Papillion-La Vista School District #27 Board of Education Meeting

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Papillion-La Vista School District #27 Board of Education Meeting
Papillion-La Vista School District #27
Board of Education Meeting
April 28, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
420 South Washington Street
Papillion, NE 68046
Web Page: www.paplv.org
Phone: (402) 537-6207
Purpose & Direction
Our Purpose is to prepare every student for a successful transition into the next phase of his or her life.
Our Direction is to prepare every student for success through superior educational programs delivered by highly effective educators who
use innovative, researched-based strategies in a safe and supportive environment in collaboration with family and community members.
I. Call to Order
A. Pledge of Allegiance
B. Roll Call
C. Excused Absences (Motion Needed)
Open Meetings Law: Posted at entrance to room.
Notes Regarding Agenda: The Board will generally follow the sequence of the published agenda, but may change the order of
items when appropriate and may elect to take action on any of the items listed.
II. Communications
A. Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
Public questions and comments regarding items not on the agenda may take place at this time in the agenda. When called
upon by the presiding officer, the individual shall proceed to the podium and state their name and address. An individual may
not exceed three (3) minutes, and total time for all individuals who wish to speak shall not exceed 30 minutes unless a majority
vote of the Board approves extending allocated time. Before leaving the podium each individual who addresses the Board
must complete the Public Comment card providing their name, address and topic of comment. This time for public comment
shall not be used to address specific individual student discipline or employee performance issues. Complaint and grievance
processes are in place to deal with issues of this nature
Special Presentation - Project Search
Student Council Report - Papillion-La Vista South High School
Superintendent's Report
Board Comments
Committee Reports
1. Buildings & Grounds
2. Finance
3. Human Resources
4. Curriculum & Americanism
5. Student Services
Public Comment: Public questions and comments regarding items that are on the agenda may be allowed by the Board as each
agenda item is discussed during regular board meetings. Anyone wishing to address the Board may do so if recognized and called upon
by the presiding officer. Individuals wishing to address the Board shall proceed to the podium. When called upon by the presiding
officer they shall state their name and address for the record. Comments of an individual may not exceed three (3) minutes, and total
time for all individuals who wish to speak regarding a specific agenda item shall not exceed 30 minutes unless a majority vote of the
Board approves extending allocated time. Before leaving the podium each individual who addresses the Board must complete the sign
in sheet providing their name, address and topic of comment.
III. Action Items (Motion Needed)
A. Action by Consent
1.
2.
3.
4.
Approval of Meeting Agenda
Finance Report
Out-of-State Travel
Personnel
B. Meeting Minutes
1. Meeting Minutes of April 14, 2014
C. New Elementary School Name
D. Tara Heights Renovation
E. Policy Revisions - Electronic Cigarettes/Vaporizing Devices
IV. Discussion/Information Items
A. Legislative Session Overview
B. Policy Review Series 2000-Administration
C. Trumble Park Elementary Parking Lot
D. 2014-2015 Budget Timeline and Parameters
E. Voluntary Separation Procedural Changes
V. Future Board Calendar
April 29, 2014 - Liaison Luncheon, Jeremy Kinsey @ Walnut Creek, 11:30 a.m.
May 6, 2014 - Liaison Luncheon, Mike Jones @ Portal, 11:30 a.m.
May 11, 2014 - Commencement @ Civic Auditorium, 1:00 & 5:00 p.m.
May 12, 2014 - Board of Education Meeting @ Central Office, 7:00 p.m.
VI. Adjournment
The Papillion-La Vista School District Board of Education reserves the right to go into
Closed Session for purposes in accordance with Nebraska Open Meetings Act NE REV STAT 84-1407 through 1414.
Board of Education Presentation
Background Information
Title of Presentation:
Project SEARCH Transition Job Fair
School:
Young Adult; Project SEARCH Academy
Name & Title of Presenter(s):
Jane Byers and McKayla LaBorde
What is the activity you plan to describe?
The Project SEARCH Transition Job Fair was attended by 14 school districts from the across the state
and is an example of the benefits of school and community partnerships in supporting youth with
disabilities in their vocational objectives. Goals for the day included exposing young adults with
disabilities to the world of work, increasing awareness of businesses to the benefits of hiring
individuals with disabilities, and connecting local businesses with young adults seeking employment.
RETURN TO AGENDA
PAPILLION-LA VISTA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT #27
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
03/31/14
BEGINNING BALANCE FROM 3/1/14
$
4,475,255.53
$
8,294,299.47
$
8,673,353.49
$
4,096,201.51
REVENUE:
Taxes From Sarpy County
Taxes From Douglas County
Taxes From Washington County
State Aid
Interest
Title 1
Medicaid/Medicare
IDEA Grants
Perkins Grant
School Lunch Program
Special Education Transportation
Misc. P/R Reimbursements
Miscellaneous
TOTAL REVENUE
902,898.21
2,366,596.84
825.65
3,295,587.00
166.76
218,129.00
34,582.72
146,603.00
9,841.00
390,043.63
817,745.00
52,340.32
58,940.34
Payroll
Payroll Taxes
Accounts Payable/Liabilities
School Lunch Program Fees
Payflex Fees
TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS
3,502,604.80
1,406,493.63
3,752,886.09
9,588.77
1,780.20
DISBURSEMENTS:
ENDING BALANCE AS OF
03/31/14
___________________________________________________
Treasurer
PAPILLION-LA VISTA DISTRICT #27
BUILDING FUND FINANCIAL STATEMENT
MARCH 2014
BUILDING FUND
Beginning Balance 3-1-14
3,562,419.96
Receipts:
Tax Revenue - Sarpy County/LC
Tax Revenue - Douglas County
Interest
Internal Transfer
Misc. Deposits
Disbursements:
A/P Checks
Transfer to General Fund
3.26
0.00
74.27
0.00
0.00
--------------------77.53
35,100.00
--------------------35,100.00
Ending Balance 3-31-14
3,527,397.49
CONSTRUCTION FUND
Beginning Balance 3-1-14
40,818,409.26
Receipts:
Interest
Sale of Bonds
Transfer From General Fund
Disbursements:
A/P Checks
Bond Refunding
Transfer to General Fund
Ending Balance 3-31-14
_________________________________________
Treasurer
371.97
0.00
0.00
