Proceedings: BCSD 12-16-19


Bennett County School District 3-1

Board Of Education Minutes

Regular Meeting

December 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, Federal Programs Director Ready, Co-Business Manager Robinson. Others present Tim Huether. 

74.0-20 Alexander moved to approve the agenda with the following addition, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried.

81.0 Motion to set Special Board Meeting for January 6, 2020 at 5:00.

82.0 Executive Session

83.0 Adjournment

No conflict of interest disclosed.

75.0-20 Fanning moved to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Harris. All voting aye, motion carried. 

75.1 Minutes of Regular Meeting, November 18, 2019

75.2 Claims, December, 2019

75.3 Financials, November, 2019

Approve the November financial reports as presented.

Checking 1 Fund: 10 General Fund; Pest Control, 4 Seasons, 150.00; Board Travel, Alexander, Todd, 2.10; FB Referee, Allen, Cody, 30.00; Praxis Test, Barnaud, Michael, 188.50; Minutes, BC Booster II, 131.04; Non-Program Food, BC School District 3-1, 795.36; Background Check, BC School-Trust & Agency, 939.30; VB Scorekeeper, Begeman, Jennifer, 75.00; Activity Travel, Bolzer, Jill, 129.60; Parent Mileage, Byrne, Janelle, 240.24; Fuel, Cardmember Service, 468.50; HS Propane, CHS, 3,446.86; Legal Fees, Churchill, Manolis, Freeman, 4,080.88; Legion Water, City Of Martin, 1,097.12; Board Supplies, Classic Stitch, 128.34; MS Referee, Cottier, Percy, 30.00; HS Supplies, Country Time Ceramics, 108.00; Maintenance Supplies, Culligan Water Conditioning, 145.50; Phone, Donovan, Kenneth, 40.00; Board Travel, Fanning, Josh, 12.60; Sel District Supplies, FNB Visa, 1,777.58; Wrestling Travel, Fort Pierre Motel, 268.80; MS Principal Supplies, Fuchs, Jeanene, 14.88; IA Supplies, GE Associates Inc, 149.04; Maintenance Supplies, General Store, The, 273.33; Phone, Golden West Inc., 1,519.09; Tires, Great Western Tire Inc., 273.20; Wrestling Supplies, GSports Wrestling, 99.00; Phone/Supt Travel, Halverson, Stacy, 208.00; Board Travel, Harris, Kasi, 4.20; Clockkeeper, Hicks, Steven, 570.00; Janitorial Supplies, Hillyard/Sioux Falls, 2,064.98; Employee PE/CDL Physical, Horizon Health Care Inc, 345.00; Boys Activity Supplies, Hudl, 450.00; HS Supplies/MS Supplies, Innovative Office Solutions, 123.18; Elementary Supplies, Keegan, Rebecca, 18.54; GED Testing, Knecht, Cindy, 38.94; Backup Services, KT Connections, 30.00; Legion Electricity, Lacreek Electric, 16,631.11; Fuel/HS Principal Supplies, Lynn’s Dakotamart, 3,976.28; Board Fees, Martin Area Chamber Of Commerce, 100.00; Bus Supplies, Martin Auto Parts II, 632.28; Bus Supplies, North Central Bus Sales, 113.74; Testing Services, Office Of Weights & Measures, 28.00; Bus. Office Copier, Office Shop Inc, 292.59; Board Travel, Olson, Michael, 2.52; Maint. Supplies, Panhandle Sales & Service, LLC, 54.00; Postage Meter Lease, Pitney Bowes Global Financial, Services 137.58; Board Supplies, Ranchland Feeds, 46.99; Maintenance Contract/Legion Maintenance/Maintenance, Rasmussen Mechanical Services Inc, 3,245.59; VB Referee, Rayhill, Kaitlyn, 45.00; Board Supplies, Ready, Belinda, 30.00; Region VB Loss, Red Cloud Indian School,Inc, 110.03; FB Announcer/BCHS Travel, Risse, Wade, 154.00; Legion Garbage, Salomon Sanitation, 1,280.00; Superintendent Fees, School Administrators Of SD, 60.00; Transportation Supplies, SD Trucking Association, 45.80; Rug Service, Servall Uniform & Linen Supply Inc, 71.78; Job Fair Registration, South Dakota Association Of College Career Centers, 225.00; MS Principal Supplies, SYNCB/Amazon, 787.30; MGS Supplies, Time For Kids, 272.25; BP Services, Time Management Systems, 79.80; Phone, Toczek, Robert, 40.00; Activity Supplies, Training Room Inc, 106.72; IA Supplies, True Value Hardware, 460.12; BO Supplies/MS Supplies/Transportation Supplies, Valentine Office Supply, 165.03; VB Judge, Waln, Jacob, 30.00; Fund Total: 49,690.21; Checking 1 Fund: 21 Capital Outlay; Library Media, FNB Visa, 782.24; Copier Lease, Office Shop Leasing, 567.42; MGS License, Read Naturally, 690.00; E-Rate, Riverside Technologies Inc, 1,950.00; Maint Supplies, SYNCB/Amazon, 560.71; Fund Total: 4,550.37; Checking 1 Fund: 22 Special Education Fund; SPED Data, BC School-Trust & Agency, 18.23; SPED Services/BCHS SPED Services, Black Hills Special Services, 6,370.80; Tuition, Children’s Care Hospital And School, 6,226.00; Elementary SPED Services, Children’s Care Hospital, 3,769.90; SPED Services, Feehan, Pamela, 400.00; Elem Sped Travel, Holiday Inn, City Centre, Sioux Falls, 124.00; SPED Supplies, Lightspeed Technologies, 28.00; SPED Supplies, Lynn’s Dakotamart, 7.99; Speech Supplies, NCS Pearson Inc, 6.00; SPED Copier, Office Shop Inc, 11.96; SPED Copier Lease, Office Shop Leasing, 6.01; Credit Stipend SPED, Risse, Bonnie, 1,080.00; SPED Services, SD Dept Of Human Services, 6,682.56; Fund Total: 24,731.45; Checking 1 Fund: 44 BCHS Gym & Fitness; Construction Documents, Upper Deck Architects, Inc, 150,031.04; Fund Total: 150,031.04; Checking 1 Fund: 51 Food Service; Lunch Supplies, Child/Adult Nutrition Services -Doe, 772.47; Milk, Dean Foods, 1,626.04; Kitchen Supplies, FNB Visa, 99.96; Fruit & Veg. Grant, Food Services Of America, 2,661.08; Dishwasher Repairs, Hobart Sales & Service, 263.00; Food Service, Lynn’s Dakotamart, 30.20; Food Service Supplies, Reinhart, 5,875.69; FS Supplies, SYNCB/Amazon, 11.99; Fund Total: 11,340.43; Checking Account Total: 240,343.50

