Public Meeting Agenda: November 14, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Regular Board of Education Meeting

Download

View Options:

Show Everything
Hide Everything

November 14, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Regular Board of Education Meeting Agenda

November 14, 2011 at 7:00 PM - 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:  Lieutenant Ronald Wubben from the Salvation Army 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 Julie Agard and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Presentations -
2.A. Recognition of KHS Class A State Champion Boys' Cross-Country Team and Coaches
Rationale:  We will recognize the 2011 Class A State Champion Boys' Cross-Country Team and Coaches from Kearney High School for their accomplishment.
2.B. Business -
2.C. Discuss, Consider and Take All Necessary Action on the Future of Riverdale Elementary School
Rationale:  The Board will discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the future of Riverdale Elementary School.
Action(s):
Movew to close the Riveradle and Stone attendanc eneters. Riverdale ecome part of BH aand Stone become part of ML att. center and opportunities at Rv or Stone be incorporated into thea ction regarding resident status for students and sibilings and transportaion effective at the end of the 2011-012 school year, and direct staff to transmit that information to the parents as soon as possible and the actions that accompany the motion. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2.D. Discuss, Consider, and Take All Necessary Action on the Future of Stone Elementary School
Rationale:  The Board will discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the future of Stone Elementary School.
2.E. Presentations -
2.F. Presentation on Early Admission to Kindergarten Process
Rationale:  Dr. Renner will present information on district efforts to plan for the new State law that changes the date of kindergarten entrance.  Along with the date change, comes the requirement to create an early entrance procedure for those students whose birthdays fall between August 1 and October 15.  Information on the selected early entrance process will be shared.  This change will also affect our Admissions Policy 5000 regarding kindergarten entrance and will be presented as an action item on the Regular Agenda.
2.G. "State of the Schools" Report
Rationale:  The Nebraska Department of Education released the 2010-2011 "State of the Schools" Report on Wednesday, October 19, 2011.  The "State of the Schools" Report includes student performance on the NeSA assessments which are used to determine AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress).  The presentation by Dr. Dick Meyer will focus on Kearney's AYP results.
2.H. 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.I. Announce Observance of "American Education Week" - November 14-18, 2011
Rationale:  Dr. Maher will announce that "American Education Week" will be observed in the Kearney Public Schools November 14-18, 2011, and will feature a "Welcome Reception" for new staff members, all administrators from the Kearney Public Schools and UNK, and Board of Education members.  The event will take place on Tuesday, November 15th from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M. at the Frank House. 
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 Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the October 10, 2011 Regular Meeting, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the October 10, 2011 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the November claims, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the November claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the November financial reports, as presented
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the November Financial Reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of Change Order BH-004
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the following items in Change Order BH-004 for the new Buffalo Hills Elementary School project:

