Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
November 13, 2013, 7:30 PM
President Laurie Waterbury called the regular November 2013 Meeting to order at that time. Board members present were Ryan Reestman, Steve Busteed, Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, and Bob Hoefer.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Greg Wemhoff, Paula Jensen, Barb Bode, Tina Thiele-Blecher, Ivy Prater, Madison Voborny, Breanna Carr, Myranda Palmer, Lydia Behnk, Jennifer Carr, 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.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Steve Busteed 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 6-0.
Beckman Lumber, Maintenance, $231.56; Cash-Wa, Maintenance, $254.36; Centurion Holdings, Instru Expense, $528.09; Central Valley Ag, Instru Expense, $23.97, Maintenance, $108.06; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $591.88; Corner Service & Tire, Transportation, $142.18; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $26.94, Instru Expense, $39.98, Instru Expense, $40.35; Dell, SpEd Expense, $3,199.26; Eakes, Instru Expense, $102.28; ESU #8, $1,806.50; Elgin Appliance, Maintenance, $108.78; Elgin Equipment, Transportation, $129.06; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $2,083.26, Instru Expense, $63.86; Elgin Pharmacy, Maintenance, $2.49; Elgin Review, Business Expense, $466.00, Board Expense, $57.09; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $213.60; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, $465.79; Hadley-Braithwait, Maintenance, $270.65; Harris, Business Expense, $500.00; HireRight, Transportation, $28.00; Island Supply & Welding, Instru Expense, $673.78; Loup Valley Lighting, Maintenance, $355.75; Major Refrigeration, Maintenance, $360.25; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $380.52; Midwest Tech, Instru Expense, $404.47; NASB, Board Expense, $506.00; NCSAdmin, Title Expense, $650.00; NE Safety Center, Transportation, $150.00; Precision Repair, Transportation, $37.89; Quality Iron & Metal, Instru Expense, $301.00; Reimbursement, $974.78; Sapp Bros., Maintenance, $18.00; Scholastic, Instru Expense, $358.96; School Tech, Instru Expense, $267.00; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $75.00; The Station, Transportation, $1,305.99; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $420.64; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $89.50; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $526.33; Wageworks, Business Expense, $176.00; Wingate, Title Expense, $89.95
Total Board Bills: $19,605.80
September Payroll: $179,852.14
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $199,457.94
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
There was no correspondence.
In Committee Reports, the superintendent evaluation was discussed. Mr. Polk addressed questions and the board members expressed comments on his performance.
Principal Wemhoff reported on the celebration of success for the NeSA testing scores. He reported on the Northeast Nebraska Principal meeting that he had attended. He gave a wrap up of fall activities and the start of winter activities. Students, Ivy Prater and Madison Voborny, reported on the FCCLA Fall conference they had attended. Breanna Carr, Ivy Prater, & Madison Voborny reported on a Courage Retreat that the 7th graders had attended at Pierce High School. MathCounts leaders, Lydia Behnk and Myranda Palmer, reported on the work being done in their group.
In the Supt. Report, Mr. Polk reminded board members to complete the Board Self Evaluation and return them to President Waterbury by January 3, 2014. He reviewed the Board Goals set at last year’s retreat. He requested a change in teacher inservice in January. The board agreed to change the January 3rd teacher inservice date to January 16th so all teachers can attend an inspirational speaker at Wayne, NE that was one of the Freedom Riders. A day will be added to the end of the school year.
Supt. Polk demonstrated the online controls for the heating system. He discussed the REAP grant, Supt. Negotiations, and the NePAS scores of area schools.
In action items, Stan Heithoff motioned to accept the audit. Ryan Reestman seconded the motion, all voted aye. Motion carried.
Michael Pommer prepared a three-year proposal to continue as school auditor. Steve Heithoff motioned and Bob Hoefer second to approve the auditor’s proposal for a three year agreement for a total cost of $16,500. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
The next regular board meeting will be on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the EPS Distance Learning Room
Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Stan Heithoff and seconded by Steve Busteed. All voted aye, motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 9:06 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: November 27, 2013