Public Meeting Agenda: June 10, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

Download

View Options:

Show Everything
Hide Everything

June 10, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

June 10, 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 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 Drew Blessing, 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. Recognize KHS Nebraska State Track Meet Individual Champions
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to recognize the  individual champions from Kearney High School at the 2019 Nebraska State Track Meet:

Miko Maessner - Class 100 and 200 meter Champion

Elle Dahlgren - Class A 300 hurdle Champion and All-Class Gold Champion
2.B. Recognition of the KHS Nebraska High School Theater Academy Award Winners
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to recognize the following 2018-2019 Nebraska High School Theater Academy Winners -

Outstanding Musical Theater Production - Kearney High School - In the Woods

Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role - Drew Sinnard, the baker from In the Woods

Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role - Grace Clark, the baker's wife from In the Woods; and Jessica Kolbo, the witch from In the Woods 

Outstanding Educator Award - Kari Vyhlidal from Kearney High School

2019 National Finalists - Drew Sinnard and Grace Clark, Kearney High School
2.C. District Security Report
Rationale:  Jeff Ganz, chair of the KPS District Security Committee, will report to the Board of Education on the activities of that committee in the 2018-2019 school year, and security initiatives in the school district. 
2.D. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will report on the progress being made in the construction and renovation project at Northeast Elementary Schools, and other upcoming projects in the district.
Attachments:
2.E. Legislative Wrap-up
Rationale:  Superintendent Edwards will report on legislation that was passed in the 2019 session of the Nebraska Unicameral that relates to 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.
Attachments:
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the May 13, 2019 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the May 13, 2019 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the June, 2019 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the June, 2019 claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the June, 2019 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the June, 2019 financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of Revised Check Signing Authority for 2019
Rationale:  With the personnel change in the office of the Administrative Assistant for Accounting, we need to revise the district's check signing authority for the remainder of 2019.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the following check signing authority in the Kearney Public Schools for the remainder of 2019 at Nebraskaland Bank - President and Secretary of the Board of Education, Mr. Chris Nelson and Mrs. Jenae Dahlstedt.
4. Regular Agenda - Personnel
4.A. Acceptance of Resignations
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to accept the resignations of Michelle Seeba, Spanish teacher at Kearney High School; and Angie Ourada, 1st grade teacher at Bryant Elementary School; effective immediately; and the resignation of Craig McCurry, special education teacher at Kearney High School, pending the district's ability to secure a suitable replacement for him.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignations of Michelle Seeba, Spanish teacher at Kearney High School; and Angie Ourada, 1st grade teacher at Bryant Elementary School; with regret, effective immediately; and the resignation of Craig McCurry, special education teacher at Kearney High School, with regret, pending the district's ability to secure a suitable replacement for him.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignations of Michelle Seeba, Spanish teacher at Kearney High School; and Angie Ourada, 1st grade teacher at Bryant Elementary School; with regret, effective immediately; and the resignation of Craig McCurry, special education teacher at Kearney High School, with regret, pending the district's ability to secure a suitable replacement for him. This motion, made by Drew Blessing and seconded by Mr. Jon Watts, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B. Approval of Teacher Employment Recommendations
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the employment of the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year: Tammy Rehtus, BA+9, Step 8, 1.00 FTE math teacher at Kearney High School; Rylan Cheney, MA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE 8th grade science teacher at Sunrise Middle School; Jacob Consbruck, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE music teacher at Kenwood Elementary School; Jessica Berst, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE special education teacher at Bryant Elementary School; Michael Livingston, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE math teacher at Kearney High School; and Holly French, BA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE 4th grade teacher at Bryant Elementary School.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year: Tammy Rehtus, BA+9, Step 8, 1.00 FTE math teacher at Kearney High School; Rylan Cheney, MA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE 8th grade science teacher at Sunrise Middle School; Jacob Consbruck, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE music teacher at Kenwood Elementary School; Jessica Berst, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE special education teacher at Bryant Elementary School; Michael Livingston, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE math teacher at Kearney High School; and Holly French, BA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE 4th grade teacher at Bryant Elementary School.
Action(s):
Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year: Tammy Rehtus, BA+9, Step 8, 1.00 FTE math teacher at Kearney High School; Rylan Cheney, MA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE 8th grade science teacher at Sunrise Middle School; Jacob Consbruck, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE music teacher at Kenwood Elementary School; Jessica Berst, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE special education teacher at Bryant Elementary School; Michael Livingston, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE math teacher at Kearney High School; and Holly French, BA, Step 8, 1.00 FTE 4th grade teacher at Bryant Elementary School. This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Mr. Jon Watts, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.C. Ratification of the Negotiated Agreement with the Kearney Education Association for the 2019-2020 School Year
Rationale:  The Board of Education has completed its negotiations process with the Kearney Education Association for contract terms for the 2019-2020 school year, so the Board of Education will be asked to ratify the Negotiated Agreement.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to ratify the Negotiated Agreement with the Kearney Education Association for all non-supervisory certificated employees of the Kearney Public Schools, for the 2019-2020 school year.
Action(s):
Move to ratify the Negotiated Agreement with the Kearney Education Association for all non-supervisory certificated employees of the Kearney Public Schools, for the 2019-2020 school year. This motion, made by Wendy Kreis and seconded by Mr. Jon Watts, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.D. Approval of Classified, Classified/Exempt and Administrative Employee Compensation for the 2019-2020 School Year
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education is asked to set compensation for the classified, classified/exempt, and administrative employees of the school district for the next school year.  For the 2019-2020 school year, we are recommending an average increase in total compensation of 4% for classified employees; an average increase in total compensation of 3 1/2% for classified/exempt employees. and an average increase in total compensation of 3 1/2% for  administrative staff in the Kearney Public Schools.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve an average increase in total compensation of 4% for classified employees; an average increase in total compensation of 3 1/2% for classified/exempt employees; and an average increase in total compensation of 3 1/2% for administrative staff; in the Kearney Public Schools, for the 2019-2020 school year.
Action(s):
Move to approve an average increase in total compensation of 4% for classified employees; an average increase in total compensation of 3 1/2% for classified/exempt employees; and an average increase in total compensation of 3 1/2% for administrative staff; in the Kearney Public Schools, for the 2019-2020 school year. This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Wendy Kreis, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Regular Agenda - Business
5.A. Approval of Bid for Chromebooks
Rationale:  Requests for quotes were sent out to multiple vendors for 6th grade, 9th grade and elementary Chromebooks on April 1, 2019 and received on May 18, 2019.  Four proposals were received from four vendors for this and reviewed based on the districts requirements of the device and the evaluation rubric.

The bids were submitted as follows:

Vendor                                                                                 Total Cost
Sterling Computers (Dell 3100)                                           $281,344.84
Intellicom (HP 11 G6 AMD)                                                 $244,817.44
RTI Technologies (HP 11 G6 AMD)                                    $237,537.44
Computer Hardware (Lenovo 300e)                                    $210,273.84

Based on these quotes, it is the recommendation that the Board accept the bid  of Computer Hardware in the amount of $210,273.84 for Chromebooks.

 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the bid of Computer Hardware of Kearney for Lenovo 300e Chromebooks, in the amount of $210,273.84.
Action(s):
Move to accept the bid of Computer Hardware of Kearney for Lenovo 300e Chromebooks, in the amount of $210,273.84. This motion, made by Drew Blessing and seconded by Mr. Jon Watts, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. This motion, made by Wendy Kreis and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
<< Back to the Public Page for Kearney Public Schools