Public Meeting Agenda: June 8, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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June 8, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

June 8, 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 portion of the agenda that is set aside for public participation.  If anyone wishes to speak to an item that is not on the meeting 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 the Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the agenda for the meeting, as presented.
2. Presentations -
2.A. Recognition of Anna Kugler & Ryan Clark, Omaha World Herald West-Central First All-Academic Team
Rationale:  KHS seniors, Anna Kugler and Ryan Clark were recently named to the Omaha World Herald's West-Central First All-Academic Team for 2015.   We will recognize this outstanding achievement at the June 8, 2015 Board of Education meeting. 
2.B. Recognition of KHS Boys and Girls State Track Meet First Place and Runner-up Winners
Rationale:  We will recognize the KHS boys and girls who placed first or runner-up in their respective events at the Nebraska State Track Meet in May.
2.C. Report from History, Legacy & Tradition Committee for the new Kearney High School
Rationale:  The committee that was commissioned to work on the history, legacy and tradition of Kearney High School that will be carried on at the new Kearney High School facility will report to the Board of Education on the progress of its efforts.
Attachments:
2.D. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will report on progress at the new Kearney High School project and the Horizon Middle School addition and renovation project.
Attachments:
2.E. Legislative Report
Rationale:  Dr. Maher will report on the final action of the Nebraska Unicameral this session as it relates to education.
2.F. Special Presentation
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 Alex Straatmann.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
3.A. Approval of the Minutes of the April 13, 2015 Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the April 13, 2015 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the June Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the June claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the June Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the June financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of Sale of KHS Construction Technology Class Project House
Rationale:  The district is seeking approval to sell the Kearney High School construction technology class project house at 1607 E. 47th Street to Richard and Kirstin Vest for $246,900.  The closing date on the sale would be July 10th.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Purchase Agreement with Richard and Kristin Vest for the purchase of the Kearney High School construction technology class project house at 1607 East 47th Street, for a sale price of $246,900, and authorize the administration to sign all necessary forms and documents to execute said sale.
4. Regular Agenda - Business
4.A. Notice of Settlement of Workers' Compensation Claim
Rationale:  The district has received word from the workers' compensation lawyer for the district concerning Kathy Gifford.  An agreement has been reached to settle her lawsuit.   The terms of the settlement are: $95,000 cash and a Medicare set-aside policy that would cover her for the rest of her life.  This would be effective when she reaches 65.  Since this agreement is over $50,000, as required by law, this agreement needs to be approved by the Board.  The terms of the agreement are attached.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the workers' compensation settlement with Kathy Gifford, under the terms and conditions stipulated in the settlement agreement.
Action(s):
Move to approve the workers' compensation settlement with Kathy Gifford, under the terms and conditions stipulated in the settlement agreement. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Regular Agenda - Personnel
5.A. Approval of Teacher Employment Recommendations
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the employment of the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2015-2016 school year:

Mallory Nutt        BA, Step 3           1.00 FTE Girls' physical education teacher at Kearney High School
Heath Keim         BA+27, Step 8     1.00 FTE alternative education teacher at Kearney High School
Kathleen Stepp    BA, Step 1           1.00 FTE English teacher at Kearney High School
Erin Bailey           BA, Step 1           .75 FTE A.M. Art-Music-P.E.-Library teacher at Meadowlark                                                                      and Buffalo Hills Elementary Schools
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2015-2016 school year: Mallory Nutt, BA, Step 3, 1.00 FTE girls' physical education teacher at Kearney High School; Heath Keim, BA+27, Step 8, 1.00 FTE alternative education teacher at Kearney High School; Kathleen Stepp,BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE English teacher at Kearney High School; and Erin Bailey, BA, Step 1, .75 FTE A.M. Art-Music-P.E.-library kindergarten teacher at Meadowlark and Buffalo Hills Elementary Schools.
Action(s):
Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2015-2016 school year: Mallory Nutt, BA, Step 3, 1.00 FTE girls' physical education teacher at Kearney High School; Heath Keim, BA+27, Step 8, 1.00 FTE alternative education teacher at Kearney High School; Kathleen Stepp,BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE English teacher at Kearney High School; and Erin Bailey, BA, Step 1, .75 FTE A.M. Art-Music-P.E.-library kindergarten teacher at Meadowlark and Buffalo Hills Elementary Schools. Passed with a motion by Dave Glover and a second by Alex Straatmann.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.B. Conduct Interview of Dr. Virginia Moon, Interim Superintendent Candidate
Attachments:
6. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
6.A. Move to Closed Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purposes of discussion of strategy with respect to negotiations of personnel contract with interim superintendent of schools, and for the protection of the public interest.
Action(s):
Move to closed session for the purposes of discussion of strategy with respect to negotiations of personnel contract with interim superintendent of schools, and for the protection of the public interest. Passed with a motion by Angela Nickel 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.
Action(s):
Move to return to open session. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.C. Discuss, consider and take all necessary action with regard to negotiation of and action on interim superintendent contract
Action(s):
Move that we hire Dr. Virginia Mooon as interim superintendent pending successful contract negotiations. Passed with a motion by Angela Nickel and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.D. 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 Alex Straatmann.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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