AUGUST 2016 MINUTES

      The Highmore-Harrold Board of Education met in regular session on August 8, 2016 in the business classroom at 7:00 pm. Members present: Rod Domke, Jim Stephenson, Clint Buchholz, Paul, Knox, Jennifer Semmler, Michael Bollweg,  Superintendent Quinton Cermak, Mark Chilson Business Manager, Principal Grant Vander Vorst. Haiwick was absent. Others present: Ken Jones, Kelly Twedt, Zoe Twedt, Madison Bollweg, Natalie Leisinger, Shantay Werdel. 

      President Buchholz called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm and the pledge of allegiance was recited.

    Bollweg/Semmler moved to approve the agenda with additions for conflict of interest waivers. The motion passed.

            Domke/Stephenson moved to approve the minutes of the July 20 meeting. The motion passed.

    Bills and financial statements were reviewed and approved for payment on a motion by Stephenson/Semmler and read as follows: 

Payroll:  $184,284.24

CASH FLOW STATEMENT

31-Jul-16

GENERAL

CAPITAL

SPECIAL

IMPACT

FOOD

PENSION

INTERNAL

FUND

OUTLAY

EDUCATION

AID

SERVICE

FUND

FUND

Bal. 7/1/16

132,415.36

1,934,979.30

314,255.38

252,317.96

0.00

204,830.68

24,932.64

Receipts

93,067.51

2,245.80

568.00

0.00

0.00

4.72

0.00

Disbursements

82,489.13

241,540.59

14,050.57

0.00

3,340.89

0.00

1,266.51

Bal. 7/31/16

23,302.24

1,693,034.57

280,916.72

252,317.96

-6,639.22

204,835.40

20,511.90

 

Receipts: Hyde, Hughes, Sully County taxes, $63,093.55; State Aid $28,202.00; Checking Acct. Interest, $373.67; CD interest, $3,998.36; SPED Accts. Pay.; $100.00; 281 Conf. mileage, $1,212.00; I-Cans mileage, $71.16; Summer Weights Fees, $50.00;

           

GENERAL FUND

446-PRAXAIR

VO AG

95.71

AMBER WAVES

SR PLAQUES

962.07

BAUDVILLE INC.

SUPPLIES

195.97

BLICK ART MATER

SUPPLIES

56.38

BYTESPEED, LLC

ADAPTER

29.00

CENTRAL ASBO

MEMBERSHIP 2017

120.00

CHURCHILL, MANOLI

LEGAL FEES

121.40

CITY OF HIGHMORE

WATER/GARBAGE

386.25

COLE PAPERS, INC.

SUPPLIES

4,643.06

DAKOTA SUPPLY

SUPPLIES

343.44

DAVIS LEARNING ST

PROFESSIONAL DEVEL

1,185.00

DIV OF CRIMINAL INV.

BACKGROUND CK

43.25

EMC INSURANCE

PROPERTY/LIABILITY INS.

22,446.00

GRAVES IT SOL

SUPPLIES

640.00

H & H PLUMBING

SPRINKLER SYSTEM

508.38

HOMESTEAD

SUPPLIES

292.76

JOHN HOFFMAN ELE

DISCONNECT CROWS NEST

71.43

KOHLMAN, BIERSCH

AUDIT FEE

7,776.00

LARSON, JANNA

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

90.00

MIDWEST COOP

MOTOR FUEL

46.29

QUILL CORPORATION

SUPPLIES

108.57

REALLY GOOD STUFF

SUPPLIES

65.61

RUNNINGS SUPPLY

SUPPLIES

10.64

SCHOLASTIC INC.

SUPPLIES

397.26

SCHOOL MATE

PLANNERS

391.50

SD TEACHER PLACE

2017 MEMBERSHIP

420.00

SDASBO

DUES/FEES 2016-17

150.00

SHOUTPOINT, INC.

SOFTWARE

345.00

TECHNOLOGY

MTSS CONFERENCE

85.00

TRADING SPACES

SUPPLIES

197.97

WALMART

SUPPLIES

147.99

CAPITAL OUTLAY

CITY OF HIGHMORE

AUD RENT

2,500.00

EARTHBEND

SOFTWARE LICENSE

138.00

HIGHMORE FURNITU

NEW CARPETING HOUSE/KIND

4,021.66

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN

TEXTBOOKS

31.54

PEARSON EDUCATION

TEXTBOOKS-HEALTH

1,363.77

SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND

HIRSCH, KYRA

SPEECH SUPPLIES

318.06

NCS PEARSON INC.

TESTING MATERIALS

786.45

SIOUX FALLS SCHOOL

TUITION

100.80

GENERAL FUND

 

ASSOCIATED SCHOOL

CONF REG

225.00

 

CENTURY BUSINESS

COPIERS

70.83

 

COUNCIL OF COLLEGE 

WORKSHOP

35.00

 

D & K OUTPOST

SUPPLIES

21.77

 

DIV OF CRIMINAL I.

