Woonsocket School Board proceedings

UNAPPROVED MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING HELD DECEMBER 13th, 2021

The Woonsocket Board of Education met in regular session on December 13th, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. in the Boardroom of the Woonsocket School.  Members attending were:  Jason White, Todd Olinger, Lisa Snedeker, and Jodi Doering. Neal Hiemstra was absent. Others attending were: Superintendent Rod Weber, Jason Bruce, Sarah Jensen 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 Jodi Doering, seconded by Todd Olinger, the Board approved the meeting agenda with one additional agenda item to come before the Board. Motion carried.

The minutes of the regular board meeting held on November 8, 2021, and a correction to the October 11, 2021, regular meeting (Lisa Snedeker signs the minutes versus Jason White who was absent) were approved as presented on a motion by Lisa Snedeker seconded by Jodi Doering. Motion carried.  

On a motion by Jodi Doering, seconded by Lisa Snedeker, the Board approved the claims presented and the November 2021 financial report as follows; motion carried.

GENERAL FUND, Beginning balance: $984,125.54; Add receipts: Taxes $143,693.41; Interest $905.14; Other local $454.30; State $123,906.00; Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $1,253,084.39;  less disbursements $192,679.14;   Cash balance: $1,060,405.25; less contracts and accounts payable/transfers $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00; Fund Balance: $1,060,405.25.

CAPITAL OUTLAY, Beginning balance: $1,165,907.75; Add receipts:  Taxes $194,129.41; Other local $450.00;  Federal $0.00. Total to be accounted for: $1,360,487.16; less disbursements $7,182.80;   Cash balance: $1,353,304.36;  less accounts payable $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00; Fund balance: $1,353,304.36.

SPECIAL EDUCATION, Beginning balance: $562,196.04; Add receipts: Taxes $112,782.58; Other Local $0.00; State $0.00; Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $674,978.62; disbursements $31,537.01; Cash balance: $643,441.61; Less contracts and accounts payable/transfers $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00;  Fund balance: $643,441.61.

FOOD SERVICE, Beginning balance: $58,299.75; Add receipts: Pupil receipts $1,247.03; Adult receipts $0.00; Milk receipts $0.00; Interest $2.31; Other local $0.00;  State $0.00; Federal reimbursement $21,038.78; Total to be accounted for: $80,587.87; less disbursements $18,304.39; Cash  balance: $62,283.48; Less contracts/accounts payable $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00; Fund balance: $62,283.48.   

ENTERPRISE FUND #53, Beginning balance: $45,087.66; Add receipts: Other local $215.00; Total to be accounted for: $45,302.66;  less disbursements $4,367.90;  Cash balance: $40,934.76; Less contracts/accounts payable $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00; Fund balance: $40,934.76. 

TRUST AND AGENCY, Beginning balance: $21,918.13; Add receipts: Interest $0.93; Pupil activities $1,672.76; Total to be accounted for: $23,591.82; less disbursements $747.00; Fund balance: $22,844.82.

Salaries and benefits for the month of November, 2021 were as follows:

General Fund: $155,914.67   

Special Education: $28,407.98

Enterprise #53: $4,367.90

Food Service: $10,247.57

GENERAL FUND                            

A-OX WELDING, CYLINDER LEASE $54.94

AT&T, CELLPHONE $85.23

BARTON’S HEATING & COOLING, CEILING REGISTER $126.73

BROOKS OIL, #2 FUEL OIL $4,282.20

CITY OF WOONSOCKET, WATER SERVICE $32.50

DB ELECTRIC, RECEPTACLE, COMP. CORD $365.55

EXPRESS 2, GAS – MINI-BUSES/VEHICLES $687.78

EXPRESS STOP, GAS – MINI-BUSES/VEHICLES $495.90

FIRST NATIONAL BANK, X-MAS CRAFT SUPPLIES/LATE FEE $284.19

HAMPTON INN, LODGING – CROSS-COUNTRY $996.00

HILLYARD, CUSTODIAN SUPPLIES $1,219.37

IMAGINE LEARNING, INC., SITE LICENSE (2) – ELEMENTARY $198.00

[IMPREST FUND:

