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

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

March 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Routine Business -
1.A. Call to Order
1.B. Pledge of Allegiance
Attachments:
1.C. Roll Call
1.D. 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.E. 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 presented. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Presentations -
2.A. Recognition of State Wrestling Meet 1st & 2nd Place Winners
Rationale:  We will recognize the following KHS student athletes who placed 1st or 2nd in the State Wrestling Meet in February:

Hunter Bamford - Champion at 126 lbs.
Kalen Mazankowski - Runner-up at 132 lbs.
Austin Marshall - Runner-up at 152 lbs.

Coach Ty Swarm was also selected by the other coaches in the A-4 district as the district meet
"Coach of the Meet".
2.B. Recognition of State Swim Meet Runner-up
Rationale:  Karlie O'Connell, KHS sophomore, was the runner-up in the 100 freestyle event at the State Swim Meet in February.
2.C. Legislative Update
Rationale:  Dr. Maher will report to the Board of Education 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 Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.A. Approval of Minutes of the February 11, 2013 Regular Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the February 11, 2013 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of March Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the March claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the March Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the March financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of Maximum Allowable Numbers of Option In Students in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 School Year
Rationale:  The school district has set the maximum allowable numbers of option in students in the various grade levels and programs that may be accepted in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year.  These limits are listed in the attached document.  We would recommend that the Board of Education approve the proposed resolution setting these limits for next year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the proposed Resolution setting the maximum allowable numbers in the grade levels and programs for option in students in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year.
3.E. Grant Easement to the Nebraska Department of Roads
Rationale:  The Nebraska Department of Roads is requiring an easement that encompasses .13 acres of land next to the Stone Elementary School property.  The property requested runs parallel to Coal Chute Road on the west end of the Stone property.  For this easement, NDR is paying the school district $4,330.00.
Recommended Motion(s):  Be it resolved that the President and Secretary of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education are hereby authorized and directed for, and on behalf of the Board of Education, to execute all necessary documents to convey title to school district property for highway purposes to the State of Nebraska, Department of Roads. Be it further resolved that the Board of Education of the Kearney Public Schools has, and at the time of the adoption of said Resolution, had full power and lawful authority to adopt the foregoing Resolution and to confer the powers therein granted to the persons named who have full power and authority to exercise the same.
4. Regular Agenda - Business
4.A. Approval of Bid for Lawn Irrigation System at Sunrise Middle School
Rationale:  Kearney Public Schools asked for prices to install a complete lawn watering system at Sunrise Middle School.  A low output well is being installed under a separate contract that will operate the existing system on the football field and a new system to be installed, replacing the partial system installed around the building.  The watering area will go from the west curb at Avenue N to the football field, and from the south curb on 45th Street to the south curb of the driveway on the north side of the school.  Three local firms were notified of the project and two firms submitted bids on March 5, 2013.  The bid results are as follows:

Lawn Builders, Kearney, Ne.                        $59,917.50

Hoehner Turf & Irrigation, Kearney, Ne.       $62,350.00

Tilley Sprinkler Systems, Kearney, Ne.          No bid

We will recommend that the Board accept the low bid of Lawn Builders in the amount of $59,917.50.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the low bid from Lawn Builders of Kearney, Ne., in the amount of $59,917.50, to install a complete underground sprinkler system at Sunrise Middle School.
Action(s):
Move to accept the low bid from Lawn Builders of Kearney, Ne., in the amount of $59,917.50, to install a complete underground sprinkler system at Sunrise Middle School. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B. Approval of Bid for Emerson School Playground Equipment
Rationale:  Kearney Public Schools issued a RFP to provide, deliver and supervise the installation of playground equipment at Emerson Elementary School.  The project will provide all equipment for two playground areas by the north fence of the playground.  The equipment will be installed by Emerson volunteers working under the direct supervision of a vendor-approved and certified installer.  The proposals were evaluated on the basis of pricing, design, quality, and play value.

Four vendors were invited to submit and present proposals on February 19, 2013.  Three were able to attend.  The bid totals are as follows:

Creative Sites, Omaha, Ne.            $88,411.00 - complete pricing including surfacing

Cunningham                                   $97,934 to $135,595 - price dependent on surfacing options
Recreation, Charlotte, N.C.

