Public Meeting Agenda: May 18, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Board of Education Organizational Meeting

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May 18, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Board of Education Organizational Meeting Agenda

May 18, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Board of Education Organizational 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. OATH OF OFFICE
6. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
6.1. Election of President
Rationale: 
6.2. Election of Vice President
6.3. Election of Secretary
6.4. Election of Treasurer
7. SECOND READING, RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION
7.1. Policy 8441: Board Operating Procedures
Rationale: 

The order of business is established for Board meetings to create clarity for the Board and for the public on how and when items are organized for the meeting and when they will appear on the agenda.  From time to time, the order or make-up of the order of business is adjusted to meet the needs of the Board in conducting its business.  Any changes need to be reflected in Policy 8441, so the public will be aware of these changes.

Explanation

The change in the order of business regarding bids is being recommended to align district practice and policy and is reflected in this draft of 8441. 

Proposal
That the Board approves the changes to Policy 8441.

 

Attachments:
8. ADOPTION OF ORDER OF BUSINESS
Rationale: 

Proposal:

To adopt the order of business as shown or as such order of business and operational procedures may be altered or changed from time to time as circumstances dictate in the Board’s sole discretion.

8.1. Opening Procedures
8.1.1. Call to Order
8.1.2. Roll Call
8.1.3. Announcement of Open Meetings Act Posting and Location
8.1.4. Approval of Minutes
8.2. Special Reports, Presentations, and Celebrations of Success
8.3. Public Comment
Rationale:  In keeping with Policy 8420:

*A time limit of five minutes will be allotted for any speaker.

*Members of the Board of Education will not respond or engage with speakers.

*Persons speaking to the Board during public comment may hand out printed materials to the Board but may not use any other form of media.

*The Board Chair may make adjustments to the public comment guidelines, according to Policy 8420.

*If at any time persons appearing before the Board exceed the time limitations or become abusive in language or behavior, the Chair may declare that person out of order and to refuse permission to continue to address the Board.

*Anyone refusing to be identified will be prohibited from speaking.

8.4. Consent
8.4.1. Human Resources Matters
8.4.2. Routine Business
8.4.2.1. Claims/Wire Transfers
8.4.2.2. Payroll
8.4.2.3. Gifts
8.4.2.4. Bids, Contracts, and Other Routine Business Discussed at Prior Meeting or Under $500,000
8.4.3. Option Enrollment (in/out)
8.5. First Reading, Action at Next Meeting
8.5.1. From Board Committees
8.5.2. From the Superintendent
8.5.3. Bids, Contracts, and Other Routine Business Over $500,000
8.6. Second Reading, Recommended for Action
8.6.1. From Board Committees
8.6.2. From the Superintendent
8.6.3. Expedited/Emergency Actions
8.6.4. Item(s) Removed from Consent Agenda
8.7. Informational Items/Reports
8.7.1. From Board Committees
8.7.2. From The Career Academy
8.7.3. From the Superintendent
8.8. Announcements of Upcoming Events for the Board
8.9. Public Comment
Rationale:  In keeping with Policy 8420:

*A time limit of five minutes will be allotted for any speaker.

*Members of the Board of Education will not respond or engage with speakers.

*Persons speaking to the Board during public comment may hand out printed materials to the Board but may not use any other form of media.

*The Board Chair may make adjustments to the public comment guidelines, according to Policy 8420.

*If at any time persons appearing before the Board exceed the time limitations or become abusive in language or behavior, the Chair may declare that person out of order and to refuse permission to continue to address the Board.

*Anyone refusing to be identified will be prohibited from speaking.

8.10. Request for Closed Session
Rationale:  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.

Attachments:
8.11. Adjournment
9. REVIEW OF BOARD OF EDUCATION STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS
Attachments:
10. REVIEW OF BOARD COMMITTEES
11. AFFIRMATION OF POLICIES AND REGULATIONS, BUSINESS DOCUMENTS AND PRACTICES, AND DAY TO-DAY BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
Rationale:  That the Board affirm, ratify and approve (a)all current policies and regulations, and (b) all employee handbooks, HR Bulletins, BA Bulletins, and the Important Information Book; and except as topolicies this action includes authority for staff changes as appropriate from time to time; and to further authorize the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs or a designee to sign, execute, and deliver all routine business papers and documents, and to otherwise handle and complete all day-to-day business transactions for and on behalf of District.
12. PUBLIC COMMENT
Rationale:  In keeping with Policy 8420:

*A time limit of five minutes will be allotted for any speaker.

*Members of the Board of Education will not respond or engage with speakers.

*Persons speaking to the Board during public comment may hand out printed materials to the Board but may not use any other form of media.

*The Board Chair may make adjustments to the public comment guidelines, according to Policy 8420.

*If at any time persons appearing before the Board exceed the time limitations or become abusive in language or behavior, the Chair may declare that person out of order and to refuse permission to continue to address the Board.

*Anyone refusing to be identified will be prohibited from speaking.

13. ADJOURNMENT
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