Public Meeting Agenda: May 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM - State Board of Education Meeting Notification and Agenda

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May 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM - State Board of Education Meeting Notification and Agenda Agenda

May 4, 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 April 5-6, 2018 State Board of Education meetings 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
4.2. Other Public Comment
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
5. HEARINGS (10:00 a.m.)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
5.1. Hearing in NDE Case No. 18-02, Donald Webban v. Commissioner
Speaker(s):  Leslie Donley
5.2. Hearing in NDE Case No. 18-03, Commissioner v. Brooks Wells
Speaker(s):  Leslie Donley
5.3. Hearing in NDE Case No. 18-04, Commissioner v. Jessie Fisher
Speaker(s):  Leslie Donley
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
7. ACTION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.1. Full Board
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.1.A. Consider the PPC's Recommended Decision in NDE Case No. 18-02, Donald Webban v. Commissioner
Speaker(s):  Sara Hulac
7.1.B. Consider the PPC's Recommended Decision in NDE Case No. 18-03, Commissioner v. Brooks Wells
Speaker(s):  Sara Hulac
7.1.C. Consider the PPC's Recommended Decision in NDE Case No. 18-04, Commissioner v. Jessie Fisher
Speaker(s):  Sara Hulac
7.2. Policy Committee
Speaker(s):  Vice President Timm
7.2.A. Approve proposed revisions to State Board Bylaw B3, State Board Member Code of Conduct
Speaker(s):  Vice President Timm
Attachments:
7.3. AQuESTT - Teaching and Learning Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Maureen Nickels
7.3.A. Assessment
Speaker(s):  Maureen Nickels
7.3.A.1. 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:
7.3.A.2. 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: 
 
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.
7.3.A.3. 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.
7.4. AQuESTT - Student Success and Access Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Patsy Koch Johns
7.4.A. Positive Partnerships, Relationships and Student Success
Speaker(s):  Patsy Koch Johns
7.4.A.1. 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:
7.4.A.2. 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
7.4.B. Transitions
Speaker(s):  Patsy Koch Johns
7.4.B.1. 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:
7.4.C. Educational Opportunities and Access
Speaker(s):  Patsy Koch Johns
7.4.C.1. Approve the Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines: Nebraska's Birth to Five Learning and Development Standards
Speaker(s):  Melody Hobson
Attachments:
7.4.C.2. 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.
7.5. Strategic Planning, Performance, and Improvement Committee
Speaker(s):  Vice President Timm
7.5.A. 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:
7.5.B. 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
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. Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve the attached Special Grant Fund List for 2018/19 School District Budgeting
Speaker(s):  Bryce Wilson
Attachments:
8.5. Grants
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.5.A. Approve awards for continuation grants to fund Early Childhood Education Programs in 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.
8.6. Contracts
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.6.A. Authorize the Commissioner to approve medical consultant contracts for the Office of Disability Determinations Services
Speaker(s):  Krysti Michl
Attachments:
8.6.B. Authorize the Commissioner to amend the existing contract and lease with the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired (NCECBVI)
Speaker(s):  Greg Prochazka and Teresa Coonts
8.6.C. Authorize the Commissioner to continue to contract with Amatus, LLC, for consultative I.T. services for the Office of Disability Determinations Services
Speaker(s):  Krysti Michl
Attachments:
8.7. Leases
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.8. Committees
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.8.A. Authorize the Commissioner to approve the search for a new Committee member on the State Committee for the Reorganization of School Districts
Speaker(s):  Bryce Wilson
Attachments:
9. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS
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
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
11.3. Report on amended contract with ESU 18 to continue the Southeast Nebraska Regional Program (SNRP) for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Speaker(s):  Greg Prochazka and Teresa Coonts
12. ADJOURNMENT
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Rationale: 

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the State Board of Education will be held on Friday, June 8, 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, June 7, 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 April 26, 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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