Public Meeting Agenda: March 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Meeting

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March 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Meeting Agenda

March 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Kearney Public Schools 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 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 Tim Higgins and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Presentations -
2.A. Recognition of Two National Merit Scholarship Finalists - Daniel Benavides and Farah Imtiaz
Rationale:  We have been notified that Daniel Benavides and Farah Imtiaz, Kearney High School seniors, are finalists for the National Merit Scholarship.  We will recognize them at the March 12, 2012 meeting.
2.B. Recognition of Hunter Bamford and Seth Nehls, State Wrestling Meet Class A Runners-Up & Recognition of Coaches Tom McCann and Dennis Miller
2.C. Recognition of Kristin Vest, 2011 Nebraska Association of Career and Technical Education "Outstanding New Career and Technical Educator"
Rationale:  At the 2011 Association of Career and Technical Education Annual Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, Kristin Vest, Family and Consumer Science teacher at Kearney High School, was named the 2011 Nebraska ACTE "Outstanding New Career and Technical Educator".  She served as the FCSTN Scholarship Chair and the FCSTN Developer Award Chair. 
2.D. Legislative Update
Rationale:  Mr. Nelson will report to the Board of Education on the legislative activity in the Nebraska Unicameral thus far, as it relates to education.
2.E. Facilities 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 Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the February 13, 2012 Regular Meeting, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the February 13, 2012 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the March claims, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the March claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the March financial reports, as presented
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the March Financial Reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of Maximum Allowable Numbers of Option In Students in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 School Year
Rationale:  The school district has set the maximum allowable numbers of option in students in the various grade levels and programs that may be accepted in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year.  These limits are listed in the attached document.  We would recommend that the Board of Education approve the resolution setting these limits for next year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set the maximum allowable numbers of option in students in the various grade levels and programs that may be accepted in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year, as recommended in the attached resolution.
3.E. Approval of Quitclaim Deed
Rationale:  The Board of Education is being asked to approve a quitclaim deed for a parcel of land which was the site of the former District No. 46.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move that the Board of Education for Buffalo County School District 10-0007, a/k/a Kearney Public Schools, successor in interest to the former Buffalo County School District 10-0016, a/k/a Pleasant Hill Public School, which was successor by merger to part of Buffalo County School District No. 46, GRANTOR, in consideration of One Dollar and other good and valuable consideration, quitclaims to Grantees Gary R. Kegley, TRUSTEE of the Gary R. Kegley Revocable Trust, and Jana S. Kegley, TRUSTEE of the Jana S. Kegley Revocable Trust, as tenants-in-common and not as joint tenants, the following described real estate (as defined in Neb. Rev. Stat. 76-201): a tract of land in the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4NE1/4) of Section 8, Township 10 North, Range 15 West of the 6th P.M., Buffalo County, Nebraska, described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Section 8; thence running South 10 rods; thence West 16 rods; thence North 10 rods; thence East 16 rods to the point of origin.
3.F. Approval of Change Orders E-001,BH-005, & C-001
Rationale:  Change Order E-001 for the Emerson School Renovation Project includes the following items:

1.    A reduction of $195.00 with the elimination of two tack boards because there is not space to install these units.

2.    The addition of $306.00 to change some light fixtures to match the type required

3.    The addition of $272.00 for a larger breaker required by code for RTU-3

The total of Change Order E-001 to the contract for the Emerson School Renovation Project is an increase of $383.00.


Change Order BH-005 for the new Buffalo Hills Elementary School project includes the following items:

1.    The addition of $730.00 to reroute conduit and breaker to a different panel due to an error in the plans.

2.    A no cost item to clean up the installed mechanical system used for conditioning the building, due to extra use during construction.

3.    A reduction of $780.00 to reduce the number of data drops in the classrooms due to more wireless connections.

4.    The addition of $231.00 to remove the housing for the intercom speakers in Room 402 and add the SR speakers.

5.    The addition of $622.00 to change the projector mountings in four rooms due to the lowering of the marker boards in those rooms.

