ELGIN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD
Distance Learning Room, EPS
March 9, 2016 7:30 PM
President Steve Heithoff called the regular March Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Board members present were Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Doug Jones, Laurie Waterbury, 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.
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. Motion carried, vote 6-0.
AMH, Transportation, $132.00; Appeara, Maintenance, $231.03; Applied Technology, Maintenance, $291.28; Beckman Lumber, Instru Expense, $145.32; Capital Tours, Instru Expense, $1,750.00; Cash-Wa, Maintenance, $63.39; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $506.25; CVA, Maintenance, $81.05; Corner Service, Transportation, $49.00; Dean’s Market, Instru Expense, $93.17; ESU #8, $10,123.93; Elgin One Stop, Transportation , $1,443.41; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $48.47, $527.00; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $1,314.10; Follett, Instru Expense, $51.45; Graham Tire, Transportation, $746.14; Hadley, Maintenance, $77.90; HireRight, Transportation, $250.00; Hometown Station, Transportation, $318.33; Iburg, Sherri, SpEd Expense, $86.40; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $111.41; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $1,924.28; KSB School Law, Board Expense, $210.00; Kittelson, Jim, Maintenance, $700.00; Major Refrigeration, Maintenance, $471.90; MARC, Maintenance, $206.73; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $745.00; NE Labor Law Posters, Business Expense, $67.25; NECC, Instru Expense, $105.00; Olson’s Pest Tech., Maintenance, $85.00; Reimbursement, $1,968.39; Sapp Bros., Maintenance, $46.25; SectorNow, Building Expense, $5,913.00; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $142.70; Time Management, Business Expense, $35.70; University of Oregon, Instru Expense, $81.00; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $278.57; Ward’s Science, Instru Expense, $74.02.
Total Board Bills: $31,495.82
January Payroll: $199,843.49
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $231,339.31
President Heithoff recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
Principal Wemhoff asked some 5th graders and their instructor, Mr. Randy Eisenhauer, to report on H2O Daze that they had attended in Norfolk. Jack Wemhoff, Camryn Pelster, and Ethan Hinkle reported on various water topics presented during the event. Principal Wemhoff then reported on science fair, career day and upcoming events.
Michael Becker, A.D. recapped winter sports and reported on upcoming spring activities and student involvement in extra-curricular programs.
Supt. Polk presented his monthly report.
In action items, Doug Jones motioned and Steve Busteed second to accept the resignation of Allison Dolezal. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Waterbury second to approve the offering of teacher contracts for 2016-17 school year. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Waterbury motioned and Busteed second to approve the principal’s salary increase of 2% for 2016-17 school year. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Doug Jones second to approve the teaching contracts of Joyce Wemhoff, Taylor Spiegel, Trent Ostransky, Sonia Rittscher and Robert Coakes for the 2016-17 school year. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Busteed second to approve the use of a school bus for post prom. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Bob Hoefer motioned, Jones second to approve new board policies and policy revisions on first reading for all of sections 100-District Organization, section 200-School Board, and section 300-Administration with modifications. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Waterbury second to approve building and grounds projects and report. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Busteed motioned, Hoefer second to asphalt west parking lot with 4” of asphalt with curbs on the west side subject to satisfactory prep work by the asphalt company. Vote 6-0, motion carried. The cost will be $23,603.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Waterbury second to approve the tentative school calendar for 2016-17. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Jones motioned, Busteed second to approve technology purchases in the amount of $28,010.48. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Waterbury motioned, Jones second to approve campus wide technology upgrade that has e-rate reimbursement of 70%. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Jones motioned, Stan Heithoff second to approve water upgrade and underground sprinkler system for campus area. Vote 6-0, motion carried. The cost is $12,103. The water upgrade to variable frequency drive pump & associated plumbing is to get a 1.25” supply pipe outside. This work will be done by Flenniken Plumbing and the underground sprinklers will be done by Koinzan Enterprises.
Motion by Hoefer, second by Waterbury to adjourn the meeting. Vote 6-0, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 9:16 p.m.
The next meeting will held on April 13, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School
Doug Jones, Secretary
-This is a draft copy and does not become official Elgin Public Board minutes until approved at the next regular or advertised meeting.
PUBLISH: March 23, 2016
ELGIN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD