State Board Agendas

Meeting Notification, Agendas, and Support Materials

The State Board of Education will meet May 2 and 3, 2024, in Lincoln, NE at The NDE Office Building, Board Room, 500 South 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68510.

The State Board Thursday, May 2, 2024 Work Sessions beginning at 11:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. will not be broadcast.  The State Board will have a Business Meeting on Friday, May 3, 2024 beginning at 9:00 a.m.  The Board may also take a recess for lunch.

AS PERMITTED BY NEB. REV. STAT. 84-1412(2), THE STATE BOARD WILL NOT BE TAKING PUBLIC COMMENT DURING THE MAY MEETINGS.

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:

MAY 2, 2024 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION WORK SESSION
11:15 a.m.
NDE Office Building
Board Room
500 South 84th Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
*The Thursday Work Session will not be broadcast*
Office Building Directions and Parking Map
Park in the lot and enter the Main Entrance on the south side of the building.

 

MAY 2, 2024 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION WORK SESSION
1:00 p.m.
NDE Office Building
Board Room
500 South 84th Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
*The Thursday Work Session will not be broadcast*

 

MAY 3, 2024 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
9:00 a.m.
NDE Office Building
Board Room
500 South 84th Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
Office Building Directions and Parking Map
Park in the lot and enter the Main Entrance on the south side of the building.

 

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

AS PERMITTED BY NEB. REV. STAT. 84-1412(2), THE STATE BOARD WILL NOT BE TAKING PUBLIC COMMENT DURING THE MAY MEETINGS.

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.

PUBLIC COMMENT:  Pursuant to State Board of Education Board Operating Policy 1.06, 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.

Members of the public may submit written public comment in lieu of live testimony. THE DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT FOR THE MAY BOARD MEETING HAS PASSED. Written Public Comment for the June 7, 2024 State Board Meeting will open on May 30, 2024. 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.

Pursuant to State Board Bylaw 3 – Board Meetings, the Board shall meet regularly at least four times in a calendar year. In January of each year, the Board will meet on the first Thursday and Friday following the first Monday. When the Board meets in other months, the meetings will be held on the first Thursday and Friday of the month or as determined by a majority vote of the Board. The time and place of meetings will be set by the President in consultation with the Commissioner.

The May State Board of Education meetings will take place May 2 and 3, 2024. Additional meetings dates will be posted on this page.

Potential Meeting Dates:
January 4, 2024 State Board Meeting (4:00 p.m.)
*Please note, the Thursday Meeting will not be broadcast
January 5, 2024 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
NDE Office Building, Board Room, 500 S. 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68510

February 1, 2024 State Board Work Session (3:00 p.m.)
*Please note, the Thursday Work Session will not be broadcast
February 2, 2024 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
NDE Office Building, Board Room, 500 S. 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68510

March 7, 2024 State Board Work Session (2:30p.m.)
*Please note, the Thursday Work Session will not be broadcast
March 8, 2024 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
NDE Office Building, Board Room, 500 S. 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68510

May 2, 2024 State Board Work Session (11:15 a.m.)
May 2, 2024 State Board Work Session (1:00 p.m.)
*Please note, the Thursday Work Sessions will not be broadcast
May 3, 2024 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
NDE Office Building, Board Room, 500 S. 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68510

June 6, 2024 State Board Work Session as needed
June 7, 2024 State Board Business Meeting

August 1, 2024 State Board Work Session as needed
August 2, 2024 State Board Business Meeting

September 5, 2024 State Board Work Session as needed
September 6, 2024 State Board Business Meeting

October 3, 2024 State Board Work Session as needed
October 4, 2024 State Board Business Meeting

December 5, 2024 State Board Work Session as needed
December 6, 2024 State Board Business Meeting

January 5, 2023 State Board Work Session (4:00 p.m.)
*Please note, the Work Session will not be broadcast
January 6, 2023 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
Nebraska Innovation Campus, Banquet Hall, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE 68508

February 2, 2023 State Board Work Session (9:00 a.m.)
*Please note, the Work Session will not be broadcast
February 2, 2023 State Board Work Session (2:30 p.m.)
*Please note, the Work Session will not be broadcast
February 3, 2023 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
Nebraska Innovation Campus, Banquet Hall, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE 68508

March 2, 2023 State Board Work Session (2:30 p.m.)
*Please note, the Work Session will not be broadcast
March 3, 2023 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, Lancaster 1, 2, 3, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

