Public Meeting Agenda: February 21, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Special Meeting/Retreat

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February 21, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Special Meeting/Retreat Agenda

February 21, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Special Meeting/Retreat
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. ANNOUNCE OPEN MEETING ACT POSTING AND LOCATION
4. BOARD MEMBER REFLECTIONS
Rationale: 

Please share your thoughts about the district's direction in light of the current political and financial environment.

5. DINNER (6:30-7:15)
6. REVIEW 2016-17 ANNUAL GOALS AND PRIORITIES
Rationale: 

The Board of Education and Superintendent’s 2016-17 Annual Goals and Priorities

    • By March 1, 2017, adopt benchmarks that ensure high-quality, sustainable, full-service community schools and communicate a strong vision for current and future partnerships.(Steve Joel/John Neal)
    • By February 1, 2017, develop plans and recommend action steps based on the results of the Special Education review. (Steve Joel/Jane Stavem)
    • By May 1, 2017, complete a community-wide strategic planning process to identify community priorities for the district’s next 5-year strategic plan. (Steve Joel/John Neal)
    • By 2019, develop, implement, and sustain district initiatives that result in an increased graduation rate, with a goal of 90 percent of on-time graduates that are career and college ready. (Steve Joel/Jane Stavem)
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7. REQUEST FOR CLOSED SESSION
7.1. 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.

8. ADJOURNMENT (9:00 pm)
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