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

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

July 11, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Public Hearings & Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education
1. Public Policy Hearings -
Rationale: 

1.A. Student Fee Policy Hearing - Convene Hearing - Discussion and Public Input, Close Hearing
Rationale:  The public hearing on student fees is for the purpose of reviewing the amount of money collected from students pursuant to, and use of waivers provided in, the student fee policy and rule of the school district for the 2015-2016 school year.
Attachments:
1.B. Parent Involvement Policy and Title I Parent Involvement Policy Hearing - Convene Hearing - Discussion and Public Input - Close Hearing
Rationale:  Each year, the district is required to conduct a public hearing in regard to our parent involvement policy and Title I parent involvement policy and to explain ways the district encourages parents to become involved in their children's educational program.
Attachments:
2. Routine Business -
2.A. Call to Order
2.B. Pledge of Allegiance
2.C. Roll Call
2.C.I. Excuse Absent Member
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to excuse Board Member____________ from the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to excuse Board Members Agard and Higgins from the meeting. Passed with a motion by and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2.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.
2.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 Open Meetings Act is posted in this room.
3. Presentations -
3.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.
3.B. Follow-up Report from the June Board Retreat
Rationale:  Dr. Kent Edwards and Angie Nickel will report on the topics discussed at the June 29, 2016 Board Retreat.
3.C. Facilities Update
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will report on progress on the new high school construction project and the renovation 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.
Action(s):
Move to approve the items on the Consent Agenda, as presented. 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.A. Approval of the Minutes of the June 13, 2016 Regular Board Meeting and the June 29, 2016 Special Retreat Meeting of the Board of Education
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the June 13, 2016 regular meeting and the June 29, 2016 special retreat meeting of the Board of Education, as presented.
4.B. Approval of the July Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the July claims, as presented.
4.C. Approval of the July Financial Report
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the July financial report, as presented.
4.D. Reaffirmation of the Student Fee Policy
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to reaffirm the Student Fee Policy of the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
4.E. Authorize the Superintendent or His/Her Designee to Dispose of all Obsolete Furniture, Books, Materials, and Equipment in the Most Favorable Manner to the District in Accordance with all Laws, Rules, and Regulations Pertaining to Such Disposition for the 2016-2017 School Year
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education is asked to designate the Superintendent or his/her designee to be authorized to dispose of all obsolete furniture, books, materials, and equipment in the most favorable manner to the district, in accordance with all laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to such disposition.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to designate the Superintendent or his/her designee to be authorized to dispose of all obsolete furniture, books, materials, and equipment in the most favorable manner to the district, in accordance with all laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to such disposition for the 2016-2017 school year.
4.F. Designate Dr. Kent Edwards as the Authorized Representative of the Kearney Public Schools to Sign all Claims and Forms for all Federal Programs for the 2016-2017 School Year
Rationale: 

Each year, the Board of Education is asked to designate someone as the authorized representative of the Kearney Public Schools to sign all claims and forms for all federal programs for the 2016-2017 school year. We will as the Board to designate Dr. Kent Edwards in this capacity.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to designate Dr. Kent Edwards as the authorized representative of the Kearney Public Schools to sign all claims and forms for all federal programs for the 2016-2017 school year.
4.G. Designate Kate Murphy and Chris Nelson as the Authorized Representatives of the Kearney Public Schools to Sign All Claims for Reimbursement, as Well as All Federal, State, and Local Information Pertaining to the School Food Service Program for the 2016-2017 School Year
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education is asked to designate the Food Service Director and Director of Finance as the authorized representatives of the Kearney Public Schools, to sign off on all claims for reimbursement, as well as all federal, state, and local information pertaining to the school food service program.  We will as the Board to designate Kate Murphy and Chris Nelson for this purpose.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to designate Kate Murphy and Chris Nelson as the authorized representatives of the Kearney Public Schools, to sign off on all claims for reimbursement, as well as all federal, state, and local information pertaining to the school food service program, for the 2016-2017 school year.
4.H. Acceptance of the Kenwood PTO Self-Audit Report for the 2015-2016 School Year
Rationale:  The Kenwood PTO has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2015-2016 school year for Board of Education review and acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Kenwood PTO annual self-audit report for the 2015-2016 school year, as presented.
5. Regular Agenda - Personnel
5.A. Acceptance of Resignation
Rationale:  We have received a letter of resignation from Jayme Schroeder, kindergarten teacher at Kenwood Elementary School, effective immediately.  We will ask the Board of Education to 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 Jayme Schroeder, kindergarten teacher at Kenwood Elementary School, with regret, effective immediately and contingent upon the district securing a suitable replacement.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignation of Jayme Schroeder, kindergarten teacher at Kenwood Elementary School, with regret, effective immediately and contingent upon the district securing a suitable replacement. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.B. Approval of Employment Recommendations
Rationale: 

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

Brandi Dorsey          BA, Step 5          .50 FTE early childhood teacher at Kearney Education Center

Kyle Peters              BA, Step 2          1.00 FTE physical education teacher at Horizon Middle School

Carol Kenton            MA+9, Step 8     1.00 FTE early childhood SPED teacher at Kearney Education Center

Natalya Schleiger      BA, Step 1         1.00 FTE kindergarten teacher at Emerson Elementary School

