Public Meeting Agenda: September 9, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Annual Budget Hearing, Tax Request Hearing, and Regular Public Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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September 9, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Annual Budget Hearing, Tax Request Hearing, and Regular Public Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

September 9, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Annual Budget Hearing, Tax Request Hearing, and Regular Public Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education
1. Annual Budget Hearing -
Attachments:
1.A. Convene Hearing
1.B. Discussion and Public Input
1.C. Close Hearing
2. Tax Request Hearing -
2.A. Convene Hearing
2.B. Discussion and Public Input
2.C. Close Hearing
3. Routine Business -
3.A. Call to Order
3.B. Pledge of Allegiance
3.C. Roll Call
3.C.I. Excuse Absent Board Member
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to excuse Board Member____________from the meeting.
3.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 Mr. Jon Watts, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.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.
 
4. Presentations -
4.A. Recognition of KHS FBLA National Leadership Conference Awards
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to recognize the following participants at the FBLA National Leadership Conference, June 29-July 1, in San Antonio, Tx.-

Isabella Cao - Member of Nebraska Parliamentary Procedure Team - 9th place
Kearney High Chapter - Gold Seal Award of Merit & Outstanding Chapter Award
 
4.B. Recognition of Taury Himmerich for Scholastic, Inc., Art Award
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to recognize Taury Himmerich for her Scholastic, Inc., art award and for having her art work displayed in the Governor's Mansion.
4.C. Recognition of Matt Dahlke, 2019 Spring Qualifier for Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exam
Rationale:  Matthew Dahlke, a KHS junior, was the Nebraska spring 2019 qualifier for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exam in Excel 2016.  He earned an invitation to compete in the World Championships in Orlando, FL last summer but was unable to attend.  He took the Excel Certification Exam as part of his Information Technology II class.
4.D. "Be Kind" Proclamation
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to make the attached "Be Kind" proclamation.
Attachments:
4.E. Bearcat Scholars Program
Rationale:  The inaugural Bearcat Scholars class began on June 3, 2019 and concluded on June 28, 2019.  Nominations were requested and received from Horizon and Sunrise Middle Schools. The goal of the program was for the selected incoming freshman students to develop skills for success both academically and socially.  Scholars had the opportunity to earn 10 credits on their High School transcript.  Five credits could be earned in geography and five in our High School career development class.
4.F. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will report on the progress of the Northeast Elementary School, Sunrise Middle School, and Kearney High School construction and renovation projects.
Attachments:
5. 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. Angie - Recognize one thing on claims for tech curriculum for personal careers to teach kids how to pay their rent so we have those classes. Applaud that purchase and valid class. This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Drew Blessing, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.A. Approval of the Minutes of the August 12, 2019 Regular Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the August 12, 2019 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
5.B. Approval of the September, 2019 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the September, 2019 claims, as presented.
5.C. Approval of the September, 2019 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the September, 2019 financial reports, as presented.
5.D. Approval of Professional Advancements for the 2019-2020 School Year
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve professional advancements for qualifying teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year, as listed in the attachment.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve professional advancements for qualifying teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year, as listed in the attachment.
5.E. Approval of Revised Seven-Year Roof Repair and Replacement Plan
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the revised seven-year roof repair and replacement plan for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the revised seven-year roof repair and replacement plan for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
5.F. Acceptance of Glenwood Community Organization (GCO) Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2018-2019 School Year
Rationale:  The Glenwood Community Organization (GCO) 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 Glenwood Community Organization annual self-audit report for the 2018-2019 school year, as presented.
5.G. Approval of KHS FCCLA Trip to FCCLA National Fall Conference in Dallas, TX., November 14-17, 2019
