Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
September 14, 2016, 7:30 PM
President Steve Heithoff called the Regular September Board Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Board members present were Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff, Steve Busteed, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, and Doug Jones.  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 and Stan Heithoff second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Previous Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Appeara, Maintenance, $222.35; Arends, Melinda, Transportation, $210.00; Binswanger Glass, Maintenance, $110.09; Brown & Saenger, Instru Expense, $1,455.04; CVA, Maintenance, $214.35; Clifton, DeAnna, SpEd Expense, $681.20; CEV Multi Media, Instru Expense, $850.00; Century Lumber, Maintenance, $74.55; City of Neligh, Maintenance, $39.00; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $96.67, Instru Expense, $218.15; Eakes, Maintenance, $219.47, Instru Expense, $175.16; EBSCO, Instru Expense, $4,535.00; ESU #8, $237.25; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $612.66; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $444.97, Instru Expense, $199.96; Elgin Pharmacy, Instru Expense, $4.58; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $763.89, Instru Expense, $516.50; Gibbs Smith, Instru Expense, $614.79; Hadley-Braithwait, Maintenance, $249.75; Handwriting W/out Tears, SpEd Expense, $31.45; Hometown Station, Transportation, $554.60; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Instru Expense, $161.40; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $92.69; Jensen Publishing, Instru Expense, $69.00; Jerry’s Feed Service, Business Expense, $15.21, Maintenance, $4.49; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $732.68; JW Pepper, Instru Expense, $1,579.08; Neff Co., Instru Expense, $19.70; Norfolk Daily News, Instru Expense, $110.00; Olson Pest Tech., Maintenance, $85.00; OneSource, Business Expense, $45.00; Otvest, LLC, SpEd Expense, $131.94; Precision Repair, Transportation, $498.84; Protex Central, Maintenance, $983.24; Ramada, Administrator Exp., $680.92; Reimbursement, $6,612.56; Scholastic, Instru Expense, $14.24; Scholastic  Magazines, Instru Expense, $57.75; School Specialty, Instru Expense, $69.46; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $682.93; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Instru Expense, $177.50; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $250.34; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $183.11; Woodwind & Brasswind, Instru Expense, $6,220.58
Total Board Bills: $32,809.09
Aug Payroll: $201,699.74
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $234,508.83
Randy Eisenhauer and his High Ability Learners Group presented information about their group that meets during lunch on Fridays.  Presenters were Jack Wemhoff, Ethan Hinkle, William Heilhecker, Baylee Busteed, and Keyera Eisenhauer.  Students explained the qualifications to belong to the group and some of the activities planned for the high ability learners.
President Steve Heithoff called the 2016-2017 Budget Hearing to order at 7:40 p.m.  Supt. Polk presented the Board with the 2016-2017 Budget.  The general Fund Request is $2,292,770.68 with a levy of 0.306230 and the Special Building Fund Request is $226,881.82 with a levy of 0.030303 which is a total tax asking of $2,519,652.50 with a total levy of 0.336533.  President Heithoff encouraged questions or comments from the public and board members.  Heithoff closed the hearing at 7:47 p.m.
President Heithoff opened the Special Hearing to Set the Final Tax Request at 7:47 p.m.  The General Fund Levy Request is 0.306230 and the Special Building Request is 0.030303 for a total Levy Request of 0.336533.  Heithoff encouraged comments from the public and board members.  The hearing closed at 7:51 p.m.
President Heithoff recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.  He also reminded board members of the upcoming NASB Area Membership Meeting in Norfolk.
Principal Wemhoff reported on the start of school.  He discussed NeSA scores and ACT scores.  Bus Evacuation drill, tornado drill, and fire drill were all completed.  Lockdown drill will be completed soon.  He also stated that the ACT test will replace the NeSA test for juniors this year.  No further details are available at this time.
Supt. Polk reported on improvements completed over the summer.  The east parking lot behind the gym is still under construction.
In action items, Stan Heithoff motioned and Bob Hoefer second to approve the 2016-17 district budget as presented, including tax asking of $2,519,652.50 (General Fund $2,292,770.68 and Special Building Fund $226,881.82).  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Doug Jones motioned and Waturbury second to approve the district property tax levy request at 0.336533 (0.306230 General Fund and 0.030303 Building Fund) as presented.  Motion carried, Vote 6-0.
Stan Heithoff motioned to adjourn the meeting, Busteed second.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be October 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School.  Hearing for Internet and Computer Usage Policy will be held during the 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: September 21, 2016