Public Meeting Agenda: September 14, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Annual Budget Hearing, Tax Request Hearing & Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of

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September 14, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Annual Budget Hearing, Tax Request Hearing & Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Agenda

September 14, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Annual Budget Hearing, Tax Request Hearing & Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of
1. Annual Budget Hearing - (1)Convene Hearing - (2)Public Input & Discussion - (3)Close Hearing
Attachments:
2. Tax Request Hearing - (1)Convene Hearing - (2) Public Input & Discussion - (3) Close Hearing
3. Routine Business -
3.A. Call to Order
3.B. Pledge of Allegiance
3.C. Roll Call
3.C.I. Excuse Absent Board Member
3.D. Public Participation
Rationale:  This is the portion of the meeting agenda that is set aside for public participation.  If anyone wishes to speak to an item that is not on the 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.
3.E. Approval of Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the agenda, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the agenda, as presented. Passed with a motion by Tim Higgins and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4. Presentations -
4.A. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will update the Board of Education on the progress of the new high school construction project and the Horizon Middle School addition and renovation project.
Attachments:
4.B. Report on Landscaping at the New High School
Rationale:  Mr. Chris Nelson will report on the landscaping project at the new high school site.
4.C. Discussion of KPS Involvement in the Greater Nebraska Schools Association and the Schedule for the 2016 Meetings and Luncheons with State Senators
Rationale: 

Dr. Moon will explain the involvement of the Kearney Public Schools in the Greater Nebraska Schools Association and the schedule of meetings and luncheons with State Senators for the 2016 legislative session:

January 20, 2016, 9:30 A.M. at NCSA

February 17, 2016, 9:30 A.M. at NCSA

March 16, 2016, 9:30 A.M. at NCSA

April 20, 2016, 9:30 A.M. At TBA

5. 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 Angela Nickel and a second by Alex Straatmann.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.A. Approval of the Minutes of the August 10, 2015 Regular Board of Education Meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the August 10, 2015 regular Board of Education meeting, as presented.
5.B. Approval of the September Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the September claims, as presented.
5.C. Approval of the September Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the September financial reports, as presented.
5.D. Approval of Professional Advancements for Certificated Staff for the 2015-2016 School Year
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve professional advancements for the certificated staff listed in the attachment for the 2015-2016 school year.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve professional advancements for the certificated staff listed in the attachment for the 2015-2016 school year.
5.E. Acceptance of the Glenwood Community Organization Self-Audit Report for the 2014-2015 School Year
Rationale:  The Glenwood Community Organization has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2014-2015 school year for Board of Education acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Glenwood Community Organization annual self-audit report for the 2014-2015 school year, as presented.
5.F. Acceptance of Meadowlark PAC Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2014-2015 School Year
Rationale:  The Meadowlark PAC has presented its annual self-audit report for the 2014-2015 school year for Board of Education acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Meadowlark Elementary School PAC annual self-audit report for the 2014-2015 school year, as presented.
6. Regular Agenda - Business
Rationale: 

 

6.A. Adoption of Budgets for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2015-2016 School Year
Rationale: 

We will ask the Board of Education to adopt the following budgets for the Kearney Public Schools for the 2015-2016 school year:

General Fund Budget - $53,872,395.00 with a property tax request of $33,080,283.95

Special Building Fund Budget - $43,280,000.00 with a property tax requirement of $0.00

Bond Fund Budget - $6,605,757.00 with a property tax requirement of $6,486,006.50

Depreciation Fund - $550,000.00

Employee Benefit Fund Budget - $100,000.00

School Lunch Fund Budget - $2,667,000.00

Activity Fund Budget - $2,400,000.00

Student Fee Fund Budget - $155,000.00

Cooperative Fund Budget - $625,000.00

 

Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adopt the General Fund Budget in the amount of $53,872,395.00, with a property tax requirement of $33,080,283.95; adopt the Special Building Fund Budget in the amount of $43,280,000.00, with a property tax requirement of $0.00; adopt the Bond Fund Budget in the amount of $6,605,757.00, with a property tax requirement of $6,486,006.50; adopt the Depreciation Fund Budget in the amount of $550,000.00; adopt the Employee Benefit Fund Budget in the amount of $100,000.00; adopt the School Lunch Fund Budget in the amount of $2,667,000.00; adopt the Activity Fund Budget in the amount of $2,400,000.00; adopt the Student Fee Fund Budget in the amount of $155,000.00; and adopt the Cooperative Fund Budget in the amount of $625,000.00.
Action(s):
Move to adopt the General Fund Budget in the amount of $53,872,395.00, with a property tax requirement of $33,080,283.95; adopt the Special Building Fund Budget in the amount of $43,280,000.00, with a property tax requirement of $0.00; adopt the Bond Fund Budget in the amount of $6,605,757.00, with a property tax requirement of $6,486,006.50; adopt the Depreciation Fund Budget in the amount of $550,000.00; adopt the Employee Benefit Fund Budget in the amount of $100,000.00; adopt the School Lunch Fund Budget in the amount of $2,667,000.00; adopt the Activity Fund Budget in the amount of $2,400,000.00; adopt the Student Fee Fund Budget in the amount of $155,000.00; and adopt the Cooperative Fund Budget in the amount of $625,000.00. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
7.A. First Reading Approval of Revised Reporting of Child Abuse/Neglect Policy & Rule 5500.5
Rationale:  We have revised the Board of Education Policy and Rule on Reporting of Child Abuse/Neglect to reflect more current law and practices in addressing these situations.  We will ask the Board of Education to give first reading approval to revised Policy and Rule 5500.10 (Reporting of Child Abuse/Neglect) and waive second reading approval.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give first reading approval to revised Policy & Rule 5500.5 (Reporting of Child Abuse/Neglect), as presented, and waive second reading approval.
Action(s):
Move to give first reading approval to revised Policy & Rule 5500.5 (Reporting of Child Abuse/Neglect), as presented, and waive second reading approval. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
7.B. Superintendent Search Update and Discussion
Rationale:  Representatives from the search firm of Baker and Rastovski will be present to give the Board of Education an update on the upcoming superintendent search for the Kearney Public Schools and discuss future steps in the search.
7.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 Alex Straatmann.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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