ELGIN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD
Distance Learning Room, EPS
February 12, 2014, 7:30 PM
President Waterbury called the regular February Meeting to order at 7:31 p.m. Board members present were Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Ryan Reestman, Laurie Waterbury, and Steve Busteed. Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Greg Wemhoff, Paula Jensen, Dennis Morgan, Tina Thiele-Blecher, Kim Zwingman, Dorothy Heithoff, Ivy Prater, Brent Kallhoff, and Benton Rodgers.
President Waterbury led the “Pledge of Allegiance.” Waterbury 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.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Previous Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 6-0.
A to Z Vac & Sew, Maintenance, $125.30; AgEd.Net, Instru Expense, $369.00; Baltic Networks, Instru Expense, $628.11; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $353.17; Bud’s Sanitary Service, Maintenance, $113.92; Captial Tours, Misc. Expense, $1,400.00; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $375.89; Central Valley Ag, Instru Expense, $27.93, Maintenance, $213.60, Transportation, $75.40; City of Elgin, Maintenance, $679.25; Corner Service and Tire, Transportation, $55.15; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $59.77, Instru Expense, $32.01, Instru Expense, $17.47; Eakes, Instru Expense, $235.93; EBSCO, Instru Expense, $718.59; ESU #8, $31,989.34; Elgin Appliance, Maintenance, $1,502.00; Elgin EEA, Instru Expense, $652.48; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $1,607.01, Instru Expense, $27.67; Elgin Review, Business Expense, $551.50, Board Expense, $89.47; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $99.98; Follett Library Resources, Instru Expense, $206.12; GP Comm, Business Expense, $931.59; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $185.97; Kallhoff Electric, Maintenance, $2,737.04; Kittelson, Jim, Maintenance, $170.00; Lenovo, Instru Expense, $1,029.00; Lighting & Maintenance, Maintenance, $596.20; MARC, Maintenance, $403.28; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $617.35; NASB, Board Expense, $3,422.00; Public Risk Management, Board Expense, $100.00; Quality Iron & Metal, Instru Expense, $60.00, Reimbursement, $1,807.30; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $75.00; Steven’s Medical Clinic, Transportation, $96.00; The Station, Transportation, $662.95; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $212.96; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $83.00; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $500.00
Total Board Bills: $55,895.70
February Payroll: $176,988.32
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $232,884.02
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
There was no correspondence. President Waterbury reminded the board to review their new goals.
Principal Wemhoff reported that NeSA writing tests were completed. The teachers attended an inservice on February 3rd regarding MAPS testing. JH students had attended MathCounts competition in Columbus. Grades 7-12 attended a guest speaker against Bullying at Clearwater High School. Upcoming events include student-led conferences, senior sneak, and NeSA testing.
Supt. Polk reported on upcoming legislative bills, football field improvements, contracts with ESU8 and Principal Wemhoff’s contract.
In action items, Dorothy Heithoff representing Post Prom Committee requested the use of a school bus and driver to transport students to Post Prom Event at the YMCA in Norfolk on April 5th. Steve Heithoff motioned and Ryan Reestman second to approve transportation request for school bus and driver for Post Prom. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Ivy Prater representing the senior class requested the use of two school vans for senior sneak to Minneapolis, MN on March 21-23. Stan Heithoff motioned and Steve Busteed second to approve transportation request for use of two school vans for senior sneak. All voted aye, motion carried.
Bids for athletic field lighting were opened on Tuesday, February 11. After discussion of the bids, Reestman motioned to approve football field lighting turnkey bid from Midwest Electric in the amount of $51,500. Steve Heithoff seconded the motion and all voted aye, motion carried.
Discussion was held on bleacher plans for the football field. Steve Busteed motioned Stan Heithoff second to accept the estimate from Heartland Seating with 42” elevated bleachers for a total cost of $38,445. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Bob Hoefer second to approve the principal’s contract for Greg Wemhoff. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
President Waterbury presented the school board committees for this year.
Supt. Polk asked the board to reapprove the contracts currently held with the ESU8. EPS currently has contracts for SPED services, nurse services, technology services, and art supplies. Reestman motioned and Busteed second to approve contracts with ESU8. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve tentative school calendar as presented for 2014-15 school year. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Hoefer motioned and Busteed second to approve second reading of Section 500 of board policy. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve first reading of Section 600 of board policy. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Motion by Reestman, second by Stan Heithoff to adjourn the meeting. All voted aye. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
The next meeting will held on March 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School
Ryan Reestman, 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: February 26, 2014
O’NEILL — Points were scarce for the Wolfpack in the first half and that proved to be the difference as Atkinson West Holt defeated EPPJ 59 to 37 in the opening round of the C2-10 Subdistrict Basketball Tournament.
The loss ends the season for the Wolfpack.
A complete writeup on the game will be in next week’s newspaper.
The Wolfpack Dance Team participated - for the first time ever - at the Nebraska State Dance Contest. The contest was held this past Saturday in Grand Island. The team placed third in Jazz and seventh in Pom.According to sponsor Lauren Vaisvilas, the team competed in the C2 class on Saturday afternoon. “It was a long day,” she said, as the competition started at 3:30 and the girls didn’t finish until 9:15 that night. Vaisvilas said each team performed once in each of their categories. Congratulations to the team! Wolfpack dance team members this year who competed at the state competition Saturday were (front row, l-r): Kayla Nelson, Jill Schindler, Jordan Mescher, Casey Pelster, Allison Beckman and Sharla Schindler. Back row: Ivy Prater, Karissa Dicke, Liz Selting, Taya Voborny and Brie Gossman. E-R file photo
Students at Pope John are preparing for the school’s 47th annual musical on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Long-time musical followers and alumni may remember the 1974 and 1989 productions of “Once Upon a Mattress.” This fun and zany fairy-tale will again come alive on the St. Boniface stage, featuring a variety of talented cast and crew members.
“Once Upon a Mattress” tells the story of the well-known fairy-tale, The Princess and the Pea. However, the minstrel telling the story recounts the tale a little differently than you might remember! King Sextimus has been struck mute due to an unfortunate curse, and his controlling wife, Queen Aggravain, has taken over the kingdom. In order to ensure her reign will continue, she has decreed that every princess vying for her son’s hand in marriage must pass a test. No one else in the kingdom can marry until Prince Dauntless is wed. The knights and ladies in the kingdom, led by Lady Larken and Sir Harry set out to find a princess who can pass the test. Their hope is heightened when Winnifred the Woebegone arrives at the castle. A jester and wizard round out the cast of characters. Join the entire kingdom as they wait to see if Princess “Fred” can pass the test!
The Q125 history book is almost a done deal for Elgin. The book committee will be receiving their final proof from the printer any day now to give their okay to. Once it has been received the green light, they will be providing the printer with the number of copies to print.
If you have sent in your form and payment, everything is set for your book.
On the other hand, if you haven’t sent in your payment (with the form from the brochure) its almost too late!
The committee will receive final orders with payment until Friday, March 7, 2014. If payment is not received by this deadline, any unpaid order will be disregarded.
A very limited number of extra copies will be ordered above the number of paid books on file. If you haven’t paid and reserved a copy, the extras will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and once they are gone, they are gone since this is a limited edition.
To order your book before the deadline, pick up a form at various businesses around Elgin including The Steel Steed (front entryway), Elgin Pharmacy, the Elgin Review, the Bank of Elgin and Dean’s Market. Fill out the form and include payment. Cost is $65 per copy.
Forms and payment should be mailed to Q125 Book, PO Box 58, Elgin, NE 68636
If you have questions concerning your order, please email the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org