Board of Education Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes for October 11, 2021

 

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

Regular                     North Bend Central Media Center                      7:30 P.M.                                         October 11, 2021

Kind of Meeting        Meeting Place                                                               Time                                                            Date

 

PRESENTABSENT

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

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

Secretary.......................Francis Emanuel

Treasurer.......................Bob Feurer  

Member.........................Doug Hoops

Member......................... Justin Taylor        

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

Recording Secretary…..Kyrsten Mottl

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

1. A.   CALL TO ORDER: President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at  7:29 p.m.  

 

B.  ROLL CALL:  Present: Dan Wesely, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer, Doug Hoops and Justin Taylor. Jeff Bauer absent.

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 5, 2021North 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: none

 

3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

 

4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

 

A.APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES:  The Board reviewed the minutes of the September 12, 2021 and the September 15, 2021 Board Meetings.    President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

 

B. APPROVAL OF BILLS:  Motion (Feurer), Second (Emanuel) to approve the October bills as follows: General Fund - $119,201.09; Building Fund $30870.24.  Motion Carried 5-0-1 Bauer absent.

 

C.CONSIDERATION OF SNOW REMOVAL BIDS:  Motion (Taylor), second (Hoops) to accept the 2021-22 bid from Mike Settles for $130/hour per unit for snow removal at the Elementary.  Motion Carried 5-0-1 Bauer absent.    

 

5. REPORTS:

 

A. TEAMBUILDER REPORT: Dr. Endorf and Mrs. Petersen shared response to focus group sessions from Les Douma.  He will return to the district in November.

 

B. CLARK-ENERSEN ARCHITECTURAL FIRM REPORT: Tim Ripp with Clark-Enersen shared information about the visit with the fire marshal at the elementary. The Clark-Enersen interior designer will develop a plan with the architect and will begin with a tour of the building later this week.. Mr. Ripp and his team will put together a 3D model within the upcoming weeks.

 

C. DISCUSS, CONSIDER AND TAKE ANY ACTION TO AMEND THE DISTRCT’S CURRENT ESSER III PLAN, INCLUDING CONSIDERATION OF DOOR AND WINDOW REPLACEMENT: Dr. Endorf learned in the past month that doors and windows qualify for ESSERS III revenue.  He recommended amending the ESSERS 3 application to include doors and windows into the ESSERS III plan. Motion (Taylor) Second (Emanuel) to approveamending the ESSER III application to allocate resources toward door and window renovation and replacement. 5-0-1 Bauer absent.

 

Discussion was held about the impact of existing asbestos at the elementary school. Motion (Hoops) Second (Taylor) to authorize Dr. Endorf to develop a Request For Proposal for asbestos abatement at the elementary school. 5-0-1 Bauer absent.

 

D. FIRST READ OF 2022-23 SCHOOL CALENDAR:  Two options for the 2022-23 school calendar were discussed.  Teacher input regarding both options will be received and shared with the Board at the November meeting.

 

E. MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION REPORT:  The annual multicultural reports from each building was presented.

 

F. SCHOOL SAFETY AND REUNIFICATION PLAN REPORT: Dr. Endorf shared with the board the school safety training that occurred in June and the development of the Emergency Operations Plan for 2022-23.  He also discussed the Iluvuguys action plan and current safety flip chart.  He then shared the new reunification plan for the district. Feedback for the reunification plan was received from Deputy Sladky and Deputy White and then shared with the school safety committee and in meetings with staff members in both buildings.

 

G. POLICY 3120 REVIEW: Dr. Endorf explained the enrollment policy for both resident and non-resident students, including option enrollment students. Mrs. Beaver shared how this would apply to her building, specifically related to kindergarten students in 2022-23. Endorf and Beaver recommended incorporating a lottery system with the current policy.  Motion (Wesely) Second (Emanuel) to revise policy 3120 as presented. 2-3-1 Motion failed, Bauer absent.

 

H. AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK (Nov. 1519): Dr. Endorf discussed American Education Week that occurs in November, as well as different ideas to bring awareness and recognition of the faculty and staff at North Bend Central during this week.

Board Meeting Minutes for September 15, 2021

 

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

Regular                     North Bend Central Media Center                        8:00 P.M.                                     September 15, 2021

Kind of Meeting        Meeting Place                                                               Time                                                            Date

 

PRESENTABSENT

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

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

Secretary.......................Francis Emanuel

Treasurer.......................Bob Feurer  

Member.........................Doug Hoops

Member......................... Justin Taylor        

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

Recording Secretary…..Kyrsten Mottl

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Annual Budget Hearing:

The 2021-22 Budget Hearing began at 8:00 p.m.  Vice-President Jeff Bauer asked Dr. Endorf to outline the basic parameters of the budget and summarize the modifications he made since the August 29th meeting to outline priorities of the budget.  Endorf shared comparison information related to valuation, levy, general fund revenue and general fund expenditures.  He also summarized the current standing of each of the other funds associated with the overall budget and shared the modifications he made after receiving direction from the Board at the previous meeting.

 

There was no public testimony.

 

Motion (Hoops), second (Emanuel) to close the budget hearing at 8:16 p.m.  Motion Carried

 

Annual Tax Request Hearing:

The 2021-22 Tax Request Hearing began at 8:17 p.m.  President Wesely asked Dr. Endorf to outline the basic parameters of tax asking.  Endorf stated that the overall tax asking for this budget is lower than the previous year by $180,464.

 

There was no public testimony.

 

Motion (Feurer), second (Taylor) to close the Tax Request Hearing at 8:23 p.m.  Motion Carried

 

 

3.     A.   CALL TO ORDER: Vice-President Bauer called the Board meeting to order at 8:24 p.m.  

 

B.  ROLL CALL:  Present: Jeff Bauer, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer, Doug Hoops and Justin Taylor.  Absent:  Dan Wesely

C.  EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: Dan Wesely

 

D.  ACKNOWLEDGE POSTED OPEN MEETING ACT: Vice-President Bauer 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.

 

4.      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 11, 2021Fremont Tribune and posted in four public locations across town. 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: none

 

5.     RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

 

6.     BUSINESS ITEMS:

 

A. CONSIDERATION TO ADOPT 2021-22 BUDGET: Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer) to adopt the 2021-22budget 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 5 – 0 – 1 with Wesely absent

 

B. CONSIDERATION TO ADOPT 2020-21 TAX RESOLUTION:  Motion (Feurer), second (Taylor) to adopt the 2021-22 Tax Request Resolution with the tax requests set at $6,958,204.00 for the General Fund, $832,323.00 for the Special Building Fund, $398,990.00 for the Bond Fund and $227,273.00 in the Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund. Motion Carried.

 

 

7.       REPORTS:

 

A.  SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: Dr. Endorf thanked the board for making time for this additional meeting.  He also spoke to the Board about issues with the coronavirus in area schools and their decision-making process.  He mentioned protocol to be considered and use of the Coronavirus Committee if there were to be three positive cases in the same classroom/group of students or staff.  Dr. Endorf then spoke to the Board about option enrollment and the Board’s future decision regarding a capacity resolution.

 

8.      REMIDERS AND DATES:

 

C. NEXT MEETING:  MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2021:  The next regular monthly Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 11, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

 

D. NASB STATE CONFERENCE:  NOVEMBER 18-19, 2021: Dr. Endorf reminded the Board that the annual state conference will occur November 18-19 in Omaha.

 

ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Emanuel), second (Hoops) to adjourn the meeting at 9:02 p.m. Motion Carried

 

 

 

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes for September 12, 2021

 

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

 

 

Regular                     North Bend Central – Media Center                               6:30 P.M.                                    September 12, 2021

Kind of Meeting           Meeting Place                                                               Time                                                            Date

PRESENTABSENT

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

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

Secretary.......................Francis Emanuel

Treasurer.......................Bob Feurer  

Member.........................Doug Hoops

Member......................... Justin Taylor        

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

Recording Secretary…..Kyrsten Mottl

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

1. A.   CALL TO ORDER: President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.  

 

B.  ROLL CALL:  Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer, Doug Hoops

 

C.  EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS:  Justin Taylor

 

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 September 8, 2021 “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.Approval of Agenda:  none

 

C.Notes regarding agenda:  none

 

D.Closed session:  none

 

3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: Kris Kavan addressed the board regarding out-of-district busing and asked the board to consider accommodating drop-off to their residence rather than using drop-off points.  Melanie Huscher also addressed the board regarding the bus route for out-of-district students.

 

 

4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

 

A.APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES:  The Board reviewed the minutes of the August 29, 2021 Board Meeting.  President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.  

 

B. 2021-22 BUDGET REPORT: Dr. Endorf reviewed the August 29th special meeting on the 2021-22 budget and reminded the Board of the meeting on September 15th at 8:00 p.m. to consider approval of the budget.

 

C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Feurer), second (Bauer) to approve the September bills as follows: General Fund - $29284.88; Depreciation Fund – $4535.00 Motion Carried 5-0-1 Taylor absent;  

 

5. BUSINESS ITEMS:

 

A.CONSIDERATION OF INSURANCE PACKAGES: Dr. Endorf shared with the board the bid process, timeline and the bids received. Bauer and Hoops shared the bids presented at the insurance committee meeting. Motion (Bauer) second (Emanuel) to select North Bend Insurance as the district’s insurance carrier for at least the next three years; 5-0-1 Taylor absent.

 

B. CONSIDERATION OF TEMPORARY EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR: There are four teachers that meet the ERIP guidelines for the current school year.  Dr. Endorf spoke to the Board regarding a temporary ERIP for the 2021-2022 school year. Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer) to approve the offer of a one-year temporary Early Retirement Incentive Program (ERIP) for the 2021-22 school year as presented. Motion Carried 5-0-1 Taylor absent.

 

6.REPORTS:

A. DISTRICT BUSING REPORT:  Dan Wesely shared the history of the bus routes for the district. Discussion was held about the current approach to transporting students who reside outside the district. Jeff Bauer recommended having the transportation director research who would be affected by changes with the bus routes and Dr. Endorf suggested putting together a committee of the board to look into the feasibility of extending bus routes outside the district’s boundaries by means other than pick-up points.

 

B. CLARK-ENERSEN REPORT ON ELEMENTARY: Representatives from Clark-Enersenwent over the elementary school project with the board and began the process to prioritize all aspects of the project to further develop the scope and estimated cost of the potential project.

C. HIGHWAY 30/79 EXPRESSWAY REPORT: Dr. Endorf shared a draft of a letter to the Nebraska Department of Transportation concerning the need for an overpass at the intersection of Highway 30 and Highway 79.  In the absence of an overpass, the district advocates for an R-Cut to be installed at this intersection. Motion (Hoops) Second (Emanuel) to send the letter as presented on the district’s behalf to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Motion Carried 5-0-1. Taylor absent.

