Proceedings: BCSD 1-15-18


Bennett County School District 3-1

Board Of Education Minutes

Regular Meeting

January 15, 2018

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. Petrak absent. Administration present, Superintendent Halverson, Secondary Principal Redden, Jr. High Principal Ready, Elementary Principal Kuxhaus, Co-Business Managers Robinson and Coyle. Others present, Tim Huether, Mike Anderson, Tara Fanning, and Stacy Allen.

85.0-18 Huber moved to approve the agenda with the following additions and changes, seconded by Hodson. All voting aye, motion carried.

99.0-18 Approve open enrollment of high school student, 18.8, for the second semester.

100.0-18 Executive session.

101.0-18 Adjournment

There were no conflicts of interest disclosures. President Olson had reviewed the bills and as he is on the Three Rivers Coop board he had the other board members review the Three Rivers Coop bill for speech services.

86.0-18 Huber moved to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Hodson. All voting aye motion carried. 

86.1 Minutes of Regular Meeting, December 18, 2017

86.2 Claims for January, 2018

Checking 1 Fund: 10 General Fund, Pest Control, 4 Seasons, 350.00; Repairs & Maint, Amick Sound, 382.28; Act Supplies, Bc Booster Ii, 219.81; Family Fun Night, Bc School District 3-1, 386.31; Jr High Supplies, Bc School-Trust & Agency, 3,746.76; Speaker, Bertram, Allan, 1,537.28; State Ffa, Best Western Ramkota Inn - Pierre, 455.00; Parent Mileage, Byrne, Janelle, 332.64; Legion Water, City Of Martin, 869.05; Bchs 1003(A) Supplies, Classic Stitch, 891.50; Jag Travel, Claussen, Kim, 599.00; Repairs & Maint, Culligan Water Conditioning, 102.00; Phone, Donovan, Kenneth, 40.00; Jr High Title I Supplies, Fnb Visa, 10,133.86; Maint Supplies, Ge Associates Inc, 604.61; Maint Supplies, General Store, The, 383.26; Phone, Golden West Inc., 1,354.46; Phone, Golden West Technologies, 0.00; Phone, Halverson, Stacy, 40.00; Maint Supplies, Hillyard/Sioux Falls, 70.20; Wrestling Travel, Hutch’s Motel - Presho, 330.00; Bo Supplies, Jaymar Business Forms Inc, 152.14; Jr High Supplies, Kaltenbach, Julie, 161.74; Fuel, Kj’s Pit Stop, 3,294.35; Bo Backup, Kt Connections, 30.00; Legion Electric, Lacreek Electric, 18,417.20; Subscription Renewal, Lakota Country Times, 65.00; Maint Supplies, Lynn’s Dakotamart, 186.16; Copier Maint, Marco Inc, 480.00; Bus Supplies, Martin Auto Parts Ii, 214.54; Maint Supplies, Menard’s, 7.97; Repairs & Maint, Midwest Alarm, 97.62; Jr High Propane, Midwest Cooperative, 1,979.32; Dues, Nat’l Art Education Association, 85.00; Bus Supplies, North Central Bus Sales, 44.36; Repairs & Maint.Maint Supplies, Panhandle Sales & Service, Llc, 162.00; Act Supplies, Pierson, Jon, 50.00; Maint Contract/Repairs & Maint, Rasmussen Mechanical Services Inc, 2,019.60; Mgs 1003(A) Subscription, Read Naturally, 690.00; Food, Reinhart, 188.09; Mileage, Risse, Wade, 47.85; Legion Garbage, Salomon Sanitation, 1,132.06; Counselor Registration, Sd Counseling Association, 655.00; Bus Supplies, Sd Trucking Association, 54.20; Rug Service, Servall Uniform & Linen Supply, Inc, 56.18; Jr High Mcl Supplies/Bchs Mtss Supplies, Sportsman’s Lanes, 550.00; Payroll Services, Time Management Systems, 91.20; Phone, Toczek, Robert, 40.00; Maint Supplies, True Value Hardware, 600.01; Wrestling Trave, Usa Stay Hotel & Suites, 342.00; Bo Supplies, Valentine Office Supply, 55.98; Boys Activity Supplies, Wrestling Plaque, Vanway Trophy, 99.40; Fund Total: 54,876.99; Checking 1 Fund: 21 Capital Outlay; Library, Fnb Visa, 353.28; 8 Cameras/8 Cameras, Golden West Inc., 0.00; 8 Cameras, Golden West Technologies, 38,420.86; Bbb Uniforms, Hauff Mid-America Sports, 2,311.50; Rug Shop, Hillyard/Sioux Falls, 465.00; Maint Supplies, Jenner Equipment, 247.72; Subscription Renewal, Library World, 439.00; Jr High Copier, Marco Inc, 1,211.08; Computer Licensing Fees, Ncs Pearson Inc, 175.00; Key Supplies, Panhandle Sales & Service, Llc, 238.00; Fund Total: 43,861.44; Checking 1 Fund: 22 Special Education Fund; Bchs Sped Services, Bc Hospital & Nursing Home, 563.10; Sped Ipad Data, Bc School-Trust & Agency, 30.74; Tuition/Mgs Sped Services, Children’s Care Hospital And School, 7,875.75; Sped Director Travel, Fnb Visa, 765.12; Sped Copier, Marco Inc, 71.21; Speech Supplies, Ncs Pearson Inc, 22.50; Sped Services, Sd Dept Of Human Services, 6,945.66; Speech Services, Three Rivers Special Services Coop, 53,941.50; Fund Total: 70,215.58; Checking 1 Fund: 51 Food Service; Fs Registration, Bc School-Trust & Agency, 220.17; Lunch Supplies, Child/Adult Nutrition Services -Doe, 847.49; Milk, Dean Foods, 1,270.75; Lunch Supplies, Food Services Of America, 3,712.23; Fruit & Veg Grant, Reinhart, 3,432.35; Fund Total: 9,482.99; Checking Account Total: 178,437.00

86.3 Financials for December, 2017

Approve the December financial reports as presented. 

GENERAL FUND Beginning Balance (138,647.46), Receipts 577,657.21, Disbursements 407,801.31

Ending Balance 30,208.44, Revenue Summary Local 60,584.41, County 2,828.00, State 198,570.00, Federal 15,762.24, Other 299,912.56. CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND (89,839.74), Receipts 150,297.31, Disbursements 5,441.73, Ending Balance 55,015.84, Revenue Summary Local 49.81, County -0-, State -0-, Federal -0-, Other 150,247.31. SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND Beginning Balance 22,651.43, Receipts 88,760.99, Disbursements 63,359.38, Ending Balance 46,053.04, Revenue Summary Local -0-, County 25,648.99, State 21,423.00, Federal 41,689.00, Other -0-. 

IMPACT AID FUND Beginning Balance 2,080,845.58, Ending Balance 1,440,102.49, Local 1,913.04, Federal -0-, FOOD SERVICE FUND Beginning Balance 23,951.18, Receipts 29,125.04, Disbursements 27,208.78, Ending Balance 25,867.44, Revenue Summary Local 2,994.75, State -0-, Federal 26,130.29, Other -0-. TRUST AND AGENCY Beginning Balance 97,944.25, Ending

Balance 111,123.26. 


General Fund Salaries $249,406.15, Benefits $85,863.62 

Special Education Salaries $32,410.50, Benefits $11,290.13

Food Service Salaries $6,503.66, Benefits $3,864.02

87.0-18 Administrative Reports:

Board Chairman Olson reported that he had a 3 Rivers Co-op zoom meeting, had balanced the checkbook with Jolene, and has a 3 Rivers Co-op meeting in Philip next week.

Superintendent Halverson reported that the district will have a food service review on January 24, February 2 the school is holding an inservice with National Motivational Speaker, Dave Webber, White River School District staff will join our staff to hear this speaker, she is meeting with staff on the 2018-2019 school calendar, parent/teacher conferences will be held February 8, presented the Security First Debit card with the school logo with very favorable results, the quarterly Library board meeting will be January 17, and the Todd County School Board has issued an invitation to attend a legislative event on January 26 at the Todd County School District office.

Jr. High Principal Ready reported on professional development, parent engagement happenings, and district transition and coordination. Ready and Robinson have finished the budgeting of Title I carryover.

Secondary Principal Redden gave reports on the following: t-shirts have been ordered for all students for school spirit, testing season, college trips are being planned for high school students, winter athletics continue to keep everyone very busy. 

Elementary Principal Kuxhaus reported that there were 30 students with perfect attendance and 31 with 98 percent or better for 1st semester, staff will be traveling to Lead-Deadwood on Friday to observe that district’s staff using the Reading Street Reading Program, the spelling bee is scheduled for February 8, and Little Warriors Boys Basketball begins on Tuesday.

Co-Business Manager Robinson reported that she had purchased a CD in the amount of $1,200,000 at 1.5 percent for 14 months, a much better interest rate than we have been seeing.

Co-Business Manager Coyle reported that persons may begin circulating petitions on January 29 and the deadline to file them is February 23 for the upcoming school board election, the Impact Aid grant is ready to be submitted.

88.0-18 Hodson moved to recognize the Bennett County Administrators Bargaining Group as the negotiating unit for the administrators for the 2018-2019 school year, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried.

89.0-18 Hodson moved to accept the resignation of Brittney Soderlin, concession supervisor, seconded by Huber; Alexander moved to accept the resignation of Arielle Tiensvold, music director effective at the end of the current school year, seconded by Hodson. All voting aye, motion carried.

90.0-18 Hodson moved to void the following checks due to lack of presentation, seconded by Huber. 

Ck. # 173259, Sam’s Club, $135.00

Ck. # 173331, Clubhouse Hotel & Suites, $141.00

Ck. # 173833, Mark Buchmann, $52.00

Ck. # 173959, 4 Seasons, $150.00

91.0-18 Huber moved to set the school board election to be held in conjunction with the City of

Martin on April 10, 2018, seconded by Hodson. All voting aye, motion carried.

92.0-18 Alexander moved to approve the polling places for the board election on April 10, 2018:

Combination for Precincts, Martin Rural 26, Martin Rural 27 and City of Martin into (1) precinct to vote at the Library Community Room; Vetal Precinct and Tuthill Precinct combine into (1) precinct to vote at the Vetal Firehall; and the Allen Precinct to vote at the American Horse School, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried.

93.0-18 Huber moved to approve the hourly wage of $10.00 plus mileage for the election judges and clerks for the school board election and $20.00 plus mileage for the attendance at the election school, seconded by Alexander. All voting aye, motion carried.

94.0-18 Alexander moved to accept the 2018 Election Agreement between the City of Martin and Bennett County School District for the April 10, 2018 election, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried.

95.0-18 Alexander moved to recognize the Bennett County Classified Education Association Bargaining Group as the negotiating unit for the classified staff for the 2018-2019 school year, seconded by Hodson. All voting aye, motion carried.

96.0-18 Alexander moved to recognize the Bennett County Education Association Bargaining Group as the negotiating unit for the certified staff for the 2018-2019 school year, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried.

97.0-18 Huber moved to accept the following contracts for the 2018 track season, seconded by Alexander. All voting aye, motion carried.

97.1 Jon Pierson, asst. track coach, $1,450.00

97.2 Samantha Geiman, asst. track coach, $1,450.00

98.0-18 Alexander moved to accept the retirement letter of Cheryl Witt after 23 years of teaching in the Bennett County School District, effective at the end of the 2017-2018 school year, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried.

99.0-18 Hodson moved to approve open enrollment of a high school student, 18.8, for the second semester, seconded by Alexander. All voting aye, motion carried.

100.0-18 Hodson moved to enter executive session at 5:29 p.m. for personnel matter pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(1) and contract negotiations pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(4), seconded by Alexander. Chairman Olson declared out of executive session at 5:55 p.m. 

101.0-18 Huber moved to adjourn meeting at 5:56 p.m., seconded by Alexander. All voting aye, motion carried. 

Michael Olson, Board Chairman

Jolene Robinson, Business Manager

Published once at the total approximate cost of $132.30

Published: January 24, 2018

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