Public Meeting Agenda: February 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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February 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

February 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Routine Business -
1.A. Call to Order
1.B. Invocation
1.C. Pledge of Allegiance
Attachments:
1.D. Roll Call
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.  This is an open, public meeting and a copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted in this room.
1.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, as amended to remove Item 6-1&2. Passed with a motion by and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Presentations -
2.A. District Metrics -
2.A.I. ACT Test Scores
Rationale:  The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, math, reading, and science.  Kearney High School has seen consistent growth in ACT scores over the past few years, culminating in an average composite score of 23.4 last year.
2.B. Federal Relations Network Conference & Legislative Issues Workshop Follow-up
Rationale:  Julie Agard attended the Federal Relations Network Conference in Washington, D.C. in late January and four Board members attended the Legislative Issues Workshop in Lincoln on January 14th.
We will have Julie report on the FRN Conference and the four Board members report on the Legislative Issues Workshop.
2.C. Legislative Update
Rationale:  Dr. Maher will update the Board members on recent activity in the Nebraska Unicameral as it 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. Passed with a motion by and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the January 14, 2013 Regular Board of Education Meeting and the January 31, 2013 Special Retreat Meeting, as presented
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the January 14, 2013 regular Board of Education meeting and the January 31, 2013 special retreat meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the February Claims, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the February claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the February Financial Reports, as presented
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the February financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Second and Final Reading Approval of Revised Policy 2420 (Evaluation of School Administrators), as presented, and make it part of the Board Policy Manual
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give second and final reading approval to revised Policy 2420 (Evaluation of School Administrators), as presented.
4. Regular Agenda - Business
4.A. Acceptance of Bid for Kearney Education Center Renovation
Rationale:  Wilkins, Hinrichs & Stober Architects issued plans and specifications for a renovation and mechanical systems upgrade project at Kearney Education Center on January 10, 2013.  The project will replace the existing steam heat/window air conditioning systems with a California loop HVAC system, replace ceilings and lighting systems, replace selected windows and doors, upgrade the electrical service and fire alarm system, and install a fire sprinkler system throughout the building.  This project will reuse the cooling tower and other components that were removed from Central Elementary School for the upgrade there.

Bids were received and opened at 2:00 P.M. on February 5, 2013.  Five general contracting firms submitted bids for the work:

Central Contracting Corporation                 $1,594,000.00
Kearney, Ne.

Sampson Construction                                $1,639,000.00
Kearney, Ne.

Cheever Construction                                 $1,658,000.00
Lincoln, Ne.

Lund Ross Constructors                              $1,659,000.00
Omaha, Ne.

Boyd Jones Construction                             $1,602,000.00
Omaha, Ne.

We will recommend that the Board of Education accept the low bid of Central Contracting Corporation of Kearney for this project.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the low bid of Central Contracting Corporation of Kearney, Nebraska, in the amount of $1,594,000.00 to furnish all labor, materials, equipment, and services required for the project named Kearney Education Center Renovation.
Action(s):
Move to accept the low bid of Central Contracting Corporation of Kearney, Nebraska, in the amount of $1,594,000.00 to furnish all labor, materials, equipment, and services required for the project named Kearney Education Center Renovation. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B. Acceptance of Bid for Tuckpointing at the Kearney Education Center and the Whittier Building
Rationale:  We issued a RFP on December 14, 2012 for masonry restoration work at the Whittier Building and Kearney Education Center.  These projects were bid together and will include removal and replacement of all deteriorated masonry joints and, where appropriate, caulk joints with an elastic sealant.  This work is to be done as part of the 2009 bond issue and will be paid from bond funds.
The project was advertised and one firm responded - Mid-Continental Restoration Company, Inc., of Parkston, South Dakota.  They did the masonry tuckpointing at Central in 2012.  Proposals were due January 24, 2013 and the sole bid was submitted by Mid-Continental Restoration Company, Inc., for $127,666 and is in line with earlier estimates for this work.  We will recommend that this bid be accepted.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the bid of Mid-Continential Restoration Company, Inc., of Parkston, South Dakota, in the amount of $127,666.00 to perform masonry restoration work at the Whittier Building and the Kearney Education Center, as specified in their proposal dated January 24, 2013.
Action(s):
Move to accept the bid of Mid-Continential Restoration Company, Inc., of Parkston, South Dakota, in the amount of $127,666.00 to perform masonry restoration work at the Whittier Building and the Kearney Education Center, as specified in their proposal dated January 24, 2013. Passed with a motion by and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.C. Acceptance of Bid for Northeast Elementary School Fire Suppression Sprinkler System
Rationale:  We issued a RFP for design and installation of a fire suppression sprinkler system for Northeast Elementary School on December 21, 2012.  This project will include removal and installation of new ceiling tile and lighting in all of the building, except the 1998 addition, and an upgrade to the fire alarm system.  This work will be done as part of the 2009 bond issue and will be paid for from bond funds.

