HASTINGS PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION WORK SESSION AGENDA
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011, 6:00 P.M.
DISTRICT CONFERENCE ROOM, 1924 WEST A STREET
Please park on the north side of the building off of Woodland Avenue and enter through the north door.
* Indicates item will be received at 08/11/11 Work Session and acted on at 08/15/11 Board Meeting.
1. Roll Call
2. Announcement – As required by Nebraska law, the public is advised that a complete copy of the
Open Meetings Act is posted and copies of the law are also available for the public.
3. Review of Board norms – Jessica Meeske – Att. (page 3)
4. HEA picnic information – Craig Kautz – Att. (page 4)
5. Further information on School Improvement Board Retreat – Craig Kautz
6. AC/HPS Annual Meeting information – Craig Kautz
7. School preopening and opening plans – Craig Kautz – Att. (pages 5-8)
8. Spotlight on Learning – new administrators and feedback and empowerment overview – Craig Kautz
9. *First reading of revised Policy and Rule 406.08 – Certificated Employee Evaluation – Craig Kautz –
Att. (pages 9-16)
10. *Revised Feedback and Empowerment Program Handbook – Craig Kautz (handout)
11. *First reading of revised Policy 403.06 – Employee Outside Employment – Craig Kautz – Att.
12. *First reading of revised Rule 607.05 – Travel – Craig Kautz – Att. (pages 19-26)
13. *Creation of Middle School Assistant Principal position and elimination of Dean of Students’ position –
14. *Creation of kindergarten position at Alcott – Craig Kautz
15. *Human Resources/Consent Agenda – Craig Kautz – Att. (pages 27-39)
16. *Approval of out-of-state band trip – Chad Dumas – Att. (pages 40-47)
17. Scheduling of October facilities tour – Trent Kelly
18. Senior High facility improvement project update – Trent Kelly
19. 2011-2012 budget information – Jeff Schneider (handout)
20. Early Retirement Incentive Program (ERIP) information – Jeff Schneider
21. *Renewal of Agreement with the Hastings Public Schools Foundation – Jeff Schneider – Att. (pages
22. *Review of YMCA facility use contract – Jeff Schneider – Att. (page 51)
23. *Medicaid Consortium Agreement – Jeff Schneider – Att. (page 52)
24. Reminders – Jessica Meeske
a. NASB Area Membership Meetings, August 31, York (August 25 registration deadline),
September 7, Kearney (September 1 registration deadline). Opening session 5:00 p.m.
Dinner and awards at 7:10 p.m. Please let Janelle know if you plan to attend. Att. (pages 51-
52). So, far, Jessica and Laura are going to the York Meeting. Att. (pages 53-54)
b. New Teachers Dinner, September 21, Elks Country Club. Please let Janelle know if you plan
to attend. Att. (page 55)
25. Other action items that will appear on the August Board Agenda – Minutes and expenditures
26. Reports, etc., at Board Meeting
a. Good news – none
b. Spotlight on Learning-New administrators/Feedback and Empowerment Program
c. Closed session on embargoed state test results
27. Upcoming meetings
a. Board Meeting, Monday, August 15, 7:00 p.m., City Council Chambers;
b. Special Board Meeting, Friday, August 19, 7:30 a.m., District Conference Room;
c. Work Session, Thursday, August September 15, 6:00 p.m., District Conference Room;
d. Board Meeting, Monday, September 19, 7:00 p.m., City Council Chambers.
28. Executive Session
The Board may go into Executive Session to discuss negotiations and personnel issues. Discussion
shall be confined to these issues. This action is consistent with applicable state law; i.e., Nebraska
Revised Statute 84-1410, Reissue, 1981, and with Board Policy 204.06 and is clearly necessary for
the protection of the public interest and/or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an
individual and such individual has not requested a public meeting.
Motion to go into Closed Session.
The Closed Session began at _____ p.m.
Motion to return to Open Session.
The Board of Education returned to Open Session at _____ p.m.
(Upon returning to Open Session, the issues discussed during Closed Session will be
29. Adjournment VISION
Maintain a clear and shared focus on student learning;
Continuously implement, in all grades and subject areas, an articulated and effective curriculum that aligns with recognized standards and is supported by
appropriate instructional and assessment practices;
Set and maintain appropriately high expectations for students and for each other;
Frequently and systematically monitor the learning of each student to appropriately respond to each student’s learning needs and to improve our ability to be a
high-performing learning community;
Expect and provide for high levels of commitment, collaboration, and communication among students, parents, staff, and community members;
Provide a safe and supportive environment for learning and teaching;
Value diversity in ways that enrich student learning and our community;
Implement professional development activities for staff that support their efforts to appropriately use the best practices of high-performing schools; and
Provide effective leadership in the classroom, the building, and the District.