Bennett County School District minutes 9-16-13

Proceedings

BENNETT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 3-1

BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

SEPTEMBER 16, 2013

The Regular meeting of the Bennett County School District 3-1 was called to order by Chairman Jeff Johnson at 5:00 p.m. Board members present: Alexander, Johnson, Petrak and Risse . Administration present, Superintendent Semmler, Jr. High Principal Ready, Secondary Principal Halverson, Elementary Principal Kuxhaus, Co-Business Manager Robinson. Absent: Mike Bakley. Others present, Tim Huether, Kim Claussen, Jason Fanning and Matilda Montileaux. 

25.0-14 Motion by Petrak, seconded by Risse to approve the agenda with the following additions. All voting aye, motion carried.

37.0 Discussion of all-weather track.

Communication from the public

Jason Fanning, county commissioner, presented the possibility of the school acquiring operation of the county library.

Kim Claussen, JAG Specialist, presented the board information on the new JAG (Jobs for American Graduates) program that will be instituted at the high school this year.

This program has been used in several high schools in the state with great results. Also across the nation it is very well received.

26.0-14 Motion by Risse, seconded by Alexander to approve consent agenda. All voting aye,  motion carried. 

26.1 Minutes of Regular Meeting August 19, 2013

26.2 Claims for September, 2013

Checking 1 Fund: 10 GENERAL FUND 

TANK RENTAL, A & B WELDING, 10.23; DUES, ASSOCIATED SCHOOL BOARDS, 555.00; ACTIVITY TICKETS, BC BOOSTER II, 399.24; BCHS TECH SUPPLIES, BC SCHOOL-TRUST & AGENCY, 3,153.39; MAINT SUPPLIES, CARDMEMBER SERVICE, 478.29; LEGAL FEES, CHURCHILL, MANOLIS, FREEMAN, 86.40; BLADE WORK, LEGION WATER, CITY OF MARTIN, 3,660.36; BCHS TECH SUPPLIES, MGS TECH SUPPLIES, COMPUTER VILLAGE, 2,434.55; BO BACKUP, DAKOTA BACK-UP, 55.71; PHONE, DONOVAN, KENNETH, 40.00; PARA ASSESSMENT, EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE, 225.00; SEC SUPPLIES, FNB VISA, 2,894.00; JR HI SUPPLIES, FROSTED PETAL, THE, 63.00; ACT SUPPLIES, GE ASSOCIATES INC, 181.43; IA SUPPLIES, GENERAL STORE, THE, 1,159.75; ELEM SERVICES, GOETZINGER, KAREN, 40.00; PHONE, GOLDEN WEST INC., 1,250.92; BANDWIDTH, GOLDEN WEST TECHNOLOGIES, 1,900.00; MAINT SUPPLIES, GOPHER SPORT, 163.16; ELEM SUPPLIES, HEALTH TEACHER, 149.00; REPAIRS & MAINT, MAINT SUPPLIES, HILLYARD/SIOUX FALLS, 1,735.40; EMPLOYEE PYSICALS, HORIZON HEALTH CARE INC, 502.00; ELEM SUPPLIES, HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY, 3,682.26; NURSE SUPPLIES, HUETHER, MARIE, 153.05; ELEM SUPPLIES, KUXHAUS, AMIE, 125.88; LEGION ELECTRIC, MAINT SUPPLIES, LACREEK ELECTRIC, 10,532.71; SUPT SUPPLIES, LYNN CARD CO, 206.95; MAINT SUPPLIES, MARCO INC, 510.00; BUS SUPPLIES, MARTIN AUTO PARTS II, 188.66; JR HI SUPPLIES, ELEM SUPPLIES, MCGRAW HILL, 1,383.80; SEC SUPPLIES, NASCO, 84.52; MEMBERSHIP DUES, NATIONAL INDIAN IMPACTED SCHOOLS 1,500.00; ASSOCIATION, ELEM SERVICES, NCS PEARSON INC., 2,760.00; COUNSELOR SUPPLIES, PEAP, 60.00; BCHS TITLE I P/D, PLANBOOK EDU, 864.00; SUBSCRIPTION, RAPID CITY JOURNAL, 128.72; ALARM INSPECTION, RAPID FIRE PROTECTION, INC, 710.20; MAINT AGREEMENT, REPAIRS & MAINT, RASMUSSEN MECHANICAL SERVICES INC, 1,145.77; ELEM SUPPLIES, RENAISSANCE LEARNING INC, 90.00; SEE ATTACHED SHEET, SARGENT WELCH LLC, 25.42; VB SUPPLIES, SCHOOL OUTFITTERS, 100.60; SEC SUPPLIES, JR HI SUPPLIES, SCHOOL SPECIALTY, 389.41; PHONE, SCHOOLWIRES INC., 2,590.00; COACH DUES, SDHSCA, 720.00; BCHS TECH SUPPLIES, SHI INTERNATIONAL CORP., 91.46; MAINT SUPPLIES, SOD’S MECHANICAL, 537.71; SEC SUPPLIES, SPECTRUM GLAZES, 76.70; PERIODICALS, SUBSCRIPTION SER OF AMERICA, 180.74; SEC SUPPLIES, TIGERDIRECT.COM, 74.33; PHONE, TOCZEK, ROBERT, 40.00; BCHS TECH SUPPLIES, TRUE VALUE HARDWARE, 1,949.64; BUS OFFICE SUPPLIES, SEC SUPPLIES, VALENTINE OFFICE SUPPLY, 263.15; ACT SUPPLIES, VARSITY, 223.00; JR HI SUPPLIES, WAL MART COMMUNITY, 174.86; SEC SUPPLIES, WARDS NATURAL SCIENCE, 135.31; EMPLOYEE PHYSICAL, WEBER MEDICAL SERVICES, PC, 61.00; CONTRACT SERVICES, WEST RIVER FOUNDATION, 31,919.00; IA SUPPLIES, YOHNER, INC., 154.43; WORKSHOP FEES, ZICKRICK, JENNIFER, 35.00. 

