2014 January Minutes

Faulkton Area School District 24-4 Board of Education

Monday, January 13, 2014
6:00 p.m.

The regular meeting of the Faulkton Area Schools 24-4 Board of Education was called to order by Chairman Heather Bode at 6:00 p.m. in the office of the superintendent.  Roll call of members present were Kelly Aesoph, Heather Bode, Gary Bowar, Todd Brand and Grady Heitmann.           

2013-14 075. Executive Session/Superintendent’s Evaluation. Motion by Aesoph, second by Heitmann, to go into executive session at 6:03 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the qualifications, competence, performance, character or fitness of any public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee as set forth in SDCL 1-25-2 (1). All in favor, motion carried. Out of executive session at 7:20 p.m.

            The board took a recess at 7:20 p.m. 

        The regular meeting of the Faulkton Area Schools 24-4 Board of Education was called to order by Chairman Heather Bode at 7:30 p.m. in the office of the superintendent.

Roll call of members present were Kelly Aesoph, Heather Bode, Gary Bowar, Todd Brand and Grady Heitmann.  Also present were Supt. Joel Price, Business Official Lisa Raethz, Secondary Principal/AD Craig Cassens, Roger Deiter, Dwight Hossle and Garrick Moritz.   

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

2013-14 076. Agenda Approval. Motion by Brand, second by Bowar to approve the proposed agenda. All members voted aye.

2013-14 077. Minutes & Financial Approvals. Motion by Bowar, second by Brand to approve the minutes of the December 9, 2013 meeting, the December 2013 Trust and Agency Fund and Imprest Fund Reports, the December 2013 Financial Statement, and payment of the presented bills for January 14, 2014.  All members voted aye. Raethz explained to the board that the Wrestling Scholarship fund for Steve Heller that was set up in the Trust and Agency Fund has been put into a money market account at Dacotah Bank and the interest earned will be used to pay for the plaque and updates to the plaque yearly.  She explained that Tom Heller met with herself, Mr. Cassens and Coach Geditz to discuss the criteria for the scholarship.

Dec-13

General

Capitol

Special

Pension

Food

Pre K &

T & A

 

Fund

Outlay

Education

Fund

Service

Driv. Ed.

 

Beginning Balance

663,817.26

42,921.98

307,512.11

102,205.68

618.16

12,813.90

88,305.72

Cash

416,111.81

42,921.98

307,512.11

102,205.68

618.16

12,813.90

82,305.72

Investments

253,891.57

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

6,000.00

Receipts

112,313.43

33,540.68

9,460.52

0.37

11,401.06

825.00

12,022.27

Expenditures

178,510.62

28,839.07

24,651.88

0.00

13,670.58

389.39

16,587.44

Ending Balance

597,620.07

47,623.59

292,320.75

102,206.05

-1,651.36

13,249.51

83,740.55

Cash

349,913.56

47,623.59

292,320.75

102,206.05

-1,651.36

13,249.51

77,740.55

Investments

253,892.63

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

 

6,000.00

Receipts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food Service--milk & tickets-Reimbursement

 

 

 

 

5,437.96

 

 

State of SD-State Aid

47,227.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dacotah Bank--checking, mm, cd interest

1,465.87

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gate Receipts

2,078.63

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-K Tuition

 

 

 

 

 

 

825.00

Equity payment

264.89

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perkins Grant Reimb.

3,623.66

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homeland Security Grant

 

10,865.00

 

 

 

 

 

Birth to 3 Reimb.

 

 

599.27

 

 

 

 

Food Program Reimbursement

 

 

 

 

5,963.10

 

 

Student/Faculty Reimb.

78.29

 

 

 

97.00

 

 

Other Reimbursements

 

103.70

 

 

 

 

 

Hyde County

$1,209.25

$543.60

$212.42

 

 

 

 

Potter County

$122.20

$55.78

$21.79

 

 

 

 

Hand County

$6,110.09

$2,406.13

$940.19

 

 

 

 

Faulk County

$51,849.84

$19,670.17

$7,686.85

$0.37

 

 

 

