Board Minutes February 9, 2015

Regular North Bend Central Media Center 7:00 P.M. February 9, 2015
Kind of Meeting Meeting Place Time Date
PRESENT ABSENT
President....................... Dan Wesely
Vice Pres....................... Jeff Bauer
Secretary....................... Jeff Peters
Treasurer....................... Francis Emanuel
Member......................... Gary Vyhlidal
Member.........................
Superintendent............... Dan Endorf
Recording Secretary….. Connie Nelson
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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, Francis Emanuel, and Gary Vyhlidal.
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 February 4, 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.
B. Changes to the agenda: Item 4E (Consideration of Preschool Needs) will be moved down on the agenda.
C. Notes regarding agenda: none
D. Closed session: none
3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none
4. BUSINESS ITEMS:
A. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the January 12, 2015 Board Meeting.
President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.
B. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to approve the February bills as follows: General
Fund - $107,611.67; Payroll Fund - $465,540.49; General Reimbursement Fund - $782.11; Depreciation Fund -
$24,805.20; Bond Fund (Original) - $450.00; QSCB Fund - $450.00; 2013 Bond Fund – $720.00. Motion Carried 4-0-
1; Peters absent.
C. GOOD NEWS REPORTS: Good News reports were shared with the Board.
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D. CONSIDERATION OF BOARD MEMBER RESIGNATION: The Board reviewed the resignation from the
Board of Bob Feurer dated January 21, 2015. Bob has returned to teaching at North Bend Central while science
teacher Bernie Nicola is on military leave. A notice of vacancy will be published in the North Bend Eagle on
Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Motion (Bauer), second (Vyhlidal) to accept the resignation of Bob Feurer from the
Board of Education effective immediately. Motion Carried 4-0-1; Peters absent.
E. CONSIDERATION OF PRESCHOOL NEEDS: Dr. Endorf shared the preschool considerations for use of the
3rd year of the Early Childhood Grant funds for 2015. Motion (Bauer), second (Vyhlidal) to proceed with the quote
from Creative Sites for installation of Burke Turf and Equipment for the Preschool playground, less the
modern/canvas shade, not to exceed $30,000. Motion Carried 4-0-1; Peters absent.
F. CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Dr. Endorf provided a detailed timeline to the Board from January of 2014
through February 2015 regarding the inadequate sound system in Tiger Arena. He explained that a long-term solution
is being investigated and that the district has made no payments to Nebraska Furniture Mart. Backboard lights have
been ordered and will be installed shortly on the basketball hoops in the new gym at the high school. The north
scoreboards in the new gym blink occasionally. Maintenance equipment options are being studied with pricing
options being presented to the Board at the March meeting. Acoustic panels will be installed in the elementary gym
in mid-February. Signage and additional lighting for the Elementary Gym Entrance were also discussed
G. CONSIDERATION OF DRIVERS ED RATES FOR 2015: Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to set the 2015
Drivers Education rates at $200 for NBC students and $275 for non-district students. Motion Carried 4-0-1; Peters
absent.
5. REPORTS:
A. SCIENCE ADOPTION REPORT: Brenda Petersen discussed Science curriculum adoption for the 2015-16
school year. A formal request will be presented to the Board in the next two months.
B. LEGISLATIVE REPORT: Dr. Endorf and Dan Wesely discussed current property tax legislation and other
bills in the Unicameral.
C. 2015-16 PLANNING REPORT: Dr. Endorf and Brenda Petersen shared the latest progress being made with the
2015-16 school year. They mentioned the process used in hiring two special education positions and the business
position.
D. FIRST READ OF 2015-16 SCHOOL CALENDAR: Two options for the 2015-16 school calendar were
discussed. Dr. Endorf will share the two options with teachers and present the results to the Board at the March
meeting.
E. SECOND READ OF BOARD POLICY 5212, DISTRICT FITNESS ROOM: The Board discussed using a
two-week trial period for public use of the District Fitness Room. After the trial period, the administration will review
feedback from pilot program participants and prepare for full implementation of community use. Motion (Emanuel),
second (Bauer) to approve Board Policy 5212 (District Fitness Room) as presented. Motion Carried 4-0-1; Peters
absent.
F. VEHICLE FLEET REPORT: The Board authorized Dr. Endorf to purchase two vehicles for the district last
fall. After analyzing costs from various used car dealers, Dr. Endorf learned about the financial advantages of using
the State of Nebraska Purchasing Program. Two vehicles will be purchased from the State of Nebraska Purchasing
Program for Public Entities: 2015 Chevrolet Impala and a 2015 Chevrolet Suburban.
G. BOARD GOALS REPORT: Results from the teacher survey will be reviewed at a Board retreat on February
27th. Goals and a long-term plan will be discussed at the Board Retreat.
6. PERSONNEL:
A. CONSIDERATION OF EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PAY APPLICATIONS: Two certificated
staff members applied for the Early Retirement Incentive Program (ERIP). Motion (Bauer), second (Wesely) to
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approve the ERIP applications and formal resignations from Odetta Wacker and Jodi Yount. Motion Carried 4-0-1;
Peters absent.
B. PRINCIPAL CONTRACTS FOR 2015-16: Motion (Vyhlidal), second (Wesely) to issue employment contracts
to Caryn Ziettlow and Brenda Petersen. Motion Carried 4-0-1; Peters absent.
6. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. The next regular Board meeting is Monday, March 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to adjourn the meeting at 10:09 p.m. Motion Carried 4-0-1;
Peters absent.
Respectfully submitted,
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Dan Wesely, President
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Jeff Peters, Secretary