Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
May 13, 2015, 7:30 PM
President Heithoff called the regular monthly meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Board members present were Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Steve Busteed, Doug Jones, and Laurie Waterbury.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Greg Wemhoff. Absent for roll call was Stan Heithoff (arrived later)
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 as amended: #5- Minutes of Previous Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 5-0.
Appeara, Maintenance, $147.46; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $86.00; Brown & Saenger, Instru Expense, $44.10; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $861.25; CVA, Instru Expense, $350.36; City of Elgin, Maintenance, $682.75; Columbus Music, Instru Expense, $525.50; Dean’s Market, Instru Expense, $110.37; ESU #8, SpEd Expense, “$13,509.33“; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $989.40, $100.02; Elgin Pharmacy, Maintenance, $36.64; Elgin Review, Business Expense, $808.00, Board Expense, $149.90; Elite Office Products, Instru Expense, $286.47; Follett, Instru Expense, $55.96; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, “$2,106.85“; Haddock Corp., Instru Expense, “$7,585.00“; HireRight, Transportation, $250.00; Hometown Station, Transportation, “$1,125.03“; “Iburg, Sherri”, SpEd Expense, $128.00; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $510.19; Jerry’s Fee Service, Maintenance, $19.53; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $662.10; JW Pepper, Instru Expense, $977.32; MARC, Maintenance, $311.92; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $512.37; NCSA, Supt. Expense, $335.00; Onesource, Instru Expense, $36.00; Paper 101, Instru Expense, “$1,046.40“; Precision Repair, Transportation, $304.93; Reimbursement, “$1,987.28“; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $80.00; Student Assurance Services, Business Expense, $260.00; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $53.20; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $50.71; “VSA, Inc.”, Instru Expense, $629.00; West Music, Instru Expense, $791.78; Winners’ Circle, Instru Expense, $137.50
Total Board Bills: “$38,643.62“
April Payroll: “$192,734.53“
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: “$231,378.15“
President Heithoff recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.  There was no correspondence.
President Heithoff reminded board members of upcoming NASB events.  Board members were invited to the staff appreciation luncheon to be held on May 19, 2014 at noon.  Staff recognition awards will be presented.
In Committee reports, the Wolfpack Co-op Committee met this past week.  Steve Busteed reported that the Wolfpack Basketball teams will compete in the Holiday Tourney at David City, NE.  The spring sports awards night will be held later in the year after golf and track districts.  Population of students is a concern for the upcoming years in junior high and high school football.  The golf coaching position remains unfilled.  Volleyball uniforms purchase will wait until normal rotation next year.  It was decided not to have wrestling cheerleaders.  Wolfpack Tailgate fundraiser will not be held this year but a soap scrimmage open to parents was discussed.
Stan Heithoff arrived at 7:44 p.m.
Principal Wemhoff asked Mrs. Drueke to demonstrate the use of technology being used in her classroom.  Emma Kerkman and Vada Kruse showed the use of Kahoot, Curriculet, Inigma, and Quizlet.  He reported on the past month’s activities and the upcoming events to close out the school year.
Supt. Polk reported that he is still working on the wind tower taxes and the effects on the budget.  There are still no applicants for the part-time Title 1 position.
In action items, Stan Heithoff motioned to approve the use of the field east of the gym for a circus on July 28th.  Steve Busteed second.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Eric Heithoff presented information regarding school-owned music instruments.  Waterbury motioned, Stan Heithoff second to approve the instrumental music purchase without the insurance warranty.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Jones second to approve classified employment agreements for 2015-16 school year.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Steve Busteed motioned, Waterbury second to approve the resignation of Ken Newcomb.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Jones motioned, Busteed second to approve the teaching contract of Dorothy Heithoff as junior high math teacher for 2015-16 school year subject to being released from her teaching contract.  Busteed, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Jones, Waterbury voted yes, Stan Heithoff abstained.  Motion carried.
Additional changes were mentioned for the board policies in the sections 900 and 1000.  Hoefer motioned, Waterbury second to approve board policies in sections 900 and 1000 on second and final reading as amended.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Social sciences are next in the textbook purchase rotation.  Hoefer motioned, Jones second to approve social sciences textbook purchases in grades 6-12 subject to Americanism Committee approval.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, seconded by Waterbury to approve all handbooks as amended.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Motion by Jones, seconded by Hoefer to approve Eagle Co-op for band with Pope John.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Motion by Waterbury and seconded by Busteed to enter closed session for negotiations/staffing for the protection of the public interest.  Steve Heithoff restated the motion and a vote was taken.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.  The board entered closed session at 8:51 p.m.  The board returned from closed session at 9:44 p.m.  No action was taken.
Motion by Hoefer, seconded by Busteed to adjourn the meeting.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be held on June 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: May 20, 2015