Board of Education Minutes for September 9th, 2019

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

Regular North Bend Central Boardroom Kind of Meeting Meeting Place

PRESENT

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.
B. ROLL CALL: Present: Jeff Bauer, Bob Feurer and Justin Taylor. Jay Poessnecker arrived at 7:54 p.m. Dan

Wesely left at 8:50 p.m.

C. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: Francis Emanuel

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.

  1. 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 September 3, 2019 “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

  2. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

  3. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. GOOD NEWS: Senior football players and cheerleaders greeted the kids at the elementary on Friday, September 6th, in anticipation of the first home football game. School is off and running very well.

B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the August 26, 2019 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Feurer), second (Taylor) to approve the September bills as follows: General Fund - $52,081.77; Employee Benefit Fund - $37,500.00; Building Fund - $9,705.00. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Emanuel and Poessnecker absent.

Dan Wesely – left at 8:50 p.m. Jeff Bauer

Bob Feurer
Jay Poessnecker – arrived at 7:54 p.m. Justin Taylor
Dan Endorf
Connie Nelson

7:30 P.M. Time

ABSENT

September 9, 2019 Date

Francis Emanuel

Board of Education Meeting____________________September 9, 2019________________________Page 2 of 3

A. ANNUAL BUDGET HEARING: Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to recess the regular Board meeting and commence the annual Budget Hearing at 7:49 p.m. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Emanuel and Poessnecker absent.

Superintendent Endorf presented summaries of the budget for the General Fund, Special Building Fund, Depreciation Fund, Employee Benefit Fund, Lunch Fund, Student Fee Fund, Activity Fund, Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund, and Bond Fund.

Public Testimony: None

Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to adjourn the Budget Hearing and reconvene the regular Board meeting at 7:54 p.m. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent.

B. ANNUAL TAX REQUEST HEARING: Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to recess the regular meeting and convene the annual Tax Request Hearing at 7:55 p.m. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent.

The Board reviewed a resolution setting the tax request and requesting the County Board of Supervisors to set the property tax levies in the General, Special Building, Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund, and Bond Fund. The total tax request, including the County Treasurer's Collection fees, is $6,962,626.00 in the General Fund; $832,323.00 in the Special Building Fund; $427,273.00 in the Bond Fund; and $217,172.00 in the Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund.

Public Testimony: None

Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to adjourn the tax request hearing and reconvene the regular Board meeting at 8:04 p.m. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent.

6. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. CONSIDERATION TO ADOPT 2019-20 BUDGET: Motion (Bauer), second (Taylor) to adopt the 2019-20 budget as recommended for the General Fund, Special Building Fund, Bond Fund, Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund, Depreciation Fund, Activity Fund, Student Fee Fund, Contingency Fund, Employee Benefit Fund, and Lunch Fund. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Emanuel absent; Poessnecker abstained.

B. CONSIDERATION TO ADOPT 2019-20 TAX RESOLUTION: Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to adopt the 2019-20 Tax Request Resolution with the tax requests set at $6,962,626.00 for the General Fund, $832,323.00 for the Special Building Fund, $427,273.00 for the Bond Fund and $217,172.00 in the Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Emanuel absent; Poessnecker abstained.

C. CONSIDERATION OF TECHNOLOGY PURCHASE IN 2019-20 FOR 1:1 PROGRAM: Dr. Endorf and Brenda Petersen discussed the 1:1 Technology Integration Plan for the next two years. Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to approve purchases for the 1:1 program for the 2020-21 school year (to be paid for during the 2019-20 fiscal year) as presented. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent.

D. CONSIDERATION OF BUS PURCHASE IN CONJUNCTION WITH NDEQ GRANT: The district received another $42,000 rebate toward the purchase of a new school bus. A Board committee met with three companies on September 3rd regarding bids on new buses. Motion (Feurer), second (Poessnecker) to purchase a new 2021 Thomas/Freightliner C2 school bus from Truck Center Companies-Omaha, with the addition of a rear stop arm for $590, a horsepower increase to from 220 to 260, and the installation of our existing cameras on the new bus for a total price of $86,830, along with the NDEQ Bus Grant rebate of $42,000. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent.

E. CONSIDERATION OF LAND PURCHASE AT 1120 WALNUT STREET IN NORTH BEND, NEBRASKA: Motion (Bauer), second (Poessnecker) to adopt the Resolution for the purchase of property located at 1120 Walnut Street, North Bend, Nebraska, generally described as Lots 1-8, Block 16 Stevensons & Eckharts Addition, and Tax Lots 17 & 31 from Celebrate Life, Inc., for $200,000. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent. Motion (Poessnecker), second (Feurer) to authorize Dr. Endorf to ask for bids to demolition the existing building on the property and to bring estimated costs to the October Board meeting. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent. Motion (Taylor), second (Bauer) to approve payment of closing costs to Dodge County Title & Escrow Co., L.L.C. for the purchase of the property at 1120 Walnut. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent.

