Public Meeting Agenda: July 6, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda

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July 6, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Meeting Agenda Agenda

July 6, 2015 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. 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.4. 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:  Administrative Recommendation: Approve by consent items in section B of the Agenda identified with an asterisk and receive the information and proposals in sections D and E identified with an asterisk.
B.1. *Approval of Minutes
Speaker(s):  Board Secretary
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  The attached Minutes of the June 8, 2015 Board of Education meeting and the June 15, 2015 Board of Education Work Session were sent to all members of the Board of Education for review.

Administrative Recommendation:  Approve the Minutes of the June 8, 2015, Board of Education meeting and the June 15, 2015 Board of Education Work Session.
Attachments:
B.2. *Treasurer's Report
Speaker(s):  Susan Brooks
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation:  Acknowledge receipt of the Treasurer's Report for June, 2015.
Attachments:
B.3. *Payment of Claims
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation:  Approve the payment of claims totaling $988,431.16.
Attachments:
B.4. *Release from Contract
Speaker(s):  Sharra Smith
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation: Release (1) Muriel Hague from her contract effective July 6, 2015 and release (2) Merry Blair, (3) Kimberly Lilly, (4) Abby Schukei and (5) Elizabeth Wessling from their contracts effective May 22, 2015.”
B.5. *Election of New Teachers
Speaker(s):  Sharra Smith
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation:  Elect (1) Tracey Baker, (2) Patrick Hunninghake, (3) Brian Johnson-Strawn, (4) Melanie Lilly, (5) Weenonah Miller, (6) Malia Moncrief, (7) Daniel Orlano, (8) Marli Peters and (9) Michael Tackett to the certified staff for the 2015-16 school year effective August 6, 2015 subject to their release from any contractual agreements with other school districts.
Attachments:
C. Action Items
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
C.1. Explanation of changes to student fees for 2015-16
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

Before the hearing on student fees, staff will outline the changes for 2015-16 previously approved by the Board.

C.2. Hearing on Student Fees (504.19)
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

Nebraska Statute 79-2,134 requires the Board of Education to annually hold a public hearing to review the student fees policy.  The statute also requires a review of the amount of money collected from students pursuant to, and the use of waivers provided in, the student fees policy for the prior school year.

 

In accordance with the statute, the Bellevue Public Schools collected $1,874,891 for the provision of breakfast and lunch through the school lunch program.  The District also collected $21,839 for reimbursement to the school district for property lost or damaged by students, materials used for alternative projects when the completed project became the property of the student, and fees for late library books.

 

Attached is a copy of the Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 504.19.

Attachments:
C.3. 2015-2016 Budget Approval for Publication (702.02)
Speaker(s):  Susan Brooks
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale: 

In preparation for the August 3rd Budget Hearing, the proposed budget documents will be presented.  The administration will provide an overview of income and expense factors as well as further explanation of the 2015-16 state budget documents and process.  

A copy of the proposed budget document is attached.

Administrative Recommendation:  Approve the proposed state budget documents for publication as presented.

 

Attachments:
C.4. *Americanism Committee (606.01)
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale: 

The Board of Education received a copy of the duties of the Committee on Americanism and a list of textbooks in June.  Copies of the American History and civil government textbooks that were selected for implementation in the Bellevue Public Schools beginning in the 2004-05 school year have been made available to members of the Committee on Americanism of the Board of Education.

Members of the Committee on Americanism received, in addition to the materials that all Board members received, the following items:

1.    “Americanism - Overview Statement.”

2.    Listing of patriotic songs learned from the elementary vocal music curriculum.

3.    Listing of page references in selected textbooks that show compliance with

        State Statute 79-724.

4.    Copy of the “Statement of Assurance” form to be signed by each principal.

5.    Sample copy of the Committee on Americanism “Statement of Assurance.”

Signed “Statement of Assurance” forms for each school and the Committee on Americanism “Statement of Assurance” form are attached.

Administrative Recommendation:  The administration recommends that the “Statement of Assurance” from the Americanism Committee be accepted.

Attachments:
D. Information Items
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
D.1. NorthStar Presentation (903.04)
Speaker(s):  Jeff Rippe
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

Andrew Northwall from NorthStar will update the board on his findings regarding

a potential Bond Issue and next steps will be discussed.

D.2. 2015-16 Board Meeting Calendar (204.01)
Speaker(s):  Frank Harwood
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

Tonight, the Board will discuss the 2015-16 Board Meeting Calendar.

 

Attached is a copy of the tentative 2015-16 Board Meeting Calendar.

Attachments:
D.3. Board Policies/Administrative Regulations for Review/Deletion (205.10)
Speaker(s):  Frank Harwood
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

The following policies presented by the Policy Committee for revision or elimination: 

204.10, Agenda - Revision

504.19, Student Fees

605.09, Adult and Continuing Education - Elimination

611.01, Reporting Student Progress to Parents - Revision 

These board policies are presented tonight for review with approval scheduled for the August Board meeting.

Attachments:
E. 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.
F. Board of Education Member Reports on Meetings They Have Attended
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Learning Community - Nina Wolford
BPS Foundation - Doug Cook, Lisa Rybar, Frank Kumor
MABE - Cindy Copich
GNSA - Cindy Copich
Board Policy Review Work Group - Cindy Copich, Doug Cook, Mike Kinney
District Safety Committee - Doug Cook
G. Future Business
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale: 

August 3, Board of Education Meeting, Welcome Center, 6:30 p.m.

H. Adjourn
Speaker(s):  Nina Wolford
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  Administrative Recommendation: Adjourn the July 6, 2015 meeting of the Board of Education.
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