JULY MINUTES 2017

HIGHMORE-HARROLD SCHOOL DISTRICT #34-2 SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS

July 10, 2017

 

    The Highmore-Harrold School Board of Education met in regular session on July 10, 2017 in the business classroom at 7:02 p.m. Members present: Clint Buchholz, Paul Knox, Paula Haiwick, Rod Domke, Jim Stephenson. Others present: Business Manager Mark Chilson, Asst. Super/HS Principal Quinton Cermak, Elem. Principal Grant Vander Vorst. Absent: Bollweg, Semmler.

            The agenda was approved with an addition for staff conflicts, Hand Co. Health contract. The motion was made by Knox/Domke. The motion passed.

            The minutes of the June 12 meeting were reviewed.  The motion was made to approve minutes by Stephenson/Knox.   The motion passed.

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

           

CASH FLOW STATEMENT

30-Jun-17

GENERAL

CAPITAL

SPECIAL

IMPACT

FOOD

PENSION

INTERNAL

FUND

OUTLAY

EDUCATION

AID

SERVICE

FUND

FUND

Bal. 6/1/17

-461,849.77

2,637,868.30

303,771.12

252,317.96

6,825.17

204,922.34

26,694.43

Receipts

209,811.33

140,513.65

46,802.29

0.00

4,601.01

0.00

5,000.00

Disbursements

481,540.95

15,486.85

93,387.48

0.00

13,303.63

0.00

12,542.49

Bal. 6/30/17

$491,111.08

2,762,895.10

307,294.70

252,317.96

4,992.92

204,922.34

27,030.57

 

 

Payroll:  $209,137.66.

Receipts: Hyde, Hughes, Sully County, taxes $374,710.61; State Aid $17,959.00; Federal Hot Lunch Reimbursement, $2,279.46; Lunch Revenue, $380.00; Interest CD’s $2,690.58; Checking Acct. Interest, $510.70; SDHSAA reimbursement, $35.10; Reading Council Donation, $110.00; Unum refund, $203.18; 281 Conf. mileage, $608.00; Gen. Fund CD redemption, $1,000,000.00;

The motion carried.

 

GENERAL FUND

 

ABERDEEN AMERICAN NEWS

renewal

95.88

 

ADVANCED EDUCATION INC.

accrediation fees

900.00

 

ARROWWOOD RESORT CONFERENCE

AD conference

91.95

 

ASSOCIATED SCHOOL BOARDS OF SD

2018 dues

918.21

 

BYTESPEED, LLC

repairs

764.00

 

DAIKIN APPLIED

repairs-chiller

397.50

 

DVL FIRE & SAFETY

inspection

288.00

 

FLINN SCIENTIFIC, INC.

supplies

321.33

 

FOLLETT SCHOOL SOLUTIONS, INC.

workbooks

622.16

 

GIZMODORKS

supplies-monsanto

4,891.56

 

H & H PLUMBING

sprinkler system

942.09

 

HALL OIL AND GAS CO., INC.

motor fuel

336.79

 

HALL OIL AND GAS CO., INC.

propane

3,394.79

 

HOMESTEAD BUILDING SUPPLY

custodial supplies

13.57

 

K-LOG, INC.

security cabinet

1,551.79

 

LAKESHORE LEARNING MATERIALS

supplies

91.15

 

LAMPO GROUP, LLC

textbooks

729.99

 

NASCO

supplies

20.61

 

NASSP

NHS membership

385.00

 

NEWZBRAIN ED.

supplies

309.00

 

OLSON'S PEST CONTROL

pest control

150.00

 

PLAN SERVICES

admin fee 2017

100.00

 

PLANBOOKEDU LLC

subscription

551.00

 

POSITIVE PROMOTIONS

awards

85.91

 

POSTMASTER

box rent

92.00

 

REALLY GOOD STUFF

supplies

43.13

 

RUNNINGS SUPPLY

custodial supplies

281.44

 

