Board Minutes for September 11th, 2017

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

President.......................
Vice Pres.......................
Secretary.......................
Treasurer.......................
Member.........................
Member.........................
Superintendent...............
Recording Secretary.....
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  1. A. CALL TO ORDER: Vice President Bauer called the Board meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

    1. ROLL CALL: Present: Jeff Bauer, Jeff Peters, Francis Emanuel and Bob Feurer

    2. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: Dan Wesely, Jay Poessnecker

    3. ACKNOWLEDGE POSTED OPEN MEETING ACT: Vice President Bauer 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 September 5, 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: Greenhouse Report moved to later in the meeting after the Long-Term Facilities agenda item.

C. Notes regarding agenda: none

D. Closed session: none

  1. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

  2. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. GOOD NEWS: Brenda Petersen discussed Homecoming week festivities and the Homecoming dance held after Friday night’s football game on September 8th. Tessie Beaver said the elementary is off to a great start academically and the new reading program is in full swing.

B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the August 29, 2017 Board Meeting. Vice President Bauer approved the minutes as presented.

C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Peters), second (Emanuel) to approve the September bills as follows: General Fund - $40,412.33; Payroll Fund - $558,622.62; Employee Benefit Fund - $8,333.34; Building Fund - $8,150.00. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

Jeff Bauer
Jeff Peters Francis Emanuel Bob Feurer

Dan Wesely

Jay Poessnecker

Dan Endorf Connie Nelson

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D. CONSIDERATION TO ACCEPT BIDS FOR SCHOOL BUSSES AND BUILDINGS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer), to accept the bids of $200 from Dan Minarick for the storage concessions building, $700 from Jeff Cech for the 1999 Thomas bus, $1,001 from Kragh Johnson for the 2000 Bluebird bus, and $100 from Tim Zechman for the storage non-concessions building. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

5. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. ANNUAL BUDGET HEARING:
Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to recess the regular Board meeting and

commence the annual Budget Hearing at 7:51 P.M. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

Superintendent Endorf presented summaries of the budget for the General Fund, Special Building Fund, Depreciation Fund, Employee Benefit Fund, Lunch Fund, Student Fee Fund, Activity Fund, Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund, and Bond Fund. He told the Board that the 2017-18 budget requests fewer overall property tax dollars for the third consecutive year.

Public Testimony: None

Motion (Feurer), second (Emanuel) to adjourn the Budget Hearing and reconvene the regular Board meeting at 8:00 P.M. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

B. ANNUAL TAX REQUEST HEARING: Motion (Peters), second (Feurer) to recess the regular meeting and convene the annual Tax Request Hearing at 8:01 P.M. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

The Board reviewed a resolution setting the tax request and requesting the County Board of Supervisors to set the property tax levies in the General, Special Building, Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund, and Bond Fund. The total tax request, including the County Treasurer's Collection fees, is $6,005,726.20 in the General Fund; $1,143,761.60 in the Special Building Fund; $742,424.24 in the Bond Fund; and $102,929.29 in the Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund.

Public Testimony: None

Motion (Peters), second (Emanuel) to adjourn the tax request hearing and reconvene the regular Board meeting at 8:03 P.M. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

6. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. CONSIDERATION TO ADOPT 2017-18 BUDGET: Motion (Peters), second (Emanuel) to adopt the 2017-18 budget as recommended for the General Fund, Special Building Fund, Bond Fund, Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund, Depreciation Fund, Activity Fund, Student Fee Fund, Employee Benefit Fund, and Lunch Fund. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

B. CONSIDERATION TO ADOPT 2017-18 TAX RESOLUTION: Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to adopt the 2017-18 Tax Request Resolution with the tax requests set at $6,005,726.20 for the General Fund, $1,143,761.60 for the Special Building Fund, $742,424.24 for the Bond Fund and $102,929.29 in the Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

7. REPORTS:

A. 2017-18 YEAR BEGINNING REPORTS: Dr. Endorf discussed the current enrollment at North Bend Central with 36 students enrolled in pre-school, 264 students enrolled in the elementary, 99 students enrolled in the middle school, 235 students enrolled in the high school, for a total of 634 students currently enrolled in grades Pre K-12.

