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February 7, 2022 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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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
Rationale:  South High School's JROTC will present the Colors and lead the 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 recognizes Omaha Public Schools students selected for high school all-state music.

Bruce Baker
Jamison Moisset
Spencer Feldman
Matthew Belshan
Sierra Widhalm
Christina Fischer
Yolanda Henderson
Moises Hernandez
Mariana Hernandez-Moreno
Faith Buller
Noah McPherson
Eli Kopp
Gracely Siford
Emilio Parra Carcia
Bennett Lambelet
Elana Elder
Michael Abboud (alternate)
Grace Rock
Salvador Bacerra (alternate)
Tate Grabher
Flora Griffith
Liberty Wlaschin
Grace Znamencek
Jonathan Gilmore
Joseph Warren-Pasley
Daniel Kuncl
Joshua Bartsch
G. Board and Superintendent Communications
G.1. Treasurer
Rationale:  The Treasurer's Report for December 2021 is attached for review.
Attachments: (1)
G.2. Superintendent
Attachments: (2)
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. Thursday, January 20, 2022 - Regular Meeting
Attachments: (1)
I.2. Acceptance of the Certificate of Substantial Completion for Lewis & Clark Middle School: Capital Improvements & New Addition – 2018 Bond Program
Rationale:  Pursuant to Policy 7003,F.4., Administration and Jacobs in keeping with long standing practice, the Substantial Completion for Lewis & Clark Middle School is being submitted to the Board of Education for acceptance.

Contractor                          Project                                Completion Date

Vrana Construction            Lewis & Clark Middle:         December 31, 2021                                  Capital Improvements &
                                          New Addition
                       
The completion date, as listed above, is the date of commencement of the one-year warranty period and required by the contract documents. This agreed upon contractual date will provide continuity in the start dates of the warranties and takes into consideration that the Owner had beneficial use and occupancy of the facility.
I.3. Approval of Agreement with Ray Martin Company for KIOS Transmitter and Radio Equipment Upgrade ($329,284.00)
Rationale:  Administration recommends approval of the attached contract with Ray Martin Co. for the KIOS transmitter and radio equipment upgrade (Phase I of II).  The Board approved award of the bid to Ray Martin Company, the low bidder, at the January 20, 2022 Board Meeting.  The approval, in the amount of $346,821.00,included $17,536.00, which had been requested by the bidder after bid opening.  Because the additional amount was not included in the original bid submission, it was a modification of the original bid which is not permitted.  Administration has spoken with the Ray Martin Company and they have agreed to perform the work for the amount originally bid, $329,285.00.  As such, the attached contract reflects the original amount bid of $329,285.00. 
I.4. Approval of Amendment No. 005 to the Agreement with Darland Construction Co. – Pine Elementary School Project – 2018 Bond Program – (Add $332,561.00) Revised Total $ 16,225,656.45
Rationale:  FUND:     41 - 2018 Bond Program Proceeds Fund
PROGRAM:  2591 - Building & Grounds
DEPT:     1900020 - Pine Elementary School Facilities
PROJECT:  321519 - Pine Elementary School Project
SUPPLIER: Darland Construction Co.
POLICY:   7003, F.3.
AMOUNT:   $332,561.00

Pursuant to Policy 7003, F.3., Administration, Jacobs, and Jackson-Jackson & Associates, Inc. recommend approval of Amendment No. 005, which includes playground site work and preparation, playground equipment, and playground installation for Pine Elementary School Project for a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of $332,561.00.

The Board approved the CMR Agreement with Darland Construction Co. on December 5, 2019, GMP Amendment No. 001 on March 16, 2020, GMP Amendment No. 002 on June 1, 2020, GMP Amendment No. 003 on July 13, 2020, Change Order No. 001 on September 20, 2021, and GMP Amendment No. 004 on November 1, 2021. The addition of GMP Amendment No. 005 brings current value of the CMR Agreement to a total amount of $16,225,656.45. 
I.5. Approval to Award Bid No. 22-026 to Master’s Transportation, Inc., for Four (4) 2022 or 2023 New and Unused Type A-1 Activity Buses for Buena Vista High School and Westview High School ($258,644.00)
Rationale:  FUND: 1 General Fund
PROGRAM: 2610 Facilities
DEPT:  3630020 Buena Vista High School Facility ($129,322.00)
DEPT:  3690020 Westview High School Facility ($129,322.00)
SUPPLIER:  21626 Master’s Transportation, Inc.
POLICIES: 7000, VII.D., 7000, III.K.
AMOUNT:  $258,644.00
 