March 30, 2023 State Board Special Meeting (7:45 a.m.) – Omaha
March 31, 2023 State Board Special Meeting (9:00 a.m.) – Omaha
*Please note, the Special Meetings will not be broadcast*
Hilton Omaha, Hill Room, 1001 Cass Street, Omaha, NE 68102

April 14, 2023 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
The Graduate, Scarlet Ballroom, 141 N. 9th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

May 4, 2023 State Board Work Session (3:00 p.m.)
*Please note, the Work Session will not be broadcast
May 5, 2023 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, Lancaster 4, 5, 6, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

June 1, 2023 State Board Work Session (3:00 p.m.)
*Please note, the Work Session will not be broadcast
June 2, 2023 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
Nebraska Innovation Campus, Banquet Hall, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE 68508

July 7, 2023 State Board Special Work Session (9:00 a.m.)
*Please note, the Special Work Session will not be broadcast*
The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel,
Arbor I and II, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

August 3, 2023 State Board Work Session (3:00 p.m.)
*Please note, the Work Session will not be broadcast
August 4, 2023 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
Nebraska Innovation Campus, Banquet Hall, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE 68508

September 8, 2023 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.) – Aurora
The Leadership Center, Mather East/West, 2211 Q Street, Aurora, NE 68818

October 5, 2023 State Board Work Session  (2:30 p.m.) (MT) / (3:30 p.m.) (CT) – Gering
*Please note, the Work Session will not be broadcast*
October 6, 2023 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.) (MT) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) – Gering

November 2023: No State Board Work Session or Business Meeting

November 30, 2023 State Board Work Session (2:30 p.m.) – Lincoln
*Please note, the Work Session will not be broadcast*
The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, Lancaster 4, 5, 6, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

December 1, 2023 Joint Meeting with State Board of Education and Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (7:30 a.m.) – Lincoln
*Please note, the Joint Meeting will not be broadcast*
The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, Arbor I and II, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
December 1, 2023 State Board Business Meeting (9:30 a.m.) – Lincoln
The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, Lancaster 4, 5, 6, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

The State Board of Education acted at the February 3, 2023, meeting to amend the April and December meeting dates from the first Thursday/Friday of the month. The amended dates are reflected above.

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 2021 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.

Link to: Outline of Nebraska Open Meetings Act

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 (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
September 2, 2022 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
Nebraska Innovation Campus, Banquet Hall, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE 68508

October 6, 2022 State Board Work Session (3:00 – 5:00 p.m.)
*Please note, the Work Session will not be broadcast.
The Venue at Highlander Accelerator, 2120 North 30th Street, Omaha, NE 68111
October 7, 2022 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
The Venue at Highlander Accelerator, 2120 North 30th Street, Omaha, NE 68111

November 3, 2022 State Board Work Session (2:00 – 5:00 p.m.)
Please note, the Work Session will not be broadcast.
The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, Yankee Hill III, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

November 4, 2022 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, Yankee Hill III, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

December 1, 2022 State Board Work Session (1:30 p.m.)
*Please note, the Work Session will not be broadcast.
The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, Yankee Hill III, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
December 2, 2022 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, Yankee Hill III, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

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 State Board Work Session (1:00 p.m.)
November 4, 2021 State Board Business Meeting (3:00 p.m.)
November 5, 2021 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
Holiday Inn Lincoln Southwest, Nebraska Ballroom, 2500 Tamarin Ridge Road, Lincoln, NE 68512.

December 2, 2021 Joint Meeting with State Board of Education and Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (8:00 a.m.)
The Apothecary, 141 N. 8th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
December 2, 2021 State Board Business Meeting (2:00 p.m.)
The Graduate, Scarlet Ballroom, 141 N. 9th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
December 3, 2021 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
The Graduate, Scarlet Ballroom, 141 N. 9th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
Members of the public should enter from the main entrance of The Graduate.

January 9, 2020 State Board Annual Orientation (10:00 a.m.)
*Please note, the Annual Orientation will not be broadcast
January 10, 2020 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

February 6, 2020 Work Session (10:00 a.m.)
February 6, 2020 Legislative Priorities Session (3:00 p.m.)
*Please note, the Work Session and the Legislative Priorities Session will not be broadcast
February 7, 2020 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

March 5, 2020 Work Session (10:00 a.m.)
*Please note, the Work Session will not be broadcast
March 6, 2020 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

April 3, 2020 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
Amended Nebraska Teacher and Principal Performance Standards

May 8, 2020 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

June 5, 2020 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

June 17, 2020 State Board Special Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

August 7, 2020 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

September 4, 2020 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

October 1, 2020 State Board Retreat (3:30 p.m.)
*Please note, the Retreat will not be broadcast

October 2, 2020 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
The Cornhusker Hotel, Lancaster Room, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

November 13, 2020 State Board Business Meeting (Meeting Cancelled)

December 11, 2020 State Board Business Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

January 11, 2019 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
*Please note, there will be no meeting on January 10, 2019.
The Board Meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019.

