Public Meeting Agenda: May 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM - May 9, 2011 Regular Board of Education Meeting

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May 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM - May 9, 2011 Regular Board of Education Meeting Agenda

May 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM - May 9, 2011 Regular Board of Education Meeting
1. Routine Business
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the minutes of the November 8, 2010 meeting
1.A. Call to Order
1.B. Invocation
Rationale:  Pastor John Gosswein from the Family of Christ Lutheran Church will give the invocation.
1.C. Pledge of Allegiance
Attachments:
1.D. Roll Call
1.E. Public Participation
Rationale:  This is the portion of the meeting 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.  Our guideline is to allow 5 minutes per individual or 20 minutes per group.  If anyone wishes to speak to an item that is on the agenda, they may do so when that item is being discussed.  This is an open, public meeting and a copy of the Open Meetings Law is posted in this room.
1.F. Approval of Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the agenda for this evening's meeting as presented
Action(s):
Motion to approve the agenda for this evening's meeting as presented Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Presentations
2.A. Recognition of KHS HOSA State Winners
Rationale:  Kearney High School HOSA members attended the Nebraska State HOSA Conference, March 24 & 25 at the Boys' Town Conference Center in Omaha.  Abby Fong received 2nd place in extemporaneous writing, Carrie Hanson and Mandy Sughroue received 1st place in career health display, and Natalia Benavides received 1st place in extemporaneous speaking. Natalia Benavides was installed as State HOSA President, Rachel Buss was installed as State HOSA Vice President, and Farah Imtiaz was installed as State HOSA Treasurer.  These members are eligible to attend the National HOSA Conference in Anaheim, California, June 22-25, 2011. 
Sponsors are Kathy Gifford and Cyndi Ries.
2.B. Recognition of KHS FCCLA State Winners
Rationale:  Eighteen KHS FCCLA members attended the State FCCLA Leadership Conference, April 3-5, 2011.  Katrina Keough received a silver award in the job interview category, Sydney Tillotson received a silver award in recycle and redesign, and Rachel Kermmoade and Brittnie Bigelow received a silver award for chapter service.
Those receiving gold awards and qualifying for national STAR events were:
Jaci Heineman - Career Investigation
Agrini Boken and Jordan Corder - Chapter Showcase Display
Rachel Buss, Kellie Warren, Fariah Imtiaz, Wyatt Behn, Araceli Hernandez, Emelie Berke, and Ann Holan - Parliamentary Procedure
Rachel Kermmoade was installed as Regional Vice President
Kellie Warren was selected as Secretary of the State Student Body Team
Kenadi Fitzgerald is KHS's District Officer Candidate and will know her office in May.
Sponsors are Kristin Vest, Carol Kreutzer, Kathy Gifford and parent, Tammy Tillotson.
2.C. Recognition of Chris Hunnicutt, Claes Nobel Award Winner
Rationale:  Christine Hunnicutt, English teacher at Kearney High School, was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).  A role model to pupils, Christine was nominated by student Yin Fu Chen for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the classroom.
Student members of NSHSS have the opportunity to nominate the educator "who made the most significant contribution to their academic career".  The award recognizes teacher role models who have made a lasting difference in their classroom by encouraging students to strive for excellence.
2.D. Presentation on Student Transportation Proposal
Rationale:  Additional information will be presented to the Board of Education on the proposed student transportation plan for the 2011-2012 school year.
2.E. Construction Update
Rationale:  George Volz from CPM will report to the Board of Education on progress made on the various construction projects in the district. 
2.F. Legislative Update
Rationale:  Dr. Brian Maher will report to the Board of Education on recent activity in the Nebraska Unicameral as it related to education.
3. Consent Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the items on the Consent Agenda, as presented
Action(s):
Motion to approve the items on the Consent Agenda, as presented Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the April 13, 2011 Regular Meeting, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the April 13, 2011 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the May claims, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the May claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the May financial reports, as presented
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the May Financial Reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of Contract Adjustment for 2011-2012 School Year
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the contract adjustment for the 2011-2012 school year, as recommended.

