Board Minutes for October 12th, 2017

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION
Regular North Bend Central Boardroom 7:00 P.M. November 12, 2017
Kind of Meeting Meeting Place Time Date
PRESENT ABSENT
President....................... Dan Wesely
Vice Pres....................... Jeff Bauer
Secretary....................... Jeff Peters
Treasurer....................... Francis Emanuel
Member......................... Bob Feurer
Member......................... Jay Poessnecker
Superintendent............... Dan Endorf
Recording Secretary….. Connie Nelson
____________________________________________________________________________________________________
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 Peters, Francis Emanuel and Bob Feurer
C. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: Jeff Bauer, Jay Poessnecker
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 November 7, 2017 “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. GOOD NEWS: Dr. Endorf displayed a plaque the district received for membership in AdvanceEd for 100 years.
The NBC girls volleyball team placed fourth at the State Tournament. Tessie Beaver spoke about a UNL Dairy
presentation that was held at the elementary on October 31st. Veterans Day was celebrated in both the high school and
elementary school and everything went very well.
B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the October 9, 2017 Board Meeting.
President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.
C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Feurer), second (Emanuel) to approve the November bills as follows: General
Fund - $115,360.58; Payroll Fund - $526,869.34; General Reimbursement Fund – $357.50; Building Fund - $2,239.00.
Motion Carried 4-0-2; Bauer and Poessnecker absent.
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D. CONSIDERATION OF 2018-19 SCHOOL CALENDAR: Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to adopt the
2018-19 School Calendar A as presented. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Bauer and Poessnecker absent.
E. CONSIDERATION OF PROPERTY INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE CHANGE: Dr. Endorf discussed the
cost savings to the District if the property insurance deductible increased from $5,000 to $25,000. Motion (Peters),
second (Wesely) to increase the property insurance deductible to $25,000. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Bauer and
Poessnecker absent.
5. REPORTS:
A. READING CURRICULUM ADOPTION REPORT: Tessie Beaver discussed implementation of the Wonders
reading curriculum, including use by the teachers and students as well as technological advancements with the product.
Principal Beaver spoke about the program overview, teacher and student online workspace, and professional
development included with the Wonders program.
B. TECHNOLOGY REPORT: Brenda Petersen discussed the rollout of the 1:1 technology used in the 2017-18
school year in the middle school. Dr. Endorf discussed a 1:1 technology integration plan and funding for the next four
years. He stated the importance of additional technology assistance, the use of Nicole Rasmussen in supervising the
greenhouse classroom as well as her technology duties, and the need for time and professional development for staff.
Motion (Wesely), second (Peters) to move forward with a 1:1 technology integration plan as presented with a four-year
integration process and an additional technology assistant position added. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Bauer and
Poessnecker absent.
C. MONSANTO FUND REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed the projected greenhouse construction process, budget
and implementation plan. The NBC Greenhouse Capital Campaign totals $40,250 currently with additional grant
opportunities being pursued. Endorf discussed the prospect of constructing the building using SKILLSUSA and FFA
assistance to minimize cost. He also provided a plan for oversight, management and instruction in the greenhouse by
incorporating technology assistant Nicole Rasmussen into the role of teacher and manager of the new facility. Motion
(Emanuel), second (Peters) to approve acceptance of the Monsanto Fund Grant of $25,000, and other grants, and to
allocate up to $75,000 from the Building Fund for the purchase of a projected greenhouse as presented with Nicole
Rasmussen serving as the instructor and manager of the facility. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Bauer and Poessnecker absent.
D. ANNUAL AUDIT REPORT: Dr. Endorf reviewed the 2016-17 annual audit with the Board. The dollar
amounts are aligned with the district’s end-of-year figures.
E. FACILITIES REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed the facilities report for summer 2018 projects including a new
elementary playground and elementary office renovations, as well as potential projects for two additional years of the
3-year plan. Bob Feurer mentioned other options than renovation with the elementary site, such as building a new
eight-classroom addition rather than renovating the 1959 portion of the elementary school. Dr. Endorf will ask district
architect Bob Soukup to determine basic cost estimates for an eight-classroom addition to share with the Board.
5. PERSONNEL:
A. CONSIDERATION OF COOK POSITION: Motion (Peters), second (Feurer) to hire Michael Muck as a cook.
Motion Carried 4-0-2; Bauer and Poessnecker absent.
B. CONSIDERATION OF CUSTODIAL POSITION: Motion (Wesely), second (Emanuel) to hire Rodney Rolenc
as a nighttime custodian. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Bauer and Poessnecker absent.
C. SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION INSTRUMENT: Per Board policy, Dr. Endorf reviewed the annual
Superintendent Evaluation Instrument with the Board. The evaluation will take place in December.
D. NEGOTIATIONS REPORT: Dr. Endorf shared with the Board that health insurance costs for next year will not
increase. The Negotiations Committee will meet again in the next few weeks.
7. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NASB CONFERENCE (NOV. 16-17): Dr. Endorf reminded the Board of the annual NASB conference to be
held on November 16-17, 2017.
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B. NEXT MEETING: The next regular monthly Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 11, 2017 at
7:00 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Feurer), second (Emanuel) to adjourn the meeting at 9:51 p.m. Motion Carried 4-0-2;
Bauer and Poessnecker absent.
