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September 7, 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 August 2-3, 2018 State Board of Education meeting as published
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
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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 (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
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7. ACTION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.1. AQuESTT - Student Success and Access Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Molly O'Holleran
7.1.A. Authorize the Commissioner to contract with Stone Network, Inc. to provide transcription services for DDS
Speaker(s):  Krysti Michl
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7.1.B. Authorize the Commissioner to approve grants to ESU #3 and ESU #6 for a coach collaboration pilot project
Speaker(s):  Melody Hobson
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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.
7.1.C. Authorize the Commissioner to approve a memorandum of understanding with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for the support of early childhood education
Speaker(s):  Melody Hobson
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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.
7.1.D. Authorize the Commissioner to contract with the University of Nebraska to provide statewide evaluation services for grant programs
Speaker(s):  Jan Handa and Diane Stuehmer
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7.1.E. Accept grant from United States Department of Agriculture for Meal Service Training Grants
Speaker(s):  Zainab Rida and Diane Stuehmer
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7.1.F. Authorize the Commissioner to contract with Nebraska Association Local Health Directors to oversee CDC grant activities
Speaker(s):  Zainab Rida and Diane Stuehmer
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7.1.G. Authorize the Commissioner to contract with Christina Burger to provide Team Nutrition Grant support
Speaker(s):  Zainab Rida and Diane Stuehmer
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7.1.H. Authorize the Commissioner to approve a cooperative agreement with ESU #10 for transition system support
Speaker(s):  Amy Rhone and Alice Senseney
7.1.I. Authorize the Commissioner to fund the Westat, Inc. - Nebraska Technical Assistance Project (NETA) Part B
Speaker(s):  Steve Milliken and Amy Rhone
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7.1.J. Authorize the Commissioner to fund a cooperative agreement with the University of Nebraska to fund a Multi-Tiered System of Support Implementation Support Team
Speaker(s):  Steve Milliken and Amy Rhone
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7.1.K. Authorize the Commissioner to fund the modified Promoting Engagement and Knowledge Projects (PEaK)
Speaker(s):  Greg Prochazka and Amy Rhone
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7.1.L. Authorize the Commissioner to fund projects/entities (listed in the attachment) in the provision of federally required IDEA Part C duties
Speaker(s):  Steve Milliken and Amy Bunnell
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7.1.M. Authorize the Commissioner to contract with Utah State University for services that support Nebraska's Special Education programs
Speaker(s):  Steve Milliken and Greg Prochazka
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7.1.N. Authorize the Commissioner to fund the Para educator Self-Study Program-UNL (Project Para)
Speaker(s):  Steve Milliken
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7.2. Budget and Finance Committee
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.2.A. Submit Biennial Budget Request for FY 2019-20 and FY 2020-21
Speaker(s):  Shane Rhian
7.2.B. Adopt proposed revisions to Title 93, Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapters 1-16 (93 NAC 1-16), "Nebraska Department of Education Personnel Rules."
Speaker(s):  Joel Scherling
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. Appoint a Hearing Officer in NDE Case No. 18-15, Larry Davis v. Commissioner
Speaker(s):  Leslie Donley
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8.4.B. Approve school districts' requests for exclusions to the budget limitation in accordance with the provisions of the Tax Equity & Educational Opportunities Support Act.
Speaker(s):  Bryce Wilson
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8.5. Grants
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.5.A. Authorize the Commissioner to approve McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance grants for the 2018-19 school year
Speaker(s):  Cathy Mohnike and Diane Stuehmer
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8.5.B. Grant the Commissioner the authority to accept a grant from ECDataworks in the amount of $50,000
Speaker(s):  Dean Folkers and Melody Hobson
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8.5.C. Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve a continuation grant to the Nebraska Association for the Education of Young Children to operate the TEACH Early Childhood scholarship program
Speaker(s):  Melody Hobson
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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. Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve the renewal of a contract with Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston to assist in the evaluation of the Career Pathways Advancement Project (CPAP)
Speaker(s):  Lindy Foley
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8.6.B. Grant the Commissioner the authority to contract with Kuder, Inc. for the continuation of providing Nebraska Career Connections to Nebraska School Districts
Speaker(s):  Katie Graham
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8.6.C. Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve a contract with Borgworks to conduct work in systems of support for Education for Systems Involved Students
Speaker(s):  Dean Folkers
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8.6.D. Approve an Amendment to OCIO for staff augmentation services in support of the Early Childhood Professional Record System
Speaker(s):  Dean Folkers
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8.7. Leases
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.8. Committees
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.8.A. Approve Neena Nizar's acceptance to the Nebraska Assistive Technology Partnership Advisory Council
Speaker(s):  Tobias Orr
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8.8.B. Grant the Commissioner the authority to appoint the recommended individuals to fill vacancies on the Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)
Speaker(s):  Steve Milliken and Amy Rhone
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8.8.C. Approve the appointment of Shad Stamm to the State Committee for the Reorganization of School Districts.
Speaker(s):  Bryce Wilson
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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
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11.2. Grants approved by Commissioner
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
11.2.A. Monthly List - Grants under $50,000
Speaker(s):  Office of Special Education
11.2.B. Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Grant Awards
Speaker(s):  Shannon Wilkinson and Diane Stuehmer
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11.3. Annual report of grants and contracts less than $10,000 issued by the Department for the period July 1, 2017 through June 20, 2018
Speaker(s):  Bryce Wilson
11.4. Notification of vacancy on the Nebraska Private Postsecondary Career Schools Advisory Council
Speaker(s):  Marisol Birth and Brad Dirksen
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12. ADJOURNMENT
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Rationale: 

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the State Board of Education will be held on Friday, October 5, 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, October 4, 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 August 30, 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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