Public Meeting Agenda: April 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM - State Board of Education Meeting Notification and Agenda

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April 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM - State Board of Education Meeting Notification and Agenda Agenda

April 5, 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 March 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 (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
4.2. Public Comment (5 Minutes)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
5. HEARINGS (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
6. ACTION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
6.1. Policy Committee
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
6.1.A. Action Item: Resolution to Commend Schools on Response to Catastrophic Weather Events
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
6.2. Legislative Committee: 
Speaker(s):  Vice President Nickels
6.2.A.  Review 2019 Proposed State Legislation and Take Action on Board Positions
Speaker(s):  Vice President Nickels
6.3. Commissioner's Appraisal Committee (NONE)
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
6.4. AQuESTT - Teaching and Learning Domain Committee (NONE)
Speaker(s):  Lisa Fricke
6.5. AQuESTT - Student Success and Access Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Patsy Koch Johns
6.5.A. Memorandum of Understanding with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for use of Preschool Development Grant Birth to age 5 (PDG B-5) Funds
Speaker(s):  Melody Hobson
Attachments:
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.
6.5.B. Approve Non-Public Schools to Operate for the 2019-2020 School Year
Speaker(s):  Don Loseke
Attachments:
6.6. Budget and Finance Committee
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
6.6.A. Accept the 2018 Single Audit Report
Speaker(s):  Bryce Wilson
Attachments:
6.6.B. Purchase new and replacement computer equipment, software licenses and maintenance agreements for NDE PK-12 programs
Speaker(s):  Tibor Moldovan
6.7. Strategic Planning, Performance, and Improvement Committee (NONE)
Speaker(s):  Rachel Wise
7. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.1. Identify items for separate vote
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
7.2. Approve consent agenda
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.3. Personnel Report
Speaker(s):  Joel Scherling
7.3.A. Authorize the Commissioner to amend the 2019-2021 NDE-NAPE/ASCME Bargaining Agreement for agency conversion from monthly to bi-weekly pay periods
7.4. Miscellaneous
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.4.A. Reaffirm State Board Bylaw B4, Task Forces and Advisory Committees
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
Attachments:
7.4.B. Reaffirm State Board Bylaw B17, Public Statements by Board Members
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
Attachments:
7.5. Grants
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.5.A. 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Grant Program
Speaker(s):  Jan Handa and Diane Stuehmer
Attachments:
7.6. Contracts
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.6.A. Contract with Kelly Heineke for the purpose of directly supporting principals, superintendents, principal supervisors, and other school leaders
Speaker(s):  Kim Snyder
Attachments:
7.7. Leases
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.7.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 Early Childhood Training Center for office space in Omaha, NE for the period September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2021
Speaker(s):  Melody Hobson and Bryce Wilson
Attachments:
7.8. Committees
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
8.1. 2019 Nebraska Teacher of the Year Report (10 minutes)
Speaker(s):  Sydney Jensen, 2019 Nebraska Teacher of the Year, Ninth Grade English Teacher, Lincoln High School, Lincoln, Nebraska
Attachments:
8.2. Rebecca Streff, 2018-2019 Nebraska Milken Educator, Fifth Grade Teacher, North Bend Central Elementary School, North Bend, Nebraska (15 minutes)
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt, President Witzel, and Rebecca Streff
8.3. Presentation by Students from Winnebago Public Schools: Pre-Columbian Native Civilizations and World History; World Geography and Linguistics (20 minutes)
Speaker(s):  Sam Farmer, Gavin Farmer, Marcus Walker, Alayah Frazier, Kiylista Harden, Kiana Lewis, and William Wingett
9. BOARD REPORTS, DATES AND DISCUSSION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
9.1. Meetings that took place in the past and were not previously approved
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
9.1.A. Fricke
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
9.1.B. Koch Johns
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
9.1.C. Neary (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
9.1.D. Nickels (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
9.1.E. Stevens
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
9.1.F. Timm (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
9.1.G. Wise
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
9.1.H. Witzel
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
9.2. Future Meeting participation
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
10. INFORMATION ITEMS/WRITTEN REPORTS
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
10.1. Contracts approved by Commissioner
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
Attachments:
10.2. Grants approved by Commissioner
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
10.2.A. Office of Special Education Monthly List of Grants Under $50,000
Speaker(s):  Steve Milliken
10.3. Monthly Updates of Contested Cases and Litigation
Speaker(s):  Scott Summers
Attachments:
10.4. Submission of the Evaluation of Multicultural Education Programming Report to Legislature
Speaker(s):  Cory Epler
Attachments:
11. ADJOURNMENT
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Rationale: 

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the State Board of Education will be held on Friday, May 3, 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, May 2, 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 March 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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