Public Meeting Agenda: May 9, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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May 9, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

May 9, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly 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
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to excuse Board Member______________ from the meeting.
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.remove Item G from the Consent Agenda and Item 4A - Language Arts Curriculum and move from Consent Agenda the Student Fees to Regular Agenda Item C. Passed with a motion by and a second by Alex Straatmann.
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 this evening's 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. Presentations -
2.A. Recognition of the KHS FCCLA State Winners and National Qualifiers
Rationale: 

The Kearney High School FCCLA Chapter had 7 students compete in the STAR events at the State Leadership Conference this year.  All five teams earned State Champion or State-Runner-up status, thus earning the opportunity to represent Nebraska at the National FCCLA Leadership Meeting in San Diego, Ca., July 2-8, 2016. 

State Champion: Taylor Siegal and Sarah Synek, Food Innovations, Sr. National Qualifier, Gold Medal

State Champion: Andrew Hale, Fashion Construction, National Qualifier, Gold Medal

State Runner-up: Dentiny Henne and Mariana Peterson, Chapter in Review Display, National Qualifier, Gold Medal

State Runner-up: Mia Kegley, Leadership, National Qualifier, Silver Medal

State Runner-up: Leslie Aspen, Sports Nutrition, National Qualifier, Jr. Silver Medal

Kristin Vest was recognized as an ACE (Advisor Committed to Excellence) recipient.

The Chapter was recognized with a Gold Chapter Award which is the highest level of recognition for a FCCLA Chapter.

2.B. Recognition of the KHS FBLA State Winners and National Qualifiers
Rationale:  At the State FBLA Leadership Conference, the KHS chapter won the Gold Seal Award of Merit.  National qualifiers from Kearney High School include:  Mathias Schulte, 1st place, Microsoft Office Specialist-Excel; and Abi Sheen, 1st place, in the parliamentary procedure written exam. The team of Abi Sheen, Sarah McTygue, and Mia Kegley earned 1st place in the parliamentary procedure team event.  Advisor Gary Stubbs was recognized for 40 years of service at a Nebraska FBLA advisor.  Tennille Allison was recognized as a finalist for the Nebraska FBLA Outstanding Advisor.  FBLA also nominated Kathy Gifford to be recognized as a Star Volunteer for her service to FBLA.
2.C. Report from Business, Marketing and Information Technology SLC Advisory Committee
Rationale:  The Business, Marketing and Information Technology SLC Advisory Committee will report to the Board of Education on the work of their committee in developing the BMIT SLC at the new high school.
2.D. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will report on progress on the new high school facility, as well as the addition and renovation projects and Horizon and Sunrise Middle Schools.
Attachments:
3. Consent Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the items on the Consent Agenda, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the items on the Consent Agenda, with the removal of Item H to the regular agenda. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the April 18, 2016 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the April 18, 2016 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the May Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the May claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the May Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the May financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of KHS FBLA Chapter Trip to National Leadership Conference
Rationale:  The KHS FBLA Chapter is asking for Board of Education approval to attend the FBLA National Leadership Conference to Atlanta, GA., June 28-July 3, 2016.  Kearney plans to travel with the Nebraska FBLA Delegation by plane from Nebraska to Atlanta. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the FBLA Chapter trip to the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA., June 28-July 3, 2016, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.E. Approval of KHS FCCLA Chapter Trip to the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in San Diego, CA
Rationale:  The KHS FCCLA Chapter is requesting permission to attend the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in San Diego, CA., July 2-8, 2016.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS FCCLA Chapter trip to the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in San Diego, CA., July 2-8, 2016, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.F. Approval of the KHS HOSA Chapter Trip to the National HOSA Conference
Rationale:  The KHS HOSA Chapter would like permission to attend the National HOSA Conference in Nashville, Tn., in June, 2016.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS HOSA Chapter trip to the National HOSA Conference in Nashville, Tn., in June, 2016, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.G. Approval of the KHS Speech Team Trip to the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions
Rationale:  The KHS speech team is requesting permission to take two students to the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions in Denver, Co., May 14 & 15, 2016.  They would leave early on the 14th and arrive home late on the 15th.  The students will miss no school time.  The students who qualified are: Nathan Bonsall and Andrew Hale.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the trip of the KHS speech team members to attend the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions in Denver, Co., May 14 & 15, 2016, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.H. Approval of the Revised Student Fee Schedule for the 2016-2017 School Year
Rationale: 

The following changes to the student fee schedule are being recommended for the 2016-2017 school year:

Transportation - $117 (up from current rate of $114)

School Lunch - 5¢ increase (This is required by the Federal Government based upon pricing indexes they publish).  Adult breakfast prices would be raised from $1.95 to $2.10 and adult lunches from $2.95 to $3.50.

