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

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

August 6, 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 Cheryl Logan.  We are pleased to present Burke High School students and brothers, James and Jakason Burks as tonight’s #OPSProud Spotlight.

The Burks brothers competed in and won their respective classes in the Ohio United World Wrestling Cadet Team Trials in June, qualifying them for the World Team to represent the United States at the wrestling championships in Croatia in July. This is an awesome feat for two brothers to make the World Team.

 

Additionally, James, a senior, was also a finalist for the Omaha Sports Insider Male Athlete of the Year and a finalist for the Lincoln Journal Star Boys Multi-Sport Athlete of the Year.  In July, the Burks brothers participated in the Marines Cadet/Junior High School National Championships in Fargo, North Dakota.  James became an All-American by placing third in the Junior Greco-Roman Division.  Jakason made history by becoming the first Nebraskan since 2010 to win the Cadet Freestyle National Championship.

We salute James and Jakason for their accomplishments and we welcome Burke principal Gaye Lannan to the podium for remarks.

G. Board and Superintendent Communications
G.1. Superintendent
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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, July 16, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Attachments:
I.1.b. Monday, July 16, 2018 - Board Hearing
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 approved 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 08/06/2018
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 08/06/2018 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
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I.7. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
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I.8. 2018-2019 Interpreters/Transliterators Negotiated Agreement
Rationale:  The Omaha Education Association and the Douglas County School District, 0001 have reached a tentative agreement for the 2018-2019 school year for the Educational Interpreters/Transliterators. The Omaha Education Association notified the District on July 11, 2018 that they have ratified the attached tentative agreement. Staff recommends Board approval of the attached tentative agreement.
 
I.9. Proposal - Roof Coating - Adams Elementary School
I.10. Proposal - Skylight Replacement - Marrs Middle School
I.11. Change Order No. 001 - Generator Installation - Distribution Center
I.12. Change Order No. 001 - 2014 Bond Program - Replacement School - Belle Ryan Elementary School
I.13. Amendment No. 003 To The Agreement With McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. - 2014 Bond Program - Beveridge Magnet Middle School
I.14. OPS Consulting Agreement with Monica A. McCarthy
Rationale:  The OPS Early Childhood Program and Learning Community of North Omaha are requesting approval of the educational consulting services agreement with Monica McCarthy from August 2, 2018 - June 30, 2019.
I.15. Easement and Lease Retention Agreement with 3200 North 30th, L.L.C, and Seventy-Five North Revitalization Corporation - Early Learning Center at Kennedy Elementary School
Rationale:  EASEMENT AND LEASE RETENTION AGREEMENT WITH 3200 NORTH 30TH, L.L.C, AND SEVENTY-FIVE NORTH REVITALIZATION CORPORATION - EARLY LEARNING CENTER AT KENNEDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
 
Staff recommends approval of an Easement and Lease Retention Agreement among the District, 3200 North 30th, L.L.C. and Seventy-Five North Revitalization Corporation.  This Agreement grants an easement to 3200 North 30th L.L.C. over and upon a 50 foot by 50 foot parcel property that is currently leased by 3200 North 30th L.L.C. (an affiliate of Seventy-Five North Revitalization Corporation) to USCOC of Greater Iowa, LLC, d/b/a US Cellular to maintain and operate a cellular antenna and related facilities.  The easement will be located on a portion of the property that 3200 North 30th, L.L.C. is conveying to the District for the construction of the early learning center at Kennedy Elementary School.  Under an existing Agreement by and among the District, Buffett Early Childhood Fund, Omaha Early Learning Centers, Inc., and Seventh-Five North Revitalization Corporation, the District previously agreed that at the time the early learning center property was conveyed to the District, 3200 North 30th, L.L.C., would retain the landlord's rights and the rent revenue from the lease under the cell tower lease with USCOC of Greater Iowa, LLC.  The Easement and Lease Retention Agreement has been reviewed for legal sufficiency by legal counsel.
 
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I.16. Phase II Bond Program Management Services
Rationale:  The evaluation team's recommendation for Phase II Bond Program Management Services is to award the program management services to Jacobs Project Management Company. 
I.17. Organizational Chart Changes
Rationale: 

Dr. Logan recommends approval of attached organizational chart/reporting structure changes.  Specifically, the Research Division will be moved from General Finance and Administrative Services to the Chief of Staff/Secretary to the Board of Education. 

Attachments:
I.18. Head Start Monthly Board Report
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I.19. Resolution in Support of #BeKind Day
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I.20. Appointment of Ricky Smith to Nebraska Association of School Board's (NASB) Board of Directors
Rationale:  Appointment of Ricky Smith to Nebraska Association of School Board's (NASB) Board of Directors
I.21. Ratification and Adoption of Omaha School Administrators Association Guidelines, effective August 1, 2018.
Rationale:  Administration recommends that the Board of Education ratify and adopt the Omaha School Administrators Association Guidelines for the 2018-2019 school year.
 
I.22. Implementation of Last, Best and Final Offer for the Transportation Bargaining Unit represented by SEIU Local 226, effective August 1, 2018.
Rationale:  Administration recommends that the Board of Education implement its Last, Best and Final Offer presented to the Transportation bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local 226.

 
 
I.23. Implementation of Last, Best and Final Offer for the Paraprofessional Bargaining Unit represented by SEIU Local 226, effective August 1, 2018.
Rationale:  Administration recommends that the Board of Education implement its Last, Best and Final Offer presented to the Paraprofessional bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local 226.
 
I.24. Implementation of Last, Best and Final Offer for the Nutrition Bargaining Unit represented by SEIU Local 226, effective August 1, 2018.
Rationale:  Administration recommends that the Board of Education implement its Last, Best and Final Offer presented to the Nutrition bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local 226.
 
I.25. Implementation of Last, Best and Final Offer for the Office Personnel Bargaining Unit represented by SEIU Local 226, effective August 1, 2018.
Rationale:  Administration recommends that the Board of Education implement its Last, Best and Final Offer presented to the Office Personnel bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local 226.
 
I.26. Implementation of Last, Best and Final Offer for the Operations Bargaining Unit represented by SEIU Local 226, effective August 1, 2018.
Rationale:  Administration recommends that the Board of Education implement its Last, Best and Final Offer presented to the Operations bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local 226.
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Action Item(s)
J.2. Information Item(s)
J.2.a. 2018-19 Budget Workshop
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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