Proceedings: BCSD 8-21-17


Bennett County School District 3-1

Board of Education Minutes

Regular Meeting

August 21, 2017

The Regular meeting of the Bennett County School District 3-1 was called to order by Board President Mike Olson at 5:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by President Olson. Board members present: Alexander, Hodson, Huber and Olson. Absent, Petrak. Administration present, Superintendent Halverson, Secondary Principal Redden, Jr. High Principal Ready, Elementary Principal Kuxhaus, Co-Business Managers Robinson and Coyle. Others present, Tim Huether.

19.0-18 Huber moved to approve the agenda, with the following additions, seconded by Hodson. All voting aye, motion carried. 

22.9 Stephanie Jensen, Para-professional, $11.00 

22.10 Cindy Allard, Para-professional/Licensed Medication Aide UMA, $12.25

27.4 18.7, Secondary Student 

There were no conflicts of interest disclosures.

20.0-18 Huber moved to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Hodson. All voting aye motion carried. 

20.1 Minutes of Annual Meeting, July 24, 2017

20.2 Claims for August, 2017

Checking 1 Fund: 10 General Fund; District Title I P/D, AHA!Process Inc, 4,500.00; Title I P/D Travel, Alexander, Gary, 208.00; Supt Travel, Arrowwood, 407.80; Bo Registration, ASBO, 100.00; BCHS Supplies, Bar Charts, Inc., 76.45; Legals & Minutes, BC Booster Ii, 766.62; Postage, BC School-Trust & Agency, 1,083.69; Employee Physical, Bennett County Rural Health Clinic, 151.00; Title I P/D Travel, Buchy, Kathryn, 76.00; Fuel, Cardmember Service, 127.96; Legion Water, City Of Martin, 3,089.19; Staff Shirts, Classic Stitch, 92.60; BCHS Principal Travel/MGS Principal Travel/Jr High Pricipal Travel, Clubhouse Hotel & Suites, 886.00; Technology Supplies, Computer Village, 601.00; Counselor Training, Council On College Admission In Sd, 55.00; Repairs & Maint, Culligan Water Conditioning, 134.50; Phone, Donovan, Kenneth, 40.00; BCHS Supplies, Fire Mountain, 163.25; BCHS Supplies, Fisher Scientific, 137.25; Jr High Title I Supplies, FNB Visa, 7,764.89; Bus Supplies, Foreman Bus Sales, 508.00; Tire Repair, Fresh Start Convenience Store, 56.35; BCHS Supplies, Frey Scientific, 843.18; Title I P/D Travel, Fuchs, Jeanene, 208.00; Maint Supplies, General Store, The, 335.42; BCHS Supplies, Geyer Instructional Products, 23.94; Phone, Golden West Inc., 747.46; Bandwidth, Golden West Technologies, 1,750.00; Supt Travel/Phone, Halverson, Stacy, 72.00; Medals, Hauff Mid-America Sports, 1,352.10; Maint Supplies, Hillyard/Sioux Falls, 113.82; Employee Physical/Cdl Physical, Horizon Health Care Inc, 455.00; Nurse Supplies, Huether, Marie, 136.63; BCHS Supplies, J.W. Pepper & Son,Inc, 93.94; Fuel, Kj’s Pit Stop, 3,386.27; Maint Supplies, Kratovil Electric Inc., 0.00; Bo Back Up, Kt Connections, 30.00; Elem Principal Travel, Kuxhaus, Amie, 15.00; MGS Electric, Lacreek Electric, 8,324.39; Copier Maint, Marco Inc, 960.00; Counselor Supplies, Marco Products, 203.17; Maint Supplies, Martin Auto Parts Ii, 149.63; Title I P/D Travel, Mckay, Donna, 76.00; MGS Supplies, Music In Motion, 97.74; Facs Supplies/BCHS Supplies/Supplies, Nasco, 1,252.07; MGS Principal Supplies, Nat’l School Forms, 161.99; Annual Dues, National Indian Impacted School Association, 1,500.00; Jr High Title I Evaluation, NCS Pearson Inc, 650.00; Maint Supplies, Nebraska Air Filter Inc, 105.17; Bus Supplies, North Central Bus Sales, 189.09; Maint Supplies, Panhandle Sales & Service, LLC, 54.00; BCHS Supplies, Perfection Learning Corporation, 30.45; Title I P/D Travel, Pierson, Sunny, 208.00; BCHS Supplies, Pitsco, Inc, 39.25; Maint Agreement/Repairs And Maint., Rasmussen Mechanical Services Inc, 1,079.08; Jr High Supplies/Meals/Travel, Ready, Belinda, 398.09; MGS Supplies, Really Good Stuff, 865.31; Travel, Redden, Nicholas, 