Public Meeting Agenda: November 12, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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November 12, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

November 12, 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. Appointment of New Board Member
Rationale:  A Board of Education ad hoc committee has been charged with receiving applications, reviewing and screening candidates, conducting interviews, and bringing a recommendation to the full Board of Education at the regular November 12, 2018 Board of Education meeting, for the appointment of a new Board of Education to replace Mr. Tim Higgins for a term to run from November 12, 2018 and end on the first Thursday, after the first Tuesday of January, 2021. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to appoint________________ to fill the vacancy on the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education created by the resignation of Mr. Tim Higgins, with the term of office to run from November 12, 2018 to the first Thursday after the first Tuesday of January, 2021, in accordance with the attached Resolution.
Attachments:
1.D. Oath of Office
Rationale:  We will administer the Oath of Office to the newly appointed Board of Education member____________________.
1.E. Roll Call
1.E.I. Excuse Absent Board Member
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to excuse Board member___________from the meeting.
1.F. Election of Vice President of the Board of Education
Rationale:  With the resignation of Tim Higgins October 8, 2018, we need to elect a new Vice President of the Board of Education to fill that office until the Board reorganizes in January.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to nominate___________for the office of Vice President of the Board of Education to the first Thursday after the first Tuesday in January, 2019. _____________seconded the motion. (Any other nominations at this time) ___________moved that nominations cease and that a unanimous ballot be cast for_______________. ___________ seconded the motion.
Action(s):
Move to nominate Julie Agard for the office of Vice President of the Board of Education to the first Thursday after the first Tuesday in January, 2019. _____________seconded the motion. (Any other nominations at this time) ___________moved that nominations cease and that a unanimous ballot be cast for_______________. ___________ seconded the motion. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
1.G. 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 remove Item I D. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
1.H. 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 approach the podium and, at the discretion of the presiding officer, be recognized 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. Report from Kearney Public Schools Math Teacher Leader Cadre
Rationale:  Dr. Amy Nebesniak and members of the Kearney Public Schools math teacher leader cadre will report on their work.
2.B. Annual Financial Audit Report
Rationale:  Auditors from the KSO accounting firm will report on the results of the annual financial audit of the Kearney Public School District.
2.C. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes will report to the Board of Education on progress on the Northeast Elementary School addition and renovation project.
Attachments:
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 Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Julie Agard, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
3.A. Approval of Minutes of the October 8, 2018 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the October 8, 2018 regular meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of November, 2018 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the November, 2018 claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of November, 2018 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the November, 2018 financial reports, as presented.
4. Regular Agenda - Business
4.A. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with UNK
Rationale:  The Kearney Public Schools and UNK would like to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding to place time-lapse camera systems and environmental sensors on the wetland complex adjacent to Kearney High School to help educate students and the public and tell the story of wetlands of the Platte River in central Nebraska.  UNK partners with the Platte Basin Timelapse Project (PBT) and seeks to integrate these cameras with the existing PBT camera network.  PBT is a project of UNL that is administered through the Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication Department.  KHS and the National Audubon Society's Rowe Sanctuary, have partnered to create a wetland and outdoor classroom at KHS known as the Kearney Outdoor Learning Area (KOLA).  UNK, through partnership with PBT, seeks to collaborate with KHS and the Rowe Sanctuary to monitor and describe change in and around KOLA and its wetlands over time.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Nebraska at Kearney, as presented in the attached agreement.
Action(s):
Move to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Nebraska at Kearney, as presented in the attached agreement. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.B. Approval of Bid for Bus
Rationale:  For this school year, we would like to purchase an additional 78-passenger rear-engine activity bus for our fleet.  We invited three vendors to bid a new bus with the following results:

Nebraska Central Equipment of Grand Island, 2020 Blue Bird All-American,
$140,145.00;
Omaha Truck Center of Omaha, 2020 Thomas Safety Liner HDX, $138,801.00; and
Nebraska Truck Center of Lincoln, 2020 International RE Series, $138,730.00.

Standard warranty offered by all suppliers.

We will recommend the purchase of the 78-passenger International RE Series Bus from Nebraska Truck Center for a price of $138,730.00.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the purchase of a 2020 International RE Series 78-passenger bus from Nebraska Truck Center in the amount of $138,730.00.
Action(s):
Move to approve the purchase of a 2020 International RE Series 78-passenger bus from Nebraska Truck Center in the amount of $138,730.00. 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 - Personnel
5.A. Approval of Revisions to the Administrator Evaluation Model
Rationale:  We have made some minor modifications to the revised Administrator Evaluation Model that was approved by the Board of Education last month in order to be in compliance with some provisions of Rule 10, so we will ask the Board of Education to approve the changes to the AEM, as recommended.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the revisions to the Administrator Evaluation Model, as recommended by the administration.
Action(s):
Move to approve the revisions to the Administrator Evaluation Model, as recommended by the administration. This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.B. Approval of District-Level Administrator Evaluation Model
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve an Administrator Evaluation Model for district-level administrators in the Kearney Public Schools
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Administrator Evaluation Model for district-level administrators in the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the Administrator Evaluation Model for district-level administrators in the Kearney Public Schools, as presented. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. Closed Session
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to move to closed session for the purpose of discussing teacher negotiations.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing teacher negotiations.
Action(s):
Move to closed session. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.B. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
6.C. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
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