Public Meeting Agenda: August 10, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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August 10, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

August 10, 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 meeting agenda that is set aside for public participation.  If you would like to speak to an item that is not on the meeting agenda, you should identify yourself at this time.  If you would like 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 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 the meeting, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the agenda for the meeting, as presented. Passed with a motion by Angela Nickel and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Presentations -
2.A. Recognition of Kevin Witte, 2015 Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes Fellow & Report on Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative Generation EARTH Workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia in April
Rationale:  We will recognize Kevin Witte for his 2015 Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes Fellow and hear about his trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia in April for the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative General EARTH Workshop.
2.B. Recognition of KHS FBLA National Leadership Conference Winners
Rationale:  National qualifiers of the FBLA Chapter at Kearney High School attended the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Chicago, June 29-July 2.  Mia Kegley received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 2nd.  She competed in the parliamentary procedure team event and brought home 1st place.  Abi Sheen completed her term as Mountain Plains Regional Parliamentarian and is serving this next year as the Nebraska FBLA Secretary.  Adrienne Cavill completed her Business Achievement Award - America Level, and the KHS FBLA Chapter earned the Gold Seal Award of Merit and completed the Chapter Challenge.
2.C. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes of BD Construction will report on the progress of the new high school facility and the addition and renovation of Horizon Middle School.
Attachments:
2.D. Report on the 2015 District Security Audit
Rationale:  Lance Fuller, chairman of the district security committee, will report on the commendations and recommendations in the 2015 district security audit report. 
2.E. Presentation on New Student Information System - Infinite Campus
Rationale:  Technology Director, Troy DeHaven, will present information to the Board of Education on the new student information system - Infinite Campus - that is being purchased for implementation in the Kearney Public Schools during the 2015-2016 school year.
2.F. Preliminary 2015-2016 Budget Review
Rationale:  Chris Nelson will share information with the Board on the preliminary budget figures for the 2015-2016 school year.
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 Tim Higgins and a second by Dave Glover.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
3.A. Approval of Minutes of the July 13, 2015 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the July 13, 2015 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
3.B. Approval of the August Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the August claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the August Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the August financial reports, as presented.
3.D. Approval of Revised Kearney Public Schools Facility Use Handbook
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the Facility Use Request Handbook for the 2015-2016 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the revised Kearney Public Schools Facility Use Handbook for the 2015-2016 school year, as presented.
3.E. Approval of the Elementary Parent Handbook, the Middle School Student Handbooks, and the High School Student Handbook and Activities Handbook, for the 2015-2016 School Year
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the revised Elementary Parent Handbook, Middle School Student Handbooks, High School Student Handbook, and High School Activities Handbook, for the 2015-2016 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the revised Elementary Parent Handbook, Middle School Student Handbooks, High School Student Handbook, and High School Activities Handbook, for the 2015-2016 school year, as presented.
3.F. Second and Final Reading Approval of Revised Policy 3291(Establishment and Maintenance of Activity Fund and Student Fee Fund); Policies 4102/4202, 4102.1/4202.1/0521,5500.8/4102.11/4102.11/0320 (Anti-discrimination), Policies 4129.2/4229.2/9220.19 (Electronic Records Management and Disposition-Meeting Minutes); Rule 5500.1 (Health); Rule 5500.7 (Drills); Policy and Rule 5500.10 (Wellness); Policies 6504, 6505, 6508.6 & 6510 (Special Education); and Policies 7120.2 & 7220.4 (Bids & Contracts/Bidding/Proposing Construction Projects)
Rationale:  We presented these new and revised Board of Education policies and rules for Board of Education information and consideration last month.  We have not received any additional input regarding these changes, we will recommend that the Board of Education give second and final reading approval to these policies and rules, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give second and final reading approval to revised Policy 3291(Establishment and Maintenance of Activity Fund and Student Fee Fund); Policies 4102/4202, 4102.1/4202.1/0521,5500.8/4102.11/4102.11/0320 (Anti-discrimination), Policies 4129.2/4229.2/9220.19 (Electronic Records Management and Disposition-Meeting Minutes); Rule 5500.1 (Health); Rule 5500.7 (Drills); Policy and Rule 5500.10 (Wellenss); Policies 6504, 6505, 6508.6 & 6510 (Special Education); and Policies 7120.2 & 7220.4 (Bids & Contracts/Bidding/Proposing Construction Projects, as presented.
3.G. Set Monday, September 14, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. in the Cope Presentation Room at Sunrise Middle School, for the Annual Budget Hearing and Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education for the Purpose of Receiving Public Input on the Various Budgets and Adopting Said Budgets
Rationale:  Each year, the district is required to conduct a public hearing on the proposed budgets for the upcoming school year, followed by the regular Board of Education meeting when the various budgets are presented for adoption.  We will ask the Board of Education to set Monday, September 14, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. in the Cope Presentation Room at Sunrise Middle School for this purpose.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set Monday, September 14, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. in the Cope Presentation Room at Sunrise Middle School for the purpose of conducting a public hearing for purpose of receiving public input regarding the various budgets and a regular meeting for the adoption of said budgets.
3.H. Approval of Change Order KHS-004
Rationale:  We have received a request from Sampson Construction for a change order for the new high school project to repurpose the west exiting agricultural irrigation well for use as a geothermal back-up well and provide corresponding VFDs, sequence of operations and electrical as outlined in the proposal request for an ADD of $72,345.00.  The new Contract Sum including this Change Order will be $69,392,248.00.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve Change Order KHS-004 for the new high school project submitted by Sampson Construction in the amount of $72,345.00.
4. Regular Agenda - Personnel
4.A. Acceptance of Resignation
Rationale:  We have received a letter of resignation from Robert "Tre" Howell, special education behavior program teacher at Kearney High School.  We will recommend that the Board accept this resignation, effective immediately.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the resignation of Robert "Tre" Howell, special education behavior program teacher at Kearney High School, with regret, effective immediately.
Action(s):
Move to accept the resignation of Robert "Tre" Howell, special education behavior program teacher at Kearney High School, with regret, effective immediately. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.B. Approval of Teacher Employment Recommendation
Rationale: 

We will ask the Board of Education to employ the following teaching staff for the 2015-2016 school year:

 Mitchell Olson          BA, Step 1     1.00 FTE Kearney High School SPED behavior program

(Contingent upon his ability to secure appropriate certification)

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2015-2016 school year: Mitchell Olson, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE Kearney High School SPED behavior program teacher, contingent upon his ability to secure appropriate certification.
Action(s):
Move to employ the following teaching staff in the Kearney Public Schools for the 2015-2016 school year: Mitchell Olson, BA, Step 1, 1.00 FTE Kearney High School SPED behavior program teacher, contingent upon his ability to secure appropriate certification. Passed with a motion by Angela Nickel and a second by Alex Straatmann.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
5.A. 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 Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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