D. CONSIDERATION OF AUTHORIZING BIDS FOR SCHOOL BUS: Corey Sundberg from Coach Masters School Bus Sales & Service spoke to the Board regarding bus options available for the 2017-18 school year, including motor coach buses, regular school buses, mini buses and used buses. Kevin Ferguson addressed the Board and expressed the need for a new bus in 2017-18. He and Sundberg discussed new technologies available to district transportation such as security cameras, Wi-Fi, and Zonar software. Motion (Emanuel), second (Poessnecker) to authorize Dr. Endorf to pursue bids for new or used school buses for the 2017-18 school year. Motion Carried 6-0.
Kevin Ferguson and the Board discussed the possibility of transporting pre-K students on district bus routes for the 2017-18 school year. The Board directed Dr. Endorf to obtain more information regarding this potential addition to the district’s transportation program and report back to the Board at a future meeting.
E. SUMMER NEEDS REPORT: Dr. Endorf and Kevin Ferguson unveiled the 2017 Summer Needs list. They will present the Board with pricing and prioritization at the April meeting. Kevin Ferguson and Rick Hobza will work with track coaches to find a timely solution for muddy areas around the discus and shot put areas.
F. CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to accept the $7,800 bid for Alternate #1, chain link fencing, from Lacey Construction for the softball field construction project. Motion Carried 6-0.
G. CONSIDERATION TO AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO SELL OR DISPOSE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY: Motion (Peters), second (Bauer) to authorize Dr. Endorf to sell or dispose of surplus property at North Bend Central. Motion Carried 6-0.
A. SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT REPORT: School Improvement leader and high school math teacher Terri Jelinek spoke to the Board regarding the Board of Education goal and instructional model from Marzano Research. Mrs. Jelinek shared instructional procedures learned through the first two years of Marzano professional development as well as potential next steps with this Board goal. Mrs. Jelinek also explained the district’s strategy for compliance with the new state mandate that all juniors take the ACT exam. NBC staff will administer the ACT to high school juniors on April 19th with practice tests and other preparations occurring in the days leading up to the examination.
B. SKILLSUSA REPORT: Industrial Arts teacher Roy Wright spoke to the Board at two previous meetings about the potential of an extracurricular club called SKILLSUSA. Dr. Endorf discussed starting this new career-based student organization called SKILLSUSA, including costs, conferences, leadership, and meetings. Motion (Feurer), second (Poessnecker) to adopt a SKILLSUSA extracurricular club at North Bend Central for the 2017-18 school year. Motion Carried 6-0.
C. LEGISLATIVE REPORT: Dan Wesely spoke to the Board regarding his testimony at the Unicameral in Lincoln in February. Wesely spoke about a bill related to property taxes and the potential impact on school districts. Bob Feurer spoke about bills that he will address at the Unicameral within the next few days.
D. 2017-18 SUPPLIES REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed purchasing guidelines and recommendations for teacher supplies for the 2017-18 school year. NBC will not participate in ESU Coop purchasing this year.
A. TEACHER CONTRACTS FOR 2017-18: Teacher contracts for the 2017-18 school year will be distributed
March 15th and are due back to the Superintendent by April 15th.
B. LITIGATION AGAINST THE DISTRICT: Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to enter into Executive Session at 10:46 p.m. to discuss litigation against the District. Motion Carried 6-0. President Wesely declared the meeting back in Open Session at 11:08 p.m.
C. PRINCIPAL PACKAGES FOR 2017-18: Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to accept principal contracts and packages for 2017-18 as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.
7. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT BOARD MEETING: The next scheduled Board Meeting will be Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.