Public Meeting Agenda: December 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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December 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

December 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education
1. Holiday Music Provided by Springer's Singers
Rationale:  A group of students from Sunrise Middle School will provide us with some musical selections, under the direction of Sue Springer.
2. Routine Business
2.A. Call to Order
2.B. Pledge of Allegiance
2.C. Roll Call
2.D. 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 the agenda, they should do so 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.  The guideline is to allow 5 minutes per individual or 20 minutes per group.  This is an open, public meeting and a copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted in the back of this room.
2.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. Passed with a motion by and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3. Presentations -
3.A. Recognition of Kevin Witte, 2013 Milken Family Foundation "National Educator" Award Winner
Rationale:  Kevin Witte, social studies teacher at Kearney High School, has been named a winner of the 2013 Milken Family Foundation "National Educator" Award and an unrestricted $25,000 cash award.  Kevin received this award on November 26th in the company of national, state, school district, and Milken Family Foundation dignitaries.  We will recognize Mr. Witte for this outstanding distinction.
3.B. Construction Design Report on New Kearney High School
Rationale:  Representatives from the high school design team, which includes the construction management firm and the architectural firm for the project, will report to the Board of Education on the progress made on the design phase of the new Kearney High School.
3.C. Follow-up Report from the Nebraska Association of School Boards' 2013 Education Conference
Rationale:  The Board of Education members who attended the 2013 Nebraska Association of School Boards Education Conference, Dr. Maher and Dr. Renner will report on the sessions they attended at the Conference in November.
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. Passed with a motion by and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.A. Approval of the Minutes of the November 11, 2013 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the November 11, 2013 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
4.B. Approval of the December, 2013 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the December, 2013 claims as presented.
4.C. Approval of the December, 2013 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the December, 2013 financial reports, as presented.
4.D. Acceptance of the Bryant PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2012-2013 School Year
Rationale:  The Bryant PTO has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2012-2013 school year to the Board of Education for acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Bryant PTO annual self-audit report for the 2012-2013 school year, as presented.
4.E. Acceptance of Emerson PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2012-2013 School Year
Rationale:  The Emerson PTO has presented its annual self-audit report for the 2012-2013 school year, for Board of Education acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Emerson PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2012-2013 school year, as presented.
5. Regular Meeting - Business
5.A. Approval of Bid for Underground Sprinkler Systems
Rationale:  The district asked for prices to install three complete watering systems at the Central Elementary/Whittier campus, Kearney Education Center, and Northeast Elementary School.  A low output well is being installed at each site under this contract that will operate the systems.  The watering area will go from curb to curb at all three sites.

Notice was sent to the local newspaper and three local firms were notified of the project and received the bid packet.  Proposals were due November 14, 2013 and two firms submitted bids.

Results of the bidding are as follows:

Lawn Builders, Kearney            $178,800.00

Hoehner Turf & Irrigation,        $140,000.00
Kearney

Tilley Sprinkler Systems,         No bid
Kearney

We will recommend that the Board of Education accept the low bid of Hoehner Turf & Irrigation of Kearney in the amount of $140,000.00, to install complete underground sprinkler systems at the Central/Whittier campus, Kearney Education Center, and Northeast Elementary School.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the low bid of Hoehner Turf and Irrigation of Kearney in the amount of $140,000.00 to install complete underground sprinkler systems at the Central/Whittier campus, Kearney Education Center, and Northeast Elementary School.
Action(s):
Move to accept the low bid of Hoehner Turf and Irrigation of Kearney in the amount of $140,000.00 to install complete underground sprinkler systems at the Central/Whittier campus, Kearney Education Center, and Northeast Elementary School. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. Approval of the 2014-2015 Conventional and Optional School Calendars
Rationale:  We have developed conventional and optional school calendars for the 2014-2015 school year for Board of Education perusal and approval.  These calendars mirror the calendars for the 2013-2014 school year, with one exception.  We will conduct the mid-year teacher inservice/workday on Monday, January 5 and resume school for students on Tuesday, January 6, following the Holiday Break.  As a result, this will extend the end of the school year by one day. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the conventional and optional school calendars for the 2014-2015 school year for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the conventional and optional school calendars for the 2014-2015 school year for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.B. Set Special Retreat Meeting of the Board of Education
Rationale:  The Board of Education conducts a special retreat meeting at the end of January each year for the purpose of discussing various topics more extensively.  We will suggest that this retreat be held on Monday, January 27, 2014, if that is agreeable to everyone.  We will determine the date, time and location at the meeting.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set _________, _________, 2014 for a special retreat meeting of the Board of Education at ________P.M. at the ___________________________________.
Action(s):
Move to set Monday, January 27,2014 for a special retreat meeting of the Board of Education at 5:30 P.M. at the Cope Presentation Room and talk about things associated with the high school that are not brick and mortar issues - open campus - other things like that. If you have ideas, let us know. Passed with a motion by and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.C. Move to Closed Session
Rationale:  The Board of Education will move to closed session for the purpose of reviewing negotiated contracts.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of reviewing negotiated contracts.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purpose of reviewing negotiated contracts. Passed with a motion by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.D. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
6.E. Adjourn sine die
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting sine die.
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