committee
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.4.A. Accept the 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Audit Report
Speaker(s):  Bryce Wilson
Attachments:
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
Speaker(s):  Joel Scherling
8.4. Miscellaneous
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.5. Grants
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.6. Contracts
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.7. Leases
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.8. Committees
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
9. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
9.1. Jon Pickinpaugh, 2017-2018 Nebraska Milken Educator, 8th Grade Science Teacher, South Sioux City Middle School, South Sioux City, Nebraska
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and Jon Pickinpaugh
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
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
11.3. Information Item: State Board Bylaw B3, "State Board Member Code of Conduct" for review
Speaker(s):  Scott Summers
Attachments:
12. ADJOURNMENT
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Rationale: 

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the State Board of Education will be held on Friday, April 6, 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, April 5, 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 February 22, 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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