Public Meeting Agenda: October 9, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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October 9, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

October 9, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education
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. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
1.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 this evening's 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 the room.

2. Presentations -
2.A. High School Construction Update
Rationale: 

Dr. Kent Edwards will report on construction items at Kearney High School.

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. Passed with a motion by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the September 11, 2017 Public Hearings & Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the September 11, 2017 public hearings and regular meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the October Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the October claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the October Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the October financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Acceptance of the Windy Hills PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2016-2017 School Year
Rationale: 

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

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Windy Hills PTO annual self-audit report for the 2016-2017 school year, as presented.
3.E. Approval of Seven-Year Roof Repair and Replacement Plan
Rationale: 

We will ask the Board of Education to approve the district's updated seven-year roof repair and replacement plan.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Kearney Public Schools revised Seven-Year Roof Repair and Replacement Plan, as presented.
4. Regular Agenda - Business
4.A. Approval of Refinancing of Series 2012 Bonds
Rationale: 

The district is looking to refinance Series 2012 Bonds.  It is estimated that at the time of the refinancing, the district will save approximately $300,000.  The estimated refunding date will be in November.  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the refinancing of these bonds.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the refinancing of Series 2012 Bonds, as indicated in the attached resolution and bond documents.
Action(s):
Move to approve the refinancing of Series 2012 Bonds, as indicated in the attached resolution and bond documents. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.B. Approval of Employment of Energy Consultant
Rationale: 

The district has completed a RFQ process to select an energy consultant to review district operations.  Two firms were interviewed and the district is recommending the selection of Johnson Controls.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ Johnson Controls as an energy consultant for the Kearney Public Schools.
Action(s):
Move to employ Johnson Controls as an energy consultant for the Kearney Public Schools. Passed with a motion by Angela Nickel and a second by Mrs. Kathy Gifford.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
5.A. Closed Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing possible litigation.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing possible litigation. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.B. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
5.C. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
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