Public Meeting Agenda: April 24, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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April 24, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

April 24, 2018 at 6:00 PM - 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. 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.
Attachments:
6. SPECIAL REPORTS, PRESENTATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS OF SUCCESS
6.1. Student Celebration: The Career Academy (TCA) Students Qualify for National Competitions
Rationale:  The Career Academy of Lincoln Public Schools is proud to present just a few of the 40-plus students who have qualified for national competitions through participation in the various student clubs.

TCA students share their stories about their experiences at TCA and their pathways, the excitement of qualifying for nationals and plans for the coming year.  
 
Skylar Anderson, Junior,  K-12 Path, EdRising Nationals in Creative Talks (TED) and Impromptu Lesson
Shelby Bruns, Senior, Early Childhood Development, EdRising Nationals in Inside Our Schools Presentation
Jacqueline Martinez, Senior, Health Science, HOSA Nationals in Behavioral Health
Corbin Reinhart , Senior, Culinary, ProStart Nationals
Corinne Baier, Senior, DECA Nationals in Business Law & Ethics
Bonnie Jo Schuerman, Senior, DECA Nationals in Business Law & Ethics
TBD -- Skills USA
 

 
6.2. High School Task Force Findings and Recommendations
Rationale: 
The Lincoln Public Schools Board of Education adopted a goal for the 2017-2018 school year to establish a High School Task Force to investigate community options and priorities for serving high school students and to make recommendations by May 1, 2018.

Superintendent Steve Joel invited community members, LPS staff, and students to join in a conversation about how to serve high school students in Lincoln.  Dr. Joel asked Gloria Eddins and Bob Rauner to serve as co-chairs of the task force.
 

Explanation
The task force met six times throughout the course of the school year.  Each meeting was held at a different high school.  To develop further knowledge of the district’s current high schools, task force members had the opportunity to tour each school prior to the start of each month’s meeting.

Several committees embraced additional work assignments outside of the six meeting format.  The City Growth and High School Capacity Needs group took driving tours around the city.  The Innovative Delivery and Alternative Program hosted tours of LPS Focus Programs and screened a movie on alternative teaching methods.

Co-Chairs Gloria Eddins and Bob Rauner will present the findings and recommendations.
 

Proposal
Information item; no Board action required.
Attachments:
6.3. Invited Presentations: JPA Programs
Rationale:  Dr. Sarah Zuckerman, UNL
Sara Hoyle, Lancaster County Human Services Director
Wendi Anderson, Child Guidance Center
Dennis Hoffman, Family Services Executive Director
Barb Bettin, YMCA of Lincoln President/CEO
Michaela Hahn, Culler Middle School Principal
Chris Deibler, Pound Middle School Principal
Attachments:
7. PUBLIC COMMENT
Rationale: 

In keeping with Board Policy 8420:

  1. Persons speaking during Public Comment will be called forward individually by the Board Chair to the location identified for such purpose. 
  2. 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. 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.
  3. Each individual speaking to the Board will be required to identify himself or herself prior to giving public comment. A "Record of Appearance" card is provided for this purpose.
  4. Persons wishing to appear will be heard in the order in which the Chair of the meeting determines appropriate.
  5. In cases where more than one person wishes to speak on the same topic, their presentations to the Board may, at the discretion of the chair, be grouped together by topic.
  6. 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.
  7. Persons speaking to the Board during public comment may make printed materials available to the Board but may not use any other form of media.
If at any time persons appearing before the Board exceed the time limitations set forth in this policy or on the agenda or if persons appearing before the Board or who are present at the Board meeting or public hearing become abusive in language or behavior, it shall be the responsibility of the chair to declare that person or persons out of order and to refuse permission to continue to address the Board, require a change in behavior and may require the person or persons to leave the premises of the Board meeting.
8. CONSENT AGENDA
Rationale: 
8.1. Human Resources Matters
Rationale:  Explanation:
The Human Resources Division also includes the Office of Risk Management.  As such, in addition to the Lincoln Board of Education approving all contractual agreements with employees, all employee benefit issues, all personnel actions, and all other matters within the scope of the Human Resources Division, as part of the Human Resources Matters agenda; the Lincoln Board of Education also must approve the settlement of Workers’ Compensation claims, take action on tort claims filed against the district, and take action on all other matters within the scope of the Office of Risk Management.

