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November 18, 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, Vice President Holman, members of the Board and Superintendent Logan. We are happy to be joined by members of the Columbian Elementary community for tonight's #OPSProud spotlight. School and district leaders were in Washington, D.C. last week to receive recognition as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program celebrates academic excellence across the country. Only six schools in Nebraska earned the recognition this year. I am pleased to introduce Principal Craig McGee and Nanette Beller, past-principal and welcome them to the podium.
 
G. Board and Superintendent Communications
G.1. Treasurer
Rationale:  The Treasurer's Report for October 2019 is attached for review
Attachments: (1)
G.2. Superintendent
Attachments: (1)
G.3. 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, November 4, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Attachments: (1)
I.2. Staff Adjustments 
Attachments: (1)
I.3. Administrative Appointment 
Attachments: (1)
I.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)
I.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)
I.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)
I.7. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 11/18/2019
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 11/18/2019 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments: (1)
I.8. Construction Manager at Risk Agreement - 2018 Bond Program - New Elementary School 10th & Pine Street Project
Attachments: (1)
I.9. Educational Specification & Schematic Design Approval - 2018 Bond Program - Lewis & Clark Middle School Capital Improvements and Renovation Project
I.10. Financial Services Agreement with Piper Jaffray 
Rationale:  Central Office staff recommends approval of the attached financial services agreement with Piper Jaffray in conjunction with the 2019 - 2020 general obligation bonds. 
Attachments: (1)
I.11. Grant Fund Budget Adjustments
Attachments: (1)
I.12. Guided Reading for Benson West Elementary School
 
Attachments: (1)
I.13. Material Testing and Special Inspection Services - 2018 Bond Program - New High School 156th & Ida Street Project
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Action Item(s)
J.1.a. Annual Audit Reports of the Omaha Public School District, Educational Service Unit No. 19 and KIOS-FM Radio Station
Rationale:  Staff and representatives from Seim Johnson L.L.P. will present for review and acceptance the 2018-2019 Annual Audit Reports of the Omaha Public School District, Educational Service Unit No.19 and KIOS-FM Radio Station.
J.1.b. First Reading of Policies: 1120, 2500, 4430, 5305, 5402
Rationale:  The Policy Committee met on 09/20/2019 and reviewed the following polices:

1120:  Smoking and Use of Drugs, Tobacco, e-Cigarettes, Related Products
2500:  Smoking and Use of Drugs, Tobacco, e-Cigarettes, Related Products
4430:  Payment of Accumulated Sick Leave
5305:  School Dances
5402: Child Abuse and Neglect

Second Reading will be at the December 2, 2019, Board Meeting. 
J.1.c. First Reading: Series 1000 Policies (Community Relations)
Rationale:  As part of the five year policy review cycle, Central Office Staff and the Board of Education Policy Committee have reviewed the 1000 Series (Community Relations) Policies.  No changes have been recommended.   Policies include:

1000 (Statement of Intent)
1010 (Visiting Schools)
1020 (Citizen Communication to the Board of Education)
1040 (Annual Report)
1050 (Public Access to School Records)
1060 (Advertising and Promotion)
1070 (Cooperation with Media)
1080 (School Directory)
1100 (Community Use of School Facilities)
1101 (Use of School Facilities: Student Groups and Boy Scouts)
1110 (Bulletin Boards, Display Case, and Posted Material)
1200 (Anti -discrimination)
1250 (Designation of Coordinator)
1400 (School and Community Organizations)
1401 (Community Partnership Policy)
1402 (Use of Grants and Donations by Individual Schools for Capital Improvements)
1410 (Parent Organizations)
1450 (School Personnel and the Public)
1460 (Student Production of Goods and Services)

Policy 1120 Smoking and Use of Drugs is being updated as part of the Board Agenda under action and not included as part of this annual review. 



 
Attachments: (1)
J.2. Information Item(s)
J.2.a. Series 2019/2020 General Obligation Bond Update
Rationale:  Piper Jaffray will provide the Board of Education a project update and general timeline regarding the 2019/2020 General Obligation Bonds.
The Board of Education will be asked for a vote to proceed at the December 2, 2019 Board of Education Meeting.
Attachments: (2)
J.2.b. Policy Committee Update
J.2.c. Student Assignment Plan Committee Update
J.2.d. Policy Updates - 5001, 6121, 6270
Rationale:  The Policy Committee met on October 30, 2019 and recommended policies 5001, 6121, and 6270 for approval.   First reading will be December 2, 2019.  Second reading will be December 16, 2019. 
 
Attachments: (3)
K. Receipt of Reports
K.1. District Official Fall Membership 2019-2020
Attachments: (1)
K.2. Yates Educational Community Center
Attachments: (2)
K.3. CBOC/Phase I & Phase II Update
Rationale:  Receipt of Report:
CBOC/phase I & Phase II Update - Oct. 2019

Update of the Phase I & Phase II Bond Programs with regard to topics discussed in CBOC meeting including schedules, budgets, and contingencies.


 
Attachments: (2)
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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