Board of Education Minutes for March 13th, 2017

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. B. C.

    D.

  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 March 9, 2017 “Fremont Tribune”. 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: Litigation Against the District

  3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: Jennifer Callahan spoke to the Board about the possibility of transporting pre-K students along with K-12 students on regular bus routes for the 2017-18 school year.

  4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. GOOD NEWS: Brenda Petersen said the curriculum purchases for Language Arts materials are already arriving for the 2017-18 school year. The Elementary celebrated Nebraska’s 150th birthday, with special activities planned by the 4th grade teachers. Dr. Endorf informed the Board that Dan Wesely had the opportunity to testify at the Unicameral in Lincoln last month. Board member Bob Feurer has also been asked to testify at the Unicameral.

B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the February 15, 2017 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as corrected.

C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Peters), second (Emanuel) to approve the March bills as follows: General Fund - $83,205.93; Payroll Fund - $506,896.53; General Reimbursement Fund - $326.16; Building Fund - $152,900.00. Motion Carried 6-0.

CALL TO ORDER - President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Jeff Peters, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer and Jay Poessnecker EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: none

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.

ABSENT

Board of Education Meeting____________________March 13, 2017________________________Page 2 of 3

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.

5. REPORTS:

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.

6. PERSONNEL:
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.

Board of Education Meeting____________________March 13, 2017________________________Page 3 of 3 ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Poessnecker), second (Wesely) to adjourn the meeting at 11:26 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________ Jeff Peters, Secretary

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. B. C.

    D.

  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 March 9, 2017 “Fremont Tribune”. 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: Litigation Against the District

  3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: Jennifer Callahan spoke to the Board about the possibility of transporting pre-K students along with K-12 students on regular bus routes for the 2017-18 school year.

  4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. GOOD NEWS: Brenda Petersen said the curriculum purchases for Language Arts materials are already arriving for the 2017-18 school year. The Elementary celebrated Nebraska’s 150th birthday, with special activities planned by the 4th grade teachers. Dr. Endorf informed the Board that Dan Wesely had the opportunity to testify at the Unicameral in Lincoln last month. Board member Bob Feurer has also been asked to testify at the Unicameral.

B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the February 15, 2017 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as corrected.

C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Peters), second (Emanuel) to approve the March bills as follows: General Fund - $83,205.93; Payroll Fund - $506,896.53; General Reimbursement Fund - $326.16; Building Fund - $152,900.00. Motion Carried 6-0.

CALL TO ORDER - President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Jeff Peters, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer and Jay Poessnecker EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: none

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.

ABSENT

Board of Education Meeting____________________March 13, 2017________________________Page 2 of 3

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.

5. REPORTS:

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.

6. PERSONNEL:
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.

Board of Education Meeting____________________March 13, 2017________________________Page 3 of 3 ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Poessnecker), second (Wesely) to adjourn the meeting at 11:26 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________ Jeff Peters, Secretary