Public Meeting Agenda: October 15, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting

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October 15, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting Agenda

October 15, 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 the district’s Advanced Placement Scholars as tonight’s #OPSProud Spotlight. The OPS district had 149 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars as a result of the 2018 exams, some of who are present here tonight.
The Advanced Placement program is available in all seven OPS high schools and offers students the opportunity to take college level courses in a high school setting.
 
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on student's performance on AP Exams.  Our students have earned the following awards:
  • An AP Scholar Award which is granted to students who receive grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. Five is the highest possible score.
  • An AP Scholar with Honors Award, granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
  • An AP Scholar with Distinction is granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
  • And, a National AP Scholar is granted to students in the United States who receive an average grade of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
 
We salute and congratulate these students for their exceptional achievement on the college level Advanced Placement Program courses and exams.  We now welcome Supervisor of the Gifted and Talented Education Program Deanna Moisset 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, October 1, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Attachments:
I.2. Staff Adjustments
Attachments:
I.3. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 10/15/2018
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 10/15/2018 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments:
I.4. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments:
I.5. 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.6. 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.7. 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.8. Academic Calendar 2019-20 and 2020-21
Attachments:
I.9. Certificates of Substantial Completion - 2014 Bond Program - Gilder, Burke, Norris
I.10. Change Order No. 001 - Renovations - South High School
I.11. Change Order No. 002 - Central High School East Addition
I.12. Change Order No. 004 - 2014 Bond Program - Capital Improvements & Addition - Burke High School
I.13. Contract for CFO Systems
Rationale:  The District recommends approval of the attached contract with CFO Solutions to provide interim Chief Financial Officer support for Omaha Public Schools.   CFO solutions is being engaged to provide Chief Financial Officer leadership to Omaha Public Schools, its Executive team and Accounting department during the interim as the district conducts a search for a permanent Chief Financial Officer.   
 
I.14. Design Firm Selection - 2018 Bond Program - Burke High School Capital Improvement & Renovation Project
I.15. Design Firm Selection - 2018 Bond Program - Catlin, Conestoga, And King Elementary School Capital Improvement & Renovation Project
I.16. Maintenance Agreement - 78th & Craig Street Acreage
I.17. PeopleSoft Change Request 015 for Production Support Services for Post Go-Live
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Action Item(s)
J.1.a. Resolution Authorizing Issuance and Sale of Bonds
Rationale:  The District’s financial advisor and bond counsel will provide a recommendation regarding a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of the School District’s General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018, in the principal amount of not to exceed $80,000,000, authorizing the financial advisor to conduct a public sale of the bonds, authorizing the President of the Board or the Superintendent to accept the winning bid and authorizing the sale of the bonds to the successful bidder in accordance with the terms of its bid.  The resolution will also approve forms of documents relating to the bonds, including a Preliminary Official Statement, a Notice of Sale, and a Custodian, Paying Agent and Registrar’s Agreement.

 
J.1.b. First Reading Policy 5423 - Non-Service Animals and Policy 5427 - Therapy Animals
J.2. Information Item(s)
J.2.a. 2014 Bond Program Phase I Update
Rationale:  Mark Warneke, Director of Buildings & Grounds, and Jacobs will present a 2014 Bond Program update with regard to schedules, budgets and contingencies.
 
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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