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April 18, 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
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 highlights the success of district Educators Rising chapters at state-level competitions.
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, April 4, 2022 - Regular Meeting
Attachments: (1)
I.2. Approval of Annual Liability Insurance Package Renewal Negotiated with First National Insurance Company for Coverages including, Property, Liability, Workers Compensation, Crime, Cyber Liability, Fiduciary, Excess Fiduciary, State Track Meet Liability and Blanket Builder Risk from May 1 2022 through April 30, 2023 ($4,826,260.00)
Rationale:  Administration recommends that the Board approve the purchase of the attached liability insurance package through First National Insurance Company (FNIC) for a premium of $4,826,260.00.  This package includes property insurance through Travelers for a premium of $3,525,277.00, liability insurance through United Educators for a premium of $783,450.00, excess workers compensation insurance through Safety National for a premium of $332,227.00, cyber liability insurance through Crum Forster for a premium of $98,550.00, crime insurance through Travelers for a premium of $7,880.00, State Track Meet general liability insurance for a premium of $2,123.00, fiduciary liability insurance through Chubb for the first layer for a premium of $37,753.00 and Skyward/Great Midwest Insurance for the second layer of fiduciary coverage for a premium of $71,753.00.  This package also includes the blanket builder risk policy through Travelers.  The total premium increase of $608,970.00 is driven by a variety of factors nationally including higher claim rates, higher rates of litigation, a reaction to large weather-related national disasters, and stricter guidelines of coverage by insurers.   
Attachments: (1)
I.3. Approval to Award Bid No. 22-032 to Schmitt Music for Institutional Upright Pianos, Digital Console Pianos, Piano Benches, and Dollies for Forest Station Elementary School, Pine Elementary School, Bluestem Middle School, Buena Vista High School, and Westview High School – 2018 Bond Project ($61,867.00)
Rationale:  FUND:       1           General Fund
PROGRAM:    1100        Regular Instruction
DEPT. ID:   1910020     Forest Station Elementary School Facility $ 4,357.00
DEPT. ID:   1900020     Pine Elementary School Facility           $ 4,357.00 
DEPT. ID:   8860020     Bluestem Middle School Facility           $10,083.00 
DEPT. ID:   3630020     Buena Vista High School Facility         $21,535.00
DEPT. ID:   3690020     Westview High School Facility             $21,535.00
VENDOR:     3194        Schmitt Music
POLICY:     7000. III. K., 7000, VII.A
AMOUNT:     $61,867.00

Administration recommends award of Bid No. 22-032 to Schmitt Music for Institutional Upright Pianos, Digital Console Pianos, Piano Benches and Dollies for Forest Station Elementary School, Pine Elementary School, Bluestem Middle School, Buena Vista High School, and Westview High School as part of outfitting the new schools which are funded by the 2018 Bond Project. The District received three (3) bid responses. Dietze Music is non-compliant for not meeting product specifications. Keyboard Kastle is non-complaint for not acknowledging the addendum. Schmitt Music is non-compliant for 5’ and 6’ Grand Pianos for not meeting product specifications. Administration recommends rejecting all bids for the following items: 5’ Grand Pianos and 6’ Grand Pianos, Digital Piano Set, for not receiving the bids required specifications.  Total amount awarded to Schmitt Music is $61,867.00
DESCRIPTION QTY Schmitt Music * Dietz Music Keyboard Castle
      NC NC
Institutional Upright Piano w/ Bench and Dolly 5 *$4,357.00 $7,685.00
 NC
$5,998.00
 NC
Digital Console Piano w/Bench and Dolly 14 *$2,863.00 $2,450.00
 NC
$2,484.00
 NC
5' Baby Grand w/Bench and Dolly 2 $13,491.00 NC $21,400.00
 NC
$18,077.00
 NC
6' Grand Piano w/Bench and Dolly 3 $30,622.00 NC $46,525.00
 NC
$36,677.00
 NC
Portable Digital Piano w/ Carrying case, Stand and Field Frame 2 No Bid $3,500.00
 NC
$2,290.00
 NC
*= awarded low priced item meeting specifications from a compliant bidder.
NC= non-compliant does not meet specifications within the bid document.