D. CORONAVIRUS AND SCHOOL REOPENING REPORT: Dr. Endorf reminded the board of the protocol the district will follow for Coronavirus cases; three or more cases from the same classroom or group will cause Endorf to bring the Coronavirus Committee together to decide how to proceed and if changes with the district’s Risk Dial are necessary.

 

E. POLICY UPDATE: Dr. Endorf shared that all board members are required to watch a Title IX video.  The video will be sent to Board members through email.  

 

 

   7.REMINDERS AND DATES:

 

A. NEXT MEETING:  The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

B. NASB STATE CONFERENCE: Nov. 18-19, 2021: Dr. Endorf reminded the Board that the annual state conference will occur November 18-19 in Omaha.

 

ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Hoops), second (Emanuel) to adjourn the meeting at 10:29p.m. Motion Carried 6-1-0.  

Board Meeting Minutes for August 29, 2021

 

 

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

 

 

Special                     North Bend Central – Media Center                              6:30 P.M.                                         August 29, 2021

Kind of Meeting        Meeting Place                                                               Time                                                            Date

PRESENTABSENT

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

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

Secretary.......................Francis Emanuel

Treasurer......................Bob Feurer  

Member.........................Doug Hoops

Member......................... Justin Taylor        

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

Recording Secretary…..Kyrsten Mottl

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

1. A.   CALL TO ORDER: President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.  

 

B.  ROLL CALL:  Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer, Doug Hoopsand Justin Taylor.  

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 posted on August 24th.  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.Approval of Agenda:  none

 

C.Notes regarding agenda: none

 

D.Closed session: none

 

3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT:  none

 

4. AMERICAN CIVICS HEARING:  Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to recess the regular meeting and convene the American Civics Hearing at 6:35 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.  A public hearing was held to discuss, consider, and receive input on the American Civics requirements and practices in the district.  Teacher Ken Streff spoke to the Board about the classes he and his colleagues teach, the social studies curriculum process, availability of the curriculum per statute, and various state rules regarding civics. The public was given the opportunity to present information and opinions on the American Civics requirements at this hearing. Motion (Feurer), second (Hoops) to adjourn the American Civics Hearing at 6:52 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

 

 

5. BUSINESS ITEMS:

 

A.APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES:  The Board reviewed the minutes of the August 9, 2021 Board Meeting.  President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.  

 

B.APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Hoops) to approve the August bills and transfers as follows: General Fund - $62,898.01; Building Fund - $89,361.76; Depreciation Fund - $71,441.75, approve technology purchasing for the one-to-one program for the 2021-22 budget year and approve the following transfers: General Fund to Activities Fund  ($130,000); General Fund to Depreciation Fund ($50,000); General Fund to Employee Benefit Fund ($50,000); and, Lunch Fund to General Fund reimbursement ($30,000).  Motion Carried 6-0.  

 

 

6. REPORTS:

 

A.2021-22 BUDGET PLANNING REPORT: Dr. Endorf shared budgetary estimates for the conclusion of the 2020-21 fiscal year as well as projections for the upcoming 2021-22 fiscal year.   Endorf explained the current financial landscape and went into detail regarding each of the district’s funds.  Board discussion ensued and modifications to the plan occurred accordingly.

 

B. SCHOOL OPENING REPORT:  Dr. Endorf spoke of the excellent start to the school year, potential COVID issues related to school operations, and a need for job applications, substitutes and volunteers in the district.  Endorf also mentioned buildings and grounds needs including the postponement of the elementary gym roofing project until next summer.

 

7.REMINDERS AND DATES:

 

A.NEXT MEETING:  The next regular monthly Board Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, September 12, 2021at 6:30 p.m.

 

ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Bauer), second (Hoops) to adjourn the meeting at 9:56 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

_________________________________

Kyrsten Mottl, Secretary

 

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes for August 9

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

Regular                      North Bend Central – Media Center                         7:30 P.M.                                                August 9, 2021

Kind of Meeting        Meeting Place                                                               Time                                                            Date

 

     

                                                         PRESENT                                 ABSENT

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

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

Secretary.......................                         Francis Emanuel                        

Treasurer.......................                         Bob Feurer                                   

Member.........................                         Justin Taylor                                                                         

Member.........................                         Doug Hoops                                       

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

Recording Secretary…..                         Kyrsten Mottl                            

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

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

 

  1.   ROLL CALL:  Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer, Doug Hoops and Justin Taylor.

     

  1.   EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: None

 

  1. 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:

 

  1. 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 August 3, 2021 “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. B. Approval of agenda:

 

  1. C. Notes regarding agenda: none

 

  1. D. Closed session: none

 

  1. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: John Ortmeier addressed the board regarding changes to the state health standards. He also spoke in favor of enhancing the Public Comment section of meetings as well as livestreaming the meetings.

 

  1. BUSINESS ITEMS:

 

  1. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the July 15, 2021 Board Meeting Dan Wesley approved the minutes as presented. The board also reviewed the minutes of the July 27, 2021 Board Meeting, Dan Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

      

  1.      APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Feurer), second (Bauer) to approve the August bills as follows: General Fund – $120,486.66; Building Fund - $1217.95; Depreciation Fund - $3400.00. Motion Carried 6-0;

 

  1. C. Board Discussion on Public Comment and Live Streaming of Board Meetings:  After committee meetings on public comment and livestreaming of Board meetings last week, President Wesely asked Board members for their thoughts on adding to the Public Comment portion of meetings.   Board members provided feedback with some referencing the committee meetings held last week.  After much discussion, Justin Taylor recommended putting together an exploratory committee and bringing more information to the September meeting. Other Board members were receptive to the idea.  Justin Taylor, Bob Feurer and Francis Emanuel were appointed to the committee to study the Public Comment agenda item of Board meetings. 

 

       The Board also discussed livestreaming of the meetings. The committee meetings of last week were again referenced and much discussion ensued.  The Board directed Dr. Endorf to research the number of schools using livestreaming and their level of satisfaction with using this technology at Board meetings. 

 

  1. Clark-Enersen Architectural Presentation on Potential Elementary School Project: The architectural firm Clark-Enersen visited the district in the Spring and met with administration and staff on two occasions.  Brainstormed ideas from these meetings were presented to the Board with some basic price estimates included.  The Board discussed next steps and a basic timeline from Clark-Enersen with the goal of being ready for construction as soon as school is dismissed in May.  The Board also discussed the distinction between Needs and Wants with the renovation of bathrooms, windows, case work, doors and hallways being preliminary priorities of the project.   

 

  1. Consideration of ESSERS III use of Funds: Dr. Endorf shared the official notice of funds awarded to the district to be $421,920. Endorf and the Board discussed the purpose of the ESSERS funds, the public feedback requested, the Return to School document, and the need to allocate at least 20% of the funds toward ‘learning loss.’  After hearing from the Clark-Enersen engineer, the Board chose to pursue replacement of units in the 4th/5th grade wing rather than purchase bipolar ionization for the existing HVAC units.      

 

       Tessie Beaver shared that this year’s kindergarteners received only a portion of the pre-school experience last year due to COVID.  She added that needs in this grade level cause her to recommend to the board an additional teacher for kindergarten in 2021-22 and first grade in 2022-23.   Endorf and Beaver discussed the process for finding a teacher at this point in the summer and stated that they were in contact with the University of Nebraska about accessing a student-teacher for the first semester and providing that person with much support.  The district would then hire a teacher for second semester. 

 

       Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to hire an additional teacher using ESSERS III funds for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years. Motion Carried 6-0.

        Motion (Feurer), second (Taylor) to use ESSERS III Funds to concentrate on HVAC upgrades and filtration throughout the district. Motion carried 6-0.

      

 

  1. REPORTS:
    1. CORONAVIRUS COMMITTEE REPORT: Principal Tessie Beaver reported that grade levels will start the 2021-22 school year in two sections. Increased hand sanitizer use and frequency, continued managing student interactions, and social distancing will be used when possible. Mrs. Beaver shared the many difficulties if the elementary school would need to go back to the three cohort model. Mrs. Petersen reported that High School and Middle School schedules and classrooms will return to normal on August 17th with teachers and students sanitizing classrooms at the end of each class period and sanitizing stations located throughout the school. Mrs. Petersen also cautioned that it would be quite difficult to go back to the COVID  social distancing arrangement from last year since teacher and student schedules are in place and school begins on August 17th. Dr. Endorf reminded the Board of the Risk Dial, the School Reopening Plan and that FFCRA leave ended. Justin Taylor asked to be replaced on the Corona Committee; Jeff Bauer will replace him.   

 

  1. ELEMENTARY ROOF PROJECT REPORT: Endorf reported the roof project was pushed back another week and asked the Board whether to move forward or postpone. The Board recommended to keep moving forward with project, now set to begin the week of August 23rd.

 

  1. SECOND READ OF RECOMMENDED BOARD POLICIES: Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to approve second reading of the following board policies: 2110, 2230, 2251, 2331, 4412, 4414, 4472, 4473, 5111, 5120R, 5121, 5122, 5123, 5124, 5209 and 5237. Motion carried 6-0.

 

  1. REPORTS
  2. 2021-22 DISTRICT ENROLLMENT REPORT: Dr. Endorf shared the enrollment report as the 2021-22                           school year begins.

 

  1. PERSONNEL (Executive Session May Be Called.)
  2. Fall Volunteer Coaches Report: Dr. Endorf shared that there are three fall sport volunteer coaches: Josh Beaver- football, Marissa Ortmeier-softball and Jeff Voss-Cross Country.
  3. Consideration to Hire Classified Staff: Motion (Bauer) Second (Hoops) to hire Kristin Uhing as a paraprofessional at the elementary school. Motion carried 6-0.
  4. REMINDERS AND DATES:

 

  1. NASB STATE CONFERENCE (NOV. 17-19): Endorf reminded the Board that the annual state conference will occur November 17-19.
  2. NEXT MEETING: The annual budget meeting will be held on Sunday, August 29th,

 

          ADJOURNMENT:  Motion (Hoops), second (Bauer) to adjourn the meeting at 11:00 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.  

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                   Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                   _________________________________

                                                                                   Kyrsten Mottl, Recording Secretary

Board Meeting Minutes for July 27, 2021

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

Special                     North Bend Central Media Center                      5:30 P.M.                                           July 27, 2021

Kind of Meeting        Meeting Place                                                               Time                                                            Date

 

PRESENTABSENT

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

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

Secretary.......................Francis Emanuel

Treasurer.......................Bob Feurer  

Member.........................Justin Taylor

Member......................... Doug Hoops        

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

Recording Secretary…..

