Public Meeting Agenda: June 2, 2014 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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June 2, 2014 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

June 2, 2014 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
A. OPS Board Of Education Information
Rationale: 

Notice to visitors: If you wish to speak, please obtain a “Request to be Heard” form from the entry table and return the completed form to the table attendant or the Board of Education Director.

The agenda will be kept current and available for public inspection in the office of the Secretary of the Board of Education at the Administrative Building during regular working hours. 

Board members may request specific agenda item(s) be moved to a different place on the agenda.  Please attend the entire meeting to ensure you hear discussion on a particular agenda item.

Pursuant to Section 84-1412 of the Nebraska Statutes, the public is hereby informed that a current copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act is posted in the Board meeting room on the north wall.

B. Call to Order
C. Pledge of Allegiance
Rationale:  Led by Pack 365 from Harrison Elementary School.
D. Roll Call
D.1. Excused/Unexcused Absence
E. School Spotlight
Rationale: 

Bryan High School was selected as a recipient of a Nebraska Department of Education/Nebraska Career Education (NCE) 2014 Outstanding Career Education Program Award. Bryan will be honored at the annual NCE conference in Kearney, NE, on June 5th.

Benson High School and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) #22 were selected as recipients of the Nebraska Department of Education/Nebraska Career Education (NCE) 2014 Distinguished Business/Industry Partner Award. Benson and the IBEW will be honored at the annual NCE conference in Kearney, NE, on June 4th.

F. Board and Superintendent Communications
F.1. Superintendent
F.2. Board Members
G. Public Comment and Recognition
H. 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. 
H.1. Reading of Minutes
H.1.a. Monday, May 19, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Attachments:
H.2. Personnel Adjustments
Attachments:
H.3. Recommended Elementary and Secondary Administrative Appointments for the 14-15 School Year
Attachments:
H.4. CLAIMS - SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OMAHA - REPORT A
Rationale: 

APPROVAL OF CLAIMS - SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OMAHA

It is recommended that the claims for the School District of Omaha be approved as presented by the central administrative staff.

A.    CLAIMS REPORT A:

All claims submitted excluding those listed in Claims Report B
Attachments:
H.5. CLAIMS - SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OMAHA - REPORT B
Rationale: 

APPROVAL OF CLAIMS - SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OMAHA CLAIMS REPORT B:

All Claims submitted as potential conflict of interest for members of the Board of Education.

Attachments:
H.6. CLAIMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT NO. 19
Rationale: 

APPROVAL OF CLAIMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT NO. 19

It is recommended that the claims for Educational Service Unit No. 19 be approved as presented by the central administrative staff.
Attachments:
H.7. Change Order No 001 – Telecommunications Infrastructure Upgrades – Beveridge Middle And Highland Elementary Schools Add $28,692.37
H.8. Windows 7 Computer Operating System Upgrade
H.9. Bid No 14-035 Vehicle – Three (3) 2015 Cargo Trucks With Lift Gates
H.10. Bid No 14-007 HVA/C Air Filter Contract
Attachments:
H.11. Apple IPAD Purchase For Instructional Coaching
H.12. GRANT FUND BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS
Rationale:  GRANT FUND BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS

It is recommended that the receipts and expenditures of the detailed grant fund budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year be amended to include the following reimbursable programs:

 

The Sherwood Foundation Grants and Grants less than $10,000.00 to be amended into the 2013-2014 budgets are available for review in the Board Workroom.

 

1.   SHERWOOD FOUNDATION GRANTS

    

These budget amendments in the amount of $86,181.00 are for the period beginning September 1, 2013, and ending August 31, 2014.  These amendments represent only that part of the budget that will be expended during the 2013-2014 school year for new programs from the Sherwood Foundation.

 

     This program is 100% reimbursable.

Attachments:
H.13. HEAD START SELF ASSESSMENT REPORT AND IMPROVEMENT PLAN SUMMARY
Rationale: 

In accordance with the 2007 Head Start Act, the Board of Education will be presented with information regarding reports for Douglas County School District 001 Head Start Community Assessment and program planning. 

The self assessment process is an opportunity to assess the effectiveness of the Head Start program.   The 2013-2014 Self Assessment process involves the collection of information from a variety of sources to determine the effectiveness of systems as it relates to the implementation and integration of program services.  The management team utilized the outcomes from the self assessment process to create an improvement plan to ensure continuous improvements, which strengthens the quality of services delivered to children and families. 

H.14. DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 0001 HEAD START-APRIL 2014
Rationale:  The monthly Douglas County School District 0001 Head Start Governing Body Report for April 2014 is provided as an attachment in accordance with the 2007 Head Start Act.
Attachments:
I. Unfinished Business
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Information Item(s)
J.1.a. Stakeholder Engagement And Communication Services Update By Jacobs
Attachments:
J.1.b. Ad Hoc Student Assignment Plan Committee Update
Rationale:  Information will be provided on the progress of the Ad Hoc Committee Student Assignment Plan Committee.
J.1.c. Strategic Plan Update
Attachments:
J.1.d. Policy Review Update
J.2. Action Item(s)
J.2.a. Secondary Code of Conduct Revision 2014-15
Attachments:
J.2.b. Elementary Discipline Guidelines Revision 2014-15
J.2.c. Hiring of Hearing Officer for Certificated Employee Due Process Hearings
Rationale:  Explore options for Certificated Employee Due Process Hearings. 
Attachments:
J.2.d. Adopt Males of Color Pledge by America’s Great City Schools
Attachments:
K. New and Miscellaneous Business
K.1. Action Item(s)
K.2. Information Item(s)
L. Receipt of Reports
L.1. LEARNING COMMUNITY
Rationale:  LEARNING COMMUNITY

Douglas/Sarpy County Learning Community Coordinating Council minutes of the April 14, 2014 regular meeting.
Attachments:
M. 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.

 
N. Roll Call
O. Adjournment
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