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.
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.