Public Meeting Agenda: July 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting

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July 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting Agenda

July 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting
A. OPS Board Of Education Information
Rationale: 

Notice to visitors: If you wish to speak, please obtain a “Request to be Heard” form from the entry table and return the completed form to the table attendant or the Board of Education Director.

The agenda will be kept current and available for public inspection in the office of the Secretary of the Board of Education at the Administrative Building during regular working hours. 

Board members may request specific agenda item(s) be moved to a different place on the agenda.  Please attend the entire meeting to ensure you hear discussion on a particular agenda item.

Pursuant to Section 84-1412 of the Nebraska Statutes, the public is hereby informed that a current copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act is posted in the Board meeting room on the north wall.

Agenda items are subject to reordering at discretion of the board president, please attend the entire meeting to ensure you're able to hear any discussion. If you would like to rehear any discussion, please listen to our podcast located on the District Web Page, district.ops.org.

B. Call to Order
C. Pledge of Allegiance
D. OPS Vision and Mission Statement
Rationale:  The Vision:  Every Student.  Every Day.  Prepared for Success.

The Mission:  Omaha Public Schools prepares all students to excel in college, career, and life.
E. Roll Call
E.1. Excused/Unexcused Absence
F. School Spotlight
Rationale: 

Madam President, members of the board, the Spotlight for this evening is on the Career Center SkillsUSA students.

The Career Center SkillsUSA students won more than twenty awards in the SkillsUSA State Conference at the Century Link in April.  Students competed in and won 6 state championships in Broadcast News, Digital Cinema, Audio/Radio Production, Basic Health Care Needs, Auto Refinishing Technology, Photography, and Motorcycle Service Technology.

The state victory qualified nearly a dozen students to compete at the national SkillsUSA Leadership conference in Louisville, Kentucky in June 2016. This year is also the first year Career Center student KJ White is named a SkillsUSA State Officer. 

We salute the Career Center SkillsUSA chapter and welcome the principal Jeremy Cowley, the SkillsUSA team, and their teacher and advisor Ryan Hunter.

 

G. Board and Superintendent Communications
G.1. Treasurer
Rationale: 

TREASURER 

The Treasurer's Report for June 2016 is attached for review.


Attachments:
G.2. Superintendent
Attachments:
G.3. Board Members
H. Public Comment and Recognition
I. Consent Agenda
Rationale:  At this time, any Board member may request that any item in the consent agenda be removed from the consent agenda and be considered and voted on separately. 
I.1. Claims - School District of Omaha - Report A
Rationale: 

APPROVAL OF CLAIMS - SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OMAHA

It is recommended that the claims for the School District of Omaha be approved as presented by the central administrative staff.

A.    CLAIMS REPORT A
Attachments:
I.2. Claims - School District of Omaha - Report B
Rationale:  APPROVAL OF CLAIMS - SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OMAHA

It is recommended that the claims for the School District of Omaha be approved as presented by the central administrative staff.

A.    CLAIMS REPORT B
Attachments:
I.3. Claims - School District of Omaha - Report C
Rationale: 

APPROVAL OF CLAIMS - SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OMAHA CLAIMS REPORT C:

All Claims submitted as potential conflict of interest for members of the Board of Education.


Attachments:
I.4. Claims - Educational Service Unit No. 19
Rationale: 

APPROVAL OF CLAIMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT NO. 19

It is recommended that the claims for Educational Service Unit No. 19 be approved as presented by the central administrative staff.
Attachments:
I.5. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 07/11/16 and 07/18/16
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 07/11/16 and 07/18/16 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments:
I.6. Bid 16-063 Office Remodel, Monroe Middle School
Attachments:
I.7. Creighton University Real Estate Purchase
I.8. Approval Of The Final Plat For The Beveridge Middle School Site
I.9. Property Conveyance at Beveridge Middle School Site
Rationale: 

The staff recommends the declaration of surplus and the conveyance by the District of the following described property to Thomas L. Hallstrom:

A tract of land located in part of Lot 1, Block 3, Pinewood Third Addition, as Addition to the City of Omaha, as surveyed, platted and recorded, Douglas County, Nebraska, being more particularly described as follows:

Beginning at the Northeast corner of said Lot 1, Block 3, Pinewood Third Addition, said corner also being on the West right-of-way line of Pinewood Circle Drive; thence Southerly on a 348.67 foot radius curve to the right, an arc length of 13.05 feet ( long chord bears (assumed bearing) S 09°22’35” E, 13.05 feet) to a point of curvature; thence on a 75.00 foot radius curve to the right, an arc length of 9.73 feet (long chord bears S 05°24’58” E, 9.72 feet) to a point of curvature; thence on a 25.00 foot radius curve to the right, an arc length of 23.72 feet (long chord bears S 25°29’13” W, 22.84 feet); thence N 74°04’04” W, 33.14 feet; thence S 86°21’13” W, 110.17 feet to a point on the West line of said Lot 1, Block 3; thence N 11°24’19” W on said west line of Lot 1, Block 3, 19.96 feet to the Northwest corner of said Lot 1, Block 3; thence N 81°58’03” E on the North line of said Lot 1, Block 3, 154.05 feet to the point of beginning.

