Woonsocket School Board proceedings


The Woonsocket Board of Education met in regular session on March 9th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the library/media center of the Woonsocket School. Members attending were: Darrin Uttecht, Jason White, Todd Olinger, Lisa Snedeker and Gary Steichen.   Others attending were Superintendent Rod Weber, Paula Lynch, Mitch Korbel and Chris Selland. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
On a motion by Todd Olinger, seconded by Darrin Uttecht, the Board approved the meeting agenda with two additional items to come before the Board. Motion carried.
The minutes of the regular board meeting held on February 9th, 2015 were approved as presented on a motion by Gary Steichen, with a second by Lisa Snedeker. Motion carried.
On a motion by Darrin Uttecht, seconded by Gary Steichen, the Board approved the claims presented and the February 2015 financial report as follows:  Motion carried.
GENERAL FUND beginning balance: $1,093,779.46.  Add receipts: Taxes $43,446.65; Interest $368.17; Other local $2,718.66;  State $72,663.45; Federal $0.00;   Total to be accounted for:  $1,212,976.39; Less disbursements $123,175.35; Cash balance: $1,089,801.04; Fund Balance: $1,089,801.04.
CAPITAL OUTLAY beginning balance: $477,965.94.  Add receipts: Taxes $27,873.64;  Other local $6,062.50;  Total to be accounted for:  $511,902.08;  Less disbursements $4,922.91;   Cash balance: $506,979.17;  Fund balance:  $506,979.17.
SPECIAL EDUCATION beginning balance:  $286,040.69. Add receipts:  Taxes $14,028.86; Other local $0.00; State $0.00; Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $300,069.55; Less disbursements $10,369.39;  Cash balance: $289,700.16;   Fund balance: $289,700.16.
PENSION beginning balance: $182,291.02. Add receipts:  Taxes $3,569.39;  Other local $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $185,860.41; Less disbursements $0.00;  Fund balance: $185,860.41.
FOOD SERVICE beginning balance: $21,553.99.   Add receipts: Pupil receipts $6,191.10; Adult receipts $261.65; Interest $.81;  Other local $265.85; State $0.00;  Federal reimbursement $4,791.05; Total to be accounted for: $33,064.45; Less disbursements $10,929.81; Cash  balance: $22,134.64; Fund balance: $22,134.64.
ENTERPRISE FUND #53 beginning balance:  $31,198.61. Add receipts: Local $815.00; Total to be accounted for: $32,013.61; Less disbursements $3,993.64;  Cash balance: $28,019.97;  Fund balance:  $28,019.97.
TRUST AND AGENCY beginning balance: $30,702.50. Add receipts: Interest $1.25; Pupil activities $7,893.54;  Total to be accounted for: $38,597.29; Less disbursements $3,694.09; Fund balance: $34,903.20.
Salaries and benefits for the month of February 2015 were as follows:
General Fund: $98,238.08
Special Education: $9,356.22
Enterprise #53: $3,813.64
Food Service: $4,931.46
General Fund
Agronomy and Conservation, Ag Ed Supplies 148.00
Amazon, Library Books 84.33
AT&T, Cell Phone 150.79
Automatic Building Controls, Annual Alarm System Inspection/Batteries 848.00
Benders Sewer & Drain, Drain Line Service Call 276.75
BestWestern Ramkota Inn, Lodging – Legislative Meeting – R. Weber 117.99
Brooks Oil, Fuel Oil 3,528.80
Brown & Saenger, High School/Library Supplies 89.76
City of Woonsocket, Water Service 103.17
Coca-Cola, Water Bottles – Elementary 15.58
Days Inn Sioux Falls, Lodging – Track Workshop 54.00
Express 2, Gas 313.88
Express Stop, Gas – Mini-Bus/Vehicles 219.91
[Imprest Fund February Claims 1,886.10
Ball, Kevin, Referee – Boys Basketball $75.00
Baruth, Corey, Referee – C Games $55.00
Blue, Grag, Referee – Girls Basketball $75.00
Bruce, Jason, Referee – Junior High Games $60.00
Clark, Matt, Referee/Mileage – Girls Basketball $104.40
Kingsbury, Tark, Referee – Junior High Games $60.00
Kingsbury, Tark, Referee – C Game $25.00
Lieber, Craig, Referee – C Game $25.00
McGirr, Brad, Referee – Split Mileage – Boys Basketball $85.50
Odens, Doug, Referee – Doubleheader – Basketball $85.00
Odens, Jordon, Referee/Mileage – Doubleheader Baketball $127.00
Odens, Josh, Referee – Doubleheader – Basketball $85.00
Palace City Jazz Fest, Jazz Festival Registration $175.00
Ruth, Mike, Referee – Split Mileage – Boys Basketball $100.20
South Dakota State University Music Department, Music Conference – B. Kroeger $47.00
US Post Office, Postage Expense $147.00
Uttecht, Darrin, Referee – C Games $55.00
Woonsocket Development Corp., Contribution – After School Care Support $500.00
Total Imprest Claims: $1,886.10]
K & D Busing, Inc.,  Regular/Co-Curricular Routes 12,304.36
Klaas, Lynn, Gas – Mini-Bus – Senior Trip to Pierre 35.56
KO’s Pro Service, Vehicle Maintenance/Supplies 305.52
Kotilinek, Tiffany, Mini-Bus Route 25.00
Local Lumber, Custodian Supplies/Weight Room 64.29
Menards, Shop Supplies 20.26
NorthWestern Public Service, Electric Service 3,749.77
Petty Cash, Postage Expense 7.00
Readers Den, Library Books/English Books 244.77
Rews TV & Appliance, Projector Mount – High School 278.00
