Public Meeting Agenda: July 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Special Meeting/Work Session

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July 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Special Meeting/Work Session Agenda

July 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Special Meeting/Work Session
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. ANNOUNCE OPEN MEETING ACT POSTING AND LOCATION
4. 2012-13 PRELIMINARY BUDGET
Attachments:
5. FIRST READING, ACTION AT NEXT MEETING
5.1. Superintendent Evaluation and Contract
Rationale:  Annually, an evaluation of the Superintendent and contract are prepared by the Board of Education.

Explanation:

Nebraska law and Lincoln Public Schools policy require that the Board of Education evaluate its Superintendent of Schools each year.  Completed evaluations are confidential reports that are placed in and become a part of the Superintendent's personnel file (Section79-8,109).

The 2012-13 Annual Goals/Targets/Priorities for the Superintendent are in final form for discussion. The Board will also discuss the Superintendent’s evaluation and contract recommendations.  (Only those portions of this discussion as provided in State law may be held in closed session.)

Proposal:

The the Board discuss the Superintendent evaluation, 2012-13 Annual Goals/Targets/Priorities, and contract recommendations.
6. REQUEST FOR CLOSED SESSION
6.1. 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.

7. ADJOURNMENT
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