Public Meeting Agenda: September 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Public Hearings and Regular Meeting

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September 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Public Hearings and Regular Meeting Agenda

September 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Public Hearings and Regular Meeting
1. Annual Budget Hearing
Rationale:  Convene hearing
Discussion & public input
Close hearing
Attachments:
2. Annual Tax Request Hearing
Rationale:  Convene hearing
Discussion and public input
Close hearing
3. Routine Business
3.A. Call to Order
3.B. Invocation
Rationale:  Pastor John Gosswein from the Family of Christ Lutheran Church will give the invocation.
3.C. Pledge of Allegiance
Attachments:
3.D. Roll Call
3.E. Public Participation
Rationale:  This is the portion of the meeting agenda that is set aside for public participation.  If you wish to speak to an item that is not on the 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.
3.F. Approval of Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the agenda for the meeting, as presented.
4. Presentations
4.A. Recognition of FCCLA National Competition Winners from Kearney High School
Rationale:  The Kearney High School FCCLA Parliamentary Procedure Team received a silver award at the FCCLA National Competition this summer.  We will recognize the winners from the National Competition.
4.B. Preliminary Enrollment Report
Rationale:  Superintendent Maher will give the preliminary fall enrollment figures for the Kearney Public Schools.
4.C. Construction Update
Rationale:  George Volz will report on the progress of the various construction projects in the school district as they move toward completion.
5.A. Approval of the Minutes of the August 13, 2012 Regular Meeting, as presented
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the August 13, 2012 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
5.B. Approval of September Claims, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the September claims, as presented.
5.C. Approval of the September Financial Reports, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the September financial reports, as presented.
5.D. Approval of Change Order E-006
Rationale:  Change Order E-006 for the Emerson Elementary School addition and renovation project contains the following items:

1.    An addition of $463.00 for fabrication of a thicker wall to cover the conduit for the electrical panels.

2.    An addition of $964.00 to revise the aluminum frame at the entrance to match the ceiling height.

3.    An addition of $339.00 to add ceilings to the two janitorial closets.

4.    An addition of $1,823.00 to add a sidewalk to connect it to an exit path from the media room.

5.    An addition of $1,933.00 to add stoops under the exist slabs on the two south exit doors.

6.    An addition of $2,395.00 to modify the panel and add the correct breaker and conductors for
        the booster heater of the new dishwasher.

7.    An addition of $13,207.00 for restoring the walls above the ceiling in the corridors, mechanical
        room and storage room to create the smoke separation required by code.

