Public Meeting Agenda: April 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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April 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

April 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. LPS BOARD OF EDUCATION INFORMATION
Rationale: 

Notice of the time and place of the Lincoln Board of Education meeting was e-mailed to an extensive list of local and regional news media.  A mailing list is maintained at the Lincoln Public Schools District Office.  A public notice was published in the LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR.



The Lincoln Board of Education is empowered to act on any item listed on the Agenda at any time during the meeting, irrespective of the time or order listed. Pages listed, or further detail, are available upon request. The Open Meetings Act requires and the intention of the Board is that agenda items be sufficiently descriptive to give the public reasonable notice of the matters to be considered at the meeting. The Lincoln Board of Education releases its agenda well in advance of most meetings and desires that all interested persons are fully informed. Any interested person who has a question or needs clarification about the sufficiency of a descriptive item should contact the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
2. CALL TO ORDER
3. ROLL CALL
4. ANNOUNCE OPEN MEETING ACT POSTING AND LOCATION
5. PUBLIC HEARING ON POLICY 6443: PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
6. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Rationale:  The attached minutes are intended to accurately reflect the action of the Board at its previous meetings.

Explanation
The minutes have been prepared for Board approval.
Attachments:
7. SPECIAL REPORTS, PRESENTATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS OF SUCCESS
7.1. Jason Rushing, Computer Science Teacher at Humann Elementary School, Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award
Rationale: 

Jason Rushing, a computer science teacher at Humann Elementary School, has won the Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award sponsored by the Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA). NETA is a grassroots organization open to everyone interested in sharing information about using technology in the educational process. NETA has approximately 2,500 members representing a four-state region.

Explanation

Jason Rushing is a computer science teacher at Humann Elementary School, but his ability to connect with students online and off makes him a natural teacher. While talking about computer codes and algorithms, Rushing uses a broad variety of learning styles to teach, such as standing at the whiteboard with markers, role-playing various activities, or attempting to act out parts of an algorithm. In addition, teaching the basics of computer safety, research and more are built into the curriculum that all students receive at Humann.

Humann Principal Gena Licata appreciates not only the impact Rushing has on students but on fellow staff members as well:

"Our students are engaged in meaningful, challenging instruction related to technology and computer science. All students have had experience with coding, critical thinking skills and problem solving. The staff looks to him as a resource, and he strives to collaborate with teachers to ensure all students have opportunities to engage in technology.”

Rushing is well known among LPS elementary teachers and many more teachers throughout the state and region. Not only he is a thought-leader in the field of computer science teaching, but he also has expertise in the most effective and appropriate uses of technology in schools. He regularly gives presentations at conferences and continually researches and implements new strategies in teaching.

Kent Steen, the Curriculum Specialist for computer science in Lincoln Public Schools, said:

“Jason is an integral member of the computer science curriculum committee, helping shape the curriculum and assessment for the district. He is one of our two lead computer science teachers at the elementary level, providing guidance and support to 38 elementary school computer science teachers.”

8. PUBLIC COMMENT
Rationale: 

In keeping with Board Policy 8420:

  • A time limit of five minutes will be allotted for any speaker.
  • Members of the Board of Education will not respond or engage with speakers.
  • Persons speaking to the Board during public comment may hand out printed materials to the Board but may not use any other form of media.
  • The Board Chair may make adjustments to the public comment guidelines, according to Policy 8420.
  • If at any time persons appearing before the Board exceed the time limitations or become abusive in language or behavior, the Chair may declare that person out of order and to refuse permission to continue to address the Board.
  • Anyone refusing to be identified will be prohibited from speaking.
9. CONSENT AGENDA
Rationale: 
9.1. Human Resources Matters
Rationale: 

The Human Resources Division also includes the Office of Risk Management.  As such, in addition to the Lincoln Board of Education approving all contractual agreements with employees, all employee benefit issues, all personnel actions, and all other matters within the scope of the Human Resources Division, as part of the Human Resources Matters agenda; the Lincoln Board of Education also must approve the settlement of Workers’ Compensation claims, take action on tort claims filed against the district, and take action on all other matters within the scope of the Office of Risk Management.

