Public Meeting Agenda: July 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Public Hearings, Public Reviews and Regular Kearney Public Schools Boad of Education Meeting

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July 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Public Hearings, Public Reviews and Regular Kearney Public Schools Boad of Education Meeting Agenda

July 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Public Hearings, Public Reviews and Regular Kearney Public Schools Boad of Education Meeting
1. Public Hearings
1.A. Student Fee 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 of the school district for the 2012-2013 school year.
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1.B. Parent Involvement Policy Hearing
Rationale:  Each year, we are required to conduct a public hearing in regard to our parent involvement policy and to explain ways we encourage parents to become involved in their children's educational program.
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2. Public Policy Reviews
2.A. Review of Anti-Bullying Policy
Rationale:  Each year we are required to review our district's policy on anti-bullying.
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2.B. Review of Multi-Cultural Education Policy
Rationale:  Each year we are required to review the district's multi-cultural education policy.
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3. Routine Business
3.A. Call to Order
3.B. Pledge of Allegiance
3.C. Roll Call
3.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.
3.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 Angela Nickel and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4. Presentations
4.A. Report on Special Education Grant
Rationale:  Melisa Dobish will report on the special education grant received by Kearney Public Schools recently.
5. 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 Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.A. Approval of the June 10, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes and July 1, 2013 Special Retreat Meeting Minutes of the Board of Education
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the June 10, 2013 Regular Meeting and the July 1, 2013 Special Retreat Meeting of the Board of Education.
5.B. Approval of the July Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the July, 2013 claims as presented.
5.C. Approval of the July Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the financial reports as presented.
5.D. Reaffirmation of Student Fee Policy
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to reaffirm the student fee policy of the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year as presented.
5.E. Reaffirmation of Parent Involvement Policy
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to reaffirm the Parent Involvement Policy of the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year as presented.
5.F. Reaffirmation of Multi-Cultural Education Policy
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to reaffirm the Multi-Cultural Policy of the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year as presented
5.G. Reaffirmation of Anti-Bullying Policy
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to reaffirm the Anti-Bullying Policy of the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year as presented.
5.H. Second and Final Reading Approval of Revised Policy 6214/0400
Rationale:  The Board of Education gave first reading approval to revise policy 6214/0400 (curriculum/assessment) at last month's meeting. We have received no additional input in regard to this policy revision, so we will present it for second and final reading approval at the July 8, 2013, Board of Education meeting.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give second and final reading approval to policy 6214/0400, as presented.
5.I. Approval of Bid for Bread Products for the 2013-2014 School Year
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the recommended bid from South Platte Distributing for bread products in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year.
5.J. Approval of Bid for Milk Products for the 2013-2014 School Year
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the recommended bid from Hiland/Robert's Dairy for milk products in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year.
5.K. Authorize and direct the Superintendent or his 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
Rationale:  Each year the Board of Education is asked to authorize and direct the Superintendent or his 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, with all the proceeds from said sales to be deposited in the General Fund.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to authorize and direct the Superintendent or his 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, with all the proceeds from said sales to be deposited in the General Fund.
5.L. Designate Dr. Brian Maher as the authorized representative of the Kearney Public Schools to sign claims and forms for all federal programs for the 2013-2014 school year
Rationale:  Each year the Board of Education is asked to designate Dr. Brian Maher as the authorized representative of the Kearney Public Schools to sign claims and forms for all federal programs for the 2013-2014 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to designate Dr. Brian Maher as the authorized representative of the Kearney Public Schools to sign claims and forms for all federal programs for the 2013-2014 school year.
5.M. Designate Kate Murphy and Chris Nelson as the authorized representatives of the Kearney Public Schools to sign claims for reimbursement, as well as all federal, state and local information pertaining to the school food service program for the 2013-2014 school year
Rationale:  Each year the Board of Education is asked to designate Kate Murphy and Chris Nelson as the authorized representatives of the Kearney Public Schools to sign claims for reimbursement, as well as all federal, state and local information pertaining to the school food service program for the 2013-2014 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to designate Kate Murphy and Chris Nelson as the authorized representatives of the Kearney Public Schools to sign claims for reimbursement, as well as all federal, state and local information pertaining to the school food service program for the 2013-2014 school year.
