Public Meeting Agenda: October 10, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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October 10, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

October 10, 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 amended to move Item 4A before presntion Passed with a motion by and a second by Alex Straatmann.
Move to approve the agenda for the meeting, as amended. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Dave Glover.
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 you wish to address an item that is not on this evening's agenda, we ask that you identify yourself at this time.  If you wish to address an item that is on the agenda, you 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. Facilities Update
Rationale:  Kent Cordes will report to the Board of Education on the completion of the new high school and Horizon and Sunrise Middle School construction projects.
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, as presented. Jon - Impressive handbooks. Recogn. our subs and all work they do and like the scaled pay system. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the September 12, 2016 Annual Budget Hearing, Tax Request Hearing and Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the September 12, 2016 annual budget hearing, tax request hearing and regular meeting of the Board of Education
3.B. Approval of the October Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the October claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the October Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the October financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of Kearney Public Schools 2016-2017 Classified/Classified Exempt Employee Handbook
Rationale: 

We will ask the Board of Education to approve the 2016-2017 Classified/Classified Exempt Employee Handbook for the Kearney Public Schools with the following changes:

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

Page 26 - Edited Section 5D, Long Term Disability

Page 29 - Minor wording edits to Section 6M, Tax Sheltered Annuities

Page 30 - Section 6N, added summary list of all benefits

Page 33 - Section 7A, added section regarding unpaid leaves

Page 36 - Revised and edited Section 7B, Family Medical Leave Act, to reflect current law

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the 2016-2017 Kearney Public Schools Classified/Classified Exempt Employee Handbook, as presented.
3.E. Approval of the 2016-2017 Kearney Public Schools Substitute Employee Handbook
Rationale:  We have completed revisions to the 2016-2017 Substitute Employee Handbook for the Kearney Public Schools and will ask for approval of the handbook, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the 2016-2017 Kearney Public Schools Substitute Employee Handbook, as presented.
4. Regular Agenda - Business
4.A. Approval of Bid for Former High School
Rationale:  The district received 3 bids for the sale of the old Kearney High School.  Bids were received from (1) First Baptist Church for $260,000, with no other requirements; (2) Flat River Enterprises with three options in which the district would receive from $350,000 to $400,000, but be required to abate asbestos in the building which is expected to cost $250,000 to $350,000; and (3) Blessing Premiere Properties (BPP) which submitted a bid that would have Kearney Public Schools pay BPP $475,000 and KPS would be required to abate the asbestos. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the bid of______________ in the amount of_____________for the purchase of the former Kearney High School property, and authorize Mr. Chris Nelson to sign all forms and documents to execute said sale.
Action(s):
Move to approve the bid of______________ in the amount of_____________for the purchase of the former Kearney High School property, and authorize Mr. Chris Nelson to sign all forms and documents to execute said sale. Alex - good to see so many people here. One issue people brought up was work to bid on this and it was 24 pages long. Appreciate the work that went into it and pleasure to see what will be capable of. Dave - As the Board has been through this process some time ago always the thought that the use of the property in a way to respect the community. A lot of oppor. with the church being there as well. Weighs heavily to make this recommendation to the Board for the people who have attended the high school. Best use of the property that was presented to us. Angie - Economic impact on the district. Looking at what is best for the Kearney community and what is best for that immediate neighborhood. I heard from several people in the community that live close to the property and believe the community is behind you as well. They felt it was the best thing for Kearney. Jon - E-mails to encourage us to vote for the First Baptist, community betterment and outreach and best use for community and KPS and well positioned to strengthen the community. Julie - Support what has been said. Years ago some of us talked abaout Kearney Park and Rec using it so excited about the proposal as well. Good neighbor. Tim - If you had anyone who played basketball with Upward Bound there it is great for the neighborhood. Win-win for the community. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
5.A. Vote for NASB Region 13 Director
Rationale: 

We will ask the Board of Education to take action on the NASB Region 13 Director position.  The two candidates are Tim Higgins of Kearney and Marilyn Bohn of Ravenna.  The Board President will then cast the vote on behalf of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to cast the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education vote for______________ for the position of Region 13 representative on the NASB Board of Directors, and direct the Board President to cast said vote to the NASB.
Action(s):
Move to cast the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education vote for Tim Higgins for the position of Region 13 representative on the NASB Board of Directors, and direct the Board President to cast said vote to the NASB. Jon - Awkward process because we are voting for someone on our board vote for Marilyn because she is a friend so will vote no. Julie - Served us well and did cast a unanimous ballot to nominate him so will vote yes. Alex - Can we get an update on the NASB Board activities at the Board meetings? Kent - Yes. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.B. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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