Public Meeting Agenda: May 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Regular Board of Education Meeting

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May 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Regular Board of Education Meeting Agenda

May 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Regular 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
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 FCCLA State Leadership Conference Winners
Rationale:  We will recognize the following winners from the FCCLA Sate Leadership Conference, April 1-3 in Lincoln:

Gold Awards -

Parliamentary Procedure - Emelie Berke, Rachel Buss, Wyatt Behn, Farah Imtiaz, Ann Holen, Araceli Hernandez, Brian Whetstone, and Sarah Polter. 
Career Investigation - Kenadi Fitzgerald

Silver Awards -

Interpersonal Communications - John Sullivan and Rachel Kermmoade
Recycle Redesign Jr. - Mikala Fitzgerald
Life Event Planning - Kennita Moore
Interior Design - Allyson Petersen and Marissa Kermmoade
2.B. Recognition of KHS Gold Medal Winners in Nebraska SkillsUSA State Competition
Rationale:  We will recognize the gold medal winners in the Nebraska SkillsUSA State Competition in Hastings, Ne.:

Gold -

Spencer Shield in Technical Drafting

Brandon Wright in Electronics Technology

2.C. Recognition of Omaha World Herald Academic First Team Members from Kearney High School
Rationale:  Farah Imtiaz and Daniel Benavides have been named to the Omaha World Herald Academic First Team from the West-Central region of Nebraska.  We will recognize them for this honor.
2.D. Recognition of KHS HOSA State Leadership Conference Winners
Rationale:  We will recognize the following winners from the HOSA State Leadership Conference:

Rachel Buss was recognized as Kearney's outstanding member as she completes her second year of being a state officer for HOSA.  Natalia Benavides will be State Vice President and Andrew Breinig will be State Secretary next year.

1st Place Winners -

Medical Photography - Fariah Imtiaz
Extemporaneous Speaking - Natalia Benavides

2nd Place Winners -

HOSA Bowl Team - Rachel Buss, Farah Imtiaz, Natalia Benavides and Andrew Breinig
2.E. Recognition of KHS FBLA State Leadership Conference Winners
Rationale:  We will recognize the State FBLA winners from Kearney High School as follows:

Sweepstakes Award - KHS FBLA Chapter
All-State Quality Member - Kate Steele
Business Ethics National Qualifying Team - Zach Biere, Steve Lesher and Collin Sears
2.F. Recognition of Greg Limbach, Inductee in Nebraska State Athletic Trainers' Association's "Hall of Fame"
Rationale:  Greg Limbach, athletic trainer at Kearney High School, was inducted into the Nebraska State Athletic Trainers' Association "Hall of Fame" on March 16, 2012 at the Mid-America Athletic Trainers' Association District Symposium in Topeka, Kansas.  We will recognize Greg for this distinguished honor.  He was honored at the NSATA's state business meeting that is held in conjunction with the district event.
Limbach began his career at Kearney High School as a teacher and certified athletic trainer in 1986.
2.G. Strategic Plan Update
Rationale:  Dr. Carol Renner and Goal Leaders will present the Kearney Public Schools' Strategic Plan draft for the Board's feedback.  Seventy individuals have had input to the plan (teachers, support staff, administrators, and parents).  A total of 206 parents have responded to the district planning through electronic surveying.  Some of the main "actions" will be presented by the Goal Leaders.  Please review the entire plan, which was sent electronically.
Attachments:
2.H. Follow-up Report from the National School Boards Association 2012 Education Conference
Rationale:  Three Board members - Julie Agard, Tim Higgins, and Dave Glover - along with Dr. Renner and Dr. Maher, recently attended the 2012 NSBA Education Conference in Boston, Ma. They will report on the sessions they attended at the Conference, as well as the presentation they made there.
2.I. 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.
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.
Attachments:
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the April 9, 2012 Regular Meeting, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the April 9, 2012 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the May claims, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the May claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the May financial reports, as presented
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the May Financial Reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of Change Order E-002
Rationale:  Change Order E-002 for the Emerson Elementary School renovation project, contains one item:

