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August 15, 2022 at 6:00 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. Board and Superintendent Communications
F.1. Superintendent
Attachments: (1)
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, August 1, 2022 - Regular Meeting
Attachments: (1)
H.2. Approval of an Additional Contribution to the Omaha School Employees' Retirement System in the Amount of $29,482,561.21, which Includes Both the Actuarially Required Contribution and an Additional Contribution of Approximately $7.7 million
Rationale:  In keeping with the provisions of the Class V School Employee’s Retirement Act, Cavanaugh Macdonald Consulting, LLC has determined that the District is required to make an additional contribution of approximately $21.8M to the retirement system.  The District has budgeted a contribution of $24,482, 561.21 for the current year.  The District has sufficient cash on hand to make the budgeted contribution as well as a supplemental contribution of $5,000,000.  As such, Administration recommends approval to disburse $29,482,561.21 to the Omaha School Employees' Retirement System, which amounts includes approximately $7.7 million above what was actuarially required.
H.3. Approval of the Agreement with the Maintenance and Crafts Division Permitting the District to Pay a Stipend to Covered Employees for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 School Years
Rationale:  Administration recommends that the Board approve the attached Agreement with Maintenance and Crafts Division permitting the District to pay a stipend to covered employees for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years.  The stipend, in the amount of $4,500 per school year for full time employees and $2,250 for part time employees, will be payable in 3 increments per school year to covered employees who are employed with the District on the dates specified in the Agreement.  The District is making the stipend payments utilizing Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds.  The stipend is only for two school years because ESSER funds will no longer be available to the District for the 2024-2025 school year and beyond.  The stipend payments have been approved by the Nebraska Department of Education as part of the District’ plan for utilization of ESSER funds.
Attachments: (1)
H.4. Approval of Agreement with the Metropolitan Community College to Support the Gateway to College Program for the 2022-2023 School Year ($80,000.00)
Rationale:  FUND: 1, General
PROGRAM: 1100, Regular Instruction
DEPARTMENT: 7193010, Secondary Education Administration
POLICIES:  6213
AMOUNT: $80,000 (maximum)

In keeping with the provisions of Policy 6213, Standards for Offering Credit Opportunities in Collaboration with Community Agencies or Non-OPS Groups, Administration recommends approval of a renewed contract with Metropolitan Community College to continue the Gateway to College program. Gateway to College is a nationally recognized scholarship and dual-credit high school diploma completion program. Omaha Public Schools provides this opportunity through the Multiple Pathways program to students ages 16-20 who are either at high risk of leaving high school or who have left high school without earning a diploma and choose to return to education and complete a high school diploma while earning college credit at MCC.  All courses are dual credit and students earn college and high school credits at the same time. Courses are articulated to meet high school graduation requirements.  All courses are held on campus at Metropolitan Community College.  A new, one-year contract for 2022-2023 academic year is proposed with an $80,000.00 cap. The cap remains unchanged from past years. The term of this contract is September 1, 2022-August 31, 2023.
Attachments: (1)
H.5. Approval of Amendment No. 004 to the Agreement with The Weitz Company, LLC – Central High School Capital Improvements & Renovation Project – 2018 Bond Program – (Add $681,540.00) Revised Total $9,375,981.00
Rationale:  FUND:     31 - Special Building Fund
PROGRAM:  2591 - Building & Grounds
DEPT:     3310020 - Central High School Facilities
PROJECT:  320073 - Central High School Project
SUPPLIER: The Weitz Company, LLC
POLICY:   7003, F.3.
AMOUNT:   $681,540.00

Pursuant to Policy 7003, F.3., Administration, Jacobs, and Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture recommend approval of Amendment No. 004, which includes mechanical and electrical control modifications, remove and replace (40) control valve actuators used to regulate air flow in the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System, and remove existing non-conforming controls with DDC controls system work for Central High School Project for a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of $681,540.00. This additional scope of work was identified during the construction renovation phase. In order for the building’s mechanical and electrical systems to operate as designed, this additional scope of work is required to extend the life cycle of the building control system.

The Board approved the CMR Agreement with The Weitz Company, LLC on June 17, 2020, GMP Amendment No. 001 on March 15, 2021, GMP Amendment No. 002 on May 3, 2021, and GMP Amendment No. 003 on May 2, 2022. The addition of GMP Amendment No. 004 brings the current value of the CMR Agreement to a total amount of $9,375,981.00.
H.6. Approval of an Amendment to 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 amendment to the salary schedules and part-time hourly rates summary for staff not otherwise covered by a negotiated agreement. The amendment is reflected as a redline addition to the original Non-Negotiated Salary Schedules and Part Time Hourly Rates for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 School Years which were approved by the Board on October 18, 2021. There are no changes to the salary schedules themselves or to any benefit previously approved. The amendment, which is reflected on the last page of the attached in redline, simply clarifies the salary schedule and compensation for specific employee classifications when an employee in those classifications is directed by the Superintendent serve in an interim role in a higher classification, in interim multiple roles within the same classification, or in permanent multiple roles within the same classification.  Service in permanent multiple roles within the same classification will require Board approval as a staff adjustment.
H.7. Approval of the Appointment of Shavonna Holman as Alternate to the Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) Legislation Committee  
Rationale:  The following Board member will be appointed to the Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) Legislation Committee:

Shavonna Holman - Alternate Legislation Committee Member #1 and #2 (term will end November 2026)
 
H.8. Approval of the Re-Appointment of Spencer Head to the Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) Legislation Committee
Rationale:  The following Board member will be re-appointed to the Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) Legislation Committee:

Spencer Head - Legislation Committee Member #1 (term will end November 2026)
H.9. Approval to Award Bid No. 22-085 to School Health Corporation and Henry Schein Medical for District Medical Supplies for the 2022-2023 School Year (Not to Exceed $517,500.00)
Rationale:  FUND:     1 General Fund
PROGRAM:  2130 Health Service
DEPT:     Various Schools
SUPPLIER: School Health Corporation   $387,300.00
SUPPLIER: Henry Schein Medical        $130,200.00
POLICIES: 7000, III K., 7000, VII., A.
AMOUNT: $517,500.00 (not to exceed)

Administration recommends approval to award Bid No. 22-085 to School Health Corporation and to Henry Schein Medical to purchase medical supplies for the 2022-2023 school year. The medical supplies will be used in the health rooms at all school sites to provide first aid and treat medical needs of District students and staff.

