approve the softball coop between North Bend Central and Cedar Bluffs for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school year as presented. Coaches, facility and supplies will be provided by the district with Cedar Bluffs students invited to participate. Motion Carried 6-0. Coach Nelson also told the Board that the North Bend Optimists would like to purchase a portable outfield fence for the district or donate $3,000 to help purchase a new permanent outfield fence at Tiger Field. Board members Poessnecker, Peters and Emanuel volunteered to form a committee to look at fence possibilities at Tiger Field and bring a recommendation back to the Board at the April meeting.
E. CONSIDERATION OF ELEMENTARY OFFICE RENOVATION BIDS: Bob Soukup discussed the four bids received for the office renovation project at the elementary school. Motion (Peters), second (Feurer) to accept the low bid from B3 Building Group, LLC from Elkhorn, NE for the elementary office renovation project for the summer of 2018 as presented for $201,342. Motion Carried 5-1, Poessnecker voting no.
F. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE PRIME COMMUNICATIONS FOR WIRING AND PHONE PROJECTS AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Dr. Endorf discussed the proposal from Prime Communications for the North Bend Central Elementary phone system for installation this summer. The new phone system at the elementary will be tied to the current phone system at the high school. Technology wiring will also occur as part of this project. Motion (Wesely), second (Bauer) to hire Prime Communications for technology wiring and phone projects at the elementary school for the summer project 2018 not to exceed $22,316.18. Motion Carried 6-0.
G. SUMMER PROJECTS REPORT: Dr. Endorf and Kevin Ferguson unveiled the 2018 Summer Projects list. Potential projects include analyzing water leakage along the west tunnel wall at the elementary, water for the practice fields, re-plumb new construction water heaters, tile or flooring in the back hallway by the kitchen entrance at the high school, painting of parking lot lines, high school classroom door locksets, replacement of the old gym doors at the high school, and the purchase of a milk cooler for each building. Endorf and Ferguson will present the Board with additional pricing and prioritization at the April meeting.
H. CONSIDERATION TO AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO SELL OR DISPOSE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY: Motion (Wesely), second (Emanuel) to authorize Dr. Endorf to sell or dispose of surplus district property this summer. Motion Carried 6-0.
A. PRE-SCHOOL BUSING REPORT: Tessie Beaver informed the Board that there are currently four pre-school students riding the bus at this time. The current process to determine the readiness of the pre-schoolers to ride the bus is going well. Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to continue the pre-school busing process currently used. Motion Carried 6-0.
B. VEHICLE FLEET REPORT: Dr. Endorf and Kevin Ferguson discussed the current vehicle fleet, as well as the possibility of purchasing a used 2007 Thomas bus with a Mercedes engine with 80,000 miles for approximately $25,000. Dr. Endorf will confer with President Wesely to purchase the used Thomas bus if the mechanics and research of the bus are verified to be consistent with the purchase price.
C. TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION: Brenda Petersen presented to the Board the 1:1 Planning and Preparation process for the 2018-19 school year. There will be summer opportunities for staff to learn more about technology and the 1:1 implementation. Mrs. Petersen also discussed the March 1st technology in-service that was held earlier in the year. Teachers were instructed to look at their curriculum to see how technology can enhance their classroom.
D. LEGISLATIVE REPORT: Dr. Endorf and President Wesely discussed recent legislative action with the Board. E. 2018-19 SUPPLIES REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed the purchasing guidelines and recommendations for
teacher supplies for the 2018-19 school year. NBC will not participate in ESU Coop purchasing again this year.
F. FIRST READ OF NEW POLICY 3376: Board Policy 3376 (Pregnant Students) was presented for the first reading. A second read of the policy will be presented at the April meeting.
G. SCHOOL BOND REPAYMENT REPORT: Craig Jones discussed three pay down options for the Series 2013 General Obligation Bonds: a 1-Year Pay Down, a 2-Year Pay Down, and a 3-Year Pay Down. Jones also discussed other options for future bond payments. The Board will re-visit these options and make a decision regarding bond pay down at a Board Meeting in the near future once budgetary and legislative concerns are addressed.