Public Meeting Agenda: July 2, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting

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July 2, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting Agenda

July 2, 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 Dr. Logan.  We are pleased to present six recent high school graduates as tonight’s #OPSProud Spotlight.
 
In May, the Omaha ACE Mentor Program Affiliate presented six $4,000 dollar scholarships to the following students: Josh Lorenzen, Omaha Burke; Hope White, Omaha Career Center and Burke; Rianna Gunter, Omaha North; Jenna Reynard, Omaha North; Louis Khu, Omaha Northwest and Brandon Valle, Omaha South.
 
The Omaha ACE Scholarship Committee received a total of 15 applications for the 2018 scholarships, which is an increase of 50% from last year.  The criteria for the scholarship include overall need, technical content of the application and completeness of essays, honors/academics, involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, and participation in ACE.
 
We congratulate these students and at this time we welcome Karlus Cozart, vice chair of ACE to the podium for remarks.
 
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, June 18, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Attachments:
I.1.b. Monday, June 25, 2018 - Board Workshop
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 aprroved 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 07/02/2018
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 07/02/2018 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. PeopleSoft Project Change Request 011 for Post Production Support
I.9. Second Reading Policy 4035 - Appointment - All Employees and Contractors
I.10. Organizational Chart Changes
Rationale:  Dr. Logan recommends approval of attached organizational chart/reporting structure changes. 
Attachments:
I.11. Contract Extension For Student Transportation For Pre-Kindergarten ESL/ Migrant Program Students
I.12. Contract Extension For Augmented Student Transportation with Chief School Bus Service
I.13. Contract Extension For Title I Pre-Kindergarten Students And Homeless Students
I.14. Bid No. 18-051 - Roof Coating At Various Schools Summer 2018
I.15. Change Order No. 001 - Learning Community North Center Classroom Audio Visual - Educare Kellom
I.16. Head Start Monthly Board Report
Attachments:
I.17. Head Start 2018-2019 Grant Continuation Application
I.18. Resolution Relating to Employee Termination Hearing
Rationale:  The Board of Education is in receipt of the certified record filed by a hearing officer selected in accordance with the provisions of Nebraska Revised Statute sections 79-840 to 79-842.  The resolution sets forth the proposed timeframe and establishes the procedure to be followed at the Employee Termination Hearing before the Board of Education.
Attachments:
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Action Item(s)
J.1.a. TP Settlement Agreement
Rationale:  Tort Claim Settlement.  Staff recommends approval of the attached Settlement Agreement between TP and Omaha Public Schools, Susan Colvin, and Wesley Dacus.  TP filed a lawsuit on March 23, 2017, alleging tort claims and a Title IX violation.  
Attachments:
J.2. Information Item(s)
J.2.a. Dr. Cheryl Logan - Superintendent's 90-Day Entry Plan
Rationale:  Dr. Logan will provide an overview of her 90-Day Entry Plan. 
Attachments:
J.2.b. Request for Proposal (RFP) Timeline - Phase II Bond Program Management Services
Attachments:
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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