GENERAL FUND Beginning Balance (107,478.55) Receipts 786,757.81, Disbursements 521,100.43, Ending Balance 158,178.83, Revenue Summary Local 187,827.80, County (1,109.99), State 238,188.00, Federal 211,852.00, Other 150,000.00. CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND Beginning Balance (127,487.99), Receipts 200,025.00, Disbursements 10,991.50, Ending Balance 61,545.51, Revenue Summary Local -0-, County -0-, Federal 200,025.00, Other Sources -0-. SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND Beginning Balance (145,898.22), Receipts 214,360.64, Disbursements 79,628.24, Ending Balance (11,165.82), Revenue Summary Local 85,070.64, County 17,579.00, State 11,711.00, Federal 100,000.00, Other Sources -0-. IMPACT AID FUND Beginning Balance 949,956.79, Ending Balance 775,446.70, Revenue Local 10,757.65, Federal -0-. BCHS GYM & FITNESS: Beginning Balance 40,662.83, Receipts 75,000.00, Disbursements 141,864.05, Ending Balance (26,201.22). FOOD SERVICE FUND Beginning Balance 1,187.52, Receipts 31,378.17, Disbursements 25,057.07, Ending Balance 7,508.62, Revenue Summary Local 415.02, State 30,963.15, Federal -0-, Other -0-. TRUST & AGENCY FUND Beginning Balance 98,770.59, Ending Balance 111,088.71. 