Total Receipts

$114,029.72

$33,644.38

$9,460.52

$0.37

$11,498.06

$0.00

$825.00

 December 2013 Imprest Fund: North Area Honor Band $10.00 Fee, Dacotah Bank $90.00 State Oral Interp Meals, Nancy Heidenreich $70.15 Travel Reimb., Michelle Latt $42.84 Travel Reimb., Scott Gangle $300.00 Wrestling Official,  Tim Boldt $310.00 Wrestling Official, Curtis Huffman $270.50 Wrestling Official, Travis Zenk $350.00 Wrestling Official, Faulkton Drug $10.99 Supplies, Robin Young $13.77 Reimb. Maintenance Supply, Mike Ruth $80.00 BBB Official, Richard Strasburg $110.00 BBB Official, SD Historical Society $23.00 Historical Kit, Mobridge/Pollock School $525.00 Music Festival Fee, Nichole Melius $22.13 Reimb. Supplies, Linton School $150.00 Wrestling Fee, US Post Office $92.00 Postage. 

 January 14, 2014 Bill Payment: A&B Business $21.61 Supplies, Aberdeen Awards $6.00 Plaque, Bantz, Gosch, Cremer, Peterson $68.78, Bauer’s Super Valu $120.72 Supplies, Brentwood Colony $534.82 Food Service Contract, Cardmember Services $691.89 Supplies & Equipment, Carolina Biological $132.67 Supplies, Cash-Wa Distributing $2,464.89 Food &Other Supplies, Century Business $429.03 Copier Useage, City of Faulkton $216.36 Water/Sewer, Colonial $399.60 Supplies, Dakota Dust-Tex $108.80 Services, Dakota Supply Group $87.90 Repairs, Dean Foods $975.57 Milk, Delta Dental $2,969.80 Insurance, Earthgrains Baking Companies $505.32 Bread, EcoLab $117.00 Services, Faulk County Record $245.82 Publishing & Supplies, Faulkton Development Corp. $50,000.00 New gym lease, Faulkton Hardware $455.79 Repairs & Supplies, Faulkton Healthcare Center $375.00 OT/PT, Faulkton School $2,470.38 Reimb. Imprest fund, GE Capital $503.46 Copier Lease, Hanson’s Inc. $1,481.25 Snow Removal, Hase Plumbing $204.39 Repairs, Hauff Mid-American Sports $18.05 Supplies, Homan Welding $27.88 Repairs, House of Glass $430.61 Repairs, Jaymar Business Forms $119.31 Supplies, K&D Busing $15,327.55 Busing Contract, McCrossan Boys Ranch $2,481.39 Out of District Student Housing & Tuition, Mcleods $217.50, Menards $134.73 Supplies & Repairs, Miller School District $1,257.04 Program Fees, NCFE-Faulkton Branch $185.31 Gas, Northern Plains $12,344.71 Propane, Northwestern Energy $2,011.45 Electricity, Quill $67.19 Supplies, Reuer Sanitation $585.00 Services, Schatz Electric $136.72 Repairs, SD Dept. of Health $910.00 Services, SDDOE Food Distribution Program $320.76 Supplies, SD School Benefit Fund $24,131.61 Insurance, Sonny’s $263.90 Repairs, Thunderbird Colony $981.83 Food Service Contract, Time Management Systems $73.95 Services, US Food Service $1,921.73 Supplies, US Post Office $1,124.20 Envelopes & Postage, Venture Communications $184.82 Phones, etc., Ted Williams $2,025.75, January 2014 Payroll: General Fund: $166,901.01 w/ benefits, Special Ed. $22,216.81 w/ benefits, Food Service $5,388.83 w/ benefits, Preschool $228.78 w/ benefits.

Recognitions: Recognition was given by Mr. Price to Alicia Hammond who was nominated by the state’s educator licensing agency to participate in a study being conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS) for the Praxis Elementary test.  The purpose of the study is to recommend a passing score for the test to ensure quality teachers. This will be held in Princeton, NJ on January 16-17. Recognition was also given to Nancy Heidenreich who was selected to represent SD at the Smarter Balance Alignment Study held in Los Angeles, CA on March 17-18. Aside from the cost of a substitute teacher, there isn’t any cost to our school district on either of these accomplishments.  Mr. Price also presented the school board with recognition from ASBSD as well as individual personalized decorative art from all the elementary students as a thank you for everything the board does. 

Superintendent’s Report: Joel Price. Mr. Price did not have anything additional for the board this month.

