Public Meeting Agenda: February 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM - State Board of Education Work Session and Meeting Notification and Agenda

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February 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM - State Board of Education Work Session and Meeting Notification and Agenda Agenda

February 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM - State Board of Education Work Session and 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 January 11, 2019, 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 10-Minute Special Appearance
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
4.2. Public Comment (5 Minutes)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
5. COMMISSIONER’S REPORT AND AGENDA OVERVIEW
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
5.1. Consent Agenda process
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
5.2. Report on Rules
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
Attachments:
5.3. Board Priorities and Policy Research
Speaker(s):  Ryan Foor
5.4. LearningForward: Standards for Professional Learning; connections to work with the NDE
Speaker(s):  Chad Dumas
5.5. Information on the Reading Improvement Act
Speaker(s):  Cory Epler
5.6. Information on the Nebraska Open Education Resources (OER) Initiative
Speaker(s):  Dorann Avey and Cory Epler
Attachments:
5.7. Information on Special Education
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
6. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
6.1. Policy Committee
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
6.1.A. Discussion Item: Review Proposed revisions to State Board Position Statement S1, Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity in Schools
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
Attachments:
6.1.B. Discussion Item: Four-year review of State Board Bylaw B1, Board Officers
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
Attachments:
6.2. Legislative Committee
Speaker(s):  Vice President Nickels
6.3. Commissioner's Appraisal Committee
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
6.4. AQuESTT - Teaching and Learning Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Lisa Fricke
6.4.A. Discussion Item: Provide an update on the recently reauthorized Strengthening Career & Technical Education for the 21st Century Act
Speaker(s):  Katie Graham and Dawn Lindsley
Attachments:
6.4.B. Discussion Item: Update on the process to revise the Nebraska World Language Essential Learnings
Speaker(s):  Cory Epler and Stephanie Call
6.5. AQuESTT - Student Success and Access Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Patsy Koch Johns
6.5.A. Action Item:  Grant the Commissioner the authority to contract with Younes Conference Center for the MTSS Conference
Speaker(s):  Amy Rhone
Attachments:
6.5.B. Action Item:  Approve the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Network Capacity Building Contract with John M. Ferrone Management Consulting, Inc.
Speaker(s):  Keri Bennett and Lindy Foley
Attachments:
6.5.C. Discussion Item:  Nebraska Equity Lens
Speaker(s):  Patsy Koch Johns
6.5.D. Action Item:  Grant the Commissioner the authority to contract with the Office of the Chief Information Officer for analyzing and documenting the existing Nutrition Services reporting needs
Speaker(s):  Matt Hastings and Abhishek Das
Attachments:
6.5.E. Action Item:  Grant the Commissioner the authority to contract with the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska to build capacity of Nebraska public schools in the area of emergency management
Speaker(s):  Diane Stuehmer
6.6. Budget and Finance Committee
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
6.6.A. Action Item: Approve the 2019-2021 NDE-NAPE/AFSCME Bargaining Agreement
Speaker(s):  Joel Scherling
6.7. Strategic Planning, Performance and Improvement Committee
Speaker(s):  Rachel Wise
6.7.A. Discussion Item:  Report on External Review of Strategic Plan
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
7. ACTION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.1. Legislative Committee
Speaker(s):  Vice President Nickels
7.1.A. Review 2019 Proposed State Legislation and Take Action on Board Positions
Speaker(s):  Vice President Nickels
7.2. AQuESTT - Student Success and Access Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Patsy Koch Johns
7.2.A. Grant the Commissioner the authority to contract with Younes Conference Center for the MTSS Conference
Speaker(s):  Amy Rhone
Attachments:
7.2.B. Approve the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Network Capacity Building Contract with John M. Ferrone Management Consulting, Inc.
Speaker(s):  Keri Bennett and Lindy Foley
Attachments:
7.2.C. Grant the Commissioner the authority to contract with the Office of the Chief Information Officer for analyzing and documenting the existing Nutrition Services reporting needs
Speaker(s):  Matt Hastings and Abhishek Das
Attachments:
7.2.D. Grant the Commissioner the authority to contract with the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska to build capacity of Nebraska public schools in the area of emergency management
Speaker(s):  Diane Stuehmer
7.3. Budget and Finance Committee
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.3.A. Approve the 2019-2021 NDE-NAPE/AFSCME Bargaining Agreement
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
8.5. Grants
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.6. Contracts
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.6.A. Grant the Commissioner the authority to amend two contracts with the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) for staff augmentation services for the development of the new Special Education Financial Reporting System (SPEDFRS)
Speaker(s):  Shane Rhian and Suresh Cherrulo
8.7. Leases
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.7.A. Grant the Commissioner the authority to enter into a revised lease agreement between the Department of Administrative Services, State Building Division, and the Department of Education, Nebraska VR, for office space in Kearney, Nebraska for the period of 3/1/19 through 2/28/29
 
Speaker(s):  Bryce Wilson and Paul Haas
Attachments:
8.8. Committees
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.8.A. Approve Caroline Helget's acceptance to the Nebraska Assistive Technology Partnership Advisory Council
Speaker(s):  Tobias Orr
Attachments:
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):  Amy Rhone
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. Meeting participation and joint meetings with policy partners
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
10.1.A. Monthly Board Reports
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
Attachments:
10.2. Meetings that took place in the past and were not previously approved
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
10.3. Future Meeting participation
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
Attachments:
10.4. Monthly Board Travel Expense Report
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
11.2.A. Monthly List - Grants Under $50,000
Speaker(s):  Greg Prochazka
Attachments:
11.3. Monthly Contested Cases
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
12. ADJOURNMENT
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Rationale: 

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the State Board of Education will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019, 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, March 7, 2019 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 January 31, 2019.  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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