Board Minutes for December 11th, 2017

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

  1. A. CALL TO ORDER: President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

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

    2. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: Bob Feurer

    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 December 5, 2017 “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: Negotiations and Superintendent Evaluation/Contract

  3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

  4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

    A. GOOD NEWS: Dr. Endorf played a video compiled by senior Justin Mensik taken with drone footage at a football game this fall.

B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the November 12, 2017 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to approve the December bills as follows: General Fund - $92,146.61; Payroll Fund - $531,026.63; General Reimbursement Fund – $114.00; Bond Fund 2013 - $80,412.50; QSCB - $200,187.59. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Feurer absent.

D. CAREER EDUCATION REPORT: Career Education teacher Katie Wright and Principal Brenda Petersen discussed the progress of the Career Education program at North Bend Central. Wright spoke about guidelines and standards from the Nebraska Department of Education, as well as educational opportunities and workplace experiences

Dan Wesely
Jeff Bauer
Jeff Peters Francis Emanuel

Jay Poessnecker Dan Endorf Connie Nelson

Bob Feurer

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for district students. Field trips, guest speakers, research projects, and job shadow experiences are also part of the middle and high school Career Education curriculum.

E. CONSIDERATION OF DRAIN CLEANING MACHINE: Dr. Endorf spoke to the Board about a need for the purchase of a drain-cleaning machine to be used by the maintenance department on piping throughout the District. Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to purchase a drain-cleaning machine from Grainger, Inc. not to exceed $3,489.20. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Feurer absent.

F. CONSIDERATION OF COMPANY TO INSTALL NEW PLAYGROUND AND AREA FOR RECESS: A committee comprised of Tessie Beaver (Elementary Principal), Jeff Peters (Board of Education), Nicole Rasmussen (PTA/Tech Assistant), and Dan Endorf (Superintendent) heard from three different companies regarding the purchase of a playground to be installed in the Summer of 2018: Crouch Recreation, Creative Sites and Outdoor Recreation Products. Motion (Peters), second (Emanuel) to accept the bid from Outdoor Recreation Products for the purchase and installation of a playground area and concrete work at the elementary school for the summer of 2018 as presented not to exceed $213,345. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Feurer absent.

G. CONSIDERATION OF OPTION ENROLLMENT CAPACITY RESOLUTION: Dr. Endorf reviewed the history and impact of option enrollment in the past few years. Endorf recommended to the Board that capacity limitations be set at an enrollment of 42 students total per grade K - 5, 57 students total per grade 6-7, 42 students per grade 8 – 11, and that Grades K – 5 special education enrollment capacity at the elementary is 30 for 2018-19. He also recommended closing the Level III Special Education program for 2018-19.

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 2018-19 school year if acceptance of the application would result in an enrollment of more than 42 students total in any grade, Kindergarten through Grade 5, more than 57 students in any grade, Grades 6 and 7, or more than 42 students in grades 8-11. Grades K – 5 special education enrollment capacity at the elementary is 30. The Level III special education program remains closed in 2018-19 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 Poessnecker moved for its passage and adoption, and Member Emanuel 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 and Jay Poessnecker.

The following members voted against same: none

The following members were absent or not voting: Bob Feurer

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.

5. REPORTS:
A. ACT RESULTS REPORT:
Dr. Endorf shared ACT results from the junior class for 2016-17. NBC average

ACT score was 20.4, with the state of Nebraska average of 18.6.

B. NASB CONFERENCE REVIEW: The Board reviewed the NASB conference held in November. Board members discussed various sessions they attended regarding subjects such as school safety, increases in student

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enrollment, school bonds, cameras in schools, new technology in classrooms, student identity theft/privacy, school renovations and career education.

C. GREENHOUSE REPORT: Dr. Endorf shared the reports from three greenhouse companies who advised the greenhouse be built across the ditch on the northwest side of the school due to access of sunlight and proximity of gas, water & electric, with the greenhouse facing north and south. The Board would like to look at additional locations at the next meeting in January.