Secondary Principal/AD Report: Mr. Cassens informed the board that 38-40 students were attending the District FCCLA in Huron on Jan. 14 and the One-Act play cast has a local performance Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. in the old gym and is competing in Mobridge on Jan. 22nd.   Cassens discussed new requirements for all head and assistant 9-12 coaches beginning in 2014-2015. All coaches must complete a Fundamentals of Coaching course one time ($40), a First Aid, Health and Safety Course every other year ($40), and the Concussion in Sports course annually ($0). Cassens provided examples of what other school districts are doing and suggested the board adopt a policy or practice on who is responsible for payment of these courses.  The board will revisit this issue at a later date.  Cassens stated he would be attending a meeting Jan. 15 in Pierre regarding football alignment and classes. 

2013-14 078. Re-negotiation of Lease/Faulkton Area Development Corporation(FADC). Dwight Hossle, representing the FADC, was in attendance to re-negotiate the terms of the lease agreement on the new gym/weight room etc.  Hossle informed the board of the status of the building loan, the expenditures incurred in 2013, and a history on the lease agreement.  The lease agreement won’t expire until Dec. 2019 but Section 8: RENT expired Dec. 15, 2013 due to state statue regarding lease obligations for school districts.  Hossle recommended an $85,000-$100,000/year lease payment until Dec. 2019.  Motion by Aesoph, second by Brand to amend the terms of the facility lease agreement with the FADC to state $85,000/year, paid semi-annually (July 15 & Dec. 15) until Dec. 15, 2019 at which time the lease agreement will be re-negotiated.  Unanimous.

Faulkton Housing Discussion:  Roger Deiter and Dwight Hossle updated the board on the housing need in Faulkton. They stated they wanted to keep all government bodies in Faulkton up to date with the progress and projects going on. They said they are part of a group that has taken a pro-active stance at the future of Faulkton.  They discussed the new apartment complex that is in the process of being built and as well as touching base on rundown properties they are trying to make readily available.  Deiter stated another community meeting will be held shortly and to look for notice of that in the newspaper.

2013-14 079. School Board Election. Motion was made by Bowar, seconded by Aesoph to set the annual school board election as April 8, 2014 and approve and sign the combined election agreement with the City of Faulkton.  A combined election will be held if necessary and possible.

2013-14 080. Opt Out Election. Motion by Heitmann, second by Aesoph to adopt the following RESOLUTION FOR OPT OUT AND VOTE TO BE HELD.  Unanimous.

ATTENTION TAXPAYERS:
NOTICE OF
PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
OF $450,000
RESOLUTION FOR OPT OUT AND VOTE TO BE HELD

THE GOVERNING BOARD OF Faulkton Area School District 24-4 do state that the above said board is unable to operate under the tax limitation measure currently in statute.  We therefore OPT OUT of such tax limitation in the amount of $450,000 starting with calendar year 2014 taxes payable in the calendar year 2015. This opt out will be for 5 years, which will be through taxes payable in the calendar year 2019. This action has been taken by the board and approved by at least a two-thirds vote of the board.

Also,  be it resolved that the GOVERNING BOARD OF Faulkton Area School District 24-4 will conduct an election to approve or disapprove the tax levy opt out pursuant to SDCL 10-12-43.  The election will be held on March 18, 2014.

 Signed this 13th day of January, 2014.

____________________________________            Board  Chairman

____________________________________            Board Members________________________________

____________________________________            Board Members________________________________
Attested by:

____________________________________            Business Official

2013-14 081. Football Cheer Advisor Resignation. Motion by Bowar, second by Heitmann, to accept the resignation from Kari Haberling as Football Cheerleading Advisor as of the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Unanimous.

2013-14 082. Executive Session/Superintendent’s Evaluation. Motion by Heitmann, second by Aesoph, to go into executive session at 8:54 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the qualifications, competence, performance, character or fitness of any public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee as set forth in SDCL 1-25-2 (1). All in favor, motion carried. Out of executive session at 10:26 p.m. No action was taken.

2013-14 083. Adjournment. Motion by Brand, second by Aesoph to adjourn at 10:27 p.m. All in favor, motion carried.

 

_______________________________________       _________________________________________

Board Chairman, Heather Bode                                             Business Official, Lisa Raethz

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