Proceedings: BCSD 1-20-2020


Bennett County School District 3-1

Board Of Education Minutes

Regular Meeting

January 20, 2020

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. 

87.0-20 Huber moved to approve the agenda with the following addition, seconded by Fanning. All voting aye, motion carried.

94.1 Motion to approve open enrollment of 20.10 high school student. (Action)

No conflict of interest disclosed.

88.0-20 Harris moved to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Fanning. All voting aye, motion carried. 

88.1 Minutes of Regular Meeting, December 16, 2019

88.2 Claims, January, 2020

88.3 Financials, December, 2019

Checking 1 Fund: 10 General Fund; Pest Control, 4 Seasons, 150.00; Praxis, Alexander, Gary, 120.00; Maint Supplies, Amick Sound, 78.46; Legals & Minutes, BC BOoster II, 182.07; Purchased Food, BC School District 3-1, 590.43; MS Principal Supplies, BC School-Trust & Agency, 2,735.46; CDL Physical, Bennett County Rural Health Clinic, 300.00; BCHS Travel, Best Western Ramkota Inn - Pierre, 384.00; Dues & Fees, Black Hills Teacher Fair, 155.00; Fuel, Bros Inc, 47.16; Fuel, Cardmember Service, 828.78; BCHS Propane, CHS, 15,908.77; Legion Water, City Of Martin, 952.72; BCHS Tech Repair/MGS Tech Supplies, Computer Village, 179.00; Maint Supplies, Culligan Water Conditioning, 94.50; Brian Mendler Speaker, Discipline Associates, LLC, 6,000.00; Phone, Donovan, Kenneth, 40.00; BO Services, FNB Visa, 1,144.50; IA Supplies, General Store, The, 181.42; Glass Replacement, Glass Shop, The, 1,500.00; Phone, Golden West Inc., 1,479.50; Snow Removal, Grass, Jerry, 1,150.00; Phone, Halverson, Stacy, 40.00; Maint Supplies, Hillyard/Sioux Falls, 8,477.18; CDL Physical, Horizon Health Care Inc, 426.00; Wrestling Travel, Hutch’s Motel - Presho, 435.00; BO Supplies, Jaymar Business Forms Inc, 174.48; BO Backup, Kt Connections, 30.00; Legion Electric, Lacreek Electric, 18,990.93; Dues & Fees, Lakota Country Times, 65.00; CDL Travel, Livermont, Geri, 108.00; Fuel/Board Supplies, Lynn’s Dakotamart, 2,549.87; Bus Supplies, Martin Auto Parts II, 739.80; Repairs & Maint, Midwest Alarm, 101.62; BCHS Services, Nat’l Art Education Association, 85.00; Bus Supplies, North Central Bus Sales, 3,407.71; MGS Map License, NWEA, 200.00; BO Supplies, Office Shop Inc, 522.38; Successmaker Curriculum, Pearson Education Inc, 1,800.00; CDL Travel, Perkins, Scott, 108.00; Repairs & Maint, Rapid Fire Protection, Inc, 195.24; Maint Supplies/Repairs & Maint, Rasmussen Mechanical Services Inc, 5,698.57; Legion Garbage, Salomon Sanitation, 1,280.00; Registration, SD Counseling Association, 770.00; Repairs & Maint, Servall Uniform & Linen Supply, Inc, 107.67; Bus Driver Travel, Sleep Inn & Suites, 930.78; Bus Travel, Sportsman’s Lanes, 178.50; MS Tech Supplies, SYNCB/Amazon, 1,650.04; BO, Time Management Systems, 79.80; Phone, Toczek, Robert, 40.00; MS SEL Speaker, Top Youth Speakers, 4,900.00; IA Supplies, True Value Hardware, 500.78; Fund Total: 88,794.12; Checking 1 Fund: 21 Capital Outlay; MGS Equipment, Computer Village, 1,919.80; Library Media, FNB Visa, 996.70; Maint Supplies, Hillyard/Sioux Falls, 1,340.52; Bus # 19 Parts, Martin Auto Parts II, 2,173.54; BCHS Copier Lease, Office Shop Leasing, 567.42; Snow Blade P/U, Riverview Chevrolet, 465.47; Maint Supplies, Sod’s Mechanical, 1,428.57; BCHS Software License, Stoneware, 479.00; Fund Total: 9,371.02; Checking 1 Fund: 22 Special Education Fund; Postage, Allen, Stacy, 6.85; MGS Sped Services, BC Hospital & Nursing Home, 1,365.11; SPED Data, BC School-Trust & Agency, 18.23; Tuition, Children’s Care Hospital And School, 5,094.00; Purchased Services, Children’s Care Hospital, 3,389.40; SPED Supplies, Office Shop Inc, 22.79; SPED Copier Lease, Office Shop Leasing, 6.01; Residential/SD Human Services, SD Dept Of Human Services, 4,295.93; Fund Total: 14,198.32; Checking 1 Fund: 44 BCHS Gym & Fitness; Partialdesign Fees, Puetz Corporation, 3,000.00; Design Fees, Upper Deck Architects, Inc, 134,632.47; Fund Total: 137,632.47; Checking 1 Fund: 51 Food Service; Lunch Supplies, Child/Adult Nutrition Services - Doe, 600.67; Milk, Dean Foods, 1,081.35; Kitchen Supplies, Hillyard/Sioux Falls, 170.80; Lunch Supplies, Reinhart, 5,545.34; Lunch Supplies, US Foodservice, Inc, 2,826.09; Fund Total: 10,224.25; Checking Account Total: 260,220.18

Approve the December financial reports as presented.

