Public Meeting Agenda: June 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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June 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

June 26, 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: Students with Perfect ACT Scores
Rationale: 
This school year Lincoln Public Schools celebrated academic excellence with many of our high school students - from across the community - who achieved perfect ACT scores, and were named National Merit Finalists and Presidential Scholars.  We have invited three LPS high school seniors who had perfect ACT scores to come and share their stories.  Presenters are:
  •       Leslie Eastman, director of Assessment and Evaluation at LPS
  •       Emma Jewel, Lincoln East High School
  •       Cole Shank, Lincoln High School
  •       Greg Hubbard, Lincoln Northeast High School

 
6.2. FLPS Update
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:
             Changes of Status - 1
   b.  Certificated Employees:
             Elections - 29
             Re-Elections Same Assignment - 3
             Re-Elections New Assignment - 1
             Changes of Status - 8
             Leaves of Absence - 1
             Separations - 4
   c.  Substitute Certificated Employees:
             Separations - 48
   d.  Classified Employees:
             Elections - 28
             Changes of Status - 11
             Separations - 110
   e.  Other:
             Workers' Compensation Lump 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 June 26, 2018, were previously provided.

                Federal Tax ACH Deposit of $50,291.27.

                State Tax ACH Deposit of $838,802.58.

                Procurement Card ACH Transfer of $166,349.33.

                Child Support ACH Transfer of $767.26.

                Office Depot ACH Transfer of $62,061.99.

                Term Life/Disability ACH Transfer of $192,077.83.

                Retirement ACH Transfer of $4,906,110.40.

                Vendor ACH Transfer of $107,133.46.

b.  PAYROLL FOR RATIFICATION - Payroll for the periods ending June 6 and 15, 2018, in the amount of $159,485.38.

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 an insulated truck van body and rail lift for use by Nutrition Services; replacement of heat pumps at Dawes; the purchase of cameras for new buses; the purchase and installation of carpet at Mickle; the purchase and installation of flooring at West Lincoln; the renovation of a classroom at East; restroom renovation at Moore; the purchase of digital workflow and Chromebook management software; the purchase of computers for Communications; roofing at Dawes; renovation of the mezzanine at Lincoln High; the purchase of a classroom engagement platform; renovation of welding booths at Northeast; the purchase of computers for staff; subscription to a cloud video editing service; an agreement for use of softball complex; 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 June 26, 2018.

b.  Payroll for the periods ending June 6 and 15, 2018.

c.  Gifts for Roper.

d.  Bids/contracts/other routine business for the purchase of an insulated truck van body and rail lift for use by Nutrition Services; replacement of heat pumps at Dawes; the purchase of cameras for new buses; the purchase and installation of carpet at Mickle; the purchase and installation of flooring at West Lincoln; the renovation of a classroom at East; restroom renovation at Moore; the purchase of digital workflow and Chromebook management software; the purchase of computers for Communications; roofing at Dawes; renovation of the mezzanine at Lincoln High; the purchase of a classroom engagement platform; renovation of welding booths at Northeast; the purchase of computers for staff; subscription to a cloud video editing service; an agreement for use of softball complex; and any other bids/contracts/routine business as presented.
Attachments:
8.3. Option Enrollment Student Application for 2018-19
Rationale: 

On February 13, 2018, the Board adopted a resolution to accept an option enrollment student for the 2018-19 school year.  Applications for enrollment during the 2018-19 school year have been received and are 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 these applications.  

Proposal   
That the Board adopts the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the students who have been assigned student numbers 426523 and 223114 (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
293619                            Raymond Central
426525                            Palmyra

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

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. From Board Committees
9.2. From the Superintendent
9.2.1. 2018-19 Board of Education and Superintendent Annual Goals and Priorities
Rationale: 
Annually, the Board of Education evaluates the Superintendent and develops Annual Priorities for the Superintendent for the coming school year.

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 (Section 79-8,109).

The 2018-19 Board of Education and Superintendent’s Annual Goals and Priorities are presented below for consideration at this meeting. 

  1. By February 1, 2019, establish the Superintendent Facilities Advisory Committee to review needs, options, and priorities. 
  2. Evaluate the effectiveness of existing focus programs and explore options for alternative instructional delivery methods, and provide a report by April 1, 2019.
  3. Implement a 21st Century Human Resources and Business System, with a status update by April 1, 2019.
9.2.2. McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grant
Rationale:  The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is the primary piece of federal legislation dealing with the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The McKinney-Vento program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.  Under this program, State educational agencies (SEAs) and Local educational agencies (LEAs) must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth.  Homeless children and youth should have access to the educational and other services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held.  States and districts are required to review and undertake steps to revise laws, regulations, practices, or policies that may act as a barrier to the enrollment, attendance, or success in school.
    
