Public Meeting Agenda: February 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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February 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda

February 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. Opening the Meeting
I.A. Call to Order
I.B. Open Meetings Act
I.C. Notice of Meeting
I.D. Roll Call
I.E. Status of Absent Board Members
II. Approval of Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the agenda Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
III. Introduction of Guests
IV. Public Comments
V. Board Committee Reports
VI. Action Items
VI.A. Consent Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the Consent Agenda Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
VI.A.1. Minutes of Previous Meeting
VI.A.2. Bills
VI.A.3. General Reports
VI.B. Discuss, Consider, and Take All Necessary Action in Regards to Staff Resignations
VI.C. Consider Adoption of the Following Policies on First Reading: Policy NO 5117 Educational Requirements for Graduation, Policy NO 5110 Student Fees, Fines and Charges
VI.D. Discuss, Consider, and Take All Necessary Action With Regard to Approving the Intent of the District to Participate in a Nebraska Technology Cooperative in a joint project to be financed with bonding for purchase of hardware or software pursuant to the Public Facilities Construction and Finance Act
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to acknowledge and approve the intent of Morrill County School District 0021 (Bayard Public Schools) to participate in the Nebraska Technology Cooperative with other governmental units in a joint project to be financed with bonding and operated by at least two or more qualified public agencies for the purchase and use of any item of hardware or software used in providing for the delivery of information, including the purchasing of upgrades or related improvements to information technology for the operation school districts, educational service units, and community colleges under and pursuant to the Public Facilities Construction and Finance Act (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 72-2301 to 72-2308), and other laws, which joint project would provide for the issuance of general obligation bonds of such school district in an amount not to exceed $100,000, upon such terms and conditions, and for a period to be determined in any final bond issuance resolution, which if deemed appropriate by the board of Morrill County School District 0021 (Bayard Public Schools), would be considered at an upcoming meeting; and in the event the board of Morrill County School District 0021 (Bayard Public Schools) determines to participate in the joint project, furtherance of such intent, does hereby approve of the following to serve as consultants for the project: 1. Bond counsel, Kutak Rock, LLP, of Omaha, Nebraska, to draft the necessary documents for creation of the cooperative and the issuance of such bonds as soon as practicable to allow final consideration of such bond issuance and the terms thereof at an upcoming meeting. 2. Underwriter D.A. Davidson & Co., of Omaha, Nebraska, to solicit purchasers for such bonds as soon as practicable to allow final consideration of such bond issuance and the terms thereof at an upcoming meeting. 3. General counsel Perry, Guthery, Haase & Gessford, P.C., L.L.O., of Lincoln, Nebraska, to develop the origination and operation of the Nebraska Technology Cooperative Program, and provide advise and direction and assistance to school district administration, bond counsel and underwriter to allow final consideration of such bond issuance and the terms thereof at an upcoming meeting. Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
VI.E. Discuss, Consider, and Take All Necessary Action with Regards to the District's Early Childhood Learning (Preschool) Grant Application
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to authorize the application for an early childhood education (preschool) grant Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
VI.F. Establish Salaries for Elementary Principal, Secondary Principal, and Director of Special Education for the 2014-2015 School Term
VII. Discussion Items
VII.A. Presentation and Discussion with Mrs. Nolte and members of the 5th Grade Class Regarding Region Five Leadership Day
VII.B. Discuss School District Calendar and Bell Schedules for 2014-2015 School Term
VII.C. Discuss Invitation from Bridgeport Board of Education for a Joint Meeting with the Bayard Board of Education
VII.D. Discuss Superintendent Contract
VIII. Reports
VIII.A. Board Members
VIII.B. Principals and District Administrators
VIII.C. Superintendent
IX. Set Next Meeting Date
X. Adjournment
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to adjourn the meeting Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
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