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March 19, 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:  Mr. President, members of the board and Superintendent Evans, we are pleased to present Burke and Central High Schools as this evening’s #OPSProud Spotlight.  Students of both schools earned notable recognitions at the Metro Conference Swim Meet and Burke coach, Richard Hood, was honored with the Metro Conference Lifetime Achievement Award.
Burke junior, Elizabeth Richardson, placed first in the 200 meter-individual medley and the 100-meter backstroke. Her 100-meter backstroke set a new metro conference record and ranks fourth in all time in Nebraska swimming history. Burke students Jacob Frisbie, Gavin Grabill, Kody Hollingsworth and Hayden Robbins, along with Central students Mac O'Brien, Maggie Germonprez and Jesse Ferguson were named to the "Metro All-Academic Team." To qualify, students must maintain a 3.6 GPA and qualify for state.
Additionally, Burke students Gavin Grabill, Alex Jones, Betsy Foy, Katie Gundersen and Kathleen Kirshenbaum were named Academic All-Americans by the National Swimming Coaches Association. To qualify, students must be a senior, a varsity swimming team member and have a 3.75 cumulative GPA.
Lastly, the Burke Girls Varsity Swim Team was recognized by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association as an All-American Scholar Team with a team average cumulative GPA of 3.70.
Also, here with us tonight, are Burke High principal Gaye Lannan, Coaches Pat DiBiase and Richard Hood, Central High principal Dr. Bennett and Coaches Kristoff Berzins and Brendon Smith.
Congratulations to all students and staff!
 
 
G. Board and Superintendent Communications
G.1. Treasurer
Rationale:  The Treasurer's Report for February 2018 is attached for review
Attachments: (1)
G.2. Superintendent
Attachments: (1)
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, March 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. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 3/19/18
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 3/19/18 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
I.7. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments: (2)
I.8. District Annual Order Art Supplies 2018-2019
Attachments: (1)
I.9. Inkjet Printing System & Associated Equipment - Xerox
Attachments: (1)
I.10. Bid No. 18-010 Backpacks & Books Kindergarten Students - Summer 2018
I.11. Change Order No. 002 - 2014 Bond Program - Capital Improvements - Florence Elementary School
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Action Item(s)
J.1.a. 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:
Budget and Audit
Board Governance (03/26/2018)
Americanism (04/10/2018)
Policy Committee (0327/2018)
Student Assignment Plan
Legislative
Construction Manager at Risk (CM@R)
Citizen Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC)
 
J.2.b. Phase I/CBOC 2014 Bond Program Update
Rationale:  A representative of the Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) will provide the Board of Education with an update on the 2014 Bond Program with regard to topics discussed in CBOC meetings including schedules, budgets and contingencies.
 
Attachments: (2)
J.2.c. Community, Schools and Family Engagement Update
Rationale:  Central Office staff will provide a brief update on Community, Schools and Family Engagment. 
Attachments: (1)
K. Receipt of Reports
K.1. Class Size
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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