Public Meeting Agenda: August 11, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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August 11, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

August 11, 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 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.
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 Tim Higgins.
Move to approve the agenda for this evening's meeting, as presented. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Presentations -
2.A. Facilities Update
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will report on progress at the new High School site, as well as planning at the two middle schools.
Attachments:
2.B. Report on 2014 District Security Audit
Rationale:  Lance Fuller, chairman of the Kearney Public Schools district security committee, will report on the process and findings of the 2014 district security audit.
2.C. Report on Preliminary 2014-2015 School District Budget
Rationale:  Chris Nelson will present to the Board of Education, a preliminary budget for the school district for the 2014-2015 school year.
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 Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the July 14, 2014 Regular Board of Education Meeting & the July 21, 2014 Special Retreat Meeting of the Board of Education
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the July 14, 2014 regular Board of Education meeting, and the July 21, 2014 special retreat meeting of the Board of Education, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the August Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the August, 2014 claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the August Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the August financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Acceptance of the Kenwood PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2013-2014 School Year
Rationale:  The Kenwood PTO has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2013-2014 school year, for Board of Education review and acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Kenwood PTO annual self-audit report for the 2013-2014 school year, as presented.
3.E. Approval of the Kearney Public Schools Elementary Parent Handbook, Horizon Middle School Student Handbook, Sunrise Middle School Student Handbook, and Kearney High School Student & Activities Handbooks
Rationale:  We have submitted the Elementary Parent Handbook, the Horizon Middle School Student Handbook, the Sunrise Middle School Student Handbook, and the Kearney High School Student Handbook and Activities Handbook, for Board of Education review and approval.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Elementary Parent Handbook, the Horizon Middle School Student Handbook, the Sunrise Middle School Student Handbook, and the Kearney High School Student Handbook and Activities Handbook, as presented.
3.F. Set Date for Annual Budget Hearing & Regular September Meeting
Rationale:  Each year, the district is required to conduct a public hearing on the proposed budgets for the upcoming school year, followed by the regular Board of Education meeting when the various budgets are presented for adoption.  We will ask the Board of Education to set Monday, September 8, 2014, beginning at 5:30 P.M. as the date for the annual budget hearing and regular Board of Education meeting, for this purpose.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set Monday, September 8, 2014 at 5:30 P.M. for the annual budget hearing and regular meeting of the Board of Education for the purpose of adopting said budgets.
3.G. Acceptance of the Meadowlark PAC Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2013-2014 School Year
Rationale:  The Meadowlark PAC has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2013-2014 school year for Board of Education review and acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Meadowlark School PAC annual self-audit report for the 2013-2014 school year, as presented.
4. Regular Agenda - Business
4.A. Approval of GMP Agreement
Rationale:  The district is seeking approval to enter into a GMP (Guarantee Maximum Price) agreement with Sampson Construction.  This agreement will provide a guarantee that the actual construction costs for the new High School will not exceed the agreed to price.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the GMP Agreement with Sampson Construction, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the GMP Agreement with Sampson Construction, as presented. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
5.A. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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