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May 7, 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: 
Board President Snow, members of the board and Superintendent Evans, we are pleased to present this evening’s #OPSProud Spotlight. Congratulations to three OPS high school seniors who were selected as National Merit Finalists for the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.
 
We would like to recognize Eric Polerecky and Simon Schoenbeck from Central High School and Kamryn Pullen from North High Magnet School.  These academically talented students are chosen based on their PSAT scores, the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and high academic performance in classroom course work. Each National Merit Scholar will receive a $2,500.
 
In the fall, Eric will attend the University of Arizona at Tucson, Simon will attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Kamryn will attend the University of Nebraska Omaha. Each student received various scholarships which will allow them to attend their universities on a full-ride.  At this time, we’d like to invite principals Dr. Bennett and Mr. Haynes to the podium with their students to give some brief 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, April 16, 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 05/07/2018
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 05/07/2018 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments: (1)
I.7. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments: (2)
I.8. Head Start Monthly Board Report
Attachments: (2)
I.9. Claims Administration Services Agreement for Administration of Workers' Compensation Self-Insurance Program - Risk Administration Services, Inc.
Attachments: (1)
I.10. Assessment Renewal for 2018-2019
Attachments: (1)
I.11. HP Computers and Carts for Benson High School
Attachments: (1)
I.12. HP Computers, Carts and Projectors for Bryan High School
Attachments: (1)
I.13. Bid No. 18-030 Bread Products
Attachments: (1)
I.14. Bid No. 18-032 Dairy Products
Attachments: (1)
I.15. Bid No. 18-025 - 2014 Bond Program - Boyd Elementary School - Addition & Renovation Project
I.16. Bid No. 18-031 Produce Items
Attachments: (1)
I.17. Bid No. 16-027 Request For Auction Services - First Year Extension For 2017-2018
I.18. Amendment No. 001 To The Agreement With Charles Vrana And Son Construction Company - Secondary Success Program Relocation Renovation
I.19. Agreement With RDG Schutte Wilscam Birge, Inc. - Early Learning Center At Kennedy Elementary School
I.20. Change Order No. 001 - 2014 Bond Program - Capital Improvements - Benson High School
I.21. Change Order No. 002 - 2014 Bond Program - Planning Area A - Package #02: Fire, Life Safety, Security, & Technology - Bancroft, Field Club, And Spring Lake Elementary School
I.22. Nutrition Services Food And Supplies Contract Extension
Attachments: (1)
I.23. MAXIEM 1515 JetMachining Center for the Career Center
Attachments: (1)
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Action Item(s)
J.1.a. Middle School Reading Intervention Textbook Adoption
J.1.b. High School Reading Intervention Materials Upgrade
J.1.c. First Reading - Student Code of Conduct Revisions for 2018-19
Rationale:  Central Office Staff will provide recommendations for changes to the 2018-19 Student Code of Conduct.
Attachments: (4)
J.1.d. First Reading - Policy Updates
Rationale:  Central Office staff will provide recommended policy changes.
J.1.e. Proposed Changes to the 2018-19 District Calendar
Rationale:  Central Office staff will provide recommended changes to the 2018-19 school calendar.
Attachments: (1)
J.2. Information Item(s)
J.2.a. Legislative Update
Rationale:  The Board of Education will be provided an overview of the most recent legislative session.
Attachments: (1)
J.2.b. Alternate Curriculum Program Textbook Adoption
Rationale:  Curriculum and Instruction Support is requesting approval to purchase curriculum materials for the Alternative Curriculum Program.  This recommendation aligns with Guiding Principle 2, Objectives 2.2 and 2.4.
Attachments: (2)
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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