Faulkton Area School District 24-4 Board of Education
Monday, February 13, 2017
The regular meeting of the Faulkton Area Schools 24-4 Board of Education was called to order by Vice-Chairman Grady Heitmann at 6:00 p.m. in the Faulkton Elementary Library.
Roll call of members present were Todd Brand, Grady Heitmann, Scott McCloud and Jerry Weyand. Absent: Kelly Aesoph. Also present were Superintendent/Elementary Principal Derek Barrios, Business Official Lisa Raethz, Jody Moritz from the Faulk Co. Record, staff members: Jeremy Demery, Melissa Geditz, Alicia Hammond, and Michele Latt, and the following district patrons: Tim Bowar, Tyler Cunningham, Dave Hadrick, BJ Kalkman, Ryan Nelson, Dave Speck and Tom Strasburg. The pledge of allegiance was recited.
2016-17.64. Agenda Approval. Motion by McCloud, second by Weyand, to approve the proposed agenda with the additions of Senior Class Trip and Buildings & Grounds and also moving Junior Kindergarten and the Senior Class Trip discussion up on the agenda after Consensus Agenda and placing the Buildings and Grounds discussion after Strategic Planning. Unanimous.
Mr. Barrios acknowledged the One Act
Play cast and advisor, Holly Demery, for qualifying for state and receiving a
superior ensemble award. Eryka Quinn also received an outstanding actress award.
Barrios also stated February is CTE recognition month and he recognized the
teachers and staff members for their hard work.
Then Barrios stated next week was School Board Recognition Week and
acknowledged all board members for their time, dedication and decision making
for the district.
Conflict of Interest Waivers. No waivers were presented.
Open Forum Time. No comments were made.
2016-17.65. Consensus Agenda Approval. Motion by Weyand, second by McCloud, to approve the following consensus agenda: minutes of the January 9, 2017 meeting, January 2017 Financial Statement and January 2017 Trust and Agency Fund Report, the January 2017 Imprest Fund Report, and payment of the presented bills for February 13, 2017. Unanimous.
13, 2017 Bill Payment: A1 Locksmithing $15.00 Supplies, Ace
Refrigeration $367.20 Repairs, Bantz, Gosch, Cremer, Peterson $208.00 Fees, Bauer’s
Super Valu $137.08 Supplies, Blazer Manf. $80.18 Supplies, Brentwood Colony $972.45
Food Service Contract, Cardmember Services $1,603.31 Supplies, Fees, &
Travel, CBM $14,144.12 Food Service Contract, Century Business $911.38
Services, City of Faulkton $185.97 Utilities, Dakota Dust-Tex $108.40 Services,
Delta Dental $2,950.52 Insurance, Faulk County Record $199.53 Publishing &
Services, FAMC $862.50 Services, Faulkton School $5,664.35 Reimb. Imprest Fund,
Findaway World $17.94 Supplies, Flinns $214.60 Supplies, Follett $183.53 Books,
Hanson Construction $1,593.75 Snow Removal, Hase Plumbing $53.47 Repairs, Hauff
Mid-America Sports $14.95 Supplies, Hewlett-Packard $418.00 Equipment, Rindi
Hlavacek $239.63 Repairs, Holiday Inn Express $233.00 Travel, Homan Hardware $119.34
Repairs, JW Pepper $15.00 Equipment, Jostens $118.76 Supplies, K&D Busing $23,006.24
Busing Contract, Michele Latt $111.78 Mileage Reimb., Marc $696.56 Supplies, McCrossan
Boys Ranch $5,854.12 Tuition/Residential Fees, NCFE $310.08 Gas, North Star
Energy $8,290.54 Propane, Northwestern Energy $2,925.15 Utilities, Reliastar
Life Ins. $23.40 Insurance, Reuer Sanitation $585.00 Services, Schatz Electric
$64.33 Repairs, Thunderbird Colony $1,284.57 Food Service Contract, Time
Management Systems $40.24 Services, Training Room $106.24, Venture
Communications $317.42 Phone/Fax/Internet, Wells Fargo $503.46 Copier Lease, Wells
Fargo Securities $64,867.03 HVAC Debt Service, Ted Williams $759.50 Services, Wordware
$1,236.00 Software, Wellmark $28,189.00 Health Insurance; February 2017
Payroll: General Fund: $165,081.63 w/ benefits, Special Ed. $22,347.62 w/
benefits, Food Service $2,413.90 w/ benefits, Pre-K $753.55 w/ benefits.
2016-17.66. Senior Trip Request. Tyler Cunningham (representing the Class of 2017) was in attendance to present the board with the details for their senior trip and request an exempt/excused day of absence. Students will be traveling to Minneapolis March 8-12 and will be staying in a house. Chaperones are JoAnn Aesoph and Kelly Aesoph. Motion was made by Brand, seconded by Weyand, to approve the senior class trip providing them with March 8th as an exempt/excused day of absence. Unanimous. Mr. Barrios requested a detailed itinerary from the senior class.
2016-17.67. Resignation. Motion by McCloud, second by Brand, to accept the resignation of Jamie Werner, as K-12 Music Teacher and K-12 Co-Curricular Music Director, at of the end of the 2016-17 school year. Unanimous. Mr. Barrios stated he has already started to advertise for the position as per board request.
2016-17.68. Food Service. Raethz informed the board that after the food service state inspections and state assessment review, both Brentwood and Thunderbird colonies have decided to withdraw from participating in the food service program. Raethz explained that USDA has created a highly extensive review process that is not very lenient towards home grown foods or segregation of students due to religious beliefs. The record keeping and training process requirements are also very extensive and need to be completed thoroughly and monitored closely. This is extremely difficult from a different location. Both colonies had agreed to finish out the school year, however, the state indicated all corrections needed to be made within 30 days of the review letter and all training needed to be done by the end of the school year in order to be compliant. Both colonies agreed this was not possible. Motion was made by Brand, seconded by McCloud, to accept the termination letters from Brentwood and Thunderbird colonies to withdraw from participating in the food service program as of February 10, 2017. Unanimous.
Strategic Planning. Mr. Barrios explained the process of strategic planning to the board. An outside company would be hired to work with the board, staff and community members to help set goals regarding all aspects of the school district, for the school district. Barrios told the board that Tom Oster from Dakota Education Consulting will be here at the March meeting, Lance Witte from Cambrian Group at the April meeting, and Kristi Wagner from Dakota Resources at the May meeting. There is no initial charge to meeting with these companies.
Building and Grounds. Mr. Barrios informed the board that the three faulty bleacher motors were replaced last week. He also stated there was a water heater scare with air getting into the line, but the problem was solved. Barrios also stated there were several elementary wing roofing leaks but he has been talking with roofing companies for solutions and repairs.
Superintendent’s Report – Legislative Update. Mr. Barrios reviewed several legislative bills and recommended board members talk with him and the district representatives about what is most concerning to our district. Barrios also informed the board there is a possibility of the 1% increase in educational funding being in jeopardy after sales taxes figures have come back low. He stated Legislative Day for board members is February 21st in Pierre and he needed to know by the 16th if a board member was interested in attending.
Open Forum. No comments were made.
2016-17.69. Executive Session-Personnel/Negotiations. Motion by Weyand, second by McCloud, to go into executive session at 6:43 p.m. for the purpose of preparing for contract negotiations or negotiating with employees or employee representatives, as set forth in SDCL 1-25-2(4), and 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 7:45 p.m. No action was taken.
Vice-Board Chairman, Kelly Aesoph Business Official, Lisa Raethz