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September 3, 2014 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: 

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
Rationale:  Led by Troop 558.
D. Roll Call
D.1. Excused/Unexcused Absence
E. School Spotlight
Rationale:  Two OPS JROTC Cadets have just been honored with the highest JROTC award, the Legion of Valor.  They are:  Katie Glessman, Benson JROTC; and Jared Polack, Burke JROTC.  Nationally, the Legion of Valor is authorized at a level of roughly one per every 4,000 cadets -- indeed, fewer than 100 are awarded nationally every year. Cadets earn this honor based on their academic excellence, leadership potential, and service to school, community and nation.
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 18, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Attachments: (1)
H.1.b. Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Special
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 - SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OMAHA - REPORT C
Rationale: 

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

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

Attachments: (1)
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: (1)
H.7. GRANT FUND BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS
Rationale:  GRANT FUND BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS

REIMBURSABLE GRANT FUND BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS

It is recommended that the receipts and expenditures of the detailed grant fund budget for the 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 budgets are available for review in the Board Workroom.

1.   SHERWOOD FOUNDATION GRANTS

These budget amendments in the amount of $423,120.00 are for the period beginning September 1, 2014, and ending August 31, 2015.  These amendments represent only that part of the budget that will be expended during the 2014-2015 school year for new programs from the Sherwood Foundation.

This program is 100% reimbursable.

2.   GRANTS LESS THAN $10,000

These budget amendments in the amount of $10,000.00 are for the period beginning September 1, 2014, and ending August 31, 2015.  These amendments represent only that part of the budget that will be expended during the 2014-2015 school year for various Grants less than $10,000.

This program is 100% reimbursable.

Attachments: (1)
H.8. Change Order No 001 – Telecommunications Infrastructure Upgrades – Bryan Middle And Bancroft Elementary Schools (Deduct $2,736.70)
H.9. Change Order No 001 – Wireless Access Point Installation – North And South High Schools (Add $517.80)
H.10. Certificates Of Substantial Completion
Attachments: (1)
H.11. Maintenance And Repair Contract For Security Cameras At Various Locations Hawkeye Vision Inc–First Amendment
H.12. DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 0001 HEAD START-JUlY 2014
Rationale:  The monthly Douglas County School District 0001 Head Start Governing Body Report for July 2014 is provided as an attachment in accordance with the 2007 Head Start Act.
Attachments: (1)
H.13. Friends of KIOS Board
Rationale:  The Friends of KIOS Board recommend the following appointments:

Samantha Senda-Cook - 3 year term
Sana Amoura-Patterson -3 year term
Mike Sullivan - renewed 3 year term
Susan Christopherson - 1 year term 
Attachments: (2)
I. Discussion and/or Action Items
I.1. Information Item(s)
I.1.a. Stat Process Overview
Rationale:  Nick Goding, UPD Consulting, will be providing an overview of the Stat Process. 
Attachments: (1)
I.1.b. NEBRASKA STATE ACCOUNTABILITY (NeSA) RESULTS 2013-2014: RAISING ACHIEVEMENT DISTRICTWIDE
Rationale:  In the Omaha Public Schools student achievement has improved over time in every state tested subject. The focus on the Strategic Plan 2.3.3 Academic Action Plan Implementation is making a difference.  When the Academic Action Plan is embedded in the buildings’ School Improvement Plans (SIP) and implemented with fidelity, student achievement increases significantly. The fusion of the Academic Action Plan into all buildings School Improvement Plans brings focus, intensity and alignment to the instructional work of teachers and principals.
I.2. Action Item(s)
I.2.a. Board of Education OSERS Membership
Rationale:  The Board will discuss board membership on OSERS.
I.2.b. School Resource Officer Contract with Bellevue
Attachments: (2)
J. Receipt of Reports
J.1. LEARNING COMMUNITY
Rationale:  LEARNING COMMUNITY

Douglas/Sarpy County Learning Community Coordinating Council minutes of the July 17, 2014 regular meeting.
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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