Public Meeting Agenda: December 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Kearney Board of Education Regular Meeting

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December 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Kearney Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

December 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Kearney Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Routine Business
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the minutes of the November 8, 2010 meeting
1.A. Holiday Music provided by the Kearney High School Chorale Group under the direction of Clayton Moyer
1.B. Call to Order
1.C. Invocation
Rationale:  Father Mike McDonald from Prince of Peace Catholic Church will give the invocation.
1.D. Pledge of Allegiance
Attachments:
1.E. Roll Call
1.F. 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.G. 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 Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Presentations -
2.A. Presentation on Recent Bus Accident
2.B. "Great Books for Great Kids" Presentation
Rationale:  Katie Higgins, representing the Kearney Runza Restaurants, will present a check for $1,131.13 which was raised during the "Great Books for Great Kids" fund-raiser on September 27, 2011, to Kearney Public Schools media specialists Judy Henning, Tracy Schall, and Connie Jelkin.
2.C. Annual District Financial Audit Report
Rationale:  Mindy Oman and Mary Kalb, representatives of the McDermott & Miller accounting firm, will be present to report on the 2011 annual audit of the district's financial records.
2.D. 2011 District Security Audit Report
Rationale:  Lance Fuller, chairman of the District Security Committee, will report to the Board of Education on the results of the 2011 security audit of the school district by local law enforcement officials, and the follow-up actions that have been implemented as a result of this year's audit.
2.E. KHS Advanced Placement Program Report
Rationale:  Melissa Herrmann will present information to the Board of Education on the possible future direction of the Advance Placement program at Kearney High School.
Attachments:
2.F. Report on District Strategic Plan Goals
2.G. Recognition of Julie Agard for Ann Mactier "Leadership for Learning Award" & Follow-up Report from NASB State Education Conference
Rationale:  The Board of Education members and administrators who attended the 2011 Nebraska Association of School Boards Annual Education Conference will report on the sessions they attended, and we will also recognize Julie Agard who was the recipient of the Ann Mactier "Leadership for Learning Award" at that Conference.
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. 
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 Doug McCarty and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the November 14, 2011 Regular Meeting, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the November 14, 2011 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the December claims, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the December claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the December financial reports, as presented
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the December Financial Reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of Change Order ML-009
Rationale:  Change Order ML-009 is being presented for Board of Education approval for the Meadowlark School addition and renovation project, and includes the following items:

1.    A reduction for deleting an outlet and not installing a second layer of sheet rock in a room,
       and an addition to extend the playground to fill in the gap between the new addition and the
       existing playground, which results in a net increase of $1,337.00.

2.    A reduction of $1,630.00 for omission of a specified expansion joint due to the installation of
       integral curbs during construction.

3.    A reduction of $1,100.00 for omission of the specified control/expansion joint finish during
       construction.

The total of the changes to the contract for the Meadowlark School addition and renovation project
as presented in Change Order ML-009 is a reduction of $1,393.00.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve Change Order ML-009 for the Meadowlark School addition and renovation project, which includes the following items: 1. A reduction for deleting an outlet and not installing a second layer of sheet rock in a room,and an addition to extend the playground to fill in the gap between the new addition and the existing playground, which results in a net increase of $1,337.00. 2. A reduction of $1,630.00 for omission of a specified expansion joint due to the installation of integral curbs during construction. 3. A reduction of $1,100.00 for omission of the specified control/expansion joint finish during construction. The total of the changes to the contract for the Meadowlark School addition and renovation project as presented in Change Order ML-009 is a reduction of $1,393.00.
3.E. Approval of the Certified and Classified/Classified Exempt Employee Handbooks for the 2011-2012 School Year
Rationale:  We will present the Certified and Classified/Classified Exempt Employee Handbooks for 2011-2012 to the Board of Education for approval.
3.F. Second and Final Reading Approval of Revised Admissions Policy 5000 and New Admissions Rule 5000
Rationale:  We presented the revised Policy 5000 (Admissions) and the new Rule 5000 (Admissions) to the Board of Education for first reading approval at last month's meeting.  We have received no additional input regarding these documents, so we will present them for second and final reading approval in December on the Consent Agenda.
4. Regular Agenda
4.A. Miscellaneous -
4.A.I. Nomination of Tim Higgins for NASB Region 13 Director
Rationale:  Board member Tim Higgins has agreed to have his name placed in nomination for NASB Region 13 Director.  This is a special election to fill the vacancy created when current Region 13 Director, Marilyn Bohn from Ravenna Public Schools, was elected Vice President of the NASB Board of Directors.
We will ask the Board to nominate Mr. Higgins for this position.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to nominate Tim Higgins for the position of NASB Region 13 Director.
Action(s):
Move to nominate Tim Higgins for the position of NASB Region 13 Director. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.A.II. Move to Closed Session
Rationale:  The Board of Education will move to closed session for the purpose of discussing the evaluation of the Superintendent.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing the evaluation of the Superintendent.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing the evaluation of the Superintendent. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.A.III. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
4.A.IV. Adjourn sine die
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting sine die.
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