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

1. OPENING:

A.   CALL TO ORDER: President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 5:30  p.m.  

 

B.  ROLL CALL:  Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer, Doug Hoopsand Justin Taylor.

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 July 23, 2021Fremont Tribune”. 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.

 

a.     Notice of this meeting was posted on July 22nd, 2021:

 

b.Approval of agenda:  

 

c.Notes regarding agenda:

 

d.Closed session:

 

3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT:

 

4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

 

A.TEAMBUILDER PRESENTATION:  Team Builder Les Douma spoke of the team building process and the role of each stakeholder group involved in the process.  He referenced the need for a long-term commitment to the process and consideration of making team building one of the four Board goals.  Motion (Feurer) Second (Taylor) to approve the team building process as outlined by Les Douma. Motion Carried 6 – 0.

 

 

5. REPORTS:
A. ESSERS 3 UPDATE:  Dr. Endorf stated that he would be attending Administrator Days to learn more about the ESSERS rules and regulations and then would need to schedule a Coronavirus Committee meeting.

 

B. 2021-22 PLANNING REPORT:  Materials for the elementary roof project lag behind and work will not begin until at least the week of August 9th.  Dr. Endorf stated that he and Mrs. Beaver are in the process of developing a plan to safely hold school while the elementary school gym is under construction.  

 

 

6. PERSONNEL (Executive Session May Be Called.)

A. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE LUNCH PROGRAM BOOKKEEPER: Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to hire Christine Naber as the Lunch Program Bookkeeper for the 2021-22 school year.  Motion Carried 6-0.

 

B. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NURSE: Motion (Feurer), second (Bauer) to hire Brooke Reeder as a nurse at the elementary for the 2021-22 school year.  Motion Carried 6-0.

 

 

7. REMINDERS AND DATES:

 

A. NEXT MEETING:  The next regular monthly Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 9th, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

 

ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to adjourn the meeting at 5:58 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.  

 

 

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

_________________________________

Dan Wesely, President

 

 

_________________________________

Francis Emanuel, Secretary

Board Meeting Minutes for July 15, 2021

 

 

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

 

Regular                     North Bend Central Boardroom                              7:30 P.M.                                         July 15, 2021

Kind of Meeting        Meeting Place                                                               Time                                                            Date

PRESENTABSENT

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

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

Secretary.......................Francis Emanuel

Treasurer.......................Bob Feurer  

Member.........................Justin Taylor

Member......................... Doug Hoops        

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, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer, Doug Hoopsand Justin Taylor.  

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 July 10, 2021Fremont Tribune and the July 14, 2021 “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:  Added Item VI, A (Contract Negotiations); Added Item VI, C (Consideration to Hire District Maintenance); and Added Item VI, D (Consideration to Hire Classified Staff)

 

C.Notes regarding agenda: none

 

D.Closed session: Contract Negotiations

 

3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: Pat Tawney addressed the Board in regards to the Public Comment section of the Board Meeting agenda.  Tawney asked that the Public be allowed to sign in and comment throughout the meeting as the agenda items are being discussed, rather than only at the beginning of the meeting.  

 

4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

 

A. TEAMBUILDER COMMITTEE UPDATE:  Doug Hoops, Jeff Bauer, and Bob Feurer discussed the process used to recommend Les Douma as the Team Builder for the District.  Motion (Hoops), second  (Bauer) to select Les Douma as the Team Builder for North Bend Central, beginning at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year for a cost of $3,500 plus expenses for year one and an optional $2,500 plus expenses for year two. Motion Carried 6-0.

 

B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES:  The Board reviewed the minutes of the June 14, 2021 Board Meeting. Business item 4, section B (Board Goals Development Review) had one correction to change the team builder committee to Bauer, Feurer and Hoops.  President Wesely approved the minutes with the one correction as presented.

 

C. APPROVAL OF BILLS:  Motion (Emanuel), second (Taylor) to approve the July bills as follows: General Fund - $92,343.37; Building Fund - $184,423.04; Depreciation Fund - $24,379.00; General Reimbursement Fund - $212.00.  Motion Carried 6-0.    

 

D.  CONSIDERATION OF 2021-22 SCHOOL CALENDAR ADJUSTMENT: Dr. Endorf provided four options regarding a potential 2021-22 calendar adjustment due to changes with the NSAA State Basketball Tournamentschedule.  Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to move the non-school days in March to March 7th, 8th and 9th with March 8th or 9th serving as the in-service date.  Motion Carried 6-0.

 

E.CONSIDERATION OF 2021-22 LUNCH PRICES:  Dr. Endorf reviewed lunch prices and the lunch fund account from 2020-21.  Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to keep the lunch and breakfast rates for 2021-22 the same as the previous year.  Motion Carried 6-0.  Lunch prices for 2021-22 will be: $1.85 for all breakfasts (K-12); $2.40 for adult breakfasts; $2.75 for elementary school lunch (K-5); $3.00 for middle/high school lunch (6-12); and $3.70 for adult lunch.    

  

5. REPORTS:

 

A. CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PROCESS REPORT:  Caryn Ziettlow addressed the Board regarding the School Improvement Process in the district which includes aligning the School Improvement Process with NDE’s draft of revised accreditation rules, building on strengths of the previous cycles, and reviewing/revising some components of the School Improvement Process where needed.  The Board discussed continuing the school improvement arrangement with Cognia versus moving to the NDE Framework option.  The co-chairs would be paid at their hourly rate for the time devoted to this process.  Motion (Bauer), second (Taylor) to choose the NDE Framework option as the School Improvement model and connect it to the co-chair approach with assistance from ESU 2.  Motion Carried 6-0.

 

B.  ROOF REPAIR REPORT AND CONSIDERATION OF DATE CHANGE FOR ELEMENTARY GYM               ROOF PROJECT:  Dr. Endorf discussed the roof projects currently taking place in the District.  The high school project is going well and should conclude within the next two weeks.  Materials for the elementary roof project will not arrive until a projected date of August 8th, with an estimated construction timeframe of four weeks.  The Board decided to proceed with the project as it currently stands with construction set to begin sometime after August 8th.

 

C.   INSURANCE BID PROCESS REPORT:  Dr. Endorf reminded the Board of the Insurance Bid process and timeline.  Insurance Bid Proposals are due back September 2nd, with a vote to select an insurance carrier expected to occur at the September Board meeting.

 

D.   ESSERS III REPORT ON SCHOOL REOPENING AND STAKEHOLDER FEEDBACK ON USAGE OF FUNDS FOR ESSERS I, II, AND III:  Dr. Endorf and the Corona Committee discussed the re-opening of the school buildings for the start of the next school year.  Dr. Endorf mentioned the ESSERS III requirements and showed the Board the re-opening of schools document and accompanying questionnaire that was placed on the school website on July 7th.  Endorf shared that the original model of the School Reopening Plan was shared in the past with students, a staff <span

Board of Education Minutes for June 14, 2021

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

Regular                       North Bend Central - Old Gym                       7:30 P.M.                                  June 14, 2021

Kind of meeting                 Meeting Place                                           Time                                                  Date

                                                         Present                                   Absent

President.......................                Dan Wesely
Vice Pres.......................                Jeff Bauer
Secretary.......................                Francis Emanuel
Treasurer.......................                Bob Feurer
Member.........................               Justin Taylor
Member.........................               Doug Hoops
Superintendent...............              Dan Endorf           
Recording Secretary.....
               Kyrsten Mottl           

 

 

1.  A. CALL TO ORDER: President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 7:29 p.m.  

     B. ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer, Doug Hoops and Justin Taylor.

     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 June 9, 2021 “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:

3.    RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: Dan Wesely apologized to the public about mistakenly releasing the results of the school improvement survey to Dr. Endorf. John Ortmeier addressed the board about the survey.

4.     BUSINESS ITEMS:

             A. SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SURVEY RESULTS, ANALYSIS AND COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:

            Board discussion occurred regarding the mistake of releasing survey results to Dr. Endorf. The committee of Emanuel, Hoops and Wesely then presented their committee’s School Improvement Plan to the full Board. The plan consisted of sharing results with the full    board and staff at a later time, hiring a team builder, holding a board and staff outing in August, clarifying job descriptions and considering ways to continue the team building process in the future.

Motion (Emanuel), second (Hoops) to move forward with the committee’s recommendation for the school improvement plan; motion passed 6-0

            B. BOARD GOALS DEVELOPMENT REVIEW:

The Board reviewed the potential goals brainstormed at the June 2nd meeting adding career education and curriculum as considerations.
Motion (Emanuel), second (Taylor) to authorize Bauer, Emanuel and Hoops to interview and hire a team builder. Motion carried 6-0.

C. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the June 2, 2021 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

D. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to approve the June bills as follows: General Fund - $235,673.34; Building Fund - $230,497.60; Depreciation Fund - $2,682.00; Employee Benefit Fund - $381.45; Motion Carried 6-0.

E. CONSIDERATION OF STUDENT HANDBOOKS FOR 2021-22: Principal Brenda Petersen discussed arrival time and retention policy changes to the student handbooks for next year as well as other changes that may be needed in the handbooks. Motion (Bauer); second (Feurer) to approve the changes to the 2021-22 handbooks as presented and needed as the school year approaches. Motion Carried 6-0.

5. HEARINGS:
A. STUDENT FEES HEARING:
Motion (Bauer), second (Hoops) to recess the regular Board meeting and open

the Student Fee Hearing at 8:42p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Dr. Endorf shared the basic history of the Student Fee fund and its use in the previous school year. A public hearing was held to discuss, consider and receive input on a proposed Student Fee Policy. The public was given the opportunity to present information and opinions on the proposed Student Fee Policy.

Motion (Hoops), second (Taylor) to adjourn the Student Fee Policy Hearing and reconvene the regular meeting at 8:44p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to adopt Board Policy 3370 (Student Fees) as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.

B. ANNUAL PARENT AND FAMILY INVOLVEMENT POLICY/HEARING: Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to recess the regular meeting and convene the Parent and Family Involvement Policy Hearing at 8:45p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

A public hearing was held to discuss, consider, and receive input on the Parent and Family Involvement Policy. The public was given the opportunity to present information and opinions on the Parental and Family Involvement Policy.

Motion (Feurer); second (Hoops) to adjourn the Parent Involvement Policy Hearing at 8:47 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Motion (Bauer); second (Taylor) to adopt the Board’s current Parental and Family Involvement/Student Privacy Protection Policies 2420 and 2421 as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.

6. REPORTS:

A. REVIEW ATTENDANCE POLICY:  Board Policy 3130 (Attendance Policy and Exciessive Absenteeism) was reviewed by the Board.  Dr. Endorf and Principal Brenda Petersen spoke to the Board regarding policies in place regarding student attendance.

B. REVIEW BULLYING POLICY: Board Policy 3331 (Bullying and Related Misconduct) was reviewed by the  Board.  The principals and Board dicussed the policy.

