Board Minutes for March 12th, 2018

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

President.......................
Vice Pres.......................
Secretary.......................
Treasurer.......................
Member.........................
Member.........................
Superintendent...............
Recording Secretary.....
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  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, 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 March 6, 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: Consideration of School Psychologist added to Personnel (Section VI)

    2. Notes regarding agenda: none

    3. Closed session: Principal Packages for 2018-19

  3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

  4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

    A. GOOD NEWS: Steve Arneal spoke to the Board about being named a 2018 Monsanto Growth Fund award winner. The $2,500 award will be designated for a district need in the near future. An author came to visit NBCE to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. “High School Musical” will be performed at the high school on March 23rd and 24th.

    B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the February 11, 2018 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Feurer), second (Bauer) to approve the March bills as follows: General Fund - $103,843.36; Payroll Fund - $526,341.36; General Reimbursement Fund – $212.76; Building Fund - $99,677.81. Motion Carried 6-0.

D. CONSIDERATION OF SOFTBALL COOP WITH CEDAR BLUFFS: Dr. Endorf and Coach Nelson spoke to the Board regarding a potential two-year softball coop with Cedar Bluffs. Motion (Poesssnecker), second (Feurer) to

Dan Wesely
Jeff Bauer
Jeff Peters Francis Emanuel Bob Feurer

Jay Poessnecker Dan Endorf Connie Nelson

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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.

5. REPORTS:

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.

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5. PERSONNEL:
A. CONSIDERATION OF HIRING SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST:
Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to hire

Robyn Schweitzer as the new School Psychologist for the 2018-19 school year. Motion Carried 6-0.

B. TEACHER CONTRACTS FOR 2018-19: Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to approve teacher contracts for the 2018-19 school year to be distributed March 15th and be due back to the Superintendent by April 15th. Motion Carried 6-0.

C. PRINCIPAL PACKAGES FOR 2018-19: Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to enter into Executive Session at 10:21 p.m. to discuss Principal Packages for 2018-19. Motion Carried 6-0. President Wesely declared the meeting back in Open Session at 10:44 p.m. Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer) to accept principal contracts and packages for 2018-19 as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.

7. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT MEETING:
The next regular monthly Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:30

p.m.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Poessnecker), second (Feurer) to adjourn the meeting at 10:53 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.

    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 March 6, 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: Consideration of School Psychologist added to Personnel (Section VI)

    2. Notes regarding agenda: none

    3. Closed session: Principal Packages for 2018-19

  3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

  4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

    A. GOOD NEWS: Steve Arneal spoke to the Board about being named a 2018 Monsanto Growth Fund award winner. The $2,500 award will be designated for a district need in the near future. An author came to visit NBCE to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. “High School Musical” will be performed at the high school on March 23rd and 24th.

    B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the February 11, 2018 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Feurer), second (Bauer) to approve the March bills as follows: General Fund - $103,843.36; Payroll Fund - $526,341.36; General Reimbursement Fund – $212.76; Building Fund - $99,677.81. Motion Carried 6-0.

D. CONSIDERATION OF SOFTBALL COOP WITH CEDAR BLUFFS: Dr. Endorf and Coach Nelson spoke to the Board regarding a potential two-year softball coop with Cedar Bluffs. Motion (Poesssnecker), second (Feurer) to

Dan Wesely
Jeff Bauer
Jeff Peters Francis Emanuel Bob Feurer

Jay Poessnecker Dan Endorf Connie Nelson

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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.

5. REPORTS:

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.

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5. PERSONNEL:
A. CONSIDERATION OF HIRING SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST:
Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to hire

Robyn Schweitzer as the new School Psychologist for the 2018-19 school year. Motion Carried 6-0.

B. TEACHER CONTRACTS FOR 2018-19: Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to approve teacher contracts for the 2018-19 school year to be distributed March 15th and be due back to the Superintendent by April 15th. Motion Carried 6-0.

C. PRINCIPAL PACKAGES FOR 2018-19: Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to enter into Executive Session at 10:21 p.m. to discuss Principal Packages for 2018-19. Motion Carried 6-0. President Wesely declared the meeting back in Open Session at 10:44 p.m. Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer) to accept principal contracts and packages for 2018-19 as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.

7. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT MEETING:
The next regular monthly Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:30

p.m.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Poessnecker), second (Feurer) to adjourn the meeting at 10:53 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________ Jeff Peters, Secretary