Public Meeting Agenda: July 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Workshop

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July 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Workshop Agenda

July 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Workshop
0. Pledge of Allegiance
Rationale:  Led by
0. 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.
0. School Spotlight
A. OPS Board Of Education Information
Rationale: 

Notice to visitors:

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. Board of Education Oath of Office
Rationale:  New Board Member, Tracy Casady, took the Oath of Office on Thursday, June 29, 2017.   The Oath was witnessed by: Evans, Ray. 
Attachments:
D. Roll Call
D.1. Excused/Unexcused Absence
E. Board and Superintendent Communications
E.1. Superintendent
E.2. Board Members
E. Public Comment and Recognition
E. 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. 
E.1. Reading of Minutes
E.1.a. Monday, June 19, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Attachments:
E.2. Staff Adjustments
Attachments:
E.3. Administrative Appointments
E.4. 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:
E.5. 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:
E.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.
Attachments:
E.7. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 6/19/2017 and 7/10/2017
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 6/19/2017 and 7/10/2017 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments:
E.8. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments:
E.9. Head Start Monthly Governing Body Report
E.10. Termination of Agreement with MacPherson and Jacobson
Rationale: 

The District desires to terminate the Agreement entered into with MacPherson and Jacobson on November 21, 2016, and hereby authorizes the Administration to provide notice of such termination as set forth in the Agreement.

E.11. Change Order No. 001 2014 Bond Program Planning Area B Fire, Life Safety, Security and Technology (FLSST) Conestoga and King Elementary
E.12. Change Order No. 002 2014 Bond Program Capital Improvements Sunny Slope
E.13. Change Order No. 003 2014 Bond Program Capital Improvements Beveridge
F. Discussion and/or Action Items
F.1. Information Item(s)
F.1.a. Committees of the Board Update
Rationale:  Committees of the Board of Education will provide a brief update.

Committees:
Accountability
Budget and Audit
Communications
Policy
Americanism
Student Assignment Plan
Legislative
Construction Manager at Risk (CM@R)
Specialty Schools Review and Recommendations (SSRR)
Citizen Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC)
Code of Conduct
F.1.a. Student Transportation and Student Assignment Plan Update
Rationale:  A Board Workshop is scheduled for Monday, July10, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., in the OPS Board Room. The purpose of Board Workshops are to provide an opportunity for dialogue and mutual education between Board members and staff around a theme or topic. The Board Workshop on Monday, July 10, is on the theme of Transportation and the Student Assignment Plan. This workshop is in support of the District's Strategic Plan which has as a priority objective the redesign of school choice policies and processes to ensure greater clarity, efficiency, and quality. At the workshop staff will provide information on the Transportation and the Student Assignment Plan.    
F.2. Action Item(s)
F.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.
G. Receipt of Reports
G. 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.

 
G. Adjournment
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