Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education


Regular September Meeting

Distance Learning Room, EPS

November 10, 2011, 7:30 PM

President Waterbury called the regular November 2011 Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Board members present were Ryan Reestman, Steve Heithoff, Kim Wells, Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff and Bob Hoefer.  Also present were Superintendent Steve Dennis, Principal Adam Patrick, Dennis Morgan, Paula Jensen, Elaine Meyers, and Jeane Johnson.

President Waterbury led the “Pledge of Allegiance.” Waterbury 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 Kim Wells second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Regular and Special Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 6-0.

American Band Access. LLC, Instru Expense, $38.50; Best Western PLUS, Title Expense, $214.22; Blue Raven Tech., Instru Expense, $87.33; Boone Co. Med. Clinic, Transportation, $75.00; Broad Reach, Instru Expense, $140.72; Cash-Wa, Maintenance, $114.64; Cengage, Instru Expense, $239.81; Centurion Holdings, Instru Expense, $524.67; Corner Service & Tire, Transportation, $166.13; CVA, Maintenance, $124.31, Instru Expense, $467.30; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $26.01, Instru Expense, $59.84, Instru Expense, $1.69; Eakes, Business Expense, $164.17, Instru Expense, $331.90; ESU #8, “$7,955.85 “; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $60.80; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $210.14; Eldridge, Instru Expense, $220.45; Flenniken Plumbg/Htg, Maintenance, $210.00; Floor Maint. & Supply, Maintenance, $25.10; Follett Library Resources, Library Expense, $939.06; Grand Island Physical Therapy, SpEd Expense, $447.62; Green Thumb Landscaping, Maintenance, “$1,251.78 “; Hadley-Braithwait, Maintenance, $312.60; Island Supply & Welding Co., Instru Expense, $42.78; Johnny Dodge, Transportation, “$1,454.63 “; JW Pepper, Music Expense, $34.19; Krier Technologies, Instru Expense, $330.00; “Loup Valley Lighting, Inc”, Maintenance, $436.04; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $75.96; Michael Frederick, Library Expense, $21.00; “Michael Pommer, CPA”, Business Expense, “$4,800.00 “; NASB, Board Expense, $880.00; NCSA, Instru Expense, $25.00, SpEd Expense, $75.00; Nebraska Life, Library Expense, $38.00; Onesource, Instru Expense, $16.00; Overland Rehab, SpEd Expense, $227.55, Reimbursement, $748.40; Scholastic, Instru Expense, $25.49; The Station, Transportation, “$1,439.56 “; Volkman Plmbg & Htg, Maintenance, $529.85

Total Board Bills: “$25,609.09 “ October Payroll: “$177,728.88“

Total Board Bills/ Payroll: “$203,337.97 “

President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.

There were no Correspondence or Standing Committee reports.

Principal Patrick reported on staff Alicap safety training, Veterans Day program, and upcoming activities for One-Act, FFA, and FCCLA.  Winter sports will officially begin practice on Monday.  The Wolfpack is still looking for an assistant basketball coach.

Special Recognition was given to the Wolfpack Football Team & Coaches on being D-1 District 8 Champs and Qualifying for the State D-1 Football Playoffs.  Also to the FFA Jr Livestock Judging Team of Ethan Fischer, Christian Dunn, Trent Bauer & Brett Kinney for Winning District Competition & Qualifying for State in March; Ethan Won the Jr Division, Christian placed 3rd, Trent was 12th & Brett was 33rd.

In action items, Ryan Reestman motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve revisions of Board Policies sections 100’s thru 300’s.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Steve Heithoff motioned and Bob Hoefer second to approve First Reading of Board Policy 201.02, Board Membership –  Elections and Appointments, Board Policy 201.03, Qualifications, Board Policy 201.04, Oath of Office, Board Policy 201.05, Term of Office, Board Policy 201.07, Board Member Liability, Board Policy 203.01, Board Organizational Meeting, and Board Policy 204.08, Quorum with revisions.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Reestman motioned and Wells second to approve the renewal of the sports cooperative with Pope John.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Motion by Steve Heithoff and second by Hoefer to approve a resolution to select CJUMP as the school district’s natural gas provider.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Wells motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve the school district audit.  All voted aye, motion carried.

Supt. Dennis reported on the safety audit and energy audit conducted this past month.  Reports are not yet available.  Supt. Dennis had attended a Northern Tier Data Retreat and the NSAA District III Mtg.  The NDE Nutrition services also completed a successful review of our food service program.  Supt. Dennis and 3 board members plan to attend the NASB Convention in November.

Discussion was held regarding the quarterly administration report.  MAPS testing results were reviewed.

The school board received their self-evaluation forms and members are asked to complete the forms by the December meeting.  The board reviewed their goals and plan to organize a board retreat in January.

Wells motioned to enter closed session for board discussion on superintendent’s evaluation and contract negotiation to prevent the needless injury to the reputation of an individual, and if the individual has not requested a public meeting.  Stan Heithoff seconded the motion.  President Waterbury repeated the motion and all voted yes.  The board entered closed session at 8:36 p.m.  The board returned to open session at 9:53 p.m.  Hoefer moved to adjourn the meeting and Reestman seconded the motion.  All voted yes, motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 9:54 p.m.

The next regular board meeting will be on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 7:30 PM at the EPS Distance Learning Room.

Respectfully submitted,

Kim Wells, 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 23, 2011