B. TECHNOLOGY REPORT: Melissa Cody and Brenda Petersen discussed the 1:1 chromebook initiative in the middle school. Cody also discussed the Canvas technology implemented into the teaching and learning process at the middle and high school.

C. FACILITIES LONG-TERM PLANNING REPORT: Bob Soukup discussed a 3-year facilities plan at the elementary building. Potential projects include a playground, office renovation, HVAC, classroom renovation, restroom renovation, lunchroom renovation and window replacement at the elementary. Track structural spray and a new greenhouse are potential projects at the high school. Motion (Peters), second (Emanuel) to construct a playground,

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update concrete and basketball court, and other landscaping at the elementary, as well as renovating office space for the secretary, principal, psychologist and nurse. A conference room and secure entryway will be added to the area during this project scheduled for the summer of 2018. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

D. GREENHOUSE REPORT: The Board discussed the potential construction and maintenance involved in building a greenhouse at North Bend Central. A group including Dr. Endorf, Bob Feurer, D.J. Mottl, Nicole Rasmussen and Morgan Schilling will be visiting schools with greenhouses to research the structures and maintenance involved with such buildings.

  1. BOARD POLICY:

    1. NEW POLICY 2322 – PRESCHOOL: Policy 2322 (Preschool) was presented to the Board for the first read.

    2. POLICY 3420 – FUNDRAISING: Policy 3420 (Fundraising) was presented to the Board for the first read.

  2. PERSONNEL:

A. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE COOK: Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to hire Barbara Eastman as a cook

at the high school. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

10. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT MEETING:
The next scheduled regular monthly Board Meeting will be held on Monday, October 9,

2017 at 7:30 p.m.

B. NASB STATE CONFERENCE: Dr. Endorf reminded the group that the annual state conference will occur on November 15 – 17 in Omaha.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Feurer), second (Emanuel) to adjourn the meeting at 10:23 p.m. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

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: Vice President Bauer called the Board meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

    1. ROLL CALL: Present: Jeff Bauer, Jeff Peters, Francis Emanuel and Bob Feurer

    2. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: Dan Wesely, Jay Poessnecker

    3. ACKNOWLEDGE POSTED OPEN MEETING ACT: Vice President Bauer 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 September 5, 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: Greenhouse Report moved to later in the meeting after the Long-Term Facilities agenda item.

C. Notes regarding agenda: none

D. Closed session: none

  1. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

  2. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. GOOD NEWS: Brenda Petersen discussed Homecoming week festivities and the Homecoming dance held after Friday night’s football game on September 8th. Tessie Beaver said the elementary is off to a great start academically and the new reading program is in full swing.

B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the August 29, 2017 Board Meeting. Vice President Bauer approved the minutes as presented.

C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Peters), second (Emanuel) to approve the September bills as follows: General Fund - $40,412.33; Payroll Fund - $558,622.62; Employee Benefit Fund - $8,333.34; Building Fund - $8,150.00. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

Jeff Bauer
Jeff Peters Francis Emanuel Bob Feurer

Dan Wesely

Jay Poessnecker

Dan Endorf Connie Nelson

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D. CONSIDERATION TO ACCEPT BIDS FOR SCHOOL BUSSES AND BUILDINGS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer), to accept the bids of $200 from Dan Minarick for the storage concessions building, $700 from Jeff Cech for the 1999 Thomas bus, $1,001 from Kragh Johnson for the 2000 Bluebird bus, and $100 from Tim Zechman for the storage non-concessions building. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

5. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. ANNUAL BUDGET HEARING:
Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to recess the regular Board meeting and

commence the annual Budget Hearing at 7:51 P.M. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

Superintendent Endorf presented summaries of the budget for the General Fund, Special Building Fund, Depreciation Fund, Employee Benefit Fund, Lunch Fund, Student Fee Fund, Activity Fund, Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund, and Bond Fund. He told the Board that the 2017-18 budget requests fewer overall property tax dollars for the third consecutive year.

