Public Meeting Agenda: April 17, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting

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April 17, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting Agenda

April 17, 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. #OPSProud Spotlight
Rationale: 

Board of Education #OPSProud Spotlight – April 17, 2017

Madam President, members of the board, our #OPSProud Spotlight is on three high school winners of the 2017 Nebraska National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.  The three students are from Benson, North and South High Schools. Tonight they are here with their families, art teachers and principals Mr. Wagner of Benson High, Mr. Haynes of North High and Mr. Cano of South High. I’d like to welcome Angie Fischer, Supervisor of the Art Department who will introduce the student’s artwork in a power point presentation.

Attachments:
G. Board and Superintendent Communications
G.1. Treasurer
Rationale:  The Treasurer's Report for March 2017 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, April 3, 2017 - Regular Meeting
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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

Attachments:
I.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.
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I.6. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 4/17/2017
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 4/17/2017 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
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I.7. Grand Fund Budget Adjustments
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I.8. Proposed 32nd & Burt Elementary Attendance Area
Rationale:  Central Office Staff will provided a recommendation for the 32nd & Burt Elementary Attendance Area. 
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I.9. Bid No. 17-028 Textbook Loan Program - Textbook Procurement For Students Attending Non-Public Schools
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I.10. Bid No. 17-019 Middle Level Planners
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I.11. Bid No. 17-037 Data Protection Suite
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I.12. Bid No. 17-038 Hand Dryers 2017 at Various Sites
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I.13. District Annual Order For Classroom And Special Education Supplies
I.14. Construction Manager At Risk Firm Selection – Parrish Program Relocation Renovations
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I.15. Bid No. 17-027 – 2014 Bond Program Capital Improvements Oak Valley Elementary
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I.16. Bid No. 17-035 – 2014 Bond Program Temporary Classrooms Oak Valley Elementary
I.17. Bid No. 17-039 – 2014 Bond Program Fire, Life Safety, and Security Improvement Plan. Area B: Central Park, Dundee, And Skinner
I.18. Change Order No. 002 – 2014 Bond Program Capital Improvements – Joslyn Elementary
I.19. Amendment No. 002 To The Agreement With McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. – 2014 Bond Prog. Norris Middle
I.20. Design Firm Selection – 2014 Bond Program Capital Improvements Project Bryan High
I.21. Change Order No. 003 – 2014 Bond Program Capital Improvements – Northwest High
I.22. Re-Appointment of Lacey Merica to the NASB Legislation Committee
Rationale:  Lacey Merica will be re-appointed to the Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) Legislation Committee as Legislation Committee Member #3 (term will end June 30, 2020).
I.23. Kellom and Conestoga Early Childhood Program Contract Variance 2016-2018
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 - April 14, 2017 (See specific agenda item.)
Budget and Audit - April 10, 2017
Policy - scheduled for April 20, 2017
Student Assignment Plan (SAP) - Scheduled for April 25, 2017
Legislative - April 14, 2017
Construction Manager at Risk (CM@R)  (Perlman and Merica for Parrish)
Citizen Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) - Scheduled for April 26, 2017
Code of Conduct - Scheduled for April 24, 2017
J.1.b. Jacobs 2014 Bond Program Update
Rationale:  Jacobs staff will present an update on bond progress and respond to questions from the Board.
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.2. Action Item(s)
J.2.a. Accountability Committee Recommendations
Rationale: 

The Accountability Committee met on Friday, April 14, 2017.  The Accountability Committee recommended by a 3-1 vote to direct Board Officers to enter into negotiations with Mr. Mark Evans for the 2017-18 school year (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018). 

 

J.2.b. 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.c. Policy Updates - First Reading
Rationale: 

The following polices are being provided as Information out of the Policy Committee.   The polices will be brought as first reading at the April 17th Board Meeting. 

2150 – School Year
3011 – Fund Balance Reporting
4029 – Absence from Meetings
4030 – Calls to 911 Emergency Service
4031 – Dates of Payment of Salaries
4390 – Group Term Life Insurance
4400 – Long-Term Disability Program
5407 – Student Interviews
5426 – Student Data
5700 – Do Not Resuscitate/Do Not Intubate (DNR/DNI) Requests
7000 – Purchasing and Contracting Policies
7003 - Construction Manager at Risk Policies
7004 – Care of School Property and Assets

K. Receipt of Reports
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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