Public Meeting Agenda: September 12, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Annual Budget Hearing, Tax Request Hearing & Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of

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September 12, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Annual Budget Hearing, Tax Request Hearing & Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Agenda

September 12, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Annual Budget Hearing, Tax Request Hearing & Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of
1. Annual Budget Hearing - Convene Hearing - Public Input and Discussion - Close Hearing
Rationale:  Chris Nelson will present information on the proposed 2016-2017 budget for the Kearney Public Schools.
Attachments:
2. Annual Tax Request Hearing - Convene Hearing - Public Input and Discussion - Close Hearing
Rationale:  Mr. Nelson will report on the tax requests to support the various budgets in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 school year.
3. Routine Business -
3.A. Call to Order
3.B. Pledge of Allegiance
3.C. Roll Call
3.C.I. Excuse Absent Board Member
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to excuse Board Member_____________ from the meeting.
3.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 and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.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.
4. Presentations -
4.A. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will report to the Board of Education on the status of the construction projects that are being completed at Kearney High School, Horizon Middle School and Sunrise Middle School.
Attachments:
4.B. Announcement of GNSA Meetings and District Participation in the 2016-2017 School Year
Rationale:  Dr. Edwards will report on the GNSA meeting schedule for the 2016-2017 school year and district participation in those meetings.
5. 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 and a second by Alex Straatmann.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.A. Approval of the Minutes of the August 8, 2016 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the August 8, 2016 regular meeting of the Board of Education, as presented.
5.B. Approval of the September, 2016 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the September, 2016 claims, as presented.
5.C. Approval of the September, 2016 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the September, 2016 financial reports, as presented.
5.D. Second and Final Reading Approval of Revised Policy 5000.2 (Exempt Schools)
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give second and final reading approval to revised Policy 5000.2 (Exempt Schools), as presented.
5.E. Approval of Professional Advancements for Teaching Staff for the 2016-2017 School Year
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve professional advancements for teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 school year, as listed in the attached list.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve professional advancements for teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 school year, as presented in the attached list.
5.F. Approval of Revised Check Signing Authority for the Kearney Public Schools for 2016
Rationale:  With the change in personnel in the Purchasing/District Treasurer position at the KPS Administrative Offices, we will ask the Board of Education to approve the revised check signing authority for the school district for the remainder of 2016.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the revised check signing authority in the Kearney Public Schools for the remainder of 2016 - Nebraskaland Bank - President and Secretary of the Board of Education; Chris Nelson and Meagan Kershner.
5.G. Approval of KHS FBLA Chapter Trip to FBLA National Leadership Conference
Rationale:  The KHS Chapter of FBLA would like to seek Board approval for a chapter trip to the FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference in Milwaukee, WI., November 3-6, 2016.  Tennille Allison will be the accompanying advisor on the trip.  They will travel with the Nebraska FBLA Delegation by motor coach.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS FBLA Chapter trip to the FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference in Milwaukee, WI., November 3-6, 2016, with no direct costs incurred by the school district.
5.H. Approval of KHS FFA Chapter Trip to National FFA Convention
Rationale:  The KHS FFA Chapter would like to attend the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN., October 19-22, 2016.  Nine students plan to attend, along with advisor Macie Wippel.  They will travel in buses with other FFA chapters from Nebraska. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS FFA Chapter trip to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN., October 19-22, 2016, with no direct costs incurred by the school district.
6. Regular Agenda - Personnel
6.A. Approval of Teacher Employment Recommendation
Rationale: 

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

Grace Watson          BA, Step 8          .05 FTE district reading teacher

(Contingent upon her ability to secure appropriate certification)

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following teaching staff for the 2016-2017 school year; Grace Watson, BA, Step 8, .05 FTE district reading teacher (contingent upon her ability to secure appropriate certification).
Action(s):
Move to employ the following teaching staff for the 2016-2017 school year; Grace Watson, BA, Step 8, .05 FTE district reading teacher (contingent upon her ability to secure appropriate certification). Passed with a motion by and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Regular Agenda - Business
7.A. Adoption of Budgets for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 School Year
Rationale: 

We will ask the Board of Education to approve the various budgets in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the General Fund Budget in the amount of $56,032,755.00, with a property tax requirement of $35,054,779.77; adopt the Special Building Fund Budget in the amount of $30,000,000.00, with a tax requirement of $402,779.09; adopt the Bond Fund Budget in the amount of $7,049,465.00, with a property tax requirement of $6,494,008.78; adopt the Depreciation Fund Budget in the amount of $550,000.00; adopt the Employee Benefit Fund Budget in the amount of $100,000.00; adopt the School Lunch Fund Budget in the amount of $3,075,000.00; adopt the Activity Fund Budget in the amount of $2,490,000.00; adopt the Student Fee Fund Budget in the amount of $155,000.00; and adopt the Cooperative Fund Budget in the amount of $625,000.00.
Action(s):
Move to adopt the General Fund Budget in the amount of $56,032,755.00, with a property tax requirement of $35,054,779.77; adopt the Special Building Fund Budget in the amount of $30,000,000.00, with a tax requirement of $402,779.09; adopt the Bond Fund Budget in the amount of $7,049,465.00, with a property tax requirement of $6,494,008.78; adopt the Depreciation Fund Budget in the amount of $550,000.00; adopt the Employee Benefit Fund Budget in the amount of $100,000.00; adopt the School Lunch Fund Budget in the amount of $3,075,000.00; adopt the Activity Fund Budget in the amount of $2,490,000.00; adopt the Student Fee Fund Budget in the amount of $155,000.00; and adopt the Cooperative Fund Budget in the amount of $625,000.00. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
8.A. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. Passed with a motion by and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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