1.    An addition of $810.00 to the contract to install the new fiberglass transformer pad at the existing location, as requested by the contractor.  Additional labor hours are required to install the new pad at this location and additional concrete will have to be removed and replaced.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve Change Order E-002 for the Emerson School renovation project as follows: 1. An addition of $810.00 to the contract to install the new fiberglass transformer pad at the existing location, as requested by the contractor. Additional labor hours are required to install the new pad at this location and additional concrete will have to be removed and replaced. The total of Change Order E-002 in the contract for the Emerson School renovation project is an increase of $810.00 to the contract.
3.E. Approval of Trip to National HOSA Conference
Rationale:  The Kearney High School HOSA student organization is asking permission for its qualifying members to attend the HOSA National Conference in Orlando, Florida, June 19-15, 2012, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS HOSA student organization trip to the HOSA National Conference in Orlando, Florida, June 19-25, 2012, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.F. Approval of Trip to National SkillsUSA Contest
Rationale:  Kearney High School had two students qualify for the SkillsUSA national competition this year.  The contest is being held in Kansas City, Missouri and they would ask that the Board of Education approve this trip for them, which will occur June 23-28, 2012, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Kearney High School SkillsUSA student trip to the SkillsUSA national contest in Kansas City, Missouri, June 23-28, 2012, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.G. Approval of KHS Trip to National FCCLA Leadership Meeting
4. Regular Agenda
4.A. Personnel -
4.A.I. Teacher Employment Recommendations
Rationale:  We will have several certified staff employment recommendations to bring before the Board of Education for consideration and approval:

Michel Roush                MS+9, Step 8          High School Guidance Counselor
Natalie Madsen            MS, Step 2              High School Social Studies Teacher
Jonathan Anderson      BA, Step 1              High School Speech Teacher
Heath Wragge             MA, Step 8              Emerson and Park Art Teacher
  (Contingent upon his receiving provisional certification)
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following teaching staff for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year: Michel Roush, MS+9, Step 8, High School guidance counselor; Natalie Madsen, MS, Step 2, High School social studies teacher; and Jonathan Anderson, BA, Step 1, High School speech teacher; and Heath Wragge, MA, Step 8, elementary art teacher at Emerson and Park Elementary Schools (contingent upon his receiving provisional certification).
Action(s):
Move to employ the following teaching staff for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year: Michel Roush, MS+9, Step 8, High School guidance counselor; Natalie Madsen, MS, Step 2, High School social studies teacher; and Jonathan Anderson, BA, Step 1, High School speech teacher; and Heath Wragge, MA, Step 8, elementary art teacher at Emerson and Park Elementary Schools (contingent upon his receiving provisional certification). Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty and a second by Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.A.II. Administrative Employment Recommendations
Rationale:  We will recommend that the Board of Education employ the following individuals for administrative positions in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year:

Jeff Ganz                   Kearney High School Assistant Principal
Chelsea Feusner      1/2-time Buffalo Hills Principal/1/2-time Special Education Coordinator
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ Jeff Ganz as an Assistant Principal at Kearney High School; and Chelsea Feusner as 1/2-time Buffalo Hills School Principal and 1/2-time Special Education Coordinator; for the 2012-2013 school year, in accordance with the Administrator Performance-Based Evaluation and Compensation Plan.
Action(s):
Move to employ Jeff Ganz as an Assistant Principal at Kearney High School; and Chelsea Feusner as 1/2-time Buffalo Hills School Principal and 1/2-time Special Education Coordinator; for the 2012-2013 school year, in accordance with the Administrator Performance-Based Evaluation and Compensation Plan. 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.C. Miscellaneous -
4.C.I. First Reading Approval of Revised Internet Use & Safety Policy and Rule 5400.10, 4139/4239, and 6307
Rationale:  Gary Needham will explain the changes that are being proposed to the district's Internet Use & Safety Policy and Rule to place the District in compliance with the FCC Order on August, 2011 that adds the statutory language from the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act regarding the education of students about appropriate online behavior to the existing Commission rules implementing the Children's Internet Protection Act for the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism, also known as the E-rate program.  The Order states that beginning July 1, 2012, schools' Internet Safety policies must provide for educating minors about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms, and cyberbullying awareness and response.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give first reading approval to revised Board Policy and Rule 5400.10, 4139/4239, and 6307, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to give first reading approval to revised Board Policy and Rule 5400.10, 4139/4239, and 6307, 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:
4.C.II. Set Date for June Board of Education Retreat
Rationale:  We will ask that the Board of Education set a date for the summer Board retreat meeting.  The dates we are suggesting are Monday, June 18 or Monday, June 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M. in the Cope Presentation Room. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set Monday, June (18 or 25), from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M. for a special retreat meeting of the Kearney Board of Education, in the Cope Presentation Room at Sunrise Middle School.
Action(s):
Move to set Monday, June 18, from 6:30 to 9:30 P.M. for a special retreat meeting of the Kearney Board of Education, in the Cope Presentation Room at Sunrise Middle School. 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.III. Move to Closed Session
Rationale:  We will require a closed session at the conclusion of the May 14, 2012 Board of Education meeting for the purpose of discussing negotiations.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing negotiations.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing negotiations. Passed with a motion by Rosemary Northwall and a second by Kyle Harshbarger.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.C.IV. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
4.C.V. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
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