Cindy Blauvelt, 1.00 FTE to .50 FTE, reading teacher at Bryant & Windy Hills Schools
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the following contract adjustment for the 2011-2012 school year: Cindy Blauvelt, 1.00 FTE to .50 FTE, reading teacher at Bryant & Windy Hills
3.E. Approval of Change Orders K-004, P-004, and B-003
Rationale:  We have 3 change orders to present to the Board of Education for consideration and approval this month. 

The first change order is for the Bryant renovation and addition project and is brought forward as Change Order B-003, which includes:

1.    The addition of $7,538.00 for items not included in the original drawings,
including:  a combustion air damper, controls for the exhaust in the bathroom, and several fire/smoke dampers, sink, and other miscellaneous items.

2.    The addition of $4,822.00 for larger sinks, additional faucets to reach all three sinks, and a commercial garbage disposal. 

The total of these changes in the Bryant addition and renovation project total $12,360.00 and comes to the Board of Education as Change Order B-003.

The second Change Order is for the Park School addition and renovation project and is brought forward as Change Order P-004, and includes:

1.    A deduction of $1,962.00 to properly size the grease trap that was provided in the bid documents.

2.    The addition of $549.00 to replace the existing disconnect in an existing panel to meet the code requirement.

3.    The addition of $8,899.00 for replacement dirt after the excavation of the site.

4.    The addition of $1,737.00 for a concrete saw to remove an undesirable footing under a column

5.    The addition of $1,837.00 to replace the KalWall panels that had been planned with EFIS to allow the passage of the mechanical duct work on the east side of the gym

The total of these changes for the Park addition and renovation project is $11,060.00 and comes to the Board of Education as Change Order P-004.

The third change order is for the new Kenwood School project and is brought forward as Change Order K-004, which includes:

1.    The addition of $763.00 to provide a coiling overhead door to separate the kitchen from the commons area

2.    The addition of $278.00 to provide larger wire and a different receptacle for the hot well in the serving line

3.    The addition of $368.00 for the correct grills in the kitchen

4.    The addition of $3,959.00 for an additional blanket of ceramic insulation in the grease duct area

5.    The addition of $3,107.00 for an upgrade to a thermally broken door and frame for the outside door in the music room

The total of these changes for the new Kenwood School is $8,475.00 and comes to the Board of Education as Change Order K-004.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the following change orders: The first change order is for the Bryant renovation and addition project and is brought forward as Change Order B-003, which includes: 1. The addition of $7,538.00 for items not included in the original drawings, including: a combustion air damper, controls for the exhaust in the bathroom, and several fire/smoke dampers, sink, and other miscellaneous items. 2. The addition of $4,822.00 for larger sinks, additional faucets to reach all three sinks, and a commercial garbage disposal. The total of these changes in the Bryant addition and renovation project total $12,360.00 and comes to the Board of Education as Change Order B-003. The second Change Order is for the Park School addition and renovation project and is brought forward as Change Order P-004, and includes: 1. A deduction of $1,962.00 to properly size the grease trap that was provided in the bid documents. 2. The addition of $549.00 to replace the existing disconnect in an existing panel to meet the code requirement. 3. The addition of $8,899.00 for replacement dirt after the excavation of the site. 4. The addition of $1,737.00 for a concrete saw to remove an undesirable footing under a column 5. The addition of $1,837.00 to replace the KalWall panels that had been planned with EFIS to allow the passage of the mechanical duct work on the east side of the gym The total of these changes for the Park addition and renovation project is $11,060.00 and comes to the Board of Education as Change Order P-004. The third change order is for the new Kenwood School project and is brought forward as Change Order K-004, which includes: 1. The addition of $763.00 to provide a coiling overhead door to separate the kitchen from the commons area 2. The addition of $278.00 to provide larger wire and a different receptacle for the hot well in the serving line 3. The addition of $368.00 for the correct grills in the kitchen 4. The addition of $3,959.00 for an additional blanket of ceramic insulation in the grease duct area 5. The addition of $3,107.00 for an upgrade to a thermally broken door and frame for the outside door in the music room The total of these changes for the new Kenwood School is $8,475.00 and comes to the Board of Education as Change Order K-004.
3.F. Approval of KHS FCCLA and HOSA trips to Anaheim, California for National Competition
Rationale:  The Kearney High School FCCLA and HOSA student organizations are asking for permission from the Board of Education to travel to Anaheim, California for the following national competitions:

HOSA - June 20-26, 2011
FCCLA - July 8-16, 2011
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the following KHS student trips to attend national competitions in Anaheim, California: HOSA - June 20-26, 2011 FCCLA - July 8-16, 2011
3.G. Approval of KHS Athletic Booster Club Annual Self-Audit Report
Rationale:  The KHS Athletic Booster Club has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2009-2010 school year for Board of Education approval.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS Athletic Booster Club annual self-audit report for the 2009-2010 school year, as presented.
4. Regular Agenda
4.A. Business -
4.A.I. Approval of Bid for Bus
Rationale:  In November of 2010, the Board approved the replacement of the 1994 65-passenger Type C bus with a bus to be purchased from Cornhusker International. 
We refused to accept the bus as built and have re-bid it with the following results:

Vendor                    Nebraska/Central                    Omaha
                                   Equipment                        Truck Center

Base Bid                     $86,920.00                         $88,644.00
#6 Trade-in                ($1,500.00)                        ($2,000.00)
L/S Storage                 $1,225.00                           $1,696.00
Interior Parcel Racks     $673.00                              $673.00
Roof Top A/C               $8,450.00                           $9,270.00
90/10 Pre-pay              (1,075.00)                              N/A

Total                          $94,693.00                      $98,283.00

We will recommend that the Board of Education approve the purchase of a new 65-passenger bus from Nebraska/Central Equipment.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the purchase of a new 65-passenger bus from Nebraska/Central Equipment in the amount of $94,693.00.
Action(s):
Move to approve the purchase of a new 65-passenger bus from Nebraska/Central Equipment in the amount of $94,693.00. Passed with a motion by Kyle Harshbarger and a second by Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.A.II. Approval of Bid for Multimedia Equipment
Rationale:  Notification was posted on April 27, 2011 of our desire to seek bids for multimedia equipment.  This equipment is being supplied by the school district for the classrooms receiving mounted projectors this year.  Bids were received on May 4, 2011 at 2:30 P.M.  Section 1 of the bid is for the specific cable that is used to connect the projector to the computer and other classroom equipment.  Section 2 is for amplifiers, speakers, and audio mixing equipment to work with both the computers and the sound field systems in the classrooms.  Five vendors submitted bids for the equipment.  We will recommend that the Board accept the low bid of Yanda's Pro Audio and Video of Kearney for this work.  Bid information is included on the attached bid summary sheet.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the bid of Yanda's Pro Audio & Video of Kearney in the amount of $105,687.00 for multimedia equipment, as specified.
Action(s):
Move to accept the bid of Yanda's Pro Audio & Video of Kearney in the amount of $105,687.00 for multimedia equipment, as specified. Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty and a second by Kyle Harshbarger.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.B. Personnel -
4.B.I. Acceptance of Resignations
Rationale:  We have received a letter of retirement resignation from Marilee Kulhanek, 5th grade teacher at Central Elementary School; and letters of resignation from Brad Johnson, industrial technology teacher at Kearney High School; and Holly Johnson, who was hired last month as a .25 FTE art teacher at Kenwood Elementary School.  These resignations will be effective the end of the 2010-2011 school year.  We will ask that the Board of Education accept these resignations.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the retirement resignation of Marilee Kulhanek, 5th grade teacher at Central Elementary School; and the resignations of Brad Johnson, industrial technology teacher at Kearney High School; with regret, effective the end of the 2010-2011 school year; and Holly Johnson, .25 FTE art teacher at Kenwood Elementary School.
Action(s):
Move to accept the retirement resignation of Marilee Kulhanek, 5th grade teacher at Central Elementary School; and the resignations of Brad Johnson, industrial technology teacher at Kearney High School; with regret, effective the end of the 2010-2011 school year; and Holly Johnson, .25 FTE art teacher at Kenwood Elementary School. Passed with a motion by Rosemary Northwall and a second by Kyle Harshbarger.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B.II. Approval to Exceed the TERIP Stipend Cap for 2010-2011
Rationale:  We have received a request for the Temporary Early Retirement Incentive Stipend from Marilee Kulhanek.  As a result, we are at a total payout of $942,800.47 for 24 staff members this year and we will need to ask the Board of Education to authorize exceeding the $350,000.00 TERIP stipend payout cap for the 2010-2011 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to exceed the $350,000.00 Temporary Early Retirement Incentive Program stipend payout cap for the 2010-2011 school year
4.B.III. Approval of TERIP Stipend Request of Marilee Kulhanek
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the TERIP stipend request of Marilee Kulhanek, for the 2010-2011 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the TERIP stipend request of Marilee Kulhanek, for the 2010-2011 school year,as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the TERIP stipend request of Marilee Kulhanek, for the 2010-2011 school year,as presented. Passed with a motion by Rosemary Northwall and a second by Tim Higgins.
Move to approve the TERIP stipend request of Marilee Kulhanek, for the 2010-2011 school year,as presented. Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty and a second by Kyle Harshbarger.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B.IV. 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 2011-2012 school year:

Kayleen Fleming        BS+27, Step 1    Sunrise & Horizon Honors English
Jenny True                BA+18, Step 4    Sunrise 6th grade English
Lindsey Ring             BA, Step 1           High School speech/debate/English
Reba Bierman           BA, Step 1           Meadowlark 1st grade
Jessika Lehmann      BA, Step 1           Kenwood 1st grade
Christina Trout          BA, Step 1          .50 FTE Northeast early childhood SPED
Christie Fish              BA, Step 1          Northeast kindergarten
(Employment contingent upon ability to acquire Nebraska teacher certification)
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public schools for the 2011-2012 school year: Kayleen Fleming BS+27, Step 1, Sunrise & Horizon Honors English Jenny True BA+18, Step 4, Sunrise 6th grade English; Lindsey Ring, BA, Step 1, High School speech/debate/English; Reba Bierman, BA, Step 1, Meadowlark 1st grade; Jessika Lehmann, BA, Step 1, Kenwood 1st grade; Christina Trout, BA, Step 1, .50 FTE Northeast early childhood SPED; and Christie Fish, BA, Step 1, Northeast kindergarten (employment contingent upon her ability to acquire Nebraska teacher certification).
Action(s):
Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public schools for the 2011-2012 school year: Kayleen Fleming BS+27, Step 1, Sunrise & Horizon Honors English Jenny True BA+18, Step 4, Sunrise 6th grade English; Lindsey Ring, BA, Step 1, High School speech/debate/English; Reba Bierman, BA, Step 1, Meadowlark 1st grade; Jessika Lehmann, BA, Step 1, Kenwood 1st grade; Christina Trout, BA, Step 1, .50 FTE Northeast early childhood SPED; and Christie Fish, BA, Step 1, Northeast kindergarten (employment contingent upon her ability to acquire Nebraska teacher certification). Passed with a motion by Rosemary Northwall and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B.V. Set Administrator Compensation for the 2011-2012 School Year
Rationale:  The negotiations committee has met to discuss salaries and compensation for administrative staff. They have studied the district's financial situation and are now prepared to make a decision regarding the compensation for these employees for the 2011-2012 school year.
Action(s):
not a reflection of the job our adminsitrators ard doign with with the state aid and the financial situation. Move to freeze compensation rates for our adm. personnel for the 2011-2012 school year. 0% Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B.VI. Set Classified & Classified Exempt Compensation for the 2011-2012 School Year
Rationale:  The negotiations committee has met to discuss salaries and compensation for the classified and classified exempt staff.  They have studied the district's financial situation and are now prepared to make a decision regarding the compensation for these employees for the 2011-2012 school year.
Action(s):
Sing of financial times and not reflect of job our employees are doing and seedin dsta Freeze compensation rates for classified and exempt personnel for 2011-2012 school year. 0% Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.C. Miscellaneous -
4.C.I. Move to Closed Session
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to move to closed session for the purpose of discussing negotiations and other personnel matters.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing negotiations and other personnel matters.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing negotiations and other personnel matters. Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty and a second by Kyle Harshbarger.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.C.II. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
4.C.III. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting
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