Public Meeting Agenda: May 14, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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May 14, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

May 14, 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 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 Tim Higgins and seconded by Julie Agard, 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 this room.
2. Presentations -
2.A. Recognition of Geoffrey Exstrom, State Runner-up in NSAA State Journalism Competition
Rationale:  Kearney High School senior Geoffrey Exstrom was state runner-up in the Nebraska School Activities Association state journalism competition on Monday,
April 23rd in Norfolk, Ne.  Geoffrey competed in the Newspaper Sports Feature Writing category.  He is currently the sports editor for the KHS news magazine, The Echo.  He plans to major in sports communication this fall at UNL.
2.B. Recognition of KHS FCCLA State Conference Runners-up & National Qualifiers
Rationale:  The KHS FCCLA Chapter had a very successful State Conference in April.  Receiving 2nd place and qualifying for nationals in Nutrition and Wellness was Leslie Aspen.  The Quiz Bowl team of Dentiny Henne, Marina Peterson, Ivan Molina and Colten Renken also received 2nd place. Ivan Molina was also a national qualifier in Advocacy STAR Event.
2.C. Recognition of KHS FBLA State Leadership Conference 1st and 2nd Place Winners & National Qualifiers
Rationale:  The KHS FBLA Chapter participated in the State FBLA Leadership Conference with the following results:
1st place team - Parliamentary Procedure - Dallyn Ritchie, Courtney Rowedder, Allison Sheen, and Kylee Sponeneburgh
1st place individual - Parliamentary Procedure Written Exam - Allison Sheen
1st place individual - Entrepreneurship - Allison Sheen
2nd place team - Hospitality Management - Allison Sheen & Aria Budden
National Competitors - Allison Sheen on the Nebraska Parliamentary Procedure Team and Aaron Arkle in Business Law
2.D. Recognition of the Omaha World Herald All-Academic Award Winners
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to recognize Omaha World Herald Academic All-State Team member, John Brockmeier; 1st team West-Central Academic Team members John Brockmeier and Bethany Krull; and 2nd team West-Central Academic Team members Allison Sheen and Dallyn Ritchie, from Kearney High School.
2.E. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will report on the progress being made on the two construction projects in the school district at Buffalo Hills and Northeast Elementary Schools.
Attachments:
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. After motion - Angie - eB - With respect to the people who live in the Grandview Estates, what we are going to do to the lots. Chris - Did speak to Scott and he will be respectful of the types of homes to be built in that area and conform to what is already there. Alex - This is the remainder of the lots we owned? chris - Yes. Alex - Rest at Fountain Hills. Chris - Have 6 and have used 2. Alex - 4 to 8 open house tonight. Julie - I went and it is very a nice home. This motion, made by Julie Agard and seconded by Tim Higgins, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the April 16, 2018 Regular Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the April 16, 2018 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the May, 2018 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the May, 2018 claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the May, 2018 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the May, 2018 financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of Sale of 2018 Construction Technology Class Project House
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the sale of the 2018 KHS Construction Technology Class Project House at Fountain Hills Fifth Addition to the City of Kearney, Block 8, Lot 8, to Tony and Brandi Day for a purchase price of $292,000; and authorize Chris Nelson to sign all forms and documents to execute said sale.  The closing is expected in late May.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the sale of the 2018 KHS Construction Technology Class Project House at Fountain Hills Fifth Addition to the City of Kearney, Block 8, Lot 8, to Tony and Brandi Day for a purchase price of $292,000; and authorize Chris Nelson to sign all forms and documents to execute said sale.
Attachments:
3.E. Approval of Sale of Grandview Estates Eleventh Addition Building Lots
Rationale:  We have received an offer to purchase the remaining building lots owned by the school district in the Grandview Estates Eleventh Addition, Lots 1, 2, 6, 7 & 8, to the City of Kearney, from Scott Anderson in the amount of $233,500 with the closing on the sale set for late May.  We will recommend that the Board of Education accept this offer.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the offer to purchase Lots 1, 2, 6, 7 & 8 in the Grandview Estates Eleventh Addition to the City of Kearney, from Scott Anderson, in the amount of $233,500, and authorize Chris Nelson to sign all forms and documents to execute said sale.
