May 14, 2018
UNOFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF BOARD OF EDUCATION
GROTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 06-6
May 14, 2018
President Steve Smith called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the High School conference room. Members present: Fjelstad, Gengerke, Harder, Pharis, Rix, Smith, and Weismantel. Others present were Supt. J. Schwan, Principals B. Schwan and Sombke and Business Official Weber.
Moved by Weismantel, second Harder to approve the agenda with the following amendments: under New Business Item #11a. – approve 2018-19 GTA Negotiated Agreement and under New Business Item #22a – approve resignation of Renee Swisher. Motion carried.
There were no potential conflicts of interest reported.
Moved by Rix, second Fjelstad to approve the following consent agenda items as presented: District minutes of April 9, 23 and May 8; North Central Special Ed Coop items; transportation report, school lunch report, financial reports; agency accounts; investments; bills; and open enrollment applications #19-03 for a Jr. Kindergarten student from Northwestern Area, #19-04 for a Kindergarten student from Aberdeen, #19-05 for a Kindergarten student from Aberdeen, #19-06 for a Jr. Kindergarten student from Aberdeen, #19-07 for a Kindergarten student from Aberdeen, #19-08 for a Kindergarten student from Aberdeen, #19-09 for a student in grade 3 from Aberdeen, #19-10 for a student in grade 7 from Aberdeen and #19-11 for a Kindergarten student from Britton-Helca. Motion carried.
GENERAL FUND: Net Salary – 180,542.65; FIT –16,218.57; Medicare – 6,767.78; FICA – 28,938.26; American Funds – 771.70; Washington National – 98.40; SDRS – 29,365.98; Waddell & Reed – 1,903.90; Horace Mann – 1,111.61; Thrivent – 228.90; AFLAC – 2,909.77; Delta Dental – 4,621.80; SD Supplemental Retirement – 1,026.19; Wellmark – 62,818.00; Reliastar – 588.63; A&B Business – refills, 8.36; Aberdeen Awards – plaques, 8.50; Acme Tools – supplies, 119.44; Advanced Auto Parts – supplies, 68.81; Agency Fund – advanced pays, 31,168.35; Cole Papers – copy paper/supplies, 3,697.71; Dakota Autoglass – supplies, 35.25; Dakota Outdoors – weight room repairs, 1,314.50; Darrel’s – tire repair, 127.80; Downie’s Piano – tuning, 115.00; Far From Normal – supplies, 86.23; Farnam’s – supplies, 42.48; Full Circle Ag – lube, 80.25; G & K Services – rug services, 564.96; Groton Area Schools – reimbursements, 288.60; Groton Daily Ind. – legals, 180.56; Joel Guthmiller – gas, 30.00; Harry Implement – mower belt, 31.48; Hillyards – supplies, 226.44; Janice Hoffman – supplies, 11.45; House of Glass – keys, 8.25; J.W. Pepper – music, 408.22; Jostens – pins, 62.46; Leidholdt Tool Sales – supplies, 133.70; Matheson Tri Glas – IA Supply, 49.99; Menards – tarp, 49.98; Julie Milbrandt – supplies, 48.88; MJ’s – fuel/repair, 122.60; MSUM Boys Basketball Camps – team camp, 200.00; NASSP (NHS) – dues, 385.00; Nelson Sales & Service – supplies, 160.65; Northside Implement – repairs, 1,441.93; Northwestern Energy – natural gas, 3,289.14; NSU – camp fee, 400.00; Otis Elevator Company – repairs, 915.21; Patios Plus – water risers, 674.93; Pfitzer Pest Control – service, 209.00; QQP – plaques, 60.00; SDSSA – conference fee, 150.00; Sewer Duck – repairs, 160.45; Sheraton Sioux Falls – TIE lodging, 272.00; Cody Swanson – trophies/show choir supplies, 701.34; Taylor Music – reeds, supplies, 160.17; TIE – consultant, 1,200.00; Travelodge – rooms, 152.90. Total General Fund - $387,535.11.
CAPITAL OUTLAY: Agency Fund – advanced pays, 1,534.78; Follett School Solutions – books, 924.86; John Deere Financial – mower drive, 992.02; Marco – copier lease, 2,376.79. Total Capital Outlay - $5,828.45.
SPECIAL ED: Net Salary – 27,192.74; FIT – 2,235.88; Medicare – 1,016.56; FICA – 4,346.84; SDRS – 4,714.84; Waddell & Reed – 250.00; AFLAC – 730.91; Delta Dental – 983.10; SD Supplemental Retirement – 50.00; Wellmark – 11,841.00; Reliastar – 233.25; Agency Funds – advanced pays, 211.03; Avera St Luke’s – PT/OT, 9,647.00; Rebecca Erickson – student incentives, 24.57; Janice Hoffman – grant supplies, 9.88; Molly Ringgenberg – supplies, 26.91; Judy or Gene Williamson – mileage, 564.48. Total Special Ed - $64,078.99.
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND: Gemini Acoustical – elementary remodel project work, 9,481.00.
Total Capital Projects – $9,481.00.
ENTERPRISE: Food Service: Net Salary – 7,311.47; FIT – 348.68; Medicare – 250.72; FICA – 1,072.10; SDRS – 648.48; AFLAC – 151.45; Wellmark – 1,526.00; Reliastar – 1.30; Agency Funds – advanced pays, 78.24; Cintas Corp – apron service, 77.01; CWD – food, paper products, 3,395.38; Dean Foods – milk, 1,216.87; Earthgrains – food, 187.85; G & K Services – apron, towel service, 234.72; Reinharts – food, paper products, 4,568.85; US Foods – food, paper products, 3,254.08. Total Food Service - $24,323.20. OST: Net Salary – 1,868.24; FIT – 102.38; Medicare – 65.72; FICA – 281.10; SDRS – 216.00; AFLAC – 163.93; Wellmark – 671.00; Reliastar – 15.44; Agency Funds – advanced pays, 541.64; Groton Ford – repairs, 97.15. Total Enterprise - $4,022.60.
