2014 March Minutes

Faulkton Area School District 24-4 Board of Education

Monday, March 10, 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 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, and Garrick Moritz.   

 

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

2013-14 091. Agenda Approval. Motion by Brand, second by Aesoph to approve the proposed agenda. All members voted aye.

 

2013-14 092. Minutes & Financial Approvals. Motion by Brand, second by Heitmann to approve the minutes of the February 10, 2014 meeting, and Febuary 2014 Trust and Agency Fund and Imprest Fund Reports, the Febuary 2014 Financial Statement, and payment of the presented bills for March 11, 2014.  All members voted aye.

 

Feb-14

General

Capitol

Special

Pension

Food

Pre K &

T & A

 

Fund

Outlay

Education

Fund

Service

Driv. Ed.

 

Beginning Balance

480,358.64

-16,336.76

265,218.00

102,206.05

-854.94

13,847.98

97,956.93

Cash

232,651.10

-16,336.76

265,218.00

102,206.05

-854.94

13,847.98

71,956.93

Investments

253,893.66

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

26,000.00

Receipts

101,735.13

20,626.14

6,823.07

2,662.56

10,195.80

600.00

14,693.10

Expenditures

190,827.40

89,554.61

27,618.46

0.00

16,587.77

234.12

7,864.85

Ending Balance

391,266.37

-85,265.23

244,422.61

104,868.61

-7,246.91

14,213.86

104,785.18

Cash

143,557.90

-85,265.23

244,422.61

104,868.61

-7,246.91

14,213.86

78,785.18

Investments

253,894.59

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

26,000.00

Receipts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food Service--milk & tickets-Reimbursement

 

 

 

 

4,396.85

 

 

State of SD-State Aid

37,515.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

School & Public Lands Apportionment

19,195.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dacotah Bank--checking, mm, cd interest

24.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gate Receipts

3,841.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gym Passes

515.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gym Rentals

60.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-K Tuition

 

 

 

 

 

600.00

 

Medicaid Reimb.

2,256.14

 

196.00

 

 

 

 

Birth to 3 Reimb.

 

 

109.65

 

 

 

 

Food Program Reimbursement

 

 

 

 

5,798.95

 

 

Student/Faculty Reimb.

 

 

 

 

318.51

 

 

Other Reimbursements

121.94

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hyde County

$217.46

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand County

$1,447.40

$338.27

$106.89

$43.67

 

 

 

Potter County

$811.57

$169.80

$53.66

$21.92

 

 

 

Faulk County

$35,754.48

$20,118.07

$6,356.87

$2,596.97

 

 

 

Total Receipts

$101,760.06

$20,626.14

$6,823.07

$2,662.56

$10,514.31

$600.00

$0.00

 

 

February 2014 Imprest Fund: US Post Office $128.00 Postage, Greg Blue $286.00 BB Official, Dennis Heinz $200 BB Official, Selby Area School $106.27 One Act Play fee, Steve Westby $248.80 BB Official, Rich Ward $80.00 BB Official, Michele Latt $7.29 Sped Supply, IRS $742.05 941 Fee, Dacotah Bank $100.00 Postage, Randall Meidinger $150.00 WR Lodge fee, Brad Mcgirr $145.00 BB Official, Quint Garnos $80.00 BB Official, Eric Booth $154.00 BB Official, Kyle Rausch $80.00 BB Official, Arleta Berger $2.60 Lunch Refund, Mitch Johnson $80.00 BB Official, Matthew Clark $135.00 BB Official, Dean Duxbury $95.00 BB Official, Howard HS $100.00 WR Fee, Region IV Music $70.00 Contest fee, Billie Jo Brause $21.40 Ag class Reimb., Dacotah Bank $210.00 State WR Meal Reimb., Craig Cassens $26.05 Fuel Reimb., Shayne Geditz $69.00 State WR Meal Reimb., Bruce Roseland $64.00 State WR Meal Reimb.,

 

