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June 8, 2020 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting

Agenda
A. OPS Board Of Education Information
Rationale: 

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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 on the June 8, 2020 Board of Education, agenda item A.1. Open Meetings Act.

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.

Attachments: (2)
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. Treasurer
Rationale:  The Treasurer's Report for April 2020 is attached for review
Attachments: (1)
F.2. Superintendent
Attachments: (1)
F.3. Board Members
G. Public Comment and Recognition
Rationale:  Notice to visitors: If you wish to speak, please click on the following link (or copy and paste into your browser) on Monday, June 8, 2020 between 6:00-6:35 p.m. to complete the online "Request to be Heard" form:

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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. Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - Regular Meeting
Attachments: (1)
H.1.b. Monday, May 18, 2020 - Special Meeting
Attachments: (1)
H.2. 2020-2021 Administrative Appointments
Attachments: (1)
H.3. Amendment No 001 to the Agreement with Vrana Construction - 2018 Bond Program - Lewis & Clark Middle School Capital Improvements & Renovation Project ($11,759,276.00)
H.4. Amendment No 002 to the Agreement with Darland Construction - 2018 Bond Program - New Elementary School 10th & Pine Street Project ($83,929.00)
H.5. Amendment No. 006 to the Agreement with Sampson Construction Co., Inc. - 2018 Bond Program - New High School 156th & Ida Street Project ($1,329,698.00)
Attachments: (1)
H.6. Appointment of Patrick Bourne to a Four-Year Term on the Omaha School Employees' Retirement System (OSERS) as the Business Trustee
Rationale: 
On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Omaha School Employees’ Retirement System (OSERS) and pursuant to §79-980 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes, I submit to the Board of Education Patrick Bourne, Esq. for appointment to the OSERS Board of Trustees as a community business trustee. At the May 7, 2020 meeting of the OSERS Board of Trustees, the Trustees voted unanimously (with the two community business trustees not voting per §79-980) to recommend to the Board of Education the appointment of Mr. Bourne to the Omaha School Employees’ Retirement System.
 
H.7. Approval of the Construction Documents Design Submittal - 2018 Bond Program - New Elementary School 10th & Pine Street
H.8. Approval of Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments: (1)
H.9. Approval of the Permanent Sanitary Sewer Easement with the City of Bellevue, Nebraska
H.10. Award to Omaha Truck Center to Purchase Additional Type A Buses (Bid No. 20-029)
H.11. Award to Omaha Truck Center to Purchase Additional Type C2 Wheelchair Buses (Bid No. 20-031)
H.12. Award to Woodhouse Ford of Omaha to Purchase Additional Trucks with Snow Blades (Bid No. 20-030)
H.13. Burroughs Settlement Agreement
Rationale:  Administration recommends approval of the attached Settlement Agreement between Gail Burroughs and the Omaha Public Schools.  On February 26, 2015, Gail Burroughs injured her lower back while working as a bus aide for OPS.  The proposed settlement resolves her lawsuit against OPS in which she claims that an ongoing back injury resulting from the fall at work cause her to be permanently and totally disabled.  
H.14. 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: (4)
H.15. 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: (1)
H.16. 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 C REPORT
Attachments: (1)
H.17. 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: (1)
H.18. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 6/01/2020
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 6/01/2020 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments: (1)
H.19. Declaration of Surplus Relocatable Classroom Buildings at Highland Elementary
H.20. Head Start Monthly Board Report - April
Attachments: (1)
H.21. NWEA/MAP Assessment Renewal for 2020-2021 
Attachments: (2)
H.22. Second Reading Policy Updates  - 2010, 2120, 2150, 2200, 2210, 2600, 4042, 6121, 6290, 8342, 9340
Rationale:  The Policy Committee met on April 6, 2020 and recommended the attached policies move to the full Board for approval. 

Timeline: 
April 15:  Information
May 13:  First Reading
June 1: Second Reading
I. Discussion and/or Action Items
I.1. Action Item(s)
I.1.a. First Reading - Policy 4043 and 5008 
Rationale:  The Policy Committee recommends approval of changes made to Policy 4043 and 5008.  
Attachments: (2)
I.2. Information Item(s)
I.2.a. Student Code of Conduct 2020-2021
Rationale:  Central Office staff will provide information on recommended changes to the 2020-2021 Code of Conduct.  Action will be requested from the Board at the June 15, meeting.  
Attachments: (3)
J. Receipt of Reports
J.1. Omaha School Employees’ Retirement System’s January 1, 2020 Actuarial Valuation Report
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. Proposed Staffing Adjustments
Rationale:  Administration recommends approval of the staffing recommendations found in the attached Staffing Adjustments.
Attachments: (1)
M. Adjournment

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