Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular August Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
August 11, 2016, 7:30 PM
President Steve Heithoff called the Regular August Board Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Board members present were Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff, Steve Busteed, Doug Jones, and Stan Heithoff.  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, Doug Jones second to excuse Bob Hoefer from tonight’s meeting.  Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Steve Busteed second to approve the consent agenda–#5- Minutes of Regular Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills.  Vote 5-0, motion carried.
A to Z Vac & Sew, Maintenance, $557.87; ALICAP/NASB, $38,296.00; Bud’s Sanitary Service, Maintenance, $60.00; Central Fire & Safety, Maintenance, $170.50; CVA, Maintenance, $375.29; City of Elgin, Maintenance, $1,252.50; City of Neligh, Maintenance, $10.00; Classroom Direct, Instru Expense, $296.93; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $110.85; ESU #8, $29,773.91; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $509.43; EPS Activity Account, Transfer, $65,000.00; EPS Depreciation Account, Transfer, $100,000.00; EPS Employee Benefit Fund, Transfer, $130,000.00; EPS Lunch Account, Transfer, $40,000.00; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $119.03, Business Expense, $63.00, Instru Expense, $105.00; Elkhorn RPPD, Maintenance, $45,000.00; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, $1,519.37; Hampton Inn, Instru Expense, $98.95; Internal Training Services, Instru Expense, $557.68; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $92.69; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $1,091.40; KNS Learning Solutions, Instru Expense, $300.00; KSB School Law, Board Expense, $240.00; Loup Valley Lighting. Maintenance, $480.05; Midwest Floor Spec., Maintenance, $2,792.80; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $30.50; NCSA, Instru Expense, $80.00; NE Safety Center, Transportation, $75.00; Olson Pest Tech., Maintenance, $85.00; OneSource, Business Expense, $66.00; Reimbursement, Business Expense, $5.65; School Specialty, Instru Expense, $88.44; Source Gas, Maintenance, $25,000.00; Staples, Maintenance, $582.70; Tek-Hut, Instru Expense, $1,200.00; Time Management Systems, Business Expense, $67.20; Vanis, Susan, Business Expense, $500.00; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $76.33; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $97.64; Whiting, Tricia, SpEd Expense, $995.30; Wolfpack Football, Business Expense, $700.00
Total Board Bills: $488,523.01
Aug Payroll: $187,554.90
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $676,077.91
President Heithoff recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
In committee reports, members were reminded of the NASB area meeting in Norfolk on Sept. 21st.  Supt. Polk reported on behalf of the Building & Grounds Committee on the progress of the parking lot west of the gym.
In the principal’s report, Mr. Wemhoff reported on activities thus far in the school year.  He mentioned that a volleyball jamboree had been added to the calendar.
Supt. Polk updated the board on budget and summer projects.
In action items, Doug Jones motioned, Laurie Waterbury second to approve paying forward $45,000 on electricity and $25,000 on natural gas.  Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Steve Busteed second to approve transfers of funds from the General Fund to Lunch Fund ($40,000), Activity Fund ($65,000), Employee Benefit Fund ($130,000), and Depreciation Fund ($100,000).  Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Busteed motioned, Waterbury second to approve a deposit of $8,000 to the Wolfpack Account.  Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Policy 502.02 Nonresident Students/Option Enrollment and Policy 904.02 Lease, Sale or Disposal of School District Property were tabled.   Jones motioned, Stan Heithoff second to approve on 2nd reading the following policies:  201.05 Term of Office, 204.01 Regular Board Meetings, 402.11 Credit Cards, 402.16 Prohibition on Aiding Sexual Abuse, 402.17 Workplace Privacy, 503.09 Homeless Children and Youth, 504.14 Hazing, Initiation, Secret Societies or Gang Activities, 508.12 Asthma and Allergic Reaction Protocol, 603.01 Curriculum Development, 606.08 Reproduction of Copyrighted Materials, 610.01 Test or Assessment Selection, 611.01 Student Progress Reports, 7704.04E1 Prevention of Improper Use of Taxpayer Funds.  Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Waterbury motioned, Busteed second to approve transportation contract with Pope John for ½ of Northeast Bus Route.  Vote 5-0, motion carried.
Jones motioned, Stan Heithoff second to adjourn the meeting.  Vote 5-0, motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 8:13 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be September 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room.  The Budget Hearing and the Special Hearing to Set the Final Tax Request will be part of the regular meeting.
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: August 24, 2016