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS OF SD

admin dues

1,394.00

 

SCHOOL SPECIALTY SUPPLY INC.

supplies

84.22

 

SDACTE

cte registration

932.00

 

SOFTWARE UNLIMITED,INC

acctng software

4,000.00

 

TEACHING STRATEGIES

license

263.40

 

TIESZEN LAW OFFICE, PROF.LLC

legal fees

2,400.00

 

TODD BECKER FOUNDATION

assembly

500.00

 

VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS

phones

475.92

 

CAPITAL OUTLAY

 

HAUFF MID-AMERICA SPORTS INC.

volleyball net

402.90

 

NW 5634

lifting bar

232.83

 

PEARSON EDUCATION

math texts

685.81

 

REINHART FOOD SERVICES

dishwasher

6,775.00

 

RIDDELL ALL AMERICAN SPORTS

FB helmets

1,754.09

 

US BANK

admin fees

412.50

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND

 

CHILDREN'S CARE HOSPITAL &

sped-tuition

5,240.00

 

MOSER, SHANNON

sped mileage

225.12

 

SD DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

residential -sped

5,123.74

 

TREFZ, HEATHER

sped mileage

47.04

 

INTERNAL SERVICE FUND

 

LAKESHORE LEARNING MATERIALS

supplies

220.99

 

GENERAL FUND

CENTURY BUSINESS PRODUCTS,

copier main.

57.97

CITY OF HIGHMORE

water/garbage

381.25

D & K OUTPOST

motor fuel

10.78

GRAVES IT SOLUTIONS

new server

1,020.00

H & H PLUMBING

repairs

3,143.17

HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITY FUND

reg/fees/postage

642.65

HIGHMORE HERALD, THE

notices/ads/supplies

511.88

NORTHWESTERN ENERGY

electricity

3,696.52

SHI INTERNATIONAL CORP.

server software

3,159.19

CAPITAL OUTLAY

HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITY FUND

reg/fees/postage

485.99

SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND

D & K OUTPOST

motor fuel

16.99

HAND COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

OT/PT

355.66

HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITY FUND

reg/fees/postage

50.00

INTERNAL SERVICE FUND

D & K OUTPOST

motor fuel

220.65

 

    Highmore-Harrold staff conflicts disclosures:

    Stephenson/Knox made a motion to acknowledge that board member Rod Domke will benefit from his spouse’s contract as elementary teacher and that offering her a contract is reasonable and not contrary to the public interest, and Superintendent Quinton Cermak will benefit from his spouse’s contract as elementary secretary and that offering her a contract is reasonable and not contrary to the public interest. Domke abstained from the vote.  The motion passed.

            The Board held a public budget meeting at this time.

            The Board heard the HS Principal/Superintendent’s report including but not limited to summer projects; superintendent conference; street projects; job openings; summer school update; future athletic complex.

            The Board held their final reading of the budget for the 2017-18 school year. Domke/Stephenson moved to adopt this reading with amendments to General fund of $19,702 for elementary instruction, JH instruction, and co-curricular activities. The motion passed.

            The Board heard the Business Manager's report including but not limited to 2018 Budgets and Means of Finance; Fund Balances, mill levies for 2018, and the upcoming audit.

            Haiwick/Knox moved to transfer $166,666.67 from Capital Outlay to Bond Redemption Fund. The motion passed.

Business Manager Chilson informed the board of a possible upgrade on speed lights through the school zone and the option to go half with the county on the expense of these items.

Stephenson/Domke made a motion to go half of the invoice total $4,465.24 with the county to install new speed lights through the school zone.  The motion passed.

    At this time a 2nd reading of Concussion Return to Play Policy was discussed about changing EMT to Physical Therapist.

    Knox/Haiwick made a motion to accept the Concussion Return to Play Policy changes.  The motion passed.

    At this time Superintendent Cermak presented an update on the building and grounds project.

