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

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

April 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Regular 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                                                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 Kyle Harshbarger and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Presentations -
2.A. Legislative Update
Rationale:  Dr. Maher will report to the Board of Education on the legislative activity in the Nebraska Unicameral thus far, as it relates to education.
2.B. 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, and Dr. Brian Maher will report on future facility needs of the district.
2.C. Announce 2012 "Evening of Excellence"
Rationale:  Mrs. Agard will announce that the 2012 "Evening of Excellence" Banquet will be held on Friday, April 27th beginning at 6:00 P.M. in the Loper Room at the Kearney Holiday Inn.  This banquet honors employees for their years of service, this year's retirees, and the Foundation award winners.  This event is sponsored by the Kearney Board of Education and Kearney Public Schools Foundation.
Reservations may be made through the Foundation Office.  Everyone is welcome to attend.
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 Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the March 12, 2012 Regular Meeting, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the March 12, 2012 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the April claims, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the April claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the April financial reports, as presented
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the April Financial Reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of Change Order N-001
Rationale:  Change Order N-001 for the Northeast Elementary School renovation project, contains seven items that comprise four changes:

1.    The addition of $32,754.00 to remove the console HVAC units in three rooms and replace them with vertical units to improve sound and efficiency.

2.    A reduction of $31,197.00 to remove the east walls and doors on the proposed enclosed computer labs in the media center (as per Fire Marshal request) and replace them with furniture.

3.    The addition of $1,717.00 to conceal the roof drain by the main entrance.

4.    A reduction of $5,115.00 to reduce the amount of hardware on several doors to required level.

The total of Change Order N-001 in the contract for the Northeast renovation project is a reduction of $1,841.00.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve Change Order N-001 for the Northeast School renovation project as follows: 1. The addition of $32,754.00 to remove the console HVAC units in three rooms and replace them with vertical units to improve sound and efficiency. 2. A reduction of $31,197.00 to remove the east walls and doors on the proposed enclosed computer labs in the media center (as per Fire Marshal request) and replace them with furniture. 3. The addition of $1,717.00 to conceal the roof drain by the main entrance. 4. A reduction of $5,115.00 to reduce the amount of hardware on several doors to required level. The total of Change Order N-001 in the contract for the Northeast renovation project is a reduction of $1,841.00.
3.E. Grant Permanent Status to Qualifying Probationary Status Certificated Staff for the 2012-2013 School Year
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to grant permanent status to the following probationary status certificated staff for the 2012-2013 school year:

Tara Abdallah
Michelle Barry
Lisa Brown
Karyn Dahlke
Sarah Drackley
Mindy Fichtner
Leah Fleischman
Nichole Florell
Angie Fransk
Amanda Garringer
Luke Garringer
Ceann Getz
Tennille Gifford
Pat Hild
Sharee Josjor
Amber Lewis
Andrew Moland
Andrew Olson
Sandra Pohl
Rebecca Puls
Jami Schaffnit
Clayton Seeba
Michelle Thoene
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to grant permanent status to the following probationary status certificated staff for the 2012-2013 school year: Tara Abdallah Michelle Barry Lisa Brown Karyn Dahlke Sarah Drackley Mindy Fichtner Leah Fleischman Nichole Florell Angie Fransk Amanda Garringer Luke Garringer Ceann Getz Tennille Gifford Pat Hild Sharee Josjor Amber Lewis Andrew Moland Andrew Olson Sandra Pohl Rebecca Puls Jami Schaffnit Clayton Seeba Michelle Thoene
3.F. Approval of Sale of Construction Technology Class Project House
Rationale:  We have received an offer to purchase this year's construction technology class project house located at 1604 East 47th Street Place, from Pat and Erika Moore, in the amount of $249,900.  We will ask the Board of Education to accept this offer. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to, pursuant to Nebraska Revised Statute Section 79-5221, authorize the sale and accept the Offer to Purchase the construction technology class project house located at 1604 East 47th Street Place, Kearney, Ne., in the amount of $249,900.00 from Pat and Erika Moore, and direct the administration sign all documents to execute and deliver a Warranty Deed on behalf of the Kearney Public Schools upon receipt of final payment at closing to be held on May 18, 2012.
3.G. Approval of KHS FBLA Trip to National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Tx., June 28-July 3, 2012
Rationale:  The Kearney High School FBLA organization would like to request the approval of the Board of Education  for an out-of-state trip to attend the FBLA National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Tx., June 28-July 3, 2012.  Tennille Gifford will be the accompanying advisor.  At this point, 3 students have qualified to compete at the Conference as the Nebraska FBLA second place team.  Members of the team include:  Zach Biere, Steve Lesher, and Colin Sears.  They plan to travel with the Nebraska delegation. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the out-of-town trip for the KHS FBLA student organization to the FBLA National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Tx., June 28-July 3, 2012, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
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:

