Board Minutes March 17, 2015

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

Workshop North Bend Central Media Center 5:00 P.M. March 17, 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.........................

Superintendent............... Dan Endorf

Recording Secretary….. Connie Nelson

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1. A. CALL TO ORDER – President Wesely called the Workshop to order at 5:00 p.m.

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

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 workshop was given in advance by publication and/or posting in

accordance with the Board approved method for giving notice of meetings. Notice of this workshop was given in

advance to all members of the Board of Education and posted on March 13, 2015. 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

3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

4. BOARD WORKSHOP:

A. FACILITIES PLANNING: The Board toured the Tiger Arena area and discussed next steps with the new

construction. Architect Bob Soukup analyzed traffic flow at the elementary at school dismissal time and provided a

report to the Board with preliminary ideas on how the newly acquired east property could be utilized to ease

congestion. Soukup also provided the Board with information regarding the area north of the high school building. He

estimated parking spaces and electrical needs to make this area more functional.

B. TECHNOLOGY PLANNING: Technology Director Jim Cody provided the Board with more information

regarding technology needs in the district. He shared a summary of the Technology Committee’s meeting last week, in

which the teachers emphasized the need for professional development and additional computers through Digitally

Accessible Learning rather than moving to a 1:1 environment at the present time. Bob Feurer met with the Board in his

classroom and showcased the use of SmartBoards and their impact on the teaching and learning process. The

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Technology Committee will prioritize needs at the NETA conference in late April and bring a prioritized list of needs

to the Board at the May meeting.

C. INSTRUCTIONAL PLANNING: High School Principal Brenda Petersen provided the Board with additional

information on the Marzano instructional model. Petersen outlined the progress made to this point with Marzano, the

strategies utilized in other districts, cost of the initiative, and a long-term timeline necessary to make the program

effective.

5. REMINDERS AND DATES:

A. The next regular Board meeting is Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

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Dan Wesely, President

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