      At this time new board members were sworn in, Clint Buchholz gave his oath of office.

    Board elections were held at this time. The nominations for President were Buchholz and

Vice President were Haiwick. 

    Stephenson/Knox made the motion to cease nominations and make President Buchholz and Vice President Haiwick.  The motion carried.

            Domke/Haiwick made a motion to authorize and designate the following items: Rodney Freeman was authorized as school attorney, the Highmore Herald as the official newspaper, Quoin Financial Bank and Heartland State Bank as the official depository of school funds, the regular meetings will be held the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm meetings being held in the business classroom, the Superintendent and Business Manager as the official purchasing agents for the district, the Business Manager as the custodian of all financial accounts for the district, the Superintendent as custodian of the activity account, the Superintendent and Business Manager as signers of all Federal and/or State programs, authorize the Title I policy, Title I advisory council and authorize Ev Wheelhouse as Title I director, Heather Trefz as Section 504 coordinator, set band instrument rental fee according to handbook. Adopt the Indian Policies and Procedures as presented.  Lunch prices at K-4 $2.65, 5-12 $2.90, staff $3.60, adults $4.50, extra milk $.25. Breakfast prices at K-12 $1.75, adults $2.05 (breakfast is not available to the outside public). Mileage, meals and lodging rates will be according to state rates and are .42 cents per mile ($.23 if personal vehicle is used when a school vehicle is available), breakfast $6.00, lunch $11.00, and dinner $15.00 for in-state travel; breakfast $10.00, lunch $14.00, and dinner $21.00 for out of state travel. Lunch per diems are only paid to students and staff if an overnight stay is required for the activity.  Admission prices for the 2017-2018 school year will be $2.00 for K-12 students and $4.00 for adults with activity tickets being $20.00 for K-12 students and $40.00 for adults this includes all junior high events that are held with a varsity contest, $20.00 for senior citizens 65 and over.  Tuition for Pre-school Program nine months at $125 @ month. The price of the Hisodak was set at $35.00.  The Board appointed the current sheriff as the truancy officer and Paula Haiwick as the lunch hearing officer. The Board authorized the emergency school bus assistance pact. Driver’s Education fee set at $250.00; the rate of substitute pay was set at $80.00 a day; $100 per day for long-term sub of 10 days continuance for one teacher, and cook and custodial substitutes at $9.50 @ hour; the stipend for the DARE advisor was set at $500. The motion passed 5-0. Domke Abstained.

            Domke/Haiwick moved to set the price for Board salaries at $50.00 plus mileage to regular and quorum meetings. The motion passed.

The listing of contracts were reviewed and are as follows: Certified: Quinton Cermak, 7-12 Principal/Superintendent, $78,400.00, JH football, $1,922.00; Rhonda Baloun, elementary teacher, $41,150.00; Diane Beastrom, Librarian/DDN supervisor junior Class advisor, $49,813.00; Brita Bergeson, career advisor, NHS advisor, $44,175.00; Morgan Bonnichsen, elementary teacher, $40,050.00; Megan Brummel, HS English/ Hisodak, $43,641.00; Kyra Hirsch, speech therapist, $39,050.00; Mark Chilson, Business manager, $37,500.00; Jan Clement, special education instructor, $48,000.00; Crystal Domke, elementary instructor $47,590.00; Cole Hamlin, 7-8th science/math, Asst. FB, JHBB, Sci. Fair; $43,072.00; Shelby Hyde, Art Instructor/JH volleyball coach/Visual Arts advisor, $41,731.00; Ken Jones, Vo Ag instructor, FFA, FBLA, $57,372.00; Kayla Kaltenbach, k-12 music, band, choir, golf coach, $44.856.00; Kendall King, elementary instructor, $39,900.00; Jackie Knox, Science instructor, science fair, national certification; $45,404.00; Alana Kroeplin, FACS instructor, FCCLA/Prom Advisor, $44,994.00; Chantrel LaMont, elementary instructor $46,600.00; Brent Liechti, secondary math instructor/Senior Advisor, $42,231.00.00; Brian Marso, PE/Computers/ asst. track, cross country, $50,193.00; Jackie Miller, Title I teacher, 1-Act play, $46,948.00; Renae Olson, Title elementary instructor and asst. volleyball/track, $49,432.00;  Janie Pratt, elementary special education teacher, $41,817.00; Michael Ring, social studies, AD, Head girls basketball; total $56,922.00; Jory Schmidt, technology coordinator/Instructor, head track, JH football, Student council, total, $57,064.00; Emma Steers, elementary instructor, $37,800.00; Vicki Tibbs-Husted, JH fine arts, PE, social studies; NCA, $45,922.00; Heather Trefz, HS special education instructor, 504 coordinator, $43,360.00; Grant Vander Vorst, K-6 Principal/Director of SPED, $63,500.00; Amy Web, pre-school Instructor, $40,700.00; Evelyn Wheelhouse, elementary instructor, Title I coordinator, $53,509.00; Mary Wortman, elementary instructor, NCA, Head volleyball, total $53,104.00;

