Public Meeting Agenda: May 8, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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May 8, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

May 8, 2017 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 presented. Passed with a motion by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and a second by Julie Agard.
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 anyone wishes to speak to an item that is not on this evening's 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.

 

2. Presentations -
2.A. Recognition of Jonah Bennett, Omaha World Herald All-Academic 1st Team Member in the West Central Region
Rationale:  Kearney High School student, Jonah Bennett, was selected to the 1st team in the west central region for the Omaha World Herald All-Academic Awards.  We will recognize Jonah for this outstanding achievement.
2.B. Recognition of KHS HOSA International Competition Qualifiers
Rationale: 

We will recognize the HOSA Future Healthcare Professionals international qualifiers at the May 8, 2017 Board of Education meeting.  KHS qualified 8 students for international competition in June, 2017 - Mariana Paredes in Extemporaneous Health Poster; Chloe Lundgren in Extemporaneous Writing; Michaela Walker in Chapter Reflection; and Bodhi Jelinek, Ryli Robideau and Drew Fritson in Creative Problem Solving.  Their sponsors are Terri Rech and Bob Talbitzer.  Alternates are Aleksei Tanory-Sandoval in Sports Medicine, and Fatima and Mariana Paredes in Career Health Display.

2.C. Recognition of KHS FBLA State Winners & Qualifiers
Rationale:  We will recognize the KHS FBLA state winners and national qualifiers at the State Leadership Conference in Omaha, NE., April 6-8, 2017.  The national qualifiers are:  Allison Sheen, 1st in Parliamentary Procedure written exam; Allison Sheen and Mia Kegley, 1st in Entrepreneurship and 3rd in Hospitality Management; and Harish Yerra, 1st in Introduction to Information Technology.  The Chapter earned the Gold Seal Award of Merit and a Sweepstakes Award.  FLBA advisor, Tennille Allison, was recognized as the Nebraska FBLA "Outstanding Advisor".  The national competition will be held in Anaheim, CA., June 27-July 3, 2017.
2.D. Recognition of KHS FCCLA State Winners & National Qualifiers
Rationale: 

We will recognize the KHS FCCLA state champions and national qualifying teams for 2017.  This year, three students from Kearney High School competed in the STAR events at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference.  Three teams won state champion or state runner-up status thus earning the opportunity to represent Nebraska at the National Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN, July 2-7, 2017:

Leslie Aspen, State Champion, Nutrition and Wellness Sr., Gold and National Qualifier

Mia Kegley, State Runner-up, Job Interview, Gold and National Qualifier

Andrew Hale, State Runner-up, Clothing Construction, Gold and National Qualifier

Destiny Henne, Chapter website, Top 15 in the nation, selected for Level II National Leadership Competition

Carmen Warner and Kristin Vest earned ACE (Advisors Committed to Excellence) Awards during the SLC.  Kristin Vest was also selected as Nebraska's Master Advisor recipient and will be recognized during the National Leadership Conference in July.  The Chapter was recognized with a Gold Chapter Award and Mia Kegley was elected Nebraska FCCLA State President for the 2017-2018 school year. 

2.E. Legislative Update
Rationale:  Dr. Kent Edwards will report to the Board of Education on recent activity in the Nebraska Unicameral that affects education.
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. alex - 57,408 - facilities Walters - facilities - Trent - bid out in the fall. SBF - Sampson Const. two items - Chris - High School - $1.69 m Alex - $100,000 bid out and on consent agenda but the elevator was on regular agenda. Chris - Approving a bid for the elevator and this other was just a claim Trent - bid on elect. was in bid package last fall. Dave - appreciate distinction and follow up on that. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Mrs. Kathy Gifford.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
3.A. Approval of the April 10, 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the April 10, 2017 regular meeting of the Board of Education, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the May, 2017 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the May claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the May, 2017 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the May financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of the KHS HOSA Student Trip to the HOSA ILC Competition in Orlando, Fl., June 20-24, 2017
Rationale:  The KHS HOSA chapter international qualifiers are asking approval to attend the HOSA ILC in Orlando, Fl., on June 20-24, 2017, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS HOSA student trip to the HOSA ILC in Orlando, Fl.,June 20-24, 2017, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.E. Approval of the KHS FBLA Student Trip to the FBLA National Leadership Conference on June 27-July 3, 2017 in Anaheim, Ca.
Rationale:  The national qualifiers from the KHS FBLA chapter are requesting permission to attend the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Ca., June 27-July 3, 2017.  Kearney plans to travel with the Nebraska FBLA delegation by plane from Nebraska to Anaheim.  There will be no direct cost incurred by the school district.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the FBLA student trip to the FBLA National Leadership Conference to Anaheim, Ca.,, June 27-July 3, 2017, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.F. Approval of KHS Student Trip to the Speech National Individual Events Tournament of Champions, May 12-14, 2017 in Kansas City, MO.
Rationale:  The six qualifying students and two coaches from the KHS speech team would like approval to travel to Kansas City, Mo., from May 12-14, 2017 for the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions.  They will travel by motor coach.  There will be no cost incurred by the school district.  Adult chaperones include Jonathan Anderson and Sarah Essay. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS speech student trip to the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions in Kansas City, Mo., May 12-14, 2017, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.G. Approval of KHS FCCLA Trip to the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN., July 2-7, 2017
Rationale:  The KHS FCCLA Chapter is requesting permission to travel to the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN., July 2-7, 2017, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.  Two parents will chaperone the students on the trip. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS FCCLA Chapter trip to the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN., July 2-7, 2017, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.H. Approval of Sale of Construction Technology Class Project House
Rationale: 

