Public Meeting Agenda: October 3, 2016 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda

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October 3, 2016 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda Agenda

October 3, 2016 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda
A. Routine Business
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
A.1. Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Phil Davidson
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):  Phil Davidson
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):  Phil Davidson
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
B. Consent Agenda
Speaker(s):  Phil Davidson
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation: The information in sections B and D were sent to all members of the Board of Education for review.  The administration recommends approval by consent of the items in section B of the agenda identified with an asterisk and receipt of the information and proposals in section D identified with an asterisk.
B.1. *Approval of Minutes
Speaker(s):  Board Secretary
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation:  Approve the Minutes of the September 12, 2016, Board of Education meeting.
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 September, 2016.
Attachments:
B.3. *Payment of Claims
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation:  Approve the payment of claims totaling $1,259,742.06.
Attachments:
B.4. *Release from Contract
Speaker(s):  Sharra Smith
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation: Release (1) Lydia Gabriel from her contract effective September 9, 2016, (2) George Steele from his contract effective December 8, 2016 and (3) Toribio Juarez from his contract effective May 25, 2017.
C. Action Items
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
C.1. Poverty Plan
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Each year Bellevue Public Schools develops a Poverty Plan which outlines what the District does to provide for students from poverty and/or diverse backgrounds.  The District has implemented many measures to meet the needs of students in poverty and from diverse backgrounds.  With the Board's approval, the proposed attached 2017-2018 Poverty Plan will be submitted to the Learning Community for approval.

Administrative Recommendation: The administration recommends the approval of the 2017-2018 Poverty Plan as presented


 
Attachments:
C.2. Limited English Proficiency Plan
Speaker(s):  Sue Fjelstad
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The 2017 -2018 Limited English Proficiency Plan describes the provision of specialized instruction to develop an ELL student's ability to read, write, speak and understand English.  The purpose of the program is to prepare students to participate fully in the curriculum of the school, while supporting the cultural heritage of each student. The District develops a Limited English Proficiency Plan to include an explanation of how the school district is addressing the needs of the ELL students.  With the Board’s approval, the plan is submitted to the Learning Community for approval.  

Administrative Recommendation: The administration recommends the approval of the 2017-2018 Limited English Proficiency Plan as presented
 
Attachments:
C.3. South Sarpy Land Development Agreement
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

In February of 2016, Bellevue Public Schools and Springfield Platteview Community Schools entered into an Interlocal Agreement regarding school boundaries.  Attached are two proposals by developers requesting Springfield Platteview property be transferred into the Bellevue Public Schools boundaries.

Administrative Recommendation: The administration recommends the approval of the Liberty Land Agreement and the Boyer Young Agreement as presented.

Attachments:
C.4. Bond Parameters Resolution
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

BOARD TO CONSIDER A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE BY SARPY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 0001 (BELLEVUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS) IN THE STATE OF NEBRASKA OF ITS GENERAL OBLIGATION SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS, SERIES 2016, IN ONE OR MORE SERIES AND IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED SEVENTY-SIX MILLION DOLLARS ($76,000,000); CANVASSING THE RETURNS OF THE SPECIAL ELECTION HELD IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH BONDS; AUTHORIZING CERTAIN OFFICERS TO DETERMINE THE FINAL AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT, MATURITIES, RATES, TERMS AND OTHER DETAILS OF SUCH BONDS; IMPOSING AN AD VALOREM TAX ON ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY WITHIN THE DISTRICT TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF, PREMIUM, IF ANY, AND THE INTEREST ON SUCH BONDS; AUTHORIZING THE DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN BONDS AS QUALIFIED TAX-EXEMPT OBLIGATIONS; AUTHORIZING THE SALE AND DELIVERY OF THE BONDS TO THE PURCHASER THEREOF; ADOPTING CERTAIN POST-ISSUANCE TAX COMPLIANCE AND DISCLOSURE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WITH RESPECT TO THE BONDS; AUTHORIZING THE TAKING OF CERTAIN ACTIONS AND THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS; AND PRESCRIBING OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO.

Administrative Recommendation:  The administration recommends that the Board approve the resolution  as presented.