C. NSAA ACTIVITIES REPORT: Dr. Endorf and Mrs. Petersen shared initial information related to NSAA girls wrestling as it will be a sanctioned sport through the NSAA in the 2021-22 school year. The NSAA made modifications to the state basketball tournament schedule; Dr. Endorf will bring a recommendation to the Board at a later date related to this one-year schedule adjustment.

Board of Education Meeting____________________June 14, 2021________________________Page 3 of 3

D. HAIL DAMAGE INSURANCE CLAIM REPORT: The roofing project is moving along quite well at the high school. Shingling at the elementary will occur in late June but there is no definitive date to complete work on the elementary gymnasium at this time.

E. DISTRICT INSURANCE BID PROCESS REPORT: Dr. Endorf is reviewing the insurance bid procedure and and will begin the process to select an insurance carrier later this summer.

F. CORONAVIRUS AND ESSRS 3 REPORT: Principal Tessie Beaver reported elementary summer school started on June 7th with a concentration on reading acquisition. Principal Brenda Petersen reported that middle/high school summer school started on June 7th and is focused on both reading and math. Dr. Endorf reported on ESSRS 3 allocations and expectations. He will meet with the coronavirus committee once more information is known regarding requirements associated with the federal monies.

G. 2021-22 PLANNING REPORT:

Discussion continued about the use of city water versus hooking to the existing well for irrigation of the softball

outfield.
Motion (Bauer) second (Emanuel) to hook to city water, Motion Carried 5-1 with Taylor voting no.

Dr. Endorf shared two plans for the Board to consider with the open staff positions and the current needs. Motion (Bauer) second (Emanuel) to approve Plan A for staffing of the office. Motion Carried 6-0

7. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT MEETING:
The next monthly Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 12, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Bauer) second (Feurer) to adjourn the meeting at 10:08 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________ Francis Emanuel, Secretary

Board of Education Minutes for June 2, 2021

Special North Bend Central – Media Center Kind of Meeting Meeting Place

PRESENT

6:30 P.M. Time

ABSENT

June 2, 2021 Date

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

PRESENTABSENT

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

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

Secretary.......................Francis Emanuel

Treasurer.......................Bob Feurer  

Member........................Justin Taylor

Member......................... ​       Doug Hoops        

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

Recording Secretary…..Connie Nelson


Recording Secretary.....
____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Dan Wesely
Jeff Bauer Francis Emanuel Bob Feurer Justin Taylor

Dan Endorf Connie Nelson

  1. A.

    1. ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer and Justin Taylor.

    2. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: Doug Hoops

    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 26, 2021 “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: none

  4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

    A. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the May 10, 2021 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

B. CONSIDERATION OF CLASSIFIED STAFF EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS FOR 2021-22: Dr. Endorf and the Negotiations Committee discussed classified staff employment agreements for 2021-22. Motion (Emanuel), Second (Bauer) to offer employment agreements as presented. Motion Carried 4 - 1 - 1 with Taylor voting No; Hoops absent

5. REPORTS:

CALL TO ORDER: President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

Doug Hoops

Board of Education Meeting____________________June 2, 2021________________________Page 2 of 2

A. TOUR OF HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS: Maintenance Director Kevin Ferguson led a tour of the high school campus as part of the long-term planning process. The Board heard reports on the greenhouse, the north driveway, the softball field, the football field restrooms and the parking lot.
B. BOARD GOALS PLANNING: The Board reviewed the current Board Goals and then brainstormed ideas for new goals as this process continues to evolve toward the development and implementation of new Board of Education Goals.

C. 2021-22 PLANNING REPORT: Tessie Beaver outlined the process to hire an elementary school nurse. Dr.

Endorf discussed the potential role of a School Improvement leader. Endorf and Beaver outlined an office staff

responsibilities sheet and received feedback from the Board for future consideration.

D. ‘I LOVE PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ VIDEO RELEASE: Dr. Endorf shared with the Board that the 2019 North Bend Flood video will be released on Saturday, June 26th at 3 PM in Tiger Arena. The public is invited to attend.

6. REMINDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT MEETING:
The next regular monthly Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 14 , 2021 at 7:30

p.m.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer) to adjourn the meeting at 9:58 p.m. Motion Carried 5-0-1, Hoops absent.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________

Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________

Francis Emanuel, Secretary

Board of Education Minutes for May 10, 2021

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

Regular                     North Bend Central Media Center                      7:30 P.M.                                           May 10, 2021

Kind of Meeting        Meeting Place                                                               Time                                                            Date

 

PRESENTABSENT

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

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

Secretary.......................Francis Emanuel

Treasurer.......................Bob Feurer  

Member.........................Justin Taylor

Member......................... Doug Hoops        

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, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer, Justin Taylor and Doug Hoops.

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 May 4, 2021North 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: none

 

3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

 

4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

 

A. TOUR OF HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS:  Kevin Ferguson, Dr. Endorf and the Board toured the southern part of the high school campus, formerly known as the Birchwood Manor property.  Ferguson and Endorf showed the Board the property and brainstormed long-term plans for the Board to consider.   No plans were made regarding a long-term vision for this area; a potential walking trail or other minor upgrades may occur before any long-term arrangements are ever finalized.  

 

B.APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES:  The Board reviewed the minutes of the April 12, 2021 Board Meeting.  President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

 

C.APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to approve the May bills as follows: General Fund - $185,892.45; Sinking Fund - $0.00; Bond Fund 2013 - $341,811.25; QSCB - $14,894.05; General Re Fund - $275.00.  Motion Carried 6-0.

 

D.CONSIDERATION TO SELL OR DISCARD SURPLUS ITEMS:  Dr. Endorf explained the process for discarding or selling surplus items.  Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to sell or discard surplus items as presented.  Motion Carried 6-0.

 

E.CONSIDERATION OF ATTORNEY LETTER TO NDE REGARDING DRAFT OF HEALTH STANDARDS:  Dr. Endorf discussed a letter that will be sent to NDE regarding a draft of the Nebraska Department of Education Health Standards and how aspects of the standards fit and other areas contradict the beliefs of the board of education.  Motion (Bauer), second (Taylor) to approve the letter to NDE regarding a draft of the Health Standards as presented.  Motion Carried 6-0.  

 

5. REPORTS:

 

A. CLIMATE SURVEY REPORT:  Doug Hoops discussed a potential Climate Survey with fellow Board members to be used to discover strengths and weaknesses of the district to help with future Board Goals and Strategic Planning.  Board members Hoops, Emanuel and Wesely will meet as a committee to create and approve the survey that will besent to district employees.  

 

B. CORONAVIRUS AND SCHOOL REPORT: Tessie Beaver discussed summer school plans for the elementary school during the summer of 2021 for first, second and third graders based on assessments and teacher recommendations. Brenda Petersen discussed summer school plans for middle school students that may otherwise be retained due to not meeting the requirements for grade advancement or based on teacher recommendations, grades, assessment data, and attendance issues.  Summer school will be held throughout the district for three weeks in June, Monday – Thursday, for three hours per day.  The Coronavirus Committee met last week and the District will move to “Green” once the 2020-2021 school year is complete.    

 

C. 2021-22 PLANNING REPORT:  Dr. Endorf discussed the projected needs at the elementary for the 2021-2022 school year.  An additional paraprofessional for the preschool area and a nurse dedicated to the elementary school willbe recommended to aid with the projected new medical needs at the elementary school during the school year.  Motion (Wesely), second (Emanuel) to authorize Dr. Endorf to pursue the hiring of a nurse during the school year either through the traditional hiring process or through a contract with a nursing agency for the 2021-2022 school year. Motion Carried 6-0.

 

6. PERSONNEL:

 

A. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE MATH TEACHER: Motion (Feurer), second (Bauer) to accept the resignation of Jeff Manka and hire Dayle Trout-Wisnieski as a middle school math teacher for the 2021-2022 school year, with Trout-Wisnieski resigning at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.  Motion Carried 6-0.

 

B. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE BOOKKEEPER:  Motion (Bauer), second (Wesely) to hire Kyrsten Mottl as Bookkeeper/Business Manager for the District.  Motion Carried 6-0.

 

Board of Education Minutes for April 12, 2021

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

Regular                     North Bend Central Media Center                      7:30 P.M.                                           April 12, 2021

Kind of Meeting        Meeting Place                                                               Time                                                            Date

 

PRESENTABSENT

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

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

Secretary.......................Francis Emanuel

Treasurer.......................Bob Feurer  

Member.........................Justin Taylor

Member......................... Doug Hoops        

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, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer, Justin Taylor and Doug Hoops.

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 April 6, 2021North 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: none

 

3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

 

4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

 

A. DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY REPORT:  Dr. Endorf introduced the third Board of Education goal: Technology.  Endorf reflected on the original 1:1 Technology Plan, the computer purchasing approach and the financing model. Principal Brenda Petersen spoke to the Board regarding the original and the current policies and procedures for the 1:1 Technology Plan. Teacher Ross Lafleur addressed the Board regarding current technology use in classrooms and how teachers use the technology to impact teaching and learning.  Finally, Technology Director Jim Cody shared a first draft of a proposed plan for the next five-to-six years for both buildings in the district.  

 

B.APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES:  The Board reviewed the minutes of the March 8, 2021 Board Meeting.  President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

 

C.APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to approve the April bills as follows: General Fund - $109,856.02; Sinking Fund - $10,746.00; Depreciation Fund - $10,565.24; General Re Fund - $1,202.99.  Motion Carried 6-0.

 

D.CONSIDERATION OF ELEMENTARY GYM ROOF PROJECT BIDS:  Dr. Endorf discussed the elementary gym roof project stemming from the 2018 hail insurance claim and explained the bidding process to the Board.   Motion (Taylor), second (Emanuel) to accept the bid from McKinnis Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. to replace the elementary gym roof at a total cost of $339,000 with the proceeds from the 2018 hail insurance claim.  Motion Carried 6-0.

 

E.CONSIDERATION OF SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM ADOPTION:  Principals Tessie Beaver and Brenda Petersen discussed the social studies curriculum chosen for the elementary, middle school, and high school. “IMPACT” from McGraw Hill will be used at the Elementary at a total cost of $22,082.15, as well as Nebraska Adventure for the 4th grade at a total cost of $2,737.29.  Social Studies curriculum from McGraw Hill will be purchased for the high school at a total cost of $30,412.18.  Middle School social studies curriculum was purchased last year from TCI at a cost of $11,592.00.   Motion (Feurer), second (Hoops) to purchase the social studies curriculum adoption materials as presented as part of the curriculum adoption process.  Motion Carried 6-0. Dr. Endorf introduced the draft form of the Health standards from the Nebraska Department of Education as well as a copy of a letter KSB Law recommended the district use if commenting on the Health standards draft.  The Board reviewed the letter and will send Dr. Endorf any of their comments related to the letter.  Endorf will share any modifications with KSB Law for their approval prior to sending the comments to NDE and sharing the final edition with the Board.

