Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
November 12, 2014, 7:30 PM
President Laurie Waterbury called the regular November Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Board members present were Ryan Reestman, Steve Busteed, Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, and Bob Hoefer.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Greg Wemhoff, Paula Jensen, Dennis Morgan, Tina Thiele-Blecher, and Rita Heithoff.
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.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Ryan Reestman second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Regular, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 6-0., Instru Expense, $399.00; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $73.00; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $466.07; CVA, Maintenance, $151.76, Instru Expense, $392.53; City of Elgin, Maintenance, $921.50; Corner Service & Tire, Transportation, $18.75; Dean’s Market, Instru Expense, $4.78, Instru Expense, $106.82; Eakes Office Plus, Instru Expense, $780.95; EBSCO, Instru Expense, $866.71; EBSCO, Instru Expense, $4,495.00; ESU #8, $26,098.37; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $917.22; Elgin Pharmacy, Maintenance, $10.38; Elgin Review, Business Expense, $453.00, Board Expense, $58.02; Elite Office Products, Instru Expense, $782.42; Fairfield Inn & Suites, Title Expense, $99.95; Fishnet Security, Instru Expense, $1,101.10; Follett, Instru Expense, $117.33; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, $644.79; Hadley Braithwait, Maintenance, $135.85; Harding & Schultz, Board Expense, $104.00; Hiatt Safety Review, Business Expense, $240.00; HireRight, Transportation, $28.00; Iburg, Sherri, SpEd Expense, $104.16; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $386.43; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $592.27; Kayton Intl., Maintenance, $750.00; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $621.98; NCSA, Supt. Expense, $335.00; NE Council on Econ., Instru Expense, $10.00; NE Labor Law Poster Srv., Business Expense, $67.25; Overland Rehab, SpEd Expense, $14.50; Pommer, Michael, Business Expense, $5,300.00; Precision Repair, Transportation, $624.80; Reimbursement, $214.68; Scholastic Inc., Instru Expense, $240.79; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $80.00; The Station, Instru Expense, $2,374.85; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $294.88; Tom Dinsdale, Transportation, $404.87; US Bank, $1,681.01; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $100.26; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $250.00; West Boyd Public School, HighAbility Learner, $229.50
Total Board Bills: $54,144.53
November Payroll: $191,269.95
Total Board Bills/Payroll: $245,414.48
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
There was no correspondence.
In Committee Reports, the superintendent evaluation was discussed.  The board members expressed comments on his performance and thanked him for his service to the school district.
Principal Wemhoff asked FFA members, Morgan Carpenter and Dylan Widger, to report on the FFA National Convention they had attended in Louisville, KY.  He gave a wrap up of fall activities and the start of winter activities.
In the Supt. Report, Mr. Polk reminded board members to complete the Board Self Evaluation and return them to President Waterbury by December 31, 2014.  He reviewed the Board Goals set at last year’s retreat.  He asked the board for input on upcoming summer projects.  Some mentioned were the gym floor and chillers for the HVAC system.
In action items, Ryan Reestman motioned and  Stan Heithoff second to accept the school district audit report as presented.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Steve Busteed second to approve a three-year service agreement with Rasmussen Mechanical with the removal of the auto renewal after three years.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Motion by Stan Heithoff, second by Reestman to recognize the Elgin Education Association as exclusive bargaining agent for 2016-17 negotiations.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Busteed motioned and Steve Heithoff second to approve the City of Elgin annexation of Sterling Heights second subdivision.  All voted aye, motion carried.
The next regular board meeting will be on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the EPS Distance Learning Room
Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Stan Heithoff and seconded by Ryan Reestman.  All voted aye, motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:30 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: November 19, 2014