Board Minutes, June 8th, 2015

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION
Regular North Bend Central Media Center 7:30 P.M. June 8, 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….. Janet Porter
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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, Gary Vyhlidal, Jeff Peters, Francis Emanuel 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 June 3, 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 May 11, 2015 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.
B. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to approve the June bills as follows: General Fund - $266,655.63; Payroll Fund - $476,361.83; General Reimbursement Fund - $1,345.70; Depreciation Fund - $44,314.97; Building Fund - $1,910.00; Bond Fund 2013 - $343,032.25; QSCB Fund - $15,590.90; Bond Repayment Fund - $2,560.00; Bond Fund 2013 - $342,947.50. Motion Carried 6-0.
C. GOOD NEWS: President Wesely commended Principal Brenda Petersen on the great job she and her staff did with organizing the graduation ceremony. The Junior class and middle school students were given incentives for doing
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well on the NESA test. Middle school students wrote thank you cards to the Board members and all staff members. Dr. Endorf shared a thank you card from a graduate who optioned into NBC her Sophomore year.
D. CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE: Dr. Endorf discussed the situation on north side of the high school parking lot now that the staging area for the construction project is no longer necessary. Endorf shared three different options presented to the district by architect Bob Soukup. Motion (Vyhlidal) second (Emanuel) to authorize Dr. Endorf to get proposals for wall-pack lighting and ground cover using crushed rock for additional parking on the north side of
he high school. Motion Carried 6-0. Endorf also mentioned that Electronic Sound will come out to visit with the Board facility committee about the sound system in the new and old gyms sometime after they begin sound system work in Tiger Arena on June 22nd.
E. CONSIDERATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF STATUE MEMORIAL: Motion (Peters), second (Armstrong) to accept the tiger memorial statue given by Sylvia & Edwin Slavik. Motion Carried 6-0.
F. CONSIDERATION OF 2015-16 STUDENT HANDBOOKS: Changes to the handbooks for North Bend Central MS/HS were discussed by Mrs. Petersen. Motion (Peters), second (Emanuel) to approve the 2015-16 Elementary and MS/HS Student Handbooks as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.
5. REPORTS:
A. SECOND READ OF BOARD POLICY 5320: Board Policy 5320 (Nutrition and Wellness) was presented for the second reading. Motion (Vyhlidal), second (Peters) to approve Board Policy 5320 as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.
B. SCHOOL SAFETY REPORT: Dr. Endorf and Gary Vyhlidal discussed the Annual School Safety Meeting that was held on May 27, 2015. Endorf reported that the area SWAT Team toured the high school facility in late May to
amiliarize themselves with the facility. Ed Johnson conducted the annual external safety audit for the district in April. He did not find any major safety concerns.
C. AMERICANISM OATH REPORT: The legislature adopted this law several years ago and it has slowly faded away. The Commissioner of Education says the Americanism Oath is on the books and he suggests that schools use it with their teaching staff but does not require it. Dr. Endorf studied the Oath and recommended the Board make it available to teachers. Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to make staff aware of the Americanism Oath at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year and ask them to consider signing it. Motion Carried 6-0.
D. SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT REPORT: The district leadership team will be attending a meeting hosted by ESU 2 to discuss school improvement for the 2015-16 school year. Most in-service days are dedicated to Marzano instructional strategies.
E. 2015-16 PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS: There will be some large classes in 6th and 7th grade next year. After meeting with the middle school teachers, it was suggested that another para is necessary to meet the large number of students and their needs. Mrs. Petersen and Mrs. Gaughen are developing a plan to present to the Board about a Career Academy for the 2016-17 school year. In order to prepare students for this potential experience, Gaughen and Petersen recommend adding an exploratory class focusing on career readiness. Students would be offered a class to explore job opportunities and required job skills. Motion (Peters), second (Bauer) to hire an additional para for the middle school and to add another class period to a current staff member’s contract for career education planning. Motion Carried 6-0.
6. PERSONNEL:
A. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE JEFF JACOB AS TEMPORARY SUBSTITUTE TEACHER: Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to hire Jeff Jacob as a substitute teacher in the Industrial Arts classroom for a portion of the 2015-16 school year during the student teaching placement of Caleb Schultz. Motion Carried 6-0.
B. AFFORDABLE CARE ACT REPORT: Dr. Endorf presented information about the Affordable Care Act which
must be in place for the 2016-17 year. The Board will need to take action on the Affordable Care Act within the 2015-
16 school year.
C. CONSIDERATION OF EXTRA DUTY ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2015-16: The Extra Duty assignments for 2015- 16 were distributed to the Board with some assignments remaining to be filled. Motion (Vyhlidal), second (Peters) to approve the extra duty assignments as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.
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Motion (Peters), second (Wesely) to enter executive session to discuss consideration of Superintendent’s contract at 10:15 p.m.. Motion Carried 6-0.
President Wesely declared the Board back in public session at 10:23 p.m.
D. CONSIDERATION OF SUPERINTENDENT CONTRACT: The Superintendent’s contract and compensation package was reviewed. Motion (Bauer), second (Wesely) to approve the compensation package for Dr. Endorf.
7. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT BOARD MEETING: The next regular Board Meeting will be Monday, July 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Vyhlidal), second (Armstrong) to adjourn the meeting at 10:32 p.m. Motion Carried 6-
0.
Respectfully submitted,
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Dan Mensik, President
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Jeff Bauer, Secretary