Proceeding: BCSD 9-16-19


Bennett County School District 3-1

Board Of Education Minutes

Regular Meeting

September 16, 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, Co-Business Manager Robinson and Coyle. Absent Federal Programs Director, Ready. Others present Tim Huether, Carol Risse and Donna Rae Harris. 

34.0-20 Huber moved to approve the agenda with the following additions, seconded by Fanning. All voting aye, motion carried.

42.1. Approve open enrollment of a high school student, 20.6. (Action)

45.0 Discussion with possible action on CMAR. (Action)

Change 45.0 to 46.0 – Board Retreat

Change 46.0 to 47.0 - Adjournment

No conflict of interest disclosed.

35.0-20 Huber moved to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Harris. All voting aye, motion carried. 

35.1 Minutes of Regular Meeting, August 19, 2019

35.2 Claims, September, 2019

Checking 1 Fund: 10 General Fund, Pest Control, 4 Seasons 150.00; 18/19 19/20 Ticket Taking, BC Athletic Booster 1,000.00; Legals & Minutes, BC Booster II 856.52; In-Service Meals, BC School District 3-1 1,584.45; Counselor Travel, BC School-Trust & Agency 3,600.39; Employee Physical/CDL Physical, Bennett County Rural Health Clinic 447.00; Fuel, Cardmember Service 200.44; Legion Water, City Of Martin 2,991.71; Build A Warrior Shirts, Classic Stitch 3,660.64; Technology Supplies, Computer Village 75.00; MGS Principal Travel, Country Inns & Suites 210.54; BO Supplies, Culligan Water Conditioning 110.00; Library Supplies, Demco 163.22; Bus Supplies, Denny Menholt Chevrolet-Cadillac 74.92; Phone, Donovan, Kenneth 40.00; MGS Supplies, Eric Armin Inc. 62.71; District Title I P/D/Supplies, FNB Visa 2,070.50; Bus Repair, Foreman Bus Sales 121.73; Maint Supplies, General Store, The 444.12; Phone, Golden West Inc. 1,403.14; Phone/Supt Travel, Halverson, Stacy 77.00; Girls Activity Supplies, Hauff Mid-America Sports 1,352.80; Maint Supplies, Hillyard/Sioux Falls 12,372.11; Nurse Supplies, Huether, Marie 163.19; BCHS Supplies/MGS Supplies, Innovative Office Solutions 318.42; BO Backup, Kt Connections 30.00; Legion Electric/Radio Tower Lease, Lacreek Electric 10,522.46; Vo-Ag Supplies/Fuel, Lynn’s Dakotamart 2,074.39; Bus Supplies, Martin Auto Parts II 6.44; Bus Supplies, North Central Bus Sales 51.08; Bus Repair, North Central Int’l Inc 3,764.33; Maint Supplies, Panhandle Sales & Service, LLC 43.00; MGS Supplies, Pearson Education Inc 160.11; Postage Machine Lease, Pitney Bowes Global Financial Services 137.58; District Title I Services, Planbook Edu 784.00; Vo-Ag Supplies, Professional Soil Scientists Assn Of SD 85.00; Property Insurance, Property/Liability Fund 97,109.00; MS Principal Travel, Ramada Inn - Airport 432.00; Maint Supplies/Maint Contract, Rasmussen Mechanical Services Inc 1,624.49; District Title