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
Vice Pres.......................Jeff Bauer
Member......................... Justin Taylor
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, 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.
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.
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.