Public Meeting Agenda: June 12, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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June 12, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

June 12, 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 Angela Nickel 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 agenda that is set aside for public participation.  If anyone would like to speak to an item that is not on this evening's meeting agenda, they should identify themselves at this time.  If anyone would like 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 KHS FFA State Winners
Rationale: 

We will recognize Ralston Ripp who won a silver medal in extemporaneous speaking, and the Senior Livestock Evaluation Team who received 1st place in the beef category at the Nebraska State FFA Convention in April.

 

2.B. Recognition of KHS Girls' State Track Meet Champion and the Class A State Track Runner-up Team
Rationale: 

We will recognize the following member of the girls' track team who was the Class A state champion and the team for finishing the meet as the Class A state runner-up.

Ella Godfrey - Class A champion in shot and discus

Girls' Track Team - Class A runner-up team

 

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 - On $92,305.51 for BD for one of our pprojects? Chris - Multiple projects - owners rep. expenses for high school and middle schools and current const. project at CO. Alex - Bid over $60,000? Haven't seen the bid. We have to make sure if over that we need to take bids before claims. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Mrs. Kathy Gifford.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the May 8, 2017 Regular Meeting, the May 22, 2017 Special Work Session Meeting, and the May 24, 2017 Special Work Session Meeting, of the Board of Education
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the May 8, 2017 regular meeting, the May 22, 2017 special work session meeting, and the May 24, 2017 special work session meeting, of the Board of Education, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the June Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the June claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the June Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the June financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of Bid for Milk Products in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2017-2018 School Year
Rationale: 

Bid requests for milk products were send to two companies:  Hiland Dairy and Dean Foods/Land-O-Lakes.  Hiland Dairy submitted the only bid.  We will recommend that the bid of Hiland Dairy be accepted for milk products for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year.  The prices bid are as follows:

 

Product

Hiland

½ pint 1% white milk

.1775

½ pint skim chocolate milk

.1800

½ pint skim strawberry milk

.1800

½ pint orange juice

.3010

4 oz. 100% orange juice cartons

.1920

4 oz. 100% apple juice cartons

.1875

5# Cottage Cheese 1%

6.95

5# Sour Cream (Low Fat)

6.55

 

 

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the bid of Hiland Dairy for milk products for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year, as listed.
3.E. Approval of Bid for Bread Products in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2017-2018 School Year
Rationale: 

Bid requests for bread products were sent to Bimbo Bakeries USA (Sara Lee), and Pan-O-Gold Baking Company.  Bimbo Bakeries is the only company that submitted a bid this year.  The proposed prices are as follows:

53% Whole Grain Bread 24 oz.              $1.27

Whole Grain Bread Loaf 20 oz.               $1.10

Whole Grain Hamburger Buns, 12 ct.      $1.48

Whole Grain Hot Dog Buns, 16 ct.          $1.89

Whole Grain Dinner Rolls, 12 ct.            $1.10

Whole Grain Steak Buns, 24 ct.             $4.00

 

We will recommend that the Board of Education accept the bid of Bimbo Bakeries USA (Sara Lee), as listed, for bread products for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the bid prices of Bimbo Bakeries USA (Sara Lee), as listed, for bread products for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year.
4. Regular Agenda - Personnel
4.A. Acceptance of Resignations
Rationale:  We have received letters of resignation from Jessica Stubbs, math teacher at Kearney High School; and Jamie Kozeal, 4th grade teacher at Windy Hills Elementary School;  effective immediately. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignations of Jessica Stubbs, math teacher at Kearney High School; and Jamie Kozeal, 4th grade teacher at Windy Hills Elementary School; with regret, effective immediately.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignations of Jessica Stubbs, math teacher at Kearney High School; and Jamie Kozeal, 4th grade teacher at Windy Hills Elementary School; with regret, effective immediately. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Angela Nickel.
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 certificated staff for the 2017-2018 school year:

Ryan Waters          BA, Step 6           1.00 FTE social studies teacher at Kearney High School

Caley Nelsen          BA+27, Step 8     1.00 FTE physical education teacher at Kearney High School

Karen Kropp          MA+36, Step 8     1.00 FTE family/consumer science teacher at Kearney High School

Melinda Hogeland   BA, Step 1           1.00 FTE 3rd grade teacher at Kenwood Elementary School

Katharine Mundorf  MA, Step 8          1.00 FTE 3rd grade at Kenwood Elementary School 