 

F.CONSIDERATION OF SUMMER PROJECTS:  The Summer Needs Committee of the Board has been meeting with Dr. Endorf, Kevin Ferguson and Galen Uhing regarding summer projects and needs for 2021.  The Board committee explained their process and outlined recommendations for the district’s summer needs.    Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to approve the 2021 summer projects as presented.  Motion Carried 6-0.

5. REPORTS:

 

A. CORONAVIRUS AND SCHOOL REPORT:  North Bend Central Public Schools will be receiving $187,866 as part of the ESSER II funds.  The application for the funds is due on April 30th, with the funds being used by September 30, 2023. Motion (Wesely), second (Emanuel) to approve Dr. Endorf to complete ESSERS II application submission using expenditures dedicated to the purchase of a 65 passenger school bus, curriculum and the use of covid-related classified staff members throughout the 2020-2021 school year while allowing alterations in conjunction with the Coronavirus Committee of the Board due to further guidance from NDE.  Motion Carried 6-0.

 

B. 2021-22 PLANNING REPORT:  The principals discussed 2021 Summer School plans.  Mrs. Petersen announced that summer school is planned for June 7 – 24th (Monday – Thursday) from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Teachers have been selected for Summer School.  Mrs. Beaver stated that the elementary will be offering summer school at the same timesand dates as the middle school and that teachers are also selected for the elementary program.    Dr. Endorf and Tessie Beaver spoke to the Board regarding additional SPED and nursing needs for new students for the 2021-2022 school year.  Plans for additional options and potentially adding staff or altering staff assignments to meet student needs will be brought to the board at a future meeting.    

 

C. HIGHWAY 30 EXPRESSWAY REPORT:  Dr. Endorf and Doug Hoops spoke to the Board regarding the Highway 30 expressway planned to open in 2024, as well as a meeting held on March 15th with city engineer Tyler Hevlin from JEO.

Board of Education Minutes for March 8, 2021

 

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

Kind of Meeting - Regular     North Bend Central – Media Center - Meeting Place

7:00 P.M. Time

                                                             PRESENT                                                  ABSENT                               March 8, 2021

President.......................                       Dan Wesely
Vice Pres.......................                       Jeff Bauer
Secretary.......................                       Francis Emanuel
Treasurer.......................                       Bob Feurer
Member.........................                       Justin Taylor
Member.........................                       Doug Hoops
Superintendent...............                      Dan Endorf  
Recording Secretary.....                       Connie Nelson

 

  1. A.

    1. ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer, Justin Taylor and Doug Hoops.

    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 March 2, 2021 “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: Add Teacher Resignation under Section VI: Personnel

    2. Notes regarding agenda: none

    3. Closed session: Principal Contracts for 2021-22

  3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

  4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the February 8, 2021 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

B. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to approve the March bills as follows: General Fund - $78,730.48; Sinking Fund - $10,200.00; General Re Fund: $93.55. Motion Carried 6-0.

C. CONSIDERATION OF ROOF PROJECT BIDS: Bob Soukup from Carlson West Povondra and Dr. Endorf discussed the bids received for the Roof Repair Project for Summer 2021 with the Board. Motion (Feurer), second (Hoops) to accept the bid from McKinnis Inc for Base Bid #1 at $599,000, with Alternate #2 (deduct) of -$98,000, and Base Bid #2 at $58,200 for a total cost of $559,200 to repair hail damaged roofs in the district. Motion Carried 6-0.

CALL TO ORDER: President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

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Motion (Taylor), second (Emanuel) to accept the bid from Fremont Roofing Co, LLC to replace the asphalt shingles on four buildings in the district at the Base Bid of $59,500, with Alternate #1 for $7,000 for a total cost of $66,500. Motion Carried 6-0. The Board also directed Dr. Endorf to work with Carlson West Povondra to explore and potentially begin the bidding process on the hail-damaged elementary gym roof.

D. CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSALS FOR PURCHASE OF A NEW BUS: Dr. Endorf, Kevin Ferguson and the Board discussed the bus proposals received for a new bus purchase. Motion (Hoops), second (Feurer) to purchase a 2022 65-passenger bus from Truck Center Companies for $89,412, with an upgrade to a 250 HP engine for an additional $550, for a total price of $89,962; total price will also include 5 years of Cummins Diagnostics for six district busses at no additional cost. Motion Carried 6-0.

5. REPORTS:
A. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT:
Jeff Manka addressed the Board regarding the Board goal of

Professional Development, also mentioning the district’s mission and vision statement as well.

B. CORONAVIRUS AND SCHOOL REPORT: Dr. Endorf spoke to the Board about the availability of ESSER (Education Stabilization Fund Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) funds to help meet the needs of the district throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and response. Tessie Beaver addressed the Board regarding the possibility of offering Summer School in June to help students in Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade meet instructional goals for the current school year. Brenda Petersen addressed the Board regarding the possibility of offering Summer School this June to help the middle school students needing to meet instructional standards for the current school year. Motion (Wesely), second (Bauer) to authorize the principals to develop a plan to offer summer school for qualified students for June of 2021 with ESSER funds. Motion Carried 6-0.

C. 2021-22 PLANNING REPORT: Tessie Beaver spoke to the Board about special education needs within the district in 2021-22. Beaver and Dr. Endorf are exploring options to meet special education needs while also inquiring with nearby schools and ESU 2 about consolidating services. Brenda Petersen addressed the Board about school sport and activities offerings for the upcoming year advocating for sustaining the offerings currently in place.

D. OPTION ENROLLMENT REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed the projected Option Enrollment numbers for the 2021-22 school year and reminded the Board of the Capacity Resolution they adopted in December.

E. LEGISLATIVE REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed current legislative issues and the potential impacts these issues will have on school districts throughout Nebraska.

F. 2021-22 SUPPLIES REPORT: Connie Nelson discussed the purchasing guidelines and recommendations for teacher supplies for the 2021-22 school year.

G. SUMMER PROJECTS REPORT: Board members Bauer, Emanuel and Hoops will form the Summer Projects committee and Dr. Endorf will arrange a committee meeting within the next two weeks.

6. PERSONNEL:
A. TEACHER RESIGNATION:
Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer) to accept the resignation of Kari Case at the

end of the 2020-2021 school year. Motion Carried 6-0.

A. TEACHER CONTRACTS FOR 2021-22: Motion (Bauer), second (Wesely) to approve teacher contracts for th th

the 2021-22 school year. Contracts are due back to the Superintendent by April 15 . After April 15 , teachers may not be let out of their contract for the 2021-22 school year. Motion Carried 6-0.

B. PRINCIPAL CONTRACTS FOR 2021-22: Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to enter into Executive Session at 10:39 p.m. to discuss Principal Contracts for 2021-22. Motion Carried 6-0. President Wesely declared the meeting back in Open Session at 10:57 p.m. Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer) to accept principal contracts and packages for 2021-22 as presented. Motion Carried 6-0.

7. REMINDERS AND DATES:

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A. NRCSA CONFERENCE (March 25 – 26): Dr. Endorf reminded the Board that the annual NRCSA Conference will be held March 25-26 in Kearney and asked for those interested in attending to let him know rather soon.

B. NEXT MEETING: Monday, April 12, 2021: The next regular monthly Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to adjourn the meeting at 11:06 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________

Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________

Francis Emanuel, Secretary

Board of Education Minutes for February 8, 2021

 

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

Regular                     North Bend Central Media Center                      7:00 P.M.                                         February 8, 2021

Kind of Meeting        Meeting Place                                                               Time                                                            Date

 

PRESENTABSENT

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

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

Secretary.......................Francis Emanuel

Treasurer.......................Bob Feurer  

Member.........................Justin Taylor

Member......................... Doug Hoops        

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

Recording Secretary…..Connie Nelson

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

1. A.   CALL TO ORDER: President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  

 

B.  ROLL CALL:  Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer, Justin Taylor and Doug Hoops.

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 February 2, 2021North 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:  Section VI (Personnel) – Add “Consideration of Middle School Social Studies Teacher” and “Consideration of Family Consumer Science Teacher”

 

C.Notes regarding agenda: none

 

D.Closed session: none

 

3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

 

4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

 

A.CAREER ED REPORT:  Katie Wright spoke to the Board about how the Career Ed Program has evolved over the last 5 years, as well as future plans for the program.  Wright played a video with current and past student testimonials as to how the Career Education Program has benefitted them.  The Board will hear reports on the Board Goal of Professional Development at the March meeting followed by the Board Goal of Technology at the April meeting.

 

B.APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES:  The Board reviewed the minutes of the January 11, 2021 and January 18, 2021 Board Meetings.    President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

 

C.APPROVAL OF BILLS:  Motion (Taylor), second (Feurer) to approve the February bills as follows: General Fund - $123,485.17; Sinking Fund - $0.00; General Re Fund: $279.57.  Motion Carried 6-0.

 

D.CONSIDERATION OF CONSORTIUM FOR TITLE I SERVICES THROUGH ESU 2:  Motion (Emanuel), second (Taylor) to accept the agreement for ESU 2 Title I Consortium for 2021-2022 and approving Dr. Endorf as the district’s designee for Title I.  Motion Carried 6-0.

 

E.CONSIDERATION OF DRIVERS ED RATES FOR 2021:  Dr. Endorf discussed Drivers Ed rates and expenses for the last several years.  All Drivers Ed students are required to drive five hours with the instructor.  Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer) to continue the Drivers Ed Program as presented and to keep the Drivers Ed Rates the same as last year at $360 for in-district students and $460 for out-of-district students.  Motion Carried 6-0.  

 

F.CONSIDERATION OF BUS BIDS:  Kevin Ferguson and Dan Endorf discussed the four bids received for new busses.  After much consideration, the Board directed Dr. Endorf to complete an additional round of bus bids to be shared with the Board at the March meeting.  

 

5. REPORTS:

 

A. EMC AUDIT REPORT:  Dr. Endorf spoke to the Board about the EMC Insurance Audit that took place on January 11, 2021.  At the middle/high school, it was recommended that the District purchase a flammable liquids storage cabinet to store flammable and/or combustible liquids in the building.  Elevated work surfaces (such as the mezzanine) need to be protected with guardrails to prevent falls from the elevation.  At the elementary, a damaged sidewalk needs to be repaired to help eliminate slips and falls.  The wet-pipe fire sprinkler system needs to be serviced on an annual basis.  Kevin Ferguson reported that all recommendations would be complied with within the next few months.