The District received two (2) bid responses. Quantity for the bid is based on previous use. Cost will not exceed $387,300.00 to School Health Corporation and not exceed $130,200.00 to Henry Schein Medical. Specific items awarded to each supplier are shown in the table below. The District determined the following specific items were non-compliant resulting in accepting the only compliant bid:

Waxed dental floss - 12 YD and waxed dental floss - 12 YD / case of 12 bid by Henry Schein Medical was the incorrect length so waxed dental floss submitted by School Health Corporation was selected.

Stethoscope - dual head bid by Henry Schein Medical did not provide the required choice of color so stethoscope submitted by School Health Corporation was selected.

Eye wash, safety goggles, cotton-tipped applicators, contact lens case, and tongue depressors bid by Henry Schein Medical was a different case quantity than required so bid by School Health Corporation was selected for each of these items.

Safety goggles bid by Henry Schein Medical were the incorrect item so the bid by School Health Corporation was selected.

Additionally, the District is not recommending purchase of Blade Ring Cutters or Hyperopia Glasses +2.50 Good-Lite ESV 1200 Vision Screener at this time due to prices not meet expected budget. Administration does not plan on re-bidding Blade ring cutters or Hyperopia Glasses +2.50 Good-Lite ESV 1200 Vision Screener at this time.

The quantity purchased for the 2022-2023 school year will be based on the District’s usage. The price for the items in the bid will be effective for one (1) year, August 16, 2022, through August 15, 2023. The bid includes the option of two (2), one (1) year renewals. The total orders for the 2022-2023 school year shall not exceed $517,500.00.