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 school year: Brandi Dorsey, BA, Step 5, .50 FTE early childhood teacher at Kearney Education Center; Kyle Peters, BA, Step 2, 1.00 FTE physical education teacher at Horizon Middle School; Carol Kenton, MA+9, Step 8, 1.00 FTE early childhood special education teacher at Kearney Education Center; and Natalya Schleiger, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE kindergarten teacher at Emerson Elementary School.
Action(s):
Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 school year: Brandi Dorsey, BA, Step 5, .50 FTE early childhood teacher at Kearney Education Center; Kyle Peters, BA, Step 2, 1.00 FTE physical education teacher at Horizon Middle School; Carol Kenton, MA+9, Step 8, 1.00 FTE early childhood special education teacher at Kearney Education Center; and Natalya Schleiger, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE kindergarten teacher at Emerson Elementary School. Passed with a motion by and a second by Alex Straatmann.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Regular Agenda - Business
6.A. Approval of Bid for Replacement of Boiler at Windy Hills Elementary School
Rationale: 

Kearney Public Schools took bids on a replacement boiler for Windy Hills Elementary School on Thursday, July 7th.  The current boiler is an 80% efficient unit that needs to run 40-60% of the time to keep the loop water hot enough so the system can operate.  We are proposing to install a mid-90% efficient condensing boiler that will heat the water to the required 135F degrees for the system to operate properly.  The work would include the following:  demolition of the existing equipment/connection, new unit heater, equipment connections, demolition of existing boiler, air separators and water heater, installation of new boiler, pumps, air separator, water heater and piping/insulation, and demolition of the duct and damper and installing a new damper.

Bid proposals were as follows:

Anderson Brothers, Kearney, NE         $107,938

Johnson Controls, Omaha, NE             $132,559

We will recommend that the Board of Education accept the bid of Anderson Brothers for a new boiler for Windy Hills Elementary School in the amount of $107,938.00.

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the bid of Anderson Brothers of Kearney, Ne., in the amount of $107,938.00 for a new boiler for Windy Hills Elementary School.
Action(s):
Move to accept the bid of Anderson Brothers of Kearney, Ne., in the amount of $107,938.00 for a new boiler for Windy Hills Elementary School. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
7.A. First Reading Approval of New & Revised Board of Education Policies, Rules & Bylaws
Rationale: 

We have completed our annual board policy review as a result of input from legal counsel on policies and rules that require revision as a result of changes in legislation or regulations, as well as our own review of district procedures.  We are presenting these revised policies and rules for your discussion, consideration, and first reading approval.  Additions to the policies and rules are in bold print and deletions are crossed out.

A summary of the rationale for the changes has been provided.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give first reading approval to: New Policies 4137.1/4237.1/7200.42 (Prohibition of Aiding and Abetting Sexual Abuse); Revised Rule 5000.3 (Homeless Students); Revised Policy 6214/0400 (Curriculum-Assessments; Revised Policy 5400.14 (Initiations, Hazing, Secret Clubs and Outside Organizations); Revised Policy 3310 (Purchasing Guide); Revised Policy 3324/7200.43 (Discretionary Project Authorization); Deletion of Rule 3321; Deletion of Policy 3323; Revised Rule 5500.1(Health); Revised Policy 5000.1 (Option Enrollment); Revised Bylaw 9111.1 (Conflict of Interest); Revised Policy 3230.1 (Every Student Succeeds Act & Federal Grant Programs), Revised Policy 5400.14 (Initiations, Hazing, Secret Clubs and Outside Organizations); Revised Bylaw 9220.12 (Board Meeting Procedures; Revised Policy 5300.1 (Reporting to Parents/Academic Progress); Revised Policy 5400.10/4139/4239/6307 (Internet Safety and Acceptable Use Policy); Revised Policy 6211.1 ( Title I Parent Involvement); Revised Policy 6211 (Parent Involvement); and Kearney Public Schools Notice of Prevention of Improper Use of Taxpayer Funds, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to give first reading approval to: New Policies 4137.1/4237.1/7200.42 (Prohibition of Aiding and Abetting Sexual Abuse); Revised Rule 5000.3 (Homeless Students); Revised Policy 6214/0400 (Curriculum-Assessments; Revised Policy 5400.14 (Initiations, Hazing, Secret Clubs and Outside Organizations); Revised Policy 3310 (Purchasing Guide); Revised Policy 3324/7200.43 (Discretionary Project Authorization); Deletion of Rule 3321; Deletion of Policy 3323; Revised Rule 5500.1(Health); Revised Policy 5000.1 (Option Enrollment); Revised Bylaw 9111.1 (Conflict of Interest); Revised Policy 3230.1 (Every Student Succeeds Act & Federal Grant Programs), Revised Policy 5400.14 (Initiations, Hazing, Secret Clubs and Outside Organizations); Revised Bylaw 9220.12 (Board Meeting Procedures; Revised Policy 5300.1 (Reporting to Parents/Academic Progress); Revised Policy 5400.10/4139/4239/6307 (Internet Safety and Acceptable Use Policy); Revised Policy 6211.1 ( Title I Parent Involvement); Revised Policy 6211 (Parent Involvement); and Kearney Public Schools Notice of Prevention of Improper Use of Taxpayer Funds, as presented. Passed with a motion by and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
7.B. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Alex Straatmann.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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