Public Meeting Minutes: August 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Committee of the Whole Meeting

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August 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes

August 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Committee of the Whole Meeting
1. Public Comments on Agenda Items - This is the proper time for public questions and comments on agenda items only. Please make sure a request form is given to the Board Vice-President before the meeting begins.
Speaker(s):  Randy Coleman
Discussion:  Call to order at 7:00 No one spoke
2. Sick Leave Donation/Bank
Speaker(s):  Dr. Lopez
Discussion:  Have not used sick bank the last few years so we continued to review and discuss. 4216 Hours 4511 Certified language the same. Practice was the requester had to ask for individuals to donate. Looked at several models Begin of year individuals can donate 1 day. These place in bank and those needing make application at time when they sick for catastrophic illness. Look at things to define it is very hard so will have a committee to review. One possible to prorate back to those who donated accounting nightmare will leave in bank and cap at possible 100 days.
3. Leave Without Pay
Speaker(s):  Dr. Lopez
Discussion:  New policy had discussion about leave without pay. Shared some numbers with the Board. 176 instrustional days 46% their was at least 1 person taking leave without pay. All staff took 1/2 day dock each. Seems to be an increase. We want teachers in the classroom. What is our policy and we had nothing. Negotiation agreement can be approved by admin. This is a policy he is considering since we have none. Individual basis Amount of time # days teacher gone See handout. Want them to personal before they take doc days. Sometimes they take doc days and save personal for other things. Also have to admin will submit recommendation to sup for approval Addresses benefits and what happens. What will happen if take even if denined. The language has been taken from several schools for discussion. Will work with attorney on language and bring to board for consideration.
4. FY 12 Budget Retreat
Speaker(s):  John Brazell
Discussion:  Shared budget document. Shared changes to program budget. Shared that this included budget chair that worked with a team of people to develop 98, 99 and 101 budgets. These were presented at Q-Sort to 20 community members who then ranked the budges. Some items are a must fund. Dr. Lopez made some adjustments to the ranking. Some programs were funded 98 some at 99 and some at 101. Shared process used to develop program budgets. $70,000 in to building fund ??? into cash reserve. Tax levy down almost 2%. Land evaluation is up. Building Fund 4.1 mill with only 500,000 ear marked for Multi purpose. Build America Bonds 300,000 left we are using this money for pay of roof. We only have HS left.
5. Public Comments - This is the proper time for public questions and comments on any topic. Please make sure a request form is given to the Board Vice-President before the meeting begins.
Speaker(s):  Randy Coleman
Discussion:  Carrrye Meints - Address Comment about dock leave. Why we take doc days before personal. Can't take in hour so they take 1/2 personal day.
6. Executive Session - To discuss teacher negotiations for the protection of public interest and or the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual and if such individual has not requested a public meeting.
Discussion:  Took 5 minutes - 7:45
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