 
ITEM DESCRIPTION QUANITY SCHOOL
HEALTH CORPORATION
HENRY SCHEIN MEDICAL  
 
ZOLL AED PLUS CPR-D
ADULT PADS - NO SUBSTITUTES
200 $167.75* $191.69  
ZOLL AED PLUS PEDI PADS  PEDIATRIC PADS - NO SUBSTITUTES 200 $95.19* $107.82  
ZOLL AED BATTERY /LITHIUM PLUS 10/PF - NO SUBSTITUTES 255 $26.99* $84.86  
AED PROJECTING WALL SIGNAGE 16 $21.79 $16.97*  
ORANGE EMERGENCY BOX - SIZE (APPROXIMATELY 17 5/8" X 8.75" X 10.25") 12 No Bid $72.32*  
MABIS COMPMIST COMPRESSOR NEBULIZER- NO SUBSTITUTES 12 No Bid $23.11*  
AMMONIA INHALANT PRODUCTS - CAPSULES - BOX of 10 12 $4.26* No Bid  
OTOSCOPE/OPHTHALMOSCOPE DIAGNOSTIC SET - WELCH ALLYN 3.5 VOLT- NO SUBSTITUTE 5 No Bid $435.39*  
BLUNT TWEEZERS METAL 75 No Bid $2.53*  
BANDAGE SCISSORS - 5.5": LISTER OR EQUIVALENT 50 $3.97* $16.40  
EYE WASH SOLUTION - 1 OZ STERILE- SINGLE USE -CASE of 12 350  $22.92* $320.16  
GEL PACK (REUSABLE) - 2.5" X 5" -  INDIVIDUAL: JACK FROST OR EQUIVALENT 40  $0.61* No Bid  
GEL PACK (REUSABLE) - 2.5" X 5" - CASE of 24:JACK FROST OR EQUIVALENT 102  $14.64* $55.46  
GEL PACK (REUSABLE) - 4" X 6" - INDIVIDUAL: JACK FROST OR EQUIVALENT 47 $0.56* $0.59  
GEL PACK (REUSABLE) - 4" X 9" - CASE of 24: JACK FROST OR EQUIVALENT 102 $24.48* $39.69  
MINI MAGLITE W/ 2 AA BATTERIES 12 $17.83* $27.47  
ONE-WAY VALVE TO USE W/ POCKET MASK: LAERDAL OR EQUIVALENT - NEEDS TO WORK W/ POCKET MASK SELECTED 40 $7.28* $8.35  
ONE-WAY VALVE TO USE W/ POCKET MASK: LAERDAL OR EQUIVALENT - NEEDS TO WORK W/ POCKET MASK SELECTED CASE of 12 10 $87.36* No Bid  
POCKET MASK W/ HARD CASE: LAERDAL OR EQUIVALENT 10 $12.99* $14.20  
RING CUTTER W/ BLADE 12 $48.92 $35.61  
3 M COBAN SELF-ADHERENT WRAP - NATURAL-BOX of 12 250 $71.56 $46.69*  
BANDAGE - ELASTIC WRAP 2" X 5 YDS. WITH VELCRO CLOSURE (LATEX FREE) - BOX of 12 250 $7.21 $6.14*  
BANDAGE - ELASTIC WRAP 3" X 5 YDS. WITH VELCRO CLOSURE (LATEX FREE) BOX of 12 300 $11.73 $7.68*  
BANDAGE - ELASTIC WRAP 4" X 5 YDS. WITH VELCRO CLOSURE (LATEX FREE) BOX of 12 200 $13.73 $9.21*  
BANDAGE - ELASTIC WRAP 6" X 5 YDS. WITH VELCRO CLOSURE (LATEX FREE) BOX of 12 20 $21.71 $11.86*  
TOOTH FAIRY ENVELOPES - PKG of 100 50 $17.56* No Bid  
TOOTH FAIRY ENVELOPES - (100 in PKG)  CASE of 12 24 $210.72* No Bid  
TRIANGLE BANDAGE ARM SLING - 36" X 36" X 51" 50 $0.77 $0.35*  
ADHESIVE BANDAGE - FLEXIBLE FABRIC - ¾" X 3" - BOX of 100 1500 $2.50 $1.25*  
ADHESIVE BANDAGE - FLEXIBLE FABRIC - 1" X 3" - BOX of 100 1500 $2.50 $1.56*  
ADHESIVE BANDAGE - (XL) FLEXIBLE FABRIC - 2" X 4"- BOX of 50 250 $4.64* $5.50  
ADHESIVE BANDAGE - PLASTIC SPOT - 7/8 "- BOX of 100 200 $2.57 $0.76*  
ADHESIVE BANDAGE - PLASTIC - ¾" X 3" -  BOX of 100 75 $1.79 $1.01*  
ADHESIVE BANDAGE - PLASTIC - 1" X 3"- BOX of 100 100 $2.09 $1.17*  
ADHESIVE BANDAGE - WATERPROOF PLASTIC - BOX of 20 1000 $4.60 $2.58*  
COMBINE ABD PADS - STERILE 8" X 10" - BOX of 20 10 $0.43* $3.88  
CURITY STERILE TELFA PADS - NON-ADHESIVE - 2" X 3"  BOX of 100 NO SUBSTITUTE       50 $11.44 $9.92*  
CURITY STERILE TELFA PADS - NON-ADHESIVE - 3" X 4" - BOX of 100: NO SUBSTITUTE 50 $14.07* $16.01  
EYE PAD - NON-STERILE - BOX of 50 12 $13.67 $4.41*  
GAUZE ROLL - NON-STERILE - 1" X 4 YDS - BAG of 24 ROLLS 24 $6.67 $5.02*  
GAUZE ROLL - NON-STERILE - 2" X 4 YDS - BAG of 12 ROLLS 150 $2.32 $1.35*  
GAUZE ROLL - NON-STERILE - 3" X 4 YDS - BAG of 12 ROLLS 200 $2.21* $2.93  
GAUZE ROLL - NON-STERILE - 4" X 4 YDS - BAG of 12 ROLLS 25 $4.37 $3.16*  
GAUZE SPONGES - NON-STERILE - 2" X 2" - BOX of 200 12 $1.08* $1.13  
GAUZE SPONGES - NON-STERILE - 3" X 3" - BOX of 200 32 $3.94 $1.33*  
GAUZE SPONGES - NON-STERILE - 4" X4" - BOX of 200 75 $4.52 $3.36*  
3M DURAPORT HYPOALLERGENIC & LATEX FREE TAPE- 1" X 10 YDS. - BOX of 12: NO SUBSTITUTE 150 $21.07 $9.06*  
HYPO-PORE PAPER SURGICAL TAPE - 1" X 10 YDS - BOX of 12 24 $8.93* $70.08  
HYPO-PORE SILK SURGICAL TAPE - 1" X 10 YDS - BOX of 12 24 $13.21* $158.76  
