Public Meeting Agenda: January 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Regular Meeting

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January 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

January 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Regular 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 Eric Lesher from the First Lutheran Church 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 Rosemary Northwall and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Board of Education Reorganization
Rationale:  With the beginning of the new calendar year, we will need to reorganize the Board of Education and elect officers for 2012.
2.A. Election of President of the Board of Education for 2012
Rationale:  We will accept nominations for the office of President of the Board of Education for 2012.
2.B. Election of Vice President of the Board of Education for 2012
Rationale:  We will accept nominations for the office of Vice President of the Board of Education for 2012.
2.C. Election of Secretary of the Board of Education for 2012
Rationale:  We will accept nominations for the office of Secretary of the Board of Education for 2012.
3. Presentations -
3.A. Recognition of Dave Klein, Director of Orchestra for the Kearney Public Schools, for being inducted into the Nebraska Music Educators' Association "Hall of Fame"
Rationale:  Dave Klein, Director of Orchestra for Kearney Public Schools, was inducted into the Nebraska Music Educators' Association "Hall of Fame".  He is the 100th inductee of NMEA.  Nominees must meet specific criteria guidelines to be considered for the ballot and then must receive 75% of the vote from the "election committee" to be inducted.  Dave was selected out of a very elite group on nominees.
He has been the Director of Orchestra from grades 6-12 in the Kearney Public Schools since 1989.
3.B. Acknowledgement of "Nebraska School Board Recognition Week" - January 22-28, 2012
Rationale:  The week of January 22-28, 2012 has been designated "Nebraska School Board Recognition Week" as part of January's "National School Board Recognition Month", to recognize the dedication, efforts, and vision of Boards of Education in Nebraska and the nation.
3.C. 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 Dave Glover and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.A. Approval of the Minutes of the December 12, 2011 Regular Meeting, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the December 12, 2011 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
4.B. Approval of the January claims, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the January claims, as presented.
4.C. Approval of the January financial reports, as presented
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the January Financial Reports, as presented.
4.D. Approval of Revised District Attendance Area Boundary Map
Rationale:  Due to the action of the Board of Education to close the Riverdale and Stone Elementary Schools, we have revised the district attendance area boundary map to reflect those changes.  We will ask the Board of Education to approve this revised boundary map.
4.E. Approval of Extension of the Superintendent's Contract by One Year
Rationale:  After going through the evaluation process, it is customary to act on the superintendent's contract for the coming year.  This action is a one-year extension of the contract.  This action does not set the salary or benefits for the coming year - that will be determined at a later date. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to extend the superintendent's contract by one year.
4.F. Approval of Change Order K-006
Rationale:  Change Order #K-006 for the new Kenwood Elementary School project includes the following item:

1.    A reduction of $1,328.00 to substitute aluminum cap flashing with aluminum clad cap flashing.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve Change Order #K-006 for the new Kenwood Elementary School project, for a reduction in the contract amount of $1,328.00.
5. Regular Agenda
5.A. Curriculum & Instruction
5.A.I. Adoption of New Industrial Technology Curriculum
Rationale:  Jeff Shield, chairperson of the industrial technology curriculum committee, will report on the work of that committee in revising the Kearney Public Schools' Industrial Technology curriculum.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the new Industrial Technology Curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to adopt the new Industrial Technology Curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented. Passed with a motion by Kyle Harshbarger and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.B. Personnel -
5.B.I. Acceptance of Resignations
Rationale:  We have received letters of retirement resignation from Lorie Berndt, 3rd grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School; Mary "Luzy" Powell, 1st grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School; Steve Lydiatt, Assistant Principal at Horizon Middle School; Marilyn Wiederspan, Spanish teacher at Kearney High School; Vicki Zikmund, 1st grade teacher at Windy Hills Elementary School; Dennis Hartner, 4th grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School; Jeanne Bergsten, media specialist at Windy Hills and Kenwood Elementary Schools; Jan Wymore, band director at Sunrise Middle School; Kerry Marlatt, personal skills development teacher at Sunrise Middle School; and Sue Grove, district psychologist; and a letter of resignation from Kaylene Randall, district deaf educator; effective the end of the 2011-2012 school year.  We will ask the Board of Education to accept these resignations, with regret.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the retirement resignations of Lorie Berndt, 3rd grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School; Luzy Powell, 1st grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School; Steve Lydiatt, Assistant Principal at Horizon Middle School; Marilyn Wiederspan, Spanish teacher at Kearney High School; Vicki Zikmund, 1st grade teacher at Windy Hills Elementary School; Dennis Hartner, 4th grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School; Jeanne Bergsten, media specialist at Windy Hills and Kenwood Elementary Schools; Jan Wymore, band director at Sunrise Middle School; Kerry Marlatt, personal skills development teacher at Sunrise Middle School; and Sue Grove, district psychologist; and the resignation of Kaylene Randall, district deaf educator; with regret, effective the end of the 2011-2012 school year.
Action(s):
Move to accept the retirement resignations of Lorie Berndt, 3rd grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School; Luzy Powell, 1st grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School; Steve Lydiatt, Assistant Principal at Horizon Middle School; Marilyn Wiederspan, Spanish teacher at Kearney High School; Vicki Zikmund, 1st grade teacher at Windy Hills Elementary School; Dennis Hartner, 4th grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School; Jeanne Bergsten, media specialist at Windy Hills and Kenwood Elementary Schools; Jan Wymore, band director at Sunrise Middle School; Kerry Marlatt, personal skills development teacher at Sunrise Middle School; and Sue Grove, district psychologist; and the resignation of Kaylene Randall, district deaf educator; with regret, effective the end of the 2011-2012 school year. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Kyle Harshbarger.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.C. Business -
5.C.I. Approval of Central School Tuckpointing Bid
Rationale:  Kearney Public Schools issued a bid specification on November 22, 2011 for removal and tuck pointing of all masonry joints on Central Elementary School.  The project was advertised in the Kearney Hub and Grand Island Independent and we notified four contractors by e-mail.  Two firms requested the specifications and visited the job site.  We received bids from both of those firms.

