Public Meeting Agenda: August 12, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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August 12, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

August 12, 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.
Action(s):
Move to excuse Board Membe Kreis from the meeting. This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Drew Blessing, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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 Drew Blessing 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. Presentation of Preliminary 2019-2020 Budget
Rationale:  Chris Nelson will present the preliminary budget for the 2019-2020 school year for the Board of Education's review and input. 
Attachments:
2.B. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will report to the Board of Education on progress being made on the Northeast Elementary School and Sunrise Middle School construction and renovation projects.
 
Attachments:
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 Mr. Jon Watts, Passed.
Move. 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 Minutes of the July 8, 2019 Regular Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the July 8, 2019 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the August, 2019 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the August, 2019 claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the August, 2019 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the August, 2019 financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of the Elementary, Sunrise Middle School, Horizon Middle School, and Kearney High School Student Handbooks and the Kearney High School Activities Handbook for the 2019-2020 school year
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Elementary Parent Handbook, the Sunrise Middle School Student Handbook, the Horizon Middle School Student Handbook, and the Kearney High School Student Handbook and Activities Handbook, as presented.
3.E. Approval of the Certified Employee and Classified/Classified Exempt Employee Handbooks for the 2019-2020 School Year
Rationale:  The Certified and Classified/Classified Exempt Employee Handbooks have been revised for the 2019-2020 school year and are being submitted for Board of Education approval.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Certified and Classified/Classified Exempt Employee Handbooks for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year, as presented.
3.F. Acceptance of the Kenwood PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2018-2019 School Year
Rationale:  The Kenwood PTO has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2018-2019 school year, for Board of Education consideration and acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Kenwood School PTO annual self-audit report for the 2018-2019 school year, as presented.
3.G. Acceptance of Park School PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2018-2019 School Year
Rationale:  The Park Elementary School PTO has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2018-2019 school year for Board of Education consideration and acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Park Elementary School PTO annual self-audit report for the 2018-2019 school year, as presented.
3.H. Set Date for Annual Budget Hearing, Tax Request Hearing, and Regular September Meeting of the Board of Education
Rationale:  We will ask the Board to set the date for the annual budget hearing and tax request hearing of the school district, and the regular Board of Education meeting to adopt the budget.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set Monday, September 9, 2019 at 5:30 P.M. in the Administration Building Staff Development Room at 320 West 24th Street, for the purpose of conducting a public hearing to receive input regarding the 2019-2020 Kearney Public Schools budget, tax request hearing, and regular meeting of the Board of Education for the adoption of said budget.
3.I. Second and Final Reading Approval of Revised Board Policies
Rationale:  The Board of Education reviewed and made some revisions to the Board of Education policies, necessitated by changes in state and federal law, at the July Board of Education meeting.  We will present the policies for second and final reading at the August 12 Board of Education meeting.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give second and final reading approval to the following revised policies of the Kearney Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year: Policy 1330/4031(Tobacco Free Environment), 3310 (Purchasing Guides), 3730 (Procurement Plan), 4002.1/1340/5401 (Anti-discrimination, anti-harassment & anti-retaliation), 5001(Admission Requirements), 5101 (Student Discipline); 5104 (Drug and Substance Use and Prevention), 5417 (Student Privacy Protection), 6260.4 (Curriculum/Assessments), and 9230 & 9230.1 (Board Standing Committees), as presented.
4. Regular Agenda - Personnel
4.A. Approval of Employment of Teaching Staff for the 2019-2020 School Year
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the employment of the following teaching staff for the 2019-2020 school year:

Lauren Hubley, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE French teacher at Kearney High School
(pending her ability to secure Nebraska teacher certification).

