Woonsocket School Board proceedings

UNAPPROVED MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING HELD MARCH 13, 2017

The Woonsocket Board of Education met in regular session on March 13th, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the library/media center of the Woonsocket School.  Members attending were: Jason White, Lisa Snedeker, Jodi Doering, Gary Steichen and Todd Olinger.   Others attending were Superintendent Rod Weber, Paula Lynch, Lynn Klaas, 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 Lisa Snedeker, seconded by Jodi Doering, the Board approved the meeting agenda as presented.  Motion carried.
The minutes of the regular board meeting held on February 14th,  2017, were approved as presented on a motion by Gary Steichen, seconded by Lisa Snedeker. Motion carried.
On a motion by Jodi Doering, seconded by Todd Olinger, the Board approved the claims presented and the February 2017 financial report as follows, motion carried:
GENERAL FUND, Beginning balance: $1,050,355.96; Add receipts: Taxes $36,235.51; Interest $425.01; Other local $3,012.17; State $100,794.36; Federal $0.00;  Total to be accounted for:  $1,190,823.01; less disbursements $151,233.69; Cash balance: $1,039,589.32; Fund Balance: $1,039,589.32.
CAPITAL OUTLAY, Beginning balance: $698,040.29; Add receipts: Taxes $29,521.95; Other local  $4,325.00;  Federal $0.00. Total to be accounted for: $731,887.24; less disbursements $4,715.93; Cash balance: $727,171.31; Fund balance:  $727,171.31.
SPECIAL EDUCATION, Beginning balance: $368,962.34; Add receipts: Taxes $14,072.32; Other Local $107.00; State $0.00;  Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $383,141.66; less disbursements $16,230.40; Cash balance: $366,911.26; Fund balance: $366,911.26.
PENSION, Beginning balance:  $234,661.86; Add receipts: Taxes $609.29; Other Local $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $235,271.15;  less disbursements $0.00; Cash balance: $235,271.15; Fund balance: $235,271.15.
FOOD SERVICE, Beginning balance: $28,672.18; Add receipts: Pupil receipts $9,912.60; Adult receipts $318.20; Milk receipts $0.00; Interest $1.19; Other local $257.05; State $0.00; Federal reimbursement $6,445.24; Total to be accounted for: $45,606.46;  less disbursements $10,962.86; Cash  balance: $34,643.60;  Fund balance: $34,643.60.
ENTERPRISE FUND #53, Beginning balance: $25,542.52;  Add receipts: Other local $1,544.80; Total to be accounted for: $27,087.32; less disbursements $4,958.66; Cash balance:  $22,128.66; Fund balance:  $22,128.66.
TRUST AND AGENCY, Beginning balance: $23,999.67; Add receipts: Interest $.94; Pupil activities $3,987.79; Total to be accounted for: $27,988.40; less disbursements $7,261.27; Balance $20,727.13.
Salaries and benefits for the month of February 2017 were as follows:
General Fund: $117,092.54;
Special Education: $16,027.76;
Enterprise #53: $4,828.66;
Food Service: $5,588.26.