D. COLLEGE CREDIT CLASSES REPORT: Brenda Petersen and Dr. Endorf discussed the classes currently offered for college credit through Peru State College, as well as the CNA/Med Aid classes offered through Northeast Community College. Petersen also discussed upcoming guidelines for teachers to qualify for the college credit classes.

6. PERSONNEL:

A. EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM REQUESTS: Two certificated staff members applied for the Early Retirement Incentive Program (ERIP). Motion (Peters), second (Poessnecker) to approve the ERIP applications from Terri Jelinek and Jolene Paasch. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Feurer absent.

B. TEACHER RESIGNATIONS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to approve the resignations of Terri Jelinek and Jolene Paasch effective at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Feurer absent.

C. 2018-19 STAFF PLANNING: Dr. Endorf discussed 2018-19 staffing needs. Motion (Wesely), second (Bauer) to allow Dr. Endorf to advertise for a part-time School Improvement/Assessment position and/or secondary math teacher, as well as a full-time School Psych position. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Feurer absent.

D. WINTER VOLUNTEER COACHES REPORT: There are four volunteer coaches for the winter athletic season: Fred Ladehoff (Girls Basketball), Mike Borer (Wrestling), Ryan Salsman and Chris Armstrong (Boys Basketball).

E. NEGOTIATIONS: Motion (Peters), second (Bauer) to enter into Executive Session at 10:02 p.m. to discuss Negotiations. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Feurer absent. President Wesely declared the meeting back in Open Session at 10:41 p.m.

F. SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION AND CONTRACT: Motion (Poessnecker), second (Emanuel) to enter into Executive Session at 10:42 p.m. to discuss Superintendent Evaluation and Contract. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Feurer absent. President Wesely declared the meeting back in Open Session at 11:44 p.m. The Superintendent’s evaluation occurred and his contract and compensation package reviewed. Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to approve the contract and compensation package for Dr. Endorf for 2018-19 as presented. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Feurer absent.

7. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT MEETING:
The next regular monthly Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:00

p.m.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Wesely), second (Emanuel) to adjourn the meeting at 11:56 p.m. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Feurer absent.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________ Jeff Peters, Secretary

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

  1. A. CALL TO ORDER: President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

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

    2. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: Bob Feurer

    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 December 5, 2017 “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: Negotiations and Superintendent Evaluation/Contract

  3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

  4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

    A. GOOD NEWS: Dr. Endorf played a video compiled by senior Justin Mensik taken with drone footage at a football game this fall.

B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the November 12, 2017 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to approve the December bills as follows: General Fund - $92,146.61; Payroll Fund - $531,026.63; General Reimbursement Fund – $114.00; Bond Fund 2013 - $80,412.50; QSCB - $200,187.59. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Feurer absent.

D. CAREER EDUCATION REPORT: Career Education teacher Katie Wright and Principal Brenda Petersen discussed the progress of the Career Education program at North Bend Central. Wright spoke about guidelines and standards from the Nebraska Department of Education, as well as educational opportunities and workplace experiences

Dan Wesely
Jeff Bauer
Jeff Peters Francis Emanuel

Jay Poessnecker Dan Endorf Connie Nelson

Bob Feurer

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for district students. Field trips, guest speakers, research projects, and job shadow experiences are also part of the middle and high school Career Education curriculum.

E. CONSIDERATION OF DRAIN CLEANING MACHINE: Dr. Endorf spoke to the Board about a need for the purchase of a drain-cleaning machine to be used by the maintenance department on piping throughout the District. Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to purchase a drain-cleaning machine from Grainger, Inc. not to exceed $3,489.20. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Feurer absent.

F. CONSIDERATION OF COMPANY TO INSTALL NEW PLAYGROUND AND AREA FOR RECESS: A committee comprised of Tessie Beaver (Elementary Principal), Jeff Peters (Board of Education), Nicole Rasmussen (PTA/Tech Assistant), and Dan Endorf (Superintendent) heard from three different companies regarding the purchase of a playground to be installed in the Summer of 2018: Crouch Recreation, Creative Sites and Outdoor Recreation Products. Motion (Peters), second (Emanuel) to accept the bid from Outdoor Recreation Products for the purchase and installation of a playground area and concrete work at the elementary school for the summer of 2018 as presented not to exceed $213,345. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Feurer absent.

G. CONSIDERATION OF OPTION ENROLLMENT CAPACITY RESOLUTION: Dr. Endorf reviewed the history and impact of option enrollment in the past few years. Endorf recommended to the Board that capacity limitations be set at an enrollment of 42 students total per grade K - 5, 57 students total per grade 6-7, 42 students per grade 8 – 11, and that Grades K – 5 special education enrollment capacity at the elementary is 30 for 2018-19. He also recommended closing the Level III Special Education program for 2018-19.

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 2018-19 school year if acceptance of the application would result in an enrollment of more than 42 students total in any grade, Kindergarten through Grade 5, more than 57 students in any grade, Grades 6 and 7, or more than 42 students in grades 8-11. Grades K – 5 special education enrollment capacity at the elementary is 30. The Level III special education program remains closed in 2018-19 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 Poessnecker moved for its passage and adoption, and Member Emanuel 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 and Jay Poessnecker.

The following members voted against same: none

The following members were absent or not voting: Bob Feurer

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.

5. REPORTS:
A. ACT RESULTS REPORT:
Dr. Endorf shared ACT results from the junior class for 2016-17. NBC average

ACT score was 20.4, with the state of Nebraska average of 18.6.

B. NASB CONFERENCE REVIEW: The Board reviewed the NASB conference held in November. Board members discussed various sessions they attended regarding subjects such as school safety, increases in student

Board of Education Meeting____________________December 11, 2017________________________Page 3 of 3

enrollment, school bonds, cameras in schools, new technology in classrooms, student identity theft/privacy, school renovations and career education.

C. GREENHOUSE REPORT: Dr. Endorf shared the reports from three greenhouse companies who advised the greenhouse be built across the ditch on the northwest side of the school due to access of sunlight and proximity of gas, water & electric, with the greenhouse facing north and south. The Board would like to look at additional locations at the next meeting in January.

D. COLLEGE CREDIT CLASSES REPORT: Brenda Petersen and Dr. Endorf discussed the classes currently offered for college credit through Peru State College, as well as the CNA/Med Aid classes offered through Northeast Community College. Petersen also discussed upcoming guidelines for teachers to qualify for the college credit classes.

6. PERSONNEL:

A. EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM REQUESTS: Two certificated staff members applied for the Early Retirement Incentive Program (ERIP). Motion (Peters), second (Poessnecker) to approve the ERIP applications from Terri Jelinek and Jolene Paasch. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Feurer absent.

B. TEACHER RESIGNATIONS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to approve the resignations of Terri Jelinek and Jolene Paasch effective at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Feurer absent.

C. 2018-19 STAFF PLANNING: Dr. Endorf discussed 2018-19 staffing needs. Motion (Wesely), second (Bauer) to allow Dr. Endorf to advertise for a part-time School Improvement/Assessment position and/or secondary math teacher, as well as a full-time School Psych position. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Feurer absent.

D. WINTER VOLUNTEER COACHES REPORT: There are four volunteer coaches for the winter athletic season: Fred Ladehoff (Girls Basketball), Mike Borer (Wrestling), Ryan Salsman and Chris Armstrong (Boys Basketball).

E. NEGOTIATIONS: Motion (Peters), second (Bauer) to enter into Executive Session at 10:02 p.m. to discuss Negotiations. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Feurer absent. President Wesely declared the meeting back in Open Session at 10:41 p.m.

F. SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION AND CONTRACT: Motion (Poessnecker), second (Emanuel) to enter into Executive Session at 10:42 p.m. to discuss Superintendent Evaluation and Contract. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Feurer absent. President Wesely declared the meeting back in Open Session at 11:44 p.m. The Superintendent’s evaluation occurred and his contract and compensation package reviewed. Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to approve the contract and compensation package for Dr. Endorf for 2018-19 as presented. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Feurer absent.

7. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT MEETING:
The next regular monthly Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:00

p.m.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Wesely), second (Emanuel) to adjourn the meeting at 11:56 p.m. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Feurer absent.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________ Jeff Peters, Secretary