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August 15, 2016 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting

Agenda
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, we have two school Spotlights for this evening.  

We first begin with congratulating the Omaha South High School Varsity Boys Soccer team for winning the state championship in May this year. South defeated Creighton Prep in the Class A Final 1 to 0. We salute and welcome the team, Mr. Ruben Cano and Dennis Mitchell.  

Madam President, members of the Board, our next School Spotlight is on the McMillan Academic Pentathlon team. Students tested their knowledge in five subject areas and won the state competition in April sending them to Boise, Idaho for the national competition.  We congratulate the students on their achievements and welcome the team and one of their coaches, Liz Figueroa, to talk more about their experience.  

 

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

TREASURER 

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


Attachments: (1)
G.2. Superintendent
Attachments: (2)
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. Reading of Minutes
I.1.a. Monday, August 1, 2016 - Workshop
Attachments: (1)
I.2. Staff Adjustments
Attachments: (1)
I.3. 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: (4)
I.4. 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: (1)
I.5. 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: (1)
I.6. 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: (1)
I.7. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 8/1/16 and 8/15/16
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 8/1/16 and 8/15/16 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments: (1)
I.8. Papio-Missouri River NRD Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
I.9. Schematic Design Approval – 2014 Bond Program – Norris Middle School
Attachments: (2)
I.10. Schematic Design Approval – 2014 Bond Program - Burke High School
Attachments: (2)
I.11. Second Amendment To The Existing Amended Agreement With The Lund Company
Attachments: (2)
I.12. Approval Of Right-Of-Way Dedication - Lothrop Elementary School Site At 22nd Street
I.13. Approval Of Right-Of-Way Dedication - Lothrop Elementary School Site At Pinkney Street
I.14. Approval Of Right-Of-Way Dedication At The New JP Lord School Site
I.15. Approval Of The Administrative Subdivision Plat For The New JP Lord School Site
I.16. Offer of Sale of Real Estate 156th & Ida Streets – Chambers
I.17. 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 Non-Negotiated Salary Schedules
Rationale:  Staff recommends approvals of the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 Non-Negotiated Salary Schedules.  The salaries proposed align with comparable bargaining unit rates.
Attachments: (1)
I.18. Omaha Public Schools Series 2016 Bonds
Rationale: 

A resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of the School District’s General Obligation Bonds, Series 2016, in the principal amount of $141,000,000, authorizing the financial advisor to conduct a public sale of the bonds, authorizing the President of the Board and Superintendent to accept the winning bid and authorizing the sale of the bonds to the successful bidder in accordance with the terms of its bid.  The resolution will also approve forms of 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.

J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Information Item(s)
J.1.a. Committees of the Board Update
Rationale:  Committees of the Board of Education will provide a brief update.

Committees:
Accountability
Budget and Audit - scheduled for August 22, 2016
Communications
Policy - July 27, 2016
Americanism
Student Assignment Plan - July 26, 2016 and scheduled for August 23, 2016
Legislative
Construction Manager at Risk (CM@R)
Specialty Schools Review and Recommendations (SSRR)
Citizen Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) - scheduled August 24, 2016
Code of Conduct - July 21, 2016 and July 26, 2016
J.1.b. Transgender Policy Discussion
Rationale:  In accordance with Policy 8343, Agenda Construction and Control, Ms. Fey, Mr. Snow and Mr. Vargas requested a discussion regarding a more detailed policy for transgender staff and student use of bathrooms and locker rooms be placed on the agenda. 
J.2. Action Item(s)
J.2.a. Superintendent's Contract
J.2.b. Approval of School Resource Officer (SRO) and Associate School Resource Officer (ASRO) Program Agreements
J.2.c. First Reading - Policy 1200
Attachments: (1)
J.2.d. First Reading - Policy 1401 - Community Partnership Proposal and 1402 - Use of Grants and Donations by Individual Schools for Capital Improvements
J.2.e. First Reading - 5000 (Student) Series - Part 1
J.2.f. Spacesaver High Density Mechanical Assist Mobile Storage System – TAC - Library Services
Attachments: (1)
J.2.g. Agreement With Boys And Girls Clubs Of The Midlands For Florence Elementary School
Attachments: (2)
K. Receipt of Reports
K.1. Jacobs 2014 Bond Program Update
Attachments: (1)
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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