15.00; Consumable Supplies, Rochester 100 Inc, 250.00; MGS Supplies, S & S Worldwide, Inc, 119.98; Bus Garage Garbage, Salomon Sanitation, 1,094.34; Nurse Supplies, School Nurse Supply, Inc, 630.73; BCHS Supplies/Jag Supplies/Jr High Supplies/Supplies/MGS Office Supplies/MGS Supplies/Counselor Supplies/MGS Pricipal Supplies, School Specialty, 6,377.10; Rug Service, Servall Uniform & Linen Supply,Inc, 174.15; BCHS Supplies, Spectrum Glazes Inc., 125.50; BCHS Supplies, Supreme School Supply Co, 80.73; Maint Supplies, SW/WC Service Coops, 6,935.00; Board Supplies, Syncb/Amazon, 4,591.83; BCHS Supplies, Teacher’s Discovery, 218.19; Fy 18 Dues & Fees, Three Rivers Special Services Coop, 4,482.00; Workshop Registration, Tie, 330.00; Purchased Services, Time Management Systems, 566.25; Phone, Toczek, Robert, 40.00; Supplies, Treetop Publishing, 90.00; Supplies/Library Supplies, Valentine Office Supply, 29.64; Ti Parent Activity Supplies, Varitronics LLC, 5,859.45; Supplies/Jr High Supplies, Voyager Sopris Learning, 730.19; MGS Title I Supplies, Wal Mart Community, 374.67; Title I P/D Travel, Waln, Laney, 132.00; BCHS Supplies, Wards Natural Science, 497.32; MGS Supplies, West Music, 300.30; Impact Aid Dues, Winner School District 59-2, 4,500.00; Fund Total: 85,476.11; Checking 1 Fund: 21 Capital Outlay; MGS Membership, ABCteach Llc, 250.00; MGS Subscription/Smartboards, Avi Systems, Inc, 4,042.25; Computer Licensing Fees, Blackboard, Inc, 2,207.29; Controller, Daktronics Inc, 825.00; Maint Supplies, Emedco, 217.95; Library Media, Fnb Visa, 97.92; Library Subscription, Follett School Solutions, Inc, 885.00; MGS Windows, General Store, The, 1,221.58; Blade Work, Grass, Jerry, 1,300.00; A/C Parking Lot, Hahn Construction Inc, 261,879.80; MGS Computer Licensing Fees, Liminex, Inc. DBA Go Guardian, 1,620.00; Repairs & Maint, Maddox Service Companyy, 440.99; Jr High Copier, Marco Inc, 2,422.16; Textbooks, Mcgraw Hill Education, 1,555.48; Supplies, Nasco, 400.30; Jr High License, Newsela, 1,000.00; Final MGS Cooling Project, Rasmussen Mechanical Services Inc, 32,217.00; Computer Equipment, Riverside Technologies Inc, 11,320.00; Computer Licensing Fees, Starfall Education, 270.00; Chromebooks, Sterling Computers, 12,364.00; BCHS Supplies, Sweetwater, 329.99; Supplies, Touchboards, 420.49; Computer Licensing Fees, Vocabulary And Spelling City, 337.50; Fund Total: 337,624.70; Checking 1 Fund: 22 Special Education Fund; BCHS Sped Services, BC School-Trust & Agency, 15.75; Residental Tuition, Children’s Care Hospital And School, 3,930.00; MGS Sped Services, Children’s Care Hospital, 1,120.00; BCHS Sped Supplies, Estr Publications, 86.00; Speech Travel, Fnb Visa, 2,667.99; BCHS Sped Supplies, Houghton Mifflin Company, 211.75; Supplies/MGS Sped Supplies/BCHS Sped Supplies, Lakeshore Curriculum, 887.02; Sped Copier, Marco Inc, 142.42; Supplies, Oriental Trading Co., 91.25; Supplies/Sped Supplies/BCHS Sped Supplies/MGS Sped Supplies/Speech Supplies/Jr High Sped Supplies, School Specialty, 1,957.80; Sped Services, SD Dept Of Human Services, 7,007.87; Multi-Service Coop, Three Rivers Special Services Coop, 52,917.50; Credit Stipend, Witt, Cheryl, 80.00; Fund Total: 71,115.35; Checking 1 Fund: 41 Shop Building; Water Tap New Shop, City Of Martin, 1,095.86; Shop Building, Summit Contracting Inc, 154,545.49; Architect Fee, Upper Deck Architects, Inc, 2,471.42; Fund Total: 158,112.77; Checking 1 Fund: 51 Food Service; Food Service, BC School-Trust & Agency, 40.00; T-Shirts, Classic Stitch, 44.00; Food Service Travel, Clubhouse Hotel & Suites, 352.00; Food Service Travel, Fnb Visa, 14.25; Food Service Software/Food Service, Infinite Campus:access Course, 1,391.80; Food Service Supplies, Syncb/Amazon, 117.99; Fund Total: 1,960.04; Checking Account Total: 654,288.97

