March 2015 Board Minutes

Faulkton Area School District 24-4 Board of Education

Monday, March 9, 2015
7:00 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 Jim Moritz.

 

2014-15.89. Agenda Approval. Motion by Aesoph, second by Brand, to approve the proposed agenda. Unanimous.

 

2014-15.90. Minutes & Financial Approvals. Motion by Brand, second by Heitmann, to approve the minutes of the February 9, 2015 meeting, the February 2015 Trust and Agency Fund and Imprest Fund Reports, the February 2015 Financial Statement, and payment of the presented bills for March 9, 2015.  Unanimous.

 

Feb-15

General

Capitol

Special

Pension

Food

Pre K &

T & A

 

Fund

Outlay

Education

Fund

Service

Driv. Ed.

 

Beginning Balance

491,409.82

69,407.37

220,010.67

84,108.42

63.76

18,490.12

126,692.29

Cash

442,201.30

69,407.37

220,010.67

84,108.42

63.76

18,490.12

107,684.05

Investments

49,208.52

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

19,008.24

Receipts

107,290.00

14,643.07

8,825.09

2,795.61

12,369.64

525.00

13,727.22

Expenditures

186,431.06

86,090.64

36,494.30

0.00

15,257.20

411.20

15,378.17

Ending Balance

412,268.76

-2,040.20

192,341.46

86,904.03

-2,823.80

18,603.92

125,041.34

Cash

363,058.49

-2,040.20

192,341.46

86,904.03

-2,823.80

18,603.92

100,032.42

Investments

49,210.27

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

25,008.92

Receipts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-K Tuition

 

 

 

 

 

525.00

 

Lunch & Milk Sales

 

 

 

 

6,110.30

 

 

Food Program Reimb.

 

 

 

 

6,259.34

 

 

Athletic Passes/Gate Receipts

1,603.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

School & Public Lands

21,155.59

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gym Passes

580.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computer Insurance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross Telephone Receipts

70.36

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medicaid Reimb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pioneer Case Grant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State of SD-State Aid

36,802.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dacotah Bank--checking, mm, cd interest

35.98

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Reimbursements

211.92

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity Payment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birth to 3 Funding

 

 

173.19

 

 

 

 

Hyde County

$6.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potter County

$2,313.46

$796.17

$483.62

$158.58

 

 

 

Hand County

$6,793.40

$2,121.05

$1,048.66

$302.23

 

 

 

Faulk County

$37,718.07

$11,725.85

$7,119.62

$2,334.80

 

 

 

Total Receipts

$107,290.00

$14,643.07

$8,825.09

$2,795.61

$12,369.64

$525.00

$0.00

 

 

February 2015 Imprest Fund: Dacotah Bank $477 Meals Funds, Shayne Geditz $15.00 Reimb. fee, US Post Office $98.00 Postage, Jon Davidson $165.00 Official, Curtis Huffman $185.00 Official, Joe Giovannettone $161.00 Official, Duane Meyer $80.00 Official, Kirk Schauland $80.00 Official, Janet Reed $61.91 Supply Reimb., Trackwrestling $100.00 Services, Jeremy Demery $14.24 Supplies, Tom McGough $102.00 Official, Joel Osborne $110.00 Official, Greg Stroh $80.00 Official, Greg Blue $80.00 Official, Matthew Clark $130.00 Official, Mark Ulrich $100.00 Official, Rosene Royce $8.00 Services,  Brookings HS $118.40 Reg. WR Loss, Faulkton Drug $27.37 Supplies;

 

March 9, 2015 Bill Payment: Andrew Aesoph $30.00 Services, Maddy Aesoph $75.00 Services, Bantz, Gosch, Cremer & Peterson $132.00 Legal fees, Bauer’s Super Valu $397.27 Supplies, Brentwood Colony $637.32 Food Service Contract, Cardmember Services $206.83 Supplies, Cash-Wa Distributing $1,885.63 Food & Supplies, Center on Teaching & Learning $164.00 Supplies, Century Business $483.60 Copier Services, City of Faulkton $237.67 Water/Sewer, Coteau View Hunts $351.00 Travel, Trevor Cramer $35.00 Services, Dakota Dust-Tex $99.65 Services, Dean Foods $1,586.62 Milk, Delta Dental $3,078.22 Insurance, Earthgrains Baking Companies $462.63 Bread, FAMC $993.75 PT & OT, Faulkton Hardware $90.59 Repairs, Faulkton School $7,676.31 Reimb. Imprest Fund & Donation of coaches wages, Fink Plumbing $3,208.97 Repairs, GE Capital $503.46 Copier Lease, Allen Hadrick $30.00 Services, Duane Hadrick $112.50 Services, Hanson Construction $662.50 Snow Removal, David Heidenreich $30.00 Services, Hillyard Floor Care $359.50 Supplies, Phylicia Hoffman $7.50 Services, Falyn Hogg $30.00 Services, Homan Ace Hardware $23.48 Supplies,Houghton Mifflin $1,988.86 Supplies, J.W. Pepper $135.74 Supplies, Johnson Controls $1,587.85 Repairs, K&D Busing $20,036.45 Busing Contract, KC Lumber $117.70 Supplies, King Ins. Agency $126.00 Insurance, Dan Laugerhausen $180.00 Services, Magneto Power $1,632.25 Equipment, Matheson Tri-Gas $8.68 Services, McCrossan Boys Ranch $4,947.56 Residential/Tuitions fees, Orin Melius $157.50 Services, Menards $11.95 Supplies, NASSP $255.10 Supplies, NCFE $123.68 Gas, Paul Niederbaumer $15.00 Sevices, Northern Plains $3,993.25 Propane, Northwestern Energy $2,075.63 Electricity, Pearson Education $1,056.47 Supplies, Reuer Sanitation $585.00 Services, SD Dept. of Education $351.31 Commodities, SD School Benefit Fund $26,276.23 Insurance, Thunderbird Colony $1,085.42 Food Service Contract, Time Management Systems $42.32 Services, Training Room $92.53 Supplies, US Food Service $3,116.02 Food and Supplies, Venture Communications $200.86 Phone/Internet/Fax, Darin Vetch $135.00 Services, VoWac Publishing $1,262.21 Supplies, Ted Williams $1,920.50 Services, Wordware $1,158.00 Annual Support,  February 2015 Payroll: General Fund: $172,447.18 w/ benefits, Special Ed. $23,583.29 w/ benefits, Food Service $5,954.13 w/ benefits, Pre-K/Driver Ed.: $351.56 w/benefits.

