The North Bend Eagle

 

Board looks at summer and future projects

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 3/30/16

The North Bend Central Board of Education held a special meeting March 22.
The Board discussed technology upgrades and priorities for 2016-17. Principals Brenda Petersen and Tessie Beaver spoke about Marzano strategies, as well as the technology and professional development needs regarding technology use in the classroom. Jim Cody discussed professional and personal use of devices throughout the district and Morgan Root spoke on behalf of the Technology Committee as to how iPads are used for instruction in the classroom. The board approved the technology purchases not to exceed $140,000.

Activities Director Tony Allgood discussed NBC hosting conference and district events in 2015-16 and beyond. The board approved canceling school on May 12 to host district track.

Rick Hobza and NBC maintenance director Kevin Ferguson discussed progress of the Board approved projects: 1) rock/culvert on the west side of the high school; 2) landscaping on the east side of the high school; 3) sprinkler project on the south side of the high school; 4) floor mats; 5) interior d├ęcor; 6) elementary windbreak and irrigation/well system; 7) high school stage floor and high school windbreak.

Hobza and Ferguson shared priorities for summer work with the board approving the fire and alarm system upgrades at elementary school from Barone for $22,802.86; accepting the proposal from Steel Creations and Overhead Door to upgrade the kitchen windows at the elementary; accepting the proposal from WTI to waterproof the brick on the original high school gym not to exceed $10,150. The board directed superintendent Dan Endorf to purchase a one-man lift for the school district not to exceed $7,500.

Endorf met with the City Council regarding street repair by the elementary school pertaining to the pick-up/drop-off and bus lane project. Any project would commence after Old Settlers and may interfere with the beginning of the school year.

The next meeting will be Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m.

 

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