6.     The addition of $548.00 to remove the carpet in front of the sink in the art room and replace it with vinyl flooring.

The total of Change Order BH-005 to the new Buffalo Hills Elementary School project is an increase of $1,351.00.

Change Order C-001 for the Central School renovation project contains the following items:

1.    A reduction of $4,784.00 to not replace the existing back-flush valve on the heat exchanger.

2.    The addition of $470.00 for omitted flooring for Room 401G.

The total of Change Order C-001 to the Central School renovation project is a reduction of $4,314.00.


Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the following change orders, as presented: Change Order E-001 for the Emerson School Renovation Project includes the following items: 1. Reduction of $195.00 with the elimination of two tack boards because there is not space to install these units. 2. The addition of $306.00 to change some light fixtures to match the type required 3. The addition of $272.00 for a larger breaker required by code for RTU-3 The total of Change Order E-001 to the contract for the Emerson School Renovation Project is an increase of $383.00. Change Order BH-005 for the new Buffalo Hills Elementary School project includes the following items: 1. The addition of $730.00 to reroute conduit and breaker to a different panel due to an error in the plans. 2. A no cost item to clean up the installed mechanical system used for conditioning the building, due to extra use during construction. 3. A reduction of $780.00 to reduce the number of data drops in the classrooms due to more wireless connections. 4. The addition of $231.00 to remove the housing for the intercom speakers in Room 402 and add the SR speakers. 5. The addition of $622.00 to change the projector mountings in four rooms due to the lowering of the marker boards in those rooms. 6. The addition of $548.00 to remove the carpet in front of the sink in the art room and replace it with vinyl flooring. The total of Change Order BH-005 to the new Buffalo Hills Elementary School project is an increase of $1,351.00. Change Order C-001 for the Central School renovation project contains the following items: 1. A reduction of $4,784.00 to not replace the existing back-flush valve on the heat exchanger. 2. The addition of $470.00 for omitted flooring for Room 401G. The total of Change Order C-001 to the Central School renovation project is a reduction of $4,314.00.
3.G. Approval of Contract Adjustments for the 2012-2013 School Year
Rationale:         
We will ask the Board to approve three contract adjustments for teaching staff for the 2012-2013 school year:

Cindy Blauvelt, .50 FTE to 1.00 FTE reading teacher at Kenwood School; Kristi Mattley, .50 FTE reading teacher to 1.00 FTE 2nd grade teacher at Windy Hills School; and Nancy Epley, .50 FTE to .75 FTE SPED teacher at Central School.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the following contract adjustments for teaching staff for the 2012-2013 school year: Cindy Blauvelt, .50 FTE to 1.00 FTE reading teacher at Kenwood School; Kristi Mattley, .50 FTE reading teacher to 1.00 FTE 2nd grade teacher at Windy Hills School; and Nancy Epley, .50 FTE to .75 FTE SPED teacher at Central School.
4. Regular Agenda
4.A. Personnel -
4.A.I. Acceptance of Resignations
Rationale:  We have received resignations from the following certificated staff in the Kearney Public Schools:

Lonny Polacek        Physical Education Teacher            Horizon Middle School
William Roe            Guidance Counselor                        Kearney High School
Dawn Westland     Physical Education Teacher             Kenwood School


We will ask the Board of Education to accept these resignations, with regret.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignations of: Lonnie Polacek, physical education teacher at Horizon Middle School; William Roe, guidance counselor at Kearney High School; and Dawn Westland, physical education teacher at Kenwood Elementary School; with regret, effective the end of the 2011-2012 school year.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignations of: Lonnie Polacek, physical education teacher at Horizon Middle School; William Roe, guidance counselor at Kearney High School; and Dawn Westland, physical education teacher at Kenwood Elementary School; with regret, effective the end of the 2011-2012 school year. 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.II. Acceptance of Employee Resignation
Rationale:  We have received a letter of resignation from Eldon Haas, 5th grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School, effective February 21, 2012.  We will ask the Board of Education to accept this resignation.
Recommended Motion(s):  Be it resolved that the resignation of Eldon Haas be accepted effective February 21, 2012, that the Resignation Agreement with Eldon Haas should be and is hereby approved, and that the President or Secretary, or any other Official of the Kearney Public School District, should be and are hereby authorized to sign, execute and put the provisions of the Agreement into effect, and place such Agreement into the confidential personnel file of Eldon Haas.
Action(s):
Be it resolved that the resignation of Eldon Haas be accepted effective February 21, 2012, that the Resignation Agreement with Eldon Haas should be and is hereby approved, and that the President or Secretary, or any other Official of the Kearney Public School District, should be and are hereby authorized to sign, execute and put the provisions of the Agreement into effect, and place such Agreement into the confidential personnel file of Eldon Haas. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.A.III. Certified Employment Recommendations
Rationale:  We will have some certified employment recommendations to bring before the Board of Education for consideration and approval. 

