Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
December 11, 2014, 7:30 PM
President Laurie Waterbury called the regular meeting of the Elgin Public School Board to order at 7:30 p.m.   Board members present were Ryan Reestman, Steve Heithoff, Steve Busteed, Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff and Bob Hoefer.  Administrators in attendance were Superintendent Dan Polk and Principal Greg Wemhoff.
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.
Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $442.97; Blackboard Connect, Business Expense, $582.75; Brown & Saenger, Instru Expense, $55.80; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $735.80; CVA, Maintenance, $153.52, Instru Expense, $145.28; Corner Service & Tire, Transportation, $99.26; Dean’s Market, Instru Expense, $31.51, Instru Expense, $32.90; ESU #8, $11,079.39; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $1,667.86; Elgin Review, Business Expense, $468.00, Board Expense, $370.97; Elite Office Products, Instru Expense, $418.17, Business Expense, $193.42; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, $594.58; Haddock, Instru Expense, $59.50; Hadley Braithwait, Maintenance, $77.90; Harding & Schultz, Board Expense, $540.00; Holiday Inn-Downtown, Title Expense, $87.00; Iburg, Sherri, SpEd Expense, $53.76; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $114.16; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $1,106.58; Kallhoff Electric, Maintenance, $210.46; Ken’s Band Instrument, Instru Expense, $20.00; Kittelson, Jim, Maintenance, $95.00; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $962.55; MARC, Maintenance, $411.70; McGraw-Hill, Instru Expense, $390.00; NCSA, Supt. Expense, $100.00; OneSource, Business Expense, $76.00; Protex Central, Maintenance, $528.00; Reimbursement, $1,613.49; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $80.00; Smile Makers, Instru Expense, $54.94; The Station, Instru Expense, $1,326.37; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $206.34; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $36.90
Total Board Bills: $25,222.83
December Payroll: $192,739.71
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $217,962.54
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
Ryan Reestman was given special recognition on his retirement from the school board.  He was thanked for his 6 years of service to the school district.
Principal Wemhoff reported on the conclusion of fall activities and the upcoming activities.  Alicap Insurance completed their safety review.  Wes Prater demonstrated some of the classroom activities that he is using with Google Earth.
Supt. Polk reported on the state legislative issues conference that he had attended.  He discussed options for the gym floor and the board consensus was to pursue recommendations, specifications, and estimates on installing a new gym floor.  Discussion was held on the open position on the school board.  The position will need to be appointed at the January board meeting.  He clarified the calendar dates for winter break and reported that the safety committee will be meeting to discuss tornado and evacuation locations.
In action items, Reestman motioned and Steve Busteed second to approve uniform replacement for Wolfpack golf.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Board Retreat was set for January 21, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the EPS ITV room.  The board will review past goals and set goals for the future.  Alternate dates were January 22th or January 28th.  The final date will be set at the January regular meeting.
In other action items, Stan Heithoff motioned and Steve Heithoff second to renew the second year of the superintendent’s two-year rolling contract with a 2% salary increase.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Laurie Waterbury and Steve Heithoff reported on the NE State Education Conference that they had attended.
The next regular board meeting will be on January 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM 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 8:43 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: December 24, 2014