Public Meeting Agenda: August 13, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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August 13, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

August 13, 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 amended to move Item 6A to 4A. 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 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. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes of BD Construction will update the Board of Education on the progress being made on the two construction projects in the school district at Buffalo Hills and Northeast Elementary Schools.
Attachments:
2.B. Preliminary 2018-2019 Budget Presentation
Rationale:  Chris Nelson, Director of Finance, will discuss the details of the preliminary 2018-2019 school district budget.
Attachments:
2.C. Baseball Update
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 Tim Higgins and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the July 9, 2018 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the July 9, 2018 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the August, 2018 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the August, 2018 claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the August, 2018 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the August, 2018 financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Acceptance of Meadowlark PAC Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2017-2018 School Year
Rationale:  The Meadowlark Elementary School PAC has presented its annual self-audit report for the 2017-2018 school year, for Board of Education acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Meadowlark PAC annual self-audit report for the 2017-2018 school year, as presented.
3.E. Acceptance of Kenwood School PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2017-2018 School Year
Rationale:  The Kenwood PTO has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2017-2018 school year, to the Board of Education for consideration and acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Kenwood School PTO annual self-audit report for the 2017-2018 school year, as presented.
3.F. Acceptance of Park Elementary School PTO Annual Self-Audit Report
Rationale:  The Park Elementary School PTO has presented its annual self-audit report for the 2017-2018 school year, for Board of Education acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Park Elementary School PTO annual self-audit report for the 2017-2018 school year, as presented.
3.G. Approval of the 2018-2019 Elementary Parent Handbook, Horizon and Sunrise Middle School Student Handbooks, and the Kearney High School Student Handbook and Activities Handbook
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Kearney Public Schools' Elementary Parent Handbook, the Horizon and Sunrise Middle School Student Handbooks, and the Kearney High School Student Handbook and Activities Handbook, as presented.
3.H. Approval of the 2018-2019 Certified Employee and Classified/Classified Exempt Employee Handbooks
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Kearney Public Schools' 2018-2019 Certified Employee Handbook and Classified/Classified Exempt Employee Handbook, as presented.
3.I. Second and Final Reading of New, Revised and Deleted Board of Education Policies & Rules
Rationale:  The Board of Education gave first reading approval this year's new, revised and deleted policies and rules at last month's meeting.  Having received no additional input regarding these policies and rules, we will ask the Board of Education to give them second and final reading approval.

 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give second and final reading approval to the following new, revised and deleted policies and rules of the Kearney Public Schools, as presented: 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 Revised Policy 5101 (Student Discipline); 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).
3.J. Set Monday, September 10, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. in the Cope Presentation Room at Sunrise Middle School for the Purpose of Conducting a Public Hearing to Receive Input Regarding the 2018-2019 Kearney Public Schools Budget and the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education for the Adoption of Said Budget
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to set Monday, September 10, 2018 for the annual budget hearing and regular meeting of the Board of Education beginning at 5:30 P.M. in the Cope Presentation Room at Sunrise Middle School.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set Monday, September 10, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. in the Cope Presentation Room at Sunrise Middle School for the purpose of conducting a public hearing to receive input regarding the 2018-2019 Kearney Public Schools budget and the regular meeting of the Board of Education for the adoption of said budget.
4. Regular Agenda - Personnel
Action(s):
Amend and modify the July proposal to Accept the propsoal of New West llc to fund a op basekball team between KHS and KCHS for $50,000 per year for year and additional $10,000 per year as presented. This motion, made by Tim Higgins and seconded by Julie Agard, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.A. Approval of Employment of Certificated Staff for the 2018-2019 School Year
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the employment of the following certificated staff for the 2018-2019 school year: 

