Public Meeting Agenda: October 12, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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October 12, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

October 12, 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.C.I. Excuse Absent Board Member
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to excuse_________________from the Board of Education meeting.
1.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.
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 Alex Straatmann and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2. Presentations
2.A. Presentation on School Improvement Perceptual Data from Parent & Staff Surveys
Rationale:  Dr. Carol Renner will report to the Board of Education on the School Improvement perceptual data that was collected from parents and staff via on-line surveys.  She will also report on the procedures in place in the district in preparation for the NDE external team visitation to the Kearney Public Schools in February, 2016.
2.B. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will report to the Board of Education on the progress being made with the new high school construction project, the Horizon addition and renovation project, and the Sunrise addition.
Attachments:
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 Angela Nickel 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 September 14, 2015 Annual Budget Hearing, Tax Request Hearing and Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the September 14, 2015 annual budget hearing, tax request hearing, and regular meeting of the Board of Education
3.B. Approval of the October Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the October claims, as presented.
3.C. Approval of the October Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the October financial reports, as presented
3.D. Acceptance of the Kearney High School Athletic Booster Club Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2014-2015 School Year
Rationale:  The KHS Athletic Booster Club 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 Kearney High School Athletic Booster Club annual self-audit report for the 2014-2015 school year, as presented.
3.E. Approval of KHS DECA Trip to Kansas City, Mo. for the Central Region DECA Leadership Conference November 20-22, 2015
Rationale:  The KHS DECA Chapter is requesting permission to travel to Kansas City, Mo., for the Central Region DECA Leadership Conference, November 20-22, 2015, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the KHS DECA Chapter trip to Kansas City, Mo., for the Central Region DECA Leadership Conference, November 20-22, 2015, with no direct cost incurred by the school district.
4. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
4.A. First Reading Approval of Revised Administrator Evaluation Policy 2420
Rationale:  This proposed policy change is being recommended in order that our policy reflects our actual procedure.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to give first reading approval to revised Policy 2420 (Evaluation of Administrators), as presented.
Action(s):
Move to give first reading approval to revised Policy 2420 (Evaluation of Administrators), as presented. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Angela Nickel.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
4.B. Superintendent Search Update and Discussion
Rationale:  Representatives from the superintendent search firm will be present at the Board of Education meeting to update the Board on the upcoming superintendent search for the Kearney Public Schools and discuss future steps in the search process.
4.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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