A review of Omaha Public Schools Board of Education meetings. 
Nov. 5, 2019

Following each Board of Education meeting, the Office of District Communications recaps the board meeting in the Board Digest.
#OPSProud Spotlight - Bryan High School Project Linus Partnership
We are proud to recognize staff and students from Bryan High School for their support of a community-wide effort titled "Project Linus," which provides blankets and the comfort that comes with the gift to children in need. Bryan High National Honor Society has partnered with the local effort and hosts a regular event which recently drew 200 volunteers.
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
  • 2019-2020 Non-Negotiated Salary Addendum
  • Amended OSAA Salary Schedules
  • Educational Specification & Schematic Design Approval - 2018 Bond Program - New Elementary School 10th & Pine Street Project
  • Head Start Delegate Agreement 2019-2020
  • Rescission of Design Firm Selection - 2018 Bond Program - Central High School - Capital Improvements and Renovation Project
  • Resolution Relating to Employee Termination Hearing
  • To view the entire agenda, click here.
Board of Education Action Items
2020-21 Calendar Revisions
The Board approved three changes to the 2020-21 calendar based on recommendations from OPS staff.

Adjustment to the Start of the School Year
The first day of school will be Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. New teachers will report on Aug. 5. All teachers will report on Aug. 11.

Election Day 2020
Nov. 3, 2020 is Election Day. A significant number of OPS schools serve as polling places. In order to help with logistics of the day and alleviate safety concerns for students, this day will become a professional development day.

Winter Break Change
Adjustments were made to the winter break scheduled based on feedback from staff and families. Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 will now be part of winter break for students and staff. January 4, 2021 will become a split teacher work day and professional development day. Students will not report.

To view the presentation, click here.
Authorization for New Brokerage Account
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The Board approved the resolution authorizing the District to open a brokerage account with its banker, US Bank.

The District periodically receives requests from members of the community to bequeath gifts of stock to the District. The purpose of the brokerage account will be to receive such gifts. The District previously did not have a mechanism to receive stock directly from donors.

To view the presentation, click here.
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 Nov. 18. 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 the Wednesday at noon following the meeting. The video can be viewed by clicking here.
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