--------------------371.97
647,956.93
0.00
0.00
--------------------647,956.93
40,170,824.30
PAPILLION-LA VISTA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT #27
BOND FUND FINANCIAL STATEMENT
03/31/14
BOND FUND #1
Beginning Balance 3/1/2014
$
211,138.44
$
647.13
REVENUE:
Sarpy County Property Tax
Interest
Internal Transfer
TOTAL REVENUE
645.18
1.95
0.00
DISBURSEMENTS:
Principal/ Interest Payments
Internal Transfer
TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS
0.00
0.00
$0.00
ENDING BALANCE THRU 3/31/2014
$
211,785.57
$
546,967.88
$
1,381.05
BOND FUND #2
Beginning Balance 3/1/2014
REVENUE:
Sarpy County Property Tax
Interest
Internal Transfer
TOTAL REVENUE
1,376.01
5.04
0.00
DISBURSEMENTS:
Principal/ Interest Payments
Internal Transfer
0.00
0.00
TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS
$0.00
ENDING BALANCE THRU 3/31/2014
$
548,348.93
$
235,091.24
$
178,050.71
BOND FUND #3
Beginning Balance 3/1/2014
REVENUE:
Sarpy County Property Tax
Interest
Deposit
Internal Transfer
TOTAL REVENUE
178,047.39
3.32
0.00
0.00
DISBURSEMENTS:
Principal/ Interest Payments
Internal Transfer
0.00
0.00
TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS
ENDING BALANCE THRU 3/31/2014
$0.00
$
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413,141.95
BOND FUND #4
Beginning Balance 3/1/2014
$171,538.64
REVENUE:
Sarpy County Property Tax
Interest
Internal Transfer
Deposit
TOTAL REVENUE
101,318.74
2.24
0.00
0.00
$
101,320.98
DISBURSEMENTS:
Principal/ Interest Payments
Internal Transfer
0.00
0.00
TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS
$0.00
ENDING BALANCE THRU 3/31/2014
$
272,859.62
BOND FUND #5
Beginning Balance 3/1/2014
$29,466.50
REVENUE:
REVENUE:
Sarpy County Property Tax
Interest
Internal Transfer
Deposit
TOTAL REVENUE
25,222.44
0.44
0.00
0.00
$
25,222.88
DISBURSEMENTS:
Principal/ Interest Payments
Internal Transfer
0.00
0.00
TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS
ENDING BALANCE THRU 1/0/1900
$0.00
$54,689.38
___________________________________________________
Treasurer
Page 2 of 2
Papillion-La Vista Public Schools
Dr. Andrew Rikli, Superintendent
2012-2013 Budget Summary
4/24/2014
LOCAL
PROPERTY TAX LOCAL
PROPERTY TAX LOCAL LEARNING COMMUNITY
PROPERTY TAX WASHINGTON COUNTY
PROPERTY TAX DOUGLAS COUNTY
LEARNING COMMUNITY LEVY
CARLINE TAXES
CARLINE TAXES LEARNING COMMUNITY
PUBLIC POWER - OPPD
MOTOR VEHICLE TAX
JUMP START
TUITION RECEIVED DIST SP
INTEREST ON INVESTMENTS
LOCAL LICENSE FEES
POLICE COURT FINES
OTHER LOCAL RECEIPTS
COUNTY
COUNTY FINES AND FEES
STATE
STATE AID
SPECIAL EDUCATION (SCHOOL AGE)
SPECIAL EDUCATION TRANSPORTATION
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION - LEARNING COMMUNITY
PROPERTY TAX RELIEF
PROPERTY TAX RELIEF - LEARNING COMMUNITY
HIGH ABILITY LEARNERS
TEXTBOOK LOAN
PRO RATA MOTOR VEHICLE
PRO RATA MOTOR VEHICLE - LEARNING COMMUNITY
PRO RATA MOTOR VEHICLE - DOUGLAS COUNTY
STATE EARLY CHILDHOOD
STATE APPORTIONMENT
OTHER STATE RECEIPTS/GRANTS
FEDERAL
FEDERAL RECEIPTS
OTHER
TRANSFER MONEY ACCOUNT
CASH RESERVE
Total
TOTAL W/O TRANSFER MONEY ACCOUNT
EXPENSES
REGULAR INSTRUCTION
SPECIAL EDUCATION
SUPPORT SERVICES-STUDENT
SUPPORT SERVICE-STAFF
BOARD OF EDUCATION
GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
OFFICE OF PRINCIPAL
BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE
OPERATION/MAINTENANCE OF PLANT
PUPIL TRANSPORTATION
SPECIAL ED TRANSPORTATION
LEARNING COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION
COMMUNITY SERVICE
DEBT SERVICE
TRANSFERS OTHER STATE
TRANSFERS OTHER FEDERAL
SUMMER SCHOOL
TOTAL
TOTAL W/O DEBT SERVICE
Budget
$5,072,677.00
$9,694,203.00
$38,317.00
$28,584,488.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$1,220,000.00
$3,600,000.00
$0.00
$10,000.00
$4,000.00
$20,000.00
$3,000.00
$52,000.00
MTD
$1,980,743.29
$3,535,245.57
$0.00
$9,506,497.99
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$377,921.51
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
YTD
$2,355,091.72
$4,379,760.58
$9,683.99
$14,694,013.20
$0.00
$0.00
$2,344.37
$0.00
$2,452,548.11
$15,168.15
$0.00
$1,907.73
$15,812.50
$1,905.00
-$4,078.23
$535,100.00
$0.00
$0.00
$32,955,870.00
$6,100,000.00
$425,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$67,000.00
$5,000.00
$125,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$1,450,000.00
$146,041.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$12,591.76
$135,816.08
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$5,287.11
$36,828.98
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$23,070,454.00
$3,312,676.00
$490,765.00
$24,857.53
$271,427.59
$69,861.17
$130,650.20
$70,267.00
$8,483.87
$8,920.10
$18,039.04
$51,265.21
$17,917.00
$1,551,183.83
$25,000.00
$5,491,111.00
$10,533.64
$1,907,517.16
$14,250,000.00
$6,966,248.00
$116,815,055.00
$102,565,055.00
$0.00
$0.00
$15,601,465.93
$15,601,465.93
$0.00
$0.00
$54,953,441.82
$54,953,441.82
Budget
$54,923,528.00
$12,990,231.00
$2,883,235.00
$2,901,481.00
$242,000.00
$2,066,905.00
$5,692,074.00
$860,640.00
$180,410.00
$11,673,803.00
$545,000.00
$1,098,492.00
$850,000.00
$14,103.00
$14,250,000.00
$151,042.00
$5,092,111.00
$400,000.00
$116,815,055.00
$102,565,055.00
MTD
$4,144,252.86
$1,052,652.66
$237,839.17
$196,284.99
$405.98
$155,509.05
$489,813.24
$57,074.98
$7,383.05
$838,092.64
$4,760.00
$101,823.97
$74,714.00
$183.51
$0.00
$12,948.38
$219,435.51
$4,181.61
$7,597,355.60
$7,597,355.60
YTD
$35,998,132.55
$8,746,233.42
$1,916,143.41
$1,892,338.92
$172,019.86
$1,309,499.46
$3,959,781.93
$548,224.11
$147,484.86
$7,078,179.58
$508,040.19
$845,867.36
$693,737.00
$4,162.77
$0.00
$69,761.09
$1,984,935.41
$16,732.17
$65,891,274.09
$65,891,274.09
%
65.54%
67.33%
66.46%
65.22%
71.08%
63.36%
69.57%
63.70%
81.75%
60.63%
93.22%
77.00%
81.62%
29.52%
0.00%
46.19%
38.98%
4.18%
56.41%
64.24%
RETURN TO AGENDA
PAPILLION-LA VISTA BOARD OF EDUCATION
MONTHLY REPORT – STAFF TRAVEL REQUEST
BOARD OF EDUCATION
April 28, 2014
STAFF
MEMBER
NAME
Kala Morrissey
DATE AND
DESTINATION
CONFERENCE /
WORKSHOP
ESTIMATED
TRANSPORTATION /
REGISTRATION /
LODGING / MEALS
ESTIMATED
SUB
COST
July 13-17,2014
Baltimore, MD
National School Public Relations
Association National Seminar
$2,072.00 (D)
$0.00
OUT-OF STATE TRAVEL FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF
Estimated General Fund Expenditures
Joseph Pudenz
(1 Chaperones
1 Student)
July 14-17, 2014
Arlington, TX
National Fuel Up to Play 60 Summit
$0.00
Roger Campbell
(1 Chaperone
8 Students)
June 23-28,2014
Kansas City, MO
Skills USA National Championship
$1,095.00 (A)
Expenses are estimated until travel is completed and bills submitted.