BACKGROUND CK

43.25

 

FLINN SCIENTIFIC, INC.

SUPPLIES

322.09

 

HIGH SCHOOL ACT.

CONF/SUPPLIES/PERIODICALS

719.59

 

JOSTENS

HISODAK

4,177.19

 

LARSON, JANNA

SUPPLIES

23.39

 

NEWZBRAIN ED.

SOCIAL STUDIES

309.99

 

NORTHWESTERN

ELECTRICITY

3,474.15

 

PETTY CASH - POST.

POSTAGE

33.60

 

SCHMIDT, JORY

COACHING CLASS

35.00

 

SCHOOL ADMIN.

2017 MEMBERSHIPS

451.00

 

SD COUNSELING ASSO

2017 DUES

40.00

 

UPPER DECK ARCHIT.

NEEDS ASSESSMENT

8,725.00

 

WORTMAN, MARY

COACHING CLASS

35.00

 

FLINN SCIENTIFIC, INC.

ANNUAL LICENSING FEE

951.40

 

HIGH SCHOOL ACT.

CONF/SUPPLIES/PERIODICALS

75.93

 

FOOD SERVICE

 

CHILD/ADULT NUT.

FOOD

126.00

 

 

    The motion passed.

    The Board heard presentations from students on the FCCLA National and on the FBLA National Conventions and student’s Japan trip.

    The Board held a discussion on the new Conflict of Interest Statute.

    Domke/Knox moved that the Board of Education acknowledges that Supt. Cermak would benefit from his spouse’s contract as elementary secretary at Highmore Elementary and that offering her a contract is reasonable and not contrary to the public interest. The motion passed.

    Bollweg/Semmler moved that the Board of Education acknowledges that Board member Domke would benefit from his spouse’s contract as elementary instructor at Highmore Elementary and that offering her a contract is reasonable and not contrary to the public interest and also benefit from outside contracts and financial dealing with Heartland State Bank and any financial dealings and contracts are reasonable and not contrary to the public interest. The motion passed 5-0 with Domke abstaining.

    Stephenson/Domke moved that the Board of Education acknowledges that Board member Buchholz would benefit from his mother-in-law’s contract as elementary aide at Highmore Elementary benefit and Venture Communications financial dealings and that any purchases or  contracts are reasonable and not contrary to the public interest. The motion passed 5-0 with Buchholz abstaining.

    Semmler/Stephenson moved that the Board of Education acknowledges that Board member Bollweg would benefit from his wife’s Grandmother’s estate sales and that any purchases or contracts are reasonable and not contrary to the public interest. The motion passed 5-0 with Bollweg abstaining.

    Domke/Knox moved that the Board of Education acknowledges that Board member Semmler would benefit from Venture Communications financial dealings and that any purchases or  contracts are reasonable and not contrary to the public interest. The motion passed 5-0 with Semmler abstaining.

    Bollweg/Semmler moved that the Board of Education acknowledges that Board member Stephenson would benefit from Foreman Bussing financial dealings and that any purchases or  contracts are reasonable and not contrary to the public interest. The motion passed 5-0 with Stephenson abstaining.

    The Board heard the superintendent’s report including but not limited to Dyslexia Training (Janna Larson/Renae Olson); upcoming Frontline/Oaysis training; new members training; Go Math Elem. Training; music opening; Joint Convention.

            The Board heard a principal’s report including but not limited an introduction; to enrollment numbers: Elem-123;

    The Board heard a financial update from Mr. Chilson concerning fund balances; audit report; reserves usage; mill levies; post employment benefits; budget functions and objects updates.

Bollweg/Knox moved to amend the budget for SPED for reallocation of functions plus $20,000 and add telephone bill functions to general fund. The motion passed.

    Domke/Knox moved to amend the contract for Quinton Cermak to eliminate post-employment benefits. The motion passed.

    The Board held a discussion and update on residential purchase.

    The Board heard an update on the superintendent’s house.

Domke/Stephenson moved to make an initial offer on the Leesman house. The motion passed 5-0 with Bollweg abstaining.

     Semmler/Stephenson moved to approve the contracts for Dee Nemec as K-6 chorus instructor/teacher’s aide, $20,403.00; the contract to Emma McKirdy-Wilsey for 7-12 vocal music instruction for $25 @ hour for 10 hours a week; a contract with Pierre Music Store for band instruction 2.5 hours per day, three days week at $85 per day plus mileage. The motion passed.

    Bollweg/Knox moved to enter into executive session at 8:19 pm for the purpose of a student matter SDCL 1-25-2 (2). The motion passed.

    The Board came out of executive session at 8:31 pm.

Domke/Knox moved to set their next regular meeting for September 14th at 5:00 pm in the business classroom. The motion passed.

            Domke/Stephenson moved to adjourn at 8:34 pm. The motion passed.

 

   ______________________________Mark Chilson, Business Manager

 

   ______________________________Clint Buchholz, Board President

 

  • All votes are unanimous unless otherwise stated.


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Highmore, SD 57345
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