Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular August Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
August 14, 2014, 7:30 PM
President Laurie Waterbury called the Regular August Board Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Board members present were Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff, Steve Busteed, Steve Heithoff, and Ryan Reestman.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Greg Wemhoff, Paula Jensen, Rita Heithoff, Amy Klein, 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 requested to remove the board bills from the consent agenda.  He then motioned to approve the consent agenda–#5- Minutes of Regular Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report with removal of the board bills.  Ryan Reestman second.  Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Bob Hoefer arrived at 7:34 p.m.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Reestman second to approve the Board Bills with the exception of the action items that were expenditures. The action items, upon approval, are to be included in August expenditures for this fiscal year.  Motion carried, vote 6-0.
Access Elevator & Lifts, Maintenance, $525.00; Binovia, Instru Expense, $250.00; Bygland Dirt Contracting, Maintenance, $325.76; CDI, Instru Expense, $3,707.33; CVA, Maintenance, $345.25; City of Elgin, Operation Plant, $828.75; City of Neligh, Maintenance, $12.00; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $21.38, Instru Expense, $109.40; Eakes, Instru Expense, $353.75; ESU #8, $40,420.25; Egan Supply Co., Maintenance, $477.23; Elgin Equipment, Maintenance, $20.30; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $185.04; Elgin Review, Instru Expense, $105.00, Board Expense, $522.62; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $104.04; Elkhorn RPPD, Operation Plant, $40,000.00; EPS Activity Acct., Transfer, $100,000.00; EPS Depreciation Fund, Transfer, $336,000.00; EPS Lunch Fund, Transfer, $25,000.00; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, $975.51; Green Thumb Lndscaping, Maintenance, $1,298.20; Hampton Inn, Admin Expense, $293.85; Highsmith, Instru Expense, $28.35; Houchen Bindery, Board Expense, $159.80; Houghton Mifflin, Instru Expense, $187.90; Island Supply & Welding, Instru Expense, $85.56; Jerry’s Feed. Maintenance, $7.44, Business Expense, $16.04; JW Pepper, Instru Expense, $8.99; Kayton Intl., Transportation, $15.25; Major Refrigeration, Maintenance, $352.75; Malone, Brittany, SpEd Expense, $556.43; McGraw-Hill, Instru Expense, $3,671.06; Midwest Floor Spec., Maintenance, $1,832.00; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $24.00; NASB ALICAP, Operation Plant, $38,837.00; NCSA, Instru Expense, $430.00; NWEA, Instru Expense, $150.00; Overland Rehab, SpEd Expense, $85.82; Reimbursement, $5,045.44; Scholastic (mags), Instru Expense, $47.12; Scholastic Inc., Instru Expense, $114.69; School Spec. Marketplc, Instru Expense, $204.00; School Specialty, Instru Expense, $318.83; Sourcegas, Operation Plant, $25,000.00; Stelling, Shannon, SpEd Expense, $1,539.81; The Station, Transportation, $348.03; Vanis, Sue, Instru Expense, $500.00; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $95.70; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $132.32; Wolfpack Football, Transportation, $650.00
Total Board Bills: $632,324.99
August Payroll: $170,841.17
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $803,166.16
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
In correspondence, Mr. Polk reported on Thank You cards and calls received for the East Coast Trip.  In committee reports, Steve Heithoff reported on the summer building and grounds reports.
In the principal’s report, Mr. Wemhoff reported on Administrator Days that he had attended.  He reviewed the start of school information and the addition of 21 new students.
Supt. Polk reported on the class schedules and the addition of distance classes offered to other schools, dual-credit classes taken here and the addition of 35 Pope John students taking classes here.  Insurance coverage has been increased to include the new storage buildings, bleachers, and lights at the football field.  He informed the board of his intent to hire a Spanish-speaking para to help with the new non-English speaking students and asked for opposition/discussion/ to which there was none.
In action items, Reestman motioned, Stan Heithoff second to pay forward $40,000 on the electricity service and $25,000 on the gas service.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned Steve Busteed second to transfer funds of $25,000 to lunch fund, $100,000 to activities fund, and $336,000 to depreciation fund as presented.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Reestman motioned, Stan Heithoff second to approve purchase of additional security cameras/equipment from Applied Technology in the amount of $8,008.41.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Bob Hoefer motioned, Reestman second to approve policies 302.02 – Superintendent Contract and Contract Non-renewal, 406.02 – Certificated Employee Qualifications, Recru-itment, Selection, 412.02 – Support Staff Qualifications, Recruitment, and Selection, 503.04 – Addressing Barriers to Attendance, 504.11 – Weapons, 504.23 – Suicide Awareness, 508.05 – Emergency Plans and Drills, 508.15 – Concussion Awareness, 1006.02 – Tobacco – Free Environment as presented on 1st reading.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Busteed motioned, Stan Heithoff second to adjourn the meeting.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be September 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room.  The Budget Hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. and the Special Hearing to Set the Final Tax Request at 7:15 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: August 27, 2014