Public Meeting Agenda: June 13, 2011 at 7:00 PM - June 13, 2011 Regular Board of Education Meeting

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June 13, 2011 at 7:00 PM - June 13, 2011 Regular Board of Education Meeting Agenda

June 13, 2011 at 7:00 PM - June 13, 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 Jonathan Lumbard from the Spirit of Life Open Bible 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 Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Presentations
2.A. Recognition of KHS Boys' and Girls' Track individual 1st and 2nd place winners
Rationale:  The Board of Education will recognize the 1st and 2nd place winners from Kearney High School at the State Track Meet in May:

Zach Maloley     1st place    Shot put
Katie Smith       1st place    High jump
Jacob Olson      2nd place   800 and 1600
2.B. Quality Assurance Review External Visitation Team Report
Rationale:  Dr. Carol Renner will report on the results of the external visitation for Kearney Public Schools State Accreditation, indicating the commendations and recommendations for improvement.  The district is required to implement a continuous school improvement plan as part of the accreditation model.
2.C. Healthy Living Activities in our Schools & PEP Grant Reports
Rationale:  Cari Franzen, KPS Wellness Coordinator; and Dr. Kate Heelan, Project Evaluator; will share the positive results of healthy strategies incorporated into the schools as measured by students' body mass index (BMI).  One building reversed a trend toward overweight students. 
2.D. Industrial Technology Vision Presentation
Rationale:  Dr. Dostal and Dr. Meyer will talk about the vision for the future for the Industrial Technology program at Kearney High School.
2.E. Strategic Planning Process
Rationale:  Dave Glover will describe the strategic planning process that the Board of Education and administration will begin in the near future.
2.F. 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.G. Legislative Wrap-up
Rationale:  Dr. Brian Maher will report to the Board of Education on final activity in the Nebraska Unicameral for this session 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 Julie Agard and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the May 9, 2011 Regular Meeting, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the May 9, 2011 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the June claims, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the June claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the June financial reports, as presented
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the June Financial Reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of Change Orders P-005, B-004 & ML-008
Rationale:  Change Order P-005 for the Park School renovation and addition project, addresses four (4) changes in the contract:

1.    Larger breaker and wiring for the data rooms for the additional amount of
       $820.00.
     
2.    Providing and installing a lintel above a new door cut in the existing kitchen wall
       for the additional amount of $411.00.

3.    Cutting an opening, providing and installing a new door to the electrical room 
       and exit hardware for the existing door and the new door for the additional
       amount of $6,258.00.

4.    Hardware for expansion joint and cover between the existing dining room
       floor and the expansion area for the additional amount of $1,755.00.

The total cost of this Change Order is $9,514.00 and is brought forward as Change Order #P-005 for the Park School addition and renovation project.

Change Order B-004 for the Bryant Elementary School addition and renovaton project, incorporates the following changes:

1.    Replace the fiberglass panel wall that was originally intended for the center
       window on the east side of the gym, with a fabricated on site, externally
       insulated fiberglass panel for the additional amount of $2,058.00.

2.    Updated hardware on the door of the electrical room to allow faster exit of
       the room for the additional amount of $1,090.00.

3.    Hardware for expansion joint and cover between the existing dining room
       floor and the expansion area for the additional amount of $981.00.

4.    Addition piping for the well field due to relocating of the final row of wells
       away from sanitary piping for the additional amount of $2,511.00.

5.    Installation of a lintel above a new door opening for the additional amount
       of $339.00.

6.    Installation of all new tile in the kitchen to make all of the tile match for the
       additional amount of $1,995.00.

The total cost of this Change Order is $8,974.00 and is brought forward as Change Order B-004 for the Bryant School addition and renovation project.

Change Order ML-008 for the Meadowlark School addition and renovation project addressed the following items:

1.    Reduction of $1,495.00 to provide a 24-gauge steel cap to the perimeter of the
       roof rather than aluminum.

2.    Additional concrete work on the west end of the north side of the building
       for the additional amount of $2,314.00.

3.    Contractor-supplied materials and labor for fitting the Life Skills Room for a
       projector for the additional amount of $1,114.00.