7. REPORTS:

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A. SCRIBNER-SNYDER MERGER EXPLORATION REPORT: Scribner-Snyder requested meetings with some area schools to discuss a possible merger. NBC is one of those school districts. Dr. Endorf will meet with the attorney for Scribner-Snyder this week and report to the Board at the October meeting.

B. 2019-20 SCHOOL OPENING REPORT: Tessie Beaver told the Board about a program being offered by Platte Valley Bank to educate students about saving money and making deposits into the bank on a weekly basis. Students and teachers are encouraged to save and will be rewarded for doing so. Brenda Petersen discussed the upcoming process of drug testing and Final Forms paperwork, as well as frequently asked questions regarding random drug testing that will be posted on the website. Dr. Endorf discussed the 2019-20 enrollment. He shared the impact the current enrollment may have on football classification during the 2020 and 2021 seasons as it appears NBC would be scheduled to compete in Class C1 if current enrollment is unchanged.

C. DRIVER’S ED REPORT: Dr. Endorf and Mrs. Petersen will bring information to the October Board meeting regarding Driver’s Ed expenditures and revenue and needs in order to continue the program.

D. OCTOBER ADVANCE-ED VISIT REPORT: Jeff Manka spoke to the Board about the Advance-Ed Visit that will occur in October. The original visit was scheduled for March 2019 but was postponed until October due to the flood. The current mission and vision statements were discussed.

E. SECOND READ OF BOARD POLICY – 2312 (ACCELERATED EDUCATION), 2312R (ACCELERATED EDUCATION), AND 2322 (PRESCHOOL EDUCATION): Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to approve the following Board Policies as presented: 2312 (Accelerated Education); 2312R (Accelerated Education); and 2322 (Preschool Education). Motion Carried 4-0-2; Emanuel and Wesely absent.

8. PERSONNEL:
A. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE COOK:
Motion (Poessnecker), second (Feurer) to hire Karen Kavan as a cook

at the elementary school. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Emanuel and Wesely absent.

9. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT MEETING:
The next scheduled regular monthly Board Meeting will be held on Monday, October 14,

2019 at 7:30 p.m.

B. NASB STATE CONFERENCE: Dr. Endorf reminded the group that the annual state conference will occur on November 20 – 22 in Omaha.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Feurer), second (Poessnecker) to adjourn the meeting at 9:34 p.m. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Emanuel and Wesely absent.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________ Francis Emanuel, Secretary

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

Regular North Bend Central Boardroom Kind of Meeting Meeting Place

PRESENT

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.
B. ROLL CALL: Present: Jeff Bauer, Bob Feurer and Justin Taylor. Jay Poessnecker arrived at 7:54 p.m. Dan

Wesely left at 8:50 p.m.

C. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: Francis Emanuel

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.

  1. 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 September 3, 2019 “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

  2. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

  3. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. GOOD NEWS: Senior football players and cheerleaders greeted the kids at the elementary on Friday, September 6th, in anticipation of the first home football game. School is off and running very well.

B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the August 26, 2019 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Feurer), second (Taylor) to approve the September bills as follows: General Fund - $52,081.77; Employee Benefit Fund - $37,500.00; Building Fund - $9,705.00. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Emanuel and Poessnecker absent.

Dan Wesely – left at 8:50 p.m. Jeff Bauer

Bob Feurer
Jay Poessnecker – arrived at 7:54 p.m. Justin Taylor
Dan Endorf
Connie Nelson

7:30 P.M. Time

ABSENT

September 9, 2019 Date

Francis Emanuel

Board of Education Meeting____________________September 9, 2019________________________Page 2 of 3

A. ANNUAL BUDGET HEARING: Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to recess the regular Board meeting and commence the annual Budget Hearing at 7:49 p.m. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Emanuel and Poessnecker absent.

Superintendent Endorf presented summaries of the budget for the General Fund, Special Building Fund, Depreciation Fund, Employee Benefit Fund, Lunch Fund, Student Fee Fund, Activity Fund, Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund, and Bond Fund.

Public Testimony: None

Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to adjourn the Budget Hearing and reconvene the regular Board meeting at 7:54 p.m. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent.

B. ANNUAL TAX REQUEST HEARING: Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to recess the regular meeting and convene the annual Tax Request Hearing at 7:55 p.m. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent.

The Board reviewed a resolution setting the tax request and requesting the County Board of Supervisors to set the property tax levies in the General, Special Building, Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund, and Bond Fund. The total tax request, including the County Treasurer's Collection fees, is $6,962,626.00 in the General Fund; $832,323.00 in the Special Building Fund; $427,273.00 in the Bond Fund; and $217,172.00 in the Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund.

Public Testimony: None

Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to adjourn the tax request hearing and reconvene the regular Board meeting at 8:04 p.m. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent.

6. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. CONSIDERATION TO ADOPT 2019-20 BUDGET: Motion (Bauer), second (Taylor) to adopt the 2019-20 budget as recommended for the General Fund, Special Building Fund, Bond Fund, Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund, Depreciation Fund, Activity Fund, Student Fee Fund, Contingency Fund, Employee Benefit Fund, and Lunch Fund. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Emanuel absent; Poessnecker abstained.

B. CONSIDERATION TO ADOPT 2019-20 TAX RESOLUTION: Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to adopt the 2019-20 Tax Request Resolution with the tax requests set at $6,962,626.00 for the General Fund, $832,323.00 for the Special Building Fund, $427,273.00 for the Bond Fund and $217,172.00 in the Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Emanuel absent; Poessnecker abstained.

C. CONSIDERATION OF TECHNOLOGY PURCHASE IN 2019-20 FOR 1:1 PROGRAM: Dr. Endorf and Brenda Petersen discussed the 1:1 Technology Integration Plan for the next two years. Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to approve purchases for the 1:1 program for the 2020-21 school year (to be paid for during the 2019-20 fiscal year) as presented. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent.

D. CONSIDERATION OF BUS PURCHASE IN CONJUNCTION WITH NDEQ GRANT: The district received another $42,000 rebate toward the purchase of a new school bus. A Board committee met with three companies on September 3rd regarding bids on new buses. Motion (Feurer), second (Poessnecker) to purchase a new 2021 Thomas/Freightliner C2 school bus from Truck Center Companies-Omaha, with the addition of a rear stop arm for $590, a horsepower increase to from 220 to 260, and the installation of our existing cameras on the new bus for a total price of $86,830, along with the NDEQ Bus Grant rebate of $42,000. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent.

E. CONSIDERATION OF LAND PURCHASE AT 1120 WALNUT STREET IN NORTH BEND, NEBRASKA: Motion (Bauer), second (Poessnecker) to adopt the Resolution for the purchase of property located at 1120 Walnut Street, North Bend, Nebraska, generally described as Lots 1-8, Block 16 Stevensons & Eckharts Addition, and Tax Lots 17 & 31 from Celebrate Life, Inc., for $200,000. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent. Motion (Poessnecker), second (Feurer) to authorize Dr. Endorf to ask for bids to demolition the existing building on the property and to bring estimated costs to the October Board meeting. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent. Motion (Taylor), second (Bauer) to approve payment of closing costs to Dodge County Title & Escrow Co., L.L.C. for the purchase of the property at 1120 Walnut. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent.

7. REPORTS:

Board of Education Meeting____________________September 9, 2019________________________Page 3 of 3

A. SCRIBNER-SNYDER MERGER EXPLORATION REPORT: Scribner-Snyder requested meetings with some area schools to discuss a possible merger. NBC is one of those school districts. Dr. Endorf will meet with the attorney for Scribner-Snyder this week and report to the Board at the October meeting.

B. 2019-20 SCHOOL OPENING REPORT: Tessie Beaver told the Board about a program being offered by Platte Valley Bank to educate students about saving money and making deposits into the bank on a weekly basis. Students and teachers are encouraged to save and will be rewarded for doing so. Brenda Petersen discussed the upcoming process of drug testing and Final Forms paperwork, as well as frequently asked questions regarding random drug testing that will be posted on the website. Dr. Endorf discussed the 2019-20 enrollment. He shared the impact the current enrollment may have on football classification during the 2020 and 2021 seasons as it appears NBC would be scheduled to compete in Class C1 if current enrollment is unchanged.

C. DRIVER’S ED REPORT: Dr. Endorf and Mrs. Petersen will bring information to the October Board meeting regarding Driver’s Ed expenditures and revenue and needs in order to continue the program.

D. OCTOBER ADVANCE-ED VISIT REPORT: Jeff Manka spoke to the Board about the Advance-Ed Visit that will occur in October. The original visit was scheduled for March 2019 but was postponed until October due to the flood. The current mission and vision statements were discussed.

E. SECOND READ OF BOARD POLICY – 2312 (ACCELERATED EDUCATION), 2312R (ACCELERATED EDUCATION), AND 2322 (PRESCHOOL EDUCATION): Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to approve the following Board Policies as presented: 2312 (Accelerated Education); 2312R (Accelerated Education); and 2322 (Preschool Education). Motion Carried 4-0-2; Emanuel and Wesely absent.

8. PERSONNEL:
A. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE COOK:
Motion (Poessnecker), second (Feurer) to hire Karen Kavan as a cook

at the elementary school. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Emanuel and Wesely absent.

9. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT MEETING:
The next scheduled regular monthly Board Meeting will be held on Monday, October 14,

2019 at 7:30 p.m.

B. NASB STATE CONFERENCE: Dr. Endorf reminded the group that the annual state conference will occur on November 20 – 22 in Omaha.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Feurer), second (Poessnecker) to adjourn the meeting at 9:34 p.m. Motion Carried 4-0-2; Emanuel and Wesely absent.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________ Francis Emanuel, Secretary