For complete bid documentation contact Yvonne.Schuster@ops.org.
I.4. Approval to Award Bid No. 22-041 to Midwest Field Turf for Bryan High Field Turf Replacement, Summer 2022 ($372,995.00)
Rationale:  FUND:      31       Special Building Fund
PROGRAM:   2591     Building and Sites
DEPT:      7166600 Schoolhouse Planning 
SUPPLIER: Midwest Field Turf
POLICIES: 7000, III. K., 7000, VII. A
AMOUNT: $372,995.00

Administration recommends Bid No. 22-041 be awarded to Midwest Field Turf for field turf replacement at Bryan High School football field. This work includes all labor and materials for the removal of the existing artificial turf and installation of new artificial turf. New turf to include rubber infill, striping for multiple sports, center field logo, and end zone text (OMAHA, BRYAN). The existing field turf has reached the end of its service life and is scheduled for replacement according to the District’s track and turf replacement master plan. Date of completion is August 15, 2022.

The total price of the contract is $372,995.00

Bids received were:
Contractor Base Bid
 
 Mid America Sports Co. $424,132.00
*Midwest Field Turf $372,995.00
 Sprint Turf $416,000.00
*= awarded low priced item meeting specifications from a compliant bidder.
NC= non-compliant does not meet specifications within the bid document.
                                                                            
For complete bid documentation contact Philip.Connatser@ops.org.
I.5. Approval to Award Bid No. 22-054 Managed Charging Carts to GovConnection (DOING BUSINESS AS Connection Public Sector Solutions) for Forest Station Elementary School, Pine Elementary School, Bluestem Middle School, Buena Vista High School, and Westview High School - 2018 Bond Project ($42,150.00)
Rationale:  FUND:       41          2018 Bond Program Fund
PROGRAM:           1100        Regular Instruction
DEPT. ID:   1910020     Forest Station Elementary School Facility $5,620.00
DEPT. ID:   1900020     Pine Elementary School Facility           $5,620.00
DEPT. ID:   8860020     Bluestem Middle School Facility           $4,215.00
DEPT. ID:      3630020            Buena Vista High School Facility          $14,050.00
DEPT. ID:      3690020            Westview High School Facility             $12,645.00
VENDOR:     14036         Connection Public Sector Solution
POLICIES:   7000, III. K., 7000, VII.A
AMOUNT:     $42,150.00

Administration recommends that Bid No. 22-054 be awarded to GovConnection (DOING BUSINESS AS Connection Public Sector Solutions).  Bids were solicited to purchase managed charging carts at Forest Station Elementary School, Pine Elementary School, Bluestem Middle School, Buena Vista High School, and Westview High School as part of the 2018 Bond Project. The award is for a 1-year period, with an additional 1-year option for the managed carts.  Six bids were received for the managed carts.  CDW,LLC. is non-compliant for bidding more than one item per category, and not providing pricing on the required form. Counter Trade Products is non-compliant for not including shipping costs as a part of the unit cost. RTI is non-compliant for not providing pricing on the required form and not supplying multiple pricing per cart. StrivAv is non-compliant as brochure indicates the cart will not hold laptops up to the required size of 15.6".  Trafera is non-compliant as cart will not hold laptops up to the required size of 15.6". The total amount awarded to GovConnection (DOING BUSINESS AS Connection Public Sector Solutions) is $42,150.00.

 

OPS Classification Code
 

Product
Item

QTY

BID

GOV. Connection.

