Public Meeting Agenda: July 11, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Public Hearings & Reviews & Regular Meeting

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July 11, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Public Hearings & Reviews & Regular Meeting Agenda

July 11, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Public Hearings & Reviews & Regular Meeting
1. Public Policy Hearings and Reviews
1.A. Public Hearing on Student Fee Policy, Rule, Schedule & Guidelines & Fees Paid in 2010-2011 - Convene hearing Discussion and public input Close hearing
Rationale:  Chris Nelson will review the proposed changes to the Student Fee Policy and Rule and report on the total fees paid by students in the 2010-2011 school year.
Attachments:
1.B. Public Hearing on Parent Involvement Policy - Convene hearing Discussion and public input Close hearing
1.C. Review of Anti-Bullying Policy
Attachments:
1.D. Review of Multi-Cultural Education Policy
Attachments:
2. Routine Business
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the minutes of the November 8, 2010 meeting
2.A. Call to Order
2.B. Invocation
Rationale:  Pastor Dave McDonald from Crossroads Church will give the invocation.
2.C. Pledge of Allegiance
Attachments:
2.D. Roll Call
2.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.
2.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.
3. Presentations
3.A. Follow-up Report to the June 15, 2011 Special Public Retreat Meeting of the Board of Education
Rationale:  President Glover and Superintendent Maher will review the topics discussed at the June 15, 2011 special public retreat meeting of the Board of Education.
3.B. 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. 
4. 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 Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.A. Approval of the Minutes of the June 13, 2011 Regular Meeting and the June 15, 2011 Special Retreat Meeting of the Board of Education, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the June 13, 2011 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
4.B. Approval of the July claims, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the June claims, as presented.
4.C. Approval of the July financial reports, as presented
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the June Financial Reports, as presented.
4.D. Approval of Change Orders BH-002 & P-006
Rationale:  Change Order BH-002 for the new Buffalo Hills Elementary School project contains the following items:

1.    The addition of $221.00 to add receptacles missed in the coordination between food service drawings and electrical plans.

2.    Change the sinks from 20 X 28 to 24 x 24 at no additional cost.

3.    The addition of $1,354.00 to add a floor drain, drain piping and vent to the storage area of the kitchen.

4.    A reduction of $1,266.00 to delete floor drains at the hot well locations in the kitchen.

5.    Change the main breaker in panels L1D1 and L1D2 from 100 amps to 150 amps, at no additional cost.

6.    The addition of $4,265.00 to add an additional layer of fire rated insulation to the exhaust duct in the kitchen.

7.    The addition of $244.00 to change the bulkhead to conceal a strip light fixture in the soffit.

8.    The addition of $3,278.00 to purchase, install and connect two smoke dampers to isolate the gym from the rest of the building in case of a fire.

The total for Change Order BH-002 for the new Buffalo Hills Elementary School construction project is $8,096.00.

Change Order P-006 for the Park Elementary School construction and renovation project includes the following items:

1.    The addition of $339.00 for changes in the existing piping requested by the gas company

2.    The addition of $1,256.00 to fur out the south wall of the dining room to cover the aged exterior facade

3.    The addition of $1,218.00 to relocate the cabinets in Room 107

4.    The addition of $126.00 to change the metal studs behind the spandrel glass panels in the classrooms from 6" to 3 5/8"

5.    The addition of $2,924.00 to add a tile crete fill to the floor in the kitchen

6.    A reduction of $577.00 to re-route the drain line from mechanical room M113 in a more efficient manner

7.    The addition of $283.00 to replace a corroded floor drain in the kitchen

8.    The addition of $333.00 to construct another wall in Toilet T112B to allow space for electrical panels to be mounted

9.    The addition of $619.00 to fur out the teaching wall in computer room 105 to conceal the conduits for electrical and data wiring

10.    The addition of $1,491.00 for breakers and a neutral bar to convert electrical panel LPB from a three-phase power panel to a panel to supply single-phased loads

11.    The addition of $1,921.00 for relocating and reinsulating the existing domestic hot water lines in the mechanical room due to a difference between the architectural drawings and mechanical drawings

The total cost of Change Order P-006 for the Park Elementary School construction and renovation project is $9,855.00.



Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the following Change Orders, as presented: Change Order BH-002 for the new Buffalo Hills Elementary School project contains the following items: 1. The addition of $221.00 to add receptacles missed in the coordination between food service drawings and electrical plans. 2. Change the sinks from 20 X 28 to 24 x 24 at no additional cost. 3. The addition of $1,354.00 to add a floor drain, drain piping and vent to the storage area of the kitchen. 4. A reduction of $1,266.00 to delete floor drains at the hot well locations in the kitchen. 5. Change the main breaker in panels L1D1 and L1D2 from 100 amps to 150 amps, at no additional cost. 6. The addition of $4,265.00 to add an additional layer of fire rated insulation to the exhaust duct in the kitchen. 7. The addition of $244.00 to change the bulkhead to conceal a strip light fixture in the soffit. 8. The addition of $3,278.00 to purchase, install and connect two smoke dampers to isolate the gym from the rest of the building in case of a fire. The total for Change Order BH-002 for the new Buffalo Hills Elementary School construction project is $8,096.00. Change Order P-006 for the Park Elementary School construction and renovation project includes the following items: 1. The addition of $339.00 for changes in the existing piping requested by the gas company 2. The addition of $1,256.00 to fur out the south wall of the dining room to cover the aged exterior facade 3. The addition of $1,218.00 to relocate the cabinets in Room 107 4. The addition of $126.00 to change the metal studs behind the spandrel glass panels in the classrooms from 6" to 3 5/8" 5. The addition of $2,924.00 to add a tile crete fill to the floor in the kitchen 6. A reduction of $577.00 to re-route the drain line from mechanical room M113 in a more efficient manner 7. The addition of $283.00 to replace a corroded floor drain in the kitchen 8. The additon of $333.00 to construct another wall in Toilet T112B to allow space for electrical panels to be mounted 9. The addition of $619.00 to fur out the teaching wall in computer room 105 to conceal the conduits for electrical and data wiring 10. The addition of $1,491.00 for breakers and a neutral bar to convert electrical panel LPB from a three-phase power panel to a panel to supply single-phased loads 11. The addition of $1,921.00 for relocating and reinsulating the existing domestic hot water lines in the mechanical room due to a difference between the architectural drawings and mechanical drawings The total cost of Change Order P-006 for the Park Elementary School construction and renovation project is $9,855.00.
4.E. Reaffirmation of Student Fee Policy & Rule
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to reaffirm the district's Student Fee Policy and Rule.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to reaffirm the Student Fee Policy and Rule of the Kearney Public Schools.
4.F. Reaffirmation of Anti-Bullying Policy
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to reaffirm the district's Anti-Bullying Policy, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to reaffirm the Anti-Bullying Policy of the Kearney Public Schools
4.G. Reaffirmation of Multi-cultural Education Policy
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to reaffirm the district's Multi-Cultural Education Policy, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to reaffirm the Multi-Cultural Education Policy of the Kearney Public Schools.
4.H. Approval of Bid for Bread Products in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2011-2012 School Year
Rationale:  Bids were requested from Sara Lee Company and South Platte Distributing (Wonder Bread) for bread products for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2011-2012 school year.  Both companies submitted bids this year.  We recommend that the bid of South Platte Distributing (Wonder Bread) be accepted, at the prices indicated on the bid summary sheet.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the bid of South Platte Distributing for bread products (Wonder Bread)for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2011-2012 school year, as the prices listed in the bid summary sheet.
4.I. Approval of Bid for Milk Products in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2011-2012 School Year
Rationale:  Bids were requested for milk products for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2011-2012 school year from Robert's Dairy and Meadow Gold Dairies.  Robert's Dairy was the only vendor that submitted a bid.  The pricing is based on an escalating price, but we believe the prices to be fair and reasonable.  We would recommend that the bid of Robert's Dairy be accepted at the prices indicated on the bid summary sheet.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the bid of Robert's Dairy for milk products for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2011-2012 school year, at the prices listed on the bid summary sheet.
4.J. Authorize and direct the Superintendent or his designee to dispose of all obsolete furniture, books, materials, and equipment in the most favorable manner to the district in accordance with all laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to such disposition
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education is asked to authorize and direct the Superintendent to dispose of all obsolete furniture, books, materials and equipment on behalf of the school district. 
4.K. Designate Dr. Brian Maher as the authorized representative of the Kearney Public Schools to sign claims and forms for all federal programs for the 2011-2012 school year
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education is asked to designate the Superintendent as the authorized representative to sign off on all claims and forms for federal programs, on behalf of the school district.
4.L. Designate Kate Murphy and Chris Nelson as the authorized representatives of the Kearney Public Schools to sign claims for reimbursement, as well as all federal, state, and local information pertaining to the school food service program, for the 2011-2012 school year
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education is asked to designate the Director of Finance and Food Service Director to sign all claims for reimbursement, as well as all federal, state, and local information pertaining to the food service program, on behalf of the school district.
4.M. Approval of the Revised Student Transportation Handbook for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2011-2012 School Year
Rationale:  Due to the changes made in the bus routing system of the school district this year, the Student Transportation Handbook has been revised to reflect those changes.  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the revised handbook.
4.N. Approval of the NASB Medicaid Consortium Membership Agreement commencing September 1, 2011 and continuing until August 31, 2014
Rationale:  The Kearney Public School District participates in the NASB Medicaid Consortium and it is time to renew our Membership Agreement with NASB for the next three-year period.  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the continuation of this agreement from September 1, 2011 until August 31, 2014.
4.O. Approval of Sale of EOC/Progress School Building at 1930 W. 40th St.
Rationale:  The District is seeking approval for the sale of the building that the Progress School and EOC Program previously used at 1930 W. 40th St.  The District received 5 bids for this property and we are recommending that the Board accept the offer of John Underwood and Lindsey Kubicek in the amount of $131,250.00 for this property. The closing date for the sale is July 22nd. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to, pursuant to Nebraska Revised Statute Section 79-5221, authorize the sale and accept the Offer to Purchase the former EOC/Progress School Building at 1930 W. 40th Street, Kearney, Ne.,in the amount of $131,250.00 from John Underwood and Lindsey Kubicek, and direct the Administration to execute and deliver a Warranty Deed on behalf of the Kearney Public Schools upon receipt of final payment at closing to be held on July 22, 2011.
5. Regular Agenda
5.A. Personnel -
5.A.I. Approval of Employment Recommendation for Dean of Students
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the employment of Melissa Herrmann as the new Dean of Students at Kearney High School. 