Public Testimony: None

Motion (Feurer), second (Emanuel) to adjourn the Budget Hearing and reconvene the regular Board meeting at 8:00 P.M. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

B. ANNUAL TAX REQUEST HEARING: Motion (Peters), second (Feurer) to recess the regular meeting and convene the annual Tax Request Hearing at 8:01 P.M. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

The Board reviewed a resolution setting the tax request and requesting the County Board of Supervisors to set the property tax levies in the General, Special Building, Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund, and Bond Fund. The total tax request, including the County Treasurer's Collection fees, is $6,005,726.20 in the General Fund; $1,143,761.60 in the Special Building Fund; $742,424.24 in the Bond Fund; and $102,929.29 in the Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund.

Public Testimony: None

Motion (Peters), second (Emanuel) to adjourn the tax request hearing and reconvene the regular Board meeting at 8:03 P.M. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

6. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. CONSIDERATION TO ADOPT 2017-18 BUDGET: Motion (Peters), second (Emanuel) to adopt the 2017-18 budget as recommended for the General Fund, Special Building Fund, Bond Fund, Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund, Depreciation Fund, Activity Fund, Student Fee Fund, Employee Benefit Fund, and Lunch Fund. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

B. CONSIDERATION TO ADOPT 2017-18 TAX RESOLUTION: Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to adopt the 2017-18 Tax Request Resolution with the tax requests set at $6,005,726.20 for the General Fund, $1,143,761.60 for the Special Building Fund, $742,424.24 for the Bond Fund and $102,929.29 in the Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

7. REPORTS:

A. 2017-18 YEAR BEGINNING REPORTS: Dr. Endorf discussed the current enrollment at North Bend Central with 36 students enrolled in pre-school, 264 students enrolled in the elementary, 99 students enrolled in the middle school, 235 students enrolled in the high school, for a total of 634 students currently enrolled in grades Pre K-12.

B. TECHNOLOGY REPORT: Melissa Cody and Brenda Petersen discussed the 1:1 chromebook initiative in the middle school. Cody also discussed the Canvas technology implemented into the teaching and learning process at the middle and high school.

C. FACILITIES LONG-TERM PLANNING REPORT: Bob Soukup discussed a 3-year facilities plan at the elementary building. Potential projects include a playground, office renovation, HVAC, classroom renovation, restroom renovation, lunchroom renovation and window replacement at the elementary. Track structural spray and a new greenhouse are potential projects at the high school. Motion (Peters), second (Emanuel) to construct a playground,

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update concrete and basketball court, and other landscaping at the elementary, as well as renovating office space for the secretary, principal, psychologist and nurse. A conference room and secure entryway will be added to the area during this project scheduled for the summer of 2018. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

D. GREENHOUSE REPORT: The Board discussed the potential construction and maintenance involved in building a greenhouse at North Bend Central. A group including Dr. Endorf, Bob Feurer, D.J. Mottl, Nicole Rasmussen and Morgan Schilling will be visiting schools with greenhouses to research the structures and maintenance involved with such buildings.

  1. BOARD POLICY:

    1. NEW POLICY 2322 – PRESCHOOL: Policy 2322 (Preschool) was presented to the Board for the first read.

    2. POLICY 3420 – FUNDRAISING: Policy 3420 (Fundraising) was presented to the Board for the first read.

  2. PERSONNEL:

A. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE COOK: Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to hire Barbara Eastman as a cook

at the high school. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

10. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT MEETING:
The next scheduled regular monthly Board Meeting will be held on Monday, October 9,

2017 at 7:30 p.m.

B. NASB STATE CONFERENCE: Dr. Endorf reminded the group that the annual state conference will occur on November 15 – 17 in Omaha.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Feurer), second (Emanuel) to adjourn the meeting at 10:23 p.m. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Wesely, Poessnecker absent.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________ Jeff Peters, Secretary