Board of Education Minutes for April 10th, 2017

Regular North Bend Central Boardroom Kind of Meeting Meeting Place

PRESENT

7:30 P.M. Time

April 10, 2017 Date

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

President.......................
Vice Pres.......................
Secretary.......................
Treasurer.......................
Member.........................
Member.........................
Superintendent...............
Recording Secretary.....
____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Dan Wesely
Jeff Bauer
Jeff Peters Francis Emanuel Bob Feurer

Jay Poessnecker Dan Endorf Connie Nelson

  1. A.

    1. ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Jeff Peters, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer and Jay Poessnecker

    2. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: none

    3. 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 April 4, 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.

    1. Changes to the agenda: none

    2. Notes regarding agenda: none

    3. Closed session: none

  3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

  4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. GOOD NEWS: Dr. Endorf discussed progress being made with the ticket booth project, as well as the projected start for the softball project. Endorf also discussed his participation and results from a NSAA Classification Committee. Endorf shared the many changes in football classification throughout the classes in the state, although Class C-1 will not change much in the immediate future. Jami Redel introduced herself to the Board and will be the new science teacher at the middle/high school for the 2017-18 school year.

B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the March 13, 2017 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to approve the April bills as follows: General Fund - $181,705.78; Payroll Fund - $516,128.55; General Reimbursement Fund - $2,264.18; Building Fund - $9,622.77. Motion Carried 6-0.

CALL TO ORDER - President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

ABSENT

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D. CONSIDERATION OF HIRING ELECTRONIC SOUND FOR THE SOFTBALL BUILDING: In the past, Electronic Sound installed the current sound system in both high school gymnasiums, as well as at the football and track grandstands. Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to hire Electronic Sound to install the sound system for the softball building. Motion Carried 6-0.

E. CONSIDERATION OF SUMMER NEEDS: Summer needs considered by the Board include: replacing the steamer in the HS kitchen, replacing the south fence at the high school, new foul posts for the SB field project, and purchasing new chairs for the Board of Ed meeting room. Motion (Peters), second (Bauer) to approve the 2017 summer needs projects as presented. Motion Carried 5-1, Poessnecker voting no.

F. CONSIDERATION OF BUS PROPOSALS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Poessnecker) to accept a bid from Omaha Truck Center for a 2018 59-passenger Thomas/Freightliner Bus for $83,555. Motion Carried 6-0. The Board directed Dr. Endorf to check out the availability and possible purchase of a used bus.

5. REPORTS:

A. PRESCHOOL TRANSPORTATION REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed responses received on a survey sent to other schools in the conference regarding the transportation of preschool students on bus routes. NBC bus drivers Mel Kreitman, Jennifer Witt, Galen Uhing, Rod Scott, Karma Amison and Joe Kaup addressed the Board in opposition to transporting preschool students on bus routes due to safety and added responsibility concerns, as well as the amount of time the students will spend on the bus. The bus drivers also questioned whether the preschoolers are mature enough to ride the bus on a regular basis. A committee comprised of representatives from the Board, bus drivers and preschool parents will be formed to provide direction and a recommendation to the Board regarding the transportation of preschool students.

B. TECHNOLOGY REPORT: Five NBC teachers spoke to the Board about how technology is used throughout the District. Chris Gross-Rhode implemented technology by showing students how to use google docs, Discovery Education through ESU #2, and e-library to read books on personal devices or devices checked out from the library. Katie Wright discussed using technology (google suite including google docs, google drive, etc.) for career education as well as for students participating in various NBC activities. Tyler Montoya showed the Board how gaming can be used as a Marzano strategy by using iPads purchased for the Spanish classroom. Rebecca Streff told the Board about a communication App called “Bloomz” that she uses to communicate with parents as a Marzano goal. Amy Sterup spoke to the Board about the “Remind” App she uses to communicate quickly and effectively with parents as well as the IXL program students can access at home to reinforce math skills taught at school. Dr. Endorf and Jim Cody discussed technology priorities for the 2017-18 school year. Brenda Petersen spoke to the Board about going 1:1 with chromebooks at the middle school level, while Tessie Beaver informed the Board that technology use and access will continue to increase at the Elementary in 2017-18.

C. TEAMMATES REPORT: Tessie Beaver spoke to the Board about the TeamMates Mentoring Program and the possibility of implementing the program at North Bend Central Elementary in the near future, as well as the potential costs involved to the district.

D. COLLEGE CREDIT CLASSES REPORT: Brenda Petersen discussed the current classes offered for college credit at North Bend Central through Peru State College, as well as the certified nurse aide (CNA) and medication aide courses offered through Northeast Community College.

E. SUMMER ACTIVITIES REPORT: Dr. Endorf spoke to the Board regarding summer activities and whether or not the activities should be considered as school sanctioned activities.

F. WELLNESS COMMITTEE REPORT: Dr. Endorf told the Board that a Wellness policy is in place and the process of revision to that policy is imminent Endorf has comprised a Wellness Committee to further study the district policy.

6. PERSONNEL:
A. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE DRIVERS ED TEACHER:
Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to hire Franncen

Spiker as the new driver’s education teacher. Motion Carried 6-0.

B. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE SCIENCE TEACHER: Motion (Wesely), second (Feurer) to hire Jami Redel as the new science teacher at the middle/high school. Motion Carried 6-0.