(D) District (G) Grant (A) Activity (O) Other
$0.00
$0.00
Return to Agenda
PAPILLION-LA VISTA BOARD OF EDUCATION
PERSONNEL ACTIONS
April 28, 2014
RESIGNATIONS
Shannon Golden-Martinez
Jessica Guy
Ashley Hoelting
Greg Wilmes
4th Grade
Math
4th Grade
Math
Carriage Hill Elementary
Papillion-La Vista South High School
Bell Elementary
Papillion-La Vista South High School
Contracts
Jolyn Breakfield
1st Grade
Parkview Heights Elementary
Joyln received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sioux Falls in May 2009. Joyln is currently working as a
Kindergarten Teacher for the Sioux Falls School District.
Mary Collins
Reading Recovery/Teacher Leader
G. Stanley Hall Elementary
Mary received a Master of Science from the University of South Dakota in June 1991. Mary is currently working as a
Coordinator of South Dakota’s Professional Teacher Quality Program with the University of South Dakota.
Stefanie Contreras
1st Grade
Hickory Hill Elementary
Stefanie received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska Omaha in December 2006. Stefanie is currently
working as a Lead Teacher at Educare of Omaha.
Gina Emanuel
Special Education
Tara Heights/Walnut Creek
Gina received a Bachelor of Science from Mount Marty College in May 2011. Gina is currently working as a Resource
Teacher for the Columbus Public School District.
Robert Fischer
6th Grade
G. Stanley Hall Elementary
Robert received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska Omaha in December 2013. Robert is currently
working as a substitute teacher for the Gretna Public School District.
Jeff Govier
Asst. Principal
Papillion-La Vista High School
Jeff received a Masters of Education from Doane College in May 2007. Jeff is currently working for the district as a
Science Teacher at Papillion-La Vista High School.
Leah McGrew
Special Education
Hickory Hill Elementary
Leah received a Bachelor of Science from Peru State College in December 2009. Leah is currently working as a
Tutor/Academic Coach for AMG Educational Services Inc.
Lisa McKay
2nd Grade
Hickory Hill Elementary
Lisa will receive a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in May 2014. Lisa is completing her student
teaching at Bell Elementary in the spring of 2014.
Melissa Moore
Media Specialist
La Vista Junior High
Melissa received a Master of Science from the University of Nebraska Kearney in May 2011. Melissa is currently working
as a Technology Integration Specialist for Riffa Views International Schools in Manama, Bahrain.
Thomas Parrack
Special Education
La Vista Junior High
Thomas received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska Omaha in December 2013. Thomas is currently
working as a Substitute Teacher for the Papillion-La Vista School District.
Summer Sokolewicz
Reading Recovery (.50 FTE)
Parkview Heights
Summer received a Bachelor of Science in December 1998 from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Summer is currently
a Substitute Teacher with the Millard Public School District.
Jennifer Streeter
3rd Grade
G. Stanley Hall Elementary
Jennifer received a Master of Arts from the University of Phoenix in December 2008. Jennifer is currently working as a
teacher for the Omaha Public School District.
Tess Sykes
English
Zoo Academy
Tess received a Master of Arts from the College of Saint Mary in December 2013. Tess is currently working as a
Substitute Teacher for the Papillion-La Vista School District and Bellevue Public Schools.
Lindsay Weideman
1st Grade
Golden Hills Elementary
Lindsay received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska Omaha in December 2013. Lindsey is currently
substitute teaching for the Omaha Public School District, Elkhorn Public School District and Westside Community
Schools.
RETURN TO AGENDA
PAPILLION-LA VISTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
District #27
BOARD OF EDUCATION PROCEEDINGS
April 14, 2014
The Board of Education of the School District of Papillion-La Vista, in the County of Sarpy, in the State of
Nebraska, met in open and public session at 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 14, 2014. The meeting was held at the
Papillion-La Vista Schools Administration Office, 420 South Washington Street, Papillion, Nebraska.
Notice of the meeting was provided in advance by publication in the Papillion Times April 9, 2014. Notice of the
meeting was simultaneously given to all members of the Board of Education. Their acknowledgment of receipt
of the agenda is maintained at the administration office. The proceedings, hereafter shown, were taken while
the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.
Call to Order
Valerie Fisher, Board President, called the meeting to order and publicly stated a copy of the Nebraska Open
Meetings Law is posted at the entrance to the Board Room. Mrs. Fisher led the group in the Pledge of
Allegiance.
Roll call was taken. All board members were present: Connie Bowne, Patricia Conway Boyd, Valerie Fisher, Bill
Gess, Mike Jones and Jeremy Kinsey.
Communication
Mr. Andy Isaacson, President of the Papillion-La Vista Education Association (PLEA), reported that nine staff
members attended the recent Nebraska State Education Association Delegate Assembly in Kearney. The PLEA
was recognized for their generous contribution to the NSEA Children’s Fund. Melissa Hansen was also
recognized with the Public Relations Award for her work soliciting the donations. Board President Fisher
congratulated the organization for their support.
There were no other comments from the public relative to items not on the agenda.
La Vista Jr. High Principal Pat Zalesky introduced teachers Tony Reisdorff and Travis Simpson and students Caleb
Feekin and Abby Gagnon. As part of the STEM program, students learn about structure, motion, power, sensors,
controls, logic and programming systems of a robot while using the engineering problem solving model.
Seventh grade students are offered a five week class that provides a variety of projects in the areas of design
and math concepts. At the eighth grade level students spend more time exploring, building, programing and
operating robots. The students also design and launch rockets using their analytical skills. Abby and Caleb
demonstrated their projects. When asked what they like best about the class they stated they like working with
their hands, creating their own robots, and working together in teams as they compete against their classmates.
Student Council President Emma Himes shared a number of past and present events taking place at PapillionLa Vista High School. Prom was April 5, 2014 at UNO. The 2014 prom royalty is King Cole Madson, Queen Claire
Steiner, Princess Danielle Moore and Prince Simon Saqueton. The spring sports season got off to a great start
with Ethan Anderson getting his first career hole-in-one at the Fremont Golf Club. Juniors and seniors who have
a 4.0 GPA or higher will be recognized at the Academic Excellence awards program Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
Commencement is May 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium. Graduate Safe is the night of graduation
where graduates only are “locked-in” the school for a night of fun activities with their fellow classmates. The
Fine Arts Annual Hero Run is May 3, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. at the Papillion-La Vista Stadium and Walnut Creek
Recreation Area. Funds raised will go to the Wounded Warriors Family Support Organization and the PapillionLa Vista High School Fine Arts Department.
