Woonsocket School Board proceedings

UNAPPROVED MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING HELD MARCH 14TH, 2022

 The Woonsocket Board of Education met in regular session on March 14th, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in the Boardroom of the Woonsocket School.  Members attending were:  Jason White, Neal Hiemstra, Lisa Snedeker, and Todd Olinger.  Jodi Doering was absent. Others attending were: Superintendent Rod Weber, Jason Bruce, Sarah Jensen, Armando Rodriguez, Brooke King, 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 Todd Olinger, the Board approved the March 14th meeting agenda as presented. Motion carried.

The minutes of the regular board meeting held on February 14th, 2022, were approved as presented on a motion by Lisa Snedeker seconded by Neal Hiemstra. Motion carried.  

The Board was introduced to the new Administrative team to include Armando Rodriguez (Instructional Coach) and Brooke King (Special Education Director). These positions will be effective for the 2022-23 school term and these employees will have additional duties.  

On a motion by Neal Hiemstra, seconded by Todd Olinger, the Board approved the claims presented (to include Springs Foods for $289.12) and the February 2022 financial report as follows; motion carried:

GENERAL FUND, Beginning balance: $1,033,886.80; Add receipts: Taxes $34,294.86; Interest $870.44; Other local $1,278.06; State $139,150.98; Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for:  $1,209,481.14; less disbursements $169,665.17; less transferred out to Fund #53 $75,000.00; Cash balance: $964,815.97; less contracts and accounts payable/transfers $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00; Fund Balance: $964,815.97.

CAPITAL OUTLAY, Beginning balance: $1,413,253.98; Add receipts: Taxes $53,438.32; Other local $0.00;  Federal $0.00. Total to be accounted for: $1,466,692.30; less disbursements $11,668.54;   Cash balance: $1,455,023.76;  less accounts payable $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00; Fund balance: $1,455,023.76.

SPECIAL EDUCATION, Beginning balance: $607,443.34; Add receipts: Taxes $29,761.14; Other local $0.00; State $0.00; Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $637,204.48; less disbursements $29,308.50; Cash balance: $607,895.98; Less contracts and accounts payable/transfers $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00;  Fund balance: $607,895.98.

FOOD SERVICE, Beginning balance: $76,474.26; Add receipts:  Pupil receipts $1,033.01; Adult receipts $0.00; Milk receipts $0.00;  Interest $2.93; Other local $0.00;  State $0.00; Federal reimbursement $23,257.89; Total to be accounted for: $100,768.09; less disbursements $16,854.69; Cash  balance $83,913.40; Less contracts/accounts payable $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00; Fund balance $83,913.40.   

ENTERPRISE FUND #53, Beginning balance: $32,492.75; Add receipts: Other local $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $32,492.75;  less disbursements $4,237.88; Plus transfer in from general fund $75,000.00; Cash balance;  $103,254.87;  Less contracts/accounts payable; $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00:  Fund balance: $103,254.87. 

TRUST AND AGENCY, Beginning balance: $21,878.97; Add receipts: Interest $1.04; Pupil activities $19,985.18; Total to be accounted for: $41,865.19; less disbursements $9,374.08; Fund balance: $32,491.11.

Salaries and benefits for the month of February, 2022 were as follows:

General Fund: $125,583.64   

Special Education: $27,900.90

Enterprise #53: $4,171.00

Food Service: $7,184.62

GENERAL FUND                            

AT&T, CELL PHONE BILL $84.76

AUTOMATIC BUILDING CONTROLS, FIRE ALARM MAINTENANCE $240.00

BROOKS OIL, #2 FUEL OIL $2,379.00

CITY OF WOONSOCKET, WATER SERVICE $34.50

DAKOTA RECOGNITION/JOSTENS, DIPLOMA $30.08

DB ELECTRIC, ELECTRIC SERVICE CALLS/BALLASTS $160.09

DUNN, BEV, REIMBURSEMENT – BOOKS $91.33

ELDRIDGE, DRAMA SCRIPTS/PERFORMANCES $416.75

ETERNAL SECURITY PRODUCTS, KEY FOBS $112.13

EXPRESS 2, GAS – MINI-BUSES/VEHICLES $591.46

EXPRESS STOP, GAS – MINI-BUSES/VEHICLES $887.75

FIRST NATIONAL BANK – VISA, MULTI-MEDIA, SOFTWARE – RENEWAL $370.91

HILLYARD, CUSTODIAN SUPPLIES $434.17

[IMPREST FUND:

HAUN, TYLER, REFEREE – DOUBLEHEADER $120.00

HENSLER, MICHAELA, VIDEO – FOUR BASKETBALL GAMES $40.00

KRIETLOW, BOB, REFEREE/MILEAGE – DOUBLEHEADER $149.40

MCGIRR, BRAD, REFEREE – DOUBLEHEADER $120.00

FEBRUARY IMPREST CLAIMS: $429.40]

