Board of Education Minutes for October 9th, 2017

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

Regular North Bend Central Boardroom 7:30 P.M. October 9, 2017

Kind of Meeting Meeting Place Time Date

 PRESENT ABSENT

President....................... Dan Wesely

Vice Pres....................... Jeff Bauer

Secretary....................... Jeff Peters

Treasurer....................... Francis Emanuel

Member......................... Bob Feurer

Member......................... Jay Poessnecker

Superintendent............... Dan Endorf

Recording Secretary….. Connie Nelson

 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

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

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

 C. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: none

 D. 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 October 3, 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.

 B. Changes to the agenda: none

 C. Notes regarding agenda: none

 D. Closed session: Personnel Matter

 3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

 4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. GOOD NEWS REPORTS: Brenda Petersen stated that the 1:1 middle school chromebook initiative has been

successful at NBC. There will be an assembly for students in grades 6-12 on October 10th to discuss digital citizenship

and internet safety. Tessie Beaver informed the Board that the new writing curriculum at the elementary is progressing

well.

 B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: Motion (Peters) second (Bauer) to approve the minutes of the September

13, 2017 Board Meeting. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Wesely abstained.

 C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to approve the October bills as follows: General

Fund - $98,912.16; Payroll Fund - $532,629.66; General Reimbursement Fund – $329.03; Building Fund -

$134,898.09. Motion Carried 6-0.

Board of Education Meeting____________________October 9, 2017________________________Page 2 of 3

 D. CONSIDERATION OF SNOW REMOVAL BIDS: Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer), to accept the 2017-18

bid from Mike Settles for $100/hour per unit for snow removal at the Elementary. Motion Carried 6-0.

 5. POLICY:

A. SECOND READ OF POLICY 2322 - PRESCHOOL: Motion (Feurer), second (Poessnecker) to approve

Board Policy 2322 (Preschool) as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.

 B. SECOND READ OF POLICY 3420 - FUNDRAISING: Motion (Feurer), second (Poessnecker) to approve

Board Policy 3420 (Fundraising) as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.

 6. REPORTS:

A. SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT REPORT: Terri Jelinek spoke to the Board about the focus of school

improvement regarding the ACT that will be taken by all juniors for the second year in a row. ACT scores remain

strong for the district but reading scores lag behind the state. Reading informational text is an area of emphasis

throughout the district in 2017-18.

 B. MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION REPORT: The annual multicultural reports were presented and discussed.

 C. AMERICANISM COMMITTEE REPORT: The district Americanism Committee is a committee of the entire

Board. Dr. Endorf discussed the Board policy and received feedback.

 D. CONSIDERATION OF 2017-18 SCHOOL CALENDAR CHANGES: Dr. Endorf told the Board that NBC

was selected by the NSAA to host district wrestling on February 9th as well as possibly hosting district speech on

March 12th. District wrestling requires a 1:30 pm dismissal for all students at NBC. Motion (Poessnecker), second

(Peters) to approve hosting district wrestling on February 9th with a 1:30 dismissal and the possibility of hosting district

speech on March 12th, with high school students potentially dismissed on this date. Motion Carried 5-1, Feurer voting

no.

 E. FIRST READ OF 2018-19 SCHOOL CALENDAR: Two options for the 2018-19 school calendar were

discussed. Teacher input regarding both options will be received and shared with the Board at the November meeting.

 F. ELEMENTARY HVAC REPORT: Last month Dr. Endorf shared a report received from TRANE regarding

HVAC needs at the elementary. Within the last two weeks, Geary Engineering provided the district with a second

opinion on the current HVAC situation at the elementary. The report affirmed the findings of TRANE. Dr. Endorf

will enlist the services of architect Bob Soukup for direction with next steps regarding HVAC needs at the elementary.

 G. GREENHOUSE REPORT: Dr. Endorf learned earlier this year that the district is the recipient of a $25,000

grant from Monsanto Funds. Within the past month , D.J. Mottl, Nicole Rasmussen, Dr. Endorf, Bob Feurer and

student teacher Morgan Schilling toured greenhouses in East Butler, Beatrice, and SCC-Lincoln. Mottl discussed the

differences between the three greenhouses, including structural components, flooring, location, maintenance, costs, etc.

Possible uses for a greenhouse at NBC may include producing vegetables and fruits, growing poinsettias and bedding

plants, research for agriculture and science classes, and hydroponics. Mottl also discussed costs involved with having

the structure built by the manufacturer versus buying the materials for the greenhouse and constructing it locally.

 7. PERSONNEL:

A. NEGOTIATIONS: Dr. Endorf reported to the Board of the need to formally begin Negotiations with the

NBCEA prior to November 1st.

 B. PERSONNEL MATTER: Motion (Wesely), second (Peters) to enter into Executive Session at 9:57 p.m. to

discuss a personnel matter. Motion Carried 6-0. President Wesely declared the meeting back in Open Session at 10:48

p.m.

 8. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS:

A. NASB STATE EDUCATION CONFERENCE ON NOV. 16-17, 2017: Dr. Endorf reminded the Board of the

annual NASB State Education Conference to be held on November 16-17, 2017 and discussed travel arrangements.

Board of Education Meeting____________________October 9, 2017________________________Page 3 of 3

 9. REMINDERS AND DATES:

A. NEXT MEETING: The next regular monthly Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 13, 2017 at

7:00 p.m.

 ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Bauer), second (Poessnecker) to adjourn the meeting at 11:02 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________

Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________

Jeff Peters, Secretary

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

Regular North Bend Central Boardroom 7:30 P.M. October 9, 2017

Kind of Meeting Meeting Place Time Date

 PRESENT ABSENT

President....................... Dan Wesely

Vice Pres....................... Jeff Bauer

Secretary....................... Jeff Peters

Treasurer....................... Francis Emanuel

Member......................... Bob Feurer

Member......................... Jay Poessnecker

Superintendent............... Dan Endorf

Recording Secretary….. Connie Nelson

 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

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

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

 C. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: none

 D. 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 October 3, 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.

 B. Changes to the agenda: none

 C. Notes regarding agenda: none

 D. Closed session: Personnel Matter

 3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

 4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. GOOD NEWS REPORTS: Brenda Petersen stated that the 1:1 middle school chromebook initiative has been

successful at NBC. There will be an assembly for students in grades 6-12 on October 10th to discuss digital citizenship

and internet safety. Tessie Beaver informed the Board that the new writing curriculum at the elementary is progressing

well.

 B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: Motion (Peters) second (Bauer) to approve the minutes of the September

13, 2017 Board Meeting. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Wesely abstained.

 C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to approve the October bills as follows: General

Fund - $98,912.16; Payroll Fund - $532,629.66; General Reimbursement Fund – $329.03; Building Fund -

$134,898.09. Motion Carried 6-0.

Board of Education Meeting____________________October 9, 2017________________________Page 2 of 3

 D. CONSIDERATION OF SNOW REMOVAL BIDS: Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer), to accept the 2017-18

bid from Mike Settles for $100/hour per unit for snow removal at the Elementary. Motion Carried 6-0.

 5. POLICY:

A. SECOND READ OF POLICY 2322 - PRESCHOOL: Motion (Feurer), second (Poessnecker) to approve

Board Policy 2322 (Preschool) as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.

 B. SECOND READ OF POLICY 3420 - FUNDRAISING: Motion (Feurer), second (Poessnecker) to approve

Board Policy 3420 (Fundraising) as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.

 6. REPORTS:

A. SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT REPORT: Terri Jelinek spoke to the Board about the focus of school

improvement regarding the ACT that will be taken by all juniors for the second year in a row. ACT scores remain

strong for the district but reading scores lag behind the state. Reading informational text is an area of emphasis

throughout the district in 2017-18.

 B. MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION REPORT: The annual multicultural reports were presented and discussed.

 C. AMERICANISM COMMITTEE REPORT: The district Americanism Committee is a committee of the entire

Board. Dr. Endorf discussed the Board policy and received feedback.

 D. CONSIDERATION OF 2017-18 SCHOOL CALENDAR CHANGES: Dr. Endorf told the Board that NBC

was selected by the NSAA to host district wrestling on February 9th as well as possibly hosting district speech on

March 12th. District wrestling requires a 1:30 pm dismissal for all students at NBC. Motion (Poessnecker), second

(Peters) to approve hosting district wrestling on February 9th with a 1:30 dismissal and the possibility of hosting district

speech on March 12th, with high school students potentially dismissed on this date. Motion Carried 5-1, Feurer voting

no.

 E. FIRST READ OF 2018-19 SCHOOL CALENDAR: Two options for the 2018-19 school calendar were

discussed. Teacher input regarding both options will be received and shared with the Board at the November meeting.

 F. ELEMENTARY HVAC REPORT: Last month Dr. Endorf shared a report received from TRANE regarding

HVAC needs at the elementary. Within the last two weeks, Geary Engineering provided the district with a second

opinion on the current HVAC situation at the elementary. The report affirmed the findings of TRANE. Dr. Endorf

will enlist the services of architect Bob Soukup for direction with next steps regarding HVAC needs at the elementary.

 G. GREENHOUSE REPORT: Dr. Endorf learned earlier this year that the district is the recipient of a $25,000

grant from Monsanto Funds. Within the past month , D.J. Mottl, Nicole Rasmussen, Dr. Endorf, Bob Feurer and

student teacher Morgan Schilling toured greenhouses in East Butler, Beatrice, and SCC-Lincoln. Mottl discussed the

differences between the three greenhouses, including structural components, flooring, location, maintenance, costs, etc.

Possible uses for a greenhouse at NBC may include producing vegetables and fruits, growing poinsettias and bedding

plants, research for agriculture and science classes, and hydroponics. Mottl also discussed costs involved with having

the structure built by the manufacturer versus buying the materials for the greenhouse and constructing it locally.

 7. PERSONNEL:

A. NEGOTIATIONS: Dr. Endorf reported to the Board of the need to formally begin Negotiations with the

NBCEA prior to November 1st.

 B. PERSONNEL MATTER: Motion (Wesely), second (Peters) to enter into Executive Session at 9:57 p.m. to

discuss a personnel matter. Motion Carried 6-0. President Wesely declared the meeting back in Open Session at 10:48

p.m.

 8. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS:

A. NASB STATE EDUCATION CONFERENCE ON NOV. 16-17, 2017: Dr. Endorf reminded the Board of the

annual NASB State Education Conference to be held on November 16-17, 2017 and discussed travel arrangements.

Board of Education Meeting____________________October 9, 2017________________________Page 3 of 3

 9. REMINDERS AND DATES:

A. NEXT MEETING: The next regular monthly Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 13, 2017 at

7:00 p.m.

 ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Bauer), second (Poessnecker) to adjourn the meeting at 11:02 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________

Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________

Jeff Peters, Secretary