Public Meeting Agenda: November 7, 2016 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda

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November 7, 2016 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda Agenda

November 7, 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. Special Recognition
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
B.1. Tommy Wilson
Speaker(s):  Phil Davidson
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Tommy Wilson (6th grader at Twin Ridge) recipient of the ServeNebraska Step Forward Award for outstanding volunteer service and the prestigious AAA National Life Saving Award.

 
C. Consent Agenda
Speaker(s):  Phil Davidson
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation: The information in sections  C, E and F were sent to all members of the Board of Education for review.  The administration recommends approval by consent of the items in section C of the agenda identified with an asterisk and receipt of the information and proposals in sections E and F identified with an asterisk.
C.1. *Approval of Minutes
Speaker(s):  Board Secretary
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation:  Approve the Minutes of the October 3, 2016, Board of Education meeting.
Attachments:
C.2. *Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Susan Brooks
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation:  Acknowledge receipt of the Treasurer's Report for October, 2016.
Attachments:
C.3. *Payment of Claims
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation:  Approve the payment of claims totaling $1,339,343.66.
Attachments:
C.4. *Release from Contract
Speaker(s):  Sharra Smith
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation: Release (1) Bonnie Sanchez from her contract effective October 17, 2016.
D. Action Items
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
D.1. Line of Credit Reauthorization
Speaker(s):  Susan Brooks
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

As part of the last three annual budgets, a $5 million dollar line of credit has been included to mitigate cash flow concerns due to the timing of tax payments.  Each year, the line of credit must be reauthorized, the current line of credit with Great Western bank matures on December 15, 2016.

Administration's Recommendation: Approve a resolution to renew our $5 million line of credit with Great Western Bank.
 
E. Commendations
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
E.1. *ServeNebraska Step Forward Award and AAA National Life Saving Award
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

Twin Ridge 6th grade student Tommy Wilson was awarded the ServeNebraska Step Forward Award for outstanding volunteer service on October28, 2016. Tommy represented AAA Nebraska’s School Safety Patrol program, and was one of three finalists in the volunteer category for the prestigious award. This is one of the highest awards given in our state to recognize outstanding volunteer service. In May 2016, Tommy was the recipient of the AAA National Life Saving Award, for his heroic actions while serving as a School Safety Patroller. The last time a Nebraska student earned this honor was in 1988.  

 
E.2. *Young Women's Quiz Bowl
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

Bellevue East students took first place at the Young Women's Quiz Bowl in Seward during the week of October 17, 2016. Members of the team are: Kelly Speltz, Sam Seaman, Paige Haskins, and Richelle Ratzburg.

 
E.3. *Concordia University Geography/History Quiz Bowl
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

Bellevue East students also competed in the Concordia University Geography/History Quiz Bowl. They finished 2nd out of 14 teams in the large school division with their only loss of the day coming in a close defeat to Creighton Prep in the championship match. Members of the team are: Greyson Kreis, Kelly Speltz, Bobby Storck, and Baxter Knee.

 
E.4. *University of Chicago's Outstanding Educator Award
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

Bellevue West math teacher, Angie Daughtrey, was recently selected for the University of Chicago's Outstanding Educator Award. This distinguished award has existed for more than three decades. Each year, entering first-year students are invited to nominate an educator who has influenced them, challenged them, or helped them along the path toward intellectual growth.

Please see attached letter for more information.
 
F. Information Items
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
F.1. 2015-16 Student Achievement
Speaker(s):  Laurie Hanna
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The administration annually updates the Board about student performance as measured by various indicators. Tonight's update will include information about NeSA assessment results.  

 
Attachments:
F.2. Project/Challenged/Community Based Learning Presentation
Speaker(s):  Nicole Fox
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The administration will be presenting information to the Board about Project Based, Challenged Based, and Community Based Learning K-12.

 
 
Attachments:
F.3. Bond Oversight Committee Update
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

An update will be provided on the number of applications received for the Bond Oversight Committee, timeline and process to review the applicants.

 
F.4. *Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences Report
Speaker(s):  Maureen McNamara
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences were held in each school the week of October 10, 2016.

The following indicates the average attendance of parents and students at each level:

                            Parents                    Students

Elementary           97%                           86%

Middle School        63%                           59%

High School           44%                           56%

Activities held in conjunction with conferences included PTA book fairs, PBIS and academic informational displays, college fair and transition meetings.
 
G. 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.
H. 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

I. Future Business
Speaker(s):  Phil Davidson
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

November 8-14, Bellevue Education Week

November 16-18, NASB/NASA State Education Conference (LaVista Conference Center)

December 5, Board of Education Meeting, Welcome Center, 6:30 p.m.

 
J. 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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