A review of Omaha Public Schools Board of Education meetings. 
June 4, 2019

Following each Board of Education Meeting, the Office of District Communications recaps the board meeting in the Board Digest.
Class A State Boys Soccer Champions- South High Magnet
Congratulations to the 2019 Class A State Champions, South High Magnet School varsity soccer team. South High defeated Creighton Prep 2-1 at Creighton University’s Morrison Stadium on Monday, May 13. This is South High’s third state championship against Creighton Prep. 
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
  • Administrative Appointments
  • Amendment No. 001 To The Agreement With Hausmann Construction, Inc. - 2018 Bond Program - Benson High School: Capital Improvements & Renovation
  • Annual Order of Classroom Supplies for 2019-2020 School Year
  • Approval of the 2019-2020 Educational Paraprofessionals Negotiated Agreement
  • Bid No. 19-037 - Middle Level Planners for 2019-2020 School Year
  • Contract Extension for CFO Systems
  • Designation of Depositories for School District Funds with Schools 2019
  • Instrumental Music Purchase - Marching Band Instruments & Equipment
  • One Year Extension of HMH Think Central Subscriptions
  • On-Site Math Academy Training
  • South High Alumni Association Entry Sculpture - South High School
  • To view the entire agenda, click here.
Administrative Appointments
  • Craig McGee, current OPS Principal at Fullerton Elementary, will be assigned as the Principal at Columbian Elementary.
  • Emily Hughes, current OPS Instructional Supervisor, will be assigned as the Principal at Oak Valley Elementary.
  • Kristine Denton, current OPS Coordinator Special Project, will be assigned as the Principal at Minne Lusa Elementary.
  • Suzanne Prenger-Hagen, current OPS Assistant Principal at Castelar Elementary, will be assigned as the Principal at Jackson Elementary.
  • Decua Jean-Baptiste, current OPS Principal at Franklin Elementary, will be assigned as the Principal at Belvedere Elementary.
  • Meg Searl, current OPS Assistant Principal at Skinner Elementary, will be assigned as the Principal at Mount View Elementary.
  • Bryan Dunne, current OPS Principal at Marrs Middle School, will be assigned as the Director of Information Management Services.
Board of Education Information Items
2019-20 and 2020-21 Academic Calendar Changes
Earlier this school year, the Board of Education approved the calendars for 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years. The calendars included 189 teacher days. The current Omaha Education Association proposed two-year contract calls for 188 days. Therefore, one day needs to be removed from each calendar.

The goal with the proposal was to avoid impacting student days. Research used previous feedback from teachers to inform their decision about which days to remove.

2019-20 Calendar
  • Teacher Recess day on April 10, 2020 - The feedback from teachers and staff has consistently highlighted the need for a break day in April. In addition, the April professional development day has seen low attendance. Therefore, for the 2019-2020 Calendar, April 10, 2020 which was previously a Professional Development Day will now be a teacher recess day.

2020-21 Calendar
  • Teacher Recess day on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 - This change mirrors the 2019-20 calendar for staff. Previous feedback also consistently highlighted the desire for this to be a non-teacher day.

The Board approved the changes to the calendar pending board approval of the OEA contract.

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 June 17. 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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