Public Meeting Agenda: February 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting

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February 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting Agenda

February 6, 2017 at 6:00 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 – February 6, 2017

Madam President, members of the board, our School Spotlight is on the Burke High School Dance Team.

This weekend the Burke Dance team traveled to Orlando, Florida to compete in nationals at the Universal Dance Association competition. During the summer of 2016 the team earned first place in their division qualifying them to compete. Coach Sarah Diego leads the Burke Dance team. Here with us to introduce Diego and talk about the team’s journey is Burke High School’s Assistant Principal, Dr. Andrew Walters. 

G. Board and Superintendent Communications
G.1. Superintendent
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G.2. 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, January 23, 2017 - Regular Meeting
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I.1.b. Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - Workshop
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I.2. Staff Adjustments
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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

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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

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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

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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.
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I.7. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 2/06/2017
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 2/06/2017 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
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I.8. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
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I.9. Head Start Monthly Governing Body Report
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I.10. Design Firm Selection – Parrish Program Relocation Renovations
I.11. Construction Document Approval 2014 Bond Prog Florence Elem
I.12. Appointment of Ben Perlman and Amanda Ryan to the NASB Legislation Committee
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I.13. Appointment of Marque Snow to the Omaha Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors
I.14. NCLB Title I, Part A Accountability Grant
Rationale:  These additional Title I Dollars are to assist in “Needs Improvement” Plans for identified schools.
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J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Information Item(s)
J.1.a. Superintendent Search Update
Rationale:  Mr. Palermo will provide an update on the Superintendent Search.
J.1.b. Central High School Addition Update
Rationale: 

District staff, representatives from Central High staff, Central High Foundation, along with DLR Architects will present an update regarding plans for proposed future improvements to Central High School.

J.1.c. CBOC Update
Rationale: 

A Representative of the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) will provide the Board of Education with an update on the 2014 Bond Program with regard to topics discussed in CBOC meetings including schedules, budgets and contingencies.

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J.1.d. Jacobs 2014 Bond Program Update
Rationale:  Jacobs staff will present an update on bond progress and respond to questions from the Board.
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J.2. Action Item(s)
J.2.a. Legislative Update
Rationale:  The Board may vote on any items presented by the District Lobbyist, John Lindsay, and any bill currently in front of the Nebraska Legislature.
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J.2.b. Board Vacancy Interviews
Rationale: 

The School Board will conduct interviews and select the individual for the vacant Subdistrict 4 board position.  

J.2.c. Resolution Regarding District Practices Related to Immigration and Customs Enforcement
K. Receipt of Reports
K.1. ESUCC 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 November 16, 2016 are provided as an attachment.
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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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