Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
April 13, 2016     7:30 PM
President Steve Heithoff called the regular meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Board members present were Stan Heithoff, Laurie Waterbury, Bob Hoefer, Doug Jones, and Steve Busteed.  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 and Steve Busteed second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Previous Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 6-0.
AMH, Transportation, $132.00; Appeara, Maintenance, $228.00; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $311.70; Capital Tours, Instru Expense, “$24,290.00”; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $795.70; CVA, Maintenance, $109.38; City of Elgin, Maintenance, $816.75; Corner Service, Transportation, “$1,121.31”; Dean’s Market, Instru Expense, $152.99; ESU #8, “$22,513.44”; Eakes, Instru Expense, $55.08, Maintenance, $155.76; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, “$1,029.10”; Elgin Pharmacy, Maintenance, $25.54; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $60.13, $572.00; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $89.99; Environmental Serv. Inc., Maintenance, $297.04; GP Comm., Business Expense, $309.48; HW Wilson, Instru Expense, $495.00; Hillyard    Maintenance, $183.92; HireRight, Transportation, $28.00; Hometown Station, Transportation, $652.59; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Instru Expense, “$2,297.22”; “Iburg, Sherri”, SpEd Expense, $69.12; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $92.69; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $22.68; Kayton Intl., Maintenance, “$1,362.52”; “Kittelson, Jim”, Maintenance, $500.00; KSB School Law, Board Expense, $150.00; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $856.54; NASB, Board Expense, “$2,726.00”; NETA Conf., Title Expense, $442.00; NRCSA    Supt, Expense, $190.00; Olson’s Pest Tech., Maintenance, $85.00; Onesource, Business Expense, $56.00; Precision Repair, Transportation, $16.16; Reimbursement    , “$1,331.90”; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $106.73; Time Management, Business Expense, $118.20; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $211.13; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $266.38; Volkman Plmbg & Htg, Maintenance, $612.03; Wanek Pharmacy, Health Expense, $12.97
Total Board Bills: “$65,950.17”
April Payroll: “$194,530.21”
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: “$260,480.38”
President Heithoff recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
In committee reports, Bob Hoefer reported on the possibility of purchasing a blade for the gator to help with snow removal.  Steve Busteed reported on the Wolfpack Committee meeting held.  Discussion was held on JH Football practices being held after school and parents would be responsible for transportation after practice.  Volleyball Varsity uniforms will be purchased this year.  Both schools will be working on including banners in the gym for other sports on a team basis.
In the Principal’s report, Mr. Wemhoff asked Mrs. Borer’s fourth graders to report on the Young Author’s Festival that they had attended in Wayne.  Keyera Eisenhauer, Baylee Busteed, and Blake Henn reported on the events of the day.  They enjoyed meeting the author’s and sharing their own stories.  They also reported on Square Root Day held in the upper elementary math classes on 4/4/16.
Principal Wemhoff reported on the past month’s activities.  Preschool registration night shows 19 students in the afternoon and 15 students in the morning for next school year.  Kindergarten round-up registered 10 students for 2016-17.  NeSA testing is in full swing.  Elementary school will be hosting a Grandparent’s Day on May 6th.
In the Supt. Report, Mr. Polk reviewed progress on summer projects.  Football field renovation is planned for the weekend of April 23 & 24.  He wrote a Great Plains Communication grant for the purchase of a 3D printer and a large color printer.  We did not receive the grant so he had asked the board to include it in the requisition action item.  He also reported on the progress of the new drone.  It has made a maiden flight and the board was able to view the captured video.
In action items, Laurie Waterbury motioned and Doug Jones second to approve teacher requisitions including a 3D printer, large color printer, and cabinet project in the elementary.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Extra duty assignments were reviewed.  No assignment has been made for FCCLA or dance.  Stan Heithoff motioned and Busteed second to approve extra duty assignments.
Busteed motioned and Waterbury second to approve the graduation list of students as presented upon completion of the requirements.  Motion carried, Vote 6-0.
Hoefer motioned and Jones second to approve board policies 100-300 on second and final reading.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Supt. Polk presented items to be declared surplus so they can be disposed of properly.  Stan Heithoff motioned and Laurie Waterbury second to declare the oldest iPads and the 1995 school bus as surplus.  Vote 6-0, motion carried. Motion by Hoefer, second by Busteed to adjourn the meeting.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
The next meeting will held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 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: April 20, 2016