Sanborn Weekly Journal, Publications 199.38
Santel Communications, Phone/Internet/Cable 266.13
United Energy/Farmers Alliance, Propane – Pre-K Building 465.00
Walmart, Cheerleading Supplies 10.94
Waste Management of Huron, Garbage Service 570.49
Woony Foods, Food/Supplies 177.07
Fund Total: 26,560.60
Capital Outlay
A&B Business Equipment, Copier Lease 881.10
Barton’s Heating & Cooling, Water Cooler Replacement/Roof Unit  694.31
Burnison Plumbing & Heating, Boiler Repairs 890.78
Eternal Security Products      Security, Cameras – Fitness Room 1,493.30
Fund Total: 3,959.49
Special Education
Avera St. Lukes, Client Services 769.80
Fund Total: 769.80
Food Service
Child and Adult Nutrition, Food 77.78
Earthgrains Company, Food 24.05
Learning Zone Express, Banners/Stickers 83.15
Maxwell Food Equipment, Kitchen Supplies 72.90
United Energy/Farmers Alliance, Propane – Kitchen 160.55
Variety Food, Food, Supplies, Dishwasher Rent 4,945.57
Woony Foods, Food/Supplies 18.34
Fund Total: 5,382.34
Chris Selland gave the financial report. There will be no school board election this year as there were only two petitions filed for the two open positions. Incumbents Jason White and Todd Olinger will serve three-year terms. Lisa Snedeker gave a legislative update.
Superintendent Weber advised that the Woonsocket Students will be attending the academic bowl for the first time this year on April 1st with Mr. Korbel as their advisor.  The food service department will undergo a state program review on March 10th.   New volleyball uniforms will be purchased for next year and possibly new girls basketball uniforms as they are starting to show wear.
The boiler pump gasket that caused a no school day on the 23rd of February due to no heat has been repaired and the day will be made up at the end of the school year (May 20th). In the next several years, the district will most likely be looking at a new heating system for the gymnasium and elementary wing to replace the boiler as it is getting difficult to get parts.
Superintendent Weber advised that there will be a Theatre Project Committee formed to look at the feasibility of adding a stage/storage area to the community center that will be a collaborative effort with the district and several other organizations.
The Woonsocket District has received a donation of $500.00 from the Tanna Kingsbury Memorial Benefit Fundraiser night and a portion will be used to pay for the school song banner recently hung in the gym. The Board would like to thank Tanna’s family for this donation.
Also, the Boosters have donated approximately $900.00 for Winterguard program equipment and the Board would like to express their appreciation for their support of this program.
Principal Paula Lynch updated the Board on the many elementary activities. The Jump Rope for Heart program implemented by Mr. Rodriguez raised approximately $3,900.00 and he will receive a portion of this amount for PE equipment. Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on March 18th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  and Mr. Bruce’s after school Lego Club has an average daily attendance of over 50 students.
Motion was made by Gary Steichen, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, to enter into executive session pursuant to SD codified law  1-25-2.1 to discuss a personnel issue at 7:32 p.m.  Motion carried. The Board reconvened into regular session at 8:31 p.m.
Motion was made by Todd Olinger, with a second by Gary Steichen, to approve the following non-certified contracts for the 2015-2016 school  year:  Julie Bebout, Rebecca Hinker, Trent Clayton, Cathy Hegg, Pat Carsrud, Shirelly Snedeker and Susan Sterna (Lisa Snedeker abstained). Motion carried.
Motion was made by Lisa Snedeker, with a second by Darrin Uttecht, to approve contracts for 2015-2016 for the following teachers/administrators: Karen Jackson, Jim VanDenHemel, Armando Rodriguez, Jessica Bruce, Judy Hinker, Sarah Jensen, Rosemarie Delvaux, Jason Bruce, Carrie Gutierrez, Shannon Foos, Craig Lieber, Mitch Korbel, Rick Olsen, Dayna Rodriguez, Brett Kroeger, Lynn Klaas, Sarah Lieber, Kylie Pauly, Erin Feldhaus, Shelley Schlicht, Chelsea Wenzel, Chris Selland and Paula Lynch.  Motion carried.
Motion was made by Gary Steichen to approve the 2015-2016 school calendar.  Motion was seconded by Darrin Uttecht and motion carried.
Motion was made by Lisa Snedeker, with a second by Gary Steichen, to approve a correction to the October 2014 minutes as follows: Salaries and benefits (September 2014) – Enterprise Fund #53 – $3,739.48 and Food Service – $4,874.73. These two figures were transposed in the original minutes. Motion carried.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the March 9, 2015 regular board meeting of the Woonsocket Board of Education was adjourned at 8:39 p.m. on a motion by Gary Steichen, with a second by Todd Olinger.  Motion carried.
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