Fund Total: 85,005.11

Checking 1 Fund: 21 CAPITAL OUTLAY 

BUILDING REPAIR, BC SCHOOL-TRUST & AGENCY, 850.00; MAINT SUPPLIES, D & R SERVICE INC., 744.13; MAINT SUPPLIES, EVERASE CORPORATION, 1,726.99; COMBINED ACT SUPPLIES, FNB VISA, 879.96; IA HOUSE REMODEL, GENERAL STORE, THE, 8,951.23; GIRLS TRACK, GTM SPORTSWEAR, 2,163.00; MAINT EQUIPMENT, HILLYARD/SIOUX FALLS, 1,349.20; GAS METAL ARC WELDING BASIC, HOBART INSTITUTE OF WELDING, 807.78;  TECHNOLOGY, BOBCAT, JENNER EQUIPMENT, 35,144.00; NON CONSUMABLE SUPPLIES, LEARNING RESOURCES, 228.90; LEASE, MARCO INC, 1,130.79; SEC TEXTBOOKS, MCGRAW HILL, 5,777.26; MGS CONCRETE PROJECT, O’BRYAN CONTRACTING, 34,600.00; LIBRARY, OVERDRIVE, 625.00; POST METER RENTAL, PITNEY BOWES GLOBAL FINANCIAL 123.00; SERVICES, JR HIGH FIRE ALARM REMODEL, RAPID FIRE PROTECTION, INC, 25,526.00; STEEL FOLDING CHAIRS, SCHOOL OUTFITTERS, 3,111.47; REPAIRS & MTNCE, MGS BATHROOM REMODEL, SOD’S MECHANICAL, 9,595.93. 

