Public Meeting Agenda: May 3, 2019 at 9:00 AM - State Board of Education Meeting Notification and Agenda

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May 3, 2019 at 9:00 AM - State Board of Education Meeting Notification and Agenda Agenda

May 3, 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 April 4-5, 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. Proposed Nebraska Social Studies Standards (10 Minutes)
Speaker(s):  Henry Burke
4.1.B. Draft of the Revised Social Studies Standards (10 Minutes)
Speaker(s):  Tim Royers
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 (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
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
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
6.3.A. Potential Executive Session
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
6.4. AQuESTT - Teaching and Learning Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Lisa Fricke
6.4.A. Contract to directly support teachers and school leaders in work with the Nebraska Teacher and Principal Performance Framework and the Nebraska Leadership and Learning Network
Speaker(s):  Brad Dirksen and Kim Snyder
Attachments:
6.4.B. Contract with Northwest Evaluation Association to provide Nebraska Student Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) general assessments and related services for 2019-2020
Speaker(s):  Jeremy Heneger
Attachments:
6.4.C. Contract with Data Recognition Corporation to provide Nebraska Student Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) alternate assessments and related services for 2019-2020
Speaker(s):  Jeremy Heneger
Attachments:
6.4.D. Contract with ACT to provide Nebraska Student Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) ACT Plus Writing and related services for 2019-2020
Speaker(s):  Jeremy Heneger
Attachments:
6.5. AQuESTT - Student Success and Access Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Patsy Koch Johns
6.5.A. Approve Interim-Program Schools appearing on the accompanying list to operate for the 2019-2020 school year under Rule 18 (92 NAC 18)
Speaker(s):  Don Loseke
Attachments:
6.5.B. Approve funding recommendations for the federally funded Support for Improvement (SFI) plans/applications
Speaker(s):  Diane Stuehmer
Attachments:
6.6. Budget and Finance Committee (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
6.7. Strategic Planning, Performance, and Improvement Committee
Speaker(s):  Rachel Wise
6.7.A. Contract for services and continuing support for Priority Schools and other schools designated for improvement
Speaker(s):  Brad Dirksen
Attachments:
6.7.B. Approve the proposed modification request from Eustis-Farnam Public Schools to modify the requirements found in Rule 10, Section 007.04A
Speaker(s):  Don Loseke
6.7.C. Approve accreditation for the Educational Service Units appearing on the accompanying list for the 2019-2020 school year in accordance with the provisions of Rule 84 (92 NAC 84)
Speaker(s):  Don Loseke
Attachments:
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
7.4. Miscellaneous
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.4.A. Reaffirm State Board Bylaw B13, Rule Development
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
7.4.B. Adopt proposed non-substantive revisions to State Board Policy P2, Line and Staff Relations
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
7.4.C. Approve the attached Special Grant Fund List for 2019/20 School District Budgeting
Speaker(s):  Bryce Wilson
Attachments:
7.5. Grants
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.6. Contracts
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.6.A. Authorize the Commissioner to approve medical consultant contracts for the Office of Disability Determinations Services
Speaker(s):  Krysti Michl
Attachments:
7.6.B. Authorize the Commissioner to continue to contract with Amatus, LLC, for consultative I.T. services for the Office of Disability Determinations Services
Speaker(s):  Krysti Michl
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7.6.C. Authorize the Commissioner to continue to contract with Stone Network, Inc. to provide transcription services for Office of Disability Determinations
Speaker(s):  Krysti Michl
Attachments:
7.6.D. Authorize the Commissioner to contract with MTW Solutions, LLC for services and continuing support for the Nebraska Department of Education Grants Management System for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020
Speaker(s):  Jen Utemark
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7.6.E. Authorize the Commissioner to continue contracting for assistance with implementation of the Nebraska State Plan for Education of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Speaker(s):  Amy Rhone and Teresa Coonts
7.6.F. Authorize the Commissioner to enter into contracts to continue the four Regional Programs for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Speaker(s):  Amy Rhone and Teresa Coonts
7.6.G. Authorize the Commissioner to enter into a contract and lease to continue operation of the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Speaker(s):  Amy Rhone and Teresa Coonts
7.6.H. Authorize the Commissioner to continue to contract with TransACT Communications for an annual license for a statewide, unlimited use subscription to their library of translated forms and documents and for specialized services and training
Speaker(s):  Diane Stuehmer, Steve Milliken, and Terri Schuster
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, Nebraska VR/ATP, for office space in Omaha, Nebraska for the period of 7/1/19 through 6/30/21
Speaker(s):  Lindy Foley and Bryce Wilson
Attachments:
7.7.B. Authorize the Commissioner 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 North Platte, Nebraska for the period of 7/1/19 through 6/30/21
Speaker(s):  Lindy Foley and Bryce Wilson
Attachments:
7.7.C. Authorize the Commissioner to enter into a revised lease agreement between the Department of Administrative Services, State Building Division, and the Department of Education, for office space in Lincoln, Nebraska for the period of 7/1/19 through 6/30/21
Speaker(s):  Bryce Wilson
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7.8. Committees
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.8.A. Request the re-appointment of a member to the State Committee for the Reorganization of School Districts
Speaker(s):  Bryce Wilson
Attachments:
8. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
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
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
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
Attachments:
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. Monthly List of Grants Under $50,000 from the Office of Special Education
Speaker(s):  Steve Milliken
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10.3. Updated Contested Cases_May_2019
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
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11. ADJOURNMENT
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Rationale: 

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the State Board of Education will be held on Friday, June 7, 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, June 6, 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 April 25, 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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