2014 June Minutes

Faulkton Area School District 24-4 Board of Education

Monday, June 9, 2014
7:30 p.m.

 

            The regular meeting of the Faulkton Area Schools 24-4 Board of Education was called to order by Chairman Heather Bode at 7:33 p.m. in the office of the superintendent.

Roll call of members present were Kelly Aesoph, Heather Bode, Todd Brand and Grady Heitmann. Absent: Gary Bowar.  Also present were Supt. Joel Price, Business Official Lisa Raethz, Secondary Principal/AD Craig Cassens, Linda Bartholomew, Shayne Geditz, Bev King, Brian King, Michele Latt, Garrick Moritz and Mark Toennies.   

 

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

2013-14 140. Agenda Approval. Motion by Aesoph, second by Heitmann to approve the proposed agenda. All members voted aye.

 

2013-14 141. Minutes & Financial Approvals. Motion by Brand, second by Aesoph to approve the minutes of the May 12, 2014 meeting, and May 2014 Trust and Agency Fund and Imprest Fund Reports, the May 2014 Financial Statement, and payment of the presented bills for June 10, 2014. 

 

May-14

General

Capitol

Special

Pension

Food

Pre K &

T & A

 

Fund

Outlay

Education

Fund

Service

Driv. Ed.

 

Beginning Balance

200,476.10

-98,066.20

203,844.07

110,437.67

-19,644.97

14,332.70

110,506.52

Cash

-47,234.40

-98,066.20

203,844.07

110,437.67

-19,644.97

14,332.70

84,504.06

Investments

293,118.09

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

26,002.46

Receipts

508,724.11

256,005.20

81,074.99

33,044.58

10,759.61

3,237.50

14,038.66

Expenditures

213,881.67

45,849.60

30,537.76

0.00

18,904.14

416.30

16,196.65

Ending Balance

495,318.54

112,089.40

254,381.30

143,482.25

-27,789.50

17,153.90

108,348.53

Cash

450,220.33

112,089.40

254,381.30

143,482.25

-27,789.50

17,153.90

82,346.07

Investments

51,272.84

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

26,002.46

Receipts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food Service--milk & tickets-Reimbursement

 

 

 

 

3,680.07

 

 

Food Program Reimbursement

 

 

 

 

6,917.04

 

 

State of SD-State Aid

37,515.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dacotah Bank--checking, mm, cd interest

24.58

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gate Receipts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gym Passes

250.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gym Rental

215.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drivers Education Fees

 

 

 

 

 

3,150.00

 

Pre-K Tuition

 

 

 

 

 

250.00

 

Yearbook Sales

140.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birth to 3 Reimb.

 

 

182.75

 

 

 

 

Workmans Comp. Dividend

3,758.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

Misc. Other

735.73

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student/Faculty Reimb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Reimbursements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potter County

$1,945.65

$1,130.66

$357.28

$145.96

 

 

 

Hyde County

$4,861.01

$2,934.43

$927.26

$378.81

 

 

 

Hand County

$39,732.17

$23,092.83

$7,296.97

$2,981.05

 

 

 

Faulk County

$419,546.02

$228,847.28

$72,310.73

$29,538.76

 

 

 

Total Receipts

$508,724.11

$256,005.20

$81,074.99

$33,044.58

$10,597.11

$3,400.00

$0.00

 

 

May 2014 Imprest Fund: Kari Haberling $12.00 (Supplies), Aberdeen Awards $75.00 (Letterman awards), Faulk Co. Sheriff’s Office $15 (fee), DCI $43.25 (fee), Faulk Co. Treasurer $10.00 (title fee), Chris Ulrich $115.00 (test fee reimb.)