Administration recommends that Bid No. 22-026 be awarded to Master’s Transportation, Inc. for the purchase of Four (4) 2022 or 2023 New and Unused Type A-1 Activity Buses.  Two (2) Type A-1 Activity buses will be assigned to Buena Vista High School and two (2) Type A-1 Activity buses will be assigned to Westview High School and used to transport student teams to games or student groups to school-related events. 
New and Unused 2022 or 2023 Type A-1 Activity Buses
Supplier Unit price Total price for
Four (4)
Master’s Transportation, Inc. $64,661.00 $258,644.00
Omaha Truck Center, Inc. $64,880.00 $259,520.00
Nebraska Central $66,079.00 $264,316.00

For complete bid documentation, contact Traci.Shobe@ops.org.
Attachments: (1)
I.6. Approval to Award Bid No. 22-029 to ASB Sports Acquisition (Doing Business As The Graphic Edge) and Hauff Sports, for Football, Baseball, Softball Athletic Supplies, and Equipment at Bluestem Middle School, Buena Vista High School, and Westview High School - 2018 Bond Project ($277,062.73)
Rationale:  FUND:       1           General Fund
PROGRAM:    2199        Other Student Support Services
DEPT. ID:   8861140     Bluestem Middle School Facility      $35,579.35
DEPT. ID:   3631145     Buena Vista High School Facility    $120,741.69
DEPT. ID:   3691145     Westview High School Facility       $120,741.69
SUPPLIER:   3543        Hauff Sports                        $155,906.23
SUPPLIER:   10023       The Graphic Edge                    $121,156.50
POLICIES:   7000, III. K., 7000, VII. A., 7000, III. D., 7000, IV. C.
AMOUNT:     $277,062.73
     
Administration recommends that Bid No. 22-029 be awarded to The Graphic Edge and Hauff Sports, for football, baseball, softball athletic supplies, and equipment for Bluestem Middle School, Buena Vista High School, and Westview High School. The District received five (5) bid responses. Gopher Sports and Pyramid School Products are non-compliant for not providing the required specification sheets. S&S Worldwide is not compliant for not submitting warranty information.  In addition School Specialty notified the District they were not bidding the identified items.  Administration recommends that The Graphic Edge be awarded the following shoulder pad racks, shoulder pads, rolling helmet rack, player bench, football game balls, FB helmet pump, 5-man sled, practice vests, pitching radar gun, baseballs, baseball L screen, field screens, baseball catcher helmet, softball catcher helmet, and backstop cage. Administration recommends that Hauff Sports be awarded the following hip/knee/thigh/tail pads, field striper, sideline yard line markers, moth pieces, equipment wagon, kickoff tees, place kick tee, football practice balls, endzone pylons, down box / chain set, chain crew vests, electric inflator, snapper stick, step over dummies, blocking dummies, pop up dummies, arm shield football, cone sled, football kicking screen/net, football kicker holder, lineman chute, football 5 pocket girdle, football integrated girdle, Schutt helmet replacement repair kit, football coaches headsets, high grade shoulder pads, football game balls (Middle School), football practice balls (Middle School), baseball bases, base plugs, base anchor spade, thrown down bases, softballs, coach helmet, ball carts, indoor baseball, indoor softballs, field striper, field marking paint spray, hose reel system, baseball batting helmets, catchers gloves, varsity catcher gear, practice mound indoor, fungo bats, baseball / softball socks, baseball / softball belts, handheld string winders, dugout bat rack, catch net, baseball / softball wheeled equipment bags, pitch count manual counter, ball bucket with practice balls, baseball / softball bat bag, baseball/softball ball bag, baseball / softball scorebook, softball batting helmets, baseball BBCOR, and baseball composite wood bat.  Administration also recommends rejecting all bids for the following items: football belt, batting tees, softball bases, softball L screen, softball fastpitch competition bats, and softball fast pitch practice bats due to not receiving a compliant bid that met specifications.  The total amount awarded to The Graphic Edge is $121,156.50, and $155,906.23 to Hauff Sports.
OPS

Classification Code
Total

QTY
AWARDED BID AWARDED BID NON-COMPLIANT BID NON-COMPLIANT BID NON-COMPLIANT BID
HAUFF SPORTS THE GRAPHIC EDGE S&S WORLDWIDE GOPHER SPORTS PYRAMID SCHOOL PRODUCTS
AAHS-71

Hip/Knee/Thigh/ Tail Pads
380 *$24.09 $28.00 NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-74

