Public Meeting Agenda: December 8, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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December 8, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

December 8, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education
1. Holiday music provided by the Kearney High School Chorale under the direction of Clayton Moyer
2. Routine Business -
2.A. Call to Order
2.B. Pledge of Allegiance
2.C. Roll Call
2.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.
2.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.
3. Presentations -
3.A. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will update the Board on the progress on the new high school building project, and plans for the middle school renovations.
Attachments:
3.B. Follow-up Report from Nebraska Association of School Boards Annual Education Conference in November
Rationale:  The Board members who attended the 2014 NASB Annual education Conference, along with Dr. Renner and Dr. Maher, will report on the sessions they attended and the speakers they heard at this year's conference.
3.C. Special Recognition
4. 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 amended to take off Item 4 Passed with a motion by and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.A. Approval of the Minutes of the November 10, 2014 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the November 10, 2014 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
4.B. Approval of the December, 2014 Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the December, 2014 claims, as presented.
4.C. Approval of the December, 2014 Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the December, 2014 Financial Reports, as presented
4.D. Set Date for the January Board of Education Special Retreat Meeting
Rationale:  The Board of Education traditionally conducts special retreat meetings in the summer and winter of each year.  We would like to schedule the winter special retreat meeting of the Board of Education for Monday, January 26, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. in the Whittier Conference Room.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set Monday, January 26, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. in the Whittier Conference Room at 310 West 24th Street, for a special retreat meeting of the Board of Education.
4.E. Acceptance of Bryant PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2013-2014 School Year
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Bryant PTO annual self-audit report for the 2013-2014 school year, as presented.
4.F. Acceptance of Northeast PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2013-2014 School Year
Rationale:  The Northeast 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 Northeast PTO annual self-audit report for the 2013-2014 school year, as presented.
4.G. Approval of Revised Administrator Supervision & Evaluation Model
Rationale:  Lance Fuller, Director of Human Resources, has presented some changes to the KPS Administrator Supervision and Evaluation Model.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the revised Administrator Supervision & Evaluation Model for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
5. Regular Agenda - Business
5.A. Approval of the Design/Development Plan for the Horizon Middle School Addition and Renovation Project
Rationale:  The district is seeking Board of Education approval of the current design/layout for the Horizon Middle School addition and renovation project.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the proposed design/development plan for the Horizon Middle School addition and renovation project, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the proposed design/development plan for the Horizon Middle School addition and renovation project, as presented. Passed with a motion by and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.B. Authorization to Proceed with Sale of Bonds
Rationale:  The district is seeking to sell the first bonds from the September, 2013 bond election.  Of the $75.4 million available, the district is requesting authority to proceed with the sale of $50 million in bonds.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the resolution to authorize the administration to proceed with the sale of $50 million in bonds from the September, 2013 bond issue.
Action(s):
Move to approve the resolution to authorize the administration to proceed with the sale of $50 million in bonds from the September, 2013 bond issue. Passed with a motion by and a second by Doug McCarty.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. Move to Closed Session
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to move to closed session for the purpose of discussing negotiations.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing negotiations.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing negotiations. Passed with a motion by Doug McCarty and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.B. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
6.C. Adjourn sine die
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting sine die
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