Public Meeting Agenda: March 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda

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March 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda Agenda

March 3, 2014 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 and receive the information and proposals in section D identified with an asterisk.
B.1. *Approval of Minutes
Speaker(s):  Judy Potter
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  The attached Minutes of the February 3, 2014, Board of Education meeting were sent to all members of the Board of Education for review.  One modification was received and is reflected in the Minutes.
Attachments:
B.2. *Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Susan Brooks
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Acknowledge receipt of the Treasurer's Report for February, 2014.
Attachments:
B.3. *Payment of Claims
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Approve the payment of claims totaling $1,663,898.41.
Attachments:
B.4. *Release from Contract
Speaker(s):  Sharra Smith
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Release (1) Karen Cobb from her contract effective February 5, 2014, release (2) Sara Bayer, (3) Kathleen Causey, (4) Morgan Kapels, (5) Sally Kruse, (6) Amanda Marshall, (7) Judy Pilmaier, (8) Denise Richards, and (9) Vivian Thoma from their contracts effective May 22, 2014, release (10) Roberta Mitchell from her contract effective June 30, 2014, and release (11) Kevin Broderick from his contact effective July 31, 2014.
C. Action Items
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
C.1. Enrollment Option Resolution
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  The law requires the Board of Education of the option (receiving school) district to adopt, by resolution, specific standards for acceptance and rejection of applicants. 

Attached is the proposed Enrollment Option Program Resolution.  The proposal recommends a March 15 closing date for option enrollment.
Attachments:
C.2. Budget Parameters
Speaker(s):  Susan Brooks
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Budget Parameters are annually established by the Board of Education.  The parameters are the guidelines for staff as they develop the proposed budget to be brought back to the Board in July.

A copy of the proposed Budget Parameters is attached.
Attachments:
C.3. Legal Services Agreement
Speaker(s):  Frank Harwood
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Each year the Board selects legal counsel for the Board of Education.  As in past years, the proposed contract represents a monthly retainer with the firm of Adams and Sullivan. 

This item was tabled at the February 3, 2014, Board meeting.  The attached contract reflects negotiations since that time.

Attachments:
D. Commendations
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
D.1. *West FBLA Receives Mountain Plains Region Outstanding Local Chapter
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Bellevue West Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) have put their Excellence to Action and were recognized for their outstanding contributions to FBLA receiving the Mountain Plains Region Outstanding Local Chapter for January 2014. They will be recognized at the regional meeting at the National Leadership Conference and receive a certificate commemorating their achievement.

D.2. *Bellevue West Forensics
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

The Bellevue West Forensics team competed in Minden, Nebraska on Saturday, February 15. The team placed 3rd overall, individual results are as follows:

Entertainment Finalist - Jasmine Rosemond, junior, 10th place

Humorous Interpretation Finalists - Loriana Harkey, senior, 5th place, and Emily Summers, sophomore, 8th place

Informative Finalists - Amber Wolfe, sophomore, 5th place; Kayla Starbuck, senior, 8th place; and Callie Pancoe, sophomore, 10th place

Duet Acting Finalist: Callie Pancoe and Tyler Araujo, sophomores, 7th place

Original Oratory Finalists: Renee Pineda, junior, 3rd place; Kayla Starbuck, senior, 5th place; and Katrina Nesbit, sophomore, 9th place

D.3. *Bellevue West-Nebraska Journalism Education Association's Winter Contest
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

Bellevue West students were recently recognized for excellence in journalism at the Nebraska Journalism Education Association's Winter Contest.  Individual results are as follows: 

Editorial Cartooning - Nick Wilkinson (Excellent)

Feature Writing - Grant Harrison and Nick Wilkinson (Superior)

News Writing - Grant Harrison (Superior) and Megan Yanders (Honorable Mention)

Sports News Writing - Nick Wilkinson and Mike Sullivan (Excellent)

Sports Feature Writing - Nick Wilkinson (Excellent) and Chloe Brim (Honorable Mention)

D.4. *Bellevue East Culinary Arts Students
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Bellevue East Students Alex Cooper, Kayla Cleveland, Vicente Juarez and Colin Moyer received a silver medal at a recent Culinary Competition, and achieved a high industry standard.
D.5. *Bellevue East Students Compete at State Academic Decathlon
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Bellevue East students competed in the State Academic Decathlon on February 22, 2014.  Kevin Pflager was the 1st place gold medal winner in the Varsity Speech competition and 3rd place bronze medal winner in the Varsity Economics.  George Timmins was the 2nd place silver medal winner in Scholastic Essay.  The student with the highest score at each school was awarded a gold medal, for Bellevue East that was Kelly Speltz, an Honors competitor.
D.6. *Bellevue West - West Connection
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  The West Connection won 3rd in their division at the 2014 University of Nebraska Omaha Show Choir Festival on February 13.
E. Information Items
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
E.1. 7-12 English Curriculum Writing Committee Progress Report
Speaker(s):  Julee Sauer/Committee Representatives
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  The 7-12 English Curriculum Writing Committee has been working for the past year and a half to review and revise district curriculum reflective of State of Nebraska Language Arts standards.  Dr Sauer and committee members will provide a report on their progress.
E.2. February 13th Professional Development Report
Speaker(s):  Kim Bodensteiner
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Ms. Bodensteiner will provide information about the February 13, 2014, Professional Development Day.
E.3. Board Policies/Administrative Regulation for Review/Deletion
Speaker(s):  Frank Harwood
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Attached are revised Board Policies 102, Statement of Philosophy; 201.02, Membership; and 201.06, Vacancies; proposed Administrative Regulation 201.02, Membership; and Board Policies 201.03, Vacancy on School Board; and 201.04, Absence on the School Board, which are recommended for deletion.

These board policies are presented tonight for review with approval scheduled for the April Board meeting.  The proposed administrative regulation is presented tonight for review.
Attachments:
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:  Learning Community - Nina Wolford
NASB Board of Directors - Nina Wolford
BPS Foundation - Doug Cook, Lisa Rybar, Frank Kumor
MABE - Cindy Copich
NASB Legislative Committee - Cindy Copich
Board Policy Review Work Group - Cindy Copich, Doug Cook, Nina Wolford
District Safety Committee - Doug Cook
H. Future Business
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  March 4          Tribute to Teacher Day

March 12        Board of Education Work Session, Welcome Center, 5:30 pm

April 14          Board of Education Meeting, Welcome Center, 6:30 pm      
I. Executive Session
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Adjourn to executive session to consider matters relating to strategy sessions with respect to collective bargaining which are necessary to be considered in closed session for the protection of the public interest.
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