C.5. Bond Oversight Committee
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

As part of the district’s commitment to transparency and to public confidence in the use of bond proceeds, it is recommended that the district establishes a Bond Oversight Committee.

Administrative Recommendation: The administration recommends the approval of the Bond Oversight Committee and directs the administration to begin establishing parameters and the application process.


 
C.6. Hearing on Amended Property Tax and Rate
Speaker(s):  Phil Davidson
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Notice of the hearing was published in accordance with Nebraska statutes. The proposed property tax request and rate to be used for the 2016-2017 school year were included in the hearing notice. A copy of the notice is attached.

The proposed budget reflects the sixth year of implementation of the Learning Community Coordinating Council. The Learning Community levy that applies to local school districts is 95 cents. Based on the 2016-17 amended budget, the Bellevue School District is recommending 13.607 cents for the Bellevue School District general fund levy and 1.1088 cents for the Bond Fund. This would bring the total school district levy for people living in the Bellevue Public School District to $1.097.

Individuals interested in making comments on the property tax request and rate will be asked to come to the podium, state their name and address, followed by their input limited to five minutes.

 
Attachments:
C.7. Resolution to Establish Property Tax Request and Rate
Speaker(s):  Phil Davidson
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Adopt the following resolution to set the property tax request and rate for FY 2016-2017:

WHEREAS, the Bellevue Public Schools held a budget hearing on October 3, 2016, and

WHEREAS, a tax request and rate hearing was held on October 3, 2016, and

WHEREAS, all of the above were done for the FY 2016-2017 budget and are consistent with all state statutes:

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Bellevue Board of Education of School District #1 in Sarpy County: (1) that the Bellevue Board of Education sets the 2016-2017 general fund property tax request of $0.13607 and a bond fund property tax request of $0.011088 asks the County Board to set the tax rates of 13.607 cents and 1.1088 cents accordingly consistent with state statutes.

 
C.8. Hearing on 2016-17 Amended Budget
Speaker(s):  Phil Davidson
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The notice of the amended budget hearing and amended budget summary for 2016-17 was published in accordance with Nebraska statutes.

The amended budget was revised to include expected bond project spending of $10 million and expected debt interest payments of $295,000 in accordance with plans following the successful election of a $76 million in General Obligation Bonds.

A copy of the Notice of Amended Budget Hearing and Amended Budget Summary is attached.

Anyone interested in addressing the Board regarding the amended budget is asked to come to the podium, state their name and address, followed by their input limited to five minutes.

 
Attachments:
C.9. Approval of 2016-17 Amended Budget
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Rationale:  The original 2016-17 budget, which was approved in August, did not include any amounts for bond project expenditures or debt service since the bond election had not yet taken place.

Administrative Recommendation:  The administration recommends that the Board approve the 2016-17 amended budget as presented.  The budget presented requires an additional tax levy of 1.1088 cents, which brings the total local levy to 14.7159 cents.

 

 

D. Commendations
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
D.1. *Plum Creek Literary Festival's Literature Quiz Bowl
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

The Bellevue East Quiz Bowl team competed at the Plum Creek Literary Festival's Literature Quiz Bowl in Seward on September 21, 2016, and took 2nd place. Congratulations to Baxter Knee, Kelly Speltz, Bobby Storck, Greyson Kreis, and Noah Sauter.

E. Information Items
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
E.1. Graduation Location
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Discussion will take place regarding graduation location and the possibility of surveying stakeholders about future location, dates, and times.

 

 

 
F. Public Comment Period
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Public Comment pertaining to items not otherwise on the Agenda must be submitted to the Secretary of the Board five days prior to the Board meeting.  There were no items submitted for Public Comment for this meeting.
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
Board Policy Review Work Group - Doug Cook, Mike Kinney, Phil Davidson
NAFIS/MISA - Jeff Rippe
H. Future Business
Speaker(s):  Phil Davidson
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

October 12, NASB Regional Meeting/Dinner

November 5, Veterans’ Day Parade, 10 a.m.

November 7, Board of Education Meeting, Welcome Center, 6:30 p.m.

 
I. Executive Session
Speaker(s):  Phil Davidson
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation:  Adjourn to Executive Session to consider matters relating to strategy sessions with respect to negotiations with outside agencies which are necessary to be considered in closed session for the protection of the public interest.
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