The North Bend Eagle


Committee to study NBC facilities

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 10/17/12

At its monthly meeting held Oct. 8, the North Bend Central Public School Board of Education hired Carlson West Povondra, an architectural firm based in Omaha, to serve as a consultant for a steering committee of district patrons that will develop a strategy for the school facilities.

The committee is designed to solicit community input and build support for improving district facilities and will represent a cross section from the community.

They will tour the facilities and discuss needs. Those involved in this process may form the core of the bond issue promotion committee.

The board looked at the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) results of the percentage of students meeting and exceeding state standards. NeSA is a system of criterion-referenced tests in reading, mathematics, science, and writing. In comparison in the 15 East Husker Conference schools, NBC’s scores were right in the middle. The board discussed the wide range of the NBCPS students performances, noting that there are sub-groups of students in special education and free-and-reduced lunch who did not perform at the level expected.

Superintendent Dan Endorf said they are analyzing ways to help all students to perform to their peak ability.

In other business the board:
• accepted the property/casualty insurance bid from North Bend Insurance Agency.
• hired Janice Ondracek as a paraprofessional for the elementary school
• discussed transition plans for replacement of three long-time NBCPS staff members, Rick Hobza, Jan Hobza and Janet Porter in the next school year.

The next meeting will be Monday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.

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