Public Meeting Agenda: September 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Annual Budget Hearing, Annual Tax Request Hearing and Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

Download

View Options:

Show Everything
Hide Everything

September 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Annual Budget Hearing, Annual Tax Request Hearing and Regular Meeting of the Board of Education Agenda

September 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Annual Budget Hearing, Annual Tax Request Hearing and Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
1. Annual Budget Hearing
1.A. Convene Budget Hearing
1.B. Public Input & Discussion
1.C. Close Hearing
2. Annual Tax Request Hearing
2.A. Convene Tax Request Hearing
2.B. Public Input & Discussion
2.C. Close Hearing
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 do so 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.
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. Remove option enrollment from the agenda. 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. Recognition of KHS FCCLA National Winners
Rationale:  At the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee this summer, 10 Kearney High School students competed in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events with the following results:

Payton VanWinkle and Laura Lyons - Gold Medal in Chapter Showcase Display
Megan Dubowsky - Silver Medal in Leadership
Marilyn and Sarah Synek - Silver Medal in Digital Stories for Change
Brian Whetstone, Nathan Leach, Sarah Polter, Jessie Harris & Anna Kugler - Silver Medal in
    Parliamentary Procedure

We will recognize these students for their achievements.
4.B. Report on Student BMI Data
Rationale:  Dr. Kate Heelan and Dr. Carol Renner will report on the latest BMI data on students in the Kearney Public Schools.
4.C. 2013 District Security Audit Report
Rationale:  Lance Fuller, chairperson of the District Security Committee, will report to the Board of Education on the process that was utilized for the annual security audit of the school district last spring.
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 Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.A. Approval of the Minutes of the August 12, 2013 Regular Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the August 12, 2013 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the minutes of the August 12, 2013 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented. Passed with a motion by and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.B. Approval of the September, 2013 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the September, 2013 claims, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the September, 2013 claims, as presented. Failed with a motion by Angela Nickel and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.C. Approval of the September, 2013 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the September, 2013 financial reports, as presented.
5.D. Approval of the 2013 Professional Advancements for Teaching Staff
Rationale:  Each year, we go through the process of approving professional advancements on the salary schedule for our teaching staff who have obtained additional credit hours.  We have a number of professional advancements that we have presented for Board of Education approval this month.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the professional advancements for teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year, as presented.
5.E. Acceptance of the Meadowlark PAC Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2012-2013 School Year
Rationale:  The Meadowlark Parent Advisory Committee 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 Meadowlark PAC annual self-audit report for the 2012-2013 school year, as presented.
5.F. Acceptance of the Kenwood PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2012-2013 School Year
Rationale:  The Kenwood 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 Kenwood PTO annual self-audit report for the 2012-2013 school year, as presented.
5.G. Second and Final Reading Approval of New and Revised Board Policies
Rationale:  Last month, we brought several new and revised Board policies to the Board of Education for review and first reading approval.  We have not received any additional input in regard to these documents, so we will recommend that the Board of Education give second and final reading approval to these new and revised Board policies and make them part of the Board Policy Manual.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give second and final reading approval to new Board policies 5400.14 (Initiations, Hazing, Secret Clubs and Outside Organizations), and 3172 (Fund Balance Reporting); and revised Board policies 5000 (Admission of Students), 5000.1 (Option Enrollment), 6211 (Parental/Community Involvement in Schools, and 5500.2 (Health Assessment and Immunizations), as presented.
5.H. Approval of the Kearney High School ChromeBooks Student Handbook
Rationale:  Dr. Dostal has presented the Board of Education with information about the proposed implementation of one-to-one technology at Kearney High School beginning second semester of the 2013-2014 school year.  As part of this process, we are asking the Board of Education to approve the ChromeBooks Handbook for students at Kearney High School, outlining the rights and responsibilities of usage of the one-to-one technology devices.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Kearney High School ChromeBooks Student Handbook, as presented.
5.I. Approval of Contract Adjustment for Jennifer Buse from .50 FTE to .60 FTE for the 2013-2014 School Year
Rationale:  Jennifer Buse has agreed to teach the reading class at Buffalo Hills Elementary School.  The position will be .10 FTE.  This will bring her total FTE to .60 FTE for the 2013-2014 school year.  We will ask the Board to approve this contract adjustment.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the contract adjustment for Jennifer Buse from .50 FTE to .60 FTE for the 2013-2014 school year.
5.J. Approval of the KHS DECA Chapter Trip to the DECA Central Region Leadership Conference, Dec. 6-8, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Rationale:  The KHS DECA Chapter is requesting permission from the Board of Education for 11 or more chapter members to attend the DECA Central Region Leadership Conference in Milwaukee, Wi., December 6-8, 2013.  They tentatively plan to travel with the Hastings DECA Chapter on a chartered bus.  The mission of the leadership conference is to help students develop their leadership skills, connect with potential employers and colleges, learn from leaders in business and industry, and connect with thousands of other DECA members from across the country.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS DECA Chapter trip to the DECA Central Region Leadership Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 6-8, 2013, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
6. Regular Agenda - Business
6.A. Adoption of 2013-2014 Budgets & Tax Requests
Rationale:  Each year, we ask the Board of Education to adopt the various budgets for the Kearney Public Schools for the new school year, and the subsequent tax requests to support those budgets.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the General Fund Budget in the amount of $51,104,506.00, with a property tax requirement of $26,587,846.63; to adopt the Special Building Fund Budget in the amount of $16,724,000.00, with a property tax requirement of $3,218,870.00; to adopt the Bond Fund Budget in the amount of $4,006,450.00, with a property tax requirement of $3,882,369.30; to adopt the Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking Fund Budget in the amount of $250.00; to adopt the Depreciation Fund Budget in the amount of $550,000.00; to adopt the Employee Benefit Fund Budget in the amount of $300,000.00; to adopt the School Lunch Fund Budget in the amount of $2,440,000.00; to adopt the Activity Fund Budget in the amount of $2,000,000.00; to adopt the Student Fee Fund Budget in the amount of $150,000.00; and to adopt the Cooperative Fund Budget in the amount of $665,000.00; for the 2013-2014 school year.
7. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
7.A. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
<< Back to the Public Page for Kearney Public Schools