Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
March 11, 2015   7:30 PM
President Steve Heithoff called the regular March 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 Doug Jones 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, $153.28; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $120.20; Center on Learning, Instru Expense, $89.00; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $320.85; Dean’s Market, Instru Expense, $124.44, Maintenance, $29.45; Eakes Office, Instru Expense, $62.39; ESU #8, $12,041.01; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $1,985.41, Instru Expense, $73.16; Elgin Review, Business Expense, $446.00, Board Expense, $28.40; Elgin Pharmacy, Maintenance, $11.97; Elite Office Products, Instru Expense, $1,023.45, Business Expense, $152.36; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, $594.74; Hadley Braithwait, Maintenance, $77.90; HireRight, Transportation, $129.00; Hometown Station, Transportation, $212.54; Iburg, Sherri, SpEd Expense, $147.20; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $171.25; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $886.84; Kayton Intl., Maintenance, $1,100.00; Kittelson, Jim, Maintenance, $902.50; KSB School Law, Board Expense, $797.50; Loup Valley Lighting, Maintenance, $190.00; MARC, Maintenance, $109.21; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $382.36; NASB, Board Expense, $495.00; Precision Repair, Transportation, $60.00; Reimbursement, $2,546.79; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $80.00; SOCS, Business Expense, $350.00; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $138.10; Wordware Inc., Business Expense, $1,407.00; Northern Tier, Transfer, $10,000.00
Total Board Bills: $37,439.30
March Payroll: $197,489.50
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $234,928.80
President Heithoff recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.  Eric Heithoff, band instructor, reported to the board about an upcoming music trip and the elementary solo contest to be held on March 28th.  Lisa Welding addressed the board to remind them that as some of our current teachers retire she asked that administration be looking for staff that are able to teach the college credit classes.
Principal Wemhoff reported that MAPS and the NAEP tests were completed.  Elementary reading night was held March 9th and the County Sheriff Dept. held a walk-through of our campus.  Michael Becker gave the activity director report.
Supt. Polk reported on the early retirement incentive program, summer projects, and the school calendar.
In action items, Stan Heithoff motioned and Steve Busteed second to approve Pope John bus agreement for 2015-16 school year.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Motion by Hoefer, seconded by Stan Heithoff to approve the purchase of a new 12 x 48 storage building behind gym from Beckman Lumber for a price of $8,575.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Busteed motioned to approve purchase of a new Chevy Suburban for $38,995.  Motion was seconded by Doug Jones.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.  The district will check into getting rid of a minibus.
Laurie Waterbury motion, Stan Heithoff second to approve 2015-16 school calendar as presented.  All voted aye, motion carried.  The first day of school will be August 14, 2015.
Jones motion, Busteed second to approve technology purchases as presented in the amount of $47,490.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Motion by Waterbury, second by Hoefer to approve 3% salary increase on the principal’s contract.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned to approve summer buildings and grounds projects as presented.  Bob Hoefer second.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Busteed motion, Waterbury second to adjourn the meeting.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 9:02 p.m.
Discussion was held on the graphics to be used on the gym floor.
The next meeting will held on April 9, 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: March 18, 2015