Woonsocket School Board proceedings


The Woonsocket Board of Education met in regular session on November 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the library/media center of the Woonsocket School. Members attending were: Gary Steichen, Jim Grassel, Darrin Uttecht and Jason White. Todd Olinger was absent due to a prior commitment. Others attending were Superintendent Rod Weber, Paula Lynch, Chris Selland and Patricia Schultz. 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 October 14th, 2013 were approved as presented on a motion by Jason White, seconded by Darrin Uttecht.  Motion carried.
Patricia Schultz addressed the Board with an invitation to attend a public meeting to be held on November 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the KC Hall in Woonsocket. The meeting will be held to discuss local concerns with the new common core standards recently adopted by the South Dakota Department of Education. The Board thanked Patricia for her invitation to the meeting.
On a motion by Gary Steichen, seconded by Darrin Uttecht, the Board approved the claims presented and the October 2013 financial report as follows: Motion carried.
GENERAL FUND beginning balance: $985,912.50.  Add receipts: Taxes $11,525.06; Interest $346.26; Other local $4,956.67; State $49,102.00; Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for:  $1,051,842.49; less disbursements $122,157.94; Fund balance: $929,684.55.
CAPITAL OUTLAY beginning balance: $399,997.56.  Add receipts:  Taxes $3,576.11;  Other local $0.00;  Total to be accounted for: $403,573.67;  less disbursements $20,531.57; Fund balance:  $383,042.10.
SPECIAL EDUCATION beginning balance:  $237,777.72. Add receipts:  Taxes $1,787.94; Other Local $0.00; State $0.00;  Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $239,565.66;  less disbursements $10,927.32; Fund balance: $228,638.34.
PENSION beginning balance: $147,859.80. Add receipts: Taxes $536.05; Other Local $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $148,395.85;  less disbursements $0.00; Fund balance: $148,395.85.
FOOD SERVICE beginning balance: $20,064.15. Add receipts: Pupil/milk receipts $6,384.35; Adult receipts $338.00; Interest $.83; Other local $0.00;  State $0.00;  Federal reimbursement $6,680.84; Total to be accounted for: $33,468.17; less disbursements $11,502.40; Fund balance: $21,965.77.
ENTERPRISE FUND #53 beginning balance:  $20,073.65. Add receipts:  Local $405.00; Total to be accounted for: $20,478.65; less disbursements $1,468.40;  Fund balance: $19,010.25.
TRUST AND AGENCY beginning balance: $21,842.47.  Add receipts:  Interest $1.20;  Pupil activities $15,056.66; Total to be accounted for: $36,900.33; less disbursements $10,697.57; Fund balance: $26,202.76.
Salaries and benefits for the month of October 2013 were as follows:
General Fund: $94,067.50
Special Education: $7,863.83
Enterprise #53: $1,468.40
Food Service:  $4,654.19
Chris Selland gave the financial report.
Amazon, Power Cords for Laptops 89.70
AT&T, Cell Phone 98.17
Bakers Design, Flowers – All-State Chorus 94.00
Brooks Oil, Fuel Oil 7,641.03
Brown & Saenger, High School Supplies/Toner Cartridges 217.65
City of Woonsocket, Water Service 62.35
Demco, Library Supplies 55.11
Emc Insurance, Annual Package Premium 28,375.00
Express Stop, Gas – Vehicles/Mini-Bus 1,498.03
Foreman Sales & Service, Inc., Regular Route (4,154), Co-Curricular (366), Band 11,953.10
Frey Scientific, Science Supplies (Donation) 254.64
Gross, Shane, Gas Reimbursement – Ffa National Convention Team 371.33
Groupcast, Schoolreach Renewal 488.25
Highmore-Harrold School, Region Cross-Country Fee 40.63
Hillyard, Custodian Supplies 863.27
Howard, Carrie, Line Judging – Volleyball, 160.00
[Imprest Fund October Claims: 2,423.40
Action Club, Cross-Country Fee $15.00
Calmus, Lynne, Referee/Mileage – Volleyball $107.76
Cash, Meal Allowance – State Cross-Country $35.00
Cash, Meal Allowances – National FFA Team $768.00
Cash, Meal Allowances – All-State Chorus $216.00
Duxbury, Dean, Referee – Volleyball $75.00
Duxbury, Dean, Referee – Volleyball $75.00
Fonder, Craig, Referee – Volleyball $75.00
Hanssen, Gene, Referee – Football $75.00
Howard School, Cross-Country Fee $15.00
Kiehl, Lori, Referee – Volleyball $75.00
Morehouse, Greg, Referee – Football $75.00
Sioux Valley School, Cross – Country Fee $35.00
Thelen, Dan, Referee/Mileage – Volleyball $96.00
