September 2015 Board Minutes

Faulkton Area School District 24-4 Board of Education

Monday, September 14, 2015
7:30 p.m.

The first 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, Thomas Grimmond (Dougherty & Company), and Jody Moritz.

 

2015-16.46. Agenda Approval. Motion by Bowar, second by Brand, to approve the proposed agenda. Unanimous.

 

2015-16.47. Minutes & Financial Approvals. Motion by Brand, second by Heitmann, to approve the minutes of the August 11, 2015 meeting and the August 24, 2015 special meeting; the August 2015 Financial Statement, August 2015 Imprest Report and August 2015 Trust and Agency Fund Report; and payment of the presented bills for September 14, 2015. Unanimous.

Aug-15

General

Capitol

Special

Pension

Food

Pre K &

T & A

 

Fund

Outlay

Education

Fund

Service

Driv. Ed.

 

Beginning Balance

791,146.14

85,472.71

282,882.88

45,686.99

12,899.74

19,511.79

112,631.41

Beginning Cash

741,926.26

85,472.71

282,882.88

45,686.99

12,899.74

19,511.79

87,618.47

Investments

49,219.88

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

25,012.94

Receipts

112,146.22

1,016.47

776.37

202.47

23,349.36

2,528.75

7,728.36

Expenditures

57,665.90

87,117.52

12,419.51

0.00

2,000.85

0.00

8,273.27

Ending Balance

845,626.46

-628.34

271,239.74

45,889.46

34,248.25

22,040.54

112,086.50

Ending Cash

796,404.64

-628.34

271,239.74

45,889.46

34,248.25

22,040.54

86,222.80

Investments

49,221.82

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

25,863.70

Receipts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State of SD-State Aid

38,319.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dacotah Bank--checking, mm, cd interest

56.34

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-K Tuition

 

 

 

 

 

2,528.75

 

Lunch Sales

 

 

 

 

23,246.46

 

 

Misc. Reimb. & Fines

135.00

 

 

 

102.90

 

 

Computer Ins.

2,075.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medicaid Indirect

542.53

 

47.00

 

 

 

 

Birth to 3

 

 

111.93

 

 

 

 

Gross Telephone Receipts

57,325.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athletic Passes/Gate Reciepts

8,854.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hyde County

$2.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potter County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand County

$101.92

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faulk County

$4,735.00

$1,016.47

$617.44

$202.47

 

 

 

Total Receipts

$112,146.22

$1,016.47

$776.37

$202.47

$23,349.36

$2,528.75

$0.00

 

August 2015 Imprest Fund: FB Officials: Fred Obermeier $185.00, Dan Lund $100.00, Jeff Kosier $100.00, Matt Mohr $100.00, Logan Huber $100.00. VB Officials: Virginia Needham $130.00, Eric Schroeder $80.00. US Post Office $262.70 Postage, Melissa Geditz $15.00 Reimb. for Supplies, Shae Stephenson $25.06 Reimb. for Supplies, Dacotah Bank $500.00 Cash Box funds, Mary Schlechter $200.89 Travel Reimb., Joel Price $11.65 Reimb. for Supplies, Council on College Admission $35.00 Workshop fee, Faulkton School/LRC $300.00 Dues, Presentation College $82.50 Field rent ; 

 

September 14, 2015 Bill Payment: A&B Business Equipment $3,588.26 Equipment, A-1 Locksmithing $9.00 Supplies, Bantz, Gosch, Cremer, Peterson $445.50 Fees, Bauer’s Super Valu $114.31 Supplies, BerMac $94.99 Repairs, Cabinets & Interiors $198.31 Repairs, Cardmember Services $522.87 Supplies & Equipment, CDI $15,768.45 Comp. Equipment, Century Business $695.73 Copier Services, City of Faulkton $2,428.73 Water/Sewer & FB Field Rent, Cole Papers $227.29 Supplies, Dakota Dust-Tex $104.90 Services, Dakota Electronics $1,200.00 Repeater Rent, Dakota Outdoors $3,999.95 Equipment, Delta Dental $2,721.28 Insurance, Downie’s Piano Tuning $300.00 Services, Faulk Co. Record $7,919.46 Publishing & Yearbooks, Faulkton Area Medical Center $731.25 OT & PT, Faulkton Cheerleaders $636.50 In-Service Supplies, Faulkton Hardware $213.44 Repairs, Faulkton School  $2,227.80 Reimb. Imprest Fund, Franklin Electronic Publishers $459.97 Equipment, GE Capital $503.46 Copier Lease, Hase Plumbing $288.73 Repairs, Hauff Mid-America Sports $77.35 Supplies, Homan Ace Hardware $599.31 Repairs, Homan Welding $35.00 Repairs, House of Glass $249.07 Repairs, IDVILLE $867.30 Equipment, Impact Application $400.00 Supplies, Infobase Learning $401.61 Software, JW Pepper $9.89 Equipment, Johnson Controls $3,876.00 Installation, K&D Busing $3,708.00 Services, KC Lumber $121.09 Repairs, Matheson Tri-Gas $9.61 Services, McCrossan Boys Ranch $5,548.26 Residental/Tuitions fees, Menards $260.31 Supplies & Equipment, Mid-Central Education Coop. $889.44 Services, Midwest Fire Equipment $749.00 Repairs, Mobridge/Pollock School $300.00 Dues, NCFE $185.54 Gas, North Star Energy $1,808.29 Propane, Northwest Pipe Fittings $466.75 Supplies,Northwestern Energy $1,990.60 Electricity, Portaphone $82.48 Equipment, Praxair Distribution $1,004.62 Supplies, Pro-Tuff Decals $189.00 Supplies, Reuer Sanitation $585.00 Services, Riddell $519.45 Equipment, Schatz Electric $520.12 Repairs, School Specialty $537.59 Supplies, Schraeder Lawn Spraying $140.00 Services, SD School Benefit Fund $46.55 Insurance, SDACTE $200.00 Fees, SDHSAA Office $710.61 Fees, SDLA $190.00 Fees, Sonny’s $60.00 Repairs, Time Management Systems $40.92 Services, TSP $12,126.16 Site Survey, Venture Communications $272.02 Phone/Internet/Fax, Vogels $39.50 Services, Wellmark $26,729.00 Health Insurance, September 2015 Payroll: General Fund: $150,664.76 w/ benefits, Special Ed. $22,606.76 w/ benefits, Food Service $2,304.61 w/ benefits, Pre-K $1,209.04 w/ benefits.

