A review of Omaha Public Schools Board of Education meetings. 
Jan. 7, 2020

Following each Board of Education meeting, the Office of District Communications recaps the board meeting in the Board Digest.
#OPSProud Spotlight - Howard Kennedy Science on a Sphere
Howard Kennedy Elementary students Hector Rosales-Peak and Juliana Figures were honored for being the first students to present the Science on a Sphere in Nebraska. They presented at the Metro North Express. The program partnered with Howard Kennedy Elementary and King Science and Technology Magnet Middle School. Hector answered questions from board members about the project and talked about making a difference in the future. (Juliana was unable to attend.)
Board of Education Consent Agenda
Consent Agenda Items
Consent agenda items are packaged into one agenda item. They are often routine and garner very little discussion.

The consent agenda items were:
  • Staff Adjustments
  • Amendment No. 003 To The Agreement With McCarthy Building Companies, Inc - 2018 Bond Program - New High School 60th & L Street Project ($17,794,938.00)
  • BID# 20-012 Lease, Installation and Training in Operation for one (1) High Volume Production Cut Sheet Inkjet Printer 
  • Construction Manager at Risk Agreement - 2018 Bond Program - New Middle School 42nd & U Street Project
  • Omaha Public Schools Foundation 2019-2020 Classroom Grants
  • Surplus Personal Property (Rolling File System)
  • To view the entire agenda, click here.
Board of Education Action Items
Board Officers Elected
The Board of Education elected Marque A. Snow as the Board of Education President and Dr. Shavonna L. Holman as Board of Education Vice President. They will serve in these roles for the 2020 calendar year.
Important Information for OPS Staff
CHI Health and Omaha Public Schools partner to honor teachers across the OPS district
CHI Health wants nominations of Omaha Public Schools teachers changing the lives of students. Each month, they’ll surprise a Top Teacher nominee with a treat basket for the teacher's lounge and a personal gift card. CHI will draw winners on the last Friday of the month. CHI Health will select winners from three different grade levels across the district.
 
Anyone can nominate a Top Teacher at  CHIhealth.com/TopTeachers .
Next OPS Board of Education Meeting
The next regularly scheduled Board Meeting will take place on Jan. 23. It is tentatively scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.
 
Board of Education Agenda
To review previous Board of Education agendas, click here.

How Can I Watch a Previous Board of Education Meeting?
The video from the meeting will be available by Wednesday at noon following the meeting. The video can be viewed by clicking here.
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