Public Meeting Agenda: December 7, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda

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December 7, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda Agenda

December 7, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda
A. Routine Business
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
A.1. Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
A.2. Roll Call
Speaker(s):  Board Secretary
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
A.3. Open Meetings Law
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale:  The Bellevue Board of Education abides by the Nebraska Open Meetings Law.  A copy of the law is posted on the wall of our Board room.
A.4. Pledge of Allegiance
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
B. Consent Agenda
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation: Approve by consent items in section B of the Agenda identified with an asterisk and receive the information in section D identified with an asterisk.
B.1. *Approval of Minutes
Speaker(s):  Board Secretary
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  The attached Minutes of the November 9, 2015 Board of Education meeting and the November 23, 2015 Board of Education Work Session were sent to all members of the Board of Education for review.

Administrative Recommendation:  Approve the Minutes of the November 9, 2015 Board of Education meeting and the November 23, 2015 Board of Education Work Session.
Attachments:
B.2. *Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Susan Brooks
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation:  Acknowledge receipt of the Treasurer's Report for November, 2015.
Attachments:
B.3. *Payment of Claims
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation:  Approve the payment of claims totaling $1,120,176.11.
Attachments:
B.4. *Election of New Teachers
Speaker(s):  Sharra Smith
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation:  Elect (1) Ashley Bahr to the certified staff for the 2015-16 school year effective January 4, 2016 subject to her release from any contractual agreements with other school districts.
C. Action Items
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
C.1. Audit Report (702.02)
Speaker(s):  Susan Brooks
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Each year, all Nebraska public school districts are required to have an external audit completed and presented to the Board for approval.  Tonight the 2014-2015 fiscal year Audit Report will be presented by the District's external auditors, HSMC Orizon LLC.

Jodi Rinne, CPA of HSMC Orizon LLC, will be present to comment on the report.

Attached is a copy of the Audit Report.

Administrative Recommendation: Accept the Audit Report for the 2014-2015 fiscal year as presented by the District's external auditors, HSMC Orizon LLC.

Attachments:
C.2. Avenue Scholars
Speaker(s):  Kim Bodensteiner
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Jamar Dorsey, Avenue Scholars High School Team Leader,  will present

information about proposed college and career preparation programming to be offered for selected students at Bellevue East and Bellevue West High Schools.

Avenue Scholars Foundation funding is available to support full implementation at Bellevue East and partial program implementation at Bellevue West to begin in the 2016-17 school year.

Administrative Recommendation: Approve full implementation of the Avenue Scholars program at Bellevue East High School and a partial program implementation at Bellevue West High School based on funding available through the Avenue Scholars Foundation.

C.3. Sub-Pay Increase
Speaker(s):  Sharra Smith
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Implementation of a new substitute management system, Aesop, predicted this change.  The goal is to have Aesop and Alio, the district's financial management system, interact each month to produce payroll.  The incremental pay piece is a barrier to this process.  Increasing the substitute teacher daily rate of pay to $140 may also assist the district with the ongoing need for substitute teachers.

Administrative Reccomendation: Remove the incremental pay language and set the Bellevue Public Schools substitute teacher daily rate of pay at $140.00 per day.


C.4. Learning Community Superintendent’s Proposal
Speaker(s):  Frank Harwood
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

In the fall of 2014, the board approved most of the Learning Community Superintendents’ plan for changes to the Learning Community statutes.  Tonight, the proposed changes will be presented and the Board will be asked to approve possible changes to the proposal.

Attachments:
D. Commendations
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
D.1. *Bellevue West Forensics November Competitions
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

Bellevue West Forensics competed in the Papillion La Vista competition on November 14, 2015. Seniors Amber Wolfe and Tyler Araujo placed 6th in Duo Interpretation, and Amber Wolfe also placed 2nd in Informative Speaking.

Bellevue West Forensics competed in the Pius X competition on November 21, 2015. Seniors Amber Wolfe and Tyler Araujo placed 5th in Duo Interpretation. Tyler Araujo also placed 1st in Entertainment Speaking and Amber Wolfe placed 1st in Informative Speaking. The team finished in 5th place overall.

 
E. Information Items
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
E.1. 2014 - 2015 Student Achievement & AQUESTT (Rule 10-10.01)
Speaker(s):  Laurie Hanna & Kim Bodensteiner
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

The administration annually updates the Board about student performance as measured by various indicators.  Tonight's update is a continuation of the November 9, 2015 report about district-wide assessment results.  

Attachments:
E.2. Technology Plan
Speaker(s):  Todd Tripple & Greg Boettger
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

During 2015-16, the District Technology Committee was reconvened to review the district technology plan and plan for future instructional technology use in the district. Tonight, members of the committee will provide an update to the Board.

E.3. Facilities Master Plan Process (903.04P)
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

In August, the Board approved a contract with Jacobs to develop a Facilities Master Plan.  This process involves a Steering Committee made up of Students, Parents, Community Members, Board Members and Staff.  Each month, the Board will be given an update of the Steering Committee’s work.  At the end of the process, the Board will be presented a proposed Facilities Master Plan that will include recommendations from the committee for future steps.

F. Public Comment Period
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

Kelly Wallace wishes to speak on the Chieftain mascot

Shari Vossen wishes to speak on Regulation 511

Kimberly Norman wishes to speak on 511R Transgender Students
G. Board of Education Member Reports on Meetings They Have Attended
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Learning Community - Nina Wolford
BPS Foundation - Doug Cook, Frank Kumor
MABE - Mike Kinney
GNSA - 
Board Policy Review Work Group - Doug Cook, Mike Kinney
District Safety Committee - Doug Cook
H. Future Business
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  January 4, Board of Education Meeting, Welcome Center, 6:30 p.m.
I. Executive Session
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation: Adjourn to Executive Session to consider matters relating to strategy sessions with respect to collective bargaining and negotiations with outside agencies which are necessary to be considered in closed session for the protection of the public interest.
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