Public Meeting Agenda: June 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM - State Board of Education Meeting Notification and Agenda

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June 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM - State Board of Education Meeting Notification and Agenda Agenda

June 7, 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 May 2-3, 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. Social Studies Standards (10 minutes)
Speaker(s):  Dr. Joseph Owen Weixelman
4.2. Public Comment (5 Minutes)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
5. HEARINGS (10:00 a.m.)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
5.1. Hearing in NDE Case No. 19-03, Commissioner v. Maddison Brown
Speaker(s):  Leslie Donley
5.2. Hearing in NDE Case No. 19-04, Commissioner v. Mark Koch
Speaker(s):  Leslie Donley
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7. ACTION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.1. Consider the PPC's Recommended Decision in NDE Case No. 19-03, Commissioner v. Maddison Brown
Speaker(s):  Leslie Donley
7.2. Consider the PPC's Recommended Decision in NDE Case No. 19-04, Commissioner v. Mark Koch
Speaker(s):  Leslie Donley
7.3. Policy Committee (NONE)
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
7.4. Legislative Committee (NONE)
Speaker(s):  Vice President Nickels
7.5. Commissioner's Appraisal Committee
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
7.5.A. Approve the employment agreement between the State Board of Education and Matthew L. Blomstedt
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
Attachments:
7.6. AQuESTT - Teaching and Learning Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Lisa Fricke
7.6.A. Adopt proposed revisions to Rule 20, Regulations for the Approval of Teacher Education Programs
Speaker(s):  Brad Dirksen
Attachments:
7.6.B. Adopt proposed revisions to Rule 23, Regulations for the Basic Skills Competency Testing of Teachers and Administrators
Speaker(s):  Brad Dirksen
Attachments:
7.7. AQuESTT - Student Success and Access Domain Committee
Speaker(s):  Patsy Koch Johns
7.7.A. Grant conditional approval under Rule 18, Interim-Program Schools in County Detention Homes, Institutions, and Juvenile Emergency Shelters, for the Youth Care and Beyond Learning Center to operate in the 2019-20 school year
Speaker(s):  Don Loseke
Attachments:
7.7.B. 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.
7.8. Budget and Finance Committee (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
7.9. Strategic Planning, Performance, and Improvement Committee
Speaker(s):  Rachel Wise
7.9.A. Approve accreditation for schools for the 2019-2020 school year in accordance with the provisions of Rule 10, Regulations and Procedures for the Accreditation of Schools
Speaker(s):  Don Loseke
Attachments:
7.9.B. Approve the proposed modification request from Eustis-Farnam Public Schools to modify the requirements found in Rule 10
Speaker(s):  Don Loseke
7.9.C. 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:
7.9.D. Remove Priority School Designation for Loup County Elementary School
Speaker(s):  Shirley Vargas and Lane Carr
Attachments:
7.9.E. Adopt Proposed Revisions to the 2017-2026 Strategic Vision and Direction (Strategic Plan)
Speaker(s):  Rachel Wise
8. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.1. Identify items for separate vote
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
8.2. Approve consent agenda
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.3. Personnel Report
Speaker(s):  Joel Scherling
8.4. Miscellaneous
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.4.A. Adopt the Prepared Order to Adjust the Boundaries for Educational Service Units No. 6 and 18
Speaker(s):  Brian Halstead
Attachments:
8.4.B. Grant the Commissioner the authority to pay annual dues for National Association of State Board of Education (NASBE); Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and Collaborative Groups; and Education Commission of the States (ECS)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
8.4.C. Approve school districts' requests for exclusions to the budget limitation in accordance with the provisions of the Tax Equity & Educational Opportunities Support Act
Speaker(s):  Bryce Wilson
Attachments:
8.4.D. Grant the Commissioner the authority to fund the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Network Projects
Speaker(s):  Amy Rhone and Teresa Coonts
Attachments:
8.4.E. Grant the Commissioner authority to Sign a Memorandum of Agreement with the Office of the Chief Information Officer
Speaker(s):  Dean Folkers
Attachments:
8.4.F. Reaffirm State Board Bylaw B13, Rule Development
Speaker(s):  Patricia Timm
Attachments:
8.5. Grants
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.5.A. Expanded Learning Opportunity Grant Program
Speaker(s):  Jan Handa and Diane Stuehmer
8.5.B. Approve awards for new and expansion Early Childhood Education Program grants to the identified public school districts
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.
8.5.C. Grant the Commissioner the authority to continue funding Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, Continuation of Services grants for second year of the multi-year grant award under Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Speaker(s):  Tate Lauer
8.5.D. Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve awards for continuation of the Early Learning Connection Partnership 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.
8.5.E. Grant the Commissioner the authority to fund the Promoting Engagement and Knowledge Projects (PEaK)
Speaker(s):  Amy Rhone
Attachments:
8.5.F. Grant the Commissioner the authority to renew a grant to the Nebraska Association for the Education of Young Children (NeAEYC) for the continuation of the Step Up to Quality T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood ® scholarship program
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.
8.5.G. Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve awards for continuation of the Early Childhood Education Program grants to the identified public school districts
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.
