Public Meeting Agenda: July 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Public Hearings & Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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July 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Public Hearings & Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

July 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Public Hearings & Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education
1. Public Policy Hearings -
1.A. Student Fee Policy Hearing -
Attachments:
1.A.I. Convene Hearing - Discussion & Public Input - Close Hearing
Rationale:  The public hearing on student fees is for the purpose of reviewing the amount of money collected from students pursuant to, and use of waivers provided in, the student fee policy and rule of the school district, for the 2017-2018 school year.
1.B. Parent Engagement and Title I Parent Engagement Policies Hearing -
Attachments:
1.B.I. Convene Hearing - Discussion & Public Input - Close Hearing
Rationale:  Each year, the school district is required to conduct a public hearing in regard to the Parent Engagement and Title I Parent Engagement policies and to explain ways the district encourages parents to become engaged in their children's educational program.
2. Routine Business -
2.A. Call to Order
2.B. Pledge of Allegiance
2.C. Roll Call
2.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 Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2.E. Public Participation
Rationale:  This is the portion of the meeting 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.
3. Presentations -
3.A. Recognition of Nicole Peterson, School Social Worker of the Year
Rationale:  We will recognize Nicole Peterson, KPS social worker at KEC and Kearney High School, for being named the "School Social Worker of the Year" by the School Social Worker Association of Nebraska (SSWAN).  Nicole has been employed by Kearney Public Schools since August, 2008.
3.B. Follow-up Report from the June 25, 2018 Board of Education Special Retreat Meeting
Rationale:  Dr. Kent Edwards, Superintendent; and Alex Straatmann, Board President, will report on the topics discussed at the June 25, 2018 special, public, retreat meeting of the Board of Education.
3.C. 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:
4. 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 Tim Higgins, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.A. Approval of Minutes of the June 11, 2018 Regular Meeting and the June 25, 2018 Special Retreat Meeting of the Board of Education
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the June 11, 2018 regular meeting and the June 25, 2018 special retreat meeting of the Board of Education, as presented.
4.B. Approval of July, 2018 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the July, 2018 claims, as presented.
4.C. Approval of the July, 2018 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the July, 2018 financial reports, as presented.
4.D. Reaffirmation of the Kearney Public Schools Student Fee Policy
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to reaffirm the Kearney Public Schools Student Fee Policy, as presented.
4.E. Authorize the Superintendent or His/Her Designee to Dispose of all Obsolete Furniture, Books, Materials, and Equipment in the Most Favorable Manner to the District in Accordance with all Laws, Rules, and Regulations Pertaining to Such Disposition for the 2018-2019 School Year
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education is asked to designated the Superintendent or his/her designee to be authorized to dispose of all obsolete furniture, books, materials, and equipment in the most favorable manner to the district in accordance with all laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to such disposition, for the next school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to authorize the Superintendent or his/her designee to dispose of all obsolete furniture, books, materials, and equipment in the most favorable manner to the district, in accordance with all laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to such disposition, for the 2018-2019 school year.
4.F. Designate Dr. Kent Edwards as the Authorized Representative of the Kearney Public Schools to Sign all Claims and Forms for all Federal Programs for the 2018-2019 School Year
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education is asked to designate the Superintendent as the authorized representative of the Kearney Public Schools to sign all claims and forms for all federal programs for the next school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to designate the Superintendent as the authorized representative of the Kearney Public Schools to sign all claims and forms for all federal programs for the 2018-2019 school year.
4.G. Designate Kate Murphy and Chris Nelson as the Authorized Representatives of the Kearney Public Schools to Sign All Claims for Reimbursement, as Well as all Federal, State, and Local Information Pertaining to the School Food Service Program
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education is asked to designate the Food Service Director and Director of Finance as the authorized representatives of the Kearney Public Schools to sign all claims for reimbursement, as well as all federal, state, and local information pertaining to the school food service program, for the next school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to designate Kate Murphy and Chris Nelson as the authorized representatives of the Kearney Public Schools to sign all claims for reimbursement, as well as all federal, state, and local information pertaining to the school food service program, for the 2018-2019 school year.
4.H. Acceptance of Milk Product Bid for the 2018-2019 School Year
Rationale:  Kearney Public Schools received a milk bid from one company for the 2018-2019 school year.  We sent bid requests to two companies, Hiland Dairy and Dean Foods/Land O' Lakes.  Hiland Dairy submitted the only bid.  The information below lists the proposed pricing and is based on an escalating price.  The pricing that was submitted by Hiland Dairy is reasonable and fair, so based on this information, we recommend that the Board accept the proposal of Hiland Dairy for milk products for the 2018-2019 school year as follows:

Product                                                    Hiland Dairy Price
1/2 pint 1% white milk                              .1775
1/2 pint skim chocolate milk                     .1797
1/2 pint skim strawberry milk                   .1797
1/2 pint orange juice                                .3010
4 oz. orange juice                                    .1920
4 oz. apple juice                                      .1875
5 lb. sour cream (low fat)                      7.3750


 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the bid of Hiland Dairy for milk products in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year, as presented.
5. Regular Agenda - Personnel
5.A. Approval of Teacher Employment Recommendation
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the employment of the following teaching staff for the 2018-2019 school year:

