Woonsocket School Board proceedings


The Woonsocket Board of Education met in regular session on November 12th, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board room of the Woonsocket School. Members in attendance were Jason White, Neal Hiemstra, Lisa Snedeker, Todd Olinger and Jodi Doering. Others in attendance were Superintendent Rod Weber, Sarah Jensen,  Jason Bruce 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 Neal Hiemstra, seconded by Lisa Snedeker, the Board approved the meeting agenda as presented. Motion carried.

The minutes of the regular board meeting held on October 8, 2018 were approved as presented on a motion by Jodi Doering, with a second by Lisa Snedeker. Motion carried.  

On a motion by Neal Hiemstra, seconded by Todd Olinger, the Board approved the claims presented and the October 2018 financial report as follows; motion carried:

GENERAL FUND, Beginning Balance: $653,096.51; Add receipts: Taxes $10,833.84; Interest $299.19; Other local: $1,250.28;  State $97,895.00; Federal $7,652.00; Total to be accounted for: $771,026.82; less disbursements $188,158.01; Cash balance: $582,868.81; less contracts and accounts payable/transfers $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00; Fund Balance: $582,868.81.

CAPITAL OUTLAY, Beginning balance: $465,764.37; Add receipts: Taxes $12,891.11; Other local:  $0.00; Federal:  $0.00.  Total to be accounted for:  $478,655.48; less disbursements $92,037.22;   Cash balance: $386,618.26; less accounts payable: $0.00 Fund balance: $386,618.26.

SPECIAL EDUCATION,  Beginning balance:  $356,900.73; Add receipts: Taxes $7,002.42; Other local: $0.00; State $0.00; Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $363,903.15; less disbursements $22,206.44; Cash balance: $341,696.71; Less contracts and accounts payable/transfers: $0.00; Fund balance: $341,696.71.

PENSION: Beginning balance:  $165,806.95; Add receipts: Taxes $5.94; Other local: $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $165,812.89; less disbursements $0.00; Cash balance: $165,812.89; Fund balance: $165,812.89.

FOOD SERVICE, Beginning balance: $47,183.22; Add receipts:  Pupil receipts $9,940.55; Adult receipts $108.00; Milk receipts $0.00; Interest $3.98; Other local:  $208.90; State $0.00; Federal reimbursement $11,879.10; Total to be accounted for: $69,323.75;  less disbursements $12,372.80; Cash  balance: $56,950.95; Less contracts/accounts payable: $0.00; plus accounts receivable: $0.00: Fund balance: $56,950.95.   

ENTERPRISE FUND #53, Beginning balance: $102,218.09;  Add receipts: Other local: $790.00; Total to be accounted for:  $103,008.09; less disbursements: $5,505.66; Cash balance;  $97,502.43; Less contracts/accounts payable: $0.00; Fund balance: $97,502.43. 

TRUST AND AGENCY, Beginning balance: $19,456.64; Add receipts: Interest $1.79; Pupil activities $6,871.21; Total to be accounted for: $26,329.64; less disbursements $1,727.99; Fund balance: $24,601.65.

Salaries and benefits for the month of October 2018 were as follows:

General Fund: $118,719.84    

Special Education: $19,479.79

Enterprise #53: $5,505.66

Food Service: $5,228.32GENERAL FUND                            

First National Bank – Visa, Rooms – State Cross-Country $270.00

American Time And Signal, Shipping Fees – Warranty Repair $37.43

AT&T, Cell Phone $74.42

Bakers Design, Corsages/boutonnieres – All State  Chorus $53.50

Barton’s Heating & Cooling, Service Call $110.00

Charcole Apps, Annual Web Mobile App Fee $540.00

City Of Woonsocket, Water Service $64.03

Clayton, John , Reimbursement – Chairs (Nine)/Mileage/Gas $301.65

Coca-Cola, Five Gallon Water Bottles – Elementary $20.24

Core Educational Cooperative, Online Classes $700.00

D & L Service, Lawn Mower Repairs/Maintenance $483.00

DB Electric, Motors/Service Call/Receptacle $647.55

Dougherty & Company LLC, Continuing Disclosure Services $300.00

Express 2, Gas-Mini-Buses/Vehicles $652.67

Express Stop, Gas – Vehicles/Mini-Buses $661.92

Ford Signs, Classroom Plaques $374.50

Green Eggs and Ram, Smartboard Cables/Labor $36.22

Hillyard, Custodian Supplies $254.47

Howard, Carrie, Clock/Scorekeeper – Volleyball $180.00

[Imprest Fund:

