Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
February 12, 2014, 7:30 PM
President Waterbury called the regular February Meeting to order at 7:31 p.m.  Board members present were Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Ryan Reestman, Laurie Waterbury, and Steve Busteed.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Greg Wemhoff, Paula Jensen, Dennis Morgan, Tina Thiele-Blecher, Kim Zwingman, Dorothy Heithoff, Ivy Prater, Brent Kallhoff, and Benton Rodgers.
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 Stan Heithoff 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, $125.30; AgEd.Net, Instru Expense, $369.00; Baltic Networks, Instru Expense, $628.11; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $353.17; Bud’s Sanitary Service, Maintenance, $113.92; Captial Tours, Misc. Expense, $1,400.00; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $375.89; Central Valley Ag, Instru Expense, $27.93, Maintenance, $213.60, Transportation, $75.40; City of Elgin, Maintenance, $679.25; Corner Service and Tire, Transportation, $55.15; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $59.77, Instru Expense, $32.01, Instru Expense, $17.47; Eakes, Instru Expense, $235.93; EBSCO, Instru Expense, $718.59; ESU #8, $31,989.34; Elgin Appliance, Maintenance, $1,502.00; Elgin EEA, Instru Expense, $652.48; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $1,607.01, Instru Expense, $27.67; Elgin Review, Business Expense, $551.50, Board Expense, $89.47; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $99.98; Follett Library Resources, Instru Expense, $206.12; GP Comm, Business Expense, $931.59; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $185.97; Kallhoff Electric, Maintenance, $2,737.04; Kittelson, Jim, Maintenance, $170.00; Lenovo, Instru Expense, $1,029.00; Lighting & Maintenance, Maintenance, $596.20; MARC, Maintenance, $403.28; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $617.35; NASB, Board Expense, $3,422.00; Public Risk Management, Board Expense, $100.00; Quality Iron & Metal, Instru Expense, $60.00, Reimbursement, $1,807.30; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $75.00; Steven’s Medical Clinic, Transportation, $96.00; The Station, Transportation, $662.95; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $212.96; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $83.00; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $500.00
Total Board Bills: $55,895.70
February Payroll: $176,988.32
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $232,884.02
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
There was no correspondence.  President Waterbury reminded the board to review their new goals.
Principal Wemhoff reported that NeSA writing tests were completed. The teachers attended an inservice on February 3rd regarding MAPS testing. JH students had attended MathCounts competition in Columbus.  Grades 7-12 attended a guest speaker against Bullying at Clearwater High School.  Upcoming events include student-led conferences, senior sneak, and NeSA testing.
Supt. Polk reported on upcoming legislative bills, football field improvements, contracts with ESU8 and Principal Wemhoff’s contract.
In action items, Dorothy Heithoff representing Post Prom Committee requested the use of a school bus and driver to transport students to Post Prom Event at the YMCA in Norfolk on April 5th.  Steve Heithoff motioned and Ryan Reestman second to approve transportation request for school bus and driver for Post Prom.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Ivy Prater representing the senior class requested the use of two school vans for senior sneak to Minneapolis, MN on March 21-23.  Stan Heithoff motioned and Steve Busteed second to approve transportation request for use of two school vans for senior sneak.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Bids for athletic field lighting were opened on Tuesday, February 11.  After discussion of the bids, Reestman motioned to approve football field lighting turnkey bid from Midwest Electric in the amount of $51,500.  Steve Heithoff seconded the motion and all voted aye, motion carried.
Discussion was held on bleacher plans for the football field.  Steve Busteed motioned Stan Heithoff second to accept the estimate from Heartland Seating with 42” elevated bleachers for a total cost of $38,445.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Bob Hoefer second to approve the principal’s contract for Greg Wemhoff.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
President Waterbury presented the school board committees for this year.
Supt. Polk asked the board to reapprove the contracts currently held with the ESU8.  EPS currently has contracts for SPED services, nurse services, technology services, and art supplies.  Reestman motioned and Busteed second to approve contracts with ESU8.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve tentative school calendar as presented for 2014-15 school year.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Hoefer motioned and Busteed second to approve second reading of Section 500 of board policy.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve first reading of Section 600 of board policy.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Motion by Reestman, second by Stan Heithoff to adjourn the meeting.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
The next meeting will held on March 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School
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: February 26, 2014