ANEROID (BP) W/ CHILD CUFF - LATEX FREE 12 $33.25 $16.01*  
ANEROID (BP) W/ ADULT REGULAR CUFF - LATEX FREE 12 $32.60 $16.01*  
ANEROID (BP) W/ ADULT XL CUFF - LATEX FREE 4 $36.34 $19.42*  
(HOT) WATER BOTTLE - 2-QUART CAPACITY W/ STOPPER (MADE OF RUBBER - CONTAINS LATEX) 6 No Bid $3.83*  
WELCH ALLYN OTOSCOPE KLEENSPEC SPECULA PEDIATRIC - 2.75 MM - 34/TUBE - NO SUBSTITUTE 250 $1.41* $35.81  
WELCH ALLYN OTOSCOPE KLEENSPEC SPECULA ADULT - 4.25 MM - 34/TUBE - NO SUBSTITUTE 250 $1.41* $35.81  
WELCH ALLYN OTOSCOPE KLEENSPEC SPECULA ADULT - 4.25 MM - 34 / TUBE -CASE of 24 - NO SUBSTITUTE 4 $33.84* No Bid  
PULSE OXIMETRY - NONIN ONYX VANTAGE 9590 OR EQUIVALENT 25 $163.73* $179.35  
STETHOSCOPE - DUAL HEAD (CHOICE OF COLORS) 12 $11.54* $3.77 NC  
BRAUN THERMOSCAN PRO 6000 EAR THERMOMETER W/ SMALL CRADLE - NO SUBSTITUTE 8 $232.24* $248.56  
BRAUN THERMOSCAN PRO 6000 PROBE COVERS  CASE of 800 - NO SUBSTITUTE 150 $57.28* No Bid  
BRAUN THERMOSCAN PRO 6000 CHARGING STATION - NO SUBSTITUTE 5 $138.38* $147.78  
BRAUN THERMOSCAN PRO 6000 RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - NO SUBSTITUTE 5 $31.02* $35.51  
BRAUN THERMOSCAN PRO 4000 PROBE COVERS - 800/CASE - NO SUBSTITUTE 500 $57.28* No Bid  
WELCH ALLYN SURETEMP PLUS - MODEL 690 ELECTRONIC THERMOMETER - NO SUBSTITUTE 8 $275.06* $285.12  
WELCH ALLYN SURETEMP PLUS MODEL 690 THERMOMETER - PROBE COVERS: CASE of 800 - NO SUBSTITUTE 500 $41.77* $304.50  
ABSORBENT COTTON BALLS - NON-STERILE - LARGE QUANTITY (2000/BAG) 48 $11.06* $24.84  
CONTACT LENS CASE - CASE of 24 48 $46.32* $64.00 NC  
COTTON-TIPPED APPLICATORS - 3" - NON-STERILE - BOX of 1000 225 $4.95* $5.78  
COTTON-TIPPED APPLICATORS - 3" - NON-STERILE - BOX of 1000-CASE OF 24 50 $118.80* $57.80 NC  
EYE GLASS REPAIR KIT 72 $1.69* $2.18  
LICEMEISTER COMB BOX of 24 100 $181.55* No Bid  
NAIL (FINGER) CLIPPER 50 $0.29* $0.45  
(ALCOHOL FREE) MOUTHWASH - 16 OZ. BOTTLE 250 $1.46* $5.40  
WAXED DENTAL FLOSS - 12 YD 150 $0.50* $3.20 NC  
WAXED DENTAL FLOSS - 12 YD / CASE of 24 50 $12.00* $43.94 NC  
TOOTH SAVER TREASURE CHESTS - 200/PKG 150 $9.12* $56.82 NC  
TOOTH SAVER TREASURE CHESTS - 200/PKG - CASE of 12 36 $109.44* No Bid  
PENLIGHT - DISPOSABLE - PACKAGE of 6 150 $7.64 $4.87*  
RENU MULTIPLUS- MULTIPURPOSE SOLUTION - 4 OZ. BOTTLE: NO SUBSTITUTE 500 $5.65* No Bid  
RENU MULTIPLUS- MULTIPURPOSE SOLUTION - 4 OZ. BOTTLE: NO SUBSTITUTE CASE of 12 150 $67.80* No Bid  
PLASTIC SAFETY GLASSES W/ SIDE SHIELD/COVER 500 $4.44* $120.22  
SAFETY GOGGLES 250 $2.95* 1.45 NC  
SAFETY GOGGLES - CASE of 12 125 $35.40* $52.86 NC  
STEEL SAFETY PINS - 2" - /PKG of 144 125 $2.00* No Bid  
TOOTH BRUSHING MODEL - TEACHING AID (INCLUDES MODEL TOOTHBRUSH) 24 No Bid $57.17*  
SLANTED TWEEZERS METAL 75 $2.39* $0.93  
VASELINE INTENSIVE CARE TOTAL MOISTURE LOTION - 10 OZ. 250 $7.02 $4.49*  
VASELINE WHITE PETROLEUM JELLY - 1 OZ. TUBE 1000 $1.47 $0.78*  
VASELINE WHITE PETROLEUM JELLY - 3.5 OZ. TUBE 750 $2.67 $2.32*  
SECA DIGITAL SCALE - NO SUBSTITUTE 5 No Bid $58.08*  
HYPEROPIA GLASSES +2.50 GOOD-LITE ESV 1200 VISION SCREENER 12 No Bid $25.35  
LEA SYMBOLS - 10 FT. (9" X 14") VISION ACUITY CARDS 3 No Bid $30.43*  
BZK ANTISEPTIC WIPES - BOX of 100 200 No Bid $1.99*  
BZK ANTISEPTIC WIPES - (BOX of 100) CASE of 12 250 No Bid $39.80*  
VISITED SCHOOL NURSE STICKERS - 100/ROLL 36 $5.53* No Bid  
VISITED SCHOOL NURSE STICKERS - 100/ROLL CASE of 12 ROLLS 18 $66.36* No Bid  
3 PANEL SCREEN REPLACEMENT PANELS - WHITE: PRESCO OR EQUIVALENT 2 $24.96* No Bid  
SECA WALL MOUNT STADIOMETER - NO SUBSTITUTE 5 $141.10* $1,198.75  
ADJUSTABLE BRACKET FOR SANI-WIPES (160/CT CONTAINER) 24 No Bid $23.33*  
GOOD-LITE ESV 1200 VISION SCREENER ILLUMINATED CABINET: NO SUBSTITUTE 6 $253.28* $264.30  
GOOD-LITE COLORCHECK COMPLETE (TEST BOTH RED/GREEN AND BLUE/YELLOW): NO SUBSTITUTE 6 $97.52* $133.69  