Thelen, Dan, Referee/Mileage – Volleyball $96.00
US Post Office, Postage Expense $138.00
Vavra, Gloria, Referee/Mileage – Volleyball $88.44
Walter, Nathan, Referee – Football $75.00
Weber, Doug, Referee – Football $75.00
Weidenbach, Tom, Referee/Mileage – Football $163.20
Wessington Springs School, Land Judging Fee $50.00
Total Imprest Claims: $2,423.40]
KO’s Pro Service, Oil Change/Service – Mini-Bus 57.80
Local Lumber, Drill-Shop/Supplies 150.95
Lynch, Paula, Mileage – Principal Meetings 117.60
McLeods, High School Supplies 15.95
Menards, Custodian Supplies 29.94
Mitchell Area Superintendents Association, Superintendent Dues 60.00
Moody, Kami, Referee – Fifth/Sixth Boys Basketball 40.00
NorthWestern Public Service, Electric Service 2,089.74
Petty Cash, Postage Expense 7.20
Daily Plainsman, Subscription – One Year 40.00
Quill Corporation, Elementary Supplies 39.08
Ramkota, Lodging – State Cross-Country 96.99
Readers Den, Library Books 117.62
Santel Communications, Phone/Cable/Internet 292.29
Schlicht, Shelley, Meal Allowance/Gas Reimbursement – State Cross-Country 72.36
School Specialty, Chairs 500.50
Sdaesp, Elementary Principal Conference 175.00
Selland, Crystal, Mileage – Business Meeting 29.40
Skeeters, Rolls – Accelerated Reader Awards 12.60
Snedeker, Lisa, Mileage – Marching Band 75.00
Teacher Innovations, Teacher Planbook Software 226.80
Uken, Greg, Clock/Scoreboard Operation 100.00
Walmart, Printer/Toner Cartridges 207.97
Waste Management of Huron, Garbage Service 567.05
Fund Total: 59,807.50
Capital Outlay
A&B Business Equipment, Copier Lease 840.20
B&H Photo/Video, Camcorder/Cable Channel 1,849.00
Fund Total: 2,689.20
Special Education
Avera St. Lukes, Client Services 846.94
Jenssen, Gloria, Transportation Services 60.00
Kleppin, Lynette, Mileage – Transportation 29.40
Fund Total: 936.34
Food Service
Ameripride Services, Laundry Services 22.50
Child and Adult Nutrition, Food 245.89
Cwd, Food/Supplies 972.27
Earthgrains Company, Food 157.80
Swisher, Dishwasher Rent 36.75
Terkildsen, Natalie, Refund 50.00
Variety Food, Food/Supplies 5,590.74
Woony Foods, Food/Supplies 20.20
Fund Total: 7,096.15
Superintendent Weber advised that the Veteran’s Day program went very well and was very well attended. The District will undergo an accreditation review in the near future. Also, indications are that the grant applied for to install additional security equipment in the amount of $10,000.00 is expected to be approved.
Superintendent Weber will attend an upcoming football co-op meeting with Superintendents and Athletic Directors to discuss and evaluate the success of the co-op and if there are improvements/efficiencies to be made.
The District has ordered new wireless basketball/volleyball scoreboards with a commitment by First National Bank Insurance to fund 25 percent of the cost, Wheat Growers to fund 25 percent, the Boosters to fund 25 percent and the District to fund the final 25 percent.
Principal Paula Lynch updated the Board on elementary events and advised that enrollment is still steady with one new eighth grade student enrolled this month.
Motion was made by Jason White, with a second by Darrin Uttecht, to approve a .10 increase on all student paid lunch prices and transfer $539.70 from the General Fund account to the Food Service account.  This action is necessary to comply with federal regulations implemented by the PLE (Paid Lunch Equity) which is set by the State Child and Adult Nutrition Agency.  The price change will be effective January 1, 2014.  Motion carried.
Motion was made by Darrin Uttecht, with a second by Gary Steichen, to approve signage of FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) for the Woonsocket School District 55-4.  Motion carried.
It was moved by Jason White, with a second by Gary Steichen, to approve a resolution and submit a corresponding application to the South Dakota High School Activities Association to begin a spring Boys and a spring Girls golf program effective in the spring of 2014. The program will be a co-op with Sanborn Central School.  Motion carried.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the November 11, 2013 regular board meeting of the Woonsocket Board of Education was adjourned at 7:36 p.m. on a motion by Gary Steichen with a second by Darrin Uttecht.  Motion carried.
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