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August 17, 2020 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting

Agenda
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:  The #OPSProud spotlight features Harrison Elementary School, for achieving the highest total minutes read by students throughout the summer as part of our summer reading challenge.
G. Board and Superintendent Communications
G.1. Superintendent
Attachments: (2)
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, August 3, 2020 - Employee Hearing
Attachments: (1)
I.1.b. Monday, August 4, 2020 - Regular Meeting
Attachments: (1)
I.2. Approval of Certificate of Substantial Completion - OPS Southroads Swing Space Improvements - Phase I
I.3. Approval of Design Firm Selection to Jackson-Jackson & Associates, Inc. for the 2018 Bond Program - North High Magnet and Northwest High Magnet School Capital Improvements & Renovation Project for a value of $937,966.00.
I.4. Approval of Educational Specification & Schematic Design for Morton Magnet Middle School Capital Improvements and Addition Project - 2018 Bond Program
I.5. Approval of Proposed Administrative Appointments
Rationale:  Administration recommends approval of the staffing recommendations found in the attached Administrative Appointments.     
Attachments: (1)
I.6. Approval of Proposed Staffing Adjustments
Rationale:  Administration recommends approval of the staffing recommendations found in the attached Staffing Adjustments.     
Attachments: (1)
I.7. Approval to Enter into a 3 Year Enterprise Agreement with Norlem (Palo Alto Networks) for Support and Maintenance of the District’s Computer Network
I.8. Approval to Purchase Supply Network Switches from Sirius Computer Solutions, Inc. ($601,009.00)
I.9. Award Bid No. 20-075 to Various Suppliers for Generator Replacement at Belvedere, Fontenelle, and Minne Lusa Elementary Schools - ($116,251.00)
Attachments: (1)
I.10. Award Bid No.20-076 to Downs Electric Inc. for OPS Data Center Upgrade at the TAC Building ($400,725.00)
Attachments: (1)
I.11. Award Bid No. P050-20 to Various Suppliers for Supply Security Camera Devices and Hardware ($2,028,018.00)
I.12. Award a Portion of Bid No. 20-077 to Apples & More for Dry Erase Markers, Magnetic White Boards, and Storage Tubs and Reject a Portion of Bid No. 20-077 for Magnetic Letters and Numbers
Attachments: (1)
I.13. 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: (4)
I.14. 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: (1)
I.15. Claims - School District of Omaha - Report C
Rationale:  It is recommended that the claims for the School District of Omaha be approved as presented by the Central Administrative Staff.

A.  CLAIMS C REPORT
Attachments: (1)
I.16. 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: (1)
I.17. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 8/17/2020
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 8/17/2020 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments: (1)
I.18. New Grant Awards
Attachments: (1)
I.19. Prime Communications Inc. to Provide Genetec Network Licensing and Support Required for New Security Cameras ($638,562.00)
I.20. Rejection of Bid No.’s P035-20 through P046-20 for Elevator Sump Pump Replacement and Repair at Seven (7) District Schools
 
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Action Item(s)
J.2. Information Item(s)
J.2.a. Preparing for a Responsible Return to School
Rationale:  Administration will provide information about the District's current remote learning expectations. 
Attachments: (1)
J.2.b. Budget and Audit Committee Update
J.2.c. Policy Committee Update
J.2.d. Policy Updates - 3000 (Business Operations)
Rationale:  The Policy Committee met on June15 and August 6 and recommended changes to the 3000 Policies:

3011 - Fund Balance Reporting 
3060 - Materials Fees 
3100 - Leasing 
3110 - Short-Term Investing 
3160 - Report of Treasurer 
3170 - Periodic Audit 
3200 - Monies in School Buildings 
3210 - Bonds 
3410 - Safe Driving Record Standard for Drivers 
3410(B) - Drivers - Basic First Aid Procedures 
3410(C) - Emergency Evacuation Procedures (For Students Being Transported in School Buses, Small Vehicles - Cars & Vans)  
3560 -   Records Management
3570 - ESSA 
3590 - Sustainability
Attachments: (34)
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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