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the trip of the KHS FCCLA Chapter to the FCCLA National Fall Conference to be held in Dallas, TX., November 14-17, 2019,  They will travel with students from several other Nebraska chapters departing from York on Thursday night and arriving home early Sunday morning.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS FCCLA chapter trip to the FCCLA National Fall Conference in Dallas, TX., November 14-17, 2019, with no direct costs incurred by the school district.
6. Regular Agenda - Business
6.A. Adoption of 2019-2020 Budgets
Rationale:  Having conducted the annual budget hearing and the annual tax request hearing, we will ask the Board of Education to consider and approve the various fund budgets in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year.
6.A.I. Adoption of the General Fund Budget
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the General Fund Budget in the amount of $59,615,180.00, with a property tax requirement of $39,752,618.00, for the 2019-2020 school year.
Action(s):
Move to adopt the General Fund Budget in the amount of $59,615,180.00, with a property tax requirement of $39,752,618.00, for the 2019-2020 school year. This motion, made by Mr. Jon Watts and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
Jon - Appreciate but appreciate whatn it does. Wendy - We had a lofgy goal to rebuild fund this is area we chose to adjust to a lower amount. Alex - Yes. Wendy 0 Goal was more Alex - we continue to anayize the budget and advise us on the budget and not something take lightly and balance expenses and receipts. Trying to balance theneeds of the district requires a lot of thought and think adm. and board dome. things able to do with this fund without a bond fudn. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Wendy Kreis, Passed.
Alex we appreciate the confidence of the community for the buildings we have been able to build. This motion, made by Wendy Kreis and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.A.II. Adoption of the Special Building Fund Budget
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the Special Building Fund Budget in the amount of $12,000,000.00, with a property tax requirement of $808,080.80, for the 2019-2020 school year.
6.A.III. Adoption of the Bond Fund Budget
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the Bond Fund Budget in the amount of $7,878,628.00, with a property tax requirement of $7,834,169.51, for the 2019-2020 school year.
6.A.IV. Adoption of the Depreciation Fund Budget
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the Depreciation Fund Budget in the amount of $550,000.00, for the 2019-2020 school year.
Action(s):
Move to adopt the Depreciation Fund Budget in the amount of $550,000.00, for the 2019-2020 school year. This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.A.V. Adoption of the Employee Benefit Fund Budget
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the Employee Benefit Fund Budget in the amount of $100,000.00, for the 2019-2020 school year.
Action(s):
Move to adopt the Employee Benefit Fund Budget in the amount of $100,000.00, for the 2019-2020 school year. This motion, made by Mr. Jon Watts and seconded by Wendy Kreis, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.A.VI. Adoption of the Activity Fund Budget
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the Activity Fund Budget in the amount of $2,787,642.00, for the 2019-2020 school year.
Action(s):
Move to adopt the Activity Fund Budget in the amount of $2,787,642.00, for the 2019-2020 school year. This motion, made by Wendy Kreis and seconded by Drew Blessing, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.A.VII. Adoption of the School Nutrition Fund Budget
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the School Nutrition Fund Budget in the amount of $3,428,672.00, for the 2019-2020 school year.
Action(s):
Move to adopt the School Nutrition Fund Budget in the amount of $3,428,672.00, for the 2019-2020 school year. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Mrs. Kathy Gifford, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.A.VIII. Adoption of the Student Fee Fund Budget
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the Student Fee Fund Budget in the amount of $155,000.00, for the 2019-2020 school year.
Action(s):
Move to adopt the Student Fee Fund Budget in the amount of $155,000.00, for the 2019-2020 school year. This motion, made by Drew Blessing and seconded by Mr. Jon Watts, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.A.IX. Adoption of the Cooperative Fund Budget
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the Cooperative Fund Budget in the amount of $661,000.00, for the 2019-2020 school year.
Action(s):
Move to adopt the Cooperative Fund Budget in the amount of $661,000.00, for the 2019-2020 school year. This motion, made by Mrs. Kathy Gifford and seconded by Drew Blessing, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Regular Agenda - Personnel
7.A. Acceptance of Retirement Resignation
Rationale:  We have received a letter of retirement resignation from Bob Talbitzer, science teacher at Kearney High School, effective September 20, 2019.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the retirement resignation of Bob Talbitzer, science teacher at Kearney High School, with regret, effective September 20, 2019.
Action(s):
Move to accept the retirement resignation of Bob Talbitzer, science teacher at Kearney High School, with regret, effective September 20, 2019. This motion, made by Mr. Jon Watts and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
8.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.
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