This report includes routine Human Resources changes:
   a.  Administrator Certificated Employees:
             Elections - 9
             Changes of Status - 2
   b.  Certificated Employees:
             Elections - 4
             Changes of Status - 3
             Re-Elections Same Assignment - 1
             Leaves of Absence - 12
             Separations - 25
   c.  Substitute Certificated Employees:
             Elections - 3
             Separations - 2
   d.  Classified Employees:
             Elections - 15
             Separations - 22
   e.  Other:
             Workers' Compensation Lum Sum Settlements - 2

Proposal:
That the Board approve the Human Resources items presented in the attachment(s).*

*The information in the attachment(s) may be protected by privacy legislation until the Board of Education takes action on the staff recommendations.  Therefore, this attachment(s) is not included in agenda materials provided the public and the news media.  Any information in the attachment(s) that is not protected by privacy legislation, however, is available for public inspection from the Associate Superintendent for Human Resources upon request.

That the Board is approving the Human Resources items attached with the information as presented or as on file with official district records and documents relating to each such item, or in such other form as may be approved by the Associate Superintendent for Human Resources, or the Associate Superintendent’s designee, and that the Board hereby authorizes the Associate Superintendent for Human Resources, or the Associate Superintendent’s designee, to transact and complete each such item approved hereby, and to sign, execute, and deliver necessary documents or contracts, and to take or cause to be taken any and all other action as may be necessary to complete each such item of transaction as contemplated, for and on behalf of this school district.

 
8.2. Routine Business
Rationale: 
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 period ending April 24, 2018, were previously provided.

                Federal Tax ACH Deposit of $51,193.94.

                Procurement Card ACH Transfer of $83,629.43.

                Child Support ACH Transfer of $684.50.

                Office Depot ACH Transfer of $35,072.18.

                Term Life/Disability ACH Transfer of $191,627.75.

                Vendor ACH Transfer of $184,238.16.

b.  PAYROLL FOR RATIFICATION - Payroll for the periods ending April 5 and 13, 2018, in the amount of $169,026.58.
 
c.  GIFTS - Approval for the gifts listed on the attached gift report.
 
d.  BIDS/CONTRACTS/OTHER ROUTINE BUSINESS - Bids/contracts/other routine business will be presented for approval for the purchase of large cleaning equipment for the Custodial Department; the purchase of computers and monitors for use in all six high schools; the purchase of projectors for use in elementary schools; the purchase of classroom furniture; the purchase of vehicle equipment; vehicle purchases; the purchase of textbooks with digital content for use by high school students; confirmation of storm sewer access and easement agreement; items listed for auction; and any other bids/contracts/routine business as presented.

Proposal
That the Lincoln Board of Education approve the following items of routine business:

a.  The regular claims for period ending April 24, 2018.
 
b.  Payroll for the periods ending April 5 and 13, 2018.
 
c.  Gifts for The Career Academy, Elliott, Mickle, Prescott, Zeman, and the district.
 
d.  Bids/contracts/other routine business for the purchase of large cleaning equipment for the Custodial Department; the purchase of computers and monitors for use in all six high schools; the purchase of projectors for use in elementary schools; the purchase of classroom furniture; the purchase of vehicle equipment; vehicle purchases; the purchase of textbooks with digital content for use by high school students; confirmation of storm sewer access and easement agreement; items listed for auction;  and any other bids/contracts/routine business as presented.
 
Attachments:
8.3. Option Enrollment Student Applications for 2018-18
Rationale: 

On February 13, 2018, the Board adopted a resolution to accept an option enrollment student for the 2018-19 school year.  An application for enrollment during the 2018-19 school year has been received and is in compliance with the Board resolution of February 13, 2018.      

Explanation
The applications included in this agenda item have been examined by staff and meet one of the criteria set forth by the Board in the resolution of February 13, 2018.  Staff recommends approval of the applications.  

Proposal   
That the Board adopts the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the students who have been assigned student numbers 423131, 418207, 425698, 425819, 425814, 224550, 425884 and 225940 (for purposes of confidentiality, assigned numbers are being used) meet one or more of the criteria of the Board resolution of February 13, 2018, with regard to such option students;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the aforementioned students be accepted as option students on the condition and with the express understanding that all programs, all classes and all buildings of assignment, except as otherwise required by law, shall at all times and from time to time during attendance at Lincoln Public Schools be determined solely by Lincoln Public Schools.