8.5.H. Grant the Commissioner the authority to fund a grant with Nebraska’s Hands and Voices for the implementation of the Guide-By-Your-Side activities
Speaker(s):  Amy Rhone and Teresa Coonts
8.6. Contracts
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.6.A. Grant the Commissioner the authority to continue to contract with ESU #10 to maintain and operate the statewide assistive technology loan pool and to provide support to the ATP Education program
Speaker(s):  Tobias Orr and Lindy Foley
Attachments:
8.6.B. Grant the Commissioner authority to enter into a contract with the University of Nebraska Medical Center--Munroe Meyer Institute for evaluation and analysis services in support of the Pyramid Model
Speaker(s):  Amy Bunnell and Kayla Parr
Attachments:
8.6.C. Grant the Commissioner authority to enter into a contract with the University of Nebraska Medical Center--Munroe Meyer Institute for evaluation and analysis services in support of federal Results Driven Accountability (RDA)
Speaker(s):  Kayla Parr and Amy Bunnell
Attachments:
8.6.D. Grant the Commissioner the authority to contract with the Utah State University, The Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE), for services that support Nebraska’s Special Education programs
Speaker(s):  Steve Milliken and Greg Prochazka
Attachments:
8.6.E. Grant the Commissioner the authority to contract with KLK Consulting, Inc. for services and continuing support for Loup County for the period between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020
Speaker(s):  Shirley Vargas and Lane Carr
Attachments:
8.6.F. Grant the Commissioner the authority to amend the contract with the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) for staff augmentation services for the development of the new Special Education Financial Reporting System (SPEDFRS)
Speaker(s):  Matt Hastings
8.6.G. Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve an amendment to Contract  #39301 with the National Association of Elementary School Principals to increase the scope of work and total contract amount
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.
8.6.H. Grant the Commissioner the authority to approve continuation contracts with identified Anchors for the program quality rating tools used in Results Matter and Step Up to Quality
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.
8.6.I. Grant the Commissioner the authority to obligate Education Improvement Fund lottery resources to support the creation of a Data Visualization and Use Network of Innovation
Speaker(s):  Dean Folkers and Matt Hastings
8.6.J. Grant the Commissioner the authority to contract with ESU 2 to oversee the development of a framework for Computer Science and Technology Youth Registered Apprenticeships in the state
Speaker(s):  Katie Graham
Attachments:
8.6.K. Grant the Commissioner the authority to contract with Northeast Community College to oversee the development of the Nebraska Apprenticeship Collaborative for Computer Science and Technology Youth Registered Apprenticeships in the state
Speaker(s):  Katie Graham
Attachments:
8.6.L. Grant the Commissioner the authority to contract with ESU 1 for services and continuing support for Santee Community Schools for the period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020
Speaker(s):  Shirley Vargas and Lane Carr
Attachments:
8.6.M. Grant the Commissioner authority to contract with one or more contractor(s), to be determined for continued services and continuing support for Nebraska’s Priority Schools for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020
Speaker(s):  Shirley Vargas and Lane Carr
Attachments:
8.7. Leases (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
8.8. Committees (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
9. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
9.1. Inform the State Board of the activities within the Nebraska Leadership and Learning Network (NLLN) and the upcoming summit June 12-13 in Kearney
Speaker(s):  Kim Snyder and Kelly Heineke
9.2. Information on Perkins V Plan and Process
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and Katie Graham
10. BOARD REPORTS, DATES AND DISCUSSION ITEMS
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
10.1. Meetings that took place in the past and were not previously approved
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
10.1.A. Fricke
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
10.1.B. Koch Johns
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
10.1.C. Neary (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
10.1.D. Nickels (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
10.1.E. Stevens (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
10.1.F. Timm (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
10.1.G. Wise (NONE)
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
10.1.H. Witzel
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Attachments:
10.2. Future Meeting participation
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
11. INFORMATION ITEMS/WRITTEN REPORTS
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt and President Witzel
11.1. Contracts approved by Commissioner
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
Attachments:
11.2. Grants approved by Commissioner
Speaker(s):  Commissioner Blomstedt
11.2.A. Office of Special Education
Speaker(s):  Steve Milliken
11.3. Updated ContestedCases_June_2019
Speaker(s):  Scott Summers
Attachments:
11.4. Notification of vacancies on the Nebraska Private Postsecondary Career Schools Advisory Council. If board members would like to recommend individuals to serve on the council, please forward the attached application
Speaker(s):  Marisol Birth and Brad Dirksen
Attachments:
11.5. Guidance regarding Sunscreen Use in Schools
Speaker(s):  Deputy Commissioner Halstead
Attachments:
12. ADJOURNMENT
Speaker(s):  President Witzel
Rationale: 

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the State Board of Education will be held on Friday, August 9, 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, August 8, 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 May 30, 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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