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October 14, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

Agenda
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 Kathy Gifford and seconded by Wendy Kreis, Passed.
  • Drew Blessing: Yea
  • Kathy Gifford: Yea
  • Wendy Kreis: Yea
  • Angela Nickel: Yea
  • Alex Straatmann: Yea
  • Mr. Jon Watts: Yea
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. AQuESTT Report
Rationale:  Chelsea Feusner, PreK-5 Education Director, and Melissa Herrmann, 6-12 Education Director will report on the AQuESTT results for Kearney Public Schools.
2.B. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes of BD Construction will report to the Board of Education on the progress of the Sunrise Middle School and Kearney High School construction and renovation projects.
Attachments:
2.C. Announcement of "American Education Week" KPS/UNK New Staff and Community Reception on Tuesday, November 12 from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M. at the Historic Frank Museum
2.D. Greater Nebraska Schools Association Update
Rationale:  Dr. Edwards will report to the Board of Education on the activities of the Greater Nebraska School Association for 2020.
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. Angie - If take the time to look through the booster club reports we have a lot of people doing a lot of work to make our entire schools a better place. This motion, made by Drew Blessing and seconded by Kathy Gifford, Passed.
  • Drew Blessing: Yea
  • Kathy Gifford: Yea
  • Wendy Kreis: Yea
  • Angela Nickel: Yea
  • Alex Straatmann: Yea
  • Mr. Jon Watts: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the September 9, 2019 Regular Meeting and the Minutes of the October 9, 2019 Special Meeting of the Board of Education
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the September 9, 2019 regular meeting and the October 9, 2019 special meeting, of the Board of Education, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the October, 2019 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the October, 2019 claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the October, 2019 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the October, 2019 financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Acceptance of KHS Bearcat Booster Organization Annual Self-Audit Report for 2018-2019 School Year
Rationale:  The KHS Bearcat Athletic Booster Organization 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 KHS Bearcat Athletic Booster Organization's annual self-audit report for the 2018-2019 school year, as presented.
3.E. Acceptance of the KHS Band Booster Organization Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2018-2019 School Year
Rationale:  The KHS Band Booster Organization 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 KHS Band Booster Organization's annual self-audit report for the 2018-2019 school year, as presented.
3.F. Acceptance of Bryant PAC Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2018-2019 School Year
Rationale:  The Bryant PAC has presented 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 Bryant PAC annual self-audit report for the 2018-2019 school year, as presented.
3.G. Acceptance of the Windy Hills PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2018-2019 School Year
Rationale:  The Windy Hills 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 Windy Hills PTO annual self-audit report for the 2018-2019 school year, as presented.
3.H. Approval of KHS FCCLA Chapter Trip to the National FCCLA Leadership Conference, July 4-9, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
Rationale:  The KHS FCCLA Chapter is requesting permission to attend the FCCLA National Leadership Conference, July 4-9, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS FCCLA Chapter trip to the FCCLA National Leadership Conference, July 4-9, 2020 in Washington, D.C., with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.I. Approval of KHS SkillsUSA Trip to National SkillsUSA Conference, June 20-27, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia
Rationale:  The KHS SkillsUSA organization is asking permission to attend the National SkillsUSA Conference, June 20-27, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS SkillsUSA organization trip to the National SkillsUSA Conference, June 20-27, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.J. Approval of the KHS FFA Chapter Trip to the National FFA Conference, October 29-November 2, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana
Rationale:  The KHS FFA Chapter would like permission to attend the FFA National Conference, October 29-November 2, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the FFA Chapter trip to the National FFA Conference, October 29-November 2, 2019, in Indianapolis, Indiana, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.K. Approval of the KHS DECA Club Trip to the National DECA Conference, December 5-8, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Rationale:  The KHS DECA Club is requesting permission to attend the National DECA Conference, December 5-8, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS DECA Club trip to the National DECA Conference, December 5-8, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.L. Approval of KHS FBLA Chapter Trip to National FBLA Leadership Conference, June 28-July 3, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah
Rationale:  The KHS FBLA Chapter is requesting permission to attend the FBLA National Leadership Conference, June 28-July 3, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS FBLA Chapter trip to the National FBLA Leadership Conference, June 28-July 3, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.M. Approval of KHS FBLA Chapter Trip to National Fall Leadership Conference, November 14-17, 2019, in Denver, Colorado
Rationale:  The KHS FBLA Chapter is requesting permission to attend the National FBLA Fall Leadership Conference for their region, November 14-17, 2019 in Denver, CO.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS FBLA trip to the FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference for their region, November 14-17, 2019 in Denver, Colorado, with no direct costs incurred by the school district.
3.N. Recognition of KEA as Exclusive Bargaining Agent for Non-Supervisory Certificated Staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2021-2022 School Year
Rationale:  We have received a request from the Kearney Education Association to be recognized as the exclusive bargaining agent for all non-supervisory certificated staff in the Kearney Public Schools, for  the 2021-2022 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the request to be recognized from the Kearney Education Association, as the exclusive bargaining agent for all non-supervisory certificated staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2021-2022 school year.
4. Regular Agenda - Personnel
4.A. Acceptance of Resignation
Rationale:  We have received a letter of resignation from Donald G. Clark, a science teacher at Kearney High School, effective immediately.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignation of Donald G. Clark, science teacher at Kearney High School, with regret, effective immediately.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignation of Donald G. Clark, science teacher at Kearney High School, with regret, effective immediately. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Kathy Gifford, Passed.
  • Drew Blessing: Yea
  • Kathy Gifford: Yea
  • Wendy Kreis: Yea
  • Angela Nickel: Yea
  • Alex Straatmann: Yea
  • Mr. Jon Watts: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
5.A. Change Date for Regular December Board of Education Meeting
Rationale:  Due to a schedule conflict, we will ask the Board of Education to change the date for the regular December Board of Education meeting to Monday, December 16, 2019 at 5:30 P.M. in the Staff Development Room of the Administration Building at 320 West 24th Street.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to change the date of the regular December meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education to Monday, December 16, 2019 at 5:30 P.M. in the Staff Development Room in the Administration Building at 320 West 24th St.
Action(s):
Move to change the date of the regular December meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education to Monday, December 16, 2019 at 5:30 P.M. in the Staff Development Room in the Administration Building at 320 West 24th St. This motion, made by Kathy Gifford and seconded by Angela Nickel, Passed.
  • Drew Blessing: Yea
  • Kathy Gifford: Yea
  • Wendy Kreis: Yea
  • Angela Nickel: Yea
  • Alex Straatmann: Yea
  • Mr. Jon Watts: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.B. Closed Session
Rationale:  The Board of Education will require a closed session at the conclusion of the October 14, 2019 meeting to discuss personnel matters, to prevent needless injury to the reputation of the person and if person has not requested a hearing.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters, to prevent needless injury to the reputation of the person and if the person has not requested a hearing.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters, to prevent needless injury to the reputation of the person and if the person has not requested a hearing. This motion, made by Angela Nickel and seconded by Kathy Gifford, Passed.
  • Drew Blessing: Yea
  • Kathy Gifford: Yea
  • Wendy Kreis: Yea
  • Angela Nickel: Yea
  • Alex Straatmann: Yea
  • Mr. Jon Watts: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.C. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
5.D. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
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