Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
March 14, 2018   6:30 PM
President Steve Busteed called the regular March Meeting to order at 6:37 p.m.  Board members present were Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Doug Jones, Lisa Welding, and Steve Busteed.  Also present was Principal Greg Wemhoff and Supt. Dan Polk.
President Busteed led the “Pledge of Allegiance.”  Busteed 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.
Lisa Welding motioned and Doug Jones 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.
Appeara, Maintenance, $377.85; Beckman Lumber, Maintenance, $169.61; Binswanger Glass, Maintenance, $409.42; Capital Tours, Instru Expense, $17,842.00; CVA, Maintenance, $194.06, Instru Expense, $55.90; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $51.35; ESU#8, Instru Expense, $20.00, Instru Expense, $70.50, SpEd Expense, $6,955.91, SpEd Expense, $989.00, SpEd Expense, $4,300.00; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $1,905.68, Instru Expense, $98.15; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $53.69, Business Expense, $582.00; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $174.92, Instru Expense, $846.50, Instru Expense, $376.77; Graham Tire, Transportation, $1,551.72; GP Communications, Business Expense, $581.04; HireRight, Transportation, $250.00; Hometown Station, Transportation, $343.33; Iburg, Sherri, SpEd Expense, $87.20; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $105.00; Jerry’s Feed, Business Expense, $12.25; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $973.43; K & T Central Plains Plumbing, Maintenance, $496.50; Kallhoff Electric, Maintenance, $467.05; Lincoln Public Schools, Instru Expense, $150.00; MARC, Maintenance, $322.65; M-S Distribution, Maintenance, $55.00; MidAmerica Books, Instru Expense, $1,047.30; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $253.78; Rasmussen Mechanical, Maintenance, $6,806.70; Olson’s Pest Technicians, Maintenance, $88.00; Onesource Background Checks, Business Expense, $46.00; Reimbursement, $2,973.30; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $74.74; TMS, Business Expense, $40.10; University of Oregon, Instru Expense, $85.00; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $144.40; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $815.83; Wells Fargo, Title Expense, $562.00
Total Board Bills: $53,805.63
February Payroll: $204,743.53
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $258,549.16
President Busteed recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.   Principal Wemhoff asked Randy Eisenhauer and the Elementary HAL group to present their current projects.  Students presenting were Keyera Eisenhauer, Callie Heithoff, Sara Bode, Taylor Beckman, and Austin Hinkle.  Principal Wemhoff reported on spring activities and testing.
Michael Becker, A.D. recapped winter sports and reported on upcoming spring activities and student involvement in extra-curricular programs.  Winter sports banquet was hosted by EPS on March 11th.
Supt. Polk reported on the legislative issues conference that he had attended.  He also reported on the progress of school improvement and the safety committee.
Stan Heithoff reported from the wolfpack committee meeting held this week.  The joint committee discussed wrestling singlets purchases and having separate awards nights for each sport.  It was suggested to move the Little Kids Wrestling meet to the day after the high school meet and state wrestling lodging will be set by the A.D.s.   Homecoming will be the week of Oct. 7-12.
In action items, Stan Heithoff motioned, Lisa Welding seconded to approve offering contracts to all current teachers for the 2018-19 school year.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned to approve the building & grounds projects as recommended with higher priced items brought back to the board for further approval.  Jones seconded the motion.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, seconded by Welding to approve the tentative 2018-19 school calendar.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned, Welding second to approve the technology purchases as presented.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Jones motioned, Stan Heithoff second to approve the surplus list as presented.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Bob Hoefer motioned, Steve Heithoff second to approve the 1st reading of Policy 503.07 Pregnant Students.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Steve Heithoff motioned, Jones second to approve the 4-lane practice track in the amount of $54,562.20 with the additional running chute.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Welding seconded to approve the purchase of the materials for building of a crow’s nest on the west side of the football field in the amount of $10,520.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.  The board wishes to thank Schmitt Construction for donating their labor for this project.
Jones motioned, Hoefer seconded to approve purchase of a new carpet cleaner for $3,400.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Further discussion was held on the dedicated water line to the boiler system
Motion by Welding, second by Hoefer to adjourn the meeting.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 7:54 p.m.
The next meeting will held on April 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room at Elgin Public School
Respectfully submitted,
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 21, 2018