Public Meeting Agenda: November 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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November 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

November 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly 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 Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Presentations -
2.A. District Annual Financial Audit Report
Rationale:  Representatives of the accounting firm of McDermott & Miller, PC will present a report on the financial audit of the school district which was conducted this fall.
2.B. "State of the Schools" Report
Rationale:  Teresa Schnoor will present NDE's "State of the Schools" Report issued on October 24th.  She will review the district's performance on the 2013-2014 school year's state testing and Annual Yearly Progress status for No Child Left Behind.
2.C. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes of BD Construction will report on the progress of the new high school facility and planning for the middle school additions and renovations.
Attachments:
2.D. Announcement of "American Education Week" - November 16-22, 2014
Rationale:  President Agard will announce that the Kearney Public Schools will be observing "American Education Week" by co-hosting a New Staff & Community Reception with UNK on Tuesday, November 18th from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M. at the Frank House.  New staff members from both institutions, administrators, and community guests have been invited to attend.
2.E. Discussion of GNSA Participation and Meeting Dates for 2015
Rationale: 

Dr. Maher will discuss the district's participation in the Greater Nebraska Schools Association and the meeting dates that have been established for 2015 between GNSA member schools and state senators:

January 21

February 18

March 18

April 22

May 20

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 Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the October 13, 2014 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the October 13, 2014 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the November Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the November claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the November Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the November financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of the KHS DECA Chapter Trip to the DECA Central Region Leadership Conference, December 4-7, 2014 to Minneapolis, Mn.
Rationale:  The KHS DECA Chapter is asking approval to attend the DECA Central Region Leadership Conference, December 4-7, 2014 in Minneapolis, Mn.  They tentatively plan to travel with the Hastings DECA Chapter on a chartered bus.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS DECA Chapter trip to the DECA Central Region Leadership Conference, December 4-7, 2014 in Minneapolis, Mn., with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
3.E. Approval of Certified, Classified, and Substitute Employee Handbooks for the 2014-2015 School Year
Rationale:  We will ask for Board of Education approval of the Substitute, Certified, and Classified Employee Handbooks for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the certified, classified and substitute employee handbooks for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year.
3.F. Acceptance of the Windy Hills PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2013-2014 School Year
Rationale:  The Windy Hills 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 Windy Hills PTO annual self-audit report for the 2013-2014 school year, as presented.
3.G. Acceptance of the Emerson Elementary School PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2013-2014 School Year
Rationale:  The Emerson Elementary School 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 Emerson Elementary School PTO annual self-audit report for the 2013-2014 school year, as presented.
4. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
4.A. Discuss, Consider, and Take All Necessary Action on Land Annexed by the City of Kearney Currently Being Served by Gibbon Public Schools
Rationale:  The City of Kearney annexed 27.03 acres of land in NW 1/4 SW 1/4 33-9-15 that is now platted into Cherry Avenue Industrial Park.  Mr. Glover and Mr. Watts, as part of the Board Finance Committee, met with 3 representatives of the Gibbon Board of Education to negotiate in good faith which school district should serve the annexed territory as required by law.  As a result of that negotiations process, the Committee will have a recommendation for the Board of Education to consider.
Action(s):
Move that the Board approve payment of $6,300 good faith payment for 27.3 acres to the Gibbon Public Schools for land annexed by the City of Kearney for land in the Cherry Avenue Industrial Park. Passed with a motion by and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B. Move to Closed Session
Rationale:  The Board of Education will conduct a closed session for the purpose of evaluating the superintendent and discussing negotiations.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to go to closed session for the purpose of evaluating the superintendent and discussing negotiations.
Action(s):
Move to go to closed session for the purpose of evaluating the superintendent and discussing negotiations. Passed with a motion by and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.C. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
4.D. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
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