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7. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT BOARD MEETING:
The next scheduled Board Meeting will be Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Poessnecker), second (Bauer) to adjourn the meeting at 11:12 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________ Jeff Peters, Secretary

Regular North Bend Central Boardroom Kind of Meeting Meeting Place

PRESENT

7:30 P.M. Time

April 10, 2017 Date

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

President.......................
Vice Pres.......................
Secretary.......................
Treasurer.......................
Member.........................
Member.........................
Superintendent...............
Recording Secretary.....
____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Dan Wesely
Jeff Bauer
Jeff Peters Francis Emanuel Bob Feurer

Jay Poessnecker Dan Endorf Connie Nelson

  1. A.

    1. ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Jeff Peters, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer and Jay Poessnecker

    2. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: none

    3. 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 April 4, 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.

    1. Changes to the agenda: none

    2. Notes regarding agenda: none

    3. Closed session: none

  3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

  4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. GOOD NEWS: Dr. Endorf discussed progress being made with the ticket booth project, as well as the projected start for the softball project. Endorf also discussed his participation and results from a NSAA Classification Committee. Endorf shared the many changes in football classification throughout the classes in the state, although Class C-1 will not change much in the immediate future. Jami Redel introduced herself to the Board and will be the new science teacher at the middle/high school for the 2017-18 school year.

B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the March 13, 2017 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to approve the April bills as follows: General Fund - $181,705.78; Payroll Fund - $516,128.55; General Reimbursement Fund - $2,264.18; Building Fund - $9,622.77. Motion Carried 6-0.

CALL TO ORDER - President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

ABSENT

Board of Education Meeting____________________April 10, 2017________________________Page 2 of 3

D. CONSIDERATION OF HIRING ELECTRONIC SOUND FOR THE SOFTBALL BUILDING: In the past, Electronic Sound installed the current sound system in both high school gymnasiums, as well as at the football and track grandstands. Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to hire Electronic Sound to install the sound system for the softball building. Motion Carried 6-0.

E. CONSIDERATION OF SUMMER NEEDS: Summer needs considered by the Board include: replacing the steamer in the HS kitchen, replacing the south fence at the high school, new foul posts for the SB field project, and purchasing new chairs for the Board of Ed meeting room. Motion (Peters), second (Bauer) to approve the 2017 summer needs projects as presented. Motion Carried 5-1, Poessnecker voting no.

F. CONSIDERATION OF BUS PROPOSALS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Poessnecker) to accept a bid from Omaha Truck Center for a 2018 59-passenger Thomas/Freightliner Bus for $83,555. Motion Carried 6-0. The Board directed Dr. Endorf to check out the availability and possible purchase of a used bus.

5. REPORTS:

A. PRESCHOOL TRANSPORTATION REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed responses received on a survey sent to other schools in the conference regarding the transportation of preschool students on bus routes. NBC bus drivers Mel Kreitman, Jennifer Witt, Galen Uhing, Rod Scott, Karma Amison and Joe Kaup addressed the Board in opposition to transporting preschool students on bus routes due to safety and added responsibility concerns, as well as the amount of time the students will spend on the bus. The bus drivers also questioned whether the preschoolers are mature enough to ride the bus on a regular basis. A committee comprised of representatives from the Board, bus drivers and preschool parents will be formed to provide direction and a recommendation to the Board regarding the transportation of preschool students.

B. TECHNOLOGY REPORT: Five NBC teachers spoke to the Board about how technology is used throughout the District. Chris Gross-Rhode implemented technology by showing students how to use google docs, Discovery Education through ESU #2, and e-library to read books on personal devices or devices checked out from the library. Katie Wright discussed using technology (google suite including google docs, google drive, etc.) for career education as well as for students participating in various NBC activities. Tyler Montoya showed the Board how gaming can be used as a Marzano strategy by using iPads purchased for the Spanish classroom. Rebecca Streff told the Board about a communication App called “Bloomz” that she uses to communicate with parents as a Marzano goal. Amy Sterup spoke to the Board about the “Remind” App she uses to communicate quickly and effectively with parents as well as the IXL program students can access at home to reinforce math skills taught at school. Dr. Endorf and Jim Cody discussed technology priorities for the 2017-18 school year. Brenda Petersen spoke to the Board about going 1:1 with chromebooks at the middle school level, while Tessie Beaver informed the Board that technology use and access will continue to increase at the Elementary in 2017-18.

C. TEAMMATES REPORT: Tessie Beaver spoke to the Board about the TeamMates Mentoring Program and the possibility of implementing the program at North Bend Central Elementary in the near future, as well as the potential costs involved to the district.

D. COLLEGE CREDIT CLASSES REPORT: Brenda Petersen discussed the current classes offered for college credit at North Bend Central through Peru State College, as well as the certified nurse aide (CNA) and medication aide courses offered through Northeast Community College.

E. SUMMER ACTIVITIES REPORT: Dr. Endorf spoke to the Board regarding summer activities and whether or not the activities should be considered as school sanctioned activities.

F. WELLNESS COMMITTEE REPORT: Dr. Endorf told the Board that a Wellness policy is in place and the process of revision to that policy is imminent Endorf has comprised a Wellness Committee to further study the district policy.

6. PERSONNEL:
A. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE DRIVERS ED TEACHER:
Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to hire Franncen

Spiker as the new driver’s education teacher. Motion Carried 6-0.

B. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE SCIENCE TEACHER: Motion (Wesely), second (Feurer) to hire Jami Redel as the new science teacher at the middle/high school. Motion Carried 6-0.

Board of Education Meeting____________________April 10, 2017________________________Page 3 of 3

7. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT BOARD MEETING:
The next scheduled Board Meeting will be Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Poessnecker), second (Bauer) to adjourn the meeting at 11:12 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________ Jeff Peters, Secretary