GOOD-LITE REPLACEMENT BULB (ESV 1200 VISION SCREENER) - WHITE FLUORESCENT: NO SUBSTITUTE 6 $21.38* $17.74  
DELUXE UNIVERSAL STAND W/ ADJUSTABLE SETTINGS FOR VISION SCREENER CABINET (GOOD-LITE ESV 1200 VISION SCREENER): 4 $146.00 $137.93*  
DUST COVER (GOOD-LITE ESV 1200 VISION SCREENER): 4 $44.90 $40.59*  
ADJUSTABLE CABINET (GOOD-LITE ESV 1200 VISION SCREENER) 6 $253.28* No Bid  
HINGED CABINET (GOOD-LITE ESV 1200 VISION SCREENER): 6 $136.20* No Bid  
PLASTIC EMESIS BASINS (SET of 2) 40 No Bid $3.86  
DISPOSABLE "FREDDIE THE FISH" OCCLUDERS - BOX of 500 6 $38.63* No Bid  
PLASTIC OCCLUDERS - REUSABLE - GRAY - PKG of 6 6 $22.77 $19.43*  
HOTV - 10 FT.  (9" X 14") VISION ACUITY CARDS 2 $48.14 $30.43*  
PLASTIC WASH BASINS (SET of 2) 30 No Bid $0.84*  
MAICO MA 25 PURE TONE SCREENER AUDIOMETER 5 $845.69* $855.56  
TONGUE DEPRESSORS - NON-STERILE - ADULT: BOX of 500 60 $6.33* $7.66  
TONGUE DEPRESSORS - NON-STERILE -JUNIOR:  BOX of 500 50 $6.20* $6.88  
TONGUE DEPRESSORS - NON-STERILE -JUNIOR:  BOX of 500          CASE OF12 12 $74.40* $68.80 NC  
WIRE BOX GLOVE WALL MOUNT (HOLDS 2 BOXES OF GLOVES) 20 $28.01 $9.14*  
(STERILE) ALCOHOL PREP PADS - BOX of 200 1200 $2.07 $1.27*  
BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE - 16 OZ 300 $4.37 $2.72*  
ZIPLOC STORAGE QUART BAGS - BOX of
24: ZIPLOC OR EQUIVALENT
500 No Bid $2.89*  
TAMPAX TAMPONS - REGULAR PLASTIC CASE of 500 500 No Bid $57.92*  
BLEACH - GALLON 800 $3.61* $26.21  
DISINFECTANT SPRAY (19 OZ): PROFESSIONAL LYSOL BRAND OR EQUIVALENT 100 $8.98* $17.65  
SANI-CLOTH AF3 GERMICIDAL WIPES - 160/CONTAINER: NO SUBSTITUTE 2500 $6.45 $5.62*  
PAPER MEDICINE CUPS - 1 OZ: TUBE of 100 150 $3.90* No Bid  
PAPER MEDICINE CUPS - 1 OZ: TUBE of 100 /CASE of 24 250 $93.60* $151.06  
PLASTIC MEDICINE CUPS - 1 OZ: TUBE of 250 150 $1.00* $1.21   
PLASTIC MEDICINE CUPS - 1 OZ: TUBE of 250/CASE of 24 150 $24.00* $60.50  
PILL COUNTER 32 $8.64* $12.08  
PILL CRUSHER 32 $6.62 $6.52*  
PILL CUTTER 32 $10.05 $4.55*  
PILL ENVELOPES - WHITE -BOX of 1000 36 $20.56 $18.41*  
PILL ENVELOPES - WHITE -BOX of 1000 - CASE of 12 12 $246.72 $184.10*  
SHARPS CONTAINER - 1 QUART - COLOR RED 24 $5.85 $1.19*  
SHARPS CONTAINER - 5 QUART - COLOR RED 36 $6.23 $3.72*  
CLEAR ACRYLIC REFRIGERATOR LOCK BOX (2.75" X 8.5" X 4.5") INCLUDES 2 KEYS 12 $109.36* $306.50  
ACRYLIC JAR SET (5 JARS) W/ CLEAR COVER AND LABELED INCLUDED 12 $29.97* No Bid  
ZIPLOC SANDWICH BAGS - BOX of 40: ZIPLOC OR EQUIVALENT 1500 $2.97 $2.27*  
ZIPLOC STORAGE GALLON BAGS - BOX of 19: ZIPLOC OR EQUIVALENT 250 $3.83* $6.25  
BABY WIPES - FRAGRANCE FREE - PACKAGE of 80 WIPES 240 $3.54 $2.51*  
BABY WIPES - FRAGRANCE FREE - PACKAGE of 80 WIPES  CASE of 12 700 $42.48 $30.21*  
PAPER CUPS - 3 OZ -FLAT BOTTOM - SLEEVE of 100 250 $3.35* $6.36  
PAPER CUPS - 3 OZ -FLAT BOTTOM - SLEEVE of 100 CASE of 24 500 $80.40* $318.00  
PLASTIC CUPS - 3.5 OZ - SLEEVE of 100 250 $2.90* $6.61  
PLASTIC CUPS - 3.5 OZ - SLEEVE of 100 CASE of 24 500 $69.60* $165.25  
STANDARD CUP DISPENSER (HOLDS 3 - 4 OZ. CUPS NOTED ABOVE) 24 $21.03* No Bid  
EXAM PAPER ROLLS (SMOOTH - ECONOMY) - 21" X 125" TO FIT RECOVERY COTS OF APPROXIMATELY 27" WIDE 50 $3.73* $36.66  
ICE BAGS - 10’ X 18" (OR EQUIVALENT) - PREFER A MINIMUM OF 250+/ROLL - 24 $64.36* No Bid  
ICE BAGS - 10’ X 18" (OR EQUIVALENT) - PREFER A MINIMUM OF 250+/ROLL -CASE of 24 ROLLS 12 $1,544.64 $66.81*  
KLEENEX - 2-PLY TISSUES - 100/BOX:  2000 $1.88 $1.47*  
KLEENEX - 2-PLY TISSUES - 100/BOX: 36 BOXES/CASE of 36 1000 $51.87* $52.92  
SANITARY NAPKINS -CASE of 250 100 $61.00 $60.47 *  
BLANKET - THERMAL 12 $28.21  $12.78*  
PILLOW - APPROX. 20" X 27" - FIRE RETARDANT (1/COT) 24 $14.45 $8.12*  
PLASTIC PILLOWCASE (PK OF 1) 24 $9.15 $1.72*  
MEDICSOUREC INFRARED NON-CONTACT THERMOMETER (OR EQUIVALENT) 250 $41.18 $19.04*  