Explanation

This report includes routine Human Resources changes:

   a.  Administrator Certificate Employees:

              Elections – 7

              Changes of Status – 7

              Separations – 3

   b.  Certificated Employees:

              Elections – 8

             Re- Elections Same Assignment – 3

              Changes of Status –2

              Leaves of Absence – 78

              Separations – 60

   c.  Substitute Certificated Employees:

              Elections – 33

              Changes of Status – 2

              Separations – 14

   d.  Classified Employees:

              Elections – 24

              Changes of Status – 8

             Leaves of Absence – 1

              Separations – 32

   e.  Other:

              Civic Leaves – 1

              Employment of Family Member – 2

   f.  Approval of recommended agreement with Gallup Inc. to subscribe to TeacherInsight,

       PrincipalInsight and SupportInsight.

Proposal

That the Board approve the Human Resources items presented in the attachment(s).*

*The information in the attachment(s) may be protected by privacy legislation until the Board of Education takes action on the staff recommendations.  Therefore, this attachment(s) is not included in agenda materials provided the public and the news media.  Any information in the attachment(s) that is not protected by privacy legislation, however, is available for public inspection from the Associate Superintendent for Human Resources upon request.

That the Board is approving the Human Resources items attached with the information as presented or as on file with official district records and documents relating to each such item, or in such other form as may be approved by the Associate Superintendent for Human Resources, or the Associate Superintendent’s designee, and that the Board hereby authorizes the Associate Superintendent for Human Resources, or the Associate Superintendent’s designee, to transact and complete each such item approved hereby, and to sign, execute, and deliver necessary documents or contracts, and to take or cause to be taken any and all other action as may be necessary to complete each such item of transaction as contemplated, for and on behalf of this school district.

9.2. Routine Business
Rationale: 

At each meeting, the Board of Education is asked to approve certain items of routine business of the school district.

Explanation

The items included in routine business for this meeting are:

REGULAR CLAIMS – Claims for the period ending April 12, 2016, were previously provided.                   

Federal Tax ACH Deposit of $5,495,645.91.                   

Procurement Card ACH Transfer of $73,579.73.                   

Office Depot ACH Transfer of $45,582.96.                   

Vendor ACH Transfer of $167,858.45.

PAYROLL FOR RATIFICATION – Payroll for the period ending March 31, 2016, in the amount of $14,347,524.68.

GIFTS – Approval for the gifts listed on the attached gift report.

BIDS/CONTRACTS/OTHER ROUTINE BUSINESS – Bids/contracts/other routine business will be presented for approval for the purchase of textbooks for private and parochial schools; asbestos removal services; access control projects; generator replacements; an agreement to provide breakfasts and lunches for summer feeding; an agreement for staff training; agreements for travel services; authorization of conveyances; an amendment to the agreement providing math curriculum; an amendment to the lease agreement with Boys & Girls Club; items listed for auction; and any other bids/contracts/routine business as presented.

Proposal

That the Lincoln Board of Education approve the following items of routine business:

The regular claims for period ending April 12, 2016.

Payroll for the period ending March 31, 2016.

Gifts for Brownell, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and the district.

Bids/contracts/other routine business for the purchase of textbooks for private and parochial schools; asbestos removal services; access control projects; generator replacements; an agreement to provide breakfasts and lunches for summer feeding; an agreement for staff training; agreements for travel services; authorization of conveyances; an amendment to the agreement providing math curriculum; an amendment to the lease agreement with Boys & Girls Club; items listed for auction; and any other bids/contracts/routine business as presented.

Attachments:
9.3. Option Enrollment Student Applications for 2016-17
Rationale: 

On February 23, 2016, the Board adopted a resolution to accept option students for the 2016-17 school year.  Applications have been received from students requesting that they be accepted as option students for the 2016-17 school year.  Staff recommends that the students referred to in this agenda item be accepted for enrollment as they are in compliance with the Board resolution of February 23, 2016.      

Explanation
Staff has examined the applications of the students included in this proposal.  The students meet one of the criteria set forth by the Board in its resolution of February 23, 2016.  Staff recommends approval of these applications.      

