Woonsocket School Board proceedings

UNAPPROVED MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING HELD MAY 12th, 2022

The Woonsocket Board of Education met in regular session on May 12th, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in the Boardroom of the Woonsocket School. The Board meeting had been rescheduled to avoid a conflict with the AAA Awards Banquet.  Members attending were: Jason White, Neal Hiemstra, and Lisa Snedeker. Todd Olinger and Jodi Doering were absent. Others attending were: Superintendent Rod Weber, Jason Bruce, Sarah Jensen, Rikki Ohlrogge 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 Neal Hiemstra, the Board approved the May 12th meeting agenda as presented. Motion carried.

The minutes of the regular Board meeting held on April 11th, 2022, were approved as presented on a motion by Neal Hiemstra, seconded by Lisa Snedeker. Motion carried.  

On a motion by Lisa Snedeker, seconded by Neal Hiemstra, the Board approved the claims presented and the April 2022 financial report as follows; motion carried:

GENERAL FUND, Beginning balance: $934,484.18; Add receipts: Taxes $3,645.64; Interest $945.12; Other local $769.58; State $116,731.00; Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $1,056,575.52;  less disbursements $160,226.00;   less transferred out $0.00; Cash balance: $896,349.52; less contracts and accounts payable/transfers $0.00;  plus accounts receivable $0.00; Fund balance: $896,349.52.

CAPITAL OUTLAY, Beginning balance: $1,454,059.77; Add receipts: Taxes $7,072.97; Other local:  $0.00;  Federal:  $0.00. Total to be accounted for: $1,461,132.74; less disbursements $10,439.85;   Cash balance: $1,450,692.89;  less accounts payable: $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00; Fund balance: $1,450,692.89.

SPECIAL EDUCATION, Beginning balance: $592,148.47; Add receipts: Taxes $3,938.82; Other local $0.00; State $0.00; Federal $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $596,087.29; less disbursements $28,977.57; Cash balance: $567,109.72; Less contracts and accounts payable/transfers $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00;  Fund balance: $567,109.72.

FOOD SERVICE, Beginning balance: $92,975.72; Add receipts: Pupil receipts $2,540.52; Adult receipts $0.00; Milk receipts $0.00; Interest $4.14; Other local  $167.75;  State $9,671.78; Federal reimbursement $23,879.25; Total to be accounted for: $129,239.16; less disbursements $17,998.28; Cash  balance: $111,240.88; Less contracts/accounts payable $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00; Fund balance $111,240.88.   

ENTERPRISE FUND #53, Beginning balance: $100,419.32; Add receipts: Other local $0.00; Total to be accounted for: $100,419.32;  less disbursements $4,534.32;  Plus transfer in $0.00; Cash balance: $95,885.00;  Less contracts/accounts payable $0.00; plus accounts receivable $0.00; Fund balance: $95,885.00. 

TRUST AND AGENCY, Beginning balance: $32,763.44; Add receipts: Interest $1.31; Pupil activities $1,906.60; Total to be accounted for: $34,671.35; less disbursements $3,795.93; Fund balance $30,875.42.

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

General Fund: $126,029.96   

Special Education: $27,814.77

  Enterprise #53: $4,534.32

Food Service: $7,620.60

GENERAL FUND                            

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OMAHA – VISA, AAA SUPPLIES $120.10

A-OX WELDING, WELDING SUPPLIES $366.31

AT&T, CELLPHONE $104.58

BOOK SYSTEMS, ATRIUM RENEWAL – LIBRARY $995.00

D & L SERVICE, MOWER MAINTENANCE $140.00

DB ELECTRIC, CHECK SUMP PUMP – FOOTBALL FIELD $177.45

EXPRESS 2, GAS – MINI-BUSES/VEHICLES $1,033.19

EXPRESS STOP, GAS – MINI-BUSES/VEHICLES $409.18

HILLYARD, CUSTODIAN SUPPLIES $417.03

[IMPREST FUND:

ANDES CENTRAL SCHOOL, GOLF FEE – MITCHELL INVITATIONAL $50.00

DESMET HIGH SCHOOL, GOLF FEE – VARSITY $30.00

HOWARD SCHOOL, GOLF FEE – JUNIOR HIGH $15.00

JORGENSON, KAY, ELECTION OFFICIAL $100.00

MILLER SCHOOL, GOLF ENTRY FEE $30.00

REIDER, DELORES, ELECTION OFFICIAL $100.00

TIEDE, VICKI, ELECTION OFFICIAL $100.00

WESSINGTON SPRINGS SCHOOL, GOLF ENTRY FEE – VARSITY $25.00

WESSINGTON SPRINGS SCHOOL, GOLF ENTRY FEE – JUNIOR HIGH/JUNIOR VARSITY $50.00

TOTAL APRIL IMPREST CLAIMS: $500.00]

K & D BUSING INC., REGULAR ROUTE/CO-CURRICULAR ROUTE $15,804.40

KO’S PRO SERVICE, BRAKE PADS – VAN $404.16

KROHMER PLUMBING, PLUMBING REPAIRS $248.45

LEHR, DAVE, TECH SERVICE FEE $160.00

MACK METAL SALES, INDUSTRIAL TECH SUPPLIES $166.82

MENARDS, DRAMA SUPPLIES $334.82

NORTHWESTERN ENERGY, ELECTRIC SERVICE $5,569.91

ORIENTAL TRADING COMPANY, SUMMER READING MATERIALS – LIBRARY $302.29

PETTY CASH, POSTAGE EXPENSE $17.23

PLAINSMAN, HELP WANTED AD $260.25

PLATTE-GEDDES SCHOOL, PERKINS CONSORTIUM FEE $225.00

QUILL CORPORATION, AWARD BANQUET SUPPLIES/PAPER $2,777.46

RAMKOTA, LODGING – BUSINESS MANAGER CONFERENCE $216.00

SANTEL COMMUNICATIONS, PHONE/CABLE/INTERNET $179.73

School Administrators of South Dakota, SUPERINTENDENT CONFERENCE FEE $200.00

SCHOENFISH & CO. INC., ANNUAL AUDIT FEE $8,100.00

South Dakota High School Activities Association, RULE BOOKS – 21-22 $52.00

USI EDUCATION AND GOVERNMENT SALES, LAMINATING FILM $299.69

WASTE MANAGEMENT OF WI-MN, GARBAGE SERVICE $389.05

WESSINGTON SPRINGS SCHOOL, WRESTLING CO-OP PAYMENT $1,663.20

WOONY FOODS, SUPPLIES $101.01

Fund Total: $41,734.31

CAPITAL OUTLAY

A&B BUSINESS EQUIPMENT, COPIER LEASE $991.73

CHAD EAGLE CONSTRUCTION, LLC, HVAC GYM PROJECT PAYMENT $9,240.42

HAUFF MID-AMERICA SPORTS INC., TRACK SUPPLIES $4,101.94

RIDDELL-ALL AMERICAN SPORTS, FOOTBALL HELMETS (3) $1,178.57

Fund Total: $15,512.66

SPECIAL EDUCATION

AVERA ST. LUKES, CLIENT SERVICES $673.20

JAMES VALLEY EDUCATION CO-OP, CO-OP PAYMENT – SECOND SEMESTER $18,112.50

JEMMING, TERESA, GUARDIAN MILEAGE $361.20

Fund Total: $19,146.90

ENTERPRISE FUND #53

JACKSON, KAREN, REIMBURSEMENT – GAS – CONFERENCE $76.52

RAMKOTA, LODGING PRE-K CONFERENCE $193.83

Fund Total: $270.35

FOOD SERVICE                            

BIMBO BAKERIES USA, FOOD $202.35

BUHLS DRY CLEANING, LAUNDRY SERVICE $15.00

CENTRAL RESTAURANT PRODUCTS, SALAD BAR/SUPPLIES $3,944.40

COUNTY FAIR, FOOD $17.94

PERFORMANCE FOODSERVICE, FOOD/SUPPLIES $11,400.07

SPRINGS FOOD MARKET, FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PROGRAM FOOD $764.05

WOONY FOODS, FOOD/SUPPLIES $104.70

Fund Total: $16,448.51

Chris Selland gave the financial report. She presented the 2020-2021 audit report to the Board Members. 

Superintendent Weber updated the Board on current openings in the district (the shared Band Teacher and a part-time Food Service Employee). Superintendent Weber also advised that the pro-pit had sustained some minor damage in the storm, and the track participants are enjoying the new practice track. He also advised that the staff had played a game of “survivor” for Teacher Appreciation Week. 

The gymnasium HVAC project will be started right after school is out, with no access to the gymnasium until it is completed (August). Superintendent Weber is working with the South Dakota Highway Department to install rapid flashers by the school intersection for crosswalk safety.

Lead Teacher Sarah Jensen advised that field trips had gone well, and field day is scheduled for May 16th. PreK-4 and Kindergarten registration went well. 

Jason Bruce gave a busing update.  

On a motion made by Neal Hiemstra with a second by Lisa Snedeker, the Board approved to accept the resignation of Matt Henriksen as Special Education and Sixth Grade Teacher and Head Boys Basketball coach, effective at the end of this year, with $500.00 in liquidated damages accessed. The position will be absorbed within the existing staff. The Board would like to thank Henriksen for his work with the students and athletes. Motion carried. 

