Public Meeting Agenda: June 11, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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June 11, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

June 11, 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. Move to amend by adding. 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 meeting 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 the KHS Boys' Class A State Champion Soccer Team and Coaches
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to recognize the KHS Class A State Champion Boys' Soccer team and coaches for their outstanding achievement.
2.B. Recognition of Girls' Class A State Runner-up Track Team and Coaches & Girls' and Boys' Team and Individual 1st and 2nd Place Winners
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to recognize the KHS Class A State Runner-up Girls' Track Team; the 4 x 100 relay boys' Class A State Champion team of Cale Masters, Miko Maessner, Isaiah Stalbird, and Casey Renken; and girls' Class A State Champion 4 x 100 relay team of Sammie Scarlett, Daisy Maessner, Haley Schall and Addison Palser; Miko Maessner, the 200-meter dash state Class A runner-up; the boys' 4 x 400 relay Class A state runner-up team James Smith, Cale Masters, Brayden Miller and Miko Maessner; Ella Godfrey, girls' Class A state runner-up in discus; Bailee Sterling, girls' Class A state runner-up in the high jump; and Ellie Dahlgren, girls' Class A state runner-up in the 100 and 300 hurdles.
2.C. Recognition of KHS Omaha Performing Arts Award Winners
Rationale:  We will recognition the following Kearney High School Omaha Performing Arts Award winners for the production, The Addams Family:

Outstanding Musical Theater Production - Kearney High School
Outstanding Ensemble - Kearney High School
Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role - Drew Sinnard & Nathan Bonsall 
Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role - Grace Clark and Jessica Kolbo
Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role - Addison Parr
National award finalists for the Jimmy Awards Showcase - Drew Sinnard and Nathan Bonsall

