Public Meeting Agenda: June 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Regular Meeting

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June 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

June 10, 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
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 you wish to speak to an item that is not on this evening's agenda, you should identify yourself at this time. If you wish to speak to an item that is on the agenda, you may speak 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 and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Presentations -
2.A. Recognition of the Class A State Champion KHS Boys' Track Team & Coaches
Rationale:  We will recognize the Class A State Champion KHS boys' track team and coaches for their fine accomplishment.
2.B. Recognition of Gold Medal Winner in State Journalism Competition - Cait Graf
Rationale:  We will recognize Cait Graf who was a gold medal winner at the NSAA State Journalism Competition this spring.  She competed in the area of Entertainment Writing.
2.C. Kearney Community Learning Center Report
Rationale:  Michelle Arehart, KCLC Director, will report on the progress of the KCLC program in the Kearney Public Schools.
2.D. District Metrics Presentation - Bright Futures Pre-School
Rationale:  Dr. Carol Renner will report on the progress of the Bright Futures Pre-School Program in the Kearney Public Schools and what is planned for the future of the program.
2.E. Legislative Wrap-up
Rationale:  Dr. Maher will report on legislation that was passed in the 2013 session of the Nebraska Unicameral, as it relates to education. 
2.F. Community Facilities Study Update
Rationale:  Dr. Maher will report on the work of the community advisory group and input received at the public input sessions thus far, regarding the secondary facility needs in the school district.
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the May 13, 2013 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the May 13, 2013 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the June, 2013 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the June, 2013 claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the June, 2013 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the June, 2013 financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of Revised Kearney Public Schools Student Transportation Handbook for the 2013-2014 School Year
Rationale:  We have revised the Student Transportation Handbook to address incidents of bullying and the consequences of bullying activities on our school vehicles.  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the revised Student Transportation Handbook for the 2013-2014 school year. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the revised Student Transportation Handbook for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 School Year
3.E. Approval of Offer to Purchase the Construction Technology Project House
Rationale:  The district has received an Offer to Purchase the High School Construction Technology Project House from Russell and Susan Conrad for $249,000, less an equipment allowance of $3,500.  The property is located at 1603 E. 47th St.  The closing date is expected in July.  We will recommend that the Board of Education accept this Offer to Purchase.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to, pursuant to Nebraska Revised Statute Section 79-5221, authorize the sale and accept the Offer to Purchase the construction technology class project house located at 1603 East 47th Street, Kearney, Ne., in the amount of $249,000.00,less an equipment allowance of $3,500, from Russell and Susan Conrad, and direct board officials or administration to sign all documents to execute and deliver a Warranty Deed on behalf of the Kearney Public Schools upon receipt of final payment at closing to be held in July.
3.F. Acceptance of the Buffalo Hills PTO Annual Self-Audit Report
Rationale:  The Buffalo Hills PTO has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2012-2013 school year for Board of Education acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Buffalo Hills PTO annual self-audit report for the 2012-2013 school year, as presented.
3.G. Approval of FCCLA Trip to 2013 National FCCLA Leadership Meeting in Nashville, Tn., July 5-12, 2013
Rationale:  The KHS FCCLA Chapter is requesting permission from the Board of Education for its qualifying members to attend  the 2013 National Leadership Meeting in Nashville, Tn., July 5-12, 2013. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS FCCLA Chapter trip to the 2013 National Leadership Meeting in Nashville, Tn., July 5-12, 2013, for its qualifying members.
3.H. Acceptance of Central PAC Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2012-2013 School Year
Rationale:  The Central School PAC has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2012-2013 school year for Board of Education acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Central School PAC annual self-audit report for the 2012-2013 school year, as presented.
4. Regular Agenda - Personnel
4.A. Acceptance of Resignations
Rationale:  We have received letters of resignation from Tyler Slate, physical education teacher at Glenwood and Northeast Elementary Schools; Dr. Dick Meyer, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the Kearney Public Schools; Stephen Hansen, industrial technology teacher at Horizon Middle School; and John Manley, 4th grade teacher at Kenwood Elementary School. These resignations are effective the end of their contract year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Moved to accept the resignations of Tyler Slate, physical education teacher at Glenwood and Northeast Elementary Schools; Dr. Dick Meyer, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the Kearney Public Schools; Stephen Hansen, industrial technology teacher at Horizon Middle School; and John Manley, 4th grade teacher at Kenwood Elementary School; with regret, effective the end of their 2012-2013 contract year.
Action(s):
Moved to accept the resignations of Tyler Slate, physical education teacher at Glenwood and Northeast Elementary Schools; Dr. Dick Meyer, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the Kearney Public Schools; Stephen Hansen, industrial technology teacher at Horizon Middle School; and John Manley, 4th grade teacher at Kenwood Elementary School; with regret, effective the end of their 2012-2013 contract year. Passed with a motion by and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B. Approval of Employment Recommendations for the 2013-2014 School Year
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the employment of the following certificated staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year:

