Faulkton Area School District 24-4 Board of Education
Monday, March 14, 2016
The regular meeting of the Faulkton Area Schools 24-4 Board of Education was called to order by Chairman Heather Bode at 7:31 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, and Carrie Deiter, Cortney Hardie, Corrine Weyand and Val Ramsdell. The pledge of allegiance was recited.
2015-16.105. Agenda Approval. Motion by Aesoph, second by Brand, to approve the proposed agenda. Unanimous.
Business Official’s Report. Raethz presented the board with the 2014-2015 audit reports that have been approved by the DLA. Raethz also stated ASBSD was holding several Collective Bargaining Seminars and stated they are very informative regarding negotiations and the new funding formula and suggested the negotiations committee attend one of them.
Minutes & Financial Approvals. Motion by Heitmann,
second by Aesoph, to approve the minutes of the February 15, 2016 meeting and
the February 24, 2016 and March 2, 2016 special meetings, the February 2016
Financial Statement, February 2016 Imprest and Trust and Agency Fund Reports;
and payment of the presented bills for March 14, 2016. Unanimous.
February 2016 Imprest Fund: Officials: Levi Duncan $184.00, Brent Mareska $150.00, Bryan Zahn $100.00, Bret Sether $175.00, Kyle Rausch $90.00, Mark Ulrich $190.00, Dan Knust $140.00, Andrew Gross $220.00, Tim Steinwandt $140.00, Bo Beck $165.00, Jason Hill $145.00, Steve Markley $130.00, Jordon Moench $80.00, Rich Ward $80.00, Jordan Opp $100.00, Greg Stroh $135.00, Tom Waage $140.00; Fees: SDSU $15.00, Sec. of State $30.00, Watertown FFA $220.00, Region IV Music $140.00, Supplies/Reimbursements: Faulkton Drug $7.43, Noelle Swanson $31.48, Dacotah Bank $100.00, US Post Office $147.00; Travel/Mileage Reimbursements: Noelle Swanson $97.44, Kari Haberling $231.19, Melissa Hayes $144.13, Jenna Gruebele $18.40, Joel Price $9.20, Shayne Geditz $74.13, Jamie Werner $41.38, Dacotah Bank/State WR Meals $432.00;
14, 2016 Bill Payment: A&B Business $361.05 Equipment, Advance
Education $25.00 Fees, Andrew Aesoph $30.00 Services, Bantz, Gosch, Cremer,
Peterson $545.04 Services, Bauer’s Super Valu $267.51 Supplies, BerMac $28.78
Repairs, Brentwood Colony $835.89 Food Service Contract, Cardmember Services $788.82
Supplies/Equipment/Fees, CBM $13,396.13 Food Service Contract, Center on
Teaching & Learning $161.00 Supplies, Century Business $1,041.08
Services/Supplies, City of Faulkton $259.75 Water/Sewer, Cole Papers $448.53
Supplies, Trevor Cramer $15.00 Services, Nicole Cunningham $65.00 Services, Dakota
Dust-Tex $102.40 Services, Dakota Education Consulting $3,366.00 Consulting
Fee, Days Inn-Rapid City $675.00 Travel, Days Inn-Brookings $168.00, Delta
Dental $2,721.28 Insurance, Faulk Co. Record $603.93 Publishing & Supplies,
FAMC $1,020.00 Services, Faulkton School
$9,347.28 Reimb. Imprest Fund & Donation of GBB Salaries, Follett
School Solutions $1,198.82 Books, GE Capital $503.46 Copier Lease, Allen
Hadrick $30.00 Services, Duane Hadrick $127.50 Services, Hanson Construction $987.50
Services, Hase Plumbing $714.46 Repairs, Hauff Mid-America Sports $2,844.45 Equipment/Supplies,
David Heidenreich $30.00 Services, Falyn Hogg $30.00 Services, Homan Ace
Hardware $474.89 Supplies & Repairs, Houghton Mifflin Co. $4,651.80
Supplies, House of Glass $267.80 Repairs, JW Pepper $120.58 Supplies, JCL
$84.77 Supplies, Johnson Controls $1,719.32 Repairs, K&D Busing $18,157.17
Services, KC Lumber $40.65 Supplies, Kohlman, Bierschbach & Anderson LLP
$3,080.00 Services, Michele Latt $188.60 Reimb., Dan Laugerhausen $105.00
Services, MARC $189.44 Supplies, Matheson Tri-Gas $16.66 Services, McCrossan
Boys Ranch $5,212.40 Residential/Tuitions fees, McGraw Hill $36.09 Supplies, Orin
Melius $217.50 Services, Kris Meyer $30.00 Services, NCFE $207.89 Gas, NorthStar
Energy $4,306.18 Propane, Northwestern Energy $2,498.57 Electricity, Pamela
Osnes $261.05 Services, Pearson Education $1,564.62 Supplies, ReliaStar Life
Ins. Company $22.75 Insurance, Reuer Sanitation $585.00 Services, Schatz
Electric $126.68 Repairs, School Specialty $25.69 Supplies, SDHSAA Office $780.00
Dues/Fees, Kevin Stark $22.50 Services, Thunderbird Colony $1,186.32 Food
Service Contract, Time Management Systems $35.01 Services, Mark Toennies $22.50
Services, Venture Communications $249.32 Phone/Internet/Fax, Darin Vetch
$207.50 Services, Vowac Publishing $1,737.00 Supplies, Wellmark $26,729.00
Health Insurance, Ted Williams $781.50 Services, Wordware $1,158.00 Software; February
2016 Payroll: General Fund: $152,191.31 w/ benefits, Special Ed. $25,026.20 w/
benefits, Food Service $2,222.99 w/ benefits, Pre-K $2,351.48 w/ benefits.