 

NON-COMPLIANT
BID

STRIV AV

NON-COMPLIANT
BID

TRAFERA


 

NON-COMPLIANT
BID

CDW LLC



 

NON-COMPLIANT
BID

COUNTER TRADE PRODUCTS INC

NON-COMPLIANT BID

RTI


 
CP CART - 1 Mobile Charging Computer / iPad Cart

30


*$1405.00


$557.00
NC


$1089.00
NC

 


$1675.00
NC

 


$1007.85
NC


$939.00
NC

 

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

NC = non-compliant does not meet the specifications within the bid document

For complete bid documentation contact elizabeth.nowlin@ops.org.
Attachments: (1)
I.6. Approval to Award Bid No. 22-067 to All Makes Office Equipment, Krueger Inc., and Sheppards Business Interiors for Classroom Storage, Chairs, and Desks for Central High School Renovation Building Maintenance Project ($106,008.25)
Rationale:  FUND:       1       General Fund  
PROGRAM:    2620    Maintenance School District Buildings
DEPT. ID:   7166600 Central High School Facility                 
SUPPLIER:   3533    All Makes Office Equipment   $3,759.68             
SUPPLIER:   24814      Krueger Inc.                 $44,891.73
SUPPLIER:   1946   Sheppards Business Interiors $57,356.84                  
POLICIES:   7000, III. K., 7000, VII.A
AMOUNT: $ 106,008.25

Administration recommends approval to award Bid No. 22-067 to All Makes Office Equipment, Krueger Inc., and Sheppards Business Interiors. This purchase for Central High School Renovation project is funded under Maintenance School District Buildings Program. The District received (4) bid responses. AOI Corporation was non-compliant with the contract price term requirement. Administration recommends All Makes Office Equipment be awarded the following items: Presentation Cart. Krueger Inc. be awarded the following items: Flip Top Nesting Table and Student Desk Fixed Height. Sheppards Business Interiors, be awarded the following items:  Principal Task Chair, Staff Restroom Supply storage, Literature Display Free Standing, Lounge Chair Counseling Offices, Student stool, and Stool Counter Height.

Total amount awarded to All Makes Office Equipment $3,759.68. Total amount warded to Krueger Inc. $44,891.73 and awarded Sheppards Business Interiors is $57,356.84.

 

OPS Classification Code

Product
Item

QTY

BID

ALL MAKES OFFICE EQUIPMENT

BID

KRUEGER INC.

BID

SHEPPARDS BUSINESS INTERIORS

 

NON-COMPLIANT BID

AOI CORPORATION
 
DESK-6B Mobile Library Desk | High School 2
NO BID

NO BID

$6,980.73
NC

NO BID
CH-14 Principal Task Chair 1
$1,332.62

NO BID

*$783.02
 

NO BID
ST-19 Mobile Storage Island | ACP Rooms 1
NO BID

NO BID

$1636.00
NC

 

NO BID
ST-21 Staff Restroom Supply Storage 22
NO BID

$849.48

*$667.79
 

NO BID
TBL-13 Flip Top Nesting Table 54
$645.00
NC

*$810.87

NO BID
 

NO BID
AI-1 Literature Display | Freestanding 1
NO BID

NO BID

*$1,985.69
 

$1423.00
NC

 
AI-2 Damp Cabinet | Art 4
NO BID

NO BID

NO BID
 

NO BID
AI-3 Drying Rack | Art 4
NO BID

NO BID

NO BID
 

NO BID
AI-4 Clay Drying Rack | Art 4
NO BID

NO BID

NO BID
 

NO BID
LC-4 Lounge Chair | Counseling Offices 21
NO BID

$1205.00
NC

*$1,444.75
 

$1201.00
NC
DESK-2E Student Desk - MS/HS - Fixed Height 3
NO BID

*368.25

$528.94
 

NO BID
CH-17 Student Stool - HS Robotics 24
NO BID

NO BID

*$373.29
 

$560.00   NC
CH-18 Stool - Counter Height 2
NO BID

NO BID

*$299.02
 

$296.00
 NC
AI-9 Presentation Cart 8
*$469.96

NO BID

NO BID
 

NO BID
* = Awarded low priced item meeting specifications from a compliant bidder.
NC = Non-compliant does not meet the specifications within the bid document.
For complete bid documentation contact regina.jessick@ops.org