*  = awarded low priced item meeting specifications from a compliant bidder.
NC = non-compliant does not meet the specifications within the bid document. 
               
For complete documentation contact Gina.jessick@ops.org.
Attachments: (1)
H.10. 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)
H.11. 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)
H.12. 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)
H.13. 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 since the last Board meeting and is presented by payroll and pay date.
Attachments: (1)
H.14. Approval of Claims Report E - Payroll Estimated 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 E is an estimation of payrolls to be processed prior to the next Board meeting and is presented by payroll and pay date.  Board authorization is requested for amounts not to exceed totals in the Claims Report E.
H.15. 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)
H.16. 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)
H.17. Committee on Claims Audit Approval 08/15/2022
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)
H.18. Approval of a Contract with American Alliance for Innovative Systems (AAIS) for Consultant and Supporting School Improvement Professional Learning at Bryan, Central, Northwest, and South High Schools, for the 2022-2023 School Year ($169,000.00)
Rationale:  SUPPLIER: American Alliance for Innovative Systems
POLICY: 7000 III.K, VII.A.
AMOUNT:  $169,000.00

Administration recommends approval of the attached contract with American Alliance for Innovative Systems (AAIS) for professional learning supporting school improvement in consultation with curriculum and instruction support.  This contract provides for multiple on-site training sessions for Bryan, Central, Northwest, and South High Schools. AAIS will provide support for effective teaching within block scheduling, Professional Learning Community support, or Academy development for the schools based on the area targeted by each school. Collaboration for planning has been inclusive of schools, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction Support, and the Department of Accountability and School Improvement. The total amount of this contract is $169,000.00.
Attachments: (1)
H.19. Approval of a Contract with Lifeworks, Inc. to Replace Humana, Inc. as the Provider of Employee Assistance Program for District Staff for the 2022-2023 School Year ($87,602.64 Estimated Cost)
Rationale:  FUND:    1       General
PROGRAM: 3994    Employee Assistance Program
DEPT ID: 7062900 Employee Assistance Office
SUPPLIER: Lifeworks
POLICY: 7000 VII.A.
AMOUNT: $87,602.64 (estimated cost)

Administration recommends the approval of the attached contract with LifeWorks, Inc. to provide employee assistance program services for all District staff at the rate of $0.97 per eligible employee per month (estimated to be $7,300.22 per month or $87,602.64 annually).  Humana, Inc. will no longer provide these services as of Dec 2022 and LifeWorks, Inc will be assuming their existing contracts in this area at the rate agreed upon previously with Humana, Inc.  Administration recommends approval of this one-year contract that contains a three-year renewal option to provide counseling and support to District Staff.  Transition to LifeWorks from Humana for employee assistance program services will take place prior to October 1, 2022.
H.20. Approval of a Contract with National Concrete Cutting, Inc. for Wilson Focus School Drainage Improvements ($290,000.00)
Rationale:  FUND:    31      Special Levy Building Fund
PROGRAM: 2591    Building and Sites
DEPT ID: 1600020 Wilson Focus Facility
SUPPLIER: 52512  National Concrete Cutting, Inc.
POLICIES: 7000, IV.C., 7000, IV.E., 7000, VII.A.
AMOUNT: $290,000.00

Administration recommends that the Board of Education approve the attached contract with National Concrete Cutting, Inc. The Board of Education approved the awarding Bid No. 22-047 to National Concrete Cutting, Inc. on July 14, 2022.  Wilson Focus School has sustained water damage due to inadequate grading, poor run off drainage, and surface water management. This project is designed to reduce this ongoing damage by redirecting water flowing from adjacent properties and improving exterior surface drainage. The total cost of the contract is $290,000.00.
H.21. Approval of Contract with Pekarek’s Produce for Produce Products for the 2022-2023 School Year ($14,075.00)
Rationale:  FUND: 4005 Nutrition Services Fund
PROGRAM: 2199 Other Student Support Services
DEPT ID: 7165000 Nutrition Services
SUPPLIER: Pekarek’s Produce
POLICIES: 5417, 7000, IV.C
AMOUNT: $14,075.00

Administration recommends that the Board of Education approve the attached contract with Pekarek’s Produce.  The Board of Education approved the awarding of Bid No. 22-078 to Pekarek’s Produce on June 6, 2022.  The Produce Products will be for meals being served to all students as a part of the school breakfast and lunch program at all District locations.  The total cost of the contract is $14,075.00.
Attachments: (2)
H.22. Approval of the Contract Renewal with the Omaha Zoological Society to Facilitate the Zoo Academy Program for the 2022-2023 School Year ($170,974.34)
Rationale:  FUND: 1, General
PROGRAM: 1100, Regular Instruction
DEPARTMENT:  3801124, Career Center Social Studies
                           3801128, Career Center Science
POLICIES:  6121, 7000, III.K, and 7000, VII.A.
STRATEGIC PLAN: Priority 1, Academics
AMOUNT: $170,974.34

Administration recommends approval of a one-year contract renewal with the Omaha Zoological Society to facilitate the High School Zoo Academy program for the 2022-2023 school year.  The Zoo Academy provides students with STEM educational experiences at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.  Omaha Public Schools provides staffing of two teachers for the High School Zoo Academy program and is allotted forty (40) enrollment seats in the program.  The High School Zoo Academy is a component of the Omaha Public Schools Career Center.  This item is being presented to the Board for approval in keeping with the provisions of Policy 6121 which requires approval by the Board of Education for program adoptions.
H.23. Approval to Contract with The Schemmer Associates, Inc. for RFQ Q008-22, Omaha Public Schools Multiple Sites HVAC Controls Modernization, Fall of 2022 to Summer of 2024 ($329,000.00)
Rationale:  FUND:     175 COVID Federal Grant
PROGRAM:  2620 Maintenance School/District Building              
DEPT. ID: 7166600 Schoolhouse Planning         
SUPPLIER: The Schemmer Associates, Inc.
POLICIES: 7000 V, D.
AMOUNT:   $329,000.00

Pursuant to Policy 7000, V, D. Administration recommends approval of a contract with The Schemmer Associates, Inc. for Professional Services per RFQ008-22. We received four (4) proposals for services under RFQ008-22. While not the lowest bid Schemmer Associates, Inc. was the top ranked proposal and the top ranked presentation by the selection team. Schemmer Associates, Inc was the second lowest proposal and their experience in providing these services along with having a stronger proposal was the overriding reason they were chosen over the lower priced proposal presented by Advanced Engineering Systems (AES). The professional services requested will include creating plans, specifications, and construction administration services for the replacement of HVAC control systems at Bancroft Elementary, Central Park Elementary, Dundee Elementary, Minne Lusa Elementary, Monroe Middle School, Pawnee Elementary, Prairie Wind Elementary, and Skinner Magnet Elementary. Replacement of existing antiquated, inoperable, and proprietary controls will allow for automated control and monitoring of the buildings HVAC systems by the Niagara N4 Supervisor Control Module which is the Districts Standard BAS Module. The amount of the contract is $328,000.00 with reimbursable expenses not to exceed $1,000.00.

