D. PRESCHOOL TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT: President Wesely thanked the Preschool Committee for their time in committee work. He discussed the complexity of the issue, both sides of the debate, and the Board’s approach in methodical decision-making to ‘get it done right.’ The Board representatives from the Preschool Transportation Committee then discussed the meeting held on May 1st. After much discussion, the Board directed Dr. Endorf to gather information from preschool parents to be provided at the next Board meeting to determine the feasibility of preschool transportation being offered for the 2017-18 school year. Dr. Endorf was also directed to get pricing information for installation of cameras and other technologies on the busses.
E. CONSTRUCTION REPORT: Bob Soukup discussed the cost involved with installing a urinal in the men’s restroom at the new softball building. Motion (Bauer), second (Poessnecker) to install a urinal in the men’s restroom at the new building on the softball field, not to exceed $2,779. Motion Carried 5-1, Peters voting no. The Softball Project is underway, with a target completion date of mid-July. The parking lot project has a projected start day of May 18th, with a projected completion date of August 1st. The softball building will have the lettering “Tiger Field” at the entranceway.
F. SUMMER 2018 FACILITIES PLANNING: Dr. Endorf discussed the 2017-18 summer facilities planning (Year 3) of the Facilities Planning Worksheet which will primarily upgrade North Bend Central Elementary, as well as the track structural spray at the high school. The Board toured the elementary to analyze possible projects for the summer of 2018.
G. CONSIDERATION OF TEAMMATES PROGRAM: Dr. Endorf and Tessie Beaver discussed the timeline and paperwork involved in implementing a TeamMates Program at North Bend Central. Motion (Peters), second (Bauer) to approve the implementation of a TeamMates Program at North Bend Central for the 2017-18 school year. Motion Carried 6-0.
A. STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING REPORT: Rob Brokaw spoke to the Board regarding the strength and conditioning program at North Bend Central, including the current number of students in a weightlifting class as well as the projected number of students next year. Brokaw also discussed the clinic held at North Bend Central earlier this year. Brokaw stated that the Nebraska Strength Clinic was a success and he would begin advertising for the organization in Tiger Arena in the 2017-18 year at the $1,000 Gold Level. Brokaw expressed the need to purchase additional weight room equipment, primarily new weight room racks with safety straps. Motion (Peters), second (Bauer) to purchase eight new weight room racks with safety straps from Sorinex through the Tiger Strength and NB Club funds in the Activities Account. Motion Carried 6-0.
B. EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM REPORT: Dr. Endorf spoke to the Board regarding a temporary Early Retirement Incentive Program (ERIP) for the 2017-18 school year, as well as a list of eligible teachers that would meet the ERIP guidelines. The Board directed Dr. Endorf to create a draft of 2017-18 ERIP plan for the June meeting.
C. ANNUAL EXTERNAL SAFETY VISIT REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed the results of the Annual School Safety Audit that was conducted on April 28th, as well as the annual School Safety Meeting that will be held on May 12th. The Board directed Endorf to investigate the possibility of interior emergency lighting in areas outlined in the report.
D. SCHOOL CALENDAR 2017-18 REPORT: Dr. Endorf informed the Board that the 2017-18 school calendar may need to be revised due to the state mandated test date of April 3rd for the junior class to take the ACT. The revised calendar will be presented at the June meeting.
E. DELINQUENT LUNCH POLICY REPORT: A policy on delinquent lunch funds needs to be adopted as mandated by the state. Dr. Endorf intends to bring a policy to the Board once the district receives guidance from NDE.
F. JUNIOR HIGH FOOTBALL COOP REQUEST: An area school made an informal request via phone call regarding a potential junior high football coop for the 2017-18 school year. Dr. Endorf will ask the school to make a formal request for the Board to consider.