Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
November 11, 2015, 7:30 PM
President Steve Heithoff called the regular November Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Board members present were Doug Jones, Steve Busteed, Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff, 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.
Doug Jones motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Regular, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 6-0., Instru Expense, $399.00; Appeara, Maintenance, $235.15; Binswanger Glass, Maintenance, $429.50; Blackboard Inc., Business Expense, $554.40; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $1,094.08; Central Valley Ag, Maintenance, $110.09; Corner Service, Transportation, $473.64; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $26.79, Instru Expense, $100.23; ESU Coordinating Council, Instru Expense, $100.00; ESU #8, $10,943.16; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $1,119.99; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $1,141.99; Elite Office Products, Instru Expense, $79.99, Business Expense, $239.66; Fairfield Inn, Title IIA, $119.89; Harris School Solutions, Business Expense, $201.52; Larry Hiatt, Maintenance, $240.00; HireRight, Transportation, $28.00; Hometown Station, Transportation, $817.63; Iburg, Sherri, SpEd Expense, $92.00; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $504.01; Jerry’s Feed, Maintenance, $16.78, Business Expense, $13.27; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $2,144.09; JW Pepper, Instru Expense, $30.97; Kallhoff Electric, Maintenance, $453.90; Ken’s Band Instrmt Repair, Instru Expense, $42.00; Michael Pommer, Business Expense, $5,500.00; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $839.60; NASB, Board Expense, $598.00; Northern Agri Service, Maintenance, $226.51; Olson’s Pest Tech., Maintenance, $85.00; OneSource, Instru Expense, $90.00; Precision Repair, Transportation, $271.09; Reimbursement, $138.76; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $274.27; United Cultures, Instru Expense, $45.00; US Bank, $3,532.31; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $265.00; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $273.08
Total Board Bills: $33,890.35
November Payroll: $198,163.08
Total Board Bills/Payroll: $232,053.43
President Heithoff recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
There was no correspondence.
In Committee Reports, the superintendent evaluation was discussed.  The board members expressed comments on his performance and thanked him for his service to the school district.  They expressed appreciation for his work on the summer projects.
Principal Wemhoff gave a wrap up of fall activities and the start of winter activities.  He was pleased with the Donuts With Dads event and reported that Muffins With Mom will be hosted on Dec. 4th.  The annual safety review was held and minor suggestions were noted.  Supt. Polk and Principal Wemhoff reported that they had met with Neligh-Oakdale administration on the possibility of sharing some classes.
In the Supt. Report, Mr. Polk reminded board members to complete the Board Self Evaluation online.  He reviewed the Board Goals set at last year’s retreat.  He asked the board for input on upcoming summer projects.  Some projects discussed were football field work and chillers for air conditioning the two older buildings.
In action items, Laurie Waterbury motioned and Stan Heithoff seconded to accept the audit.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Bob Hoefer motioned and Steve Busteed seconded to approve the south side and between buildings lighting project with Kallhoff Electric in the amount of $6,086.20.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
The next regular board meeting will be on Wednesday, December 9th at 7:30 p.m. at the EPS Distance Learning Room.
Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Stan Heithoff and seconded by Laurie Waterbury.  Vote taken was 6-0, motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:21 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: November 18, 2015