Public Meeting Agenda: June 13, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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June 13, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

June 13, 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 Board Member
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to excuse Julie Agard from the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to excuse Julie Agard from the meeting. Passed with a motion by and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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 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 each month 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 Opening Meetings Act is posted in this room.
2. Presentations -
2.A. Recognition of the Kearney High School Omaha World Herald All West-Central Academic First and Second Team Members
Rationale:  We will recognize the Omaha World Herald All West-Central Academic First Team members Rachel Bisbee and Jordan Wong; and Second Team members Krista Benesch and Macy Cool from Kearney High School for their outstanding achievements. 
2.B. Recognition of the Kearney High School Class A State Champion Girls' Track Team & Coaches
Rationale: 

We will recognize the KHS girls' track team for being the 2016 Class A State Champions and the following individuals for placing 1st or 2nd place in their respective events:

Beth Shaw, 1st place, state champion, discus

Emma Rohde, 2nd place, 4 x 800 meter relay

Rita Schnacker, 2nd place, 4 x 800 meter relay

McKenna Beezley, 2nd place, 4 x 800 meter relay

Kaitie Johnson, 2nd place, 4 x 400 meter relay

We will also recognize the KHS girls' track coaches for an outstanding season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.C. 2016 District Security Audit Report
Rationale:  Lance Fuller, district security committee chair, will report on the results of the 2016 district security audit that was conducted in late March and early April. 
2.D. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Jon Mosbarger from BD Construction will report to the Board of Education on the progress of the new high school, and the additions and renovations at Horizon and Sunrise Middle Schools.
Attachments:
3. Consent Agenda -
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the items on the Consent Agenda, as presented.
Attachments:
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the May 9, 2016 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the May 9, 2016 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the June Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the June claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the June Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the June Financial Reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of Revised 2016-2017 Negotiated Agreement
Rationale:  The revisions to the 2016-2017 Negotiated Agreement with the Kearney Education Association include: deletion of optional calendar sections and updating of SAT compensation.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approved the revised 2016-2017 Negotiated Agreement, as presented.
3.E. Approval of the Revised Kearney Public Schools Transportation Handbook for the 2016-2017 School Year
Rationale:  We have made revisions to the Kearney Public Schools Transportation Handbook for the 2016-2017 school year and will ask the Board of Education to approve the handbook, as revised.  The two revisions relate to a new replacement card fee of $15.00 and the district protocol for students without their card.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the revised Kearney Public Schools Transportation Handbook, as presented.
3.F. Acceptance of Bid for Milk Products in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 School Year
Rationale: 

Kearney Public Schools received milk bids from two companies for the 2016-2017 school year.  The bid request was sent to Hiland Dairy and Dean Foods/Land 'O Lakes.  Both companies submitted bids this year.  The attached table lists the  proposed pricing.  The pricing is based on an escalating price.  The pricing that was submitted by Hiland Dairy is the lower of the two bids.  Based on the attached information, we will recommend that the Board accept the pricing as proposed by Hiland Dairy for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the bid of Hiland Dairy for milk products for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 school year, as presented in the attached price list.
3.G. Acceptance of Bid for Bread Products in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 School Year
Rationale:  Bid requests were sent to Bimbo Bakeries USA (Sara Lee) and Pan 'O Gold Baking Company for bread products.  Both companies submitted bids this year.  The proposed prices are listed in the attachment.  We recommend the Board accept the bid from Bimbo Bakeries USA (Sara Lee) as our bread vendor for the 2016-2017 school year, using the products/pricing as indicated in the attachment.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move the accept the bid of Bimbo Bakeries USA (Sara Lee) for bread products for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 school year, at the pricing indicated on the attachment.
4. Regular Agenda - Personnel
4.A. Acceptance of Resignation
Rationale:  We have received a letter of resignation from Jebb Hatch, physical education teacher at Horizon Middle School, effective immediately.  We will ask that the Board of Education accept this resignation, with regret, effective immediately and contingent upon the district securing a suitable replacement.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignation of Jebb Hatch, physical education teacher at Horizon Middle School, with regret, effective immediately and contingent upon the district securing a suitable replacement.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignation of Jebb Hatch, physical education teacher at Horizon Middle School, with regret, effective immediately and contingent upon the district securing a suitable replacement. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B. Approval of Employment of Teaching Staff for the 2016-2017 School Year
Rationale: 

We will ask the Board of Education to approve the employment of the following teaching staff for the 2016-2017 school year:

Thomas Mattfield       BA, Step 1              1.00 FTE physical education teacher at Northeast School

Ting Zou                   MA, Step 7              1.00 FTE ELL teacher at Central Elementary School

(Contingent upon her ability to obtain appropriate certification)

Stefanie Green          MA+9, Step 1          1.00 FTE English teacher at Kearney High School

(Contingent upon her ability to obtain appropriate certification)

Stephanie Bleil          BA, Step 6               1.00 FTE 6th grade math teacher at Sunrise Middle School

(Contingent upon her ability to obtain appropriate certification)

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 school year, Thomas Mattfeld, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE physical education teacher at Northeast Elementary School; Ting Zou, MA, Step 7,1.00 FTE ELL teacher at Central Elementary School(contingent upon her ability to obtain appropriate certification); Stefanie Green,MA+9,Step 1, 1.00 FTE English teacher at Kearney High School (contingent upon her ability to obtain appropriate certification and Stephanie Bleil, BA, Step 6, 1.00 FTE 6th grade math teacher at Sunrise Middle School (contingent upon her ability to obtain appropriate certification).
Action(s):
Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 school year, Thomas Mattfeld, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE physical education teacher at Northeast Elementary School; Ting Zou, MA, Step 7,1.00 FTE ELL teacher at Central Elementary School(contingent upon her ability to obtain appropriate certification); Stefanie Green,MA+9,Step 1, 1.00 FTE English teacher at Kearney High School (contingent upon her ability to obtain appropriate certification and Stephanie Bleil, BA, Step 6, 1.00 FTE 6th grade math teacher at Sunrise Middle School (contingent upon her ability to obtain appropriate certification). Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.C. Approval of Additional Teaching Positions at Kearney High School for the 2016-2017 School Year
Rationale: 

We are asking the Board to consider an additional business teacher and agriculture teacher at Kearney High School for the 2016-17 school year.  This need was created by a combination of two unanticipated issues.  First of all, limiting the number of special releases created a higher number of course requests than was anticipated.  Secondly, the higher number of course requests focused on two particular small learning communities (Business, Marketing & Information Technology and Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources).  After analysis of the specific requests, the high school determined the greatest needs to be business and agriculture. 

