Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
October 10, 2013, 7:30 PM
President Laurie Waterbury called the Hearing for the Board Policy 606.06, Acceptable Use and Internet Safety Policy to order at 7:20 PM.  Board members present were Ryan Reestman, Steve Busteed, Stan Heithoff,  Bob Hoefer  and Laurie Waterbury.  The hearing was closed at 7:30 p.m. and President Waterbury called the regular October 2013 Meeting to order at that time.  Board members present were Ryan Reestman, Steve Busteed,  Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff and Bob Hoefer.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Greg Wemhoff, Paula Jensen,  Jeane Johnson, and Rita Heithoff.                         .
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.
Ryan Reestman motioned and Bob Hoefer second to excuse Steve Heithoff from the meeting.  Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Ryan Reestman second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Regular and Special Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 5-0.
AT&T, Business Expense, $81.90; AMH, Transportation, $75.00; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $81.00; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $257.04; Central Valley Ag, Instru Expense, $199.33, Maintenance, $107.16; City of Elgin, Operation Plant, $2,420.50; City of Neligh, Maintenance, $8.00; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $52.46, Instru Expense, $33.76, Instru Expense, $154.22; Eakes, Instru Expense, $790.09; ESU #8, $45,060.17; Elgin Auto Parts, Transportation, $3.10; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $1,778.20, Instru Expense, $29.97; Elgin Review, Business Expense, $438.00, Board Expense, $78.70; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $1,160.60; Flenniken Plmbg, Maintenance, $115.50; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, $465.37; Hadley-Braithwait, Maintenance, $702.80; HireRight, Transportation, $129.00; Harding & Schultz, Board Expense, $250.00; Harris, Business Expense, $5,380.64; Hoefer Irrigation, Maintenance, $561.63; Houghton Mifflin, Instru Expense, $160.23; Island Supply & Welding, Instru Expense, $69.00; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $162.30; KnowBuddy, Instru Expense, $226.40; MARC, Maintenance, $623.01; Midwest Floor Spec., Maintenance, $129.40; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $211.62; NASB, Board Expense, $130.00; NCSAdmin, Admin Expense, $190.00; NE DOL/Boiler Inspection, Maintenance, $72.00; NRSCA, Board Expense, $700.00; Nebraska Safety Center, SpEd Expense, $150.00; Omaha World Herald, Instru Expense, $68.25; Overland Rehab, SpEd Expense, $442.42; Precision Repair, Transportation, $245.97; Reimbursement, $4,325.71; Scholastic, Instru Expense, $358.96; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $75.00; The Station, Transportation, $1,332.55; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $133.18; US Bank, $1,315.11; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $120.92; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $351.04; Volkman Plmbg & Htg, Maintenance, $2,535.17; Wacker Home Imp., Maintenance, $4,754.00; Winners’ Circle, Instru Expense, $1,509.74; Youthlight, Instru Expense, $184.58
Total Board Bills: $80,990.70
September Payroll: $185,120.52
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $266,111.22
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
In correspondence, Bob Hoefer reported that State Rep. Kate Sullivan had telephoned him and encouraged board members to attend informational meetings across the state regarding Nebraska tax laws.  The Negotiations Committee reported that negotiations had been settled and there would be an action item later in the meeting.
Principal Wemhoff reported on MAPS testing and homecoming activities.  A celebration is being planned for the student body for the success of their NeSA testing.  All students in Grades 6-12 will attend a digital safety presentation at the KC Hall on Monday, October 14, 2013
Special Recognition was given to Laurie Waterbury for completion of Level V training by the Nebraska Association of School Boards.
Supt. Polk reviewed the option enrollment guidelines/policy.  He asked the board to look ahead at major projects they would like to consider.  He would like to do the background and legwork earlier this year so proper information and bids can be reviewed in a more timely manner than last summer assuming the board wishes to consider some of them for next summer.
Forms for the superintendent evaluation were distributed.
In action items, key elements of the negotiations with the EEA were discussed and the formal negotiated agreement was presented by President Waterbury.  Stan Heithoff motioned and Steve Busteed second to approve the negotiated agreement with certified staff for 2014-15 and 2015-16.
The next regular board meeting will be on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM at the EPS Distance Learning Room.
Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Reestman and seconded by Hoefer.  All voted aye, motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:13 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: October 23, 2013