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October 7, 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 President Snow, members of the Board of Education, we are very happy to present JROTC leaders from across Omaha Public Schools as this evening’s #OPSProud Spotlight.  From earning some of the top recognition offered to cadets to national competition and international representation at D-Day commemorations, I welcome LTC Michael DeBolt, director of Army instruction, to continue the recognition.
 
G. Board and Superintendent Communications
G.1. Superintendent
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, September 16, 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 10/07/2019
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 10/072019 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments: (1)
I.7. 2019-2020 Non-Negotiated Salaries
Rationale:  The District recommends the approval of the attached salary increases for non-negotiated staff. 
 
Attachments: (1)
I.8. 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 OSAA (Omaha Schools Administrator Association) Compensation Increase and Employee Guidelines
Rationale:  Administration recommends approval of the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 OSAA (Omaha Schools Administrator Association) Compensation Increase and Employee Guidelines
Attachments: (1)
I.9. Approval of the 2019-2020 Operations Division 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.10. Bid No. 20-002 - 2018 Bond Program - Site Rough Grading & Demolition - New Elementary School 1000 N. Fort Crook Rd. ($756,000.00)
I.11. Construction Manager at Risk Agreement - 2018 Bond Program - New Elementary School 1000 N. Fort Crook Road Project
Rationale:  District Staff, Jacobs, and the project architect, Kenneth Hahn Architects, recommend the District enter into a Construction Manager at Risk Agreement with Hausmann Construction, Inc. to provide Construction Manager at Risk services, including preconstruction estimating and constructability services, for the New Elementary School 1000 N. Fort Crook Road Project. The President and Secretary of the Board shall be authorized to sign the agreement.
 
I.12. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments: (1)
I.13. Head Start Monthly Board Report
I.14. Maintenance Agreement - 78th & Craig Street Acreage
Rationale:  Staff recommends that the maintenance agreement with Paul Wenninghoff for the 78th & Craig Street acreage be extended to October 31, 2020
 
Attachments: (1)
I.15. Temporary Construction Easement For Omaha Public Schools -Fort Crook Road Elementary School
Rationale:  Staff recommends approval of a one year temporary construction easement in favor of the Omaha Public Schools from Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc. for work in connection with the construction of the Fort Crook Road Elementary School.

Easement will be along the north property line, which will allow the District’s contractor access to the adjacent neighbor’s property for the purpose of construction activity on the OPS property.

The District will pay $1.00 for the easement.  The President and Secretary of the Board shall be authorized to execute the Temporary Construction Easement and all other documents to effectuate the grant of easement from Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc.
 
Attachments: (1)
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Action Item(s)
J.1.a. Recommended Boundary Changes
Rationale:  Central office staff will provide and request approval of final boundary recommendations. 
Attachments: (2)
J.2. Information Item(s)
J.2.a. Strategic Plan Update 
Rationale:  Rebecca Ryan will provide an update on the strategic foresight process for the Omaha Public Schools.
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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