Public Meeting Agenda: March 12, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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March 12, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

March 12, 2018 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 absent 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 Angela Nickel 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 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 this room.
2. Presentations -
2.A. Recognition of KHS Class A State Runner-up & State Duals Champion Wrestling Team and Coaches
Rationale:  The Board of Education will recognize the KHS Class A State Runner-up and State Duals championship wrestling team and coaches for their outstanding accomplishments.
2.B. Kearney Community Learning Center Program Presentation
Rationale:  Michelle Arehart, Kearney Community Learning Center Program Director, will report to the Board of Education on this program in Kearney Public Schools.
2.C. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will update the Board of Education on progress made on the two construction projects in the school district at Buffalo Hills and Northeast Elementary Schools.
Attachments:
2.D. Legislative Update
Rationale:  Dr. Edwards will report to the Board of Education on recent activity in the Nebraska Unicameral that relates to education.
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 Angela Nickel and seconded by Dave Glover, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the February 12, 2018 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the February 12, 2018 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the March Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the March claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of March Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the March financial reports, as presented.
4. Regular Agenda - Personnel
4.A. Acceptance of Resignations
Rationale:  We have received letters of resignation from Marie Sullivan, speech/language pathologist at Bright Futures Pre-school; Jayne Peters, reading specialist at Park and Bryant Elementary Schools; Susan Jasnoch, 2nd grade teacher at Park Elementary School; Jan Spellman, 8th grade math teacher at Horizon Middle School; Theresa Arentsen, special education teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; Melanie Dostal, special education teacher at the Transition Program; Dr. Jay Dostal, Principal at Kearney High School; Tammi Ohmstede-Schmoker, .10 school psychologist; Katie Stepp, English teacher at Kearney High School; and Sandi Petersen, special education teacher at Kearney High School; effective the end of the 2017-2018 school year.  We will ask the Board of Education to accept these resignations.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignations of Marie Sullivan, speech/language pathologist at Bright Future Pre-school; Jayne Peters, reading specialist at Park and Bryant Elementary Schools; Susan Jasnoch, 2nd grade teacher at Park Elementary School; Jan Spellman, 8th grade math teacher at Horizon Middle School; Theresa Arentsen, special education teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; Melanie Dostal, special education teacher at the Transition Program; Dr. Jay Dostal, Principal at Kearney High School; Tammi Ohmstede-Schmoker, .10 school psychologist; Katie Stepp, English teacher at Kearney High School; and Sandi Petersen, special education teacher at Kearney High School; with regret, effective the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignations of Marie Sullivan, speech/language pathologist at Bright Future Pre-school; Jayne Peters, reading specialist at Park and Bryant Elementary Schools; Susan Jasnoch, 2nd grade teacher at Park Elementary School; Jan Spellman, 8th grade math teacher at Horizon Middle School; Theresa Arentsen, special education teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; Melanie Dostal, special education teacher at the Transition Program; Dr. Jay Dostal, Principal at Kearney High School; Tammi Ohmstede-Schmoker, .10 school psychologist; Katie Stepp, English teacher at Kearney High School; and Sandi Petersen, special education teacher at Kearney High School; with regret, effective the end of the 2017-2018 school year. This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B. Approval of Employment Recommendations
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the employment of the following certificated staff for the 2018-2019 school year:

Carrie Hanson, BA, Step 2, 1.00 FTE 6th grade science teacher at Horizon Middle School; Alyssa Saalfeld, BA+27, Step 8, 1.00 FTE 2nd grade teacher at Central Elementary School; and Taylor Mendenhall, BA+9, Step 1, 1.00 FTE business teacher at Kearney High School (pending the ability to obtain Nebraska certification).
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following certificated staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year: Carrie Hanson, BA, Step 2, 1.00 FTE 6th grade science teacher at Horizon Middle School; Alyssa Saalfeld, BA+27, Step 8, 1.00 FTE 2nd grade teacher at Central Elementary School; and Taylor Mendenhall, BA+9, Step 1, 1.00 FTE business teacher at Kearney High School (pending the ability to obtain Nebraska certification).
