The Board of Education of the Oelrichs School District 23-3
Regular Board Meeting
August 12, 2019
Call to Order: The Board of Education of the Oelrichs School District 23-3 met in regular session on August 12 2019 in the Superintendent’s office. The meeting was called to order by Dave Osmotherly, Board President, at 5:30 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Members Present: Dave Osmotherly, Jennifer Her Many Horses, Lance Tlustos, John Cope and Vince Logue arrived at 6:07 p.m.
Others Present: Dr. Mitchell Stone, Valerie Sword, Michael Hickey, and Darla Peterson.
Tlustos moved and Her Many Horses seconded to approve July 15 and July 22, 2019 meeting minutes. Motion carried.
Her Many Horses moved and Tlustos seconded to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried.
*All actions recorded in these minutes were by unanimous vote unless otherwise noted.
Public Participation: none.
Rebecca Naser, the newly hired secretary was introduced to the board of directors and welcomed to the school district.
Oath of Office/New Board Member: Dr. Mitchell Stone administered the oath of office to John Cope, newly appointed board member.
Reports: Board Report: Osmotherly and Stone informed the board about the restructure of the septic system and the changes that were recently made to the system. The restructure was the most affordable and follows state regulations. The company also developed a schematic of the system for future accessibility.
Administrators Report: Dr. Stone informed the board about the training for Impact Aid and the changes in the application process. Dates for NAFIS are September 22 – 25 and arrangements will be made for travel for Osmotherly, Stone, Sword, and tentatively Tlustos.
To move forward on the development of the new building, a Special Board Meeting will be set for the end of August, tentatively August 26 at 5 p.m., to meet with the architecture and the banker. Dr. Stone will have the students from the art class design and paint ‘In God We Trust’ in the entrance of the school to be in compliance with state law. Dr. Stone informed the board of some of the staffing changes to include the resignation of the newly hired English teacher and the music teacher, Myers, will be deployed with the National Guard the entire school year. Dr. Stone reported that the annual report was submitted and accepted by the state on July 23. The IDEA grant has been approved for this fiscal year. He also shared the results of the summer program and the need to reorganize the program for next year. As school starts, there is a need to increase the security on the buses. Having an additional person to monitor the trip would be ideal, but cameras need to be installed if a person is not available.
Financials: Sword presented claims and monthly financial reports. Her Many Horses moved and Cope seconded to accept the financial reports and claims as presented.
Financials - Sept. 9, 2019 board meeting: A&B Welding, Supplies,161.50; Ace Bardware- Chadron, Supplies, 7.78; Ace Hardware, Supplies, 143.78; Adobe Systems, Technology, 24.95; Amazon, Supplies, 436.50; Asbsd, Dues, 175.00; At&T Mobility, Cell Phones, 174.55; Bangs, Etc, Legal Services, 2,006.40; Bh Chemical, Supplies, 100.84; Bh Electric, Electricity, 2,479.89; Blacksmith, Julie, Gbb Book Official, 50.00; Bomgaars, Supplies, 38.93; Cash-Wa, Food Supplies, 407.74; Changing Seasons, Supplies, 63.25; Cheyenne Sanitation, Garbage, 373.46; Clifford, Patrick, Official, 157.16; Coleman, Sheri, Reimburse, 178.71; Culligan, Water And Softener Rent, 241.50; Days Inn Mitchell, Travel, 78.50; Dept. Of Transportation, Diesel, 17.20; Dci, Fingerprints, 86.50; Dixon, Carter, Official, 95.00; Eagle Hawk, Chris, Travel, 250.00; Elo, Professional Services, 6,000.00; Elshire, Glen, Reimburse, 42.40; Enterprise Financial Services Llc, Time Management System, 164.24; Fall River Auto, Supplies, 577.14; Fall River County Herald, Publishing, 222.64; Fisher Scientific, Supplies, 519.20; Floyd’s Truck Center, Services, 2,091.60; Follett Software, Technology, 907.05; Frieden, Katie, Reimburse, 35.00; Golden West Technologies, Technology Services, 3,522.25; Golden West Telecommunications, Phone Line, 387.04; Hauff Mid America Sports, Supplies, 9,896.95; Hills Toilet Service, Services, 281.25; Hillyard/Sioux Falls, Supplies, 134.30; Hyatt Regency Washington, Travel, 5,505.18; Istate Truck Center, Supplies, 1,038.95; Kili Radio, Services, 360.00; Kills Small, Krista, Official, 50.00; Kirkeby, Sheryl, Reimburse, 96.05; Knickrehm, Ralph,, Reimburse, 