Board Minutes, April 13, 20015


Regular North Bend Central Media Center 7:30 P.M. April 13, 2015

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President....................... Dan Wesely

Vice Pres....................... Jeff Bauer

Secretary....................... Jeff Peters

Treasurer....................... Francis Emanuel

Member......................... Gary Vyhlidal

Member......................... Chris Armstrong

Superintendent............... Dan Endorf

Recording Secretary….. Connie Nelson


1. A. CALL TO ORDER – President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

 B. ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Jeff Peters, Francis Emanuel, Gary Vyhlidal, and Chris Armstrong.


 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.


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 April 9, 2015 “Fremont Tribune”. 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: none



A. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the March 9, 2015 Board Meeting and March 17, 2015 Board Workshop. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

 B. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Armstrong) to approve the April bills as follows: General Fund - $174,902.47; Payroll Fund - $477,235.59; General Reimbursement Fund - $821.60; Bond Fund 2013 - $1,057.66. Motion Carried 6-0.

 C. CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Carlson West Povandra architect Bob Soukup discussed pending change orders with DR Anderson. Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to approve five change orders for a total of $5,479.00 including:

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high school gym south parapet wall blocking support wall ($1,269), high school existing locker rooms wall patching ($1,224), high school paving at the gym entry ($2,602), and high school adjust electrical covers in split face CMU ($384). Motion Carried 6-0. Bob Soukup also provided initial information on the potential of additional parking at the north side of the high school. Additional rock, lighting and cameras will be needed in the area and some trees would be removed. Water drainage will be addressed. Motion (Emanuel), second (Vyhlidal) to approve Carlson West Povandra to proceed with plans for the parking improvement project on the north side of the high school. Motion Carried 6-0.

 D. CONSIDERATION OF BIDS FOR EAST ELEMENTARY PROPERTY CLEAN-UP: Three bids for east elementary property clean-up were received. Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to accept the bid from Alan Kassmeier for east elementary project clean-up for $5,900. Motion Carried 5-1, Peters voting no.

 E. CONSIDERATION OF SECOND READ OF POLICY 3120: Motion (Armstrong), second (Peters) to approve Board Policy 3120 (Enrollment of Resident and Non-Resident Students) as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.

 F. CONSIDERATION OF SCIENCE CURRICULUM ADOPTION: Principals Ziettlow and Petersen described the science curriculum adoption needs, process and pricing. Motion (Peters), second (Armstrong) to purchase Science Adoption materials as presented for a cost not to exceed $80,158.93 as part of the curriculum adoption process. Motion

Carried 5-1, Bauer voting no.


A. OPTION ENROLLMENT REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed Option Enrollment statistics for the 2015-16 year. Four students will be optioning out of the district while twenty students will be optioning in to North Bend Central.

 B. SUMMER PROJECTS REPORT: Kevin Ferguson discussed the updated list of 2015 summer projects for consideration. Motion (Emanuel), second (Vyhlidal) to complete concrete work as presented with Dr. Endorf accepting the lowest bid. Motion Carried 6-0.

 C. SCHOOL AUCTION REPORT: Rick Hobza discussed the school auction scheduled for Sunday, May 3rd at 11:00 am. Items from the elementary and high school buildings declared as surplus will be sold to the highest bidder.

 D. VEHICLE LONG-TERM PLAN REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed the vehicle fleet long-term plan. Endorf will present bus bids to the Board for their consideration at the May meeting.

 E. BOARD WORKSHOP REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed educational, technology and facility goals derived from the Board Workshop held on March 17, 2015. Brenda Petersen discussed two options for the Marzano professional development plan, including timeline and cost. Motion (Peters), second (Emanuel) to proceed with Option A of the Marzano plan as presented for a total cost of $28,200 for year 1 and estimated at $13,000 for year 2. Motion Carried 6- 0.

 F. GYM SOUND SYSTEM REPORT: Dr. Endorf and the facilities committee discussed the sound system agreement between North Bend Central and Nebraska Furniture Mart. NFM will hire Electronic Sound, Inc. (ESI) to design a sound system for the new gym at the high school at no additional cost to the district. NBC will retain all equipment currently installed in the new gym for removal and installation of this equipment in the old gym at the high school.


A. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL: Motion (Bauer), second (Vyhlidal) to hire Tessie Beaver as the new Elementary Principal. Motion Carried 6-0.

 B. CONSIDERATION OF TEACHER CONTRACTS: Motion (Peters), second (Armstrong) to approve teacher contracts for 2015-16 school year. Motion Carried 6-0.

 C. CONSIDERATION OF NURSING CONTRACT: The district currently contracts nursing services through Three Rivers Public Health Department. Three Rivers Public Health Department proposed an agreement with NBC for 2015-16 of 6.5 hours per day of nursing services at a cost of $37,932.20. Cost to directly employ a nurse for 6.5 hours per day was estimated by Dr. Endorf at $34,696.24. Motion (Peters), second (Wesely) to directly hire a nurse for the district in 2015-16. Motion Carried 6-0.

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 D. 2015-16 CLASSIFIED STAFF REPORT: Dr. Endorf and Bookkeeper Connie Nelson will prepare a budgetary analysis of classified staffing needs and wages in the 2015-16 school year and meet with the Negotiations Committee within the next month to share this information.


A. The next regular Board meeting is Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

 ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Peters), second (Bauer) to adjourn the meeting at 10:37 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Respectfully submitted,


Dan Wesely, President