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June 16, 2021 Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 2:00PM CT
Host Location: Varner Hall Lower Level Board Room, 3835 Holdrege Street, Lincoln, NE
A Zoom link will be provided by request to members and guests unable to join in person.

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 June 16, 2021 meeting*



3. Consider approval of the Minutes from the 4/21/2021 meeting*



4. Public Comment



5. NITC EC Membership

T. Rolfes


6. Legislative Update

A. LB 83--Change public meeting provisions and provide for virtual conferencing (approved by Governor on 4/21/2021)

B. LB 338--Change provisions and funding regarding broadband infrastructure (approved by Governor on 5/5/2021)

C. LB 388--Adopt the Nebraska Broadband Bridge Act (approved by Governor on 5/27/2021)

D. LB 528--Provide, change, and eliminate provisions relating to education (approved by Governor on 5/25/2021)

T. Rolfes


7. ESSER and federal funding update

T. Rolfes


8. Network Nebraska and Digital Education Action Items (pp 23-32)

A. Network Nebraska Update: 1) Future Network; 2) Communications; 3) Advanced Services 

B. Digital Education Update: 1) Disseminate Information; 2) Equity of Access

T. Rolfes, Co-Chairs


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 Public Media

H. Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

I. Nebraska Department of Education


3:20 PM

10. Other Business/Announcements

A. Member Recognition

B. NITC Meeting on 7/8/2021 in Lincoln


3:25 PM

11. Agenda Items for the 8/18/2021 Meeting


3:25 PM

12. Consider location(s) for the 8/18/2021 Meeting


3:30 PM

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 Varner Hall for helping to arrange the JUne 16, 2021 meeting.

NITC/Education Council Homepage
Meeting Notice Posted to the Nebraska Public Meeting Calendar 06/15/2021
Agenda Posted to the NITC Web site 06/15/2021