Board Minutes for Feb. 11th, 2019

 

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

Regular                     North Bend Central Boardroom                             7:00 P.M.                                     February 11, 2019

Kind of Meeting        Meeting Place                                                               Time                                                            Date

 

PRESENTABSENT

President.......................Dan Wesely

Vice Pres.......................Jeff Bauer

Secretary.......................Francis Emanuel

Treasurer.......................Bob Feurer  

Member.........................Jay Poessnecker

Member......................... Justin Taylor        

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, Bob Feurer, JayPoessnecker and Justin Taylor

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.

 

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 5, 2019North 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:  none

 

C.Notes regarding agenda: none

 

D.Closed session: Litigation Against the District

 

3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

 

4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

 

A.    GOOD NEWS:  Tessie Beaver informed the Board there is an assembly on Wednesday, February 20th at 9:00 a.m. in the North Bend Central Elementary Gymnasium to celebrate the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBiS) program.  First Lady Susanne Shore and the Commissioner of Education Dr. Matthew L. Blomstedt will be visiting the school and attending the Assembly.  The elementary has been participating in the PBiS program for seven years.  

 

Dan Wesely addressed the Board regarding a Board leadership document that shows the challenges faced by Board members throughout school districts in Nebraska.

 

B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES:  The Board reviewed the minutes of the January 14, 2019 Board Meeting.    President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.  

 

C.APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to approve the February bills as follows: General Fund - $89,050.35; Payroll Fund - $565,710.36; General Reimbursement Fund - $532.32; Building Fund - $9,727.68.  Motion Carried 6-0.

 

D.E-RATE REPORT: Jim Cody addressed the Board regarding an E-Rate Project for 2019 to improve district infrastructure, along with a 60% rebate provided by the federal government for the project.  Jim Cody also gave the Board a tour of the Server Room with the current infrastructure technology equipment.  The project would include additional Access Points, Switches, and a FortiNet Box.  Five bids for the project were submitted and reviewed by Mr. Cody and the Board.  Motion (Wesely), second (Emanuel) to approve the bid for Option A from Great Plains Communications as presented, not to exceed $79,465, along with the 60% rebate from the federal government.  Motion Carried 6-0.  

 

E.ACTIVITIES PROGRAM REPORT:  Tony Allgood spoke to the Board about extra-curricular activities offered at NBC.  In the past five years, the Board approved several new activities for students including:  HOSA, Skills USA, FBLA, Art Club, Unified Bowling and FPS at the high school, as well as an additional paid coach for volleyballand girls and boys basketball.  Allgood also discussed the possibility of the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) adding girls wrestling and bowling as sanctioned NSAA activities.  The Board reviewed the dynamics and costs involved in joining a co-op for high school swimming as a winter sport with Fremont High School, Fremont Bergan and Arlington.  Frank and Sara Vech addressed the Board about possible interest in a swimming co-op.  The Board requested additional information, including an approximate number of students that would be interested in participating in a swimming co-op, as well as logistical issues and overall cost to the district.  Other topics discussed included non-NSAA activities, other potential sports and activities, and the difficulty of finding coaches for the activities already offered.

 

F.CONSIDERATION OF DISTRICT WELLNESS POLICY:  Coach Rob Brokaw presented the North Bend Central Wellness Policy to the Board.  The policy was created to help provide opportunities for all students and staff to practice healthy eating and physical activity behaviors throughout the day. Motion (Emanuel), second (Poessnecker) to approve the North Bend Central Wellness Policy as presented.  Motion Carried 6-0.

 

G.2019-20 PLANNING REPORT:  Brenda Petersen discussed the beginning exploration of random drug testing for students participating in extra-curricular activities.  Tessie Beaver spoke to the Board about the hiring process for open positions for the 2019-20 school year at the elementary.  Katie Mann is moving from SPED to 4thgrade.  Jill Lorence will transition from 1st grade to Kindergarten.  Marissa Ortmeier is the choice for the open position at 1st grade.  Special Education and Pre-School positions remain open at this time and are being advertised.

 

H.CONSIDERATION OF CONSORTIUM FOR TITLE I SERVICES THROUGH ESU 2:  Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to accept the agreement for ESU 2 Title I Consortium for 2019-20 and approving Dr. Endorf as the district’s designee for Title I.  Motion Carried 6-0.  

 

I.CONSIDERATION OF DRIVERS ED RATES FOR 2019:  Dr. Endorf discussed previous Drivers Ed rates and expenses for the last several years.  All Drivers Ed students are required to drive five hours with the instructor.  Motion (Emanuel), second (Taylor) to set the 2019 Drivers Ed Rates as $350 for district students and $450 for non-district students.  Motion Carried 6-0.  

 

5.REPORTS:

 

A.MATH CURRICULUM ADOPTION REPORT:  Principals and math teachers will be meeting during the in-service on Thursday, February 14th to discuss math curriculum adoption.  A recommendation is slated to bebrought to the Board next month.