General Policy Statements

GENERAL EDUCATION POLICY STATEMENTS

Topic

Number

Date of Adoption/Revision/
Reaffirmation

Date of Expiration

    

Nondiscrimination and Equal Educational Opportunity in Schools

G1
03/06/15

03/06/19

Accountability for a Quality Education System, for Today and Tomorrow (AQuESTT)

G2
10/02/15

10/02/19

Reading/Writing

G4
10/06/11

04/03/19

Policy for School Counseling

G5
10/02/15

10/02/19

Policy for Virtual Education

G6
11/09/12

11/09/16

Expanded Learning Opportunities
G7
09/06/13

09/06/17

Developing Global Competence

G8
11/06/15

11/06/19

Anti-Bullying

G11
12/04/15

12/04/19

American Sign Language

G18
10/02/15

10/02/19

Standards, Assessment, and Accountability (SAA) Belief Statements

G19
11/09/12

11/09/16

Model Policy to Prevent Dating Violence

G20
05/05/17

05/05/21

Policy for Coordinated School Health

G21
05/05/17

05/05/21

Policy on Data Access and Use

G22
01/07/14

01/07/18

 

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Internal Policy Directives

INTERNAL POLICY DIRECTIVES

Topic

Number

Date of Adoption/Revision

 

 

 

Political Activities/Use of Resources

D1

10/08/09

Line and Staff Relations

D2

11/03/06

Delegation to Commissioner

D3

10/08/09

Personnel Policies/State School Policies/Administrative Memos

D4

10/08/09

(Reserved for Future Use)

D5

————

Contracts, Grants, and Purchases

D6

12/02/16

Professional Personnel Hiring

D7

12/02/16

Teaching Certificates

D8

11/03/06

(Reserved for Future Use)

D9

————

(Reserved for Future Use)

D10

————

Trust Funds

D11

11/03/06

Ethics/Accountability & Disclosure

D12

09/05/14

Audits of the Nebraska Department of Education

D13

12/02/16

 

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Procedural Policies

PROCEDURAL POLICIES

Topic

Number

Date of Adoption/Revision

   

(Reserved for future use)

B1

———————-

Public Statements by Board Members

B2

05/08/15

Board Officers

B3

04/03/15

Legal Assistance

B4

11/06/15

Board Committees

B5

12/02/16

Task Forces and Advisory Committees

B6

09/07/06

Board Member Expenses

B7

06/03/16

Policy Development

B8

03/03/17

Rule Development

B9

09/04/15

Special Meetings, Emergency Meetings, Meetings Held by Videoconferencing

B10

09/07/06

Board Meeting Notification for Regular Meetings

B11

09/02/16

Public Participation at Board Meetings

B12

03/03/17

Agendas/Meeting Materials for Regular Meetings

B13

05/05/17

Parliamentary Procedure/Rules of Order

B14

09/07/06

Board Minutes

B15

09/07/06

School Boards Association

B16

09/07/06

Hearing Officers

B17

09/07/06

Political Activity/Use of Resources/Accountability & Disclosure

B18

10/08/09

Staff Research and Assistance

B19

04/08/16

Computer Equipment/Internet Access and Electronic Mail Acceptable Use

B20

08/08/14

State Board Member Code of Conduct

B21

09/07/06

 

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2016 State Board Minutes

2016 Minutes

January 7-8, 2016 Meetings

January 25, 2016 Legislative Retreat (11:00 a.m.)
(this meeting will not be video streamed)
State Office Building, State Board Room, 301 Centennial Mall South, 6th Floor,
Lincoln, Nebraska

February 4-5, 2016 Meetings

March 3, 2016 State Board Visioning Session for Strategic Plan (8:30 a.m.)
The Cornhusker Hotel, Yankee Hill Rooms 1 and 2, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska (this meeting will not be video streamed)
March 3-4, 2016 Meetings

April 7-8, 2016 Meetings

May 5, 2016 State Board Update and Working Retreat for Strategic Plan
(8:30 a.m.) – DRAFT
The Cornhusker Hotel, Yankee Hill Rooms 1 and 2, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska (this meeting will not be video streamed)

May 5-6, 2016 Meetings

June 2-3, 2016 Meetings

July – No Meeting

August 4-5, 2016 Meetings

September 1-2, 2016 Meetings

October 6-7, 2016 Meetings

November 3-4, 2016 Meetings

December 1-2, 2016 Meetings

2016 State Board Minutes 2017-08-14T15:07:59+00:00

2016 State Board Agendas

January 7, 2016 Work Session
January 8, 2016 State Board Meeting

January 25, 2016 Legislative Retreat (11:00 a.m.)
(this meeting will not be video streamed)
State Office Building, State Board Room, 301 Centennial Mall South, 6th Floor, 
Lincoln, Nebraska

January 25, 2016 – State Board of Education and Nebraska Legislators – 
Legislative Reception (5:00 p.m.)
The Cornhusker Hotel, Renaissance Room, 2nd Floor, 333 South 13th Street, 
Lincoln, Nebraska

February 4, 2016 Work Session
*Please note, the Work Session will start at 1:30 p.m.* 
February 5, 2016 State Board Meeting

