Public Meeting Agenda: August 25, 2015 at 6:00 PM - ESU 18 Board of Education Regular Meeting

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August 25, 2015 at 6:00 PM - ESU 18 Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

August 25, 2015 at 6:00 PM - ESU 18 Board of Education Regular Meeting
1. ESU 18 and 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. SECOND READING, RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION
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.
6.1. 2015-16 ESU 18 Budget Adoption
Rationale: 

The Board held a public hearing on August 11, 2015, on the proposed budget for Educational Service Unit 18.      
Explanation
Staff recommends that the Board review the budget statement as amended (Attachment One) prepared in compliance with the Nebraska Budget Act, State Law Section 79-1225, and other Nebraska laws.   

RESOLVED by the Board of Educational Service Unit 18 of the State of Nebraska:  

That $2,826,042 is the Board’s estimate of the total amount under its adopted budget statement to be received from taxation of the taxable property within the Educational Service Unit for the fiscal year beginning September 1, 2015, and ending August 31, 2016.

That the County Commissioners of Lancaster County be requested and directed to levy and collect for said mentioned purposes the tax rate necessary to produce $2,826,042, after the county’s tax collection fee has been deducted, the same as other property taxes are levied and collected.

That the officers of the Board be directed to report the action of the Board of Educational Service Unit 18 to the County Commissioners of Lancaster County (in their capacity as the levying board) and to the Auditor of Public Accounts not later than September 20, 2015, in accordance with State Law Section 13-508 and other Nebraska laws. 

That the 2015-16 budget as presented and amended, and all supporting documents (copies of which are on file with official Unit records and which are hereby incorporated herein by this reference as though set forth in full) as developed by the administration be hereby approved and adopted.

That the administration is hereby authorized to take all action necessary to implement the adopted budget herein, and to make any necessary changes or adjustments as required by Nebraska laws to properly reflect such adopted budget statement hereby approved, due to new requirements, assessed valuation certifications or re-certifications or such other matters which require necessary fiscal adjustments to complete the budgeting process for the 2015-16 fiscal year adopted budget and budget statement hereby approved. 

That in accordance with Section 003.04C of Title 92, Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapter 2, Section 79-1070 R.R.S. Neb., and Section 79-1244 R.R.S. Neb., and other Nebraska laws and regulations, the Board authorizes that at any time during the 2015-16 school fiscal year there is temporarily insufficient money in any of the Educational Services Unit’s funds, or in any of the funds of any entity of which the Educational Service Unit is a “blended component unit” as such term is defined in the Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement 14, the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs or her designee may transfer money from other funds to such fund, such transfer to be considered a loan subject to repayment as soon as funds are available to do so.      

Proposal
That the Board approve the 2015-16 budget statement and resolution, as amended.    

Attachments:
7. PUBLIC COMMENT
8. REQUEST FOR CLOSED SESSION
8.1. Request for Closed Session - Negotiations/Collective Bargaining, Property/Real Estate, Litigation, Security, Criminal Misconduct, Personnel, and Legal Advice Matters
9. ADJOURNMENT
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