Public Meeting Agenda: May 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Organizational Meeting

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May 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Organizational Meeting Agenda

May 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Organizational 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. OATH OF OFFICE
6. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
6.1. Election of President
Rationale: 
6.2. Election of Vice President
6.3. Election of Secretary
6.4. Election of Treasurer
7. ADOPTION OF ORDER OF BUSINESS
Rationale: 

Proposal:

To adopt the order of business as shown or as such order of business and operational procedures may be altered or changed from time to time as circumstances dictate in the Board’s sole discretion.

7.1. Opening Procedures
7.1.1. Call to Order
7.1.2. Roll Call
7.1.3. Approval of Minutes
7.1.4. Announcement of Open Meetings Act Posting and Location
7.2. Special Reports, Presentations, and Celebrations of Success
7.3. Public Comment
7.4. Consent
7.4.1. Human Resources Matters
7.4.2. Routine Business
7.4.2.1. Claims/Wire Transfers
7.4.2.2. Payroll
7.4.2.3. Gifts
7.4.2.4. Bids Discussed at Prior Meeting or Under $500,000, Contracts, and Other Routine Business
7.4.3. Option Enrollment (in/out)
7.4.4. Grant Proposal Submissions
7.5. First Reading, Action at Next Meeting
7.5.1. From Board Committees
7.5.2. From the Superintendent
7.5.3. Bids Over $500,000
7.5.4. Land Contracts
7.5.5. Setting Policy
7.5.6. Curriculum Items
7.6. Second Reading, Recommended for Action
7.6.1. From Board Committees
7.6.2. From the Superintendent
7.6.3. Item(s) Removed from Consent Agenda
7.6.4. Expedited/Emergency Actions
7.7. Informational Items/Reports
7.7.1. From Board Committees
7.7.2. From the Superintendent
7.8. Announcements of Upcoming Events for the Board
7.9. Public Comment
7.10. Request for Closed Session
Rationale:  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. REVIEW OF BOARD OF EDUCATION STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS
9. REVIEW OF BOARD COMMITTEES
10. AFFIRMATION OF POLICIES AND REGULATIONS, BUSINESS DOCUMENTS AND PRACTICES, AND DAY TO-DAY BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
Rationale:  That the Board affirm, ratify and approve (a)all current policies and regulations, and (b) all employee handbooks, HR Bulletins, BA Bulletins, and the Important Information Book; and except as topolicies this action includes authority for staff changes as appropriate from time to time; and to further authorize the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs 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 District.
11. PUBLIC COMMENT
12. ADJOURNMENT
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