GENERAL FUND:
First National Bank, Visa – Gas – Senior Government Trip/Guidance Supplies $162.60
A-Ox Welding, Cylinder Lease $53.95
Associated School Board of South Dakota, Legislative Day – L. Snedeker $25.00
AT&T, Cell Phone $58.18
Brooks Oil, Fuel Oil $9,588.52
City of Woonsocket, Water Service $64.62
Coca-Cola, Gallon Water Bottles – Elementary $25.56
Days Inn Sioux Falls, Lodging – Football Conference – A. Rodriguez $56.00
DB Electric, Electrical Maintenance $746.47
Econolodge, Lodging – Ind. Tech Conference – D. Schmiedt $114.00
Express 2, Gas – Vehicles $162.43
Express Stop, Gas – Vehicles/Mini-Buses $426.25
Foreman Sales & Service Inc., Reg. Route/Co-Curr. Route $14,272.26
[Imprest Fund:
Ball, Kevin, Referee – Doubleheader $90.00
Baruth, Corey, Referee – Two “B” Games $55.00
Baruth, Rob, Referee – Two Junior High Games $40.00
Howard, Carrie, Clock Operator – Eight Games $240.00
Kemp, Josh, Referee/Mileage – Doubleheader $127.80
Kingsbury, Kevin, Referee – Two “B” Games $55.00
Region 5 Music Contest, Instrumental Contest Fee    $37.50
Sioux Falls Lincoln, Powerlift Registration Fees (Four) $80.00
Sonne, Scott, Referee – Doubleheader $90.00
US Post Office, Postage Expense $147.00
Weber, Rod, Referee – Two Junior High Games $40.00
Total February Claims: $1,002.30]
KO’s Pro Service, Vehicle Maintenance – Mini-Buses $128.80
Kroeger, Brett, Reimbursement – Gas – Mini-Bus $109.21
Lehr, Dave, Tech Support $125.00
Local Lumber, Shop/Stage Supplies $11.98
Menards, Custodian Supplies $219.92
NorthWestern Public Service, Electric Service $5,105.02
Oriental Trading Company, X-Mas Carnival Supplies $194.61
Petty Cash, Postage Expense $5.60
Quill Corporation, High School/Elementary Supplies $192.11
Santel Communications, Phone/Cable/Internet-Monitors $776.54
Schmiedt, Darin, Reimbursement – Sander Part $18.93
SD Association of School Business Officials, Business Manager Conf. Registration $50.00
Waste Management of WI-MN, Garbage Service $623.95
Woony Foods, Supplies $107.12
Fund Total: $34,426.93
CAPITAL OUTLAY:
A&B Business Equipment, Copier Lease $1,203.45
Local Lumber, Shop/Stage Supplies $45.63
Mendtronix, Smartboard Repairs/Refurbish $1,183.00
Online EE, Theatre Backdrop $1,157.31
Fund Total: $3,589.39
SPECIAL EDUCATION:
Avera St. Lukes, Client Services $1,252.12
Black Hills Special Services, Registrations – Special Ed Conference $25.00
Klaas, Lynn, Reimbursement – Audio Books $30.87
Lifequest, Client Services $603.26
Pearson Education, Special Education Forms $54.85
SD Department of Human Services, Client Services – Non-Federal Match $1,887.82
Fund Total: $3,853.92
FOOD SERVICE:
Buhl’s Dry Cleaning, Laundry Service $31.75
Child and Adult Nutrition Service, Food $170.21
Earthgrains Company, Food $97.92
Grassel, Luci, Wordware Receiver $12.49
Rews TV & Appliance, Supplies – Ice-Maker $29.98
Variety Food, Food, Supplies, Dishwasher Rent $5,175.84
Walmart, Finance Fee $1.06
Woony Foods, Supplies $23.92
Fund Total: $5,543.17
Chris Selland gave the financial report.
Superintendent Weber updated the Board on the 2017-2018 athletic schedule, a possible spring baseball club (non-school affiliated) sport with Miller, Highmore, Wessington Springs and Woonsocket,  and the 2017-2018 school calendar.  He also advised that the Community Theatre open house was a great success and all funds needed have been collected for the project. The Board would like to thank the community for their support of this project.
The Board would also like to congratulate the State Wrestlers (Riley and Bailey Schmiedt) and their coaches, the Girls’ Basketball Team and Coaches for their State B second place finish and Kyla Morgan and Coach Rodriguez for her first place finish in Class A powerlifting (third place in overall which includes all classes) at the recent powerlifting competition at O’Gorman in Sioux Falls. Also, congratulations go out to the Winterguard Team and Mr. Kroeger for their success at the recent competitions held in Minnesota.
Troy Olson has offered to replace all Blackhawk state banners in both gyms with banners with the player’s names along with Coaches, etc. on them.
Superintendent Weber is also researching alternatives to the G&R Controls proposal for updating the gym/elementary heating system.  Midwest Boiler will be coming to do an analysis on the option of replacing the current boiler with two new steam boilers and any other options that they may deem beneficial. There are plans for a community input meeting in the near future.
