Public Meeting Agenda: May 20, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Board of Education ESU 18 Organizational Meeting

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May 20, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Board of Education ESU 18 Organizational Meeting Agenda

May 20, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Board of Education ESU 18 Organizational Meeting
1. ESU 18 BOARD OF EDUCATION INFORMATION
Rationale: 

 

 

The Educational Service Unit 18 Board 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 Educational Service Unit 18 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. The Educational Service Unit 18 Board shall also make available for examination and copying as requested by members of the public, at least one copy of all reproducible written materials to be discussed at the meeting.

2. CALL TO ORDER
3. ROLL CALL
4. ANNOUNCE OPEN MEETING ACT POSTING AND LOCATION
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Attachments:
6. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
6.1. Election of President
6.2. Election of Vice President
6.3. Reconfirm Lincoln Board of Education Secretary and Treasurer
Attachments:
7. ADOPTION OF ORDER OF BUSINESS
7.1. Reconfirm Lincoln Board of Education Order of Business
Rationale: 

To reconfirm and adopt the Lincoln Board of Education order of business as the order of business for Educational Service Unit No. 18 or as such order of business and operation procedures may be altered or changed from time to time as circumstances dictate in the Unit Board's sole discretion.

8. APPOINTMENT OF UNIT ADMINISTRATOR
Rationale: 

The Unit Board (1) hereby appoints and confirms the appointment and assignment of the LPS Associate Superintendent for Business Liz Standish to be the ESU 18 Unit Administrator effective immediately to serve until mid-night on June 30, 2019, (2) hereby appoints and confirms the appointment and assignment of LPS Administrator Sarah Salem to be the new ESU 18 Unit Administrator effective as of July 1, 2019, to serve until a successor is appointed and qualified, and (3) that the Sarah Salem appointment and assignment is made on an at-will basis and may be changed or removed at any time without cause by action of the Unit Board.

Attachments:
9. AFFIRMATION OF POLICIES AND REGULATIONS, BUSINESS DOCUMENTS AND PRACTICES AND DAY-TO-DAY BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
Rationale:  The Unit Board to affirm, ratify and approve for ESU 18 (1) all LPS and ESU 18 current policies, regulations and procedural protocols, and (2) all LPS and ESU 18 employee handbooks, HR Bulletins, BA Bulletins, Information Technology Rules (ITR), Information Technology Procedures/Practices (ITP), the Important Information Book, Acceptable Use Forms and all Other Student, Employee, Business, Instruction, Technology, Payroll and Human Resource Practices/Procedures and Forms as currently on file and in use; and except as to policies, this action includes the delegation of authority to staff to make staff changes as appropriate from time to time; and (3) further hereby delegates authority to and specifically authorizes and directs the Unit Administrator or a designee, or any ESU 18 officers to sign, execute, and deliver all routine business contracts, papers and documents, and to otherwise administer and handle and complete all day-to-day business and business transactions for and on behalf of ESU 18.
 
10. 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.
11. REQUEST FOR CLOSED SESSION
Rationale: 
The Lincoln Board of Education is authorized by state statute to hold a closed session by the affirmative vote of a majority of its voting members if a closed session is clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual.  The subject matter and the reason necessitating the closed session are to be identified in the motion to close. Closed sessions may be held for, but shall not be limited to, such the subject matter and the reasons set forth in the PROPOSAL section below. 

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.

11.1. 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.

12. ADJOURNMENT
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