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

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

December 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Holiday Music provided by the 5th Grade Northeast Bobcat Choir under the direction of Kandi Stelling
Rationale:  The Northeast Elementary School 5th Grade Bobcat Choir will provide holiday music, under the direction of Kandi Stelling.
2. Routine Business
2.A. Call to Order
2.B. Invocation
Rationale:  Pastor Mike Shields from the Kearney Evangelical Free Church will give the invocation.
Attachments:
2.C. Pledge of Allegiance
2.D. Roll Call
2.E. Public Participation
Rationale:  This is the portion of the meeting agenda that is set aside for public participation.  If anyone has an item they would like to address that is not on this evening's agenda, they should identify themselves at this time.  If they wish to address an item that is on the agenda, they 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 with Item 33 in front of Item 31. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3. Presentations -
3.A. Presentation of Check from the Runza Restaurants "Great Books for Great Kids" Fund-raiser
Rationale:  Kaitlyn Mimmick, representing the Kearney Runza Restaurants, will present the school district with a check for proceeds from the "Great Books for Great Kids" fund-raiser in late September.
3.B. "State of the Schools" Report
Rationale:  The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) released the 2011-2012 "State of the Schools" Report on November 20.  NDE has published "State of the Schools" Reports since 2000-2001.  Dr. Meyer will review the most recent report, which includes information on accountability measures such as AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) and NePAS (Nebraska Performance Accountability System), as well as other descriptive facts on school districts and school buildings.
3.C. Presentation to Rosemary Northwall & Kyle Harshbarger
Rationale:  We will present Rosemary Northwall and Kyle Harshbarger a token of the Board of Education's appreciation for their years of service on the Board.
4. Consent Agenda
Action(s):
Remove item 4-6 and put under Miscellaneous Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.A. Approval of the Minutes of the November 12, 2012 Regular Board of Education meeting, as presented
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the November 12,2012 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
4.B. Approval of the December Claims, as presented
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the December claims, as presented.
4.C. Approval of the December Financial Reports, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the December financial reports, as presented.
4.D. Acceptance of the Park PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2011-2012 School Year
Rationale:  The Park PTO has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2011-2012 school year, for Board of Education review and acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Park PTO annual self-audit report for the 2011-2012 school year, as presented.
4.E. Acceptance of the Bryant PAC Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2011-2012 School Year
Rationale:  The Bryant Parent Advisory Committee has presented its annual self-audit report for the 2011-2012 school year, for Board of Education review and acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Bryant PAC annual self-audit report for the 2011-2012 school year, as presented.
4.F. Set Monday, January 28, 2013 at 5:30 P.M. in the Cope Presentation Room at Sunrise Middle School for a special retreat meeting of the Board of Education
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education conducts two special retreat meetings in the summer and winter.
The customary date for the winter retreat is the last Monday in January.  We will recommend that the Board of Education set Monday, January 28, 2013 as the date for a special retreat meeting of the Board of Education at 5:30 P.M. in the Cope Presentation Room at Sunrise Middle School.  The agenda items for the retreat will be established at a later date.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set Monday, January 28, 2013 as the date for a special retreat meeting of the Board of Education at 5:30 P.M. in the Cope Presentation Room at Sunrise Middle School, with the agenda for said retreat to be determined at a later date.
5. Regular Agenda - Business
5.A. Approval of Employment of Owner's Representative for District Facility Projects
Rationale:  The Board Finance Committee has interviewed three owner's representative firms and has selected BD Construction of Kearney.  The district is requesting approval to negotiate and enter into a contract with BD Construction for owner's representative services.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move that the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education approve BD Construction of Kearney as the district's owner's representative, and further move to authorize and direct the administration to complete contract negotations and sign all necessary documents with BD Construction.
Action(s):
Move that the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education approve BD Construction of Kearney as the district's owner's representative the Finance committee would review the contract, and further move to authorize and direct the administration to complete contract negotations and sign all necessary documents with BD Construction. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.B. Approval of Employment of Fiscal Agent for District Facility Projects
Rationale: 
The Board Finance Committee has interviewed three fiscal agent firms and has selected Ameritas Investment Corporation.  The district is requesting approval to negotiate and enter into a contract with Ameritas to provide the district's fiscal services.

Recommended Motion(s):  Move that the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education approve Ameritas Investment Corporation as the district's fiscal agent, and further move to authorize and direct the administration to complete contract negotiations and sign all necessary documents with Ameritas Investment Corporation.
Action(s):
Move that the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education approve Ameritas Investment Corporation as the district's fiscal agent, and further move to authorize and direct the administration to complete contract negotiations and sign all necessary documents with Ameritas Investment Corporation. Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty and a second by Rosemary Northwall.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. Approval of 2013-2014 Conventional and Optional School Calendars
Rationale:  Proposed conventional and optional calendars have been developed for the 2013-2014 school year, with input from the Executive Cabinet, Leadership Council, Superintendent's Parent Committee and the KEA.  The calendars are similar to the 2012-2013 school calendars and meet the requirements for student instructional hours and teacher contract days.  We will ask the Board of Education to approve these two calendars.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the conventional and optional school calendars for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the conventional and optional school calendars for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year, as presented. Passed with a motion by Kyle Harshbarger and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.B. Move to Closed Session for the Purpose of Evaluating the Superintendent
Rationale:  The Board of Education will move to closed session to conduct its annual evaluation of the Superintendent.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of evaluating the Superintendent.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purpose of evaluating the Superintendent. Passed with a motion by Rosemary Northwall and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.C. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
6.D. Adjourn sine die
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn sine die.
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