Public Meeting Agenda: February 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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February 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

February 10, 2014 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. 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 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.  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.
1.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 Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Presentations -
2.A. New High School Auditorium Update
Rationale:  Dr. Maher will report on the latest progress toward determining the final design for the auditorium in the new Kearney High School.
2.B. High School One-to-One Technology Roll-out Follow-up Report
Rationale:  Aaron Svoboda will report on the one-to-one Chromebooks technology roll-out that occurred one month ago at Kearney High School and how the process is going one month later.
2.C. NSBA Advocacy Institute Follow-up Report
Rationale:  Julie Agard, Board President and NSBA Advocacy Institute representative, will report to the Board of Education on the legislative topics discussed at the 2014 Advocacy Institute that she attended recently.
2.D. Legislative Update
Rationale:  Dr. Maher will report to the Board of Education on the bills that have been introduced in the Nebraska Unicameral this session and how those bills are progressing.
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 and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the January 13, 2014 Regular Board of Education Meeting, and the January 23, 2014 Special Retreat Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the January 13, 2014 regular Board of Education meeting, and the January 23, 2014 special retreat meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the February, 2014 Claims, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the February, 2014 claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the February,2014 Financial Reports, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the February, 2014 Financial Reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of Kearney High School Band Trip to Chicago, May 22-25, 2014
Rationale:  The Kearney High School Band is requesting permission to make a trip to Chicago to perform at 6 Flags as a part of the "Music in the Parks" series, May 22-25, 2014.  They will also have an opportunity to sightsee in Chicago.  There will be 124 students and 24 sponsors on the trip that is being coordinated by C and C Tours.  The total cost of the trip is $600 per student.  There will be no direct costs incurred by the school district.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Kearney High School Band trip to Chicago, May 22-25, 2014, with no direct costs incurred by the school district.
3.E. Approval of Amendment to the KHS Chromebooks Student Handbook
Rationale:  We would like to provide KHS students the opportunity to take their Chromebooks home during the summer break.  We will develop a sign-out sheet for the students to check out their Chromebooks and we have amended the Chromebooks Student Handbook to reflect this addition.  We will ask the Board to approve this amendment to the Handbook.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the amendment to the KHS Chromebooks Student Handbook to allow students to take their Chromebooks home during the summer break.
4. Regular Agenda - Personnel
4.A. Acceptance of Resignations
Rationale:  We have received letters of resignation from Jo Slawski, kindergarten teacher at Buffalo Hills Elementary School; and Kayleen Fleming, Honors English teacher at Horizon and Sunrise Middle Schools.  We will recommend that the Board of Education accept these resignations, with regret, effective the end of the 2013-2014 contract year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignations of Jo Slawski, kindergarten teacher at Buffalo Hills Elementary School; and Kayleen Fleming, Honors English teacher at Horizon and Sunrise Middle Schools; with regret, effective the end of their 2013-2014 contract year.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignations of Jo Slawski, kindergarten teacher at Buffalo Hills Elementary School; and Kayleen Fleming, Honors English teacher at Horizon and Sunrise Middle Schools; with regret, effective the end of their 2013-2014 contract year. Passed with a motion by and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B. Approval of Classified and Classified Exempt Employee Compensation for the 2014-2015 School Year
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education is asked to set the compensation for the classified and classified exempt employees in the Kearney Public Schools for the upcoming school year.  For the 2014-2015 school, we are recommending a 4.48% increase in total compensation for classified employees, and a 3.77% increase in total compensation for classified exempt employees.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set compensation for classified employees in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year, with a 4.48% increase in total compensation for classified employees, and a 3.77% increase in total compensation for classified exempt employees.
Action(s):
Move to set compensation for classified employees in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year, with a 4.48% increase in total compensation for classified employees, and a 3.77% increase in total compensation for classified exempt employees. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.C. Approval of Compensation for the Administrative Staff of the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 School Year
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education is asked to set the compensation for the administrative staff of the Kearney Public Schools for the upcoming school year.  For the 2014-2015 school year, we are recommending an increase of 3.77% in total compensation for the administrative staff in the Kearney Public Schools.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set compensation for the administrative staff of the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year, with a 3.77% increase in total compensation.
Action(s):
Move to set compensation for the administrative staff of the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year, with a 3.77% increase in total compensation. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Regular Agenda - Business
Rationale:  Notice of bids being accepted for the removal and replacement of all of the original classroom cabinets at Bryant and Park Elementary Schools was published in the Kearney Hub and three local firms were notified of the project and received the bid packet.  Proposals were due and opened on January 23, 2014 and two firms submitted bids:

Central Contracting, Kearney                $134,000.00

RMV Construction Company, Kearney    $104,300.00

Sorensen Construction, Kearney            No bid

We will recommend that the Board of Education accept the low bid of RMV Construction of Kearney, in the amount of $104,300.00 to replace cabinets and countertops at Bryant and Park Elementary Schools. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the low bid of RMV Construction of Kearney, in the amount of $104,300.00, to replace cabinets and countertops at Bryant and Park Elementary Schools.
5.A. Approval of Bid for Removal and Replacement of Cabinetry at Bryant and Park Elementary Schools
Rationale:  Notice of bids being accept for removal and replacement of all of the original classroom cabinets at Bryant and Park Elementary Schools was published in the Kearney Hub and three local firms were notified of the project and received the bid packet.  Proposals were due and opened on January 23, 2014 and two firms submitted bids:

Central Contracting of Kearney             $134,000.00

RMV Construction of Kearney                $104,300.00

Sorensen Construction of Kearney         No bid

We will recommend that the Board of Education accept the low bid of RMV Construction of Kearney, in the amount of $104,300.00, to replace cabinets and countertops at Bryant and Park Elementary Schools.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the low bid of RMV Construction of Kearney, in the amount of $104,300.00, to replace cabinets and countertops at Bryant and Park Elementary Schools.
Action(s):
Move to accept the low bid of RMV Construction of Kearney, in the amount of $104,300.00, to replace cabinets and countertops at Bryant and Park Elementary Schools. Passed with a motion by and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. Discussion of Starting Time for Board of Education Meetings
Rationale:  After reviewing the new start time for Kearney City Council meetings, it may be wise to have a conversation on start times for Kearney Public Schools Board of Education meetings.  We have started our meetings at 7:00 P.M. for a number of years.  Prior to that, meetings were started at a later time. There are a number of options - including leaving the start time where it is now.  This is a discussion item that will allow the Board to determine the start time for future meetings.
6.B. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. Passed with a motion by and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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