Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular June Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
June 11, 2012, 8:00 PM
President Waterbury called the regular June 2012 Meeting to order at 8:00 p.m.  Board members present were Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Laurie Waterbury, Kim Wells, Ryan Reestman, and Bob Hoefer.  Also present were Superintendent Steve Dennis, Principal Adam Patrick, Paula Jensen, Dennis Morgan, and Char Carpenter.
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.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Ryan Reestman 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.
Allied Insurance, Business Expense, $100.00; Boone Co. Health Center, Transportation, $75.00; Cash-Wa, Maintenance, $137.00; CVA, Instru Expense, $54.57, Maintenance, $701.62;
Corner Service & Tire, Transportation, $100.12; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $6.49, Instru Expense, $97.53; Dell, Instru Expense, $972.58; ESU#1, Instru Expense, $100.00; Elgin Equipment & Machine, Maintenance, $105.65; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, “$1,483.58“, Instru Expense, $47.87; Elgin Pharmacy, Instru Expense, $17.44; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $98.50, Business Expense, $79.50; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $304.14; Elkhorn RPPD, Maintenance, “$2,575.30“; Flenniken Plmbg., Maintenance, $383.50; Great Plains Comm, Business Expense, $116.21; Haddock, Instru Expense, “$4,383.00“; Hadley Braithwait, Maintenance, $190.75; Harding & Schultz, Board Expense, $370.72; Henn Electrical, Maintenance, $135.00; Island Supply & Welding, Instru Expense, $42.78; Jerry’s Feed, Business Expense, $36.50; Junior Library Guild, Instru Expense, $549.00; McGraw-Hill, Instru Expense, “$1,091.20“; MARC, Maintenance, $200.72; NASB, Board Expense, “$3,144.77“; Omaha World Herald, Board Expense, $297.72; Onesource, Instru Expense, $16.00; Precision Repair, Transportation, $467.77; Reimbursement, “$1,687.58“; Renaissance Learning Inc., Instru Expense, “$1,798.00“; Schumacher Extermination, Maintenance, $72.50; Student Fee’s, $389.00; The Station, Transportation, $796.69; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $302.78; Willsie co., Instru Expense, $79.78; Winners’ Circle, Instru Expense, $108.00
Total Board Bills: “$23,716.86“
June Payroll: “$178,060.78“
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: “$201,777.64“
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.  Char Carpenter commented on the driver’s education program.
President Waterbury thanked Supt. Dennis for his years of service at Elgin Public School.  In Committee Reports, the Lunch Program committee reported on items that need to be replaced in the school kitchen as well as other items that need repair.  They will acquire bids and report back to the board.
Principal Patrick gave a report on graduation, honor roll and the completion of the school year.  Discussion was held on the credit appeal process and the board policy committee will revisit the policy.  Mr. Patrick was instructed to proceed with a Elgin Public School Facebook page to be used as a communication device for parents, patrons, and alumni.  In the activities director report, Patrick reported on the state track and golf meets and announced that Elkhorn Valley, Neligh-Oakdale, and West Holt were approved to join the Niobrara Valley Conference in the 2013-14 school year.
Special Recognition was given to NSAA Academic All-State:  Music – Ivy Prater; Golf – Nicklaus Heithoff; Girls Track – Ashley Bode & Ivy Prater; Boys Track – Brett Kinney.  Wolfpack Golf:  C-3 District Runner-up and State Qualifiers – Andrew Heithoff , Kyle Heithoff, Nick Heithoff, Tyler Childers, and Evan Parks.
In action items, Kim Wells motioned and Steve Heithoff second to approve an increase in lunch prices changing the Preschool thru 6th grade price to $2.00 per meal and the Grades 7-12 price to $2.25 per meal.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Reestman motioned to approve the salary increase for classified staff, Stan Heithoff second.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Steve Heithoff second to approve the salary increase for preschool – Grade 12 Principal at $79,000.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Discussion was held on upkeep of the promethean boards in the classrooms.  Reestman motioned and Wells second to approve Haddock Care Preventative Maintenance program for approximately $2,560.50 annually.  Stan Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Reestman, Waterbury, and Wells voted aye, Steve Heithoff voted no.  Vote 5-1, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Reestman second to approve the transportation report.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned, Wells second to approve purchase of rolled carpet installed in the Spanish classroom, bookkeeper office, music office, elementary work room, and gym steps for the amount of $7,771.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Schmitt Construction has begun summer projects at the school.  Stan Heithoff motioned, Reestman second to approve partial payment of summer project bill to Schmitt Construction in the amount of $5,379.28.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Reestman motioned to approve purchase of a 2013 Bluebird stock demo bus from Central Nebraska Equipment for $87,250.00 if available or order a 2013 Bluebird 71-passenger with similar specs.  Stan Heithoff second the motion.  All voted aye, motion carried.
The school board was asked if the community could use the football bleachers for the Bull-O-Rama on June 16th.  Stan Heithoff motioned, Wells second to approve use of the football bleachers for the Bull-O-Rama on June 16, 2012.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Supt. Dennis reported on the Title 1 Schoolwide approval for the elementary.  He discussed the storm damage at the school.  The insurance adjustor and Guaranteed Roofing were here to inspect the roofs.  A report will be coming from the insurance adjustor.  Supt. Dennis has met with incoming Supt. Dan Polk about preliminary budget information.  In the quarterly administrator report, he discussed the writing assessment results and the change in scoring which resulted in new baseline scores.
President Waterbury reported on the School Law Seminar that she had attended in Kearney.
Stan Heithoff motioned to enter closed session for teacher negotiations to protect the public interest.  Ryan Reestman second.  President Waterbury restated the motion.  All voted aye, motion carried.  The Board entered closed session at 10:02 p.m.  The Board returned to open session at 10:33 p.m.  No action taken.
The board discussed agenda items of board goals and expectations of Supt. for a workshop with Marcia Herring, Director of Supt. search services, and Mr. Polk.  The meeting will be held on July 22, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School.
Motion by Steve Heithoff, second by Reestman to adjourn the meeting.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 10:51 p.m.
The next meeting will held on July 12, 2012 in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School.  A hearing for the Student Fee Policy 504.19 at 7:15 p.m., Bully Prevention Policy 504.20 at 7:20 p.m., and Parent Involvement Policy 1005.03 at 7:25 p.m. followed by the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Kim Wells, 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: June 20, 2012