Explanation
The LPS Homeless Outreach Advocate works with families experiencing homelessness to arrange transportation services for children to attend school and works with families to provide other supports which create a more stable environment for children experiencing homelessness. LPS will use funds received through the McKinney-Vento Act to continue to support the salary of the Homeless Outreach Advocate and to pay transportation costs for homeless children to attend school.  

Proposal
That the Board approves the submission of the McKinney-Vento Grant application for approximately $44,000 with the final allocation to be determined by the State of Nebraska after submission and dependent upon grants awarded to other applicants. This grant requires a 100% match from Title I allocated to the district. Title I funds have been used in past years to cover the required match for this grant.

The grant application is due July 16, 2018.
9.2.3. Full-Service Community Schools Grant
Rationale: 
The Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) program is newly authorized by sections 4621-4623 and 4625 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  This program provides support for the planning, implementation, and operation of full-service community schools that improve the coordination, integration, accessibility, and effectiveness of services for children and families, particularly for children attending high-poverty schools.
Community school strategies hold considerable promise for creating good schools for all students, but especially those living in poverty.  This is of particular relevance in the face of achievement and opportunity gaps.
 
Explanation
This Full-Service Community Schools funding opportunity was last available in 2014.  This is a new application and will provide funding to partner with community-based organizations to employ neighborhood Quadrant-Based Community builders as identified in the 2015 CLC Strategic Plan.  These Community Builders will support the CLC School Community Coordinator in the area of SNAC development, community safety and well-being, adult education, job skills, and entrepreneurship.  These community builders are essential to the goal of deepening the CLC initiative and will have a broad impact on all 26 of our CLC schools and surrounding neighborhoods.  Evaluation of the project will demonstrate the impact on student, family, and neighborhood well-being.  It is projected that approximately 12,000 students and their families will be impacted by this project.

The following program goals will guide the program design and delivery:

Goal 1:  Increase student achievement.
Goal 2:  Increase family and community involvement in schools.
Goal 3: Determine family and neighborhood assets and capitalize on those strengths to improve family well-being.
 

Proposal:
That the Board of Education discuss the submission of this federally-funded grant application to the Department of Education.  The total grant amount over a five-year period is projected to be $2.5 million.  The match requirement is met by community grant partners.  No financial match is needed from Lincoln Public Schools.

 
10. SECOND READING, RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION
10.1. From Board Committees
10.1.1. Legislative Guidelines
Rationale:  Various federal, state, and local governmental bodies will consider legislative and administrative action that will have an impact on Lincoln Public Schools.

EXPLANATION:
In order to communicate the positions of the Board of Education, the Board approves Legislative Guidelines that provide guidance to district staff and representatives communicating with governmental bodies when it is not possible to survey the Governmental Relations Subcommittee of the Board for specific guidance on a particular piece of legislation or policy.
I
PROPOSAL:
That the Board approve the Legislative Guidelines
Attachments:
10.1.2. 2018-19 Transportation Plan
Rationale: 
Each spring a transportation plan is prepared for the following school year.  District policy 3710 is reviewed and recommendations for operational changes are solicited from individual school buildings and various departments.  Schedules are prepared and a summary of needs is balanced against staff and equipment available to the district.  Each year a review of all routes for the current year is undertaken.

Explanation
The Lincoln Public Schools Transportation Department will transport only those students who qualify under provisions of state law, including:
  1. Elementary and Middle School students residing more than four (4) miles from the school in the attendance area within which they reside.
  2. Special Education students whose individual education plan (IEP) require transportation as essential to learning.
  3. Students who have been moved for the benefit of the district to relieve overcrowding, due to major facility renovations, efficiency in use of buildings and/or staff.
In addition, the Board, at its discretion, may approve other transportation areas based upon unique circumstances and for the purpose of equalizing school enrollments and facilitating programs.

Attached is a tentative listing of all routes recommended for the 2018-19 school year.
 

Proposal
That the Board approve the 2018-19 Transportation Plan.
 
