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October 18, 2021 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: 

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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:  To prepare all students for success in college, career, and life.
E. Roll Call
E.1. Excused/Unexcused Absence
F. School Spotlight
Rationale:  The #OPSProud Spotlight will recognize mentoring partnerships in Omaha Public Schools and matches making a difference for mentors and young people alike.
G. Board and Superintendent Communications
G.1. Superintendent
Attachments: (2)
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, October 4, 2021 - American Civics Committee
Attachments: (1)
I.1.b. Monday, October 4, 2021 - Regular Meeting
Attachments: (1)
I.2. Approval of Amendment No.002 to Great Plains Realty Auction Agreement
Rationale:  Administration recommends the approval of the attached second amendment with Great Plains Realty Auction.  The amendment will allow the District to have up to two additional auctions in 2021 and modifies Great Plains Realty's rates.  Great Plains Realty provides online auction services for surplus miscellaneous equipment, vehicles, and other property of the District.  The original agreement and first amendment were approved by the Superintendent, as the total cost was less than $50,000.  Pursuant to Policies 7000, III.K. and 7000, VII.A., Administration seeks Board of Education approval for the second amendment due to total cost exceeding $50,000.
I.3. Approval of Amendment No. 005 to the Agreement with McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. – Bluestem Middle School Project – 2018 Bond Program  ($753,788.00)
Rationale:  FUND:     41        2018 Bond Program Proceeds Fund
PROGRAM:  2591      Building & Grounds
DEPT:     8860020   Bluestem Middle School Facilities
PROJECT:  321518    Bluestem Middle School Project
SUPPLIER: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
POLICY:   7003, F.3.
AMOUNT: $753,788.00

Pursuant to Policy 7003, F.3., Administration, Jacobs, and RDG Planning & Design recommend approval of Amendment No. 005, which includes the kitchen food service equipment, band room instrument storage equipment, and site electrical power and rough-ins for future track light poles for Bluestem Middle School Project for a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of $753,788.00.

The Board approved the CMR Agreement with McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. on January 6, 2020, GMP Amendment No. 001 on November 16, 2020, GMP Amendment No. 002 on February 18, 2021, GMP Amendment No. 003 on April 19, 2021, and GMP Amendment No. 004 on August 16, 2021. The addition of Amendment No. 005 brings current value of the CMR Agreement to a total amount of $43,321,847.00. 
I.4. Approval to Award Bid No. 22-011 to All Makes Office Equipment Company, Sheppard’s Business Interiors, and Virco, Inc., for Conference Room and Classroom Tables at Forest Station Elementary School, Pine Elementary School, Bluestem Middle School, Buena Vista High School, and Westview High School - 2018 Bond Project ($811,626.66)
Rationale:  FUND:       41          2018 Bond Program Fund
PROGRAM:    2591     Building & Sites
DEPT:       1910020     Forest Station Elementary School Facility  $64,464.99
DEPT:       1900020     Pine Elementary School Facility                 $66,438.48
DEPT:       8860020     Bluestem Middle School Facility                 $161,541.18
DEPT:       3630020     Buena Vista High School Facility                $223,369.86  
DEPT:       3690020     Westview High School Facility                    $295,812.15  
SUPPLIER:   3533        All Makes Office Equipment
SUPPLIER:   1946        Sheppard’s Business Interiors
SUPPLIER:   6629        Virco, Inc.
POLICIES:   7000, III. K., 7000, VII.A
STRAT PLAN:
AMOUNT:     $811,626.66
     
Administration recommends that Bid No. 22-011 be awarded to All Makes Office Equipment Company for all conference room tables.  Additionally, award to Sheppard’s Business Interiors for art tables, library tables, folding tables, communal table, and science tables and award to Virco, Inc., for all classroom tables.  Bids were solicited to purchase conference room and classroom tables for the five (5) new schools as part of the 2018 Bond Project.  This furniture will be used at Forest Station Elementary School, Pine Elementary School, Bluestem Middle School, Buena Vista High School, and Westview High School. The District received six (6) bid responses. Lakeshore Equipment Company is non-compliant for not meeting the pricing terms of the bid. Staples Contract Commercial LLC., was not compliant in table 1 series due to not meeting the required specifications within that series.  School Specialty Inc. provided a no bid letter.  When there is more than one item in a series, based on OPS classification code, the compliant low bidder of the series was awarded all items within that series.  The total amount awarded to All Makes Office Equipment is $144,787.35.  The total amount awarded to Sheppard’s Business Interiors is $579,489.68.  The total amount awarded to Virco, Inc., is $87,349.63.      

