Public Meeting Agenda: May 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM - State Board of Education Work Session Meeting and Notification and Agenda

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May 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM - State Board of Education Work Session Meeting and Notification and Agenda Agenda

May 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM - State Board of Education Work Session Meeting and Notification and 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
2.3.A. Status report on the NASBE Early Childhood Policy Grant
Speaker(s):  Melody Hobson
2.3.B. Status report on the NSSRS to ADVISER transition and the recent Bridging Connections data conference
Speaker(s):  Dean Folkers
Attachments:
3. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
3.1. Policy Committee
Speaker(s):  Vice President Timm
3.1.A. Action Item: Approve proposed revisions to State Board Bylaw B3, State Board Member Code of Conduct
Speaker(s):  Vice President Timm
Attachments:
3.1.B. Discussion Item: Four year review of State Board Bylaw B19, Computer Equipment/Internet Access and Electronic Acceptance Use
Speaker(s):  Vice President Timm
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3.2. Legislative Committee
Speaker(s):  Rachel Wise
3.2.A. Discussion Item: Review of Enacted Bills from 105th Legislature
Speaker(s):  Rachel Wise
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. Action Item: Grant the Commissioner the authority to enter into a contract with ACT to provide Nebraska Student Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) ACT Plus Writing and related services for 2018-2019
Speaker(s):  Valorie Foy and Jeremy Heneger
Rationale:  Attached
Attachments:
3.4.A.2. Action Item: Grant the Commissioner the authority to enter into a contract with Data Recognition Corporation to provide Nebraska Student Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) alternate assessments and related services for 2018-2019
Speaker(s):  Valorie Foy
Rationale: 
 
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Goals:
  • 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.
3.4.A.3. Action Item: Grant the Commissioner the authority to enter into a contract with Northwest Evaluation Association to provide Nebraska Student Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) general assessments and related services for 2018-2019
Speaker(s):  Valorie Foy and Jeremy Heneger
Rationale:  Attached
Attachments:
Goals:
  • 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):  Patsy Koch Johns
3.5.A. Positive Partnerships, Relationships and Student Success
Speaker(s):  Patsy Koch Johns
3.5.A.1. Action Item: Grant the Commissioner the authority to accept a grant sub-award from the RAND Corporation to implement an effective violence prevention program in schools
Speaker(s):  Jolene Palmer
Attachments:
3.5.A.2. Action Item: Grant the Commissioner the authority to continue contracting with ESU 9 for assistance with implementation of the Nebraska State Plan for Education of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Speaker(s):  Greg Prochazka and Teresa Coonts
3.5.B. Transitions
Speaker(s):  Patsy Koch Johns
3.5.B.1. Action Item: Approve Interim-Program Schools to operate for the 2018-2019 school year under Rule 18 (92 NAC 18), Regulations and Procedures for the Approval of Interim-Program Schools in County Detention Homes, Institutions and Juvenile Emergency Shelters
Speaker(s):  Kim Snyder and Brad Conner
Attachments:
3.5.C. Educational Opportunities and Access
Speaker(s):  Patsy Koch Johns
3.5.C.1. Action Item: Approve the Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines: Nebraska's Birth to Five Learning and Development Standards
Speaker(s):  Melody Hobson
Attachments:
3.5.C.2. Action Item: Approve awards for new and expansion Early Childhood Education Program grants to the identified public school districts
Speaker(s):  Melody Hobson
Goals:
  • Goal 4.3 - By 2026, 95% of Nebraska elementary schools would be able to identify at least one high-quality early childhood educational program accessible to all of the school’s resident preschool age population.
3.6. Budget and Finance Committee
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
3.6.A. Discussion Item: Grant the Commissioner authority to contract with MTW Solutions, LLC for service and support for the Nebraska Department of Education Grants Management System for the period July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018
Speaker(s):  Shane Rhian
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3.7. Strategic Planning, Performance and Improvement Committee
Speaker(s):  Vice President Timm
3.7.A. Action Item: Approve accreditation for the Educational Service Units appearing on the accompanying list for the 2018-2019 school year in accordance with the provisions of Rule 84 (92 NAC 84), Regulations for Educational Service Units
Speaker(s):  Kim Snyder and Brad Conner
Attachments:
3.7.B. Action Item: Grant the Commissioner the authority to contract with Shirley Vargas to provide services of the Student Achievement Coordinator position on a temporary basis
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
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3.7.C. Discussion Item: ESSA Plan status
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
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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
4.1.A. Monthly Board Reports
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
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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
4.4. Monthly Board Travel Expense Report
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
5. EXECUTIVE SESSION (3:00 PM)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
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6. ADJOURNMENT
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Rationale: 

The regularly scheduled meeting of the State Board of Education will reconvene at 9:00 a.m. on May 4, 2018, State Board Meeting Room, State Office Building, Sixth Floor, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509-4987.

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