Attachments:
10.2. From the Superintendent
10.2.1. Interlocal Cooperation Act Agreement between Lincoln Public Schools and ESU No. 18 for Educational Services #9428
Rationale: 
Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) and Educational Service Unit No. 18 (ESU 18) have participated in an ongoing interlocal cooperation agreement in which ESU 18 is to provide certain services typically provided by ESUs elsewhere in the state.  Such services include instructional media services, technology, and staff development with LPS reimbursing ESU 18 for said services.  The term of the renewal period for this agreement will be September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2021.
 

Explanation
It is recommended that the agreement between LPS and ESU 18 be extended.  LPS agrees to reimburse ESU 18 for actual costs incurred in providing services pursuant to this agreement, except that the amount of such reimbursement shall not exceed:

$7,000,000.00         for 2018-2019
$7,500,000.00         for 2019-2020
$8,000,000.00         for 2020-2021

A complete copy of the proposed agreement is available in the Purchasing Department.
 

Proposal
That the Board approve the Interlocal Cooperation Act Agreement between Lincoln Public Schools and ESU 18 for Educational Services.  The Board, by approving this agreement as presented or with such other or additional terms and provisions as negotiated and approved by the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs, or a designee, is hereby delegating to and authorizing the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs, or a designee in conjunction with other staff, to select any needed services under the agreement, and the Board is further hereby delegating to and authorizing the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs, or a designee, to sign, execute, and deliver the agreement and all such other documents, make all contract payments, act as the program administrator, and to take or cause to be taken any and all other action as may be necessary to complete the transaction, and to administer, operate, terminate, and/or implement the agreement on a day to day basis during its term as contemplated thereby, for and on behalf of this school district.
 
10.2.2. Interlocal Cooperation Act Agreement between Lincoln Public Schools and ESU No. 18 for Core Services #9427
Rationale: 
Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) and Educational Service Unit No. 18 (ESU 18) have participated in an ongoing interlocal cooperation agreement in which LPS is to provide "Core Services" in the areas of staff development, technology, and instructional materials with ESU 18 reimbursing LPS for said services.  The term of the renewal period for this agreement will be September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2021.

Explanation
It is recommended that the agreement between LPS and ESU 18 be extended.  ESU 18 agrees to reimburse LPS for all expenses incurred in providing services pursuant to this agreement, except that the amount of such reimbursement shall not exceed:

$5,000,000.00         for 2018-2019
$5,250,000.00         for 2019-2020
$5,500,000.00         for 2020-2021

A complete copy of the proposed agreement is available in the Purchasing Department.

Proposal
That the Board approve the Interlocal Cooperation Act Agreement between Lincoln Public Schools and ESU 18 for Core Services.  The Board, by approving this agreement as presented or with such other or additional terms and provisions as negotiated and approved by the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs, or a designee, is hereby delegating to and authorizing the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs, or a designee in conjunction with other staff, to select any needed services under the agreement, and the Board is further hereby delegating to and authorizing the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs, or a designee, to sign, execute, and deliver the agreement and all such other documents, make all contract payments, act as the program administrator and to take or cause to be taken any and all other action as may be necessary to complete the transaction, and to administer, operate, terminate, and/or implement the agreement on a day to day basis during its term as contemplated thereby, for and on behalf of this school district.
 
10.2.3. Community Learning Center Agreements with: Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County, Cedars youth Services, Family Service Association, Lincoln Housing Authority, Lincoln Parks & Recreation, Malone Community Center, Nebraskans for Civic Reform, North Pointe Community Church, Northeast Family Center, Willard Community Center, and YMCA of Lincoln #9418
Rationale: 
Lincoln Public Schools has various sites throughout the district which provide services related to Community Learning Center (CLC) activities.

Explanation
It is recommended that agreements be entered into between Lincoln Public Schools and the following entities:  Boys and Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County, Cedars Youth Services, Family Service Association, Lincoln Housing Authority, Lincoln Parks & Recreation, Malone Community Center, Nebraskans for Civic Reform, North Pointe Community Church, Northeast Family Center, Willard Community Center, and YMCA of Lincoln, to provide services related to Community Learning Center (CLC) activities at various LPS locations.

These agreements will be valid through September 30, 2019.
Boys and Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County $55,500.00
Cedars Youth Services $51,100.00
Civic Nebraska 92,080.00
Family Service Association $280,936.00
Lincoln Housing Authority $35,390.00
Lincoln Parks & Recreation $211,197.00
Malone Community Center $38,900.00
Northeast Family Center $71,650.00
Willard Community Center $29,548.00
YMCA of Lincoln $134,477.00
Total $1,000,778

This will be an expenditure of $1,000,778.00 from the General, Federal, and Special Grant Funds.

Complete copies of the proposed agreements are available in the Purchasing Department.
 
