MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION
Regular North Bend Central Media Center 7:30 P.M. May 11, 2015
Kind of Meeting Meeting Place Time Date
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
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, Francis Emanuel, Gary Vyhlidal, and Chris Armstrong.
C. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: Jeff Peters
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 May 6, 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: Consideration of Classified Staff Wages for 2015-16
3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none
4. BUSINESS ITEMS:
A. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the April 13, 2015 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.
B. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Bauer), second (Wesely) to approve the May bills as follows: General Fund - $98,523.16; Payroll Fund - $485,454.93; General Reimbursement Fund - $1,086.00; Bond Fund 2013 - $7,730.38; Building Fund - $16,490.00. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Peters absent.
C. GOOD NEWS: 32 children attended Kindergarten Round-Up. Field trips are completed at the Elementary. Several banquets were held at the high school, including the Senior Banquet, FFA Banquet, National Honor Society
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Banquet, and Honors Night. Mayfest was held on May 4th and the middle school attended a baseball game in Omaha as their NESA reward. The Middle School Extravaganza will occur on May 11th and Graduation will occur on May 17th.
D. CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Architect Bob Soukup discussed the additional parking, lighting, and cameras needed for the new parking area on the north side of the high school. Much discussion ensued about the level of lighting necessary on the north side of the high school. Further discussion occurred with the grade and rock for the north side of the school. Mr. Soukup will study the situation further and provide options to the Board in the near future. The Board walked to the custodial storage area and viewed the donated Tiger statue that will be unveiled on May 21st.
E. CONSIDERATION OF TECHNOLOGY PLAN: The Board engaged in much discussion about district technology needs in the past few months. The culmination of this study occurred when Tech Director Jim Cody and Technology Assistant Nicole Rasmussen presented the proposed district Technology Plan to the Board. The Board embarked in a discussion about the topic and asked Cody and Rasmussen a number of questions about the plan. Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to approve the proposed technology plan for year one as presented not to exceed $126,800. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Peters absent.
F. CONSIDERATION OF CARPET BIDS: Bids were taken for replacement of carpet in the high school commons area. Motion (Bauer), second (Armstrong) to accept the bid from Midwest Floor Covering, Inc. as proposed, minus the replacement of carpet in the library, not to exceed $51,757. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Peters absent.
G. CONSIDERATION OF BUS BIDS: Motion (Vyhlidal), second (Emanuel) to accept a bid from Omaha Truck Center for a 59 passenger Thomas Bus with air brakes, a Cummins engine and Zonar GPS for $82,855. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Peters absent.
H. CONSIDERATION OF SUMMER PROJECTS: Motion (Vyhlidal), second (Wesely) to approve the following 2015 summer projects as presented: purchase 40 new elementary clocks, replace HVAC in the high school shop area, replace or repair the furnace in the front vestibule at the high school, paint A-wing hallways at the high school, and install additional fence for security purposes at the high school. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Peters absent.
I. CONSIDERATION TO AUTHORIZE SUPERINTENDENT TO HIRE SUMMER HELP: Motion (Wesely), second (Bauer) to authorize Superintendent Endorf to hire summer help for 2015. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Peters absent.
A. FIRST READ BOARD POLICY 5320 - WELLNESS: Board Policy 5320 (Nutrition and Wellness) was presented for the first reading.
B. ANNUAL SCHOOL SAFETY MEETING REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed the Annual School Safety Meeting that will be held in the near future. The SWAT team will visit NBC in the near future to become familiar with the additions and renovations in the building.
C. ASSESSMENT REPORT: Principals Brenda Petersen and Caryn Ziettlow discussed the NESA testing process in the district and reported that preliminary results appear to be favorable.
D. 2015-16 PLANNING REPORT: Dr. Endorf shared that the district will advertise for the nurse position, custodial position and the part-time kitchen vacancy in the district. Brenda Petersen discussed the 7th grade class size of over sixty students for the 2015-16 school year and the Industrial Technology opening.
A. RESIGNATIONS: Motion (Armstrong), second (Bauer) to approve the resignation of Tate Erbst. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Peters absent.
B. 2015-16 EXTRA DUTY ASSIGNMENTS REPORT: Extra Duty Assignments for 2015-16 were distributed to the Board. Only a few positions remain to be filled.
C. CONSIDERATION OF CLASSIFIED STAFF WAGES FOR 2015-16: Motion (Wesely), second (Vyhlidal) to enter into Executive Session at 10:44 p.m. to discuss Classified Staff Wages for 2015-16. Motion Carried 5-0-1;
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Peters absent. President Wesely declared the meeting back in Open Session at 10:56 p.m. Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to approve Classified Staff wages as presented. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Peters absent.
7. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. The next regular Board meeting is Monday, June 8, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Vyhlidal), second (Wesely) to adjourn the meeting at 11:03 p.m. Motion Carried 5-0-1;
Dan Wesely, President