GENERAL FUND Beginning Balance 158,178.83 Receipts 445,018.61, Disbursements 396,254.63, Ending Balance 206,942.81, Revenue Summary Local 57,647.99, County 3,135.02, State 238,187.00, Federal 145,693.27, Other -0-. CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND Beginning Balance 61,732.23, Receipts 600.00, Disbursements 4,550.37, Ending Balance 57,781.86, Revenue Summary Local 600.00, County -0-, Federal -0-, Other Sources -0-. SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND Beginning Balance (11,165.82), Receipts 74,979.63, Disbursements 72,305.95, Ending Balance (8,492.14), Revenue Summary Local 29,808.63, County -0-, State 17,577.00, Federal 27,594.00, Other Sources -0-. IMPACT AID FUND Beginning Balance 775,446.70, Ending Balance 1,364,596.10, Revenue Local 33,694.57, Federal 562,238.91. BCHS GYM & FITNESS: Beginning Balance (26,201.22), Receipts -0-, Disbursements 150,031.04, Ending Balance (176,232.26). FOOD SERVICE FUND Beginning Balance 7,508.62, Receipts 28,251.12, Disbursements 17,285.85, Ending Balance 18,473.89, Revenue Summary Local 1,297.30, State -0-, Federal 26,953.82, Other -0-. TRUST & AGENCY FUND Beginning Balance 111,088.71, Ending Balance 123,024.58. 

December Payrolls:

General Fund Salaries $267,358.03, Benefits $78,810.61

Special Education Salaries $37,096.66, Benefits $10,477.84

Food Service Salaries $4,764.81, Benefits 1,180.61

No communication from the public. 

89.1 Board President Olson reported Scott has bills in February.

89.2 Superintendent Halverson gave a report on the Library board meeting, we will be having a Technology-Risk Assessment on January 29; she has been asked to be the region representative to the Delegate Assembly in Pierre on February 4 & 5; our enrollment is staying steady at 522; she will be attending the collective bargaining seminar on January 22; there will be a 1:00 dismissal tomorrow for funeral of long time employee Lois Gotheridge.

89.3 Middle School Principal/AD Pierson reported that the middle school showcase last week was well attended; attendance is holding steady; the “Bulldawg” Michaud was excellent, he emphasized the ethic of “hard work”; the sportsmanship messages from the student body has been well received; middle school boys basketball has 18 students participating and the first game will be Tuesday; the home wrestling tournament and quad went very well; boys basketball placed 7th at the Jones County Tournament. 

89.4 Secondary Principal Redden reported the high school curriculum showcase will be held in April; there is a “Warrior Week” planned for February 10-14; the “Build a Warrior” theme is growing in baby steps, but is going great, the students are doing a wonderful job.

89.5 Elementary Principal Kuxhaus reported that enrollment is steady; data review was held on January 10; upcoming events are 4th grade parent breakfast, Feb. 6 Parent/Teacher conferences, Feb. 12 Bring your Parent to School with the Brian Williams Presentation.

89.6 Federal Programs Director Ready reported that the updated required Federal documents are on the website; ESSA conference is in February; she has met with the Head Start and MGS preschool team to approve the Coordination/Transition Plan; parent engagement activities will be upcoming; professional development for staff is ongoing; she has updated the Library Policies Manual. 

90.0-20 Fanning moved to approve transfer of funds, $350,000 from Fund 27, Impact Aid to the BCHS Gym and Fitness fund, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried.

91.0-20 No action taken.

92.0-20 Huber moved to approve hire of Jon McDonnell, secondary SPED para-professional for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, $12.00 per hour and as a middle school basketball volunteer, seconded by Harris. All voting aye, motion carried.

93.0-20 Fanning moved to approve the following inventory as surplus, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried.

93.1 UE65 Smart Projector, #4130 broke thrown away

93.2 Battery backup, #3682, thrown away

94.0-20 Huber moved to approve home school exemption 20.9 elementary student and open enrollment of 20.10 high school student, seconded by Fanning. All voting aye, motion carried.

95.0-20 Fanning moved to recognize the Bennett County Administrators Bargaining Group as the negotiating unit for the 2020-2021 school year, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried.

96.0-20 Huber moved to recognize the Bennett County Education Association as the negotiating unit for the 2020-2021 school year, seconded by Harris. All voting aye, motion carried. 

97.0-20 Fanning moved to recognize the Bennett County Classified Education Association as the negotiating unit for the 2020-2021 school year, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried.

98.0-20 Huber moved to approve contract for Superintendent Halverson for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school year, with salary and benefits to be determined, seconded by Fanning. All voting aye, motion carried.

99.0-20 Fanning moved to approve the polling places for the board election on April 14, 2020; Combination of precincts, Martin Rural 26, Martin Rural 27 and City of Martin into (1) precinct to vote at the Library Community Room; Vetal 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 Harris. All voting aye, motion carried.

100.0-20 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 attendance at the election school, seconded by Fanning. All voting aye, motion carried.

101.0-20 Fanning moved to advertise for bids for the BCHS gym/fitness building project, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried.

102.0-20 Huber moved to enter executive session at 5:35 p.m. for negotiation matters pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(4) and student matters pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(2), with possible action, seconded by Alexander. All voting aye, motion carried.

Chairman Olson declared out at 6:33. No action taken.

103.0-20 Fanning moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:34, seconded by Huber. All voting aye, motion carried. 

Michael Olson, Board Chairman

Jolene Robinson, Business Manager

Published once at the total approximate cost of $121.59

Published: January 29, 2020

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