Public Meeting Agenda: September 9, 2013 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda

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September 9, 2013 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda Agenda

September 9, 2013 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda
A. Routine Business
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
A.1. Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
A.2. Roll Call
Speaker(s):  Board Secretary
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
A.3. Absences
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  A motion will be necessary if a member of the elected Board is absent.
A.4. Open Meetings Law
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
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.5. Pledge of Allegiance
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
B. Consent Agenda
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
Rationale:  Approve by consent items in section B of the Agenda identified with an asterisk.
B.1. *Approval of Minutes
Speaker(s):  Judy Potter
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  The Minutes of the August 5, 2013, Board of Education meeting were sent to all members of the Board of Education for review.
Attachments:
B.2. *Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Susan Brooks
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Acknowledge receipt of the Treasurer's Report for August, 2013.
Attachments:
B.3. *Payment of Claims
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Approve the payment of claims totaling $4,610,306.86.
Attachments:
B.4. *Election of New Teachers
Speaker(s):  Sharra Smith
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Elect (1) Bobbi Jo Williams to the certified staff for the 2013-14 school year effective August 8, 2013, subject to her release from any contractual agreements with other school districts.
Attachments:
C. Action Items
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
C.1. Hearing on Property Tax and Rate
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
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 2013-2014 school year were included in the hearing notice.  A copy of the notice is attached.

The proposed tax levy request reflects the fifth year of implementation of the Learning Community Coordinating Council.  The Learning Community levy that applies to local school districts is 95 cents.  The Bellevue School District is recommending 10 cents for the Bellevue School District general fund levy and no taxes levied for the building and site fund.  This would bring the total school district levy for people living in the Bellevue Public School District to $1.05.  With the proposed tax levy, Bellevue Public Schools will continue to have the lowest tax levy in the metro area.

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.2. Resolution to Establish Property Tax Request and Rate
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Adopt the following resolution to set the property tax request and rate for FY 2013-2014:

WHEREAS, the Bellevue Public Schools held a budget hearing on August 5, 2013, and

WHEREAS, a tax request and rate hearing was held on September 9, 2013, and

WHEREAS, all of the above were done for the FY 2013-2014 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 2013-2014 general fund property tax request of $2,513,045.43 and asks the County Board to set the tax rate of 10 cents accordingly consistent with state statutes.
C.3. Board Policy for Approval
Speaker(s):  Frank Harwood
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

The Board reviewed revised Board Policy 203.01, Officers, at the August 5, 2013, Board meeting. The attached proposed Board policy is presented tonight for final approval.

Attachments:
D. Information Items
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
D.1. Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading
Speaker(s):  Julee Sauer
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  In 2014-2015, Bellevue Public Schools intends to implement revised K-12 Reading/Language Arts/English curriculum.  However, because of the scope and depth of this curriculum, we are gradually implementing some components.  At the K-6 level, we are implementing the revised Guided Reading component, which is reflective of the research and protocols of Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell.

A report will be given tonight about this implementation.
D.2. Assistive Technology
Speaker(s):  Matt Fenster
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Over the course of the next 12 months, members of the Bellevue Public Schools' Special Education staff will present on the various services that are available to our students.  Tonight we will share about the services of assistive technology, as well as some of the behavior supports and continuing education opportunities we have in place for our staff.
D.3. Enrollment Report and Projections
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  In November 2012, the Board approved RSP and Associates as the firm to conduct an enrollment study.  Tonight RSP and Associates will present a report to the Board on their findings.
D.4. Board Policy for Review
Speaker(s):  Frank Harwood
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Attached is Revised Board Policy 410.01, Certificated Employees-Annual Leave, which is presented tonight for review with approval scheduled for the October Board meeting.
Attachments:
E. Learning Community
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  An oral report will be provided on the recent meetings of the Learning Community.
F. Public Comment Period
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  None
G. Board of Education Member Reports on Meetings They Have Attended
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
H. Future Business
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  September 11, NASB Metro Area Membership Meeting, Regency Marriott
October 3, Custodians Day
October 7, Board of Education Meeting, Welcome Center, 6:30 pm          
I. Adjourn
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Adjourn the September 9, 2013, meeting of the Board of Education.

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