We will ask the Board of Education to approve the sale of this year's Construction Technology Class Project House located at 4504 16th Ave. Place, Kearney, NE, to Ryan and Melissa Wuellner for a purchase price of $274,900.00, and authorize Chris Nelson to sign all forms and documents to execute said sale.

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the purchase agreement for the sale of the Construction Technology Class Project House located at 4504 16th Avenue Place, Kearney, NE., to Ryan and Melissa Wuellner for the purchase price of $274,900.00, and authorize Chris Nelson to sign all forms and documents to execute said sale.
3.I. Approval of the Revised 2017-2018 Student Fee Schedule for the Kearney Public Schools
Rationale: 

We will recommend the following changed to the Student Fees for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year:

Transportation Fees - $117 to $120

Lunch Fees - 5-cent increase to lunches only.

    Elementary - $1.50 breakfast, $2.35 lunch

    Middle School - $1.75 breakfast, $2.55 lunch

    High School - $1.75 breakfast, $2.60 lunch

    Adults - $2.10 breakfast, $3.55 lunch

Instrument Rental -

    Orchestra remains the same at $55

    Band increase from $110 to $115

Activity Tickets - Keep at $50

Facilities Use Rental Fees - Remain the same

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the revised Student Fee Schedule for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year, as presented.
4. Regular Agenda - Personnel
4.A. Acceptance of Resignations
Rationale: 

We have received letters of resignation from Mallory Nutt, physical education and health teacher at Kearney High School; Nathan Coan, social studies teacher at Kearney High School; and Kristin Vest, family and consumer science teacher at Kearney High School; effective the end of the 2016-2017 school year.  We will recommend that the Board accept these resignations.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignations of Mallory Nutt, physical education and health teacher at Kearney High School; Nathan Coan, social studies teacher at Kearney High School; and Kristin Vest, family and consumer science teacher at Kearney High School; with regret, effective the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignations of Mallory Nutt, physical education and health teacher at Kearney High School; Nathan Coan, social studies teacher at Kearney High School; and Kristin Vest, family and consumer science teacher at Kearney High School; with great regret, effective the end of the 2016-2017 school year. Passed with a motion by Angela Nickel and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B. Approval of Certificated 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 2017-2018 school year:

Dillon Goltl          MA, Step 4          1.00 FTE industrial technology teacher at Sunrise Middle School

(pending his ability to secure appropriate certification)

Sara Kucera        MA, Step 5          1.00 FTE 1st grade teacher at Emerson Elementary School

Joee Beckman     BA, Step 1          1.00 FTE special education teacher at Kearney High School

Jason Sutton       1.00 FTE Assistant Principal at Sunrise Middle School

William Wagner   BA, Step 8          1.00 FTE science teacher at Kearney High School

Jennifer Cramer   BA, Step 1          1.00 FTE family/consumer science teacher at Kearney High School

(pending her ability to secure appropriate certification)

