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December 3, 2018 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
Rationale:  Omaha Burke High School JROTC will be presenting the Colors and leading the 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 our 2018 Class A State Champions, the Burke High School varsity football team as tonight’s #OPSProud Spotlight. The team defeated Grand Island Senior High 24-20 in Lincoln at Memorial Stadium on Monday, Nov. 19.   This is Burke’s first state football title in the school’s history. We extend a huge congratulations and job well done to the team and coaches. We’d also like to recognize principal Gaye Lannan and athletic director, Jason Williams at Burke High School. At this time, we welcome head coach Paul Limongi and team captain Chris Hickman to the podium for remarks. 


 
G. Board and Superintendent Communications
G.1. Superintendent
Attachments: (1)
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, November 19, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Attachments: (1)
I.2. Staff Adjustments
Attachments: (1)
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: (4)
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: (1)
I.5. Claims - Educational Service Unit No. 19
Rationale:  It is recommended that the claims for Educational Service Unite No. 19 be approved as presented by the Central Administrative Staff.
Attachments: (1)
I.6. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 12/03/2018
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 12/03/2018 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments: (1)
I.7. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments: (2)
I.8. Certificates Of Substantial Completion - 2014 Bond Program - Oak Valley Elementary School
I.9. Change Order No. 004 - 2014 Bond Program - Capital Improvements & Renovation - Oak Valley Elementary School
I.10. Design Firm Selection - 2018 Bond Program - Capital Improvement & Renovation Project Bryan High School
I.11. Design Firm Selection - 2018 Bond Program - New Elementary School 1000 N. Fort Crook Road
I.12. Head Start Monthly Board Report October
Attachments: (1)
I.13. Second 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 Board of Education approved First Reading at the Board of Education meeting on November 19, 2018. 
I.14. Schematic Design Approval - 2018 Bond Program - Catlin, Conestoga, And King Elementary School Capital Improvement & Renovation Project
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Action Item(s)
J.2. Information Item(s)
J.2.a. Assessment Overview
Attachments: (3)
J.2.b. Policy 3570 and 5001 Updates
Attachments: (2)
K. Receipt of Reports
K.1. Purchasing Division Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Cost Savings Report
Rationale:  Summary of Fiscal Year 2017-2018 District cost savings through protocols regularly followed in procurement processes. 
 
Attachments: (2)
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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