 

Recognitions. Mr. Price recognized all the winter sports teams for a successful end to their season and praised them for all their hard work and dedication. 

 

Superintendents Report.  2015-2016 Teacher Evaluation Tool. Mr. Price stated a group of teachers has been working on cross-walking the district’s current teacher evaluation with the Danielson framework.  He stated the SDDOE has signed off on it and it is ready for negotiations.  SDSSA Position Papers.  Price informed the board of the positions the SD School Superintendents Assn. is taking on Early Childhood Education, ESEA Reauthorization and School Safety.  He stated congress hasn’t updated ESEA since 2005.  Building RFP. Mr. Price told board members that 20+ RFP notices were sent out to architects and he has already met with 4 architects and there are two more appointments scheduled.  He estimated the board will receive 8-10 proposals by the deadline.  Price mentioned he has had 2 construction management companies contact him about overseeing the project.  These companies would assist the district and serve as the middle man in working with the architect and contractors.  These companies would like to meet with the board to discuss their services.  Mr. Price told the board to let him know when they could meet with these companies. Mr. Price also provided the board with a spreadsheet outlining the maintenance needs of the current building.  He stated Maintenance supervisor, Janet Reed, gathered these quotes and ranked each need greatest to least. The total cost was $446,912.  2015-2016 Calendar.  Price reviewed the 1st draft of the calendar with the board and told them he has given a copy to the teachers and is waiting on a couple in-service training dates. The final copy should be finished by the April meeting. 

 

Secondary Principal/AD Report.  Teacher Evaluation.  Mr. Cassens reviewed the new teacher evaluation (prepared by the team of Nicole Bruemmer, Craig Cassens, Laura Cassens, and Nikki Melius) with the board and answered any questions.  15-16 Registrations. Cassens stated registration for next year’s classes has started.  He will continue to use SDMyLife for the process and parents will be required to have a more active role.  Cassens told the board that he will be holding some open house meetings over the next two months to provide more information on dual credit opportunities and curriculum options.  SDHSAA Topics.  Mr. Cassens discussed in length some of the topics up for vote from the SDHSAA such as: a proposal to eliminate the 4-day contact rule for sports during the summer and replace it with language stating it would be unlimited as long as it’s not a specific week in July, and a requirement for B schools to use a shot clock.   

2014-2015.91. Surplus: Landice L7 Treadmill.   Motion by Heitmann, second by Bowar, to declare the following item as surplus property: Landice L7 Treadmill. The following registered voters of the district were chosen to appraise the surplus property: Craig Cassens, Kelly Aesoph, and Todd Brand.  Total appraisal was $0 and the board’s intent is to dispose of said treadmill at the city rubble site.  Unanimous.


2014-15.92. Executive Session/Certified Contracts. Motion by Aesoph, second by Heitmann, to go into executive session at 8:48 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 9:11 p.m.

 

2014-15.93. Title/7th Grade Math Teacher- Contract. Motion by Aesoph, second by Heitmann, to offer a contract as Title/7th Grade Math Teacher for the 2015-2016 school year to Kathleen Melius on a BA+30 Step 4 in the amount of $33,401.00, subject to the 2015-2016 Negotiated Agreement.  Unanimous.

 

2014-2015.94. Birth to 3-Special Education/Pre-K Teacher- Contract. Motion by Brand, second by Bowar, to offer a contract as Special Education/Pre-K Teacher for the 2015-2016 school year to Jenna Gruebele on a BA Step 0 in the amount of $29,801.00, subject to the 2015-2016 Negotiated Agreement. Unanimous.

 

2014-2015.95. Administrative Contracts. Motion by Heitmann, second by Brand, to offer contracts to the following administration for the 2015-2016 school year with salaries as per the 2014-2015 negotiated agreement, subject to change upon completion of 2015-2016 negotiations: Joel Price (Superintendent), Craig Cassens (Secondary Principal/AD/8th Grade Science Teacher) and Lisa Raethz (Business Official).  Unanimous.

 

Other.  Mr. Price told the negotiations committee (Bode & Heitmann) that negotiations will begin soon. Price  also told the board that the accreditation committee of AdvancEd will be in the building on March 24-25 and there will be a closing meeting that Wednesday afternoon.   


2014-15.96. Adjournment. Motion by Heitmann, second by Brand, to adjourn at 9:22 p.m. All in favor, motion carried.

 

 

 

 

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Board Chairman, Heather Bode                                             Business Official, Lisa Raethz

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