Public Meeting Agenda: January 14, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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January 14, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

January 14, 2019 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. Oath Office
Rationale:  We will administer the Oath of Office to new Board of Education members, Wendy Kreis and Drew Blessing.
1.D. Roll Call
1.D.I. Excuse Absent Board Member
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to excuse Board Member____________from the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to excuse Board Member____________from the meeting. This motion, made by Alex Straatmann and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
1.E. 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 presented. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Wendy Kreis, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
1.F. Public Participation
Rationale:  This is the portion of the meeting agenda that is set aside for public participation. If anyone would like to speak to an item that is not on the 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. Reorganization of the Board of Education -
Rationale:  This is the time when the Board of Education reorganizes for the new year.
Action(s):
See sheet. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Wendy Kreis, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2.A. President of the Board of Education for 2019
Recommended Motion(s):  __________nominated___________ for the office of President of the Board of Education for 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.
2.B. Vice President of the Board of Education for 2019
Recommended Motion(s):  __________nominated___________ for the office of Vice President of the Board of Education for 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.
2.C. Secretary of the Board of Education for 2019
Recommended Motion(s):  __________nominated___________ for the office of Secretary of the Board of Education for 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.
3. Presentations -
3.A. Facilities Report & Recognition of Donors on the KHS Transition Program Facility Project
Rationale:  We will hear a report from Kent Cordes from BD Construction on the progress being made on the Northeast Elementary School renovation and addition project, and recognize BD Construction and various subcontractors for their in-kind donations to the KHS transition program facility project.
Attachments:
3.B. Announcement of Nebraska "School Board Member Week" - January 27-February 2, 2019
Rationale:  Superintendent Edwards will announce that the week of January 27-February 2, 2019 has been designated as "School Board Member Week" to recognize all Board members in the state for their dedication and efforts.
4. 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 Wendy Kreis and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.A. Approval of the Minutes of the December 10, 2018 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the December 10, 2018 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
4.B. Approval of the January, 2019 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the January, 2019 claims, as presented.
4.C. Approval of January, 2019 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the January, 2019 financial reports, as presented.
4.D. Approval of Check Signing Authority for 2019
Rationale:  With the new year, we need to designate authorization to sign checks for the various school district accounts at Nebraskaland Bank.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the following check signing authority in the Kearney Public Schools for 2019 for Nebraskaland Bank - President and Secretary of the Board of Education, Mr. Chris Nelson and Mrs. Meagan Kershner
5. Regular Agenda - Personnel
5.A. Acceptance of Resignations
Rationale:  We have received letters of resignation from Stephanie Bleil, 6th grade math teacher at Sunrise Middle School; Dr. Carol Renner, Director of Student Services; Katie Mathews, Park Elementary School Principal; Lisa Wilke-Tonniges, physical education teacher at Horizon Middle School; Dale Greenwald, 7th grade science teacher at Sunrise Middle School; and Jon Bonk, 5th grade teacher at Bryant Elementary School; effective the end of the 2018-2019 school year.  We will ask the Board to accept these resignations, with regret.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignations of Stephanie Bleil, 6th grade teacher at Sunrise Middle School; Dr. Carol Renner, Director of Student Services; Katie Mathews, Principal at Park Elementary School; Lisa Wilke-Tonniges, physical education teacher at Horizon Middle School; Dale Greenwald, 7th grade science teacher at Sunrise Middle School; and John Bonk, 5th grade teacher at Bryant Elementary School; with regret, effective the end of the 2018-2019 school year.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignations of Stephanie Bleil, 6th grade teacher at Sunrise Middle School; Dr. Carol Renner, Director of Student Services; Katie Mathews, Principal at Park Elementary School; Lisa Wilke-Tonniges, physical education teacher at Horizon Middle School; Dale Greenwald, 7th grade science teacher at Sunrise Middle School; and John Bonk, 5th grade teacher at Bryant Elementary School; with regret, effective the end of the 2018-2019 school year. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Mr. Jon Watts, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.B. Discuss, Consider and Take All Necessary Action Regarding the Contract of Employment of Dr. Kent Edwards, Superintendent of Schools, Commencing July 1, 2019
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to act on the contract of employment of Dr. Kent Edwards, Superintendent of Schools, commencing July 1, 2019.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move that the Board of Education should and does hereby approve the contract of employment of Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kent Edwards, a copy of which is incorporated herein by this reference and maintained in the records of the School District, and authorizes and directs the President of the Board of Education to execute the contract of employment on behalf of the School District, and cause such contract to be posted on the School District's website, along with a reasonable estimate and description of all current and future costs to the School District that will be incurred as a result of such contract pursuant to the Superintendent Pay Transparency Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. 79-2401 to 79-2405.
Action(s):
Move that the Board of Education should and does hereby approve the contract of employment of Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kent Edwards, a copy of which is incorporated herein by this reference and maintained in the records of the School District, and authorizes and directs the President of the Board of Education to execute the contract of employment on behalf of the School District, and cause such contract to be posted on the School District's website, along with a reasonable estimate and description of all current and future costs to the School District that will be incurred as a result of such contract pursuant to the Superintendent Pay Transparency Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. 79-2401 to 79-2405. This motion, made by Mr. Jon Watts and seconded by Drew Blessing, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. Appointment of Board Committee Assignments for 2019
Rationale:  With the new year, we need to assign Board members to the Board Finance Committee,  the Board Personnel/Curriculum-"Americanism" Committee, and the NSBA Advocacy Institute, for 2019.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to appoint_________, ________, and ________to the Board Finance Committee; ________ _________and__________ to the Board Personnel/Curriculum-"Americanism"Committee; and __________to the NSBA Advocacy Institute, for 2019.
Action(s):
Move to appoint_________, ________, and ________to the Board Finance Committee; ________ _________and__________ to the Board Personnel/Curriculum-"Americanism"Committee; and __________to the NSBA Advocacy Institute, for 2019. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Wendy Kreis, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.B. First Reading Approval of Internal Board Policy 9230.1 (Standing Committees)
Rationale:  The Board would like to revise Internal Board Policy 9230.1 to create a standing committee specifically for negotiations to serve as a separate committee to receive negotiations input from both the Board Personnel Committee and the Board Finance Committee.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give first reading approval to revised Internal Board Policy 9203.1 (Standing Committees), as presented.
Action(s):
Move to give first reading approval to revised Internal Board Policy 9203.1 (Standing Committees), as presented. This motion, made by Mr. Jon Watts and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.C. Approval of the 2019-2020 School Calendar
Rationale:  We have developed a calendar for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year, with input from various stakeholders, such as parents, administrators, teachers, and the Executive Cabinet, as well as the Board Committees.  We will ask that the Board of Education approve the calendar, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the calendar for the 2019-2020 school year for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the calendar for the 2019-2020 school year for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented. This motion, made by Wendy Kreis and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.D. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. This motion, made by Mr. Jon Watts and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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