The North Bend Eagle



Five veteran NBC employees announce retirements at end of school year

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 12/18/19

Steve Richardson, Tony Allgood, Susan Baumgartner, Pat Peters and Deb Kavan have submitted their resignations from North Bend Central schools at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. All have been long term employees of NBC, Richardson as a science teacher, Allgood as activities director, art and P.E. teacher, Baumgartner as Title I teacher at the elementary school, Kavan as Food Service director and Pat Peters as an NBE administrative assistant.

Richardson, Allgood and Baumgartner applied for the Early Retirement Incentive Program and were granted such.

At the Board of Education meeting Dec. 9 the board discussed the open enrollment capacity resolution. It was decided to lower the capacity to 37 for the elementary school and 45 for grades 6 and 7 and 40 for the high school. All classes K-12 are currently at or over their capacity limits.

Superintendent Dan Endorf said he has already had people calling about option enrolling their children at NBC. The application process to option enroll starts Jan. 1.

The board visited the high school kitchen area where maintenance director Kevin Ferguson discussed the continuing drainage problems.

One bid for repair was submitted and accepted, on the condition the work be done over Christmas break or shortly thereafter. Asbestos abatement would have to be done first and Endorf reported that the company that does that would be visiting the school.

In an update received after the board meeting, the asbestos company said they could do the work over the Christmas break, but the plumbing contractor said that he would be unable to do the work over the break because of manpower shortage. The project will begin in mid-January which will give NBC time to develop a plan for meal preparation, a serving schedule, and after-lunch clean-up.

In other business the board:
• heard request for mid-term graduation from three students (see story, page 6).

• high school principal Brenda Petersen reported on the public use of the weight room. There are 298 passes in the public, with eight people visiting on the week day and three on a Saturday that Petersen monitored.

The board went into close session to discuss negotiations and the superintendent evaluation.

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