Shoulder Pad Racks
8 $306.47 *$234.00 NO BID NO BID $300.00
AAHS-75

Shoulder Pads
340 $145.06 *$133.00 NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-76

Rolling Helmet Rack
8 $277.72 *$234.00 NO BID NO BID $280.00
AAHS-77

Player Bench
30 $679.05 *$506.00 NO BID NO BID $625.00
AAHS-78

Field Striper
6 *$74.94 $214.00 $143.00 NO BID $136.00
AAHS-79

Sideline Yard line Markers
6 *$580.20 $607.00

NC
NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-80

Mouth Pieces
500 *$.55 $0.50

NC
NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-81

Equipment Wagon
5 *$573.91 $310.00

NC
NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-82

Kickoff Tees
15 *$2.28 $3.50 NO BID NO BID $1.99
AAHS-83

Place Kick Tees
15 *$2.67 $3.50 NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-84

Football game balls
32 $26.86

NC
*$82.00 NO BID NO BID $27.00
AAHS-85

Football practice balls
40 *$17.50 $30.00 NO BID NO BID $14.95
AAHS-87

Endzone Pylons
5 *$140.44 $122.00
 
NC
NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-88

Down box & Chain Set
6 *$661.90 $365.00
 
NC
NO BID NO BID $479.00
AAHS-89

Chain Crew Vests (set of 4)
4 *35.54 $53.00 NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-90

Electric Inflator
5 *$84.48 $120.00 NO BID $93.45 $72.00
AAHS-91

FB Helmet Pump
6 $8.70 *$8.25 NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-92

Snapper Stick
10 *$52.02 $42.00
 
NC
NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-93

Step Over Dummies
40 *$149.60 $210.00 NO BID $200.25 NO BID
AAHS-94

Blocking Dummies
40 *$163.10 $185.00
 
NC
NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-95

Pop up Dummies
16 *$436.30 $803.00 NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-96

Arm Shield - Football
70 *$35.20 $99.00 NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-97

Cone Sled
5 *$995.00 $1,800.00 NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-98

5 Man Sled
3 $6,025.00 *$5,764.00 NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-99

Football Kicking Screen/Net
5 *$172.17 $250.00 NO BID NO BID $99.00
AAHS-100

Football Kicking Holder
6 *$34.51 $19.76

NC
NO BID NO BID $26.00
AAHS-101

Practice Vests
150 $2.63

NC
*$4.50 NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-102

Lineman Chute
4 *$879.35 $1,358.00 NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-258
Football 5-Pocket Girdle
400 *$15.44 NO BID NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-259
Football Integrated Girdle
400 *$17.19 $25.75

NC
NO BID NO BID $21.25
AAHS-260
Schutt Helmet Replacement/ Re-Pair Kits
8 *$419.69 $240.00

NC
NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-261

Football Belt
725 $1.25

NC
$1.50

NC
NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-264

Football Coaches' Headsets
2 *$6,400.00 $750.00
 
NC
NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-300

High-Grade Shoulder Pad
40 *$228.40 $184.00

NC
NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAMS-55

Football Game Balls
4 *$26.56 $29.00 NO BID NO BID $27.00
AAMS-56

Football Practice Balls
12 *$12.67 $15.00 NO BID NO BID $14.95
AAHS-108

Baseball Bases
4 *$148.51 $175.00 NO BID NO BID $132.00
AAHS-109

Base Plugs (set)
4 *$7.50 $36.00 NO BID NO BID $6.90
AAHS-110

Base Anchor Spade
4 *$5.60 $15.00 NO BID NO BID $4.50
AAHS-112

Pitching Radar Gun
4 NO BID *$370.00 NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-113

Thrown Down Bases
4 *$6.93 $24.00 NO BID NO BID $7.30
AAHS-115

Baseball (dozen)
40 $68.69 *$65.00 NO BID NO BID $60.00
AAHS-116

Softball (dozen)
30 *$68.69 $71.00 NO BID NO BID $60.00
AAHS-117

Coaches Helmet
28 *$30.25 $41.00 NO BID NO BID $274.20
AAHS-118

Ball Carts - Softball/Baseball
4 *$189.06 $228.00 NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-120A

Indoor Baseball
96 *$2.10 $35.00 NO BID NO BID $1.75
AAHS-120B

Indoor Softballs
96 *$4.95 $49.00 $4.39 NO BID $1.89
AAHS-123

Baseball L Screen
6 $704.08 *$626.00 NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-124

Field Screens
8 $813.20 *$626.00 NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-125

