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Girls wrestling, bowling to be offered at NBC

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 4/20/22

Girls wrestling and bowling are to be offered at North Bend Central after a vote of the NBC Board of Education at its April 11 meeting.
Wrestling coach Ken Streff reported that there were 98 girls wrestling teams this school year and the sport is growing.

The board agreed that offering bowling will give more students the opportunity to be part of a team and give them opportunities for scholarships.

The board had a meeting March 21 and came up with four goals: facilities, career-based education, professional development and district culture. They took technology out of the goals, feeling that it was a part of all the goals. The board unanimously approved these goals.

The board voted to approve the adoption of updated curriculum for English language arts and science.

Career education teacher Katie Wright reported to the board a 633% increase in student involvement in career education since starting the class five years ago. Wright reported that there are 78 community partners who work with the students, and there have been many positive reports on the NBC students. Wright requested that a Career Ed III class be started in the next school year to give students a larger slot of time to go to jobs and get back to school for extracurricular activities. She said this would only involve students who have met all of their graduation requirements. The board voted to approve.

The board looked at summer projects and approved all except the purchase of a four-wheeler ATV and the grinding of concrete by Tiger Arena. Options will be sought for these items. The board will price the cost of replacing the last three HVAC units from 2003 at the high school.

North Bend Elementary principal Tessie Beaver reported that 29 applications were sent to families for preschool. So far 20 have been returned. It was decided to leave the quota for in- and out-of-district students the same as previous years since it does not look like there will be a large number of students eligible for the class.

Advertising on the Tiger Arena screen and concession stand televisions was discussed. Previously there had been three levels of advertising. Board member Justin Taylor moved to have a $500 flat fee that to simplify the process. This was approved.

Kyndall Roberts, who will graduate in May 2022 from Louisiana Tech University, was hired as vocal music teacher.

Karma Amison was hired to teach drivers ed, but she needs to take classes for certification and they are not available until August.

“As for this summer, we are working diligently to be able to provide drivers education to our community,” principal Brenda Petersen said.
The resignation of Dr. Dan Endorf as superintendent of North Bend Central Public Schools was accepted.

At a special meeting held an hour prior to the regular board meeting, the board heard from two firms who would aid in the search for a new superintendent. Both firms recommended hiring an interim superintendent. The board voted to hire Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA). The cost for the interim search is $1,500.

The board went into executive session to discuss wages and personnel.
The next meeting is May 9 at 7:30 p.m. at NBC.

 

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