March 11, 2014 Bill Payment: Maddy Aesoph $30.00 WR Services, Paige Aesoph $45.00 WR Services, Bauer’s Super Valu $377.45 Supplies, BerMac $42.62 Repair, Brentwood Colony $567.00 Food Service Contract, Cardmember Services $182.58 Supplies, Carolina Biological $52.50 Supplies, Cash-Wa Distributing $2,843.37 Food &Other Supplies, Century Business $560.53 Copier Usage, City of Faulkton $251.17 Water/Sewer, Trevor Cramer $15.00 BB Services, Dakota Dust-Tex $108.80 Services, Dakota Security Systems $150.50 Supplies, Dean Foods $1,998.00 Milk, Delta Dental $2,969.80 Insurance, Earthgrains Baking Companies $428.40 Bread, EMC/Paradigm Publishing $399.19 Supplies, Faulk County Record $238.62 Publishing & Supplies, Faulkton Drug $8.62 Supplies, Faulkton Hardware $208.51 Supplies, Faulkton School $8,310.46 Reimb. Imprest fund & Coaching Pay for donation to GBB, GE Capital $503.46 Copier Lease, Ben Graf $15.00 BB Services, Allen Hadrick $15.00 WR Services, Duane Hadrick $35.00 BB Services, Hanson’s Inc. $632.50 Snow Removal, Hase Plumbing $733.10 Repairs, Hauff Mid-America $653.90 Supplies & Equip., David Heidenreich $30.00 WR Services, Heuer Publishing $242.50 Play Script, Houghton Mifflin Co. $2,693.58 Supplies, K&D Busing $20,564.78 Busing Contract, Beverly King $60.00 WR Services, Marc $315.55 Supplies, McGraw Hill $3,403.31 Supplies, McLeods $75.60 Supplies, Orin Melius $120.00 BB Services, Kris Meyer $45.00 WR Services,  NCFE-Faulkton Branch $238.97 Gas, Northern Plains $6,514.81 Propane, Northern Plains Fitness $110.00 Supplies, Northwestern Energy $2,495.54 Electricity, Pearson Education $2,570.25 Supplies, David Planteen $15.00 BB Services, Ramada Convention Center $801.00 State WR Rooms, Reuer Sanitation $585.00 Services, School Specialty $78.76, SDDOE Food Distribution Program $838.49 Supplies, SD School Benefit Fund $24,131.61 Insurance, Brandon Spanier $45.00 BB Services, Taylor Music $28.00 Supplies, Thunderbird Colony $1,144.81 Food Service Contract, Time Management Systems $73.41 Services, Mark Toennies $15.00 BB Services, US Food Service $2,027.97 Supplies, Venture Communications $455.28 Phones, etc., Darin Vetch $67.50 BB Services, VoWac Publishing $1,572.27 Supplies, Ted Williams $855.75 Services, March 2014 Payroll: General Fund: $173,566.20 w/ benefits, Special Ed. $22,005.18 w/ benefits, Food Service $5,496.12 w/ benefits, Preschool $420.06 w/ benefits.

 

Secondary Principal/AD Report: Mr. Cassens did not have anything for the board.

 

Superintendent’s Report: Joel Price. Legislative & Funding Update. Price gave an update on several House and Senate bills that are still being discussed.  He urged board members to contact their legislators about funding more than 3%.  Testing & Smarter Balanced Assessments. Mr. Price went over the testing window with the board and explained which tests would be would done via computer and via paper/pencil. He also stated which tests would produce testing results this year.  All testing will be completed by the end of April.  Calendar. Price gave the board two calendars to review for the 2014-2015 school year, one with a start date before Labor Day and one after.  Mr. Price stated his recommendation would be to start before Labor Day but there is legislation out there now that would give voters the option to take it to a vote and wanted to be prepared if that passed.  A copy of both calendars has been given to FEA and will be approved at the April or May meeting.  Math Curriculum.  Mr. Price stated Faulkton Elementary K-5 would be changing to the GO MATH series on a 6 year cycle, Grades 6-8 will be using Holt-McDougal Math which is better for preparing them for HS math, and colony schools will be staying with the Saxon Math. Mr. Price answered all board questions pertaining to this topic.

 

Capital Outlay Budget & Tax Request. Lisa Raethz provided the board with a worksheet outlining the expenditures in the Capital Outlay budget over the last 3 years as well the tax levy amounts requested. 

 

2013-14 093. Bid Opening/2015 9-Passenger Sport Utility 4x4 vehicle. This was the time and place stated by published notice for the bid opening of a new 2015 9-passenger sport utility 4x4 vehicle with the trade-in of a 2008 Ford E350 Super Duty Passenger Van.  The following bids were received for a 2015 Chevy Suburban LS:  Lamb’s Chevrolet & Implement (Onida) $28,866 ($37,866 minus $9,000 Trade) and Beadle’s Auto (Faulkton) $37,929 ($48,729 minus $10,800 Trade).  Motion by Brand, second by Bowar, to accept the bid from Lamb’s Chevrolet & Implement for a 2015 Chevy Suburban LS in the amount of $28,866 with the trade of a 2008 Ford E350 Super Duty Passenger Van. Unanimous.  Delivery is approximately 8-10 weeks. 

 

2013-14 094. Drivers Education Instructor. Motion by Brand, second by Heitmann, to offer a work agreement to Larry Goebel as Drivers Education Instructor for the 2013-2014 school year at $18.00/hour.  Unanimous.

 

2013-14 095. Election Board. Motion by Brand, second by Heitmann, to hire Sheilah Fischer, Deb Roseland and Dianne Baloun at a rate of $100 for the day plus mileage reimbursement of $0.37/mile, as Election Board members for the Tax Levy Opt-Out Election on March 18, 2014. Unanimous.

2013-14 096. Executive Session. Motion by Aesoph, second by Brand, to go into executive session at 8:25 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 9:12 p.m.

 

2013-14 097. Assistant Track Coach. Motion by Bowar, second by Aesoph, to amend Shae Stephenson’s 2013-2014 contract to add Assistant Track coach in the amount of $2,001 as per Master contract.  Total Contract: $34,730 (Base Salary $29,800; Head Volleyball Coach $2,929, Asst. Track Coach $2,001). Unanimous. 

 

2013-14 098. Resignation Shae Stephenson/Head Volleyball Coach. Motion by Aesoph, second by Heitmann, to accept the resignation from Shae Stephenson as Head Volleyball Coach at the completion of the 2013-2014 school year. Unanimous.

 

2013-14 099. Resignation Jennifer Knecht/Evergreen Colony Teacher. Motion by Brand, second by Heitmann, to accept the resignation from Jennifer Knecht at the completion of the 2013-2014 school year. Unanimous.

 

2013-14 100. Resignation Sandra Ernst/Title I & 7th Grade Math Teacher. Motion by Bowar, second by Brand, to accept the resignation due to retirement from Sandra Ernst at the completion of the 2013-2014 school year and approve her request to receive retirement benefits from the Faulkton Area Schools District 24-4 effective July 1, 2014.  Unanimous.

 

2013-14 101. Resignation Sharon Wieseler/Blumengard Colony Teacher. Motion by Brand, second by Aesoph, to accept the resignation due to retirement from Sharon Wieseler at the completion of the 2013-2014 school year. Unanimous.

 

2013-14 102. Secondary Principal Contract. Motion by Brand, second by Bowar, to offer a contract to Craig Cassens as Secondary Principal for the 2014-2015 school year.  Unanimous.

 

2013-14 103. Business Official Contract. Motion by Heitmann, second by Brand, to offer a contract to Lisa Raethz as Business Official for the 2014-2015 school year.  Unanimous.

 

2013-14 104. Superintendent/Elementary Principal Contract. Motion by Aesoph, second by Brand, to offer a contract to Joel Price as Superintendent/Elementary Principal for the 2014-2015 school year.  Unanimous.

 

All vacant positions will be advertised for.

 

2013-14 105. Adjournment. Motion by Bowar, second by Aesoph, to adjourn at 9:16 p.m. All in favor, motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

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Board Chairman, Heather Bode        
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