Faulkton Area School District 24-4 Board of Education
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The regular meeting of the Faulkton Area Schools 24-4 Board of Education was called to order by Chairman Heather Bode at 5:32 p.m. in the superintendent’s office.
Roll call of members present were Kelly Aesoph, Heather Bode, Gary Bowar, Todd Brand and Grady Heitmann. Also present were Supt. Joel Price, Secondary Principal/AD Craig Cassens, Business Official Lisa Raethz, Jerry Weyand, Jim Otter, Tom Strasburg and Jody Moritz. The pledge of allegiance was recited.
2015-16.81. Agenda Approval. Motion by Aesoph, second by Bowar, to approve the proposed agenda. Unanimous.
Minutes & Financial Approvals. Motion by Bowar, second
by Aesoph, to approve the minutes of the December 14, 2015 meeting; the
December 2015 Financial Statement, December Imprest Report and December 2015
Trust and Agency Fund Report; and payment of the presented bills for January
December 2015 Imprest Fund: Wrestling Officials: Tim Boldt $334.40, Tony Boldt $258.80, Scott Gangle $309.20, Mark Stoebner $368.00. GBB Officials: Kris Frericks $140.00, Steve Markley $90.00, Kim Zimmerman $90.00. Travel Reimbursements: Nancy Heidenreich $104.50, Shae Stephenson $65.40, Michele Latt $140.84, Dacotah Bank/Students $140.00. Entry Fees: Cyclone Wrestling $50.00, Linton School $175.00, Ipswich School $30.00. SDAAE $50.00 Registration, DCI $43.25 Fee, Aberdeen Awards $56.00 Supplies, District FFA $51.00 Registration, County Wide Directory $641.00 Map, Darin Vetch $75.60 Mileage Reimb.;
13, 2016 Bill Payment: Ace Regrigeration $433.50 Repairs, Bantz,
Gosch, Cremer, Peterson $313.50 Legal Fees, Bauer’s Super Valu $280.32 Supplies,
Brentwood Colony $595.00 Food Service Contract, Cardmember Services $397.43
Supplies & Travel, CBM $7,689.02 Food Service Contract, Cedar Shore $91.95
Travel, Century Business $509.74 Copier Services, City of Faulkton $200.26
Water/Sewer, Dakota Dust-Tex $102.90 Services, Delta Dental $2,721.28
Insurance, Ecolab $121.10 Services, Faulk Co. Record $232.08 Publishing &
Supplies , Faulkton Area Medical Center $1,841.25 OT & PT, Faulkton
Development Corp. $42,500 Gym Lease, Faulkton Hardware $78.32 Repairs, Faulkton
Inn $65.00 Travel, Faulkton School $3,212.99
Reimb. Imprest Fund, GE Capital $503.46 Copier Lease, Hanson Construction
$2,137.50 Services, Hauff Mid-America Sports $306.80 Uniforms, Homan Ace
Hardware $282.62 Supplies & Repairs, Jaymar Bus. Forms $109.95 Supplies, K&D
Busing $14,969.45 Services, KC Lumber $96.10 Supplies, Michele Latt $153.87
Mileage Reimb., Matheson Tri-Gas $9.61 Services, McCrossan Boys Ranch $5,299.22
Residential/Tuitions fees, Menards $29.98 Equipment, NASP $179.00 Equipment, NCFE
$182.26 Gas, NorthStar Energy $5,920.38 Propane, Northwest Pipe Fittings
$560.10 Supplies, Northwestern Energy $2,391.83 Electricity, Oliver &
Andy’s $88.30 Books, Pam Osnes $422.10 Services, Praxair Distribution $178.15
Supplies, Ramada Inn $79.95 Travel, Reuer Sanitation $585.00 Services, Schatz
Electric $284.34 Repairs, SDIAAA $180.00 Fees, Taylor Music $438.00 Repairs, Thunderbird
Colony $901.84 Food Service Contract, Time Management Systems $35.59 Services,
Venture Communications $255.47 Phone/Internet/Fax, Wellmark $26,729.00 Health
Insurance, January 2016 Payroll: General Fund: $144,733.40 w/ benefits, Special
Ed. $26,079.92 w/ benefits, Food Service $2,245.33 w/ benefits, Pre-K $1,440.49w/
Recognitions. Mr. Price recognized Mary Schlechter’s Advanced Computer class (Tess Heidenreich, Jesse Carlson, Latesa Geist and Bailey Hyatt) for the outstanding game pamphlet they designed for the senior class fundraiser. The pamphlet will hold the basketball program and contains advertisements from local businesses. Max Lee's voice of democracy essay has moved on to the state level.
Superintendent’s Report. Governor’s funding plan. Price reported the Governor’s proposed plan for education funding: general funds would come from a ½ cent increase in sales tax, resulting in approximately $227,000 in extra funds for our district. The specifics are currently unknown but it is stated these funds are for teacher's salaries and benefits. The pension levy would be rolled over into general fund, and the amount of flexibility for general fund purposes in capital outlay would be 20%. The maximum mill levy in capital outlay would stay at $3.00 and they would cap the maximum amount collected by limiting annual growth by the lesser of 3% or CPI, plus new construction. The plan also will expand E-learning, reinstate National Board Certification funding, expand opportunities for shared services, provide a new teacher mentoring program, and provide opportunities for state purchases of central services. February In-Service. Mr. Price informed the board that the February in-service will cover the topic of an active shooter situation. The training will be conducted by the SD Hwy Patrol and the Faulk County Sheriff’s Office. A full-scale training for all staff and some of the students will be held next fall. Title I Distinguished School Award Update. Melissa Hayes and Kari Haberling will be traveling to Houston, Texas for this conference January 27-31st. A state grant of $2,500 will cover most of the cost. A new flag stating this honor will be placed in the gym and there is discussion of a celebration in the school to recognize this accomplishment. No specifics yet.
2015-16.83. Election. Motion was made by Brand, seconded by Heitmann, to set the annual school board election as April 12, 2016 and approve the combined election agreement with the City of Faulkton. The combined election will be held if necessary and possible. Heather Bode and Gary Bowar’s 3-year terms are up on the school board. Unanimous.
Karen Schraeder Memorial Scholarship. Motion
was made by Brand, seconded by Aesoph, to approve the
amended agreement for the Karen Schraeder Memorial Scholarship. Instead of paying out the yearly CD interest,
a set amount will be paid out yearly until the funds are exhausted. Unanimous.
New Facility Discussion & Committee Report. Brand gave a “New Building Committee” report. He informed the other board members that he spoke with Gettysburg's Superintendent, Tim Hagedorn, about how their new building project went. Brand relayed to the board several new building topics and opinions that Hagedorn had discussed with him.
Public Comment. Jerry Weyand, Jim, Otter, and Tom Strasburg were in attendance and asked the board several questions about the proposed new building. There was discussion on cost, materials, location, the proposed layout, and the economy.
2015-16.85. Executive Session-Personnel/Superintendent's Evaluation. Motion by Aesoph, second by Heitmann, to go into executive session at 6:36 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. The term "employee" does not include any independent contractor. As set forth in SDCL 1-25-2(1). Out of executive session at 10:27 p.m.
Motion by Brand, second by Bowar, to accept, with great thanks for his years of service to the district, the retirement of Superintendent Joel Price at the end of his current contract. Unanimous.
2015-16.87. Adjournment. Motion by Brand, second by Aesoph, to adjourn at 10:30 p.m. All in favor, motion carried.
Board Chairman, Heather Bode Business Official, Lisa Raethz