20.3 Financials for July, 2017

Approve the July financial reports as presented. 

GENERAL FUND Beginning Balance 497,009.75, Receipts 285,909.99, Disbursements 452,502.06 Ending Balance 330,417.68, Revenue Summary Local 24,330.90, County 1,920.16, State 197,486.00, Federal 62,172.93, Other -0-. 

CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND 23,175.27, Receipts 110.00 Disbursements 173,030.27, Ending Balance 149,745.00, Revenue Summary Local -0-, County -0-, State -0-, Federal -0-, Other 110.00. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND Beginning Balance 106,820.11, Receipts 44,129.20, Disbursements 44,260.03, Ending Balance 106,689.28, Revenue Summary Local 3,471.20, County -0-, State 21,422.00, Federal 19,236.00, Other -0-. 

PENSION FUND Beginning Balance 1,488.65, Receipts 87.44, Disbursements -0-, Ending Balance 1,576.09. 

IMPACT AID FUND Beginning Balance 1,999,892.20, Ending Balance 2,338,110.13, Local 807.35, Federal 1,337,410.58, 

SHOP BUILDING FUND Beginning Balance 684,355.77, Receipts -0-, Disbursements 2,055.86, Ending Balance 382,299.91. 

FOOD SERVICE FUND Beginning Balance 46,363.60, Receipts 8.00, Disbursements 7,352.21, Ending Balance 39,019.39, Revenue Summary Local 8.00, State -0-, Federal -0-, Other -0-. 

TRUST AND AGENCY Beginning Balance 94,653.42, Ending Balance 94,915.30. 


General Fund Salaries $236,407.32, Benefits $74,504.37; Special Education Salaries $32,476.02, Benefits $9,964.97; Food Service Salaries $4,957.05, Benefits $2,343.16

Administrative Reports:

Board Chairman Olson reported that he had a zoom meeting with Three Rivers Cooperative this week, 

He also thanked the board for serving the staff “Welcome Back” staff supper with 90 attendees.

Superintendent Halverson reported on the in-service and the “Welcome Back, staff supper and the “Back to School Activity” with 200+ attendees, she showed the board how to access the policy book as the link is active on the website: The shop building is right on schedule, they are working on drywall and heating, security cameras are being installed, and a security assessment is being done by Upper Deck Architects. The first day of school went “GREAT”!!

