Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Distance Learning Room, EPS
May 11, 2016, 7:30 PM
President Heithoff called the regular monthly meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Board members present were Steve Heithoff, Stan Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Steve Busteed, and Doug Jones.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Greg Wemhoff.  Absent for roll call was Laurie Waterbury.
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 to excuse Laurie Waterbury from the meeting.  Bob Hoefer second.  Vote 5-0.
Steve Busteed motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Previous Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 5-0.
AMH, Transportation, $132.00; Appeara, Maintenance, $300.31; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $94.50; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $1,131.80; CVA, Maintenance, $147.59, $154.23; Corner Service, Transportation, $144.17; Dean’s Market, Instru Expense, $146.57, Maintenance, $22.01; ESU #8, $11,989.02; Eakes, Instru Expense, $19.08; Elgin Equipment, Maintenance, $127.90; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $657.90, Instru Expense, $29.97; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $59.52, $1,281.75; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $144.99, Instru Expense, $654.54; Focused Technology, Instru Expense, $1,330.00; GP Comm., Business Expense, $563.60; Haddock, Instru Expense, $1,728.00; Hometown Station, Transportation, $994.77; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $89.70; Jerry’s Feed, Instru Expense, $27.17; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $1,081.87; MidAmerica Books, Instru Expense, $224.55; Midwest Floor Spec., Instru Expense, $267.00; Midwest Grads, Instru Expense, $267.90; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $320.40; NWEA, Business Expense, $150.00; Olson’s Pest Tech., Maintenance, $85.00; Onesource, Business Expense, $23.00; Principal Financial, Instru Expense, $70.14; Reimbursement, $11,618.95; Renaissance Learning, Instru Expense, $2,492.00; Student Assurance Services, Business Expense, $500.00; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $261.97; Time Management, Business Expense, $35.35; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $111.13; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $299.79; Volkman Plmbg & Htg, Maintenance, $438.50
Total Board Bills: $40,218.64
May Payroll: $199,643.50
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $239,862.14
President Heithoff recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.  Eric Heithoff presented information to the board on future musical instrument purchase recommendations.
There was no correspondence.  There were no committee reports.
Principal Wemhoff asked Mrs. Rita Heithoff and her art students to report on their art shows this past year.  Fourth graders, Baylee Busteed, Brenna Martinsen, and Blake Henn described how they created the totem poles that received “Best of Show” at the ESU 8 Art Show.  High School students, Hayes Miller, Carter Schindler, and Katie Polk described their art work completed this year.  Principal Wemhoff then presented his report on spring activities.
Supt. Polk reported that the football field work was on hold because of the rainy weather.  A teacher inservice is planned for August 3rd in order to train all teachers on the new student information system, JMC.
In action items, Stan Heithoff motioned, Jones second to approve changes to 2016-17 school calendar.  Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Busteed motioned, Hoefer second to approve the use of the bleachers by the EKG Group for the Bull-a-Rama this summer.  Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Busteed second to approve classified employment agreements as presented including raising the substitute teacher pay from $100 to $105 per day.  Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Principal Wemhoff presented the changes to the handbooks.  The changes include adding community service hrs. required for graduation, communication to parents and students being approved by administration, and deleting the Title 1 program information.  Jones motioned, Stan Heithoff second to approve all handbooks for the 2016-17 school year.  Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Busteed motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve the purchase of two technology tables for preschool.  Vote 5-0, motion carried.
The board reviewed the textbook purchase rotation.  With the current rotation plan the oldest textbook will be no older than 10 years old.
Discussion was held on putting a parking lot east of the gym.  Items to consider were fill dirt/rock, lighting, steps to the east gym door, and fencing it in or putting parking curb stops.
President Heithoff invited all board members to the staff appreciation luncheon to be held on May 20, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.  Staff recognition awards will be presented followed by a reception for the retiring staff that is open to the public at 1:00 p.m.
Motion by Hoefer, seconded by Jones to adjourn the meeting.  Vote 5-0, motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 8:37 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be held on June 9, 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: May 18, 2016