Public Meeting Agenda: February 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda

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February 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda Agenda

February 6, 2017 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, D, and E 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 sections D and E 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 January 9, 2017, 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 January 2017.
Attachments:
B.3. *Payment of Claims
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation:  Approve the payment of claims totaling $1,349,660.86.
Attachments:
B.4. *Release from Contract
Speaker(s):  Sharra Smith
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation:  (1) Erica Carley, (2) Megan Hobbs, (3) Kimberly Kostrunek, (4) Daniel Orlano, (5) Megan Pytleski, (6) Patricia Rieple and (7) Jeanne Svatos be released from their contracts effective May 25, 2017.

 

B.5. *Election of New Teachers
Speaker(s):  Sharra Smith
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation:  (1) Patrick Finan be elected to the certified staff for the 2016-17 school year effective February 13, 2017 subject to his release from any contractual agreements with other school districts and that (2) Adam Killham, (3) Casie Onken and (4) Jana Steiner be elected to the certified staff for the 2017-18 school year effective August 7, 2017 subject to her release from any contractual agreements with other school districts.
Attachments:
B.6. *Request for Contract Addendum
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

Recommended action: The following addendum to the contract between Patrick Finan and the Bellevue Board of Education dated February 6, 2017 be approved:  the salary schedule(s) or ranges applicable to this contract shall be the official JROTC Minimum Instructor Pay as adopted and communicated to the Bellevue Public Schools by the Department of the Air Force for each contact period or A01A-02 on the adopted teachers’ salary schedule for the applicable school year, whichever is greater.  Nothing in this contract shall give said employee any right to positions other than those of the JROTC program.  Certification requirements applicable to this contract shall include both Nebraska Department of Education and Department of the Air Force requisites.

 

Attachments:
C. Action Items
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
C.1. Bond Oversight Committee Report
Speaker(s):  Bond Oversight Committee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  A member from the Oversight Committee will provide a report to the Board regarding projects identified for completion in 2017.
C.1.a. Bond Projects
Speaker(s):  Ralph Gladbach
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Ralph Gladbach will present to the Board the Bond projects timeline and the projects that have been identified for completion in 2017.

 
C.1.a.1. Bertha Barber, LeMay and Twin Ridge Projects
Speaker(s):  Ralph Gladbach
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Administrative Recommendation: The administration recommends GP Architecture to solicit bids for projects at the following three buildings: Bertha Barber, LeMay and Twin Ridge.

C.1.a.2. High School Football Fields
Speaker(s):  Ralph Gladbach and Bill Richards
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Administrative Recommendation: The administration recommends GP Architecture to solicit bids for replacement of artificial turf.


C.1.a.3. Technology Plan
Speaker(s):  Greg Boettger
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments:
C.1.a.3.1. Wireless
Speaker(s):  Greg Boettger
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Administrative Recommendation: The administration recommends the District solicit bids to update the wireless system throughout the District.  


 

C.1.a.3.2. Devices
Speaker(s):  Greg Boettger
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Administrative Recommendation: The administration recommends the approval of a lease agreement with Apple Computer Company, not to exceed $700,000, for devices throughout the District for 2017.


 

 
C.1.a.4. Buses Plan
Speaker(s):  Rich Casey
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Administrative Recommendation: The administration recommends the District solicit bids for the purchase of buses.


 

Attachments:
C.1.a.5. Approval of Task Orders
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Administrative Recommendation: The administration recommends to approve the following task orders with GP Architecture: Task Order #2- Football Field Replacement, Task Order #3 - Elementary School Chiller Replacement, Task Order #4 - LeMay Elementary School Life Safety/Mechanical Upgrades, Task Order #5 - Twin Ridge Elementary School Life Safety/Mechanical Upgrades, Task Order #6 - Bertha Barber Elementary School Life Safety/Mechanical Upgrades

   


 

 
D. Commendations
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
D.1. *Bellevue East competes in the ESU3 Regional Quiz Bowl
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

The Bellevue East quiz bowl team took 2nd place at the ESU3 Regional and qualifies for the state tournament in April. The team consisted of the following students: Baxter Knee, Kelly Speltz, Bobby Storck, Greyson Kreis, and Noah Sautter.

