UNOFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF BOARD OF EDUCATION
GROTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 06-6
June 11, 2018
Vice-President Weismantel called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Conference Room. Members present: Fjelstad, Gengerke, Harder, Pharis, Rix, and Weismantel. Absent Smith. Others present were Supt. J. Schwan, Principals B. Schwan and Sombke and Business Manager Weber.
Moved by Harder, second Rix to approve the agenda with the following amendments: under New Business Item #12a - approve lane change for Shaun Wanner and under New Business #15a – approve open enrollment #19-03. Motion carried.
There were no potential conflicts of interest reported.
Moved by Rix, second Fjelstad to approve the following consent agenda items as presented: North Central Special Ed Coop school of record agenda items, District minutes of May 14 and special meeting minutes of May 29, bills, financial reports, agency, school lunch report, transportation report, 2018-19 energy quote requests, 2018-19 newspaper quote requests and publication of 2018-19 Groton Area School District Budget with 8:00pm public hearing set for July 9th. Motion carried.
GENERAL FUND: Net Salary – 184,014.21; FIT – 16,353.20; Medicare – 6,873.26; FICA – 29,389.56; American Funds Service Co. – 771.70; Washington National – 98.40; SDRS – 28,877.20; 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 – 64,309.11; Reliastar – 588.63; A&B Business – office supplies, 58.73; Aberdeen Awards – awards, 2,011.00; Groton Area – advance pays, 22,505.99; Allied Climate – repairs, 7,710.76; Automatic Building Controls – smoke detector, 358.16; Award Emblem – awards, 251.31; Churchill, Manolis, & Freeman – legal services, 405.22; Clubhouse Hotel – lodging, 127.00; Cole Papers – vacuum repairs, 120.50; Dakota Electronics – repairs, 150.90; Dependable Sanitation – service, 1,271.00; DR Elite Club – golf fee, 59.77; Farnam’s – adhesive, 18.49; Follett – labels, 283.58; Full Circle Ag – oil and diesel, 2,713.16; Groton Area – patron fees, 40.00; Groton Area – food reimbursements, 308.34; Groton Area – FFA coding correction, 2,691.95; Groton Chiropractic – physicals, 190.00; Groton Daily Independent – legals, 115.38; Joel Guthmiller – meals, 45.46; Hartford Steam Boiler – inspection fees, 450.00; Hauff Mid-America Sports – medals, 32.88; Aaron Helvig – meals, 66.09; Holiday Inn Spearfish – lodging, 1,287.86; House of Glass – labor/repairs, 991.80; J.W.Pepper – music, 64.38; Jerke Irrigation – irrigation repairs, 390.89; Ken’s – fuel, 4,237.60; Locke Electric – coding error/repairs, (1,119.36); Matheson Tri-Gas – IA supplies, 219.61; Menards – JH reading classroom, 56.09; Mid-American Research Chemical – janitorial supply, 447.76; Northside Imp – parts/repairs, 5,856.38; Northwestern Energy – natural gas, 1,095.38; Oriental Trading Co – RTI reinforcers, 656.14; QQP/Midstates – retirement plaques, 20.00; Safety Service – repairs, 442.00; School repairs/shakers, 259.29. Total General Fund – $400,113.32.
CAPITAL OUTLAY: Groton Area – Advanced payments, 5,802.44; Dakota Electronics – Battery, 59.00; First National Bank – bond issue, 125,025.00; House of Glass – building repairs, 839.72; Locke Electric – electrical installation/repairs, 2,969.06; Marco – copier lease, 2,376.79; My Turn Playsystems – wood chips/playground, 3,900.00; SD Federal Property Agency – IA tools, 302.00; Taylor Music – Orchestra Bells, 998.00. Total Capital Outlay – $142,272.01.
SPECIAL ED: Net Salary – 27,200.48; FIT – 2,159.74; Medicare – 1,013.96; FICA – 4,335.80; SDRS – 4,687.08; Waddell & Reed – 250.00; AFLAC – 730.91; Delta Dental – 983.10; SD Supplemental Retirement – 50.00; Wellmark – 11,841.00; Reliastar Life – 233.25; Avera St Lukes – PT/OT, 8,329.00; Groton Area – Elem SPED supplies, 70.15; Judy or Gene Williamson – mileage, 670.32; Nikki Wright – mileage, 856.80. Total Special Ed – $63,411.59.
BOND REDEMPTION: First National Bank – bond issue, 4,766.25.
CAPITAL PROJECTS: Digi Security Systems – security system at Elementary, 91,334.61; Redlinger Bros Plg & Htg – Elem project final pmt – 28,023.75. Total Capital Projects – $119,358.36.
