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April 3, 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 our 2019 Class A State Champions, the South High School varsity basketball team as tonight’s #OPSProud Spotlight.

South High School defeated Omaha Central High School 58-56 in Lincoln at the Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday, March 9. This is South High’s sixth boys basketball state title in the school’s history and the second in the past four years.

We extend a huge congratulations to the team and coaches. We’d also like to recognize principal Ruben Cano and athletic director, Dennis Mitchell at South High School. At this time, we welcome head coach Bruce Chubick (Chew-bick) to the podium for remarks.
 
G. Board and Superintendent Communications
G.1. Superintendent
Attachments: (1)
G.2. Board Members
G.3. Treasurer
Rationale:  The Treasurer's Report for February 2019 is attached for review
Attachments: (1)
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, March 18, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Attachments: (1)
I.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: (4)
I.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: (1)
I.4. 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.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. Administrative Appointments 
I.7. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 3/18/2019
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 3/18/2019 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments: (1)
I.8. Grant Fund Budget Adjustment
Attachments: (2)
I.9. Staff Adjustments
Attachments: (1)
I.10. Amendment No. 001 To The Agreement With McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.  
 - 2018 Bond Program - New High School 60th & L Street Project
I.11. Bid No. 19-002 - Roof Coating At Various Schools Summer
Attachments: (1)
I.12. Bid No. 19-004 - Backpacks & Books For Kindergarten Students - Summer 2019
I.13. Bid No. 19-022 - Roof Skylight Replacement Central HS, Summer 2019
I.14. Bid No. 19-025 - 2014 Bond Program - Telecommunications Infrastructure Upgrades Central High School
I.15. Bid No. 19-026 - 2018 Bond Program - Tenant Improvements - Transition Program School
I.16. Bid 19-023 Employee Drug/Alcohol Testing And Physical Examinations For Transportation
I.17. Certificate of Substantial Completion - Distribution Center
I.18. Change Order No. 001 - Access Control Installations - Distribution Center
I.19. Change Order No. 001 - Early Learning Center At Kennedy Elementary School
Rationale:  Change Order No. 001 - Early Learning Center At Kennedy Elementary School
I.20. Computer Purchase for Bryan High School
Attachments: (1)
I.21. Construction Documents Approval - 2018 Bond Program - Burke High School Capital Improvement & Renovation Project
I.22. Declaration of Surplus Relocatable Classroom Buildings
Attachments: (1)
I.23. Teacher Election to Continue Contracts of Probationary Certificated Employees
Attachments: (2)
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Action Item(s)
J.1.a. Student Transportation of America (STA) Contract & Data Protection Agreement Approval
Rationale:  Staff recommends approval of the student transportation services contract with Student Transportation of America (STA) and the Data Protection Agreement.  The Board approved Bid 19-010 awarding the contract to STA on February 4, 2019.

 
Attachments: (4)
J.1.b. 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.2. Information Item(s)
J.2.a. Bus Tracking Application - Here Comes The Bus
Rationale:  Discussion/Information Item

The Division of Student Transportation and a Synovia Solutions representative will present information on the bus tracking application called "Here Comes the Bus".
 
J.2.b. Transition Program - Student Engagement Initiatives
Rationale:  Discussion/Information Item

Jacobs and Transition Program staff will present on Student Engagement Initiatives.
Attachments: (1)
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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