Board Minutes for October 8th, 2018

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

Regular North Bend Central Elementary Library Kind of Meeting Meeting Place

PRESENT

President.......................
Vice Pres.......................
Secretary.......................
Treasurer.......................
Member.........................
Member.........................
Superintendent...............
Recording Secretary.....
____________________________________________________________________________________________________

1. A. CALL TO ORDER: President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
B. ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Jeff Peters (arrived at 7:46 p.m.), Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer

and Jay Poessnecker (arrived at 8:34 p.m.)

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.

  1. 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 October 2, 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: Change to Section V, Item E – Should read 2019-20 School Calendar, not 2018-19.

    2. Notes regarding agenda: none

    3. Closed session: none

  2. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

  3. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. GOOD NEWS REPORTS: North Bend Central Elementary was officially recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School with a formal announcement from the United States Department of Education on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. NBC is one of four districts in Nebraska to receive this prestigious award and national recognition. Principal Tessie Beaver, teacher Bev Grueber, Superintendent Dan Endorf, and School Board President Dan Wesely will attend an award ceremony in Washington D.C. this November to accept the award. Tessie Beaver spoke at a conference in Chicago, Illinois regarding the PBiS program utilized at the Elementary.

B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the September 10, 2018 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

7:30 P.M. Time

ABSENT

October 8, 2018 Date

Dan Wesely
Jeff Bauer
Jeff Peters – arrived at 7:46 p.m. Francis Emanuel
Bob Feurer
Jay Poessnecker – arrived at 8:34 p.m. Dan Endorf
Connie Nelson

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C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to approve the October bills as follows: General Fund - $78,862.20; Payroll Fund - $553,791.77; General Reimbursement Fund - $727.82; Building Fund - $40,888.73. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Poessnecker absent.

D. CONSIDERATION OF SNOW REMOVAL BIDS: Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to accept the 2018-19 bid from Mike Settles for $100/hour per unit for snow removal at the Elementary. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Poessnecker absent.

E. CONSIDERATION OF BUS BIDS: North Bend Central received a $42,000 grant through the NDEQ Bus Grant Program toward the purchase of a new school bus. Motion (Wesely), second (Emanuel) to accept the bid from Truck Center Companies for a 2020 Thomas/Freightliner 59 Passenger C2 Bus as presented for $87,340. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Poessnecker absent.

5. REPORTS:

A. 1:1 COMPUTER REPORT: Brenda Petersen discussed how the 1:1 technology implementation and integration plan is working at the middle school and high school levels. Mr. Todd Ziettlow showed the Board uses for Canvas in high school math classes. Mrs. Melissa Cody demonstrated how Canvas is incorporated at the middle school level with timely feedback for students.

B. MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION REPORT: The annual multicultural reports from each building were presented and discussed.

C. AMERICANISM COMMITTEE REPORT: Dr. Endorf and the Board discussed the various events and educational opportunities provided to students and staff throughout the past year.

D. AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK: Bob Feurer discussed the history of American Education Week. Feurer also spoke about different ideas to bring awareness and recognition of the faculty and staff at North Bend Central. Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to authorize Bob Feurer and Dr. Endorf to purchase recognition items for the staff to distribute during American Education Week this November. Motion Carried 6-0.

E. FIRST READ OF 2018-19 SCHOOL CALENDAR: Two options for the 2019-20 school calendar were discussed. Teacher input regarding both options will be received and shared with the Board at the November meeting.

F. ELEMENTARY HVAC REPORT: Dr. Endorf and architect Bob Soukup discussed three options and a timeframe regarding a potential HVAC project at the Elementary, as well as information and cost estimates from two different companies. Motion (Peters), second (Emanuel) to enter the district into an Energy Savings Contract with a Qualified Provider and adhere to the Request For Qualifications(RFQ) process as defined in Nebraska State Statutes 66-1062:1066 for selecting an ESCO/Performance Contracting Company to potentially implement a variety of facility improvement measures including Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) HVAC System at North Bend Central Elementary during the summer of 2019, with no new major construction projects planned for Summer 2020. Motion Carried 5-1; Poessnecker voting no.

G. GREENHOUSE REPORT: Dr. Endorf informed the Board that the greenhouse project should be completed in the next couple of weeks with a ceremony occurring this winter.

6. PERSONNEL:

A. WINTER VOLUNTEER COACHES: There are two volunteer coaches for boys basketball: Chris Armstrong and Cole Beebe. There is one volunteer coach for wrestling: Mike Borer. These volunteers are in the process of completing the necessary steps to serve in this capacity for the district.

B. NEGOTIATIONS: Dr. Endorf reported to the Board of the need to formally begin Negotiations with the NBCEA prior to November 1st.

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS:

A. NASB STATE EDUCATION CONFERENCE ON NOV. 14-16, 2018: Dr. Endorf reminded the Board of the annual NASB State Education Conference to be held on November 14-16, 2018 and discussed travel arrangements.

