Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
April 10, 2014, 7:30 PM
President Waterbury called the regular March Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Board members present were Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Laurie Waterbury, Ryan Reestman, and Steve Busteed.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Greg Wemhoff, Paula Jensen, Allison Dolezal, Kyle Warren, Janet Koinzan, Barb Bode, Jeane Johnson, Janet Schmitt, Mike Schmitt, and Stacy Shumake-Henn.
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.
ACE Industrial Supply, Instru Expense, $392.90; AMH, Transportation, $180.00; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $96.10; Binswanger Glass, Maintenance, $214.50; Blackboard Connect, Business Expense, $582.75; Capital Tours, Inc., Instru Expense, $19,656.00; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $923.24; Central Valley Ag, Instru Expense, $108.59, Maintenance, $299.92; Dean’s Market, Instru Expense, $256.19; Eakes, Instru Expense, $622.96; ESU #1, SpEd Expense, $462.00; ESU #8, $17,536.18; Educational Resources, Inc, Instru Expense, $228.85; Elgin Auto Parts, Transportation, $3.52; Elgin Body & Glass, Transportation, $539.94; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $1,871.06; Elgin Review, Business Expense, $458.00, Board Expense, $53.69; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $483.99; Follett Library Resources, Instru Expense, $281.71; GP Comm, Business Expense, $465.64; Hadley, Maintenance, $245.70; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $168.91; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $1,048.78; Kayton Intl., Maintenance, $1,100.00; Ken’s Band Inst. Repair, Instru Expense, $20.00; Kittelson, Jim, Maintenance, $255.00; Library World, Instru Expense, $765.00; Lighting Maint. & Solutions, Maintenance, $596.21; Loup Valley Lighting, Maintenance, $475.18; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $853.60; Midwest Floor Spec., Maintenance, $6,570.60; NETA Conf., Title Expense, $625.00; NRCSA Conf., Supt. Expense, $185.00; Onesource, Instru Expense, $23.00; Overland Rehab, SpEd Expense, $429.10; Precision Repair, Transportation, $37.89; Reimbursement, $7,197.24; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $75.00; Tek-Hut, Instru Expense, $4,959.43; The Station, Transportation, $968.89; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $128.20; Tyler Technologies, Instru Expense, $1,885.62; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $111.42; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $376.55
Total Board Bills: $74,819.05
April Payroll: $183,023.74
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $257,842.79
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.  Kyle Warren and Janet Koinzan of the Elgin Area Development Corporation distributed information to board members regarding development on the corner of Hwy. 14 & 70.  They would like to promote Elgin schools on this property and all they requested was permission to put the name “Elgin Public Schools” on a sign on that corner.  It was approved by consensus of the board.
There was no correspondence.
In Committee Reports, Bob Hoefer reported that the old lighting and poles have been removed from the football field.
In the Principal’s report, Mr. Wemhoff asked Allison Dolezal to demonstrate the computer app “BrainPop” and explain how she is using it in her science classroom.  Principal Wemhoff reported on MAPS testing results, honor roll, and changing textbook series.  Mrs. Bode reported on FCCLA members that qualified for Nationals in San Antonio, TX.  Further details will be presented at a later date.
In the Supt. Report, Mr. Polk presented a heating comparison to show the savings this past winter.  He reported on summer building projects and collaboration efforts with Pope John in regards to bus routes, class schedules, and music programs.  He also presented a bus transportation parent contract for next year.
In action items, Ryan Reestman motioned, Steve Heithoff second to approve teacher requisitions for purchases of all textbooks and supplies for 2014-15 school year.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Steve Busteed second to approve extra duty assignments for 2014-15.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned, Bob Hoefer second to approve the summer building improvements list as presented last month.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Reestman second to approve graduation list of seniors.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Reestman second to approve teacher, employee, and all student handbooks with amended changes.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Busteed motioned, Hoefer second to approve the reconstruction of Cinderella steps similar to existing design on the southwest corner of school property.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Discussion was held on insulating the gym walls.  This item was tabled until more information could be obtained.  Supt. Polk was instructed to get estimates on insulating two walls.
Reestman motioned to approve technology purchases as submitted.  Busteed seconded the motion and all voted aye.  Motion carried.
Motion by Hoefer, second by Steve Heithoff to adjourn the meeting.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.
The next meeting will held on May 14, 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: April 16, 2014