 
     
    AWARDED
BID
AWARDED
BID
AWARDED
BID
BID NO-BID Letter NOT COMPLIANT
OPS Classification Code Total QTY All Makes Office Equipment Sheppard's Business Interiors Virco, Inc. Staples Contract Commercial LLC School SpecialtyInc. Lakeshore Equipment Company. Dba Lakeshore Learning
TBL-1A Rectangle Table 84 No Bid $264.55 *$187.47 $183.77
NC
No Bid $231.51
NC
TBL-1B Kidney Table 79 No Bid $359.18 *$383.17 $324.73
NC
No Bid $324.57
NC
TBL-1C Round Table 36" 52 No Bid $213.69 *$192.00 $200.71
NC
No Bid $250.17
NC
TBL-1D Round Table 42" 32 No Bid $236.76 *$189.94 $169.79
NC
No Bid $250.17
NC
TBL-1E Pre - K Table 24 No Bid $279.82 *$196.94 $242.72
NC
No Bid $231.57
NC
TBL-1F KG Table 112 No Bid $181.49 *$157.05 $188.71
NC
No Bid $194.37
NC
TBL-1G K-2, ACP Table 12 No Bid $203.38 *$158.69 $167.78
NC
No Bid $194.37
NC
TBL-1H Elem. Café Table 2 No Bid $172.13 *$141.43 $141.78
NC
No Bid $185.07
NC
TBL-1i Coop Table 2 No Bid $308.53 *$383.17 $337.70
NC
No Bid $296.67
NC
TBL-2A ELM Art Table 16 No Bid *$379.05 $319.86 $402.34
 
No Bid $510.57
NC
TBL-2B Library Wave Table 41 No Bid *$310.81 $402.68 $388.02 No Bid $510.57
NC
TBL-2C Library Table 8 No Bid *$629.66 $1401.11 $562.61 No Bid No Bid
TBL-3 Folding Table 52 No Bid *$427.82 $XXX
NC
$461.66
NC
No Bid No Bid
TBL-4A - Conference Table 3 *$1363.13 $1678.73 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4B - Conference Table 1 *$1383.53 $1686.91 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4B-PWR - Conference Table w Power 3 *$1842.33 $2105.86 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4C - Conference Table 4 *$2265.13 $2622.05 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4D - Conference Table 2 *$2396.73 $3421.82 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4D-PWR - Conference Table w Power 3 *$2666.33 $3840.75 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4E - Conference Table 5 *$958.73 $1402.98 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4F - Conference Table 2 *$1725.53 $2666.66 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4G - Conference Table 2 *$1565.53 $2256.84 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4G-PWR - Conference Table w Power 2 *$1935.13 $2453.56 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4H - Conference Table 1 *$2261.53 $2652.34 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4H-PWR - Conference Table w Power 2 *$2773.53 $3071.29 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4i - Conference Table 61 *$483.81 $796.61 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4J - Conference Table 5 *$695.95 $931.61 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4K - Conference Table 7 *$1510.73 $2171.69 No Bid NO Bid
 
