Public Meeting Agenda: September 11, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Annual Budget Hearing, Tax Request Hearing, and Regular Public Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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September 11, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Annual Budget Hearing, Tax Request Hearing, and Regular Public Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

September 11, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Annual Budget Hearing, Tax Request Hearing, and Regular Public Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education
1. Annual Budget Hearing - Convene Hearing- Public Input and Discussion - Close Hearing
Rationale: 

Mr. Chris Nelson, Director of Finance, will present information on the proposed 2017-2018 budget for the Kearney Public Schools.

2. Annual Tax Request Hearing - Convene Hearing, Public Input and Discussion - Close Hearing
Rationale: 

Mr. Chris Nelson, Director of Finance, will report on the proposed tax requests to support the various funds in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year.

3. Routine Business -
3.A. Call to Order
3.B. Pledge of Allegiance
3.C. Roll Call
3.C.I. Excuse Absent Board Member
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to excuse Board Member__________from the meeting.
3.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 Angela Nickel and seconded by Julie Agard, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.E. Public Participation
Rationale: 

This is the portion of the meeting agenda 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.  If anyone wishes to speak to an item that is on the agenda, they may do so when that item is discussed.  The guideline is to allow 5 minutes per individual or 20 minutes per topic.  This is an open, public meeting and a copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted in the back of this room.

4. Presentations -
4.A. Strategic Plan Presentation
Rationale: 

Marcia Herring from the Nebraska Association of School Boards, will report to the Board of Education on the proposed Strategic Plan for the Kearney Public Schools.

Attachments:
4.B. Report on Greater Nebraska Schools Association Schedule of Meetings with State Senators in 2018
Rationale: 

Dr. Kent Edwards will report on the schedule for the Greater Nebraska Schools representatives meetings with the State Senators  during the 2018 session of the Nebraska Unicameral.

5. 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 Angela Nickel and seconded by Tim Higgins, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.A. Approval of the Minutes of the August 14, 2017 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the August 14, 2017 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
5.B. Approval of the September, 2017 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the September, 2017 claims, as presented.
5.C. Approval of September, 2017 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the September, 2017 financial reports, as presented.
5.D. Approval of Professional Advancements for Teaching Staff for the 2017-2018 School Year
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the professional advancements for teaching staff for the 2017-2018 school year, as listed.
5.E. Acceptance of Northeast Elementary School PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2016-2017 School Year
Rationale: 

The Northeast Elementary School PTO has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2016-2017 school year, for Board of Education acceptance.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Northeast Elementary School annual self-audit report for the 2016-2017 school year, as presented.
5.F. Approval of the KHS FBLA Chapter trip to the FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference
Rationale: 

The KHS FBLA Chapter is requesting permission to attend that FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference in St. Louis, MO., November 9-12, 2017, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.  Tennille Allison and David Gifford will be the accompanying advisors.  The Chapter will be traveling with the Nebraska FBLA Delegation by motor coach.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS FBLA Chapter trip to the FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference in St. Louis, MO., November 9-12, 2017, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
6. Regular Agenda - Business
6.A. Adoption of Budgets and Set Tax Requests for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2017-2018 School Year
Rationale: 

We will ask the Board of Education to approve the various budgets for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year, as well as set the tax requests to support said budgets.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the General Fund Budget in the amount of $56,547,000.00, with a property tax requirement of $36,672,852.16; to adopt the Special Building Fund Budget in the amount of $20,000,000.00, with a property tax requirement of $404,040.40; to adopt the Bond Fund Budget in the amount of $7,908,304.00, with a property tax requirement of $7,361,523.93; to adopt the Depreciation Fund Budget in the amount of $550,000.00; to adopt the Employee Benefit Fund Budget in the amount of $100,000.00; to adopt the School Nutrition Fund Budget in the amount of $3,170,000.00; to adopt the Activity Fund Budget in the amount of $2,565,000.00; to adopt the Student Fee Fund Budget in the amount of $155,000.00; and to adopt the Cooperative Fund Budget in the amount of $650,000.00; for the 2017-2018 school year.
Action(s):
Move to adopt the General Fund Budget in the amount of $56,547,000.00, with a property tax requirement of $36,672,852.16; to adopt the Special Building Fund Budget in the amount of $20,000,000.00, with a property tax requirement of $404,040.40; to adopt the Bond Fund Budget in the amount of $7,908,304.00, with a property tax requirement of $7,361,523.93; to adopt the Depreciation Fund Budget in the amount of $550,000.00; to adopt the Employee Benefit Fund Budget in the amount of $100,000.00; to adopt the School Nutrition Fund Budget in the amount of $3,170,000.00; to adopt the Activity Fund Budget in the amount of $2,565,000.00; to adopt the Student Fee Fund Budget in the amount of $155,000.00; and to adopt the Cooperative Fund Budget in the amount of $650,000.00; for the 2017-2018 school year. This motion, made by Julie Agard and seconded by Tim Higgins, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.B. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with the Merryman Performing Arts Center
Rationale: 

We have revised the Memorandum of Understanding with the Merryman Performing Arts Center to include the $15,000 annual payment to MPAC by the school district for its share of the cost of technical services for the theater/concert hall at KHS.  We also eliminated the optional function of MPAC providing box office services at KHS events.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Memo of Understanding with the Merry Performing Arts Center, as revised.
Action(s):
Move to approve the Memo of Understanding with the Merry Performing Arts Center, as revised. This motion, made by Julie Agard and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.C. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with UNK
Rationale: 

This Memorandum of Understanding will formalize the dual-credit program Kearney Public Schools has had with UNK for approximately seven years, and we will ask the Board of Education to approve the MOU.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with UNK regarding the dual-credit program, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with UNK regarding the dual-credit program, as presented. This motion, made by Tim Higgins and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.D. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with Central Community College
Rationale: 

We will ask the Board of Education to approve the Addendum to the Memorandum of Understanding for early college courses in CCC areas.  The addendum outlines payment by CCC to Kearney Public Schools for early college courses.  Additionally, the addendum stipulates an equal division for maintenance and repair of equipment.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with Central Community College, as revised.
Action(s):
Move to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with Central Community College, as revised. This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
7. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
7.A. Adoption of the Strategic Plan for the Kearney Public Schools
Rationale: 

We will ask the Board of Education to adopt the proposed Strategic Plan for the Kearney Public Schools.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the Strategic Plan for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to adopt the Strategic Plan for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
7.B. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. This motion, made by Tim Higgins and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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