Public Meeting Agenda: February 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting


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February 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

February 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order
Discussion:  Motion made to excuse Monte from the meeting as he was in a car accident. Randy/Jon NoWinter, Zimmerman, Pieper, Denises Motion Failed
2. Pledge of Allegiance & Roll Call
3. Consent Agenda
3.1. Approval of the agenda as submitted
3.2. Approval of minutes of the January 9, 2012 regular board meeting.
3.3. Approval of the proposed accounts for payment
3.4. Approval of budgetary receipts and expenditures
3.5. Approval of committee minutes of Committee of the Whole and School Community Committee.
3.6. Approval of option students - To Lincoln Public Schools - Chellsea Menard - Gr. 10- Catina Menard - Gr. 10 - Trahshay McCants - Gr. 2- From Freeman - Cassie Janzen Gr. 6 and Michala Janzen - Gr. 6
3.7. Approval of resignation of Tara Gleason at end of 2011-12 school year
4. Information
4.1. Superintendent Report
Speaker(s):  Dr. Lopez
Discussion:  Technology Related - David Koch & Summer Last week Wednesday two meetings at ESU Lincoln SNDLC - Wide Area Networking for schools current 1 mega bit capacity for internet. Have increased about 100 wireless devices since the start of the year. This impacts speed etct. Present an option to increae 1 gig. The cost is no1 1,100 per month for 39 can increase to 1 gig. This would be a good idea for the District to increase. Will entail an new contract Regardless to this increase is this wiring in buildings good enought to handle this and expansion in equipment. Another meeting our builidng to handel this new capacituy with wiring. Enter agreement to fincance using bonds for infrastructe. Attend this meeting. Can levy taxes outside the lid to finance this. About 100,000 per district grouped with with 3 or 4 schools. Unknow about our capacitoy, elementary and MS would need upgrade to wiring, but hs may not. Do not know the cost at this point for these needs. Fianlly will using this option would using a bond to pass this a good idea. Othaer option might be a leased purchase. Jon -At this point might need to use a bond. These were short term and 100,000 may not be enough. Yield about 80,000 per 1cent levy. This was just an information night. Dave - since that meeting next day on Thursday we did an audit with ESu 5 of all our buildings. All 4 elementary would need new wires. Done in 90's and is substandard. More and more devices it will slow down. Ms will need it. Hs will need to be tested. May not need all the drops that we currently have, which could help with cost. Thanked Chris for Input Session publicity and also shared the info on website Timeline for elementary facilities for the strategic plan 11-12 researche and planning phase what are best practices for new elementarary 12-13 - we as board as admin conduct public survey - 13-14 consider bond issue 14-15 construction. Our current HS bond will retire at about this time, which might be a time to consider this at this point. With wiring issues this is why must consider all areas GNSA Winter /Brazell going Wednesday this week. Update 60 Day session most on funding. Three maind LB913 tax equity TOSA funding - LB 947 change averaging adjustments this would hope for flat funding - LB 968 providd for deficet approtrpations lower the general fund appropations.
