Faulkton Area Schools 24-4
Board of Education
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The regular monthly meeting of the Faulkton Area Schools 24-4 Board of Education was called to order at 5:06 p.m. by Chairman Heather Bode in the office of the superintendent on Thursday, March 14, 2013.
Roll call of members present were Kelly Aesoph, Heather Bode, Todd Brand and Grady Heitmann. Absent was Gary Bowar. Also present were Supt. Joel Price, Business Official Cindy Kopecky and Secondary Principal Craig Cassens.
Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Motion by Heitmann, second by Aesoph to amend the agenda to move item #13 to be acted on at this time. All in favor, motion carried.
Todd Brand was given the oath of office and seated on the board until June 2014.
Motion by Brand, second by Aesoph to approve the minutes of the February 13, 2013 regular meeting, the February 2013 Financial Statement and Trust and Agency Fund Report, the February 2013 Imprest Fund Report; and payment of the March 15, 2013 Bill Listing as follows:
February 2013 Imprest Fund: Mike Ruth $120.00 gbb ref; Joshua Reed $48.50-fuel reimbmt; Shae Stephenson $50.75-AD materials; Pat Krause $164.40-wrest ref; Dacotah Bank $100.00-postage; National Assoc for Music $105.00-fees; SDMEA $350.00-music; Jordan Opp $95.00-gbb ref; Tom Waage $124.40-gbb ref; Kim Zimmerman $80.00-gbb ref; Center for Disabilities $420.00-sped mtg; Dacotah Bank $163.00-state wrest meals; Dacotah Bank $210.00-state wrest meals
March 15, 2013 Bill Listing: Andrew Aesoph $30.00-wrest wkr; Cody Aesoph $45.00-wrest wkr; Joe Aesoph $15.00-wrest wkr; Nathan Aesoph $45.00-wrest wkr; Staci Aesoph $90.00-wrest wkr; Avera St. Lukes $1,281.54-OT/PT; Bauer’s Super Valu $269.36-sup; Bo Beck $15.00-bb wkr; Brentwood Colony $669.14-fs contract; Brookings HS $112.99-wrest fee; Cardmember Services $191.43-tech/ele sup; CashWa Dist. $1,396.45-food serv sup; Century Business $380.57-copier maint; Chemsearch $426.72-maint sup; City of Faulkton $210.02-water/sewer; Cole Papers $767.85-maint sup; Trevor Cramer $30.00-bb ref; Dakota Security $146.50-gym cards; Dean Foods $1,591.18-food serv sup; Kevin Deiter $15.00-bb ref; Delta Dental $2,769.30-dental insur; Dust Tex $110.05-services; Earthgrains $305.10-food serv sup; Ebsco $419.90-lib sup; Todd Eschenbaum $30.00-bbb ref; Faulk Co. Record $170.36-prtg/pub; Faulkton Hardware $71.45-maint sup; Faulkton Healthcare Ctr $675.00-OT/PT; Faulkton Rexall Drug $25.24-ele/spec ed sup; Faulkton School $2,031.05-imprest reimbmt; GE Capitol $530.46-copier lease; Allen Hadrick $20.00-wrest wkr; David Hadrick $20.00-wrest wkr; Duane Hadrick $67.50-bb ref; Hanson Construction $137.50-snow removal; Hase Plumbing $134.69-maint rprs; Grady Heitmann $15.00-bb wkr; Cole Hogg $45.00-wrest wkr; Falyn Hogg $60.00-wrest wkr; Johnson Controls $1,351.50-maint rprs; K & D Busing $18,419.36-bus contract; KC Lumber $26.30-maint rprs; Beverly King $90.00-wrest wkr; Orin Melius $45.00-bb ref; Ryan Melius $30.00-bb ref; NCFE-Faulkton $236.75-gasoline; David Nelson $30.00-haul amts; Northern Plains $1,884.08-propane; Northwestern Energy $2,178.89-ele; Reuer Sanitation $415.00-maint services; Schatz Ele. $1,015.05-maint rprs; SD School Benefit Fund $22,119.76-health insur; Thunderbird $637.93food serv contract; Time Management Systems $65.70-services; Patron $627.37-mil reimbmt; Training Room $76.58-AD sup; US Food Service $2,533.67-food sup; Venture Communications $177.94-phone/internet; Darin Vetch $22.50-bb ref
Payroll: $ 242,802.27 w/benefits; Special Education $29,780.13 w/benefits; Food Service $5,425.60 w/benefits All in favor, motion carried.
