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September 8, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Budget Hearing

Agenda
A. OPS Board Of Education Information
Rationale: 

In compliance with Nebraska State Statutes, the purpose of this Special Meeting is to conduct public hearings regarding the proposed budget and property tax requirements for Douglas County School District 0001 (Omaha Public Schools) and for Educational Service Unit No.19 for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year.

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 Secretary to the Board of Education .

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. 

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. Roll Call
C. Information Item
C.1. Presentation of the 2021-2022 Property Tax Requirements and Proposed Budgets for Douglas County School District 0001 and Educational Service Unit No. 19
Attachments: (2)
D. Budget Adoption Hearing 1 - 2021-2022 Property Tax Requirements - Douglas County School District 0001
Rationale:  Hearing 1 - to hear support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations of taxpayers related to the property tax requirements for Douglas County School District 0001 (Omaha Public Schools) for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
E. Roll Call
F. Public Comment
G. Adjournment
H. Budget Adoption Hearing 2 - 2021-2022 Property Tax Requirements - Educational Service Unit No. 19
Rationale:  Hearing 2 - to hear support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations of taxpayers related to the property tax requirements for Educational Service Unit No.19 for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
I. Roll Call
J. Public Comment
K. Adjournment
L. Budget Adoption Hearing 3 - 2021-2022 Proposed Budget - Douglas County School District 0001
Rationale:  Hearing 3 - to hear support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations of taxpayers related to the 2021-2022 proposed budget for Douglas County School District 0001 (Omaha Public Schools).
M. Roll Call
N. Public Comment
O. Adjournment
P. Budget Adoption Hearing 4 - 2021-2022 Proposed Budget - Educational Service Unit No. 19
Rationale:  Hearing 4 - to hear support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations of taxpayers related to the 2021-2022 proposed budget for Educational Service Unit No. 19.
Q. Roll Call
R. Public Comment
S. Adjournment
T. 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.

 
U. Adjournment

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