Elgin Public School Board
Distance Learning Room, EPS
October 14, 2015, 7:30 PM
President Steve Heithoff called the regular school board meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Board members present were Doug Jones, Steve Busteed, Steve Heithoff, Stan Heithoff, Laurie Waterbury, and Bob Hoefer. 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 Regular Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 6-0.
Appeara, Maintenance, $419.09; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $200.00, Maintenance, $120.00; Bill’s OK Tire, Transportation, $267.89; Burenheide, Julie, Title IIA, $173.08; Cash-Wa, Maintenance, $126.78; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $512.40; Central Valley Ag, Maintenance, $757.90, Instru Expense, $126.75; Custom Sports, Board Expense, $816.00; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $20.43, Instru Expense, $149.31; Eakes Office Plus, Maintenance, $91.96, Business Expense, $36.84; EBSCO, Instru Expense, $4,495.00, Instru Expense, $879.51; ESU #8, $40,340.29; Elgin Equipment, Maintenance, $91.00; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $1,205.07; Elgin Pharmacy, Health Expense, $69.90; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $74.86; Elite Office Products, Instru Expense, $239.18, Business Expense, $174.29; Green Thumb Landscaping, Maintenance, $783.84; Haddock, Instru Expense, $134.00; Hadley-Braithwait, Maintenance, $197.70; Holiday Inn Omaha, Title IIA, $204.00; Hometown Station, Transportation, $1,047.13; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $268.85; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $45.40; Junior Library Guild, Instru Expense, $651.00; JW Pepper, Instru Expense, $277.47; Know Buddy, Instru Expense, $328.80; MidAmerica Books, Instru Expense, $159.60; MARC, Maintenance, $153.36; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $148.30; NASB, Board Expense, $420.00; NILA Conference, Title IIA, $90.00; OneSource, Instru Expense, $33.00; Precision Repair, Transportation, $53.75; Rasmussen Mechanical, Maintenance, $2,650.64; Reimbursement, $1,582.63; Scholastic, Instru Expense, $54.45; Seton, Instru Expense, $779.25; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $137.29; US Bank, $3,993.45; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $141.59; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $219.95; Vernier Software, Instru Expense, $1,955.46
Total Board Bills: $67,898.44
October Payroll: $202,252.78
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $270,151.22
President Heithoff recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
Principal Wemhoff asked the students that attended County Government Day at Neligh to report at this time. Taya Voborny, Baylee Wemhoff, Jaime Hoefer, Ingvild Bekkeseth, and instructor Wes Prater shared the events of the day. Wes Prater also reported on the Constitution Day events.
Supt. Polk reported on the status of projects at the school. The Supt. evaluation will be completed online for easier tabulation by the board president.
In action items, Stan Heithoff motion, Steve Busteed second to approve the 2 year agreement for sports coop with Pope John High School. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Because of low numbers EPPJ will be allowed to let 6th graders play Jr. High football next year. It will not be required and will need parent permission to play. Discussion was held on practice times outside of the school day, transportation, and smaller equipment needed. Busteed motioned, Waterbury second to approve 6th graders to participate in Jr. High football for 2016 season. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Discussion was held on option enrollment criteria. No changes were made to current policy
Bob Hoefer motioned, Jones second to recognize EEA as bargaining agent for teacher negotiations 2016-17. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Discussion was held on the current Title 1 program. Waterbury motioned, Stan Heithoff second to opt out of federal Title 1 program. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
The next regular board meeting will be on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the EPS Distance Learning Room. Members were asked to have the Supt. Evaluation completed online by Oct. 31st.
Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Hoefer and seconded by Stan Heithoff. All voted aye, motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:24 p.m.
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: October 21, 2015
Elgin Public School Board