Jr. High Principal Ready reported that there are 81 students enrolled in the Jr. High, the in-service on Classroom Management was wonderful, there is a Wellness Meeting on Wednesday, she also reported on professional development, parent involvement, technology, curriculum mapping, and the schoolwide district plan. 

Secondary Principal Redden reported on “First Day Activities” at the high school: Assembly in the Jr. High gym at 8:00 a.m., class meetings were held, went with a 10 am schedule and ended day in ICU with review of the new handbook. Enrollment was at 149 and that is expected to change. STAR testing begins on Tuesday, the football team had a Great First Win with Custer, next game at Little Wound, first Volleyball match August 26 at Stanley County and Cross Country August 25 at Douglas. The new eligibility policy was well received by students, parents and coaches.

Elementary Principal Kuxhaus reported “First Day Flew By”, enrollment at MGS was at 278 and she is expecting that to change as well, new staff at MGS, Samantha Geiman, 3rd grade; Donna Rae Harris, 1st grade; Angie Hicks, ALP para-professional; Kathryn Lutter, Kindergarten; Jeanette Red Bear, Kindergarten Para-professional; Abbie Saxton, Physical Education, the student relationships seminar with Jim Littlejohn was very good.

Co-Business Manager Robinson reported that the auditors were in the office doing the 2016-2017 audit and that she was ready to submit the annual report.

22.0-18 Huber moved to accept the following contracts for the 2017-2018 school year, seconded by Hodson. All voting aye, motion carried.

22.1 Donna Rae Harris, Elementary Instructor, $42,150.00

22.2 Duke Waln, Secondary Math Instructor, $44,425.00

22.3 Jeanette Red Bear, Para-Professional, $10.75 per hour

22.4 Haley Peil, Little Warriors Girls Basketball Coach, $800.00

22.5 Haley Peil, Little Warriors Volleyball Coach, $800.00

22.6 Duke Waln, Jr. High Boys Basketball Coach, $1,077.44

22.7 Abby O’Neill, Asst. Volleyball Coach, $1,450.00

22.8 Samantha Geiman, Jr. High Girls Basketball Coach, $1,036.00

22.9 Stephanie Jensen, Para-professional, $11.00 per hour

22.10 Cindy Allard, Para-professional/Licensed Medication Aide UMA, $12.25 per hour

23.0-18 Hodson moved to accept the following resignations, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried.

23.1 Tina Sigman, Para-professional

23.2 Tina Sigman, Asst.Volleyball Coach

23.3 Melissa Byrne, Little Warriors Girls Basketball Coach

23.4 KayDee Burchfield, Secondary Math Instructor

23.5 Joni Sterkel, Food Service Clerk/MGS Library Para

24.0-18 Huber moved to surplus 2000 Plymouth Van, 120,179 miles from the school fleet, seconded by Hodson. All voting aye, motion carried.

25.0-18 Hodson moved to recognize Vera O’Neill as a volleyball volunteer for the 2017-2018 school year, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried.

26.0-18 Huber moved to approve home school exemptions for the 2017-2018 school year, seconded by Hodson. All voting aye, motion carried.

26.1 18.1, Elementary student

26.2 18.2, Elementary student

26.3 18.3, Elementary student

27.0-18 Huber moved to approve open enrollment for the following students, seconded by Hodson. All voting aye, motion carried.

27.1 18.4, Elementary student

27.2 18.5, Elementary student

27.3 18.6, Elementary student

27.4 18.7, Secondary student

28.0-18 Alexander moved to approve the ICU handbooks for Elementary, Jr. High and High School for the 2017-2018 school year, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried.

29.0-18 Alexander moved to accept the bid for the 1 ton overhead chain hoist and iron rack from Brett Heath. Hoist bid was $200.00 and Iron Rack was $150.00. He was the only bid. Seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried.

30.0-18 Hodson moved to adjourn meeting at 5:30 p.m., seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried. 

Michael Olson, Board Chairman

Jolene Robinson, Business Manager

Published once at the total approximate cost of $154.98

Published: August 30, 2017

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