Milbank School District Board Proceedings

December 9, 2019
President Richard Schwandt called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM in the Board Room of the High School Building. The Pledge of Allegiance was said. Members present were Upton, Christensen, Thue, Stengel and Schwandt.  Superintendent Justin Downes and Business Manager Nancy Meyer were also in attendance. Guests present were Keri Schliesman, Dan Snaza, David Graf, Kris Evje and Deb Hemmer.
Motion by Upton and seconded by Stengel to approve the agenda with the addition of action item F. Accept the Resignation of Cyndy Larsen. Motion carried 5-0.
No one addressed the Board during the Community Input Session. 
Discussion items were: State Budget Address/ Legislative Session, Elementary School Updates, Receipt of Check from the Game, Fish and Parks.
Motion by Stengel and seconded by Upton to approve the consent agenda.  Motion carried. 5-0
Items included were:
Approve minutes of the November meeting.  
Receive Business Manager Financial Reports
Business Manager’s Monthly Report: General Fund: Balance 11-1-19, $2,191,299.44. Revenues: Taxes, $715,369.02; Interest, $796.98; Local Misc, $49,214.68; Medicaid Direct Services, $3,309.75; County Apportionment, $214.49; State Aid, $276,620.00; Federal Sources, $3,337.23. Expenditures: Salaries-Instructional, $277,257.39; Salaries-Support Services, $104,035.69; Salaries-Co-curricular, $24,271.80; Benefits-Instructional, $77,943.50; Benefits-Support Services, $36,703.86; Benefits-Co-curricular, $3,470.39; Purchased Services, $106,046.11; Supplies, $25,507.60. Balance 11-30-19, $2,584,925.25.
Capital Outlay Fund: Balance 11-1-19, $32,160.79. Revenues: Taxes, $458,249.19; Interest, $11.68. Expenditures: Purchased Services, $11,366.52; Supplies, $13,534.66; Capital Acquisitions, $240.54. Balance 11-30-19, $465,279.94.
Special Education Fund: Balance 11-1-19, $344.66. Revenues: Taxes, $416,743.62; Medicaid Direct, $598.00; Local Misc, $10,629.79. Expenditures: Salaries-Instructional, $83,200.50; Salaries-Support Services, $22,022.11; Benefits-Instructional, $24,342.05; Benefits-Support Services, $6,551.64; Purchased Services, $44,377.45; Supplies, $636.08. Balance 11-30-19, $247,186.24. 
Pension Fund: Balance 11-1-19, $472,973.62. Revenues: Interest, $171.75. Balance 11-30-19, $473,145.37.
Bond Redemption Fund: Balance 11-1-19, $533,333.36. Balance 11-30-19, $533,333.36. 
Capital Projects Fund: Balance 11-1-19, $10,661,651.50. Revenues: Interest, $12,523.05. Expenditures: Capital Acquisitions, $1,054,861.46. Balance 11-30-19, $9,619,313.09.
Lunch Fund: Balance 11-1-19, $195,921.88. Revenues: Student Meals, $20,542.61; Adult Meals, $3,087.40; Ala Carte Sales, $2,188.36; Misc Income, $3,815.82; Federal Sources, $7,200.32. Expenditures: Salaries-Support Services, $23,104.10; Benefits-Support Services, $8,018.27; Purchased Services, $229.82; Supplies, $37,984.71. Balance 11-30-19, $163,419.49.
Other Enterprise Fund: Balance 11-1-19, $58,008.10. Revenues: OST Tuition, $5,784.83. Expenditures: Salaries, $6,222.43; Benefits-Instructional, $742.32; Purchased Services, $115.00; Supplies, $398.93. Balance 11-30-19, $56,314.25.
Trust & Agency Fund: Balance 11-1-19, $335,666.31. Revenues, $50,911.13; Expenditures, $46,382.77. Balance 11-30-19, $340,194.67.
Approval of Bills presented for payment.
