Proceedings: BCSD 8-19-19


Bennett County School District 3-1

Board Of Education Minutes

Regular Meeting

August 19, 2019

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, Harris, Huber, Fanning, and Olson. Administration present, Superintendent Halverson, Secondary Principal Redden, Middle School Principal/AD Jon Pierson, Elementary Principal Kuxhaus, Federal Programs Director Ready, Co-Business Manager Robinson and Coyle. Others present Tim Huether and Stacy Allen. 

20.0-20 Huber moved to approve the agenda with the following additions, seconded by Fanning. All voting aye, motion carried.

32.0 Approve open enrollment of a high school student, 20.4. (Action)

33.0 Adjournment

No conflict of interest disclosed.

21.0-20 Fanning moved to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Harris. All voting aye motion carried. 

21.1 Minutes of Annual Meeting, July 18, 2019

21.2 Minutes of Special Meeting, August 5, 2019

21.3 Claims, August, 2019

Checking 1 Fund: 10 General Fund; Pest Control, 4 Seasons, 150.00; Jr High Supplies, Accelerate Learning, 695.00; BCHS Supplies, Aldon Corporation/Innovating Science, 102.54; BCHS Supplies, Arbor Scientific, 607.03; MGS Principal Travel, Arrowwood, 734.65; MGS Principal Dues, ASCD, 49.00; Supt Registration, Associated School Boards, 185.00; BCHS Supplies, Bar Charts, Inc., 148.55; Activity Supplies, BC Booster II, 1,527.08; Bkgr Ck, BC School-Trust & Agency, 867.50; CDL & Employee Physicals, Bennett County Rural Health Clinic, 902.00; Fuel, Cardmember Service, 350.08; Jr High Supplies, Carson Dellosa Publishing Inc., 1,517.93; Legal Services, Churchill, Manolis, Freeman, 129.40; Legion Water, City Of Martin, 1,629.78; Technology Supplies, Computer Village, 863.80; Paper/MGS Paper, Cooperative Purchasing Connection, 4,361.85; Water Softner Repair, Culligan Water Conditioning, 417.00; Activity Supplies, Dakota Sports, Inc., 295.98; Library Supplies, DEMCO, 40.99; Phone, Donovan, Kenneth, 40.00; MGS Supplies, Eric Armin Inc., 100.69; BO Travel, Fairfield Inn, 119.00; BCHS Supplies, Fire Mountain, 46.59; BCHS Supplies, Flinn Scientific Inc, 460.55; MS Sel Travel, FNB Visa, 2,916.70; BCHS Supplies, Forestry Suppliers, 198.40; BCHS Supplies, Frey Scientific, 271.85; MS Teacher/Mentor Travel, Fuchs, Jeanene, 43.00; Maint Supplies, Full Source, 369.94; Maint Supplies, General Store, The, 707.56; BCHS Supplies, Geyer Instructional Products, 199.82; Phone/Bandwidth, Golden West Inc., 1,522.41; BCHS Telephony Care/Annual Telephony Care/MGS Telephony Care, Golden West Technologies, 1,777.80; Jr High Supplies, Gopher Sport, 209.07; BCHS Supplies, Graftobian Professional Makeup, 227.00; Tires/Prof/Tech Services, Great Western Tire Inc., 1,980.60; Supt Travel/Phone, Halverson, Stacy, 72.00; Repairs & Maint, Heart City Plumbing & Heating, 495.00; Employee CDL & Physical, Horizon Health Care Inc, 345.00; District Messenger, Infinite Campus:access Course, 520.95; BO, Kt Connections, 30.00; Legion Electric, Lacreek Electric, 7,020.08; MGS Supplies, Lakeshore Curriculum, 77.02; Fuel, Lynn’s Dakotamart, 855.11; Bus Supplies, Martin Auto Parts II, 209.35; BCHS Supplies, Mcgraw Hill Education, 354.86; Praxis, Milledge, Cora, 120.00; BO Copier, Office Shop Inc, 122.69; MGS Supplies, Pearson Education Inc, 4,366.15; Jr High Supplies/BCHS Supplies, Perfection Learning Corporation, 1,412.76; BCHS Supplies, Prestwick House, 68.00; Maint Supplies, Put-In-Cups, 995.00; Repairs & Maint, Rasmussen Mechanical Services Inc, 1,187.33; Title I Director Supplies/District Title I Travel, Ready, Belinda, 177.00; MGS Supplies, Really Good Stuff. LLC, 509.99; BM Registration, Region IV, 405.00; BCHS Supplies, Research & Education Association, 107.39; MS Travel/Teacher/Mentor Travel, Risse, Sadia, 177.80; MGS Supplies, Rochester 100 Inc, 270.00; Legion Garbage, Salomon Sanitation, 1,280.00; Nurse Supplies/Maint Supplies, School Nurse Supply, Inc, 1,374.83; MGS Supplies/Supplies/MS Supplies, School Specialty, 6,161.70; 19/20 Dues, SD United Schools Association, 450.00; BO Registration, SDASBO, 150.00; Rug Service, Servall Uniform & Linen Supply, Inc, 84.09; Machine Repair, Sewing Center, The, 110.95; Messaging Serv Ices, Shoutpoint, 690.00; MGS Supplies, Sit Spots, 90.68; BCHS Teacher/Mentor Travel, Sleep Inn & Suites, 278.00; BCHS Travel, Smith, Lexi, 37.00; Jr High Supplies, Social Studies School Service, 85.05; Maint Supplies, SYNCB/Amazon, 3,260.49; BCHS Supplies/Jr High Supplies, Teacher’s Discovery, 132.63; MGS Sel Travel, Tetrault, Tabitha, 230.20; MGS Supplies, Therapy Shoppe, 95.79; 19/20 Membership Dues, Three Rivers Special Services Coop, 4,218.00; Bo, Time Management Systems, 96.90; Phone, Toczek, Robert, 40.00; Speaker, Tour Of Kindness, 1,140.00; BCHS Act Supplies, Training Room Inc, 1,773.55; Jr High Supplies/MGS Supplies, Treetop Publishing, 511.23; Maint Supplies, True Value Hardware, 1,014.64; Wrestling Travel, USA Stay Hotel & Suites, 285.00; BO Supplies, Valentine Office Supply, 209.41; BCHS Supplies, Varitronics LLC, 864.88; Title I District Supplies, Wal Mart Community, 296.21; Maint Supplies, Warne Chemical & Equipment Company, 848.08; Audit Services, Wohlenberg Ritzman & Co, LLC, 13,300.00; BCHS Supplies, Woodwind Brasswind, 735.97; Legion Tree Removal, Yohner, Inc., 1,260.00; Fund Total: 87,769.90; Checking 1 Fund: 21 Capital Outlay; Computer Licensing Fees, Accelerate Learning, 769.60; Alarm Inspection/Alarm Work, Adtech Inc, 1,759.44; Computer Equipment, Apple Computer, 4,974.00; Computer Licensing Fees/Computer Equipment, AVI Systems, Inc, 15,315.60; Elem Textbooks, Books International, Inc, 593.95; Hauling Rock, Ceplecha Trucking And Grading, 1,932.49; Computer Equipment, Computer Village, 2,803.00; Library Media, FNB Visa, 885.97; Library Subscription, Follett School Solutions, Inc, 907.05; BCHS Supplies, Global Equipment Company, 442.42; Other Equipment, Hillyard/Sioux Falls, 2,168.16; BCHS Boilers/Repairs & Maint, Kratovil Electric Inc., 3,973.23; Computer Licensing Fees, Liminex, Inc. DBA Go Guardian, 1,851.20; Computer Licensing Fees, Make Music, 40.00; Supplies, Music In Motion, 115.45; Computer Licensing Fees, Mystery Science Inc., 999.00; MS Supplies, NASCO, 1,447.79; BCHS Copier, Office Shop Leasing, 573.45; Repairs & Maint/High School Pump, Rasmussen Mechanical Services Inc, 7,274.69; Computer Equipment, Riverside Technologies Inc, 21,003.00; Computer Licensing Fees, Social Studies School Service, 330.00; Computer Equipment, Sterling Computers, 18,865.00; Computer Licensing Fees, STS Education, 689.00; Computer Licensing Fees, Students Of History, Inc, 780.00; MS Supplies, Toledo P.E. Supply, 379.49; Fund Total: 90,872.98; Checking 1 Fund: 22 Special Education Fund; MS Sped Travel, Arrowwood, 569.70; Sped IPad Data, BC School-Trust & Agency, 18.23; Sped Services/Tuition, Children’s Care Hospital And School, 5,604.00; Non-Consumable Supplies, Functional Living Skills, 425.75; MGS Sped Services, Pearson Education Inc, 993.00; Non-Consumable Supplies, Really Good Stuff. LLC, 150.86; MGS Sped Services, Risse, Bonnie, 1,264.95; MGS Sped Supplies, Riverside Insights, 196.09; MGS Sped Supplies/Sped Idea Preschool/Supplies/Idea 614 Sped Preschool/Speech Supplies/Jr High Sped Supplies/BCHS Sped Supplies/Consumable Supplies, School Specialty, 1,658.09; Residential/SD Human/Services, SD Dept Of Human Services, 7,313.63; Consumable Supplies, Super Duper School Co., 288.66; MGS Sped Supplies, SYNCB/Amazon, 35.68; Multi-Service Coop, Three Rivers Special Services Coop, 313.59; Fund Total: 18,832.23; Checking 1 Fund: 44 BCHS Gym & Fitness; Repairs & Maint, Upper Deck Architects, Inc, 4,805.44; Fund Total: 4,805.44; Checking 1 Fund: 51 Food Service; FS Dues, FNB Visa, 63.89; FS License, Infinite Campus:access Course, 1,087.20; Fund Total: 1,151.09; Checking Account Total: 203,431.64

