Public Meeting Agenda: May 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education ESU 18 Organizational Meeting

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May 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education ESU 18 Organizational Meeting Agenda

May 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education ESU 18 Organizational Meeting
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. ANNOUNCE OPEN MEETING ACT POSTING AND LOCATION
4. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
4.1. Election of President
4.2. Election of Vice President
4.3. Reconfirm Lincoln Board of Education Secretary and Treasurer
5. ADOPTION OF ORDER OF BUSINESS
5.1. Reconfirm Lincoln Board of Education Order of Business
Rationale: 

To reconfirm and adopt the Lincoln Board of Education order of business as the order of business for Educational Service Unit No. 18 or as such order of business and operation procedures may be altered or changed from time to time as circumstances dictate in the Unit Board's sole discretion.

6. AFFIRMATION OF POLICIES AND REGULATIONS, BUSINESS DOCUMENTS AND PRACTICES AND DAY-TO-DAY BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
Rationale:  Proposal

  1. That the ESU 18 Board hereby affirms, ratifies and approves for ESU 18 (a)all LPS and ESU 18 current policies and regulations, and (b) all LPS and ESU 18 employee handbooks, HR Bulletins, BA Bulletins, and the Important Information Book; and except as to policies, this action includes authority for staff changes as appropriate from time to time; and
  2. That the ESU 18 Board hereby appoints and confirms the assignment of the LPS Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs as the ESU 18 unit administrator and further hereby authorizes and directs the unit administrator or a designee to sign, execute, and deliver all routine business papers and documents, and to otherwise handle and complete all day-to-day business transactions for and on behalf of ESU 18.

7. PUBLIC COMMENT
Rationale: 

In keeping with ESU 18 Unit Board approved Policy 8420:

  • Persons speaking during Public Comment will be called forward individually by the Unit 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. Unit 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 Unit 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 Unit 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 Unit Board during public comment may make printed materials available to the Board but may not use any other form of media.
8. REQUEST FOR CLOSED SESSION
Rationale: 
The ESU 18 Unit Board 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 Unit 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
Rationale: 

The ESU 18 Unit Board 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 Unit 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 Unit 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.

 

9. ADJOURNMENT
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