Lindsay Ring                Speech/Debate Teacher   Kearney High School
Randy Buschkoetter    Social Studies Teacher      Kearney High School
Stephen Foreman        Guidance Counselor         Emerson & Meadowlark Schools
Kara Gehrt                   Art Teacher                       Emerson & Park Schools

We will ask the Board of Education to accept these resignations, with regret.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignations of: Lindsay Ring, speech/debate teacher, Kearney High School; Randy Buschkoetter, social studies teacher at Kearney High School; Stephen Foreman, guidance counselor at Emerson and Meadowlark Elementary Schools; and Kara Gehrt, art teacher at Emerson and Park Elementary Schools, with regret, effective the end of the 2011-2012 school year.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignations of: Lindsay Ring, speech/debate teacher, Kearney High School; Randy Buschkoetter, social studies teacher at Kearney High School; Stephen Foreman, guidance counselor at Emerson and Meadowlark Elementary Schools; and Kara Gehrt, art teacher at Emerson and Park Elementary Schools, 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. Certified Employment Recommendations
Rationale:  We will have several certified staff employment recommendations to bring before the Board of Education for consideration and approval:

Dina Luthans            MA, Step 6        1st Grade Teacher at Northeast School;
Chelsey Hartman      BS, Step 1        1st Grade Teacher at Kenwood School;
Ashley Vacek            BS, Step 1         1st Grade Teacher at Meadowlark School;
Jebb Hatch               BA, Step 8          P. E. Teacher at Horizon Middle School;
Risa Mann                BS, Step 1          Special Education Resource Teacher at Kearney High School;
Michelle Dutcher       MA, Step 7         6th Grade Lanugage Arts Teacher at Sunrise Middle School;
Amy Johnson            BA, Step 3          Pre-school age SPED Resource Teacher;
Holly Gilbreath          MA, Step 7         SPED Resource Teacher at Buffalo Hills and Kenwood Schools;
Cari Franzen            MS, Step 1         .75 FTE Physical Education Teacher at Kenwood School;
Megan Schmidt        MA, Step 8          SPED Resource Teacher at Emerson School.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following teaching staff for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year: Dina Luthans, MA, Step 6, 1st Grade Teacher at Northeast School; Chelsey Hartman, BS, Step 1, 1st Grade Teacher at Kenwood School; Ashley Vacek, BS, Step 1, 1st Grade Teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; Jeff Hatch, BA, Step 8, P.E. Teacher at Horizon Middle School; Risa Mann, BS, Step 1, Special Education resource teacher at Kearney High School; Michelle Dutcher, MA, Step 7, 6th grade language arts teacher at Sunrise Middle School; Amy Johnson, BA, Step 3, pre-school-age SPED resource teacher; Holly Gilbreath, MA, Step 7, SPED resource teacher at Buffalo Hills and Kenwood Schools; Cari Franzen, MS, Step 1, .75 FTE physical education teacher at Kenwood School; and Megan Schmidt, MA, Step 8, SPED resource teacher at Emerson School.
Action(s):
Move to employ the following teaching staff for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year: Dina Luthans, MA, Step 6, 1st Grade Teacher at Northeast School; Chelsey Hartman, BS, Step 1, 1st Grade Teacher at Kenwood School; Ashley Vacek, BS, Step 1, 1st Grade Teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; Jeff Hatch, BA, Step 8, P.E. Teacher at Horizon Middle School; Risa Mann, BS, Step 1, Special Education resource teacher at Kearney High School; Michelle Dutcher, MA, Step 7, 6th grade language arts teacher at Sunrise Middle School; Amy Johnson, BA, Step 3, pre-school-age SPED resource teacher; Holly Gilbreath, MA, Step 7, SPED resource teacher at Buffalo Hills and Kenwood Schools; Cari Franzen, MS, Step 1, .75 FTE physical education teacher at Kenwood School; and Megan Schmidt, MA, Step 8, SPED resource teacher at Emerson School. Passed with a motion by Kyle Harshbarger and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.A.III. Approval of New 1/2-time Principal/1/2-time Special Education Coordinator Position for the 2012-2013 School Year
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve a new 1/2-time principal/1/2 time special education coordinator position in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve a 1/2-time Principal - 1/2-time Special Education Coordinator position in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year.
Action(s):
Move to approve a 1/2-time Principal - 1/2-time Special Education Coordinator position in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year. Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B. Business -
4.B.I. Approval of Final Sale of Bonds
Rationale:  The District is seeking Board of Education approval for the sale of bonds in the amount of $9,615,000.00.  This represents the fourth and final sale of the original $45 million in bonds.
Action(s):
Approvel the sale of the bonds in the amoutn of $9.615,000 and this represents the final sale Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.B.II. Approval of Bid for Technology Cabling at Sunrise Middle School
Rationale:  Vendors/contractors were notified on 3/20/12 of this project and bids/proposals were received on 4/3/12 at 10:00 A.M. for technology cabling at Sunrise Middle School.  Three vendors submitted bids for the project and our recommendation is that the Board of Education accept the low bid of Lines of Communication of Omaha, Nebraska, for technology cabling at Sunrise Middle School, in the amount of $304,136.00. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the low bid of Lines of Communication of Omaha, Nebraska, for technology cabling at Sunrise Middle School, in the amount of $304,136.00.
Action(s):
Move to accept the low bid of Lines of Communication of Omaha, Nebraska, for technology cabling at Sunrise Middle School, in the amount of $304,136.00. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.B.III. Approval of Bus Purchase
Rationale:  For the 2012-2013 school year, we will be removing Bus #105, a 14-passenger type "A" bus from our routes and replacing it with a 65-passenger type "C" bus.  We are doing this to make available much needed room in that particular area of our district route services.  This shift from a 14-passenger bus to a 65-passenger bus will also lessen the miles traveled by other buses to gather our pay-to-ride passengers.