NO Bid
 
NO Bid
 
TBL-4L-PWR - Conference Table w Power 1 *$2747.91 $3650.15 No Bid NO Bid
 
NO Bid
 
NO Bid
 
TBL-4M - Conference Table 2 *$1299.95 $1674.64 No Bid NO Bid
 
NO Bid
 
NO Bid
 
TBL-4N - Conference Table 1 *$2555.11 $4096.06 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4O - Conference Table 4 *$511.33 $849.79 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4P - Conference Table 1 *$469.01 $767.97 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4Q - Conference Table 7 *$587.81 $952.06 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4R - Conference Table 3 *$1120.95 $1440.55 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4S - Conference Table 1 *$553.01 $911.15 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4T - Conference Table 1 *$950.75 $1191.01 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4U - Conference Table 2 *$499.41 $812.97 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4V - Conference Table 7 *$904.35 $1404.95 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4W-PWR - Conference Table w Power 1 *$2396.73 $3915.30 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4X - Conference Table 1 *$484.61 $804.79 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-4Z-PWR - Conference Table W Power 4 *3925.86 $3820.46 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid

TBL-6 Communal Table
5 $1673.36 *$1165.79 No Bid No Bid No Bid No Bid
TBL-8A Science Table 338 No Bid *$1170.66 No Bid $1291.97 No Bid No Bid
TBL-8B Science Table 32 No Bid *$1043.28 No Bid $1238.14 No Bid No Bid
TBL-9A Art Table 43 $2555.15 *$1479.01 No Bid $1976.12 No Bid No Bid
TBL-9B Art Table 21 $2621.95 *$1603.18 No Bid $1976.12 No Bid No Bid
TBL-9C Art Table 1 $1911.55 *$1236.60 No Bid $1662.67 No Bid No Bid
*  Awarded low bidder meeting specifications.

NC Non-compliant as did not meet physical specifications.

For complete bid documentation contact yvonne.schuster@ops.org.
I.5. Approval to Award Bid No. 22-013 to Hauff Mid America Sports for Football Helmets for Middle and High School Students at Bluestem Middle School, Buena Vista High School, and Westview High School - 2018 Bond Project ($85,280.00)
Rationale:  FUND:       1           General Fund
PROGRAM:    1100        General Education
DEPT. ID:   8861140     Bluestem Middle School Facility      $21,320.00
DEPT. ID:   3631140     Buena Vista High School Facility    $31,980.00
DEPT. ID:   3691140     Westview High School Facility        $31,980.00
SUPPLIER:   3543        Hauff Mid America Sports       
POLICIES:   7000, III. K., 7000, VII. A.
AMOUNT:     $85,280.00
     
Administration recommends that Bid No. 22-013 be awarded to Hauff Mid America Sports for football helmets for middle and high school students as part of the 2018 Bond Project using general funds.  The football helmets will be used by students at Bluestem Middle School, Buena Vista High School, and Westview High School. The District received four (4) bid responses. Riddell is non-compliant for not following the required pricing procedures within the bid document. BSN provided a no bid letter.  Lou’s Sporting Goods and Hauff Mid America Sports were compliant; however, Hauff Mid America Sports was low bidder on the one item within bid no. 22-013. The total amount awarded to Hauff Mid America Sports is $85,280.00.

 
   
Awarded
 

Compliant
 

Not Compliant
 

No-Bid
 
OPS Classification Code
 
Total
QTY
Hauff Mid America Sports Lou’s Sporting Goods Riddell BSN Sports

HELM - 1
 

320

*$266.50

$269.00
 

$415.00
NC

NB
*  Awarded low bidder meeting specifications.

For complete bid documentation contact Betty.Scott-Ruffin@ops.org.
I.6. Approval of Change Order No. 001 for Edison Elementary School: Capital Improvements & Renovation Project – 2018 Bond Program - (Deduct $42,642.95) Revised Total: $3,588,891.05
Rationale:  FUND:    41      2018 Bond Program Proceeds Fund
PROGRAM: 2591    Buildings & Grounds
DEPT:    1300020 Edison Elementary School
PROJECT: 321512  Edison Elementary School: Capital Improvements & Renovation
SUPPLIER: Boyd Jones Construction
POLICY: 7000, IV.G.
AMOUNT: ($42,642.95)

Pursuant to Policy 7000, IV. G., Administration and Jacobs with the concurrence of the project architect/engineer, Jackson-Jackson & Associates, Inc., recommend that the following change order agreement be submitted for approval:

The following code is used on each change order item:

C - Completed
A - Authorized by architect/engineer and/or staff
P - Pending Board of Education approval

Project: Edison Elementary School: Capital Improvements & Renovation
Architect/Engineer: Jackson-Jackson & Associates, Inc.
Contractor: Boyd Jones Construction
Fund: 41 2018 Bond Program   

 

RFP#

Type

Status

Description

Type

Amount

PCO025
 

Arch.