 

B. CURRICULUM ADOPTION REPORT: Social Studies teachers at the elementary and middle/high school have been meeting to discuss Social Studies Curriculum Adoption for the 2021-2022 school year.  

 

C. LEGISLATIVE REPORT:  Dan Wesely and Dan Endorf shared information on bills currently being considered in the Legislature.

 

D. CORONAVIRUS AND SCHOOL RESPONSE REPORT: Members of the Coronavirus Committee shared the process to distribute vaccine to staff members.  When time permits and scheduling can be done by Three Rivers, NBCwill incorporate a lottery system for vaccine distribution very similar to the one used by Fremont Public Schools.  Dr. Endorf also shared with the Board that there might be scenarios where schools are communicated with if not all registration slots for a given shot clinic are filled.  This process would occur on a first-come, first-served basis for educators across the county.

 

E. CONSIDERATION TO MOVE IN-SERVICE DAY FROM 3/4/21 TO 3/3/21:  Dr. Endorf discussed the possibility of moving the in-service day scheduled for March 4th to March 3rd due to the State Girls Basketball Tournament moving to a five-day tournament instead of the typical three-day tournament. School would go on as normal on Thursday, March 4th, with both students and staff if the in-service day is moved to the 3rd.  Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer) to authorize Dr. Endorf to use his discretion to change the school calendar depending if the girls basketball team makes it to the State Tournament and is scheduled to play one of the first two games at the tournament on March 3rd.  Motion Carried 6-0.

 

Board of Education Minutes for January 18, 2021

 

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

Special                     North Bend Central Media Center                      6:00 P.M.                                         January 18, 2021

Kind of Meeting        Meeting Place                                                               Time                                                            Date

 

PRESENTABSENT

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

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

Secretary.......................Francis Emanuel

Treasurer.......................Bob Feurer  

Member.........................Justin Taylor

Member......................... Doug Hoops        

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

Recording Secretary…..Connie Nelson

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

1. A.   CALL TO ORDER: President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  

 

B.  ROLL CALL:  Present: Dan Wesely, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer, Justin Taylor and Doug Hoops.

C.  EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: Jeff Bauer

 

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 January 12, 2021North 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: none

 

3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

 

4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

 

A.VEHICLE FLEET REPORT: Kevin Ferguson shared the history of the district’s vehicle fleet as well as current needs with the fleet.  A long-term plan was proposed regarding future needs for vehicles throughout the district for the foreseeable future.  Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer) to direct Dr. Endorf to initiate the process for the eventual purchase of a new school bus.  Motion Carried 5-0-1; Bauer absent.  

 

B.FACILITIES CONSULTANT REPORT:  Russ Koch spoke with the Board regarding the upcoming architectural interviews, explaining the process and giving questions and considerations for the Board as they listened to each presentation.

 

C.ARCHITECTURAL INTERVIEWS:  

 

a.  Clark Enersen (approximately 7:15 p.m.):  Clark Enersen spoke to the Board and then answered questions from the Board.

 

b.Carlson West Povondra (approximately 8:00 p.m.):  Carlson West Povandra spoke to the Board and then answered questions from the Board.  

 

D. CONSIDERATION OF AN ARCHITECT FOR A POTENTIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RENOVATION PROJECT:  After much discussion, Motion (Feurer), second (Taylor) to direct Dr. Endorf to enter negotiations with Clark Enersen on a potential project at the elementary school.  Motion Carried 3-2-1; Emanuel and Wesely voting no, Bauer absent.

 

E.SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:  Dr. Endorf and Russ Koch explained the Design-Bid-Build versus Construction Manager at Risk process for the Board, providing an explanation on both building construction process options.  

 

5. REMINDERS AND DATES:

 

A.NEXT MEETING:  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2021:  The next regular monthly Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.  

 

ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Feurer), second (Taylor) to adjourn the meeting at 11:38 p.m. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Bauer absent.  

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

_________________________________

Dan Wesely, President

 

 

_________________________________

Francis Emanuel, Secretary

 

Board Minutes for January 11, 2021

 

Regular North Bend Central – Media Center Kind of Meeting Meeting Place

PRESENT

7:00 P.M. Time

ABSENT

January 11, 2021 Date

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

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

Dan Wesely

Francis Emanuel Bob Feurer Justin Taylor Doug Hoops Dan Endorf Connie Nelson

  1. A.

    1. ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer, Justin Taylor and Doug Hoops.

    2. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: Jeff Bauer

    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 January 5, 2021 “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: none

  4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

A. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the December 14, 2020 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

B. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Feurer), second (Emanuel) to approve the January bills as follows: General Fund - $70,853.26; Sinking Fund - $0.00; General Re Fund: $1,253.48. Motion Carried 4-1-1; Bauer absent; Hoops abstained.

C. REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD:

1. The following Board members took the oath of office for 2021: Dan Wesely, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer, Justin Taylor and Doug Hoops. Jeff Bauer will take the oath of office at the next regular Board meeting.

CALL TO ORDER: President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Jeff Bauer

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  1. Motion (Feurer), second (Taylor) to recess the regular meeting at 7:25 p.m. for the purpose of electing officers. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Bauer absent. Superintendent Endorf assumed the chair and requested nominations for President. Motion (Feurer), second (Emanuel) to re-elect the current officers. Officers are as follows: President – Dan Wesely, Vice-President – Jeff Bauer, Secretary – Francis Emanuel, Treasurer – Bob Feurer. Voting yes by Roll Call Vote: Wesely, Emanuel, Feurer, Taylor and Hoops. Voting no: none. Absent: Bauer. President Wesely declared the meeting back in Open Session at 7:28 p.m. President Wesely assumed the chair.

  2. All Board members received a copy of the Conflict of Interest policies in their Board packets.

  3. President Wesely appointed members to the three standing committees.

    Facilities/Transportation – Justin Taylor, Dan Wesely, Bob Feurer Negotiations/Personnel/American Civics – Francis Emanuel, Jeff Bauer, Doug Hoops Curriculum/Student Activities – Board as a whole.

  4. Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer) to appoint Dr. Endorf as the school district's representative for all local, state, and federal programs with the authority to sign documents on behalf of the school district; to designate Platte Valley Bank as the depository for school district funds; to appoint Romans, Wiemer & Associates as the school district’s auditor; to appoint Al’s Repair as the district's bus mechanic; to approve continuing membership in the ESU #2 consortia for Title I and Perkins Vocational Education programs and to authorize the Superintendent to enter into such other consortia for the expenditure of local, state, and federal funds as from time to time may be necessary with this authority to be subject to the oversight of the Board; to appoint Kevin Ferguson as the designated Asbestos Coordinator; to appoint the firms of Young and White and KSB Law as the school district's legal counsel; to appoint Connie Nelson as the Recording Secretary for the Board; to appoint Bob Feurer as the Board's representative on the North Bend Central Foundation Board of Directors; and to appoint Justin Taylor as the Board's representative on the district's Safety/Security Committee. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Bauer absent.

  5. All Board members received a copy of Board Protocol in their Board packets.

D. CONSIDERATION OF SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEES: Motion (Feurer), second (Emanuel) to approve the local scholarship committees as presented. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Bauer absent.

E. CONSIDERATION TO ACCEPT ERIP APPLICATION: One certificated staff member applied for the Early Retirement Incentive Program (ERIP). Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer) to approve the ERIP application from Diane Treat. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Bauer absent.

5. REPORTS:

A. CORONAVIRUS AND SCHOOL REPORT: The vaccine prioritization for Phase 1B was discussed, which includes educators as Tier II priority. Coronavirus Committee members also discussed the decision to move the District back to the “yellow” status on the Risk Dial, effective January 10th. Brenda Petersen and Tessie Beaver addressed the Board regarding some minor changes that were made in moving from orange to yellow.

B. 2021-22 PLANNING REPORT: Brenda Petersen shared the process with the Board to replace the retiring and resigning teachers in the district (Business, Family Consumer Science and MS Social Studies) for the 2021-22 school year, as well as the Activities openings (head football coach, assistant volleyball coach, HOSA and other junior high sports coaches).

C. LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Dr. Endorf discussed legislative issues, including legislation regarding K-12 spending. Endorf also announced that Nebraska State Senator Lynne Walz was elected as the chair of Education Committee in Nebraska Legislature.

D. SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM ADOPTION: The seven-year curriculum cycle places Social Studies in the position of purchasing materials in 2020-21 and implementation in the 2021-22 school year. Science and Guidance curriculum implementation will occur the following year.

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E. BOARD GOALS REPORT: Dr. Endorf discussed the progress and next steps for the four Board Goals, including Technology, Facilities, Professional Development, and Career-Based Education. The Board will revisit each of these goals in subsequent months and then assess their goals moving forward.

F. ELEMENTARY RENOVATION PROJECT ARCHITECT SELECTION PROCESS: There will be a Special Meeting held on Monday, January 18th at 6:00 p.m. to select an architect for the elementary renovation project. Vehicle Fleet discussion will also take place at this meeting.

6. PERSONNEL:

A. CONSIDERATION TO RATIFY NEGOTIATIONS WITH NBCEA: Francis Emanuel discussed the Negotiations process with the Board. Motion (Emanuel), second (Wesely) to ratify the 2021-22 Negotiated Agreement as presented by the Negotiations Committee. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Bauer absent.

B. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE COVID POSITION PARAPROFESSIONAL: Motion (Wesely), second (Feurer) to hire Trevor Nelson as the COVID position paraprofessional as a replacement at the elementary for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Bauer absent.

C. CONSIDERATION TO ACCEPT TEACHER RESIGNATIONS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Hoops) to accept the resignations from Diane Treat as FCS teacher and Ryan Birner as middle school social studies teacher at the end of the 2020-21 school year. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Bauer absent.

7. REMINDERS AND DATES:

A. NEXT MEETING: MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2021: There will be a special meeting held on Monday, January 18th at 6:00 p.m. to select an architect for the elementary renovation project and to discuss the current District vehicle fleet. The next regular monthly Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Feurer), second (Wesely) to adjourn the meeting at 8:59 p.m. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Bauer absent.

Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________ Francis Emanuel, Secretary

 

 

Board Minutes December 14 2020

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

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

Dan Wesely
Jeff Bauer Francis Emanuel Bob Feurer

Justin Taylor Dan Endorf Connie Nelson

  1. A.

    1. ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer and Justin Taylor.

    2. EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: Jay Poessnecker

    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 December 8, 2020 “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: Superintendent Evaluation

  3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

  4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

    A. CONSIDERATION OF MID-TERM GRADUATION REQUESTS: Kolton Collins, Dillon Shaw, Jessica Renard, and Evan Marr requested to graduate mid-term. The students told the Board their plans following mid-term graduation. Motion (Bauer), second (Taylor) to allow early graduation for Kolton Collins, Dillon Shaw, Jessica Renard, and Evan Marr provided they meet graduation requirements. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Poessnecker absent.