Motion was made by Lisa Snedeker, with a second by Neal Hiemstra, to approve the new elementary reading curriculum from Houghton-Mifflin for the 2022-2023 school year in the amount of $36,418.87.  Motion carried.

On a motion made by Neal Hiemstra, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, the Board approved the hire of Liz Fisher as Guidance Counselor, effective the 2022-2023 school year, at a salary of $43,500.00. Motion carried.

On a motion by Lisa Snedeker, with a second by Neal Hiemstra, the Board approved Danielle DeGreef as the new Dual Credit Advisor for 2022-2023 at a stipend of $1,400.00 (to be added to the extra-duty schedule). Motion carried. 

Motion by Neal Hiemstra, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, to approve the hire of Lori Kopfmann as the new Food Service Director for 2022-2023 at a salary of $31,500.00.  Motion carried. 

It was moved by Lisa Snedeker, with a second by Neal Hiemstra, to approve Tristan Ziebart as the Fifth/Sixth Grade Girls Basketball coach for 2022-2023 at a salary of $1,500.00.  Motion carried.

It was approved on a motion by Neal Hiemstra, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, to hire Tracy Steele as the new Librarian at a salary of $31,500.00 (starting July 1, 2022 – includes summer hours from July 1, 2022) and to payoff the balance of her teaching contract in June 2022.  Motion carried.  

It was moved by Lisa Snedeker, with a second by Neal Hiemstra, to approve the hire of Rob Baruth as Head Girls Basketball Coach, effective 2022-2023, at a salary of $4,000.00.  Motion carried.

It was moved by Neal Hiemstra, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, to approve Tate Deinert as Head Boys Basketball Coach, effective the 2022-2023 school year, at a wage of $4,000.00. Motion carried.

It was moved by Lisa Snedeker, with a second by Neal Hiemstra, to approve the hire of Sarah Baysinger as High School Teachers Aid, effective the 2022-2023 school year, at a salary of $20,300.00. Motion carried. 

It was moved by Neal Hiemstra, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, to approve the technology package for 2022-23 from RTI (hardware) and various software/site licenses for $44,760.88. Motion carried.

On a motion by Lisa Snedeker, with a second by Neal Hiemstra, the Board approved the following SDHSAA ballot votes:

1) Amendment #1 – yes;

2) Amendment #2  –  yes;

3) Amendment #3 –  yes;

4) Amendment #4 – yes;

5) Amendment #5 – yes;

6) Amendment #6 – yes;

7) Amendment #7 – yes.

Motion carried.

Motion was made by Neal Hiemstra, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, to approve Woonsocket School’s 2022-2023 Comprehensive Plan for Special Education. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Lisa Snedeker, with a second by Neal Hiemstra, to canvas votes from the April 12, 2022, school board election as follows: 

three-year term – James Grosz, 28 votes; Rikki Ohlrogge, 139 votes;

two-year term – Michael Kogel, 30 votes; Todd Olinger, 118 votes.

There were 175 ballots cast of 863 registered voters for a turnout percentage of 20 percent. Motion carried.

On a motion made by Neal Hiemstra, with a second by Lisa Snedeker, the Board approved the new updated 2022-2023 school calendar. Motion carried. 

On a motion made by Lisa Snedeker, with a second by Neal Hiemstra, the Board authorized the Business Manager to advertise for sealed bids for the old kitchen dishwasher and the gymnasium divider curtain. Motion carried.  

The 2022 graduating Seniors were approved as follows on a motion by Neal Hiemstra with a second by Lisa Snedeker: Gabriel Brandon Boschee, Trinity Jo Boschee, Dilyn Rosalie Brooks, MaryFrances Lynette Grace Bruce, Brooke Lynne Doering, Sydney Breanne Freideman, Braxton DeWitt Gentles, Jevin Rian  Goertz, Saleena Brianna Larson, Emily Rae Ohlrogge, Clay Jacob Olinger, Kylie Dean Schlenker, Michael James Schmiedt, Isaiah Jacob Thennis, Trista Jo White, Logan Joshua Wieman, Honorary Diploma – Jordan Thomas Klich. Motion carried.

On a motion made by Lisa Snedeker, with a second by Neal Hiemstra, the Board approved to change the Classified staff sub and library sub pay to $14.00 per hour effective immediately. Motion carried.

With no further business to come before the Board, the May 12th, 2022, regular school board meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m. on a motion by Neal Hiemstra, with a second by Lisa Snedeker. Motion carried.  

JASON WHITE

Chair

CHRIS SELLAND

Business Manager

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