Attachments:
8.4. Late Request for Enrollment Option Out 2018-19
Rationale: 

March 15, 2018, was the deadline for enrollment option applications to be completed for students wishing to attend school in a district other than the one in which they reside for the 2018-19 school year.  The Lincoln Public Schools Board of Education has authority to waive the deadline for late enrollment option requests (NDE Rule 7, Section 004.05).    

Explanation  
Requests from students who reside in the district of Lincoln Public Schools and wish to attend school outside of Lincoln Public Schools have been received after the March 15, 2018, deadline.  The Lincoln Board of Education may deny or approve these requests.  If the requests are approved by the Board of Education, they will be forwarded to the option school district for their approval. 

Student Number            Option District
425841                            Norris
425842                            Norris

Proposal  
That the Board approve the requests for option out for the 2018-19 school year.

8.5. Enrollment of Expelled Students
Rationale:  Lincoln Public Schools regulation 5460.1 and Nebraska state law provides that if a student has been expelled from any public or private school, and the student has not completed the terms or time period of the expulsion, the student shall not be permitted to enroll in this school district until the expulsion period from such other school has expired, unless the Lincoln Board of Education approves by a majority vote the enrollment of such student prior to expiration of the expulsion period. Student numbers 425755 and 238321 (for purposes of confidentiality we are using assigned numbers) have filed the proper application and have requested enrollment. 

Explanation 
The Department of Student Services has reviewed the applications and the background information on the students and is recommending that the applications be approved and that the students be enrolled in the Lincoln Public Schools Expelled Student Program for the remainder of this school year, subject to such terms and conditions as imposed by the Director of Student Services and all program rules and regulations until the term or time period of the original underlying expulsions are completed.                                                 
Proposal 
That the Board approves the applications and all recommendations of the Department of Student Services.
 
9. 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.
9.1. Evaluation and Evaluation Summary for the Superintendent of Schools
Rationale: 
Annually, the Board of Education evaluates the Superintendent of Schools.  The 2017-18 evaluation of Steve Joel, Superintendent, is being/has been completed and will be recommended for approval to be placed in his personnel file.  A copy of the public summary of the Superintendent’s evaluation is attached.
Explanation:
The annual evaluation of Steve Joel, Superintendent, has been completed and will be placed in his personnel file and the public summary thereof is attached.


 
Attachments:
9.2. Proposed Contract with the Superintendent of Schools
Rationale:  Annually, the Board of Education evaluates and reviews the contract of the Superintendent of Schools.  The 2017-18 evaluation of Steve Joel, Superintendent, is in the process of being completed and has been recommended for consideration to be placed in his personnel file, and his contract is being recommended for extension and increased compensation. Copies of a public summary of the Superintendent’s evaluation are available, and the proposed contract for approval is attached.
Explanation:
It is recommended that the current contract for the Superintendent be amended and approved.

The proposed contract is attached.
9.3. From Board Committees
9.3.1. Approval of Project Facilitator Agreement, Sublease, Development, and Operations Agreement, and Consent to Sublease and Non-Disturbance and Recognition Agreement with the Lincoln Children's Zoo and the City of Lincoln, respectively #9304, 9304, 9306
Rationale: 
Lincoln Public Schools operates a Science Focus Program at the Lincoln Children's Zoo.  The Lincoln Children's Zoo initiated a capital campaign and a major construction and renovation project.  Lincoln Public Schools is a partner in contributing to the project.

Explanation
The City of Lincoln, the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, and Lincoln Public Schools have been working together and are proposing that Lincoln Public Schools ("LPS") enter into (1) a Project Facilitators Agreement between LPS and the Lincoln Children’s Zoo ("LCZ"), (2) a Sublease, Development, and Operations Agreement ("Sublease") between LPS and the LCZ, and (3) a Consent to Sublease and Non-Disturbance and Recognition Agreement ("Consent") between LPS, the LCZ, and the City of Lincoln ("City").

These agreements relate to the LPS Science Focus Program/Zoo School located at what is generally known as the Lincoln Children’s Zoo ("Zoo") bounded by 27th Street, Normal Boulevard, and "A" Street in Lincoln, Nebraska on property more specifically described in the Sublease and Consent documents as presented and discussed at this meeting or in such other form, and with such other terms and conditions as may be approved by the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs or a designee.  The initial term and rent for the Sublease is for 50 years with rent of $1.00 rent per year and annual renewals thereafter.  The Sublease also provides that LPS is committing a maximum of $3,265,084.00 as its share of the construction and related costs for the new Science Focus Program/Zoo School facility to be built on the described property at the Zoo.
 