Pubic Comment.  No one was present for public comment.

 

New Building Financing.  Tom Grimmond of Dougherty & Company was present to review with the board the district’s options for financing a building project. Grimmond talked about both General Obligation (requires a majority vote) and Capital Outlay certificates.  Grimmond stated the district has the option to do one or a combination of both options. 

 

TSP Site Survey Discussion/New Facility Discussion & Decision.  The board discussed the option of building a completely brand new facility on a different site versus additions/modifications to the current site and facility. 2015-2016.48. Decision.  Motion was made by Brand, seconded by Aesoph, to move forward with the plan to build new additions and possibly modify some of the existing facilities at the current location.  There was discussion regarding the interruption of education and what that would entail in detail.  None of the board members were fond of the initial facility designs prepared.  The board directed Mr. Price to contract TSP (Architect) to continue with the design process.

 

Superintendents Report. Upcoming Events. Testing Update.  Mr. Price reviewed a power point presentation with the board explaining the smarter balanced assessment results. These results will be published in the Faulk County Record. Reading Initiative. Price explained the reading initiative taking place in grades K-2. Price stated the goal of the program is to have all students reading at or above grade level upon entering 3rd grade.  ASBSD Workshop. Mr. Price stated ASBSD Executive Director, Wade Pogany, will meet on September 29th at Aberdeen Simmons Middle School to discuss potential legislation for the 2016 session. 

Secondary Principal/AD report. Mr. Cassens updated the board on the number of students enrolled in dual credit and online courses.  Cassens also stated there are 14 senior students currently interning at some point in the day both locally and at a distance.  He then told the board that the juniors would be taking the ASVAB test tomorrow and on September 24th SD Farmers Union will be providing a Jr. Real Day for high school students. These are career counciling help sessions as well as several other life lesson topics.

2015-16.49. SDHSAA Ballot. Motion by Aesoph, second by Heitmann, to vote the following way on the SD High School Activities Association Election Ballot:  Division I Representative: Dr. Brian Maher. Unanimous.

 

2015-16.50. Mid-Central Ed. Coop. Agreement. Motion by Aesoph, seconded by Bowar, to enter into a contract with Mid-Central Educational Coop. for behavioral consultation, assessment, in-classroom coaching and/or professional development to the district as requested. Unanimous.

2015-16.51. 2015-2016 Budget/Tax Request. Motion by Brand, second by Bowar, to adopt the following Resolution: Let it be resolved, that the School Board of the Faulkton Area Schools 24-4 after duly considering the proposed budget and its changes thereto, to be published in accordance with SDCL 12-11-02 hereby approves and adopts its proposed budget and thereto be its Annual Budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. The adopted Annual Budget amounts are as follows: General Fund $2,581,724.00; Capital Outlay Fund $631,450.00; Special Education $504,210.00; Pension Fund $129,280.00; Food Service Fund $170,610.00; and the Pre-K/Drivers Education Enterprise Fund $20,850.00. The Faulkton Area Schools 24-4 Board of Education further resolves to make the following request to the Faulk County Auditor to levy the maximum levy to be utilized by state law for the school General Fund in all categories; request $450,000 in the opt-out levy, request $631,450.00 for the Capital Outlay Fund; request $413,233.00 for the Special Education Fund; and request $129,280.00 for the Pension Fund. The only change to the originally published budget is an increase of $10,000 for a General Fund secondary tuition expense. Surplus fund balance is the means of finance for this expense.  Unanimous.

 

2015-16.52. Executive Session-Personnel. Motion by Aesoph, second by Heitmann, to go into executive session at 10:24 p.m. for the purpose of discussing personnel issues as set forth in SDCL 1-25-2(1). Unanimous.  Out of executive session at 10:33 p.m.

Web Page Design Postition.  Aesoph questioned the need for the web design page position.  Mr. Price explained that before this new position was negotiated into the master contract co-curricular schedule, he contacted other districts on how they handled this position.  He stated their answers were across the board in regard to who performed these tasks and who received compensation for these tasks. 

 

2015-16.53. Contract Amendment/Web Design Position. Motion by Brand, second by Bowar, to amend Linda Demery’s 2015-2016 contract to add Web Page Designer (80%). (Total contract: $41,019.74 – BA+30 Step 17 $39,650.00; Longevity Pay $308.50, Web Page Designer (80%) $1,061.24) as per the Master contract.  Unanimous.

 

2015-16.54. Web Design Postion. Motion by Brand, second by Heitmann, to offer a 2015-2016 work agreement to Mary Vetch as a Web Page Designer (20%) in the amount of $265.31 as per the negotiated agreement. Unanimous.

 

Next Board Meeting. The next regular board meeting will be held on October 12th at 8 a.m. 

2015-16.55. Adjournment. Motion by Brand, second by Aesoph, to adjourn at 10:46 p.m. All in favor, motion carried.

 

 

 

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Board Chairman, Heather Bode                                             Business Official, Lisa Raethz

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