Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
March 12, 2013, 7:30 PM
President Waterbury called the regular March 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 Dan Polk, Principal Adam Patrick, Paula Jensen, Dennis Morgan, Sue Vanis, Tina Thiele-Blecher, Brett Kinney, Blake Anderson, Dylan Behnk, and Jaime Hoefer.
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 Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 6-0.
A to Z Vac & Sew, Maintenance, $182.75; AFM Media, Extracurric. Expense, $99.00; Antelope Co. Clerk, Board Expense, $206.91, Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $192.88, Blackboard Inc., Business Expense, $582.75, Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $1,035.41, Corner Service & Tire, Transportation, $79.80, Danko, Maintenance, $788.00, Dean’s Market, Instru Expense, $184.80, Maintenance, $28.51, SpEd Expense, $8.53, Eakes, Instru Expense, $76.99, Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $2,177.13, Instru Expense, $56.94, Elgin Review, Business Expense, $417.00, Board Expense, $66.49, Elgin Pharmacy, Maintenance, $2.66, ESU#1, Principal Expense, $265.00, Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $142.61, Instru Expense, $664.40, Follett Library, Instru Expense, $817.08, Haddock, Instru Expense, $208.00, Hadley-Braithwait, Maintenance, $216.40, Harding & Schultz, Board Expense, $75.00, HireRight, Transportation, $66.70, Island Supply, Instru Expense, $958.36, Jerry’s Feed Service, Business Expense, $14.99, Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $893.77, Kallhoff Electric, Maintenance, $208.71, Kittelson, Jim, Maintenance, $467.50, Ken’s Band Instrument Rpr, Instru Expense, $58.00, Kooi Communications, Maintenance, $144.00, Love Signs, Bld Equipment, $779.34, Midwest Floor Spec., Maintenance, $262.40, NASB, Board Expense, $255.00, NRCSA, Board Expense, $180.00, Precision Repair, Transportation, $9.95, Public Risk Management, Board Expense, $100.00, Reimbursement, $982.14, Salem Press, Instru Expense, $495.00, Schumacher, Maintenance, $75.00, The Station, Transportation, $334.42, Thompson Co., Maintenance, $92.10, Volkman Plmbg & Htg, Business Expense, $429.62, Wanek Pharmacy, Health Expense, $10.97, Wells Fargo, $798.08, Wordware, Inc., Business Expense, $1,354.05
Total Board Bills: $17,545.14
March Payroll: $184,082.99
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $201,628.13
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
Committee Reports item was moved to the end of the meeting.
Principal Patrick asked students to report on recent activities. Brett Kinney, Blake Anderson, and Dylan Behnk reported on results from FFA contests they had participated in. They also spoke about the upcoming state convention and state degree recipients. Jaime Hoefer reported on a field trip taken by the 8th grade music class to the National Museum of Music in Vermillion, SD.
Patrick reported that MAPS testing was nearing completion and results would be available for the next meeting. He reviewed the new class schedule with the board noting some of the changes made.
The Activities Director report was submitted by Carlie Wells.
Supt. Polk reported on upcoming maintenance projects that would be covered in the Buildings & Grounds committee report. He distributed evaluation materials for the Supt. evaluation.
In action items, Steve Heithoff motioned and Kim Wells second to approve board goals for 2013-14 school year. All voted aye, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Reestman second to approve the school calendar for the 2013-14 school year. All voted aye, motion carried.
Kim Wells motioned to accept the resignation of Heidi Rethmeier with appreciation and regret. Motion seconded by Reestman. All voted aye, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Reestman second to accept the resignation of Amy Selting with appreciation and regret. All voted aye, motion carried.
Reestman motioned, Steve Heithoff second to accept the resignation of Adam Patrick with appreciation and regret. All voted aye, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned, second by Bob Hoefer to approve the teacher contract of Kerri Drueke for the position of media/technology. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Reestman motioned, Stan Heithoff second to approve the teacher contract of Ken Newcomb for the position of STEM/middle school math. All voted aye, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Reestman second to approve the offering of teacher contracts with a due date of April 2, 2013. All voted aye, motion carried.
Discussion was held on the wording of the Supt. Contract. Steve Heithoff motioned to approve the contract wording of the Supt. contract with the main points of 230 working days and changing to a 2-year rollover contract subject to review by school attorney. Reestman seconded the motion and all voted aye. Motion carried.
The school board reviewed a list of summer maintenance projects and repairs. Supt. Polk was thanked for his work with the building & grounds committee and for compiling the report. Supt. Polk was asked to get prices on the larger projects and report back at the April meeting.
Motion by Stan Heithoff, second by Reestman to adjourn the meeting. All voted aye. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:51 p.m.
The next meeting will held on April 10 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: March 27, 2013