Board Minutes for April 9th, 2018

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

President.......................
Vice Pres.......................
Secretary.......................
Treasurer.......................
Member.........................
Member.........................
Superintendent...............
Recording Secretary.....
____________________________________________________________________________________________________

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

    1. ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Jeff Peters, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer and Jay Poessnecker

    2. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: none

    3. 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 April 3, 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.

    1. Changes to the agenda: none

    2. Notes regarding agenda: none

    3. Closed session: Consideration of Classified Staff Wages for 2018-19

  3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: Heidi Widick addressed the Board regarding classified wage increases for 2018-19.

  4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. GOOD NEWS: Playground equipment was delivered to the elementary this week and will be installed this spring and summer. The state mandated ACT has been completed by juniors at the high school. Dr. Endorf and Dan Wesely informed the Board about recent legislative action.

B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the March 12, 2018 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to approve the April bills as follows: General Fund - $133,783.03; Payroll Fund - $527,485.43; General Reimbursement Fund – $1735.72; Building Fund - $75,093.01. Motion Carried 6-0.

Dan Wesely
Jeff Bauer
Jeff Peters Francis Emanuel Bob Feurer

Jay Poessnecker Dan Endorf Connie Nelson

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D. CONSIDERATION OF SUMMER NEEDS: Kevin Ferguson discussed summer projects for summer 2018. Projects include the west tunnel wall at the elementary, water for the high school practice fields, tile in the back hallway, and parking lot lines at the middle/high school. Two milk coolers will be purchased for the kitchens. Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to approve the 2018 summer projects as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.

E. CONSIDERATION OF SOFTBALL FENCE PROJECT: A committee comprised of Jeff Bauer, Jay Poessnecker, and Francis Emanuel met with Dr. Endorf and Coach Dan Nelson on Monday, April 2nd to discuss fencing at the high school softball field. Motion (Bauer), second (Poessnecker) to purchase and install a new permanent outfield fence for the HS softball field, with $3,000 donated by the Optimists’ Club, for the lowest cost of two bids. Motion Carried 6-0.

5. REPORTS:

A. MARZANO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT: Tessie Beaver discussed the development of Proficiency Scales. Proficiency Scales clearly communicate learning goals and achievement of students in relation to district curriculum. Brenda Petersen discussed peer observations, department team meetings and technology used as professional development at the middle/high school to reinforce Marzano instructional goals. Dr. Endorf told the Board that the new staff hired for the 2018-19 school year would meet a few times throughout the summer to receive an introduction to the Marzano strategies. Dr. Endorf also spoke to the Board about the possibility of allowing the Leadership Team to pursue a summer professional development opportunity. He will explore the possibilities and bring a plan to the Board at the May meeting.

B. TEAMMATES REPORT: Tessie Beaver spoke to the Board about the TeamMates Mentoring Program and the implementation of the program at North Bend Central Elementary in the 2019-20 school year. Robyn Schweitzer will take the lead on the Teammates Program next year.

C. GREENHOUSE PROJECT REPORT: Materials for the Greenhouse will arrive in late April and be stored until the building is constructed.

D. OPTION ENROLLMENT REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed the projected Option Enrollment for the 2019-20 school year.

E. SUMMER ACTIVITIES REPORT: Dr. Endorf spoke to the Board regarding the authority the district has in dictating consequences for student behavior at school activities in the summer versus non-school activities in the summer.

F. WELLNESS COMMITTEE REPORT: Dr. Endorf and Coach Brokaw discussed policy 5320 related to Wellness. Brokaw shared the policy currently in place as well as potential next steps. Brokaw also discussed a nutritional shake that replenishes calories and provides protein to student athletes after weight room workouts. Brokaw spoke to the Board regarding the Nebraska Strength and Conditioning Clinic held at the high school earlier in the month, as well as the current strength classes offered throughout the school year and summer.

G. SPORTS COOP REPORT: The softball coop between Cedar Bluffs and NBC has been approved by both Boards. Dr. Endorf reported that another district verbally approached NBC about cooping high school swimming in the future.

H. SECOND READ OF POLICY 3376 (PREGNANT STUDENTS): Motion (Peters), second (Feurer) to approve Policy 3376 (Pregnant and Parenting Students) as presented. Motion Carried 5-1; Bauer voting no.

5. PERSONNEL:
A. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE ELEMENTARY TEACHER:
Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer) to hire

Randi Mimick as the new elementary teacher for the 2018-19 school year. Motion Carried 6-0.

B. CONSIDERATION OF CLASSIFIED STAFF WAGES FOR 2018-19: Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to enter into Executive Session at 10:42 p.m. to discuss Classified Wages for 2018-19. Motion Carried 6-0. President Wesely declared the meeting back in Open Session at 11:08 p.m. Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to approve Classified Staff wages as presented, with the minimum district wage for current employees being raised to $11.00 per hour and $10.50 for new employees, and consideration given to the statements made during Public Comment. Motion Carried 6-0.

