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

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

March 6, 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
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. Superintendent
Attachments:
F.2. Board Members
G. 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. 
G.1. Reading of Minutes
G.1.a. Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Attachments:
G.1.b. Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Special Meeting
Attachments:
G.1.c. Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - Special Meeting
Attachments:
G.2. Staff Adjustments
Attachments:
G.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:
G.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:
G.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:
G.6. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 3/6/2017
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 3/6/2017 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments:
G.7. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments:
G.8. Head Start Monthly Governing Body Report
Attachments:
G.9. RFP No. 17-006 – Contract negotiations with Riverside Technologies, Inc. and Microsoft Corporation to provide Desktop, Laptop, and Touch Enabled Computers
G.10. Bid No. 17-024 2014 Bond Program Fire, Life Safety, and Security Improvement Plan Area A - Various Schools Ashland Park Robbins, Pawnee, Highland
G.11. Bid No. 17-022 Running Track Resurfacing – Burke High School
G.12. Bid No. 17-023 Football Field Reconstruction – Northwest High School
G.13. Change Order No. 001 2014 Bond Program Capital Improvement Indian Hill
G.14. Change Order No. 002 2014 Bond Program 5616 L Street Western Hills Tem School Buildout
G.15. Construction Documents Approval 2014 Bond Program Gilder Elementary
G.16. Construction Documents Approval 2014 Bond Program Oak Valley Elementary
H. Discussion and/or Action Items
H.1. Superintendent Candidate Interviews
Rationale: 

The Board of Education will interview two finalist candidates for the position of Superintendent of the Omaha Public Schools.

H.1.a. Board Interview of Dr. Jane Stavem
H.1.b. Board Interview of Dr. Paul Gausman
H.2. Action Item(s)
H.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.
Attachments:
I. Receipt of Reports
J. 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.

 
K. Adjournment
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