Proposal  
That the Board adopt the following resolution:  

WHEREAS, the students who have been assigned student numbers 292431, 411673, 221026, 404717, 412122, 412149 (for purposes of confidentiality, assigned numbers are being used) meet one or more of the criteria of the Board resolution of February 23, 2016, with regard to such option students;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the aforementioned students be accepted as option students on the condition and with the express understanding that all programs, all classes and all buildings of assignment, except as otherwise required by law, shall at all times and from time to time during attendance at Lincoln Public Schools be determined solely by Lincoln Public Schools.

Attachments:
10. FIRST READING, ACTION AT NEXT MEETING
Rationale:  *The Lincoln Board of Education is empowered to act on any item listed on the Agenda at any time during the meeting, irrespective of the time or order listed. Pages listed, or further detail, are available upon request. The Open Meetings Act requires and the intention of the Board is that agenda items be sufficiently descriptive to give the public reasonable notice of the matters to be considered at the meeting. The Lincoln Board of Education  Board releases its agenda well in advance of most meetings and desires that all interested persons are fully informed. Any interested person who has a question or needs clarification about the sufficiency of a descriptive item should contact the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
10.1. From Board Committees
10.1.1. Policy 5112-Age of Attendance
Rationale: 

In Policy 5112, the LPS Board expresses state requirements for the age of students eligible for K-12 public education.

Explanation

Revisions in Policy 5112 more clearly define the start and end of the school year for purposes of providing services to students approaching and reaching their 21st birthday.

Proposal

That the Board discuss proposed changes to Policy 5112.

Attachments:
10.1.2. Policy 5119-Option Students
Rationale: 

The Lincoln Board of Education annually adopts a resolution stating the timeline and parameters for acceptance of option enrollment students.  In addition, the resolution will state the circumstances under which late applications to option in will be accepted.  An option student who has been accepted for enrollment in Lincoln Public Schools may request a particular school building, but the building assignment of the option student shall be determined by the Office of Student Services. Option enrollment students shall be assigned to a school open to transfer and no option student shall be assigned to a school which the District categorizes as closed to transfer except under certain circumstances as determined by Policy 5119.

Explanation

This revision to Policy 5119 clarifies one of the conditions for which an option students can be assigned to a building closed to transfer.

Proposal

That the Board discuss proposed changes to Policy 5119.

Attachments:
10.1.3. Policy 6441-Technology Resources and Internet Safety
Rationale: 

Lincoln Public Schools adopts and shall enforce a policy of making technology resources available only to advance educational goals and objectives, supplement instruction and further school purposes. Policy 6441 outlines the operation and use of such technology resources by students, staff, and the community to meet this policy requirement.

Explanation

Periodically, changes in law require the addition of new language into policy.  The revision to Policy 6441 reflects required change in policy language.

Proposal

That the Board discuss proposed changes to Policy 6441.

 

 

 

Attachments:
10.1.4. Policy 6443-Parental Involvement
Rationale: 

Lincoln Public Schools welcomes parental involvement in the education of their children. We recognize that parental involvement increases student success.  It is Lincoln Public Schools’ policy to foster and facilitate, to the extent appropriate and in their primary language, parental information about and involvement in the education of their children. Policies and regulations are established to protect the emotional, physical and social well-being of all students.

Explanation

The revision of Policy 6443 is part of an annual review of the Parental Involvement Policy as required by Federal and State Law.  The revision that is proposed is not a change in intent, but a recent change in law.  The Elementary and Secondary Education Act has been reauthorized.  The revision acknowledges the requirement that LPS’s policy must meet all applicable law.

Proposal

That the Board discuss proposed changes to Policy 6443.

Attachments:
10.1.5. Policy 6450-Controversial Issues
Rationale: 

Public schools have a responsibility to develop critical-thinking skills in students.  This includes objectives and resources related to controversial issues in appropriate curriculum areas and grade levels and in classrooms and library media centers.  Controversial issues are included in the curriculum to help students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become an informed citizen in preparation for adulthood.  Policy 6450 provides guidance in the teaching of controversial issues.