Proposal
That the Lincoln Public Schools Board of Education discuss the following resolution:

Be it resolved that the Lincoln Public Schools Board of Education hereby (1) ratifies, confirms, approves and adopts the above described Project Facilitator Agreement, Sublease and Consent, (2) ratifies, confirms, and approves all actions taken to date in regard thereto, (3) delegates to and authorizes the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs to make all payments, and to sign, execute, deliver and record such Project Facilitator Agreement, Sublease and Consent as appropriate as presented or amended, and to do same as to any other finally negotiated documents that may be necessary to complete the transaction, (4) delegates to and authorizes the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs to act as or assign or designate a Program Administrator to provide for facilitating the construction, administration and operations under such agreements, and (5) delegates to and authorizes the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs or a designee to take or cause to be taken any and all other action and sign any other documents as may be necessary to complete the transaction and to implement, administer, amend, and operate the joint venture with LCZ and/or the City under such agreements for and on behalf of this school district.

Be it further resolved that this resolution shall be in full force and take effect from and after adoption, as provided by law.  Copies of this resolution shall available and provided to all necessary parties.
 
Attachments:
9.4. From the Superintendent
9.4.1. Title VI, Indian Education Program
Rationale: 
The U.S. Department of Education through Title VI of the ESSA provides funds to fulfill the Federal Government’s responsibility to the Indian people for the education of Indian children. These funds support the goal of ensuring programs that serve Indian children are of the highest quality and provide for not only the basic elementary and secondary educational needs, but also the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of these children.

Lincoln Public Schools has received federal funds for services for Native American students since the mid-1980’s.  The following table reflects an annual January student count and the grant award amount received in recent years.  Grant award amounts vary by year according to the total amount of Indian Education funds available at the federal level and are not based only on the number of students per program.
 
School Year Student Number Amount Awarded
2012-13 531 $132,842
2013-14 568 $137,006
2014-15 553 $133,660
2015-16 606 $148,737
2016-17 611 $146,179
2017-18 585 $138,292
2018-19 *572 $150,762
*Indicates count from January 2018 submitted with current grant request.
     
Explanation
Lincoln Public Schools Indian Education program will provide support to Native American students in grades PK-12 in the 2018-19 school year. Native American students are enrolled in all schools across the district representing about 60 tribes as designated by the parent. Estimated funding from Title VI for 2018-19 is $150,762, based on the January student count. Decisions regarding the use of these funds are made in consultation with the Native American Advisory Committee.

Proposal
That the Board discuss the submission of the required application of the Indian Education grant to the U.S. Department of Education for $150,762. No district-funding match is required.

This grant application has a submission date of May 17, 2018.
9.4.2. Proposed Contracts with the Associate Superintendents for Instruction, Business Affairs, and Human Resources and the Assistant Superintendent for General Administration and Governmental Relations
Rationale:  Explanation:
Annually, the Board of Education reviews the contracts of the Associate Superintendent for Instruction, the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs, the Associate Superintendent for Human Resources, and the Assistant Superintendent for General Administration and Governmental Relations.

It is recommended that the proposed two-year contract for each of the three Associate Superintendents and the Assistant Superintendent be amended and extended for one year to June 30, 2020.  It is also recommended that a total salary increase of 2.68 percent, overall total package increase of 2.43 percent, be approved for this group for 2018-19.  Each contract is within the parameters set by the Board of Education.

Included in the total package increase for each of the three Associate Superintendents and the Assistant Superintendent are additional district costs including the district’s contributions to health insurance, state retirement, and Social Security.

The proposed contracts are attached.

Proposal:
That the Board of Education consider and discuss the recommended one-year contract extensions and total salary increases of 2.68 percent (overall total package compensation increases of 2.43 percent) for the Associate Superintendent for Instruction, the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs, the Associate Superintendent for Human Resources, and the Assistant Superintendent for General Administration and Governmental Relations.


 
9.4.3. Resolution and Agreement Creating the Lincoln Safe and Successful Kids Joint Public Agency
Rationale: 
The City of Lincoln and Lincoln Public Schools have been working together and are proposing a collaborative effort with the goal of:  Safe and Successful Kids in our Community.   To meet this goal the proposal includes the establishment of a Joint Public Agency (JPA). 