 
D.2. *Bellevue West Competes in the Papillion-La Vista South TITAN Invitational Drill (TIDE) Meet
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

The Bellevue West AFJROTC Silent Sentry Drill Team competed in its first drill meet of the season on January 21st at the 5th Annual Papillion-La Vista South TITAN Invitational. Results are as follows:


Regulation Drill Without Arms: 1st place (included a $250 scholarship award)


Exhibition Drill with Arms: 1st place (included a $250 scholarship award)


LCDR Michael Vinkavich Award of Excellence: TIDE Grand Champions (included a $1,000 scholarship Award)

 
D.3. *Nebraska Journalism Education Association
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

The following students were recognized by the Nebraska Journalism Education Association for their work in Bellevue West publications:

  • AJ Forbes: Excellent in Sports News Writing, Honorable Mention in Column Writing.

  • Alex Toth: Superior in Entertainment Review Writing.

  • Carlyssa Warner, Emma Larson, Patience Jurgens: Excellent in Yearbook Theme Development

  • Emma Larson: Honorable Mention in Editoral Writing

  • Gauret Stearns: Honorable Mention in News Photography

  • Jace Rettinger: Honorable Mention in Broadcast Feature

  • Jacob Kunes: Honorable Mention in Advertising Design

  • Kortney Buresh: Honorable Mention in Entertainment Review Writing

  • Michael Begley: Excellent in Broadcast Feature Story

  • Nathan Hawkins: Honorable Mention in Sports Feature Writing

  • Patience Jurgens: Honorable Mention in Photo Illustration

  • Sara Fogarty: Honorable Mention in News writing

Their awards represent work from August 15 - November 20, 2016.

 
E. Information Items
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
E.1. AQuESTT Report
Speaker(s):  Laurie Hanna
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Last week the Nebraska Department of Education released AQuESTT progress reports. Laurie Hanna will explain the purpose of these reports and give an update on the AQuESTT timeline.

 

 

 
E.2. Summer Programs Report
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The following programs and services will be offered to students during Summer 2017.

Summer Day Camp

Day Camp is a field-trip based summer program offered to all Bellevue Public Schools’ students entering grades 1st-7th and is housed at the Lied Activity Center following BPS Summer School and running the remainder of summer. Day Camp activities include outdoor recreation, hiking, swimming, field trips to the zoo, museums, parks, aquariums, planetariums, Botanical Gardens, Fontenelle Forest, and more.

Science, Technology and Math Camps

STM Camps provide in-depth curriculum experiences at high levels for incoming 6th and 7th grade students. All three camps integrate the engineering strand into the classes. The Camps are offered in three one-week sessions from June 26 - July 14 at the Bellevue Public Schools Support Center. Cost of each camp is $75 and registration will begin March 6.

Summer School

Summer School is offered for elementary students entering grades K-6th from June 5-June 23. Secondary summer school will be offered for students entering grades 7th-12th from June 5- June 30.  

 
E.3. Board Policy Review
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The following policies are presented for review:

201.02, Membership - Revision

201.06, Vacancies - Revision

204.01, Meetings - Revision

502.02, Non-Resident Student/Option Enrollment - Revision

508.12, Asthma and Allergic Protocol - Revision

603.01, Curriculum Development - Revision

902.02, School Facility Construction - Revision

904.02, Lease, Sale or Disposal of School District Property - Revision

These board policies are presented for review with approval scheduled for the March Board meeting.

 
E.4. *Kindergarten Registration & Orientation
Speaker(s):  Maureen McNamara
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Kindergarten registration will be held at the District Enrollment Center beginning February 21st for those children who are eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2017. Children must reach their fifth birthday on or before July 31 of the current year (unless the child is eligible through early entrance assessment) in order to attend kindergarten.

Parent/Guardian(s) will complete enrollment paperwork at Kindergarten registration, they may also download paperwork from the Bellevue Public Schools website and bring it with them.

Families will then have an opportunity to explore the classrooms and visit with staff at their school during kindergarten orientation in April. Children are encouraged to attend the Kindergarten orientation with their parent/guardian(s).



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:  MABE - Sarah Centineo

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

February 16, Bond Oversight Committee Meeting, Welcome Center, 5:00 p.m.

March 6, 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 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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