Public Meeting Agenda: November 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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November 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

November 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Regular 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.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. Passed with a motion by and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
1.E. Resume Hearing on Candace Flavell
Rationale:  Personnel hearing will be resumed.  Executive or closed session is possible for the purpose of continued deliberations.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of considering action to cancel, terminate, amend or continue, or take other action the Board deems appropriate on the employment contract of Candace Flavell.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purpose of considering action to cancel, terminate, amend or continue, or take other action the Board deems appropriate on the employment contract of Candace Flavell. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
1.F. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move that the Board of Education return to open session.
Action(s):
Move that the Board of Education return to open session. Passed with a motion by and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
1.G. Take Action to Cancel, Terminate, Amend, or Continue, or Take Other Action the Board Deems Appropriate on the Employment Contract of Candace Flavell
Action(s):
Adopt Option A in regard to the employment of Candace Flavell. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
1.H. Public Participation
Rationale:  This is the portion of the 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 do so when that item is discussed.  This is an open, public meeting and a copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted in this room.
2. Presentations -
2.A. Recognition of Kelly Melson, Winner of the NSLA's Meritorious Service Award for 2013
Rationale:  Kelly Melson, librarian at Glenwood and Northeast Elementary Schools, has been awarded the Meritorious Service Award for 2013 from the Nebraska School Librarians' Association.  She was presented this award at a luncheon of the NSLA in October.  Kelly has been a member of the NSLA for 18 years, serving on the Information Power Committee and the Nebraska Library Commission Youth Advisory Board.  We wish to congratulate Kelly for this outstanding distinction.
2.B. Recognition of Dr. Jay Dostal, Nebraska Association of Student Councils' "Principal of the Year"
Rationale:  The Nebraska Association of Student Councils has recognized Dr. Jay Dostal, principal of Kearney High School, as the NASC "Principal of the Year".  In the nomination by KHS SAB President Shelby Danke,
Dr. Dostal is described as open-minded, attends SAB events, has a desire to always put students' best interests in mind, has a friendly and receptive nature, and includes the SAB in making the school a better place.  We are pleased to recognize Dr. Dostal for this outstanding award.
2.C. Annual Financial Audit Report of the School District
Rationale:  The accounting firm of McDermott & Miller, P.C., has conducted an audit of the school district's financial records and will report to the Board of Education on the findings of that audit.
2.D. Report on Small Learning Communities
Rationale:  Kearney High School is in the process of defining its future educational programming.  As part of the NDE reVisions grant, research is currently being done to determine how SLCs can operate at the new Kearney High School facility.  Dr. Dostal will report on this effort at the November 11th meeting.
2.E. Announcement of "American Education Week" - November 18-22, 2013
Rationale:  President Higgins will announce that the week of November 18-22, 2013 has been designated "American Education Week".  Dr. Maher will speak about activities that are planned in the school district in observance of this special week.
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. Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the October 14, 2013 Regular Meeting and the October 28, 2013 Special Meeting of the Board of Education
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the October 14, 2013 regular meeting and the October 28, 2013 special meeting of the Board of Education, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the November, 2013 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the November, 2013 claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the November, 2013 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the November, 2013 financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of the 2013-2014 Kearney Public Schools Substitute Employee Handbook
Rationale:  We will present the 2013-2014 Substitute Employee Handbook for the Kearney Public Schools for approval by the Board of Education.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the 2013-2014 Substitute Employee Handbook for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
3.E. Approval of Nebraska Whole Child Project Membership Agreement & Bylaws
Rationale:  We have an opportunity to be part of the Nebraska Whole Child Project consortium promoting student health and wellness.  We have been asked to enter into a membership agreement and approve the bylaws for the purpose of sharing information and resources, as well as receiving the latest research on student health and wellness.  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the membership agreement and bylaws.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Nebraska Whole Child Project Membership Agreement and Bylaws, as presented.
4. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
4.A. Move to Closed Session
Rationale:  The Board of Education will need to move to closed session for the purpose of evaluating the Superintendent.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of evaluating the Superintendent.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purpose of evaluating the Superintendent. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
4.C. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
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