Board Minutes for December 12th, 2016

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 7:00 p.m.
B. ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Jeff Peters (8:04 pm), 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 6, 2016 “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: Superintendent Evaluation and Contract

  2. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

  3. BUSINESS ITEMS:

    A. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the November 14, 2016 and the December 5, 2016 Board Meetings. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

    B. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Bauer), second (Armstrong) to approve the December bills as follows: General Fund - $62,631.04; Payroll Fund - $515,501.74; General Reimbursement Fund - $783.77; Employee Benefit Fund - $635.00; Building Fund - $17,400.00; Bond Fund 2013 - $81,452.50; QSCB - $120,360.44. Motion Carried 5- 0-1; Peters absent.

C. GOOD NEWS REPORTS: An elementary team of teachers visited Papillion-La Vista schools to check out a potential new reading curriculum, and will be observing another possible reading curriculum in Lincoln in the near

Dan Wesely
Jeff Bauer
Jeff Peters (arrived at 8:04 p.m.) Francis Emanuel
Gary V yhlidal
Chris Armstrong
Dan Endorf
Connie Nelson

ABSENT

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future. The elementary holiday program will be on Sunday, December 18th with the high school program to follow. Brenda Petersen discussed the career education progress at the high school.

D. CONSIDERATION OF EARLY GRADUATION REQUEST: Alexandra Kohl requested to graduate mid- term. The student told the Board her future plans following mid-term graduation. Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to allow early graduation for Alexandra Kohl provided she meets graduation requirements. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Peters absent.

E. CONSIDERATION OF SOFTBALL BUILDING PROJECT: Bob Soukup discussed the softball building project that will be put out to bid in the next few weeks. Motion (Vyhlidal), second (Peters) to proceed with requesting bids for the softball building project and the parking lot project as one project and bid as presented. Motion Carried 6- 0.

F. CONSIDERATION OF PARKING LOT PROJECT: Bob Soukup discussed the parking lot project that will be put out to bid in the next few weeks. Trees and shrubs on the east side of the parking lot will be removed as part of the project. Concrete will be added near the FB ticket booth and the flower bed there removed as part of the project. Motion (Vyhlidal), second (Armstrong) to proceed with requesting bids for the parking lot project and the softball building project as one project and bid as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.

G. 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 44 students per grade K - 5, 48 students per grade 6-7, 62 students per grade 8 – 11, and that Grades K – 5 special education enrollment capacity at the elementary is 30 for 2017-18. He also recommended closing the Level III Special Education program for 2017-18.

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 2017-18 school year if acceptance of the application would result in an enrollment of more than 44 students total in any grade, Kindergarten through Grade 5, more than 48 students in any grade, Grades 6 and 7, or more than 62 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 2017-18 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 Bauer moved for its passage and adoption, and Member Vyhlidal 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.

5. REPORTS:
A. SECOND READ OF BOARD POLICIES:

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a. 4213 CIVILITY: Motion (Peters), second (Emanuel) to approve Board Policy 4213 (Civility of Employees) as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.

b. 4214 ARREST NOTIFICATION: Motion (Emanuel), second (Armstrong) to approve Board Policy 4214 (Notification of Arrest) as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.

B. COLLEGE CREDIT CLASSES: Brenda Petersen discussed the classes currently offered for college credit through Peru State College. Petersen also discussed upcoming guidelines for teachers who are considered qualified to teach the college credit classes.

  1. PERSONNEL:
    A. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE PARAPROFESSIONAL: Motion (Peters), second (Vyhlidal) to hire Cloe’

    Bengston as a paraprofessional. Motion Carried 6-0.

    B. SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION AND CONTRACT: Motion (Peters), second (Bauer) to enter into Executive Session at 9:35 p.m. to discuss Superintendent Evaluation and Contract. Motion Carried 6-0. President Wesely declared the meeting back in Open Session at 10:37 p.m. The Superintendent’s evaluation occurred and his contract and compensation package were reviewed. Motion (Armstrong), second (Bauer) to approve the contract and compensation package for Dr. Endorf for 2017-18 as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.

  2. REMINDERS AND DATES:

A. NEXT BOARD MEETING: The next scheduled Board Meeting will be Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. A special Board meeting will be held on January 4th at 4 p.m. to hear proposals from potential companies competing for the HVAC project at the high school.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Vyhlidal), second (Armstrong) to adjourn the meeting at 10:41 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 7:00 p.m.
B. ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Jeff Peters (8:04 pm), 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 6, 2016 “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: Superintendent Evaluation and Contract

  2. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

  3. BUSINESS ITEMS:

    A. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the November 14, 2016 and the December 5, 2016 Board Meetings. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

    B. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Bauer), second (Armstrong) to approve the December bills as follows: General Fund - $62,631.04; Payroll Fund - $515,501.74; General Reimbursement Fund - $783.77; Employee Benefit Fund - $635.00; Building Fund - $17,400.00; Bond Fund 2013 - $81,452.50; QSCB - $120,360.44. Motion Carried 5- 0-1; Peters absent.

C. GOOD NEWS REPORTS: An elementary team of teachers visited Papillion-La Vista schools to check out a potential new reading curriculum, and will be observing another possible reading curriculum in Lincoln in the near

Dan Wesely
Jeff Bauer
Jeff Peters (arrived at 8:04 p.m.) Francis Emanuel
Gary V yhlidal
Chris Armstrong
Dan Endorf
Connie Nelson

ABSENT

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future. The elementary holiday program will be on Sunday, December 18th with the high school program to follow. Brenda Petersen discussed the career education progress at the high school.

D. CONSIDERATION OF EARLY GRADUATION REQUEST: Alexandra Kohl requested to graduate mid- term. The student told the Board her future plans following mid-term graduation. Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to allow early graduation for Alexandra Kohl provided she meets graduation requirements. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Peters absent.

E. CONSIDERATION OF SOFTBALL BUILDING PROJECT: Bob Soukup discussed the softball building project that will be put out to bid in the next few weeks. Motion (Vyhlidal), second (Peters) to proceed with requesting bids for the softball building project and the parking lot project as one project and bid as presented. Motion Carried 6- 0.

F. CONSIDERATION OF PARKING LOT PROJECT: Bob Soukup discussed the parking lot project that will be put out to bid in the next few weeks. Trees and shrubs on the east side of the parking lot will be removed as part of the project. Concrete will be added near the FB ticket booth and the flower bed there removed as part of the project. Motion (Vyhlidal), second (Armstrong) to proceed with requesting bids for the parking lot project and the softball building project as one project and bid as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.

G. 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 44 students per grade K - 5, 48 students per grade 6-7, 62 students per grade 8 – 11, and that Grades K – 5 special education enrollment capacity at the elementary is 30 for 2017-18. He also recommended closing the Level III Special Education program for 2017-18.

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 2017-18 school year if acceptance of the application would result in an enrollment of more than 44 students total in any grade, Kindergarten through Grade 5, more than 48 students in any grade, Grades 6 and 7, or more than 62 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 2017-18 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 Bauer moved for its passage and adoption, and Member Vyhlidal 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.

5. REPORTS:
A. SECOND READ OF BOARD POLICIES:

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a. 4213 CIVILITY: Motion (Peters), second (Emanuel) to approve Board Policy 4213 (Civility of Employees) as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.

b. 4214 ARREST NOTIFICATION: Motion (Emanuel), second (Armstrong) to approve Board Policy 4214 (Notification of Arrest) as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.

B. COLLEGE CREDIT CLASSES: Brenda Petersen discussed the classes currently offered for college credit through Peru State College. Petersen also discussed upcoming guidelines for teachers who are considered qualified to teach the college credit classes.

  1. PERSONNEL:
    A. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE PARAPROFESSIONAL: Motion (Peters), second (Vyhlidal) to hire Cloe’

    Bengston as a paraprofessional. Motion Carried 6-0.

    B. SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION AND CONTRACT: Motion (Peters), second (Bauer) to enter into Executive Session at 9:35 p.m. to discuss Superintendent Evaluation and Contract. Motion Carried 6-0. President Wesely declared the meeting back in Open Session at 10:37 p.m. The Superintendent’s evaluation occurred and his contract and compensation package were reviewed. Motion (Armstrong), second (Bauer) to approve the contract and compensation package for Dr. Endorf for 2017-18 as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.

  2. REMINDERS AND DATES:

A. NEXT BOARD MEETING: The next scheduled Board Meeting will be Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. A special Board meeting will be held on January 4th at 4 p.m. to hear proposals from potential companies competing for the HVAC project at the high school.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Vyhlidal), second (Armstrong) to adjourn the meeting at 10:41 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________ Jeff Peters, Secretary