1.    A reduction of $236.00 to reduce the amount of tack wall installed.

2.    A reduction of $75.00 to delete the extra short wall behind the rack in the music room.

3.    A reduction of $1,285.00 to use the same floor base for an entire room instead of switching
       base types.

4.    No change in price to allow the use of carpet tile in some spaces instead of broadloom carpet.

The total of the changes in Change Order BH-004 result in a reduction in the contract of $1,596.00
for the new Buffalo Hills Elementary School project.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve Change Order BH-004 which includes the following items: 1. A reduction of $236.00 to reduce the amount of tack wall installed. 2. A reduction of $75.00 to delete the extra short wall behind the rack in the music room. 3. A reduction of $1,285.00 to use the same floor base for an entire room instead of switching base types. 4. No change in price to allow the use of carpet tile in some spaces instead of broadloom carpet. The total of the changes in Change Order BH-004 result in a reduction in the contract of $1,596.00 for the new Buffalo Hills Elementary School project.
3.E. Approval of Hardship Leave Request
Rationale:  We have received a request from a certificated staff member to utilize the district's hardship leave.
We will ask the Board of Education to allow the staff member to use this leave.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to allow a certificated staff member to utilize the school district's hardship leave.
3.F. Approval of the Annual Self-Audit Report of the KHS Athletic Booster Club for the 2010-2011 School Year
Rationale:  Errol Coslor, representing the KHS Athletic Booster Club, has submitted the organization's annual self-audit report for the 2010-2011 school year for Board of Education approval.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the annual self-audit report of the KHS Athletic Booster Club for the 2010-2011 school year, as presented.
4. Regular Agenda
4.A. Curriculum & Instruction
4.A.I. Approval of New Physical Education Curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools
Rationale:  The Physical Education SAC (Subject Area Committee) have completed writing their K-12 curriculum document.  The PE SAC was composed of all physical education teachers in the district.  The development of the K-12 curriculum document was part of the requirements of the Carol White PE Grant.  Cindy Foote, PE SAC co-chair; Lonny Polacek, PE SAC co-chair; and Cari Franzen, grant coordinator, will be present to briefly describe the process used to develop the curriculum document.
The Board of Education will then be asked to approve this new physical education curriculum.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the new physical education curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the new physical education curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented. Passed with a motion by Kyle Harshbarger and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.B. Business
4.B.I. Authorization for Sale of Bonds
Rationale:  The school district is seeking Board of Education approval for the sale of bonds in the amount of $4,000,000.00.  This represents the third sale of bonds and leaves $9,615,000 in unsold bond authority.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the resolution,as if read in its entirety,for the sale of the Series 2009 General Obligation Bonds, as presented and recommended by the administration, not to exceed the amount of $4,000,000.00.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the resolution,as if read in its entirety,for the sale of the Series 2009 General Obligation Bonds, as presented and recommended by the administration, not to exceed the amount of $4,000,000.00. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.B.II. Emerson Addition and Renovation Project Bid
Rationale:  Wilkins, Hinrichs & Stober Architects issued plans and specifications for a renovation and building addition project at Emerson Elementary School on October 6, 2011.  This project will extend the existing geothermal HVAC system to the parts of the building still on window air conditioners and steam radiators, replace existing counsel style heat pumps with vertical units, replace windows and doors, upgrade the electrical service, install a fire sprinkler system throughout the building, and add approximately 2,400 square feet in additions, which include an expansion of the kitchen and cafeteria.

Bids were opened and received at 2:00 P.M. on November 1, 2011.  Three general contracting firms submitted bids for the project.  The bid summary sheet is attached.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the low base bid of Sampson Construction of Kearney, Nebraska, in the amount of $2,805,000.00, plus Alternate Bid #1 for $33,000 for a total contract amount of $2,838,000.00 to furnish all labor, materials, equipment, and services required for the construction of the project named Emerson Elementary School Addition and Renovation, and to not accept alternate bids 2 & 3.
Action(s):
Move to accept the low base bid of Sampson Construction of Kearney, Nebraska, in the amount of $2,805,000.00, plus Alternate Bid #1 for $33,000 for a total contract amount of $2,838,000.00 to furnish all labor, materials, equipment, and services required for the construction of the project named Emerson Elementary School Addition and Renovation, and to not accept alternate bids 2 & 3. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.C. Miscellaneous -
4.C.I. First Reading Approval to Revised Admissions Policy 5000 and New Admissions Rule 5000
Rationale:  As a result of the changes in the law regarding entrance to kindergarten, we need to revise our current Admissions Policy 5000 and create an accompanying Admissions Rule 5000, for Board of Education first reading approval.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give first reading approval to revised Admissions Policy 5000 and new Admissions Rule 5000, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to give first reading approval to revised Admissions Policy 5000 and new Admissions Rule 5000, 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.
Attachments:
4.C.II. Set Date and Time for January Board of Education Special Retreat Meeting
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education typically conducts two Board of Education special retreat meetings to discuss district topics and issues in more detail.  These retreats are held in the summer and winter.
The Board will discuss and set the date and time for a January special retreat meeting of the Board of Education at the November regular Board of Education meeting.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set____________,____________, 2012 at______P.M. at_________________for a special retreat meeting of the Board of Education.
Action(s):
Move to set____________,____________, 2012 at______P.M. at_________________for a special retreat meeting of the Board of Education. Passed with a motion by Kyle Harshbarger and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.C.III. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting Passed with a motion by Rosemary Northwall and a second by Julie Agard.
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.
<< Back to the Public Page for Kearney Public Schools