Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular August Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
August 8, 2013, 7:30 PM
President Laurie Waterbury called the Regular August Board Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Board members present were Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff, Steve Busteed, Steve Heithoff, Ryan Reestman, and Bob Hoefer.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Greg Wemhoff, and Paula Jensen.
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.
Stan 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 6, 0.
AT&T, Business Expense, $32.45; Best Western, Admin Expense, $359.96; Boone Co. Med. Clinic, SpEd Expense, $75.00; CVA, Maintenance, $247.90; Cornhusker Intl., Transportation, $94.40; Danko, Maintenance, $231.24; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $82.69; Eakes, Instru Expense, $342.98; ESU #7, Instru Expense, $750.00; ESU #8, $13,052.12; Elgin Appliance, Maintenance, $483.25; Elgin Equipment, Maintenance, $66.00; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $293.04; Elgin Review, Instru Expense, $99.00, Board Expense, $276.18; Elkhorn RPPD, Operation Plant, $43.97; Flenniken Plmbg & Htg, Maintenance, $113.00; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, $175.03; Harris, Business Expense, $460.08; Houghton Mifflin, Instru Expense, $129.83; Island Supply & Welding, Instru Expense, $71.30; Kallhoff Electric, Maintenance, $2,004.98; Ken’s Band Instr., Repair, Instru Expense, $198.00; Malone, Brittany, SpEd Expense, $277.45; NASB, Board Expense, $170.00; NASB ALICAP, Operation Plant, $42,451.00; NCSA, Instru Expense, $10.00; NWEA, Instru Expense, $150.00; Onesource, Instru Expense, $125.00; Pearson, Instru Expense, $1,141.38; Rasmussen Mechanical, Maintenance, $135,685.00; Reimbursement, $1,401.84; Scholastic, Instru Expense, $44.05; Schumacher, Operation Plant, $75.00; Spieker, Tricia, SpEd Expense, $906.06; Teacher Direct, Instru Expense, $467.42; Teaching Strategies, SpEd Expense, $365.75; The Station, Transportation, $318.14; Tri City Sign Co., Maintenance, $624.78; United Rentals, Maintenance, $255.02; Vanis, Sue, Instru Expense, $500.00; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $82.55; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $500.00; Winners’ Circle, Instru Expense, $276.17; Wolfpack Football, Transportation, $650.00
Total Board Bills: $206,159.01
August Payroll: $175,772.68
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $381,931.69
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
No board correspondence was given.  In committee reports, Bob Hoefer of the building & grounds committee gave a report on the progress of replacing the school signs at the entrances of Elgin.  The signs have been ordered and paperwork is nearing completion.  The gray building was removed by August 1st.
In the principal’s report, Mr. Wemhoff reported on Administrator Days that he had attended.  He will begin on updating the crisis team and crisis manual soon.  He reviewed the start of school information.
Supt. Polk reported on the HVAC system progress and the summer maintenance projects.  He added that the classroom lights in the Title 1 room had to be replaced.  Building insurance was updated to reflect removal of old building.  The board was given lots of preliminary budget information and as the state has limited our tax asking growth to $37,000 it appears the school levy will remain the same or fall again with any significant rise in valuation.
In action items, Steve Heithoff moved and Bob Hoefer second to approve teacher contract amendments.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Ryan Reestman second to approve 2% increase in budget authority.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Hoefer motioned Steve Busteed second to adjourn the meeting.  Vote 6, 0, motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 8:43 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be September 11, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room.  The Budget Hearing will be held at 7:10 p.m. and the Special Hearing to Set the Final Tax Request at 7:20 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: August 21, 2013