Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular Meeting
EPS Distance Learning Room
June 13, 2013, 7:30 PM
President Waterbury called the regular June Meeting to order at 7:32 p.m.  Board members present were Steve Busteed, Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Ryan Reestman, and Laurie Waterbury.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Paula Jensen, Dennis Morgan, Randy Eisenhauer, Krista Eisenhauer, and Tina Thiele-Blecher.
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 Busteed took the Oath of Office as a newly appointed board member.
Bob Hoefer arrived at 7:35 p.m.
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.
Allied Insurance, Business Expense, $100.00; Apple, Instru Expense, “$37,286.18“; at&t, Business Expense, $20.00; Caronlina, Instru Expense, $160.73; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $697.14; Cengage, Instru Expense, “$3,074.50”; CVA, Instru Expense, $401.84; Maintenance, $80.66; Corner Service & Tire, Transportation, $90.38; Curriculum Associates, Instru Expense, $122.98; Danko, Maintenance, $44.17; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $43.27; Instru Expense, $177.65; Dell, Instru Expense, “$17,326.95”; Elgin Equipment & Machine, Maintenance, $58.45; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, “$1,205.40”; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $107.39; Elkhorn RPPD, Maintenance, $147.33; Flinn Scientific, Instru Expense, $200.40; Gopher, Instru Expense, $525.33; Hadley Braithwait, Maintenance, $301.65; Harding & Schultz, Board Expense, “$2,825.00“; Interstate Music, Instru Expense, $196.19; Island Supply & Welding, Instru Expense, $71.30; Jerry’s Feed, Business Expense, $84.86; Maintenance, $22.56; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $249.81; Learning Zone, Instru Expense, $84.85; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $19.72; Nasco, Instru Expense, $83.36; NASB, Board Expense, $140.00; Neff Co., Instru Expense, $45.00; Northern Agri Services, Instru Expense, $24.56; Oriental Trading, Instru Expense, $128.74; Overland Rehab, SpEd Expense, $862.36; Protex, Maintenance, $382.37; Really Good Stuff, Instru Expense, $108.43; Reimbursement, “$1,522.78”; Sapp Bros., Maintenance, $9.50; School Specialty, Instru Expense, $450.54; Schumacher Extermination, Maintenance, $75.00; Softchoice, Instru Expense, $169.88; Teacher’s Discovery, Instru Expense, $26.85; TEK-HUT, Instru Expense, “$1,900.00”; The Station, Transportation, $907.04; The Thompson Co., Maintenance, $92.10; United Art and Education, Instru Expense, $164.42; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $289.89; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $76.16; Ward’s, Instru Expense, $407.18; Winners’ Circle, Instru Expense, $465.38; Zaner-Bloser, Instru Expense, $375.72
Total Board Bills: “$74,433.95”
June Payroll: “$186,788.62”
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: “$261,222.57”
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.  Tina Thiele-Blecher reported to the school board on the DIBELS testing results for this year.  The results showed good progress of our elementary students.
Bob Hoefer presented information on upgrading the electrical service to the school.  Three Phase service will not be needed for the current HVAC improvements but will be needed later if chillers are added to the system.
Supt. Polk reported that the HVAC renovation has begun.  The two smaller storage buildings have been placed behind the gym and the gray shed is nearly emptied and ready to be moved.  A new teacher orientation was held on June 5th.  Polk then distributed a school improvement plan to the board members.  This is to be used as a local plan and will not be submitted to the state as we are in the Northern Tier Schools Improvement plan for state reporting.  President Waterbury reported on the NASB School Law Seminar that she had attended.
In action items, Reestman motioned and Stan Heithoff second that the lunch and breakfast prices should remain at the current price.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Steve Heithoff second to allow the local EKG group to use the bleachers for the Bull-A-Rama.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Hoefer motioned, Reestman second to approve the expense of getting 3-phase electrical service to buildings for HVAC and safety.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Steve Heithoff second to appoint Ryan Reestman as new school board secretary.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Steve Busteed second to approve use of school land behind the gym for an EKG event as long as insured and no liability to the school.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Discussion was held on the campus area where the gray building is currently sitting.  Supt. Polk presented ideas on adding outdoor seating and fencing to beautify the area and make it more useful.  Steve Heithoff motioned and Reestman second to approve the use of past graduating classes leftover money plus $5,000 to renovate the area when the gray building is removed.  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 8:32 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be held on July 11, 2013 in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School.  A hearing for the Student Fee Policy 504.19 at 7:15 p.m., Bully Prevention Policy 504.20 at 7:20 p.m., and Parent Involvement Policy 1005.03 at 7:25 p.m. followed by the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Ryan Reestman, 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: June 26, 2013