 
I.7. Approval to Award Bid No. 22-067 to All Makes Office Equipment, Krueger, Inc., and Sheppard’s Business Interiors for Classroom Storage, Chairs, and Desks at Forest Station Elementary School, Pine Elementary School, Bluestem Middle School, Buena Vista High School, and Westview High School 2018 - Bond Project ($343,300.63)
Rationale:  FUND:       41          2018 Bond Program Fund
PROGRAM:    2591        Building Sites
DEPT. ID:   1910020     Forest Station Elementary School Facility $6,793.13
DEPT. ID:   1900020     Pine Elementary School Facility           $9,464.29
DEPT. ID:   8860020     Bluestem Middle School Facility           $76,967.64
DEPT. ID:      3630020            Buena Vista High School Facility          $132,586.73
DEPT. ID:      3690020            Westview High School Facility             $117,488.84
SUPPLIER:   3533        All Makes Office Equipment                $939.92
SUPPLIER:   24814                 Krueger Inc.                              $115,511.79
SUPPLIER:   1946        Sheppards Business Interiors              $226,848.92
POLICIES:   7000, III. K., 7000, VII.A
AMOUNT:     $343,300.63

Administration recommends approval to award Bid No. 22-067 to All Makes Office Equipment, Krueger Inc., and Sheppards Business Interiors to purchase classroom storage, chairs, and desks for Forest Station Elementary School, Pine Elementary School, Bluestem Middle School, Buena Vista High School, and Westview High School as part of outfitting the new schools which are funded by the 2018 Bond Project. The district received four (4) bid responses. Administration recommends that All Makes Office Equipment, be awarded the following items: Presentation Cart. Krueger Inc. be awarded the following items: Flip Top Nesting Table and Student Desk Fixed Height. Sheppards Business Interiors, be awarded the following items:  Principal Task Chair, Staff Restroom Supply, Literature Display Free Standing, Lounge Chair Counseling Offices, Lounge Chair 2 and 3 Tier, Science Table, Student stool, Stool Counter Height, Desktop Screens. AOI Corporation was non-compliant with the contract price term requirements. Administration is also recommending rejecting all bids for the following items: Mobile Library Desk Elementary, Mobile Library Desk High School 6B, Mobile Library Desk High School 6C, Mobile Book Return Library and Mobile Storage Island ACP Room as product specification did not meet the bid requirements. Additionally, the following items did not receive any bids and will not be awarded, Damp Cabinet Art, Drying Rack Art and Clay Drying Rack.  

Total amount awarded to All Makes Office Equipment is $939.92.  Total amount awarded to Krueger Inc. is $115,511.79., and Sheppards Business Interiors is awarded $226,848.92.

 

OPS Classification Code

Product
Item

QTY

BID

ALL MAKES OFFICE EQUIPMENT

BID

KRUEGER INC.

BID

SHEPPARDS BUSINESS INTERIORS

 

NON-COMPLIANT BID

AOI CORPORATION
  
DESK-6A Mobile Library Desk | Elementary 4
NO BID

NO BID

$9,657.48
NC

NO BID
DESK-6B Mobile Library Desk | High School 7
NO BID

NO BID

$6,980.73
NC

NO BID
DESK-6C Mobile Library Desk | High School 2
NO BID

NO BID

$10,054.66
NC

NO BID
CH-14 Principal Task Chair 7
$1,332.62

NO BID

*$783.02
 

NO BID
ST-19 Mobile Storage Island | ACP Rooms 4
NO BID

NO BID

$1636.00
NC

 

