Public Meeting Agenda: November 13, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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November 13, 2017 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

November 13, 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. This motion, made by Alex Straatmann and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
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 this room.

2. Presentations
2.A. Recognition of Lori McArthur, "2017 Nebraska School Social Worker of the Year"
Rationale: 

Lori McArthur, KPS social worker, was named "2017 Nebraska School Social Worker of the Year" at the annual Midwest School Social Work Council's Recognition Ceremony on October 13, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.  The School Social Workers Association of Nebraska cited the exemplary work of Lori McArthur, their selection.

2.B. Annual Financial Audit Report
Rationale: 

Representatives from the KSO accounting firm will be present to give the Board of Education a report of the annual financial audit of the school district that was conducted in September.

2.C. Facilities Report
Rationale: 

Kent Cordes from BD Construction will report to the Board of Education on progress on the two construction projects at Buffalo Hills and Northeast Elementary Schools.

Attachments:
2.D. Announcement of "American Education Week" Activities
Rationale: 

President Glover will announce the annual "American Education Week" KPS/UNK New Staff and Community Reception that will be held on Tuesday, November 14th from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M. at the Historic Frank Museum. 

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. This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Julie Agard, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
3.A. Approval of the October 9, 2017 Board of Education Meeting Minutes
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the October 9, 2017 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the November, 2017 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the November, 2017 Claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the November, 2017 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the November, 2017 financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Acceptance of the KHS Athletic Booster Club Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2016-2017 School Year
Rationale: 

The KHS Athletic Booster Club 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 KHS Athletic Booster Club annual self-audit report for the 2016-2017 school year, as presented.
3.E. Approval of KHS FCCLA Chapter Trip to the 2017 National Clusters Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK., November 17-19, 2017
Rationale: 

The KHS FCCLA Chapter would like to request permission to attend the 2017 National Clusters Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK., November 17-19, 2017.  This event bring FCCLA members together from across the region.  The event provides workshops on leadership and FCCLA national programs, networking opportunities, competitive events, and exhibits. 

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS FCCLA Chapter trip to the 2017 National Clusters Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK., November 17-19, 2017, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.F. Recognition of the Kearney Education Association as Exclusive Bargaining Agent for the 2019-2020 School Year
Rationale: 

We have received a request from the Kearney Education Association to be recognized as the exclusive bargaining agenda for the district's non-supervisory certificated staff members for the 2019-2020 school year.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to recognize the Kearney Education Association as the exclusive bargaining agent for the district's non-supervisory certificated staff for the 2019-2020 school year.
4. Regular Agenda - Personnel
4.A. Acceptance of Resignation
Rationale: 

We have received a letter of resignation from Karen Kropp, FCS teacher at Kearney High School.  Her resignation is effective the end of the 2017-2018 school year.  We will recommend that the Board of Education accept this resignation.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignation of Karen Kropp, FCS teacher at Kearney High School, with regret, effective the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignation of Karen Kropp, FCS teacher at Kearney High School, with regret, effective the end of the 2017-2018 school year. This motion, made by Alex Straatmann and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B. Approval of Employment Recommendation
Rationale: 

We will ask the Board of Education to approve the employment of Tammi Ohmstede-Schmoker as a .10 school psychologist in the Kearney Public Schools for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ Tammi Ohmstede-Schmoker as a .10 FTE school psychologist at MA+45, Step 2 on the salary schedule, for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year.
Action(s):
Move to employ Tammi Ohmstede-Schmoker as a .10 FTE school psychologist at MA+45, Step 2 on the salary schedule, for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Julie Agard, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
5.A. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. This motion, made by Alex Straatmann and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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