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the employment of an additional 1.00 FTE agriculture teacher and an additional 1.00 FTE business teacher at Kearney High School, for the 2016-2017 school year.
Action(s):
Move to approve the employment of an additional 1.00 FTE agriculture teacher and an additional 1.00 FTE business teacher at Kearney High School, for 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.
5. Regular Agenda - Business
5.A. Approval of Memo of Understanding with Merryman Performing Arts Center
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Memo of Understanding between the Merryman Performing Arts Center and the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the Memo of Understanding between the Merryman Performing Arts Center and the Kearney Public Schools, as presented. Passed with a motion by and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.B. Approval of Facilities Building Purchase
Rationale:  The district wishes to purchase from Marshall Engines, an 18,750 sq. ft. building to house the Kearney Public Schools Facilities Department.  The purchase price is $885,000 and is located on East 6th Street.  We will ask the Board of Education to approve this purchase.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the purchase of an 18,750 sq. ft. building on East 6th Street from Marshall Engines to house the Kearney Public Schools Facilities Department, for the purchase price of $885,000, and authorize Chris Nelson, Director of Finance, to sign all forms and documents to execute said purchase.
Action(s):
Move to approve the purchase of an 18,750 sq. ft. building on East 6th Street from Marshall Engines to house the Kearney Public Schools Facilities Department, for the purchase price of $885,000, and authorize Chris Nelson, Director of Finance, to sign all forms and documents to execute said purchase. Passed with a motion by and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.C. Approval of Change Order for Video Monitoring System for the New High School
Rationale:  We are presenting for approval a change order to add a video monitoring system to the performing arts center in the new high school.  The system would include components as outlined in proposal dated February 6, 2015, including 3 HDMI to DigiKat converters, 3 KigiKat to HDMI converters, rack mount kit,scaler/switcher, custom input panel for scaler/switcher, remote control, HDI MatrixSwitcher, dual monitor - HD, 4 SDI to HDMI Mini converters, 3 HDMI cables, DVD deck, 24port switch, 80" LED TV w/SD/HD-SDI (Theater stage monitor), 3 32" LED TV w/SD/HD-SDI(Pit, 2 dressing rooms), 2 55" LED TV w/SD/HD-SDI (stage monitors), 6 internal OPS cards,6 monitor mounting hardware, monitor cart, 2 controls, rotatable rack w/4 space drawer,wall rack, RoboSHOT 12 HD-SDI camera, RoboSHOT 30 HD-SDI camera, 24' monitor,monitor cart mount, precision camera control, 5000 ft HD SDI RG6 cable, installation, labor, programing, and misc. supplies.  The total cost would be $72,497.55 and would be provided and installed by Yanda's Pro Audio and Video of Kearney.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve Change Order #3 to add a video monitoring system to the performing arts center in the new high school, in the amount of $72,497.55, with the materials and installation to be provided by Yanda's Pro Audio and Video of Kearney.
Action(s):
Move to approve Change Order #3 to add a video monitoring system to the performing arts center in the new high school, in the amount of $72,497.55, with the materials and installation to be provided by Yanda's Pro Audio and Video of Kearney. Passed with a motion by and a second by Alex Straatmann.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.D. Acceptance of Proposal for Chromebooks
Rationale: 

Requests for quotes were sent out to multiple vendors for Chromebooks for the 9th graders on May 4, 2016 and were received on June 1, 2016.  Five proposals were received and reviewed based on the district's requirements of the device.

The proposal results were as follows:

Vendor                               Total Cost

Sterling Computers            $121,391.60

RTI Technologies               $132,305.00

BlueRange                        $134,109.80

Computer Hardware          $130,425.00

CDW                                $134,584.50

Based on these proposals, it is the recommendation that the contract be awarded to Sterling Computers in the amount of $121,391.60.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the proposal of Sterling Computers for Chromebooks for the 9th graders at Kearney High School, in the amount of $121,391.60.
Action(s):
Move to accept the proposal of Sterling Computers for Chromebooks for the 9th graders at Kearney High School, in the amount of $121,391.60. Passed with a motion by and a second by Alex Straatmann.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. Set Date and Time for the Summer Board of Education Special Retreat Meeting
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to set Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5:30 P.M. in the Whittier Conference Room for a special, retreat meeting of the Board of Education, with the agenda for the retreat to be determined at a later date.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5:30 P.M. in the Whittier Conference Room for a special, retreat meeting of the Board of Education.
Action(s):
Move to set Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5:30 P.M. in the Whittier Conference Room for a special, retreat meeting of the Board of Education. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.B. Move to Closed Session
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to move to closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual. Passed with a motion by and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.C. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
6.D. Approval of Personnel Contracts
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purposes of negotiation of personnel contract(s), including discussion of the organization and assignment of school district personnel relating to the negotiation of such personnel contracts; and for the protection of the public interest and the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of individuals and if such individuals have not requested a public meeting.
6.E. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
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