NO BID
ST-21 Staff Restroom Supply Storage 129
NO BID

$849.48

*$667.79
 

NO BID
TBL-13 Flip Top Nesting Table 196
$645.00
NC

*$810.87

NO BID
 

NO BID
AI-1 Literature Display | Freestanding 5
NO BID

NO BID

*$1,985.69
 

$1423.00
NC

 
AI-2 Damp Cabinet | Art 13
NO BID

NO BID

NO BID
 

NO BID
AI-3 Drying Rack | Art 22
NO BID

NO BID

NO BID
 

NO BID
AI-4 Clay Drying Rack | Art 19
NO BID

NO BID

NO BID
 

NO BID
LC-4 Lounge Chair | Counseling Offices 91
NO BID

$1205.00
NC

*$1,444.75
 

$1201.00
NC
LIB-7 Mobile Book Return | Library 4
NO BID

NO BID

$6,257.77
NC

 

NO BID
LC-6A Lounge Chair | 3 Tier | Library 4
NO BID

$2078.00

*$1,650.12
 

NO BID
LC-6B Lounge Chair | 2 Tier | Library 4
NO BID

$1975.00

*$1,549.30
 

NO BID
TBL-8C Science Table 14
NO BID

NO BID

*$923.00
 

NO BID
DESK-2E Student Desk - MS/HS - Fixed Height 4
NO BID

*368.25

$528.94
 

NO BID
CH-17 Student Stool - HS Robotics 27
NO BID

NO BID

*$373.29
 

$560.00   NC
CH-18 Stool - Counter Height 10
NO BID

NO BID

*$299.02
 

$296.00
 NC
AI-9 Presentation Cart 10
*$469.96

NO BID

NO BID
 

NO BID
DESKTOP SCREENS Desktop Screen for Systems Workstation 45
NO BID

NO BID

*$275.34
 

NO BID
* = Awarded low priced item meeting specifications from a compliant bidder.
NC = Non-compliant does not meet the specifications within the bid document.
For complete bid documentation contact regina.jessick@ops.org

 
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. 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.   Pursuant to Nebraska Revised Statute Section 79-989, the amount of accumulated member contributions and interest earned refunded directly to individuals is not public record and these amounts have been redacted and presented in total. The Administration recommends approval of the attached claims to be paid from OSERS’ funds.
Attachments: (1)
I.14. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 04/18/2022
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: (1)
I.15. Approval of a Contract with Empowering Student Leaders to Provide Summer Camps for Secondary Students Who Qualify for the Migrant Education Program for Summer 2022 ($62,615.00)
Rationale:  FUND:      176, Miscellaneous Federal Grants    
PROGRAM:   1170, ESL 
DEPT:      7198170, ESL 
GRANT:  471222, Title IC Migrant FY22
POLICIES: 7000, III.K., VII.A.
Amount:    $62,615.00

Administration recommends approval of the agreement with Empowering Student Leaders for summer 2022 camp offerings which will provide additional support and leadership opportunities for students who qualify for the Title IC Migrant Education Program.  The camps include: Fresh Start Camp (3 days), Career Camp (5 days), Senior Success Camp (5 days).  The total cost of the agreement for all camps is $62,615.00. If additional students are recruited above the anticipated number, OPS shall pay an additional amount of $80 per student per day for the Fresh Start Camp and Career Camp and an additional amount $90 per student per day for the Senior Success Camp. 
Attachments: (1)
I.16. Approval of Facility Use Agreement with City of Omaha for Use of Athletic Fields Managed by City Parks and Recreation through September 2024
Rationale:  Administration recommends approval of the attached 3 year agreement with the City of Omaha for the use of the athletic facilities identified in Exhibit A that are owned by the City and managed by the Department of Parks and Recreation and Public Property Department.  The rate per use is set in appendix A and based on actual use each year as identified by the District.  These fields will be used by Omaha Public School student athletes for practice and competition. 
Attachments: (1)
I.17. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with Midland University for ESL Endorsement Program from June 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023 ($170,100.00)
Rationale: 
FUND:  176, Miscellaneous Federal Grants 
PROGRAM:  1170, ESL
DEPT:  7198170, ESL
GRANT:  464922, Title III Limited English Proficiency 
POLICIES: 7000, III.K., VII.A.
Amount: $170,100.00

