Board of Education Minutes for May 8th, 2017

Regular North Bend Central Elementary Library Kind of Meeting Meeting Place

PRESENT

7:30 P.M. Time

ABSENT

May 8, 2017 Date

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

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

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

    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 May 2, 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: Jennifer Witt spoke to the Board regarding bus driver concerns for the determination of preschool transportation for the 2017-18 school year.

  4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

    A. GOOD NEWS: Tessie Beaver informed the Board that 38 kids have signed up for Kindergarten and attended Kindergarten Roundup. Elementary field day for Kindergarten – 3rd grade is scheduled for Wednesday, 5/10, and the 4th – 5th grade field day is scheduled for Friday, 5/12. The field days will be held indoors at the elementary if inclement weather occurs. NESA reward day for elementary students is Monday, 5/15. The Middle School Extravaganza for 6th – 8th grade students will be held on Monday, 5/8. The school safety meeting is on Friday, May 12th.

B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the April 10, 2017 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to approve the May bills as follows: General Fund - $186,167.41; Payroll Fund - $506,388.46; General Reimbursement Fund - $14.97; Building Fund - $201,489.81. Motion Carried 6-0.

Dan Wesely
Jeff Bauer
Jeff Peters Francis Emanuel Bob Feurer

Jay Poessnecker Dan Endorf Connie Nelson

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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.

5. REPORTS:

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.

6. PERSONNEL:

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A. 2017-18 EXTRA DUTY ASSIGNMENTS REPORT: Extra Duty Assignments for 2017-18 were distributed to the Board. Only a few assistant coaching positions remain unfilled.

7. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT BOARD MEETING:
The next scheduled Board Meeting will be Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to adjourn the meeting at 11:19 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________ Jeff Peters, Secretary

Regular North Bend Central Elementary Library Kind of Meeting Meeting Place

PRESENT

7:30 P.M. Time

ABSENT

May 8, 2017 Date

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

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

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

    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 May 2, 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: Jennifer Witt spoke to the Board regarding bus driver concerns for the determination of preschool transportation for the 2017-18 school year.

  4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

    A. GOOD NEWS: Tessie Beaver informed the Board that 38 kids have signed up for Kindergarten and attended Kindergarten Roundup. Elementary field day for Kindergarten – 3rd grade is scheduled for Wednesday, 5/10, and the 4th – 5th grade field day is scheduled for Friday, 5/12. The field days will be held indoors at the elementary if inclement weather occurs. NESA reward day for elementary students is Monday, 5/15. The Middle School Extravaganza for 6th – 8th grade students will be held on Monday, 5/8. The school safety meeting is on Friday, May 12th.

B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the April 10, 2017 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to approve the May bills as follows: General Fund - $186,167.41; Payroll Fund - $506,388.46; General Reimbursement Fund - $14.97; Building Fund - $201,489.81. Motion Carried 6-0.

Dan Wesely
Jeff Bauer
Jeff Peters Francis Emanuel Bob Feurer

Jay Poessnecker Dan Endorf Connie Nelson

Board of Education Meeting____________________May 8, 2017________________________Page 2 of 3

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.

5. REPORTS:

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.

6. PERSONNEL:

Board of Education Meeting____________________May 8, 2017________________________Page 3 of 3

A. 2017-18 EXTRA DUTY ASSIGNMENTS REPORT: Extra Duty Assignments for 2017-18 were distributed to the Board. Only a few assistant coaching positions remain unfilled.

7. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT BOARD MEETING:
The next scheduled Board Meeting will be Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to adjourn the meeting at 11:19 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________ Jeff Peters, Secretary