Public Meeting Agenda: June 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM - ESU 18 Board of Education Regular Meeting

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June 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM - ESU 18 Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

June 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM - ESU 18 Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. ESU 18 and 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. 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:
6. 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.
7. CONSENT
7.1. ROUTINE BUSINESS
Rationale: 

At some meetings, the Board is asked to approve certain items of routine business of the ESU.

Explanation
The items included in routine business for this meeting are:

BIDS/CONTRACTS/OTHER ROUTINE BUSINESS – A contract will be presented for approval for a master services agreement with the Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council and an interlocal agreement with Lancaster County, Nebraska.

Proposal
That the Board approve the following items of routine business:

Contract for a master services agreement with the Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council and an interlocal agreement with Lancaster County, Nebraska.

Attachments:
8. 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.

8.1. Request for Closed Session - Negotiations/Collective Bargaining, Property/Real Estate, Litigation, Security, Criminal Misconduct, Personnel, and Legal Advice Matters
9. ADJOURNMENT
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