Superintendent’s Report:
Superintendent Rikli, Bill Gess, Connie Bowne and Jeremy Kinsey attended the National School Board
Association Conference in New Orleans. The conference provides an opportunity to attend a number of
workshops that address the latest trends in education and time to network with other board members.
An update on a recent incident in the Anderson Grove and Golden Hills attendance area was shared. A suspect
was loose in the neighborhood and as a precaution local law enforcement officials “locked out” the schools. The
suspect was apprehended with no incident.
Dr. Rikli attended the Papillion-La Vista South High Prom. He commented that the activity was well attended,
students were well behaved and very well dressed.
Board Comments:
Jeremy Kinsey reported that he also attended the NSBA conference. The Papillion-La Vista group attended
different sessions. He attended sessions with an emphasis on technology and digital textbooks. Mr. Kinsey also
attended his son’s first grade music program at Portal Elementary. Compliments were extended to the music
teacher.
Pat Conway Boyd attended the Tara Heights Liaison Luncheon; teachers talked about pros and cons of the 10
day schedule and their building’s short and long term goals. As representative to the Metro Area Board of
Education (MABE) Mrs. Conway Boyd stated that at the last meeting of the group it was reported that Omaha
Public Schools is still working on what to include in their bond issue. She reported that DC West may also go out
for a bond issue.
Connie Bowne reported on her attendance at the NSBA conference in New Orleans. Magic Johnson was one of
the featured speakers.
Mike Jones reported he attended the Learning Community HR Subcommittee Meeting last week at the South
Omaha Learning Community Center. Thursday evening, April 17, 2014 is the General Meeting. Agenda items at
that meeting include approval of furniture for the North Omaha Learning Center at a cost of $350,000 and
approval to hire a Family Services Director for the North Omaha Program with a salary range of $60,000 to
$80,000. This person will coordinate in-home visits. Also on the agenda the group will review Mr. Stillwell’s
annual evaluation.
Bill Gess reported the NSBA Conference was well attended and very worthwhile. He has also been attending a
number of district soccer games this spring as he has grandchildren on both of the high school’s teams.
Valerie Fisher shared a compliment she received from a parent about the great condition our buildings are in.
Compliments were extended to the custodial and maintenance staff.
Subcommittee Reports:
 Buildings & Ground – Pat Conway Boyd, subcommittee addressed boundary assignments for new
developments and bids for the Tara Heights renovation project.
 Finance – Bill Gess, no report.
 Human Resources – Mike Jones, the subcommittee met and addressed policy revisions relative to policies
pertaining to electronic cigarettes/vaporizing devices. The subcommittee also addressed the 2014-2015
administrative salary and benefits package.
 Curriculum & Americanism – Jeremy Kinsey, no report.
 Student Services – Connie Bowne, no report.
Action Items
A motion was made by Pat Conway Boyd and seconded by Jeremy Kinsey to approve the Action by Consent
Items: The meeting Agenda as presented, the Bills, Out-of-State Travel Requests, and the Personnel Items as
presented. The Personnel Items are resignations effective the end of the current school year for:
David Everett
Amy Kelly
Stacey Kozisek
Kelly Krings
Jon Mauro
Sarah Rasmussen
Brooke Sampson
Jason Settles
Kristin Anderson
Brooke Boland
Dawn Butterfield
Laura Cushing
Christopher Curry
Sara Dunn
Kaley Eledge
Annie German
Jacob Hamburger
Laura Hartman
Michelle Harvat
Kelli Houdesheldt
Tammy Kamin
Amanda Kautz
Jaquelyn Keller
Erin Klein
Heather Liggett
Melissa Macke
Michael Musil
Angie Ohlrich
Sarah Smith
Jennifer Tosic
Donna Wenzel
New contracts approved for the 2014-2015 school year for:
Jennifer Reynolds-Hazell
Ann Teigland
Mikaela Vobejda
Jessica Waggoner
Sherri Waggoner
Julie Wawers
Megan Weber-Little
Joanna Ziemba
There were no comments from the Board or audience. Roll call vote was taken. Ayes: Gess, Fisher, Jones,
Conway Boyd, Kinsey and Bowne. Nays: None. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Mike Jones and seconded by Jeremy Kinsey to approve the meeting minutes of March
24, 2014 as presented. There were no comments from the Board or audience. Ayes: Fisher, Jones, Conway
Boyd, Kinsey, Bowne and Gess. Nays: None. The motion carried.
Mr. Jones reported the Human Resources Subcommittee and the Board as a whole met and discussed
administrative salary increases for the 2014-2015 school year, inclusive of classified administrators and certified
administrators including the assistant superintendents. A motion was made by Mike Jones to approve the 20142015 administrator salary and benefit package for a 4.38% package. This is inclusive of a minimum salary
increase of 2.5% individual salary increase, with a base of $62,925 and the dual option health insurance policy.
The motion was seconded by Bill Gess. The insurance package remains the same with a $750 deductible health
insurance policy and a $3,100 deductible, health savings account eligible dual option insurance policy becoming
available by January 1, 2015. There were no comments from the Board or audience. Ayes: Conway Boyd, Kinsey,
Bowne, Gess, Fisher and Jones. Nays: None. The motion carried.
Discussion/Information Items
Missy Jabens Career Education and Academy Program Principal reported that in response to the reVISION
process the career education courses provide an opportunity for students to have authentic application and
challenged based learning with hands on learning provided in the Districts academy programs. Today there are
600 students involved in academy programs. Educational Opportunities are offered through the following
academies: Zoo, Health Systems, Leadership, A2B, Education, STEM, Law, Public Safety & Security and Athletic
Training. In addition, the District offers a journalism and Sarpy Chamber Internship, 6 UNMC Health Alliance and
Metro Community College Trade Academies. This summer an Information Technology Academy will be offered
with a focus on networking. College professors are impressed with the opportunities offered to our academy
students. Papillion-La Vista Students that participate in our academies feel they greatly benefit from their
experiences and relationships.
The Building and Grounds subcommittee met and is ready to move forward with the naming of the new
elementary school. Board President Valerie Fisher asked that the Board be given another opportunity to have a
formal discussion about naming the new elementary school before the final selection. Two names for
consideration are North Shore Elementary and Prairie Queen Elementary. North Shore Elementary is the
housing development in which the school is located. Prairie Queen Elementary is a historical name taken from a
one-room country school that was located in that area dating from 1884 to 1957. The nearby Papio-Missouri
River NRD lake and recreation area was recently named the Prairie Queen Recreational Area. There was
discussion about the two potential names with board member sharing their preference. Formal action to adopt
the new school name will take place at the April 28, 2014 meeting of the Board.