This project was advertised in the Kearney Hub and Grand Island Independent.

A pre-bid meeting was held on January 7, 2013 at the school.  Two firms bidding as general contractor responded and walked through the project with electrical, HVAC, and fire sprinkler sub-contractors.

Proposals were due January 31, 2013 and were opened at 2:00 P.M. with the following results:

Nebraska Fire Sprinkler, Alda, Ne.                $295,000.00
Central Contracting Corp., Kearney, Ne.      $329,470.00

We will recommend that the Board of Education accept the low bid of Nebraska Fire Sprinkler Corporation of Alda, Nebraska in the amount of $295,000.00.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the bid of Nebraska Fire Sprinkler Corporation of Alda, Nebraska, in the amount of $295,000.00, to perform all work specified in the Request for Proposals titled "Northeast Elementary School Install Fire Suppression Sprinkler System", dated December 21, 2012.
Action(s):
Move to accept the bid of Nebraska Fire Sprinkler Corporation of Alda, Nebraska, in the amount of $295,000.00, to perform all work specified in the Request for Proposals titled "Northeast Elementary School Install Fire Suppression Sprinkler System", dated December 21, 2012. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.D. Acceptance of Bid for Whittier Learning Resource Center Remodel
Rationale:  Wilkins, Hinrichs & Stober Architects issued plans and specifications for a remodel project at Whittier Learning Resource Center on January 15, 2013.  The project will replace ceilings, lights, and all finishes in the east addition; repaint and replace carpet in the original building; add cabinets in offices where needed; and renovate the Whittier Conference Room and Staff Development Room to be brought up to district standards for presentations.

Bids were received and opened at 2:00 P.M. on February 7, 2013.  Three general contracting firms submitted bids for the work:

Central Contracting Corporation                $274,039.00
Kearney, Ne.

Sampson Construction                               $334,000.00
Kearney, Ne.

RMV Construction                                       $279,000.00
Kearney, Ne.

We will recommend that the Board of Education accept the low bid of Central Contracting Corporation of Kearney, in the amount of $274,039.00 for the Whittier Learning Resource Center remodel.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the low bid of Central Contracting Corporation of Kearney in the amount of $274,039.00 to furnish all labor, materials, equipment, and services required for the project named Whittier Learning Resource Center Remodel.
Action(s):
Move to accept the low bid of Central Contracting Corporation of Kearney in the amount of $274,039.00 to furnish all labor, materials, equipment, and services required for the project named Whittier Learning Resource Center Remodel. Passed with a motion by and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.E. Acceptance of Bid for Bus
Rationale:  For the 2013-2014 school year, the district is recommending replacing a 1999 78-passenger rear engine bus, and removing a 2006 14-passenger mini-bus from our fleet to be replaced at a later time with a 12-passener van.

Bids for a new bus were received from 2 firms and the bids were as follows:

Nebraska Central Equipment - 2014 Bluebird 78-passenger bus -

Price                                                    $134,377.00
Pre-pay                                                   - 1,600.00
2010 vs. 2013 emissions Cummins         - 1,345.00
Trade in 1999 Bluebird                            - 9,500.00
Trade in 2006 14-passenger Bluebird    -18,500.00
Cost                                                    $103,432.00

Omaha Truck Center - 2014 Thomas HDX 78-passenger bus -

Price                                                    $134,987.00
Trade in 1999 Bluebird                             -3,000.00
Trade in 2006 14-passenger Bluebird      -5,500.00
Cost                                                    $126,487.00

Standard warranty offered from both suppliers.

We will recommend the purchase of the 2014 Bluebird 78-passenger bus from Nebraska Central Equipment of Grand Island, Ne.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the bid of Nebraska Central Equipment of Grand Island,Ne., for a 2014 Bluebird 78-passenger bus in the amount of $103,432.00.
Action(s):
Move to accept the bid of Nebraska Central Equipment of Grand Island,Ne., for a 2014 Bluebird 78-passenger bus in the amount of $103,432.00. Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Regular Agenda - Personnel
5.A. Acceptance of Resignations
Rationale:  We have received letters of resignation from Dianne Mancus, Title I reading teacher at Bryant Elementary School; Allie Nightingale, 2nd grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; and Amanda Baete, 3rd grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School; effective the end of the 2012-2013 school year.  We will recommend that the Board of Education accept these resignations.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignations of Dianne Mancus, Title I reading teacher at Bryant Elementary School; Allie Nightingale, 2nd grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; and Amanda Baete, 3rd grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School; with regret, effective the end of the 2012-2013 school year.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignations of Dianne Mancus, Title I reading teacher at Bryant Elementary School; Allie Nightingale, 2nd grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; and Amanda Baete, 3rd grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School; with regret, effective the end of the 2012-2013 school year. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. Move to Closed Session
Rationale:  We will conduct a closed session at the conclusion of the meeting for the purpose of discussing negotiations.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing negotiations.
6.B. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
6.C. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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