Public Meeting Agenda: June 4, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting

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June 4, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting Agenda

June 4, 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:  Good evening Board President Snow, members of the board and Superintendent Evans.  We are pleased to present our top OPS 2018 science fair awardees from the Metro Science & Engineering Fair and the Greater Nebraska Science & Engineering Fair as tonight’s #OPSProud Spotlight.
 
In March, nearly 300 students from grades 6-12 representing 23 public, private schools as well as home school students from Douglas, Washington and Sarpy counties competed at the 36th annual Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair. OPS was represented by students from 9 middle schools, 4 high schools and the Zoo Academy. Top projects from 17 categories received plaques, cash prizes of $50 and advanced to the Nebraska Junior Academy of Science held at Nebraska Wesleyan University in April.
 
Seventh grader Hope Lowe from McMillan placed in the top 10 in the state middle school division.  Eleventh graders Christina Gilmore and Bria Gilmore from Central High placed in the top 10 in the state high school division.  Christina and Bria are also invited to present at the American Junior Academy of Sciences next February in Washington D.C. and will have their research published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
 
Other OPS students who qualified for and participated at Nebraska Junior Academy of Science were Maliik Jones from North High, Imani Butler from King Science Magnet Center, and Evelyn Brown from Buffett. Kevin McGee from Davis Middle School was awarded the Aurietha Hoesing Award for the top 6th grade project and Sneha Sengupta was awarded the Dave Dow Award of Excellence, a top project that did not automatically qualify for the Nebraska Junior Academy Sciences receives this honor, the award is named after and sponsored by the founder of the Metro Science & Engineering Fair.
 
We salute these students for their accomplishments this spring. We’ll now have remarks from Dr. Chris Schaben, Supervisor of Science.
 
G. Board and Superintendent Communications
G.1. Superintendent
Attachments:
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, May 21, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Attachments:
I.1.b. Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Board Workshop
Attachments:
I.1.c. Friday, June 1, 2018 - Employee Hearings (2)
Attachments:
I.2. Staff Adjustments
Attachments:
I.3. Administrative Appointments
I.4. 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.5. 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.6. 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.7. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 5/21/18 and 6/4/18
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 5/21/18 and 6/4/18 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments:
I.8. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments:
I.9. Head Start Monthly Board Report
Attachments:
I.10. Head Start Supplemental FY 2018 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Application
I.11. Alternate Curriculum Program (ACP) Textbook Adoption 2018
I.12. Bid No. 18-034 Vehicles - Eight (8) Type A Buses
Attachments:
I.13. Bid No. 18-035 Vehicles - Five (5) Type C Wheelchair Buses
I.14. Bid No. 18-036 Vehicles: Three (3) Cargo Vans
Attachments:
I.15. Bid No. 18-041 - Security Vestibule And Finish Upgrades - Prairie Wind Elementary School
I.16. Bid No. 18-049 - 2018 Relocatable Moves Second Phase - Various Sites
I.17. Change Order No. 001 - Relocation Renovations - Parrish Program
I.18. Playground Improvements - Lothrop Elementary School
Attachments:
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Action Item(s)
J.1.a. Budget Reduction Recommendations and Reduction in Force Findings
Attachments:
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
Policy
Americanism (met on May 30, 2018)
Student Assignment Plan (met on May 30, 2018)
Legislative
Construction Manager at Risk (CM@R)
Citizen Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC)
 
J.2.b. Phase I/CBOC 2014 Bond Program Update
Rationale:  Jacobs staff will provide an update on 2014 Bond progress and a representative of the Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) will provide an update on the 2014 Bond Program with regard to topics discussed in CBOC meetings including schedules, budgets and contingencies.
 
J.2.c. Policy Updates
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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