Woonsocket School Board proceedings

UNAPPROVED MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING HELD OCTOBER 14, 2019 

The Woonsocket Board of Education met in regular session on October 14th, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Boardroom of the Woonsocket School. The time was changed due to a conflict with a volleyball game. Members attending were:  Jason White, Neal Hiemstra, Jodi Doering and Lisa Snedeker. Todd Olinger was absent. Others attending were Superintendent Rod Weber, Sarah Jensen, and Chris Selland. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m.  

On a motion by Jodi Doering, seconded by Lisa Snedeker, the Board approved the meeting agenda as  presented. Motion carried.

The minutes of the regular board meeting held on September 9th, 2019, were approved as presented on a motion by Neal Hiemstra seconded by Jodi Doering.  Motion carried.  

On a motion by Jodi Doering, seconded by Lisa Snedeker, the Board approved the claims presented and the September 2019 financial report as follows; motion carried:

GENERAL FUND, Beginning balance: $760,687.35; Add receipts: Taxes $7,346.14; Interest $689.71; Other local $5,117.25; State $99,631.00; Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $873,471.45; less disbursements $162,676.42; Cash balance: $710,795.03; less contracts and accounts payable/transfers $0.00;  plus accounts receivable $0.00;  Fund balance: $710,795.03.

CAPITAL OUTLAY, Beginning balance: $781,202.94; Add receipts: Taxes $9,174.77; Other local $0.00; Federal $0.00. Total to be accounted for: $790,377.71;  less disbursements $28,387.93;   Cash balance: $761,989.78;  less accounts payable: $0.00 Fund balance: $761,989.78.

SPECIAL EDUCATION, Beginning balance: $424,995.15; Add receipts: Taxes $5,063.61; Other local  $0.00; State $0.00; Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $430,058.76; less disbursements $24,673.99; Cash balance: $405,384.77; Less contracts and accounts payable/transfers $0.00;  Fund balance: $405,384.77.

PENSION, Beginning balance:  $126,220.00; Add receipts: Taxes $0.00; Other local $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $126,220.00;  less disbursements $0.00; Cash balance: $126,220.00; Fund balance: $126,220.00.

FOOD SERVICE, Beginning balance:  $84,073.74;  Add receipts: Pupil receipts $6,383.30;  Adult receipts $219.40; Milk receipts $0.00; Interest $3.34; Other local $177.45; State $0.00; Federal reimbursement $4,793.88; Total to be accounted for: $95,651.11;  less disbursements $12,309.35; Cash  balance: $83,341.76; Less contracts/accounts payable $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00: Fund balance: $83,341.76.

ENTERPRISE FUND #53, Beginning balance: $100,221.74;  Add receipts: Other local $0.00; Total to be accounted for:  $100,221.74; less disbursements $6,675.62; Cash balance: $93,546.12; Less contracts/accounts payable $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00; Fund balance:  $93,546.12. 

TRUST AND AGENCY, Beginning balance: $19,895.96; Add receipts: Interest $0.87; Pupil activities $8,957.81; Total to be accounted for: $28,854.64; less disbursements $1,083.96; Fund balance $27,770.68.

Salaries and benefits for the month of September 2019 were as follows:

General Fund: $122,385.89    

Special Education: $20,297.34

Enterprise #53: $6,675.62

Food Service: $5,269.04

GENERAL FUND                            

FIRST NATIONAL BANK – VISA, PICTURES $115.01

AT&T, CELLPHONE $84.70

ATTORNEY RODNEY FREEMAN, CONFERENCE FEE CONTRIBUTION $140.00

BAKERS DESIGN, MEMORIAL FLOWERS $132.00

BARTON’S HEATING & COOLING, FILTERS $299.09

BIERSCHBACH EQUIPMENT, PART – MANUAL LIFT $267.73

BIO CORPORATION, SCIENCE SUPPLIES $14.50

BURNISON PLUMBING & HEATING, WATER HEATER/BOILER REPAIRS $1,605.65

CITY OF WOONSOCKET, WATER SERVICE $35.72

CORE EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIVE, ONLINE COURSES $2,010.00

CUMMINS PLUMBING, PLUMBING REPAIRS $98.25

D & L SERVICE, MOWER BATTERY/SERVICE CALL $211.00

DIAL CORPORATION, 2019-2020 MEMBERSHIP DUES $600.00

DOUBLE D BODY SHOP, REPAIR CHIP/GRILLE – VAN $90.00

EXPRESS 2, GAS – MINI-BUSES $452.52

EXPRESS STOP, GAS – VEHICLES/MINI-BUSES/MOWER $509.65

FOOD SERVICE, MEALS-COUNSELORS/CLERGY $34.75

FOREMAN SALES & SERVICE INC., REPAIRS – GLASS DOOR PANEL/SEAT BELTS-BUS $508.52

FOXLEY, MICA, REIMBURSEMENT – SUPPLIES/MEAL ALLOWANCE $87.35

GENERATION GENIUS, SITE LICENSES (3) – ELEMENTARY $360.00

HEGG INSURANCE, PACKAGE POLICY RENEWAL $24,070.21

HILLYARD, CUSTODIAN SUPPLIES $972.18

[IMPREST FUND:

ARLINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, CROSS COUNTRY FEE $30.00

CALMUS, LYNN, REFEREE/MILEAGE – VOLLEYBALL $117.76

LACEY, LYNN, REFEREE – VOLLEYBALL $85.00

NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY, ALL-STATE CHORUS PRACTICE FEE $48.00

SANBORN COUNTY TREASURER, BUS TITLE/PLATE FEES $21.20

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, ALL-STATE CHORUS PRACTICE FEE $45.00

US POST OFFICE, POSTAGE EXPENSE $165.00

TOTAL SEPTEMBER IMPREST CLAIMS $511.96]

K&D BUSING INC., REGULAR ROUTE/CO-CURRICULAR ROUTE $16,048.88

KO’S PRO SERVICE, REPAIRS/OIL CHANGE $493.82

LEHR, DAVE, TECH SERVICE FEE $150.00

LOCAL LUMBER, CUSTODIAN SUPPLIES $80.68

LYL, FUEL UP AND PLAY GRANT MATERIALS $1,420.00

MAGIC MURALS, MURAL SUPPLIES $40.00

MENARDS, CUSTODIAN/SHOP SUPPLIES $161.28

NORTHWESTERN ENERGY, ELECTRIC SERVICE $2,951.70

PETTY CASH, POSTAGE EXPENSE $6.50

QUILL CORPORATION, SUPPLIES $341.22

RAMKOTA, LODGING – COUNSELOR CONFERENCE/BUSINESS CONFERENCE $198.00

RENAISSANCE LEARNING INC., ACCELERATED READER LICENSE $2,893.50

SANTEL COMMUNICATIONS, PHONE/CABLE/INTERNET – SERVICE CALL $368.39

SCHOLASTIC, HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY SUBSCRIPTION $109.89

SHERATON, LODGING – ASSOCIATED SCHOOL BOARDS OF SOUTH DAKOTA CONVENTION $135.00

TEACHER INNOVATIONS, RENEWAL – SITE LICENSE $297.00

TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION, ONLINE COURSES $900.00

WALMART, HIGH SCHOOL SUPPLIES $5.64

WASTE MANAGEMENT OF WI-MN, GARBAGE SERVICE $701.04

WOONY FOODS, SUPPLIES $131.77

Fund Total: $60,645.10

CAPITAL OUTLAY

A&B BUSINESS EQUIPMENT, COPIER LEASE $1,296.59

Fund Total: $1,296.59

SPECIAL EDUCATION

FIRST NATIONAL BANK – VISA, AUDIBLE  BOOKS/FEE $28.96

CAREER CONNECTIONS, CLIENT SERVICES $27.62

LIFEQUEST, CLIENT SERVICES $648.30

PALACE TRANSIT, CLIENT TRANSPORTATION $80.00

SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, CLIENT SERVICES $2,034.54Fund Total: $2,819.42

FOOD SERVICE                            

BUHLS DRY CLEANING, LAUNDRY SERVICE $12.00

DRAMSTADS REFRIGERATION, REPAIRS/WALK-IN-FREEZER $450.94

EARTHGRAINS COMPANY, FOOD $198.10

EDUCATIONAL BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGY, FEEDBACK LIGHT $134.95

US FOODS, FOOD, SUPPLIES, DISHWASHER $4,898.53

WALMART, FS SUPPLIES $67.56

WOONY FOODS, SUPPLIES $213.59

Fund Total: $5,975.67

Chris Selland gave the financial report. As a point of clarification, the First National Bank involved in the paying agent issue from earlier where a $600 fee was charged for submitting a payment on the capital outlay certificates with the payment being delayed by the Trust Department, was First National Bank Sioux Falls, with no affiliation with the local First National Bank.

Also, the board was advised that K&D Busing out of Miller, the district’s contracted bus company, donated the three buses that traveled to Pierre with the seventh through 12th grades to meet with the Department of Transportation regarding the all-way stop sign at the three mile corner intersection.  Cost of the trip for all three buses would have exceeded $2,000.00, so the district greatly appreciates this donation and would also like to thank the Booster Club for providing the noon meal at Pizza Ranch for all the students, drivers and chaperones.

Superintendent Weber advised that Homecoming week went well with students exhibiting respect throughout the activities. Discussion was held on a joint homecoming date/game with all three districts in the football co-op and the other districts in the co-op will all have a discussion on this proposal.

Superintendent Weber also advised that the State has developed guidelines involving tiers of high school graduation requirements ranging from basic to the most advanced coursework.   This will most likely involve just a reference to the criteria met on high school transcripts and should not change any of the classes offered, electives, etc. The district is currently at work getting ready for the five year state accreditation review that will be completed the end of this month. 

There will still be several counseling sessions set up for students who may still feel the need for some assistance.

Plans are being developed for the track/practice football field project.

Lead Elementary Teacher Sarah Jensen updated the Board on elementary issues and advised that she was putting together an elementary newsletter to be sent home to parents.

There being no further business to come before the Board, the October 14th, 2019, regular board meeting of the Woonsocket Board of Education was adjourned at 5:51 p.m. on a motion by Neal Hiemstra with a second by Jodi Doering. Motion carried.  

JASON WHITE

Chair

CRYSTAL A. SELLAND

Business Manager  

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