Public Meeting Agenda: January 11, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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January 11, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

January 11, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education
1. Routine Business
1.A. Call to Order
1.B. Pledge of Allegiance
1.C. Roll Call
1.C.I. Excuse Absent Board Member
1.D. Approval of Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the agenda for the meeting, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the agenda for the meeting, as presented. Passed with a motion by and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
1.E. Public Participation
Rationale: 

This is the portion of the meeting agenda that is set aside for public participation. If anyone wishes to speak to an item that is not on the agenda, they should identify themselves at this time. If anyone wishes to speak to an item that is on the agenda, they may do so when that item is discussed. The guideline is to allow 5 minutes per individual or 20 minutes per topic. This is an open, public meeting and a copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted in this room.

 

2. Reorganization of the Board of Education for 2016
2.A. Office of President of the Board of Education for 2016
Rationale:  Dr. Moon will call for nominations for the office of President of the Board of Education for 2016.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to nominate_________________for the office of President of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education for 2016. _________________seconded the motion. (Call for any other nominations at this time) ________________moved that nominations cease and that a unanimous ballot be cast for___________________. _________________seconded the motion.
Action(s):
Move to nominate_________________for the office of President of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education for 2016. _________________seconded the motion. (Call for any other nominations at this time) ________________moved that nominations cease and that a unanimous ballot be cast for___________________. _________________seconded the motion. Passed with a motion by and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2.B. Office of Vice President of the Board of Education for 2016
Rationale:  The Board President will call for nominations for the office of Vice President of the Board of Education for 2016.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to nominate_________________for the office of Vice President of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education for 2016. _____________seconded the motion. (Call for any other nominations at this time). _______________moved that nominations cease and that a unanimous ballot be cast for__________________. ______________seconded the motion.
2.C. Office of Secretary of the Board of Education for 2016
Rationale:  The Board President will call for nominations for the office of Secretary of the Board of Education for 2016.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to nominate_________________for the office of Secretary of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education for 2016. _______________seconded the motion. (Call for any other nominations at this time.) _______________moved that nominations cease and that a unanimous ballot be cast for___________________. _________________seconded the motion.
3. Presentations -
3.A. Announcement of "National School Board Recognition Week" - January 31-February 6, 2016
Rationale:  We will recognize the members of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education in observance of "National School Board Recognition Week" - January 31-February 6, 2016, for their hard work and dedication on behalf of the students in the Kearney Public Schools.
3.B. Fine and Performing Arts/Theater Booster Group Presentation
Rationale:  The Kearney High School Fine and Performing Arts/Theater Booster organization will report to the Board of Education on the FPA/Theater SLC planned at the new high school.
3.C. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will report to the Board of Education on the progress of the high school construction project and the addition and renovations projects at Horizon and Sunrise Middle Schools.
Attachments:
4. Consent Agenda -
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the items on the Consent Agenda, as presented.
Attachments:
4.A. Approval of the Minutes of the December 14, 2015 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the December 14, 2015 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
4.B. Approval of the January Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the January claims, as presented.
4.C. Approval of the January Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the January financial reports, as presented.
4.D. Approval of Check Signing Authority for 2016
Rationale:  With the beginning of each new calendar year, we need to ask the Board of Education to approve check signing authority for the school district for the new year - Nebraskaland Bank - President and Secretary of the Board of Education, Chris Nelson, and Patricia Maurer.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the following check signing authority for the Kearney Public Schools for 2016 - Nebraskaland Bank - President and Secretary of the Board of Education, Chris Nelson, and Patricia Maurer
4.E. Approval of Change Order KHS-#008R
Rationale:  We are asking the Board of Education to consider Change Order KHS #008R for the new high school project to modify the sidewalk along West 11th Street to be widened to 8' and to be 6" in depth to comply with the City standard for the hike/bike path for an increase in the project cost of $52,545.00.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve Change Order KHS-#008R for modifications to the sidewalk on West 11th Street on the new high school site, for an increase of $52,545.00 to the project cost.
5. Regular Agenda - Business
5.A. Approval of Proposals for the Sunrise Middle School Addition and Renovation Project
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to consider approval of the various bid packages for the Sunrise Middle School addition and renovation project.  (See attachment)
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the proposals for the Sunrise addition and renovation project, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the proposals for the Sunrise addition and renovation project, as presented. Passed with a motion by and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.B. Approval of Proposal for Security Systems at New High School
Rationale: 

Proposals for the security systems package for the new high school were received on December 30, 2015. Three proposals were received for the various portions of the work. The proposals were reviewed by the BD Construction and the KPS technology staff.