C
Provide credit for the unused contingencies and allowances that were included with the original GMP Amendment No. 001.
Deduct

($42,642.95)
 
Total Amount of Change Order No. 001 - Deduct   ($42,642.95)
   
Original Contract Amount                $3,631,534.00
Previously Approved Changes $0.00
Change Order No. 001 - Deduct ($42,642.95)
Total Revised Contract Amount $3,588,891.05
Amount Paid to Date $3,283,366.95
Amount Remaining $305,524.10
I.7. Approval of Claims Report A - District Expenditure
Rationale:  The Board of Education is required by State Statute 79-584 to approve all expenditures of District funds.  Expenditures are presented to the Board for approval in the form of a Claims Report.  Claims Report A is a listing of all District expenditures and are organized and presented to the Board by which fund the expenditure is being made from (e.g. General Fund, Bond Fund, etc.).
 
Attachments: (4)
I.8. Approval of Claims Report B - Expenditures from Various Student Activity Funds for which the Board Serves as Custodian
Rationale:  The Board of Education is required by State Statute 79-584 to approve all expenditures of funds for which the District serves as custodian.  Expenditures are presented to the Board for approval in the form of a Claims Report.  Claims Report B is a listing of expenditures from the various Student Activity Funds for which the Board serves as custodian.
 
Attachments: (1)
I.9. Approval of Claims Report C - Expenditures on behalf of Board Members or their Related Organizations
Rationale:  Board Members are prohibited by Nebraska law from voting on items which may personally benefit them.  Expenditures which may personally benefit individual Board Members are presented to the Board for approval in the form of a separate Claims Report in order to permit those Board Members to abstain from voting on items which may personally benefit them.  The Board of Education is required by State Statute 79-584 to approve all expenditures of District funds.  Claims Report C is a listing of expenditures that may relate to individual Board Members or Organizations that employ them.
Attachments: (1)
I.10. Approval of Claims Report D - Payroll Expenditures
Rationale:  The Board of Education is required by State Statue 79-584 to approve all expenditures of District funds.  Payroll expenditures are presented to the Board for ratification in the form of a Claims Report.  Claims Report D is a summary of payrolls processed and is presented by payroll and pay date.
Attachments: (1)
I.11. Approval of Educational Service Unit No. 19 Claims - Expenditures to be Paid from Education Service Unit's Funds
Rationale:  The Board of Education serves as the Board of Educational Service Unit 19.  The Board of Educational Service Unit 19 is required to approve all expenditures of District funds as well as funds for which the District serves as custodian.  Expenditures are presented to the Board for approval in the form of a Claims Report.  Educational Service Unit No. 19 Claims Report is a listing of all expenditures to be paid from the Education Service Unit's funds.
Attachments: (1)
I.12. Approval of Omaha School Employees Retirement System Claims - Expenditures to be paid from the OSERS's Funds
Rationale:  In keeping with the provisions of Nebraska Revised Statute section 79-981, the Board of Education is responsible for the transaction of OSERS’ business, including approval of expenditures of OSERS’ funds.   The Administration recommends approval of the attached claims to be paid from OSERS’ funds.
Attachments: (1)
I.13. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 10/18/2021
Rationale:  The Committee on Claims met on 10/18/2021 and approved the audit of claims conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Education. 
Attachments: (2)
I.14. Approval of the ESU No. 19 Transparency Pay Act and Contract
Rationale:  Pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §79-2401 to §79-2405,  the ESU No. 19 Administrator's contract must be approved by the Board and posted to the District website.
Attachments: (2)
I.15. Approval of Global Positioning Systems Cellular Network Vehicle Tracking Application Upgrade with Synovia Solutions for the 2021-2027 School Years ($399,600.00)
Rationale:  FUND:       1           General Fund
PROGRAM:    2520        Transportation/Other
DEPT:       7162800     Student Transportation
SUPPLIER:   36508       Synovia Solutions
POLICY:     7000, III.K, 7000, VII.A.
AMOUNT:     $399,600.00

