Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
September 10, 2014, 7:30 PM
President Laurie Waterbury called the Regular September Board Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Board members present were Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff, Steve Busteed, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, and Ryan Reestman.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Greg Wemhoff, Paula Jensen, Dennis Morgan, Shirley Thorberg, and Tina Thiele-Blecher.
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 Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $220.60; Brain POP, Instru Expense, $1,725.00; Cengage Learning, Instru Expense, $1,703.90; Central Fire & Safety, Maintenance, $475.00; CVA, Maintenance, $1,642.21; City of Neligh, Maintenance, $32.40; Computer Hardware, Instru Expense, $550.00; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $93.97, Instru Expense, $296.36; ESU #8, Nursing Contract, $12,096.00, Instru Expense, $170.00, Instru Expense, $119.50; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $365.97, Instru Expense, $124.29; Elgin Review, Instru Expense, $490.00, Board Expense, $423.42; Elite Office Products, Instru Expense, $601.97; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, $679.51; Haddock, Instru Expense, $426.00; Hadley Braithwait, Maintenance, $69.60; Harris, Business Expense, $5,419.33; Houghton Mifflin, Instru Expense, $2,932.50; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $196.54; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $664.42; MARC, Maintenance, $414.03; McGraw-Hill, Instru Expense, $251.12; MNJ Technologies Direct, Instru Expense, $8.51; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $16.20; Ntl Art & School Supplies, Instru Expense, $69.78; NCSA, Instru Expense, $335.00; Onesource, Instru Expense, $56.00; Precision Repair, Transportation, $198.54; Protex Central, Maintenance, $1,075.41; Reimbursement, $91.03; SchoolMate, Instru Expense, $555.10; School Outlet, Instru Expense, $729.04; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $80.00; Softchoice, Instru Expense, $1,999.50; Standard Stationary Co., Instru Expense, $100.50; Student Assurance Serv., Business Expense, $500.00; Teacher Direct, Instru Expense, $8.98; Teaching Strategies, SpEd Expense, $365.75; The Station, Instru Expense, $45.60, Transportation, $1,450.82; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $124.00; Tween Publishing, Instru Expense, $209.05; US Bank, $6,469.03; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $204.52; Zaner Bloser, Instru Expense, $845.38
Total Board Bills: $47,721.38
August Payroll: $188,551.72
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $236,273.10
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
In Correspondence, thank you notes for the board support of the recent trips from the Senior Class and Elgin FCCLA were viewed.
Principal Wemhoff reported on the start of school.  He distributed an ACT Score sheet over the last 5 years showing Elgin Public Schools scores.  He has begun his walkthrough observations which give immediate feedback to the teaching staff.  MAPS testing will begin soon and parent-teacher conferences will be held next week.  All curriculums are complete and will be posted on the website.
Supt. Polk reported on improvements made at Elgin Public School facilities over the summer and work he had done on the budget.
In action items, Ryan Reestman motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve the 2014-15 district budget of $2,992,929.27 (General Fund $2,805,050.48 and Special Building Fund $187,878.79) as presented.  Motion carried, vote 6-0.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Bob Hoefer second to approve the district property tax levy request at 0.480273 (0.450124 General Fund and 0.030149 Building Fund) as presented.  Motion carried, Vote 6-0.
Hoefer motioned, Busteed second to approve policies 302.02-Superintendent Contract and Contract Nonrenewal, 406.02-Certificated Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, 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 2nd reading.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned to adjourn the meeting, Reestman second.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be October 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School.  Hearing for Internet and Computer Usage Policy will begin 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: September 17, 2014