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April 6, 2018 at 9:00 AM - State Board of Education Meeting Notification and Agenda

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 March 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. State Testing in Nebraska Schools (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):  Scott Summers
Attachments:
7. ACTION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.1. Legislative Committee
Speaker(s):  Rachel Wise
7.1.A. Review 2018 Proposed State Legislation and Take Action on Board Positions
Speaker(s):  Rachel Wise
7.2. AQuESTT - Student Success and Access Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Molly O'Holleran
7.2.A. Transitions
Speaker(s):  Molly O'Holleran
7.2.A.1. Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve a contract with Easterseals Nebraska for students with disabilities, age 14-21, enrolled in high school during the 18-19 school year
Speaker(s):  Brigid Griffin and Lindy Foley
Attachments:
7.2.A.2. Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve a contract with Educational Service Unit #16 to implement two four-week summer internship programs, Summer Work Education and Employment Program (SWEEP)
Speaker(s):  Brigid Griffin and Lindy Foley
Attachments:
7.2.A.3. Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve a contract with Disability Rights Nebraska (DRN) to conduct a Self-Advocacy for Youth and Disability program
Speaker(s):  Brigid Griffin and Lindy Foley
Attachments:
7.2.A.4. Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve a contract with PTI Nebraska (Parent Training and Information) to implement Family Employment Awareness Training (FEAT)
Speaker(s):  Brigid Griffin and Lindy Foley
Attachments:
7.2.A.5. Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve a contract with Educational Service #13 to provide workplace readiness training and partner with Scottsbluff, NE businesses
Speaker(s):  Brigid Griffin and Lindy Foley
Attachments:
7.2.B. Educational Opportunities and Access
Speaker(s):  Molly O'Holleran
7.2.B.1. Grant the Commissioner authority to contract with HSMC Orizon, LLC to conduct procedure reviews at a cost of $52,200
Speaker(s):  Sharon Davis and Diane Stuehmer
Attachments:
7.2.B.2. Grant the Commissioner authority to approve funding recommendations for the federally funded 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Grant Program
Speaker(s):  Jan Handa and Diane Stuehmer
Attachments:
7.2.B.3. Approve Nonpublic schools to Operate for the 2018-2019 school year pursuant to Rule 14 (92 NAC 14) Regulations & Procedures for the Legal Operation of Approved Nonpublic Schools
Speaker(s):  Don Loseke and Kim Snyder
Attachments:
7.3. Budget and Finance Committee
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.3.A. Accept the 2017 Single Audit Report
Speaker(s):  Bryce Wilson
Attachments:
7.3.B. Grant the Commissioner authority to purchase new and replacement computer equipment, software licenses and maintenance agreements for NDE PK-12 programs
Speaker(s):  Shane Rhian and Tibor Moldovan
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
8.4.A. Dismiss Teacher Certification Appeal Case No. 17-11, Haugen v. Commissioner, at the request of the parties and recommended by the Hearing Officer
Speaker(s):  Leslie Donley
Attachments:
8.4.B. Dismiss Enrollment Option Case No. 18-01, Kraft v. Northwest Public Schools, at the request of the Petitioner and recommended by the Hearing Officer
Speaker(s):  Scott Summers
Attachments:
8.5. Grants (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.6. Contracts (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.7. Leases (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.8. Committees (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
9. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
9.1. Quarterly Report (10 minutes)
Speaker(s):  Michelle Helt, 2018 Nebraska Teacher of the Year, Cardinal Elementary School, South Sioux City, Nebraska
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
12. ADJOURNMENT
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Rationale: 

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the State Board of Education will be held on Friday, May 4, 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, May 3, 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 March 28, 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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