    B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the November 9, 2020 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

C. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to approve the December bills as follows: General Fund - $85,498.23; Sinking Fund - $8,329.23; General Re Fund: $1,814.57. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Poessnecker absent.

CALL TO ORDER: President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Jay Poessnecker

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D. CONSIDERATION OF OPTION ENROLLMENT CAPACITY RESOLUTION: Dr. Endorf reviewed the history and impact of option enrollment on the district. Mrs. Beaver talked about the incoming kindergarten class and variables associated with the coronavirus on kindergarten enrollment.

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education of North Bend Central Public Schools that Board Policy 3120 calls for the closing to option enrollment students of any program, class, grade level, or school building when the Board has determined that capacity has been reached. "An option enrollment application shall be rejected in the event the capacity of a program, class, grade level, or school building or the availability of appropriate special education programs operated by the school district would be exceeded by acceptance of the application, and an option enrollment application shall be rejected in the event the application is for enrollment in a program, class, grade level, or school building which has been declared unavailable to option students due to lack of capacity as determined by the annual capacity resolution adopted by the Board of Education."

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Superintendent is hereby authorized to reject option enrollment applications for the 2021-22 school year if acceptance of the application would result in an enrollment of more than 45 students in kindergarten; 37 students total in any grade, Grade 1 through Grade 5, and more than 40 students in grades 6 – 12. Grades K – 5 special education enrollment capacity at the elementary is 30. The Level III special education program remains closed in 2021-22 as well. The Board authorizes the waiver of capacity restrictions for applicants with siblings attending the district, as long as they otherwise qualify to option into the district pursuant to Board policy. Should capacity be reached and an application denied, the superintendent may appeal to the Board of Education to reconsider capacity limits.

The above Resolution, having been read in its entirety, Member Francis Emanuel moved for its passage and adoption, and Member Dan Wesely seconded the same.

After much discussion and on roll call vote, the following Members voted in favor of passage and adoption of the above Resolution: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, and Francis Emanuel.

The following members voted against same: Bob Feurer and Justin Taylor.

The following members were absent or not voting: Jay Poessnecker.

The above Resolution, having been consented to and approved by more than a majority of the members of the Board of Education, was declared as passed and adopted by the President at a duly held and lawfully convened meeting in full compliance with the Nebraska Open Meetings Law.

5. REPORTS:

A. 2021-22 STAFF PLANNING: Brenda Petersen spoke to the Board about possible openings that will need to be filled in the 2021-22 school year. Dr. Endorf discussed the plan in place to hire replacements for certified and classified staff in the district that will be retiring at the end of the 2020-21 school year. The District will be advertising for the open positions beginning in January 2021.

B. 2019-20 AUDIT REPORT: Connie Nelson spoke to the Board regarding the 2019-20 Audit that was completed for August 31, 2020. The dollar amounts are aligned with the district’s end-of-year figures and the AFR was uploaded successfully.

C. HIGHWAY 30/79 REPORT: Dr. Endorf provided the Board with an update on the 2022 Highway 79 project from the Platte River bridge through North Bend. Endorf also discussed the latest developments with the Highway 30 expressway project plan and the projected opening of the expressway in 2024.

D. DISCUSS, CONSIDER, AND TAKE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO TAKE STEPS TO PREPARE FOR A COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROCESS FOR REPAIRS TO THE DISTRICT’S ROOFS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ENGAGING AN ARCHITECT TO DEVELOP THE PROJECT SCOPE, DESIGN, AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR A BIDDING PACKAGE FOR SUCH PROJECT: The Facilities Committee met December 10th about the hail insurance claim from 2018. Dr. Endorf, consultant Russ Koch and Facilities Committee members spoke to the Board regarding possible next steps to be taken by the district related to the hail claim. Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer) to authorize Dr. Endorf to take steps to prepare for a competitive bidding process for repairs to District roofs, including without limitation engaging an architect to develop the project scope, design, and specifications for a bidding package for such project, while

Board of Education Meeting____________________December 14, 2020________________________Page 3 of 3

negotiating the architectural fees and facilitating infrared imaging to determine any further damage to roofs in the District. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Poessnecker absent.

E. COVID AND SCHOOL OPERATIONS REPORT: Coronavirus Committee members discussed the process for the weekly setting of the Risk Dial as well as quarantine changes that have occurred through the CDC and Three Rivers Health. Dr. Endorf and the Board discussed the current 25% capacity limitations of the NSAA, the determinations of who is determined a ‘participant’ at an event and other restrictions or procedures to be considered at upcoming home events.

  1. PERSONNEL:

    A. CONSIDERATION TO ACCEPT TEACHER RESIGNATION: Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to accept the resignation from Ryan Stieren as a business teacher and head football coach at North Bend Central with regret, effective 12/31/2020. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Poessnecker absent.

    B. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE SECOND SEMESTER TEACHER: Motion (Feurer), second (Taylor) to hire retired teacher Jodi Yount as the second semester business teacher. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Poessnecker absent.

    C. NEGOTIATIONS: The negotiations committee will be meeting in the next week or two to discuss Negotiations.

    D. SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION: Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to enter into Executive Session at 10:08 p.m. to discuss Superintendent Evaluation and Contract. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Poessnecker absent. President Wesely declared the meeting back in Open Session at 11:34 p.m. The Superintendent’s evaluation occurred and his contract and compensation package reviewed. Motion (Emanuel), second (Bauer) to approve the superintendent contract and compensation package as presented. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Poessnecker absent.

  2. REMINDERS AND DATES:
    A. NEXT MEETING: MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2021:
    The next regular monthly Board Meeting is scheduled

    for Monday, January 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

    ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Bauer), second (Wesely) to adjourn the meeting at 11:48 p.m. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Poessnecker absent.

    Respectfully submitted,

    _________________________________ Dan Wesely, President

    _________________________________ Francis Emanuel, Secretary

Board of Education Minutes for November 9, 2020

 

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

Regular                     North Bend Central Media Center                      7:00 P.M.                                         November 9, 2020

Kind of Meeting        Meeting Place                                                               Time                                                            Date

 

PRESENTABSENT

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

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

Secretary.......................Francis Emanuel

Treasurer.......................Bob Feurer  

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

Member......................... Justin Taylor        

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

Recording Secretary…..Connie Nelson

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

1. A.   CALL TO ORDER: President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  

 

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

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 November 3, 2020North 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:  Addition of Item A in Section VI (Consideration to Hire Classified Staff)

 

C.Notes regarding agenda: none

 

D.Closed session: Negotiations and Personnel

 

3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

 

4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

 

A.APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES:  The Board reviewed the minutes of the October 12, 2020 Board Meeting.    President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

 

B. APPROVAL OF BILLS:  Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to approve the November bills as follows: General Fund - $83,589.28; Sinking Fund - $2,370.00; General Re Fund: $506.64.  Motion Carried 6-0.  

 

C.ELEMENTARY PLUMBING REPORT:  The Board requested information at the September Board meeting regarding the urgency of plumbing needs at the elementary building as well as providing options regarding necessary and future plumbing needs and routes at the elementary. After an analysis by Wiese Plumbing, elementary head custodian Galen Uhing addressed these findings with the Board. Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer) to proceed with option 2, which includes breaking-up the floor, replacement of the p-trap, and shortening the length of pipe in the mop sink near the kitchen for a total cost of $2,160.  Motion Carried 6-0.

 

D.SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER REPORT:  Dr. Endorf reported to the Board regarding a $20,000 School Safety Grant that would cover the cost of software that would allow the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department to watch a live video feed from any school camera, unlock access-controlled doors for first responders, and to have the capability to access the intercom system within either of the two school buildings.  The annual maintenance fee will be $1.99 per student and a $750 one-time charge per building to tie into the server.  Motion (Poessnecker), second (Taylor) to participate in the School Safety Grant at an estimated $1,250 annual cost to the District, as well as a one-time total cost of $1,500.  Motion Carried 6-0.

 

E.CONSIDERATION OF 2021-22 SCHOOL CALENDAR:  The Board discussed two options for next year’s school calendar.  Motion (Bauer), second (Wesely) to adopt the 2021-22 School Calendar Option A as presented.  Motion Carried 5-1; Emanuel voting no.  

 

5. REPORTS:

 

A. CORONAVIRUS AND SCHOOL OPERATIONS REPORT:  Dr. Endorf discussed a joint news release from November 4, 2020 that included details from a meeting held earlier that day in which 29 public and private schools, Three Rivers Public Health Department and Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department participated. The agreed upon goal is to keep students in school face-to-face as much and as long as possible, no matter the color indicated on acommunity health department’sRisk Dial at the time.  The news release is posted on the NBC school website. Principals Tessie Beaver and Brenda Petersen discussed developing plans for an instructional approach by their staff if a grade level, group, school building or the entire district were to be placed in the red level of the Risk Dial due to a sudden surge in cases or being placed there by the Coronavirus Committee of the Board. Additionally, a draft of the2020 Winter Activities Guidelines was also discussed, but it will need to be modified as earlier in the day the Governor released a new DHM for Nebraska that will impact the district’s strategy for winter activities.

 

B. CURRICULUM ADOPTION REPORT: The seven-year curriculum cycle places Social Studies in development and purchasing of materials in 2020-21 with implementation in 2021-22.  PE/Health is in the implementation stage for 2020-21 and the process is going very well.    

 

6. PERSONNEL:

 

A. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE CLASSIFIED STAFF: Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to hire Brian Cho as a custodian at the middle/high school and Kaylea Balch as a temporary paraprofessional/COVID employee at the elementary for the remainder of the school year.  Motion Carried 6-0.    

 

B.  SUPERINTENDENT PROFESSIONAL GROWTH LOG: Per Board policy, Dr. Endorf shared his 2019-20 Professional Growth Log with the Board.

Board of Education Minutes for October 12, 2020

Regular North Bend Central – Media Center Kind of Meeting Meeting Place

PRESENT

7:30 P.M. Time

ABSENT

October 12, 2020 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.
B. ROLL CALL: Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer, Jay Poessnecker and Justin

Taylor.

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.

  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 October 6, 2020 “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. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES: The Board reviewed the minutes of the September 14, 2020 Board Meeting. President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.

B. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Feurer), second (Bauer) to approve the October bills as follows: General Fund - $107,437.40; Depreciation Fund - $9,500.00; General Re Fund: $1,058.57. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Poessnecker abstained.