 
2.D. Recognition of Nicole Peterson, School Social Worker Association of Nebraska's "School Social Worker of the Year"
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to recognize Nicole Peterson for being named the "School Social Worker of the Year" by the School Social Worker Association of Nebraska (SSWAN).  Nicole currently works as a social worker at the Bright Futures Preschool and Kearney High School.
2.E. District Security Committee Report
Rationale:  Jeff Ganz, district security committee chairperson, will report on security activities in the school district during the 2017-2018 school year, and initiatives and activities planned for the upcoming school year and beyond.
2.F. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes will report on the progress being made on the two construction projects in the district at Northeast and Buffalo Hills 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. 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 Minutes of the May 14, 2018 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the May 14, 2018 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the June, 2018 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the June, 2018 claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the June, 2018 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the June, 2018 Financial Reports, as presented.
4. Regular Agenda - Personnel
4.A. Approval of Classified and Classified/Exempt Employee Compensation for the 2018-2019 School Year
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education is asked to set compensation for the classified and classified/exempt employees of the school district for the next school year.  For the 2018-2019 school year, we are recommending an average increase in total compensation of____% for classified employees; and an average increase in total compensation of____%  for classified/exempt employees.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve an average increase in total compensation of ____% for classified employees of the Kearney Public Schools, and an average increase in total compensation of____% for classified/exempt employees of the Kearney Public Schools, for the 2018-2019 school year.
Action(s):
Move to approve an average increase in total compensation of 5% for classified employees of the Kearney Public Schools, and an average increase in total compensation of 3% for classified/exempt employees of the Kearney Public Schools, for the 2018-2019 school year. Alex - 5% seems high but we continue to compete with others for these employees and continues to be an issue to fill these positions in our district. Important to note trying to remain competitive with our employees. Remain competitive - cusotidans, paras, drivers, secs. food sevice. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B. Approval of Total Compensation for Administrative Staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2018-2019 School Year
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education is asked to set compensation for the administrative staff of the Kearney Public Schools for the next school year.
For the 2018-2019 school year, we are recommending an average increase in total compensation of _____% for the administrative staff of the Kearney Public Schools.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve an average increase in total compensation of _____% for the administrative staff of the Kearney Public Schools, for the 2018-2019 school year.
Action(s):
Move to approve an average increase in total compensation of 2% for the administrative staff of the Kearney Public Schools, for the 2018-2019 school year. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Dave Glover, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.C. Acceptance of Resignations
Rationale:  We have received letters of resignation from Judy Henning, Kearney High School librarian and director of district library/media services; and Mitchell Stine, Assistant Principal for Activities at Kearney High School; effective the end of their 2017-2018 contract year.  We will ask the Board of Education to accept these resignations.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignations of Judy Henning, Kearney High School librarian and director of district library/media services; and Mitchell Stine, Assistant Principal for Activities at Kearney High School; with regret, effective the end of their 2017-2018 contract year.
4.D. Approval of Certificated Staff Employment Recommendations
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the employment of the following teaching staff for the 2018-2019 school year:  Haley Gallas, MA, Step 4, 1.00 FTE special education resource teacher at Kearney High School; Sara Liess, BA, Step 2, 1.00 FTE 2nd grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; and Donald Clark, MA+36, Step 8, 1.00 FTE science teacher at Kearney High School (pending his ability to obtain Nebraska teacher certification).
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the employment of the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year: Haley Gallas, MA, Step 4, 1.00 FTE special education resource teacher at Kearney High School; Sara Liess, BA, Step 2, 1.00 FTE 2nd grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; and Donald Clark, MA+36, Step 8, 1.00 FTE science teacher at Kearney High School (pending his ability to obtain Nebraska teacher certification).
Action(s):
Move to approve the employment of the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year: Haley Gallas, MA, Step 4, 1.00 FTE special education resource teacher at Kearney High School; Sara Liess, BA, Step 2, 1.00 FTE 2nd grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; and Donald Clark, MA+36, Step 8, 1.00 FTE science teacher at Kearney High School (pending his ability to obtain Nebraska teacher certification). 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 - Business
5.A. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with Buffalo County
Rationale:  This Memorandum of Understanding will formally revise an existing agreement between the County of Buffalo and Kearney Public Schools relative to truancy prevention and diversion services.  Buffalo County agrees to employ a Truancy & Diversion Officer on a 1.0 FTE basis and Kearney Public Schools agrees to provide appropriate office space and supervision to the Truancy and Diversion Officer for 20 hours per week when school is in session.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with Buffalo County, as listed in the attached document.
Action(s):
Move to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with Buffalo County, as listed in the attached document. This motion, made by Julie Agard and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.B. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with Central Community College
Rationale:  This Memorandum of Understanding will formalize an agreement between Central Community College and Kearney Public Schools to provide reciprocal support for Emergency Management Planning, Response, and Recovery Programs.  Both parties agree to provide evacuation and shelter accommodations during an emergency situation or when conditions warrant evacuation.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with Central Community College, as listed in the attached document.
Action(s):
Move to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with Central Community College, as listed in the attached document. 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.C. Approval of Bid for Chromebooks
Rationale:  RFQs were sent out to multiple vendors for 6th grade, 9th grade, and elementary Chromebooks on April 14, 2018 and received on May 18, 2018.  Five proposals were received and reviewed based on the district's requirements of the device and the evaluation rubric.  The bids were as follows:

Vendor                                                   Bid
Sterling Computers (Lenovo 100e)        $370,578.50
DHE (Lenovo 100e)                               $382,837.50
RTI Technologies (HP 11 G6)               $391,550.00
Firefly (Lenovo 100e)                            $392,575.00
DHE (HP 11 G6)                                   $407,027.50

Based on these quotes, it is our recommendation that the bid for the project be awarded to Sterling Computers in the amount of $370,578.50.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the bid of Sterling Computers for Lenovo 100e Chromebooks in the amount of $370,578.50.
Action(s):
Move to accept the bid of Sterling Computers for Lenovo 100e Chromebooks in the amount of $370,578.50. This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Adjourn the meeting. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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