Public Meeting Agenda: September 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM - ESU 18 Board of Education Regular Meeting

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September 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM - ESU 18 Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

September 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM - ESU 18 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. PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 2012-13 EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT PROPERTY TAX REQUEST
6. 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.
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7. 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.
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. 2012-13 Educational Service Unit 18 Property Tax Request
Rationale:  A hearing was held earlier this evening on whether the governing body should approve or modify the preliminary property tax request for Educational Service Unit No. 18 (Attachment One).

Explanation

The 2012-13 budget of Educational Service Unit 18 has already been adopted.  According to state law Section 77-1601.02, the preliminary tax request for the unit shall be the property tax request from the prior year, unless the governing body holds a hearing and sets the property tax request at a different amount.  The prior year’s property tax request would not correctly fund the 2012-13 budget, which has already been formally adopted by the Board of Educational Service Unit 18.  Attachment Two reflects last year’s property tax rates, this year’s initial estimate, and the final property tax rates for 2012-13.

Staff recommends that the following resolution be adopted so that the 2012-13 budget may be funded as adopted.  A simple majority vote is required.

Proposal

That the Board discuss the following proposal:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Educational Service Unit 18 hereby sets the unit’s 2012-13 property tax request at a different amount from that of the 2011-12 fiscal year and that, pursuant to State Law Section 79-1601.02 and other Nebraska laws, does hereby set the 2012-13 Educational Service Unit 18 property tax request, including the county’s collection fee and any delinquent tax allowances, at $2,573,298.99; and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that if updated valuation, budget, or other pertinent information is subsequently received by Educational Service Unit 18 or by Lancaster County, the unit, its administration, and the County shall adjust the property tax request to reflect the updated information pursuant to State Law Sections 77-1601 and other Nebraska laws.

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8.2. From the Superintendent
9. ADJOURNMENT
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