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August 18, 2014 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Agenda
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.

Agenda items are subject to reordering at discretion of the board president, please attend the entire meeting to ensure your 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. Roll Call
D.1. Excused/Unexcused Absence
E. School Spotlight
Rationale:  Davis Middle School is being honored with a plaque recognizing the school as having been awarded LEED Silver certification by the US Green Building Council.

Here are some facts about the LEED program:

United States Green Building Council (USGBC) - Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)
• The LEED Green Building Rating System is a program that provides third-party verification of green buildings
• Projects may earn one of four levels of LEED certification (Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum) by achieving a given number of point-based credits within the rating system
• The LEED rating system addresses a wide variety of building types -- as well as every phase of the building lifecycle, including design, construction, operation and maintenance

Tonight, we have representatives from District Operational Services and the DLR Group with us to present a plaque to our school board...in recognition of Davis Middle School's LEED certification.
F. Board and Superintendent Communications
F.1. Treasurer
Rationale:  Treasurer

The Treasurer's Report for July 2014 is attached for review.
Attachments: (1)
F.2. Superintendent
Attachments: (1)
F.3. 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 4, 2014 - Regular
Attachments: (1)
H.1.b. Thursday, August 14, 2014 - Workshop
Attachments: (1)
H.2. Personnel Adjustments
Attachments: (1)
H.3. 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
Attachments: (1)
H.4. CLAIMS - SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OMAHA - REPORT B
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 B
Attachments: (1)
H.5. 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: (1)
H.6. GRANT FUND BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS
Rationale: 

REIMBURSABLE 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 $681,080.00 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: (1)
H.7. INVESTMENTS - OMAHA SCHOOL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
Rationale: 

INVESTMENTS - OMAHA SCHOOL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM


It is recommended that the following report submitted by the Board of Trustees of the Omaha School Employees' Retirement System concerning investment of retirement funds during the month of July 2014, be adopted.
Attachments: (1)
H.8. APPROVAL OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT CREATING THE NEBRASKA SCHOOLS MEDICAID CONSORTIUM
Rationale: 

APPROVAL OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT CREATING THE NEBRASKA SCHOOLS MEDICAID CONSORTIUM

 

A Nebraska Interlocal Cooperation Agreement in March 2000 created the Nebraska Schools Medicaid Consortium (NSMC) between Omaha Public Schools and Lincoln Public Schools as the governing members of the organization. 

The Member organizations each appointed a board representative to operate the NSMC.  Thirty two other school districts and ESU’s have joined the NSMC as participating members for the purpose of claiming reimbursement for indirect Medicaid related administrative activities conducted by all the governing and participating members.  These claims are filed through the provisions Nebraska statutes and the Department of Health and Human Services to the federal offices of CMS.  This original Interlocal Agreement is attached and labeled Exhibit "A" (Attachment 2)

The original governing board of two members has from time to time proven to be inefficient because, if the two board members were required to discuss NSMC business, the meeting would need to be conducted under the requirements of the Nebraska Open Meetings Law. 

This amendment to the Interlocal would provide that the Boards of Education of the Lincoln and Omaha Pubic Schools expand the NSMC governing board from one appointed member from each district to three members representing each district.  This would allow the governing board officers to discuss possible agenda items without violating the constraints of the open meetings law.

  1. The current appointed NSMC Board recommend approval of this First Amendment (Attachment 1) to the Interlocal Agreement Creating the Nebraska Schools Medicaid Consortium (Attachment 2), and
  2. It is recommended by administration of Omaha Public Schools that at the pleasure of the Board of Education appoint the following District representatives to the NSMC Board:
  • Dennis Pool, Assistant Superintendent of Finance and General Administration
  • Megan Neiles-Brasch, District In-House Legal Counsel
  • Kara Saldierna, Director of Special Education

 

 

 



H.9. Compensation Schedules for Teacher Substitutes Not Under Negotiated Contracts
Attachments: (1)
H.10. 2014-15 Compensation Schedules for OSAA and Executive Council
Rationale:  On August 4, 2014 the Board of Education approved the OSAA Salary Schedule for 2014-15.  Attached reflects corrections to the previously approved item.
Attachments: (1)
H.11. Approval of Contract for Contractor Development Services Incorporated (CDS) Program Services to Small Business Enterprises
Attachments: (1)
H.12. Bid No 14-042 Telecommunications Infrastructure Upgrades – King Elem, Skinner Elem And King Science Magnet Middle School
H.13. Bid No 14-043 Security Guard Services
Attachments: (1)
H.14. Change Order No 001 – Mechanical Services For Relocatables – Hartman Elementary School Add $6,280.00
H.15. Certificate(s) Of Substantial Completion
Attachments: (1)
H.16. Xerox Nuvera Printing System Five-Year Agreement
Attachments: (1)
I. Unfinished Business
J. Discussion and/or Action Items
J.1. Information Item(s)
J.1.a. Federal School Nutrition Community Eligibility Program
J.1.b. Facilities Master Plan Update on Stakeholder Engagement and Communication Services
Rationale:   
Jacobs will be presenting an update regarding the Recommended Capital Facilities Plan.
Attachments: (4)
J.1.c. Student Assignment Plan Update
J.2. Action Item(s)
K. New and Miscellaneous Business
K.1. Action Item(s)
K.1.a. Policy Review - First Reading
Attachments: (76)
K.2. Information Item(s)
L. Receipt of Reports
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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