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February 5, 2018 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: 

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. Treasurer
Rationale:  The Treasurer's Report for December 2017 is attached for review
Attachments: (1)
F.2. Superintendent
Attachments: (1)
F.3. 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. January 23, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Attachments: (1)
H.1.b. January 30, 2018 - Special Meeting
Attachments: (1)
H.2. Staff Adjustments
Attachments: (1)
H.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: (4)
H.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: (1)
H.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: (1)
H.6. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 02/05/2018
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 2/05/2018 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments: (1)
H.7. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments: (2)
H.8. Head Start Monthly Board Report
Attachments: (2)
H.9. Change Order No. 005 - 2014 Bond Program - Capital Improvements - Northwest High Magnet School
H.10. Amendment No. 001 To The Agreement With Sampson Construction Company - Central High School East Addition
H.11. Bid No. 18-009 Vehicles - Five (5) Type A Buses
Attachments: (1)
H.12. Engagement of Perry Guthery, Haase & Gessford, P.C., L.L.O.
Rationale: 
 
In keeping with Policy 2300, the Board approves the engagement of the Perry Guthery, Haase & Gessford, P.C., L.L.O. to serve as legal counsel to the Board for one or more grievance hearings in accordance with the engagement letter dated January 29, 2018.  The Board specifically designates the Board President and Board Vice President as the primary contacts for communication with Mr. Gessford and the Perry firm. In addition, the Board authorizes the Board President and Board Secretary to consult with the parties to schedule any additional grievance hearings utilizing the procedures and format set forth in the Board Resolution approved on January 8, 2018, relating to Grievance Hearing 18-01.     
 
Attachments: (1)
H.13. Re-Appointment of Lou Ann Goding to the NASB Legislation Committee
Rationale: 

Lou Ann Goding will be re-appointed to the Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) Legislation Committee as Legislation Committee Member #1 (term will end June 30, 2021).

I. Discussion and/or Action Items
I.1. Action Item(s)
I.1.a. Superintendent's Contract - Dr. Cheryl Logan
Attachments: (2)
I.1.b. Presentation of Final Phase II Bond Plan
Rationale:  Staff recommends approval of the Phase II Bond Plan including, capital improvements, additions, and renovations in designated existing facilities; renovation of a leased site for the Transition Program; and construction of five new facilities, including two elementary schools, one middle school, and two high schools.
 
I.1.c. Agreement With The Omaha Public Schools Foundation, Buffett Early Childhood Fund And Omaha Early Learning Centers Inc., - Early Learning Center At Kennedy Elementary School
I.1.d. License Agreement With Omaha Early Learning Centers, Inc. - Early Learning Center At Kennedy Elementary School
I.1.e. Agreement With Buffett Early Childhood Fund, Omaha Early Learning Centers, Inc. And Seventy-Five North Revitalization Corporation - Early Learning Center At Kennedy Elementary School
I.1.f. 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.
I.2. Information Item(s)
I.2.a. District Initiatives Related to Energy Controls
Rationale: 
In pursuit of resource conservation and cost-effective management, the Green Schools Initiative of the Omaha Public Schools is a program designed to guide reduction of consumption via attention to the multiple categories of energy usage, water consumption, emissions, recycling, and waste reduction.
 
OPS staff and TRANE Energy Services will present a brief overview of services, training, analysis, and savings specifically related to energy management within district facilities.
Attachments: (2)
J. Receipt of Reports
J.1. District English Language Learner and Refugee Report 2017-2018
Attachments: (1)
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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