Public Meeting Agenda: December 8, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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December 8, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

December 8, 2015 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. Employee Recognition for 25-Years of Service
Rationale:  The following employees have achieved the goal of 25-years of professional service to the youth of Lincoln and Lincoln Public Schools:
  1. Teresa Abrahams
  2. Carma Ahrens
  3. Darla Rae Allen
  4. Debra Andersen
  5. Paula Barry
  6. Glenda Beckman
  7. Patti Brown
  8. Julie Buck
  9. Kristin Bunde
  10. Cynthia Cerny
  11. Bari Chadd
  12. Dianne Coffin
  13. Dawn Connelly
  14. Kenneth Cope
  15. Penni Cummings
  16. Pamela Davis
  17. Tim Davis
  18. Jon Dawson
  19. Darrell Dinneen
  20. Nancy Dondlinger
  21. Jane Dougherty
  22. Rebecca Ehlers
  23. Judy Fleischman
  24. Michael Flowers
  25. Tomas Garay Jr
  26. Kenneth Gilbertson
  27. Dorothy Goa
  28. Lori Gormley
  29. Alysa Haack
  30. Sara Halama
  31. Kathy Hall
  32. Sara Harding
  33. John Hastings
  34. Ralph Haynes
  35. Roxane Hiatt
  36. Molly Hoffmann
  37. Beverly Hoistad
  38. Linda Holt
  39. Adrianne Huelle
  40. Ruth Hunzeker
  41. Tori Hupf
  42. Denise Irwin
  43. Lori Jacoby
  44. Chris Johnson
  45. Janelle Kepler
  46. Janet Kerr
  47. Lance Kingery
  48. Dorothy Kitchen
  49. Sara Kosmicki
  50. Sherry Lake
  51. Judy Larson
  52. Sandra Lehman
  53. Kristina Lewis
  54. Ann Lundy
  55. Holly Meyer
  56. Shannon Mitchell
  57. Mary Morrow
  58. Marti Mueting
  59. Kim Nannen
  60. Julie Nelson
  61. Patrick O’Meara
  62. Randy Oltman
  63. Sara Oltman
  64. Deborah Ortega
  65. Theresa Ourada-Hubka
  66. LynDora Palmer
  67. Jeffrey Pappas
  68. Kimberly Parry
  69. Linda Pearson
  70. Vanntaccale Price
  71. Carol Redekopp
  72. Carol Reed
  73. Bob Reeker
  74. Tachier Rezac
  75. Kimberly Ridder
  76. Katherine Roselius
  77. Joanne Rouse
  78. Diane Rousek
  79. Kirt Rutledge
  80. Robert Ryman
  81. Charmain Satree
  82. Susan Sattler
  83. Jim Seward
  84. Brad Siedel
  85. Todd Sievers
  86. Elaine Simpson
  87. Angie Smith
  88. Kathleen Stewart
  89. David Szabat
  90. Mary Teachman
  91. Lisa Thiessen
  92. Jeanette Tiward
  93. Michele Tramp
  94. Nora Treat
  95. Lisa Trobee
  96. Jennifer Ungvarsky
  97. Kathryn Weins
  98. Kimberly White
  99. Jennifer Yoder
  100. Kim Young
  101. Carmen Zalman
  102. Edith Zumwalt

 

7. PUBLIC COMMENT
Rationale: 

In keeping with Board 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. CONSENT AGENDA
Rationale: 
8.1. Human Resources Matters
Rationale: 

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.

Explanation

This report includes routine Human Resources changes:

   a.  Administrator Certificated Employees:

             Changes of Status – 1

   b.  Certificated Employees:

             Elections – 12

             Leaves of Absence – 3

             Separations – 2

   c.  Substitute Certificated Employees:

             Elections – 11

             Changes of Status – 1

             Separations – 7

   d.  Classified Employees:

             Elections – 28

             Changes of Status – 9

             Leaves of Absence – 1

             Separations – 25

   e.  Other:

              Workers’ Compensation Lump Sum Settlements – 3

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 December 8, 2015, were previously provided.                    

Federal Tax ACH Deposit of $5,528,256.89.                    

Procurement Card ACH Transfer of $154,229.72.                    

Office Depot ACH Transfer of $751.82.                    

Vendor ACH Transfer of $164,668.03.

b.  PAYROLL FOR RATIFICATION – Payroll for the period ending November 30, 2015, in the amount of $14,547,260.27.

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 engineering services to replace the chiller at Southeast; the purchase of an annual subscription to a cybersecurity service; 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 December 8, 2015.  

b.  Payroll for the period ending November 30, 2015.  

c.  Gifts for Lincoln High, Maxey, Park, and the district.  

d.  Bids/contracts/other routine business for engineering services to replace the chiller at Southeast; the purchase of an annual subscription to a cybersecurity service; and any other bids/contracts/routine business as presented.  

Attachments:
8.3. Option Enrollment Student Applications for 2015-16
Rationale:  On February 10, 2015, the Board adopted a resolution to accept option students for the 2015-16 school year.  Applications have been received from students requesting that they be accepted as option students for the 2015-16 school year.  Staff recommends that the students referred to in this agenda item be accepted for enrollment as they are in compliance with the Board resolution of February 10, 2015.      

Explanation 
Staff has examined the application of the student included in this proposal.  The student meets one of the criteria set forth by the Board in its resolution of February 10, 2015.  Staff recommends approval of this application.      

Proposal  
That the Board adopt the following resolution:  

WHEREAS the student who has been assigned student number 206448 (for purposes of confidentiality, assigned numbers are being used) meets one or more of the criteria of the Board resolution of February 10, 2015, with regard to such option students;  

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the aforementioned student be accepted as an option student 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:
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
10. SECOND READING, RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION
10.1. From Board Committees
10.1.1. Policy 3410-Gifts, Grants and Bequests
Rationale: 

Lincoln Public Schools is part of a very generous community and has many strong community partners.  As a result, Lincoln Public Schools receives offers of many different types of gifts throughout the year.  The Board encourages donations of gifts to the district, but must weigh financial, facility, and other factors before determining that it can accept the responsibility for receiving gifts.  Policy 3410 outlines those factors.

Explanation

Revisions to Policy 3410, adds to the other factors that are considered in accepting the gift that it furthers the purpose of the District.

Proposal

That the Board approve proposed changes to Policy 3410.

Attachments:
10.2. From the Superintendent
11. EXPEDITED/EMERGENCY ACTIONS
12. ITEM(S) REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
13. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/REPORTS
13.1. From Board Committees
13.1.1. Student Achievement Update
Attachments:
13.2. From The Career Academy
13.3. From the Superintendent
13.3.1. Superintendent Update
14. ANNOUNCEMENTS OF UPCOMING EVENTS FOR THE BOARD
Rationale: 

December 9 - TCA Joint Board Meeting, 8:00 am, TCA

December 22 - No Board Meeting

December 23-January 4 - Winter Break, No School

January 6 - Chamber Coffee, 8:00 am, Chamber Office

January 12 - Board Work Session, 4:30 pm, and Board Meeting, 6:00 pm, LPSDO

 

 

15. PUBLIC COMMENT
Rationale: 

In keeping with Board 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.
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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