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April 5, 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. Update on School Safety
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
2.4. Board Priorities and Policy Research
Speaker(s):  Ryan Foor
3. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
3.1. Policy Committee
Speaker(s):  Vice President Timm
3.1.A. Discussion Item: Four year review of State Board Bylaw B3, State Board Member Code of Conduct
Speaker(s):  Vice President Timm
Attachments:
3.2. Legislative Committee
Speaker(s):  Rachel Wise
3.2.A. Review 2018 Proposed State Legislation and Take Action on Board Positions
Speaker(s):  Rachel Wise
Attachments:
3.3. Commissioner's Appraisal Committee
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
3.4. AQuESTT - Teaching and Learning Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Maureen Nickels
3.4.A. Assessment
Speaker(s):  Maureen Nickels
3.4.A.1. Discussion Item: Statewide Assessment Contracts
Speaker(s):  Valorie Foy and Jeremy Heneger
Goals:
  • Goal 6.1 - By 2018, utilizing baseline data from the ACT, long-term goals will be developed for 11th grade achievement, including goals for subgroups.
  • Goal 6.2 - By 2018, the NDE will implement an assessment system to measure achievement and growth in grades 3-8 that meets the requirements of federal and state law and is timely for instructional purposes.
3.5. AQuESTT - Student Success and Access Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Molly O'Holleran
3.5.A. Transitions
Speaker(s):  Molly O'Holleran
3.5.A.1. Action Item: 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:
3.5.A.2. Action Item: 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:
3.5.A.3. Action Item: 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:
3.5.A.4. Action Item: 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:
3.5.A.5. Action Item: 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:
3.5.B. Educational Opportunities and Access
Speaker(s):  Molly O'Holleran
3.5.B.1. Action Item: 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:
3.5.B.2. Action Item: 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:
3.5.B.3. Action Item: 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:
3.5.B.4. Discussion Item: Discuss the Revision of the Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines
Speaker(s):  Melody Hobson
Attachments:
3.6. Budget and Finance Committee
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
3.6.A. Action Item: Accept the 2017 Single Audit Report
Speaker(s):  Bryce Wilson
Attachments:
3.6.B. Action Item: 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:
3.7. Strategic Planning, Performance and Improvement Committee
Speaker(s):  Vice President Timm
3.7.A. Discussion Item: ESSA Process
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt, Diane Stuehmer, and Lane Carr
3.7.B. Discussion Item: Priority Schools
Speaker(s):  Deputy Commissioner Frison
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. 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 April 6, 2018, State Board Meeting Room, State Office Building, Sixth Floor, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509-4987.

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