Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular August Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
August 12, 2015, 7:30 PM
President Steve Heithoff called the Regular August Board Meeting to order at 7:39 p.m.  Board members present were Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff, Steve Busteed, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, and Stan Heithoff.  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, Doug Jones second to approve the consent agenda–#5- Minutes of Regular Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
“Bartak, Mary”, Title Expense, $201.25; “Becker, Rachel”, Title Expense. $167.46; Binswanger Glass, Maintenance, $340.06; Brown & Saenger, Instru Expense, “$1,720.19“; Central Fire & Safety, Maintenance, $205.50; CVA, Maintenance, $613.41; City of Neligh, Maintenance, $25.00; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $82.32; ESU #8, “$1,545.86“; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $296.38; Employee Benefit Fund, Business Expense, “$130,000.00“; EPS Activity Fund, Business Expense, “$65,000.00“; EPS Depreciation Fund, Business Expense, “$100,000.00“; EPS Lunch Fund, Business Expense, “$40,000.00“; Elgin Review, Instru Expense, $381.10, Board Expense, $64.43; Elgin Supply Co., Instru Expense, $47.80; Elkhorn RPPD, Maintenance, “$45,000.00“; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, “$2,380.74“; Green Thumb Lndscaping, Maintenance, “$1,650.82“; Houchen Bindery, Board Expense, $80.90; Hometown Station, Transportation, $553.34; Island Supply & Welding, Instru Expense, $85.56; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, “$1,757.69”; Loup Valley Lighting, Maintenance, $446.75; Mid-Nebraska Steamers, Maintenance, “$3,611.57“; Natl. Art & School Supply, Instru Expense, $116.97; NRCSA, Board Expense, $700.00; NASB ALICAP, Operation Plant, “$39,766.00“; Reimbursement, $30.09; Scholastic Inc., Instru Expense, $173.97; “Scholl, Randy”, Maintenance, $75.00; School Mate, Instru Expense, $575.90; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $80.00; SourceGas, Maintenance, “$25,000.00“; “Vanis, Sue”, Instru Expense, $500.00; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $126.05; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $292.26; “Whiting, Tricia”, SpEd Expense, “$1,667.00“; Wolfpack Activity Fund, Business Expense, “$2,500.00“; Wolfpack Football, Transportation, $650.00; Zaner-Bloser, Instru Expense, $38.49
Total Board Bills: “$468,549.86“
August Payroll: “$179,561.32“
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: “$648,111.18“
President Heithoff recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
In correspondence, members were reminded of the NASB area meeting in Sept.
In the principal’s report, Mr. Wemhoff reported on activities thus far in the school year.
Supt. Polk updated the board on budget and summer projects.
In action items, Laurie Waterbury motioned, Stan Heithoff second to approve paying forward $45,000 on electricity and $25,000 on natural gas.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Steve Busteed second to approve transfers of funds from the General Fund to Lunch Fund ($40,000), Activity Fund ($65,000), Employee Benefit Fund ($130,000), and Depreciation Fund ($100,000).  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Jones motioned, Waterbury second to approve a deposit of $2,500 to the Wolfpack Account.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Busteed motioned, Jones second to purchase software for the STEM curriculum.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
FFA and Ag classes have been working on raising money to replace their current greenhouse.  Waterbury motioned, Bob Hoefer second to approve contributing to the construction of a greenhouse in the amount up to $10,000.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Jones motioned, Stan Heithoff second to approve on 1st reading the following policies:  204.11 Meeting Minutes, 402.01 Equal Opportunity Employment, 404.11 Facilities for Milk Expression, 406.02 Certificated Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection, 412.02 Support Staff Qualifications, Recruitment, and Selection, 508.16 Return From Pediatric Cancer, 603.01 Curriculum Development, 706.03 Bidding Procedures, 902.02 Construction Plans and Specifications, 902.04 Bids and Awards For Construction Contracts.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Waterbury motioned, Steve Busteed second to adjourn the meeting.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 8:21 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be September 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room.  The Budget Hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. and the Special Hearing to Set the Final Tax Request at 7:15 p.m.
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: August 26, 2015