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following certificated staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year: Dillon Goltl MA, Step 4, 1.00 FTE industrial technology teacher at Sunrise Middle School;(pending his ability to secure appropriate certification); Sara Kucera, MA, Step 5, 1.00 FTE 1st grade teacher at Emerson Elementary School; Joee Beckman, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE special education teacher at Kearney High School; Jason Sutton, 1.00 FTE Assistant Principal at Sunrise Middle School; William Wagner, BA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE science teacher at Kearney High School; and Jennifer Cramer, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE family/consumer science teacher at Kearney High School(pending her ability to secure appropriate certification).
Action(s):
Move to employ the following certificated staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year: Dillon Goltl MA, Step 4, 1.00 FTE industrial technology teacher at Sunrise Middle School;(pending his ability to secure appropriate certification); Sara Kucera, MA, Step 5, 1.00 FTE 1st grade teacher at Emerson Elementary School; Joee Beckman, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE special education teacher at Kearney High School; Jason Sutton, 1.00 FTE Assistant Principal at Sunrise Middle School; William Wagner, BA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE science teacher at Kearney High School; and Jennifer Cramer, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE family/consumer science teacher at Kearney High School(pending her ability to secure appropriate certification). Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.C. Approval of Employment of Associate Superintendent
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the employment of Mr. Jason Mundorf as Associate Superintendent of the Kearney Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ Mr. Jason Mundorf as Associate Superintendent of the Kearney Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year, in accordance with the terms of the Administrator Supervision and Evaluation Model.
Action(s):
Move to employ Mr. Jason Mundorf as Associate Superintendent of the Kearney Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year, in accordance with the terms of the Administrator Supervision and Evaluation Model. Passed with a motion by Angela Nickel and a second by Mrs. Kathy Gifford.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5. Regular Agenda - Business
5.A. Approval of Bid for Elevator for Administration Building
Rationale: 

Kearney Public Schools advertised for bids starting March 14, 2017 for the elevator for the Kearney Public Schools Administration Building at 310 West 24th Street.  The elevator was specified as a machine room-less hydraulic passenger elevator.  The work was advertised in the Kearney Hub and in the plans rooms in the area.  Listed below is the only bid that was received.

Company                    Base Bid

O'Keefe Elevator          $75,900.00

We will recommend that this bid be accepted.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the bid of O'Keefe Elevator in the amount of $75,900.00 for a machine room-less hydraulic passenger elevator for the Kearney Public Schools Administration Building.
Action(s):
Move to accept the bid of O'Keefe Elevator in the amount of $75,900.00 for a machine room-less hydraulic passenger elevator for the Kearney Public Schools Administration Building. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Mrs. Kathy Gifford.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. Cast Vote for NASB Legislation Committee Member #9
Rationale: 

Each member represented by Legislation Committee Member #9 is entitled to one vote for this seat.  The vote must be cast and returned to NASB by May 26, 2017.  The person chosen to be Legislation Committee Member #9 will be announced and formally approved at the June 17, 2017 NASB  Board meeting, and the members will officially take office July 1.  The candidates for Legislation Committee Member #9 are:

Tim Higgins, Kearney

Skip Altig, North Platte

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to cast the vote of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education for _______________for NASB Legislation Committee Member #9, and direct the Board President to submit said nomination to the NASB.
Action(s):
Move to cast the vote of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education for _______________for NASB Legislation Committee Member #9, and direct the Board President to submit said nomination to the NASB. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.B. Set Dates for Two Special Work Session Meetings of the Board of Education
Rationale: 

The Board of Education is in need of scheduling two special work session meetings of the Board of Education prior to the regular June Board of Education meeting.

One work session would be to review possible modifications to the Superintendent Evaluation Instrument.

Another work session would be held to review feedback from the stakeholders who attended the Northeast "listening and information session" in regard the proposed Northeast addition and renovation project.

We will ask the Board of Education to set the dates, times and locations for these special work session meetings.

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set___________, __________, 2017 at_______P.M. at_______________________, for a special work session meeting of the Board of Education to review possible modifications to the Superintendent Evaluation Instrument; and to set______________, _____________, 2017 at_______P.M. at__________________ for a special work session meeting of the Board of Education for the purpose of reviewing feedback from the Northeast School stakeholders in regard to the proposed addition and renovation project at that school.
Action(s):
Move to set___________, __________, 2017 at_______P.M. at_______________________, for a special work session meeting of the Board of Education to review possible modifications to the Superintendent Evaluation Instrument; and to set______________, _____________, 2017 at_______P.M. at__________________ for a special work session meeting of the Board of Education for the purpose of reviewing feedback from the Northeast School stakeholders in regard to the proposed addition and renovation project at that school. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.C. Set Date for Summer Board Retreat
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education conducts special retreat meetings in the winter and summer.  We will ask the Board of Education to set the date, time and location for the 2017 Summer Board Retreat.
Recommended Motion(s):  Moved to set Monday, June 26, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. in the 1st floor Whittier Conference Room, 320 West 24th St., Kearney, NE, for the special summer retreat meeting of the Board of Education.
Action(s):
Moved to set Monday, June 26, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. in the 1st floor Whittier Conference Room, 320 West 24th St., Kearney, NE, for the special summer retreat meeting of the Board of Education. Passed with a motion by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.D. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Mrs. Kathy Gifford.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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