Woonsocket School Board proceedings


The Woonsocket Board of Education met in regular session on May 10th, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the library/media center of the Woonsocket School. The meeting was rescheduled to Tuesday, May 10th, due to a conflict with the awards banquet. Members attending were: Todd Olinger, Jason White, Gary Steichen, Lisa Snedeker, and Darrin Uttecht.  Others attending were Superintendent Rod Weber, Paula Lynch, Chris Selland, Julie Bebout and Jodi Doering.  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 Lisa Snedeker, the Board approved the meeting agenda with one additional item to come before the Board. Motion carried.
The minutes of the regular board meeting held on April 12th, 2016 were approved as presented on a motion by Gary Steichen seconded by Darrin Uttecht. Motion carried.
Julie Bebout updated the Board about the upcoming kitchen remodel project.
On a motion by Darin Uttecht, seconded by Todd Olinger, the Board approved the claims presented and the April 2016 financial report as follows. Motion carried.
GENERAL FUND, Beginning balance: $999,727.00; Add receipts: Taxes $45,239.99; Interest $416.31; Other local: $2,534.23;  State $63,109.00; Federal $7,032.00; Total to be accounted for:  $1,118,058.53;  less disbursements $133,302.48; Cash Balance: $984,756.05.
CAPITAL OUTLAY, Beginning balance: $643,769.42; Add receipts: Taxes  $32,687.49; Other local: 0.00; Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $676,456.91;  less disbursements $4,522.27;   Cash balance: $671,934.64.
SPECIAL EDUCATION, Beginning balance: $350,026.99; Add receipts: Taxes $16,437.89; Other Local: $0.00; State $0.00; Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $366,464.88; less disbursements $11,624.58; Cash balance: $354,840.30.
PENSION, Beginning balance: $208,277.22; Add receipts:  Taxes $4,901.87; Other Local: $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $213,179.09; less disbursements $0.00; Cash balance: $213,179.09.
FOOD SERVICE, Beginning balance: $30,841.04; Add receipts: Pupil receipts $4,437.80;  Adult receipts $232.40; Interest $1.29; Other local: $269.30;  State $0.00; Federal reimbursement $5,415.60; Total to be accounted for: $41,197.43; less disbursements $10,718.85; Cash  balance: $30,478.58.
ENTERPRISE FUND #53, Beginning balance: $23,988.13;  Add receipts: Other local: $720.00; Total to be accounted for: $24,708.13; less disbursements $4,109.72; Cash balance:  $20,598.41.
TRUST AND AGENCY, Beginning balance: $38,076.60; Add receipts: Interest $1.55; Pupil activities $477.00; Total to be accounted for: $38,555.15; less disbursements $2,834.15; Cash Balance $35,721.00.
Salaries and benefits for the month of April 2016 were as follows:
General Fund: $107,548.26
Special Education: $10,519.19
Enterprise #53: $3,929.72
Food Service: $5,158.28
AmericInn, Lodging – Business Manager Conference $183.98
AT&T, Cellphone $58.09
Best Western Ramkota, Lodging – AD Conference $189.98
City of Woonsocket, Water Service $27.14
Coca-Cola, Water Gallons – Elementary $44.10
D&L Service, Snow Removal $810.00
DB Electric, Heater Repairs/Bulbs $183.67
Express 2, Gas – Vehicles/Mini Bus $345.13
Express Stop, Gas-Vehicles/Min-Bus/Mower $154.17
First National Bank, Wrist Bands – Tobacco Survey Grant $195.75
Hillyard, Custodian Supplies $1,218.43
Chester Area School, Golf Entry Fee $50.00
Kingsbury County Country Club, Golf Entry Fee $40.00
SDHSAA, Participation Fees-2015-16 $660.00
US Post Office, Postage Expense $141.00
US Post Office, Postage Expense $141.00
Wessington Springs School, Golf Entry Fee – JH/JV $20.00
Imprest Fund April 2016 Claims: $1,052.00]
Instrumentalist Company, Band Award $77.00
J.W Pepper & Son Inc., Band Music $94.99
K&D Busing Inc.,     Reg. Route/Co-Curr.    $12,449.70
KO’s Pro Service, Oil Changes/Belts/Repairs $237.57
Mcleods, High School Supplies $88.80
Menards, Shop Supplies $21.92
NorthWestern Public Service, Electric Service, 3,351.45
Petty Cash, Postage Expense $21.46
S&M Printing, NHS Certificates $33.25
Sanborn Central School, 50 Percent Share of Boys Basketball Uniforms (Salvage) $220.00
