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June 6, 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. Rule 10 Revision Input and Progress to Date
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt, Brad Dirksen, and Don Loseke
Attachments:
2.4. Board Priorities and Policy Research
Speaker(s):  Ryan Foor
3. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
3.1. Policy Committee
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
3.1.A. Discussion Item:  Four-year review of State Board Policy P3, Delegation to Commissioner
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
Attachments:
3.1.B. Discussion Item:  Review proposed revisions to State Board Bylaw B16, Board Member Expenses
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
Attachments:
3.1.C. Discussion Item:  Legislative and Regulatory Priorities
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
3.2. Legislative Committee
Speaker(s):  Vice President Nickels
3.2.A. Discussion Item:  Final 2019 Legislation Status Report
Speaker(s):  Brian Halstead
Attachments:
3.2.B. Discussion Item:  Revisions to State Board Legislative and Regulatory Priorities
Speaker(s):  Brian Halstead
3.3. Commissioner's Appraisal Committee
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
3.3.A. Action Item:  Approve the employment agreement between the State Board of Education and Matthew L. Blomstedt
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
3.4. AQuESTT - Teaching and Learning Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Lisa Fricke
3.4.A. Action Item:  Adopt proposed revisions to Rule 20, Regulations for the Approval of Teacher Education Programs
Speaker(s):  Brad Dirksen
Attachments:
3.4.B. Action Item:  Adopt proposed revisions to Rule 23, Regulations for the Basic Skills Competency Testing of Teachers and Administrators
Speaker(s):  Brad Dirksen
Attachments:
3.4.C. Discussion Item: Nebraska Social Studies Standards - Draft #2
Speaker(s):  Cory Epler and Harris Payne
3.5. AQuESTT - Student Success and Access Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Patsy Koch Johns
3.5.A. Action Item:  Grant conditional approval under Rule 18 for the Youth Care and Beyond Learning Center to operate in the 2019-20 school year
Speaker(s):  Don Loseke
Attachments:
3.5.B. Action Item:  Adopt proposed revisions to Rule 11, Regulations for the Approval of Prekindergarten Programs Established by School Boards or Educational Service Units and for the Issuance of Early Childhood Education Grants
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.
3.5.C. Discussion Item: Revisions to State Board Position Statement S1 (Nondiscrimination and Equal Education Opportunity in Schools), and Development of an Equity Lens
Speaker(s):  Patsy Koch Johns
3.6. Budget and Finance Committee
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
3.7. Strategic Planning, Performance and Improvement Committee
Speaker(s):  Rachel Wise
3.7.A. Action Item:  Approve accreditation for schools for the 2019-2020 school year in accordance with the provisions of Rule 10
Speaker(s):  Don Loseke
Attachments:
3.7.B. Action Item:  Approve the proposed modification request from Eustis-Farnam Public Schools to modify the requirements found in Rule 10
Speaker(s):  Don Loseke
3.7.C. Action Item:  Designate Santee Elementary and Santee High School as Priority Schools and require a significant revision to Santee Middle School's Priority School Progress Plan
Speaker(s):  Shirley Vargas and Lane Carr
Attachments:
3.7.D. Action Item:  Remove Priority School Designation for Loup County Elementary School
Speaker(s):  Shirley Vargas and Lane Carr
Attachments:
3.7.E. Action Item: Adopt Proposed Revisions to the 2017-2026 Strategic Vision and Direction (Strategic Plan)
Speaker(s):  Rachel Wise
3.7.F. Discussion Item:  Annual review of Priority School Progress Plan for Schuyler Central High School
Speaker(s):  Shirley Vargas and Lane Carr
Attachments:
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
4.1.A.1. Fricke
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
4.1.A.2. Koch Johns
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
4.1.A.3. Neary
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
4.1.A.4. Nickels
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
4.1.A.5. Stevens
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
4.1.A.6. Timm
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
4.1.A.7. Wise
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
4.1.A.8. Witzel
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
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
Attachments:
4.2.B. Koch Johns
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
4.2.C. Neary (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
4.2.D. Nickels (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
4.2.E. Stevens (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
4.2.F. Timm (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
4.2.G. Wise (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
4.2.H. Witzel
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
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
Attachments:
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 June 7, 2019, State Board Meeting Room, State Office Building, Sixth Floor, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509-4987.

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