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7. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT MEETING:
The next regular monthly Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7:30

p.m.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Bauer), second (Wesely) to adjourn the meeting at 11:13 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________ Jeff Peters, Secretary

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

President.......................
Vice Pres.......................
Secretary.......................
Treasurer.......................
Member.........................
Member.........................
Superintendent...............
Recording Secretary.....
____________________________________________________________________________________________________

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

    1. ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Jeff Peters, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer and Jay Poessnecker

    2. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: none

    3. 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 April 3, 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.

    1. Changes to the agenda: none

    2. Notes regarding agenda: none

    3. Closed session: Consideration of Classified Staff Wages for 2018-19

  3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: Heidi Widick addressed the Board regarding classified wage increases for 2018-19.

  4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. GOOD NEWS: Playground equipment was delivered to the elementary this week and will be installed this spring and summer. The state mandated ACT has been completed by juniors at the high school. Dr. Endorf and Dan Wesely informed the Board about recent legislative action.

B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the March 12, 2018 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to approve the April bills as follows: General Fund - $133,783.03; Payroll Fund - $527,485.43; General Reimbursement Fund – $1735.72; Building Fund - $75,093.01. Motion Carried 6-0.

Dan Wesely
Jeff Bauer
Jeff Peters Francis Emanuel Bob Feurer

Jay Poessnecker Dan Endorf Connie Nelson

Board of Education Meeting____________________April 9, 2018________________________Page 2 of 3

D. CONSIDERATION OF SUMMER NEEDS: Kevin Ferguson discussed summer projects for summer 2018. Projects include the west tunnel wall at the elementary, water for the high school practice fields, tile in the back hallway, and parking lot lines at the middle/high school. Two milk coolers will be purchased for the kitchens. Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to approve the 2018 summer projects as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.

E. CONSIDERATION OF SOFTBALL FENCE PROJECT: A committee comprised of Jeff Bauer, Jay Poessnecker, and Francis Emanuel met with Dr. Endorf and Coach Dan Nelson on Monday, April 2nd to discuss fencing at the high school softball field. Motion (Bauer), second (Poessnecker) to purchase and install a new permanent outfield fence for the HS softball field, with $3,000 donated by the Optimists’ Club, for the lowest cost of two bids. Motion Carried 6-0.

5. REPORTS:

A. MARZANO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT: Tessie Beaver discussed the development of Proficiency Scales. Proficiency Scales clearly communicate learning goals and achievement of students in relation to district curriculum. Brenda Petersen discussed peer observations, department team meetings and technology used as professional development at the middle/high school to reinforce Marzano instructional goals. Dr. Endorf told the Board that the new staff hired for the 2018-19 school year would meet a few times throughout the summer to receive an introduction to the Marzano strategies. Dr. Endorf also spoke to the Board about the possibility of allowing the Leadership Team to pursue a summer professional development opportunity. He will explore the possibilities and bring a plan to the Board at the May meeting.

B. TEAMMATES REPORT: Tessie Beaver spoke to the Board about the TeamMates Mentoring Program and the implementation of the program at North Bend Central Elementary in the 2019-20 school year. Robyn Schweitzer will take the lead on the Teammates Program next year.

C. GREENHOUSE PROJECT REPORT: Materials for the Greenhouse will arrive in late April and be stored until the building is constructed.

D. OPTION ENROLLMENT REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed the projected Option Enrollment for the 2019-20 school year.

E. SUMMER ACTIVITIES REPORT: Dr. Endorf spoke to the Board regarding the authority the district has in dictating consequences for student behavior at school activities in the summer versus non-school activities in the summer.

F. WELLNESS COMMITTEE REPORT: Dr. Endorf and Coach Brokaw discussed policy 5320 related to Wellness. Brokaw shared the policy currently in place as well as potential next steps. Brokaw also discussed a nutritional shake that replenishes calories and provides protein to student athletes after weight room workouts. Brokaw spoke to the Board regarding the Nebraska Strength and Conditioning Clinic held at the high school earlier in the month, as well as the current strength classes offered throughout the school year and summer.

G. SPORTS COOP REPORT: The softball coop between Cedar Bluffs and NBC has been approved by both Boards. Dr. Endorf reported that another district verbally approached NBC about cooping high school swimming in the future.

H. SECOND READ OF POLICY 3376 (PREGNANT STUDENTS): Motion (Peters), second (Feurer) to approve Policy 3376 (Pregnant and Parenting Students) as presented. Motion Carried 5-1; Bauer voting no.

5. PERSONNEL:
A. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE ELEMENTARY TEACHER:
Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer) to hire

Randi Mimick as the new elementary teacher for the 2018-19 school year. Motion Carried 6-0.

B. CONSIDERATION OF CLASSIFIED STAFF WAGES FOR 2018-19: Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to enter into Executive Session at 10:42 p.m. to discuss Classified Wages for 2018-19. Motion Carried 6-0. President Wesely declared the meeting back in Open Session at 11:08 p.m. Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to approve Classified Staff wages as presented, with the minimum district wage for current employees being raised to $11.00 per hour and $10.50 for new employees, and consideration given to the statements made during Public Comment. Motion Carried 6-0.

Board of Education Meeting____________________April 9, 2018________________________Page 3 of 3

7. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT MEETING:
The next regular monthly Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7:30

p.m.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Bauer), second (Wesely) to adjourn the meeting at 11:13 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________ Jeff Peters, Secretary