ENTERPRISE FUNDS: Fund 51: Net Salary – 7,728.54; FIT – 364.99; Medicare – 264.86; FICA – 1,132.46; SDRS – 680.94; AFLAC – 151.45; Wellmark – 1,526.00; Reliastar Life – 1.30; Groton Area – Agency Advance Payments, 394.74; Todd Anderson – Lunch refund, 11.25; CWD-Aberdeen – Food, 1,194.93; Dean Foods – Milk, 437.20; Cara Dennert – lunch refund, 62.29; Earthgrains – food, 16.64; Clint Fjelstad – lunch refund, 141.05; Groton Area – milk, 13.50; Groton Area – computer fine, 5.00; Connie Jensen – lunch refund, 212.00; Jim Lane – lunch refund, 183.95; Joe or Belinda Nelson – lunch refund, 5.70; Stacy Oliver – lunch refund, 202.45; Reinhart Foodservice – food, 2,651.87; Marc Sippel – lunch refund, 66.05; US Foods – food, 2,484.01; Lynn Wright – lunch refund, 31.80. Total Food Service – $19,964.97.
Fund 53: Net Salary – 1,876.80; FIT – 98.84; Medicare – 65.72; FICA – 281.02; SDRS– 204.48; AFLAC – 163.93; Wellmark – 671.00; Reliastar Life – 15.44; Groton Area – Advance payments, 266.01; CWD-Aberdeen – snacks, 135.92; Groton Area – OST supply, 97.75; Groton Ford – repairs on Driver’s Ed car, 121.44. Total Fund Enterprise Funds – $3,998.35.
AGENCY FUND: Total – $53,205.17.
RECEIPTS: Local Sources, Taxes – 1,832,610.73; Other Local Sources – 119,540.15; County Sources – 4,188.90; State Sources – 177,269.18; Federal Sources – 40,184.22. Total Receipts – $2,173,793.18.
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.
Building, Grounds and Transportation committee members reported that agra-lime for the infield of the softball diamond at the elementary will be delivered in the next week.
The following items were discussed in administrative reports: NAEP testing, boy’s golf, end-of-the year reporting for SD Department of Education, staffing, ASBSD-SASD convention, grass planted at elementary, dual credit classes, volleyball camp, and Driver’s Ed update.
The board held second 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 Opt Out, KMB - Title I Parental Involvement and KMC - Annual Notification of Parents. Moved by Gengerke, second Pharis to approve as presented. Motion carried.
The board held second reading of recommended changes to OST Handbook. Moved by Rix, second Gengerke to approve as presented. Motion carried.
An amendment to the 2018-19 school calendar was discussed in relation a rescheduled date for Jr. Sr. Prom and/or ACT testing. Moved by Harder, second Gengerke to approve the calendar with Spring Break moving from March 14 and 15 to March 21 and 22 and Prom moving from April 13 to April 27. Motion carried.
Lindsey Tietz presented the FACS, Ag, Tech and Business Committee report for 2018-19 curriculum changes. The recommendations will be incorporated into the 2018-19 budget.
Weber presented a list of outdated or damaged items. Moved by Rix, second Fjelstad to declared items as surplus property for disposal or resale. Motion carried.
The board held first reading of proposed changes to the 2018-19 middle school/high school student handbook.
Moved by Gengerke, second Pharis to approve resignation of Mary Johnson as MS SS/Language Arts Teacher. Motion carried.
Moved by Rix, second Harder to reassign Kristi Anderson from 3rd Grade Teacher to MS SS/Language Arts Teacher for 2018-19. Motion carried.
Moved by Gengerke, second Fjelstad to hire Lindsey DeHoet as Kindergarten Teacher for the 2018-19 school year, with salary to be published in July. Motion carried.
Moved by Pharis, second Gengerke to hire Emily Fischer as 2nd Grade Teacher for the 2018-19 school year, with salary to be published in July. Motion carried.
Moved by Harder, second Rix to hire Melissa Smith as 3rd Grade Teacher for the 2018-19 school year, with salary to be published in July. Motion carried.
Moved by Gengerke, second Pharis to approve ESY Agreement for Todd Peterson. Motion carried.
Moved by Fjelstad, second Gengerke to approve Summer Library Agreement for Melissa Ulmer. Motion carried.
Moved by Rix, second Pharis to approve lane change for Jan Seibel from BS+30 to BS+45. Motion carried.
Moved by Gengerke, second Pharis to approve lane change for Brooke Lingbeck from BS+15 to BS+30. Motion carried.
Moved by Gengerke, second Rix to approve lane change for Shaun Wanner from BS to BS+15. Motion carried.
Moved by Pharis, second Gengerke to approve Jeremy Weber and Drake Patterson as volunteer boy’s basketball coaches for 2018-19. Motion carried.
Moved by Rix, second Pharis to go into executive session at 8:03 pm pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(4) for negotiations and SDCL 1-25-2(2) for a student issue. Motion carried.
Weismantel declared the board out of executive session at 8:16 pm.
Moved by Gengerke, second Harder to deny open enrollment #19-02 for a student in grade 6 from the Aberdeen School District. Motion carried.
Moved by Harder, second Rix to approve open enrollment #19-03 for a student in grade 10 from the Aberdeen School District. Motion carried.
Moved by Fjelstad, second Gengerke to approve 2018-19 Administrative Staff Negotiated Agreement and approve amended administrative contracts. Motion carried.
Moved by Gengerke, second Pharis to issue auxiliary staff work agreements for 2018-19. Motion carried.
Moved by Rix, second Fjelstad to adjourn at 8:20 pm. Motion carried.
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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