Bobbi Jean Ridenour        BA+9, Step 5         High School Drama Teacher,
Paloma Mena-Werth        BA, Step 1             Sunrise Band Director,
Audra Haas                      MA, Step 4            Bryant Title I Reading Specialist,
Mary Roesler                    BA+18, Step 6      .75 FTE Kenwood Media Specialist,
Trish Heins                       MA, Step 4            .50 Windy Hills Media Specialist,
Charlotte Kaeding            BA, Step 1            High School Art Teacher,
Katrina Florell                   BA, Step 2            High School Art Teacher,
Veronica Dorsey               MA+36, Step 8     Horizon Family & Consumer Science Teacher,
Elizabeth Fink                   BA+9, Step 3        Horizon Special Education Teacher,
Emily Bargell                     BA, Step 1            Park Kindergarten Teacher,
Ashley Mertens                 BA, Step 3            Park Kindergarten Teacher,
Brittany Anderson             BS, Step 4            5th Grade Teacher at Northeast School,
Michelle Bixenmann           BA, Step 1            Spanish/French Teacher at Horizon Middle School,
Trevor Clark                      BS, Step 1            Industrial Technology Teacher at Kearney High School,
Hannah Evans                  BA+27, Step 4      Math Teacher at Horizon Middle School,
Nikki Garey                       MA+9, Step 8        District Deaf Educator,
Michelle Jura                     BA, Step 4            Spanish Teacher at Kearney High School,
Alie Kropp                         BA, Step 1            English Teacher at Horizon Middle School,
Kylee Stoppkotte              BA, Step 1            Kindergarten Teacher at Emerson School
Daniel Martin                     BS, Step 2            Math Teacher at Kearney High School,
Christina Carnahan           BA, Step 4            4th Grade Teacher at Meadowlark School,
Chance Waggoner            BS, Step 1             4th Grade Teacher at Northeast School,
Tyler Slate                         BS+9, Step 1         Northeast/Glenwood Physical Education Teacher,
Jonathan Carson               BA, Step 1             6th Grade Math and Science at Sunrise Middle School,
Amber Spotanski               BA, Step 1             5th Grade Teacher at Northeast Elementary School,
Tyler Swarm                      MA, Step 8             Physical Education Teacher at Kearney High School,
Clint Edwards                                                 Horizon Middle School Assistant Principal

