Public Meeting Agenda: August 7, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda

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August 7, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda Agenda

August 7, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda
A. Routine Business
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
B. Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Phil Davidson
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
C. Roll Call
Speaker(s):  Board Secretary
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
D. 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.
E. Pledge of Allegiance
Speaker(s):  Phil Davidson
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
F. Consent Agenda
Speaker(s):  Phil Davidson
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
Rationale: 

Administrative Recommendation: The information in sections B, C,  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 C and E identified with an asterisk.

G. *Approval of Minutes
Speaker(s):  Board Secretary
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

Administrative Recommendation:  Approve the Minutes of the July 10, 2017, Board of Education meeting.

Attachments:
H. *Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Susan Brooks
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

Administrative Recommendation:  Acknowledge receipt of the Treasurer's Report for July, 2017.

Attachments:
I. *Payment of Claims
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

Administrative Recommendation:  Approve the payment of claims totaling $4,505,042.86.

Attachments:
J. *Release from Contract
Speaker(s):  Sharra Smith
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

Administrative Recommendation: (1) Brian Johnson-Strawn be released from his contract effective May 25, 2017 and that (2) Shea Gonzales be released from her contract effective August 7, 2017.

K. *Election of New Teachers
Speaker(s):  Sharra Smith
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

Administrative Recommendation: (1) Travis Hawk, (2) Michael Pokorski and (3) Maggie Robertson be elected to the certified staff for the 2017-18 school year effective August 7, 2017 and that (4) Michelle Melroy be elected to the certified staff for the 2017-18 school year effective August 21, 2017 subject to their release from any contractual agreements with other school districts."

 

L. Action Items
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
M. Strategic Plan
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

A member from the Nebraska Association of School Boards will be presenting a Strategic Planning proposal to the Board tonight.

 

N. Budget Summary
Speaker(s):  Susan Brooks
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The 2017-18 proposed budget was developed within the parameters set by the Board of Education, and in compliance with state and federal laws and limits.  The proposed budget includes a General Fund total budget of $110,622,222.  The proposed maximum disbursements across all funds for 2017-18 is $168,288,385.

Attachments:
O. Hearing on Proposed 2017-18 Budget
Speaker(s):  Phil Davidson
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Notice of the hearing and a summary of the proposed budget were published in accordance with Nebraska statutes.

The proposed budget was developed to meet the needs of 10,100 students.  Staffing represents approximately 88% of the current expenditure budget.  

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

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

P. Approval of 2017-18 Budget
Speaker(s):  Susan Brooks
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Every year, the Board must approve a budget authorizing a maximum budget authority to be submitted to the Nebraska Department of Education.

Administrative Recommendation:  The administration recommends that the Board approve the 2017-18 budget as presented.  The proposed General Fund budget totals $110,622,222, and includes a $5,000,000 line of credit which is a safety net to be accessed if cashflow problems arise.  The proposed maximum disbursements across all funds for 2017-18 is $168,288,385.

 

 

Q. Year End Budget Transfers and Rollover
Speaker(s):  Susan Brooks
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

At the end of each fiscal year, funds must be transferred to various accounts or expended outside of the regular Board approval process in order to pay encumbered expenses and ensure that all funds have adequate allowances at the beginning of the next fiscal year.  Due to the fiscal year ending at the end of August, the Board is being asked to grant the Board Treasurer the needed authority to make these necessary transfers and expenditures.

Administrative Recommendation:  Move that the Board Treasurer, in consultation with the Superintendent, be granted the authority to make necessary transfers to close out the 2016-17 fiscal year.

 

 

 

R. Bond Projects Update
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The Board will receive updates and requests for approvals on bond projects.

 
S. Bond Oversight Committee
Speaker(s):  Bond Oversight Committee
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

A member of the Bond Oversight Committee will provide a report to the Board.

 
T. Safety/Security - Leonard Lawrence
Speaker(s):  Greg Boettger
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The District will present a bid for safety/security upgrades at Leonard Lawrence Elementary.


 

U. Roof Top Ventilation for Welding Booths at Bellevue West
Speaker(s):  Greg Boettger
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The District will ask for Board approval to solicit bids for two new rooftop exhaust units for the welding booths at Bellevue West.

 

 

V. Franklin Street Property
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The District will ask for Board approval to purchase the property at 2009 Franklin Street.

Administrative Recommendation:  Approval of the Loan Purchase Agreement with Bank of the West in the amount of $150,000 for the loan secured by the property at 2009 Franklin Street and authorize the board president and/or the superintendent to take such further actions as necessary to complete the transaction.

W. NASB Board of Directors Region 2
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The Bellevue Public Schools will appoint a board member to be seated on the NASB Board of Directors Region 2 for a 3-year term beginning at the end of Delegate Assembly in November, 2017.  


 

 
X. *Board Policy Approval
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The following policies are presented for approval:

404.08  Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus Drivers - Revision

508.01  Student Health and Immunization Checkups - Revision

These board policies were presented for review at the July Board meeting.

 
Y. Commendations
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Z. Information Items
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
AA. *Summer School Report
Speaker(s):  Maureen McNamara and Bill Richards
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The Bellevue Public Schools offers a variety of summer programs for students, each program serving its own purpose.  As the district evaluates summer programs, the staff is proactive to ensure each program continues to meet the intended purpose.

The elementary summer school program is designed to provide enrichment and remediation opportunities for students in an environment where content is delivered in a variety of creative ways. This year’s MAP data assisted teachers in guiding instruction to students. Elementary summer school was held June 5 through June 23 at each elementary school with the exception of Bertha Barber attending Wake Robin, LeMay attending Fort Crook and Twin Ridge attending Birchcrest due to the Bond Projects; 60% of the elementary/preschool students attended summer school. Participation has remained relatively stable over the last three years.

Secondary summer school was held at each of the five schools June 5-June 30 offering a wide variety of courses in addition to transition courses for students entering seventh grade. At the high school level, nearly 50% of students entering ninth grade acquired a physical education/health credit during summer school.  High school summer school also consisted of credit acquisition and credit recovery for students in grades ten through twelve. The CHAP Center and the BEST program also offered summer programming for students.

 

STM Camps (math, science and technology) were held for three weeks, June 26- July 14, and served 200 students entering sixth and seventh grades with a limited enrollment. Students participating in the camp were taught by BPS educators who expanded student opportunities beyond what is offered during the school year.  The fee for the camp was $75 per child, per week.

 

Finally, Day Camp was offered to all Bellevue Public Schools students entering grades first through sixth and was housed at the Lied Activity Center June 26 - July 28. This was a five week program and the fee remained at $150, same as in 2016. There were 243 students enrolled in Day Camp this summer.

 

AB. 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.
AC. Board of Education Member Reports on Meetings They Have Attended
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
AD. Future Business
Speaker(s):  Phil Davidson
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

August 8    BPS Vendor Expo, Bellevue East Cafeteria, 7:30-8:15 a.m.

August 8    All-Staff General Session, Bellevue East Auditorium, 8:30 a.m.

August 9    Years of Service Recognition Luncheon, Welcome Center, 12noon

September 11   Board of Education Meeting, Welcome Center, 6:30 p.m.

 
AE. Adjourn
Speaker(s):  Phil Davidson
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Rationale: Adjourn the August 7, 2017 meeting of the Board of Education.

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