The bids were opened at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 22, 2011.  Following are the results of the bidding:

Company                                Base Bid

McGill Restoration                    $77,900.00
Omaha, Ne.


Mid-Continental Restoration    $47,760.00
Parkston, S.D.

The project will be paid from the Special Building Fund budget.

We will recommend that the Board of Education accept the low bid of Mid-Continental Restoration.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the bid of Mid-Continental Restoration of Parkston, South Dakota, to remove and replace specified tuck pointing at Central Elementary School, in the amount of $47,760.00.
Action(s):
Move to accept the bid of Mid-Continental Restoration of Parkston, South Dakota, to remove and replace specified tuck pointing at Central Elementary School, in the amount of $47,760.00. Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.C.II. Approval of Bid for Renovations at Central Elementary School
Rationale:  Our architectural firm issued plans and specifications for a mechanical systems renovation, interior renovation, and window/door replacement project at Central Elementary School on December 2, 2011.  Bids were received at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 5, 2012 and five general contracting firms submitted bids for the work.

(See attached bid summary sheet.)

Alternate #1 is to substitute applied mullions in lieu of the specified internal mullions on all aluminum windows and aluminum store-front doors.

Alternate #2 was not used.

Alternate #3 is to provide a pre-engineered skylight to install where the original skylight was over the main entrance hallway.

Alternate #4 was to go to the second mechanical sub-contractor bid in lieu of the low bid for the mechanical work.

Alternate #5 was to go to the second electrical sub-contractor in lieu of the low bid for Sections 26 through 28.

We will recommend that the Board of Education accept the low bid of Hausmann Construction of Lincoln, Nebraska, in the amount of $2,193,000.00, plus alternate bid #1 in the amount of $12,600.00 and alternate bid #3 in the amount of $22,400.00, for a total contract amount of $2,228,000.00 to furnish all labor, materials, equipment, and services required for the construction of the project named Central Elementary School renovation project, and to not accept alternate bids #4 and #5.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move that the Board of Education accept the low bid of Hausmann Construction of Lincoln, Nebraska, in the amount of $2,193,000.00, plus alternate bid #1 in the amount of $12,600.00 and alternate bid #3 in the amount of $22,400.00, for a total contract amount of $2,228,000.00 to furnish all labor, materials, equipment, and services required for the construction of the project named Central Elementary School renovation project, and to not accept alternate bids #4 and #5.
Action(s):
Move that the Board of Education accept the low bid of Hausmann Construction of Lincoln, Nebraska, in the amount of $2,193,000.00, plus alternate bid #1 in the amount of $12,600.00 and alternate bid #3 in the amount of $22,400.00, for a total contract amount of $2,228,000.00 to furnish all labor, materials, equipment, and services required for the construction of the project named Central Elementary School renovation project, and to not accept alternate bids #4 and #5. Passed with a motion by Kyle Harshbarger and a second by Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.D. Miscellaneous -
5.D.I. Appointment of Board Committees for 2012
Rationale:  With the start of a new calendar year, we will need to appoint Board members to the Board Finance Committee, the Board Personnel Committee, the "Americanism"/Curriculum Committee, and the NSBA Federal Relations Network, for 2012.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to appoint______________, _____________, and_____________to the Board Finance Committee; _____________, _____________, and _____________, to the Board Personnel Committee; _____________ to the "Americanism"/Curriculum Committee; and_________________ as the NSBA FRN representative, for 2012.
Action(s):
Move to appoint Kyle, Dave and Tim to the Board Finance Committee, Doug, Jule and Rosemar y to the Board Personnel Committee, Rosemary Northwall to the Americanism Committee and Julie Agard to NASB LRN. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.D.II. Approval of 2012-2013 Conventional and Optional Calendars for the Kearney Public Schools
Rationale:  We have prepared proposed conventional and optional school calendars for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year.  We will ask the Board of Education to review these proposed calendars and, if appropriate, approve the calendars for the next school year.  These calendars are more traditional and less condensed than the calendars of the past two school years, due to the fact that construction in the district will not be as extensive next school year so contractors will not require as large a window of time during the two summers to complete their work.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the 2012-2013 Conventional and Optional Calendars for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the 2012-2013 Conventional and Optional Calendars for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented. Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty and a second by Kyle Harshbarger.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.D.III. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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