Administration recommends upgrading the Global Positioning System (GPS) Cellular Network on 294 special education school buses due to the planned phasing out of the current 3 G Cellular Network Services being used on January 1, 2022.  This upgrade for all District owned school buses to a 4 G Cellular Network Service includes the addition of a Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) on each school bus which increases the communication between the bus terminal and the bus operator on the route.  Total cost of this upgrade is $493,920.00 minus a credit of $94,320.00 for the return of the existing operator panel, bringing the total cost to $399,600.00.
Attachments: (1)
I.16. Approval of the Lemon Settlement Agreement 
Rationale:  In keeping with the provisions of Nebraska Revised Statute § 84-713 and Policy 3560, Administration recommends approval of the attached Settlement Agreement between Kimberly Lemon and the District.  Ms. Lemon filed a tort claim following an incident on the bleachers in the gymnasium at Burke High School in which Ms. Lemon sustained injuries.  The tort claim was subsequently withdrawn and litigation filed in Douglas County District Court.  The settlement, in the amount of $130,000, was negotiated by the parties during a recent mediation and will be paid in part by the District and in part by United Educators, the District’s insurance carrier.  As part of the Agreement, the District is released from all claims.
Attachments: (2)
I.17. Approval of Maintenance Agreement with Paul Wenninghoff for 78th & Craig Street Acreage October 2021 through October 2022
Rationale:  Pursuant to Policy 7000, IX A, Administration recommends that the Maintenance Agreement with Paul Wenninghoff for the 78th and Craig Street Acreage be extended to October 31, 2022. This agreement provides that in exchange for weed control, mowing, and general maintenance, Mr. Wenninghoff can farm this plot of land.  This is an annual renewal dating back to the 1989-1990 school year and was previously approved by the Board of Education on October 4, 2021. There is no cost to the District for the annual maintenance of this acreage. 
I.18. Approval of the Non-Negotiated Salary Schedules and Part Time Hourly Rates for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 School Years
Rationale:  Administration recommends approval of the attached salary schedules and part-time hourly rates summary for staff not otherwise covered by a negotiated agreement.  The approval will be for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years.  There are approximately 500 full-time and 1500 part-time non-negotiated employees.  In an effort to provide greater transparency for affected employees, the Administration is recommending that full-time non-negotiated employees be placed on new salary schedules that have the same number of steps and the same percentage wage increases over the next two school years as the collective bargaining unit or meet and confer group with which the job most corresponds.  Non-negotiated personnel match up generally with the following bargaining units and meet and confer group:  OEA, Paraprofessionals, Office Personnel, OSAA, Operations, Transportation, Nutrition, Bilingual Liaisons and Maintenance and Crafts.  The attached summary separates jobs by the bargaining unit or meet and confer group to which the job is mirrored.  The corresponding annual salary percentage increases for each bargaining unit and meet and confer group are also stated.  Individual employees will be placed on their respective salary schedule based on creditable years of service as set forth in the attached summary.  All non-negotiated personnel who are eligible for health insurance will receive benefits in accordance with the bargaining unit to which they are mirrored.  Non-negotiated employees shall be eligible to receive any other benefit provided for in Board Policy or in the corresponding collective bargaining or meet and confer agreement.
I.19. Approval of the Proposed Negotiated Agreement with the Educational Paraprofessionals for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 School Years
Rationale:  Administration recommends approval of the attached tentative collective bargaining agreement with SEIU Local 226 (Educational Paraprofessionals) for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years.  The total package cost increases by 5.58% in year one and 6.58% in year two.  Employees in the Educational Paraprofessionals bargaining unit will move from a $1050 to a $1200 deductible health plan with a $0 deductible, narrow network option beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.  Local 226 has ratified the agreement. 
I.20. Approval of Proposed Staffing Adjustments
Rationale:  Policy 4001 and 4035 require that the election of employees shall be by action of the Board of Education upon recommendation of the Superintendent or designee.  Additionally, Policy 4008 requires that the Chief Human Resources Officer process all retirements, resignations, cancellations, contract amendments and terminations of employment making a recommendation for appropriate action to the Superintendent and Board of Education.  Therefore, the District recommends the approval of the attached Staffing Adjustments.  
Attachments: (1)
I.21. Approval of Purchase from Data Recognition Corporation for their InView Assessment Product used by the District for Gifted and Talented identification Testing and Hand Scoring of Non-Cognitive Items for the 2021-2022 School Year ($65,972.38)
Rationale:  FUND:          1                   General Fund
DEPT. ID:     7062700       Research Office
ACCOUNT:  54250           Textbooks/Test Booklets
POLICIES: 7000, III. K., 7000, VII.A.
VENDOR: Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
AMOUNT: $65,972.38