Respectfully submitted,
_________________________________
Dan Wesely, President
_________________________________
Jeff Peters, Secretary

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION
Regular North Bend Central Boardroom 7:00 P.M. November 12, 2017
Kind of Meeting Meeting Place Time Date
PRESENT ABSENT
President....................... Dan Wesely
Vice Pres....................... Jeff Bauer
Secretary....................... Jeff Peters
Treasurer....................... Francis Emanuel
Member......................... Bob Feurer
Member......................... Jay Poessnecker
Superintendent............... Dan Endorf
Recording Secretary….. Connie Nelson
____________________________________________________________________________________________________
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 Peters, Francis Emanuel and Bob Feurer
C. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: Jeff Bauer, Jay Poessnecker
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 November 7, 2017 “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. GOOD NEWS: Dr. Endorf displayed a plaque the district received for membership in AdvanceEd for 100 years.
The NBC girls volleyball team placed fourth at the State Tournament. Tessie Beaver spoke about a UNL Dairy
presentation that was held at the elementary on October 31st. Veterans Day was celebrated in both the high school and
elementary school and everything went very well.
B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the October 9, 2017 Board Meeting.
President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.
C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Feurer), second (Emanuel) to approve the November bills as follows: General
Fund - $115,360.58; Payroll Fund - $526,869.34; General Reimbursement Fund – $357.50; Building Fund - $2,239.00.
Motion Carried 4-0-2; Bauer and Poessnecker absent.
Board of Education Meeting____________________November 12, 2017________________________Page 2 of 3
D. CONSIDERATION OF 2018-19 SCHOOL CALENDAR: Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to adopt the
2018-19 School Calendar A as presented. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Bauer and Poessnecker absent.
E. CONSIDERATION OF PROPERTY INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE CHANGE: Dr. Endorf discussed the
cost savings to the District if the property insurance deductible increased from $5,000 to $25,000. Motion (Peters),
second (Wesely) to increase the property insurance deductible to $25,000. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Bauer and
Poessnecker absent.
5. REPORTS:
A. READING CURRICULUM ADOPTION REPORT: Tessie Beaver discussed implementation of the Wonders
reading curriculum, including use by the teachers and students as well as technological advancements with the product.
Principal Beaver spoke about the program overview, teacher and student online workspace, and professional
development included with the Wonders program.
B. TECHNOLOGY REPORT: Brenda Petersen discussed the rollout of the 1:1 technology used in the 2017-18
school year in the middle school. Dr. Endorf discussed a 1:1 technology integration plan and funding for the next four
years. He stated the importance of additional technology assistance, the use of Nicole Rasmussen in supervising the
greenhouse classroom as well as her technology duties, and the need for time and professional development for staff.
Motion (Wesely), second (Peters) to move forward with a 1:1 technology integration plan as presented with a four-year
integration process and an additional technology assistant position added. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Bauer and
Poessnecker absent.
C. MONSANTO FUND REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed the projected greenhouse construction process, budget
and implementation plan. The NBC Greenhouse Capital Campaign totals $40,250 currently with additional grant
opportunities being pursued. Endorf discussed the prospect of constructing the building using SKILLSUSA and FFA
assistance to minimize cost. He also provided a plan for oversight, management and instruction in the greenhouse by
incorporating technology assistant Nicole Rasmussen into the role of teacher and manager of the new facility. Motion
(Emanuel), second (Peters) to approve acceptance of the Monsanto Fund Grant of $25,000, and other grants, and to
allocate up to $75,000 from the Building Fund for the purchase of a projected greenhouse as presented with Nicole
Rasmussen serving as the instructor and manager of the facility. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Bauer and Poessnecker absent.
D. ANNUAL AUDIT REPORT: Dr. Endorf reviewed the 2016-17 annual audit with the Board. The dollar
amounts are aligned with the district’s end-of-year figures.
E. FACILITIES REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed the facilities report for summer 2018 projects including a new
elementary playground and elementary office renovations, as well as potential projects for two additional years of the
3-year plan. Bob Feurer mentioned other options than renovation with the elementary site, such as building a new
eight-classroom addition rather than renovating the 1959 portion of the elementary school. Dr. Endorf will ask district
architect Bob Soukup to determine basic cost estimates for an eight-classroom addition to share with the Board.
5. PERSONNEL:
A. CONSIDERATION OF COOK POSITION: Motion (Peters), second (Feurer) to hire Michael Muck as a cook.
Motion Carried 4-0-2; Bauer and Poessnecker absent.
B. CONSIDERATION OF CUSTODIAL POSITION: Motion (Wesely), second (Emanuel) to hire Rodney Rolenc
as a nighttime custodian. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Bauer and Poessnecker absent.
C. SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION INSTRUMENT: Per Board policy, Dr. Endorf reviewed the annual
Superintendent Evaluation Instrument with the Board. The evaluation will take place in December.
D. NEGOTIATIONS REPORT: Dr. Endorf shared with the Board that health insurance costs for next year will not
increase. The Negotiations Committee will meet again in the next few weeks.
7. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NASB CONFERENCE (NOV. 16-17): Dr. Endorf reminded the Board of the annual NASB conference to be
held on November 16-17, 2017.
Board of Education Meeting____________________November 12, 2017________________________Page 3 of 3
B. NEXT MEETING: The next regular monthly Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 11, 2017 at
7:00 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Feurer), second (Emanuel) to adjourn the meeting at 9:51 p.m. Motion Carried 4-0-2;
Bauer and Poessnecker absent.
Respectfully submitted,
_________________________________
Dan Wesely, President
_________________________________
Jeff Peters, Secretary