Public Meeting Agenda: February 11, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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February 11, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

February 11, 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. Roll Call
1.C.I. Excuse Absent Board Member
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to excuse absent Board Member__________from the meeting.
1.D. 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 Wendy Kreis and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
1.E. 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. Reading of LR 10 - Recognition of Board of Education Members
Rationale:  President Straatmann will read LR 10 as issued by the Nebraska Unicameral in recognition of Board of Education members across the state of Nebraska.
2.B. NSCAS and ACT Test Results
Rationale:  Mr. Mundorf will report to the Board of Education on the NSCAS and ACT test results for Kearney Public Schools.
2.C. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will report to the Board of Education on progress being made on the Northeast Elementary School construction and renovation project.
Attachments:
2.D. Legislative Update
Rationale:  Dr. Kent Edwards will report to the Board of Education on recent activity in the Nebraska Unicameral as it relates to education.
2.E. Follow-Up Report from January 28, 2019 Board Retreat
Rationale:  President Straatmann and Superintendent Edwards will report on the topics discussed at the January 28, 2019 special retreat meeting of the Board of Education.
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 Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the January 14, 2019 Regular Meeting and the January 28, 2019 Special Retreat Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the January 14, 2019 regular meeting and the January 28, 2019 special retreat meeting of the Board of Education, as presented.
3.B. Approval of February, 2019 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the February, 2019 claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the February, 2019 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the February, 2019 financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Second and Final Reading Approval of Internal Board Policy 9230.1 (Standing Committees)
Rationale:  This revised Internal Board Policy was discussed and given first reading approval at the January 14, 2019 Board meeting.  Having received no additional feedback regarding the changes in the policy, we will present it for second and final reading approval at the February 11, 2019 meeting.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give second and final reading approval to revised Internal Board Policy 9230.1 (Standing Committees) as presented.
4. Regular Agenda - Business
4.A. Approval of Vacation of Lot 10 of Grandview Estates Tenth Addition; and the Subdivision, Platting, and Dedication of Grandview Estates Thirteenth Addition
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the vacation of Lot 10, Grandview Estates Tenth Addition to the City of Kearney, located east of Sunrise Middle School; and the subdivision, platting and dedication of Grandview Estates Thirteenth Addition. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the attached Resolution to vacate Lot 10, Grandview Estates Tenth Addition, approve the subdivision, platting and dedication of Grandview Estates Thirteenth Addition to the City of Kearney; and authorize the Board President to execute said final plat.
Action(s):
Move to approve the attached Resolution to vacate Lot 10, Grandview Estates Tenth Addition, approve the subdivision, platting and dedication of Grandview Estates Thirteenth Addition to the City of Kearney; and authorize the Board President to execute said final plat. This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Drew Blessing, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B. Approval of Implementation of the Kearney Public Schools Facilities Plan Projects at Kearney High School and Sunrise Middle School
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education for approval to implement the Kearney High School and Sunrise Middle School construction plans, as outlined in the Kearney Public Schools Facilities Master Plan.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve implementation of the Kearney Public Schools Facilities Master Plan projects at Kearney High School and Sunrise Middle School, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve implementation of the Kearney Public Schools Facilities Master Plan projects at Kearney High School and Sunrise Middle School, 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.
5. Regular Agenda - Personnel
5.A. Acceptance of Resignations
Rationale:  We have received letters of resignation from Kim Abegglen, special education teacher at Horizon Middle School; Jorge Ortega, French teacher at Kearney High School; Jane Searcey, French/reading teacher at Sunrise Middle School; Dan Garringer, art teacher at Sunrise Middle School; Meredith McLaughlin, 4th grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; Anna Farnworth, 3rd grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School; Kipp Petersen, Principal at Horizon Middle School; Deb Malone, special education teacher at Emerson Elementary School; and Tim Hedges, 8th grade science teacher at Horizon Middle School, effective the end of the 2018-2019 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignations of: Kim Abegglen, special education teacher at Horizon Middle School; Jorge Ortega, French teacher at Kearney High School; Jane Searcey, French/reading teacher at Sunrise Middle School; Dan Garringer, art teacher at Sunrise Middle School; Meredith McLaughlin, 4th grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; Anna Farnworth, 3rd grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School; Kipp Petersen, Principal at Horizon Middle School; Deb Malone, special education teacher at Emerson Elementary School; and Tim Hedges, 8th grade science teacher at Horizon Middle School; with regret, effective the end of the 2018-2019 school year.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignations of: Kim Abegglen, special education teacher at Horizon Middle School; Jorge Ortega, French teacher at Kearney High School; Jane Searcey, French/reading teacher at Sunrise Middle School; Dan Garringer, art teacher at Sunrise Middle School; Meredith McLaughlin, 4th grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; Anna Farnworth, 3rd grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School; Kipp Petersen, Principal at Horizon Middle School; Deb Malone, special education teacher at Emerson Elementary School; and Tim Hedges, 8th grade science teacher at Horizon Middle School; with regret, effective the end of the 2018-2019 school year. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous -
6.A. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with Family Physical Therapy for Athletic Trainer Services
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Family Physical Therapy for athletic trainer services at Kearney High School and middle schools.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Family Physical Therapy of Kearney for athletic trainer services for Kearney High School and the middle schools.
Action(s):
Move to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Family Physical Therapy of Kearney for athletic trainer services for Kearney High School and the middle schools. This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Wendy Kreis, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.B. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with UNK for PAWS University
Rationale:  UNK is proud to announce PAWS (Personal Achievement Workshops) University which is transitioning to the UNK campus.  The PAWS University week-long summer camps will give students entering 1st-6th grades experiences that are fun, hands-on, and educational.  UNK will take applications from teachers and community members who would be interested in teaching the classes.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with UNK for the PAWS University.
Action(s):
Move to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with UNK for the PAWS University. This motion, made by Wendy Kreis and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.C. Remove Appointment of NSBA Advocacy Institute Board Representative Item From the Table
Rationale:  This item was tabled at the January 14, 2019 regular Board of Education meeting, so we need to remove the item from the table for further discussion and possible action.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to remove the Appointment of NSBA Advocacy Institute Board Representative agenda item from the table.
Recommended Motion(s) #2:  Move to appoint Board Member_____________to the NSBA Advocacy Institute.
Action(s):
Move to remove the Appointment of NSBA Advocacy Institute Board Representative agenda item from the table. This motion, made by Drew Blessing and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.D. Closed Session
Rationale:  The Board of Education will require a closed session at the conclusion of the February 11, 2019 meeting for the purpose of discussing teacher negotiations.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to go to closed session for the purpose of discussing teacher negotiations.
6.E. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
6.F. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
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