Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
September 12, 2018, 7:30 PM
President Steve Busteed called the Regular September Board Meeting to order at 7:31 p.m.  Board members present were Lisa Welding, Stan Heithoff, Steve Busteed, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer and Doug Jones.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk and Principal Greg Wemhoff.
President Busteed led the “Pledge of Allegiance.”  Busteed reminded everyone that a copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Law was posted in the meeting room.
School board meeting notice complied with Meeting Notice Policy #204.07.
Lisa Welding motioned and Steve Heithoff second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Previous Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Airgas, Instru Expense, $100.20; AMH, Transportation, $140.00; Appeara, Maintenance, $332.56; B.E. Publishing, Instru Expense, $459.95; Binovia, Instru Expense, $500.00; CVA, Maintenance, $395.40; Conference Technologies, Inc., Instru Expense, $790.60; Cornhusker Intl. Trucks, Inc., Transportation, $682.80; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $139.79, Instru Expense    $166.05, Instru Expense, $166.06, Instru Expense, $88.65; ESU#8, Instru Expense, $8.31, Business Expense, $20.00, Instru Expense, $322.00, Sped Expense, $143.71, Instru Expense, $27.50, Instru Expense, $100.00; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $867.82; Elgin Review, Business Expense, $1,701.01, Board Expense, $75.47; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $80.00; GP Communications, Business Expense, $595.03; Growing Leaders, Instru Expense, $410.90; Hadley-Braithwait, Maintenance, $329.45; Hometown Station, Transportation, $787.77; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $116.25; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $2,360.58; K&T Central Plains, Maintenance, $681.94; KSB School Law, Business Expense, $93.00; LaQuinta Inn, Business Expense, $186.00; McGraw Hill, Instru Expense, $3,336.13; MARC, Maintenance, $755.40; MSM Enterprises, Sped Expense, $10.62; Olson’s Pest Technicians, Maintenance, $88.00; Onesource, Business Expense, $21.00; Precision Repair, Transportation, $334.29; Really Good Stuff, Instru Expense, $214.21; Reimbursement, $7,650.47; Sapp Bros, Maintenance, $12.21; Scholl, Randy, Maintenance, $311.00; School Specialty, Instru Expense, $109.00; Student Assurance Services, Business Expense, $502.50; Thompson, Heather, Title Expense, $1,000.00; The Thompson Co., Maintenance, $292.08; TMS, Business Expense, $40.45; UNL Haskell Ag Lab, Instru Expense, $58.75; West Music, Instru Expense, $399.50
Total Board Bills: $28,004.41
September Payroll: $213,514.70
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $241,519.11
President Steve Busteed called the 2018-2019 Budget Hearing to order at 7:34 p.m.  Supt. Polk presented the Board with the 2018-2019 Budget.  The General Fund Request is $2,120,776.75 with a levy of 0.303576 and the Special Building Fund Request is $209,675.76 with a levy of 0.030014 which is a total tax asking of $2,330,452.51 with a total levy of 0.33359.  President Busteed encouraged questions or comments from the public and board members.  Busteed closed the hearing at 7:45 p.m.
President Busteed opened the Special Hearing to Set the Final Tax Request at 7:45 p.m.  The General Fund Levy Request is 0.303576 and the Special Building Request is 0.030014 for a total Levy Request of 0.33359.  Busteed encouraged comments from the public and board members.  The hearing closed at 7:49 p.m.
President Busteed recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
There were no committee reports.
Principal Wemhoff reported on the start of school.
Supt. Polk reported on summer projects.  Track painting, crow’s nest and football field have not been completed yet.  The Clearwater and Elgin school administrators met and visited about area schools and their futures.  The Unified District is ending their 7-year agreement so they need to either renew or look at other possibilities.
In action items, Stan Heithoff motioned and Jones second to approve the 2018-19 district budget as presented, including tax asking of $2,330,452.51 (General Fund $2,120,776.75 and Special Building Fund $209,675.76).  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Jones motioned and Steve Heithoff second to approve the district property tax levy request at 0.33359 (0.303576 General Fund and 0.030014 Building Fund) as presented.  Motion carried, Vote 6-0.
Discussion was held on the Health & Wellness policy.  This policy should be reviewed every 3 years.
Stan Heithoff motioned to adjourn the meeting, Bob Hoefer second.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be October 10, 2018 at 7:45 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School.  Hearing for Internet and Computer Usage Policy will be held during the meeting
Respectfully submitted,
Doug Jones, Secretary
Paula Jensen, Recorder
–This is a draft copy and does not become official Elgin Public Board minutes until approved at the next regular or advertised meeting.
PUBLISH: September 19, 2018