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February 19, 2014 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Agenda
A. Early Childhood Centers
Rationale:  Central office staff is requesting approval of the plan to expand Educare programs at Gateway Elementary and Skinner Elementary. 
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.

B. Call to Order
C. Pledge of Allegiance
Rationale:  Led by Daisy Troop 42716 and Brownie Troop 4349.
D. Roll Call
D.1. Excused/Unexcused Absence
E. School Spotlight
Rationale:  WHEREAS, Phil Bates graduated from Omaha North High Magnet School in 2007; and

WHEREAS,  while a student Omaha North, Bates played for the Omaha North High Vikings football team, shattering the school’s record for total passing yards with 2,963 in only two seasons, and still holding the school records of 1,756 for passing yards in a single season and 2,326 for all-purpose yards; and

WHEREAS, upon his graduation from Omaha North, Bates continued to excel in the sport of football, playing for Iowa State and Ohio University; and

WHEREAS, upon graduating from Ohio University with his degree in Health Services Administration, Bates signed with the Seattle Seahawks; and

WHEREAS, on Sunday, February 2, 2014, the Seattle Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII, beating the Denver Broncos 43-8 and wrapping up a 16-3 season; and

WHEREAS, Bates was a member of this championship winning team.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE OMAHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION:

1.      That the Omaha Public Schools Board of Education hereby congratulates Omaha North High Magnet School Alumnus Phil Bates for being a member of the Super Bowl XLVIII Champion Seattle Seahawks.

2.      That a copy of this resolution be sent to Phil Bates.
F. Board and Superintendent Communications
F.1. Treasurer
Rationale:  Treasurer

The Treasurer's Report for January 2014 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. February 3, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Attachments: (1)
H.2. Personnel Adjustments
H.3. CLAIMS - SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OMAHA - REPORT A
Rationale:  APPROVAL OF CLAIMS - SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OMAHA

It is recommended that the claims for the School District of Omaha be approved as presented by the central administrative staff.

A.    CLAIMS REPORT A:

All claims submitted excluding those listed in Claims Report B
Attachments: (1)
H.4. CLAIMS - SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OMAHA - REPORT B
Rationale: 

APPROVAL OF CLAIMS - SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OMAHA CLAIMS REPORT B:

All Claims submitted as potential conflict of interest for members of the Board of Education.

Attachments: (1)
H.5. CLAIMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT NO. 19
Rationale:  APPROVAL OF CLAIMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT NO. 19

It is recommended that the claims for Educational Service Unit No. 19 be approved as presented by the central administrative staff.
Attachments: (1)
H.6. GRANT FUND BUDGET AMENDMENTS
Rationale:  GRANT FUND BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS

It is recommended that the receipts and expenditures of the detailed grant fund budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year be amended to include the following reimbursable programs:

 The Sherwood Foundation Grants and Grants less than $10,000.00 to be amended into the 2013-2014 budgets are available for review in the Board Workroom.

SHERWOOD FOUNDATION GRANTS

These budget amendments in the amount of $374,618.00 are for the period beginning September 1, 2013, and ending August 31, 2014.  These amendments represent only that part of the budget that will be expended during the 2013-2014 school year for new programs from the Sherwood Foundation.

This program is 100% reimbursable.


H.7. SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION SERVICE APPLICATION - ESU NO. 19
Rationale:  SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION SERVICE APPLICATION - ESU NO. 19

Staff will present updates as related to Educational Service Unit No. 19 Supplemental Education Service Application.
Attachments: (1)
H.8. INVESTMENTS - OMAHA SCHOOL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
Rationale:  INVESTMENTS - OMAHA SCHOOL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM

It is recommended that the following report submitted by the Board of Trustees of the Omaha School Employees' Retirement System concerning investment of retirement funds during the month of January 2014, be adopted.
Attachments: (1)
H.9. District Annual Order Art Supplies
Attachments: (1)
H.10. Bid No. 14-005 – Telecommunications Infrastructure Upgrades – Ashland Park Robbins And Spring Lake Elementary Schools ($481,775.00)
H.11. Bid No. 14-013 – Cisco Equipment Teacher Administrative Center (TAC)
Attachments: (1)
H.12. Bid No. 14-014 – Cisco Equipment Scott Technology Center
Attachments: (1)
H.13. Appointment of Board Members to OSERS
Rationale:  Mr. Wayne is appointing Mrs. Marian Fey, Mrs. Lou Ann Goding, and Mr. Matt Scanlan to OSERS Board of Trustees.
I. Unfinished Business
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Information Item(s)
J.1.a. McREL Curriculum Audit Presentation
Rationale:  A comprehensive curriculum audit has been completed by Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) on the Omaha Public Schools core curriculum. The curriculum review included: K-12 reading, K-12 mathematics, K-12 science and K-12 English language arts. The purpose of the curriculum audit was to: 1) determine to what extent OPS curriculum is aligned with the Nebraska content standards 2) determine what areas of the curriculum are inadequate and need improvement or change and 3) determine what areas of the curriculum are aligned and rigorous. McREL research will present their findings which are attached in a PowerPoint executive summary and as individual in depth reports on each core subject area.
Attachments: (5)
J.1.b. Head Start Federal Review
Rationale:  This item is being presented at the request of a Board member to provide additional background knowledge to all Board members prior to the three year Federal review. A short presentation will be provided that outlines Head Start governance, Federal review requirements and required Head Start reports. The Head Start Federal review will occur March 3 to 6, 2014.
Attachments: (2)
J.1.c. Early Childhood Centers
Rationale:  Dr. Gladys Haynes of the Buffett Early Childhood Fund and Ed Buglewicz with RDG Planning and Design will present an overview of Early Childhood Education programs and locations.
Attachments: (1)
J.2. Action Item(s)
J.2.a. Legislative Update
Rationale:  The Board may vote on any items presented by the District Lobbyist, John Lindsay.
Attachments: (1)
J.2.b. Policy 1.21 - Committees of the Board
Attachments: (1)
J.2.c. Organization Chart
Attachments: (1)
K. New and Miscellaneous Business
K.1. Action Items
K.2. Information Items
K.2.a. Collective Bargaining: Nebraska Law since LB 397
Attachments: (1)
L. Receipt of Reports
M. 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.

 
N. Roll Call
O. Adjournment

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