Public Meeting Agenda: July 14, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Public Hearings, Public Reviews and Regular Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Meeting

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July 14, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Public Hearings, Public Reviews and Regular Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Meeting Agenda

July 14, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Public Hearings, Public Reviews and Regular Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Meeting
1. Public Hearings
1.A. Student Fee Policy Hearing - Convene Hearing - Discussion - Close Hearing
Rationale:  The public hearing on student fees is for the purpose of reviewing the amount of money collected from students pursuant to, and use of waivers provided in, the student fee policy of the school district for the 2013-2014 school year.



Attachments:
1.B. Parent Involvement Policy and Title I Parent Involvement Policy Hearing - Convene Hearing - Discussion - Close Hearing
Rationale:  Each year, the district is required to conduct a public hearing in regard to our parent involvement policy and to explain ways we encourage parents to become involved in their children's educational program.
We will also review the Title I parent involvement policy at that time.
Attachments:
2. Public Policy Reviews
2.A. Review of Anti-Bullying Policy
Rationale:  Each year, we are required to conduct a review of our district's anti-bullying policy.
Attachments:
2.B. Review of Multi-Cultural Education Policy
Rationale:  Each year, we are required to review the district's multi-cultural education policy.
Attachments:
3. Routine Business -
3.A. Call to Order
3.B. Pledge of Allegiance
3.C. Roll Call
3.D. Public Participation
Rationale:  This is the portion of the meeting agenda that is set aside for public participation.  If you wish to speak to an item that is not on this evening's agenda, you should identify yourself at this time.  If you wish to speak to an item that is on the agenda, you may do so when that item is discussed.  The guideline is to allow 5 minutes per person 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.
3.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 Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4. Presentations -
4.A. Facilities Update
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will update the Board of Education on the progress made since last month on the new high school project and other projects.
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. Passed with a motion by and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.A. Approval of the Minutes of the June 9, 2014 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the June 9, 2014 regular Board of Education meeting as presented.
5.B. Approval of the July Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the July claims, as presented.
5.C. Approval of the July Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the July financial reports, as presented.
5.D. Reaffirmation of the Student Fee Policy
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to reaffirm the Student Fee Policy of the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
5.E. Reaffirmation of the Parent Involvement Policy and the Title I Parent Involvement Policy
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to reaffirm the Parent Involvement Policy and the Title I Parent Involvement Policy, as presented.
5.F. Reaffirmation of the Multi-Cultural Education Policy
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to reaffirm the Multi-Cultural Education Policy, as presented.
5.G. Reaffirmation of the Anti-Bullying Policy
Rationale:  Each year, we are asked to review our anti-bully policy and then reaffirm it.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to reaffirm the Anti-Bullying Policy, as presented.
5.H. Second and Final Reading Approval of New and Revised Policies and Rules
Rationale:  The Board of Education gave first reading approval to the following new and revised Board policies and rules, as follows:

Policy 5400.1,4133/4233/0340, 5400.6 (Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco) and (Student Discipline); Policy 7200.4 (Bidding/Proposing Construction Projects); Rule 5100 (Attendance and Excessive Absenteeism); Policy 3541.11 (Safe Pupil Transportation Plan); Rule 5500.1 (Health); Policy 4121.1/4221.2 (Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training); and Policy 4104/4204 (Release of Information).