No communication from the public. 

22.1 Board president Olson reported he had balanced the check book with Jolene, had a zoom meeting with Three Rivers Special Services Coop, and Kasi has bills for September.

22.2 Superintendent Halverson reported that the in-service went well, the website is up and running, campus messenger is being used for emergency calls only, Mrs. Ready and Superintendent Halverson attended the tribal education meeting in Kyle to consult about the Consolidated Application, summer projects are ongoing.

The company doing the dryvit at the Martin Elementary is just beginning, and the middle school cement project has been put on hold until May of 2020, the CMAR position will be advertised for 2 weeks for the new building project, all communication for the project will be through Upper Deck Architects, will need a special board meeting in September to interview and hire for the CMAR position. We have a custodian opening and several co-curricular openings, there will be an in-service on Friday, August 23 and the first football game is that evening and volleyball will have a home game on August 29.

22.3 Middle School Principal Pierson reported that the first day of school was great and all students that were registered were in attendance.

22.4 Secondary Principal Redden reported that the assembly held on the first day centered around “the choices you make” and the “Build a Warrior” program, class meetings were held, staff said the day went “great”, the in-service went very well, and the District Open House at the high school was very well attended.

22.5 Elementary Principal Kuxhaus reported that enrollment was up from 2018-2019, Pride Expectations and procedures are running smoothly, new staff orientation went well, in-service on Friday the staff will review data and set small groups for intervention, the Build a Warrior program will hold a first “Get to Know You” activity Thursday at 2:50, the weekly mission at MGS will have a weekly focus, this week is introducing yourself to 3 people each day.

22.6 Federal Programs Director Ready reported on the federal programs, parent engagement, professional development, library and the SEL speaker “Tour of Kindness” will be August 28.

23.0-20 Fanning moved to surplus technology equipment, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried.

23.1 1 UPS, tag # 4283, throw away

24.0-20 Huber moved to approve policy ACAB “Prohibition Against Aiding or Abetting Sexual Abuse”, seconded by Harris. All voting aye, motion carried.

25.0-20 Huber moved to approve a lane change from Bachelor’s Certificate to Master’s Certificate for Michael Barnaud in the amount of $1,750.00, seconded by Fanning. All voting aye, motion carried.

26.0-20 Fanning moved to accept the following resignations effective immediately, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried.

26.1 Lois Gotheridge, SPED para-professional

26.2 Nicki Johnson, SPED para-professional

27.0-20 Fanning moved to approve the policy additions to the following, seconded by Harris. All voting aye, motion carried.

27.1 BBB, School Board Elections

27.2 BDDG, School Board Minutes

27.3 KJ, Posting of National Motto

28.0-20 Huber moved to accept contract for Geri Livermont, SPED para-professional, $12.00 per hour, for the 2019-2020 school year, seconded by Fanning. All voting aye, motion carried.

29.0-20 Huber moved to accept a contract for physical therapy services from the Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home for the 2019-2020 school year, seconded by Fanning. All voting aye, motion carried.

30.0-20 Alexander moved to approve professional services agreement with FMG Engineering for the following, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried.

30.1 Preconstruction Boundary and Topographic Survey - $11,100.00

30.2 Geotechnical Services - $7,220.00

31.0-20 Fanning moved to approve architectural services with Upper Deck Architects, Inc. for the BCHS Gym/Fitness Center addition in the amount of $794,000.00, seconded by Alexander. All voting aye, motion carried.

32.0-20 Alexander moved to approve open enrollment of high school student, 20.4 for the 2019-2020 school year, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried.

During the board retreat presentations were made by the building administrators on Schoolwide Plans and Parent Compact. Federal Programs and Board Goal presentations will be at a later date. 

33.0-20 Huber moved to adjourn meeting at 6:40 p.m., seconded by Harris. All voting aye, motion carried. 

Michael Olson, Board Chairman

Jolene Robinson, Business Manager

Published once at the total approximate cost of $138.60

Published: August 28, 2019

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