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8. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT MEETING:
The next scheduled regular monthly Board Meeting will be held on Monday, November 12,

2018 at 7:00 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to adjourn the meeting at 10:23 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________ Jeff Peters, Secretary

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

Regular North Bend Central Elementary Library Kind of Meeting Meeting Place

PRESENT

President.......................
Vice Pres.......................
Secretary.......................
Treasurer.......................
Member.........................
Member.........................
Superintendent...............
Recording Secretary.....
____________________________________________________________________________________________________

1. A. CALL TO ORDER: President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
B. ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Jeff Peters (arrived at 7:46 p.m.), Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer

and Jay Poessnecker (arrived at 8:34 p.m.)

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.

  1. 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 October 2, 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: Change to Section V, Item E – Should read 2019-20 School Calendar, not 2018-19.

    2. Notes regarding agenda: none

    3. Closed session: none

  2. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

  3. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. GOOD NEWS REPORTS: North Bend Central Elementary was officially recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School with a formal announcement from the United States Department of Education on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. NBC is one of four districts in Nebraska to receive this prestigious award and national recognition. Principal Tessie Beaver, teacher Bev Grueber, Superintendent Dan Endorf, and School Board President Dan Wesely will attend an award ceremony in Washington D.C. this November to accept the award. Tessie Beaver spoke at a conference in Chicago, Illinois regarding the PBiS program utilized at the Elementary.

B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the September 10, 2018 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

7:30 P.M. Time

ABSENT

October 8, 2018 Date

Dan Wesely
Jeff Bauer
Jeff Peters – arrived at 7:46 p.m. Francis Emanuel
Bob Feurer
Jay Poessnecker – arrived at 8:34 p.m. Dan Endorf
Connie Nelson

Board of Education Meeting____________________October 8, 2018________________________Page 2 of 3

C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to approve the October bills as follows: General Fund - $78,862.20; Payroll Fund - $553,791.77; General Reimbursement Fund - $727.82; Building Fund - $40,888.73. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Poessnecker absent.

D. CONSIDERATION OF SNOW REMOVAL BIDS: Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to accept the 2018-19 bid from Mike Settles for $100/hour per unit for snow removal at the Elementary. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Poessnecker absent.

E. CONSIDERATION OF BUS BIDS: North Bend Central received a $42,000 grant through the NDEQ Bus Grant Program toward the purchase of a new school bus. Motion (Wesely), second (Emanuel) to accept the bid from Truck Center Companies for a 2020 Thomas/Freightliner 59 Passenger C2 Bus as presented for $87,340. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Poessnecker absent.

5. REPORTS:

A. 1:1 COMPUTER REPORT: Brenda Petersen discussed how the 1:1 technology implementation and integration plan is working at the middle school and high school levels. Mr. Todd Ziettlow showed the Board uses for Canvas in high school math classes. Mrs. Melissa Cody demonstrated how Canvas is incorporated at the middle school level with timely feedback for students.

B. MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION REPORT: The annual multicultural reports from each building were presented and discussed.

C. AMERICANISM COMMITTEE REPORT: Dr. Endorf and the Board discussed the various events and educational opportunities provided to students and staff throughout the past year.

D. AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK: Bob Feurer discussed the history of American Education Week. Feurer also spoke about different ideas to bring awareness and recognition of the faculty and staff at North Bend Central. Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to authorize Bob Feurer and Dr. Endorf to purchase recognition items for the staff to distribute during American Education Week this November. Motion Carried 6-0.

E. FIRST READ OF 2018-19 SCHOOL CALENDAR: Two options for the 2019-20 school calendar were discussed. Teacher input regarding both options will be received and shared with the Board at the November meeting.

F. ELEMENTARY HVAC REPORT: Dr. Endorf and architect Bob Soukup discussed three options and a timeframe regarding a potential HVAC project at the Elementary, as well as information and cost estimates from two different companies. Motion (Peters), second (Emanuel) to enter the district into an Energy Savings Contract with a Qualified Provider and adhere to the Request For Qualifications(RFQ) process as defined in Nebraska State Statutes 66-1062:1066 for selecting an ESCO/Performance Contracting Company to potentially implement a variety of facility improvement measures including Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) HVAC System at North Bend Central Elementary during the summer of 2019, with no new major construction projects planned for Summer 2020. Motion Carried 5-1; Poessnecker voting no.

G. GREENHOUSE REPORT: Dr. Endorf informed the Board that the greenhouse project should be completed in the next couple of weeks with a ceremony occurring this winter.

6. PERSONNEL:

A. WINTER VOLUNTEER COACHES: There are two volunteer coaches for boys basketball: Chris Armstrong and Cole Beebe. There is one volunteer coach for wrestling: Mike Borer. These volunteers are in the process of completing the necessary steps to serve in this capacity for the district.

B. NEGOTIATIONS: Dr. Endorf reported to the Board of the need to formally begin Negotiations with the NBCEA prior to November 1st.

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS:

A. NASB STATE EDUCATION CONFERENCE ON NOV. 14-16, 2018: Dr. Endorf reminded the Board of the annual NASB State Education Conference to be held on November 14-16, 2018 and discussed travel arrangements.

Board of Education Meeting____________________October 8, 2018________________________Page 3 of 3

8. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT MEETING:
The next scheduled regular monthly Board Meeting will be held on Monday, November 12,

2018 at 7:00 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to adjourn the meeting at 10:23 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________ Jeff Peters, Secretary