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following teaching staff for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year: Bobbi Jean Ridenour, BA+9, Step 5, High School drama teacher; Paloma Mena-Werth, BA, Step 1, Sunrise band director; Audra Haas, MA, Step 4, Bryant Title I reading specialist; Mary Roesler, BA+18, Step 6, .75 FTE Kenwood media specialist; Trish Heins, MA, Step 4,.50 FTE Windy Hills media specialist; Charlotte Kaeding, BA, Step 1, High School art teacher; Katrina Florell, BA, Step 2, High School art teacher; Veronica Dorsey, MA+36, Step 8, Horizon family and consumer science teacher; Elizabeth Fink, BA+9, Step 3, Horizon special education teacher; Emily Bargell, BA, Step 1, Park kindergarten teacher; Ashley Mertens, BA, Step 3, Park kindergarten teacher; Brittany Anderson, BS, Step 4, 5th Grade Teacher at Northeast School; Michelle Bixenmann,BA, Step 1,Spanish/French Teacher at Horizon Middle School; Trevor Clark, BS, Step 1,Industrial Technology Teacher at Kearney High School; Hannah Evans,BA+27, Step 4, Math Teacher at Horizon Middle School; Nikki Garey, MA+9, Step 8,District Deaf Educator; Michelle Jura, BA, Step 4,Spanish Teacher at Kearney High School; Alie Kropp, BA, Step 1,English Teacher at Horizon Middle School; Kylee Stopphotte, BA, Step 1, kindergarten teacher at Emerson School; Daniel Martin, BS, Step 2, math teacher at Kearney High School; Christina Carnahan, BA, Step 4, 4th grade teacher at Meadowlark School; Chance Waggoner, BS, Step 1, 4th grade teacher at Northeast School; Tyler Slate, BS+9, Step 1, physical education teacher at Northeast & Glenwood Schools; Jonathan Carson, BA, Step 1, 6th grade math and science at Sunrise Middle School; Amber Spotanski, BA, Step 1, 5th grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School; Tyler Swarm, MA, Step 8, physical education teacher at Kearney High School; and Clint Edwards, Horizon Middle School Assistant Principal.
Action(s):
Move to employ the following teaching staff for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year: Bobbi Jean Ridenour, BA+9, Step 5, High School drama teacher; Paloma Mena-Werth, BA, Step 1, Sunrise band director; Audra Haas, MA, Step 4, Bryant Title I reading specialist; Mary Roesler, BA+18, Step 6, .75 FTE Kenwood media specialist; Trish Heins, MA, Step 4,.50 FTE Windy Hills media specialist; Charlotte Kaeding, BA, Step 1, High School art teacher; Katrina Florell, BA, Step 2, High School art teacher; Veronica Dorsey, MA+36, Step 8, Horizon family and consumer science teacher; Elizabeth Fink, BA+9, Step 3, Horizon special education teacher; Emily Bargell, BA, Step 1, Park kindergarten teacher; Ashley Mertens, BA, Step 3, Park kindergarten teacher; Brittany Anderson, BS, Step 4, 5th Grade Teacher at Northeast School; Michelle Bixenmann,BA, Step 1,Spanish/French Teacher at Horizon Middle School; Trevor Clark, BS, Step 1,Industrial Technology Teacher at Kearney High School; Hannah Evans,BA+27, Step 4, Math Teacher at Horizon Middle School; Nikki Garey, MA+9, Step 8,District Deaf Educator; Michelle Jura, BA, Step 4,Spanish Teacher at Kearney High School; Alie Kropp, BA, Step 1,English Teacher at Horizon Middle School; Kylee Stopphotte, BA, Step 1, kindergarten teacher at Emerson School; Daniel Martin, BS, Step 2, math teacher at Kearney High School; Christina Carnahan, BA, Step 4, 4th grade teacher at Meadowlark School; Chance Waggoner, BS, Step 1, 4th grade teacher at Northeast School; Tyler Slate, BS+9, Step 1, physical education teacher at Northeast & Glenwood Schools; Jonathan Carson, BA, Step 1, 6th grade math and science at Sunrise Middle School; Amber Spotanski, BA, Step 1, 5th grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School; Tyler Swarm, MA, Step 8, physical education teacher at Kearney High School; and Clint Edwards, Horizon Middle School Assistant Principal. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B. Business -
4.B.I. Approval of Bid for Furniture for Buffalo Hills, Emerson, Central and Northeast Elementary Schools
Rationale:  Kearney Public Schools issued a Request for Proposals to provide, deliver, and install classroom and office furnishings at four district elementary schools - Buffalo Hills, Central, Emerson, and Northeast.
The project will provide furnishings for all renovated spaces and those spaces not being furnished from existing classrooms or offices.  The RFP was issued on January 31, 2012 and proposals were received on February 23, 2012.  Five firms submitted proposals.  One firm, Staples, submitted a partial bid.  All other bidders submitted a complete bid. 