 
Bidder Amount
Advanced Engineering Systems (AES) $297,000.00
The Schemmer Associates $329,000.00
Morrissey Engineering $363,300.00
Leo Daly $709,800.00
           
For complete documentation, contact Barakat.Elshalaby@ops.org.
H.24. Approval of Contracts with Various Agencies for Special Education Services for the 2022-2023 School Year ($5,970,509.00)
Rationale:  FUNDS: 1, General Fund
              153., Special Education - IDEA
PROGRAMS: 1214, Speech Therapy School Age
              1215, Speech Therapy Ages 3-5
              1222, Transition
              1227, Nurses Ages 3-5
              1231, Nurses School Age
              1234, Occupational Therapy, Ages 0-2
              1235,Physical Therapy, School Age
              1236, Physical Therapy, Ages 3-5
              1265, Nonpublic Teachers
              1266, Nonpublic Therapists
              1270, Contracted Services
              3103, Early Childhood Homebased
DEPARTMENT: 7194010.. Special Education Administration
PROJECT: 462022, IDEA Base/EP Grant
POLICY: 7000 VII.A.
STRAT PLAN: Goal 1,Academics
AMOUNT: $5,970,509.00

Administration recommends approval of the attached Special Education Services contracts. Annually, the Special Education Division, within Curriculum and Instruction Support, negotiates and renews contracts with outside agencies for special education services that are required under Rule 51 and Rule 52. In keeping with the provisions in Policy 7000, VII.A., contracts that may exceed $50,000 are being placed on the agenda for Board of Education approval. Attached you will find: a service provider rate sheet, contracts, and a contract cost sheet. The contract rate sheet includes NDE approved rates for services that need to be purchased by Omaha Public Schools from outside agencies that will provide special education services to students ages birth-21. The contract cost sheet includes the agency, address, type of service the agency provides, the estimated number of students that receive services from that agency, the 2022-2023 contract rate, and an estimate of the total cost for special education services provided by contract agencies. The rates and contracts have had legal review and are budgeted for within the 2022-2023 school year. All providers will be approved by NDE to provide special education and related services. The total cost to the District is estimated to be $5,970,509.00 and is an allowable reimbursable special education expenditure. The contracted services support the District’s Strategic Plan of Action Priority 1 goal (Academics), specifically by ensuring that all students with an IEP have access to the Special Education services to which they are entitled.
Attachments: (32)
H.25. Approval for Declaration to Surplus Two (2) Relocatable Classroom Buildings as of August 15, 2022
Rationale:  Pursuant to Policy 3090, Administration recommends that two (2) relocatable classroom buildings listed below be declared surplus and that staff be authorized to determine the appropriate disposition of these buildings. The relocatable classrooms are no longer needed due to new classroom additions and remodeled space completed during the 2018 bond construction program at Spring Lake Elementary School.

Staff further recommends that the District’s Chief Operations Officer, or their designee, be authorized to sign on behalf of the District all necessary documents to remove or retire the buildings.

 
Tag Number Manufacturer Year Purchase
R101 National 1972
R220 Morgan 1990
H.26. Approval of the First Option Year Agreement with American Security L.L.C. for Security Guard Services for the 2022-2023 School Year with a Projected Cost of $459,756.00
Rationale:  FUND: 01 General
PROGRAM:  2150 Contracted Professional/Tech  
DEPT: 7105700 School Safety
SUPPLIER: American Security L.L.C.
POLICIES: 7000, VII.A.
AMOUNT: $459,756.00

The Office of School Safety recommends the approval of a one-year option to the agreement with American Security L.L.C. that was approved by the Board of Education in August of 2021, for contacted security guard services.  The rates for this one-year agreement for 2022-2023 school year is $23.22/hour.  The rate for the 2021-2022 school year was $22.54/hour.  Contracted security guard services are placed at schools by the Office of School Safety for the needs of any OPS Security Officer staffing shortages or potential daily absence needs.
H.27. Approval of First Option Agreement with Treat America Limited, (DBA Company Kitchen, a division of Compass Group, USA)
Rationale:  Per policy 7000, VII.A., Administration recommends the approval of a one-year option to the contract with Treat America Limited, (DBA Company Kitchen, a division of Compass Group, USA) that was approved by the Board of Education on December 14, 2020, for vending services at the Teacher Administrative Center.  The optional agreement will provide District employees with the option to purchase food, beverages, and snacks at the employees’ expense.  The District hereby exercises the first of three possible one-year options until July 31, 2023.
H.28. Approval of Lease Extension with HFH, LLC for the Lease of Storage Building Located at 3728-3732 D Street for Bond Storage through August 2023 ($55,620.00)
Rationale:  FUND:     42   Bond Proceeds 2018 - 4th Tranche
PROGRAM:  2591 Building & Sites
DEPT ID:  7166600 Schoolhouse Planning
SUPPLIER: HFH, LLC
PROJECT:  321500 Jacobs Admin Expenses Phase 2
POLICY: 7003 F.3.
AMOUNT: $55,620.00

Administration recommends the approval of the lease of the storage facility located at 3728-3232 D Street, Omaha NE from HFH, LLC from August 2022 through August 2023.  The 10,800 square feet available for storage at this site will be used by the District to store furniture, fixtures and equipment for Bluestem Middle School during their construction and activation phase along with providing additional storage for the District due to construction projects and/or renovations.  The Board of Education approved the District to enter into the original lease for this facility with HFH, LLC on August 21, 2017.  The current extension is for one year with the ability to extend an additional year with 6 months’ notice.  Annual cost for the lease is $55,620.00. 
H.29. Approval of the Proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Maintenance and Crafts Division for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 School Years
Rationale:  Administration recommends approval of the attached collective bargaining agreement with the Maintenance and Crafts Division for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 School Years. Maintenance and Crafts employees will receive a 3.00% wage increase in year one and a 3.00% wage increase in year two. The Maintenance and Crafts Division has ratified the agreement.
H.30. 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)
H.31. Approval of Purchase of 142 Unlimited Monthly Cellular Plans with T-Mobile ($42,003.60)
Rationale: 

Fund: 01 General Fund
Program: 2510 Business Support Services
Department ID: 7166700 Environmental/Safety
Supplier: T-Mobile
Policies: 7000 V.B.
Amount: $42,003.60

Administration recommends the purchase of 142 cellular plans with unlimited talk, text, and data from T-Mobile for use by District staff on the District Operations and Network teams.  Staff use these phones to communicate with other staff, contractors, and suppliers along with referencing plans and schematics when working on projects or work orders at the various locations across the District.  Staff are currently using iPhone 7 phones which will no longer be supported when the operating system is updated in September of 2022.  The unlimited talk, text and data plans will cost $24.65 per month per phone.  The plan includes a new iPhone SE3 at no cost. This is a month-to-month plan and can be cancelled at any time with a 30 day notice.  In keeping with Policy 7000 V.B., this purchase is being made through the State of Nebraska’s NASPRO agreement with T-Mobile which is attached.  Multiple quotes were solicited and the T-Mobile agreement with the State of Nebraska was the lowest price. The phones will be managed and secured through a mobile device management system used by the District.

