Public Meeting Agenda: January 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting

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January 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting Agenda

January 9, 2017 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
B.1. Board of Education Oath of Office
Rationale:  New Board Members took the Oath of Office on Wednesday, January 4.   The Oath was witnessed by: Evans, Farmer, Goding, Neiles-Brasch, Ray. 
Attachments:
C. Pledge of Allegiance
Rationale:  Led by
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. Board and Superintendent Communications
F.1. Treasurer
Attachments:
F.2. Superintendent
F.3. Board Members
G. Public Comment and Recognition
H. 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. 
H.1. Reading of Minutes
H.1.a. Monday, December 12, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Attachments:
H.2. Staff Adjustments
Attachments:
H.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:
H.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:
H.5. 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:
H.6. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 1/9/2017
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 1/9/2017 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments:
H.7. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments:
H.8. Change Order No. 001 2014 Bond Program FLSST Catlin Elementary School
H.9. Change Order No. 002 2014 Bond Program Capital Improvement Northwest High School
H.10. Change Order No. 001 2014 Bond Program FLSST Central High School
H.11. Change Order No. 01 – Kiln Room Renovations – Various Schools
H.12. Amendment No. 001 McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. 2014 Bond Program Norris Middle School
H.13. Bid No. 17-016 – Burke High Band Uniforms
Attachments:
H.14. Kronos Time & Attendance Workforce Management System
H.15. Head Start - November Monthly Board Report 2016
Attachments:
H.16. McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C. Agreement with Omaha Public Schools for Superintendent Search Services
Attachments:
H.17. Omaha Public Schools Foundation 2016-2017 Grants
Rationale:  Approval by the OPS Board of Education is requested for the attached classroom grants that have been reviewed and approved by the OPS Foundation Board of Directors and OPS Department of Curriculum Instruction and Support.
Attachments:
H.18. OSERS Investment Purchases - December 2016
Attachments:
H.19. Resignation of Justin Wayne
Rationale: 

On  January 3, 2017 the Board of Education received the following email from Mr. Wayne:

Dear President Goding and fellow Board Members,

It has been my honor and pleasure to serve on the Board of Education for Omaha Public Schools, and advocating for our families and children.

On January 4, 2017 I will be sworn into the Legislature.  Please consider my resignation effective January 4, 2017 at 9:59 a.m.

Best wishes,

Justin T. Wayne

 

I. Discussion and/or Action Items
I.1. Information Item(s)
I.1.a. Council Of Great City Schools – Audit Of Student Transportation
Rationale:  Michael Casserly, Executive Director of the Council of the Great City Schools, and Robert Carlson, Director of Management Services of the Council of the Great City Schools, will present an analysis of the final report regarding the CGCS audit of the Student Transportation Division of the Omaha Public Schools.
I.1.b. Superintendent Search Update
Rationale:  Mr. Scanlan, Chair of the Accountability Committee, will provide an update on the Superintendent Search. 
I.2. Action Item(s)
I.2.a. Naming Northwest High School Athletic Renovations
Rationale: 

 

Attachments:
J. Receipt of Reports
K. 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.

 
L. Election of Officers
Attachments:
M. Adjournment
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