Attachments:
3.F. Approval of KHS FCCLA Chapter Trip to FCCLA National Leadership Conference
Rationale:  The KHS FCCLA Chapter would like permission for a trip to Atlanta, Georgia, June 28 to July 2, 2018 for the FCCLA National Leadership Conference.  Leslie Aspen will be competing in the Nutrition and Wellness STAR Event and Ivan Molina will be competing in the Advocacy STAR Event.  The group will also have the opportunity to see some sights, judge other events, and develop greater leadership skills through this event. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS FCCLA Chapter trip to the FCCLA National Leadership Conference, June 28 to July 2, 2018 in Atlanta, Ga., with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.G. Approval of KHS FBLA Chapter Trip to FBLA National Leadership Conference
Rationale:  The KHS FBLA Chapter is asking permission from the Board of Education to travel to the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, MD., from June 27 through July 2, 2018. Tennille Allison and Kathy Gifford will accompany the students.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS FBLA Chapter trip to the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, MD., June 27-July 2, 2018, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
4. Regular Agenda - Business
4.A. Approval of Revised Student Fee Schedule for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2018-2019 School Year
Rationale:  We will recommend changes in the Student Fee Schedule for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year, for Board of Education consideration.  The list of recommended changes is attached.
 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve changes to the Student Fee Schedule for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year, as presented in the attachment.
Action(s):
Move to approve changes to the Student Fee Schedule for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year, as presented in the attachment. This motion, made by Tim Higgins and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.B. Approval of Contract with Sampson Construction for Kearney High School Parking Lot Concrete Work
Rationale:  This agreement spells out the terms for Sampson Construction to repair the concrete at the High School parking lot.  This includes the construction schedule, payment schedule, and other requirements.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the contractual agreement with Sampson Construction for repairs to the High School parking lot, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the contractual agreement with Sampson Construction for repairs to the High School parking lot, 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. Regular Agenda - Personnel
5.A. Acceptance of Resignations
Rationale:  We have received letters of resignation from Becky Butts, 5th grade teacher at Bryant Elementary School; Heath Wragge, 5th grade teacher at Park Elementary School; Amy Vinton, Sixpence Community Outreach Coordinator for Kearney Public Schools; Michaela Brooks, learning coach/science teacher at Kearney High School; and Makayla Albers, Life Skills teacher at Kearney High School.   We will ask the Board of Education to accept these resignations.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignations of Becky Butts, 5th grade teacher at Bryant Elementary School; Heath Wragge, 5th grade teacher at Park Elementary School; Amy Vinton, Sixpence Community Outreach Coordinator; Michaela Brooks, learning coach/science teacher at Kearney High School; and Makayla Albers, Life Skills teacher at Kearney High School; with regret, effective the end of their 2017-2018 school contract year.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignations of Becky Butts, 5th grade teacher at Bryant Elementary School; Heath Wragge, 5th grade teacher at Park Elementary School; Amy Vinton, Sixpence Community Outreach Coordinator; Michaela Brooks, learning coach/science teacher at Kearney High School; and Makayla Albers, Life Skills teacher at Kearney High School; with regret, effective the end of their 2017-2018 school contract year. Alex - Recognize Becky Butts for 41 years. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.B. Approval of Certificated 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:  Kayla Paul, BA+9, Step 6, 1.00 FTE kindergarten teacher at Windy Hills Elementary School; Audrie Goltl, BA, Step 5, 1.00 FTE 7th grade math teacher at Sunrise Middle School; McKenzie Reilly, BA+27, Step 5, 1.00 FTE kindergarten teacher at Northeast Elementary School; Sara Koehler, MA+9, Step 8, 1.00 FTE District Special Education Coordinator; Carrie Prososki, BA, Step 2, 1.00 FTE special education resource teacher at Kenwood Elementary School; Kimberly Loofe, MA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE 6th grade English teacher at Horizon Middle School; Craig McCurry, BA+9, Step 8, 1.00 FTE life skills teacher at Kearney High School; Jenae Loeffelholz, BA, Step 5, 1.00 FTE 5th grade teacher at Park Elementary School; and Brooke Caravan, BA, Step 2, 1.00 FTE special education resource teacher at Kenwood Elementary School.