The North Bend Eagle

 

Board plans to go digital with newsletters

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 11/23/22

One of the items at the North Bend Central Board of Education meeting concerned the district newsletter that goes out five times a year. It is mailed to all boxholders in the district and others outside the district who request it. It is also posted on the school website, nbtigers.org.

The 12-14 page newsletter is printed in-house at a yearly cost just over $5,000. It was decided that the December/January newsletter will be the last one printed. The February/March newsletter will only be available online. If people would like it e-mailed directly to them, that can be requested.

Tessie Beaver reported that 93% of the students’ families took part in parent teacher conference. Beaver was please with the participation.
This is the fourth year the Tiger Branch of Platte Valley Bank has been open at the school. There are 241 students participating in grades K-8 with an average of 170 participating on an average week. Almost $43,000 has been saved by students, money that they get a check for after eighth grade.

High school principal Brenda Petersen reported that an academic pep rally is planed for Wednesday, Nov. 23, where students will be recognized for their academic and outside school accomplishments. Presentation of the one-act play production will follow.

Facilities director Mike Murray reported that a bus needs a new motor. The board discussed the option of replacing the motor or getting another bus. Murray will do more investigation and report back next month.

Two options of school year calendars for 2023-2024 were presented. One starts students Aug. 15 and the other Aug. 17. They both have graduation May 12 and school ending May 15. They will have the teachers discuss and vote on their choice before the board decides.

 

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