Public Meeting Agenda: October 13, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Education

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October 13, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Education Agenda

October 13, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the 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 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 Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Presentations -
2.A. Recognition of Anna Kugler, KHS National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist
Rationale:  We will recognize Anna Kugler, senior at Kearney High School, for being named a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  A total of 16,000 semi-finalists were selected out of 1.4 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.  The 16,000 semi-finalists will continue in the competition for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships work about $33 million that will be offered next spring. 
2.B. Recognition of Colten White, NSAA Believers and Achievers Award Winner
Rationale:  Colten White, student at Kearney High School, is a recipient of the US Bank NSAA Believers and Achievers Award for this school year.  We will recognize Colten for this outstanding distinction at the October 13, 2014 Board of Education meeting.
2.C. Kearney Public Schools Foundation Fundraiser for Landscaping at New Kearney High School
Rationale:  Dr. Maher and Nancy Williams will report to the Board of Education on the Foundation fund-raising project for landscaping at the new Kearney High School.
2.D. Kearney Public Schools "Return to Learn" Concussion Protocol
Rationale:  Mitchell Stine, Activities Director at KHS, will report on the "Return to Learn" concussion protocol that has been developed for the school district.  Development of the protocol was a requirement of LB923, which amended State Statutes 71-9103 and 71-9106. 
Attachments:
2.E. Presentation on New Social Studies Curriculum
Rationale:  The social studies curriculum committee has met for the past 2 years to develop their written curriculum document and select resources to assist in teaching the curriculum.  The social studies committee is a K-12 group.  The chairs of the group will provide a brief description of the process they used to develop the curriculum document and select appropriate resources.  The written curriculum document will be presented to the Board.
Attachments:
2.F. Presentation on New World Languages Curriculum
Rationale:  The world languages curriculum committee has met for the past 2 years to develop their written curriculum and select resources to assist in teaching the curriculum.  The world languages group is a 6-12 group.  The chair from the group will provide a brief description of the process they used to develop the curriculum document and select appropriate resources.  The written curriculum document will be presented to the Board.
Attachments:
2.G. Special Education Report
Rationale:  Melisa Dobish, Kearney Public Schools Special Education Director, will provide an overview of the district special education program.
2.H. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will provide the Board with a progress report on the high school  construction project, and planning for the two middle school addition and renovation projects.
Attachments:
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.
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the September 8, 2014 Annual Budget Hearing, Tax Request Hearing, and Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the September 8, 2014 annual budget hearing, tax request hearing, and regular meeting of the Board of Education.
3.B. Approval of the October Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the October claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the October Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the October financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Acceptance of the Glenwood Community Organization Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2013-2014 School Year
Rationale:  The Glenwood Community Organization 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 Glenwood Community Organization annual self-audit report for the 2013-2014 school year, as presented.
3.E. Acceptance of the Park PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2013-2014 School Year
Rationale:  The Park 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 Park PTO annual self-audit report for the 2013-2014 school year, as presented.
3.F. Acceptance of the Kearney High School Athletic Booster Club Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2013-2014 School Year
Rationale:  The Kearney High School Athletic Booster Club 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 Kearney High School Athletic Booster Club annual self-audit report for the 2013-2014 school year, as presented.
3.G. Approval of KHS FBLA Chapter Trip to National Fall Leadership Conference in Minneapolis, Mn., November 13-16, 2014
Rationale:  The KHS FBLA Chapter is asking for Board of Education approval for members to attend the FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference at the Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Mn., November 13-16, 2014.  Tennille Gifford will be the accompanying advisor.  They will be traveling with the Nebraska FBLA delegation by motor coach.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS FBLA Chapter trip to the FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference at the Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Mn., November 13-16, 2014, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.H. Approval of KHS Band Trip to Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York City, May 25-31, 2016
Rationale:  The KHS Band would like to receive Board of Education approval for a performance tour to Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York City, May 25-31, 2016.  They will depart from Omaha on May 25th and return home on a flight back to Omaha on May 31st.  The trip will include band performances and tours of various landmarks and sites.  KHS staff and parents will serve as sponsors on the trip.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the trip of the Kearney High School Band to Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York City, May 25-31, 2016, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
4. Regular Agenda - Curriculum & Instruction -
4.A. Acceptance of New Social Studies Curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to accept the new social studies curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the new social studies curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to accept the new social studies curriculum 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.
4.B. Acceptance of New World Languages Curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to accept the new world languages curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the new world languages curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to accept the new world languages curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented. Passed with a motion by and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
5.A. Move to Closed Session
Rationale:  The Board of Education will move to closed session for the purpose of discussing negotiations and possible litigation.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing negotiations and possible litigation.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing negotiations and possible litigation. Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.B. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
5.C. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
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