Public Meeting Agenda: August 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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August 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

August 8, 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. Passed with a motion by and a second by Tim Higgins.
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 would like 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. Presentations -
2.A. Recognition of the KHS FBLA National Leadership Conference Winners & FBLA Sponsor
Rationale: 

Abi Sheen and Mia Kegley from the KHS FBLA Chapter were members of the Nebraska Parliamentary Procedure Team that earned 4th place at the FBLA National Leadership Conference, so we will recognize their achievement.

We will also recognize the KHS FBLA sponsor, Tennille Allison, for being named the Association of Career and Technical Education of Nebraska (ACTEN) "Outstanding Business Teacher of the Year" at the Nebraska Career Education Conference in June.  ACTE and ACTEN Member Awards recognize excellence and dedication within the field of career and technical education.  ACTEN is the professional association for career and technical educators in Nebraska.

2.B. Recognition of the KHS FCCLA National Winners
Rationale: 

Six students comprising five teams represented Nebraska and Kearney High School during the FCCLA National Leadership Conference STAR Events in San Diego, CA., in July. 

Andrew Hale received a Gold Medal in Fashion Construction and was recognized as the Top Gold in the Country out of 35 competitors.  He received over $40,000 in scholarships from the Art Institute and a one-year tuition and supplies scholarship from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

Destiny Henne and Marina Peterson earned Gold Medals for their Chapter in Review display.

Mia Kegley earned a Gold Medal for her project in the Leadership event.

Leslie Aspen earned a Gold Medal for her project in Sports Nutrition, Jr.

Taylor Seigal earned a Silver Medal for her project in Food Innovations, Sr.

We will recognize these students for their great accomplishments.

2.C. 2016-2017 Preliminary Budget Presentation
Rationale:  Chris Nelson, Director of Finance, will present a preliminary budget for the 2016-2017 school year for the Kearney Public Schools for Board of Education information and input.
2.D. Follow-up Legislative Report from NSBA Advocacy Institute and NASB Legislative Committee Meeting
Rationale:  Board member Julie Agard will report on topics from the NSBA Advocacy Institute she attended in June and the NASB Legislative Committee Meeting she attended in July.
2.E. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will report on the progress of the new high school project, as well as the Horizon and Sunrise Middle Schools addition and renovation projects.
Attachments:
3. Consent Agenda -
Action(s):
Jon - appreciate Band Parents. Passed with a motion by and a second by Alex Straatmann.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.A. Approval of Minutes of the July 11, 2016 Regular Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the July 11, 2016 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the August, 2016 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the August, 2016 claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of August, 2016 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the August, 2016 financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Acceptance of the KHS Band Parents Association Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2015-2016 School Year
Rationale:  The KHS Band Parents Association has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2015-2016 school year for Board of Education consideration and acceptance. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the KHS Band Parents Association annual self-audit report for the 2015-2016 school year, as presented.
3.E. Approval of the Elementary Parent Handbook, Sunrise Middle School Student Handbook, Horizon Middle School Student Handbook, and Kearney High School Student Handbook and Activities Handbook, for the 2016-2017 School Year
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Elementary Parent Handbook, the Sunrise Middle School Student Handbook, the Horizon Middle School Student Handbook, and the Kearney High School Student Handbook and Activities Handbook, for the 2016-2017 school year.
3.F. Second and Final Reading Approval of New and Revised Policies, Rules & Bylaws
Rationale:  We submitted new and revised Board policies, rules and bylaws to the Board of Education in July for review, consideration and first reading approval.  We have not received any additional input regarding these new and revised documents, so we will submit them to the Board of Education for second and final reading approval at the August 8, 2016 meeting.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give second and final reading approval to the following new and revised Board of Education policies, rules and bylaws: New Policy 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 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.
3.G. Set September Annual Budget Hearing and Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
Rationale: 

Each year, the district is required to conduct a public hearing on the proposed budget for the upcoming school year to receive public input, followed by the regular Board of Education meeting where the budget is presented for adoption.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set Monday, September 12, 2016 at 5:30 P.M. in the Cope Presentation Room at Sunrise Middle School, 4611 Ave. N, Kearney, NE, 68847, for the purpose of conducting a public hearing to receive input regarding the 2016-2017 budget, and the regular meeting for adoption of said budget.
3.H. Approval of the Certified Employee Handbook for the 2016-2017 School Year
Rationale: 

We have made the following revisions to the Kearney Public Schools Certified Employee Handbook for the 2016-2017 school year:

Page 1 - change of address for the Office of Civil Rights

Page 18 - Section 5-D - Updated to reflect new absence management system

Page 24 - Section 6-E - Edited section on long term disability

Page 26 - Section 6-K - Minor wording edits regarding tax sheltered annuities

Page 28 - Chapter 7 - Employee Leave - changed leaves to reflect changes in negotiated agreement

Page 31 - Section 7-B - Revised and edited Family Medical Leave Act to reflect current law

Page 75 - Section 15-B - Revised Professional Advancement on the Salary Schedule to reflect changes in negotiated agreement

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the revised Certified Employee Handbook for the 2016-2017 school year, as presented.
4. Regular Agenda - Personnel
4.A. Approval of Teacher Employment Recommendations
Rationale: 

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

Scot Fransk               MA, Step 1          1.00 FTE business teacher at Kearney High School

(Contingent upon his ability to secure appropriate certification)

Kathleen Cullinan       BA, Step 1           .50 FTE agriculture teacher at Kearney High School

(Contingent upon her ability to secure appropriate certification)

Amy Vinton               BA, Step 8          1.00 FTE Community Outreach Coordinator

(Contingent upon her ability to secure appropriate certification)

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the employment of the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 school year: Scot Fransk, MA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE business teacher at Kearney High School (contingent upon his ability to secure appropriate certification); Kathleen Cullinan, BA, Step 1,.50 FTE agriculture teacher at Kearney High School,(contingent upon her ability to secure appropriate certification); and Amy Vinton, BA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE Community Outreach Coordinator (contingent upon her ability to secure appropriate certification).
Action(s):
Move to approve the employment of the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 school year: Scot Fransk, MA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE business teacher at Kearney High School (contingent upon his ability to secure appropriate certification); Kathleen Cullinan, BA, Step 1,.50 FTE agriculture teacher at Kearney High School,(contingent upon her ability to secure appropriate certification); and Amy Vinton, BA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE Community Outreach Coordinator (contingent upon her ability to secure appropriate certification). Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
5.A. First Reading Approval of Revised Policy 5000.2 (Exempt Schools)
Rationale:  We have made revisions to the current Exempt Schools Policy 5000.2 for clarification purposes.  One aspect of the policy that we did not recommend for change under Item H is the two class period minimum participation requirement. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give first reading approval to revised Policy 5000.2 (Exempt Schools), as presented.
Action(s):
Move to give first reading approval to revised Policy 5000.2 (Exempt Schools), 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. Nomination of Tim Higgins for Region 13 Representative on the NASB Board of Directors
Rationale:  Tim Higgins has expressed the desire to have his name put in nomination for another term as a members of the NASB Board of Directors from Region 13. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to nominate Tim Higgins for another term on the Nebraska Association of School Boards Board of Directors representing Region 13, and direct the administration to submit said nomination to the NASB.
Action(s):
Move to nominate Tim Higgins for another term on the Nebraska Association of School Boards Board of Directors representing Region 13, and direct the administration to submit said nomination to the NASB. Passed with a motion by and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.C. 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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