ELGIN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD
Distance Learning Room, EPS
January 10, 2013, 7:30 PM
Supt. Dan Polk called the regular January 2013 meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Board members present were Ryan Reestman, Steve Heithoff, Laurie Waterbury, and Bob Hoefer. Kim Wells was absent. Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Adam Patrick, Dennis Morgan, Paula Jensen, Amy Selting, Tina Thiele-Blecher, Shirley Thorberg, Nick Heithoff, and Andrew Heithoff.
Supt. Polk led the “Pledge of Allegiance.” He also 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.
The first action item was to appoint a person to a two-year term since there were no candidates to fill the position. Laurie Waterbury motioned to appoint Stan Heithoff to fill the two-year term on the Elgin Public School Board. Ryan Reestman seconded the motion. All members present voted aye, motion carried.
Mr. Polk asked for nominations for board reorganization. Steve Heithoff nominated Laurie Waterbury for board president. Ryan Reestman seconded the motion. There being no further nominations, a roll call vote was held. Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Stan Heithoff, and Ryan Reestman voted yes, Waterbury voted no. Motion carried.
President Waterbury then took over the meeting and asked for nominations for Vice President. Stan Heithoff nominated Steve Heithoff for the position, Bob Hoefer second. Stan Heithoff motioned to cease nomination and Hoefer seconded. All present voted aye, motion carried. Kim Wells was nominated for Secretary by Steve Heithoff and seconded by Stan Heithoff. Hoefer motioned to cease nominations and Steve Heithoff seconded. All present voted aye, motion carried. Reestman then nominated Stan Heithoff for Treasurer and Hoefer seconded the motion. Steve Heithoff motioned to cease nominations and Reestman seconded the motion. All present voted aye, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff then motioned and Ryan Reestman seconded to designate the Official Depository of Funds as the Bank of Elgin, the Legal Newspaper as the Elgin Review, the Bus Inspector as Jonny Dodge, and the Superintendent as the Official to Apply for and Receive Federal Funds and the District’s Non-discrimination Compliance Officer. Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Stan Heithoff seconded to excuse Kim Wells from the January regular meeting. Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Ryan Reestman 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.
A to Z Vac & Sew, Maintenance, 2620-318-0, $135.85, repairs; AASA, Supt. Expense, 2320-630-0, $436.00, membership; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, 1100-410-2, $109.60, iron; Boone Co Medical Clinic, Transportation, 2750-690-3, $75.00, physcial; Bureau of Educ. & Research, Title Expense, 4310-600-0, $299.00, Dwyer-Young Lit; Central Community College, SpEd Expense, 1221-319-2, $20.00, inservice; Central NE Rehab., SpEd Expense, 1210-313-1, $564.13, OT; CVA, Instru Expense, 1100-410-2, $273.50, supplies; Centurion, Instru Expense, 1100-690-1-2, $528.09, smart shield; City of Elgin, Maintenance, 2610-323-0, $969.50, utilities; City of Neligh, Maintenance, 2610-329-0, $27.00, compactor fees; Dean’s Market, Instru Expense, 1100-410-1-2, $100.47, supplies, SpEd Expense, 1221-410-1, $20.01, pt. conf. supplies; Eakes, Instru Expense, 1100-410-2, $870.09, toner/supplies; ESU1, SpEd Expense, 4404-310-0, $225.00, audiologist; ESU8,,, “$35,928.56 “, Level 1/PreK other; Ebsco, Instru Expense, 2222-440-2, $765.56, subscriptions; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, 2750-336-3-4, “$1,683.71 “, fuel; Elgin Review, Business Expense, 2510-350-0, $371.50, newsletter/postage, Board Expense, 2310-350-0, $350.10, printing/advertising; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, 2510-318-0, $123.98, svc. Agrmt; Green Thumb Landscaping, Maintenance, 2610-329-0, “$2,380.65“, fertilizer/winterizer; Hadley-Braithwait, Maintenance, 2610-410-0, $341.55, supplies; Harding & Schultz, Board Expense, 2310-317-0, $275.20, legal service; Island Supply & Welding Co., Instru Expense, 1100-410-2, $71.30, cyl. Rental; Kallhoff Electric, Maintenance, 2610-410-0, $257.28, extra bulbs; “Kittelson, Jim”, Maintenance, 2620-690-0, $595.00, snow removal; Krier Technologies, Instru Expense, 1100-690-1-2, $520.00, remote support; MARC, Maintenance, 2610-410-0, $152.99, cleaner; Onesource, Instru Expense, 1100-690-1, $36.00, Cromer; Overland Rehab, SpEd Expense, 1210-313-0, $132.75, PT; Pioneer Manufacturing, Maintenance, 2610-410-0, $149.95, cleaner; Precision Repair, Transportation, 2750-690-4, $209.46, inspections/repairs; Protex, Maintenance, 2610-410-0, $8.55, parts Reimbursement, “$1,384.66 “, Dec. reimbursement; Schumacher, Maintenance, 2610-329-0, $75.00, exterm.; The Station, Transportation, 2750-336-3-4, $375.33, fuel; Verizon Business, Business Expense, 2510-342-0, $147.70, phone; Volkman Plmbg & Htg, Maintenance, 2620-318-0, $344.92, repairs; Wells Fargo,,, “$1,336.94 “, Nov. Charges; Zaner-Bloser, Instru Expense, 1100-410-1, $27.99, desk strips,
Total Board Bills: “$52,699.87“,
January Payroll: “$184,238.75“,
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: “$236,938.62“
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
There was no Correspondence or Standing Committee reports.
Principal Patrick reported on the parent meeting held January 3rd for the 1:1 computer program. He also visited with the parents at that time about the new late work policy in place for 2nd semester. He has asked all math, language arts, and science teachers to be using the Check4Learning system of testing before the state assessment. Teachers are preparing their curriculum framework due February 1.
The board reviewed the Activities Director report submitted by Carlie Wells.
Supt. Polk reported on maintenance items that will be completed soon. He asked if the board wanted the Supt. evaluations reworded for future use and if the board self-evaluation needed to be handled different. He updated the board on technology items and the upcoming Northern Tier Elementary Teacher meeting.
In action items, Steve Heithoff motioned to approve policy 612.15, 612.16 and 612.17 of the SPED policies on second reading. Hoefer seconded. Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Reestman second to approve amendment to negotiated agreement whereby the school board will pay the difference in deductible for medical insurance during the 2013-2104 school year only. Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Andrew Heithoff and Nick Heithoff presented information about senior sneak on March 14, 15, 16, & 17th. Reestman motioned and Steve Heithoff second to approve the use of school vans for senior sneak on those dates. Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned to recognize the Elgin Education Association as the official bargaining unit for certified staff negotiations for 2014-15. Steve Heithoff second. Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Motion by Stan Heithoff, second by Reestman to adjourn the meeting. All voted aye. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
The board will hold its annual retreat on January 23, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the EPS Distance Learning Room. The next regular board meeting will be held February 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM at the EPS Distance Learning Room.
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: January 23, 2013
ELGIN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD