Public Meeting Agenda: September 13, 2011 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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September 13, 2011 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

September 13, 2011 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. Call to Order
Rationale: 

The Lincoln Board of Education is committed to providing the highest quality education for all students in Lincoln Public Schools. The Board sees the primary mission of the schools to be the development of responsible adults:

  • who are productive citizens of a pluralistic community, nation and world;
  • who are prepared to learn throughout their lives; and
  • who are appreciative of the arts, history and culture.

As the elected governing body of the School District, the Board believes in sharing its decision-making processes with parents, students, other citizens and staff members. Board Members are elected by district to four year terms and serve without pay.

2. Roll Call
3. Announce Open Meeting Act Posting and Location
4. Approval of Minutes
4.1. Approval of Minutes - Lincoln Board of Education Meeting - August 23, 2011
Rationale:  BACKGROUND:
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:
5. Special Reports, Presentations and Celebrations of Success
5.1. Student Serve Day
Rationale:  Student Serve Web Page
6. Public Comment
Rationale:  In keeping with Policy 8420, 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.
7. Consent Agenda
Rationale: 
7.1. Human Resources Matters
7.2. Routine Business
Rationale:  BACKGROUND:
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 periods ending September 13, 2011, were
previously provided.
Federal Tax ACH Deposit of $4,663,899.66.
Procurement Card ACH Transfer of $123,744.35.
Office Depot ACH Transfer of $42,442.39.
Vendor ACH Transfer of $11,881.06.
b. PAYROLL FOR RATIFICATION- Payroll for the periods ending August 31 and
September 6, 2011, in the amount of $13,198,526.38.
c. GIFTS - Approval for the gifts listed on the attached gift report.
d. BIDS/CONTRACTS - Bids will be presented for approval for world language
textbooks for use at all secondary schools; Brailing supplies and equipment;
scanner equipment; time clocks; Apple computers and mobility carts for
Goodrich Middle School; music equipment and supplies; demolition and
disposal of interior of Lincoln High boiler building; supplementary support of the
Chinese Language and Culture Teaching program; travel services for
Northeast High School students; taxicab services for the homeless youth of
Lincoln; early termination of a cellular lease agreement with Verizon;
agreements for education services with Beatrice Public Schools, Columbus
Public Schools, Dorchester Public Schools, Millard Public Schools, Norfolk
Public Schools, Palmyra District 0 R 1, Ralston Public Schools, St. Paul Public
Schools, and Stanton Community Schools; and any other bids and contracts as
presented.
PROPOSAL:
That the Lincoln Board of Education approve the following items of routine business:*
a. The regular claims for periods ending September 13, 2011.
b. Payroll for the periods ending August 31 and September 6, 2011.
c. Gifts for Cavett, Hartley, Park, Randolph, Roper, West Lincoln, and the District.
d. Bids/contracts for world language textbooks for use at all secondary schools;
Brailing supplies and equipment; scanner equipment; time clocks; Apple computers
and mobility carts for Goodrich Middle School; music equipment and supplies;
demolition and disposal of interior of Lincoln High boiler building; supplementary
support of the Chinese Language and Culture Teaching program; travel services for
Northeast High School students; taxicab services for the homeless youth of Lincoln;
early termination of a cellular lease agreement with Verizon; agreements for
education services with Beatrice Public Schools, Columbus Public Schools,
Dorchester Public Schools, Millard Public Schools, Norfolk Public Schools, Palmyra
District 0 R 1, Ralston Public Schools, St. Paul Public Schools, and Stanton
Community Schools; and any other bids and contracts as presented.
7.3. Late Request for Enrollment Option Out 2011-12
7.4. Late Option Enrollment for 2011-12: Recommend Approval
8. 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.
8.1. From Board Committees
8.1.1. 2011-12 Lincoln Public Schools Property Tax Request
8.1.2. Attendance Area Assignments
8.2. From the Superintendent
8.2.1. Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy National Grant Competition 2011
9. Second Reading, Recommended For Action
9.1. From Board Committees
9.2. From the Superintendent
9.2.1. Expedited/Emergency Actions
10. Informational Items/Reports
10.1. From Board Committees
10.1.1. Redistricting Update
10.2. From the Superintendent
10.2.1. Superintendent Update
10.2.2. LPSDO Recovery Update
10.2.3. E-meeting Update
11. Announcements of Upcoming Events For the Board
12. Request for Closed Session
13. Adjournment
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