Having received no additional comments or questions regarding these policies and rules, we will recommend that the Board of Education give second and final reading approval to these new and revised policies and rules, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give second and final reading approval to the following new and revised policies and rules, as presented: Policy 5400.1,4133/4233/0340, 5400.6 (Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco) and (Student Discipline); Policy 7200.4 (Bidding/Proposing Construction Projects); Rule 5100 (Attendance and Excessive Absenteeism); Policy 3541.11 (Safe Pupil Transportation Plan); Rule 5500.1 (Health); Policy 4121.1/4221.2 (Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training); and Policy 4104/4204 (Release of Information).
5.I. Approval of Bid for Milk Products for the 2014-2015 School Year
Rationale:  A bid request for milk products was sent to two companies (Hiland/Robert's Dairy and Dean Foods/Land O' Lakes), but we received a bid from only one company for the 2014-2015 school year - Hiland/Robert's Dairy. The pricing is included in the attached bid summary sheet and is based on an escalating price.  The pricing that was submitted by Hiland Dairy is reasonable and fair, so we would recommend that the Board of Education accept the pricing, as proposed by Hiland/Robert's Dairy, for milk products in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the bid of Hiland/Robert's Dairy for milk products in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year, at the prices indicated in the attached bid summary sheet.
5.J. Authorize and Direct the Superintendent or his Designee to Dispose of all Obsolete Furniture, Books, Materials, and Equipment in the Most Favorable Manner to the District in Accordance with all Laws, Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Such Disposition
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education is asked to authorize and direct the Superintendent or his designee to dispose of all obsolete furniture, books, materials, and equipment in the most favorable manner to the district in accordance with all laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to such disposition, for the upcoming school year, with all of the proceeds from said sales to be deposited in the General Fund.  We will ask for that authorization for the Superintendent for the 2014-2015 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to authorize and direct the Superintendent or his designee to dispose of all obsolete furniture, books, materials, and equipment in the most favorable manner to the district in accordance with all laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to such disposition, with all the proceeds from said sales to be deposited in the General Fund.
5.K. Designate Dr. Brian Maher as the Authorized Representative of the Kearney Public Schools to Sign all Claims and Forms for all Federal Programs for the 2014-2015 School Year
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education is asked to designate the Superintendent as the authorized representative of the Kearney Public Schools to sign all claims and forms for all federal programs for the upcoming school year.  We will ask the Board to give that designation to the Superintendent for the 2014-2015 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to designate the Superintendent as the authorized representative of the Kearney Public Schools to sign all claims and forms for all federal programs for the 2014-2015 school year.
5.L. Designate Kate Murphy and Chris Nelson as the Authorized Representatives of the Kearney Public Schools to Sign all Claims for Reimbursement, as well as all Federal, State, and Local Information Pertaining to the School Food Service Program for the 2014-2015 School Year
Rationale:  Each year, the Board of Education is asked to designate Kate Murphy, Food Service Director, and Chris Nelson, Director of Finance, as the authorized representatives of the Kearney Public Schools to sign all claims for reimbursement, as well as all federal, state, and local information pertaining to the school food service program for the upcoming school year.  We will ask the Board to give them this designation for the 2014-2015 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to designate Kat Murphy, Food Service Director; and Chris Nelson, Director of Finance; as the authorized representatives of the Kearney Public Schools to sign all claims for reimbursement, as well as all federal, state, and local information pertaining to the school food service program for the upcoming school year.
5.M. Approval of the Kearney Public Schools Student Transportation Handbook for the 2014-2015 School Year
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the revised Kearney Public Schools Student Transportation Handbook for the 2014-2015 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Kearney Public Schools Student Transportation Handbook for the 2014-2015 school year, as presented.
5.N. Approval of the Kearney Public Schools Facility Use Handbook for the 2014-2015 School Year
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the revised Kearney Public Schools Facility Use Handbook for the 2014-2015 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Kearney Public Schools Facility Use Handbook for the 2014-2015 school year, as presented.
5.O. Approval of Change Order HS-001 for Additional Over-Excavation of New High School Site
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve Change Order HS-001 for additional over-excavation of the new high school site in the amount of $65,897.80.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve Change Order HS-001, in the amount of $65,897.80, as presented.
5.P. Approval of Resolutions for Town and Country Bank and Nebraskaland Bank to be Depositories for School District Funds
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve a resolution to designate the Town and Country Bank and the Nebraskaland Bank to be depositories of school district funds, and provide other financial accommodations as indicated in the attached Resolutions, should we choose to utilize their services.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the resolutions to designate the Town and Country Bank and the Nebraskaland Bank as depositories of school district funds and provide other financial accommodations, should we choose to utilize said services.
6. Regular Agenda - Personnel
6.A. Approval of Teacher Employment Recommendations
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the employment of the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year:

Shantel Daake    BA, Step 1        1.00 FTE SPED resource teacher at Sunrise Middle School
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year: Shantel Daake, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE SPED resource teacher at Sunrise Middle School;
Action(s):
Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year: Shantel Daake, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE SPED resource teacher at Sunrise Middle School; Passed with a motion by and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
7. Regular Agenda - Business
7.A. Approval of Bid for Bread Products for the 2014-2015 School Year
Rationale:  Bid requests were sent to Bimbo Bakeries USA (Sara Lee) and South Platte Distributing (Pan-O-Gold Baking Company).  Both companies submitted bids for the 2014-2015 school year.  The attached bid summary sheet lists the proposed prices for bread products for the 2014-2015 school year.  We would recommend that the Board of Education accept the bid of South Platte Distributing for bread products in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year, at the prices indicated.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the bid of South Platte Distributing Company for bread products in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year, at the prices indicated in the attached bid summary sheet.
Action(s):
Move to accept the bid of South Platte Distributing Company for bread products in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year, at the prices indicated in the attached bid summary sheet. Passed with a motion by and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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7.B. Adoption of Board of Education Sustainability Statement for the Kearney Public School District
Rationale:  Verdis has asked that our Board of Education adopt a sustainability statement in regard to the use of school district resources efficiently and wisely.  We will ask the Board of Education to adopt the proposed statement that is attached.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the sustainability statement for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to adopt the sustainability statement for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented. Passed with a motion by and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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8. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
8.A. Approval of Revised Kearney Public Schools Acceptable Use Agreement
Rationale:  We have updated our Kearney Public Schools Acceptable Use Agreement in regard to technology.  We have also solicited the advice of legal counsel regarding the wording of this agreement.  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the updated Acceptable Use Agreement, as revised and presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the revised Kearney Public Schools Acceptable Use Agreement for technology, as revised and presented.
Action(s):
Move to accept the revised Kearney Public Schools Acceptable Use Agreement for technology, as revised and presented. Passed with a motion by and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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8.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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