February 7, 2019 State Board Work Session on Legislation (2:00 p.m.)
February 8, 2019 State Board Work Session and Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
(To include extended session on legislative topics, if needed)

March 7, 2019 Work Session (2:00 p.m.)
March 8, 2019 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

April 4, 2019 Work Session (2:00 p.m.)
April 5, 2019 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

May 2, 2019 Work Session (2:00 p.m.)
May 3, 2019 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

June 6, 2019 Work Session (2:00 p.m.)
June 7, 2019 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

August 8, 2019 Work Session (2:00 p.m.)
August 9, 2019 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

September 5, 2019 Work Session (2:00 p.m.)
September 6, 2019 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

October 3, 2019 Work Session (2:00 p.m.)
October 4, 2019 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

November 7, 2019 Nebraska Teacher of the Year and Awards of Excellence Luncheon (11:00 a.m.)
Nebraska State Education Association, 605 South 14th Street, 4th Floor, Lincoln, Nebraska
November 7, 2019 Work Session (2:00 p.m.)
November 8, 2019 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

December 9, 2019 Nebraska ASCD Luncheon (12:00 p.m.)
Nebraska Council of School Administrators, 455 South 11th Street, Suite A, Lincoln, Nebraska
December 9, 2019 Work Session (2:00 p.m.) (Monday)
December 9, 2019 State Board of Education Holiday Gathering (5:15 p.m.)
Billy’s, 1301 H Street, Lincoln, Nebraska
December 10, 2019 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.) (Tuesday)

*Please note, there will be no meeting on January 4, 2018.  The Board Meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018.
January 5, 2018 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

January 22, 2018 State Board Legislative Retreat (if needed)

February 1, 2018 Work Session (2:00 p.m.)
February 2, 2018 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.); State Board Legislative Retreat  Please note:  The Legislative Retreat portion of the meeting will not be broadcast.

March 1, 2018 Work Session (2:00 p.m.)
March 2, 2018 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

April 5, 2018 Work Session (2:00 p.m.)
April 6, 2018 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
April 6, 2018 Strategic Planning Retreat
Following the Business Meeting, the Board will reconvene in Lower Level Room B of the Nebraska State Office Building for a planning retreat with Reg Leichty and Amy Starzynski from Foresight Law + Policy. The topic will be ESSA Implementation. This meeting will conclude by 4:00 pm.  (Please note:  The Strategic Planning Retreat will not be broadcast.)

May 3, 2018 Work Session (2:00 p.m.)
May 4, 2018 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

June 7, 2018 Work Session (2:00 p.m.)
June 8, 2018 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

August 2, 2018 Work Session (2:00 p.m.)
August 3, 2018 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

September 6, 2018 Work Session (2:00 p.m.)
September 7, 2018 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)

October 4, 2018 Work Session (2:00 p.m.)
October 5, 2018 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
After a brief recess, the State Board will reconvene at 1525 K Street, 4th Floor, Conference Room D Hearing Room in Lincoln, NE.  The topic of the retreat is accountability and accreditation. (Please note:  the Retreat portion of the meeting will not be broadcast).

November 1, 2018 Nebraska Teacher of the Year and Awards of Excellence Luncheon (11:30 a.m.)
Nebraska State Education Association, 605 South 14th Street, 4th Floor, Lincoln, Nebraska
November 1, 2018 Work Session (2:00 p.m.)
November 2, 2018 State Board Meeting(9:00 a.m.)

December 6, 2018 Joint Meeting with Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (8:30 a.m.)
Governor’s Residence, 1425 H Street, Lincoln, Nebraska  (Please note:  The Legislative Retreat portion of the meeting will not be broadcast).
December 6, 2018 Work Session (3:00 p.m.)
December 7, 2018 State Board Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
December 7, 2018 State Board Holiday Luncheon (Approximately 11:30 a.m.)
Billy’s, 1320 H Street, Lincoln, Nebraska

Updated May 2, 2024 9:06am