State Board Agendas

Meeting Notification, Agendas, and Support Materials

The State Board of Education will meet August 4 and 5, 2022, in Lincoln, NE at Nebraska Innovation Campus, Banquet Hall, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE 68508.  Members of the public should enter from the north entrance marked, “Conference Center.”

The State Board will have a Statewide Assessment Work Session on Thursday, August 4 beginning at 9:00 am.  The State Board Statewide Assessment Work Session will not be broadcast.  The State Board will have a Business Meeting on Friday, August 5 beginning at 9:00 a.m.  The State Board will hear public comment at the Friday, August 5 Business Meeting.  Parking is available in the NIC Conference Center parking lot, across the street and north of the Conference Center. 

The Board will attempt to adhere to the sequence of the published agenda, but reserves the right to adjust the order of items if necessary and may elect to take action on any of the items listed.

If you need interpreter services or other reasonable accommodations, please contact the Nebraska Department of Education at 402-471-5059 five (5) days prior to the meeting to coordinate arrangements.

AGENDAS:
AUGUST 4, 2022 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT WORK SESSION (9:00 – 11:00 a.m.)
Nebraska Innovation Campus
Banquet Hall
2021 Transformation Drive
Lincoln, NE 68508
Please note, the Work Session will not be broadcast.

AUGUST 5, 2022 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING (9:00 a.m.)
Nebraska Innovation Campus
Banquet Hall
2021 Transformation Drive
Lincoln, NE 68508
Members of the public should enter from the north entrance marked, “Conference Center.”

The agendas for the meetings are found here:  https://www.education.ne.gov/stateboard/agendas/.

Link to Live Internet Broadcast for the Friday Business Meeting:  https://www.education.ne.gov/live/  The Business Meeting will be recorded and available after the meeting on the NDE YouTube channel.

The Board will be taking public comment both in person and in writing.  In person public comment will take place at the Friday, August 5 meeting.  Persons who wish to address the Board in person at the meeting should plan to arrive and sign-in with official NDE representatives.

PUBLIC COMMENT:  Pursuant to State Board Bylaw B9, up to two hours will be allowed for the public comment period.  A majority of members present and voting may take action to extend the total amount of time allowed for the public comment period.  Each person may address the Board for up to five minutes.  A majority of members present and voting may take action to reduce or extend the amount of individual time allotted to all speakers.  If at any time persons appearing before the Board exceed the time limits set forth in the policy, or on the agenda, or become abusive or threatening in language or behavior, it shall be the responsibility of the President to declare that person out of order and to refuse permission to continue to address the Board. 

THE DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT FOR THE AUGUST BOARD MEETING HAS PASSED. Written Public Comment for the September 2, 2022 State Board Meeting will open on August 25, 2022. Please check back to this page for instructions on submitting written public comment at that time. 

Except for emergency items added at the times of the meeting, the agenda will not be changed less than 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting and any changes will be immediately posted on the website.

January 6, 2022 State Board Annual Orientation (9:00 – 11:00 a.m.)
January 6, 2022 State Board Annual Orientation (1:00 p.m.)
*Please note, the Annual Orientation will not be broadcast
January 7, 2022 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln, Regents Ballroom A, 1040 P Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

February 3, 2022 State Board Work Session (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
*Please note, the Work Session will not be broadcast.
February 4, 2022 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln, Regents Ballroom A, 1040 P Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

March 3, 2022 State Board Work Session (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
*Please note, the Work Session will not be broadcast.
March 4, 2022 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, Lancaster I, II, and III, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

April 7, 2022 State Board Work Session (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
*Please note, the Work Session will not be broadcast.
April 8, 2022 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln, Regents Ballroom A, 1040 P Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

May 6, 2022 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
Sandhills Convention Center, North Platte River Room, 2102 South Jeffers Street, North Platte, NE 69101

June 2, 2022 State Board Work Session (9:00 – 11:00 a.m.)
*Please note, the Work Session will not be broadcast.
June 3, 2022 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
Nebraska Innovation Campus, Banquet Hall, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE 68508

July 2022 No State Board Work Session or Business Meetings

August 4, 2022 State Board Statewide Assessment Work Session (9:00 – 11:00 a.m.)
*Please note, the Work Session will not be broadcast.
Nebraska Innovation Campus, Banquet Hall, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE 68508

August 5, 2022 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
Nebraska Innovation Campus, Banquet Hall, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE 68508

September 1, 2022 State Board Work Session as needed
September 2, 2022 State Board Business Meeting

October 6, 2022 State Board Work Session as needed
October 7, 2022 State Board Business Meeting

November 3, 2022 State Board Work Session  as needed
November 4, 2022 State Board Business Meeting

December 1, 2022 State Board Work Session as needed
December 2, 2022 State Board Business Meeting

2021 State Board Agendas

The State Board of Education is an elected, constitutional body that sets policy and ensures that the State Department of Education functions effectively within the framework developed by the state Legislature and the board. By law, the board and the department have broad leadership functions to carry out certain regulatory and service activities.

Statewide oversight of education in Nebraska began in February 1869 when the Legislature created the office of the state superintendent of public instruction. The office was included in the constitution of 1875. In 1917, the Legislature decided to place the state superintendent on a non-partisan basis. In 1920, the constitution was changed to have the superintendent serve a four-year term beginning in 1923.

A 1952 constitutional amendment established a State Department of Education, which acts under the authority of the State Board of Education. The role of state superintendent of public instruction was transferred to the Board of Education or the commissioner of education effective in January 1955.

The 1967 Legislature divided the state into eight districts, and the membership of the State Board of Education was increased from six to eight members effective January 1969. The districts were realigned by the 2011 Legislature.

The board is elected on a non-partisan ballot, with one member from each district. Board members serve four-year terms. Board members are not paid, but are reimbursed for their expenses.

Open Meetings Act

Updated August 4, 2022 9:00am