Field Striper
4 *$74.94 $214.00 $143.00 NO BID $136.00
AAHS-126

Field Marking Paint Spray Can (case)
8 *$50.93 $72.00 $40.00 NO BID $60.00
AAHS-132

Hose Reel System
2 *$569.35 $1,015.00 NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-136
 
Baseball Batting Helmets
80 *$42.35 44.00 NO BID NO BID $29.00
AAHS-137

Baseball Catcher's Helmet
16 $90.75 *$79.00 NO BID NO BID $81.00
AAHS-139

Catcher's Glove
12 *$87.75 $325.00 NO BID NO BID $85.00
AAHS-140

Varsity Catcher's Gear
24 *$359.23 $303.70

NC
NO BID NO BID $180.00
AAHS-141

Practice Mound (indoor)
4 *$3,562.50 $3,800.00 NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-142

Batting Tees
24 $15.11

NC
$25.00

NC
$21.95 $26.66 NO BID
AAHS-143

Fungo Bats
16 *$43.13 $51.00

NC
NO BID NO BID $37.50
AAHS-144

Baseball / Softball Socks
300 *$3.11 $1.90 /
  
$2.75

NC
NO BID NO BID $5.95
AAHS-146

Baseball/ Softball Belts
280 *$3.89 $4.50 NO BID NO BID $1.98
AAHS-147

Handheld String Winders
4 *$48.44 $50.00 NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-148

Dugout Bat Rack
16 *$56.81 $100.00

NC
NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-150

Catch Net
8 *$161.29 $195.00 NO BID NO BID $60.00
AAHS-151

Baseball/ Softball Wheeled Equipment Bags
32 *$65.63 $53.00
 
NC
NO BID NO BID $84.00
AAHS-152

Pitch Count Manual Counter
12 *$2.97 $6.50 NO BID NO BID $2.90
AAHS-153

Ball Bucket w/ Practice Balls
20 *$155.63 $109.00
 
NC
NO BID NO BID $150.00

$72.00

NC
AAHS-154

Baseball/ Softball Bat Bag
16 *$20.95 $24.00 NO BID NO BID $19.29
AAHS-155

Baseball/ Softball Ball Bag
16 *$12.48 $24.00 NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-156

Baseball / Softball Scorebook
20 *$8.36 $6.00
 
NC
NO BID $7.08 $2.99
AAHS-244

Softball Bases (Set)
4 $148.51
 
NC
$170.00

NC
NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-145

Softball L Screen
4 $151.60
 
NC
$642.00

NC
NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-246
Softball Batting Helmets
80 *$41.60 $50.00 NO BID NO BID $29.00
AAHS-247

Softball Catcher's Helmet
16 $90.75 *$79.00 NO BID NO BID $90.00
AAHS-248

Backstop Cage
4 $5,832.21 *$5,250.00 NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-283

Baseball BBCOR
8 *$1265.63 $379.00
 
NC
NO BID NO BID $1,530.00
AAHS-284

Baseball Composite Wood Bats
4 *$1087.50 $195.00

NC
NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-285

Softball Fastpitch Competition Bats
8 $2,145.00

NC
$379.00

NC
NO BID NO BID NO BID
AAHS-286

Softball Fastpitch Practice Bats
4 $1,278.75
 
NC
$119.00

NC
NO BID NO BID NO BID


* = Awarded low priced item meeting spec from a compliant bidder. 

NC = Item does not meet physical specifications within the bid document. 

For complete bid documentation contact yvonne.schuster@ops.org.
I.7. Approval to Award Bid No. 22-037 to Buller Fixture Co. for One (1) SpecLine Custom Hot/Cold Serving Counter Complete with On-Site Installation and Services at Northwest High School ($187,300.00)
Rationale:  FUND:      4005 Nutrition Services Fund
PROGRAM:   2510 Business Support Services
DEPT:      7165000 Nutrition Services Admin.
SUPPLIER:  3581 Buller Fixture Co.
POLICIES:  7000, VII.D., 7000, III.K.
AMOUNT:    $187,300.00                       

Administration recommends that Bid No. 22-037 be awarded to Buller Fixture Co. for the purchase of one (1) SpecLine Custom Hot/Cold Serving Counter complete with on-site installation and services at Northwest High School. This project will replace the existing equipment at the school which has reached the end of its service life.
Supplier Total price for unit and on-site installation
Buller Fixture Co. $187,300.00
Culinary Depot Inc.  $196,291.47
Douglas Equipment Co.  $197,329.75
Tri-Mark Hockenberg Equipment $191,550.00
Sam-Tell and Sons Co. $231,213.75

