Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
February 11, 2015   7:30 PM
President Steve Heithoff called the regular February Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Board members present were Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Doug Jones, Laurie Waterbury, and Steve Busteed.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk and Principal Greg Wemhoff,
President Heithoff led the “Pledge of Allegiance.”  Heithoff 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.
Laurie Waterbury motioned and Bob Hoefer second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Previous Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 6-0.
Appeara, Maintenance, $432.28, Instru Expense, $18.00; Capital Tours, Instru Expense, “$1,000.00”; Central Fire & Safety, Maintenance, $198.50; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $459.78; CVA, Maintenance, $153.17, Instru Expense, $147.95; Dean’s Market, Instru Expense, $102.57, Maintenance, $43.65; Eakes Office, Instru Expense, $281.40; EBSCO, Instru Expense, $217.71; ESU #8, “$12,487.04”; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, “$1,343.04“, $65.75; Elgin Review, Business Expense, $444.00, Board Expense, $64.78; Elite Office Products, Instru Expense, $239.18; “Environmental Services, Inc.”, Maintenance, $526.88; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, $595.21; Hampton Inn – Kearney, Principal Expense, $86.95; Hadley Braithwait, Maintenance, $49.95; “Henn, Marty”, Maintenance, $25.00; Hillyard, Maintenance, $21.27; Hometown Station, Transportation, $180.84; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $85.56; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, “$1,149.33”; KSB School Law, Board Expense, $577.50; NASB, Board Expense, “$2,657.00“, Board Expense, $180.00; Midwest Floor Spec., Maintenance, $58.98; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $469.02; Precision Repair, Transportation, $286.48; Reimbursement, “$1,630.51”; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $80.00; School Specialty Mrktplc, Instru Expense, $70.86; The Station, Instru Expense, $677.54; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $366.48; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $18.70
Total Board Bills: “$27,492.86“
January Payroll: “$188,595.32“
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: “$216,088.18“
President Heithoff recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.  President Heithoff requested that the agenda be amended to have the principal’s report at the time.  Mrs. Crystal Borer and her math students, Skylar Reestman, Claire Kerkman, Grace Mace, Norman Grothe, and Jack Wemhoff reported to the board about Saxon Math.  They gave examples of what a math class is like and how it has helped them to improve their math skills.
Principal Wemhoff reported that NeSA writing tests were completed.  The teachers attended an inservice  by the ESU 8 on January 22nd and a ½ day inservice on February 2nd regarding technology in the classroom.
There was no correspondence.  President Heithoff distributed the board committee assignments.  Supt. Polk reported on information about the gym floor and the legislative issues conference he had attended in Lincoln.
In action items, Stan Heithoff motioned and Doug Jones second to approve the principal’s contract for Greg Wemhoff.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Hoefer motioned and Waterbury second to approve on second reading board policies 700s & 800s as amended.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Steve Busteed motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve a change in at-will employment agreements to clarify sick and personal/vacation days distribution.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Waterbury motion and Busteed second to approve policy 408.06 Early Retirement Incentive Program on 1st reading as amended.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.  Mr. Polk was instructed to clarify wording with school attorney and notify the board when it is corrected so a possible special meeting can be held for the 2nd reading approval.
Motion by Jones and second by Hoefer to adjourn the meeting.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.
The next meeting will held on March 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School
Respectfully submitted,
Doug Jones, 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: February 18, 2015