Adriana Van Pelt, BA, Step 3, 1.00 FTE Sixpence Toddler Teacher at KEC
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the employment of the following teaching staff for the 2018-2019 school year: Adriana Van Pelt, BA, Step 3, 1.00 FTE Sixpence Toddler Teacher at KEC
Action(s):
Move to approve the employment of the following teaching staff for the 2018-2019 school year: Adriana Van Pelt, BA, Step 3, 1.00 FTE Sixpence Toddler Teacher at KEC. 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 Employment of Dean of Students at Kearney High School
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the employment of Jason Boyd as the Dean of Students at Kearney High School for the 2018-2019 school year, in accordance with the Kearney Public Schools Administrator Performance-Based Supervision and Evaluation Model.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ Jason Boyd as the Dean of Students at Kearney High School for the 2018-2019 school year, in accordance with the Kearney Public Schools Administrator Performance-Based Supervision and Evaluation Model.
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. Approval of Application to NSAA for Cooperative Baseball Program at Kearney High School
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to make application to the Nebraska School Activities Association to add a baseball program at Kearney High School for interscholastic competition on a cooperative basis with Kearney Catholic School, if and when the following condition is met: $250,000 is raised by September 1, 2018, and allocated to Kearney Public Schools for the program start-up and five-year costs.
Action(s):
Move to make application to the Nebraska School Activities Association to add a baseball program at Kearney High School for interscholastic competition on a cooperative basis with Kearney Catholic School, if and when the following condition is met: $250,000 is raised by September 1, 2018, and allocated to Kearney Public Schools for the program start-up and five-year costs. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Julie Agard, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.B. First Reading Approval of New and Revised Board of Education Policies and Rules
Rationale:  We have completed revisions and additions to our Board of Education policies and rules that were submitted to us through the 2018 Board Policy Updates document from legal counsel.  We have made the necessary additions, deletions, and revisions to the following policies and rules:  Revised Policy 3210 (ESSA); Revised Policy 3360 (Expense Reimbursement: Miscellaneous); Revised Policy 4002.1/1340/5401 (Anti-discrimination, Anti-harassment & Anti-retaliation); Deleted Policy 4002.2 (Employment Vacancies); Revised Policy & Rule 4030.1 (Anti-Drug Plan for Transportation Employees); New Policy 4035.3 (Search and Seizure); Revised Policy 5101 (Student Discipline); Revised Policy 5104 (Drug and Substance Use and Prevention); Revised Policy & Rule 5402 (Child Abuse and Neglect); Revised Policy 5403 (Married, Pregnant and Parenting Students); Revised Policy & Rule 5415 (School Wellness); Revised Policy 5417 (Student Privacy Protection); Revised Policies 6260 & 6260.1 (Parent Engagement in Schools & Title I Parent Engagement in Schools); Revised Policy 6260.4 (Curriculum-Assessments); and New Policy 6260.5 (Reading Instruction and Improvement).
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give first reading approval to the following deleted, new and revised Board of Education policies and rules for the 2018-2019 school year: Revised Policy 3210 (ESSA); Revised Policy 3360 (Expense Reimbursement: Miscellaneous); Revised Policy 4002.1/1340/5401 (Anti-discrimination, Anti-harassment & Anti-retaliation); Deleted Policy 4002.2 (Employment Vacancies); Revised Policy & Rule 4030.1 (Anti-Drug Plan for Transportation Employees); New Policy 4035.3 (Search and Seizure); Revised Policy 5101 (Student Discipline); Revised Policy 5104 (Drug and Substance Use and Prevention); Revised Policy & Rule 5402 (Child Abuse and Neglect); Revised Policy 5403 (Married, Pregnant and Parenting Students); Revised Policy & Rule 5415 (School Wellness); Revised Policy 5417 (Student Privacy Protection); Revised Policies 6260 & 6260.1 (Parent Engagement in Schools & Title I Parent Engagement in Schools); Revised Policy 6260.4 (Curriculum-Assessments); and New Policy 6260.5 (Reading Instruction and Improvement); as presented.
Action(s):
Move to give first reading approval to the following deleted, new and revised Board of Education policies and rules for the 2018-2019 school year: Revised Policy 3210 (ESSA); Revised Policy 3360 (Expense Reimbursement: Miscellaneous); Revised Policy 4002.1/1340/5401 (Anti-discrimination, Anti-harassment & Anti-retaliation); Deleted Policy 4002.2 (Employment Vacancies); Revised Policy & Rule 4030.1 (Anti-Drug Plan for Transportation Employees); New Policy 4035.3 (Search and Seizure); Revised Policy 5101 (Student Discipline); Revised Policy 5104 (Drug and Substance Use and Prevention); Revised Policy & Rule 5402 (Child Abuse and Neglect); Revised Policy 5403 (Married, Pregnant and Parenting Students); Revised Policy & Rule 5415 (School Wellness); Revised Policy 5417 (Student Privacy Protection); Revised Policies 6260 & 6260.1 (Parent Engagement in Schools & Title I Parent Engagement in Schools); Revised Policy 6260.4 (Curriculum-Assessments); and New Policy 6260.5 (Reading Instruction and Improvement); as presented. This motion, made by Tim Higgins and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.C. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. This motion, made by Tim Higgins and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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