Explanation

The revision to Policy 6450 are meant to reinforce the purpose of teaching controversial issues, express the importance of working with families, and expressing how the policy applies to unplanned conversations that occur in classrooms.

Proposal

That the Board discuss proposed changes to Policy 6450.

Attachments:
10.2. From the Superintendent
10.2.1. EducationQuest Foundation College Access Grant Application - Lincoln Northeast High School
Rationale: 
EducationQuest Foundation’s College Access Grants goal is to increase the percentage of graduates who enroll in post-secondary programs after high school.  The program provides funding to Nebraska high schools to build and support activities that increase student enrollment in college immediately following graduation.  The annual awards are paid over four years and range from $2,500 to $20,000, based on the size of the high school. Lincoln Northeast High School last received an EducationQuest College Access Grant in the 2008 grant cycle.  

Availability of funds is announced every two years and applications are accepted through a competitive grant process.  Awards made this cycle will run from the 2016-2017 academic year through the 2019-2020 academic year.

Explanation
Lincoln Northeast High School recognizes the importance of implementing creative and resourceful strategies to reach both students and parents regarding the continuation of their educational journey after graduating high school.  In 2014, approximately 67.6% of Northeast graduating seniors were college bound, compared to the district rate of 62% as reported by the National Student Clearing House.   The graduation rate at Northeast is 82% with a SIP goal of 86%. The College Access grant will provide Lincoln Northeast High School the opportunity to provide more information and resources to our students to help us reach this goal.  

Based on enrollment, Lincoln Northeast High School is eligible for $20,000 in College Access funding each year for four years. These grant funds will enable counselors at Northeast to increase access of college information to students who would otherwise have barriers in getting the information they need. Offering programs at school such as College Club will make it easier for all students, especially our Free and Reduced Lunch-eligible students, to access this valuable information.  Grant funds will be used for travel, activities, materials, postage, printing, and staffing as per grant guidelines.

Proposal
That the Board approves the submission of a proposal to the EducationQuest Foundation for $80,000 to enhance college access activities at Lincoln Northeast High School. No matching funds are required by Lincoln Public Schools; however, Lincoln Northeast High School must secure the equivalent of 10% of the awarded grant amount through in-kind or monetary donations from community partners. Lincoln Northeast High School is in the process of securing commitments toward this match, should an award be given.  Possible partners may include but will not be limited to UNL, Southeast Community College, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Hy-Vee, and Pizza Hut, as well as several individual business partners and Lincoln Northeast High School’s VIPs.

The application due date is June 10, 2016. 

10.2.2. Resilient Firewall & Threat Management #8640
Rationale: 

In compliance with Federal E-rate procurement requirements, a sealed proposal for Resilient Firewall equipment was sought from interested vendors.  A traditional Firewall is a cybersecurity device that provides the first line of defense against electronic threats, serving as a gatekeeper between the district’s servers and the Internet.  In addition to fulfilling this function, the current generation of Firewall equipment is capable of managing more advanced threats from outside and inside the network by employing intrusion detection/prevention software and providing control over applications that increase the vulnerability of the district network to inappropriate use.  The existing Firewall equipment is five years old and does not provide either the necessary throughput to support the expected future volume of Internet traffic or inspection capabilities necessary to properly secure the district network and data.

Explanation
Four vendors responded to RFP 8640 and a complete bid tabulation is available in the Purchasing Office.  The recommended Firewall equipment is compatible with the existing network infrastructure and represents the solution with the highest score based on the evaluation rubric included in the RFP.  The selection process, consistent with LPS procurement practices, further establishes high standards for vendor partnerships as specified in Section 7 of the Board Technology in Education Resolution and meets requirements of the Federal E-Rate program.

It is recommended that the Firewall equipment award be made to Sirius for Cisco Firewall equipment.

Partial reimbursement of 60 percent, based on the current E-Rate formula for Category Two services, will be sought from the Federal E-Rate Program.  E-Rate funds are prioritized based on needs level and then distributed first-come, first-served at each priority level.  Board approval will allow filing for E-Rate reimbursement at the earliest date possible and, therefore, provide the greatest opportunity for reimbursement.

