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March 7, 2019 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. Board Priorities and Policy Research
Speaker(s):  Ryan Foor
2.4. Information on Rule 10; history of accreditation, state accreditation committee
Speaker(s):  Don Loseke
Attachments:
2.5. Information on special education funding; maintenance of effort information
Speaker(s):  Shane Rhian
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2.6. Information on data collection processes
Speaker(s):  Dean Folkers
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2.7. Information on the assessment data timeline
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
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3. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
3.1. Policy Committee
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
3.1.A. Consent Item:  Reaffirm State Board Policy B1, Board Officers
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
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3.1.B. Discussion Item:  State Board Position Statement S3, Reading/Writing
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
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3.1.B.1. Discussion Item:  Discuss proposed revisions to State Board Position Statement S1, Nondiscrimination and Equitable Educational Opportunities in Schools
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
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3.1.C. Discussion Item:  Four year review of State Board Bylaw B4, Task Forces and Advisory Committees
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
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3.1.D. Discussion Item:  Four year review of State Board Bylaw B17, Public Statements by Board Members
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
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3.1.E. Discussion Item:  Review State Board Bylaw B19, Computer Equipment/Internet Access and Electronic Mail
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
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3.2. Legislative Committee
Speaker(s):  Vice President Nickels
3.2.A. Review 2019 Proposed State Legislation and Take Action on Board Positions
Speaker(s):  Vice President Nickels
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3.3. Commissioner's Appraisal Committee
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
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3.4. AQuESTT - Teaching and Learning Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Lisa Fricke
3.4.A. Discussion Item: Nebraska World Language Standards
Speaker(s):  Cory Epler and Stephanie Call
3.4.B. Action Item:  Grant the Commissioner the authority to contract with Education Measurement Consulting, LLC.
 
Speaker(s):  Jeremy Heneger
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3.5. AQuESTT - Student Success and Access Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Patsy Koch Johns
3.5.A. Discussion Item: Equity Lens 
Speaker(s):  Patsy Koch Johns
3.5.B. Action Item:  Grant the Commissioner the authority to amend the existing contract and lease with ESU 4 for the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired (NCECBVI)
Speaker(s):  Amy Rhone, Greg Prochazka and Teresa Coonts
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3.5.C. Action Item:  Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve two contracts with Easterseals Nebraska. Easterseals will conduct the Nebraska Empowered Youth Camp and the Inspiring ChangeMakers leadership training programs
 
Speaker(s):  Brigid Griffin and Lindy Foley
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3.5.D. Action Item:  Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve two contracts with Educational Service Unit #16 (ESU16) for the summer internship programs, Summer Work Education and Employment Program (SWEEP)
 
Speaker(s):  Brigid Griffin and Lindy Foley
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3.5.E. Action Item:  Grant the Commissioner authority to approve Cooperative Agreement for "NeMTSS Regional Facilitator" with ESU #3, #10 and #13
Speaker(s):  Amy Rhone
Rationale: 
 
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3.5.F. Action Item:  Grant the Commissioner the authority to amend the current 2018-19 contracts for the four Regional Programs for Deafness/Hard of Hearing
Speaker(s):  Amy Rhone
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3.6. Budget and Finance Committee
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
3.6.A. Discussion Item: Information on the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee Hearing on the Department of Education's Biennial Budget Request
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
3.6.B. Action Item:  Accept the 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Audit Report
Speaker(s):  Bryce Wilson
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3.7. Strategic Planning, Performance and Improvement Committee
Speaker(s):  Rachel Wise
3.7.A. Action Item: Adopt Recommendations from External Review of Strategic Vision and Direction
Speaker(s):  Rachel Wise
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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4.1.B. Quarterly discussion on meeting participation
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
4.2. Meetings that took place in the past and were not previously approved
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
4.2.A. Fricke
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
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4.2.B. Koch Johns
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
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4.2.C. Neary (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
4.2.D. Nickels
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
4.2.E. Stevens
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
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4.2.F. Timm (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
4.2.G. Wise
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
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4.2.H. Witzel
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
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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
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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 March 8, 2019, State Board Meeting Room, State Office Building, Sixth Floor, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509-4987.

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