Public Meeting Agenda: July 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Public Hearings & Regular Board of Education Meeting

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July 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Public Hearings & Regular Board of Education Meeting Agenda

July 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Public Hearings & Regular Board of Education Meeting
1. Public Policy Hearings
1.A. Public Hearing on Student Fees Paid in 2011-2012 - Convene Hearing, Discussion and Public Input, Close Hearing
Rationale:  Each year, by state statute, the school district is required to conduct a public hearing regarding student fees paid in the previous school year.  Chris Nelson will report on the total fees paid by students in the 2011-2012 school year.
1.B. Public Hearing on Parent Involvement Policy & Rule - Convene Hearing, Discussion and Public Input, Close Hearing
Rationale:  Each year, the school district is required to conduct a public hearing on its Parent Involvement Policy and Rule and discuss the various opportunities offered by the school district for parental involvement.
Dr. Carol Renner will report on parental involvement.
Attachments:
2. Routine Business
2.A. Call to Order
2.B. Invocation
Rationale:  Pastor Dave Dickinson from the Hope Evangelical Free Church will give the invocation.
2.C. Pledge of Allegiance
2.D. Roll Call
2.E. Public Participation
Rationale:  This is the portion of the meeting that is set aside for public participation.  If you would like to address an item that is not on this evening's agenda, you should identify yourself at this time.  If you wish to speak to an item that is on the agenda, you may do so when that item is discussed.  This is an open, public meeting and a copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted in this room.
2.F. Approval of Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the agenda for this evening's meeting, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the agenda for this evening's meeting, as presented. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Kyle Harshbarger.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3. Presentations
3.A. Recognition of Jim Jelkin, Nebraska Industrial & Technology Education Association's "Middle School Teacher of the Year"
Rationale:  Jim Jelkin, industrial technology teacher at Sunrise Middle School, has been named the Nebraska Industrial & Technology Education Association's "Middle School Teacher of the Year".  He was honored at the annual NCE/NITEA Conference held in Kearney in June.  We will recognize Jim for this accomplishment.
3.B. Annual Report on District Anti-Bullying Policy
Rationale:  Dr. Carol Renner will give the annual report on the district's anti-bullying policy and what practices the district implements in emphasizing anti-bullying.
Attachments:
3.C. Annual Report on District Multi-Cultural Education Policy
Rationale:  Dr. Carol Renner will give the annual report on the district's multi-cultural education policy and what practices the district implements to promote cultural diversity and awareness.
Attachments:
3.D. Facilities Update
Rationale:  George Volz will report on the progress of the various construction projects in the school district and Superintendent Maher will report on facilities planning for the future.
4. Consent Agenda
4.A. Approval of Minutes of the June 11, 2012 Regular Meeting and the June 18, 2012 Special Retreat Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the June 11, 2012 regular meeting and the June 18, 2012 special retreat meeting of the Board of Education, as presented.
4.B. Approval of July claims, as presented
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the July claims, as presented.
4.C. Approval of the July financial reports, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the July financial reports, as presented.
4.D. Reaffirmation of Parent Involvement Policies 1270 & 6211 & Rule 1270, as presented.
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to reaffirm Board Policy and Rule 1270 (Parent Involvement) and Policy 6211 (Parent Involvement), as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to reaffirm Board Policy and Rule 1270 (Parent Involvement), and Policy 6211 (Parent Involvement) as presented.
4.E. Reaffirmation of the Anti-Bullying Policy 5500.9/4138/4238, as presented.
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to reaffirm Board Policy 5500.9/4138/4238 (Anti-Bullying).
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to reaffirm Board Policy 5500.9/4183/4238 (Anti-Bullying), as presented.
4.F. Reaffirmation of the Multi-Cultural Education Policy 6209, as presented.
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to reaffirm Board Policy 6209 (Multi-Cultural Education).
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to reaffirm Board Policy 6209 (Multi-Cultural Education), as presented.
4.G. Second and Final Reading Approval of Policy and Rule 5100 (Student Attendance), as presented
Rationale:  We presented the revised Student Attendance Policy and Rule to the Board of Education last month.  We have received no additional input regarding the revised policy and rule, so we will recommend that the Board of Education give second and final reading approval to Policy and Rule 5100, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give second and final reading approval to Board Policy and Rule 5100 (Student Attendance), as presented.
4.H. Approval of Bid for Bread Products for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 School Year
Rationale: 

Bid requests for bread products in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year were sent to Sara Lee Company and South Platte Distributing (Wonder Bread).  Both companies submitted bids this year.  The proposed prices are listed in the attached bid summary sheet. 

