Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular July Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
July 12, 2012, 7:30 PM
President Laurie Waterbury called the Regular July Board Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Board members present were Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff, Ryan Reestman, Steve Heithoff, and Bob Hoefer.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Adam Patrick, and Lynell Morgan.
Ryan Reestman motioned to excuse Kim Wells’ absence from the meeting, Stan Heithoff second.  All voted yes, motion carried.
President Waterbury welcomed Supt. Dan Polk to the Elgin Public School system.
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.
Reestman motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Regular Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 5-0.
Arbor Scientific, Instru Expense, $234.14; Beckman Lumber, Maintenance, $11.91; Cambium Learning, Instru Expense, $709.19; Cengage Learning, Instru Expense, $578.60; Central Nebraska Rehab, SpEd Expense, $295.76; City of Elgin, Operation Plant, “$1,439.00“; City of Neligh, Maintenance, $30.00; Classroom Direct, Instru Expense, $588.23; Creative Teaching, Instru Expense, $23.21; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $53.86; Digital River, Instru Expense, $239.80; Eakes, Instru Expense, $533.55; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $114.08; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $175.58; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $99.59; EPS-School Specialty, Instru Expense, $29.88; Flinn Scientific, Instru Expense, $76.23; Frey Scientific, Instru Expense, $29.14; Gopher, Instru Expense, “$1,445.54“; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, $111.36; Haddock, Instru Expense, “$2,560.50“; Hadley Braithwait, Maintenance, $108.90; Harding & Schultz, Board Expense, $244.90; Highsmith, Instru Expense, $295.40; Hire Right, Transportation, $27.15; Houchen Bindery, Instru Expense, $141.60; H-M Harcourt, “$4,513.33“; Interstate Music, Instru Expense, $91.30; Island Supply & Welding Co., Instru Expense, $41.40; JW Pepper, Instru Expense, $132.84; Kaplan, Instru Expense, $241.14; Lakeshore, Instru Expense, $29.95; Loup Valley Lighting, Maintenance, $343.00; McGraw-Hill, Instru Expense, “$1,849.28“; MSM, SpEd Expense, $9.86; Music is Elementary, Instru Expense, $49.89; Nasco, Instru Expense, $663.33; NASB, Board Expense, $80.00; NCSA, Instru Expense, $580.00; Norfolk Daily News, Instru Expense, $100.00; NWEA, Business Expense, $150.00; Oriental Trading, Instru Expense, $30.99; Pearson Education, SpEd Expense, $511.73; Prestwick House, Instru Expense, $449.35; Really Good Stuff, Instru Expense, $62.66; Reimbursement, $919.12; Scholastic, Instru Expense, $80.93; School Specialty, Instru Expense, “$1,222.65“; Schumacher, Operation Plant, $72.50; SOCS, Instru Expense, “$1,283.00“; Super Duper Publications, SpEd Expense, $69.95; Superior Showboard, Instru Expense, $61.00; Teacher Direct, Instru Expense, $73.10; Teacher Discovery, Instru Expense, $57.05; The Baldwin Group, Instru Expense, $169.55; The Station, Transportation, $421.65; Trend, Instru Expense, $77.95; Triarco, Instru Expense, $422.85; United Art & Education, Instru Expense, $189.13; Upstart, Instru Expense, $42.40; “Vanis, Sue”, Instru Expense, $500.00; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $200.00; Vernier, Instru Expense, $102.00; Ward’s Nat. Science, Instru Expense, $332.98; William Sadlier, Instru Expense, “$1,708.59“; Wingate (Kearney), Board Expense, $77.00; Youth Light, Instru Expense, $76.85; Zaner-Bloser, Instru Expense, $338.37
Total Board Bills: “$28,625.77“
July Payroll: “$168,300.44“
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: “$196,926.21“
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
No board correspondence or committee reports were given.
In the principal’s report, Mr. Patrick reported that last Monday he had attended crisis training with Sheriff Bob Moore in South Sioux City, NE.  He is still checking with additional companies for banners in the gym.  He gave an update to the board on Wolfpack activities committee meeting.
In action items, Stan Heithoff motioned and Steve Heithoff second to approve 2012-2013 handbooks for elementary students, teachers, and staff as amended.  Vote 5-0, motion approved.
Bob Hoefer motioned, Reestman second to purchase a new milk cooler for $2,533 as recommended by the lunch committee.  Motion carried, vote 5-0.
Motion by Stan Heithoff, second by Reestman to transfer $2,500 to the wolfpack account.  Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned, Reestman second to approve the certificated staff negotiated agreement as amended for 2012-13 and 2013-14.  Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Reestman second to approve Schmitt Construction bid to repair buildings at football field for $5,089.00 and to approve bid for gym building and gray building from Scarborough Roofing $27,646 to be paid by insurance.  Board also directs Supt. Polk to have adjuster re-evaluate the upper gym roof and to have Scarborough Roofing do the work.  Vote 5-0, motion approved.
Supt. Polk reported that he will have a presentation for ALL staff at the beginning of the school year and would like to invite any board members who can attend to do so as well.  He has just begun to look at the budget and further information will be available in the months ahead.  The depreciation fund has been moved to a checking account for easier access to the funds.
Reestman motioned, Steve Heithoff second to adjourn the meeting.  All voted aye, motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 9:04 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be August 9, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room.
Respectfully submitted,
Steve Heithoff, Vice Chairman
–This is a draft copy and does not become official Elgin Public Board minutes until approved at the next regular or advertised meeting.
Publish: July 25, 2012              ZNEZ