Instrument Rental - Band - $110, Orchestra - $55 (up from $105 for Band and $50 for Orchestra)  This covers the cost of repairing equipment.

Activity Tickets - $50 (up from $40 which was adopted in 2013)

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the revised Student Fee Schedule for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 school year, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the revised Student Fee Schedule for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 school year, as presented. Passed with a motion by and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4. Regular Agenda - Curriculum & Instruction
4.A. Approval of Revised Language Arts Curriculum
Rationale:  Jason Sutton and members of the Language Arts Curriculum Committee will report on the work of the committee in revising the Kearney Public Schools' grades Pre-K-12 Language Arts curriculum.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the new Pre-K-12 Language Arts Curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
4.B. Approval of the Revised 9-12 Family and Consumer Science Curriculum
Rationale:  Jason Sutton and Kristin Vest will report on the work of the Family and Consumer Science Curriculum Committee in revising the Kearney Public Schools' 9-12 Family and Consumer Science Curriculum.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the revised 9-12 Family and Consumer Science Curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the revised 9-12 Family and Consumer Science Curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.C. Approval of Oral Communications Curriculum and Additional Courses
Rationale:  Jason Sutton and Rob Goff will report on the work of the Oral Communications Committee in creating the Kearney Public Schools' 9-12 Oral Communications Curriculum to include 10 additional Oral Communications courses at Kearney High School.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the revised 9-12 Oral Communications Curriculum to include 10 additional oral communications courses at Kearney High School.
Action(s):
Move to approve the revised 9-12 Oral Communications Curriculum to include 10 additional oral communications courses at Kearney High School. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5. Regular Agenda - Business
5.A. Approval of Bid for Concrete for Horizon Middle School Bus Hub
Rationale: 

With the relocation of the Horizon Middle School bus hub starting in the fall of 2016, the district will need to add a sidewalk at the new drop-off zone.  This new sidewalk will have to meet the requirements outlined in Section 10 of the CDL Manual for school bus drop-off zones.  This sidewalk will allow for 12 buses to be at the bus hub and this accounts for any future district growth in transportation needs.  The sidewalk is to be 5" thick and 47B to allow the Facilities Department to remove snow with the snow plows.  The Kearney Public Schools Facilities Department will do all of the painting of safety zones.  A handout will be provided to Board members showing the location of this sidewalk for the bus hub.  Two bids were received for the project:

S & J -     $55,584.00

BD -        $71,070.00

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the bid of S & J for concrete for the bus hub sidewalk at Horizon Middle School in the amount of $55,584.00.
5.B. Approval of High School Athletic Equipment Bids
Rationale: 

The bid package "Proposal-Athletic Equipment" was sent out via email on April 10, 2016 and advertised per best practice.  Bid packages were due Monday, May 2, 2016 at 2:00 P.M.  The following companies participated in the process:  Centennial Sales (Littleton, CO), Hauff's Sporting Goods (Omaha, NE), Lou's Sportings Goods (Fremont, NE), Medco (Tonawanda, NY), Misko's Sporting Goods (Ord, NE), Resilite (Sunbury, PA), RTO MedResources (Lincoln, NE), and UCS, Inc. (Lincolnton, NC).

The following bids are being recommended:

Bid Package 1:  Track and Field Equipment - UCS, Inc. - $38,806.00

Bid Package 2:  Football, Soccer, Pool & Volleyball Equipment - Hauff's Sporting Goods - $27,094.49

Bid Package 3:  Wrestling Mats - Resilite - $38,069.00

Auxiliary Bid Package:  Training Room - RTO MedResources - $19,717.50

Shipping and installation are included in the prices.