Pursuant to Policies 7000, III.K. and 7000 VII.A., Administration recommends approval to purchase InView assessments for District 2nd and 3rd grade students for the 2021-2022 school year. The assessments will assist in the identification of students for the Gifted and Talented program. Typically, the District only assesses 2nd grade students; however, due to disruptions caused by Covid-19 during the 2020-2021 school year, the District plans to purchase the assessments for both 2nd and 3rd grade students in the 2021-2022 school year. 
Attachments: (1)
I.22. Approval of the Subscriber Agreement with O’HARA, LLC. from November 1, 2021 to October 31, 2024 
Rationale:  FUND:             4035 - Workers’ Compensation Fund
PROGRAM:    2510 - Business Support Services
DEPT:             7043400 - District Risk Management
PROJECT:      NA
SUPPLIER:     OHARA LLC
POLICIES:      7000, III.K. and 7000, VII.A.

Administration recommends approval of the attached contract with O'Hara.  O'Hara is the District's current Managed Care Provider for Workers' Compensation.  O'Hara is the main entity by which OPS employees report work-related injuries or illnesses and manages treatment and follow up services.  Pursuant to Policies 7000, III.K. and 7000, VII.A., Administration recommends approval of the contract for services through October 31, 2024. 
Attachments: (1)
I.23. Grant Fund Budget Awards
Attachments: (1)
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Action Item(s)
J.2. Information Item(s)
J.2.a. College & Career Academies and Pathways Update
Rationale:  Staff will present work being implemented to support the phased-in approach of the Omaha Public Schools College & Career Academies and Pathways since receiving Board of Education approval on September 9, 2021.
Attachments: (1)
J.2.b. Reading Recovery Update
Rationale:  The Reading Recovery program is offered in the District Turnaround Schools and provides first grade students with the lowest achievement in literacy learning individualized instruction with special trained teachers.
Attachments: (1)
J.2.c. Information from the Policy Committee on Recommended Policy Updates
Rationale:  The Policy Committee met and reviewed the following policies:

5000 - Introductory Statement
5001 - Admission Requirements
5002 - Discontinuance of Enrollment
5003 - Assignment of Students:  Grade Placement and Transfer Students
5004 - Full-time and Part-time Enrollments
5005 - Assignment of Students: School Placement, Enrollment, Resident and Non-Resident Students
5006 - International Exchange Students
5008 - Student Attendance
5010- School Census
6801 - Technology Information Security


The Policy Committee will recommend approval of the policy changes at the November 1 Board of Education Meeting. 
J.2.d. Student Assignment Plan (SAP) Committee Update
Rationale:  The Chair of the Student Assignment Plan Committee will provide an update.
J.2.e. Policy Committee Update
Rationale:  The Chair of the Policy Committee will provide an update.
K. Receipt of Reports
K.1. CBOC update of the Phase II Bond Program September 2021
Rationale:  Attached please find updates from the Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC).
 
Attachments: (1)
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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