Special Recognition: Mr. Price recognized Cindy Kopecky for her many years of dedicated service to the district as Business Official, coach and food service director.
Kopecky recognized Bobbi Heitmann along with Food Service staff members from the Faulkton site and Brentwood and Thunderbird colonies for their efforts in completing certification for the district. She stated that the food staff members had worked very hard towards this process.
Senior Class Representatives: Kaitlin Heitmann and Dade Monroe, along with Sr. Class Advisor Randy Tisher, were present and presented their plans for the senior class trip April 19-23rd. The itinerary was documented along with costs and chaperones. The senior class was asking for April 19, 2013 to be granted as an excused day of absence for those attending the trip.
Motion by Aesoph, second by Brand to grant April 22, 2013 as an excused day of absence for the Class of 2013’s senior trip. All in favor, motion carried.
Motion by Heitmann, second by Brand to recognize Brad and Shelley Martinmaas, Liz Edgar and Brian Potter as chaperones for the 2013 Senior Class Trip April 19-23. All in favor, motion carried.
Superintendent Report: Mr. Price reported on recently passed legislation that would affect the district, such as: 3% increase to per student funding, one time monies of $45 per student; Sentinel bill and its impact, and Title I and II, and special ed funding.
Mr. Price reviewed another section of the District’s Goal and Objectives with the Board.
Mr. Price presented a preliminary calendar. He told the board that he had just recently given it to the staff for review and that it be back to the board next month with possible changes.
Secondary Principal/AD Report: Mr. Cassens informed the board that one of the business involved in the school’s internship program was being directed by their district offices that anyone working on-site—internship or employee, would have to be on the companies’ payroll for insurance purposes. Discussion was held with the board.
Motion by Heitmann, second by Aesoph to allow a student involved in the internship program to be placed on a companies’ payroll for the 2012-13 school year.
It was decided that this situation should be discussed at the next policy committee meeting.
Mr. Cassens also informed the board that the Northern Plains Corporation along with the school’s FFA program would be sponsoring a Breakfast on Sunday, March 17 with benefits to go to the Harvest for Hunger program. It will be held in the school lunchroom.
He also informed the board about the MTI Science on the Go Truck that would be at the school March 19th and that a past graduate would be making a presentation on March 22 with information about Lego Lead program.
Motion by Aesoph, second by Heitmann to go into executive session at 6:56 for the purpose of discussing personnel issues as set forth in SDCL 1-25-2(1). All in favor, motion carried. Out of executive session at 8:21 p.m.
Motion by Aesoph, second by Heitmann to accept the resignation due to retirement of Cindy Kopecky as Business Official effective April 30, 2013. All in favor, motion carried.
Chairman Bode expressed a thank you to the board for Kopecky’s service to the district.
Motion by Brand, second by Aesoph to offer a Work Agreement to Cindy Kopecky to complete the services of maintaining and completing the district’s financial affairs from May 1, 2013 through July 31, 2013 at $3,721.70 a month. All in favor, motion carried.
Motion by Brand, second by Heitmann to approve Cindy Kopecky’s request to of retirement benefits from the Faulkton Area Schools District effective July 1, 2013. All in favor, motion carried.
Mr. Price was directed by the board to advertise for the Business Official position.
Discussion was held on the impact of Obama Care to the district, the impact of legislation to school funding, staffing needs and concerns and negotiations.
Mr. Price informed the board he thought the staff would be ready the week of March 18th.
Motion by Aesoph, second by Heitmann to adjourn at 8:40 p.m. All in favor, motion carried.
Board Chairman Business Official