Travel Reimbursements: Linda Demery $61.00, Chad Spicer $85.57, Nikki Melius $79.36

Track Meet Fees: Miller School District $100, Redfield Kiwanis $100.00, Gettysburg School $110.00, Highmore School (region loss) $52.18, Dacotah Bank (meals) $306.00

 

June 9, 2014 Bill Payment: Bauer’s Super Valu $276.21 Supplies & Repairs, BerMac $94.74 Repairs, Brentwood Colony $400.56 Food Service Contract, Cardmember Services $40.56 Supplies, Cash-Wa Distributing $391.43 Supplies, Century Business $558.98 Copier Services, City of Faulkton $204.14 Utilities, Cole Papers $296.53 Supplies, Dakota Dust-Tex $109.30 Services, Dean Foods $182.37 Milk, Delta Dental $2,921.54 Insurance, Earthgrains Baking Companies $198.90 Bread, Family Career Community Leaders $2,500.00 (National FCCLA), Faulk Co. Record $230.37 Publishing, Faulkton Hardware $43.65 Repairs, Faulkton School $3,504.36 Board Wages Donated & Reimb. Imprest fund, Follett School Solutions $1,232.37 Library Books, GE Capital $503.46 Copier Lease, Group Cast $699.75 Services, Hauff Mid-America Sports $326.01 Equipment, Bobbi Heitmann $320.00 Services, Hillyard Floor Care $4,648.51 Supplies, Homan Ace Hardware $122.26 Supplies & Repairs, Janitor’s Closet $1,477.60 Supplies & Equipment, Jostens $205.05 Diplomas, K&D Busing $12,971.84 Bus Contract, KC Lumber $155.66 Supplies & Repairs, Lifeline Amplification Systems $1,808.50 Replacement parts, Marc $3,445.29 Supplies, McCrossan Boys Ranch $5,188.60 Services, McGraw Hill $26.88 Supplies, Menards $64.04 Supplies &Repairs, Miller School District $514.24 Sped. Services, NCFE $241.17 Gas, Northwestern Energy $1,948.77 Electricity, Quill $153.97 Supplies, Reuer Sanitation $585.00 Services, Schatz Electric $397.55 Repairs, School Specialty $126.39 Supplies, SD School Benefit Fund $23,544.31 Insurance, SD Society for Technology in Education $30.00 Dues, SDLN $337.50 Fees, Technology & Innovations $825.00 Dues, Thunderbird Colony $793.92 Food Service Contract, TMS $75.74 Services, Training Room $77.62 Supplies, Ups $15.56 Shipping, US Foods $493.68 Supplies, Venture Communications $438.79 Phones, Vowac Publishing $77.00 Supplies, Ted Williams $1,230.75 Evaluations. June 2014 Payroll: General Fund: $171,986.20 w/ benefits, Special Ed. $21,174.08 w/ benefits, Food Service $5,563.72 w/ benefits, Preschool $196.43 w/ benefits.

 

Recognitions: Mr. Price recognized Sandra Ernst and Sharon Wieseler for all their years dedicated to teaching in our district and wished them good luck in the future. Mr. Price also told the board that the district received accreditation from the SD Department of Education through the 2018-2019 school year.

 

Football Field Agreement: Mark Toennies and Linda Bartholomew were in attendance to discuss the current agreement the School and City have regarding the football field.  The current agreement states the school shall maintain and use the field, as well as mow and pay for all electricity and water, starting on August 1st of each year through the last scheduled football game or practice. Mr. Cassens informed the board that the field was tore up a little from last season and seeding and watering needed to be done this year.  Mr. Cassens explained that the Ball Park Improvement committee has been and will pay the current watering charges but they would like the city and school to come up with a plan to take over these costs.  The city representatives stated they would like the agreement amended and wondered if the school would approve splitting the cost of watering the field 50/50 with the city.  The building and grounds committee with get together with the city to discuss the agreement and will report back to the board at their meeting on June 23rd.  

 

2013-14 142. OT/PT Services. Motion by Brand, second by Aesoph to contract with the Faulkton Area Medical Center for physical and occupational therapy services at a rate which is reimbursed through Medicaid.  This price includes preparation, treatment and travel time. All board members in attendance voted aye except Heather Bode who abstained from the vote. Motion passed.

