Public Meeting Agenda: October 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting

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October 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting Agenda

October 17, 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: 

Board of Education School Spotlight – October 17, 2016

 

Madam President, members of the board, our School Spotlight for this evening is on three high school students who are recipients of the 2016 – 2017 NSAA Believers and Achievers Award.

 

Congratulations to Northwest High senior Makayla Hasch, Burke High senior Tyler Cunningham and North High senior Catherine Christopherson.  The NSAA Believers & Achievers Award has been designed to reward high school students in Nebraska for their excellence in academics and participation in Nebraska School Activities Association. 

 

More than 3-hundred students from throughout the state met the criteria of having a 3.75 non-weighted, Cumulative GPA or higher along with a strong record in citizenship, school involvement and community leadership. Only 48 students were selected as winners of this prestigious award.

 

We salute Makayla, Tyler and Catherine for their academic achievements, participation in activities and their commitment to school and community service.


G. Board and Superintendent Communications
G.1. Treasurer
Rationale:  The Treasurer's Report for September 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. Reading of Minutes
I.1.a. Monday, October 3, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Attachments:
I.2. Staff Adjustments
Attachments:
I.3. Claims - School District of Omaha - Report A
Rationale: 

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.4. Claims - School District of Omaha - Report B
Rationale: 

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.5. Claims - School District of Omaha - Report C
Rationale: 

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

A.  CLAIMS REPORT C

Attachments:
I.6. Claims - Educational Service Unit No. 19
Rationale:  It is recommended that the claims for Educational Service Unit No. 19 be approved as presented by the central administrative staff.
Attachments:
I.7. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 10/17/2016
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 10/17/2016 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments:
I.8. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments:
I.9. Policy 2300 - Legal Services (Second Reading)
Rationale:  The Policy Committee recommends changes to Policy 2300, Legal Services.  The policy has been updated to reflect statutory changes made to the Omaha School Employees' Retirement System (OSERS). 
Attachments:
I.10. Bid No.16-068 2014 Bond Prog-FLSS Plan Area B Adams, Benson West Elementary
I.11. Certificate Of Substantial Completion – Sunny Slope Elementary
I.12. Construction Document Approval 2014 Bond Program Benson High School
I.13. Construction Manager At Risk Firm Selection 2014 Bond Program Gilder Elementary
I.14. Maintenance Agreement - 78th & Craig Street Acreage
I.15. Proposed 2016-17 Non-Resident Tuition Rates
Rationale:  Proposed 2016-17 Non-Resident Tuition Rates
Attachments:
I.16. Amendment To The Existing Agreement With Creighton University
I.17. CHI Health Immanuel/CHI Health Residential Treatment Center Service Agreement
Attachments:
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 - October 10, 2016
Budget and Audit
Communications - scheduled to meet on October 25, 2016
Policy - scheduled to meet on October 26, 2016
Americanism
Student Assignment Plan - scheduled to meet on October 25, 2016
Legislative - October 11, 2016
Construction Manager at Risk (CM@R)
Specialty Schools Review and Recommendations (SSRR)
Citizen Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) - scheduled to meet on October 26, 2016
Code of Conduct - scheduled to meet on October 24, 2016
Attachments:
J.2. Action Item(s)
J.2.a. Approval of Contracted Labor for Identity and Access Management Solution for the Onboarding and Offboarding of Staff, Contractors, and Students.
Attachments:
J.2.b. Academic Calendar for 2017-18 and 2018-19
Rationale: 

Proposed School Calendar 2017-18 and 2018-19:  Staff will present the proposed 2017-18 and 2018-19 Calendar.   The calendar was created with significant input from community members, district staff, members of the OPS Board of Education, teachers, and leadership from all unions. 

Attachments:
J.2.c. Request for Proposals for Superintendent Search Consulting Services
Rationale: 

The Accountability Committee requests permission to issue an RFP (Request for Proposals) for Superintendent Search Consulting Services. 

Attachments:
K. Receipt of Reports
K.1. Jacobs 2014 Bond Update
Attachments:
K.2. Green Schools Initiative 2016 Annual Report
Rationale:  The Green Schools Initiative (GSI) was launched in 2009-10, to reduce the consumption of natural resources, and embed environmental responsibility in the culture of the District.  All administrative offices, alternative programs, and schools participate in the GSI effort.  Students collect recycling, serve as energy managers, pick up litter, plant green infrastructures, and participate in related community events. After six years, OPS has seen a positive culture change, has dramatically reduced its environmental impact, and has accumulated approximately $7.4 million in cumulative cost reduction and avoidance.
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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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