March 3, 2016 State Board Visioning Session for Strategic Plan (8:30 a.m.)
The Cornhusker Hotel, Yankee Hill Rooms 1 and 2, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska (this meeting will not be video streamed)
March 3, 2016 Work Session (2:00 p.m.)
The Nebraska Department of Education, State Board Room, 301 Centennial Mall South, 6th Floor, Lincoln, Nebraska
March 4, 2016 State Board Meeting

April 7, 2016 Work Session
April 8, 2016 State Board Meeting

May 5, 2016 State Board Update and Working Retreat for Strategic Plan (8:30 a.m.)
The Cornhusker Hotel, Yankee Hill Rooms 1 and 2, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska (this meeting will not be video streamed)
May 5, 2016 Work Session
May 6, 2016 State Board Meeting

June 2, 2016 Work Session
June 3, 2016 State Board Meeting

July – No Meeting

August 4, 2016 Work Session 
*Please note, the Work Session will start at 1:30 p.m.*

August 5, 2016 State Board Meeting

September 1, 2016 Work Session
*Please note, the Work Session will start at 2:30 p.m.*
September 2, 2016 State Board Meeting

October 6, 2016 Work Session
October 7, 2016 State Board Meeting

November 3, 2016 Nebraska Teacher of the Year and Awards of Excellence Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. at the Nebraska State Education Association, 605 South 14th Street, 
4th Floor, Lincoln, Nebraska

November 3, 2016 Work Session
November 4, 2016 State Board Meeting

December 1, 2016 Work Session
December 2, 2016 State Board Meeting

2016 State Board Agendas 2017-09-14T15:23:30+00:00

Resolutions

2017

Veterans Day Resolution
(October 6, 2017)

Recognition of the Retirement of Donlynn Rice
(June 1, 2017)

Recognition of the Retirement of Vicki Bauer
(March 3, 2017)

2016

Recognition of the Retirement of State Board Member Lillie Larsen
(December 2, 2016)

Recognition of the Retirement of State Board Member Glen Flint
(December 2, 2016)

Recognition of the Retirement of Deputy Commissioner Scott Swisher
(December 2, 2016)

Recognition of the Retirement of Gary Sherman
(December 2, 2016)

Recognition of the Retirement of Pat Bracken
(June 3, 2016)

Recognition of the Retirement of Margaret Worth
(June 3, 2016)

Nebraska State Fire Day
(April 8, 2016)

Recognition of the Retirement of Beth Wierda
(January 8, 2016)

ARCHIVE RESOLUTIONS

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Duties

 The State Board of Education shall:

  1. Be the policy-forming, planning, and evaluative body for the state school program
  2. Deliberate and take action with the professional advice and counsel of the Commissioner
  3. Assure provision of student personnel services by schools
  4. Appoint and fix compensation of the Commissioner
  5. Remove the Commissioner from office if necessary
  6. Appoint and fix compensation of all professional employees upon recommendation of the Commissioner
  7. Organize the State Department of Education
  8. Through the Commissioner:
    • Provide supervision and consultation to schools
    • Issue materials
    • Establish rules and regulations which govern standards and procedures
    • Institute a statewide system of testing if determined to be advisable
    • Publish laws, rules, and regulations
    • Approve teacher education programs
  9. Adopt rules and regulations for Educational Service Units
  10. Prepare and distribute reports
  11. Consult with professional educators and lay leaders
  12. Conduct studies and investigations
  13. Submit to the Governor and Legislature a budget necessary to finance the state school program and the Department of Education
  14. Interpret its own policies
  15. Regulate school transportation
  16. Accept devises of real property and donations
  17. Approve programs for handicapped children
  18. Approve Veterans Education programs
  19. Administer federally established education programs
  20. Coordinate educational activities that pertain to elementary and secondary education
  21. Receive and distribute federal funds and commodities
  22. Publish directories and other documents
  23. Rent or lease office space
  24. Act as the State Board of Vocational Education
Statutory References:
79-310State Board of Education; members; election.
79-311State Board of Education; districts enumerated.
79-312State Board of Education districts; description; basis.
79-313State Board of Education; members; qualifications.
79-314State Board of Education; members; vacancies; how filled.
79-315State Board of Education; members; officers; Commissioner of Education; appointment; term; removal; seal; powers.
79-316State Board of Education; members; impeachment; grounds.
79-317State Board of Education; meetings; open to public; exceptions; compensation and expenses.
79-318State Board of Education; powers; duties.
79-319State Board of Education; additional powers; enumerated.
79-320State Board of Education; liability insurance; for whom.
79-321State Board of Education; State Board of Vocational Education; assumption of powers and duties; Commissioner of Education; duties.

COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION DUTIES

The Commissioner shall:

  1. Organize institutes and conferences
  2. Visit schools
  3. Prescribe forms for reports and regulations
  4. Maintain an office in Lincoln
  5. Maintain records subject to examination
  6. Keep the Board fully informed and advised
  7. Prepare a budget
  8. Voucher the expenses
  9. Promote efficiency, welfare, and improvement of the school system
  10. Promote educational improvement by:
    • Preparing curriculum
    • Providing supervision and consultation
    • Holding conferences
    • Conducting research and evaluation
    • Assisting in the development of Effective Education
  11. Decide disputed points of school law
  12. Issue teachers’ certificates
  13. Attend all Board meetings or designate a representative
  14. Serve as administrative head of the State Department of Education
  15. Delegate administrative and supervisory functions
  16. Maintain a system of personnel administration
  17. Prescribe administrative rules and regulations
  18. Perform duties prescribed by the Legislature
  19. Serve as executive officer of the State Board of Education and administrative head of the State Department of Education
  20. Provide educational leadership
Statutory References:
79-304Commissioner of Education; qualifications.
79-305Commissioner of Education; office; powers; duties.
79-306Commissioner of Education; State Department of Education; administrative head; duties.
79-307School districts; numbering.
79-308Teacher’s institutes and conferences; organization; supervision.
79-309Public schools; duty to visit and supervise.
79-309.01Teacher performance pay; local collective-bargaining agreements; data; Commissioner of Education; duties; school district; use of funds; return of funds.

 

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Goals

Adopted: December 2, 2016

LEADERSHIP

Goal 1.1 – By 2018, the NDE will be organized through personnel and processes to provide leadership in school support systems, regulations, interagency collaboration, data systems, fiscal responsibility, and evaluation that will enhance the success of educational systems in Nebraska.

Goal 1.2 – By 2018, the Board and Commissioner will have a process in place to evaluate and ensure timely, high-quality services and systems of support provided by the Nebraska Department of Education.

Goal 1.3 – By 2020, 100% of teachers, service providers, school leaders and local school board members will have access to quality professional learning opportunities through an NDE facilitated professional learning directory.

Goal 1.4 – By 2020, the NDE will collaborate with the Governor, Legislature, postsecondary institutions, and the Educational Service Units (ESUs) to create a uniform process to align dual credit opportunities for students across the state.

SUCCESS, ACCESS, AND SUPPORT

Goal 2.1 – By 2019, the NDE will develop a system to regularly engage and survey clients, schools, and stakeholders to gather input and measure engagement and satisfaction.

Goal 2.2 – By 2026, the dropout rate of all Nebraska students including subgroups will be less than 1%.

Goal 2.3 – By 2026, 100% of Nebraska schools will have all students in grades 7-12 create and utilize a personal learning plan.

Goal 2.4 – By 2026, there will be a reduction in the percentage of students who are absent more than 10 days per year from 27.46% to 15%.

 

Goal 3.1 – By 2018, a baseline and benchmarks will be developed to track all students with a disability having access to participate in career counseling, explorations, self-advocacy training, and work-based learning experiences.

Goal 3.2 – By 2026, the 4-year cohort graduation rates for all Nebraska students will be greater than 92% and not less than 85% for any one subgroup.

Goal 3.3 – By 2026, the 7-year cohort graduation rates for all Nebraska students will be greater than 95% and not less than 90% for any one subgroup.

Goal 3.4 – By 2026, 100% of Nebraska schools will fully implement a systematic process for supporting the needs of highly-mobile students.

 

Goal 4.1 – By 2020, NDE will develop a statewide digital course and content repository.

Goal 4.2 – By 2026, 85% of all Nebraska students, upon graduation from high school, will have completed Advanced Placement coursework, earned dual credit and/or obtained industry certification.

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.

TEACHING, LEARNING, AND SERVING

Goal 5.1 – By 2018, the State Board will adopt a comprehensive approach to define and measure civic readiness.

Goal 5.2 – By 2020, all Nebraska elementary schools will provide evidence-based interventions for any students not on grade level in reading and/or math.

Goal 5.3 – By 2026, 100% of Nebraska schools will provide all students with a program for career awareness, exploration, and preparation.

Goal 5.4 – By 2026, at least 50% of all Nebraska high school students from any given cohort year, will have earned a college degree, credential, or certificate within five years of graduating from high school.

 

Goal 6.1 – By 2018, utilizing baseline data from the ACT, long-term goals will be developed for 11th grade achievement, including goals for subgroups.

Goal 6.2 – By 2018, the NDE will implement an assessment system to measure achievement and growth in grades 3-8 that meets the requirements of federal and state law and is timely for instructional purposes.

Goal 6.3 – By 2026, the percent of Nebraska students in grades 3-8 and 11 proficient in reading will increase from 79% to 89%.

Goal 6.4 – By 2026, the percent of Nebraska students in grades 3-8 and 11 proficient in math will increase from 72% to 82%.

Goal 6.5 – By 2026, the percent of Nebraska students in grades 3-8 and 11 proficient in science will increase from 72% to 82%.

 

Goal 7.1 – By 2018, NDE will develop and implement a statewide teacher equity plan.

Goal 7.2 – By 2020, 100% of Nebraska schools will utilize performance standards and a research-based evaluation system for all certificated staff as aligned to Rule 10.

Goal 7.3 – By 2022, 100% of Nebraska schools will be staffed by teachers who have or are actively pursuing a teaching certificate with the appropriate endorsement for the subject(s) and grade level(s) of the course(s) being taught.

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