Public Meeting Agenda: May 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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May 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

May 23, 2017 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. 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. SPECIAL REPORTS, PRESENTATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS OF SUCCESS
6.1. Student Celebration: Kyler Johnson, Lincoln North Star High School Senior
Rationale: 

Over the years Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent Steve Joel has added a student member to his “Weather Team,” as Lincoln North Star High School senior Kyler Johnson offered his services as an official weather forecaster and storm hunter.

Kyler will talk about his time at LPS, high school experience, future plans – and his partnership with the superintendent. 

7. PUBLIC COMMENT
Rationale: 

In keeping with Board Policy 8420:

  • Persons speaking during Public Comment will be called forward individually by the Board Chair to the location identified for such purpose.
  • A time limit of five minutes will be allotted for any speaker.  At the discretion of the chair, the speaker may be allotted additional time.  Board members may share, address or consider comments from the public during public comment, at the end of public comment or when related business is on the agenda.
  • Each individual speaking to the Board will be required to identify himself or herself prior to giving public comment.  A "Record of Appearance" card is provided for this purpose.
  • Persons wishing to appear will be heard in the order in which the Chair of the meeting determines appropriate.
  • In cases where more than one person wishes to speak on the same topic, their presentations to the Board may, at the discretion of the chair, be grouped together by topic.
  • If the number of people wishing to speak under the public participation portions of the agenda is large, the chair may rule that a public hearing be scheduled or the discussion be limited on the issue in question.
  • 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.
  • 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, require a change in behavior and may require the person or persons to leave the premises of the Board meeting. 
8. CONSENT AGENDA
Rationale: 
8.1. 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 Certificated Employees:

             Elections – 3

             Changes of Status – 1

   b.  Certificated Employees:

             Elections – 27

             Changes of Status – 5

            Re-Elections Same Assignment –15

            Re-Elections New Assignment – 3     

             Leaves of Absence – 2

             Separations – 25

   c.  Substitute Certificated Employees:

             Elections – 2

             Separations – 22

   d.  Classified Employees:

             Elections – 22

             Leaves of Absence – 2

             Separations – 56

   e.  Other:

             Employment of Family Members – 3

             Civic Leaves – 1

             Workers' Compensation Lump Sum Settlements – 1

   f.  Approval of recommended board resolution regarding Voluntary Life and Disability Benefits Plans carrier.

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.

8.2. 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:

a.  REGULAR CLAIMS – Claims for the period ending May 23, 2017, were previously provided.                   

Federal Tax ACH Deposit of $6,557.07.                   

State Tax ACH Deposit of $792,233.54.                   

Procurement Card ACH Transfer of $116,360.11.                   

Child Support ACH Transfer of $613.26.                   

Office Depot ACH Transfer of $67,953.94.                   

Retirement ACH Transfer of $4,706,051.99.                   

Vendor ACH Transfer of $76,415.90.

b.  PAYROLL FOR RATIFICATION – Payroll for the period ending May 4, 2017, in the amount of $15,652.43.

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

d.  BIDS/CONTRACTS/OTHER ROUTINE BUSINESS – Bids/contracts/other routine business will be presented for approval for the purchase of cheer squad uniforms and accessories; the purchase of teachers’ editions Math Expressions; the purchase of computer workstations; the purchase of tool carts, sets, and accessories; fire alarm upgrades; payment of AP exam fees; the purchase of LCD projectors; the purchase of science kits; an agreement regarding use of the former Arnold site; an agreement creating an Out of School Suspension program; an agreement for a la carte pizza; an agreement to lease parking space for Transportation; authorization of a right of entry at Kooser; 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:
a.  The regular claims for period ending May 23, 2017.

b.  Payroll for the period ending May 4, 2017.

c.  Gifts for Meadow Lane and the district.

d.  Bids/contracts/other routine business for the purchase of cheer squad uniforms and accessories; the purchase of teachers’ editions Math Expressions; the purchase of computer workstations; the purchase of tool carts, sets, and accessories; fire alarm upgrades; payment of AP exam fees; the purchase of LCD projectors; the purchase of science kits; an agreement regarding use of the former Arnold site; an agreement creating an Out of School Suspension program; an agreement for a la carte pizza; an agreement to lease parking space for Transportation; authorization of a right of entry at Kooser; items listed for auction; and any other bids/contracts/routine business as presented.
Attachments:
8.3. Option Enrollment Student Applications for 2017-18
Rationale: 

On February 14, 2017, the Board adopted a resolution to accept option enrollment students for the 2017-18 school year.  Applications for enrollment during the 2017-18 school year have been received and are in compliance with the Board resolution of February 14, 2017.      

Explanation 
The applications included in this agenda item have been examined by staff and meet one of the criteria set forth by the Board in the resolution of February 14, 2017.  Staff recommends approval of the applications. 

Proposal   
That the Board adopts the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the students who have been assigned student numbers 246640 and 401245 (for purposes of confidentiality, assigned numbers are being used) meet one or more of the criteria of the Board resolution of February 14, 2017, 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:
8.4. Late Request for Enrollment Option Out 2017-18
Rationale: 

March 15, 2017, was the deadline for enrollment option applications to be completed for students wishing to attend school in a district other than the one in which they reside for the 2017-18 school year.  The Lincoln Public Schools Board of Education has authority to waive the deadline for late enrollment option requests (NDE Rule 7, Section 004.05).      

Explanation  
A request from a student who resides in the district of Lincoln Public Schools and wishes to attend school outside of Lincoln Public Schools has been received after the March 15, 2017, deadline.  The Lincoln Public Schools Board of Education may deny or approve this request.  If this request is approved by the Board of Education, it will be forwarded to the option school district for their approval.    

Student Number            Option District
283619                                Waverly                                                                    

Proposal  
That the Board approves the request for option out for the 2017-18 school year.

9. 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.
9.1. From Board Committees
9.1.1. Refunding Series 2009 Bond Issue
Rationale: 

The Lincoln Public School District issued $100,000,000.00 in general obligation school bonds on February 11, 2009.  The bonds were the second series of bonds issued for funding a comprehensive ten-year facilities improvement plan.  Bond principal and interest are scheduled to be repaid through January 15, 2039.

Explanation
The current bond market may allow for an advanced refunding at a reduced interest rate.  This would result in a reduction of debt service payable.

Staff will work with the district’s financial advisor (Ameritas Investment Corp.), with its bond counsel (Gilmore & Bell), and with its general counsel (Perry, Guthery, Haase & Gessford) to finalize the attached resolution and to meet all other requirements necessary for the advanced refunding of these bonds if and when the district were to proceed.

Attachments:
9.1.2. 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 a parcel of land, which automatically brings this property into the district of Lincoln Public Schools.  This property needs to be assigned attendance centers so that potential purchasers of homes in this area will know which schools they will be attending:

Grandview Estates 1st Addition, Annexation Ordinance #20483, for 2017-18 school year:  Wysong Elementary School, Pound Middle School, and Southeast High School



Attachments:
9.2. From the Superintendent
9.2.1. Title VII, Indian Education Program
Rationale: 

The U.S. Department of Education through Title VI of the ESSA provides funds to fulfill the Federal Government’s unique and continuing trust relationship with and responsibility to the Indian people for the education of Indian children. These funds support the goal of ensuring programs that serve Indian children are of the highest quality and provide for not only the basic elementary and secondary educational needs, but also the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of these children. The purpose of this program is to support American Indian and Alaska Native students in meeting the same challenging State student academic achievement standards as all other students are expected to meet. The district has received federal funds for services for Native American students since the mid-1980’s.  The following table reflects a January student count and the grant award amount received in recent years.  Grant award amounts vary by year according to the total amount of Indian Education funds available at the federal level and are not based only on the number of students per program.

School Year

Student Number

Amount Awarded

2012-13

531

$132,842

2013-14

568

$137,006

2014-15

553

$133,660

2015-16

606

$148,737

2016-17

611

$146,179

2017-18

*585

$138,292

*Indicates count from January 2017 submitted with current grant request.

Explanation
Lincoln Public Schools Indian Education program will provide support to Native American students in grades PK-12 in the 2017-18 school year. Native American students are enrolled in all schools across the district representing about 60 tribes as designated by the parent. The funding from federal grants specifically for Native American students is $138,292. Decisions regarding the use of these funds are made in consultation with the Native American Advisory Committee.

9.2.2. CLC Agreements with B&GC of Lincoln/Lancaster County, Cedars Youth Services, Family Service Association, LHA, Lincoln Parks & Rec, Malone Community Center, Nebraskans for Civic Reform, North Pointe Community Church, NE Family Center, Willard Community Center, and YMCA of Lincoln #9035
Rationale: 
Lincoln Public Schools has various sites throughout the district which provide services related to Community Learning Center (CLC) activities.

Explanation
It is recommended that agreements be entered into between Lincoln Public Schools and the following entities:  Boys and Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County, Cedars Youth Services, Family Service Association, Lincoln Housing Authority, Lincoln Parks & Recreation, Malone Community Center, Nebraskans for Civic Reform, North Pointe Community Church, Northeast Family Center, Willard Community Center, and YMCA of Lincoln, to provide services related to Community Learning Center (CLC) activities at various LPS locations.

These agreements will be valid through September 30, 2018.

Boys and Girls Club of Lincoln / Lancaster County

$55,500.00

Cedars Youth Services

$51,100.00

Family Service Association

$255,936.00

Lincoln Housing Authority

$35,840.00

Lincoln Parks & Recreation

$198,249.00

Malone Community Center

$38,900.00

Nebraskans for Civic Reform

$168,005.00

North Pointe Community Church

$53,478.00

Northeast Family Center

$71,650.00

Willard Community Center

$25,548.00

YMCA of Lincoln

$91,786.00

 

 

Total

$1,045,992




This will be an expenditure of $1,045,992.00 from the Federal Fund.

Complete copies of the proposed agreements are available in the Purchasing Office.

Proposal

The Board, by approving this agreement with the CLC sites, 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 Federal Programs, 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.
9.2.3. Fresh Fruits and Vegetables #8934
Rationale: 

Proposals were requested from interested vendors to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to be delivered to all cafeterias as needed during the period of July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018, with renewals for 2018-19 and 2019-20.

Explanation
It is recommended that award be made to the lowest responsible vendor meeting specifications, based on estimated expenditures:

Greenberg Fruit Co., Inc. (Omaha, Nebraska)                                             estimated $950,000.00 annually

There was one other proposal which offered fewer of the requested items and was evaluated at a higher cost comparison.  A complete tabulation of proposals is available in the Purchasing Office.

This will be an estimated expenditure of $950,000.00 annually from the Nutrition Services Fund.

Proposal
That the Board discuss this award to Greenberg Fruit Company, Inc.  The Board, by approving this purchase with the above vendor, hereby designates the Director of Nutrition Services 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 purchase order.

9.2.4. Shelf-Stable, Refrigerated, and Frozen Food #8915 and #8916
Rationale: 

Proposals were requested from interested vendors to provide shelf-stable, refrigerated, and frozen food products for use by Nutrition Services for all locations.  The contract prices are for the period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

Explanation
It is recommended that award be made to the lowest responsible vendors meeting specifications, based on estimated expenditures:
American Bean Company (Edison, New Jersey)                                                     $19,648.75
Cash-Wa Distributing (Kearney, Nebraska)                                                           173,071.77
Reinhart Foodservice (Omaha, Nebraska)                                                             455,100.90
Rotella’s Bakery                                                                                                       1,629.60
Sysco (Lincoln, Nebraska)                                                                                    822,627.43
Tecumseh Poultry (Waverly, Nebraska)                                                                  37,620.00
Thompson Foods (Grand Island, Nebraska)                                                           512,046.90
Tyson                                                                                                                  419,866.00
US Foods (Lenexa, Kansas)                                                                                  521,503.28
Total                                                                                                               $2,963,114.63

There were 293 items on the quotation requests.

This will be an estimated expenditure of $2,963,114.63 from the Nutrition Services Fund.

Proposal
That the Board discuss this award to the above listed vendors.  Lead times are two to four weeks before delivery, so first orders will need to be placed in June, 2017.  The Board, by approving these purchases with the above vendors, hereby designates the Director of Nutrition Services or another person as selected by the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs or a designee from time to time as its program administrator under these purchase orders.

10. SECOND READING, RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION
10.1. From Board Committees
10.1.1. District Management Council (DMC) Action Plan
Rationale: 
In July 2015, the Board of Education adopted the goal of initiating a comprehensive review of programs to meet the needs of all students, including special education programs. The district engaged the services of the District Management Council, now referred to as DMGroup, to conduct an opportunity review of services provided to struggling students in Lincoln Public Schools. This comprehensive report was delivered and reviewed beginning in July, 2016, and throughout the school year, and from that point, work began to develop a collaborative action plan that will serve as the working document to guide the future work of the district.
     
Explanation
The staff brings forth the DMC Action Plan for Lincoln Public Schools.  

Proposal
That the Board approve the proposed DMC Action Plan.
Attachments:
10.1.2. Policy 2000 Series
Rationale: 
Lincoln Public Schools reviews policies on an on-going basis and updates said policies to ensure that they accurately reflect the ever-changing work of the district.  Entire series of policies are reviewed together.  After review, many policies do not require revision or only require small formatting changes.  These policies are presented to the Board for approval as a single block of policies.

Explanation

The following policies will be submitted as a group as they contain only small formatting changes: 2100, 2110, 2111, 2120, 2130, 2410, 2440, 2460.

The remaining policies will be submitted for approval as reviewed.  They do did not require any revisions: 2000, 2125, 2135, 2140, 2150, 2200, 2400, 2420, 2430, 2450, 2500, 2501.

10.1.3. Policy 5520-Student Fees
Rationale: 

The Board of Education of Lincoln Public Schools annually reviews and approves Policy 5520 to ensure that its policy is in accordance with the Public Elementary and Secondary Student Fees Authorization Act.

The district’s general policy is to provide for the free instruction in school in accordance with the Nebraska Constitution and state and federal law.  This generally means that the district’s policy is to provide free instruction for courses which are required by state law or regulation and to provide the staff, facility, equipment, and materials necessary for such instruction without charge or fee to the students.

The district does provide activities, programs, and services to children that extend beyond the minimum level of constitutionally required free instruction. Students and their parents have historically contributed to the district’s efforts to provide such activities, programs, and services. The district’s general policy is to continue to encourage and to the extent permitted by law, to require such student and parent contributions to enhance the educational program provided by the district.

Explanation
Revisions to Policy 5520 reflect changes to fees and the fee waiver eligibility fees to address changes in cost while remaining in compliance with all applicable laws.

Proposal
That the Board approves Policy 5520 and Appendix 1.

Attachments:
10.2. From the Superintendent
10.2.1. Preventing Childhood Obesity Community Grants
Rationale: 

Children’s Hospital in Omaha is committed to preventing childhood obesity through proactive programs focused on education. Children’s dedication stems from its mission, “To improve the life of every child - through dedication to exceptional clinical care, research, education and advocacy” and its responsiveness to the health concerns of Heartland families. By providing leadership and support to the communities it serves, Children’s hopes to achieve its vision of eliminating childhood obesity. Three years ago, Children's created Preventing Childhood Obesity Community Grants to harness the strength of community partners and touch as many young lives as possible. In 2016, Children’s opened the Center for the Child and Community in Lincoln, which opened up this grant competition to Lincoln organizations.  This year, Children’s will award grants to non-profit partners in Omaha and Lincoln, equipping them to improve the health and lives of children.

Explanation
Lincoln Public Schools would like to expand a pilot project it has been conducting in four middle schools this year using fitness monitoring watches in PE classes. By using Children’s grant funds to purchase additional fitness monitoring watches that will accommodate four more middle schools, LPS will be able to move closer to its goal of a more rigorous and consistent program for all middle school students served by the district.

The fitness monitor watches allow students to track their heart rate and level of exertion during PE classes. The students can personalize their learning through activity goal setting, fitness levels, and rate of perceived exertion.  The monitors provide constant formative assessment and provide the needed feedback for optimal motivation. The trackers sync with a computer and create a visual display that students can watch as they work to make sure they are staying in their healthy heart zone. In addition to purchasing sets for four schools, the grant will provide resources for professional development around the use and implementation for middle school PE staff as well.

Proposal
That the Board approve the submission of a proposal to Children’s Hospital in Omaha for a Preventing Childhood Obesity Community Grant in the amount of $25,000 for the one-time purchase of fitness monitoring watches for four middle schools. No match is required for this grant.

This proposal is due May 24, 2017.

11. EXPEDITED/EMERGENCY ACTIONS
12. ITEM(S) REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
13. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/REPORTS
13.1. From Board Committees
13.2. From The Career Academy
13.3. From the Superintendent
13.3.1. Superintendent Update
13.3.2. Monthly Financial Report
Rationale: 
At the second Board meeting of the month, information regarding the district’s monthly financial report is presented.

Explanation
The monthly financial report for the month ending April 30, 2017, is attached.

Proposal
Information item; no Board action required.
Attachments:
14. ANNOUNCEMENTS OF UPCOMING EVENTS FOR THE BOARD
Rationale: 

May 25: Bryan Community Graduation, 7 pm, East High School

May 28: Graduation

Lincoln Southwest, 12 pm, Pinnacle Bank Arena

Lincoln Northeast, 1:30 pm, Devaney Sport Center

Lincoln North Star, 3:00 pm, Pinnacle Bank Arena

Lincoln East, 4:30 pm, Devaney Sports Center

Lincoln High, 6:00 pm, Pinnacle Bank Arena

Lincoln Southeast, 7:30 pm, Devaney Sports Center

June 6: Board Retreat, 4 pm, Nebraska Club

June 7: Chamber Coffee, 8 am, Chamber Office

Jun 13:

Board Work Session, 4:30 pm, LPSDO

Board Meeting, 6:00 pm, LPSDO

 

15. PUBLIC COMMENT
Rationale: 

In keeping with Board Policy 8420:

  • Persons speaking during Public Comment will be called forward individually by the Board Chair to the location identified for such purpose.
  • A time limit of five minutes will be allotted for any speaker.  At the discretion of the chair, the speaker may be allotted additional time.  Board members may share, address or consider comments from the public during public comment, at the end of public comment or when related business is on the agenda.
  • Each individual speaking to the Board will be required to identify himself or herself prior to giving public comment.  A "Record of Appearance" card is provided for this purpose.
  • Persons wishing to appear will be heard in the order in which the Chair of the meeting determines appropriate.
  • In cases where more than one person wishes to speak on the same topic, their presentations to the Board may, at the discretion of the chair, be grouped together by topic.
  • If the number of people wishing to speak under the public participation portions of the agenda is large, the chair may rule that a public hearing be scheduled or the discussion be limited on the issue in question.
  • 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.
  • 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, require a change in behavior and may require the person or persons to leave the premises of the Board meeting. 
16. 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.

16.1. 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.

17. ADJOURNMENT
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