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February 21, 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. School Spotlight
Rationale: 

Madam President, members of the board and Superintendent Evans, our #OPSProud Spotlight is on King Science Magnet and Technology Center.    

In February, The King Science Bowl Team won the Regional Science Bowl competition. Teams of young scientists from all over Nebraska gathered at Wayne State College for the Nebraska Science Bowls. The science bowl, which is funded by the Department of Energy tests students on questions dealing with science, math, physics and biology. 

We congratulate the team which includes Achilles Bridgford, Peter Sukstorf, Zack Alhejaj, Jackson Hatcher, and Coach Kubik.  We now welcome King Science Magnet Middle School Principal, Maria Buckner to the podium for remarks.

G. Board and Superintendent Communications
G.1. Superintendent
Attachments: (1)
G.2. 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, February 5, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Attachments: (1)
I.2. Staff Adjustments
Attachments: (1)
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: (4)
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: (1)
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: (1)
I.6. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments: (2)
I.7. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 02/21/2018
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 2/21/2018 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments: (1)
I.8. Certificate of Substantial Completion Blackburn School
Attachments: (1)
I.9. Amendment No. 001 -2014 Bond Program - Agreement With Hausmann Construction, Inc. - Bryan Middle School Renovation Project
I.10. Amendment No. 001 -2014 Bond Program - Agreement With Hausmann Construction, Inc. - Bryan High School Renovation Project
I.11. Bid No. 18-014 Network Switches and Wireless Access Points
Attachments: (1)
I.12. Bid No. P004-18 - KIOS Renovations - Teacher Administration Center
I.13. Bid No. 18-017 - Running Track Resurfacing - Northwest High School
I.14. District Annual Order General Science Supplies 2018-2019
Attachments: (1)
I.15. Supplemental Reading Resource Expansion (Grades K-2) - Heinemann Publishing, Pacific Learning, Inc., And Estrellita
I.16. State Track Meet General Liability Insurance
Rationale:  Central Office staff recommends approval of agreement with K&K/National Casualty Company for State Track Meet General Liability Insurance. The State Track Meet policy premium for the 2017 event was $4,147 and the 2018 renewal came in with the same premium.



 
Attachments: (1)
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Action Item(s)
J.1.a. To Submit to the Qualified Electors of the District a Resolution Relating to the Issuance of Bonds by the District
Attachments: (1)
J.1.b. Bid No. 18-015 - 2014 Bond Program - Columbian Elementary School: Replacement School Project
J.1.c. Update on OSERS and other Legislative Issues
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.
J.2. Information Item(s)
J.2.a. Committees of the Board Update
Rationale:  Committees of the Board of Education will provide a brief update.

Committees:
Board Governance 
Budget and Audit
Policy - met on February 12
Americanism - met on February 13
Student Assignment Plan
Legislative - met on February 9 and February 16
Construction Manager at Risk (CM@R)
Citizen Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC)
 
K. Receipt of Reports
K.1. CBOC/Phase I Update - January 2018
Rationale:  Update of the 2014 Bond Program with regard to topics discussed in CBOC meetings including schedules, budgets and contingencies.
Attachments: (1)
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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