For complete bid documentation, contact Eduardo.Acosta@ops.org.
Attachments: (1)
I.8. 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: (3)
I.9. 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.10. 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.11. Approval of Claims Report D - Payroll Expenditures
Rationale:  The Board of Education is required by State Statute 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.12. 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.13. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 02/07/2022
Rationale:  State Statue 79-584 requires the Secretary to the Board of Education to audit all accounts of the Class school district and to submit that audit to the Board of Education Audit Committee for review and approval.   The objective of the audit is to obtain and review sufficient claim documentation to determine the risk of material misstatement.   The audit methodology is set forth on the Claims Audit Report.
Attachments: (2)
I.14. Approval of a Consulting Services Agreement with The Leadership Academy for Professional Services ($145,500)
Rationale:  Fund: 158 - Sherwood
Program: 2330 Executive Administrative Services
Dept: 7072002 - School Improvement
Project: 437922 - ?Bilingual Practitioners Preservice Grant
Revenue: 44995 - Category Grant / Other
Grantor: The Sherwood Foundation
Strategic Plan: Priority 2 Staff: By June of 2025, a pipeline of employees will be developed to assume leadership roles so that 98% of administration positions in each school and 95% of district leadership positions are filled prior the start of the school year.
Policy: 7000, V. D.
Amount: $145,500.00 

Pursuant to Policy 7000, V.D. for professional services, administration recommends approval of the consulting agreement for the Bilingual Practitioners Pre-Service Leadership Project Grant with the New York City Leadership Academy. Consultant will develop a leadership pipeline program for bilingual leaders at OPS for a cadre of 60 bilingual principals over a three-year period beginning in July 2022. The cost for the services is $145,500 and will be paid by a grant from the Sherwood Foundation. 
I.15. Approval of Contract with Energy Center Omaha LLC to Provide Steam and Chilled Water to Central High School for the 2022-2029 School Years
Rationale:  Administration has been engaged for nearly a year in negotiations for a new agreement with Energy Center Omaha for chilled water and steam to heat and cool Central High School.  The length of the negotiations is, in significant part, a result of Energy Center Omaha’s insistence on inclusion of a provision that the District believes amounts to, among other things, an illegal penalty designed to circumvent certain statutory prohibitions on the length of the agreement under Nebraska law.  The agreement is for the statutory maximum period of seven (7) years with an additional seven (7) one-year renewals for a total possible length of contract of 14 years.  The objectionable provision provides that if the District decides not to exercise all seven of the one-year option terms, it must pay to Energy Center Omaha approximately 100% of the charges that would be attributable to the time period covered by all of the unexercised one-year options. In other words, if the District decided after it exercised two one-year options not to extend the agreement for the remaining five one-year option terms, the District would still have to pay Energy Systems Omaha an "early termination fee", for the energy services that it would have provided during the five years of the unexercised options, even though Energy Systems Omaha will not be providing any energy services to the District during that time period.  This provision is clearly designed to discourage the District from deciding not to exercise all seven one-year options.   Energy Center Omaha is the only source of chilled water and steam for downtown Omaha.  Because of that, the District has no other options to heat and cool Central High School.  As such, Administration reluctantly recommends approval of the attached agreement, noting that the District has communicated to Energy Center Omaha that the District reserves the right to assert its belief that the payout provision violates Nebraska law.  The cost of the steam and chilled water is based on actual usage monthly over the contract and the fuel cost to provide the steam or chilled water.  Based on current usage and rates at Central, the approximate average monthly cost to the District is $75,000.   The cost of this contract is funded out of general fund as a utility cost for Central High School.
I.16. Approval of Contract with Medical Enterprises, Inc. for Drug & Alcohol Testing and Employee Physical Examinations for Awarded Bid No. 21-041 from February 1, 2022, through July 31, 2022 ($12,273.00)
Rationale:  FUND:  1   General
PROGRAM:   2750 (1%)  Regular Education
                       2760 (77%) Special Education
                       3102 (22%) Early Childhood Special Education
DEPT:  7162800    Student Transportation
SUPPLIER: 4084 Medical Enterprises, Inc.
POLICIES: 4009, 7000, III.K., 7000, VII. A
AMOUNT: $12,273.00

Administration recommends that the Board of Education approve the attached contract with Medical Enterprises, Inc. for Drug and Alcohol Testing and Employee Physical Examinations used by the Division of Transportation as part of Nebraska Department of Transportation requirements and Human Resources as necessary. The Board of Education approved award of Bid No. 21-041 on September 20, 2021.

