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June 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:  Board of Education #OPSProud Spotlight - June 3
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 soccer team as tonight’s #OPSProud Spotlight.
South High School defeated Creighton Prep 2-1 at Creighton University’s Morrison Stadium on Monday, May 13. This is South High’s third state championship against Creighton Prep.
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 Ruben Cano to the podium for remarks.
 
G. Board and Superintendent Communications
G.1. Superintendent
G.1.a. Superintendent's Report
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, May 20, 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-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.5. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 06/03/2019
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 06/03/2019 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments: (1)
I.6. Administrative Appointments
Attachments: (1)
I.7. Staff Adjustments
Attachments: (1)
I.8. Amendment No. 001 To The Agreement With Hausmann Construction, Inc. - 2018 Bond Program - Benson High School: Capital Improvements & Renovation
I.9. Annual Order of Classroom Supplies for 2019-2020 School Year
Attachments: (1)
I.10. Approval of the 2019-2020 Educational Paraprofessionals Negotiated Agreement
Rationale:  The District and SEIU Local 226 have negotiated the wages, benefits, terms and conditions of employment for the 2019-2020 school year within the parameters set forth by the Board of Education.  Local 226 has ratified the Agreement as presented and staff recommends approval by the Board of Education.
I.11. Bid No. 19-037 - Middle Level Planners for 2019-2020 School Year
Attachments: (1)
I.12. Contract Extension for CFO Systems
Rationale:  The District recommends approval of the attached contract with CFO Solutions to provide interim Chief Financial Officer support for Omaha Public Schools.   CFO solutions 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.   
 
Attachments: (1)
I.13. Designation of Depositories for School District Funds with Schools 2019
I.14. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments: (2)
I.15. Head Start Monthly Board Report
Attachments: (1)
I.16. Instrumental Music Purchase - Marching Band Instruments & Equipment
I.17. One Year Extension of HMH Think Central Subscriptions
Rationale:  This purchase will provide a one-year extension of our current subscription for HMH Think Central resources that accompany the adopted curriculum for K-5 elementary English Language Arts curriculum, which include HMH Journeys and HMH Storytown. The Think Central resources include e-copies of the Storytown and Journeys student anthologies and teacher manuals, as well as online assessment tools and online student activity sheets that elementary teachers utilize during instruction. This purchase aligns with Guiding Principle 2: High Expectations, Rigorous Curriculum, and Effective Instruction and Objective 2.2: Provide a rigorous, guaranteed, differentiated, and viable curriculum to all students. Please see the attached quote for ordering information and quantity. Total cost for 2019-2020 is $184,752.
I.18. On-Site Math Academy Training
Attachments: (2)
I.19. South High Alumni Association Entry Sculpture - South High School
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Action Item(s)
J.1.a. 2019-20 and 2020-21 Academic Calendar Changes
Rationale:  Central office staff will provide recommended changes to the 2019-20 and 2020-21 Academic Calendars.  
Attachments: (1)
J.2. Information Item(s)
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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