58.00; Lakota Nation Invitational, Registration, 1,750.00; Linehan, Lee, Services, 1,035.00; Menards, Supplies, 1,147.30; Merdanian, Roy, Reimburse, 159.60; Meyer, Karen, Prof Services, 1,500.00; Mpc Heating & Cooling, Repair, 1,852.70; Naser, Rebecca, Reimburse, 206.00; National Indian Impacted School Assoc (Niisa), Dues, 1,326.00; Nwea, Technical, 391.50; Patrons Coop, Diesel, 1,599.19; Peterson, Darla, Reimburse, 75.77; Power House, Services, 411.29; Quill Corporation, Supplies, 1,512.50; Ramkota Hotel -Pierre, Travel, 77.00; Red Stone Education Group, Professional Services, 12,158.75; Rick Matsamas, Services, 3,030.00; Sdhsaa, Dues, 249.00; Servall Towel & Linen, Mops, Towels, Mats, Etc, 394.86; Sheraton Sioux Falls & Convention, Travel, 398.00; Target, Supplies, 52.20; Venenga, Elizabeth, Professional Services, 3,500.00; Wal-Mart Community, Supplies, 230.78; Walmart Stores, Supplies, 15.89; West Interactive Services, Services, 418.00
General Funds Balance: Payroll - 99,801.24; Balance - 12,680.50
Century Business Products, Inc., Copy Machine Rental, 613.66; Eas Business Corporation, Professional Services, 18,515.15
Captial Outlay Balance: 445,927.14
Amazon, Supplies, 259.42; Black Hills Special Services Cooperative, Various, 3,000.00; Creative Kids Therapy, Consultant, 1,001.62; Estr Publications, Supplies, 88.00
Gorsuch, Connie, Reimburse, 10.62; Just For Kids Speech Therapy Llc, Speech Therapy Services, 4,950.00; School Specialty, Supplies, 143.90; Super Teacher Worksheets, Supplies, 24.95
Sped Balance: Payroll - 7,546.72; Balance - 18,849.80
Cash-Wa Distributing, Food Supplies, 3,470.41; Dean Foods North Central, Milk, 202.55; Ramkota Hotel -Pierre, Travel, 192.00; Servall Towel & Linen, Mops, Towels, Mats, Etc, 45.92
Food Service Balance: Payroll - 2,349.88; Balance - 1,481.43
Trust & Agency Balance: 14,749.66
Revenue - General Fund: Ad Valorem Taxes, 1,403.32; Ad Valorem Taxes-Prior Years, 17.52; Penalties And Interest On Tax, 17.40; Rentals, 800.00; County Apportionment, 310.52; State Aid, 71,157.00
Capital Outlay: Ad Valorem Taxes, 1,082.82; Prior Years Taxes, 8.67; Penalties And Interest On Tax, 9.11
Special Education Fund: Ad Valorem Taxes, 639.96; Prior Years Taxes, 4.20; Penalties And Interest On Tax, 5.11; Exceptional Children, 5,154.00
Impact Aid: Interest On Investments, 88.20
Food Service: Sales To Adults, 140.00; Federal Reimbursement, 544.25
Personnel: No action.
Contracts: Her Many Horses moved and Tlustos seconded the contract to Rebecca Naser as School Secretary for $32,083 for the remaining fiscal year. Motion Carried.
Cope moved and Tlustos seconded to approve the contract to Tara Schuhmacher as High School English teacher for $26,581.46 (63%). Motion Carried.
Cope moved and Her Many Horses seconded to approve the contract to Patricia Loge as part time librarian for $14 per hour. Motion Carried. Logue abstained.
Her Many Horses moved and Tlustos seconded to approve the Lease Agreement to Dale Ruhoff, allowing him to have a pet and waiving the security deposit. Motion Carried. Logue abstained.
Logue moved and Her Many Horses seconded to renew the Lease Agreement with James Knutson for another year. Motion carried.
Open Enrollment: Her Many Horses moved and Logue seconded to accept enrollment for students 6-13, 16-18, 23-24 and 27 as presented by Stone and Peterson. Motion carried. Tlustos moved and Cope seconded to table enrollment for students 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 and 25 until additional information can be obtained. Motion carried. Cope moved and Her Many Horses seconded to decline enrollment to students 22 and 26 as presented by Stone and Peterson. Motion carried.
Negotiations: Mr. Hickey presented the final negotiation as agreed between the teachers and the board. The main changes included a 2.7 percent wage increase, teachers are not required to do additional duties to cover school activities outside of the school day, and the sick leave bank will be restructured by a committee that will include two teachers and the business manager and start with a balance of 50 hours. The agreement also includes that the only items to be negotiated next year are salary and insurance. Tlustos moved and Her Many Horses seconded to approve the negotiated agreement and authorize President Osmotherly to sign. Cope voted no, motion carred.
Adjournment: Logue moved and Tlustos seconded to adjourn the meeting at 6:46 p.m.
Attested to by CEO/Superintendent Stone
Published once at the total approximate cost of $101.43
Published: Sept. 19, 2019