The North Bend Eagle


NBC hires Spanish teacher, custodians

by Nathan Arneal
Published 3/20/13

In addition to hearing about the successful bond vote, the North Bend Central Board of Education discussed several other topics at its Thursday meeting.

The board approved three new hires, including Tyler Montoya, who will teach Spanish. Montoya is a Logan View graduate and is currently teaching at North Platte High School.

Two new custodians were also hired. With long-time maintenance man Rick Hobza retiring from North Bend Elementary, NBC is going to restructure its maintenance and custodial staff.

Janelle Chapman was hired to be the head custodian of the high school building, and Galen Uhing will fill the same position at the elementary school.

Kevin Ferguson, who had been head of maintenance for the high school, will now fill that role for the entire district. He will be in charge of all supply ordering and transportation scheduling for both buildings.

Superintendant Dan Endorf said that even though NBC is adding a full-time position to its custodial staff, the move will save the district money because it will greatly reduce the amount of overtime it pays to its current staff.
Chapman and Uhing will begin April 1.

The board also selected a contractor to resurface the high school track.

The lowest bid came from Pro Track & Tennis, Inc. of Bennington. However, Bob Soukup of Carlson West Povondra Architects, the firm hired to oversee the project, recommended that the board not accept Pro Track’s bid. He contacted several schools and businesses, including Bennington High School, that said they will no longer do work with Pro Track & Tennis. The company is also not in good standing with the Nebraska Secretary of State for non-payment of taxes in 2012, Soukup said.

Endorf said he did some of his own research and concurred with Soukup’s recommendation.

The board then accepted the second lowest bid, coming from Fisher Tracks, Inc., for $99,637. The project will begin after the current track season and should be complete by July 1.

The next school board meeting will be April 8.