Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular March Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
March 8, 2012, 7:30 PM
President Waterbury called the regular March 2012 Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Board members present were Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Ryan Reestman, Laurie Waterbury, and Kim Wells.  Also present were Superintendent Steve Dennis, Principal Adam Patrick, Dennis Morgan, Barb Bode, and Stacy Shumake-Henn.
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 Ryan Reestman second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Previous Meetings, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 6-0.
BankFirst(Volkman Plmbg), Maintenance, “$2,519.14“; Blackboard Connect, Business Expense, $563.85; Cash-Wa, Maintenance, $7.40; CVA, Instru Expense, $60.88, Maintenance, $32.76; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $35.03, Instru Expense, $143.73; Dress Rehearsal Cost. Shoppe, Instru Expense, $35.80; ESU #8, $485.00; Eakes, Instru Expense, $284.17, Instru Expense, $165.08; EBSCO, Instru Expense, “$2,985.00“; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, “$2,601.06“; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $123.95; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $201.23; Elkhorn RPPD, Maintenance, $435.26; Fairfield Inn & Suites, Supt. Expense, $79.95; Flenniken Plmbg&Htg, Maintenance, “$1,148.55“; Floor Maint. & Supply, Maintenance, $65.25; Grand Island PT, SpEd Expense, $342.97; Great Plains Comm, Business Expense, $111.20; Hadley Braithwait, Maintenance, $490.40; Harding & Schultz, Board Expense, $17.89; HireRight, Transportation, $79.00; Jerry’s Feed, Maintenance, $79.88; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $535.03; Kittelson Home Repair, Maintenance, $680.00; Midwest Floor Spec., Maintenance, $130.40; NASB, Board Expense, “$2,627.00”; NCSAdmins, Supt. Expense, $185.00; Patterson Medical Supply, Transportation, $59.75; Reader’s Digest, Instru Expense, $24.98; Reimbursement, $726.61; School Specialty, Furniture, “$2,872.64“; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $145.00; SDE, Title IIA, $199.00; The Station, Transportation, $518.53; Tyler Technologies, Business Expense, “$1,751.80“; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $374.90; Wordware Inc., Business Expense, “$1,354.05“
Total Board Bills: “$25,279.12“
March Payroll: “$179,362.31“
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: “$204,641.43“
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
Principal Patrick reported on MAPS testing completed this week and previewed three online credit recovery programs for students to get back on track to graduate.  Discussion was held on Odyssey Ware, Apex, and Compass programs.  For this summer, the Apex program will be used with current students.
Special Recognition was given to Antelope County Spelling Bee —7th-8th grade division- 2nd place Taylor Sehi; 3rd place, Alois Warner;   5th-6th grade division- 4th place Hunter Reestman.  Academic All-State—Wrestling- Brett Kinney; Girls Basketball- Stephanie Bode & Lauren Selting (PJ); Boys Basketball- Nick Heithoff & Lee Bartak (PJ); Speech- Ivy Prater.  Special Recognition was also given to the Wolfpack Girls’ Basketball team:  Championship at Cedar Valley Holiday Tournament; 2nd Place Finish in the NVC Tournament; and District C-2 5 Runner-up Finish.  Wolfpack Wrestlers:  1st place in the Elgin Invitational Tourney and state qualifiers, Shane Beckman (PJ) & Brett Kinney
In action items, Steve Heithoff motioned and Bob Hoefer second to approve second reading of Board Policy 505.06, Corporal Punishment.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Reestman second to approve second reading of Board Policy 1005.01, Public complaints as amended.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve Board Policy 203.06, Board Committees as amended.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Kim Wells motioned and Hoefer second to approve contract with Grand Island Physical Therapy for 2012-13 school year.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Reestman motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve spring activities and coaches.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Reestman motioned and Bob Hoefer second to approve getting bids the facilities projects recommended by Building & Grounds Committee.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Wells second to approve updated NASB Board Self-Assessment form and updated NASB Supt. Evaluation form.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Supt. Dennis reported on the upcoming Title 1 Parent meeting on March 12, 2012.  He presented the 2010-11 Annual Report and a proposed school calendar for 2012-13.
Stan Heithoff motioned to enter closed session for Teacher/Administrator negotiations to protect the public interest and the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual, and if the individual has not requested a public meeting.  Reestman  second.  President Waterbury restated the motion.  All voted aye, motion carried.  The Board entered closed session at 9:41 p.m.  The Board returned to open session at 10:17 p.m.  No action taken.
Motion by Stan Heithoff, second by Wells to adjourn the meeting.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 10:20 p.m.
The next meeting will held on April 11, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School
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: March 14, 2012