Proposal
The Board, by approving this agreement with the CLC sites, is approving the award, the contract documents for this project, and all associated documents related thereto according to the terms and conditions as on file with district records or such other or additional terms and provisions as negotiated and approved by the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs or a designee, and the Board is hereby delegating to and authorizing the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs or a designee to sign, execute, and deliver the contract documents and all such related documents, make all contract payments, and 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 administer, operate, and/or implement the contract and all associated documents related thereto on a day-to-day basis during this project as contemplated thereby, for and on behalf of this school district, and hereby designates the Director of Federal Programs, or another person as selected by the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs or a designee from time to time as its program administrator under this agreement.
 
10.2.4. Proposed Agreements with Administrators, Custodial Employees Association, Maintenance Employees Association, Nutrition Services Workers Association, Office Professionals Association, Paraeducator Employees Association, Technicians, and Transportation Employees Association
Rationale:  Explanation:
The Lincoln Board of Education has recognized the Custodial Employees Association, the Maintenance Employees Association, the Nutrition Services Workers Association, the Lincoln Public Schools Association of Office Professionals, the Paraeducator Employees Association, and the Transportation Employees Association as the exclusive bargaining agents to negotiate salary, fringe benefits, and working conditions for members of the respective employee groups.  Mr. Robbie Seybert has negotiated with each employee group. Mr. Seybert has also met and conferred with the representatives from the Administrator and Technician groups.  Tentative agreements have been reached between Lincoln Public Schools and the respective employee groups for the 2018-19 school year.

The proposed agreement for each employee group is as follows:

Administrators
  • The salary increase for 2018-2019 is 2.76% with a total package increase of 2.68%.
Custodial Employees Association
  • The salary increase for 2018-2019 is 2.96% with a total package increase of 2.68%.
Maintenance Employees Association
  • The salary increase for 2018-2019 is 2.96% with a total package increase of 2.68%.
Nutrition Services Workers Association
  • The salary increase for 2018-2019 is 3.06% with a total package increase of 2.68%.
  • The service year stipend will increase by $.05, beginning at the 3-4 year level.
  • The year-two service year stipend will be available for all nutrition services employees (currently for FSW I only).
  • The time used to take the training classes for Restricted Shift Manager (three hours) and Prep/Cook (two hours) will be covered by the district.
Office Professionals Association
  • The salary increase for 2018-2019 is 2.88% with a total package increase of 2.68%.
Paraeducator Employees Association
  • The salary increase for 2018-2019 is 2.88% with a total package increase of 2.68%.
Technicians
  • The salary increase for 2018-2019 is 2.96% with a total package increase of 2.68%.
Transportation Employees Association
  • The salary increase for 2018-2019 is 2.67% with a total package increase of 2.68%.
  • The service year stipend will increase by $.10.

Health insurance will not increase in 2018-2019.  Editorial changes (leave, years, pay, etc.) were made in the agreements/salary schedules/handbooks.  These settlements are within the parameters set by the Board of Education.
 
Included in the total package increases for each employee group are all district costs including the district’s contributions to health insurance, state retirement, and Social Security.
 
A complete copy of the proposed agreement for each of the eight employee groups is available for review at the office of the Associate Superintendent for Human Resources upon request.

Proposal:
That the Board of Education ratify the proposed agreements with the Administrators, the Custodial Employees Association, the Maintenance Employees Association, the Nutrition Services Workers Association, the Office Professionals Association, the Paraeducator Employees Association, the Technicians, and the Transportation Employees Association for the 2018-19 school year.

 
10.2.5. Proposed 2018-19 Pay Rates for Substitute and Miscellaneous Employees
Rationale:  Explanation:
The Board of Education must approve all salary schedules/pay rates for the employees of Lincoln Public Schools.

Attached are the 2017-18 pay rates for substitute and miscellaneous employees and the proposed 2018-19 pay rates for such employees.

The recommended salary increases range from no increase to a 2.88 percent increase, depending on the employee group.  The determination of what salary to recommend is made in conjunction with the supervisor of that employee group and an assessment of the availability of candidates for the positions.

Proposal:
That the Board of Education ratify the proposed pay rates for substitute and miscellaneous employees for the 2018-19 school year.

 
Attachments:
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 May 31, 2018, is attached.

Proposal
Information item; no Board action required.

 
Attachments:
14. ANNOUNCEMENTS OF UPCOMING EVENTS FOR THE BOARD
Rationale:  July 31, 2018 - Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m., 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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