6. Regular Agenda - Personnel
6.A. Acceptance of Resignations
Rationale:  We have received letters of resignation from Mark Armstrong, Athletic Director at Kearney High School; Tim Hansen, elementary art teacher, and Brittany Anderson, 5th grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School effective at the end of the 2012-2013 contract year. We will ask the Board of Education to accept these resignations contingent upon securing a suitable replacements.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignations of Mark Armstrong, Athletic Director at Kearney High School; Tim Hansen, elementary art teacher, and Brittany Anderson, 5th grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School effective at the end of the 2012-2013 contract year contingent upon securing suitable replacements
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignations of Mark Armstrong, Athletic Director at Kearney High School; Tim Hansen, elementary art teacher, and Brittany Anderson, 5th grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School effective at the end of the 2012-2013 contract year contingent upon securing suitable replacements Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.B. Approval of Certified Employment Recommendations
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the employment of the following certified staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year:
Amy Burns            MA Step 8     1.00 FTE    Sped Resource Teacher at Horizon Middle School
Jennifer Sinnard    MS Step 1     1.00 FTE    Speech Language Pathologist
Cherish Ohlman    MA Step 8     1.00 FTE    SPED Resource Teacher at Park Elementary School
Pam Bihlmaier       MA Step 1       .50 FTE    SPED Resource Teacher
Pete Kropp            BS Step 1     1.00 FTE    Industrial Technology Teacher at Horizon Middle School
Jennifer Kaskie      MA+9 Step 8  .20 FTE     Elementary Counselor at Windy Hills Elementary School
Michelle Anderson  BA Step 2     1.00 FTE    1st Grade Teacher at Emerson Elementary School
Sara Cappel          MS Step 1     1.00 FTE    Speech Language Pathologist
Elizabeth Linder    MA Step 6     1.00 FTE    Math Teacher at Kearney High School
Brooke Maline       BA Step 2      1.00 FTE    5th Grade Teacher at Northeast Elementary School 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the employment of the following certified staff for the 2013-2014 school year; Amy Burns, MA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE, SPED resource teacher at Horizon Middle School; Jennifer Sinnard, MS, Step 1, 1.00 FTE, speech/language pathologist; Cherish Ohlman, MA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE, SPED resource teacher at Park Elementary School; Pam Bihlmaier, MA, Step 1, .50 FTE, SPED resource teacher; Pete Kropp, BS, Step 1, 1.00 FTE, industrial technology teacher at Horizon Middle School; Jennifer Kaskie, MA+9, Step 8, .20 FTE, elementary counselor at Windy Hills Elementary School; Michelle Anderson, BA, Step 2, 1.00 FTE, 1st grade teacher at Emerson Elementary School; Sara Cappel, MS, Step 1, 1.00 FTE, speech/language pathologist; Elizabeth Linder, MA, Step 6, 1.00 FTE, math teacher at Kearney High School; Brooke Maline, BA, Step 2, 1.00 FTE, 5th grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School.
Action(s):
Move to approve the employment of the following certified staff for the 2013-2014 school year; Amy Burns, MA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE, SPED resource teacher at Horizon Middle School; Jennifer Sinnard, MS, Step 1, 1.00 FTE, speech/language pathologist; Cherish Ohlman, MA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE, SPED resource teacher at Park Elementary School; Pam Bihlmaier, MA, Step 1, .50 FTE, SPED resource teacher; Pete Kropp, BS, Step 1, 1.00 FTE, industrial technology teacher at Horizon Middle School; Jennifer Kaskie, MA+9, Step 8, .20 FTE, elementary counselor at Windy Hills Elementary School; Michelle Anderson, BA, Step 2, 1.00 FTE, 1st grade teacher at Emerson Elementary School; Sara Cappel, MS, Step 1, 1.00 FTE, speech/language pathologist; Elizabeth Linder, MA, Step 6, 1.00 FTE, math teacher at Kearney High School; Brooke Maline, BA, Step 2, 1.00 FTE, 5th grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School. Passed with a motion by and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
7. Regular Agenda - Business
7.A. Adoption of Resolution for a Bond Issue
Rationale:  The Board of Education is being asked to adopt a resolultion to call for a September 10, 2013 bond issue.  Two ballot questions are part of the resolution.  The first question will be for a bond in the amount of $68 million for the construction of a new High School.  The second question, dependent on passage of the first question, will call for a $7.4 million bond for the construction of a swimming pool.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the resolution to call for a September 10, 2013 bond issue with two ballot questions as part of the resolution, the first for a bond in the amount of $68 million for the construction of a new High School and the second for a $7.4 million bond for construction of a swimming pool.
Action(s):
Move to adopt the resolution to call for a September 10, 2013 bond issue with two ballot questions as part of the resolution, the first for a bond in the amount of $68 million for the construction of a new High School and the second for a $7.4 million bond for construction of a swimming pool. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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7.B. Approval of Land Option
Rationale:  The Board of Education is asked to approve an agreement for an option to purchase land in southwest Kearney.  This option will involve the trading of land owned by the district for 128 acres at the intersection of 30th Avenue and 11th Street, plus $225,000. This option will expire December 31, 2013, if the school does not enter into an agreement to purchase the land by that date.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Option Agreement (Option) and attached Real Estate Exchange Agreement (Exchange Agreement) between the Kearney Public School District and Notz Farms, L.L.C., a Nebraska Limited Liability Company, a copy of which is attached to this motion and incorporated herein by this reference; and, further hereby authorize the President of the Board of Education to execute the Option and Exchange Agreement and authorize the President of the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools, or their designees, to take all action necessary action required to carry the terms thereof into effect.
Action(s):
Move to approve the Option Agreement (Option) and attached Real Estate Exchange Agreement (Exchange Agreement) between the Kearney Public School District and Notz Farms, L.L.C., a Nebraska Limited Liability Company, a copy of which is attached to this motion and incorporated herein by this reference; and, further hereby authorize the President of the Board of Education to execute the Option and Exchange Agreement and authorize the President of the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools, or their designees, to take all action necessary action required to carry the terms thereof into effect. Passed with a motion by and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
8. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
8.A. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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