Public Meeting Agenda: May 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education Workshop

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May 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education Workshop Agenda

May 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education Workshop
A. OPS Board Of Education Information
Rationale: 

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. 

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.

 

B. Call to Order
C. Roll Call
C.1. Excused/Unexcused Absence
D. Discussion and/or Action Items
D.1. Information Item(s)
D.1.a. 2018-19 Budget Workshop
Rationale:  A Board Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., in the OPS Board Room. The purpose of Board Workshops are to provide an opportunity for dialogue and mutual education between Board members and staff around a theme or topic. The Board Workshop on Tuesday, May 15, is to discuss budget reductions for the 2018-19 school year.  At the workshop staff will provide information on projected receipts and expenditures for 2018-19 and recommendations from the budget advisory committee for reductions to approve.    
 
Attachments:
E. 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.

 
F. Adjournment
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