Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular July Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
July 10, 2014, 7:30 PM
President Laurie Waterbury called the Regular July 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, Paula Jensen, Crystal Borer, Tina Thiele-Blecher, Wes Prater, and Dennis Morgan.
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 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.
Blue Tarp Financial, Instru Expense, $215.26; Carlex, Instru Expense, $312.68; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $684.08; CVA, Maintenance, $707.62; City of Neligh, Maintenance, $60.00; Discovery Education, Instru Expense, $56.45; ESU #1, Title Expense, $90.00; ESU #8, $13,249.65; Elgin Equipment, Maintenance, $19.46; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $251.02; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $60.49; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $164.55; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, $810.24; Harding & Schultz, Board Expense, $229.00;, Business Expense, $426.90; HireRight, Transportation, $28.00; Houghton Mifflin, Instru Expense, $7,107.49; Island Supply & Welding, Instru Expense, $82.80; Jerry’s Feed, Business Expense, $14.19; JW Pepper, Instru Expense, $62.93; Loup Valley Lighting, Maintenance, $473.41; McGraw Hill, Instru Expense, $2,267.48; Midwest Floor Specialists, Maintenance, $315.60; NCSA, Instru Expense, $115.00; NRCSA, Board Expense, $700.00; OneSource, Instru Expense, $23.00; Oriental Trading, Instru Expense, $54.34; Overland Rehab, SpEd Expense, $85.82; Prestwick House, Instru Expense, $593.97; Protex, Maintenance, $195.11; Pyramid School Products, Instru Expense, $667.60; Really Good Stuff, Instru Expense, $248.69; Reimbursement, $14.08; Rising Books, Instru Expense, $244.75; Satco Supply, Instru Expense, $11.23; School Specialty, Instru Expense, $204.00; Schumacher, Maintenance, $75.00; SOCS, Business Expense, $407.35; Stadium Sports, Instru Expense, $3,083.00; Teacher Direct, Instru Expense, $153.26; The Station, Transportation, $411.61; Thompson Co,, Maintenance, $899.83; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $96.16; Virco, Instru Expense, $364.28; Woodwind & Brasswind, Instru Expense, $334.00
Total Board Bills: $36,671.38
June Payroll: $169,938.12
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $206,609.50
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
In board correspondence many Thank You cards were received for the use of school facilities for Elgin Q125 events. In committee reports, the Building & Grounds committee reported on the lighting project at the football field and concrete work  is completed for the bleachers.
In the principal’s report, Mr. Wemhoff asked Wes Prater to report on the Jr. Class Washington DC/New York City trip.  He was impressed with the trip, their tour guide and the behavior of the students.  He felt the students gained valuable educational experience from the trip.   Mr. Wemhoff reported on summer school and other upcoming events.
Ryan Reestman excused himself from the meeting at 7:46 p.m.
Supt. Polk reported on the summer maintenance projects.  He has just begun to look at the budget and further information will be available in the months ahead.  He also reviewed the board goals and the progress on reviewing board policy.
In action items, Student Fees Policy 504.19, Bullying Prevention Policy 504.20, and Parent Involvement Policy 1005.03 were reviewed but no changes were made.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Steve Busteed second to adjourn the meeting.  Vote 5-0, motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 8:03 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be August 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room.
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: July 23, 2014