The contract is for a term of 6 months, starting February 1, 2022, through July 31, 2022, for $12,273.00.  The District may, at its option, extend the term of the contract for two (2) additional one (1) year term at $29,673.00.
I.17. Approval to Enter a Public Private Partnership with the Benson High School Foundation to Fund and Construct the Renovation and Expansion of the Tennis Courts at Benson High School from 2022-2042 
Rationale:  Administration recommends the District enter into the attached public private partnership with the Benson High School Foundation to fund and construct the renovation and expansion of the tennis courts at Benson High School. The Benson High School Foundation agrees to pay all costs and manage the construction to renovate and expand the tennis courts to District specifications.  In exchange the District agrees to maintain and operate the courts for a period of at least 20 years.
Attachments: (1)
I.18. Approval of the Items Sold from the December 2021 District Surplus Auction Provided by Great Plains Reality-Auction, Co. ($7,998.69)
Rationale:  FUND:       1           General Fund
PROGRAM:    2500        Default Non-Expenditure Program
DEPT.:      7062000     Default Dept. for Non-Expend
SUPPLIER:   55220       Great Plains Realty Auction Co.
POLICIES:   3090        Sales & disposal of Books, Equipment and Supplies
AMOUNT:     $7,998.69

Administration recommends approval of the items sold from the District surplus auction held online from December 3rd thru December 10th. The surplus auction was approved at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, November 3, 2021. Please see the financial results of the items sold at the Great Plains Reality-Auction, Co.

Miscellaneous Sales                             $10,387.19
Vehicle Sales                                         $ 5,221.81
Nutritional Services                               $ 1,416.85
Gross Amount                                       $17,025.85

Less Advertising & Marketing, host fee,
      Mileage reimbursement, invoiced hours           $ 8,635.66
Less Vehicle Commission
      Flat fee of $95.50(x 3 vehicles)                         $   286.50
Less Title Fee of $35.00 (x 3 titles)                         $   105.00

Total of subtracted cost:                                         $ 9,027.16

Net to the District                                                    $ 7,998.69
 
Attachments: (1)
I.19. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with the Omaha Education Association regarding Stipend Payment for Teachers who Supervise Student Teachers
Rationale:  The District and the Omaha Education Association (OEA) are currently parties to a Collective Bargaining Agreement which is silent regarding payment to Teachers for supervision of Student Teachers.  The District and the OEA wish to provide teachers with a $750 or $1,500 stipend to Teachers who supervise Student Teachers.  In order to accomplish that goal, Administration recommends approval of the attached Memorandum of Understanding which has already been approved by the OEA.  
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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.  
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I.21. Approval to Purchase Computer iPads from Apple Inc., for District Students ($126,987.50)
Rationale:  FUND:       175         COVID Federal Grant
PROGRAM:    1100        Regular Instruction  
DEPT:       7062560     Districtwide Technology
PROJECT:    499254      ESSER III - Technology Tools
SUPPLIER:   6590        Apple Inc. 
POLICY: 7000, V.G.  
AMOUNT: $126,987.50
 
Administration recommends approval to purchase two hundred and fifty (250) iPad devices bundles from Apple Inc., for student use. The bundle includes an iPad with cellular service, case, and a three-year AppleCare warranty. This purchase supports the district’s one to one technology initiative and the Districts refresh cycle to ensures students access to devices to perform daily learning activities in the classroom or remotely.  In keeping with the provisions of Policy 7000, no bid was required for these purchases because Apple Inc., is a sole source provider.   The cost of the purchase is $126,987.50.

The iPads are being purchased to replace damaged or lost devices. 
I.22. Approval to Purchase Computer Laptops and Desktop Computers from Riverside Technologies Inc., for Buena Vista High School, Westview High School and Bluestem Middle School ($813,972.24)
Rationale:  FUND:       1           General            
PROGRAM:    1186        Business Education         
DEPT:       3631400     Buena Vista High School Voc. Ed.   
SUPPLIER:   26608       Riverside Technologies Inc. (182 laptops/41 desktops)
POLICY:     7000, III. K.
AMOUNT:     $184,683.96
     
FUND:       1           General            
PROGRAM:    1186        Business Education         
DEPT:       3631400     Buena Vista High School Voc. Ed.   
SUPPLIER:   26608       Riverside Technologies Inc. (60 laptops)
POLICY:     7000, III. K.
AMOUNT:     $50,600.40

FUND:       1           General            
PROGRAM:    1100        Regular Instruction        
DEPT:       3631110     Buena Vista High School Instruction  
SUPPLIER:   26608       Riverside Technologies Inc. (60 laptops/124 desktops)
POLICY:     7000, III. K.
AMOUNT:     $135,779.12

FUND:       1           General            
PROGRAM:    1184        Family & Consumer Sciences       
DEPT:       3691400     Westview High School Voc. Ed   
SUPPLIER:   26608       Riverside Technologies Inc. (25 desktops)
POLICY:     7000, III. K.
AMOUNT:     $19,022.00

FUND:       1           General            
PROGRAM:    1184        Family & Consumer Sciences       
DEPT:       3691400     Westview High School Voc. Ed   
SUPPLIER:   26608       Riverside Technologies Inc. (60 laptops)
POLICY:     7000, III. K.
AMOUNT:     $50,600.40

FUND:       1           General            
PROGRAM:    1100        Regular Instruction        
DEPT:       3691110     Westview High School Instruction    
SUPPLIER:   26608       Riverside Technologies Inc. (60 laptops/124 desktops)
POLICY:     7000, III. K.
AMOUNT:     $135,779.12

FUND:       1           General            
PROGRAM:    1186        Business Education         
DEPT:       3691400     Westview High School Voc. Ed   
SUPPLIER:   26608       Riverside Technologies Inc. (152 laptops)
POLICY:     7000, III. K.
AMOUNT:     $128,187.68

FUND:       1           General      
PROGRAM:    1100        Regular Instruction              
DEPT:       8861110     Bluestem MS Instruction           
SUPPLIER:   26608       Riverside Technologies Inc. (90 laptops/62 desktops)
POLICY:     7000, III. K.
AMOUNT:     $109,319.56

Administration recommends approval to purchase six hundred and sixty-four (664) laptop computers and three hundred and seventy-six (376) desktop computers from Riverside Technologies, Inc., for Buena Vista High School, Westview High School and Bluestem Middle School, utilizing pricing from Bid No. 19-044, which was approved by the Board of Education on June 17, 2019, with extended pricing for four years. These devices will be used in classrooms by students and staff as part of daily instruction. The cost of the purchase is $813,972.24.
I.23. Approval to Purchase FANUC Robotic Arms and Curriculum for Buena Vista High School for the 2022-2023 School Year ($365,000.00)
Rationale:  Fund:  1, General Fund
Program: 1184, Family and Consumer Sciences
Department:  3631400, Buena Vista
Supplier:  Moss Educational & Industrial Training Solutions
Policies:  7000, V.A. and 6121
Strat Plan:  Goal 1 - Academics
Amount:  $365,000.00

Administration recommends approval to purchase FANUC robotic arms and curriculum for the Buena Vista High School Robotics pathway. FANUC programs provide industry-relevant training and competency-based skills development in the automation industry. In keeping with the bid exceptions contained within Policy 7000, Section V.A., no bid was required for this purchase. 
Attachments: (2)
I.24. Approval to Purchase Laptops and iPads from Apple Inc. for Forest Station Elementary School and Pine Elementary School ($289,192.00)
Rationale:  FUND:       1           General Fund
PROGRAM:    1100        Regular Instruction
DEPT. ID:   1911100     Forest Station Elementary           $144,596.00
DEPT. ID:   1901100     Pine Elementary                     $144,596.00       
SUPPLIER:   6590        Apple Inc.                                     
POLICIES:   7000, V.G
AMOUNT:     $289,192.00     

Administration recommends approval to purchase three hundred and ten (310) MacBook Laptops and four (4) iPad from Apple Inc., for Forest Station Elementary School and Pine Elementary School for students and staff. The bundle includes an iPad with cellular service, case, and a three-year AppleCare warranty. In keeping with the provisions of Policy 7000, no bid was required for this purchase, because Apple Inc., is a sole source provider. The cost of this purchase is $289,192.00.
I.25. Approval of the RULER Institute Online Training for Seven Additional Schools for the Second Semester of the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 School Years
Rationale:  FUND: 1    
PROGRAM:   2210
DEPT:  7105800
CLASS: 901
VENDOR: Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
POLICIES: 7000, 6121
AMOUNT: $56,000.00

Pursuant to Policy 7000 and 6121, staff recommends approval of the contract with Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence and the use of the RULER curriculum in seven (7) schools, Benson High School, Bryan Middle School, Crestridge Elementary, Miller Park Elementary, Skinner Elementary, Kennedy Elementary, and Walnut Hill. The purchase allows for training to support schools in integrating social emotional learning into all building settings and training a team of coaches at the building who will provide ongoing training in the RULER curriculum in a train the trainer model.  The proposed new program, RULER Online, is the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence’s digital learning platform. The online platform includes learning modules, resources, Pre-K-12 curricular content, and digital tools to support implementation. The Administration is proposing to purchase seven (7) two-year training contracts for the total cost of $56,000.00. The seven schools were chosen based on the following criteria: school leadership and effective and efficient MTSS-B Team and school-wide implementation.

