C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to approve the October bills as follows: General Fund - $78,862.20; Payroll Fund - $553,791.77; General Reimbursement Fund - $727.82; Building Fund - $40,888.73. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Poessnecker absent.
D. CONSIDERATION OF SNOW REMOVAL BIDS: Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to accept the 2018-19 bid from Mike Settles for $100/hour per unit for snow removal at the Elementary. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Poessnecker absent.
E. CONSIDERATION OF BUS BIDS: North Bend Central received a $42,000 grant through the NDEQ Bus Grant Program toward the purchase of a new school bus. Motion (Wesely), second (Emanuel) to accept the bid from Truck Center Companies for a 2020 Thomas/Freightliner 59 Passenger C2 Bus as presented for $87,340. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Poessnecker absent.
A. 1:1 COMPUTER REPORT: Brenda Petersen discussed how the 1:1 technology implementation and integration plan is working at the middle school and high school levels. Mr. Todd Ziettlow showed the Board uses for Canvas in high school math classes. Mrs. Melissa Cody demonstrated how Canvas is incorporated at the middle school level with timely feedback for students.
B. MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION REPORT: The annual multicultural reports from each building were presented and discussed.
C. AMERICANISM COMMITTEE REPORT: Dr. Endorf and the Board discussed the various events and educational opportunities provided to students and staff throughout the past year.
D. AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK: Bob Feurer discussed the history of American Education Week. Feurer also spoke about different ideas to bring awareness and recognition of the faculty and staff at North Bend Central. Motion (Emanuel), second (Peters) to authorize Bob Feurer and Dr. Endorf to purchase recognition items for the staff to distribute during American Education Week this November. Motion Carried 6-0.
E. FIRST READ OF 2018-19 SCHOOL CALENDAR: Two options for the 2019-20 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: Dr. Endorf and architect Bob Soukup discussed three options and a timeframe regarding a potential HVAC project at the Elementary, as well as information and cost estimates from two different companies. Motion (Peters), second (Emanuel) to enter the district into an Energy Savings Contract with a Qualified Provider and adhere to the Request For Qualifications(RFQ) process as defined in Nebraska State Statutes 66-1062:1066 for selecting an ESCO/Performance Contracting Company to potentially implement a variety of facility improvement measures including Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) HVAC System at North Bend Central Elementary during the summer of 2019, with no new major construction projects planned for Summer 2020. Motion Carried 5-1; Poessnecker voting no.
G. GREENHOUSE REPORT: Dr. Endorf informed the Board that the greenhouse project should be completed in the next couple of weeks with a ceremony occurring this winter.
A. WINTER VOLUNTEER COACHES: There are two volunteer coaches for boys basketball: Chris Armstrong and Cole Beebe. There is one volunteer coach for wrestling: Mike Borer. These volunteers are in the process of completing the necessary steps to serve in this capacity for the district.
B. NEGOTIATIONS: Dr. Endorf reported to the Board of the need to formally begin Negotiations with the NBCEA prior to November 1st.
7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS:
A. NASB STATE EDUCATION CONFERENCE ON NOV. 14-16, 2018: Dr. Endorf reminded the Board of the annual NASB State Education Conference to be held on November 14-16, 2018 and discussed travel arrangements.