Fund Total: 133,334.64

Checking 1 Fund: 22 SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND 

SPED NOTICES, BC BOOSTER II, 183.60; SPED DIRECTOR TRAVEL, BC SCHOOL-TRUST & AGENCY, 701.00; SPED SERVICES, CHILDREN’S CARE HOSPITAL & SCHO0L, 10,652.18; SPED DIRECTOR MEMBERSHIP DUES, COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILD, 117.00; 20” DIA RED ORIGINAL, “PEZZI”, DISCOUNT SCHOOL SUPPLY, 175.27; CONSUMABLE SUPPLIES, SPED SUPPLIES, LAKESHORE CURRICULUM, 349.67; NON-C0NSUMABLE SUPPLIES, LINGUI SYSTEMS, INC., 789.10; CONSUMABLE SUPPLIES, MCGRAW HILL, 83.11; CONSUMABLE SUPPLIES, SCHOLASTIC, INC., 14.23; SPED SUPPLIES, SPED DIRECTOR SUPPLIES, CONSUMABLE SUPPLIES, SCHOOL SPECIALTY, 144.10; CONSUMABLE SUPPLIES, SUPER DUPER SCHOOL CO., 37.99; PRESCHOOL SUPPLIES, TRUE VALUE HARDWARE, 49.41.  

Fund Total: 13,296.66

Checking 1 Fund: 51 FOOD SERVICE 

MILK, DEAN FOODS, 1,579.02; LUNCH SUPPLIES, FOOD SERVICES OF AMERICA, 2,731.24;  KITCHEN SUPPLIES, LYNN’S DAKOTAMART, 154.95; LUNCH SUPPLIES, FRUIT & VEG GRANT, REINHART, 9,823.07; FRESH FRUIT & VEG SUPPLIES, TRUE VALUE HARDWARE, 69.36; FOOD SERVICE SUPPLIES, VALENTINE OFFICE SUPPLY, 164.99. 

Fund Total: 14,522.63

Checking Account Total: 246,159.04

26.3 Financial for August, 2013

Financials for August, 2013

GENERAL FUND Beginning Balance 369,639.95, Receipts 300,932.33, Disbursements 203,805.70, Ending Balance 466,766.58, Revenue Summary Local 98,411.30, County 2,702.00, State 165,876.00, Federal 33,943.03, Other -0-. CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND Beginning Balance 104,476.51, Receipts 509.09, Disbursements 133,676.09, Ending Balance (28,690.49), Revenue Summary Local -0-, County 509.09, Federal -0-, Other Sources -0-. SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND Beginning Balance 46,711.25, Receipts 23,838.53, Disbursement 40,323.03, Ending Balance 30,226.75, Revenue Summary Local -0-, County 5,525.53, State 18,313.00, Federal -0-, Other Sources -0-. PENSION FUND Beginning Balance 31,364.79, Receipts 1,184.77, Disbursements -0-, Ending Balance 32,549.56. IMPACT AID FUND Beginning Balance 1,095,854.00, Ending Balance 1,096,385.37, Revenue Local 531.37, Federal -0-. FOOD SERVICE FUND Beginning Balance 22,561.28, Receipts 4,046.25, Disbursements 1,005.32, Ending Balance 25,602.21, Revenue Summary Local 4,046.25, State -0-, Federal -0-, Other -0-. TRUST & AGENCY FUND Beginning Balance 63,525.80, Ending Balance 56,774.50. 

August payrolls

General Fund Salaries $54,881.94, Benefits $16,050.20

Special Education Salaries $874.49, Benefits $119.37

Food Service Salaries $-0-, Benefits $-0-

27.1-14 Administrative and committee reports. 

Superintendent Semmler shared that he would like a “board day at school” with the Board visiting the schools, the board said maybe a day in January would work, also some comments about the school taking over operation of the county library, he made some comments to an editorial that appeared in the Bennett County Booster several weeks ago.

Jr. High Principal and Federal Programs Director Ready reported that a substitute  teacher training will be held September 17, Melanie Palm will be the Artist in Residence  from October 7-11, attendance at the Jr. high is 94.13 percent and the Department of Ed  will be in district for our accreditation review on September 23.

