D. CONSIDERATION OF HIRING ELECTRONIC SOUND FOR THE SOFTBALL BUILDING: In the past, Electronic Sound installed the current sound system in both high school gymnasiums, as well as at the football and track grandstands. Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to hire Electronic Sound to install the sound system for the softball building. Motion Carried 6-0.
E. CONSIDERATION OF SUMMER NEEDS: Summer needs considered by the Board include: replacing the steamer in the HS kitchen, replacing the south fence at the high school, new foul posts for the SB field project, and purchasing new chairs for the Board of Ed meeting room. Motion (Peters), second (Bauer) to approve the 2017 summer needs projects as presented. Motion Carried 5-1, Poessnecker voting no.
F. CONSIDERATION OF BUS PROPOSALS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Poessnecker) to accept a bid from Omaha Truck Center for a 2018 59-passenger Thomas/Freightliner Bus for $83,555. Motion Carried 6-0. The Board directed Dr. Endorf to check out the availability and possible purchase of a used bus.
A. PRESCHOOL TRANSPORTATION REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed responses received on a survey sent to other schools in the conference regarding the transportation of preschool students on bus routes. NBC bus drivers Mel Kreitman, Jennifer Witt, Galen Uhing, Rod Scott, Karma Amison and Joe Kaup addressed the Board in opposition to transporting preschool students on bus routes due to safety and added responsibility concerns, as well as the amount of time the students will spend on the bus. The bus drivers also questioned whether the preschoolers are mature enough to ride the bus on a regular basis. A committee comprised of representatives from the Board, bus drivers and preschool parents will be formed to provide direction and a recommendation to the Board regarding the transportation of preschool students.
B. TECHNOLOGY REPORT: Five NBC teachers spoke to the Board about how technology is used throughout the District. Chris Gross-Rhode implemented technology by showing students how to use google docs, Discovery Education through ESU #2, and e-library to read books on personal devices or devices checked out from the library. Katie Wright discussed using technology (google suite including google docs, google drive, etc.) for career education as well as for students participating in various NBC activities. Tyler Montoya showed the Board how gaming can be used as a Marzano strategy by using iPads purchased for the Spanish classroom. Rebecca Streff told the Board about a communication App called “Bloomz” that she uses to communicate with parents as a Marzano goal. Amy Sterup spoke to the Board about the “Remind” App she uses to communicate quickly and effectively with parents as well as the IXL program students can access at home to reinforce math skills taught at school. Dr. Endorf and Jim Cody discussed technology priorities for the 2017-18 school year. Brenda Petersen spoke to the Board about going 1:1 with chromebooks at the middle school level, while Tessie Beaver informed the Board that technology use and access will continue to increase at the Elementary in 2017-18.
C. TEAMMATES REPORT: Tessie Beaver spoke to the Board about the TeamMates Mentoring Program and the possibility of implementing the program at North Bend Central Elementary in the near future, as well as the potential costs involved to the district.
D. COLLEGE CREDIT CLASSES REPORT: Brenda Petersen discussed the current classes offered for college credit at North Bend Central through Peru State College, as well as the certified nurse aide (CNA) and medication aide courses offered through Northeast Community College.
E. SUMMER ACTIVITIES REPORT: Dr. Endorf spoke to the Board regarding summer activities and whether or not the activities should be considered as school sanctioned activities.
F. WELLNESS COMMITTEE REPORT: Dr. Endorf told the Board that a Wellness policy is in place and the process of revision to that policy is imminent Endorf has comprised a Wellness Committee to further study the district policy.
A. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE DRIVERS ED TEACHER: Motion (Bauer), second (Peters) to hire Franncen
Spiker as the new driver’s education teacher. Motion Carried 6-0.
B. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE SCIENCE TEACHER: Motion (Wesely), second (Feurer) to hire Jami Redel as the new science teacher at the middle/high school. Motion Carried 6-0.