Augustana University, Band Festival Fee (2) $65.00

Cash, Meal Allowance-State Cross Country $50.00

Cash, Meal Allowance-All State Chorus $321.00

Highmore-Harrold School, Region Fee – Cross Country $48.42

Howard School, Cross-Country Fee $30.00

Kleinsasser, Dana, Referee – Volleyball $85.00

Nihart, Tim, Referee/Mileage-Volleyball $105.58

Region 5 Junior High Music Festival, Junior High Music Festival Fee $60.00

South Dakota School Counselor Association, Counselor Conference Fee $45.00

U.S. Post Office, Postage Expense $150.00

Total October Claims: $960.00]

Interstate Glass And Door, Door Repair $144.00

JD Enterprises, Gym Floor Finish Services $473.05

K&D Busing Inc.,  Regular Route/Co-Curricular $16,684.52

Kibble Equipment, Snowblower Parts $108.44

KO’s Pro Service, Oil Change – 2007 Bus $40.90

Kopfmann, Kacee, Reimbursement – Background Check $43.25

Lehr, Dave, Tech Support Fee $140.00

Lieber, Sarah, Books/Supplies – Library $831.38

Local Lumber, Shop Supplies/Custodian Supplies $156.06

Menards, Shop Supplies/Custodian Supplies $559.93

NorthWestern Public Service, Electric Service $3,454.23

Popplers Music, Music – Vocal/Instrumental $274.70

Quill Corporation, Supplies $329.52

Sanborn Weekly Journal, Publications $97.34

Santel Communications, Phone/Cable/Internet $313.18

Scenario Learning, Safeschool Fee $412.00

Waste Management of WI-MN, Garbage Service $713.69

White, Bobbi, Line Judging/281 Tournament – Volleyball $380.00

Woony Foods, Supplies $174.57

Fund Total: $32,052.36


A&B Business Equipment, Copier Lease $1,229.47

G&R Controls, Balance on Addition/Retainage $24,035.00

GeotekConcrete, Inspection Tests $767.50

Golden West Technologies, Telephone System – New Classrooms  $2,260.56

Fund Total: $28,292.53


First National Bank – Visa, Audible Book Fee $15.92

Avera St. Lukes, Client Services $672.00

Career Connections, Client Services $64.44

Lifequest, Client Services $1,230.98

Pearson Education, Special Education Testing Materials $133.80

South Dakota Department of Human Services, Client Services – Non-Federal Match $3,528.06

Fund Total: $5,645.20

FOOD SERVICE                            

Buhls Dry Cleaning, Laundry Service $12.00

Child And Adult Nutrition, Food $199.36

Christian, Eric, Refund – Lunch $3.70

Earthgrains Company, Food $154.76

Gutierrez, Carrie, Refund – Lunch $5.10

Haugen, Jessie, Refund – Lunch $1.75

Jackson, Karen, Refund – Lunch $118.05

Luellman, Kari, Refund – Lunch $3.00

Matias, Sergio, Refund – Lunch $7.65

Spoonemore, Enjustice, Refund – Lunch $3.20

Strassburg, Ashton, Refund – Lunch $6.80

Terkildsen, Grant, Refund – Lunch $6.80

Variety Food, Food/Supplies/Dishwasher Rent $6,189.13

Woony Foods, Supplies $37.61

Fund Total: $6,748.91

Chris Selland gave the financial report. There will be one more bill forthcoming from Tellinghuisen Construction for the elementary addition.

Superintendent Weber advised that the State is instituting new graduation requirements next year that will classify diplomas as one of several options from more advanced academic to less rigorous options. It should not affect our course offerings or curriculum. 

The staff has been utilizing a new program this year (IXL Math)  that targets each individual student’s strengths and weaknesses and provides on-line curriculum tailored to the student.  The program is available for K-12 students and can also be utilized at home for additional help. The Woonsocket Elementary Parent Club (WEPC) purchased the program for the district this year, and results so far have been positive.

Superintendent Weber would like to thank Mr. Schmiedt and the Industrial Technology classes for donating their time to install the new benches and complete the landscaping project in front of the new addition. Also, thank you to Mrs. Delvaux, all staff that assisted, and the elementary students for the very inspirational Veterans Day program held on Monday, November 12th.

Superintendent Weber went over the enrollment predictions for the next several years (Sanborn Central and Woonsocket) in relation to South Dakota High School Activities Association activity classifications.

Mr. Jason Bruce updated the Board on the busing program and advised that the WEPC was working with staff on an additional supplemental piece/pieces of playground equipment with plans for possible implementation next year. Thanks go out to the WEPC for their support of this future project.  

A motion was made by Jodi Doering, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, to approve Shelley Schlicht as Basketball Cheer Coach for 2018-2019 at a stipend of $750.00 (shared 50 percent with Sanborn Central). Motion carried.   

There being no further business to come before the Board, the November 12th, 2018, regular board meeting of the Woonsocket Board of Education was adjourned at 7:52 p.m. on a motion by Neal Hiemstra, with a second by Todd Olinger. Motion carried.  




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