Valerie Nigro, BA+9, Step 1, 1.00 FTE Counselor at Bryant Elementary School

Kimberley Kennedy, BA, Step 5, 1.00 FTE English teacher at Kearney High School

Kerry Marlatt, MA+45, Step 8, 1.00 FTE District Special Education Project Search
 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move that the Board of Education employ the following certificated staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year: Valerie Nigro, BA+9, Step 1, 1.00 FTE counselor at Bryant Elementary School; Kimberly Kennedy, BA, Step 5, 1.00 FTE English teacher at Kearney High School; and Kerry Marlatt, MA+45, Step 8, 1.00 FTE district special education Project Search.
Action(s):
Move that the Board of Education employ the following certificated staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year: Valerie Nigro, BA+9, Step 1, 1.00 FTE counselor at Bryant Elementary School; Kimberly Kennedy, BA, Step 5, 1.00 FTE English teacher at Kearney High School; and Kerry Marlatt, MA+45, Step 8, 1.00 FTE district special education Project Search. This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Regular Agenda - Business
5.A. Approval of Subdivision, Platting and Dedication of Elementary School Second Addition
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the subdivision, platting and dedication of the tract of land east of Meadowlark Elementary School to be known as Elementary School Second Addition.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the attached Resolution for the subdivision, platting and dedication of the tract of land to be known as Elementary School Second Addition and authorize the Board President to execute said final plat.
Action(s):
Move to approve the attached Resolutions for the subdivisions, platting and dedication of the tracts of land to be known as Elementary School Second Addition and authorize the Board President to execute said final plat. This motion, made by Dave Glover and seconded by Tim Higgins, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.B. Approval of Application of Minor Subdivision of Land in Schroeder Estates Subdivision
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve an Application for Minor Subdivision of Lot Six (6), Block Two (2) of Schroeder Estates Subdivision.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the attached Resolution for the Application for Minor Subdivision in Schroeder Estates and authorize the Board President to execute said application.
5.C. Approval of Application for Minor Subdivision of Land in Colonial Estates Subdivision
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the Application for Minor Subdivision for Lot One (1), Block Six (6), Colonial Estates 4th Addition and authorize the Board President to execute said application.
 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the attached Resolution for the Application for Minor Subdivision of Colonial Estates 4th Addition and authorize the Board President to execute said application.
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. Consider and Discuss the Future of the Baseball Program in the District
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to discuss, consider, and take any or all action on the potential Baseball Program through the District, including any modifications to the July, 2018 resolution previously approved by the Board.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to discuss, consider, and take any or all action on the potential Baseball Program through the District, including any modifications to the July, 2018 resolution previously approved by the Board as follows:
6.B. First Reading Approval of Revised Policy 5405 (Search and Seizure); New Policy 5104.1 (Drug and Alcohol Testing); New Policy 3730 (Procurement Plan - School Food Authorities); and Revised Policy 5104 (Drug and Substance Use and Prevention)
Rationale:  Upon advice from legal counsel, we have inserted the "drug testing" section
into the Search and Seizure Policy in the Student Section of the Board of Education policies, as a recommended policy by legal counsel; and deleted the "drug testing" component that had been added to the Drug and Substance Use and Prevention Policy in the Student Section so we will ask the Board to give first reading approval to revised Policy 5405 (Search and Seizure), and revised Policy 5104 (Drug and Substance Use and Prevention).  We will also ask the Board of Education to give first reading approval to a new Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy (5104.1), and a new Procurement Plan for School Food Authorities Policy (3730) that has been provided by legal counsel and needs to be approved prior to the NDE food service audit in schools. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give first reading approval to revised Board Policy 5405 (Search and Seizure), new Board Policy 5104.1 (Drug and Alcohol Testing); new Board Policy 3730 (Procurement Plan - School Food Authorities), and revised Policy 5104 (Drug and Substance Use and Prevention), as presented.
Action(s):
Move to give first reading approval to revised Board Policy 5405 (Search and Seizure), new Board Policy 5104.1 (Drug and Alcohol Testing); new Board Policy 3730 (Procurement Plan - School Food Authorities), and revised Policy 5104 (Drug and Substance Use and Prevention), as presented. This motion, made by Julie Agard and seconded by Tim Higgins, 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 Dave Glover and seconded by Tim Higgins, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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