November Payrolls:

General Fund Salaries $377,740.55, Benefits $76,617.02

Special Education Salaries $51,327.73, Benefits $10,644.62

Food Service Salaries $7,669.42, Benefits 1,524.60

No communication from the public. 

76.1 Board President Olson read a thank you from the Post 240 for the Veteran’s Day program; reported he had balanced the check book with Jolene; Kasi has bills in January.

76.2 Superintendent Halverson gave a report on the NIISA conference which was excellent; a building update with a special meeting with the architect will be set with a possible time to release bids in January; the school will host the Chamber meeting on Wednesday; and the SDHSAA has a moratorium of no practices to be held from December 23 to December 26th.

76.3 Middle School Principal/AD Pierson reported that ICU Blitz day is Wednesday; NWEA testing is complete; attendance is at 89.63 percent; did a version of the 12 days of Christmas; the middle school athletics are finished; boys and girls basketball have had their first games; wrestling is going strong; Benny is out and about at the home activities; the cheerleaders looked and sounded great; middle school boys basketball had a meeting today with 30 attending.

76.4 Secondary Principal Redden reported that the high school family fun night was November 18; the curriculum showcase will be in April; the Art Club helped with the District Family Fun Night; the ICU Blitz Day is December 17; Mandi Smokov and Cally Drobny were in charge of the 12 days of Christmas by beginning with a small snack for students and ending with a soup lunch on Thursday.

76.5 Elementary Principal Kuxhaus reported that enrollment was holding steady; the students are doing Christmas crafts; the Christmas activity is planned with the Build a Warrior Program; Little Warriors Boys Basketball will begin in January; food service numbers are holding steady; there was a good crowd for the Family Fun Night; and the 1st grade parent breakfast will be January 14.

76.6 Federal Programs Director Ready reported on family/community engagement Activities; she is working with the TIE office on the no-cost Kindergarten Readiness Program; Professional Development; very THANKFUL for the donations to the Library Memorial Fund; and the school monthly newsletter.

77.0-20 Huber moved to accept the 2020 Election Agreement between the City of Martin and Bennett County School District for the April 14, 2020, election, seconded by Fanning. All voting aye, motion carried.

78.0-20 Fanning moved to approve transfer of funds, $350,000 from GCR to the checking account seconded by Harris. All voting aye, motion carried.

79.0-20 Fanning moved to accept the resignation of Holly Quinn, SPED para-professional effective immediately, seconded by Harris. All voting aye, motion carried.

80.0-20 Alexander moved to approve the 2020-2021 membership with the Three Rivers Special Services Cooperative, seconded by Fanning. All voting aye, motion carried.

81.0-20 Fanning moved to set a special board meeting for January 6, 2020 at 5:00, seconded by Alexander. All voting aye, motion carried.

82.0-20 Fanning moved to enter executive session for personnel matters pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(1) with possible action, seconded by Alexander. All voting aye, motion carried. Chairman Olson declared out at 5:56.

Harris moved to continue Superintendent Halverson current contract through the 20-21 school year and move to extend her contract through June 30, 2022, with salary to be determined, seconded by Fanning. All voting aye, motion carried.

83.0-20 Alexander moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:57, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried. 

Michael Olson, Board Chairman

Jolene Robinson, Business Manager

Published once at the total approximate cost of $119.07

Published: December 25, 2019

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