Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education


Special August Meeting & Budget Workshop

Distance Learning Room, EPS

August 24, 2011, 7:30 PM

President Laurie Waterbury called the Special August 24, 2011 Board Meeting to order at 7:32 PM.  Board members present were, Laurie Waterbury, Steve Heithoff, Kim Wells, Stan Heithoff, Ryan Reestman, and Bob Hoefer.  Also present were Superintendent Steve Dennis and Principal Adam Patrick.

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.

Ryan Reestman motioned and Kim Wells 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.

Blue Raven Tech., Instru Expense, $107.33; Corner Service & Tire, Transportation, “$1,106.82“; Depreciation Fund transfer, “$210,000.00“; Eakes, Maintenance exp, $72.91; ESU #7, Title IIA, $450.00; Elgin Body & Glass, Transportation, $273.00; Elgin Football, Transportation, $600.00; Elkhorn RPPD, Operation Plant, “$25,000.00“; Green Thumb, Maintenance exp, “$1,370.87“; Haddock Corp., Instru Expense, “$1,040.00“; Hot Lunch Fund, transfer, “$20,000.00“; Hadley-Braithwait, Maintenance exp, $105.95; Hampton Inn Kearney, Supt. Expense, $251.85, Principal Expense, $251.85; Industrial Shelving, Instru Expense, $179.25; Island Supply & Welding, Instru Expense, $42.78; Library Media Conn., Instru Expense, $59.00; NE Career Info. Sys., Guidance, $440.00; Norfolk Daily News, Instru Expense, $90.00; Protex, Maintenance exp, $227.99; Rug Doctor, Maintenance exp, $599.93; Sanford L.P., Instru Expense, $22.00; School Specialty, Instru Expense, $549.67; Schumacher Exterm., Operation Plant, $72.50; Source Gas, Operation Plant, “$35,000.00“; Weekly Reader, Instru Expense, $54.45; Wolfpack Transfer, “$2,500.00“.

Total Board Bills: “$300,468.15“

August Additional Payroll: “$11,990.57“

Total Board Bills/Payroll: “$312,458.72“

In Action Items, Wells motioned and Steve Heithoff second to approve the transfer of $20,000 to the Lunch Fund.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Ryan Reestman motioned and Wells second to trade-in 2 vans that are no longer legal to transport students and purchase 2 vans for a total of $43,308.00 after trade-in.   Motion carried, vote 6-0.

Steve Heithoff moved to transfer $210,000 to the Depreciation Account.  Bob Hoefer second the motion.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Reestman motioned to approve the prepayment of utility bills for electricity in the amount of $25,000 and gas in the amount of $35,000.  Stan Heithoff second the motion and all voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Reestman motioned and Steve Heithoff second to approve the certified staff negotiated agreement for 2011-12.  All voted aye, motion carried.

In discussion items, Supt. Dennis released the enrollment numbers for the 2011-12 school year.  Preschool has 20 students, K-6 has 76 students, and 7-12 has 77 students.

Supt. Dennis presented the tentative 2011-12 budget to the board.  Discussion was held and the tentative numbers for the general fund show a tax asking of $2,270,219.17 with a levy of 0.677202.  The Special Building Fund shows a tax asking of $121,212.12 with a levy of 0.036157.  Total tax asking is $2,391,431.29 with a total levy of 0.713359 for the 2011-12 school year, compared to 0.778903 for the 2010-2011 school year.

Hoefer motioned and Steve Heithoff second to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried, vote 6-0.  The meeting adjourned at 9:09 p.m.

The next regular meeting of the Elgin Public School Board will be September 8, 2011 in the Distance Learning Room.  The budget hearing will begin at 7:10 p.m. followed by the hearing to set the budget levy at 7:20 p.m.  The regular meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kim Wells, Secretary

–This is a draft copy and does not become official Elgin Public Board minutes until approved at the next regular or advertised meeting.

Publish: August 31, 2011