At the March 24, 2014 School Board Meeting during the policy review of the 1000 Series – Public Relations and
Communications, there was discussion about addressing the use of electronic cigarettes/vaporizing devices on
school grounds, buildings or district vehicles as it pertained to Policy #14502-Smoke/Tobacco Free Environment.
The Board referred the issue to the Human Resources Subcommittee and the Buildings and Grounds
Subcommittee for further review. Out of those subcommittee meetings it was recommended that language be
added to three separate policies/procedures relative to electronic cigarettes/vaporizing devices. Electronic
cigarettes/vaporizing devices are already banned for all student use. Formal action regarding revisions to Policy
#1502-Smoke/Tobacco Free Environment, Policy #4010-Drug and Substance Use and Abuse and Procedure
#5301-Student Conduct, Vandalism and Disruption will take place at the April 28, 2014 School Board Meeting.
Mr. Lewis shared information relative to new housing developments being platted in the western area of the
District. There was discussion and information shared where students from those developments would
potentially attend elementary school for the 2014-2015 school year prior to the opening of the new elementary
school. It is not anticipated there will be many students coming from the projected developments as the
majority of the developments are being platted and infrastructure activity is still taking place. The current
growth of the District presents many challenges in determining attendance areas. From the new developments
that we are aware of, students from the new Bellino Ninety-Six Apartments would attend Trumble Park
Elementary for the 2014-2015 school year. Students from the new developments of Granite Falls, Prairie Hills,
South Brooke, Ashbury Farm and North Shore would attend Walnut Creek Elementary for the 2014-2015 school
year.
Pat Conway Boyd reported that bids will be opened April 22, 2014 for the renovation project at Tara Heights
Elementary School. The project consists of construction of approximately 2,000 square feet of building addition,
various renovations or existing building areas and miscellaneous site work improvements. Included in the
project are a new finishing kitchen, secure entry and office and classroom renovations. Action to approve the
general contractor bid will take place at the April 28, 2014 meeting of the Board.
Board President Fisher reviewed the Future Board Calendar and there being no further business the meeting
was adjourned at 8:35 p.m. by Board President Fisher.
Bill Gess, Secretary
Board of Education
RETURN TO AGENDA
AGENDA SUMMARY SHEET
No Attachment
Subject: New Elementary School Name
Meeting Date: April 28, 2014
Prior Meeting Discussion Date: April 14, 2014
March 24, 2014
Department: Business Services
Action Desired: Approval
X
Discussion
Information Only
Background:
The names North Shore Elementary and Prairie Queen Elementary were brought to the Board by the
Building and Grounds Subcommittee for discussion for the naming of the Districts fifteenth elementary school.
North Shore Elementary corresponds to the housing development in which the school is located. Prairie
Queen Elementary is a historical name from a one-room country schoolhouse located in the area from 1884 to
1957 and later served as Papillion Grange Hall until 2002.
The Building and Grounds Subcommittee recommends Prairie Queen Elementary as the new name for the
elementary school currently under construction at 10520 South 123rd Avenue, Papillion, NE.
Recommendation:
Approval of Prairie Queen Elementary as the name of the newest elementary school in the Papillion-La Vista
School District.
Responsible Person: Pat Conway Boyd / Doug Lewis
Superintendent’s Approval
Signature
RETURN TO AGENDA
AGENDA SUMMARY SHEET
Attachment – 1 Page
Subject: Tara Heights Renovation
Meeting Date: April 28, 2014
Prior Meeting Discussion Date: April 14, 2014
Department: Business Services
Action Desired: Approval
X
Discussion
Information Only
Background:
Bids were opened at the Papillion-La Vista School District’s Administrative Office on Tuesday April 22, 2014
at 2:00 p.m. for renovation of Tara Heights Elementary School. The project consists of the construction of
approximately 2,000 square feet of building addition, various renovations of existing building areas and
miscellaneous site work improvements. The project will include a new finishing kitchen, secure entry, office
renovation and classroom renovation. This project is the fifth project to be bid from the recently passed bond
issuance.
The District received bids from five general contractors with All Purpose Construction providing the low
lump sum bid of $1,535,000.00 and $39,700.00 for the alternate front entry canopy.
Recommendation:
Motion to approve the Tara Heights Elementary lump sum bid plus alternate for $1,574,700.00 from All
Purpose Construction.
Responsible Person: Pat Conway Boyd/Doug Lewis
Superintendent’s Approval
Signature
RETURN TO AGENDA
1015 North 98th Street, Suite 300
Omaha NE 68114
Omaha,
April 22, 2014
BID TABULATION - TARA HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RENOVATION/ADDITION
BCDM NO. 3411-01
ALL PURPOSE CONSTRUCTION
DR HOLTZE CONTRACTING
JFK CONSTRUCTION
LUEDER CONSTRUCTION
PRAIRIE CONSTRUCTION
$1,535,000
$1,770,000
$1,598,566
$1,643,000
$1,652,000
Addenda (2)
X
X
X
X
X
Bid Security
X
X
X
X
X
$39,700
$49,000
$42,723
$63,200
$58,600
$12 00
$12.00
$13 50
$13.50
----
$5 00
$5.00
$12 00
$12.00
2. Provide additional
structural fill
$9.00
$10.50
----
$4.00
$9.00
Voluntary Substitutions
None
None
None
None
None
Lump Sum Base Bid
Alternates:
Alternate No. 1 - Add Front
Entry Canopy as shown on
Drawings
Unit Prices:
1 Remove fill and debris
1.
Unit Prices
1. Remove and dispose to an acceptable on site location fill and debris beyond that specified and shown to be removed, or decrease the total amount of fill and debris of that
specified and shown to be removed. Add or Deduct for each in place cubic yard of such material to/from the quantity specified and shown.
2. Provide additional structural fill beyond that specified and shown, or decrease the amount of structural fill specified and shown. Add or Deduct for each in place cubic yard
of such material to/from the quantity specified and shown.
RETURN TO AGENDA
Page 1
AGENDA SUMMARY SHEET
Attachment – 7 Pages
Subject: Policy Revisions - Electronic Cigarettes/Vaporizing Devices
Meeting Date: April 14, 2014
Prior Meeting Discussion Date: April 8, 2014 – Buildings and Grounds Subcommittee Meeting
April 1, 2014 – Human Resources Subcommittee Meeting
March 24, 2014 – Board Meeting
Department: Human Resources & Buildings Grounds
Action Desired: Approval
X
Discussion
Information Only
Background:
At the March 24, 2014 School Board Meeting during the policy review of the 1000 Series – Public Relations and
Communications, there was discussion about addressing the use of electronic cigarettes/vaporizing devices on school
grounds, buildings or district vehicles as it pertained to Policy #14502-Smoke/Tobacco Free Environment. The Board
referred the issue to the Human Resources Subcommittee and the Buildings and Grounds Subcommittee for further review.
Out of those subcommittee meetings it was recommended that language be added to three separate policies/procedures
relative to electronic cigarettes/vaporizing devices. Electronic cigarettes/vaporizing devices are already banned for all
student use.
At the April 14, 2015 Board Meeting, recommended revisions to Policy #1502-Smoke/Tobacco Free Environment, Policy
#4010-Drug and Substance Use and Abuse and Procedure #5301-Student Conduct, Vandalism and Disruption were shared.
The three Board Policies and Procedures that address this issue are attached and the changes recommended for
consideration would prohibit the use of such devices by students, staff and patrons.
Recommendation:
Action is needed to approve the revisions to:



Policy #1502-Smoke/Tobacco Free Environment
Policy #4010-Drug and Substance Use and Abuse
Procedure #5301-Student Conduct, Vandalism and Disruption
Responsible Person: Mike Jones, Pat Conway Boyd/Dr. Renee Hyde, Doug Lewis
Superintendent’s Approval
Signature
RETURN TO AGENDA
RETURN TO AGENDA
AGENDA SUMMARY SHEET
No Attachment
Subject: Legislative Session Overview
Meeting Date: April 28, 2014
Prior Meeting Discussion Date: March 10, 2014
January 27, 2014
Department: Administrative
Action Desired: Approval
Discussion
Information Only
X
Background:
District lobbyist Tim Gay will provide the Board with information regarding the Second Session of the 103 rd
Nebraska legislative session which adjourned April 17, 2014.
Recommendation:
Responsible Person: Dr. Andy Rikli
Superintendent’s Approval
Signature
RETURN TO AGENDA
AGENDA SUMMARY SHEET
Attachment – 8 Pages
Subject: Policy Review 2000 Series-Administration
Meeting Date: April 28, 2014
Prior Meeting Discussion Date:
Department: Administration
Action Desired: Approval
Discussion
X
Information Only
Background:
Board Policy Series 2000-Administration is due for review. Central Office administrators have reviewed the
policies and ask that board members review the series. Should there be questions, concerns or recommended
revisions they should contact Superintendent Rikli so they can be addressed at the executive level.
Based upon board member’s suggestions, this series of policies would return with recommended revisions
at the next meeting for discussion. Subsequently, any changes would be acted upon at the May 12, 2014
meeting of the Board.
Recommendation:
If no revisions are recommended, the series will stand as reviewed at the April 28, 2014 meeting of the
Board.
Responsible Person: Dr. Rikli
Superintendent’s Approval
Signature
RETURN TO AGENDA
RETURN TO AGENDA
AGENDA SUMMARY SHEET
No Attachment
Subject: Trumble Park Elementary Parking Lot
Meeting Date: April 28, 2014
Prior Meeting Discussion Date:
Department: Business Services
Action Desired: Approval
Discussion
X
Information Only
Background:
Bids will be opened at the Papillion-La Vista School District Administrative Office on Tuesday May 1, 2014 at
2:00 p.m. for the addition of a parking lot at Trumble Park Elementary School. The project consists of the
construction of a new parking lot north of the school, an associated retaining wall and miscellaneous site work
improvements. This project is the sixth project to be bid from the recently passed bond issuance. Notice of
Advertisement for Bids was published in the Papillion Times.
Recommendation:
For discussion with approval of the general contractor bid at the May 12, 2014 regular meeting of the Board.
Responsible Person: Pat Conway Boyd/Doug Lewis
Superintendent’s Approval
Signature
RETURN TO AGENDA
AGENDA SUMMARY SHEET
Attachment – 3 Pages
Subject: 2014‐2015 Budget Timeline and Parameters
Meeting Date: April 28, 2014
Prior Meeting Discussion Date:
Department: Business Services
Action Desired: Approval
Discussion
X
Information Only
Background:
The District continues preparation of the 2014-2015 budget and review of the current 2013-2014 budget.
Following is a preliminary timeline for the remaining budgetary process. Throughout the next several months
we will be receiving the information that is needed to fully develop the 2014-2015 budget including salary and
benefit information, current 2013-2014 revenue versus expenses, certified assessed valuation for our district
and the Learning Community with the anticipated property tax revenue from the common levy. We will receive
preliminary assessed value information from the County Assessor at the end of June with certification August 20,
2014 from Sarpy, Douglas and Washington Counties.
The Board is asked to provide preliminary budget parameters with regard to levy expectations and
budgetary considerations for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
April 10 ............ State Aid and Budgeting Factor Certification
April‐August ..... Preliminary Budget Development
May-August ..... Determine Building, Department and Personnel Budgets
July................... Preliminary Budget Presentation
August 20......... Certified Assessed Valuation to the District
September 1 .... Receive State Aid and Property Tax Certified from the Learning Community and the
Common Levy
August/Sept..... Budget Presentation, Hearing and Adoption
September 20 .. Submit Budget to County, State and Learning Community
September ....... Tax Request Presentation, Hearing and Adoption
October 14....... Submit Tax Request to County and State
Recommendation:
Discussion only.
Responsible Person: Bill Gess/Doug Lewis
Superintendent’s Approval
Signature
RETURN TO AGENDA
Nebraska Department of Education
School Finance and Organization Services
Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties State Aid for 2014/15
System County/District Number
28‐0001‐000
28‐0010‐000
28‐0015‐000
28‐0017‐000
28‐0054‐000
28‐0059‐000
28‐0066‐000
77‐0001‐000
77‐0027‐000
77‐0037‐000
77‐0046‐000
System Name
OMAHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
ELKHORN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
DOUGLAS CO WEST COMMUNITY SCHS
MILLARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
RALSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BENNINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
WESTSIDE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
BELLEVUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
PAPILLION‐LA VISTA PUBLIC SCHS
GRETNA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SPRINGFIELD PLATTEVIEW COMMUNITY SC
Formula
Needs
492,108,296
61,723,992
8,768,246
201,347,446
28,341,908
15,890,223
55,351,531
87,741,915
95,176,194
32,028,332
10,491,874
1,088,969,957
Needs Stabilization
3,196,201
‐
(73,041)
‐
‐
‐
447,703
‐
‐
‐
1,214,959
4,785,822
System County/District Number
28‐0001‐000
28‐0010‐000
28‐0015‐000
28‐0017‐000
28‐0054‐000
28‐0059‐000
28‐0066‐000
77‐0001‐000
77‐0027‐000
77‐0037‐000
77‐0046‐000
System Name
OMAHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
ELKHORN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
DOUGLAS CO WEST COMMUNITY SCHS
MILLARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
RALSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BENNINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
WESTSIDE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
BELLEVUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
PAPILLION‐LA VISTA PUBLIC SCHS
GRETNA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SPRINGFIELD PLATTEVIEW COMMUNITY SC
Total Resources
277,839,400
54,308,120
9,816,935
135,970,078
22,194,529
10,948,639
52,037,873
41,333,660
59,099,624
21,271,677
13,852,295
698,672,830
Dist % of
Needs
45.284743%
5.643307%
0.794986%
18.408812%
2.591246%
1.452813%
5.101617%
8.022076%
8.701777%
2.928289%
1.070333%
100.000000%
Explanation of calculation:
LC Total State Aid
Equalization Aid (N‐R)
Net Option Funding
Allocated Income Tax
Non‐Equalized Min Levy Adj
Instructional Time Aid
Teacher Education Aid
Total Aid to Be Distributed Based
on Percentage of Formula Need
Stabilized
Needs
495,304,497
61,723,992
8,695,205
201,347,446
28,341,908
15,890,223
55,799,234
87,741,915
95,176,194
32,028,332
11,706,833
1,093,755,779
For the learning community, the system formula needs were compared to the system formula resources to determine equalization aid. The sum of the learning community's equalization aid and allocated income tax funds were distributed based on each district's percentage of the learning community's total formula needs (Stabilized Needs). Each district's net option funding, teacher education aid and instructional time aid were then added to the equalization aid to determine the total State Aid for each district.
