Woonsocket School Board proceedings


The Woonsocket Board of Education met in regular session on October 14,  2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the library/media center of the Woonsocket School. Members attending were: Gary Steichen, Jim Grassel, Darrin Uttecht, Todd Olinger and Jason White.   Others attending were Superintendent Rod Weber, Paula Lynch, Chris Selland and Lynn Klaas. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
On a motion by Gary Steichen, seconded by Jason White, the Board approved the meeting agenda as presented. Motion carried.
The minutes of the regular board meeting held on September 9th, 2013 were approved as presented on a motion by Darrin Uttecht, seconded by Jason White.  Motion carried.
On a motion by Gary Steichen, seconded by Todd Olinger, the Board approved the claims presented and the September 2013 financial report as follows:  Motion carried.
GENERAL FUND beginning balance: $1,044,196.97. Add receipts: Taxes $5,989.92; Interest $352.38; Other local $5,017.60; State $49,602.00; Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $1,105,158.87; less disbursements $119,246.37; Fund balance: $985,912.50.
CAPITAL OUTLAY beginning balance: $457,702.44. Add receipts:  Taxes $1,351.11;  Other local $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $459,053.55;  less disbursements $59,055.99;  Fund balance:  $399,997.56.
SPECIAL EDUCATION beginning balance:  $245,641.03. Add receipts:  Taxes $676.39; Other Local $351.00; State $0.00;  Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $246,668.42;  less disbursements $8,890.70;  Fund balance: $237,777.72.
PENSION beginning balance: $147,657.82. Add receipts: Taxes $201.98; Other Local $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $147,859.80;  less disbursements $0.00; Fund balance: $147,859.80.
FOOD SERVICE beginning balance: $21,569.13. Add receipts: Pupil/milk receipts $5,282.15; Adult receipts $176.00; Interest $.80; Other local $0.00;  State $0.00;  Federal reimbursement $2,214.18; Total to be accounted for: $29,242.26; less disbursements $9,178.11; Fund balance: $20,064.15.
ENTERPRISE FUND #53 beginning balance:  $23,822.60. Add receipts:  Local $895.00; Total to be accounted for:  $24,717.60;   less disbursements $4,643.95; Fund balance: $20,073.65.
TRUST AND AGENCY beginning balance: $22,670.53.  Add receipts: Interest $.94; Pupil activities $941.00; Total to be accounted for: $23,612.47; less disbursements $1,770.00; Fund balance: $21,842.47.
Salaries and benefits for the month of September 2013 were as follows:
General Fund: $95,848.78
Special Education: $7,713.62
Enterprise #53: $1,382.28
Food Service: $4,604.23
General Fund
A-Ox Welding, Welding Supplies 127.06
About, Business Manager Dues 50.00
Area 4 Elementary Principals, Elementary Principal Dues 70.00
AT&T, Cell Phone 99.88
Attorney Rodney Freeman, Conference Contribution 130.00
Barton’s Heating & Cooling, Filters 527.85
BestWestern Ramkota Inn, Lodging – Business Manager Conference 87.99
City of Woonsocket, Water Service 65.85
Coca-Cola, Watercooler Bottles – Elementary 26.31
D & L Service, Custodian Supplies 23.25
Dial Corporation, 2013-2014 Membership 600.00
Dick’s Welding, Playground Equipment,  Repair 100.00
Dramstads Refrigeration, Service Call – Elementary Air Units 453.90
Express Stop, Gas/Supplies 1,222.43
Ffa    Contribution for Travel – National Team 1,500.00
Foreman Sales & Service, Inc., Regular Route (4,295), Co-Curricular (1,196), High School 14,448.67
Hillyard, Custodian Supplies 954.88
Horizon Health Care, Bus Physical – J. Bruce     180.00
[Imprest Fund September Claims 305.00
Arlington School, Cross-Country Fee $15.00
Dell Rapids School, Cross-Country Fee $6.00
DeSmet High School Cross-Country Fee $15.00
Northern State University, All-State Chorus Practice Fee $48.00
Redfield School, Cross-Country Fee $18.00
South Dakota High School Press Association, Yearbook Contest Fee $25.00
Sdsu Music Department, All-State Chorus Practice Fee $40.00
US Post Office, Postage Expense $138.00
Total Imprest Claims: $305.00]
Jostens, Diplomas 160.54
Lehr, Dave, Network Services 348.30
Lieber, Craig, Reimbursement Float Supplies 36.85
Lynch, Paula, Mileage – Infinite Campus Meeting 88.20
