Public Meeting Agenda: March 12, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Board of Education Work Session

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March 12, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Board of Education Work Session Agenda

March 12, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Board of Education Work Session
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. Information Items
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
B.1. April Check Approval Process
Speaker(s):  Frank Harwood
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Due to the late meeting date of the April Board meeting, a process for dispersing checks must be considered.  The checks can be approved at the April 14 meeting after they have been sent or the Board could have a special meeting to approve the checks on April 3 or 8.
B.2. Budget
Speaker(s):  Frank Harwood
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  With the projected $5,000,000 reduction of revenue for the 2014-15 school year, specific cuts will need to be considered to offset the loss.
B.3. 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.
B.4. 2015-2016 District Calendar
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  The proposed calendar for 2015-16 will be presented for discussion.

A copy of the proposed calendar is attached for your information.
Attachments:
B.5. Agenda Changes
Speaker(s):  Frank Harwood
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  The administration proposes a change to the way items are presented on the Agenda.  Possible changes will be discussed. 

The process for topics for Board Agenda items will also be discussed including ideas for future Agendas.
B.6. Superintendent's Evaluation
Speaker(s):  Frank Harwood
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  A timeline and procedure for the superintendent's evaluation will be discussed.
B.7. District Goals Update
Speaker(s):  Frank Harwood/Jeff Rippe/Kim Bodensteiner
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  The administration will provide the Board with a brief update about progress on the District goals.

A copy of the 2013-14 District goals is attached.
Attachments:
B.8. Committees
Speaker(s):  Frank Harwood
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Over the last year, Board members have had questions about the use of committees of the Board.  The Board members will discuss their ideas on the use of committees.
C. Future Business
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  April 14        Board of Education Meeting, Welcome Center, 6:30 pm
D. 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 personnel which are necessary to be considered in closed session for the protection of the public interest and for the needless injury to the reputation of an individual.
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