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following certificated staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year: Ryan Waters, BA, Step 6, 1.00 FTE social studies teacher at Kearney High School; Caley Nelsen, BA+27, Step 8, 1.00 FTE physical education teacher at Kearney High School; Karen Kropp, MA+36, Step 8, 1.00 FTE family/consumer science teacher at Kearney High School; Melinda Hogeland, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE 3rd grade teacher at Kenwood Elementary School; and Katharine Mundorf, MA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE 3rd grade teacher at Kenwood Elementary School.
Action(s):
Move to employ the following certificated staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year: Ryan Waters, BA, Step 6, 1.00 FTE social studies teacher at Kearney High School; Caley Nelsen, BA+27, Step 8, 1.00 FTE physical education teacher at Kearney High School; Karen Kropp, MA+36, Step 8, 1.00 FTE family/consumer science teacher at Kearney High School; Melinda Hogeland, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE 3rd grade teacher at Kenwood Elementary School; and Katharine Mundorf, MA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE 3rd grade teacher at Kenwood Elementary School. Passed with a motion by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Regular Agenda - Business
5.A. Approval of Implementation Option for the Northeast Elementary School Addition & Renovation Project
Rationale:  The purpose of this action item is to determine what course of action the district will take concerning the placement of Northeast Elementary School students.  The district has presented the Board with multiple options regarding the placement of students while construction takes place at Northeast for the 2018-2019 school year.  After two meetings with Northeast stakeholders, the list has been narrowed to options that include remaining at Northeast or use of a neighborhood church.
Action(s):
Move to app. ipl. option to include one additional room in the northwest section of the building and for students to remain onsite during the project. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.B. Approval of Employment of Construction Manager at Risk
Rationale:  The Board Finance Committee and members of the Administration interviewed four firms for the position of Construction Manager at Risk for the Northeast and Buffalo Hills Elementary Schools projects.  The committee is recommending the selection of BD Construction for this work. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the employment of BD Construction to serve as the Construction Manager at Risk for the Northeast and Buffalo Hills Elementary Schools projects.
Action(s):
Move to approve the employment of BD Construction to serve as the Construction Manager at Risk for the Northeast and Buffalo Hills Elementary Schools projects. Dave - Thanks to Chris for soliciting bids and interview process coordination. BD has shown they can do good service tous and good history. Angie - Get Kent? Dave - Dont' know. Alex - Based oon their ability to perform and the last two projects $450,000 under budget at HMS and $55,000 for Sunrise which is worth noting. Under time and under budget on bothprojects. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Mrs. Kathy Gifford.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.C. Approval of Bid for Resurfacing of Sunrise Middle School Track
Rationale:  The Kearney Public schools advertised for bids starting May 24, 2017 for resurfacing the Sunrise Middle School track with asphalt.  The work would be completed by August, 2017 and the striping would be done in September after the asphalt has cured.  The project was advertised in the Kearney Hub for 2 weeks. Bids were opened on June 6th and we received only one bid.  The bid was from JIL in the amount of $105,820.  We had estimated the cost at $150,000.  JIL is the only contractor in the state that still does this type of work.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the bid of JIL in the amount of $105,820 for the resurfacing of the Sunrise Middle School track.
Action(s):
Move to approve the bid of JIL in the amount of $105,820 for the resurfacing of the Sunrise Middle School track. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Mrs. Kathy Gifford.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.D. Approval of Bid for Purchase of Chromebooks
Rationale: 

RFQs were sent out to multiple vendors on May 4, 2017 for Chromebooks for grades 6 through 9.  Bids were received on June 7, 2017.  Eight proposals were received and reviewed based on the district's requirements of the device.  The results are as follows:

Vendor                                               Total Cost

Sterling Computers                             $364,617.00

RTI Technologies                                $368,445.00

ProTech                                             $369,421.14

Firefly                                                $380,886.00

BlueRange                                          $399,069.00

GovConnection                                    $402,629.04

Computer Hardware                             $408,677.28

CDW                                                   $410,553.00

Based on these quotes, it is the recommendation that the bid be awarded for the project to Sterling Computers for $364,617.

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the bid of Sterling Computers in the amount of $364,617.00 for Chromebooks.
Action(s):
Move to approve the bid of Sterling Computers in the amount of $364,617.00 for Chromebooks. Passed with a motion by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Regular Agenda - Hearing
6.A. Discuss, Consider and Take Action on Level III Parent Appeal
Action(s):
Return to open session. 8:09 P.M. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Julie Agard.
Move to affirm the decision of the Superintendent for the reasons set forth in his report. Passed with a motion by Angela Nickel and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
7.A. Closed Session
Rationale:  The Board of Education will move to closed session for the purpose of evaluating the Superintendent.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of evaluating the Superintendent.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purpose of evaluating the Superintendent. Passed with a motion by Angela Nickel and a second by Tim Higgins.
Move to closed session for the purpose of evaluating the Superintendent. Passed with a motion by Angela Nickel and a second by Mrs. Kathy Gifford.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7.B. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
7.C. Consideration of Superintendent's Contract for the 2017-2018 School Year
7.D. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
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