The bid results are containing in the attached document.

Examination of the bid submittals revealed that School Specialty has bid an incorrect task chair.  The correct chair cost an additional $20.86 each x 6 chairs, so the revised bid amount for School Specialty is $57,864.10 and they did submit the lowest bid.  We will recommend that the Board of Education accept the proposal of School Specialty for all furnishings specified for the designated elementary schools, in the amount of $57,864.10.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the proposal of School Specialty for all furnishings specified for Buffalo Hills, Central, Emerson and Northeast Elementary Schools, in the amount of $57,864.10.
Action(s):
Move to accept the proposal of School Specialty for all furnishings specified for Buffalo Hills, Central, Emerson and Northeast Elementary Schools, in the amount of $57,864.10. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.B.II. Approval of Bid for Replacement Flooring for Sunrise Middle School
Rationale:  This project would remove the hallway vinyl composition tile in the hallways by the 6th, 7th and 8th grade rooms at Sunrise Middle School.  There was also an addendum which called for a moisture test of the floor to be included in the base bid and a separate bid to prepare and seal the floor if the moisture results were higher than the tile manufacturer's recommendations.  Four firms received the specifications and three submitted a bid.

Two different low maintenance tiles were specified and the bidder could bid one or both:

1.  Forbo, Product:  Marmoleum MCT Tile, size 13" x 13"
2.  Johnsonite, Inc., Product:  Mesto Configuration, Type:  Plank or Tile

We are recommending that the Board of Education accept the base bid from Builders' Warehouse to replace the 6th, 7th and 8th grade hallway floor tiles for a total amount of $60,943.90. and accept the bid from Builders' Warehouse to prepare and seal the floor if the moisture test is higher than that recommended by the tile manufacturer, for an additional $2,500.00.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the base bid from Builders' Warehouse to replace the 6th, 7th and 8th grade hallway floor tiles for a total amount of $60,943.90., and accept the bid from Builders' Warehouse to prepare and seal the floor if the moisture test is higher than that recommended by the tile manufacturer, for an additional $2,500.00.
Action(s):
Move to accept the base bid from Builders' Warehouse to replace the 6th, 7th and 8th grade hallway floor tiles for a total amount of $60,943.90., and accept the bid from Builders' Warehouse to prepare and seal the floor if the moisture test is higher than that recommended by the tile manufacturer, for an additional $2,500.00. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.B.III. Approval of Bid for Wide Area Network
Rationale:  In 2007, Kearney Public Schools moved to fiber-based network connections for each building.  That contract is now due for renewal, so we followed the standard E-Rate process of soliciting vendor proposals.  Three vendors submitted proposals that met the specifications.  We analyzed these on both technical differences and cost and asked for design modifications where necessary to meet our needs.  The attached summary details both the installation and monthly recurring costs from the proposals.  In addition, an annualized cost column provides a summary of the funds Kearney Public Schools will need to expend throughout the contract, taking into account both the installation costs and the federal E-Rate discount.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the proposal from Charter Business to connect 12 Kearney Public Schools buildings for an installation cost of $29,500 and a monthly riate of $7,888 for 6 years; and the proposal from Unite Private Networks, LLC, to connect four Kearney Public Schools buildings for an installation cost of $50,000 and a monthly rate of $3,698.00 for 10 years.
Action(s):
Move to adopt the proposal from Charter Business to connect 12 Kearney Public Schools buildings for an installation cost of $29,500 and a monthly riate of $7,888 for 6 years; and the proposal from Unite Private Networks, LLC, to connect four Kearney Public Schools buildings for an installation cost of $50,000 and a monthly rate of $3,698.00 for 10 years. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.B.IV. Authorize Administration to Engage in the Sale of Riverdale and Stone School Properties
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to give the administration the authority to engage in the sale of the Riverdale School and Stone School properties.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to authorize the administration to engage in the sale of the Riverdale and Stone School properties.
Action(s):
Move to authorize the administration to begin the process to engage in the sale of the Riverdale and Stone School properties. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.C. Miscellaneous -
4.C.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 Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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