Board Minutes for September 14th, 2015

North Bend Central Media Center 7:30 P.M. September 14, 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......................... Chris Armstrong
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 7:30 p.m.

B. ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Jeff Peters, Francis Emanuel, Gary Vyhlidal, and Chris
Armstrong

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 September 8, 2015 “Fremont Tribune”.
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 August 24, 2015 Board Meeting.
President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

B. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to approve the September bills as follows: General
Fund - $69,929.52; Payroll Fund - $526,274.94; Employee Benefit Fund - $45,000.02; Bond Fund (Original) - $281.25.
Motion Carried 6-0.

5. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

A. ANNUAL BUDGET HEARING: Motion (Armstrong), second (Wesely) to recess the regular Board meeting
and commence the annual Budget Hearing at 7:42 P.M. Motion Carried 6-0.
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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, and Bond Repayment Fund.
Public Testimony: None
Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to adjourn the Budget Hearing and reconvene the regular Board meeting at 7:52 P.M.
Motion Carried 6-0.

B. ANNUAL TAX REQUEST HEARING: Motion (Emanuel), second (Armstrong) to recess the regular meeting
and convene the annual Tax Request Hearing at 7:53 P.M. Motion Carried 6-0.
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 Funds.
The total tax request, including the County Treasurer's Collection fees, is $5,430,792.87 in the General Fund;
$1,353,535.34 in the Building Fund; $1,010,101.00 in the Bond Fund; and $232,323.23 in the Qualified Capital
Purposes Undertaking Fund. Based on the valuation of $1,002,385,305 for the combined General/Building
Fund/Qualified Purposed Undertaking Funds/2013 Bond Fund, the tax levy would be approximately $0.800765 per
$100 of valuation. The levy may drop slightly based upon updated figures for valuation from the Dodge County
Assessor’s Office.
Public Testimony: None
Motion (Peters), second (Bauer) to adjourn the tax request hearing and reconvene the regular Board meeting at 7:55
P.M. Motion carried 6-0.

C. PUBLIC HEARING FOR ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY: Motion (Armstrong), second (Bauer) to recess
the regular meeting and commence the Public Hearing for Acquisition of Property at 7:56 P.M. Motion Carried 6-0.
The district intends to acquire approximately 1.5 acres, more or less, of property from Celebrate Life, Inc. The
property is generally described as that portion thereof lying south of the North Bend Central Jr.-Sr. High School, and
north of Birchwood Manor, including as the southern boundary a portion of vacated 12th Street, which property shall be
more particularly described upon completion of a survey, to be used for future expansion and immediate outdoor use.
The purchase price is $87,120.
Public Testimony: None
Motion (Armstrong), second (Bauer) to adjourn the Public Hearing for Acquisition of Property and reconvene the
regular Board meeting at 8:03 P.M. Motion carried 6-0.

6. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. CONSIDERATION TO ADOPT 2015-16 BUDGETS: Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to adopt the 2015-16
budgets as recommended for the General Fund, Special Building Fund, Depreciation Fund, Activity Fund, Student
Fee Fund, Employee Benefit Fund, Lunch Fund, Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund, and Bond
Repayment Fund. Motion Carried 6-0.

B. CONSIDERATION TO ADOPT 2015-16 TAX RESOLUTION: Motion (Peters), second (Emanuel) to adopt
the Tax Request Resolution setting the tax request for the General Fund at $5,430,792.87; the tax request for the
Special Building Fund at $1,353,535.34; the tax request for the Bond Repayment Fund at $1,010,101.00, and the
tax request for the Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund at $232,323.23 for the 2015-16 school fiscal year.
Motion Carried 6-0.

C. CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE PURCHASE OF THE PRIVATE PROPERTY SOUTH
OF AND ADJOINING THE HIGH SCHOOL SITE: The North Bend Central Board of Education appreciates
Celebrate Life, Inc. and its leader, Pamela Griffin, for displaying generosity and neighborliness in letting the
school use this property in the past. Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to approve the purchase of the property
from Celebrate Life, Inc. for $87,120, and to direct the Superintendent to execute all documents and take all
necessary steps to complete the sale on behalf of the District. Motion Carried 6-0.
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D. CONSIDERATION OF LANDSCAPING PROPOSALS: Bob Feurer, Jan Hobza, Rick Hobza, Chris
Armstrong and Dr. Endorf served on the Landscaping Committee that heard proposals for landscaping services.
The committee described the process for contacting companies and accepting proposals as well as the nuances of
the $10,000 Nebraska Forestry grant. Dr. Endorf contacted six companies regarding landscaping work with
Lanoha Nurseries receiving the recommendation of the Landscaping Committee. The Board discussed the Lanoha
proposal in detail with input provided by members of the Landscaping Committee. Motion (Emanuel), second
(Peters) to accept the proposal from Lanoha Nurseries for landscaping needs on the east side of the middle/high
school not to exceed $25,000, focusing on clean-up of the berm and entrance to the parking lot/marquee areas.
Motion Carried 5-1, Armstrong voting no. Francis Emanuel met with a forester earlier in the month who analyzed
the windbreaks on the north side of the buildings at the middle/high school and the elementary.

7. REPORTS:

A. SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT REPORT: Terri Jelinek spoke to the Board about School Improvement processes
throughout the District. State Accountability in regards to NeSA, NePAS, AQUeSTT, and MAPS were all
discussed with district results presented to the Board. MAPS (Measure of Academic Progress) testing measures
all content included in the curriculum for reading, language arts, math, and science and will become an increased
area of focus for the district. Teacher responses regarding the Vision Statement were also discussed. Marzano
training has been implemented in the district with favorable feedback to this point.

B. 2014-15 NESA SCORES REPORT: Terri Jelinek discussed NeSA testing results in Reading, Mathematics, and
Science. District testing results were extremely high and well above average compared to the State of Nebraska.
C. NSAA UNIFIED SPORTS REPORT: Dr. Endorf introduced Unified Sports to the Board and shared
information he learned at an NSAA workshop. Randy Dodge spoke to the Board about NSAA Unified Sports, the
bowling club in North Bend and their desire for more recognition throughout the district.

8. PERSONNEL

A. VOLUNTEER COACHES REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed the five volunteer coaches at North Bend Central
Public Schools for the 2015-16 school year - 2 for football, 2 for boys basketball, and 1 for girls basketball.

9. REMINDERS AND DATES:

A. NEXT BOARD MEETING: The next scheduled Board Meeting will be Monday, October 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

B. NASB AREA MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Dr. Endorf reported to the Board that the NASB Area Membership
Meeting will be held in Fremont on October 14th.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Wesely), second (Vyhlidal) to adjourn the meeting at 10:56 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.
Respectfully submitted,
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Dan Wesely, President
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Jeff Peters, Secretary