I P/D/Supplies, Ready, Belinda 127.78; MGS Supplies, Really Good Stuff. LLC 154.12; Legion Garbage, Salomon Sanitation 1,280.00; Counselor Supplies/BCHS Supplies/MGS Supplies/MS Supplies, School Specialty 210.89; Dues, SD HS Activities Assn 188.37; Repairs & Maint, Servall Uniform & Linen Supply, Inc 56.06; Jr High Supplies, Social Studies School Service 10.07; Repairs & Maint, Sod’s Mechanical 344.38; Subscription, South Dakota Magazine 25.00; MGS Tech Supplies, Syncb/Amazon 2,051.91; BO Services, Time Management Systems 99.75; Phone, Toczek, Robert 40.00; IA Supplies, True Value Hardware 1,427.93; Library Supplies/Non Tech Supplies/BCHS Supplies, Valentine Office Supply 117.23; X Country Plaques, Vanway Trophy 168.20; Conference Dues, Western Great Plains Conference 625.00; Workmens Compensation/Premium, Workers Comp Fund 18,805.00; Prof/Tech Services, Yesway 15.00; MGS Supplies, Youthlight, Inc. 24.90; Fund Total: 176,146.02; Checking 1 Fund: 21 Capital Outlay; Library Media, Center Point Large Print 161.00; MGS Computer Licensing Fees, Ed Club, Inc 176.50; BCHS Equipment, FNB Visa 1,870.25; Textbooks, Follett School Solutions, Inc 988.55; Repairs & Maint, Glass Shop, The 3,295.00; Vacuum, Hillyard/Sioux Falls 632.00; Computer Licensing Fees, Intervention Solutions Group 720.00; BCHS Computer Licensing Fees/Computer Licensing Fees, Ixl Learning 1,925.00; BCHS Computer Licensing Fees, Kuta Software, LLC 335.00; MGS Supplies, Moving Minds 333.45; MS Supplies, Nasco 18.90; BCHS Copier Lease, Office Shop Leasing 573.45; A/C Rock/Gravel, Pete Lien & Sons 1,234.75; Computer Licensing Fees, Shi International Corp. 194.00; Computer Licensing Fees, Turnitin, LLC 1,820.00; Counselor Supplies, Youthlight, Inc. 387.43; Fund Total: 14,665.28; Checking 1 Fund: 22 Special Education Fund; Sped Data, BC School-Trust & Agency 18.23; Tuition, Children’s Care Hospital And School 5,775.00; Sped Services, Children’s Care Hospital 1,796.25; MGS Supplies, Lakeshore Curriculum 118.38; Sped Supplies, Letterland 491.37; BCHS Sped Supplies, Lynn’s Dakotamart 164.74; MGS Sped Supplies, Northern Speech Services 386.93; MGS Sped Supplies, School Specialty 129.27; District Sped Supplies, Syncb/Amazon 199.63; Dues & Fees, Usselman, Lura 104.40; Fund Total: 9,184.20; Checking 1 Fund: 44 BCHS Gym & Fitness; RFP New Project, BC Booster II 33.48; Design Development, Upper Deck Architects, Inc 39,761.85; Fund Total: 39,795.33; Checking 1 Fund: 51 Food Service; Purchased Food, BC School-Trust & Agency 528.00; Milk, Dean Foods 1,200.97; Breakfast Supplies, Food Services Of America 5,116.35; Kitchen Supplies, Hillyard/Sioux Falls 312.50; FS Supplies, Lynn’s Dakotamart 81.95; Lunch Supplies, Reinhart 5,965.39; FS Supplies, Syncb/Amazon 38.96; Fund Total: 13,244.12; Checking Account Total: 253,034.95