The total cost of the proposed equipment that includes Firewall equipment for each of the district data centers is $703,093.05 and the cost to the district after eligible E-Rate discounts would be $346,575.69.  The actual expenditure depends upon the outcome of the request for E-Rate reimbursement and will be made from the ESU Fund.

Proposal
The Board, by approving this agreement with Sirius, is approving the award, the contract documents for this service, and all associated documents related thereto according to the terms and conditions as on file with district records or such other or additional terms and provision as negotiated and approved by the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs, or a designee, and the Board is hereby delegating to and authorizing the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs, or a designee, to sign, execute, and deliver the contract documents and all such related documents, make all contract payments, and to take or cause to be taken any and all other action and sign any other documents as may be necessary to complete the transaction, and to administer, operate, and/or implement the contract and all associated documents related thereto on a day-to-day basis for this service as contemplated thereby, for and on behalf of this school district, and hereby designates the Chief Technology Officer, or another person as selected by the Superintendent, or a designee from time to time, as its program administrator under this agreement.

11. SECOND READING, RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION
11.1. From Board Committees
11.1.1. Newly Annexed Property to the City of Lincoln
Rationale: 

The Board of Education assigns school attendance areas to property newly annexed to the City of Lincoln or newly platted.  This action establishes school attendance areas prior to the sale of residential lots, allowing purchasers to know what schools their children will attend.

Explanation
The City of Lincoln has annexed two parcels of land which automatically brings these properties into the Lincoln Public Schools District.  These properties need to be assigned attendance centers so that potential purchasers of homes in this area will know which schools they will be attending:

Shadow Creek, Annexation Ordinance #20280, for 2015-16 school year:  Pyrtle Elementary School, Lux Middle School, and East High School.

Woodlands at Yankee Hill, Annexation Ordinance #20284, for 2015-16 school year:  Maxey Elementary School, Pound Middle School, and Southeast High School.

Proposal
That the Board approve the proposed attendance area assignments of the newly annexed properties.

Attachments:
11.2. From the Superintendent
11.2.1. Humann Elementary School Classroom Additions and Renovation #8365
Rationale: 

Sealed bids were received from interested vendors for the construction of walls, floors, roofs, structural systems, mechanical systems, electrical systems, interior and exterior finishes and associated site work for the renovation of and additions to Humann Elementary School.  The following award recommendation is for the construction and renovation project of Humann Elementary School by a general contractor.

Explanation
It is recommended that award be made to Hausmann Construction.

Hausmann Construction (Lincoln, Nebraska)                                                     $8,659,000.00

Bid results:

Hausmann Construction (Lincoln, Nebraska)                                                     $8,659,000.00
Kingery Construction (Lincoln, Nebraska)                                                          $8,737,000.00
Sampson Construction (Lincoln, Nebraska)                                                       $8,875,000.00
Hampton Construction (Lincoln, Nebraska)                                                       $8,925,000.00

It is recommended the following alternates be accepted:

Alternate L-1 – Parking Lot Expansion                                                                 $101,000.00 (Add)
Alternate A-1 – Retaining Wall Replacement                                                        $  45,500.00 (Add)
Alternate A-2 – Interior Slab Replacement                                                           $  58,000.00 (Add)

A complete bid tabulation is available in the Purchasing Office.

This will be an expenditure (including alternate additions) of $8,863,500.00 from the Bond Fund or other appropriate facilities funds.

Proposal
That the Board approve this proposed award to Hausmann Construction.  To meet the projected completion date, it is necessary that construction begin as soon as possible following approval.  The Board, by approving this agreement with Hausmann Construction, is approving the award, the contract documents for this project, and all associated documents related thereto according to the terms and conditions as on file with district records or such other or additional terms and provisions as negotiated and approved by the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs or a designee, and the Board is hereby delegating to and authorizing the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs or a designee to sign, execute, and deliver the contract documents and all such related documents, make all contract payments, and to take or cause to be taken any and all other action and sign any other documents as may be necessary to complete the transaction, and to administer, operate, and/or implement the contract and all associated documents related thereto on a day-to-day basis during this project as contemplated thereby, for and on behalf of this school district, and hereby designates the Director of Facilities & Maintenance, or another person as selected by the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs or a designee from time to time as its program administrator under this agreement.

11.2.2. Park Middle School Classroom Additions and Renovation #8369
Rationale: 

Sealed bids were received from interested vendors for the construction of a new gymnasium, two classrooms, commons area, and miscellaneous support space.  Renovations include a secure entrance and other miscellaneous renovations at Park Middle School.  The following award recommendation is for the construction and renovation project of Park Middle School by a general contractor.

Explanation
It is recommended that award be made to Hausmann Construction.

Hausmann Construction (Lincoln, Nebraska)                                                     $3,123,456.00

Bid results:

Hausmann Construction (Lincoln, Nebraska)                                                     $3,123,456.00
Rogge General Contractors, Inc. (Lincoln, Nebraska)                                        $3,148,000.00
Sampson Construction (Lincoln, Nebraska)                                                       $3,149,000.00

It is recommended the following alternates be accepted:

Alternate 1 – Delete Painting                                                                                $24,000.00 (Deduct)
Alternate 2 – Delete Wood Cabinets and Countertops                                         $13,000.00 (Deduct)

A complete bid tabulation is available in the Purchasing Office.

This will be an expenditure (including alternate deductions) of $3,086,456.00 from the Bond Fund or other appropriate facilities funds.

Proposal
That the Board approve this proposed award to Hausmann Construction.  To meet the projected completion date, it is necessary that construction begin as soon as possible following approval.  The Board, by approving this agreement with Hausmann Construction, is approving the award, the contract documents for this project, and all associated documents related thereto according to the terms and conditions as on file with district records or such other or additional terms and provisions as negotiated and approved by the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs or a designee, and the Board is hereby delegating to and authorizing the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs or a designee to sign, execute, and deliver the contract documents and all such related documents, make all contract payments, and to take or cause to be taken any and all other action and sign any other documents as may be necessary to complete the transaction, and to administer, operate, and/or implement the contract and all associated documents related thereto on a day-to-day basis during this project as contemplated thereby, for and on behalf of this school district, and hereby designates the Director of Facilities & Maintenance, or another person as selected by the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs, or a designee from time to time as its program administrator under this agreement.

11.2.3. West Lincoln Elementary School Classroom Additions and Renovation #8367
Rationale: 

Sealed bids were received from interested vendors for the construction of an eight-classroom addition, security entrance, restrooms, interior renovations of existing classrooms, and resource rooms.  The project also consists of expansion of the geothermal wellfield, replacement of existing pavement, bitumen system roof, and grade adjustments relative to new construction at West Lincoln Elementary School.  The following award recommendation is for the construction and renovation project of West Lincoln Elementary School by a general contractor.

Explanation
It is recommended that award be made to Rogge Construction.

Rogge General Contractors (Lincoln, Nebraska)                                                $4,163,000.00

Bid results:

Rogge General Contractors (Lincoln, Nebraska)                                                $4,163,000.00
Sampson Construction (Lincoln, Nebraska)                                                        $4,227,000.00
Kingery Construction (Lincoln, Nebraska)                                                           $4,317,000.00
Hausmann Construction (Lincoln, Nebraska)                                                      $4,343,000.00

It is recommended the following alternates be accepted:

Alternate 1 – Delete Painting                                                                                   $51,000.00 (Deduct)

A complete bid tabulation is available in the Purchasing Office.

This will be an expenditure (including alternate deductions) of $4,112,000.00 from the Bond Fund or other appropriate facilities funds.

Proposal
That the Board approve this proposed award to Rogge General Contractors.  To meet the projected completion date, it is necessary that construction begin as soon as possible following approval.  The Board, by approving this agreement with Rogge General Contractors, is approving the award, the contract documents for this project, and all associated documents related thereto according to the terms and conditions as on file with district records or such other or additional terms and provisions as negotiated and approved by the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs or a designee, and the Board is hereby delegating to and authorizing the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs or a designee to sign, execute, and deliver the contract documents and all such related documents, make all contract payments, and to take or cause to be taken any and all other action and sign any other documents as may be necessary to complete the transaction, and to administer, operate, and/or implement the contract and all associated documents related thereto on a day-to-day basis during this project as contemplated thereby, for and on behalf of this school district, and hereby designates the Director of Facilities & Maintenance, or another person as selected by the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs or a designee from time to time as its program administrator under this agreement.