Administration recommends approval of the Memorandum of Understanding with Midland University for the ESL Endorsement program for the 2022-2023 school year. The ESL Endorsement program serves to develop and enhance teacher capacity to meet the language and content needs of English learners. The contract will provide a 15-credit graduate level program consisting of four classes and a practicum experience.  Participants are selected based on District needs, must be a full-time certified teacher in OPS, and be scheduled to have English learners in their classroom for the next school year.  It is expected that participants will work three years in OPS after the completion of the program. The contract will be effective for one (1) year, from June 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023. At the District's option, the contract may be extended for up to three (3) additional terms of one (1) year each.  The anticipated total cost to the District from Title III funds is $170,100.00. 
Attachments: (1)
I.18. 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.19. Approval to Purchase Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Texts and Leveled Literacy Intervention Kits for the Book Rooms at Forest Station Elementary and Pine Elementary ($149,577.84) 
Rationale: 
FUND:              1, General
PROGRAM:     1100, Regular Instruction
DEPT:              1901115, Pine Elementary Reading
DEPT:              1911115, Forest Station Elementary Reading
VENDOR:        Heinemann 
POLICIES:       7000, V.A. 
AMOUNT:        $149,577.84 
 
Pursuant to Policy 7000, V.A., Administration recommends approval for the purchase of Fountas and Pinnell leveled texts and Leveled Literacy Intervention kits for book rooms at the two new elementary schools, Forest Station and Pine, to be used with kindergarten-fifth grade students.  Leveled texts and Leveled Literacy Intervention kits are part of the district’s current curriculum resources used to support students’ development of reading skills.  In keeping with the bid exceptions contained within Policy 7000, section V., Paragraph A., no bid was required for this purchase.  The cost of the purchase for each school is $74,788.92 for a total of $149,577.84.  
Attachments: (4)
I.20. Approval of the Statement of Acceptance from the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization for Omaha Central High School’s Diploma Programme Evaluation
Rationale:  Administration recommends approval of the International Baccalaureate Organization Statement of Acceptance for Central High School. IB World Schools are evaluated every five years and require a signed Statement of Acceptance. The Statement of Acceptance confirms that the Rules for IB World Schools, Assessment Procedures, Program Standards and Practices, and Rules for Intellectual Property are understood and followed by the District.  The agreement requires signatures from the Principal, Superintendent, and Board of Education.  
I.21. 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: Oppose LB1213.
 
Attachments: (1)
J.1.b. Approval of First Reading of Policies 1060, 5302, 5303, 5304, 5305, and 5306
Rationale:  Policy 8120 stipulates the Board of Education shall cause policies and regulations  to be revised as necessary.  Administration will provide recommended changes to Policies 1060, 5302, 5303, 5304, 5305, and 5306.

The policies were provided to the Board of Education as Information at the April 4, 2022 Board Meeting. 
J.1.c. Approval of the First Reading of the Code of Conduct Revisions for 2022-2023
Rationale:  Administration will recommend approval of changes to the Code of Conduct for the 2022-2023 school year.   
Attachments: (3)
J.2. Information Item(s)
J.2.a. Revisions to Nebraska College and Career Standards for English Language Arts
Rationale:  Curriculum and Instruction Support staff will provide an update on revisions to Nebraska’s College and Career Standards for English Language Arts, approved by the State Board of Education on September 2, 2021, for grades K - 12.  To comply with Nebraska statutes, this item will return to the OPS Board of Education for approval on May 2, 2022. 
Attachments: (2)
J.2.b. Omaha School Employees' Retirement System (OSERS) Adhoc Committee Update
Rationale:  The Chair of the Omaha School Employees' Retirement System (OSERS) Adhoc Committee will provide an update.
J.2.c. Student Assignment Plan (SAP) Board Committee Update
Rationale:  The Chair of the Student Assignment Plan (SAP) Board Committee will provide an update.
J.2.d. 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 Programs March 2022
Rationale:  Attached please find updates from 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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