Sanborn County Ambulance, CPR Training (11 Kids, $25 each) $275.00
Sanborn Weekly Journal, Publications $186.10
Sanders Printing Co., Eighth Grade Diplomas $127.80
Santel Communications, Phone/Cable/Internet $299.78
Schoenhards, Secondary Brake – Drivers Ed Car $207.50
Signature Plus, Awards $1,554.55
Tech Solutions, Phone Service $45.00
Waste Management of WI-MN, Garbage Service $557.27
Wessington Springs School, Wrestling Co-op/Football $2,881.50
Fund Total: $27,193.08
A&B Business Equipment, Copier Lease $926.09
Burnison Plumbing & Heating, Water Heater/Installation – Pre-K Building $1,166.56
Fund Total: $2,092.65
Avera St. Lukes, Client Services $845.76
Palace Transit, Student Transportation Fees – SPED $80.00
Imprest Fund April 2016 Claims: $80.00]
Parent/Guardian, Parent/Guardian Mileage $159.10
Woony Foods, Supplies $12.41
Fund Total: $1,097.27
Best Western Ramkota Inn, Lodging – Pre-K Conference $183.98
Jackson, Karen, Meal Allowance – Pre-K Conference $43.00
Fund Total: $226.98
Buhls Dry Cleaning, Laundry Service $16.80
Child and Adult Nutrition, Food $637.75
Earthgrains Company, Food $129.06
Variety Food, Food, Supplies, Dishwasher  Rent $4,513.10
Woony Foods, Supplies $35.74
Fund Total: 5,332.45
Chris Selland gave the financial report and reviewed the 2016-2017 preliminary budget. The final budget will be approved at the regular June meeting and published afterwards, along with the 2016-2017 salary schedule.
Superintendent Weber updated the Board with information on the 2016-2017 schedule, the plan to advertise for an additional Special Education Teacher to work with Mrs. Hegg with 7-12th grade special needs students and the Associated School Board conference to be held in early August.
Superintendent Weber also advised that we will need to be adding a shot clock for basketball so that it is ready for the 2017-2018 season with an estimated cost of around $5,000.00.
Mr. VanDenHemel was honored on his retirement with a program and community/student walk followed by refreshments on May 6th. The Board thanks Mr. VanDenHemel for his 45 years of service to the District and wishes him well.
Principal Paula Lynch advised  that May 16th will be Poetry Slam day, the kindergarten class will host its “Celebration of Learning” on May 17th at 2:00 p.m., and the WEPC walk-a-thon will be held on the last day of school, May18th, with dismissal at 1:30 p.m.
Principal Lynch also advised that we have approximately 27 students scheduled for pre-K (three- and four-year-olds) next year with a tentative count of 19 for kindergarten.
Motion was made by Gary Steichen, with a second by Darrin Uttecht, to approve the Woonsocket School Board’s vote on the following SDHSAA’s election:
Amendment #1 – Yes
Division IV Representative  – Jim Aisenbrey
Motion carried.
Motion was made by Todd Olinger, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, to approve the following graduating class of 2016:
Noah David Garrisson Bruce
Lacey Leigh Christensen
Mason Riley Dise
Jastyn Thomas Ford
Jacob Ivan Fouberg
Garrett James Larson
McKenzy Marie Peterson
Rex Elliot Schlicht
Drae Lee Richard Styles-Blew
Brady James Tiede
Tayla Jean Weber
Motion carried.
Motion was made by Lisa Snedeker, with a second by Gary Steichen, to approve a contract with the State Department of Health to provide health services for the Woonsocket School District for the 2016-2017 school year. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Darren Uttecht, with a second by Todd Olinger, to approve a contract with Mid-Dakota Technologies (David Lehr) at $1,500.00 per year for technology/network services for the 2016-2017 school year. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Todd Olinger, with a second by Darren Uttecht, to approve Kylie Pauly as the Summer Special Education Teacher at $25.00 per hour. Motion carried.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the May 10th,  2016 regular board meeting of the Woonsocket Board of Education was adjourned at 8:03 p.m. on a motion by Gary Steichen, with a second by Lisa Snedeker. Motion carried.
CRYSTAL A.                 SELLAND
Business Manager

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