4.2. Student Update
Speaker(s):  Megan Gronewold
Discussion:  5 Wrestling compete at State Winter sports winding down Srping start ent of Fed Band and Choir Mid Winder Concerts LE competing at Lincoln and Omaha Sing Around NE on Sat for 6th grade Speech team doing well Missy Timmereman start a3-4 tech club
4.3. Business and Committee of the Whole - Start Times
Speaker(s):  Dr. Lopez
Discussion:  Jon L request by Monte in his absence. Start times for bd meeing and committee of the Whole that the Board consider moving them to 7:30 PM. Randy - Monte requested table but not action items but could talk about it. Jim - in past have accomadated could change. Steve - Noon would be best if change for every reason, what is working give me a hour I will be there need work for all have changed for daylight savings time in past. We must agree on this. Tobis - 7:00 is good keeps consitancy as all meetings are on at 7:00 on Modnay. 5:00 would be great for him Doris - Good if same to keep public intersted in meeting and serve them. Lisa - like 7;00 consitency same for Randy. Did not like when we had 7 then 7:30
4.4. Policy 8210 Opportunities for Development - Board Members
Speaker(s):  Dr. Lopez
Discussion:  Also request from Monte. Related to number 4 - attendance an National Conventions or AASA this is usually Sup and Admin. 2 parts discussed it is permissive language not required language. Encourages attendance does not say have to. Also rotation does it mean all every other year half every other year. Past has been 3 but it you don't go stay on list. Mitch - Professionoal Development for Board to help us all learn governance and good leadership. Good time to visit with other states board memmbers makes you see many ways to look at issues. Mitch suggested that we review the policy at Committee of Whole. Responsible to repay the district if the with draw and it is a pentlay to be paid. Steve put on Committee of the Whole for next time. Add word if plan to go and back out must repay. Everyone involved must be responsible what we are going hold too. If talk about this put teeth into it. Mitch - Talked to others. What is role 8105 of board member. Suggest we stop focusing over and over in at leat three meetings. This Board and District have many issues and this causes us to take eyes off the main issued. We need to focus on kids to be better. This causes us to be the issue and not focus on the real issues. Need to be best in Nation we must as a Board focus on it. We can be the Board patrons and studends want. Randy echo Mitch we need to embrace professional development. We are making big decisions and need to continue professional development. Decision has been made and voted on about the confernce. Jon - When we are voted in Board all think we have an idea what it will be like. Can't know it. Many thingks to learn conventions are what help Board members learn. Build commerasder at these. Board was split and these conventions have helped us grow as a group to understand each other and we are getting much better as a board. We are taking away from kid, we are learning our jobs better and this does go back to the kids by learning to work together. Any reason to change to policy. Has in past has someone have not went and cost us money. Yes we have lost a 1000.00 last year by one board member decided not to go. Nothing in policy to say we have to compensate if don't go. Jon this needs to move to COW if needed to discuss further. Tobias continue ed is important. Many new plans coming up we need to network about. Lets do it right and we need to be education about best practies seek new ideas aind input I think that is what we gain. Several seeing and hearing both gain ideas and also can cover several meetings. Lisa - Stategic planning I know what we asking of staff. We have make decisions I owe it to be as knowledgeable to make intellegent decisoins.
5. Committee Reports
5.1. Committee of the Whole
Speaker(s):  Randy Coleman
Discussion:  Randy - 2012-13 calendarn ken Occoner present, but will have to change calendar for him to come, MLK day and last day for seniors. Presentation on testing by Dr. Stephens. Proud of the efforst to staff and admin and have done great things over the past 1 1/2 years. Superintendent evalu instrument. Will use the same for Feb, but will discuss new one Thompson and Snurr - Behaivor model talked about Boyd Toys. Cost of about $60,000. Will continue to explore Public Frousm for Public Input sessions shared by Dr. Thompson. John Brazell High School pre bid meeting Slope roof with 30 year. School and Staff move from lunch discussed with building princiosl to leave as is.
5.2. School Community & Staff Relations
Speaker(s):  Lisa Pieper
Discussion:  Met at Lincoln - Feb 3 Computer lab online reading test. Reading discussin a story Met with staff - prepareing for NeSA, teachera are required more to the test and not to love learning See Minutes.
6. Action
6.1. Approve Inter-local Agreement with NJUMP
6.2. Approve BEA as a Collective Bargaining Agent for Certified Staff for the 2013-14 School Year
6.3. Approve Safety Plan Revisions
6.4. Approve Calendar Amendment
6.5. Approve High School Roof Bid
7. Notification of Next Meeting
8. Executive Session
8.1. To discuss evaluation of job performance of a person when necessary for the protection of public interest and or the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual and if such individual has not requested a public meeting.
8.2. To discuss land litigation necessary for the protection of public interest and or the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual and if such individual has not requested a public meeting.
9. Adjournment
Discussion:  adjourn at 8:07
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