Public Meeting Agenda: October 16, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting

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October 16, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting Agenda

October 16, 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. School Spotlight
Rationale: 

Madam President, members of the board, Superintendent Evans, our #OPSProud Spotlight is on Benson High School Senior Tha Tway. Cadet Tway is among 17 Army JROTC students nationwide receiving the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for outstanding Achievement.

Cadets are chosen for the award based on leadership abilities, academics, community and school activities, and JROTC participation. Cadet Tway is Omaha Public Schools 81st recipient of this prestigious award.

We salute Tway for her outstanding achievement and now welcome, LTC DeBolt, Director of Army Instruction for OPS and Tway to the podium.

 

G. Board and Superintendent Communications
G.1. Treasurer
Rationale: 

The Treasurer's Report for September 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, October 2, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Attachments:
I.1.b. Monday, October 9, 2017 - Board Workshop
Attachments:
I.2. Staff Adjustments
Attachments:
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 A REPORT

Attachments:
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 B REPORT

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.

Attachments:
I.6. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 10/16/2017
Rationale: 

The Committee on Claims met on 10/16/2017 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 

Attachments:
I.7. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments:
I.8. 2017-2018 Tuition Rates for Non-Residents
Rationale: 

Proposed 2017-2018 Tuition Rates for Non-Residents

Attachments:
I.9. Appointment of Shavonna Holman to Nebraska Association of School Board's (NASB) Board of Directors
I.10. Appointment of Tracy Casady to the Metro Area Boards of Education (MABE)
I.11. Schematic Design Approval - 2014 Bond Program - Hartman Elementary School
I.12. Schematic Design Approval - 2014 Bond Program - Columbian Elementary School
I.13. Schematic Design Approval - 2014 Bond Program - Boyd Elementary School
I.14. Change Order No. 001 - 2014 Bond Program - Access Control System Upgrades - Marrs Magnet Middle School And Minne Lusa Elementary School
I.15. Change Order No. 001 - 2014 Bond Program - Planning Area B - Fire, Life Safety, Security & Technology Improvements - Central Park, Dundee And Skinner Elementary School
Attachments:
I.16. Certificates of Substantial Completion - Planning Area B, Indian Hill, Marrs Middle, Minne Lusa
I.17. Certificate of Substantial Completion - 2014 Bond Program - OPS 2017 Summer Portable Classrooms, Various Sites
I.18. Bid No. P002-18 - 2014 Bond Program - 2017 Relocatable Moves Phase 2 - Various Sites
I.19. Affiliation Agreement Between The Sherwood Foundation®, Douglas County School District 0001 And The Omaha Public Schools Foundation
Rationale: 

Staff recommends approval of an Affiliation Agreement between the Omaha Public Schools, the Sherwood Foundation and the Omaha Public Schools Foundation (OPSF) that formalizes the process for grant funding application, funding, management and evaluation.   

I.20. Resolution Authorizing Issuance and Sale of Bonds
Rationale: 

A resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of the School District's General Obligation Bonds, Series 2017, in the principal amount of not to exceed $120,000,000, authorizing the financial advisor to conduct a public sale of the bonds, authorizing the Superintendent to accept the winning bid and authorizing the sale of the bonds to the successful bidder in accordance with the terms of its bid.  The resolution will also approve forms of documents relating to the bonds, including a Preliminary Official Statement, a Notice of Sale and a Custodian, Paying Agent and Registrar's Agreement.

I.21. Approval of the 2016-2018 Transportation Division Negotiated Agreement
I.22. Maintenance Agreement - 78th & Craig Street Acreage
I.23. OPS/Local 226 Memorandum of Understanding Relating to Contracting Out of Certain Services
I.24. Letter regarding management of Legal Conflicts involving the Omaha Public Schools, the Omaha Public Schools Foundation, the Sherwood Foundation and its affiliated entities the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, Educare and the Omaha Early Learning Center, Inc.
Rationale: 

Staff recommends approval of the letter agreement between Baird Holm, the Omaha Public Schools, the Omaha Public Schools Foundation, the Sherwood Foundation and its affiliated entities the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, Educare and the Omaha Early Learning Center, Inc. outlining how the parties will handle legal conflicts in the event that one should arise.  Each of the other parties has reviewed and approved the letter. 

J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Information Item(s)
J.1.a. Omaha Public Schools Principal Pipeline
J.2. Action Item(s)
J.2.a. First Reading - Policy Recommendations
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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