Public Meeting Agenda: March 9, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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March 9, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

March 9, 2015 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 time during the meeting agenda that is set aside for public participation.  If anyone wishes to address an item that is not on this evening's agenda, they should identify themselves at this time.  If anyone wishes to speak to an item that is on the agenda, they may do so when that item is discussed.  The guideline is to allow 5 minutes per individual or 20 minutes per topic.  This is an open, public meeting and a copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted in 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 Angela Nickel and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Presentations -
2.A. KHS Booster Club Presentation on Fundraising Initiative for Activity Field Lighting at New High School
Rationale:  Marty Albrecht from the KHS Athletic Booster Club; and Mitchell Stine, Activities Director at KHS; will report on the Booster Club fund-raising project to help fund activity field lighting at the new Kearney High School.
2.B. Facilities Update
Rationale:  Kent Cordes will report to the Board of Education on progress that is being made on the new high school construction project and the Horizon Middle School addition and renovation project.
Attachments:
2.C. Legislative Update
Rationale:  Dr. Maher will update the Board on recent activity in the Nebraska Unicameral as it relates to education.
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 Julie Agard and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the February 9, 2015 Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the February 9, 2015 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the March Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the March claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the March Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the March financial reports, as presented.
4. Regular Agenda - Personnel
4.A. Approval of Employment of Jason Sutton as the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Director
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ Jason Sutton as the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Director for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2015-2016 school year, in accordance with the Administrator Performance-Based Evaluation and Compensation Plan.
Action(s):
Move to employ Jason Sutton as the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Director for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2015-2016 school year, in accordance with the Administrator Performance-Based Evaluation and Compensation Plan. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.B. Acceptance of Resignations
Rationale:  We have received letters of resignation from Morgan Riley, 5th grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; Craig Loeffler, PSD resource teacher at Kearney High School; Brittany Svoboda, English teacher at Kearney High School; Aaron Svoboda, secondary learning coach for the Kearney Public Schools; Melissa Ericksen, 4th grade teacher at Glenwood Elementary School; and Abigail Edwards, ELL teacher at Kearney High School.  We have also received letters of retirement resignation from Cynthia Sabah, vocal music teacher at Horizon Middle School; Kathleen Osborn, Title I teacher at Emerson Elementary School; Kelly Peterson, special education teacher at Buffalo Hills and Northeast Elementary Schools; Suzann Christensen, media specialist at Horizon Middle School; and Jan Jones, art teacher at Horizon Middle School.  We will recommend that the Board of Education accept these resignations, with regret, effective the end of their 2014-2015 contract year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignations of Morgan Riley, 5th grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; Craig Loeffler, PSD resource teacher at Kearney High School; Brittany Svoboda, English teacher at Kearney High School; Aaron Svoboda, secondary learning coach for the Kearney Public Schools; Melissa Ericksen, 4th grade teacher at Glenwood Elementary School; and Abigail Edwards, ELL teacher at Kearney High School; as well as the retirement resignations of Cynthia Sabah, vocal music teacher at Horizon Middle School; Kathleen Osborn, Title I teacher at Emerson Elementary School; Kelly Peterson, special education teacher at Buffalo Hills and Northeast Elementary Schools; Suzann Christensen, media specialist at Horizon Middle School; and Jan Jones, art teacher at Horizon Middle School; with regret, effective the end of their 2014-2015 contract year.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignations of Morgan Riley, 5th grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School; Craig Loeffler, PSD resource teacher at Kearney High School; Brittany Svoboda, English teacher at Kearney High School; Aaron Svoboda, secondary learning coach for the Kearney Public Schools; Melissa Ericksen, 4th grade teacher at Glenwood Elementary School; and Abigail Edwards, ELL teacher at Kearney High School; as well as the retirement resignations of Cynthia Sabah, vocal music teacher at Horizon Middle School; Kathleen Osborn, Title I teacher at Emerson Elementary School; Kelly Peterson, special education teacher at Buffalo Hills and Northeast Elementary Schools; Suzann Christensen, media specialist at Horizon Middle School; and Jan Jones, art teacher at Horizon Middle School; with regret, effective the end of their 2014-2015 contract year. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Regular Agenda - Business
5.A. Approval of Bids for the Horizon Middle School Addition and Renovation Project
Rationale:  Bid information will be available following the bid review and analysis.
