Public Meeting Agenda: March 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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March 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

March 10, 2014 at 5:30 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 the meeting, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the agenda for the meeting, as presented. Passed with a motion by and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Presentations -
2.A. Recognition of Dakota Schriner, Winner of President's Volunteer Service Award
Rationale:  Kearney High School senior, Dakota Schriner, has been honored for exemplary volunteer service with a President's Volunteer Service Award.  He was nominated by KHS for national honors this fall in recognition of his volunteer service.  The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards on behalf of President Barack Obama. 
2.B. Recognition of Jessie Harris, Prudential Spirit of Community Award Winner
Rationale:  We will honor Jessie Harris, a junior at Kearney High, for being awarded the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.  This program is the U.S.'s largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.  The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals to honor middle level and high school level students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.  Over the past 18 years, more than 345,000 young Americans have participated in the program, and more than 100,000 of them have been officially recognized for their volunteer efforts. 
2.C. Recognition of State Wrestling Meet Champions and Runners-up
Rationale:  We will recognize the following KHS wrestlers who placed 1st or 2nd in the recent State Wrestling Meet:

Isaac Stansbury             State Champion         120 lbs.

Damon Rodriguez           State Runner-up        126 lbs. 

Dante Rodriguez             State Champion         132 lbs.

We are pleased to honor their achievements.     
2.D. Construction Update
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will update the Board on planning for the new Kearney High School facility.
2.E. Legislative Update
Rationale:  Dr. Maher will report on the progress of various bills being considered in the Nebraska Unicameral that relate to education.
2.F. Report on NePAS Task Force
Rationale:  Dr. Maher will update the Board on the first meeting of the NePAS Task Force.  An update will be given on Background and Process, Guiding Principles, and Framework for the group process.
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 Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the February 10, 2014 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the February 10, 2014 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the March, 2014 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the March, 2014 claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the March, 2014 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the March, 2014 financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Acceptance of the Progress Report on the District's Strategic Plan
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the progress report on the District's Strategic Plan.
3.E. Approval of Bearcat Corner Sub-division Agreement with the City of Kearney
4. Regular Agenda - Personnel
4.A. Acceptance of Resignations
Rationale:  We have received letters of resignation from Bobbi Ridenour, drama teacher at Kearney High School; Ainsley Hout, French & Spanish teacher at Kearney High School; Emily Pieper, 1st grade teacher at Kenwood Elementary School; Michel Roush, guidance counselor at Kearney High School; Michelle Jura, Spanish teacher at Kearney High School; Sam Stecher, principal at Emerson Elementary School; and Greg Girard, 6th grade science teacher at Sunrise Middle School; as well as letters of retirement resignation from Kathy Gifford, family & consumer science teacher at Kearney High School; Pat Hild, speech/language pathologist at the Kearney Education Center; Diane Johnson, English teacher at Kearney High School; Cyndi Ries, English teacher at Kearney High School; Carol Ellenwood, elementary and middle school orchestra teacher; and Terri Weeces, 8th grade science teacher at Sunrise Middle School.  We will ask the Board of Education to accept these resignations with regret, effective the end of their 2013-2014 contract year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignations of Bobbi Ridenour, drama teacher at Kearney High School; Ainsley Hout, French & Spanish teacher at Kearney High School; Emily Pieper, 1st grade teacher at Kenwood Elementary School; Michel Roush, guidance counselor at Kearney High School; Michelle Jura, Spanish teacher at Kearney High School; Sam Stecher, principal at Emerson Elementary School; and Greg Girard, 6th grade science teacher at Sunrise Middle School; as well as the retirement resignations of Kathy Gifford, family & consumer science teacher at Kearney High School; Pat Hild, speech/language pathologist at the Kearney Education Center; Diane Johnson, English teacher at Kearney High School; Cyndi Ries, English teacher at Kearney High School; Carol Ellenwood, orchestra teacher at the elementary and middle schools; and Terri Weeces, 8th grade science teacher at Sunrise Middle School; with regret, effective the end of their 2013-2014 contract year.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignations of Bobbi Ridenour, drama teacher at Kearney High School; Ainsley Hout, French & Spanish teacher at Kearney High School; Emily Pieper, 1st grade teacher at Kenwood Elementary School; Michel Roush, guidance counselor at Kearney High School; Michelle Jura, Spanish teacher at Kearney High School; Sam Stecher, principal at Emerson Elementary School; and Greg Girard, 6th grade science teacher at Sunrise Middle School; as well as the retirement resignations of Kathy Gifford, family & consumer science teacher at Kearney High School; Pat Hild, speech/language pathologist at the Kearney Education Center; Diane Johnson, English teacher at Kearney High School; Cyndi Ries, English teacher at Kearney High School; Carol Ellenwood, orchestra teacher at the elementary and middle schools; and Terri Weeces, 8th grade science teacher at Sunrise Middle School; with regret, effective the end of their 2013-2014 contract year. Passed with a motion by and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B. Approval of Employment of Human Resources Director
Rationale:  We have completed the interview process for the position of Director of Human Resources and we are recommending that the Board of Education employ Mr. Lance Fuller as the new Director of Human Resources, effective July 1, 2014.


Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ Lance Fuller as Director of Human Resources in accordance with the Administrator Performance-Based Supervision and Evaluation Model, effective July 1, 2014.
Action(s):
Move to employ Lance Fuller as Director of Human Resources in accordance with the Administrator Performance-Based Supervision and Evaluation Model, effective July 1, 2014. Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.C. Approval of Teacher Employment Recommendations
Rationale:  We will ask that the Board of Education approve the employment of the following teaching staff for the 2014-2015 school year:

Nicole White            BA, Step 1    1.00 FTE ELL teacher at Central Elementary School
Danielle Hoffmaster  BA, Step 3    1.00 FTE 1st grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year: Nicole White, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE ELL teacher at Central Elementary School; and Danielle Hoffmaster,BA, Step 3, 1.00 FTE 1st grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School.
Action(s):
Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year: Nicole White, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE ELL teacher at Central Elementary School; and Danielle Hoffmaster,BA, Step 3, 1.00 FTE 1st grade teacher at Northeast Elementary School. Passed with a motion by and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Regular Agenda - Business
5.A. Approval of Resolution to Select the Construction Manager At-Risk Method for Management of 2013 Bond Issue Projects, Appointment of a CMR Selection Committee, and Approval of the CMR RFQ
Rationale:  The Board of Education will be asked to discuss, consider, and take all necessary action with regard to: (1) the selection of the Construction Management at Risk (CMR) method of construction delivery for the construction of a new Kearney Public Schools High School building under the Political Subdivisions Construction Alternatives Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. 13-2901, (the "Act"); (2) appointment of a CMR Selection Committee as required by, and in conformance with, the "Act"; and approval of the CMR RFQ, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Resolution to select the Construction Manager at Risk (CMR) method of construction delivery for the construction of a new Kearney Public Schools High School building under the Political Subdivisions Construction Alternatives Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. 13-2901, (the "Act"), (2) appoint a CMR Selection Committee as required by, and in conformance with, the "Act"; and approve the CMR RFQ, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the Resolution to select the Construction Manager at Risk (CMR) method of construction delivery for the construction of a new Kearney Public Schools High School building under the Political Subdivisions Construction Alternatives Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. 13-2901, (the "Act"), (2) appoint a CMR Selection Committee as required by, and in conformance with, the "Act"; and approve the CMR RFQ, as presented. Passed with a motion by and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.B. First Reading Approval to Revised Policy 7200.81 (Construction Management at Risk under the Nebraska Political Subdivisions Construction Alternatives Act Neb. Rev. Stat. 13-2901, et. seq. - Construction Delivery Method)
Rationale:  In a related matter to the Board's selection of the Construction Management at Risk (CMR) method of construction delivery for the new Kearney High School building, we must revise our (Construction Management at Risk under the Nebraska Political Subdivisions Construction Alternatives Act Neb. Rev. Stat. 13-2901, et. seq. - Construction Delivery Method) Policy #7200.81.  We will present this revised policy for first reading approval by the Board of Education.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give first reading approval to revised Board Policy #7200.81(Construction Management at Risk under the Nebraska Political Subdivisions Construction Alternatives Act Neb. Rev. Stat. 13-2901, et. seq. - Construction Delivery Method), as presented.
Action(s):
Move to give first reading approval to revised Board Policy #7200.81(Construction Management at Risk under the Nebraska Political Subdivisions Construction Alternatives Act Neb. Rev. Stat. 13-2901, et. seq. - Construction Delivery Method), as presented. Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. Approval of Maximum Allowable Numbers of Option In Students in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 School Year
Rationale:  The school district has determined the maximum allowable numbers of option in students in the various grade levels and programs that may be accepted in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year. These limits are listed in the attached document.  We will recommend that the Board of Education approve the proposed resolution setting these limits for the next school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move that the Board of Education approve the proposed resolution setting the allowable numbers of option in students that may be accepted in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year.
Action(s):
Move that the Board of Education approve the proposed resolution setting the allowable numbers of option in students that may be accepted in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year. Passed with a motion by and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.B. Nominate Julie Agard for NASB Legislative Committee Member #9
Rationale:  The NASB Legislative Committee Member #9 is up for election this year.  Mrs. Agard has held this position in the past and we would ask that the Board of Education place her name in nomination for another 3-year term as Legislative Committee Member #9.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to nominate Julie Agard for the position of NASB Legislative Committee Member #9.
Action(s):
Move to nominate Julie Agard for the position of NASB Legislative Committee Member #9. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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