Proceedings – District #18 Board of Education

Regular August Meeting
Distance Learning Room, EPS
August 13, 2012, 7:30 PM
President Laurie Waterbury called the Regular August Board Meeting to order at 7:31 p.m.  Board members present were Laurie Waterbury, Stan Heithoff, Ryan Reestman, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer  and Kim Wells.  Also present were Superintendent Dan Polk, Principal Adam Patrick, Paula Jensen, and Dennis Morgan.
President Waterbury led the “Pledge of Allegiance.”  Waterbury 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.
Steve Heithoff motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Regular Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 6-0.
AT&T, Business Expense, $200.00; Binswanger Glass, Maintenance, $87.60; CVA, Maintenance, $970.91, Instru Expense, $19.34; Contemporary Drama, Instru Expense, $77.33; Corner Service & Tire, Transportation , $335.55; Cricket Sports, $693.00; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $44.36; Eakes, Instru Expense, $135.97; ESU #7, Instru Expense, $300.00; ESU #8, “$21,338.67“; Elgin Equipment, Maintenance, $6.86; Elgin One Stop, Transportation; Elgin Review, Instru Expense, $96.00, Board Expense, $78.24; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $113.32; Elkhorn RPPD, Operation Plant, “$3,143.95“; Grand Island PT, SpEd Expense, $985.61; Great Plains Comm., Business Expense, $88.66, Business Expense, “$2,606.93“; Green Thumb, Maintenance, $504.87; Hadley-Braithwait, Maintenance, $83.50; Harding & Schultz, Board Expense, $56.78; Island Supply & Welding, Instru Expense, $42.78; Ken’s Band Instr. Repair, Instru Expense, $298.25; Midwest Floor Spec., Maintenance, $147.70, Maintenance, “$1,260.00“; MSM, SpEd Expense, $71.32; NASB, Board Expense, $160.00; NASB ALICAP, Operation Plant, “$33,987.00“; NE Dept. of Labor, Operation Plant, $108.00; NRCSA, Board Expense, $700.00; Omaha Stage Equip., Maintenance, “$8,351.62“; Onesource, Supt. Expense, $22.00; Popplers Music, Instru Expense, $115.92; Protex, Maintenance, $121.60; Ramada Kearney, Supt. Expense, $267.00, Principal Expense, $267.00; Really Good Stuff, Instru Expense, $154.03; Reimbursement, “$1,285.91“; School Mate, Instru Expense, $650.00; Schumacher, Operation Plant, $72.50; SOAR Learning, Instru Expense, $768.62; The Master Teacher, Instru Expense, $25.00, Board Expense, $231.10; Wells Fargo, Instru Expense, $575.91, Instru Expense, $80.90; Wolfpack Football, Transportation, $650.00; Elkhorn RPPD, Operation Plant, “$30,000.00“; Source Gas, Operation Plant, “$35,000.00“
Elgin Depreciation, Transfer, “$250,000.00“
Elgin Lunch Fund, Transfer, “$25,000.00“
Elgin Activity Fund, Transfer, “$100,000.00“
Total Board Bills: “$522,381.61“
August Payroll: “$173,730.45“
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: “$696,112.06“
President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
Board correspondence was read from Harding & Schultz welcoming Dan Polk as Supt.   No committee reports were given.
The Activities Director Report was submitted by Carlie Wells.
In the Principal’s report, Mr. Patrick reported that he had attended Administrator Days and the focus was on instruction and strategies.  He reported on the facebook page and that it will be on hold until more information is available.
In special recognition, Carlie Wells received a State Champion Award from the Nebraska Coaches Association.  Ivy Prater selected to represent ERPPD on the Youth Leadership Council.  Hannah Kerkman and Sharla Schindler were recognized for being selected to attend NREA Youth Energy Camp.
In action items, Steve Heithoff motioned and Kim Wells second to approve Supt. to make end of the year general fund transfers as needed.  All voted aye, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned, Ryan Reestman second to approve Michael Pommer as auditor for 2013.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Reestman motioned, Stan Heithoff second to approve Sept. 12, 2012 as the date for the budget hearing at 7:00 p.m. and the hearing to set levy at 7:15 p.m.  Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Reestman motioned, Wells second to approve purchase of 2006 Dodge Ram pickup from Jonny Dodge for $12,900.00 with the insurance settlement funds from the hail-damaged vans.  Voting aye – Reestman, Wells, Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Laurie Waterbury.  Voting no – Bob Hoefer, Motion carried, Vote 5-1.
Supt. Polk reported on the teachers’ first day.  The staff will now be using google docs to request leave, technology repairs, and maintenance repairs. The CCC will be updating and coordinating the curriculum.  Northern Tier does the school improvement process but Elgin Public School will be doing a local effort to improve our school based on our data.  All board members were given google e-mail addresses for school board correspondence.  He reported that most of the insurance repairs have been completed at this time.
Reestman motioned, Hoefer second to adjourn the meeting.  All voted aye, motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 8:39 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be September 12, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Room.
Respectfully submitted,
Kim Wells, 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 22, 2012