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May 20, 2019 at 5:00 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. Board and Superintendent Communications
F.1. Treasurer
Rationale:  The Treasurer's Report for April 2019 is attached for review
Attachments: (1)
F.2. Superintendent
Attachments: (1)
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, May 6, 2019 - Regular Meeting Minutes
Attachments: (1)
H.2. Administrative  Appointments
H.3. Staff Adjustments
Attachments: (1)
H.4. 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)
H.5. 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)
H.6. 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)
H.7. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 05/20/2019
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 05/20/2019 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments: (1)
H.8. Bid No. 19-029 Bread Products
Attachments: (1)
H.9. Bid No. 19-032 Produce Items
Attachments: (1)
H.10. Bid No. 19-036 Food and Supplies
 
Attachments: (1)
H.11. Bid No. 19-038 2014 Bond Program Relocatable Moves At Various Schools 2019
H.12. Bid No. 19-039 Classroom Flooring Replacement - Prairie Wind Elementary
H.13. Certificate of Substantial Completion - Central High East Addition Interior
 
H.14. Change Order No. 004 - East Addition - Central High School
Attachments: (1)
H.15. Change Order No. 006 - 2014 Bond Program - Capital Improvements & Addition, Burke High School
 
H.16. Design Firm Selection - 2018 Bond Program - New Elementary School, 10th & Pine Street
 
H.17. Design Firm Selection - 2018 Bond Program - Lewis & Clark Middle School
H.18. District Annual Order Art Supplies for 2019-2020 School Year
H.19. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments: (1)
H.20. Nutrition Services Dairy Products Contract Extension
Attachments: (1)
H.21. Purchase of Water Bottle Rocketry Supplies for Middle and High Schools
Rationale:  Staff recommends the purchase of water bottle rockets, rocket parts, launchers, and data collectors from Space Trek, Atlantis Education Services Inc. for all OPS Middle and High Schools to support instruction in Physical Science and Science 8. These materials will provide hands-on experiences for teaching physics concepts aligned with the three-dimensional Nebraska College and Career Ready Standards for Science. With these materials and the newly developed curriculum, the District will provide every student in Grade 8 and Physical Science with multiple and coherent opportunities to design, test, analyze, revise, and develop claims based on evidence. The materials and curriculum for all students reflect the ongoing partnership with Space Trek and OPS Science to develop unique curriculum solutions not available on the market.
FUND: 158 - Sherwood Grant Fund
PROGRAM: 1100 - Regular Instruction
VENDOR: Space Trek, Atlantis Education
AMOUNT: $108,025.00
 
H.22. Rescission Of Bid No. 19-022 Approval For Roof Skylight Replacement At Central High School
H.23. Second Reading of the 2019-2020 Code of Conduct 
Attachments: (1)
I. Discussion and/or Action Items
I.1. Action Item(s)
I.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.
I.2. Information Item(s)
I.2.a. Accountability Committee Update
J. Receipt of Reports
J.1. CBOC/Phase I & Phase II Update - April 2019
 
Rationale:  Receipt of Report:
Update of the Phase I & Phase II Bond Programs with regard to topics discussed in CBOC meetings including schedules, budgets, and contingencies.
 
Attachments: (2)
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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