K & D BUSING INC., REGULAR ROUTE/CO-CURRICULAR ROUTE $16,092.32

KO’S PRO SERVICE, OIL CHANGES $161.90

LEHR, DAVE, TECH SERVICE FEE $160.00

LOCAL LUMBER, WELDING SUPPLIES $6.90

MCLEODS, ELECTION KIT/ABSENTEE BALLOT KITS $109.19

NAPA AUTO PARTS, BELTS – ROOF $42.48

NORTHWESTERN ENERGY, ELECTRIC SERVICE $6,741.54

PETTY CASH, POSTAGE EXPENSE $8.80

SANBORN WEEKLY JOURNAL, PUBLICATIONS $489.74

SANTEL COMMUNICATIONS, PHONE/CABLE/INTERNET $178.88

SCHMIEDT, DARIN, REIMBURSEMENT – GAS/SHOP SUPPLIES $102.53

SOUTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIALS, CONFERENCE FEE – BUSINESS MANAGER $75.00

WASTE MANAGEMENT OF WI-MN, GARBAGE SERVICE $370.52

WOONY FOODS, SUPPLIES $160.00

Fund Total: $30,962.13

CAPITAL OUTLAY

A&B BUSINESS EQUIPMENT, COPIER LEASE/STAPLES $1,110.63

A-OX WELDING, WELDING HELMETS (5) $746.00

ATHLETIC SEATING, LLC, GYMNASIUM CHAIRS (25) $2,733.00

CHAD EAGLE CONSTRUCTION, LLC, PAY REQUEST – HVAC PROJECT $18,819.92

HAUFF MID-AMERICA SPORTS INC., HURDLES/HURDLE CART $3,065.00

JAMES VALLEY NURSERY, LANDSCAPING – PRACTICE FIELD $1,584.47

KO’S PRO SERVICE, TIRES-TRAILER $347.06

KOCH-HAZARD ARCHITECTS, ARCHITECT SERVICES – HVAC PROJECT $1,594.17

RIDDELL – ALL AMERICAN SPORTS, FOOTBALL RECONDITIONING $1,499.98

Fund Total: $31,500.23

SPECIAL EDUCATION

ABA CARE, BEHAVIOR TRAINING $4,080.29

AVERA ST. LUKES, CLIENT SERVICES $856.80

Fund Total: $4,937.09

ENTERPRISE FUND #53

[IMPREST FUND:

SOUTH DAKOTA EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, CONFERENCE FEE – K. JACKSON – PRE-K $139.54

IMPREST FEBRUARY CLAIMS: $139.54]

Fund Total: $139.54

FOOD SERVICE                            

BUHLS DRY CLEANING, LAUNDRY SERVICE $7.50

EARTHGRAINS/BIMBO BAKERIES, FOOD $367.80

PERFORMANCE FOODSERVICE, FOOD/SUPPLIES $7,370.60

RETZER, MIRANDA, LUNCH REFUND $4.30

SPRINGS FOOD MARKET, FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PROGRAM FOOD $289.12

WOONY FOODS, FOOD $87.97

Fund Total: $8,127.29

Chris Selland gave the financial report. She advised that four total petitions were taken out, two for the two-year term and two for the three-year term. The Auditors will also be here on March 24, 2022, to complete the 2020-21 audit. 

Superintendent Weber updated the Board on Spring sports, industrial technical equipment that has been requested, and negotiations for 2022-2023. 

Lead Teacher Sarah Jensen updated the Board on Elementary issues and advised that the summer school plans are in the process of being completed.

Jason Bruce gave a busing update.  

On a motion made by Lisa Snedeker, with a second by Todd Olinger, the Board approved the following non-certified positions for 2022-2023: Julie Bebout, Peg Swenson, Trent Clayton, Patty Anderson (PT), Tracy Steele, Jessica Anderson, Luci Grassel, Carie Fry, Alecia Schley, Mazie Opsahl, Crystal Lammey and Andrea Baysinger (PT). Motion carried.

On a motion by Neal Hiemstra, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, the Board approved the following certified contracts for 2022-2023: Karen Jackson, Armando Rodriguez, Jessica Bruce, Kacee Polly, Sarah Jensen, Bailey Deinert, Jason Bruce, Bev Dunn, Darin Schmiedt, Tristan Ziebart, Kayla Vetter, Danielle DeGreef, Mitch Korbel, Rick Olsen, Dayna Rodriguez, Brooke King, Emily Henriksen, Tate Deinert, Kylie Pauly, Matt Henriksen, Rebecca Potrament, Shelley Schlicht, Charley Larson, Mica Foxley, and Chris Selland (six month). Motion carried.

On a motion by Lisa Snedeker, seconded by Todd Olinger, the Board approved the new contract with A&B Business for the copier lease for 63 months at $991.73 base payment. Motion carried.

On a motion by Neal Hiemstra, with a second by Todd Olinger, the Board approved the resignation of Russell Garry as shared Band Instructor effective with the 2022-2023 school year. The Board would like to thank Mr. Garry for his service to the district. Motion carried.

On a motion by Todd Olinger, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, the Board approved and updated the Woonsocket School and Community Library policy, changing the summer hours to Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Motion carried.

It was moved by Neal Hiemstra, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, to approve the 2022-2023 school calendar. Motion carried.  

On a motion by Lisa Snedeker, seconded by Todd Olinger, the Board approved a joint city/school election to be held on April 12, 2022, at the community center from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with Election Superintendent Delores Reider and workers Kay Jorgensen and Vicki Tiede. Motion carried.

It was moved by Todd Olinger, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, to approve a change order in the Chad Eagle Construction alternate bid from $90,130.00 (10 skylights) to $54,870.00 (six skylights) for the summer HVAC gymnasium roof project. Motion carried. Note:  This project uses COVID ESSR funds.

On a motion by Neal Hiemstra, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, the Board approved a special Board Meeting for Monday, March 28th, at 7:00 p.m. in the school board room to conduct Business Manager interviews. Motion carried.

It was moved by Todd Olinger, with a second by Neal Hiemstra, to approve a ShopSabre “23” router system for Industrial Tech at a cost of $13,095.00 (capital outlay funds). Motion carried.     

With no further business to come before the Board, the March 14th, 2022, regular school board meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m. on a motion by Neal Hiemstra, with a second by Todd Olinger.  Motion carried.  

JASON WHITE

Chair

CHRIS SELLAND

Business Manager

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