Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
April 9, 2015, 7:30 PM
President Steve Heithoff called the regular meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Board members present were Stan Heithoff, Laurie Waterbury, Bob Hoefer, Doug Jones, 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.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Laurie Waterbury 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.
A to Z Vac & Sew, Maintenance, $181.75, Maintenance, $493.00; AMH, Transportation, $393.00; Appeara, Maintenance, $193.01; Applied Connective Technology, Transportation, $730.90, Maintenance, $358.95; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $559.77; Binovia, Instru Expense, $250.00; Capital Tours, Instru Expense, $17,730.00; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $446.60; CVA, Instru Expense, $468.42; Dean’s Market, Instru Expense, $198.24, Maintenance, $27.40; Eakes Office, Instru Expense, $62.39; EEA, Instru Expense, $589.84; ESU #7, Instru Expense, $10.00; ESU #8, SpEd Expense, $11,939.27; Elgin Equipment, Maintenance, $66.00; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $1,067.81, $97.64; Elgin Review, Business Expense, $523.75, Board Expense, $51.23; Elite Office Products, Instru Expense, $125.59, Business Expense, $329.20, Business Expense, $649.85; Follett, Instru Expense, $292.11; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, $652.22; Grey House Publishing, Instru Expense, $495.00; Hometown Station, Transportation, $371.92; iParadigms, LLC, Instru Expense, $1,850.00; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $135.34; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $325.13; MARC, Maintenance, $260.62; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $383.94; NASB, Board Expense, $180.00; NETA, Title Expense, $625.00; NRCSA, Supt. Expense, $185.00; NECC, Instru Expense, $1,578.20; Reimbursement, $1,338.03; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $160.00; State of NE Dept. of HHS, Medicaid Expense, $76.78; Student Assurance Services, Business Expense, $240.00; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $323.18; Tyler Technologies, Business Expense, $1,961.04; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $99.31
Total Board Bills: $49,076.43 April Payroll: $189,257.80
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $238,334.23
President Heithoff recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
Correspondence was read from Darline Warner about the new gym floor including Wolfpack in the design.  Ronda Behnk, Betty Thompson, and Eric Heithoff spoke on the matter.
In the Principal’s report, Mr. Wemhoff reported on the past month’s activities. Preschool registration night shows 16 students in the afternoon and 13 students in the morning for next school year. Kindergarten round-up registered 13 students for 2015-16. NeSA testing is in full swing. Elementary school will be hosting a Grandparent’s Day on May 1st.
In the Supt. Report, Mr. Polk is working with the county treasurer to find out about the wind tower taxation money and where it will be receipted on the budget. He had also received an estimate on additional cameras on campus.
In action items, Doug Jones motioned and Steve Busteed second to approve all teacher requisitions including coop purchase from ESU. All voted in favor, motion carried.
Waterbury motioned and Bob Hoefer seconded to approve extra duty assignments as presented. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Hoefer second to accept the resignation of Joan Stuhr as part time Title 1 teacher serving St. Boniface.. All voted in favor, motion carried.
Waterbury moved to approve the Cinderella steps, shower stall tiling, cabinets in preschool building and FACS kitchen and additional cameras in preschool and elementary buildings. Steve Busteed second. All voted in favor, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Jones second to approve list of students for graduation upon completion of district requirements. All voted in favor, motion carried.
Busteed motioned, Waterbury second to approve purchase of high jump mat and side basketball goals in the gym. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Hoefer second to approve use of bus and van for Elgin Music Booster trip in May. All voted in favor, motion carried.
Hoefer motioned, Waterbury second to approve 1st reading of policies in Section 900 and Section 1000 after minor changes. All voted in favor, motion carried.
Jones motioned, Busteed second to declare mini bus as surplus property and sell to Pope John. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Motion by Laurie Waterbury and Second by Bob Hoefer to enter closed session for negotiations/staffing to protect the public interest. The motion was restated by President Heithoff. All voted aye, motion carried. The board entered closed session at 8:57 p.m. and returned at 10:07 p.m. No action was taken.
Motion by Stan Heithoff, second by Bob Hoefer to adjourn the meeting. All voted aye. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 10:15 p.m.
The next meeting will held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School
Respectfully submitted,
Doug Jones, Secretary
-This is a draft copy and does not become official Elgin Public Board minutes until approved at the next regular or advertised meeting.
PUBLISH: April 15, 2015