The North Bend Eagle

 

NBE nominated for state recognition

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 1/17/18

Good news started the meeting of the North Bend Central Board of Education Jan. 8.

First, Kevin Kavan, a retired Nebraska Highway patrolman and NBC graduate, gave NBC a compliment. Kavan now works for the Nebraska Department of Education as a school safety assessor. He commended NBC for having a plan for actions to be taken when there is a viable threat in the school. Many schools don’t have a plan until after it is needed, Kavan said, and NBC does have such a plan and it is a good one.

North Bend Elementary principal Tessie Beaver informed the board that NBE was one of four Nebraska schools nominated as a National Blue Ribbon School by the Nebraska Department of Education. The nomination is for exemplary achievement on test scores and other measurements. This is just a nomination and paperwork has to be filled out before receiving the award.

“It’s a huge honor to be recognized,” Beaver said.

NBC family and consumer science teacher Diane Treat spoke to the board about starting a HOSA Future Health Professional Chapter at the high school. Treat said that she and a few NBC students have already participated in some HOSA events and think it would be beneficial to the students interested in a growing health field. The board took no action, but will consider the club for the 2018-19 school year.

The board reviewed their long-range strategic plans, what has been accomplished in the technology, facilities, Marzano and career-based education.

“Goals of three years ago are coming together,” superintendent Dan Endorf said. “One endeavor impacts the other three. We’re seeing three tentacles move down the same path.”

Endorf said that in the next three months the board will need to revisit the goals and steps.

Board president Dan Wesely said that steps being taking in the legislature in Lincoln will impact what the board will do.

Bob Soukup from Carlson West Povondra Architects spoke to the board about proposed site for the new greenhouse northwest of Tiger Arena and remodeling to be done at the elementary school offices. The board approved the plans and bids will be let so that construction can take place next summer.

In other action:
• The board accepted the resignation of second grade teacher Jade Bang.
• Ratified negotiations for the 2018-19 school year with the base salary raised $750.
• Endorf reported that the drain cleaner purchased was used during the Optimist basketball tournament which saved having to pay someone to come out to clean the drains.

The next meeting will be Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.

 

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