Mid-Central Educational Co-op, Virtual School Classes 350.00
Moody, Kami, Line-Judging – 281 Volleyball Tournament 75.00
NorthWestern Public Service, Electric Service 2,699.36
Olinger, Ruth Ann, Reimbursement Band Uniform Upgrade Materials 178.77
Petty Cash, Postage Expense 23.32
Sanborn Weekly Journal, Subscriptions 76.50
Santel Communications, Phone/Cable/Internet 300.69
Schlicht, Shelley, Mileage – Cross-Country 71.40
Scholastic, Classroom Magazines 579.16
Swenson, Savannah, Homecoming Supplies 62.90
TC Enterprises, Electrical Work – Lights 88.26
Teacher Direct, Elementary Supplies 393.90
Terkildsen, Ashlynne, Reimbursement Homecoming Supplies 11.06
VanDenHemel, James, Reimbursement – Bus Physical 111.00
Waste Management of Huron, Garbage Service 569.64
Wenzel, Chelsea, Reimbursement – Background Check 43.25
SD Wheat Growers, Lawn Chemical 46.27
White’s Screenprinting, Band Uniform Logos 840.00
Williams Music & Office, Instrument Repair 3.00
Fund Total: 28,130.44
Capital Outlay
A&B Business Equipment, Copier Lease 840.20
Pearson Education, Elementary Math Series 12,882.37
Santel Communications, Laptops 6,809.00
Fund Total: 20,531.57
Special Education
Best Western Ramkota, Lodging – Special Ed Conference 109.99
Parent/Guardian, Parent/Guardian Mileage     159.10
Jenssen, Gloria, Transportation Services 129.40
Lifequest, Client Services 2,665.00
Fund Total: 3,063.49
Food Service
Ameripride Services, Laundry Service 15.96
Avera Pace, Group Purchasing Fee 200.00
Bebout, Julie, Food/Supplies 13.71
Child and Adult Nutrition, Food 64.50
Cwd, Food/Supplies 629.73
Earthgrains Company, Food 108.90
Swisher, Dishwasher Rent 36.75
Variety Food, Food/Supplies 5,778.66
Fund Total: 6,848.21
Chris Selland gave the financial report and reviewed estimated travel expenses and funds available for the FFA team that has qualified for the national competition.
Superintendent Weber advised that there is a minor ceiling leak from some deteriorated pipes in the gymnasium and we are looking into repairs.
He also presented a cost estimate and sample schedule for the proposed golf program for the spring, as there are still students interested in the program. Sanborn Central has been approached about joining the golf program and will be responsible for 50 percent of the costs should they decide to participate.
Also, two new TVs have been purchased to replace the older models in the commons with the National Honor Society purchasing one and the Student Council purchasing one. The Board would like to thank these organizations and their advisors for purchasing the new equipment.
The District has also purchased a new video camera and recorder to improve the quality of the school activities being streamed over the Santel cable channel and to have the capability to produce DVDs.
Principal Paula Lynch updated the Board on elementary events and presented an elementary extra-curricular eligibility policy for the Board’s review.
Motion was made by Jason White, with a second by Todd Olinger, to approve the surplus/salvage of 28 old pep band shirts no longer in use.  Motion carried.
Motion was made by Darrin Uttecht, with a second by Gary Steichen, to approve a $1,500.00 contribution to the FFA fund to help with travel expenses for the team that qualified for the national competition to be held in Kentucky. This will match the funds that will be coming from FFA fundraising for the trip.  The Board would like to extend congratulations to the team and their advisor, Mr. Gross.
Motion was made by Todd Olinger, with a second by Jason White, to approve a wage of $11.00 per hour for substitute custodian and food service employees. Motion carried.
It was moved by Jason White, with a second by Todd Olinger, to approve the updated Woonsocket School Wellness Policy.  Motion carried.
Motion was made by Darrin Uttecht to approve the new elementary extra-curricular eligibility policy. Motion was seconded by Jason White and motion carried.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the October 14, 2013 regular board meeting of the Woonsocket Board of Education was adjourned at 7:35 p.m. on a motion by Gary Steichen, with a second by Todd Olinger. Motion carried.
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