Public Meeting Agenda: September 8, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Annual Budget Hearing,Annual Tax Request Hearing and Regular Meeting of the Board of Education

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September 8, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Annual Budget Hearing,Annual Tax Request Hearing and Regular Meeting of the Board of Education Agenda

September 8, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Annual Budget Hearing,Annual Tax Request Hearing and Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
1. Annual Budget Hearing
Rationale:  1.    Convene Budget Hearing
2.    Public Input & Discussion
3.    Close Hearing
2. Annual Tax Request Hearing
Rationale:  1.    Convene Tax Request Hearing
2.    Public Input and Discussion
3.    Close Hearing

3. Regular Meeting
3.A. Routine Business
3.A.I. Call to Order
3.A.II. Pledge of Allegiance
3.A.III. Roll Call
3.A.IV. 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.A.V. 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.
4. Presentations
4.A. Recognition of KHS FCCLA National Winners
Rationale:  Nine KHS students recently competed in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America's (FCCLA) 2014 National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Tx.  Here are the results of that competition:

Marilyn and Sarah Synek - Gold Medal in Advocacy
Mikala Fitzgerald - Silver Medal in Fashion Design
Brian Whetstone, Sarah Polter, Jessie Harris, Jordan Wong, Lauren Williams & Anna Kugler -
    Silver Medal in Parliamentary Procedure
Jessie Harris & Brian Whetstone - Presentation of their youth-focused workshop - "Soaring Above
    Expectations".

We will recognize these national winners at the September 8, 2014 Board of Education meeting.
4.B. Recognition of KHS FBLA National Winners
Rationale:  Adrienne Cavill, Tianna Engen, and Abi Sheen from KHS received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence banquet on July 2nd in Nashville, Tn.  Cavill and Engen competed in Hospitality Management and brought home 7th place.  Abi Sheen, along with three students from other school districts in Nebraska, competed as a team in the Parliamentary Procedure competition and earned 1st place at the National competition.  The KHS FBLA Chapter earned the Outstanding Chapter Award and the Gold Seal Award of Merit.  Advisor Tennille Gifford coached the teams and attended the conference with the FBLA members.

We will recognize these students at the September 8, 2014 Board of Education meeting.
4.C. Facilities Update
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will report to the Board of Education on progress made on the new Kearney High School construction project, as well as continuing planning for the renovations and additions at the middle schools.
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. Passed with a motion by Angela Nickel and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.A. Approval of the Minutes of the August 11, 2014 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the August 11, 2014 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
5.B. Approval of the September, 2014 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the September, 2014 claims, as presented.
5.C. Approval of the September, 2014 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the September, 2014 financial reports, as presented.
5.D. Approval of Professional Advancements for Teaching Staff for the 2014-2015 School Year
Rationale:  We have submitted several professional advancements on the salary schedule for teaching staff for the 2014-2015 school year, for Board of Education approval.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve professional advancements for teaching staff for the 2014-2015 school year, as listed in the attachment.
6. Regular Agenda - Business
Rationale: 
6.A. Approval of Horizon Middle School Schematic Design
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to review and approve the proposed schematic design for the addition and renovation to Horizon Middle School.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the schematic design for the addition and renovation to Horizon Middle School.
Action(s):
Move to approve the schematic design for the addition and renovation to Horizon Middle School. Passed with a motion by and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.B. Approval of Middle School Construction Methodology
Rationale:  The District is seeking approval to enter into a contract with BD Construction as an Owner's Representative as Agent for both the Horizon and Sunrise Middle School projects.  As an agent, they will provide the same functions as a Construction Manager in overseeing both of these projects.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve entering into a contract with BD Construction as an Owner's Representative as Agent for the Horizon and Sunrise Middle School projects, and authorize the administration to sign all documents to execute said contract.
Action(s):
Move to approve entering into a contract with BD Construction as an Owner's Representative as Agent for the Horizon and Sunrise Middle School projects, and authorize the administration to sign all documents to execute said contract. Passed with a motion by and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.C. Adoption of 2014-2015 Budgets & Tax Requests
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to adopt the budgets and subsequent tax requests for said budgets, for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year.



Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the General Fund Budget in the amount of $52,133,878.00, with a property tax requirement of $29,361,695.13; to adopt the Special Building Fund Budget in the amount of $43,280,000.00, with a property tax requirement of $282,323.99; to adopt the Bond Fund Budget in the amount of $6,841,013.00, with a property tax requirement of $6,780,446.05; to adopt the Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking Fund Budget in the amount of $250.00; to adopt the Depreciation Fund Budget in the amount of $550,000.00; to adopt the Employee Benefit Fund Budget in the amount of $100,000.00; to adopt the School Lunch Fund Budget in the amount of $2,540,000.00; to adopt the Activity Fund Budget in the amount of $2,100,000.00; to adopt the Student Fee Fund Budget in the amount of $155,000.00; and to adopt the Cooperative Fund Budget in the amount of $675,745.00; for the 2014-2015 school year.
Action(s):
Move to adopt the General Fund Budget in the amount of $52,133,878.00, with a property tax requirement of $29,361,695.13; to adopt the Special Building Fund Budget in the amount of $43,280,000.00, with a property tax requirement of $282,323.99; to adopt the Bond Fund Budget in the amount of $6,841,013.00, with a property tax requirement of $6,780,446.05; to adopt the Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking Fund Budget in the amount of $550,000.00; to adopt the Employee Benefit Fund Budget in the amount of $100,000.00; to adopt the School Lunch Fund Budget in the amount of $2,540,000.00; to adopt the Activity Fund Budget in the amount of $2,100,000.00; to adopt the Student Fee Fund Budget in the amount of $155,000.00; and to adopt the Cooperative Fund Budget in the amount of $675,745.00; for the 2014-2015 school year. Passed with a motion by and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
7.A. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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