Sterling West, Gothenburg, Ne.      $62,000

We will recommend that the Board of Education accept the proposal of Creative Sites of Omaha, Ne.
based on the four stated criteria.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the proposal of Creative Sites of Omaha, Ne., including all add-ons and alternates, as presented in their proposal dated February 20, 2013, for a total of $88,411.00
Action(s):
Move to accept the proposal of Creative Sites of Omaha, Ne., including all add-ons and alternates, as presented in their proposal dated February 20, 2013, for a total of $88,411.00 Passed with a motion by and a second by Angela Nickel.
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 Deb Bausch, physical education teacher at Kearney High School; Casey Petersen, special education teacher at Kearney High School; Sarah Nordhues, 3rd grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; and John Hohm, .20 FTE counselor at Buffalo Hills Elementary School.  These resignations are effective the end of the 2012-2013 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignations of Deb Bausch, physical education teacher at Kearney High School; Casey Petersen, special education teacher at Kearney High School; Sarah Nordhues, 3rd grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; and John Hohm, .20 FTE counselor at Buffalo Hills Elementary School; with regret, effective the end of the 2012-2013 school year.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignations of Deb Bausch, physical education teacher at Kearney High School; Casey Petersen, special education teacher at Kearney High School; Sarah Nordhues, 3rd grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; and John Hohm, .20 FTE counselor at Buffalo Hills Elementary School; with regret, effective the end of the 2012-2013 school year. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.B. Approval of Teacher Employment Recommendation
Rationale:  We will ask that the Board of Education approve the employment of the following teaching staff for the 2013-2014 school year:

Kiley Isaac        BA, Step 4        1.00 FTE Windy Hills First Grade Teacher
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year: Kiley Isaac, BA, Step 4, 1.00 FTE Windy Hills First Grade Teacher
Action(s):
Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year: Kiley Isaac, BA, Step 4, 1.00 FTE Windy Hills First Grade Teacher Passed with a motion by Angela Nickel and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.C. Ratification of Negotiated Agreement with the Kearney Education Association for Contract Terms for Non-Supervisory Certificated Staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 School Year
Rationale:  Each year, the Kearney Education Association and Kearney Public Schools Board of Education negotiate contract terms for the upcoming school year.  An agreement has been reached between the two entities for the 2013-2014 school year.  We will ask the Board of Education to ratify that agreement.  This agreement represents a 3.3% increase in compensation for the Kearney Public Schools non-supervisory certificated staff for the 2013-2014 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move that the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education ratify the negotiated agreement with the Kearney Education Association for contract terms for all non-supervisory certificated staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year.
Action(s):
Move that the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education ratify the negotiated agreement with the Kearney Education Association for contract terms for all non-supervisory certificated staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.D. Approval of Kearney Public Schools Classified and Classified Exempt Employee Compensation for the 2013-2014 School Year
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education is asked to set the compensation for the classified and classified exempt employees in the Kearney Public Schools for the upcoming school year.  For the 2013-2014 school year, we are recommending a 4.00% increase in total compensation for classified employees and a 3.3% increase in total compensation for classified exempt employees.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to increase the total compensation of classified employees in the Kearney Public Schools by 4.00%, and increase the total compensation for classified exempt employees in the Kearney Public Schools by 3.3%, for the 2013-2014 school year.
Action(s):
Move to increase the total compensation of classified employees in the Kearney Public Schools by 4.00%, and increase the total compensation for classified exempt employees in the Kearney Public Schools by 3.3%, for the 2013-2014 school year. Passed with a motion by and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.E. Approval of Compensation for the Administrative Staff of the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 School Year
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Eduation is asked to set the compensation for the administrative staff of the Kearney Public Schools for the upcoming school year.  For the 2013-2014 school year, we are recommending an increase of 3.3% in total compensation for the administrative staff in the Kearney Public Schools.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve a 3.3% increase in total compensation fot the administrative staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year.
Action(s):
Move to approve a 3.3% increase in total compensation fot the administrative staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year. Passed with a motion by Angela Nickel and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. Set Date for Board of Education Retreat
Rationale:  We would like to conduct a Board of Education special retreat meeting sometime between the March and April regular Board of Education meetings.  Some dates that are suggested are:  Tuesday, March 19; Thursday, March 21; Monday, March 25; Tuesday, March 26; or Tuesday, April 2.  We will poll the Board members and set a date and time for the retreat at the March 11th meeting.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set____________, ____________, 2013 at _______P.M. at___________________ for a special retreat meeting of the Board of Education.
Action(s):
Move to set____________, ____________, 2013 at _______P.M. at___________________ for a special retreat meeting of the Board of Education. Passed with a motion by and a second by Angela Nickel.
Move to set____________, ____________, 2013 at _______P.M. at___________________ for a special retreat meeting of the Board of Education. Withdrawn with a motion by .
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.B. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. Passed with a motion by and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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