Lauren earned her BA from the University of Tennessee with an endorsement in French 7-12.  She student taught in Tennessee and France.  She will be a French teacher at Kearney High School. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ Lauren Hubley, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE French teacher at Kearney High School, pending her ability to secure Nebraska teacher certification.
5. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
5.A. Appointment of Board Members to Committee on American Civics
Rationale:  In accordance with the new requirement for the district to appoint Board members to a Committee on American Civics, we will ask the Board to appoint 3 members to serve on this committee until the regular committee appointments are made for the next calendar year in January.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to appoint Board members _________, _________, and_________ to the Kearney Public Schools Committee on American Civics, effective immediately and until regular committee appointments are made in January for the next calendar year.
Action(s):
Move to appoint Board members _________, _________, and_________ to the Kearney Public Schools Committee on American Civics, effective immediately and until regular committee appointments are made in January for the next calendar year. This motion, made by Mr. Jon Watts and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.B. Appointment of Board Member to Represent Kearney Public Schools on the Nebraska Association of School Boards Delegate Assembly at the NASB Annual Education Conference in Omaha
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to appoint one of its members to serve at the Kearney Public Schools representative to the NASB Delegate Assembly at the NASB Annual Education Conference in Omaha in November.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to appoint Board Member__________to serve as the Kearney Public Schools representative to the NASB Delegate Assembly at the NASB Annual Education Conference in November.
Action(s):
Move to appoint Board Member Blessing to serve as the Kearney Public Schools representative to the NASB Delegate Assembly at the NASB Annual Education Conference in November. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.C. Renewal of Memorandums of Understanding with Central Community College
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to renew two Memorandums of Understanding with Central Community College for the Dual Credit Program and for Emergency Planning and Response.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to renew the Memorandums of Understanding with Central Community College for the dual credit program and emergency planning and response.
Action(s):
Move to renew the Memorandums of Understanding with Central Community College for the dual credit program and emergency planning and response. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Drew Blessing, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.D. Renewal of Revised Memorandum of Understanding with the Merryman Performing Arts Center
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to renew the Memorandum of Understanding with the Merryman Performing Arts Center for technical services, with the revisions noted.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to renew the Memorandum of Understanding with the Merryman Performing Arts Center for technical services, as revised.
Action(s):
Move to renew the Memorandum of Understanding with the Merryman Performing Arts Center for technical services, as revised. This motion, made by Mr. Jon Watts and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.E. Renewal of Memorandums of Understanding with UNK
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to renew two Memorandums of Understanding with UNK for the dual enrollment program and the Kearney Outdoor Learning Area project, south of Kearney High School.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to renew the Memorandums of Understanding with UNK for the dual enrollment program and the Kearney Outdoor Learning Area project.
Action(s):
Move to renew the Memorandums of Understanding with UNK for the dual enrollment program and the Kearney Outdoor Learning Area project. Jon - Dual enrollment reprsent 30% of the students enrolled at UNK and a majority of them to go on there. Alex - How many dual credit offerings do we have at KHS. Melissa - I think we are at 8 now and with CCC to 6. Number did drop a bit this year. Will change every year. Look for quality candiates and encourage them. Jon - They have to be certified to teach at a colelgiate level to teach these classes so getting great instrocmtion. This motion, made by Drew Blessing and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.F. Renewal of Memorandums of Understanding with City of Kearney
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to renew two Memorandums of Understanding with the City of Kearney for SRO services and for the use of Memorial Field for the KHS/KCHS baseball program.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to renew the Memorandums of Understanding with the City of Kearney for SRO services and use of Memorial Field for the KHS/KCHS baseball program.
Action(s):
Move to renew the Memorandums of Understanding with the City of Kearney for SRO services and use of Memorial Field for the KHS/KCHS baseball program. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.G. Renewal of Memorandum of Understanding with Buffalo County
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to renew the Memorandum of Understanding with Buffalo County for truancy and diversion officer services.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to renew the Memorandum of Understanding with Buffalo County for truancy and diversion officer services.
Action(s):
Move to renew the Memorandum of Understanding with Buffalo County for truancy and diversion officer services. This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.H. Renewal of Memorandum of Understanding with Family Physical Therapy
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to renew the Memorandum of Understanding with Family Physical Therapy for athletic training services.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to renew the Memorandum of Understanding with Family Physical Therapy for athletic training services.
Action(s):
Move to renew the Memorandum of Understanding with Family Physical Therapy for athletic training services. This motion, made by Drew Blessing and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.I. Waive First Reading Approval and Give Second and Final Reading Approval to Revised Rule 5415 (School Wellness)
Rationale:  The Wellness Policy guidelines outlined in Rule 5415(b) give parameters for recess at the K-5 level and access to the gymnasiums during school at the 6-12 level.  We have updated our Rule to reflect our elementary instructional minutes guidelines and our gym availability at the 6-12 buildings.  Our revision now marries current actual practice with the goals outlined in our Wellness Policy and Rule 5415.

We will ask the Board of Education to waive first reading approval and give second and final reading approval to revised Rule 5415 (School Wellness),
as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to waive first reading approval and give second and final reading approval to revised Rule 5415 (School Wellness), as presented.
Action(s):
Move to waive first reading approval and give second and final reading approval to revised Rule 5415 (School Wellness), as presented. This motion, made by Mr. Jon Watts and seconded by Drew Blessing, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.J. Waive First Reading Approval and Give Second and Final Reading Approval to Revised Rule 5504 (Safe Pupil Transportation Plan)
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to waive first reading approval and give second and final reading approval to revised Rule 5504 (Safe Pupil Transportation Plan).  These changes are necessitated by updates NDE made to Rule 91 and 92 this summer in regard to student transportation.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to waive first reading approval and give second and final reading approval to revised Rule 5504 (Safe Pupil Transportation Plan), as presented.
Action(s):
Move to waive first reading approval and give second and final reading approval to revised Rule 5504 (Safe Pupil Transportation Plan), as presented. This motion, made by Drew Blessing and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.K. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Drew Blessing, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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