8.    An addition of $493.00 to isolate and repair the leaks in the existing gas line.

9.    An addition of $311.00 to carry the new wall over the existing roof.

The total of Change Order E-006 for the Emerson Elementary School addition and renovation project is $21,928.00.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve Change Order E-006 for the Emerson Elementary School addition and renovation project containing the following items: 1. An addition of $463.00 for fabrication of a thicker wall to cover the conduit for the electrical panels. 2. An addition of $964.00 to revise the aluminum frame at the entrance to match the ceiling height. 3. An addition of $339.00 to add ceilings to the two janitorial closets. 4. An addition of $1,823.00 to add a sidewalk to connect it to an exit path from the media room. 5. An addition of $1,933.00 to add stoops under the exist slabs on the two south exit doors. 6. An addition of $2,395.00 to modify the panel and add the correct breaker and conductors for the booster heater of the new dishwasher. 7. An addition of $13,207.00 for restoring the walls above the ceiling in the corridors, mechanical room and storage room to create the smoke separation required by code. 8. An addition of $493.00 to isolate and repair the leaks in the existing gas line. 9. An addition of $311.00 to carry the new wall over the existing roof. The total of Change Order E-006 for the Emerson Elementary School addition and renovation project is $21,928.00.
5.E. Approval of the Kearney High School Athletic Booster Club Annual Self-Audit Report for 2011-2012
Rationale:  The KHS Athletic Booster Club has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2011-2012 school year for approval by the Board of Education.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS Athletic Booster Club Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2011-2012 school year, as presented.
5.F. Approval of the Northeast PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for 2011-2012
Rationale:  The Northeast PTO has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2011-2012 school year for Board of Education approval.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Northeast PTO annual self-audit report for the 2011-2012 school year, as presented.
5.G. Approval of the Five-Year Special Projects Plan and the Seven-Year Roof Replacement Plan, as presented.
Rationale:  Art Hansen has completed the updates to the five-year special projects plan and the seven-year roof replacement plan for Board of Education approval.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the five-year special projects plan and the seven-year roof repair and replacement plan for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
5.H. Approval of Meadowlark School PAC Annual Self-Audit Report for 2011-2012
Rationale:  The Meadowlark Elementary School PAC has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2011-2012 school year for Board of Education approval. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Meadowlark Elementary School PAC annual self-audit report for the 2011-2012 school year, as presented.
5.I. Approval of KHS FBLA Chapter Trip to the National FBLA Fall Leadership Conference in Denver, Co.
Rationale:  The Kearney High School FBLA Chapter would like to request the approval of an out-of-state trip to attend the National FBLA Fall Leadership Conference in Denver, Co., November 8-11, 2012.  Tennille Gifford, the chapter sponsor, will accompany the group.  They will be traveling with the Nebraska FBLA Delegation by motor coach.  Conference activities include opening/closing general sessions with keynote speakers, a variety of workshops, a tour of the Pepsi Center and a tour of Hammond's Candy Company. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the trip of the KHS FBLA Chapter to the National FBLA Fall Leadership Conference in Denver, Co., November 8-11, 2012, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
5.J. Set Monday, September 17, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. for a special meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education in the Cope Presentation Room at Sunrise Middle School, for the purpose of hearing a presentation by the Nebraska Design and Construction Industry Council.
Rationale:  Representatives from the Nebraska Design and Construction Industry Council will present a short program to the Board of Education on various project delivery methods for building schools.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set Monday, September 17, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. in the Cope Presentation Room at Sunrise Middle School for a special meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education for the purpose of hearing a prsentation by the Nebraska Design and Construction Industry Council.
6. Regular Agenda - Business
6.A. Approval of Budgets for the 2012-2013 School Year
Rationale:  Chris Nelson will ask the Board of Education to approve the various budgets of the Kearney Public Schools and the subsequent tax requests to support those budgets, for the 2012-2013 school year.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the General Fund Budget in the amount of $49,992,393.00, with a property tax requirement of $24,781,611.93; to adopt the Special Building Fund Budget in the amount of $17,552,882.00, with a property tax requirement of $2,869,290.82; to adopt the Bond Fund Budget in the amount of $4,025,107.00, with a property tax requirement of $3,832,950.00; to adopt the Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking Fund Budget in the amount of $250.00; to adopt the Depreciation Fund Budget in the amount of $550,000.00; to adopt the Employee Benefit Fund Budget in the amount of $300,000.00; to adopt the School Lunch Fund Budget in the amount of $2,350,000.00; to adopt the Activity Fund Budget in the amount of $1,700,000.00; to adopt the Student Fee Fund Budget in the amount of $190,000.00; and to adopt the Cooperative Fund Budget in the amount of $630,000.00, for the 2012-2013 school year.
Action(s):
Move to adopt the General Fund Budget in the amount of $49,992,393.00, with a property tax requirement of $24,781,611.93; to adopt the Special Building Fund Budget in the amount of $17,552,882.00, with a property tax requirement of $2,869,290.82; to adopt the Bond Fund Budget in the amount of $4,025,107.00, with a property tax requirement of $3,832,950.00; to adopt the Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking Fund Budget in the amount of $250.00; to adopt the Depreciation Fund Budget in the amount of $550,000.00; to adopt the Employee Benefit Fund Budget in the amount of $300,000.00; to adopt the School Lunch Fund Budget in the amount of $2,350,000.00; to adopt the Activity Fund Budget in the amount of $1,700,000.00; to adopt the Student Fee Fund Budget in the amount of $190,000.00; and to adopt the Cooperative Fund Budget in the amount of $630,000.00, for the 2012-2013 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.
7. Regular Agenda - Personnel
7.A. Teacher Employment Recommendation
Rationale:  We will bring before the Board of Education a recommendation to employ Abigail Edwards as the ELL teacher at Kearney High School for the 2012-2013 school year at MA, Step 7 of the salary schedule.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ Abigail Edwards as the ELL teacher at Kearney High School for the 2012-2013 school year, at MA, Step 7 on the salary schedule.
Action(s):
Move to employ Abigail Edwards as the ELL teacher at Kearney High School for the 2012-2013 school year, at MA, Step 7 on the salary schedule. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
8. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
8.A. Discuss, Consider, and Take Any Necessary Action on Board Committee Assignments
Action(s):
Move to establish the Finance Committee to be made up of Doug, Dave, and Tim, and the Personnel Commitee would be made of Julie, Rosemary, and Kyle. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8.B. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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