Principal Paula Lynch presented the Board with an enrollment projection, which indicates an estimate of 22 kindergarteners in 2018-19 and again a big class of 22 in 2019-2020.
Discussion was held on the possibility of the addition of several classrooms onto the elementary wing with some further research to be done. Principal Lynch also advised that the DARE program will start on March 20th for the sixth graders and that Kindergarten Round-Up is scheduled for April 27th.
On a motion by Jodi Doering, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, the Board approved the final reading of the 500 and 600 series updates for the school board policy manual. Motion carried.
On a motion by Gary Steichen, with a second by Jodi Doering, the Board approved the second reading of the 700 and 800 series updates for the school board policy manual. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Lisa Snedeker, with a second by Jodi Doering, to approve a three-year administrative contract for Superintendent Rod Weber. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Gary Steichen, with a second by Jodi Doering, to approve the resignation of Susan Sterna as part-time custodian as soon as a suitable replacement is found. Motion carried. The Board and staff would like to thank Susan for her service to the District.
Motion was made to approve the following new non-certified hires: Jaime Miller – part-time elementary custodian at $13.00 per hour and Eric Hill – substitute custodian at $10.00 per hour.  Motion was made by Todd Olinger, with a second by Jodi Doering, and motion carried.
Motion was made by Todd Olinger, with a second by Gary Steichen, to approve a contract for Matt Henriksen as Elementary Special Education Teacher effective with the 2017-2018 school year. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Jodi Doering, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, to approve the following non-certified contracts for 2017-2018:  Julie Bebout, Rebecca Hinker, Trent Clayton, Cathy Hegg, Pat Carsrud, Jessica Anderson and Luci Grassel. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Todd Olinger, with a second by Jodi Doering, to approve the following teacher/administrator contracts for 2017-2018: Karen Jackson, Armando Rodriguez, Jessica Bruce, Judy Hinker, Sarah Jensen, Rosemarie Delvaux, Jason Bruce, Carrie Gutierrez, Darin Schmiedt, Sannon VanHeerden, Craig Lieber, Mitch Korbel, Rick Olsen, Dayna Rodriguez, Brett Kroeger, Lynn Klaas, Emily Olson, Sarah Lieber, Kylie Pauly, Bev Dunn, Shelley Schlicht, Dani Johnson, Chris Selland and Paula Lynch. Motion carried.
Motion was made to approve the following coaching contracts for 2017-2018: Rob Baruth – Co-Head Girls Basketball,  Rod Weber – Co-Head Boys Basketball, Shannon VanHeerden – Fifth/Sixth Girls Basketball,  Mitch Korbel – Fifth/Sixth Boys Basketball,  Sarah Jensen – Assistant Volleyball, Rick Olsen – Head Volleyball and Assistant Boys Basketball, Emily Olson – Assistant Girls Basketball, Fifth/Sixth Girls Basketball and Assistant Track, Armando Rodriguez – Head Golf and Assistant Football, Matt Henriksen – Assistant Boys Basketball, Dayna Rodriguez – Assistant Volleyball, Shelley Schlicht – Head Cross-Country and Assistant Track, Bruce Schmiedt – Head Wrestling, and Dominic Schmiedt – Assistant Wrestling. Motion was made by Lisa Snedeker, with a second by Jodi Doering, and motion carried.
Motion was made by Jodi Doering, with a second by Gary Steichen, to approve the 2017-2018 school calendar as presented.  Motion carried.
Motion was made by Lisa Snedeker, with a second by Todd Olinger, to enter into executive session at 8:04 p.m. to discuss matters pertaining to personnel pursuant to SDCL #1-25-2(1) and also to discuss contract negotiations pursuant to SDCL #1-25-2(4). Motion carried. The Board reconvened into regular session at 9:23 p.m.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the March 13th, 2017, regular board meeting of the Woonsocket Board of Education was adjourned at 9:24 p.m. on a motion by Gary Steichen with a second by Todd Olinger. Motion carried.
JASON WHITE
Chair
CRYSTAL A. SELLAND
Business Manager

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