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June 18, 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:  District Communications will present an overview of the 2017-18 school year.
 
G. Board and Superintendent Communications
G.1. Treasurer
Rationale:  The Treasurer's Report for May 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, June 4, 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 06/18/2018
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 06/18/2018 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. Middle School / 7&8 Grade Catastrophic Athletic Accident Insurance and Voluntary Student Accident Insurance
Rationale:  Human Resources recommends the approval of the District’s 7 & 8 Grade Catastrophic Athletic Accident coverage through Student Assurance Services & Great American Insurance Group. The plan is an excess Accident Medical Expense policy for expenses above $25,000.  The premium remains unchanged with no increase at $5,378.   
 
Human Resources also recommends the approval of the Voluntary Student Accident Insurance through K&K and Nationwide Life.  This coverage is entirely paid for by the participating students and no costs are incurred by the District.  The premiums charged to students also remain unchanged with no increase for 2018-2019.
 
I.9. Contract with Gallup, Inc. - Teacher Insight and Support Insight
Rationale:  Human Resources recommends the approval of the attached contract with Gallup, Inc. to provide talent-based selection program to assist in the screening of teachers (Teacher Insight) and to assist in the screening of non-certified staff (Support Insight).  This is a continuation of both of these programs at a cost of $48,475 per year (with 2 additional renewals at the same rate) which represents a reduction in cost of over $17,000 for the same two products in previous years.  Human Resources is not recommending the continuation of the "Principal Insight" talent-based selection program as this program is no longer necessary with the full implementation of the Principal Pipeline Selection process saving an additional $11,000 per year.
 
Attachments: (1)
I.10. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Think Central Subscription (Grades K-5) One-Year Extension
I.11. Omaha Virtual School Program & Online Learning System Renewal Option Year 2
I.12. Proposal - Roof Coating - Rose Hill Elementary School
Attachments: (1)
I.13. Declaration Of Surplus Relocatable Classroom Buildings
Attachments: (1)
I.14. Change Order No. 001 - Robotics Expansion - North High School
I.15. Change Order No. 001 - 2014 Bond Program - Capital Improvements & Addition -Norris Middle School
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Action Item(s)
J.1.a. Phase II Bond Program Management Services
Rationale:  A team of District staff members thoroughly reviewed RFP proposal documents and selected two finalist firms to be subsequently interviewed by the team. Interviews included a formal presentation by each finalist firm and a period of questions from evaluation team members. The evaluation team’s recommendation for Phase II Bond Program Management Services is to award the program management services to Jacobs Project Management Co.   
 
Attachments: (1)
J.1.b. 2018 Appointment of Donn Jones to the OSERS Board of Trustees
Rationale:  On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Omaha School Employees' Retirement System (OSERS) and pursuant to 79-980 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes, the OSERS Board of Trustees recommends the re-appointment of Mr. Donn Jones as the business person trustee.  The Trustees voted unanimously (with Mr. Jones's abstention) to recommend to the Board of Education the re-appointment of Mr. Donn Jones. 
J.1.c. Change Order No. 001 - Secondary Success Program Relocation Renovation Phase I
J.1.d. First Reading - Policy 4035
J.2. Information Item(s)
J.2.a. OPS/Minnesota Humanities Center Education Strategy
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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