Public Meeting Agenda: February 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM - Foundation Board Meeting

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February 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM - Foundation Board Meeting Agenda

February 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM - Foundation Board Meeting
A. Routine Business
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
A.1. Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Frank Harwood
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
A.2. Roll Call
Speaker(s):  Board Secretary
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
B. Consent Agenda
Speaker(s):  Frank Harwood
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
B.1. *Approval of Minutes
Speaker(s):  Judy Potter
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  The Minutes of the September 12, 2011, and January 9, 2012, meetings of the Foundation Board of Directors were sent to all members of the Board of Education along with a request for proposed modifications.  No proposed modifications were received.

The Minutes of the September 12, 2011, and January 9, 2012, meetings of the Foundation Board of Directors are attached.
Attachments:
B.2. *Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Kyle Fairbairn
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Attached is the Treasurer's Report for the period of September 1, 2011, through January 27, 2012.
Attachments:
C. Action Items
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
C.1. Reorganization of the Foundation Board
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
C.1.a. Election of President
Speaker(s):  Frank Harwood
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
C.1.b. Election of Vice President
Speaker(s):  Board President
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
C.1.c. Appointment of Secretary, Treasurer, and School Attorneys
Speaker(s):  Board President
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
C.2. Audit Report
Speaker(s):  Kyle Fairbairn
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Attached are the:

1) Bellevue Public Schools Foundation Independent Auditors' Report for the year ended August 31, 2011

2) Letter to the Foundation Board of Directors from the Deloitte & Touche LLP Auditing Firm, and

3) The Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, Form 990, for the Bellevue Public Schools Foundation.
Attachments:
C.3. Employee Assistance Program
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The recommended action is to renew the contract with Methodist Hospital to provide the Bellevue School District and the City of Bellevue with an Employee Assistance Program through April, 2013, at a cost of $13.75 per employee.

Methodist Hospital has provided an Employee Assistance Program for the Bellevue Public School District and the City of Bellevue since April, 1988.  The program has the following components:  an evaluation and referral service, staff development programs, management training, and publication service.  City officials reviewed the utilization of the program and have asked to participate for another year.  The program utilization for the first three quarters of the year beginning in April and ending in December is summarized below.

First Quarter - April-June                              16 Utilizations

Second Quarter - July-September                  10 Utilizations

Third Quarter - October-December                 17 Utilizations

Approximately seventy-six sessions and consultations were provided by the EAP from April through December.  Fifty-eight sessions were provided during the same quarters for the previous year.
C.4. Nebraska Scholars' Academy
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The recommended action is to award a $25 scholarship to each of the Nebraska Academy Scholars and provide additional financial support at the rate of $125 for each scholar qualifying for reduced lunch and $250 for each scholar qualifying for free lunch.

The Nebraska Scholars' Academy is a one week program at Hastings College for middle school students with high ability in mathematics, science, and communication.
D. Information Items
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
D.1. Kids' Time
Speaker(s):  Kyle Fairbairn
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Kids' Time is a before-and-after school program in all of Bellevue's elementary schools.  The program is open from 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. and 3:10 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. during the school day.  When school is not in session, one to three consolidated sites are open from 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The program is consistently reviewed to ensure that it is family friendly and cost effective.  An oral report will be provided to the Board.
D.2. Lied Activity Center
Speaker(s):  Bill Richards
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  The Lied Activity Center continues to address the growing needs of the school district and community.  From sports programs to family nights, fairs, and community use, the Center is always busy.  Currently there are 4,961 students, 1,967 seniors, 618 staff members, 3,382 adults, 269 non-BPS seniors, 22 corporate, and 24 non-BPS military for a total membership of 11,243. 

The current staffing at the Lied Activity Center consists of 8 paraprofessionals, 26 lifeguards/swim assistants, 2 custodians, and 1 secretary.

A copy of the 2012 Winter brochure is attached.
Attachments:
D.3. Strategic Planning
Speaker(s):  Board President
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Denise Seaman will be attending a National School Foundations Association Conference in April.

Denise will review the breakout sessions she will be attending.  Information on the conference can be found at www.schoolfoundations.org.

E. Future Business
Speaker(s):  Board President
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  April 2, 2012,  Foundation Board Meeting
F. Adjourn
Speaker(s):  Board President
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
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