Public Meeting Agenda: September 5, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting

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September 5, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting Agenda

September 5, 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: 

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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 Standing Bear Elementary and Burke High School as tonight’s #OPSProud Spotlight.

In July, Standing Bear Elementary and Burke High School were ranked in the top three as Omaha's Choice in the education category.  The Omaha’s Choice Awards is hosted by the Omaha World-Herald. Community members have the opportunity to go online and vote for their favorite businesses and/or organizations in various categories.  Standing Bear Elementary was named first place in the K-8 public education category for the second year in a row and Burke High School was named a winner for public high school education.

We salute Standing Bear Elementary and Burke High School for their committed staff, teachers and their dedication to students. We now welcome principals’ Lynette Keyes and Gaye Lannan to talk more about the great work happening at their schools.
 
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. August 20, 2018 - Regular Meeting
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 9/05/2018
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 9/05/2018 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. School Resource Officer (SRO) Program Agreement - Alfonza W. Davis Middle School
Attachments:
I.9. Contract with Jacobs Project Management Co. for Phase 2 Capital Facilities Bond Program Management
Rationale:  Staff recommends approval of the Program Management Agreement, dated September 5, 2018, between the District and Jacobs Project Management Co.  Jacobs will continue to provide all of the services it provided in Phase 1, including economic inclusion.  In addition, Jacobs will provide support to a district boundary committee for the 2 new high schools, the new middle school, and the 2 new elementary schools.  Jacobs will also assist the District in the development of a student engagement program that is designed to provide an appropriate curriculum for OPS K-12 students in the areas of building design and construction.  Jacobs will be paid a fee of $13,116,800, which amounts to 3.2% of bond proceeds.  Payment will be made in equal monthly installments between October 2019 and September 2023.  The fee percentage for Phase 1 was 3.795%.
 
I.10. Proposal - Roof Coating - Florence Elementary School
Attachments:
I.11. Amendment No. 001 To The Agreement With Lund-Ross Constructors, Inc. - Early Learning Center At Kennedy Elementary School
I.12. Change Order No. 004 - 2014 Bond Program - Florence Elementary Capital Improvements & Renovation; Boys & Girls Club Addition
I.13. Certificate of Substantial Completion - 2014 Bond Program, Florence Elementary Capital Improvements & Renovation; Boys & Girls Club Addition
I.14. Early Learning Center at Kennedy Elementary School - Omnibus Assignment, Assumption and Amendment
Rationale:  Staff recommends approval of the Omnibus Assignment, Assumption and Amendment for the Early Learning Center at Kennedy Elementary School.  The Omnibus Assignment, Assumption and Amendment is being entered into in order to facilitate the use of Federal New Market Tax Credits and Nebraska’s New Markets Job Growth Investment Act to help fund the construction of the Early Learning Center at Kennedy.  The Omnibus Assignment, Assumption and Amendment has been reviewed for legal sufficiency by legal counsel.  This document provides for the assignment by Omaha Early Learning Centers, Inc. ("OELC") to Omaha Early Learning Centers, Inc. at Kennedy ("QALICB"), and the assumption by QALICB, of all of OELC's interest in and obligations under the Agreements listed below, pertaining to the construction, funding and use of the Early Learning Center at Kennedy Elementary School.  It also amends two of the Agreements.  The three Agreements assigned to QALICB by this document were previously approved and signed by the District.
  • License Agreement dated February 5, 2018, with OELC.
  • Funding Agreement dated as of February 5, 2018, with Buffett Early Childhood Fund ("BECF") and OELC.
  • Agreement dated as of February 5, 2018, with BECF, OELC 75 North
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Action Item(s)
Attachments:
J.1.a. Budget Adoption: Douglas County School District 0001 2018-2019 Budgets which do not require a Tax Levy
Rationale:  The Board will consider attached resolution to approve the 2018-19 non-levy budgets for Douglas County School District 0001 which includes the following:
School Lunch                          $43,371,979
School Activities                      $  6,500,000 
Central Stores                          $   5,500,000            
Depreciation                            $ 5,000,000
Employee Benefit                    $11,600,000
Student Fees                           $     700,000
Contingency                            $13,000,000
Cooperative                             $42,676,193
Prior Service Retirement        $      145,000
Attachments:
J.1.b. Budget Adoption: Douglas County School District 0001 2018-2019 Budgets which require a levy - excluding General Fund
Rationale:  The Board will consider attached resolution to approve the 2018-19 Douglas County School District 0001 budgets, which require a tax levy, excluding the General Fund as follows:
Bond Fund  $75,880,000
Special Building Fund  $181,198,500
Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking Fund  $4,113,680
 
J.1.c. Budget Adoption: 2018-19 General Fund - Douglas County School District 0001
Rationale:  The Board will consider attached resolution to approve the 2018-2019 General Fund local budget in the amount of $617,090,766, supported by tax requirements of $236,016,348 plus reimbursable programs in the amount of $92,000,000 for a total General Fund Budget of $709,090,766.
Attachments:
J.1.d. Budget Adoption: 2018-2019 Property Tax Request - Douglas County School District 0001
Rationale:  The Board will consider a resolution to set the 2018-19 Douglas County School District 0001 property tax requests as follows:
General Fund  $236,016,348.00
Special Building Fund  $0.00
Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking Fund  $4,098,644.00
Bond Fund  $36,040,404.00
TOTAL PROPERTY TAX REQUIREMENT  $276,155,396.00
Attachments:
J.1.e. Budget Adoption: 2018-19 Budget - Educational Service Unit No. 19
Rationale:  The Board will consider attached resolution to approve the 2018-2019 ESU No. 19 budget of $22,140,710.
Attachments:
J.1.f. Budget Adoption: 2018-2019 Property Tax Request - Educational Service Unit No. 19
Rationale:  The Board will consider attached resolution to set the 2018-2019 ESU No. 19 property tax request at $3,327,147.00
Attachments:
J.1.g. Resolution on the Repeal of Board Policies and Regulations
Rationale:  The Board of Education has been in the process of updating its Policies and Regulations since 2014.  The process is largely complete.  The purpose of the resolution is to repeal the previous Policies and Regulations which are no longer needed.  
J.2. Information Item(s)
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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