State Board Agendas

Meeting Notification, Agendas, and Support Materials

The State Board of Education will meet November 4 and November 5, 2021, in Lincoln, NE.  The agendas for the November meetings will be posted on or about October 28, 2021; check back to this site at that time for additional meeting details.    

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

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:

NOVEMBER 4, 2021 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Lincoln, NE

NOVEMBER 5, 2021 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Lincoln, NE

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

Access to the meeting will be made available to members of the public and members of the media at the meeting site and by live internet broadcast via the Nebraska Department of Education’s YouTube channel.  The meeting will be recorded and available after the meeting on the NDE YouTube channel.

Link to Live Internet Broadcast:  https://www.education.ne.gov/live/

THE DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT FOR THE OCTOBER BOARD MEETING HAS PASSED. Written Public Comment for the November 5, 2021 State Board Meeting will open on October 28, 2021. 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 7, 2021 State Board Annual Orientation (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
*Please note, the Annual Orientation will not be broadcast
January 8, 2021 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

February 5, 2021 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

March 5, 2021 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
The Courtyard by Marriott Lincoln Downtown/Haymarket Hotel, Scarlet Meeting Room, 808 R Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

April 2, 2021 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
The Courtyard by Marriott Lincoln Downtown/Haymarket Hotel, Scarlet Meeting Room, 808 R Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

May 7, 2021 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
Holiday Inn Conference Center, Ballroom I, 110 2nd Avenue, Kearney, NE 68847.
Members of the public should enter from the west entrance to the Holiday Inn Conference Center.

June 4, 2021 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
Holiday Inn Conference Center, Ballroom I, 110 2nd Avenue, Kearney, NE 68847.
Members of the public should enter from the west entrance to the Holiday Inn Conference Center.

July 2021 No State Board Work Session or Business Meetings

August 5, 2021 State Board Meeting (1:30 p.m.)
Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, Banquet Hall, Lincoln, NE 68508
Members of the public should enter from the north entrance marked, “Conference Center.”

August 6, 2021 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, Banquet Hall, Lincoln, NE 68508
Members of the public should enter from the north entrance marked, “Conference Center.”

September 2, 2021 State Board Meeting (2:30 p.m.)
Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha – LaVista/Hotel & Conference Center, Windsor V, 12520 Westport Parkway, LaVista, NE 68128.
Members of the public should enter from the main entrance of the LaVista Conference Center.
September 3, 2021 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha – LaVista/Hotel & Conference Center, Windsor V, 12520 Westport Parkway, LaVista, NE 68128.
Members of the public should enter from the main entrance of the LaVista Conference Center.

October 8, 2021 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln, Regents Ballroom A, 1040 P Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
Members of the public should enter from the main entrance of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln.

November 4, 2021 Work Session
November 5, 2021 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

December 2, 2021 Work Session as needed (10:00 a.m.)
December 3, 2021 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

2020 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
Covid-19 Meeting Protocol

Updated October 21, 2021 3:14pm