Public Meeting Agenda: November 21, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting

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November 21, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting Agenda

November 21, 2016 at 5:30 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. Action Item
F.1. Superintendent Search Firm Interviews and Selection
Rationale:  The purpose of the interviews will be to select a superintendent search firm. 
G. School Spotlight
Rationale: 

Madam President, members of the board, our School Spotlight is on Northwest High School Counselor Jacquelyn Johnson.

This month Ms. Johnson was named the 2016 Nebraska School Counselor of the Year. Every year the Nebraska School Counselor Association receives nominations about counselor’s that provide top notch and comprehensive counseling services to students and their school building. This year our very own Jacquelyn Johnson received the honor.

We salute Ms. Johnson and welcome Northwest High School Assistant Principal Shannen Petersen and Counseling Director Josette Taylor.

H. Board and Superintendent Communications
H.1. Treasurer
Rationale:  The Treasurer's Report for October 2016 is attached for review
Attachments:
H.2. Superintendent
Attachments:
H.3. Board Members
I. Public Comment and Recognition
J. 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. 
J.1. Reading of Minutes
J.1.a. Monday, November 7, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Attachments:
J.2. Staff Adjustment
Attachments:
J.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:
J.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:
J.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:
J.6. Claims - Educational Service Unit No. 19
Rationale:  It is recommended that the claims for Educational Service Unite No. 19 be approved as presented by the central administrative staff.
Attachments:
J.7. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 11/21/2016
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 11/21/2016 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments:
J.8. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
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J.9. Bid No.17-010 2014 Bond Prog FLSS Improvements Plan Area B: Belvedere Elem School
Attachments:
J.10. Change Order No. 001 Gym Floor Maintenance & Bleacher Replacement Central High School
J.11. Cellular Antenna Lease Agreement – Burke High School
J.12. OPS Auction Results
Attachments:
J.13. Schematic Design Approval 2014 Bond Prog Oak Valley Elem School
J.14. Construction Document Approval 2014 Bond Prog Burke High School
J.15. Second Amendment to Interlocal Agreement Creating the Nebraska Schools Medicaid Consortium
Rationale:  District staff is requesting approval to extend the interlocal agreement for the Nebraska Schools Medicaid Consortium until the State approves the Medicaid Administrative Claiming Sub-Grants Agreement or until August 31, 2019, whichever occurs first.
Attachments:
J.16. Approval of the 2016-2018 Educational Interpreters/Transliterators Negotiated Agreement
Attachments:
K. Discussion and/or Action Items
K.1. Information Item(s)
K.1.a. Committees of the Board Update
Rationale:  Committees of the Board of Education will provide a brief update.

Committees:
Accountability - November 12, 2016
Budget and Audit
Communications - Scheduled for November 29, 2016
Policy - Scheduled for November 30, 2016
Americanism
Student Assignment Plan - Scheduled for November 22, 2016
Legislative
Construction Manager at Risk (CM@R)
Specialty Schools Review and Recommendations (SSRR)
Citizen Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC)
Code of Conduct - Scheduled for November 28, 2016
K.1.b. District Level Nebraska State Assessment Results
K.2. Action Item(s)
L. Receipt of Reports
L.1. Jacobs 2014 Bond Update
Attachments:
L.2. ESUCC Board Minutes
Rationale:  The Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council (ESUCC) meets monthly to support the statewide coordinated provision of the most cost-effective services for students, teachers, and school district in each educational service unit.  Following approval of the meeting minutes by the full Council, these minutes are provided to the Board of Education as an update. ESU Coordinating Council Meeting minutes for October 5, 2016 are provided as an attachment.
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M. 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.

 
N. Adjournment
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