EGGLESTON, KIMBERLY, REFEREE – FIFTH/SIXTH CANCER TOURNAMENT $180.00

EGGLESTON, MICHAEL, REFEREE – FIFTH/SIXTH CANCER TOURNAMENT $240.00

FAULKTON AREA SCHOOL, ORAL INTERP. FEE $65.28

WESSINGTON SPRINGS SCHOOL, REGION ORAL INTERP. FEE $31.72

WHITE, KAYLEE, REFEREE – FIFTH/SIXTH CANCER TOURNAMENT $90.00

WHITE, TRISTA, REFEREE – FIFTH/SIXTH CANCER TOURNAMENT $90.00

TOTAL NOVEMBER IMPREST CLAIMS: $697.00]

K&D BUSING INC.,  REGULAR/CO-CURRICULAR ROUTE $15,453.17

KO’S PRO SERVICE, TIRE REPAIR/MAINTENANCE $102.11

LEHR, DAVE, TECH SUPPORT FEE $160.00

LOCAL LUMBER, LIBRARY SIGN/CUSTODIAN SUPPLIES $203.76

MENARDS, SHOP/CUSTODIAN SUPPLIES $387.13

NAPA AUTO PARTS, BELTS-ROOF UNITS $47.57

NASCO, ART SUPPLIES $466.14

NORTHWESTERN ENERGY, ELECTRIC SERVICE $3,802.06

PETTY CASH, POSTAGE EXPENSE $44.85

POPPLERS MUSIC, VOCAL MUSIC $70.49

QUILL CORPORATION, SUPPLIES/PAPER $2,473.04

SANBORN WEEKLY JOURNAL, PUBLICATIONS $134.40

SANTEL COMMUNICATIONS, PHONE/CABLE/INTERNET $175.17

SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY, BOILER – CERTIFICATION/INSPECTION FEE $80.00