Melissa is a graduate of Kearney Catholic High School.  She earned her BA from UNL and holds an endorsement in 7-12 Social Science.  She completed her MS degree in Administration at UNK and is currently working on a School Counseling degree.  Melissa taught at Lincoln North Star High School for one year before moving to Kearney.  She has taught at Lexington High School for the past five years.  She will be placed at MA, Step 8 on the salary schedule.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ Melissa Herrmann as the Dean of Students at Kearney High School for the 2011-2012 school year, at MA, Step 8 on the salary schedule.
Action(s):
Move to employ Melissa Herrmann as the Dean of Students at Kearney High School for the 2011-2012 school year, at MA, Step 8 on the salary schedule. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.A.II. Approval of Employment of Clint Edwards as Assistant Principal at Kearney High School
Rationale:  With the Assistant Principal vacancy that has developed at Kearney High School, we would recommend that Clint Edwards, currently a Dean of Students at Kearney High School, be employed as an Assistant Principal at Kearney High School, beginning the 2011-2012 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ Clint Edwards as an Assistant Principal at Kearney High School, beginning the 2011-2012 school year, according to the Administrator Performance-Based Evaluation and Compensation Plan.
Action(s):
Move to employ Clint Edwards as an Assistant Principal at Kearney High School, beginning the 2011-2012 school year, according to the Administrator Performance-Based Evaluation and Compensation Plan. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.B. Miscellaneous -
5.B.I. Approval of Contract with Central Community College for Automotive Technology Program
Rationale:  Last month, the Board of Education was presented a proposal for a possible partnership with Central Community College for an automotive technology program at Kearney High School.  This partnership would allow the school district to continuously update its automotive technology curriculum and equipment.  The cost would be $50,000 per year, plus tuition costs.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to enter into an agreement with Central Community College to provide automotive technology classes at Kearney High School, according to the terms set forth in the attached agreement.
Action(s):
Move to enter into an agreement with Central Community College to provide automotive technology classes at Kearney High School, according to the terms set forth in the attached agreement. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.B.II. First Reading Approval to Revised Board of Education Policies and Rules
Rationale:  We will present the following policy and rule revisions for first reading approval of the Board of Education -

Policy 4102.11/4202/11/5500.8/0320 (Anti-discrimination, Anti-harassment &
       Anti-retaliation)
Rule 5100 (Attendance & Excessive Absenteeism)
Policy 3203.1 (No Child Left Behind & Federal Grant Programs)
Policy & Rule 6214/0400 (Curriculum-Assessments)
Policy 1334 (Use of Service Animals)
Rule 5500.1 (Health)
Policy & Rule 5500.3 (Communicable/Infectious Diseases)
Rule 1270 (Parent Involvement)
Policy 5000.2 (Exempt Schools)
Policy 5300.3 (Student Graduation)
6211 (Parent/Community Involvement)

Dr. Maher will explain the proposed changes to these documents as a result of changes in law.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give first reading approval to the following new or revised Board of Education policies and rules: Policy 4102.11/4202/11/5500.8/0320 (Anti-discrimination, Anti-harassment & Anti-retaliation Rule 5100 (Attendance & Excessive Absenteeism) Policy 3203.1 (No Child Left Behind & Federal Grant Programs) Policy & Rule 6214/0400 (Curriculum-Assessments) Policy 1334 (Use of Service Animals) Rule 5500.1 (Health) Policy & Rule 5500.3 (Communicable/Infectious Diseases) Rule 1270 (Parent Involvement) Policy 5000.2 (Exempt Schools) Policy 5300.3 (Student Graduation) Policy 6211 (Parent/Community Involvement)
Action(s):
Move to give first reading approval to the following new or revised Board of Education policies and rules: Policy 4102.11/4202/11/5500.8/0320 (Anti-discrimination, Anti-harassment & Anti-retaliation Rule 5100 (Attendance & Excessive Absenteeism) Policy 3203.1 (No Child Left Behind & Federal Grant Programs) Policy & Rule 6214/0400 (Curriculum-Assessments) Policy 1334 (Use of Service Animals) Rule 5500.1 (Health) Policy & Rule 5500.3 (Communicable/Infectious Diseases) Rule 1270 (Parent Involvement) Policy 5000.2 (Exempt Schools) Policy 5300.3 (Student Graduation) Policy 6211 (Parent/Community Involvement) Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.B.III. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty and a second by Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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