5.B. Approval of Change Order KHS-002
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve Sampson Change Order KHS-002 for the new high school project, which includes:
1.    Provide and install Alternate No. 13 consisting of food service item 154 (Reach-in Blast Chiller), for an ADD of $23,098.00;
2.    Provide and install Alternate No. 15 consisting of food service items 156, 156A, and 157 (Sediment Pre-Filter System, Water Treatment System and Combination Oven/Steamer) for an ADD of $22,971.00;
3.    Adjust Sampson Construction Company's builder's risk for an ADD of $55.00;
4.    Adjust Sampson Construction Company's construction manager fee for an ADD of $1,221,00; and
5.    Adjust Sampson Construction Company's bond for an ADD of $276.00.
The total Contract Sum will be increased by $47,621.00.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve Sampson Change Order KHS-002 for the new high school project, which includes: 1. Provide and install Alternate No. 13 consisting of food service item 154 (Reach-in Blast Chiller), for an ADD of $23,098.00; 2. Provide and install Alternate No. 15 consisting of food service items 156, 156A, and 157 (Sediment Pre-Filter System, Water Treatment System and Combination Oven/Steamer) for an ADD of $22,971.00; 3. Adjust Sampson Construction Company's builder's risk for an ADD of $55.00; 4. Adjust Sampson Construction Company's construction manager fee for an ADD of $1,221,00; and 5. Adjust Sampson Construction Company's bond for an ADD of $276.00. The total Contract Sum will be increased by $47,621.00.
Action(s):
Move to approve Sampson Change Order KHS-002 for the new high school project, which includes: 1. Provide and install Alternate No. 13 consisting of food service item 154 (Reach-in Blast Chiller), for an ADD of $23,098.00; 2. Provide and install Alternate No. 15 consisting of food service items 156, 156A, and 157 (Sediment Pre-Filter System, Water Treatment System and Combination Oven/Steamer) for an ADD of $22,971.00; 3. Adjust Sampson Construction Company's builder's risk for an ADD of $55.00; 4. Adjust Sampson Construction Company's construction manager fee for an ADD of $1,221,00; and 5. Adjust Sampson Construction Company's bond for an ADD of $276.00. The total Contract Sum will be increased by $47,621.00. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.C. Approval of Purchase of Lots for Construction Technology Project Houses
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the purchase of 6 lots located near 17th Avenue and 50th Street, for future KHS construction technology class project houses.  This would include Lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Block 8 of the Fountain Hills Fifth Addition for the total purchase price of $310,000.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the purchase of Lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 in Block 8 of the Fountain Hills Fifth Addition to the City of Kearney for the total purchase price of $310,000, for the purpose of construction of KHS construction technology class project houses, and authorize the administration to sign all forms and documents to execute said purchase.
Action(s):
Move to approve the purchase of Lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 in Block 8 of the Fountain Hills Fifth Addition to the City of Kearney for the total purchase price of $310,000, for the purpose of construction of KHS construction technology class project houses, and authorize the administration to sign all forms and documents to execute said purchase. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. Set Maximum Allowable Numbers of Option In Students in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2015-2016 School Year
Rationale:  The school district has determined the maximum allowable numbers of option in students in the various grade levels and programs that may be accepted in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2015-2016 school year.  (See attached document.)  We will recommend that the Board of Education approve the proposed resolution setting these limits for the next school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move that the Board of Education approve the Resolution setting the maximum allowable numbers of option in students in the various grade levels and programs that may be accepted in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2015-2016 school year.
Action(s):
Move that the Board of Education approve the Resolution setting the maximum allowable numbers of option in students in the various grade levels and programs that may be accepted in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2015-2016 school year. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.B. First Reading Approval of Revised Board Policy 6214/0400(Curriculum-Assessments)
Rationale:  With the adoption of the new state language arts standards by the State Board of Education on September 5, 2014, we will ask our Board of Education to give first reading approval to revised Board Policy 6214/0400 (Curriculum-Assessments), to reflect our adoption to those new standards.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give first reading approval to revised Board Policy 6214/0400 (Curriculum - Assessments), as presented.
Action(s):
Move to give first reading approval to revised Board Policy 6214/0400 (Curriculum - Assessments), as presented. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6.C. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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