Vendor                        Camera Systems    Point of Entry        Alarm System        Access Control

                                                                  Video/Intercom

Platte Valley Comm.        $44,741.77          $7,721.42               $4,287.51             $83,966.00

Kidwell, Inc. - All Inclusive - $231,890.00

Intellicom -                      $45,235.00

Based on these proposals, it is the recommend that the contract be awarded for all four portions of the project to Platte Valley Communications in the total amount of $140,716.70.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the proposal of Platte Valley Communications for all portions of the security systems package for the new high school, in the total amount of $140,716.70.
Action(s):
Move to accept the proposal of Platte Valley Communications for all portions of the security systems package for the new high school, in the total amount of $140,716.70. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.C. Approval of Proposal for Audio Visual Package at the New High School
Rationale: 

Proposals for the audio and video package for the new high school were received on December 30, 3015.  Two proposals were received.  The price results of each submittal are:

Yanda's -              $93,980.00

Kindwell, Inc. -    $171,565.00

Based on these proposals, we recommend that the contract be awarded to Yanda's Pro Audio and Video of Kearney in the amount of $93,980.00.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the proposal of Yanda's Pro Audio and Video of Kearney for the audio and video package for the new high school, in the amount of $93,980.00.
Action(s):
Move to accept the proposal of Yanda's Pro Audio and Video of Kearney for the audio and video package for the new high school, in the amount of $93,980.00. Passed with a motion by and a second by Alex Straatmann.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Regular Agenda - Personnel
6.A. Acceptance of Resignation
Rationale:  We have received a letter of resignation from Gabrielle Saltzgaber, a 7th grade special education teacher at Sunrise Middle School, effective the end of the 2015-2016 school year.  We will ask the Board of Education to accept this resignation, with regret.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignation of Gabrielle Saltzgaber, 7th grade special education teacher at Sunrise Middle School, with regret, effective the end of the 2015-2016 school year.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignation of Gabrielle Saltzgaber, 7th grade special education teacher at Sunrise Middle School, with regret, effective the end of the 2015-2016 school year. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.B. Approval of Additional Assistant Principal Position at Kearney High School
Rationale:  The additional assistant principal at Kearney High School would primarily be responsible for the coordination and support of the Small Learning Community instructional model, as well as discipline and attendance duties.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve an additional assistant principal position at Kearney High School, beginning the 2016-2017 school year.
Action(s):
Move to approve an additional assistant principal position at Kearney High School, beginning the 2016-2017 school year. Passed with a motion by and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.C. Approval of Employment of Angie Fransk as an Assistant Principal at Kearney High School for the 2016-2017 School Year
Rationale:  Angie Fransk is being recommended for the additional High School assistant principal position because of her work in the private sector prior to her teaching career, and because of her specific and unique certification that meets state requirements for career and technical programs.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the employment of Angie Fransk as an assistant principal at Kearney High School for the 2016-2017 school year.
Action(s):
Move to approve the employment of Angie Fransk as an assistant principal at Kearney High School for the 2016-2017 school year. Passed with a motion by and a second by Alex Straatmann.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
7.A. Appointment of Board Committee Assignments for 2016
Rationale:  With the beginning of a new calendar year, we customarily assign Board members to the various Board Committees for the new year. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to appoint____________, __________, and __________ to the Board Personnel Committee; appoint ___________, ________, and ____________ to the Board Finance Committee; and appoint__________ to the NSBA Advocacy Institute, for 2016.
Action(s):
Move to appoint____________, __________, and __________ to the Board Personnel Committee; appoint ___________, ________, and ____________ to the Board Finance Committee; and appoint__________ to the NSBA Advocacy Institute, for 2016. Passed with a motion by and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7.B. Closed Session
Rationale:  The Board of Education will move to closed session for the purpose of discussing teacher negotiations.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing teacher negotiations.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing teacher negotiations. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7.C. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
7.D. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
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