395,082,949
below
19,299,262
‐
below
below
414,382,211
Subtotal Learning Community Aid
187,651,922
23,384,859
3,294,280
76,282,843
10,737,664
6,020,197
21,140,195
33,242,054
36,058,618
12,134,309
4,435,271
Net Option Funding
‐
‐
‐
5,267,048
882,082
‐
8,829,304
3,435,032
500,412
‐
‐
Teacher Education Aid
2,474,681
383,795
49,307
1,222,015
173,241
93,284
373,134
578,358
565,032
201,226
58,635
April 4, 2014
Instructional Time Aid
‐
‐
60,952
4,343,312
‐
‐
1,450,144
‐
‐
‐
‐
Total Certified State Aid
190,126,603
23,768,654
3,404,539
87,115,218
11,792,987
6,113,481
31,792,777
37,255,444
37,124,062
12,335,535
4,493,906
Prior Year Correction
(2,460,318)
(99,525)
(21,642)
(705,852)
(46,273)
(10,957)
(116,214)
18,720
(80,503)
(26,330)
(19,623)
Total
187,666,285
23,669,129
3,382,897
86,409,366
11,746,714
6,102,524
31,676,563
37,274,164
37,043,559
12,309,205
4,474,283
NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SCHOOL FINANCE & ORGANIZATION SERVICES
2014/15 STATE AID CERTIFICATION
PAPILLION-LA VISTA PUBLIC SCHS ( 77-0027-000 )
FORMULA STUDENTS CALCULATION
(
x
(
x
Fall Membership
10,753
KDG Adjustment
Early Childhood (003)
Early Childhood (005)
Early Childhood (009)
Early Childhood (010)
Early Childhood (016)
Early Childhood (030)
Early Childhood (300)
Early Childhood (300)
Total Formula Students
(
(
(
(
(
(
(
(
(
23
25
21
22
24
67
24
students
students
students
students
students
students
students
4 students
)
+
ADM/FM Ratio
Contracted Out
)
+
0.9973659555
0
)
times ADM Factor
x .5
0 students
x
461 hours / 1,032 hours x .6 )
x
461 hours / 1,032 hours x .6 )
x
461 hours / 1,032 hours x .6 )
x
461 hours / 1,032 hours x .6 )
x
461 hours / 1,032 hours x .6 )
x
461 hours / 1,032 hours x .6 )
x
462 hours / 1,032 hours x .6 )
x
1,032 hours / 1,032 hours x .6 )
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
Formula Students
10,724.68
0.00
6.16
6.70
5.63
5.90
6.43
17.96
6.45
2.40
10,782.30
FORMULA NEEDS CALCULATION
Basic Funding
Poverty Allowance
Limited English Proficiency Allowance
Focus School & Program Allowance
Summer School Allowance
Special Receipts Allowance
Transportation Allowance
Elementary Site Allowance
Distance Education & Telecommunications Allowance
Instructional Time Allowance
Teacher Education Allowance
Averaging Adjustment
New School Adjustment
Student Growth Adjustment
Poverty Allowance Correction
Limited English Proficiency Allowance Correction
Student Growth Adjustment Correction
Non Qualified Poverty Adjustment
Non Qualified LEP Adjustment
Total Calculated Formula Needs
Formula Needs Stabilization
Total Formula Needs
Some numbers may be rounded for presentation. For further information, see the "Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support
Act, April 2014" document available on the FOS/State Aid website at http://www.education.ne.gov/FOS/SchoolFinance/StateAid/ For
questions, contact (402) 471-3323 or (402) 471-4320.
79,994,873.96
1,170,600.90
366,084.29
0.00
339,282.91
6,653,875.77
833,953.56
0.00
60,690.14
0.00
1,130,063.97
1,785,168.85
74,190.90
1,471,724.86
0.00
0.00
1,295,683.75
0.00
0.00
95,176,193.86
0.00
95,176,193.86
4/04/2014
NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SCHOOL FINANCE & ORGANIZATION SERVICES
2014/15 STATE AID CERTIFICATION
PAPILLION-LA VISTA PUBLIC SCHS ( 77-0027-000 )
FORMULA RESOURCES CALCULATION
See Learning Community Calculation
STATE AID CALCULATION
See Learning Community Calculation
RETURN TO AGENDA
Some numbers may be rounded for presentation. For further information, see the "Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support
Act, April 2014" document available on the FOS/State Aid website at http://www.education.ne.gov/FOS/SchoolFinance/StateAid/ For
questions, contact (402) 471-3323 or (402) 471-4320.
4/04/2014
AGENDA SUMMARY SHEET
Attachment – 3 Pages
Subject: Voluntary Separation Procedural Changes
Meeting Date: April 28, 2014
Prior Meeting Discussion Date: March 24, 2014 Board Meeting
Mach 5, 2015 HR Subcommittee
Department: Human Resources
Action Desired: Approval
Discussion
X
Information Only
Background:
Two changes to the Voluntary Separation Program are proposed. One change would be to cap the number
of classified administrators granted voluntary separation at two (2) per year. Currently there is no cap on
classified administrators. This group of employees was added to the eligibility criteria in 2009. No cap was set
at that point in time because there had been no experience to draw upon for limit setting. Over the past five
years we have had a minimum of zero and a maximum of two classified administrator applicants per year.
The second change proposed is to move the application deadline from February 1 st to December 15th. Other
districts in the Metro area have December deadlines. Their early deadlines place our district at a disadvantage
with regard to recruiting and hiring for the following year.
Recommendation:
Discussion of proposed changes
Responsible Person: Mike Jones/Dr. Renee Hyde
Superintendent’s Approval
Signature
RETURN TO AGENDA
4000 Series - Personnel
Reviewed August 2012
4100 - Certificated Employees
4142 – Voluntary Separation
The Board may adopt a Voluntary Separation Benefit Plan that: (1) provides a benefit to certificated staff
and classified administrators who have given long-term service to the District, (2) allows the replacement
of higher salaried employees with lower salaried employees, (3) provides for a balance of employee
experience, and (4) reduces the possibility of teacher layoffs. Any such plan or changes to an existing
voluntary separation program shall be approved by the Board of Education.
(Revised 03-14-94)(Revised 06-12-06)(Revised 04-28-08)
(Revised 09-14-09)(Revised 08-13-12)
Procedure 4142
Voluntary Separation Program
The following describes the Voluntary Separation Program of the Papillion-La Vista School District. All
certificated employees and classified administrators shall be eligible to participate in this Voluntary
Separation Program.
