MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION
Regular North Bend Central Boardroom 7:00 P.M. December 10, 2018
Kind of Meeting Meeting Place Time Date
Vice Pres.......................Jeff Bauer
Member......................... Jay Poessnecker
Recording Secretary…..Connie Nelson
1. A. CALL TO ORDER: President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
B. ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer and Jay Poessnecker
C. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: Jeff Peters
D. ACKNOWLEDGE POSTED OPEN MEETING ACT: President Wesely announced and informed the public that a current copy of the Open Meetings Act is posted on the wall of the meeting room and directed the public to its location.
2. REVIEW OF THE AGENDA:
A.PUBLICATION NOTICE: Notice of the meeting was given in advance by publication and/or posting in accordance with the Board approved method for giving notice of meetings. Notice of this meeting was given in advance to all members of the Board of Education and published in the December 4, 2018 “North Bend Eagle”. The Secretary of the Board maintains a list of the news media requesting notification of meetings and advance notification to the listed media of the time and place of the meeting and the subjects to be discussed at this meeting was provided. Availability of the agenda was communicated in the publicized notice and a current copy of the agenda was maintained as stated in the publicized notice. All proceedings of the Board of Education, except as may be herein after noted, were taken while the convened meeting was open to the attendance of the public.
B.Changes to the agenda: none
C.Notes regarding agenda: none
D.Closed session: Negotiations and Superintendent Evaluation/Contract)
3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none
4. BUSINESS ITEMS:
A.GOOD NEWS: Brenda Petersen discussed past concession stand duties and sales profits from 10 years ago, comparing it to the concession stand duties and sales profits of today. Elementary Holiday Vocal Concert will be held at the high school on Sunday, December 16th.
B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the November 12, 2018Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.
C.APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer) to approve the December bills as follows: General Fund - $155,879.18; Payroll Fund - $546,018.73; General Reimbursement Fund - $321.82; Building Fund - $14,607.07; Bond Fund 2013 - $79,021.25; QSCB - $199,957.13. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Peters absent.
D.CONSIDERATION OF OPTION ENROLLMENT CAPACITY RESOLUTION: Dr. Endorf reviewed the history and impact of option enrollment on the district. Endorf recommended to the Board that capacity limitations be set at an enrollment of 40 students total per grade K - 5, 50 students total per grade 6-7, 40 students per grade 8 – 11, and that Grades K – 5 special education enrollment capacity at the elementary be set for a maximum of 30 students for 2019-20. He also recommended closing the Level III Special Education program for 2019-20.
BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education of North Bend Central Public Schools that Board Policy 3120 calls for the closing to option enrollment students of any program, class, grade level, or school building when the Board has determined that capacity has been reached. "An option enrollment application shall be rejected in the event the capacity of a program, class, grade level, or school building or the availability of appropriate special education programs operated by the school district would be exceeded by acceptance of the application, and an option enrollment application shall be rejected in the event the application is for enrollment in a program, class, grade level, or school building which has been declared unavailable to option students due to lack of capacity as determined by the annual capacity resolution adopted by the Board of Education."
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Superintendent is hereby authorized to reject option enrollment applications for the 2019-20 school year if acceptance of the application would result in an enrollment of more than 40students total in any grade, Kindergarten through Grade 5, more than 50 students in any grade, Grades 6 and 7, or more than 40 students in grades 8-11. Grades K – 5 special education enrollment capacity at the elementary is 30. The Level III special education program remains closed in 2019-20 as well. Should capacity be reached and an application denied, the superintendent may appeal to the Board of Education to reconsider capacity limits.
The above Resolution, having been read in its entirety, Member Jeff Bauer moved for its passage and adoption, and Member Dan Wesely seconded the same.
After discussion and on roll call vote, the following Members voted in favor of passage and adoption of the above Resolution: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer and Jay Poessnecker.
The following members voted against same: none
The following members were absent or not voting: Jeff Peters
The above Resolution, having been consented to and approved by more than a majority of the members of the Board of Education, was declared as passed and adopted by the President at a duly held and lawfully convened meeting in full compliance with the Nebraska Open Meetings Law.
E.CONSIDERATION OF MID-TERM GRADUATION REQUEST: Grace Brodd requested to graduate mid-term. The student told the Board her plans following mid-term graduation. Motion (Bauer), second (Poessnecker) to allow early graduation for Grace Brodd provided she meets graduation requirements. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Peters absent.
A.BOARD GOALS REVIEW AND NEXT STEPS: Board of Education goals of Technology, Facilities, Marzano and Career-Based Education were reviewed. 2018 Technology progress includes 1:1 implementation/training and the hiring of a Digital Media Specialist. Next steps for technology include continued training and infrastructure upgrades. 2018 Facilities progress includes the completion of the elementary playground and office renovation. The greenhouse at the high school is near completion. The next facilities project will be HVAC consideration at the elementary for potential summer construction in 2019. Marzano training and implementation is continuously reviewed and implemented throughout the District. 2018 Career-Based Education progress included hiring a greenhouse teacher, job shadowing, implementation of SkillsUSA and HOSA, and Industrial Arts upgrades. Future steps for Career-Based Education include the opening of the greenhouse and striving for additional contacts/relationships.