Public Meeting Agenda: December 12, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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December 12, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

December 12, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education
1. Holiday music provided by vocal group from Kenwood Elementary School under the direction of Lorraine Heiden
2. Routine Business -
2.A. Call to Order
2.B. Pledge of Allegiance
2.C. Roll Call
2.C.I. Excuse Absent Board Member
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to excuse absent Board Member _______________from the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to excuse absent Board Member _______________from the meeting. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Tim Higgins.
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 Julie Agard.
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 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. "Nebraska Education Profile" Report
Rationale:  Jason Sutton, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, will report on the Kearney Public Schools data in the "Nebraska Education Profile" Report.
3.B. Follow-up Report from the Nebraska Association of School Boards' 2016 State Education Conference
Rationale:  Dr. Edwards, Dr. Renner and the Board of Education members who attended the Nebraska Association of School Boards' 2016 State Education Conference will report on the sessions they attended at the conference.
3.C. Recognition of Jon Watts
Rationale: 

The Board of Education members will recognize Jon Watts for his four years of service on the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education and to the students and staff of the school district.

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 Julie Agard and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.A. Approval of Minutes of the November 14, 2016 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the November 14, 2016 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
4.B. Approval of the December, 2016 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the December, 2016 claims, as presented.
4.C. Approval of the December, 2016 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the December, 2016 financial reports, as presented.
4.D. Acceptance of Meadowlark Elementary School PAC Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2015-2016 School Year
Rationale:  The Meadowlark PAC has presented its annual self-audit report for the 2015-2016 school year for Board of Education acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Meadowlark Elementary School PAC annual self-audit report for the 2015-2016 school year, as presented.
4.E. Approval of KHS National Art Honor Society trip to Denver Art Museum
Rationale:  The Kearney High School chapter of the National Art Honor Society would like Board of Education approval of its trip to the Denver Art Museum, February 24 & 25, 2017.  Charlotte Kaeding and Linda McFadden will be accompanying the students on the trip.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the trip of the KHS chapter of the National Art Honor Society to the Denver Art Museum, February 24 & 25, 2017, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
4.F. Acceptance of the Windy Hills PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2015-2016 School Year
Rationale:  The Windy Hills PTO has presented its annual self-audit report for the 2015-2016 school year for Board of Education acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Windy Hills PTO annual self-audit report for the 2015-2016 school year, as presented.
5. Regular Agenda - Personnel
5.A. Approval of Teacher Employment Recommendation
Rationale: 

We will ask the Board of Education to employ the following certified staff member for the 2017-2018 school year:

Nathaniel Polacek          BA+18, Step 5     1.00 FTE English teacher at Kearney High School

 

Nathaniel is a Kearney High School graduate.  He earned his bachelor's degree from UNL.  The last 4 years, Nate has been an English teacher at Columbus High School.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the employment of Nathaniel Polacek, BA+18, Step 5, as a 1.00 FTE English teacher at Kearney High School for the 2017-2018 school year.
Action(s):
Move to approve the employment of Nathaniel Polacek, BA+18, Step 5, as a 1.00 FTE English teacher at Kearney High School for the 2017-2018 school year. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. Approval of 2017-2018 School Calendar
Rationale:  We have developed a proposed school calendar for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year, with input from teachers, administrators, and parents.  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the 2017-2018 school year, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the 2017-2018 school calendar for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the 2017-2018 school calendar for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented. Passed with a motion by and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.B. Set Date for Special Retreat Meeting of the Board of Education
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education conducts special retreat meetings in the summer and winter.  We will ask the Board of Education to set a date and time for the winter Board of Education retreat.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set____________, ____________ at ________P.M. at________________________ for a special retreat meeting of the Board of Education.
Action(s):
Move to set Monday, January 23rd at 6:00 P.M. at Whittier conference Room for a special retreat meeting of the Board of Education. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.C. Closed Session
Rationale: 

The Board of Education will move to closed session for the purpose of discussing teacher negotiations.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing teacher negotiations.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing teacher negotiations. Passed with a motion by and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.D. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
6.E. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting, sine die.
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