The property described contains 4,181.92 sq. ft.  This conveyance is to be made as a part of the platting of the Beveridge Middle School site and the dedication of right-of-way and construction of a cu-de-sac by the District adjacent to Mr. Hallstrom's residence.  The President and Secretary of the Board shall be authorized to execute deeds and all other documents to effectuate the conveyance.

I.10. Schematic Design Approval – 2014 Bond Program – Benson High School
Attachments:
I.11. Change Order No. 005 Early Childhood Learning Center at Skinner Elementary
I.12. Change Order No. 005 Early Childhood Learning Center at Gateway Elementary
I.13. 2015-2016 Educare Delegate Agreement
Attachments:
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Information Item(s)
J.1.a. Information on Second Tranche Issuance and Sale of Bonds
Rationale: 

The District’s financial advisor and bond counsel will provide information regarding the issuance and sale of the School District's second tranche General Obligation Bonds, Series 2016, in the principal amount of $141,000,00.  Documents relating to the bonds, including a Preliminary Official Statement, a Notice of Sale, a Trustee, Paying Agent and Registrar’s Agreement and a Custodial Agreement will be provided to the Board in draft form at the August 1, 2016 meeting for review.

J.1.b. Committees of the Board Update
Rationale:  Committees of the Board of Education will provide a brief update.

Committees:
Accountability
Budget and Audit
Communications
Policy - June 29, 2016 and scheduled July 27, 2016
Americanism
Student Assignment Plan - scheduled July 26, 2016
Legislative - June 21, 2016
Construction Manager at Risk (CM@R) - scheduled July 19, 2016
Specialty Schools Review and Recommendations (SSRR)
Citizen Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC)
Code of Conduct - scheduled July 21, 2016
J.1.c. Policy 1401 - Community Partnership Proposal and 1402 - Use of Grants and Donations by Individual Schools for Capital Improvements
J.1.d. 5000 Series
J.1.e. Policy 1200 Anti-discrimination, Anti-harassment, and Anti-retaliation
Attachments:
J.2. Action Item(s)
J.2.a. Omaha Virtual School
J.2.b. Superintendent's Contract
J.2.c. Reading of Minutes
J.2.c.1. Monday, July 11, 2016 - Special Meeting
Attachments:
J.2.c.2. Monday, July 11, 2016 - Board Workshop
Attachments:
J.2.d. Staff Adjustments
Attachments:
J.2.e. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments:
J.2.f. Second Reading - Policy 1000 and 1060
Attachments:
J.2.g. Contracts for Renewing Assessment Systems
Attachments:
J.2.h. Re-Appointment to Omaha Schools Foundation Board of Directors
Rationale: 

Re-Appointment to a three year term to expire June, 2019 is requested for:

Steve Kinkead

Attachments:
J.2.i. 2015-16 and 2016-17 Non-Negotiated Salary Schedules - Nutrition Services
Attachments:
J.2.j. Head Start Continuation Grant Application
Rationale:  The Department of Curriculum Instruction and Assessment is requesting approval at the July 18, 2016 Board of Education meeting to submit the Head Start Continuation Grant application to the Head Start Regional Office.  This recommendation aligns with principle 2.2 of the Strategic Plan.  Omaha Public Schools has been the grant for the Head Start/Early Head Start program since 2005.  This application supports a continuation of Head Start funding for early childhood services in the Omaha Public Schools. 
K. Receipt of Reports
K.1. CBOC Update
Rationale:  Update on the 2014 Bond Program with regard to topics discussed in CBOC meetings including schedules, budgets and contingencies.
Attachments:
L. Request for Closed Session
Rationale:  The Omaha Board of Education is authorized by state statute to hold closed sessions.  Closed sessions may be held when clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual.  Reasons that meet this standard include but are not limited to:  (a) strategy sessions with respect to collective bargaining, real estate matters, pending litigation, or litigation which is imminent as evidenced by communication of a claim or threat of litigation to or by the public body; (b) discussion regarding deployment of security personnel or devices; (c) investigative proceedings regarding allegations of criminal misconduct; (d) evaluation of the job performance of a person when necessary to prevent needless injury to the reputation of a person and if such person has not requested a public meeting; and (e) legal advice.

Explanation

At this point, it is appropriate for the Board to meet in closed session for one of the stated matters and/or any other permissible closed session matters in compliance with the law.

PROPOSAL:

That the Board hold a closed session:

1.  For strategy session with respect to negotiations/collective bargaining clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

2.  For strategy session with respect to property/real estate matters clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

3.  For strategy session with respect to pending litigation, or litigation which is imminent as evidenced by communication of a claim or threat of litigation to or by the public body clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

4.  For discussion regarding deployment of security personnel or devices clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

5.  For investigative proceedings regarding allegations of criminal misconduct clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

6.  For personnel and the evaluation of job performance clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

7.  For discussions of the legal consequences of specific action and legal advice clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of  needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

 
M. Adjournment
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