12. EXPEDITED/EMERGENCY ACTIONS
13. ITEM(S) REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
14. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/REPORTS
14.1. From Board Committees
14.2. From The Career Academy
14.3. From the Superintendent
14.3.1. Superintendent Update
15. ANNOUNCEMENTS OF UPCOMING EVENTS FOR THE BOARD
Rationale: 

April 13 - TCA Joint Board Meeting, TCA, 8:15 am

April 14 - FLPS Inspire Awards Celebration, LNS, 6:00 pm

April 16 - BackPack Extra Mile, East High, 10:00 am

April 26 - Board Meeting, LPSDO, 6:00 pm

16. PUBLIC COMMENT
Rationale: 

In keeping with Board Policy 8420:

  • A time limit of five minutes will be allotted for any speaker.
  • Members of the Board of Education will not respond or engage with speakers.
  • Persons speaking to the Board during public comment may hand out printed materials to the Board but may not use any other form of media.
  • The Board Chair may make adjustments to the public comment guidelines, according to Policy 8420.
  • If at any time persons appearing before the Board exceed the time limitations or become abusive in language or behavior, the Chair may declare that person out of order and to refuse permission to continue to address the Board.
  • Anyone refusing to be identified will be prohibited from speaking.
17. REQUEST FOR CLOSED SESSION
Rationale: 
The Lincoln Board of Education is authorized by state statute to hold closed sessions.  Closed sessions may be held when clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual.  Reasons that meet this standard include but are not limited to:  (a) strategy sessions with respect to collective bargaining, real estate matters, pending litigation, or litigation which is imminent as evidenced by communication of a claim or threat of litigation to or by the public body; (b) discussion regarding deployment of security personnel or devices; (c) investigative proceedings regarding allegations of criminal misconduct; (d) evaluation of the job performance of a person when necessary to prevent needless injury to the reputation of a person and if such person has not requested a public meeting; and (e) legal advice.

Explanation
At this point, it is appropriate for the Board to meet in closed session for one of the stated matters and/or any other permissible closed session matters in compliance with the law.

17.1. Request for Closed Session - Negotiations/Collective Bargaining, Property/Real Estate, Litigation, Security, Criminal Misconduct, Personnel, and Legal Advice Matters
Rationale:  The Lincoln Board of Education is authorized by state statute to hold closed sessions.  Closed sessions may be held when clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual.  Reasons that meet this standard include but are not limited to:  (a) strategy sessions with respect to collective bargaining, real estate matters, pending litigation, or litigation which is imminent as evidenced by communication of a claim or threat of litigation to or by the public body; (b) discussion regarding deployment of security personnel or devices; (c) investigative proceedings regarding allegations of criminal misconduct; (d) evaluation of the job performance of a person when necessary to prevent needless injury to the reputation of a person and if such person has not requested a public meeting; and (e) legal advice.

Explanation

At this point, it is appropriate for the Board to meet in closed session for one of the stated matters and/or any other permissible closed session matters in compliance with the law.

PROPOSAL:

That the Board hold a closed session:

1.  For strategy session with respect to negotiations/collective bargaining clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

2.  For strategy session with respect to property/real estate matters clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

3.  For strategy session with respect to pending litigation, or litigation which is imminent as evidenced by communication of a claim or threat of litigation to or by the public body clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

4.  For discussion regarding deployment of security personnel or devices clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

5.  For investigative proceedings regarding allegations of criminal misconduct clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

6.  For personnel and the evaluation of job performance clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

7.  For discussions of the legal consequences of specific action and legal advice clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of  needless injury to the reputation of an individual in compliance with the law.

18. ADJOURNMENT
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