The total cost of this Change Order is $1,933.00 and is brought forward as Change Order #ML-008 for the Meadowlark School addition and renovation project.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the following Change Orders, as presented: Change Order P-005 for the Park School renovation and addition project, addresses four (4) changes in the contract: 1. Larger breaker and wiring for the data rooms in the amount of $820.00. 2. Providing and installing a lintel above a new door cut in the existing kitchen wall for the additional amount of $411.00. 3. Cutting an opening, providing and installing a new door to the electrical room and exit hardware for the existing door and the new door for the additional amount of $6,258.00. 4. Hardware for expansion joint and cover between the existing dining room floor and the expansion area for the additional amount of $1,755.00. The total cost of this Change Order is $9,514.00 and is brought forward as Change Order #P-005 for the Park School addition and renovation project. Change Order B-004 for the Bryant Elementary School addition and renovaton project, incorporates the following changes: 1. Replace the fiberglass panel wall that was originally intended for the center window on the east side of the gym, with a fabricated on site, externally insulated fiberglass panel for the additional amount of $2,058.00. 2. Updated hardware on the door of the electrical room to allow faster exit of the room for the additional amount of $1,090.00. 3. Hardware for expansion joint and cover between the existing dining room floor and the expansion area for the additional amount of $981.00. 4. Addition piping for the well field due to relocating of the final row of wells away from sanitary piping for the additional amount of $2,511.00. 5. Installation of a lintel above a new door opening for the additional amount of $339.00. 6. Installation of all new tile in the kitchen to make all of the tile match for the additional amount of $1,995.00. The total cost of this Change Order is $8,974.00 and is brought forward as Change Order B-004 for the Bryant School addition and renovation project. Change Order ML-008 for the Meadowlark School addition and renovation project addressed the following items: 1. Reduction of $1,495.00 to provide a 24-gauge steel cap to the perimeter of the roof rather than aluminum. 2. Additional concrete work on the west end of the north side of the building for the additional amount of $2,314.00. 3. Contractor-supplied materials and labor for fitting the Life Skills Room for a projector for the additional amount of $1,114.00. The total cost of this Change Order is $1,933.00 and is brought forward as Change Order #ML-008 for the Meadowlark School addition and renovation project.
3.E. Set Meal Prices in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2011-2012 School Year
Rationale:  The Bearcat Diner would like to recommend a 10-cent increase in meal pricing for the 2011-2012 school year.   This represents a 4.5% increase on a high school meal.  This is necessary to compensate for the increased costs associated with the operation of the food service program. 

Section 205 of the Health, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 addresses equity in school lunch pricing, which requires us to gradually increase prices until we reach the targeted lunch price of $2.46.  The reasoning is that we are required to provide the same level of support for paid student lunches as for lunches served to students that are free or reduced.

Food costs continue to rise and are greatly affected by the fluctuation in the cost of fuel.  Bids for bread, milk, and other food items will not be completed until late June or early July.  We do not foresee any significant decrease in our costs.

The Bearcat Diner did not implement a meal price increase last school year.

Recommended breakfast/lunch prices for the 2011-2012 school year:

Breakfast:                                                Lunch:

Elementary              $1.25                         Elementary        $2.05
Middle School           $1.50                        Middle School     $2.25
High School              $1.50                        High School        $2.30
Reduced                       .30                                                      .40
Adults                       $1.75                       Adults                 $2.75
                                                                 Restaurant 
                                                                 Pizza Meal          $2.90
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set the following breakfast/lunch prices in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2011-2012 school year: Breakfast: Lunch: Elementary $1.25 Elementary $2.05 MiddleSchool $1.50 Middle School $2.25 High School $1.50 High School $2.30 Reduced .30 .40 Adults $1.75 Adults $2.75 Restaurant Pizza Meal $2.90
3.F. Set Date for Summer Board of Education Special Retreat Meeting
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education conducts a special retreat meeting in June or  July.  We are proposing that a special public retreat meeting of the Board of Education be held on Wednesday, June 15th from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. in Conference Room C at Educational Service Unit #10, 76 Plaza Boulevard, Kearney, Ne.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set Wednesday, June 15, 2011 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. in Conference Room C at Educational Service Unit #10, 76 Plaza Boulevard, Kearney, Ne.,for a special public retreat meeting of the Board of Education, for the purpose of discussing: 1. Boundaries 2. Buffalo Hills School opportunities 3. Research-based decision making 4. Strategic plan
3.G. Ratification of the Negotiated Agreement with the Kearney Education Association for contract terms for certificated staff, excepting administrative staff, in the Kearney Public Schools, for the 2011-2012 school year
Rationale:  The district has reached an agreement with the KEA for the 2011-12 school year.  The agreement calls for a 0% increase in the base and allows horizontal and vertical movement on the salary schedule.  Other changes involve the calculations of summer pay and extra duty pay, restrictions on sick leave allowance, a change to the horizontal movement deadline, and changes to professional and personal leave provisions.  With the horizontal and vertical movement, the salary increase is 1.4%.
Recommended Motion(s):  To ratify the Negotiated Agreement with the Kearney Education Association, for contract terms for certificated staff, excepting administrative staff, in the Kearney Public Schools, for the 2011-2012 school year.
3.H. Approval of Facility Use Handbook and Revised Building Rental Fee Schedule for the Kearney Public Schools for 2011-2012
Rationale:  Several years ago, we determined that our rental rates for our facilities had been static for many years.  We decided to immediately implement a 5% increase each year until we reached levels that would be more in line with rates for other facilities in the community.  This year's increases represent the 4th year of these adjustments.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the revised Kearney Public Schools Facility Use Handbook and Revised Building Rental Fee Schedule for 2011-2012.
3.I. Approval of Increase in Student Activity Ticket Fee for 2011-2012 School Year
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve an increase in the price of the Kearney Public Schools student activity ticket from $20.00 to $35.00 beginning the 2011-2012 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the increase in the Kearney Public Schools student activity ticket price from $20.00 to $35.00 beginning the 2011-2012 school year.
4. Regular Agenda
4.A. Business -
4.A.I. Approval of Bid for Property/Liability & Worker Compensation Insurance Coverage
Rationale:  The district has completed the bidding process for insurance bids in the area of property/liability and worker compensation insurance.  The district last bid out insurance in 2007.  The attached bid summary indicates the results of the bidding process. 