Explanation
The initiative would fund School Resource Officers, one additional threat assessment officer, mental health services with one additional LPS social worker, and additional student therapist services, provide an increase in leadership and staff to serve Community Learning Centers (CLCs) and academic and enrichment opportunities that lead to success for students.  The initiative would create a new political subdivision established by Lincoln Public Schools and the City of Lincoln and generate approximately $2 million in the first year of existence with a 1-cent city property tax levy.

Proposal
That the Board discuss the attached proposed Resolutions and Agreement.
 
Attachments:
10. SECOND READING, RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION
10.1. From Board Committees
10.2. From the Superintendent
10.2.1. Tuition Charges for 2018-19
Rationale:  Each year, the Business Affairs Office makes recommendations to the Board of Education for tuition charges for regular and special education programs.  This is done in accordance with Policy 3300 and Regulation 3300.1.

Explanation
The following is the recommendation for tuition charges for the 2018-19 school year for the programs noted.  The rates are intended to recover the district’s anticipated actual costs for the 2018-19 school year.
  1. Regular Instructional Program:
2018-19 Rates                           Per Year                Per Semester       Per Day
          Grades K-6                    $  9,700.00                  $4,850.00          $55.11
          Grades 7-8                    $11,650.00                  $5,825.00          $64.72
          Grades 9-12                  $13,600.00                  $6,800.00          $75.56

          Based on 176 days elementary and 180 days secondary.
  1. Specialized Services for Special Education Programs:
Special education tuition rates will be determined using the calculation provided by the Nebraska Department of Education.  The rate will include Lincoln Public Schools’ cost per student calculated pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. 79-598(3) plus Lincoln Public Schools’ average cost per student for special education services adjusted upward for students receiving an even more intense program.

Proposal
That the Board approve the proposed tuition rates.
11. EXPEDITED/EMERGENCY ACTIONS
12. ITEM(S) REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
13. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/REPORTS
13.1. From Board Committees
13.2. From The Career Academy
13.3. From the Superintendent
13.3.1. Superintendent Update
13.3.2. Monthly Financial Report
Rationale: 
At the second Board meeting of the month, information regarding the district’s monthly financial report is presented.

Explanation
The monthly financial report for the month ending March 31, 2018, is attached.
 

Proposal
Information item; no Board action required.
Attachments:
14. ANNOUNCEMENTS OF UPCOMING EVENTS FOR THE BOARD
Rationale:  April 26:
AFJROTC Awards, 6:00 pm, LNE
TCA Senior Recognition Program, 7:00 pm, TCA
District Wide PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm, TCA
April 27: Asian American Senior Honors Recognition, 5:30 pm, Lincoln Community Foundation
April 28: LPS BackPack Walk, 10:00 am, East High
April 30: Public Forum, LSW, 7:30 pm
May 2: Chamber Coffee, Chamber Office, 8:00 am
May 3:
African American Senior Honors Recognition, 6:30 pm, SCC
Teacher Forum, 7:00 pm, Clifton Center
May 8:
FLPS Annual Trustee Meeting, 7:15 am, Country Club
Leadership LPS 2 Cadre Reception, 5:00 pm, LPSDO
Board Meeting, 6:00 pm, LPSDO
 
15. PUBLIC COMMENT
Rationale: 

In keeping with Board Policy 8420:

  1. Persons speaking during Public Comment will be called forward individually by the Board Chair to the location identified for such purpose. 
  2. 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. 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.
  3. Each individual speaking to the Board will be required to identify himself or herself prior to giving public comment. A "Record of Appearance" card is provided for this purpose.
  4. Persons wishing to appear will be heard in the order in which the Chair of the meeting determines appropriate.
  5. In cases where more than one person wishes to speak on the same topic, their presentations to the Board may, at the discretion of the chair, be grouped together by topic.
  6. 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.
  7. Persons speaking to the Board during public comment may make printed materials available to the Board but may not use any other form of media.
If at any time persons appearing before the Board exceed the time limitations set forth in this policy or on the agenda or if persons appearing before the Board or who are present at the Board meeting or public hearing become abusive in language or behavior, it shall be the responsibility of the chair to declare that person or persons out of order and to refuse permission to continue to address the Board, require a change in behavior and may require the person or persons to leave the premises of the Board meeting.
16. REQUEST FOR CLOSED SESSION
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.

16.1. 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.

17. ADJOURNMENT
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