Public Meeting Agenda: April 16, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting

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April 16, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting Agenda

April 16, 2018 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:  President Snow, members of the board and Superintendent Evans, we are pleased to present this evening’s #OPSProud Spotlight. Marrs Magnet Middle School eighth grader Stephanie Lewis won the Midwest Spelling Bee competition in March.  The 89th Annual Midwest Spelling Bee is sponsored by the Omaha World-Herald and was held here at TAC in the auditorium.  Lewis competed against nearly 80 students from Nebraska and Western Iowa.
Lewis won the competition with the final word: leechcraft.  Lewis will now compete against spellers from across the country in Washington, D.C. in the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the end of May.  At this time, we’d like to recognize Marrs Magnet principal Mr. Bryan Dunne and assistant principal Ms. Heidi Malowski and we invite Mr. Dunne and Stephanie Lewis to the podium for remarks.
 
G. Board and Superintendent Communications
G.1. Treasurer
Rationale:  The Treasurer's Report for March 2018 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, April 2, 2018 - Regular Meeting
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 04/16/2018
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 4/16/2018 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. Certificates of Substantial Completion - 2014 Bond Program - Central High & Area A: Bancroft, Field Club, Spring Lake
I.9. Change Order No. 001 - 2014 Bond Program - Exterior Masonry Restoration - Central High School
I.10. Bid No. 17-019 - Middle Level Planners: One-Year Extension Option 2018-19 School Year
I.11. Bid No. 18-024 - 2014 Bond Program - Hartman Elementary School - Temporary Classrooms
I.12. Bid No. 18-019 - 2014 Bond Program - Hartman Elementary School - Addition & Renovation Project Withdrawal & Re-Award
I.13. Property & Casualty Insurance Renewal-Harry A. Koch Co.
Rationale:  Central Office recommends a total increase from $1,760,923 to $2,617,753 for the following 2018-19 insurance coverage premiums.  Negotiated property limits increased due to construction and changes in the Districts property.   Property coverages effective 5-1-18 will increase the Retention to $1,000,000 with a $2,500 per vehicle/ $250,000 aggregate Auto Physical Damage deductible leaving the loss limit at $550 million for an annual premium of $1,778,780 from $920,578, due to the $22M June 2017 Hail Claim loss.  Crime Insurance premiums increased due to an increase in employee count.  General Liability, Auto Liability, Medical Malpractice & Broadcasters Liability premiums decreased due to an overall rate reduction.  Cyber & Network Security Liability premiums decreased due to a rate reduction and risk reduction due to proactive IT security. Fiduciary Insurance remained flat.  Excess Workers Compensation premium increased due to an increase in estimated payroll. 

 
Attachments:
I.14. Apple Computer Purchase for Bancroft Elementary School
I.15. Microsoft Corporation Computers For One-To-One Academy At Wakonda Elementary
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Action Item(s)
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:

Policy  (Met March 27 - Recommended Policy Changes are on the Agenda)
Americanism
Board Governance (Scheduled April 30)
Student Assignment Plan (Scheduled May 2)
Legislative
Construction Manager at Risk (CM@R)
Citizen Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) (Scheduled April 25)

 
J.2.b. Middle Level Reading Intervention Textbook Adoption
Rationale:  The Department of Curriculum and Instruction Support is requesting approval at the May 7, 2018 Board of Education meeting to purchase curriculum materials. This recommendation aligns with Guiding Principle 2 Objectives 2.2 and 2.4 of the Strategic Plan.
J.2.c. Student Code of Conduct Revisions for 2018-19
Attachments:
K. Receipt of Reports
K.1. Purchasing Division Six-Month Cost Savings Report
Rationale:  Summary of the first six months of Fiscal Year 2017-2018 District cost savings through protocols regularly followed in procurement processes.
 
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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