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February 21, 2019 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:  Good evening Board President Snow, members of the board, and Superintendent Dr. Logan. We are pleased to present Beveridge Magnet Middle School as tonight’s #OPSProud Spotlight.
In January, the following students Noemi Gilbert, Nate White, Jaden Pospishil and Mackenzie Reidy won the city Quiz Bowl tournament. Quiz Bowls are academic competitions consisting of math, social studies, language arts, science, music and art. Teams from all over the Omaha area compete. 
 
The Beveridge Magnet Middle School team won two Quiz Bowl tournaments this year, the Bryan High School tournament and the Concordia High School tournament.  We congratulate these students for their accomplishments and welcome principal Dr. Lavender and the team’s coach Mr. Guinan to the podium for remarks.

 
G. Board and Superintendent Communications
G.1. Treasurer
Rationale:  The Treasurer's Report for December 2018 is attached for review
Attachments: (1)
G.2. Superintendent
Attachments: (1)
G.3. 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, February 4, 2019 - 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 Unit No. 19 be approved as presented by the Central Administrative Staff.
Attachments: (1)
I.6. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 02/20/2019
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 02/20/2019 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. Appointment of Nancy Kratky to Nebraska Association of School Board's (NASB) Board of Directors
Rationale:  Appointment of Nancy Kratky to Nebraska Association of School Board's (NASB) Board of Directors
I.9. Board Approval to Hire Local Option Substitutes
Rationale:  Under Rule 21, the Nebraska Department of Education has approved the use of "Local" substitute teachers.  A Local Substitute must have completed at least 60 hours of college including one course in teacher education.  The Local Substitute must be approved for hire as a substitute teacher by the local board of education.  This approval can take place on a yearly basis, allowing the school district to hire local substitutes throughout the school year.  The certificate is valid for up to 90 substitute teacher days per school year in the District requesting the certificate. 
Attachments: (1)
I.10. Construction Documents Approval - 2018 Bond Program - Capital Improvement & Renovation Project Catlin, Conestoga and King Elementary Schools
 
I.11. Construction Manager at Risk Agreement - 2018 Bond Program - Benson High School
 
I.12. Construction Manager at Risk Agreement - 2018 Bond Program - Burke High School
 
I.13. Construction Manager at Risk Agreement - 2018 Bond Program - Bryan High School
 
I.14. Design Firm Selection - 2018 Bond Program - New High School Site Location at 60th & L Street
 
I.15. Design Firm Selection - 2018 Bond Program - New High School Site Location 156th & Ida Street
 
I.16. Design Firm Selection - 2018 Bond Program - Capital Improvement &
Renovation Project Edison and Masters Elementary Schools

 
I.17. Head Start Supplemental Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Grant Application
Rationale:  CIS Early Childhood Staff and administration are requesting to submit a request to Head Start Regional Office in Kansas City.  This request will include a supplemental grant application for a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) of 1.77%.  The purpose of this request is to assist grantees in increasing staff salaries and fringe benefits and offset higher operating costs.
 
Attachments: (3)
I.18. Schematic Design Approval - 2018 Bond Program - Capital Improvement & Renovation Project Bryan High School
 
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Action Item(s)
J.1.a. Legislative Update
Rationale:  The Board may vote on any items presented by the District Lobbyist, John Lindsay, and any bill currently in front of the Nebraska Legislature.
Attachments: (1)
J.1.b. InClass Today 
Attachments: (2)
J.1.c. PeopleSoft Change Request for Creditable Year Solution
J.1.d. Friday, February 1, 2019 - Workshop
Attachments: (1)
J.2. Information Item(s)
J.2.a. Budget Update
Rationale:  Central Office staff will provide an update on 2019-20 budget.
Attachments: (1)
J.2.b. School Safety Update
Rationale:  Central Office staff will provide an update on Standard Response Protocol (SRP), Threat Assessment, and the School Safety Summit. 
Attachments: (1)
J.2.c. Strategic Plan Scorecard Results
Rationale:  Central Office staff will provide an update on the Strategic Plan Scorecard. 
J.2.d. Policy 4040 (Social Media Policy) and Policy 8150 (Committees and Committee Functions) 
Attachments: (2)
K. Receipt of Reports
K.1. CBOC/Phase I & Phase II Update - January 2019
Rationale:  Update of the Phase I & Phase II Bond Programs with regard to topics discussed in CBOC meetings including schedules, budgets, and contingencies.
 
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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