Bills Presented for Payment: Paul Anderson, Officiating, $70.00; Big Stone Therapies, Therapy Services, $20,094.38; BMO Harris, Supplies/ Travel, $3,035.88; Joan Braesch, Background Check, $65.00; Cash-Wa Distributing, Food, $13,745.90; Century Business Products, Copier Payment, $1,997.42; Chase Card Services, Supplies, $6,687.59; Children’s Care Hospital & School, Tuition, $6,226.00; Churchill Manolis Freeman Kludt & Burns, Attorney Fees, $253.87; City of Milbank, Water/Sewer, $1,852.48; Cole Papers, Supplies, $26.68; Consolidated Ready Mix, Snow Removal, $761.25; Co-op Architecture, Professional Services, $9,868.74; Culinex, Supplies, $362.48; Dakota Potters, Supplies, $127.50; Dean Foods, Milk, $3,846.19; DeFea Transportation, Busing, $55,118.15; Earthgrains, Food, $1,038.00; Nikki Evje, Travel, $161.44; Food-N-Fuel, Fuel, $986.78; G&R Controls, Repairs, $2,212.30; Katie Gilmore, Travel, $336.00; David Graf, Background Check, $65.00; Grant County Review, Publications, $340.07; Grant Roberts Ambulance Service, Professional Services, $360.00; Kay Groethe, Professional Services, $613.75; Hasslen Construction, Building Project, $1,134,111.09; Hillyard, Supplies, $3,572.50; Houghton Mifflin, Books, $3,351.75; Imprest Fund, Registration, $625.00; Imprest Fund, Travel, $58.00; Innovative Office Solutions, Furniture, $2,895.09; Instructional Planning Center, Tuition, $1,546.38; Integrated Technology & Security, Computer Equipment, $6,713.00; ITC, Phone Service, $664.75; Jerome Janisch, Travel, $41.78; Bailey Johnson, Travel, $11.00; JW Pepper, Supplies, $242.43; Kone Inc, Maintenance, $605.52; Lester’s Landscape & Tile, $74.25; Mid-American Research Chemical, Supplies, $3,515.18; Milbank Community Transit, Busing, $841.00; Milbank FFA Club, National Travel, $3,734.08; Milbank School Lunch Program, Meals/Supplies, $2,917.25; Milbank School Lunch, Student Workers, $78.00; NCS Pearson, Supplies, $779.70; Nelson Electric, Repairs, $598.48; Northwestern Energy, Natural Gas, $2,901.58; Otter Tail Power, Lights/Power, $23,334.64; Parent, Mileage, $470.40; Parent, Mileage, $125.87; Pearson Learning, Supplies, $149.23; Praxair Distribution, Supplies, $2,165.85; Printsmart, Printer Maintenance, $633.21; Rapid City Central High School, Registration, $225.00; Deb Rausch, Professional Services, $560.00; Riverside Technologies, Supplies, $380.00; Roger’s Electric Motor Service, Repairs, $1,204.80; Sarlettes Music, Repairs, $650.45; School Specialty, Supplies, $99.42; SD Dept of Human Services, Residential Services, $6,443.90; SD DOE Food Distribution Program, Food, $169.64; SD Retailers Assoc, Registration, $150.00; Star Laundry & Dry Cleaners, Cleaning Service, $771.28; Thompson Mechanical, Repairs, $488.58; Trapp Plumbing Co, Repairs, $244.80; Tri State Water, Supplies, $58.60; Twin Valley Tire, Repairs, $64.15; US Foods, Food, $14,474.25; Verizon, Phone Service, $55.00; West Central School, Salad Bar, $1,100; Whetstone Home Center, Supplies, $152.49; Wittrock & Son, Garbage Collection, $682.50; Wohlenberg Ritzman, Audit Services, $11,800.00.
A second reading of Policy AEA was held.  Motion by Thue and seconded by Christensen to approve Policy AEA.  Motion carried. 5-0
A second reading of Policy JFCH was held.  Motion by Upton and seconded by Stengel to approve Policy JFCH.  Motion carried.  5-0
Minimum wage is increasing from $9.10 to $9.30 as of January 1, 2020.  Motion by Thue and seconded by Stengel to approve a wage increase for Landon Brown as from $9.10 to $9.30.  Motion carried. 5-0
Motion by Stengel and seconded by Christensen to approve the open enrollment application for a 1st grade student from the Deuel School District.  Motion carried.  5-0
Reports were received by High School Principal Dan Snaza, Middle School Principal/Special Services Director Kris Evje, Elementary Special Education Director Keri Schliesman, and Elementary Principal, Dave Graf.
Superintendent Downes reported School District Enrollment
Motion by Thue and seconded by Upton to enter executive session at 6:50 PM to discuss student and personnel issues pursuant to SDCL 1.25.2 and 1.25.2.5.  Motion carried. 5-0
Chairman Schwandt declared executive session over at 7:49 PM and regular session was resumed.
Motion by Stengel and seconded by Upton to expel a student for 1 year for a weapons violation.  Motion carried. 5-0
Motion by Thue and seconded by Christensen to adjourn at 7:52 PM.  Motion carried. 5-0
The next School Board meeting will be held Monday, January 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM in the Board Room of the High School Buildings.
/s/ Richard Schwandt
Chairman
/s/ Nancy M. Meyer
Business Manager
 

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