Public Meeting Agenda: November 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting

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November 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting Agenda

November 19, 2018 at 5:00 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. Board and Superintendent Communications
F.1. Treasurer
Rationale:  The Treasurer's Report for September 2018 is attached for review
Attachments:
F.2. Superintendent
Attachments:
F.3. Board Members
G. Public Comment and Recognition
H. 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. 
H.1. Reading of Minutes
H.1.a. Monday, November 5, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Attachments:
H.2. Staff Adjustments
Attachments:
H.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:
H.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:
H.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:
H.6. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 11/19/18
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 11/19/18 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
H.7. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments:
H.8. Bid No. 19-006, 2018 Bond Program, Asbestos Removal at Pendleton Building, South Side
H.9. Certificate Of Substantial Completion - Secondary Success Program Relocation Renovation
H.10. Computers for McMillan Magnet School
Attachments:
H.11. Design Firm Selection 2018 Bond Program - Capital Improvement & Renovation Project Pinewood Elementary School
H.12. Design Firm Selection 2018 Bond Program Transition Program School
H.13. 2018-2019 Non-Resident Tuition Rates
Rationale:  PROPOSED 2018-19 NON-RESIDENT TUITION RATES

K - 6  Elementary          $12,319
7 - 12 Secondary          $14,275

Tuition rates are calculated based upon the prior year's actual per pupil costs as calculated on the Annual      Financial Report and reported to the Nebraska Department of Education multiplied by the average historical percent increase in total pupil costs.
Attachments:
I. Discussion and/or Action Items
I.1. Action Item(s)
I.1.a. First Reading Policy Updates
Rationale:  Policies 5004, 5403, 6214, 7000, 8231, 8274 were reviewed by the Policy Committee and presented to the Board of Education as Information on November 5, 2018.  The Policy Committee recommends first reading approval. 
I.2. Information Item(s)
I.2.a. District Official Fall Membership 2018-2019
Rationale:  Central Office staff will provide an update on fall membership for 2018-19.  
Attachments:
J. Receipt of Reports
J.1. CBOC/Phase I & II Update - October 2018
Rationale:  Update of the 2014 & 2018 Bond Programs with regard to topics discussed in CBOC meetings including schedules, budgets, and contingencies.
 
K. 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.

 
L. Adjournment
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