Secondary Principal Halverson reported that enrollment 9-12 is 178 through September  16, reported on Homecoming Activities which will be happening September 23-28,  there are 35 athletes playing high school football, the girls volleyball team won the Philip Tournament on Saturday, the Jr. High volleyball has 20 participants and Jr. High football has 28 participants. 

Elementary Principal Kuxhaus reported that Matilda Montileaux will be interning at  the MGS under Principal Kuxhaus while continuing her educations to receive her administrative degree, MGS has 267 students currently enrolled, the fire drill, lockdown and tornado drill went well. 

28.0-14 Motion by Risse, seconded by Johnson to transfer funds from Impact Aid to:

Capital Outlay - $300,000.00

Transfer from General Fund to Special Education -$30,000.00

All voting aye, motion carried.

29.0.14 Motion by Alexander, seconded by Risse to approve open enrollment/transfer of athletic  eligibility for the 2013-2014 school year. Two high school students and one elementary. All voting aye, motion carried.

14.10 High School Student

14.11 High School Student

14.12 Elementary Student 

30.0-14 Motion by Risse, seconded by Alexander to accept the following contracts for the 2013-2014 school year. All voting aye, motion carried.

30.1 Darin Indahl, Boys/Girls Golf $2400.00

30.2 Cody Allen, Jr. High Football $1036.00

30.3 Rick Hamil, Bus Driver $7041.74

30.4 Kim Claussen, Para-Professional $11,378.15

30.5 Kim Claussen, JAG Specialist $6,000.00

31.0-14 Motion by Risse, seconded by Petrak to approve the tax levy request for the 2013-2014 school year. All voting aye, motion carried.

Opt out amount - $300,000

General Fund – 2.09

OO – 4.29

Other Non Ag – 9.20

Pension - .30

SPED – 1.55

Capital Outlay - -0-

32.0-14 Motion by Risse, seconded by Alexander to accept the Final Budget for the 2013-2014  school year with the following changes. All voting aye, motion carried. 

Published Budget in July Actual Budget/Sept.

Expenditures

Title I Carryover -$0- $57,812.00

REAP Carryover -$0- $25,778.00

Jag Program -$0- $15,000.00

SPED IDEA 611 Carryover -$0- $27,698.00

SPED IDEA 619 Carryover -$0- $878.00

Revenue

Title I Carryover -$0- $57,812.00

REAP Carryover -$0- $25,778.00

Jag Program -$0- $15,000.00

SPED IDEA 611 Carryover -$0- $27,698.00

SPED IDEA 619 Carryover -$0- $878.00

33.0-14 Motion by Alexander, seconded by Petrak to surplus various transportation equipment and IA shop equipment. All voting aye, motion carried.

2 Dayton rims with tires – 8.25R20, 2 Chevy 8 bolt rims & tires-235/85R16, 1 Chevy 8 Bolt rim & tire-8.75R16.5, Delta Electric Miter Saw, Table Saw, Bench Lathe, Arc Welder, Upright air compressor, bench grinder, Forney Arc Welder, Wirefeed Welder, Radial Arm Saw.

34.0-14 Motion by Risse, seconded by Alexander to approve the contractual maintenance agreement with Rasmussen Mechanical Services for one year beginning October 1, 2013, in the amount of $11,881.00. All voting aye, motion carried.

35.0-14 Motion by Alexander, seconded by Petrak to approve the temporary IA shop aide, 

Jason Buckles, $11.50 per hour. All voting aye, motion carried. 

36.0-14 Motion by Alexander, seconded by Risse to make improvement to the superintendent’s house. This will include windows, new siding, and insulation. The building committee will research the heating and cooling system remodel. All voting aye, motion carried.

37.0-14 Discussion was held on the all weather track. More research is needed before a final decision is made.

38.0-14 Motion by Petrak, seconded by Johnson to adjourn at 6:31 p.m. All voting aye, motion carried.

Jeff Johnson, Board Chairman

Jolene Robinson, Business Manager

Published once at the total approximate cost of $158.10

Published: September 25, 2013

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