The Student and Community Services Department would like to make this purchase using academic prerogative based on needed social emotional learning supports. In keeping with the bid exceptions contained within Policy 7000, Section V., Subpart A. (Academic Prerogative), no bid was required for this purchase.
Attachments: (1)
I.26. Grant Fund Budget Awards
Attachments: (1)
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Action Item(s)
J.1.a. Approval of the Report of the Legislative Committee Including Recommended Legislative Positions
Rationale:  The Legislative Committee, in keeping with the provisions of Policy 8150, recommends approval of its findings and recommendations as set forth in the attached summary of bills introduced before the Nebraska Legislature.  The summary has been prepared with the assistance of O’Hara Lindsay Government Relations and generally includes legislation which may affect the District.  The Committee continuously monitors legislative activity and may, from time to time, recommend that the Board take or update a position on a particular bill, resolution or amendment.  Committee recommendations typically include one of the following: Support, Oppose, or Monitor with Research.  In the absence of one of those recommendations, the Committee is recommending that the District take no position.  Given the fluid nature of the legislature, the Committee may need to present new bills, resolutions or amendments, including some that may not have appeared on the bill summary, to the Board for consideration.  In addition to the bill summary, the Committee, on occasion, recommends Board approval of position statements to guide the Board President and/or Superintendent when dealing with legislative debate on issues particular concern to the District that arise between Board Meetings.  The Committee is recommending that the Board adopt the following new positions with this report:

OPS Legislative Committee Positions Taken on 1/22/22:
LB 690 Monitor with Research
LB 700 Support
LB 735 Monitor with Research
LB 743 Monitor with Research
LB 768 Oppose
LB 780 Support
LB 852 Support
LB 860 Oppose
LB 872 Support
LB 888 Support
LB 906 Monitor with Research
LB 912 Monitor with Research
LB 945 Support
LB 960 Monitor with Research
LB 982 Monitor with Research
LB 986 Oppose
LB 987 Oppose
LB 997 Monitor with Research
LB 1001 Oppose
LB 1018 Oppose
LB 1034 Monitor with Research
LB 1043 Support
LB 1068 Monitor with Research
LB 1077 Oppose
LB 1078 Monitor with Research
LB 1112 Monitor with Research
LB 1128 Support
LB 1143 Monitor with Research
LB 1158 Monitor with Research
LB 1169 Support
LB 1170 Monitor with Research
LB 1179 Oppose
LB 1200 Monitor with Research
LB 1207 Oppose
LB 1211 Monitor with Research
LB 1212 Oppose
LB 1213 Monitor with Research
LB 1218 Monitor with Research
LB 1219 Monitor with Research
LB 1237 Oppose
LB 1242 Oppose
LB 1250 Monitor with Research
LB 1251 Oppose
LR 263CA Monitor with Research
LR 278CA Monitor with Research
 
ARPA Bills:
LB 696 Monitor with Research
LB 1085 Support
LB 1087 Support
LB 1131 Monitor with Research
LB 1161 Monitor with Research
LB 1167 Support
LB 1182 Monitor with Research
LB 1217 Support
LB 1220 Monitor with Research
LB 1240 Monitor with Research
 
Position Taken on 2/4/22:
LB 798 and AM 1708 Neutral

https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/
 
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J.1.b. Approval of Updates to the Strategic Plan of Action
Rationale:  Administration will request approval of recommended updates to the Strategic Plan of Action. 
Attachments: (1)
J.2. Information Item(s)
J.2.a. Freshman Academy Update
Rationale:  Staff will present an update about work and implementation progress of Freshman Academy programs.  
Attachments: (2)
K. Receipt of Reports
K.1. 2021-2022 Official Membership English Learner, Refugee, and Language Report
Attachments: (1)
K.2. Head Start Monthly Board Report December 2021
Rationale: 
This document provides the Board of Education with monthly Head Start information regarding attendance and enrollment, meal counts, in-kind amounts, health requirements, policy council minutes, delegate reports, and program information summaries to maintain a communication structure to support oversight responsibilities as stated in Head Start Performance Standard 1301.2.
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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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