Attachments: (2)
H.32. Approval of Second Reading of Policies 5101, 5408, 5409, 5412, 5414, 5415, 5417
Rationale:  Policy 8120 stipulates the Board of Education shall cause policies and regulations  to be revised as necessary.  Administration will provide recommended changes to the following policies:

5101 - Student Discipline and Exclusion 
5408 - Health Screening (Inspections)
5409 - Communicable Diseases
5412 - Missing Persons
5414 - Identification of Learners with High Ability
5415 - Bullying Prevention Policy
5417 - Wellness Policy 

The first reading of these policies were approved at the August 1, 2022 Board of Education meeting.
H.33. Approval of Settlement Agreement with Bailey Rolfzen Arising from an Auto Accident with a District Bus
Rationale:  Administration recommends approval of the attached settlement agreement entered into following mediation over the case captioned Bailey Rolfzen v. Omaha Public Schools and Keith Firman, Case No. CI 21-2157, pending in the District Court of Douglas County, Nebraska.  The case stems from injuries alleged to have incurred in a low-impact motor vehicle accident on November 8, 2016, which involved a District operated and owned school bus.  The parties have agreed to a settlement in the amount of $90,000.00 with the District to pay the costs of mediation in the amount of $3,650.75.  In exchange for the settlement, Ms. Roflzen has agreed to release the District and its bus Driver, Mr. Firman from any and all claims.
Attachments: (1)
H.34. Approval of the Well Managed Schools Agreement with Boys Town for Belvedere and Minne Lusa Elementary for the 2022-2023 School Year ($163,000.00)
Rationale:  FUND: 1  General Fund
PROGRAM:  2110  Student & Community Services
DEPT:  7105800  Student & Community Services
SUPPLIER: Boys Town
POLICIES: 7000 V.A.
AMOUNT: $163,000.00

Pursuant to Policy 7000 VII. A., Administration recommends approval of the contract with Boys Town and the use of the Well Managed Schools in two (2) schools, Belvedere Elementary and Minne Lusa Elementary.
 
Student behavior is part of every school and classroom. This purchase allows for additional training and support to schools to address behavior and positively and proactively connect with parents. When the concepts of Boys Town’s Well Managed Schools workshop are put into practice, everyone is more empowered. Students learn to control their emotions and staff know how to maintain a positive culture of learning. Well Managed Schools will provide teachers with resources and strategies to build and maintain positive relationships and an inclusive learning environment where students stay on task, manage their emotions, take responsibility for their actions, and connect with school staff. 
 
The two schools were chosen based on the following criteria: school leadership and the need to provide comprehensive training and ongoing support to improve classroom management, school culture, student discipline, and academic achievement. Both Belvedere and Minne Lusa are Turnaround Schools. Well Managed Schools also aligns with the District's effective and efficient MTSS-B school-wide implementation.
 
The Student and Community Services Department would like to make this purchase using academic prerogative based on needed classroom management, social emotional learning supports and improvement of school culture. In keeping with the bid exceptions contained within Policy 7000, V., A. (Academic Prerogative), no bid was required for this purchase.
Attachments: (4)
H.35. Grant Fund Budget Awards
Attachments: (1)
H.36. Per Nebraska Rev. Statute 79-584, Approval to Increase Omaha Public Schools Claim Payment Account with Risk Administration Services, Inc. by $150,000.00 to Ensure Timely Payment of Claims under Nebraska Rev. Statute 48-120 and 48-121 ($500,000.00)
Rationale:  FUND:     4036    Workers Compensation Fund
PROGRAM:  2510    Business Support Services
DEPT. ID: 7062100 Accounting & Finance
SUPPLIER: Risk Administration Services
AMOUNT: $150,000.00
 
Per Nebraska rev. State 79-584, the District is seeking approval to increase the Omaha Public Schools claim payment account held by Risk Administration Services. Inc.  Risk Administration Services, Inc. utilizes these funds to pay Workers’ Compensation claims on behalf of the District in a timely manner to ensure that the District is in compliance with Nebraska Rev. Statute 48-120 and 48-121. The District requests an increase of $150,000.00 to the Omaha Claims Payment account from a level of $350,000.00 to $500,000.00 that the District prefunds for RAS to make the appropriate payments in workers compensation claims on the District’s behalf.  This request is based on the average claim’s payment from August 2021 through July 2022 of $265,930.00 with the highest month expense being $387,440.00.  Increases in medical expenses, increases temporary salary benefits, along with the schedule of Board meetings to approve reimbursements to this account impact available funds.  These factors create the possibility that without this increase of $150,000.00 the weekly balance in the account would not be sufficient to meet our statutory obligations required for timely payments.
I. Discussion and/or Action Items
I.1. Action Item(s)
I.2. Information Item(s)
I.2.a. Financial Update on Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Grant Funds
Rationale:  Staff will provide a financial update on ESSER Grant Funds.
Attachments: (1)
I.2.b. Update on Progress of 2018 Bond Program
Rationale:  Administration and Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. will provide an update on the progress of the 2018 Bond Program. 
Attachments: (1)
J. Receipt of Reports
J.1. CBOC Update of the Phase II Bond Programs July 2022
Rationale:  Attached please find updates from Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC).
Attachments: (1)
K. 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.

 
L. Adjournment

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