STAN HOUSTON EQUIPMENT CO., SHOP SUPPLIES $213.03

TEACHER DIRECT, TITLE 1 SUPPLIES $204.90

THUNES, NEW ICE MAKER – BREAK ROOM $216.00

WASTE MANAGEMENT OF WI-MN, GARBAGE SERVICE $314.00

WILLIAMS MUSIC & OFFICE, INSTRUMENT REPAIRS – BARI SAX $115.00

WOODWIND BRASSWIND, MUSIC SUPPLIES – INSTRUMENTAL $507.11

WOONY FOODS, SUPPLIES $286.63

Fund Total: $34,981.95

CAPITAL OUTLAY

A&B BUSINESS EQUIPMENT, COPIER LEASE $1,451.63

DB ELECTRIC, NEW MOTOR-BOILER $503.06

DGR ENGINEERING, ENGINEER SERVICES/FOOTBALL FIELD $678.50

FEISTNER GRAVEL AND EXCAVATION, PRACTICE FIELD PAYMENT $5,430.44

FIRST NATIONAL BANK, QZAB BONDS – PARKING LOT $3,333.33

HILLYARD, CUSTODIAN SUPPLIES $729.01

KROHMER PLUMBING, EYEWASH SINK/EYEWASH – SHOP $1,538.51

U.S. BANK ST. PAUL, INTEREST PAYMENT – HIGH SCHOOL ADDITION $5,643.75

Fund Total: $19,308.23

SPECIAL EDUCATION

AVERA ST. LUKES, CLIENT SERVICES $1,162.80

JAMES VALLEY EDUCATION CO-OP, SEMI-ANNUAL CO-OP PAYMENT $18,112.50

GUARDIAN, MILEAGE – GUARDIAN $361.20

PEARSON EDUCATION, TESTING KITS/SPEECH KIT $182.50

Fund Total: $19,819.00

FOOD SERVICE                            

BUHLS DRY CLEANING, LAUNDRY SERVICE $10.40

CHILD AND ADULT NUTRITION, FOOD $732.22

EARTHGRAINS/BIMBO BAKERIES, FOOD $351.81

RAMKOTA, LODGING – FOOD SERVICE CONFERENCE $77.00

REINHART FOOD SERVICE, FOOD, SUPPLIES, FFV PROGRAM $7,857.23

Fund Total: $9,028.66

Chris Selland gave the financial report.

Superintendent Weber updated the Board on the practice football field/track project and advised that he will be spending the gym sign donations on a pro-pit cover, cement for the long jump pit and track related items that will be needed.

He advised that the SDHSAA has added girls softball to their programs with more information to come.

Superintendent Weber also advised that the plan with the ESSER III Federal  money (of which 20 percent – approximately $120,000.00 has to be spent on re-learning activities) is to hold summer school for the summers of 2022, 2023 and 2024. He and Mrs. Jensen are working on the plans for summer school.

Weber also advised that the District Co-op would remain as Class A for two more years (there are three students over the “B” limit).

Mr. Weber and several Board Members will be attending the Legislative meeting in Madison on December 16, 2021.

Lastly, the bids on the HVAC AC gymnasium project will include an alternate bid providing skylights in the gym as apparently, the original plans called for skylights and they are in the roof right now.

Lead Teacher Sarah Jensen advised that Christmas activities are in full swing, the district has a new sixth-grade student, and the WEPC is planning on their BINGO this year.

Dean of Students Jason Bruce advised that bus activities and routes have been going well.   

The 2021-2022 Reopening Plan was reviewed and open for public input as per State requirement.  

On a motion by Jodi Doering, seconded by Todd Olinger, the Board re-approved the 2021-2022 Back to School plan. Motion carried. 

On a motion by Todd Olinger, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, the Board approved to hire Peggy Swenson as the Assistant Food Service Employee at a salary of $21,000.00 (Pro-rated to $10,680 for the balance of 2021-2022) effective January 3, 2022. Motion carried.        

On a motion made by Jodi Doering, with a second by Todd Olinger, the Board approved the resignations of Matt Henriksen and Mitch Korbel as the Fifth/Sixth Boys Basketball Coaches and Emily Henriksen as the Girls Fifth/Sixth Grade Coach. The Board thanks these Coaches for their service to the basketball program.  Motion carried.  

On a motion by Lisa Snedeker, with a second by Jodi Doering, the Board approved the issuance of plans for bid through Koch-Hazard Architects for the new gymnasium ceiling/air conditioning project with the bids due by 4:30 p.m. on January 5th, 2022. Possible approval is to be moved at the next regular board meeting held on January 10, 2022. These funds are from COVID ESSER III Federal grant funds.   Motion carried.

On a motion by Jodi Doering, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, the Board approved the time to be changed for the January and February regular Board meetings from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. due to school activities. Motion carried.

On a motion by Todd Olinger, with a second by Jodi Doering, the Board approved changing the Kitchen/Custodian sub pay from $10.00 to $12.00 per hour effective December 14, 2021. Motion carried.

On a motion by Jodi Doering, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, the Board approved payment of a $500.00 stipend for the first semester art class for Bev Dunn. Motion carried.

The board moved into executive session at 7:32 p.m. on a motion by Todd Olinger, with a second by Jodi Doering, for personnel reasons pursuant to SDCL #1-25-2.1. Motion carried. The Board reconvened into regular session at 8:32 p.m.  

With no further business to come before the Board, the December 13th, 2021, regular school board meeting was adjourned at 8:32 p.m. on a motion by Jodi Doering, with a second by Todd Olinger. Motion carried.  

JASON WHITE

Chair                                              

CHRIS SELLAND

Business Manager

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