Action(s):
Move to employ the following certificated staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year: Carrie Hanson, BA, Step 2, 1.00 FTE 6th grade science teacher at Horizon Middle School; Alyssa Saalfeld, BA+27, Step 8, 1.00 FTE 2nd grade teacher at Central Elementary School; and Taylor Mendenhall, BA+9, Step 1, 1.00 FTE business teacher at Kearney High School (pending the ability to obtain Nebraska certification). This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.C. Discuss, Consider, and Take All Necessary Action with Regard to the Proposed Termination and Non-Renewal of the Certificated Employment Contract of Collin Nichols by Reason of Reduction in Force as Provided in Board of Education Policy and Nebraska Statute
Rationale:  The Board of Education will be asked to discuss, consider, and take all necessary action with regard to the proposed termination and non-renewal of the certificated employment contract of Collin Nichols by reason of reduction in force as provided in Board of Education Policy and Nebraska Statute.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move that since changes in circumstances have occurred necessitating a reduction in force, and since such changes in circumstances specifically relate to Collin Nichols, and since such reduction in force cannot be obtained by the process of normal attrition or resignation, and since there are no vacancies on the teaching staff for which the teacher is qualified by endorsement or professional training to perform, and since no probationary certificated employee is being retained to render a service for which the teacher is qualified by reason of certification and endorsement to perform, or where not applicable by reason of college credits in the teaching area, that the employment contract of Collin Nichols, should be and is hereby non-renewed and terminated at the end of the 2017-2018 school year, as a result of a reduction in force; and that Collin Nichols be provided a letter to such effect and recall rights, according to law, as stated in the attached Resolution.
Action(s):
Move that since changes in circumstances have occurred necessitating a reduction in force, and since such changes in circumstances specifically relate to Collin Nichols, and since such reduction in force cannot be obtained by the process of normal attrition or resignation, and since there are no vacancies on the teaching staff for which the teacher is qualified by endorsement or professional training to perform, and since no probationary certificated employee is being retained to render a service for which the teacher is qualified by reason of certification and endorsement to perform, or where not applicable by reason of college credits in the teaching area, that the employment contract of Collin Nichols, should be and is hereby non-renewed and terminated at the end of the 2017-2018 school year, as a result of a reduction in force; and that Collin Nichols be provided a letter to such effect and recall rights, according to law, as stated in the attached Resolution. This motion, made by Dave Glover and seconded by Julie Agard, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
5.A. Approval of Resolution to Set Option In Numbers for 2018-2019 School Year
Rationale:  Each March, the Board of Education is asked to set the maximum number of option in students the school district will allow for the next school year (2018-2019), in any program, class, grade level, or school buildings, or in any special education program operated by the school district, based upon available staff, facilities, projected enrollment of resident students, and contracted special education students.  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the attached Option Enrollment Resolution for the 2018-2019 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move that the Board of Education set the maximum number of option in students the school district will allow for the next school year (2018-2019), in any program, class, grade level, or school buildings, or in any special education program operated by the school district, based upon available staff, facilities, projected enrollment of resident students, and contracted special education students, as stated in the attached Option Enrollment Resolution.
Action(s):
Move that the Board of Education set the maximum number of option in students the school district will allow for the next school year (2018-2019), in any program, class, grade level, or school buildings, or in any special education program operated by the school district, based upon available staff, facilities, projected enrollment of resident students, and contracted special education students, as stated in the attached Option Enrollment Resolution. This motion, made by Julie Agard and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.B. First Reading Approval of Revised Policy 5403 (Pregnant and Parenting Students)
Rationale:  The Nebraska Unicameral passed legislation in regard to the rights of pregnant and parenting students in the 2017 legislative session, but NDE has just recently released the language for the policy on this topic.  Our legal counsel has presented us with a sample policy they recommend school districts adopt.  School districts must have a policy in place by May 1, 2018.  We will ask the Board to give first reading approval to this revised Board Policy 5403.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give first reading approval to revised Board policy 5403 (Pregnant and Parenting Students), as presented.
Action(s):
Move to give first reading approval to revised Board policy 5403 (Pregnant and Parenting Students), as presented. This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.C. Set April Regular Board of Education Meeting Date
Rationale:  Due to a schedule conflict with the National School Boards Association Annual Conference, April 7-9, 2018, we need to move the regular April Board of Education to Monday, April 16, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. in the Cope Presentation Room at Sunrise Middle School.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set Monday, April 16, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. for the regular April meeting of the Board of Education in the Cope Presentation Room at Sunrise Middle School.
Action(s):
Move to set Monday, April 16, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. for the regular April meeting of the Board of Education in the Cope Presentation Room at Sunrise Middle School. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.D. Closed Session
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to move to closed session for the purpose of discussing teacher negotiations and personnel matters.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing teacher negotiations and personnel matters when necessary to prevent needless injury to the reputation of the person and if such person has not requested a public meeting.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing teacher negotiations and personnel matters when necessary to prevent needless injury to the reputation of the person and if such person has not requested a public meeting. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.E. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
5.F. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
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