Wonsocket School Board proceedings


The Woonsocket Board of Education met in regular session on January 13,  2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the library/media center of the Woonsocket School. Members attending were: Gary Steichen, Jim Grassel, Darrin Uttecht, Jason White and Todd Olinger.   Others attending were Superintendent Rod Weber, Paula Lynch, Chris Selland and Lynn Mebius. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
On a motion by Darrin Uttecht, seconded by Todd Olinger, the Board approved the meeting agenda as presented.  Motion carried.
The minutes of the regular board meeting held on December 9th, 2013 were approved as presented on a motion by Jason White, seconded by Gary Steichen.  Motion carried.
On a motion by Todd Olinger, seconded by Darrin Uttecht, the Board approved the claims presented and the December 2013 financial report as follows:  Motion carried.
GENERAL FUND: Beginning balance: $1,096,181.99. Add receipts: Taxes $44,179.13; Interest $370.31; Other local $3,211.58;  State $97,736.00; Federal $7,481.00;  Total to be accounted for:  $1,249,160.01; less disbursements $122,030.87; less operating transfer out to food service $539.70; Fund Balance: $1,126,589.44.
CAPITAL OUTLAY: Beginning balance: $480,470.61. Add receipts:  Taxes $15,610.59; Other local $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $496,081.20; less disbursements $38,366.07; Fund balance:  $457,715.13.
SPECIAL EDUCATION: Beginning balance:  $270,087.21. Add receipts:  Taxes $7,805.81; Other Local $0.00; State $0.00;  Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $277,893.02; less disbursements $10,581.42;  Fund balance: $267,311.60.
PENSION: Beginning balance: $163,378.53. Add receipts: Taxes $2,339.58; Other Local $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $165,718.11;  less disbursements $0.00. Fund balance: $165,718.11.
FOOD SERVICE: Beginning balance: $22,730.37.   Add receipts: Pupil/milk receipts $4,947.70; Adult receipts $155.00; Interest $.97; Other local $0.00;  State $0.00;  Federal reimbursement $6,159.69;  Operating transfer in from general fund $539.70; Total to be accounted for: $34,533.43;   less disbursements $11,068.16;  Fund balance: $23,465.27.
ENTERPRISE FUND #53: Beginning balance:  $18,382.97. Add receipts: Local $440.00; Total to be accounted for:  $18,822.97; less disbursements $1,615.10;  Fund balance: $17,207.87.
TRUST AND AGENCY: Beginning balance: $39,041.22. Add receipts: Interest $1.49;  Pupil activities $3,127.44;  Total to be accounted for: $42,170.15; less disbursements $9,876.78; Fund balance: $32,293.37.
Salaries and benefits for the month of December, 2013 were as follows:
General Fund: $96,641.26
Special Education: $7,713.62
Enterprise #53: $1,382.28
Food Service: $4,716.73
General Fund
A-Ox Welding, Cylinder Leases 242.00
AT&T, Cell Phone 101.55
Automatic Building Controls, Batteries – Fire System 77.82
Award Decals, Helemt Stickers 97.40
Bakers Design, Memorial Flowers/Christmas Concert 195.50
Brooks Oil, Fuel Oil/Propane 5,505.88
Brown & Saenger, Supplies 163.47
City of Woonsocket, Water Service 70.00
Connecting Point, Network Services/Mileage 943.00
D & L Service, Snow Removal Service 645.00
Delvaux, Rosemarie, Reimburse Christmas Craft Supplies 31.74
Express Stop, Gas – Vehicles/Mini-Bus 966.16
Foreman Sales & Service, Inc., Regular Route (3,017), Co-Curricular (188) 8,050.78
Hillyard, Custodian Supplies 5.83
Hinker, Judy, Supplies – Christmas Craft Carnival 32.69
[Imprest Fund December Claims 547.10
Genzlinger, Kevin, Referee – Doubleheader $85.00
Kingsbury, Kevin, Referee – Two “B” Games $55.00
Malloy, Bob, Referee – Doubleheader $85.00
Odens, Jordon, Referee/Mileage – Doubleheader $129.10
Weber, Rod, Referee – Two “B” Games $55.00
US Post Office, Postage Expense $138.00
Total Imprest Claims $547.10]
Iverson, Heat System Repairs – Van 337.80
Jaymar Business Forms, Payroll Forms 89.13
JD Enterprises, Gym Floor Finishing Service 150.00
John Deere Financial, Mower/Snowblower Repairs 272.00
KO’s Pro Service, Vehicle Services/Tires 366.15
Lieber, Craig, Library Fees/Book 16.75
Menard’s, Shop Supplies 35.32
Midwest Fire, Fire System Inspection/Service 327.00
Ncs Pearson, Inc., Math Series Training (50 Percent Reimbursement, by Sanborn Central) 3,500.00