C. BAND UNIFORMS REPORT: Band teacher Alex Crowley addressed the Board regarding the potential purchase of new high school band uniforms in the future. The goal of the NBC band program is to increase the number of students participating in band, sustain membership of current students and boost morale amongst those students. Mr. Crowley and the Music Boosters believe new band uniforms are one way to move toward achieving these goals; therefore, the Music Boosters are willing to cover over $10,000 of the cost and request the district to cover the

Dan Wesely
Jeff Bauer Francis Emanuel Bob Feurer

Jay Poessnecker Justin Taylor Dan Endorf

Connie Nelson

Board of Education Meeting____________________October 12, 2020________________________Page 2 of 3

remaining amount. Motion (Bauer), second (Emanuel) to approve the purchase of 40 band uniforms for $20,402, with the Band Boosters paying half, and pursue purchasing extra uniforms for future use. Motion carried 6-0.

D. CONSIDERATION OF SNOW REMOVAL BIDS: Motion (Bauer), second (Taylor) to accept the 2020-21 bid from Mike Settles for $100/hour per unit for snow removal at the Elementary. Motion Carried 6-0.

5. REPORTS:

A. CORONAVIRUS AND SCHOOL REPORT: Dr. Endorf shared the modifications made to district protocol over the past month and the current status with student and staff isolations and quarantines. The principals provided their perspective on the educational status of each building through nearly one quarter of the school year. Board discussion ensued. Finally, the principals and Dr. Endorf outlined the upcoming months and the many events such as parent- teacher conferences, concerts and seasonal events that will require a modified approach due to the coronavirus.

B. MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION REPORT: The annual multicultural reports from each building were presented.

C. AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK (Nov. 16 – 20): Dr. Endorf discussed American Education Week that occurs in November, as well as different ideas to bring awareness and recognition of the faculty and staff at North Bend Central.

D. FIRST READ OF 2021-22 SCHOOL CALENDAR: Two options for the 2021-22 school calendar were discussed. Teacher input regarding both options will be received and shared with the Board at the November meeting.

E. NORTH BEND STREET PROJECT REPORT: Dr. Endorf shared the schedule for the Walnut Street project. He also provided the basic outline for the main street project that will occur from the Platte River bridge through the north edge of town. Work is slated to begin in the spring of 2022.

6. PERSONNEL:
A. CONSIDERATION TO HIRE PARAPROFESSIONALS:
Motion (Emanuel), second (Feurer) to hire

Katherine Kavan as a paraprofessional. Motion Carried 6-0.

B. WINTER VOLUNTEER COACHES: Volunteer coaches for the winter sports programs were presented to the Board as well as the recent hire of Spencer Zvacek to serve as the junior high boys basketball coach.

C. NEGOTIATIONS: The Negotiations Committee of Bauer, Emanuel and Poessnecker will need to hold the first st

negotiations meeting with the NBCEA by October 31 , 2020.

D. AMERICANISM COMMITTEE: The Americanism Committee of Bauer, Emanuel and Poessnecker will meet within the next month to discuss patriotism initiatives within the district.

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS:
A. NASB STATE EDUCATION CONFERENCE ON NOV. 18-20, 2020:
Dr. Endorf reminded the Board that the

annual state conference will occur November 18-20 in Omaha.

8. REMIDERS AND DATES:
A. NEXT MEETING: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020:
The next regular monthly Board Meeting is scheduled

for Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion ( Bauer), second (Feurer) to adjourn the meeting at 9:18 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

Board of Education Meeting____________________October 12, 2020________________________Page 3 of 3 Respectfully submitted,

_________________________________

Dan Wesely, President

_________________________________

Francis Emanuel, Secretary

Board of Education Minutes for September 14, 2020

 

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

Regular                     North Bend Central – Old Gym                              7:30 P.M.                                         September 14, 2020

Kind of Meeting        Meeting Place                                                               Time                                                            Date

 

PRESENTABSENT

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

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

Secretary.......................Francis Emanuel

Treasurer.......................Bob Feurer  

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

Member......................... Justin Taylor        

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

Recording Secretary…..Connie Nelson

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Annual Budget Hearing:

The 2020-21 Budget Hearing began at 7:30 p.m.  President Wesely asked Dr. Endorf to outline the basic parameters of the budget and summarize the modifications he made since the August 30thmeeting to outline priorities of the budget.  Endorf shared comparison information related to valuation, levy, general fund revenue and general fund expenditures.  He also summarized the current standing of each of the other funds associated with the overall budget and shared the modifications he made after receiving direction from the Board at the previous meeting.

 

There was no public testimony.

 

Motion (Feurer), second (Bauer) to close the budget hearing at 7:46 p.m.  Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent.

 

Annual Tax Request Hearing:

The 2020-21 Tax Request Hearing began at 7:47 p.m.  President Wesely asked Dr. Endorf to outline the basic parameters of tax asking.  Endorf stated that the overall tax asking for this budget is 1.9% higher than the previous year and that overall tax asking is up less than 6% total from total tax asking six years ago.

 

There was no public testimony.

 

Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to close the Tax Request Hearing at 7:52 p.m.  Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent.

 

 

1. A.   CALL TO ORDER: President Wesely called the Board meeting to order at 7:53 p.m.  

 

B.  ROLL CALL:  Present: Dan Wesely, Jeff Bauer, Bob Feurer, Jay Poessnecker and Justin Taylor.

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.

 

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 September 8, 2020North 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: none

 

3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT: none

 

4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

 

A.GOOD NEWS:  Dr. Endorf told the Board that he spoke with Board member Francis Emanuel a couple of hours ago and Francis told him his surgery went well earlier that day.  The Board shared the good news regarding the successful surgical procedure of Francis Emanuel.

 

B. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES:  The Board reviewed the minutes of the August 30, 2020 Board Meeting.    President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.  

 

C.APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Poessnecker), second (Feurer) to approve the September bills as follows: General Fund - $92,158.02; Employee Benefit Fund - $37,500.00. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent.    

 

5. BUSINESS ITEMS:

 

A. CONSIDERATION TO ADOPT 2020-21 BUDGET: Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to adopt the 2020-21 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 5-0-1; Emanuel absent.

 

B. CONSIDERATION TO ADOPT 2020-21 TAX RESOLUTION:  Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to adopt the 2020-21 Tax Request Resolution with the tax requests set at $7,148,769.00 for the General Fund, $832,323.00 for the Special Building Fund, $398,990.00 for the Bond Fund and $217,172.00 in the Qualified Capital Purposes Undertaking Fund. Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent.

 

C. CONSIDERATION OF TECHNOLOGY PURCHASE IN 2020-21 FOR 1:1 PROGRAM:  Dr. Endorf discussed the 1:1 Technology Purchase Plan for the 2021-22 year.  Motion (Wesely), second (Feurer) to approve technology purchases for the 1:1 program for the 2021-22 school year (to be paid for during the 2020-21 fiscal year) as presented.  Motion Carried 4-1-1; Taylor voting no; Emanuel absent.

 

6. REPORTS:

 

A.  CORONAVIRUS AND SCHOOL REOPENING REPORT:  Mrs. Beaver and Mrs. Petersen provided the Board with detailed reports of the first month of school and the complexity of holding school during a pandemic.  They each shared the joy of having students and staff report back to school as well as the challenges associated with re-thinking the entire school operation in each building.  Dr. Endorf outlined the quarantine process, provided an update on positive cases of students and staff as well as those currently in quarantine status.  After thorough discussion on many aspects of the pandemic and its influence of the virus on the first month of school, the following Board action occurred:

 

Motion (Taylor), second (Poessnecker)  adopt the federal policy declaring district staff members as ‘essential workers’ as it reads and direct the administration to access it on a case-by-case basis.  Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent.

 

Motion (Taylor), second (Poessnecker) to have the district pay for ‘rapid testing’ of employees that are either symptomatic or exposed and in consideration of ‘essential worker’ status provided the employee has approval from the administration.   Motion Carried 5-0-1; Emanuel absent.

 

Board of Education Minutes for August 30, 2020

 

 

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

 

 

Special                     North Bend Central – Old Gym                              7:30 P.M.                                         August 30, 2020

Kind of Meeting        Meeting Place                                                               Time                                                            Date

PRESENTABSENT

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

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

Secretary.......................Francis Emanuel

Treasurer.......................Bob Feurer  

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

Member......................... Justin Taylor        

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, Francis Emanuel, Bob Feurer, Jay Poessnecker and Justin Taylor.  

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 posted on August 27th.  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: none

 

3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT:  none

 

4. BUSINESS ITEMS:

 

A.APPROVAL OF PRIOR MINUTES:  The Board reviewed the minutes of the August 10, 2020 Board Meeting.  President Wesely approved the minutes as presented.  

 

B.APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion (Bauer), second (Feurer) to approve the August bills as follows: General Fund - $768,496.72; Building Fund - $9,290.09; General Reimbursement Fund - $254.10.  Motion Carried 6-0.  

 

5. REPORTS:

 

A.2020-21 BUDGET PLANNING REPORT: Dr. Endorf shared budgetary estimates for the conclusion of the 2019-20 fiscal year as well as projections for the upcoming 2020-21 fiscal year.   Endorf explained the current financial landscape and went into detail regarding each of the district’s funds.  Board discussion ensued and modifications to the plan occurred accordingly.

 

6.REMINDERS AND DATES:

 

A.NEXT MEETING:  The next regular monthly Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 14,2020 at 7:30 p.m.

 

ADJOURNMENT: Motion (Bauer), second (Poessnecker) to adjourn the meeting at 9:25 p.m. Motion Carried 6-0.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

_________________________________

Dan Wesely, President

 

 

_________________________________

Francis Emanuel, Secretary

Board of Education Minutes August 10, 2020

 

 

MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

 

 

Regular                     North Bend Central – Old Gym                              7:30 P.M.                                         August 10, 2020

Kind of Meeting        Meeting Place                                                               Time                                                            Date

PRESENTABSENT

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

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

Secretary.......................Francis Emanuel

Treasurer.......................Bob Feurer  

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

Member......................... Justin Taylor        

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, Bob Feurer and Justin Taylor.  

C.  EXCUSE ABSENT BOARD MEMBERS: Francis Emanuel, Jay Poessnecker

 

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 August 4, 2020North 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:  Approval of Prior Minutes (Section IV, Item B) and Approval of Bills (Section IV, Item C) were moved to the end of the meeting.

 

C.Notes regarding agenda: none

 

D.Closed session: none

 

3. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS/PUBLIC COMMENT:  Lindsey Cork from Three Rivers Health Department addressed the Board and public regarding a tour that she was given last week at North Bend Central.  She spoke about the precautions that have been taken in the District in regards to classrooms that were reconfigured to create social distancing, as well as other concerns that were addressed by the Coronavirus Committee and administration.  Ms. Cork also addressed the NBC Risk Dial, the contact tracing process and the timeframe for those that face isolation