Classified: Scarlet Becker, teaching assistant, $14,637.00; Ryan Sheffield, head custodian $35,500.00; Georgette Cermak, Elementary secretary, $25,194.00; Sonia Bourk, teaching asst., $13,090.00; Kelly Hague, nurse/special ed. assistant, $17,017.00; Dawn Hillmer, head cook, $21,682.00; Deb Ingle, Asst. custodian, $16,645.00; Marilyn Krick, teaching assistant $15,649.00 and summer custodial $13.05 @ hour; Samie McCauley, HS sped aide, $13,269.00; Jennifer Farstveet, Asst. Business Manager/ Executive Asst., $29,137.50; Dee Nemec teaching assistant, $14,756.00; Kathy Nemec, assistant custodian, $27,800.00; Susan Roberts, sped teaching asst., $14,221.00; Christine McGowan, asst. cook, $16,100.00; Patty Zeigler, sped asst., $13,864.00; Heather McDonnell, Asst. girls basketball, $2,591.00; Scott Pekarek, Asst. Boys basketball, $2,591.00; Justin Bonnichsen, Head BB coach, $4,262.00; Kylee Rinehart, JHGBB, $1,922.00; Mindy White, Cheer Advisor, $1,381.00 per sport;

The various board committees were appointed:  Budget: Bollweg, Stephenson, Domke; Coop: All Board, Rep. Knox, Bollweg: AdvancedED: Haiwick, Semmler; Negotiations: Bollweg, Semmler, Haiwick; Buildings/Grounds: Knox, Stephenson, Buchholz; Insurance: Buchholz, Knox; Technology:  Buchholz, Domke; Crisis Management: Buchholz, Haiwick, Stephenson; NCA/Goal Team: Domke, Semmler; Transportation:  Stephenson, Bollweg; Wellness Policy: Domke Policy: Domke, Stephenson, Semmler. Pre-School: Semmler, Stephenson, Domke.

Haiwick/Stephenson moved to approve the contract for JH FB coach to Quinton Cermak for $1,922.00; to approve contract in the approximate amount of $1,472.82 with Hand County Community Health; to surplus a broken TV from wrestling room to be disposed of properly; to approve four teacher mentors for 2017-2018 school year.  Domke abstained from this vote.  The motion passed.

The Board set their next regular meeting for August 14, 2017 in the business classroom at 7:00 pm.

                        Domke/Haiwick made a motion to adjourn at 8:08 pm. The motion carried.

 

 

                                  ___________________________   Mark Chilson, Business Manager

 

              ____________________________ Clint Buchholz, President


2017 Highmore-Harrold School District
415 Iowa Ave South, PO Box 416
Highmore, SD 57345
High School (605) 852-2275
Elementary (605) 852-2276
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The Highmore-Harrold School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities, or hiring practices.