We invited 4 companies to bid on a new 65-passenger type "C" conventional route bus with the following results:

Omaha Truck                                    (New) Thomas Bus                              $85,199,00;
Nebraska Central Equipment, GI      (New) Bluebird Bus                             $84,050.00;
Masters Transportation, Kearney     (New - off lease) International Bus     $84,464.00.

We would recommend that the Board of Education accept the low bid of Nebraska Central Equipment of Grand Island, for a new Bluebird 65-passenger type "C" bus, in the amount of $84,050.00.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the low bid of Nebraska Central Equipment of Grand Island, for a new Bluebird 65-passenger type "C" bus, in the amount of $84,050.00.
Action(s):
Move to accept the low bid of Nebraska Central Equipment of Grand Island, for a new Bluebird 65-passenger type "C" bus, in the amount of $84,050.00. Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B.IV. Approval of Bryant and Emerson Roof Replacement Bid
Rationale:  The Kearney Public Schools issued bid specifications on March 8, 2012 for removal and replacement of flat roofing at Bryant and Emerson Elementary Schools.  These are ballasted roofs that were installed with the 1996 additions and carried a 10-year warranty.  The perimeter flashing material has deteriorated, causing several leaks, and has been repaired numerous times in the recent past.  The base roofing membrane is also deteriorating and pulling away from the edges.  We received only one bid for this project from Springer Roofing, Inc.  The replacement roofing will be the same modified bitumen roofing system and carries a standard 15-year warranty.  Our specifications required a 15-year warranty, but we asked for a cost to increase to a 20-year warranty which would be $562.00.  The inspection showed that the roofs had only one layer of insulation, so Springer Roofing gave a voluntary add alternate to install an additional 1 1/2 inches of insulation to improve to R22, which would cost $8,794.00. 

We will recommend that the Board of Education accept the bid of Springer Roofing to remove and replace specified roofing at Bryant and Emerson Elementary Schools, in the amount of $38,439.00, and add the alternate for additional insulation in the amount of $8,794.00, and add the extended 20-year warranty at a cost of $562.00, for a total project cost of $47,795.00

This project will be paid from the Special Building Fund roof repair and replacement budget.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the bid of Springer Roofing to remove and replace specified roofing at Bryant and Emerson Elementary Schools, in the amount of $38,439.00, add the alternate for additional insulation in the amount of $8,794.00, and add the extended 20-year warranty at a cost of $562.00, for a total project cost of $47,795.00.
Action(s):
Move to accept the bid of Springer Roofing to remove and replace specified roofing at Bryant and Emerson Elementary Schools, in the amount of $38,439.00, add the alternate for additional insulation in the amount of $8,794.00, and add the extended 20-year warranty at a cost of $562.00, for a total project cost of $47,795.00. Passed with a motion by Kyle Harshbarger and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.C. Curriculum & Instruction
4.C.I. Adoption of New Health Curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools
Rationale:  The Kearney Public Schools Subject Area Committee (SAC) has developed a document to define our K-12 Health Curriculum.  The Health SAC was comprised of elementary classroom teachers, physical education teachers, guidance counselors, science teachers, family and consumer science teachers, and school nurses.  The process used to develop this document was similar to that used in developing our other curriculum documents.  Julene Lesher, Cari Franzen, and Kathy Gifford will explain the new facets of the Health Curriculum.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the new Health Curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to adopt the new Health Curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented. Passed with a motion by Kyle Harshbarger and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.D. Miscellaneous -
4.D.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 Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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