Public Meeting Agenda: December 17, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting

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December 17, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Omaha Public Schools Board of Education and Educational Service Unit 19 Board Meeting Agenda

December 17, 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. Board and Superintendent Communications
F.1. Treasurer
Rationale:  The Treasurer's Report for October 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, December 3, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Attachments:
H.2. 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.3. 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.4. 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.5. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 12/17/2018
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 12/17/2018 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments:
H.6. Staff Adjustments
Attachments:
H.7. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments:
H.8. 2018 Appointment of Scott Herchenbach to the OSERS Board of Trustees
H.9. Agreement for Cooperative Sponsorship between North High and Benson High for Baseball (2019-2020)
Rationale:  Currently the participation numbers at Benson High for Baseball are drastically low.  It is the belief that Benson will not be able to support a Baseball team this spring.  In the Spring of 2018 Benson supported one Baseball team (approximately 12 participants) which competed at the Varsity level of competition.  Unfortunately, the clear majority of Benson’s players were novices.  Participation numbers for Baseball were also low at North High.  The Cooperative Sponsorship between North and Benson will provide an opportunity for Benson and North student-athletes to compete in Baseball at an appropriate level. 

The Administrative Leaders at both schools, Gene Haynes/Eric Johnson- North and Tom Wagner/Francis Szynskie- Benson, have agreed to work collaboratively on all aspects (transportation / officials / coaches / supervision / equipment / uniforms / supplies etc.), because they truly believe this cooperative sponsorship it is in the best interest of our students.  

Central Office staff recommends the Omaha Public Schools Board of Education approve the Agreement for Cooperative Sponsorship between North high and Benson high for Baseball (2019-2020).
 
 
Attachments:
H.10. Amendment No. 002 To the Agreement With Charles Vrana & Sons Construction Company - Secondary Success Program Relocation Renovation
H.11. Construction Manager At Risk Agreement - 2018 Bond Program - New High School 156th & Ida Project
H.12. Contract for CFO Systems LLC
Rationale:  The District recommends approval of the attached contract with CFO Systems to provide interim Chief Financial Officer support for Omaha Public Schools.   CFO Systems  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.   
 
H.13. Listing Contract For Sale of 48th and Q Street Property
Rationale:  Staff recommends the approval of a Commercial Real Estate Listing Contract for Sale with MEGA Corporation d/b/a CB Richard Ellis|MEGA, as broker to list for sale certain property owned by the District in the vicinity of 48th and Q Streets, and legally described as follows:

All of Block Four (4), together with 8 feet of vacated 48th Street adjacent and vacated alley, in Ashland Park Addition, an addition to the City of Omaha, as surveyed, platted and recorded, Douglas County, Nebraska (4768 Q Street).

The Listing Contract provides for a commission of 6% of the sale price of the property, with a listing price of $567,898, which listing price is consistent with an appraisal obtained by the District.  The listing period is 365 days, with the right of the District to terminate the Listing Contract on 30 days' notice. Monies obtained by the district will be distributed to the OPS Site & Building Fund.



The property was previously declared surplus by the Board of Education at its meeting on August 20, 2018.  The Listing Contract has been reviewed for legal sufficiency by legal counsel.
 
H.14. Proposal No. P002-18 - Asbestos Removal At Dodge and Hartman Schools
H.15. Superintendent Evaluation
Rationale:  The Board of Education hereby affirms that Board President Snow met to conduct and complete Superintendent Logan's evaluation on December 12, 2018.
I. Discussion and/or Action Items
I.1. Action Item(s)
I.1.a. Annual Audit Reports of the Omaha Public School District, Educational Service Unit No. 19, KIOS-FM Radio Station and Omaha School Employees Retirement System
Rationale: 

Staff and representatives from Seim Johnson L.L.P. will present for review and acceptance the 2017-2018 Annual Audit Reports of the Omaha Public School District, Educational Service Unit No. 19, KIOS-FM Radio Station and Omaha School Employees Retirement System

Attachments:
I.1.b. First Reading - Policy 3570 and 5001
Attachments:
I.2. Information Item(s)
J. Receipt of Reports
J.1. CBOC/Phase I & II Update - December 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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