Public Meeting Agenda: December 14, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education

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December 14, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Agenda

December 14, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education
1. Holiday Music Provided by Horizon Middle School Vocal Music Group Under the Direction of Michael Heuertz
2. Routine Business -
2.A. Call to Order
2.B. Pledge of Allegiance
2.C. Roll Call
2.C.I. Excuse Absent Board Member
2.D. 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 Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
2.E. 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. Presentations -
3.A. Recognition of Erynn Dahlke, 1st Chair Viola; and Jonah Bennett, 1st Chair Double Bass; in the Nebraska All-State Orchestra
Rationale:  After auditions for the Nebraska All-State Orchestra in November, senior Erynn Dahlke received 1st Chair Viola in the State of Nebraska; and Jonah Bennett received 1st Chair Double Bass in the State of Nebraska, for the All-State Orchestra.  We will recognize them for this fine achievement.
3.B. Facilities Report
Rationale:  Kent Cordes from BD Construction will report on progress being made on the new high school project, the Horizon addition and renovation project, and the Sunrise addition and renovation project.
Attachments:
3.C. Comments on the Nebraska Association of School Boards 2015 State Education Conference
Rationale:  Attendees of the NASB State Education Conference in Omaha in November may comment on the sessions they attended at the conference.
4. 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.
4.A. Approval of the Minutes of the November 9, 2015 Regular Meeting, the November 16, 2015 Special Meeting, and the December 2 & December 3, 2015 Special Meetings, of the Board of Education
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the minutes of the November 9, 2015 regular meeting, the November 16, 2015 special meeting, and the December 2 and December 3, 2015 special meetings, of the Board of Education, as presented.
4.B. Approval of the December Claims
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the December claims, as presented.
4.C. Approval of the December Financial Reports
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the December financial reports, as presented.
4.D. Approval of the Revised Kearney Public Schools Facility Use Handbook and Fee Schedule
Rationale:  Chris Nelson and Trent Bosard have been working to review and revise the Kearney Public Schools Facility Use Handbook and Fee Structure, and are presenting it for Board of Education approval.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the Kearney Public Schools revised Facility Use Handbook and Fee Structure, as presented.
4.E. Acceptance of the Bryant PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2014-2015 School Year
Rationale:  The Bryant School PTO has submitted its annual self-audit report for the 2014-2015 school year, for Board of Education review and acceptance.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to accept the Bryant PTO annual self-audit report for the 2014-2015 school year, as presented.
4.F. Acceptance of the Windy Hills PTO Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2014-2015 School Year
Rationale:  The Windy Hills PTO 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 Windy Hills PTO annual self-audit report for the 2014-2015 school year, as presented.
4.G. Acceptance of Kearney High School Band Boosters Annual Self-Audit Report for the 2014-2015 School Year
Rationale:  The Kearney High School Band Boosters 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 Kearney High School Band Boosters annual self-audit report for the 2014-2015 school year, as presented.
Attachments:
5. Regular Agenda - Curriculum & Instruction
5.A. Approval of the Kearney Public Schools Curriculum Review Cycle
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the revised curriculum review cycle for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the revised Kearney Public Schools curriculum review cycle, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the revised Kearney Public Schools curriculum review cycle, as presented. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Julie Agard.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
5.B. Approval of the Revised K-12 Kearney Public Schools Music Curriculum
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the revised K-12 music curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the revised K-12 music curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the revised K-12 music curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools, 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.
Attachments:
5.C. Approval of the New 9-12 German Curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the new 9-12 German curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the new 9-12 German curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented.
Action(s):
Move to approve the new 9-12 German curriculum for the Kearney Public Schools, as presented. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments:
6. Regular Agenda - Personnel
Rationale:   
6.A. Approval of Employment Contract for New Superintendent of Schools
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to approve the employment contract with Dr. Kent Edwards for the position of Superintendent of the Kearney Public Schools, effective July 1, 2016.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the employment contract of Dr. Kent Edwards as Superintendent of the Kearney Public Schools, effective July 1, 2016, with a three-year contract to be effective through June 30, 2019, and be it further resolved that the President of the Board of Education be authorized to enter into and sign said contract on behalf of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education.
Action(s):
Move to approve the employment contract of Dr. Kent Edwards as Superintendent of the Kearney Public Schools, effective July 1, 2016, with a three-year contract to be effective through June 30, 2019, and be it further resolved that the President of the Board of Education be authorized to enter into and sign said contract on behalf of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education. Passed with a motion by Julie Agard and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7. Regular Agenda - Miscellaneous
7.A. Discussion of Exempt School Student Waiver Request
Rationale:  We have received a request for a waiver from an exempt school student.  We will discuss this request at the Board of Education meeting.
7.B. Set Date for Winter Board of Education Special Retreat Meeting
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to set the date, time and location for the winter special retreat meeting of the Board of Education, which is customarily held the end of January or first part of February.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to set_____________, _____________ at _______ P.M. in the Whittier Conference Room for a special retreat meeting of the Board of Education.
Action(s):
Move to set Wednesday, January 27 or Thursday, January 28 at 6:00 P.M. in the Whittier Conference Room for a special retreat meeting of the Board of Education. Passed with a motion by Alex Straatmann and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
7.C. Move to Closed Session
Rationale:  We will ask the Board of Education to move to closed session for the purpose of discussing negotiations.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to closed session for the purpose of discussing negotiations.
7.D. Return to Open Session
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to return to open session.
7.E. Adjournment Sine Die
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to adjourn the meeting, sine die.
Action(s):
Move to adjourn the meeting, sine die. Passed with a motion by Angela Nickel and a second by Tim Higgins.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
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