Greg Yochum        BA+36, Step 3        1.00 FTE art teacher at Kearney High School
Emily Pieper          BS, Step 1             1.00 FTE 2nd grade teacher at Kenwood Elementary School
Tiffany Wernke      BA+9, Step 8         1.00 FTE 5th grade teacher at Kenwood Elementary School
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following certificated staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year: Greg Yochum, BA+36, Step 3, 1.00 FTE art teacher at Kearney High School; Emily Pieper, BS, Step 1, 1.00 FTE 2nd grade teacher at Kenwood Elementary School; and Tiffany Wernke, BA+9, Step 8, 1.00 FTE 5th grade teacher at Kenwood Elementary School.
Action(s):
Move to employ the following certificated staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year: Greg Yochum, BA+36, Step 3, 1.00 FTE art teacher at Kearney High School; Emily Pieper, BS, Step 1, 1.00 FTE 2nd grade teacher at Kenwood Elementary School; and Tiffany Wernke, BA+9, Step 8, 1.00 FTE 5th grade teacher at Kenwood Elementary School. Passed with a motion by and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5. Regular Agenda - Business
5.A. Accept Offer to Purchase Stone School Property
Rationale:  We advertised our intent to sell the Stone School property and received proposals from 6 individuals.
The highest proposal was from Travis Holman for $225,100.00.  We will ask that the Board of Education accept this offer to purchase and authorize the administration to sign all documents to execute said sale.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the offer to purchase the Stone School property from Travis Holman in the amount of $225,100.00, and authorize the administration to sign all documents to execute said sale.
Action(s):
Move to accept the offer to purchase the Stone School property from Travis Holman in the amount of $225,100.00, and authorize the administration to sign all documents to execute said sale. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. First Reading Approval of Revised Policy 6214/0400 (Curriculum-Assessments)
Rationale:  We need to revise our Policy 6214/0400 to reflect the adoption of the new social studies standards by the Nebraska State Board of Education on December 7, 2012.  We will ask the Board of Education to give first reading approval to this revised policy.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give first reading approval to revised Policy 6124/0400 (Curriculum-Assessments), as presented.
Action(s):
Move to give first reading approval to revised Policy 6124/0400 (Curriculum-Assessments), as presented. Passed with a motion by and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.B. Set Date for Board of Education Special Retreat Meeting
Rationale:  We need to set a date and time for the summer Board of Education retreat.  While it is customary for the Board of Education to conduct a retreat in late June or early July each year, it is especially important this year with the facilities conversations we have been conducting with the community and the need to consider solutions to our secondary facility needs.  We will propose that the retreat be held on Monday, July 1, 2013, beginning at 5:30 P.M. in the Cope Presentation Room at Sunrise Middle School.  If this date is not satisfactory with board members, we will consider alternate dates at the June 10 meeting.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set ____________, ____________, 2013, at__________P.M. for a special retreat meeting of the Board of Education.
Action(s):
Move to set ____________, ____________, 2013, at__________P.M. for a special retreat meeting of the Board of Education. Passed with a motion by and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.C. Move to Closed Session
Rationale:  We will require a closed session at the conclusion of the June 10, 2013 Board of Education meeting for the purpose of discussing possible land acquisition.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing possible land acquisition.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing possible land acquisition. Passed with a motion by and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.D. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
Action(s):
Move to return to open session. Passed with a motion by and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.E. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
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