Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
February 13, 2013, 7:30 PM
President Waterbury called the regular February Meeting to order at 7:32 p.m.  Board members present were Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Ryan Reestman, Laurie Waterbury, and Kim Wells.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Adam Patrick, Paula Jensen, Dennis Morgan, and Amy Klein.
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.
Kim Wells motioned and Stan Heithoff 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.
AmericInn, Instru Expense, $269.70;  AMH, Transportation, $90.00;  Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $66.30; Booklist, Instru Expense, $147.50; Boone Co Medical Clinic, Transportation, $75.00; Cedar View Carpentry, Maintenance    $75.00; CVA, Instru Expense, $94.35, Maintenance, $76.06; Dean’s Market, Instru Expense, $60.93, Maintenance, $25.35; Eakes, Instru Expense, $300.36, Maintenance, $45.00; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $1,840.20; Elgin Review, Business Expense, $422.50, Board Expense, $106.59; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $238.53; Flenniken Plmbg & Htg, Maintenance, $70.00; Floor Maint. & Supply, Maintenance, $22.20; Haddock, Instru Expense, $109.00; Hadley-Braithwait, Maintenance, $1,471.95; Harris, Business Expense, $177.90; HireRight, Transportation, $28.00; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $144.37; Kallhoff Electric, Maintenance, $302.09; Krier Technologies, Instru Expense, $2,700.00; Loup Valley Lighting, Maintenance, $335.75; MSM, SpEd Expense, $71.56; MidAmerica Books, Instru Expense, $165.25; MARC, Maintenance, $49.89; NASB, Board Expense, $3,387.00; NCSA, Board Expense, $205.00; NE Leadership Seminar, High Ability Learners, $300.00; Overland Rehab, SpEd Expense, $495.70; Playscripts, Instru Expense, $85.56; Precision Repair, Transportation, $34.47; Reader’s Digest, Instru Expense, $24.98; Reimbursement, $553.26; Schumacher, Maintenance, $75.00; The Station, Transportation, $305.81; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $145.44; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $123.21; Wells Fargo, $1,221.74; Zee Medical, Extracurric. Expense, $62.85
Total Board Bills: $16,601.35
February Payroll: $185,036.34
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $201,637.69
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
In correspondence, President Waterbury read information on running for the open position on the NASB legislative committee for region 17.   The Building & Grounds committee will meet with administration soon to go over projects.
Principal Patrick reported that the teachers have submitted their curriculum frameworks and NeSA writing tests are completed.  Details are being finalized on a summer school program for this year.  Information will be presented at a future board meeting.  He also looked ahead to upcoming calendar events.
Supt. Polk reported on the Education summit he had attended in Kearney.  He reported on Mr. Patrick’s visit with the city council to slow traffic around the school buildings.  The city council will need to make a resolution to add a 3-way stop at 5th & Cedar streets and blocking off traffic during the school day at 5th street by the gym.
Board goals were reviewed.
In action items, Steve Heithoff motioned and Stan Heithoff second to offer Adam Patrick a principal contract for 2013-14 school year.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Ryan Reestman motioned, Wells second to approve Board/Supt. evaluation instruments.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Standing committees were announced by President Waterbury.
Motion by Hoefer, second by Steve Heithoff to accept a resignation from Elaine Meyers with appreciation and regret effective at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned to approve APL “best practices” for school wide procedure/use and in staff evaluation as recommended by Mr. Patrick.  Second by Reestman.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Supt. Polk presented information on splitting preschool into two groups.  This would allow for a different curriculum for the older students (those preparing for kindergarten) and the younger students just entering preschool.  Motion by Stan Heithoff, second by Kim Wells to approve 2 sections of preschool beginning in 2013-14 school year.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Wells motioned, Reestman second to approve ESU 8 contracts for distance learning, art supplies, nursing, and special education.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned, Stan Heithoff second to approve changes to the yearly tentative agenda calendar Policy 203.09.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Motion by Stan Heithoff, second by Reestman to adjourn the meeting.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 8:43 p.m.
The next meeting will held on March 12, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School
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: February 20, 2013