Recognitions. Mr. Price recognized Cortney Hardie, who is currently a student teacher in our district and observing as part of a class requirement. Hardie is student teaching at Thunderbird Colony with Wanda Reid. Mr. Cassens recognized Alex Aesoph for placing 5th place at State Wrestling, the FFA Vet Science team (Maria Aesoph, Kaci Clement, Layla Stevens, and Tess Heidenreich) for receiving 2-1st finishes in both spring CDE’s so far, and the following students who earned 1st place medals at the Miller Academic Challenge: Kaci Clement-Senior Math and Nathan Vetch-Geography.
Report. Legislative Session Update. Mr.
Price reported that the governor's funding bill has passed but they are still
working on the funding component. House
bill 1182 initially stating 85% of the 1/2 cent sales tax increase was to go
directly to an increase in teacher salaries but we are waiting to hear interpretation
on the 85%. 2015-16.107. 2016-2017 School Calendar. Both Mr. Price and
Mr. Cassens spoke on the change to the calendar since the presentation of the
school calendar at the last meeting. There was discussion on the
inservice/parent-teacher conference date and the last day of school. Motion was made by Heitmann, seconded by Brand,
to move the November 7th in-service/parent-teacher conference date
to October 28th and to approve the calendar for the 2016-2017 school
Secondary Principal/AD Report. Student Schedule Registrations. Mr. Cassens informed the board that the registration process for next school year has started and is currently in progress. Cassens said a duel credit meeting has already taken place, a meeting with current 8th grade students will be held on March 22nd, and 9-11 grade students will be meeting during the school day for registration this year. SDIAAA/SDHSAA Proposals. Cassens informed the board of the following proposals: Implementation of a shot clock for class B schools for the 2017-18 school year, and the requirement for all 11-man football team schools to provide a microphone for the referee beginning in 2017. There was financial discussion on the shot clock and Cassens stated the price would be around $5,000. There is also a proposal relating to how district and regional sports tournaments are organized. Upcoming events: Track practice began today, golf begins March 29, and all-school play rehearsals began on March 10.
SDHSAA Membership Resolution. Motion
by Aesoph, second by Bowar, to authorize membership in the SD High School
Activities Association for the 2016-2017 school year. Unanimous.
Building Maintenance Status & Direction. Quotes. Raethz provided quotes to the board on a new vaporizer and replacement repairs to the heating system totaling between $28,500 - $32,500. Raethz informed the board that Janet Reed stated these are not options but necessities and should be included in the Capital Outlay budget for next year in order to operate the heating system. The board would like the Building and Grounds Committee (Aesoph and Bowar) to meet with Johnson Controls regarding the status of the heating system and the issues arising. Raethz also provided the board with a quote to replace 7 bleacher motors. Raethz stated one motor is in very poor condition, but the plan is to try to utilize it until July when all of them can be replaced using Capital Outlay funds. Summer Maintenance. Raethz told the board that Head Janitor, Janet Reed, stated it would save around $1,200 if the floors only had 3 coats of wax on them instead of 5-8 coats, but would be harder to keep clean. The board directed Reed to only apply a maximum of 3 coats to the floors. Raethz also stated Reed would need to hire 2 additional maintenance employees again for the summer work load.
2015-16.109. Election Board. Motion by Bowar, second by Heitmann,
to hire Sheilah Fischer, Deb Roseland and Dianne Baloun, at a rate of
$10.00/hour, plus mileage reimbursement of $0.42/mile, as Election Board
workers for the School Board Election on April 12, 2016. Unanimous.
2015-16.110. Executive Session-Personnel/Personnel. Motion by Aesoph, second by Brand, to go into executive session at 8:17 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 8:48 p.m.
2015-16.111. Resignation. Motion was made by Brand, seconded by Bowar, to accept the resignation of Diana Homan as Elementary 6th Grade Teacher as of June 30, 2016 and advertise for the opening. Unanimous.
2015-16.112. Assistant Track Coach Contract Amendment. Motion by Aesoph, second by Heitmann, to amend Eric Braid’s 2015-2016 contract to include assistant track coach at the salary of $1,326.55. Total Contract: 32,176.55 (BA Step 0 $30,850, Assistant Track $1,326.55). Unanimous.
Ag. Instructor/FFA Advisor Contract. Motion by Heitmann,
second by Brand, to offer a contract for the 2016-2017
school year to Cecilia Knutson on a BA Step 0 in the amount of $30,850.00, FFA
Advisor $2,961.60, a 20-day extended contract $3,525.71, and Competition Cheer
Coach $2,961.60 as per the 2015-16 negotiated agreement and subject to
2016-2017 negotiations. Total contract:
2015-16.114. Adjournment. Motion by Aesoph, second by Heitmann, to adjourn at 8:56 p.m. All in favor, motion carried.
Board Chairman, Heather Bode Business Official, Lisa Raethz