AGENCY FUND: Total - $61,608.59.
RECEIPTS: Local Sources, Taxes – 157,422.86; Other Local Sources – 107,813.04; County Sources – 3,674.02; State Sources – 2,061.00; Federal Sources – 5,909.69. Total Receipts - $276,880.61.
Members of the public were allowed five minutes to address the board on any topic of their choice. With no public members present to speak, the board proceeded with their remaining agenda items.
There were no school board committee reports given.
Superintendent Schwan presented a list of Managed Print/Copy Proposals. Moved by Harder, second Weismantel to approve the 5-year proposal for total fleet replacement from A&B Business for $96,513.60. Motion carried.
The following items were discussed in administrative reports: ESSA, state report card, open staff positions, elementary project update, in-service, track and field day and elementary PAC Carnival on May 18th, 5th grade visitation to the middle school, dual credit meeting, cheerleader try-outs, all-school play presentation, show choir auditions, state track meet and van surplus sealed bids.
Business Manager Weber presented the FY19 District and NCSEC Preliminary Budgets in accordance with SDCL 13-11-12. No action was taken.
Superintendent Schwan presented options to amend the 2018-19 school calendar to address conflicts between the dates for Prom and ACT testing. No action was taken.
The board held first reading of additions and amendments to Policies AC - Nondiscrimination, BDDC - Agenda Preparation and Dissemination, EFC - Meal Charges, GBL - Personnel Records, GCBDD - Military Leave of Absence, IGBC - Limited English Proficiency Instruction, JEAA - Students Alternative Instruction, JGB - Restraint and Seclusion, JGB-E(1) - Restraint and Seclusion Incident Report, JGB-E(2) - Restraint and Seclusion Debriefing, JOA-E(2) - Student Directory Opt Out, KMB - Title I Parental Involvement and KMC - Annual Notification of Parents.
The board held first reading of recommended changes to the OST handbook.
Moved by Harder, second Gengerke to approve NCSEC Agreement for 2018-19. Motion carried.
Moved by Weismantel, second Fjeldstad to approve 2018-19 ASBSD Protective Trust Agreement for Health Insurance. Motion carried.
Moved by Weismantel, second Fjelstad to approve 2018-19 ASBSD Protective Trust Agreement for Worker’s Compensation. Motion carried.
Moved by Rix, second Weismantel to cast ballot for SDHSAA Division IV Representative for Craig Cassens of Faulkton. Motion carried.
Moved by Fjelstad, second Gengerke to cast ballot for SDHSAA Large School Group Board of Education Representative for Dr. Paul Turman of Pierre. Motion carried.
Moved by Harder, second Gengerke to cast ballot for SDHSAA Division III Representative for Dr. Jerry Rasmussen of Dakota Valley. Motion carried.
Moved by Weismantel, second Pharis to cast ballot for SDHSAA Constitutional Amendment #1 as YES. Motion carried.
Moved by Gengerke, second to defer action on 2018-19 GTA Negotiated Agreement until after executive session. Motion died for a lack of a second.
Moved by Harder, second Rix to approve 2018-19 GTA Negotiated Agreement. Motion carries 6-1 with Gengerke voting no.
Moved by Weismantel, second Rix to issue certified staff contracts for 2018-19 with return date of May 25, 2018. Motion carried.
Moved by Rix, second Fjelstad to issue off-staff contracts for 2018-19 with return date of May 25, 2018. Motion carried.
Moved by Gengerke, second Pharis to hire Melissa Hill as MS/HS Special Education Teacher for 2018-19 with salary to be published in July. Motion carried.
Moved by Weismantel, second Harder to hire Brenda Madsen as Senior Class Advisor for the 2018-19 school year with salary to be published in July. Motion carried.
Moved by Weismantel, second Pharis to hire Joe Schwan as Athletic Director for the 2018-19 school year with salary to be published in July. Motion carried.
Moved by Harder, second Rix to hire Chris Kucker as Girls Soccer Coach for the 2018-19 school year with salary to be published in July. Motion carried.
Moved by Gengerke, second Fjelstad to approve work agreements for summer employees Rita Kampa, Brandon Clocksene, Shyla Larson and Tyler Iverson with salary to be published in July. Motion carried.
Moved by Fjelstad, second Pharis to approve Summer School agreements for Julie Milbrandt and Ann Gibbs and Special Education Extended School Year agreements for Joni Groeblinghoff and Jill Krueger with salaries to be published in July. Motion carried 6-0 with Gengerke abstaining.
Moved by Harder, second Rix to approve resignation of Pernell Graf, custodian, effective May 18, 2018. Motion carried.
Moved by Fjelstad, second Weismantel to approve resignation of Don Donley as Yearbook Advisor assuming a suitable replacement can be found. Motion carried.
Moved by Gengerke, second Pharis to approve resignation/retirement of Jane Kroll, 2nd grade teacher, effective at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Motion carried.
Moved by Harder, second Weismantel to approve resignation/retirement of Renee Swisher, Kindergarten teacher, effective at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Motion carried.
Smith declared a short recess at 9:13 pm.
Smith declared the board back in session. Moved by Weismantel, second Rix to go into executive session at 9:22 pm pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(4) for negotiations. Motion carried.
Smith declared the board out of executive session at 10:20 pm.
Moved by Fjelstad, second Pharis to adjourn.
M. J. Weber, Business Manager
Steven R. Smith, President
The addition of signatures to this page verifies these minutes as official.
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