We would recommend that the Board of Education approve the bid prices for bread products submitted by South Platte Distributing (Wonder Bread) as presented, for the 2012-2013 school year.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the bid prices for bread products submitted by South Platte Distributing (Wonder Bread) as presented, for the 2012-2013 school year.
4.I. Approval of Bid for Milk Products in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 School Year
Rationale:  Bid requests were sent to two companies:  Robert's Dairy and Meadow Gold Dairies for milk products for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year.  We received a bid from only one company, Robert's Dairy.  The attached bid summary sheet lists the proposed pricing and is based on an escalating price.  The pricing that was submitted by Robert's Dairy is reasonable and fair.  Based on this information, we would recommend that the Board of Education accept the pricing as proposed by Robert's Dairy for milk products for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the pricing as proposed by Robert's Dairy for milk products for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year, as presented.
4.J. Authorize and direct the Superintendent or his designee to dispose of all obsolete furniture, books, materials, and equipment in the most favorable manner to the district in accordance with all laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to such disposition
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education is asked to designate the Superintendent or his designee as the person in the district having authority to dispose of all obsolete furniture, books, materials, and equipment, in the most favorable manner to the school district, in accordance with all laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to such disposition.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to designate the Superintendent or his designee as the person with the authority to dispose of all obsolete furniture, books, materials, and equipment, in the most favorable manner to the school district, in accordance with all laws, rules, and regularions pertaining to such disposition.
4.K. Designate Dr. Brian Maher as the authorized representative of the Kearney Public Schools to sign claims and forms for all federal programs for the 2012-2013 school year
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education is asked to designate the Superintendent as the authorized representative of the Kearney Public Schools to sign all claims and forms for all federal programs for the upcoming school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to designate Dr. Brian Maher as the authorized representative of the Kearney Public Schools to sign all claims and forms for all federal programs for the 2012-2013 school year.
4.L. Designate Kate Murphy and Chris Nelson as the authorized representatives of the Kearney Public Schools to sign claims for reimbursement, as well as all federal, state, and local information pertaining to the school food service program, for the 2012-2013 school year.
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education is asked to designate the Food Service Director and the Director of Finance as the authorized representatives to sign all claims for reimbursement and all forms pertaining to the school food service program for the upcoming school year.


Recommended Motion(s):  Move to designate Kate Murphy and Chris Nelson as the authorized representatives of the Kearney Public Schools to sign claims for reimbursement, as well as all federal, state, and local information pertaining to the school food service program, for the 2012-2013 school year.
5. Regular Agenda - Personnel
5.A. Approval of Teacher Employment Recommendations
Rationale:  We have some teacher employment recommendations to bring before the Board of Education for approval at the July 9, 2012 Board of Education meeting:

Chelsea Bartling            BA, Step 4            KEC early childhood pre-school teacher
Jordan Christensen       BS, Step 1            1st grade teacher at Glenwood Elementary School
Marissa Harrison           BS, Step 1            KEC TLC special education teacher  
Misty Steffen                 BA, Step 6            Kindergarten teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School
Karmen Scharff-Sears   MA+27, Step 8      Elementary counselor 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the employment of the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year: Chelsea Bartling, BA, Step 4, KEC early childhood pre-school teacher; Jordan Christensen,BS, Step 1, 1st grade teacher at Glenwood Elementary School; Marissa Harrison, BS, Step 1, KEC TLC special education teacher; Misty Steffen, BA, Step 6, kindergarten teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; and Karmen Scharff-Sears, MA+27, Step 8, elementary counselor.
Action(s):
Move to approve the employment of the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year: Chelsea Bartling, BA, Step 4, KEC early childhood pre-school teacher; Jordan Christensen,BS, Step 1, 1st grade teacher at Glenwood Elementary School; Marissa Harrison, BS, Step 1, KEC TLC special education teacher; Misty Steffen, BA, Step 6, kindergarten teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; and Karmen Scharff-Sears, MA+27, Step 8, elementary counselor. Passed with a motion by Kyle Harshbarger and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6. Regular Agenda - Business
6.A. Approval of Bid for Purchase of Bus
Rationale:  For the 2012-2013 school year, we would like to replace our 1986 MCI coach-style bus.  We solicited bids from 2 companies for a used motor coach and offered our 1986 MCI as a trade-in.

The bid results were as follows:

Vendor                                  Bid                        Trade-in                    Net Cost            Mileage

Masters Transportation        $127,500.00          $8,000.00                $119,500.00      675,000
2000 Prevost motor coach

National Bus Sales                $130,000.00        $10,000.00               $120,000.00        53,000
2003 Bluebird motor coach              

We will recommend that the Board of Education accept the bid of National Bus Sales for a 2003 Bluebird motor coach in the amount of $120,000.00.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the bid of National Bus Sales for a 2003 Bluebird Motor Coach in the amount of $120,000.00.
Action(s):
Move to accept the bid of National Bus Sales for a 2003 Bluebird Motor Coach in the amount of $120,000.00. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Kyle Harshbarger.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
7.A. 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 Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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