NorthWestern Public Service, Electric Service 3,748.12
Opsahl, Jeff, Mileage – FFA Trip 100.80
Palace Cleaners, Band Uniforms – Dry Cleaning – Shared Expense 556.70
Petty Cash, Postage Expense 17.10
Readers Den, Library/English Books 84.73
Sanborn Weekly Journal, Publications 172.29
Santel Communications, Phone/Cable/Internet/Repairs 604.93
Schmiedt, Bruce, Reimbursement – Gas for Mini-Bus – Wreslting 19.99
SD Department of Health, Contracted Nursing Services 416.00
South Dakota High School Activities Association, Journalism Dues 31.00
Sleep Inn, Lodging – All-State Chorus 330.00
Snedeker, Mark, Mileage – To Pick Up New  Scoreboard 96.60
Teacher Direct, Elementary Supplies 265.82
Teacher Innovations, Planbook Acct. 10.80
Walmart, Data Card – Journalism 36.88
Waste Management of Huron, Garbage Service 566.40
Wessington Springs School, Shared Football Co-Op Expenses 4,528.75
Woony Foods, Supplies 109.52
Fund Total: 34,466.50
Capital Outlay
A&B Business Equipment, Copier Lease 840.20
Santel Communications, Computer – Library  749.00
School Specialty, Desks 3,715.93
Todd Brueske Constuction, Concrete/Landscaping – Pre-K Building 5,040.68
Wordware, Balance Due on Maintenance 134.20
Fund Total: 10,480.01
Special Education
Avera St. Lukes, Client Services 647.66
James Valley Education Co-op, Co-Op Services 12,822.00
Parent/Guardian, Parent/Guardian Mileage 159.10
Lifequest, Client Services 2,275.00
Fund Total:15,903.76
Food Service
Ameripride Services, Laundry Service 11.20
Child and Adult Nutrition, Food 305.20
Earthgrains Company, Food 38.40
Swisher, Dishwasher Rent 36.75
United Energy/Farmers Alliance, Propane 323.99
Variety Food, Food, Supplies, Dishwasher Rent 3,267.48
Woony Foods, Supplies 11.39
Fund Total: 3,994.41
Chris Selland gave the financial report and advised that there will be two three-year boardmember terms open in July, currently held by Gary Steichen and Jim Grassel.
Superintendent Weber advised that the faculty will be utilizing a new tool called “planbook” that will allow teachers to enter lesson plans and assignments on-line. Information will be sent out to all parents in the next several weeks with instructions on how they can also utilize this information on-line.
Teacher evaluation instruments are being updated in accordance with new state regulation guidelines.
Also, the Woonsocket District is ranked third in a study of approximately 40 South Dakota districts with enrollments under 200 students as far as lowest expenditures per student.  The study was based on 2012-2013 data.
The Board, students and staff would like to thank the Woonsocket Boosters, Wheat Growers and First National Bank Insurance for donating  a combined  $8,500.00 towards the cost of the new gymnasium scoreboards.
Principal Paula Lynch advised that the faculty has been preparing for the new Smarter Balance testing requirements that have been adopted by the State of South Dakota. The tests will be administered on-line to grades three through eight and eleven.
It was moved by Todd Olinger, with a second by Jason White, to approve the school board election date of April 8, 2014. Motion carried.
The regular February board meeting (Feb. 10th, 2014) time was changed from 7:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on a motion by Darrin Uttecht, with a second by Gary Steichen. The change was made due to a basketball conflict.  Motion carried.
Motion was made by Jason White, with a second by Todd Olinger, to approve the surplus/salvage of a set of  Daktronics basketball scoreboards and a six inch Delta jointer and to advertise for sealed bids for these items to be opened at the regular February board  meeting.  Motion carried.
Motion was made by Gary Steichen, with a second by Jason White, to enter into executive session at 7:38 p.m. for the annual Superintendent’s evaluation and contract negotiations and to discuss a matter pertaining to personnel.  Motion carried. The Board reconvened into regular session at 8:36 p.m.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the January 13, 2014 regular board meeting of the Woonsocket Board of Education was adjourned at 8:43 p.m. on a motion by Gary Steichen, with a second by Todd Olinger. Motion carried.
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