Public Meeting Agenda: October 10, 2011 at 7:00 PM - October 10, 2011 Regular Board of Education Meeting

Download

View Options:

Show Everything
Hide Everything

October 10, 2011 at 7:00 PM - October 10, 2011 Regular Board of Education Meeting Agenda

October 10, 2011 at 7:00 PM - October 10, 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 Laura Stubblefield from the United Campus Ministry 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 Kevin Witte for being chosen for the National Geographic Fellowship Trip to the Arctic & his 2010 "Outstanding Global Educator in Nebraska" MELBA Award
Rationale:  Kevin Witte, social studies teacher at Kearney High School, was selected for a National Geographic Fellowship trip to the Arctic this past summer.  Six visionary educators were this year's selections for the 5th annual National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows program.  The Fellows traveled this summer on an in-depth exploration of Arctic Svalbard aboard the Lindblad Expeditions ship National Geographic Explorer.  We will recognize Kevin for being chosen to participate in this trip.

Kevin is also the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Global Educator in Nebraska MELBA Award.  He designed an international Wealth & Poverty course where his students study reports from U.N. agencies and NGOs and participate in a sustainable development course offered by the Earth Institute at Columbia University.  He is a 12-year member of the Geographic Educators of Nebraska. We will also recognize Kevin for this distinguished award.
2.B. Recognition of Sam Stecher and Kipp Petersen for their Nebraska State Association of Secondary School Principals Region IV Awards
Rationale:  At its September 28, 2011 Annual Awards Banquet, Region IV of the Nebraska State Association of Secondary School Principals bestowed the following awards on Kearney Public Schools administrative staff:

Kipp Petersen        Middle School Principal of the Year - Horizon Middle School

Sam Stecher          Assistant Principal of the Year - Kearney High School


The regional awards are voted on in the spring of each year and awarded the following fall.  We will recognize Mr. Petersen and Mr. Stecher for their outstanding awards.
2.C. Follow-up Report on New Student Transportation System
Rationale:  Ed Wilcox will report to the Board of Education on the status of the new student transportation system that was implemented in the Kearney Public Schools at the beginning of this school year.
2.D. Technology Strategic Plan & Technology Update
Rationale:  Gary Needham will report on the Technology Strategic Plan and progress made on the various technology projects in the school district.
2.E. Fall Enrollment Report
Rationale:  Dr. Maher will report on the last Friday in September enrollment figures for the Kearney Public Schools.
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. 
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 Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the September 12, 2011 Public Hearings and Regular Meeting, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the September 12, 2011 public hearings and regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the October claims, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the October claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the October financial reports, as presented
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the October Financial Reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of Change Orders BH-003, K-005, P-009 & B-007
Rationale:  We are presenting the Board of Education with four change orders on the various construction projects in the school district.

Change Order BH-003 for the new Buffalo Hills Elementary School contains the following items:

1.    The addition of $24,192.00 back into the contract for an over-credit to the contractor for the price of glycol for the well field.

2.     The addition of $14,985.00 to bring carpet up to the standard set for all carpet in the school.

3.    The addition of $1,748.00 for a data drop in the ceiling of the commons teaching area.

4.    A reduction of $24.00 for an adjustment in the height of the door frames.

5.    A change in the arrangement of the reception desk to better fit the area at no change in cost.

6.    A reduction of $309.00 with the removal of mirrors in the student restrooms.

7.    The addition of $147.00 for locked storage space for the school nurse.

8.    A reduction of $2,064.00 in on-site service changes to the property.

9.    A reduction of$24.00 with a reduction in the size of mirrors.

10.  An addition of $452.00 to add a water line to the staff area for the refrigerator.

11.  A reduction of $283.00 with deletion of metal trim around the tack wall in rooms where the tack wall extends to the ceiling.

12.  A reducation of $1,000 for replacing aluminum flashing on the roof with steel flashing with an aluminum coating.

The total of Change Order BH-003 for the new Buffalo Hills Elementary School is the addition of $37,919.00 to the contract.

Change Order K-005 for the new Kenwood Elementary School includes the following items:

1.    A reduction of $210.00 for the elimination of tack wall trim.

2.    The addition of $1,639.00 for labor costs to sort the steel bar joists for the Meadowlark and Kenwood projects.

3.    The addition of $10,386.00 to remove some paving and reinstall it at the correct elevation.

The total of Change Order K-005 for the new Kenwood Elementary School project is the addition of $11,815.00 to the contract.

Change Order P-009 for the Park Elementary School addition and renovation project includes the following items:

1.    The addition of $2,104.00 to install lintels to span openings in a wall for mechanical duct work.

2.    The addition of $1,627.00 to provide aluminum trim to conceal the supports around the new windows.

3.    A reduction of $779.00 from changing the vent piping to PVC for the high efficiency boiler.

The total of Change Order P-009 for the Park Elementary School addition and renovation project is the addition of $2,952.00 to the contract.

Change Order B-007 for the Bryant Elementary School addition and renovation project contains the following items:

1.    The addition of $1,786.00 to add additional valves to the well field for possible future expansion.

2.    The addition of $247.00 to paint the folding door system in the cafeteria to match the walls.

3.    The addition of $538.00 to move an outlet and put in a separate circuit in Room 123 (SPED PSD).

4.    The addition of $2,065.00 for the relocation of existing feeder circuits.

5.    The addition of $1,155.00 to remove the old Bryant School structure buried under the playground to connect to the new well field.

6.    The addition of $796.00 for various finishing work that was not in the original drawings.

7.    A reduction of $460.00 to not demolish the ceiling in the mechanical room.

The total for Change Order B-007 for the Bryant Elementary School addition and renovation project is the addition of $6,127.00 to the contract.


Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the following Change Orders: Change Order BH-003 for the new Buffalo Hills Elementary School contains the following items: 1. The addition of $24,192.00 back into the contract for an over-credit to the contractor for the price of glycol for the well field. 2. The addition of $14,985.00 to bring carpet up to the standard set for all carpet in the school. 3. The addition of $1,748.00 for a data drop in the ceiling of the commons teaching area. 4. A reduction of $24.00 for an adjustment in the height of the door frames. 5. A change in the arrangement of the reception desk to better fit the area at no change in cost. 6. A reduction of $309.00 with the removal of mirrors in the student restrooms. 7. The addition of $147.00 for locked storage space for the school nurse. 8. A reduction of $2,064.00 in on-site service changes to the property. 9. A reduction of $24.00 with a reduction in the size of mirrors. 10. An addition of $452.00 to add a water line to the staff area for the refrigerator. 11. A reduction of $283.00 with deletion of metal trim around the tack wall in rooms where the tack wall extends to the ceiling. 12. A reducation of $1,000 for replacing aluminum flashing on the roof with steel flashing with an aluminum coating. The total of Change Order BH-003 for the new Buffalo Hills Elementary School is the addition of $37,919.00 to the contract. Change Order K-005 for the new Kenwood Elementary School includes the following items: 1. A reduction of $210.00 for the elimination of tack wall trim. 2. The addition of $1,639.00 for labor costs to sort the steel bar joists for the Meadowlark and Kenwood projects. 3. The addition of $10,386.00 to remove some paving and reinstall it at the correct elevation. The total of Change Order K-005 for the new Kenwood Elementary School project is the addition of $11,815.00 to the contract. Change Order P-009 for the Park Elementary School addition and renovation project includes the following items: 1. The addition of $2,104.00 to install lintels to span openings in a wall for mechanical duct work. 2. The addition of $1,627.00 to provide aluminum trim to conceal the supports around the new windows. 3. A reduction of $779.00 from changing the vent piping to PVC for the high efficiency boiler. The total of Change Order P-009 for the Park Elementary School addition and renovation project is the addition of $2,952.00 to the contract. Change Order B-007 for the Bryant Elementary School addition and renovation project contained the following items: 1. The addition of $1,786.00 to add additional valves to the well field for possible future expansion. 2. The addition of $247.00 to paint the folding door system in the cafeteria to match the walls. 3. The addition of $538.00 to move an outlet and put in a separate circuit in Room 123 (SPED PSD). 4. The addition of $2,065.00 for the relocation of existing feeder circuits. 5. The addition of $1,155.00 to remove the old Bryant School structure buried under the playground to connect to the new well field. 6. The addition of $796.00 for various finishing work that was not in the original drawings. 7. A reduction of $460.00 to not demolish the ceiling in the mechanical room. The total for Change Order B-007 for the Bryant Elementary School addition and renovation project is the addition of $6,127.00 to the contract.
3.E. Approval of Riverdale PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2010-2011 School Year
Rationale:  The Riverdale PTO has presented its annual self-audit report for the 2010-2011 school year for Board of Education approval.
Recommended Motion(s):  To approve the Riverdale PTO annual self-audit report for the 2010-2011 school year, as presented.
3.F. Approval of Kenwood PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2010-2011 School Year
Rationale:  The Kenwood PTO has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2010-2011 school year for Board of Education approval.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Kenwood PTO annual self-audit report for the 2010-2011 school year, as presented.
3.G. Approval of Glenwood Community Organization Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2010-2011 School Year
Rationale:  The Glenwood Community Organization (GCO) has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2010-2011 school year for Board of Education approval.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Glenwood Community Organization Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2010-2011 School Year, as presented.
3.H. Approval of KHS FCCLA Trip to the FCCLA National Cluster Meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 11-12, 2011
Rationale:  Several members of the KHS FCCLA organization would like to attend the FCCLA National Cluster meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 11-12, 2011.  The accompanying sponsors will be Kristin Vest and Carol Kreutzer. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the trip of the KHS FCCLA organization to attend the FCCLA National Cluster meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 11-12, 2011, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.I. Approval of the KHS FBLA Trip to the FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 10-13, 2011
Rationale:  Two members of the KHS FBLA organization would like to attend the FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 10-13, 2011.  The accompanying sponsor will be Tennille Gifford.  The opening general session is headlined by Derek Clark and Saturday will be a full day of workshops on a wide range of topics, such as leadership development, community service, and networking.  They will be traveling with the Nebraska FBLA Delegation by charter bus.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS FBLA trip to the FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 10-13, 2011, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.J. Approval of the Substitute Employee Handbook for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2011-2012 School Year
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the Substitute Employee Handbook for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2011-2012 school year, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Substitute Employee Handbook for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2011-2012 School Year, as presented.
4. Regular Agenda
4.A. Curriculum & Instruction
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the new Math and Science Curriculums for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
4.A.I. Adoption of the New Math and Science Curriculums in the Kearney Public Schools
Rationale:  The math and science SACs (Subject Area Committees) have completed writing the K-12 curriculum documents for these subject areas.  Each committee was composed of 24 teachers representing all grade levels.  Jan Spellman, math SAC chair; and Julie Larsen, science SAC chair; will be present to briefly describe the process used to develop the curriculum documents.  We will then ask the Board of Education to adopt these two new curriculums.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the new math and science curriculums in the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to adopt the new math and science curriculums in the Kearney Public Schools, as presented. Passed with a motion by Kyle Harshbarger and a second by Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B. Miscellaneous -
4.B.I. 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 Kyle Harshbarger.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
<< Back to the Public Page for Kearney Public Schools