ELGIN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD
Distance Learning Room, EPS
January 12, 2017, 7:30 PM
Supt. Dan Polk called the regular January meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Board members present were Steve Busteed, Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Bob Hoefer, Doug Jones, and Lisa Welding. Administrators present were Superintendent Dan Polk and Principal Greg Wemhoff.
Supt. Polk led the “Pledge of Allegiance.” He also 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 recited and signed the Oath of Office.
Mr. Polk asked for nominations for board reorganization. Doug Jones nominated Steve Heithoff for board president. Bob Hoefer seconded the motion. There being no further nominations, a roll call vote was held. Steve Busteed, Hoefer, Stan Heithoff, Doug Jones and Lisa Welding voted yes, Steve Heithoff abstained. Motion carried.
President Heithoff then took over the meeting and asked for nominations for Vice President. Stan Heithoff nominated Steve Busteed for the position, Welding second. Steve Heithoff, Jones, Hoefer, Stan Heithoff, Welding voted aye, Busteed abstained, motion carried.
Busteed nominated Doug Jones for Secretary and Stan Heithoff seconded the nomination. Roll call vote was taken and Hoefer, Busteed, Steve Heithoff, Welding, and Stan Heithoff voted aye. Jones abstained, motion carried.
Hoefer then nominated Stan Heithoff for Treasurer and Jones seconded the motion. Busteed, Hoefer, Steve Heithoff, Welding, and Jones voted aye, Stan Heithoff abstained, motion carried.
Stan Heithoff motioned and Busteed seconded to designate the Official Depository of Funds as the Bank of Elgin, the Legal Newspaper as the Elgin Review, the Bus Inspector as Jonny Dodge and Precision Repair, the Superintendent as the Official to Apply for and Receive Federal Funds and the District’s Non-discrimination Compliance Officer and the law firm of KSB School Law as School Attorney. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Hoefer motioned and Welding 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.
Appeara, Maintenance, $175.91; Arends, Melinda, Transportation, $210.00; Ask Supply Co., Instru Expense, $1,698.00; Beckman Lumber, Maintenance, $110.00; Central NE Rehab, SpEd Expense, $562.65; CVA, Maintenance, $177.42, Instru Expense, $86.67, Transportation, $69.99; City of Elgin, Maintenance, $836.00; Dean’s Market, Maintenance, $29.64, Instru Expense, $21.29; ESU #8, $12,930.10; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $1,316.72; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $59.52, Business Expense, $509.00; Elite Office Products, Instru Expense, $192.58; GP Comm, Business Expense, $459.78; Holiday Inn-Kearney, Prin. Expense, $92.95; Hometown Station, Transportation, $351.89; Island Supply, Instru Expense, $294.11; Jonny Dodge, Transportation, $361.52; KSB School Law, Board Expense, $110.00; Kittelson, Jim, Maintenance, $237.50; Knowbuddy, Instru Expense, $315.92; MSM Enterprises, SpEd Expense, $516.51; NASB, Board Expense, $95.00; NCSA, Prin. Expense, $150.00; Olson Pest’s, Maintenance, $200.00; Precision Repair, Transportation, $423.25; Reimbursement, $1,812.87; Resources for Educators, Instru Expense, $229.00; Thompson Co., Maintenance, $296.80; Verizon Business, Business Expense, $280.04; Verizon Wireless, Business Expense, $132.57
Total Board Bills: $25,345.20
January Payroll: $201,022.01
Total Board Bills/ Payroll: $226,367.21
President Heithoff recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.
Principal Wemhoff asked Mrs. Drueke to present her student’s “green screen” projects. She shared the presentation and the process/technology used to create them. Wemhoff reported on the Digital Citizenship Assembly held this past week and upcoming school events.
Supt. Polk reported on upcoming topics for discussion at the board retreat.
In action items, Hoefer motioned, Jones second to approve first reading of section 400 policies regarding Personnel; Policy # 502.02 Nonresident Students/Option Enrollment, Policy #502.02R1 Standards for Acceptance or Rejection of Option Students, and Policy # 710.00 Disposition of School Property. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Supt. Polk, Principal Wemhoff, and guidance counselor Sonia Rittscher shared information about starting a Teammates Program. Stan Heithoff motioned and Lisa Welding to approve supporting a Teammates Program. Vote 6-0, motion carried.
Discussion was held on the Supt. contracts. It was the concensus to leave the wording the same as was approved at last month’s meeting. The Supt. and Board Evaluation tools will remain the same. Bus bids will be turned over to the Transportation committee to review. Supt. Polk is still gathering bids for football field work.
Motion by Busteed, second by Welding to adjourn the meeting. All voted aye. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:36 p.m.
The board will hold its annual retreat on January 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the EPS Distance Learning Room. The next regular board meeting will be held February 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the EPS Distance Learning Room.
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: January 25, 2017
ELGIN PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD