Proceedings — District #18 Board of Education


Regular July Meeting

Distance Learning Room, EPS

July 14, 2011, 7:30 PM

President Laurie Waterbury called the Regular July Board Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Board members present were Laurie Waterbury, Kim Wells, Stan Heithoff, Ryan Reestman, and Steve Heithoff. Bob Hoefer was absent, but arrived later. Also present were Superintendent Steve Dennis, Adam Patrick, Paula Jensen, and Amy Selting.

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.

Ryan Reestman motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve the Consent Agenda: #5- Minutes of Regular and Special Meeting, #6- Adopt the Agenda, #7- Financial Report, #8- Board Bills. Motion carried, vote 5-0.

“Calloway House, Inc”, Instru Expense, $32.94; Cambium Learning, Instru Expense, $775.72; Cascio, Instru Expense, $80.42; Cengage Learning, Instru Expense, $342.78; CVA, Instru Expense, $86.25, Maintenance, $856.34; CEV, Instru Expense, $126.50; City of Elgin, Operation Plant, $939.50; City of Neligh, Maintenance, $22.00; Classroom Direct, Instru Expense, $409.06; “Computer Hardware, Inc”, Instru Expense, “$1,119.96 “, Preschool, “$1,119.96“; Corner Service & Tire, Transportation, “$1,576.19“; Crystal Productions, Instru Expense, $131.78; Dean’s Market, Instru Expense, $172.28, Instru Expense, $126.79, Maintenance, $16.56; ESU #1, Title IID, $120.00; ESU #8, “$29,957.42“; Elgin Equipment, Maintenance, $39.70; Elgin One Stop, Transportation, $280.67; Elgin Review, Board Expense, $195.75; Elite Office Products, Business Expense, $164.28; Elkhorn RPPD, Operation Plant, “$2,477.98“; EPS-School Specialty, Instru Expense, $27.89; Flinn Scientific, Instru Expense, $115.06; Frey Scientific, Instru Expense, $155.33; Gibbs Smith, Instru Expense, $122.96; Gopher, Instru Expense, $273.52; GI Physical Therapy, SpEd Expense, $303.94; Gov. Connection, Instru Expense, $188.49; Hampton Inn Kearney, Instru Expense, $79.95; Harding & Schultz, Board Expense, $81.00; Hatch, SpEd Expense, $81.36; Highsmith, Instru Expense, $257.67; Hire Right, Transportation, $27.15; H-M Harcourt, “$2,448.00“; Island Supply & Welding Co., Instru Expense, $84.18; Jerry’s Feed, Business Expense, $11.88; JW Pepper, Instru Expense, $284.83; Lakeshore, Instru Expense, $98.11; Library World, Instru Expense, “$1,365.00 “; MARC, Maintenance, $196.87; “Marco Products, Inc”, Instru Expense, $46.95; McGraw-Hill, Instru Expense, “$4,294.48“; MSM, SpEd Expense, $79.26; Nasco, Instru Expense, “$1,471.77“; NCSA, Instru Expense, $187.00; NRCSA, Board Expense, $700.00; Nebraska Safety Center, Transportation, $600.00; New Victorian Suites, Supt. Expense, $59.99; Neff, Instru Expense, $306.37; NWEA, Business Expense, $150.00; Omaha World Herald, Instru Expense, $213.20; Online Assessment, Instru Expense, $598.75; Oriental Trading, Instru Expense, $52.96; Porter’s, Instru Expense, $145.45; Protex, Operation Plant, $274.74; Really Good Stuff, Instru Expense, $139.94, Reimbursement, $820.10; San Luis Video Pub., Instru Expense, $107.00; Scholastic, SpEd Expense, $60.98; School Specialty, Instru Expense, $458.54; Schumacher, Operation Plant, $72.50; Softchoice, Instru Expense, “$1,999.50“; SOCS, Instru Expense, “$1,283.00“; Source Gas, Maintenance, $88.90; Student Fee’s, Instru Expense, $108.00; Sport Supply Group, Instru Expense, $973.24; Teacher Direct, Instru Expense, $222.51; The Station, Transportation, $288.27; Trend, Instru Expense, $81.97; Triarco, Instru Expense, $199.50; Upstart, Instru Expense, $38.85; Vernier, Instru Expense, $99.00; Wanek Pharmacy, Health Expense, $6.25; Ward’s Nat. Science, Instru Expense, $557.75; Wells Fargo, Instru Expense, $173.12, Transportation, $69.57; William Sadlier, Instru Expense, “$1,812.85“; Willsie Co., Instru Expense, $87.35; Zaner-Bloser, Instru Expense, $653.46.