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following certificated staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year: Kayla Paul, BA+9, Step 6, 1.00 FTE kindergarten teacher at Windy Hills Elementary School; Audrie Goltl, BA, Step 5, 1.00 FTE 7th grade math teacher at Sunrise Middle School; McKenzie Reilly, BA+27, Step 5, 1.00 FTE kindergarten teacher at Northeast Elementary School; Sara Koehler, MA+9, Step 8, 1.00 FTE District Special Education Coordinator; Carrie Prososki, BA, Step 2, 1.00 FTE special education resource teacher at Kenwood Elementary School; Kimberly Loofe, MA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE 6th grade English teacher at Horizon Middle School; Craig McCurry, BA+9, Step 8, 1.00 FTE life skills teacher at Kearney High School; Jenae Loeffelholz, BA, Step 5, 1.00 FTE 5th grade teacher at Park Elementary School; and Brooke Caravan, BA, Step 2, 1.00 FTE special education resource teacher at Kenwood Elementary School.
Action(s):
Move to employ the following certificated staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year: Kayla Paul, BA+9, Step 6, 1.00 FTE kindergarten teacher at Windy Hills Elementary School; Audrie Goltl, BA, Step 5, 1.00 FTE 7th grade math teacher at Sunrise Middle School; McKenzie Reilly, BA+27, Step 5, 1.00 FTE kindergarten teacher at Northeast Elementary School; Sara Koehler, MA+9, Step 8, 1.00 FTE District Special Education Coordinator; Carrie Prososki, BA, Step 2, 1.00 FTE special education resource teacher at Kenwood Elementary School; Kimberly Loofe, MA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE 6th grade English teacher at Horizon Middle School; Craig McCurry, BA+9, Step 8, 1.00 FTE life skills teacher at Kearney High School; Jenae Loeffelholz, BA, Step 5, 1.00 FTE 5th grade teacher at Park Elementary School; and Brooke Caravan, BA, Step 2, 1.00 FTE special education resource teacher at Kenwood Elementary School. This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Dave Glover, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.C. Approval of Employment of Kearney High School Assistant Principal for Activities and Athletics
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the employment of Mr. Ryan Hogue as the Assistant Principal for Activities and Athletics at Kearney High School for the 2018-2019 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the employment of Mr. Ryan Hogue as the Assistant Principal for Activities and Athletics at Kearney High School for the 2018-2019 school year, in accordance with the Administrator Performance-Based Supervision and Evaluation Model.
Action(s):
Move to approve the employment of Mr. Ryan Hogue as the Assistant Principal for Activities and Athletics at Kearney High School for the 2018-2019 school year, in accordance with the Administrator Performance-Based Supervision and Evaluation Model. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. Set Date for Summer Board of Education Special Retreat Meeting
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education conducts special retreat meetings to discuss pertinent educational topics in more detail.  It is time to set the date for the summer Board of Education special retreat meeting.  We will recommend Monday, June 25, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. in the Whittier Conference Room for the meeting.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set Monday, June 25, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. in the Whittier Conference Room, for a special retreat meeting of the Board of Education.
Action(s):
Move to set Monday, June 25, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. in the Whittier Conference Room, for a special retreat meeting of the Board of Education. This motion, made by Julie Agard and seconded by Tim Higgins, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.B. Closed Session
Rationale:  The Board of Education will move to closed session for the purpose of conducting a performance evaluation of the Superintendent and other personnel matters, to prevent needless injury to the reputation of the persons and if such persons have not requested a hearing.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of conducting a performance evaluation of the Superintendent and other personnel matters, to prevent needless injury to the reputation of the persons and if such persons have not requested a hearing.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purpose of conducting a performance evaluation of the Superintendent and other personnel matters, to prevent needless injury to the reputation of the persons and if such persons have not requested a hearing. This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Tim Higgins, Passed.
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. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
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