No communication from the public. 

36.1 Board President Olson reported he had balanced the check book with Jolene, had Three Rivers Special Services Coop audit exit interview, Scott has bills for October, and read a Thank You note from Youth and Family Services for the use of our community room.

36.2 Superintendent Halverson reported on the MGS 3rd wing repair, 2 classified openings for Special Education para’s and assistant boys basketball, the website and app is up and running, Mr. Redden is working on the Facebook page, Live Ticket has had over 5,000 views, pre-school screening is September 18, Parent/Teacher Conferences are on September 19th, enrollment is up, and count day is September 26.

36.3 Middle School Principal/AD Pierson reported that the “Kiss the Goat” activity raised over $300.00 and this was sent to the Burke School District for their tornado recovery, attendance has stayed steady, ICU change has been positive, Map Skills is up and going, the middle school football jamboree went well, we have almost 30 kids out for middle school football, middle school volleyball has their first game on Tuesday with 23 girls out, the Cross Country meet last week went well we had nine teams with over 100 runners, we have some football players banged up a little after the homecoming game on Friday, volleyball got a win at the Philip Tourney last Saturday, participation is up this year in all sports.

36.4 Secondary Principal Redden reported that Homecoming Week was “Amazing”, students and staff did a great job, and a “HUGE THANK YOU” to Mandi Smokov and the student council for all the homecoming activities that were planned, he invited the school board members to stop in and visit the high school, September 24th the Juniors will attend the College Fair at Red Cloud, the freshman college trip to Chadron is pending. 

36.5 Elementary Principal Kuxhaus reported that enrollment was holding steady, MGS students raised $339.77 for the Burke School District, the high school and middle school students came to the grade school for an all school pep rally for the “Build A Warrior” program, Little Warrior Volleyball is up and going with 35 girls participating, as food service director she attended a “Beef to School Program”, she is researching how the program runs and if it is cost effective for our school, upcoming events are preschool screening, parent/teacher conferences, MGS game night and Picture Day is October 1.

36.6 Federal Programs Director Ready was absent but provided a report on Federal Programs, Parent Engagement, Professional Development, Library, and the Book Fair is open at MGS until end of Parent/Teacher conferences, Miss South Dakota will be presenting to the middle school and high school students on October 3.

37.0-20 Fanning moved to surplus technology equipment, seconded by Alexander. All voting aye, motion carried.

37.1 1 Samsung Chromebook, tag #3944, to be used for parts

38.0-20 Alexander moved to accept the following contracts for the 2019-2020 school year, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried.

38.1 Mark Krolikowski, Middle School Football Coach, $1,036.00

38.2 Nick Redden, Head Boys Basketball Coach, $5,205.00

38.3 Neil Hicks, Middle School Football Coach, $1,036.00

38.4 Patricia Miller, Assistant Volleyball Coach, $1,450.00

39.0-20 Fanning moved to recognize Heather Harris, volunteer for the Little Warriors Volleyball, seconded by Alexander. All voting aye, motion carried.

40.0-20 Huber moved to void the following checks due to lack of presentation, seconded by Harris. All voting aye, motion carried.

40.1 #173428, Jennifer Begeman $11.15

40.2 #176447, Monique Fineran $7.60

40.3 #176465, Andy Karns $8.00

40.4 #176466, Sheyanne Kolb $5.60

40.5 #176469, Amanda Libby $8.40

41.0-20 Fanning moved to appoint Mike Olson as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota legislative delegate for the 2020 legislative session, seconded by Alexander. All voting aye, motion carried.

42.0-20 Alexander moved to approve home school exemptions for the 2019-2020 school year, seconded by Fanning. All voting aye, motion carried.

42.1 20.5, Middle School Student

42.2 20.6, High School Student

43.0-20 Alexander moved to approve the final budget for the 2019-2020 school year with the following changes, seconded by Harris. All voting aye, motion carried.

Published budget in July Actual Budget, September

Expenditures Expenditures

RLIS - $0 RLIS - $8,935.00

FFV Grant - $0 FFV Grant - $13,420.00

GF Operating Transfer In - GF Operating Transfer In – 

$1,055,410.10 $1,041,579.00

Revenue Revenue

RLIS - $0 RLIS - $8,935.00

FFV Grant - $0 FFV Grant - $13,420.00

GF Operating Transfer In - GF Operating Transfer In- 

$1,055,410.00 $1,041.579.00

44.0-20 Huber moved to approve the tax levy request for the 2019-2020 school year with the opt out amount, seconded by Fanning. All voting aye, motion carried.

Opt out amount - $250,000

General Fund Ag - $1.473

OO - $3.296

Other Non Ag - $6.821

Special Education - $1.616

45.0-20 Fanning moved to approve agreement with Puetz Construction and allow Superintendent Halverson to sign the contract with the firm based on the numbers presented at the board meeting, seconded by Alexander. All voting aye, motion carried.

46.0-20 Discussion was held on board goals for the 2019-2020 school year, moved by Fanning and seconded by Alexander to accept the six goals discussed and agreed upon. All voting aye, motion carried.

47.0-20 Fanning moved to adjourn meeting at 6:02 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 $137.66

Published: September 25, 2019

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