Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
September 9, 2015, 7:30 PM
President Steve Heithoff called the Regular September Board Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Board members present were Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff, Steve Busteed, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, and Doug Jones. 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.
President Heithoff  removed the Minutes of Regular meeting from the Consent Agenda for a small correction.
Laurie Waterbury motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve the Consent Agenda: #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Access Elevator, Maintenance, $525.00; Applied Connective Tech., Maintenance, “$11,182.30“; Arbor Scientific, Instru Expense, $143.22; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $13.03, Maintenance, $465.00; City of Neligh, Maintenance, $60.00; Corner Service & Tire, Transportation, $67.00; Eakes Office Plus, Maintenance, $81.09; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $77.56, Instru Expense, $466.97; Edmentum, Instru Expense, “$2,908.50”; Elgin Appliance, Maintenance, $69.00; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $243.76, Instru Expense, $201.78; Elgin Review, Instru Expense, $105.00, Business Expense, $422.74, Board Expense, $469.00; Elite Office Products, Instru Expense, “$1,254.27“, Business Expense, $118.48; Environmental Services, Maintenance, $297.30; Follett School Solutions, Instru Expense, $895.10; Global Equipment, Maintenance, $656.90; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, “$2,430.74“; Hadley-Braithwait, Maintenance, $213.75; Harris School Solutions, Business Expense, “$5,690.29“; Hometown Station, Transportation, $777.21; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Instru Expense, $421.89; Jensen Publishing Inc., Instru Expense, $71.00; Jerry’s Feed, Business Expense, $13.80; “John’s Disposal, Inc.”, Business Expense, $229.00; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $88.62; JW Pepper, Instru Expense, $797.52; KSB School Law, Board Expense, $120.00; McGraw-Hill, Instru Expense, $89.64; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $50.63; Norfolk Daily News, Instru Expense, $135.00; Precision Repair, Transportation, $31.75; Reimbursement, “$4,235.02“; Resources for Educators, Instru Expense, $219.00; School Specialty, Instru Expense, $89.67; School Specialty/Classroom, Instru Expense, $135.24; Schumacher Exterm., Maintenance, $85.00; Softchoice, Instru Expense, “$1,999.50“; Teacher Direct, Instru Expense, $86.66; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $344.44; Turnitin, Instru Expense, “$2,642.50“; US Bank, “$5,354.17“; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $6.77; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $229.48
Total Board Bills: “$47,311.29“
August Payroll: “$191,822.64“
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: “$239,133.93“
Steve Busteed motioned and Doug Jones second to correct the members in attendance in the Minutes of the Regular August meeting. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
President Heithoff recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
President Heithoff asked approval to move the joint post prom discussion item forward on the agenda. All approved. Jessie Reestman and Connie Henn spoke to the school board about combining the EPs, prom with the Pope John High School prom. Lisa Welding also addressed the board on the topic. Since it was just a discussion item, no action was taken.
In committee meetings, the Wolfpack Coop Sports committee met this week. Discussion was held on remaining 8-man football for the next rotation and not limiting fundraisers as long as the students are not required to solicit. Homecoming activities and Parent’s nights were discussed.
Principal Wemhoff reported on the start of school. He discussed NeSA scores and ACT scores. All drills have been completed.
Supt. Polk reported on improvements made at Elgin Public School facilities over the summer and work he had done on the budget.
In action items, Stan Heithoff motioned and Bob Hoefer second to approve the 2015-16 district budget as presented, including tax asking of $2,668,127.15 (General Fund $2,449,108.42 and Special Building Fund $219,018.73).  Total tax asking represents an 11% reduction from last year. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Laurie Waterbury motioned and Busteed second to approve the district property tax levy request at 0.369157 (0.338854 General Fund and 0.030303 Building Fund) as presented. Motion carried, Vote 6-0.
Hoefer motioned, Jones second to approve on 2nd & final reading the following policies: 204.11 Meeting Minutes (as amended), 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.
Busteed motioned to adjourn the meeting, Hoefer second. Vote 6-0, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:26 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be October 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School. Hearing for Internet and Computer Usage Policy will begin 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: September 16, 2015