Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education

Regular July Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
July 13, 2017, 7:30 PM
President Steve Heithoff called the Regular July Board Meeting to order at 7:31 p.m.  Board members present were Lisa Welding, Stan Heithoff, Steve Busteed, Steve Heithoff, and Doug Jones.  Absent was Bob Hoefer.  Also present was Superintendent Dan Polk.
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.
Lisa Welding motioned and Doug Jones second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Regular Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 5-0.
All Stars Prevention, Instru Expense, $100.00; Bartak, Mary, Title Expense, $180.83; Becker, Rachel, Title Expense, $154.62; Beckman Lumber, Maintenance, $169.70; Brown & Saenger, Instru Expense, $1,420.08; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $355.05; CVA, Maintenance, $482.56; City of Elgin, Maintenance, $2,996.25; City of Neligh, Maintenance, $29.00; Classroom Direct, Instru Expense, $579.76; Corner Service & Tire, Transportation, $210.60; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $136.06; ESU#1, SpEd Expense, $208.00; ESU#1, Title Expense, $105.00; ESU#8, SpEd Expense, $22,843.50; Educational Resources, Inc., Instru Expense, $1,024.65; Educators Publishing Service, Instru Expense, $23.00; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $350.40; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $69.03; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $258.95; FES/SOCS, Business Expense, $1,383.00; Flinn Scientific, Instru Expense, $468.76; Frey Scientific, Instru Expense, $591.02; Fun Express, Instru Expense, $87.16; GP Comm., Business Expense, $460.06; Green Thumb Landscaping, Maintenance, $2,203.70; Hometown Station, Transportation, $46.99; Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, Instru Expense, $2,314.98; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $112.50; McGraw-Hill, Instru Expense, $1,767.97; Midwest Floor Spec., Maintenance, $95.20; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $421.56; Music in Motion, Instru Expense, $184.36; Jerry’s Feed, Maintenance, $31.08; NASCO, Instru Expense, $413.40; Natl. Art & School Supplies, Instru Expense, $328.92; National FFA Organization, Instru Expense, $191.90; NCSA, Admin Expense, $490.00; NRCSA, Board Expense, $850.00; Olson’s Pest, Tech Maintenance, $88.00; PASCO Scientific, Instru Expense, $200.00; Precision Repair, Transportation, $360.90; Protex Central, Maintenance, $237.97; Pyramid School Products, Instru Expense, $737.02; Quill, Maintenance, $1,016.97; Really Good Stuff, Instru Expense, $133.95; Schiltmeyer, Julie, Title Expense, $180.83; Scholastic, Instru Expense, $145.64; School Specialty, Instru Expense, $1,113.37; Teacher Direct, Instru Expense, $91.28; Teacher Discovery, Instru Expense, $337.23; Textbook Warehouse, Instru Expense, $4,611.60, SpEd Expense, $136.55; TMS, Business Expense, $33.60; Tween Publishing, Instru Expense, $440.95; US Bank, $4,993.27; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $166.38; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $612.85; Wells Fargo, Title Expense, $1,175.82, Business Expense $9.99; Wondercheck, Audrey, Title Expense, $150.87; Woodwind & Brasswind, Instru Expense, $68.50; Zaner – Bloser, Instru Expense, $796.80
Total Board Bills: $61,979.94
July Payroll: $188,023.67
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $250,003.61
President Steve Heithoff called the public hearing to order for Student Fees Policy, 504.19 at 7:37 p.m.
The board reviewed the Student Fees Policy.  There was no comment from the public.
Bob Hoefer arrived at 7:38 p.m.
Hearing adjourned at 7:39 p.m.
President Heithoff opened the public hearing for Bullying Prevention Policy, 504.20 at 7:40 p.m.  The board reviewed the policy and there was no comment from the public.  The hearing adjourned at 7:42 p.m.
The public hearing for Parent Involvement Policy, 1005.03 was opened by President Heithoff at 7:42 p.m.  The board reviewed the policy and there was no comment from the public.  The hearing adjourned at 7:43 p.m.
President Heithoff recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
There was no correspondence or committee reports.  President Heithoff reminded board members of upcoming NASB workshops.
In the principal’s report, Supt. Polk reported on summer school and other upcoming events.
Supt. Polk reported on preliminary budget work.
In action items, President Heithoff asked that action item #17 be moved to the top of the action items.  Subcommittee of Steve Heithoff and Stan Heithoff attended the meeting in Neligh on June 29, 2017 in regards to possible consolidation of five area schools.  Discussion was held on the information presented.  No matter which combination of schools were presented, Elgin taxpayers would see a substantial increase in taxes.  Due to the tax effect and other issues, Stan Heithoff motioned and Bob Hoefer second to discontinue discussion of merger of the five area schools.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Doug Jones motioned and Lisa Welding second to reapprove policies 504.19 Student Fees Policy, 504.20 Bullying Prevention Policy, and 1005.03 Parent Involvement Policy.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Busteed second to approve purchase of industrial dishwasher for lunchroom kitchen from Central Restaurant for $11,000.00 plus installation.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Busteed motioned, Stan Heithoff second to approve estimate in the amount of $4,646.25 from Elgin Body & Glass to strip and repaint the football field bleachers.
Members then reviewed board goals.
Doug Jones motioned and Steve Busteed second to adjourn the meeting.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be August 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room.
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: July 19, 2017