Public Meeting Agenda: August 7, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting

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August 7, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting Agenda

August 7, 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
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
F.2. 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, July 24, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Attachments:
H.2. Staff Adjustments
Attachments:
H.3. Administrative Appointments
H.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 A REPORT

Attachments:
H.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 B REPORT

Attachments:
H.6. Claims - Educational Service Unite 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.7. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments:
H.8. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 08/07/2017
Rationale: 

The Committee on Claims met on 08/07/2017 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 

Attachments:
H.9. Change Order No. 003 - 2014 Bond Program - Capital Improvements - Lothrop Elementary School
H.10. Certificates Of Substantial Completion - Franklin, Sunny Slope and South High Schools
H.11. Classroom #C243 Buildout - 2014 Bond Program - South High Magnet School - Fire, Life Safety, Security, And Technology Upgrades
H.12. Change Order No. 002 - 2014 Bond Program - Capital Improvements - Franklin Elementary School
H.13. Head Start Monthly Governing Body Report
Attachments:
H.14. Bid No. 17-052 - Security Guard Services - Withdrawal of Frontline Bid & Re-Award
H.15. Notice of Intent to Terminate the Interlocal Agreement with Douglas County School District 054 ("Ralston") dated January 11, 1999
I. Discussion and/or Action Items
I.1. Action Item(s)
I.1.a. Superintendent Search Committee and Recommendation for issuing a Request for Proposals for Superintendent Search Consulting Services
Rationale: 

The Superintendent Search Committee (Snow, Goding, Holman, and Perlman) met on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.    The Committee (4 to 0) recommended to reissue the RFP for Superintendent Search Consulting Services on August 8 with a close date of August 15. 

Attachments:
I.1.b. First Reading of Recommended Policy Changes
Rationale: 

The attached policies have been reviewed by the Policy Committee. The Policy Committee voted 3 to 1 to forward the attached policies to the full Board for information.   

I.2. Information Item(s)
I.2.a. Budget
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. Adjournment
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