State Board ReportFebruary 2018
Revisions Adopted For Rule 21 and 24
The State Board of Education adopted revisions to Rule 21 by creating a new military teaching permit and recognizing that teaching college or community college students will allow the Nebraska certificate holder the ability to renew on verified experience. Board members also approved revisions to Rule 24 for a number of teaching endorsements.
Board Approves Idea and State-Funded Grants
Board members approved almost $9 million to continue IDEA-funded activities to improve or expand services to children with disabilities from date of diagnosis to age 21. Most of the federal grant funds are being expended over multiple years.
Schuyler Central High School Designated as a Priority School
The State Board of Education has approved the designation of Schuyler Central High School in Schuyler, Nebraska as a priority school under Nebraska’s Accountability for a Quality Education System Today and Tomorrow (AQuESTT). NDE looked at a number of factors leading to the designation including consistent decreases in assessment scores, little change in the percent of non-proficient students, and a 16% absenteeism rate. As a priority school, Schuyler’s staff will collaborate with a Support and Intervention Team to identify and guide school improvement efforts in school leadership, educator effectiveness, improvement of instruction, school culture, community engagement, and use of data for continuous improvement.
Board weighs in on Legislative Proposals
The State Board of Education took stances on a number of education related bills in the legislature. Board members decided to oppose three bills and support six bills introduced in the Education Committee and support one amendment to a bill the board had originally opposed.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the State Board of Education will be held on
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Nebraska State Office Building.
A work session will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
For detailed information about the work session or business meeting,