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May 11, 2020 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

Agenda
1. Routine Business -
1.A. Call to Order
1.B. Pledge of Allegiance
1.C. Roll Call
1.C.I. Excuse Absent Board Member
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to excuse Board Member__________from the meeting.
1.D. Approval of Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the agenda for the meeting, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the agenda for the meeting, as presented. This motion, made by Mr. Jon Watts and seconded by Wendy Kreis, Passed.
  • Drew Blessing: Yea
  • Kathy Gifford: Yea
  • Wendy Kreis: Yea
  • Angela Nickel: Yea
  • Alex Straatmann: Yea
  • Mr. Jon Watts: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Presentations -
2.A. Recognition of Lindsey Schukei, Top Gold 1st  Place Winner in STAR Event at FCCLA State Leadership Conference
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to recognize Lindsey Schukei who placed Top Gold (1st place) in the STAR Event "Say Yes to FCS" at the virtual FCCLA State Leadership Conference.  She will compete virtually in the National FCCLA Leadership Conference this summer.
2.B. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes of BD Construction will report to the Board of Education on the progress being made on the Sunrise Middle School, Kearney High School, and Arram Center for Success construction and renovation projects.
Attachments:
3. Consent Agenda -
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the items on the Consent Agenda, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the items on the Consent Agenda, as presented. This motion, made by Alex Straatmann and seconded by Drew Blessing, Passed.
  • Drew Blessing: Yea
  • Kathy Gifford: Yea
  • Wendy Kreis: Yea
  • Angela Nickel: Yea
  • Alex Straatmann: Yea
  • Mr. Jon Watts: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the April 20, 2020 Regular Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the April 20, 2020 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the May, 2020 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the May, 2020 claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the May, 2020 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the May, 2020 financial reports, as presented.
4. Regular Agenda - Personnel
4.A. Acceptance of Resignations
Rationale:  We have received letters of resignation from Jason Owens, counselor at Kearney High School; and Ellen Stark, special education teacher at Horizon Middle School; effective the end of the 2019-2020 contract year. We will ask the Board of Education to accept these resignations.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignations of Jason Owens, counselor at Kearney High School; and Ellen Stark, special education teacher at Horizon Middle School; with regret, effective the end of the 2019-2020 contract year.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignations of Jason Owens, counselor at Kearney High School; and Ellen Stark, special education teacher at Horizon Middle School; with regret, effective the end of the 2019-2020 contract year. Wendy 0- With the policy change, did they make it in before that deadline? Lance - We won't bring before Board anymore uneils we have a suitable replacement or have a prospect. This motion, made by Mr. Jon Watts and seconded by Wendy Kreis, Passed.
  • Drew Blessing: Yea
  • Kathy Gifford: Yea
  • Wendy Kreis: Yea
  • Angela Nickel: Yea
  • Alex Straatmann: Yea
  • Mr. Jon Watts: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B. Approval of Teacher Employment Recommendations
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the employment of the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2020-2021 school year:  Kate Staples, MA+18, Step 4, 1.00 FTE kindergarten teacher at Kenwood Elementary School; Teresa Osmanski, MA, Step 6, 1.00 FTE 8th grade English/Language Arts teacher at Horizon Middle School; Natalie Madsen, MA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE social studies teacher at Sunrise Middle School; and Cheyenne DeVore-Hester, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE toddler preschool teacher at Bright Futures.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2020-2021 school year: Kate Staples, MA+18, Step 4, 1.00 FTE kindergarten teacher at Kenwood Elementary School; Teresa Osmanski, MA, Step 6, 1.00 FTE 8th grade English/Language Arts teacher at Horizon Middle School; Natalie Madsen, MA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE social studies teacher at Sunrise Middle School; and Cheyenne DeVore-Hester, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE toddler pre-school teacher at Bright Futures.
Action(s):
Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2020-2021 school year: Kate Staples, MA+18, Step 4, 1.00 FTE kindergarten teacher at Kenwood Elementary School; Teresa Osmanski, MA, Step 6, 1.00 FTE 8th grade English/Language Arts teacher at Horizon Middle School; Natalie Madsen, MA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE social studies teacher at Sunrise Middle School; and Cheyenne DeVore-Hester, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE toddler pre-school teacher at Bright Futures. This motion, made by Alex Straatmann and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
  • Drew Blessing: Yea
  • Kathy Gifford: Yea
  • Wendy Kreis: Yea
  • Angela Nickel: Yea
  • Alex Straatmann: Yea
  • Mr. Jon Watts: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
5.A. Adoption of Resolution Regarding Summer Compensation for Hourly and/or Non-Exempt Employees
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to adopt a resolution to assure compensation for all hourly and/or non-exempt employees (custodial & maintenance, technology, clerical/secretaries, KCLC, food service, and Sixpence) of the Kearney Public Schools who would be working during the summer, to be effective from May 21, 2020 to August 1, 2020. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the attached Resolution regarding the district's compensation for hourly and/or non-exempt employees for a period of time from May 21, 2020 to August 1, 2020.
Action(s):
Move to adopt the attached Resolution regarding the district's compensation for hourly and/or non-exempt employees for a period of time from May 21, 2020 to August 1, 2020. Kent - Siimilar to the one rpevisly accepted by the Board for employees who would regularly be working durning the summer. Previous resolution ended on May 231st. Hoursly and noon-excmpet to pay thise emploeyes accordinly. Alex - Restate not only during the pandemic that these positions are hardest to fill for us andnot horonog these emploeyes and set us back to rehire people for these psoitons. Blessing - Dr. Edwards may of thse peopel will actually be working likke maintenace people, technolgoy,e tc.? Kent - Yes. Employes that will work with technology, maintenance, lunch workers and so depend on what type of program we are able to offer such as KCLC. Kathy - Also secretarial staff in the buildings to help as well? Kent - Yes. This motion, made by Wendy Kreis and seconded by Mr. Jon Watts, Passed.
  • Drew Blessing: Yea
  • Kathy Gifford: Yea
  • Wendy Kreis: Yea
  • Angela Nickel: Yea
  • Alex Straatmann: Yea
  • Mr. Jon Watts: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.B. Set Date for Board of Education Special Summer Retreat Meeting
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to set a date and time for the special summer retreat meeting of the Board of Education.  A location will be announced as circumstances dictate.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set Monday, June 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM, at a location to be determined, for a special summer retreat meeting of the Board of Education.
Action(s):
Move to set Monday, June 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM, at a location to be determined, for a special summer retreat meeting of the Board of Education. Wnedy - If not with each other, this will be putbli Zoom again? Kathy - Yes. Public meeting and ho0pe in person but have to see. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Alex Straatmann, Passed.
  • Drew Blessing: Yea
  • Kathy Gifford: Yea
  • Wendy Kreis: Yea
  • Angela Nickel: Yea
  • Alex Straatmann: Yea
  • Mr. Jon Watts: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.C. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. This motion, made by Alex Straatmann and seconded by Wendy Kreis, Passed.
  • Drew Blessing: Yea
  • Kathy Gifford: Yea
  • Wendy Kreis: Yea
  • Angela Nickel: Yea
  • Alex Straatmann: Yea
  • Mr. Jon Watts: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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