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

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

March 8, 2019 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 February 7-8, 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
4.1.A. Nebraska Social Studies Standards
Speaker(s):  Henry Burke
4.1.B. Importance and support of quality music and arts education programs in Nebraska's PreK-12 schools
Speaker(s):  Kathleen Ohlman, Director of Advocacy for the Nebraska Music Education Association
4.2. Public Comment (5 Minutes)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
5. ACTION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
5.1. Legislative Committee
Speaker(s):  Vice President Nickels
5.1.A. Review 2019 Proposed State Legislation and Take Action on Board Positions
Speaker(s):  Vice President Nickels
5.2. AQuESTT - Teaching and Learning Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Lisa Fricke
5.2.A. Grant the Commissioner the authority to contract with Education Measurement Consulting, LLC.
Speaker(s):  Jeremy Heneger
Attachments:
5.3. AQuESTT - Student Success and Access Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Patsy Koch Johns
5.3.A. 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
Attachments:
5.3.B. 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
Attachments:
5.3.C. 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
Attachments:
5.3.D. Grant the Commissioner authority to approve Cooperative Agreement for "NeMTSS Regional Facilitator" with ESU #3, #10 and #13
Speaker(s):  Amy Rhone
Rationale: 
 
Attachments:
5.3.E. 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
Attachments:
5.4. Budget and Finance Committee
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
5.4.A. Accept the 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFRR) Audit Report
Speaker(s):  Bryce Wilson
Attachments:
5.5. Strategic Planning, Performance, and Improvement Committee
Speaker(s):  Rachel Wise
5.5.A. Adopt Recommendations from External Review of Strategic Vision and Direction
Speaker(s):  Rachel Wise
Attachments:
6. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
6.1. Identify items for separate vote
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
6.2. Approve consent agenda
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
6.3. Personnel Report
Speaker(s):  Joel Scherling
6.3.A. Brief report provided to Board members under separate cover.  One personnel action reported.
Speaker(s):  Joel Scherling
6.4. Miscellaneous
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
6.4.A. Reaffirm State Board Bylaw B1, Board Officers
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
Attachments:
6.5. Grants
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
6.6. Contracts
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
6.6.A. Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve an amendment to contract #39136 with the Institute of Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston
Speaker(s):  Lindy Foley
Attachments:
6.6.B. Grant the Commissioner authority to approve an amendment to the current contract with Shirley Vargas to allow an extension of services from March 31, 2019, to May 31, 2019
Speaker(s):  Brad Dirksen
Attachments:
6.7. Leases
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
6.7.A. Authorize the Commissioner to enter into a revised lease agreement between the Department of Administrative Services, State Building Division and the Department of Education's Division of Rehabilitation Services for office space in Lincoln for the period April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2021
Speaker(s):  Bryce Wilson and Paul Haas
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6.8. Committees
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
8. BOARD REPORTS, DATES AND DISCUSSION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
8.1. Meetings that took place in the past and were not previously approved
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
8.1.A. Fricke
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
8.1.B. Koch Johns
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
8.1.C. Neary (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.1.D. Nickels
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
8.1.E. Stevens
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
8.1.F. Timm (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.1.G. Wise
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
8.1.H. Witzel
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
8.2. Future Meeting participation
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
9. INFORMATION ITEMS/WRITTEN REPORTS
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
9.1. Contracts approved by Commissioner
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
Attachments:
9.2. Grants approved by Commissioner
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
9.3. Monthly Update of contested cases and litigation
Speaker(s):  Scott Summers
Attachments:
10. ADJOURNMENT
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Rationale: 

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the State Board of Education will be held on Friday, April 5, 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, April 4, 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 February 28, 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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