Total Board Bills: “$66,957.09“

July Payroll: “$163,413.81“

Total Board Bills/ Payroll: “$230,370.90“

President Waterbury recognized visitors and asked if the patrons had any comments.

Bob Hoefer arrived at 7:37 p.m.

No board correspondence or committee reports were given. No Principal’s Report was given.

In action items, Steve Heithoff motioned to approve Student Fees Policy 504.10 & student fees for 2011-12 school year with updates and the Bullying Prevention Policy 504.20 and the Parent Involvement Policy 1005.03 as amended. Reestman seconded the motion. All voted aye, motion carried.

Kim Wells motioned and Stan Heithoff second to approve the milk bid for 2011-12 school year from Roberts Dairy. All voted aye, motion carried.

Stan Heithoff motioned and Reestman second to approve the 2011-12 Teacher Handbook with approved changes. All voted aye, motion carried.

Steve Heithoff motioned and Reestman second to approve the 2011-12 Staff Handbook as amended. Motion carried, vote 6-0.

Reestman motioned and Steve Heithoff second to approve the salary increase for classified staff. All voted aye, motion carried. All classified staff will receive a 3% increase in salary and the position of part-time custodian will be increased by 5%.

Stan Heithoff motioned and Bob Hoefer second to approve the salary increase of 2.67% for Superintendent of Schools to $96,000 per year. All voted aye, motion carried.

Wells motioned and Reestman second to approve the NASB Medicaid Consortium Membership Agreement. Motion carried, vote 6-0.

Stan Heithoff motioned and Wells second to approve the transfer of $2500 to the Wolfpack Account from the general fund. All voted aye, motion carried.

Hoefer motioned and Reestman second to approve the revision of Board Member Conflict of Interest Policy 202.02. All voted aye, motion carried.

The Student Admission Requirement Policy 502 and the Student Attendance and Excessive Absenteeism Policy 503.01 were discussed and tabled.

Steve Heithoff motioned and Wells second to approve first reading of Concussion Awareness Policy 508.15. Motion carried, vote 6-0.

Discussion was held on replacing the air conditioning unit in the computer server room. Steve Heithoff motioned and Wells second to approve purchase of 30,000 BTU Mitsubishi air conditioner from Elgin Appliance Center for the computer server room. Stan Heithoff, Steve Heithoff, Reestman, Waterbury, and Wells voted aye, Hoefer voted nay. Motion carried 5-1.

Supt. Dennis reported on his budget meeting at the NDE, an energy audit the school was invited to participate in, and the summer maintenance update. He reminded the Board of upcoming School Finance Workshop and a presentation on the new principal and teacher standards. Board goals were reviewed and the school board decided to go with a paperless board packet. All board packet information will be posted on a secure section on the school’s website. Each board member will be able to access the documents there and this will eliminate the paper copies currently being made.

Stan Heithoff motioned and Reestman second to enter closed session to discuss staff negotiations and for the protection of the public interest. President Waterbury restated the motion and the board all voted aye. Motion carried. The board went into closed session at 9:02 p.m. The board returned to open session at 9:45 p.m. and Hoefer motioned and Reestman second to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried, vote 6-0. Meeting adjourned at 9:46 p.m.

The next regular meeting will be August 11, 2011 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: July 27, 2011