It is the recommendation that the district award both the property/liability and worker compensation insurance coverage to ALICAP.  ALICAP is an insurance pool of Nebraska schools under the umbrella of the Nebraska Association of School Boards.
Consistent with the bid specifications, this is a three-year minimum commitment.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the bid of ALICAP for property/liability and worker compensation insurance for the Kearney Public Schools, as specified in the bid summary sheet.
Action(s):
Move to accept the bid of ALICAP for property/liability and worker compensation insurance for the Kearney Public Schools, as specified in the bid summary sheet. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.A.II. Approval of Bid for Network Switch Equipment
Rationale:  Kearney Public Schools advertised in the Kearney Hub and on the technology department website beginning May 17, 2011, that a bid was available for network switching equipment.  This equipment is being used by Kearney Public Schools to supply network service to buildings with new cabling.  Most of the cabling is part of construction projects, but some is to accommodate the wireless network upgrade. 
Bids were opened on June 7, 2011 at 2:30 P.M. and 7 vendors bid on the equipment.
After an extensive review of the bids, we will recommend that the low bid of SDN Communications of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, be accepted.
Recommended Motion(s):  To accept the low bid of SDN Communications of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for network switch equipment in the amount of $138,152.74, and the alternate configuration software in the amount of $3,126.67, for a total amount of $141,279.41.
Action(s):
To accept the low bid of SDN Communications of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for network switch equipment in the amount of $138,152.74, and the alternate configuration software in the amount of $3,126.67, for a total amount of $141,279.41. Dave G. - Satisfied with their ability to provide the product? Gary N. - Yes. We have talked with them. 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 letters of resignation from Kim Becker, 4th grade teacher at Glenwood Elementary School; and Trent Steele, Assistant Principal at Kearney High School.  We will recommend that the Board of Education accept these resignations. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignations of Kim Becker, 4th grade teacher at Glenwood Elementary School; and Trent Steele, Assistant Principal at Kearney High School;with regret.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignations of Kim Becker, 4th grade teacher at Glenwood Elementary School; and Trent Steele, Assistant Principal at Kearney High School;with regret. Kyle H. - Search for Asst. Prin.? Dr. Maher - Internally Kyle - Becker? Norma - We have filled. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B.II. 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:

Jorden Tobey            BA, Step 1        Northeast 4th grade
Jayne Schroeder       BA, Step 1        Kenwood kindergarten
Allie Nightingale        BA, Step 1        Meadowlark 2nd grade
Melissa Petersen      BS, Step 1        Glenwood 4th grade
Rivkah Addy-Raffaeli BA, Step 1        Kenwood .25 FTE art teacher 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public schools for the 2011-2012 school year: Jorden Tobey, BA, Step 1, Northeast 4th grade; Jayne Schroeder, BA, Step 1, Kenwood kindergarten; Allie Nightingale, BA, Step 1, Meadowlark 2nd grade; Melissa Petersen, BS, Step 1, Glenwood 4th grade; and Rivkah Addy Raffaeli,BA,Step 1,.25 FTE art teacher at Kenwood School.
Action(s):
Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public schools for the 2011-2012 school year: Jorden Tobey, BA, Step 1, Northeast 4th grade; Jayne Schroeder, BA, Step 1, Kenwood kindergarten; Allie Nightingale, BA, Step 1, Meadowlark 2nd grade; Melissa Petersen, BS, Step 1, Glenwood 4th grade; and Rivkah Addy Raffaeli,BA,Step 1,.25 FTE art teacher at Kenwood School. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.C. Miscellaneous -
4.C.I. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting Passed with a motion by Kyle Harshbarger and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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