Board Minutes December 14th, 2015

Regular North Bend Central Boardroom Kind of Meeting Meeting Place

PRESENT

7:00 P.M. Time

December 14, 2015 Date

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

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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, Jeff Peters, Francis Emanuel, Gary Vyhlidal, and Chris

Armstrong

C. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: none

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.

  1. 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 8, 2015 “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.

    1. Changes to the agenda: Add 6C - Resignation

    2. Notes regarding agenda: none

    3. Closed session: Negotiations and Superintendent Evaluation

  2. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

  3. BUSINESS ITEMS:

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

B. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to approve the December bills as follows: General Fund - $98,369.80; Payroll Fund - $495,956.12; General Reimbursement Fund - $581.45; Bond Fund 2013 - $20,399.68; QSCB - $115,302.82; Bond Fund 2013 - $82,297.50. Motion Carried 6-0.

C. GOOD NEWS: Amy Lloyd and Caleb Schulze addressed the Board regarding their first few months at North Bend Central. Amy Lloyd is the school nurse for the District and Caleb Schulze has finished his student teaching and is the long-term substitute for Industrial Tech at the high school. Winter Concerts were held at the high school on Sunday, December 13th, for the elementary and the middle/high school. Tessie Beaver stated that tests for reading

Dan Wesely
Jeff Bauer
Jeff Peters Francis Emanuel Gary Vyhlidal Chris Armstrong Dan Endorf Connie Nelson

ABSENT

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efficiency for middle of the year benchmarks went well at the elementary. Semester tests will be given at the high school December 16th – 18th. Fifteen teams competed at the NBC wrestling invite on December 12th and a new tiger mascot will soon be unveiled at the basketball game on Tuesday, December 15th.

D. CONSIDERATION OF OPTION ENROLLMENT CAPACITY RESOLUTION: Dr. Endorf reviewed the history and impact of option enrollment in the past four years. Endorf recommended to the Board that capacity limitations be set at an enrollment of 47 students per grade K - 6, and 65 students per grade 7 – 12, and that elementary special education option enrollment be closed for 2016-17. He also recommended closing the Level III Special Education program for 2016-17.

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 2016-17 school year if acceptance of the application would result in an enrollment of more than 47 students total in any grade, Kindergarten through Grade 6, or more than 65 students in any grade, Grade 7 through Grade 12, or the enrollment of any new option enrollment student in the district’s elementary Special Education program due to reaching capacity in these areas. The Level III (contracted) Special Education program remains closed in 2016-17 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 Francis Emanuel moved for its passage and adoption, and Member Jeff Peters 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, Jeff Peters, Francis Emanuel, Gary Vyhlidal, and Chris Armstrong.

The following members voted against same: none

The following members were absent or not voting: none

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 APPROVAL AND ADOPTION OF THE TEMPORARY ERIP PLAN FOR THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR: Dr. Endorf discussed a temporary Early Retirement Incentive Program for the 2015-16 school year. Motion (Vyhlidal), second (Bauer) that the Temporary ERIP plan for the 2015-16 school year be approved and adopted and that the superintendent be directed to identify all eligible employees, and to provide all such eligible employees with a copy of the plan and its eligibility requirements and provide them of such notification and information not less than 45 days in advance of the application deadline, as provided by law. Motion Carried 6-0.

F. 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR PLANNING CONSIDERATION: Brenda Petersen and Chris Gaughen spoke to the Board about a plan to incorporate career education into the district curriculum. They discussed the current class schedule, enrollment growth, and how the HS master schedule needs flexibility through the addition of additional teacher time and course offerings. Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to hire an additional full time teacher to create a Career Education Program and assist with enrollment growth at the high school for the 2016-17 school year. Motion Carried 6-0.

5. REPORTS:

A. AQuESTT RANKINGS REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed the AQuESTT rankings report with the Board. The district earned a ranking of GREAT on the initial AQuESTT rankings.

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B. NASB ANNUAL CONVENTION REPORT: Board members discussed the NASB Annual Convention. The members spoke about different sessions they attended and the session they presented on about school construction.

C. CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Architect Bob Soukup first shared information on school construction warranty work being completed in late December. He then updated the Board on the lighting project. Bids will be opened for this project on January 5th. Finally, Soukup shared initial designs on a potential football field bleacher project with Board input based upon their research of five schools they toured within the past two months.

6. PERSONNEL:

A. NEGOTIATIONS: Motion (Vyhlidal), second (Bauer) to enter into Executive Session at 10:15 p.m. to discuss Negotiations for 2016-17. Motion Carried 6-0. President Wesely declared the meeting back in open session at 10:22 p.m.

B. SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION: Motion (Peters), second (Bauer) to enter into Executive session at 10:23 p.m. to discuss the Superintendent’s Evaluation. Motion carried 6-0. President Wesely declared the meeting back in open session at 10:47 p.m.

C. RESIGNATION: Motion (Armstrong), second (Vyhlidal) to approve the resignation of Katherine Balerud effective at the end of the 2015-16 school year. Motion Carried 6-0.

7. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT BOARD MEETING: The next scheduled Board Meeting will be Monday, January 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Wesely), second (Emanuel) to adjourn the meeting at 10:53 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________ Jeff Peters, Secretary