Board Minutes March 9th, 2015

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

Regular North Bend Central Media Center 7:00 P.M. March 9, 2015

Kind of Meeting Meeting Place Time Date

PRESENT ABSENT

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

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

Secretary....................... Jeff Peters

Treasurer....................... Francis Emanuel

Member......................... Gary Vyhlidal

Member.........................

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, Jeff Peters, Francis Emanuel, and Gary Vyhlidal.

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 March 4, 2015 “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.

B. Changes to the agenda: none

C. Notes regarding agenda: none

D. Closed session: none

3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the February 9, 2015 Board Meeting

and February 26, 2015 Board Workshop. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

B. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Bauer), second (Vyhlidal) to approve the March bills as follows: General

Fund - $104,159.07; Payroll Fund - $473,597.09; General Reimbursement Fund - $420.10; Employee Benefit Fund -

$20,833.35; Depreciation Fund - $6,837.68. Motion Carried 5-0.

C. CONSIDERATION OF FILLING BOARD VACANCY: Six applicants formally applied to fill the Board

vacancy created when the Board accepted Bob Feurer’s resignation at the February 9th monthly meeting. President

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Wesely explained the process and thanked each individual for applying for the Board vacancy. Motion (Wesely),

second (Peters) to nominate Chris Armstrong to fill the Board vacancy. Motion Carried 3-2.

D. CONSIDERATION OF SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR 2015-16: Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to adopt

Option A as the calendar for 2015-16 as presented. Motion Carried 5-0.

E. CONSIDERATION TO PURCHASE CLEANING EQUIPMENT: The Board received information on floor

scrubbers at the February meeting. Since that time, two bids were received for the purchase of custodial equipment:

Egan Supply Co for $29,733.59 and Interline Brands for $27,000. Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to accept the bid

from Interline Brands to purchase two floor scrubbers and one vacuum not to exceed $27,000. Motion Carried 5-0.

F. CONSIDERATION OF SCHOOL AUCTION FOR SURPLUS PROPERTY: Dr. Endorf notified the Board

that surplus property in the popcorn plant and four vehicles need to be sold. Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to

proceed with conducting an auction for surplus property. Motion Carried 5-0.

5. REPORTS:

A. SUMMER PROJECTS: Dr. Endorf, Kevin Ferguson, and Rick Hobza discussed the list of 2015 Construction-

Related Projects, as well as the 2015 Summer Projects for consideration. They will present the Board with pricing and

priorities at the April meeting.

B. BOARD WORKSHOP REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed potential Board Goals for consideration derived from

the Board Workshop on February 26, 2015. Another Board Workshop is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March

17th, at 5:00 p.m.

C. LEGISLATIVE REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed a letter he wrote in support of LB 117 which would allow

school districts to maintain facilities through alternative measures rather than to postpone upgrades due to General

Fund budgeting constraints.

D. 2015-16 SUPPLIES REPORT: Dr. Endorf and Connie Nelson discussed purchasing guidelines and

recommendations for teacher supplies for the 2015-16 school year.

E. INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES REPORT: Caryn Ziettlow and Brenda Petersen spoke about the

Instructional Strategies based on Marzano techniques and training. Marzano philosophies allow for consistency in

teaching through all grades Kindergarten to 12th.

F. SCIENCE ADOPTION REPORT: Caryn Ziettlow and Brenda Petersen spoke about the Science Adoption

choices being made at the Elementary, Middle School and High School for the 2015-16 school year.

G. FIRST READ OF POLICY 3120 – RESIDENT AND NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS: Board Policy 3120

(Enrollment of Resident and Non-Resident Students) was presented for the first reading.

H. WEIGHT ROOM COMMUNITY USE REPORT: Brenda Petersen stated the pilot program for the weight

room has been completed. The weight room is now available for use by the general public. See Mrs. Petersen at the

high school if you are interested in public use of the weight room.

6. PERSONNEL:

A. RESIGNATION: The Board congratulated Dr. Ziettlow on her leadership position with ESU 2 and thanked her

for many years of exemplary leadership at North Bend Central Elementary. Motion (Peters), second (Wesely) to

approve the resignation of Caryn Ziettlow, principal at North Bend Central Elementary. Motion Carried 5-0. Dr.

Endorf discussed the process and timeline for hiring an Elementary Principal to fill the position that will be vacated by

Dr. Ziettlow.

B. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST: Motion (Wesely), second (Bauer)

to hire Rebecca Smith as the new Speech Language Pathologist. Motion Carried 5-0.

C. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER: Motion (Peters), second (Vyhlidal) to

hire Katee Rocheford as the new Special Education Teacher. Motion Carried 5-0.

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D. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE BUSINESS TEACHER: Motion (Bauer), second (Wesely) to hire Ryan Stieren

as the new Business Teacher. Motion Carried 5-0.

7. REMINDERS AND DATES:

A. The next regular Board meeting is Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Peters), second (Bauer) to adjourn the meeting at 10:06 p.m. Motion Carried 5-0.

Respectfully submitted,

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Dan Wesely, President

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Jeff Peters, Secretary