The Kearney high School Activities Department determines these bids to be complete and meet the bid specifications set forth in the bid package.  Kearney High School has an extensive and on-going relationship with each company that is recommended to be awarded the bid packages.  The subsequent coordination of equipment will be between the Kearney High School Activities Department and respective companies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the following bids for athletic equipment for Kearney High School as follows: Bid Package 1: Track and Field Equipment - UCS, Inc. - $38,806.00 Bid Package 2: Football, Soccer, Pool & Volleyball Equipment - Hauff's Sporting Goods - $27,094.49 Bid Package 3: Wrestling Mats - Resilite - $38,069.00 Auxiliary Bid Package: Training Room - RTO MedResources - $19,717.50 Shipping and installation are included in the prices.
Action(s):
Move to approve the following bids for athletic equipment for Kearney High School as follows: Bid Package 1: Track and Field Equipment - UCS, Inc. - $38,806.00 Bid Package 2: Football, Soccer, Pool & Volleyball Equipment - Hauff's Sporting Goods - $27,094.49 Bid Package 3: Wrestling Mats - Resilite - $38,069.00 Auxiliary Bid Package: Training Room - RTO MedResources - $19,717.50 Shipping and installation are included in the prices. Passed with a motion by and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Regular Agenda - Personnel
6.A. Discuss, Consider and Take All Necessary Action with Regard to Employee Resignations, Retirement Resignations, and Agreements Related Thereto
Rationale: 

We have received letters of resignation from Alie Kropp, English teacher at Kearney High School; and Tara Schwanebeck, 6th grade math teacher at Sunrise Middle School; as well as a letter of retirement resignation from Becky O'Connell, 3rd grade teacher at Windy Hills Elementary School, effective the end of the 2015-2016 school year.  We will ask the Board of Education to accept these resignations.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignations, retirement resignation, and agreements related thereto from: Alie Kropp, English teacher at Kearney High School; Tara Schwanebeck, 6th grade math teacher at Sunrise Middle School; and Becky O'Connell, 3rd grade teacher at Windy Hills Elementary School, with regret, effective the end of the 2015-2016 school year.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignations, retirement resignation, and agreements related thereto from: Alie Kropp, English teacher at Kearney High School; Tara Schwanebeck, 6th grade math teacher at Sunrise Middle School; and Becky O'Connell, 3rd grade teacher at Windy Hills Elementary School, with regret, effective the end of the 2015-2016 school year. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.B. Teacher Employment Recommendations
Rationale: 

We will ask the Board of Education to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 school year: 

Kari Vyhlidal          MA, Step 6          1.00 FTE theater teacher at Kearney High School

Jennifer DeBord     BA, Step 1           1.00 FTE elementary special education resource teacher

Vicki Maupin          BA+18, Step 8     1.00 FTE music teacher at Buffalo Hills & Windy Hills Schools

Jennifer Riedel       MA+9, Step 8      1.00 FTE school counselor

Mindy Huff             MA+18, Step 8    1.00 FTE District speech/language pathologist

Justin Chramosta    BA, Step 4          1.00 FTE computer teacher at Horizon Middle School

Collin Nichols         BA, Step 1           .75 FTE media specialist at Buffalo Hills & Glenwood Schools

(contingent upon his ability to secure appropriate certification)

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 school year: Kari Vyhlidal, MA, Step 6, 1.00 FTE theater teacher at Kearney High School; Jennifer DeBord, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE elementary special education resource teacher; Vicki Maupin, BA+18, Step 8, 1.00 FTE music teacher at Buffalo Hills & Windy Hills Schools; Jennifer Riedel, MA+9, Step 8, 1.00 FTE school counselor; Mindy Huff, MA+18, Step 8, 1.00 FTE district speech/language pathologist; Justin Chramosta, BA, Step 4, 1.00 FTE computer teacher at Horizon Middle School; and Collin Nichols, BA, Step 1, .75 FTE media specialist at Buffalo Hills and Glenwood Elementary Schools (contingent upon his ability to secure appropriate certification).
Action(s):
Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 school year: Kari Vyhlidal, MA, Step 6, 1.00 FTE theater teacher at Kearney High School; Jennifer DeBord, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE elementary special education resource teacher; Vicki Maupin, BA+18, Step 8, 1.00 FTE music teacher at Buffalo Hills & Windy Hills Schools; Jennifer Riedel, MA+9, Step 8, 1.00 FTE school counselor; Mindy Huff, MA+18, Step 8, 1.00 FTE district speech/language pathologist; Justin Chramosta, BA, Step 4, 1.00 FTE computer teacher at Horizon Middle School; and Collin Nichols, BA, Step 1, .75 FTE media specialist at Buffalo Hills and Glenwood Elementary Schools (contingent upon his ability to secure appropriate certification). Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
7.A. Move to Closed Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing real estate matters.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing real estate matters. Passed with a motion by and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7.B. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
7.C. Consider the Scope of the Sunrise Middle School Construction Project
7.D. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
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