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August 26, 2020 Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 9:00AM CT
This meeting will be conducted over videoconferencing. Members of the public may e-mail if interested in joining the meeting. The Zoom link will be by request only.
Host Location: DAS Lower Level Training Room; 1526 K Street; Lincoln, NE
Remote Location 1: ESU 13, Computer Lab; 4215 Avenue I; Scottsbluff, NE
Remote Location 2: Wayne State College, Campus Service Bldg 129; 704 Lindahl Drive; Wayne, NE
Remote Location 3: UNO Eppley Admin Bldg 110A; 6001 Dodge Street; Omaha, NE
Remote location 4: Schuyler Community Schools, Supt's Office; 401 Adam Street; Schuyler, NE
Remote location 5: Central Community College, Admin Offices Room 66; 3134 West Hwy 34; Grand Island, NE
Remote location 6: ESU 02; 2320 Colorado Avenue; Fremont, NE
Remote location 7: ESU 04; 919 16th Street; Auburn, NE
Remote location 8: ESU 16; 1221 W 17th Street; North Platte, NE

Open Meetings Act (PDF - 11 pgs, 234KB)

Meeting Documents (PDF)


1. Call to Order, Electronic Posting, Location of Open Meeting Law Documents, Roll Call, Introductions



2. Consider approval of the Agenda for the August 26, 2020 meeting*



3. Consider approval of the Minutes from the 4/15/2020 meeting*



4. Public Comment



5. NITC July 9 Meeting Update

A. 2020-22 Statewide Technology Plan

B. Higher Ed CARES Act Reponse Survey

T. Rolfes


6. Legislative Update

A. LB 992--Adopt the Broadband Internet Service Infrastructure Act

B. LB 996--Create the Broadband Data Improvement Program

C. LR 438--Monitor the activities of the Rural Broadband Task Force

D. LR 429--Examine issues related to mapping broadband coverage throughout Nebraska

T. Rolfes


7. Network Nebraska Operational Update

A. RFP 6206 circuit update

B. Network Nebraska circuit map

C. Network Nebraska Annual Fee Memo

D. eduroam functionality for the future

T. Rolfes


8. CARES Act Funding & Activities/GEER Update

A. Digital Learning Guidance from NDE

B. Higher Ed CARES Act Reponse Survey

C. Governor's Rural Broadband Remote Access Grants


10:00 Am

9. Subsector Reports--Infrastructure and/or application adjustments in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

A. University of Nebraska

B. Nebraska State Colleges

C. Nebraska Community Colleges

D. Nebraska Independent Colleges and Universities

E. Public K-12 and ESUs

F. Private/Denominational K-12

G. Nebraska Educational Television

H. Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

I. Nebraska Department of Education


11:00  Am

10. Other Business/Announcements

A. Special Construction Matching Fund (NUSF-117) Program has been approved

B. Rural Broadband Task Force Meeting on 9/11/2020

T. Rolfes

11:15 Am

11. Agenda Items for the 10/21/2020 Meeting


11:20 Am

12. Consider location(s) for the 10/21/2020 Meeting


11:25 Am

13. Adjournment


* Indicates an expected action item.

The Council 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.

The NITC Education Council wishes to thank staff of the OCIO and DAS for helping to arrange the August 26, 2020 meeting.

NITC/Education Council Homepage
Meeting Notice Posted to the Nebraska Public Meeting Calendar 08/20/2020
Agenda Posted to the NITC Web site 08/20/2020