 

2013-14 143. Property/Casualty/Liability & Workmans Comp. Insurance. Brian & Bev King were in attendance to present insurance quotes to the board.  Motion was made by Heitmann, seconded by Brand to change from ASBSD to EMC for Property/Casualty/Liability Insurance and from ASBSD to SFM for Workman’s Comp. Insurance effective July 1, 2014.  Both EMC and SFM are companies represented by King Insurance. Unanimous.


Secondary Principal/AD Report:
Mr. Cassens told the board the new gym would be off limits until after July 4th for maintenance.  He also informed the board that the ministerial association has rented the gym for a concert on September 20-21st. 

 

Superintendent’s Report: Joel Price. Board Policy Updates. Mr. Price read the following policies for a 1st reading:  Authorized Signatures, Board Member Conflict of Interest, Credit Card Use and Electronic Transactions, Alcohol and Other Drug Use by Students and Disciplinary Sanctions and Implementation Procedures, Use of Alcohol Sensors, Open Enrollment, Patriotic Exercises & Flag Displays, and Release of Certified Staff for Extra or Co-Curricular Events.   A second reading will be held at the July 14th meeting.

 

Preliminary Budget Discussion. The board reviewed and discussed the Capital Outlay budget after approximately $121,000 was cut from the original draft.  It was then discussed and decided to levy an additional $20,000/year to set aside for the purchase of technology.  The board’s intent is to set the funds aside for the purchase of high school computers every 4 years since the levy needs to be increased significantly for that purchase.  The board decided to earmark those funds for technology, in general, in case a future board wants to use that money for something other than HS computers. 

 

2013-14 144. Lunch Price. Lisa Raethz provided the board with a report showing the expenditures, revenues, and amounts transferred from the general fund to food service in the last 5 years.  The amount to be transferred this fiscal year is approximately $36,000-$40,000.  Raethz also provided a report showing what other districts charge for meals and our district was one of the lowest.  After much discussion motion was made by Aesoph, seconded by Heitmann to raise prices as follows: K-6 $0.25 increase from $1.90 to $2.15/meal, Grades 7-12 $0.25 increase $2.15 to $2.40/meal, and Adults $0.30 increase from $2.70 to $3.00/meal.  Unanimous.

 

2013-14 145. Summer School Teachers. Motion by Heitmann, second by Aesoph to hire Teresa Hogeland at an hourly rate of $27.98 and Melissa Geditz at an hourly rate of $28.21 for 45 hours each as Title I teachers for the summer of 2014. Unanimous.

 

2013-14 146. Board Meeting. Motion by Aesoph, second by Brand to set an end of fiscal year board meeting on June 23rd at 5 p.m. for the purpose of paying fiscal year 2014 invoices, adopting fund transfers, and discussing the football field agreement.  Unanimous.

 

2013-14 147. SD Dept. of Social Services Agreement. Motion by Brand, second by Heitmann to approve the intergovernmental agreement between SD Department of Social Services and the Faulkton Area Schools District 24-4. The contract period is September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2019.  Unanimous.

2013-14 148. SDHSAA Ballot. Motion by Brand, second by Aesoph to vote for the following individuals on the SD High School Activities Association Official Runoff Election Ballot:  Linda Whitney, Division III Representative and Sandy Klatt, Large School Group Board of Education. Unanimous.

 

2013-14 149. K-3 Evergreen Colony Teacher. Motion by Heitmann, second by Brand to offer a contract as K-3 Evergreen Colony Teacher for the 2014-2015 school year to Colleen Pfeifer on BA Step 5 in the amount of $31,801.00 as per the negotiated agreement. Unanimous.


2013-14 150. Full-Time Maintenance.
Motion by Brand, second by Aesoph to offer a work agreement to Dennis Crum starting July 1, 2014, for the full-time position of assistant maintenance at an hourly rate of $10.10.  All board members in attendance voted aye except Heather Bode who abstained from the vote. Motion passed.

2013-14 151. Adjournment. Motion by Aesoph, second by Brand to adjourn at 10:23 p.m. All in favor, motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

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Board Chairman, Heather Bode                                             Business Official, Lisa Raethz

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