Purpose of the Program
The major purpose of the program is to encourage eligible certificated employees and classified
administrators who are considering retirement to accelerate their retirement plans. Objectives include but
are not limited to the following:
A. To offer financial incentives that will assist long-term employees considering separation decisions.
B. To reduce costs by replacing maximum salary employees with lesser salary employees.
C. To provide a balance of employee experience.
D. To reduce the possibility of teacher layoffs.
E. To provide the District the opportunity to select and retain the highest quality staff by establishing
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February 1 December 15 as the application deadline.
Application
Application for Voluntary Separation shall be made on the appropriate form submitted to the Office of the
Superintendent after September 1 of the school-year of separation from the district and on or before
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February 1 December 15 of the year of separation. The year of separation is defined as the final year of
employment with the Papillion-La Vista School District.
Credited Services
Credited service shall mean "Full-Time Equivalent" total years of employment in the Papillion-La Vista
School District for certificated employees. Authorized leaves of absence without compensation shall be
excluded from credited service. To qualify, certificated employees must have ten (10) years or more of
employment in the Papillion-La Vista School District; and the employee must be at least age fifty-five (55).
Employees on leave shall not be eligible for benefits under this plan unless the certificated employee or
classified administrator has been on authorized leaves of absence of not more than one (1) year within
the five (5) years prior to voluntary separation. A certificated employee or classified administrator who is
on leave for health reasons shall not be excluded from eligibility. Staff members, who are LESS than 55
years of age and who accumulated (20) years or more of service by the end of the 2006-2007 school
year, will qualify at the Step 1 level. Once they reach 55 years of age, the step schedule progression is
initiated. An employee may only take advantage of the voluntary separation policy once. Years of
services used for voluntary separation cannot be used for placement on the salary schedule in the case
of rehire.
Date of Separation
The Date of Separation shall be considered August 31 of the final fiscal year (September 1 - August 31)
of employment.
Age
Age shall mean an employee's age on August 31 in the year of separation.
Administration of the Program
The Voluntary Separation Program shall be administered by the Board of Education of the Papillion-La
Vista School District. An employee who receives written notice of possible contract termination or
cancellation shall not be eligible to participate in this program unless: (1) the notice of termination or
cancellation is withdrawn by the administration or (2) after a hearing before the Board of Education the
Board determines that said employee's employment should not be canceled or terminated.
Year of Plan Eligibility
Eligibility is determined by the school year when the employee is first eligible to participate (by minimum
age and minimum years of experience). When an employee first meets the qualifications described
under Credited Service above, the employee is in his or her first year of eligibility. The following year is
the employee’s second year of eligibility; this pattern continues until the employee elects to participate or
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until the 11 year when the employee is no longer eligible to participate. Example: An employee hired to
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the District at age 51 years of age, becomes eligible for Step/Year 1 at the end of their 10 year, age 61.
They then have 10 steps of payments before they exhaust their eligibility.)
Schedule Of Benefits
A qualified Certificated Employee electing to voluntarily separate from the district shall receive benefits
upon the following schedule:
VOLUNTARY SEPARATION PROGRAM BENEFITS
Year of Plan Eligibility for
Percentage of current salary for each
each full year
Amount of payment per
full year of3.00%
credited service
1
900.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
2.90%
2.80%
2.70%
2.60%
2.50%
2.25%
2.00%
1.75%
1.50%
11
Eligibility Ends
880.
860.
840.
820.
800.
700.
600.
500.
300.
The Voluntary Separation Payments will be made in three (3) equal installments; on September 15 of the
year of separation and September 15 of the following two (2) years; or in three (3) equal installments
January 15 of the year following separation and January 15 of the next two (2) years; or in three (3) equal
installments January 15 of the year following separation and September 15 of the following two (2) years.
An additional option could be arranged if mutually agreed by both parties, but with no fewer than three
payments as first indicated. Payments for each participant will be •made to an account in a qualified IRS
code sections 403(b) Special Pay Deferral Plan held by a district-selected financial services firm. If the
employee dies after the Board of Education has approved the application to participate in the Voluntary
Separation Program and before all payments have been made, the designed beneficiary shall receive the
remaining payments.
Current Salary
Current salary shall be defined as the last total salary figure on the employee's most recent contract, not
including extra duty pay.
Health Insurance
At separation, the District employee will need to select to either maintain benefits under Direct Billing
throughout the Employers Health Alliance (EHA); move to COBRA; or decline to continue coverage.
These options will be explained during the pre-separation meeting held between the District employee
and Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. In order to continue in the EHA plan, the Certificated
Employee must have been a Plan member for at least 60 months prior to leaving the District. In addition
to the monthly premiums, an annual membership fee required by the NSEA/NCSA will be assessed when
the retiree moves to the EHA Direct Bill Plan.
Employment Option
The District may utilize these individuals as substitutes, consultants, or other school duties with the
compensation to be determined by the established pay rates for persons performing that duty. If utilizing
the Teacher/Administrator Salary Index to determine compensation, the employee's educational
experience (degree/hours) may be utilized but the employee will be placed at the beginning step of the
appropriate column of the schedule.
Source of Funds for Payment Benefits
The Papillion-La Vista School District shall pay the entire cost of the Voluntary Separation.
Maximum Number of Approved Certified Applications per Year
The maximum number of certified applications approved by the Board of Education annually will be
seventeen (17). Of the 17 voluntary separation applications approved, fifteen (15) application approvals
will be reserved for certificated non-administrators, and two will be reserved for certified administrators. If
fewer than 15 qualifying non-administrator certificated applications are received, the number of approved
administrator applications may exceed two if the total number of approved certificated applications does
not exceed 17. If fewer than two qualifying certified administrator applications are received, the number
of approved non-administrative certificated voluntary separation applications may exceed 15 so long as
the total number of approved certified applications does not exceed 17. [Due to the size and experience
of current classified administrator staff, no limitation is needed at this time.]
If more than 17 qualifying certified employee applications for voluntary separation are received by
th
February 1 December 15 , approval priorities will be as follows: 1) the years of service (not FTE
dependent) in the district as a certificated or administrator employee; 2) the highest salary index; and 3)
the earliest date of signed application receipt in the Human Resources Office.
The maximum number of classified administrators approved by the Board of Education annually will be
two (2). Voluntary separation applications from classified administrators are not included in these
limitations.
Notification of approval or denial of each application for voluntary separation will be provided to each
employee who submits an application no later than February 15. An employee who applies for voluntary
separation but whose application is not approved by the District shall be allowed to withdraw his/her
resignation retaining all previous rights and responsibilities.
The number of accepted applications approved by the Board of Education may exceed the maximum
number of certified applications per year established in this procedure if a majority of a quorum of the
Board votes to do so. A vote of this nature to exceed the maximum number of certificated applications
shall be a year by year decision and will not obligate the Board to exceed the maximum number
established by the procedure for future years.
(Adopted 03-27-06)(Revised 06-12-06)(Revised 09-14-09)
(Revised 04-26-10)(Revised 08-13-12)(Revised???)
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