Milbank School District Board Proceedings

Milbank School District Board Proceedings

 

January 13, 2020
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, Deb Hemmer, Abbey Trapp, Lori Leddy and Beth Wagner.
Motion by Stengel and seconded by Thue to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 5-0.
No one addressed the Board during the Community Input Session. 
Discussion items were: Elementary School Updates, Elementary Scoreboard Discussion, Student Teacher Collaboration and Student Enrollment Update.
Motion by Upton and seconded by Christensen to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried. 5-0
Items included were:
Approve minutes of the December meeting.  
Receive Business Manager Financial Reports
Business Manager’s Monthly Report: General Fund, Balance 12-1-19, $2,584,925.25. Revenues: Taxes, $385,681.37; Tuition, $24,624.92; Interest, $778.86; Admissions, $4,723.05; Local Misc, $5,655.56; County Apportionment, $179.72; State Aid, $276,619.00. Expenditures: Salaries-Instructional, $264,804.15; Salaries-Support Services, $119,818.08; Salaries-Co-Curricular, $26,820.48; Benefits-Instructional, $68,492.66; Benefits-Support Services, $39,498.20; Benefits-Co-Curricular, $3,537.55; Purchased Services, $107,775.29; Supplies, $21,663.47. Journal Entries ($750.00). Balance 12-31-19, $2,630,027.85.
Capital Outlay Fund: Balance 12-1-19, $465,279.94. Revenues: Taxes, $165,124.01; Interest, $13.64. Expenditures: Purchased Services, $10,266.36; Supplies, $13,339.84. Balance 12-31-19, $606,811.39.
Special Education Fund: Balance 12-1-19, $247,186.24. Revenues: Taxes, $149,964.65; Interest, $74.48. Expenditures: Salaries-Instructional, $81,113.42; Salaries-Support Services, $21,918.85; Benefits-Instructional, $23,471.03; Benefits-Support Services, $6,539.42; Purchased Services, $35,499.47; Supplies, $4,327.68. Balance 12-31-19, $224,355.50.
Pension Fund: Balance 12-1-19, $473,145.37. Revenues: Interest, $142.56. Balance 12-31-19, $473,287.93.
Bond Redemption Fund: Balance 12-1-19, $533,333.36. Balance 12-31-19, $533,333.36.
Capital Projects Fund: Balance 12-1-19, $9,619,313.09. Revenues: Interest, $20,439.64. Expenditures: Capital Acquisitions, $1,143,979.83. Balance 12-31-19, $8,495,772.90.
Lunch Fund: Balance 12-1-19, $163,419.49. Revenues: Student Meals, $27,210.20; Adult Meals, $2,507.55; Ala Carte Sales, $1,526.49; Misc Income, $175.95; Federal Sources, $37,190.94. Expenditures: Salaries-Support Services, $24,230.35; Benefits-Support Services, $7,896.09; Purchased Services, $508.88; Supplies, $38,516.87. Balance 12-31-19, $160,878.43.
Enterprise Fund: Balance 12-1-19, $56,314.25. Revenues: OST Tuition, $4,407.11. Expenditures: Salaries-Support Services, $4,533.75; Benefits-Support Services, $559.84; Purchased Services, $55.00; Supplies, $366.94. Balance 12-31-19, $55,205.83.
Trust & Agency Fund: Balance 12-1-19, $340,194.67. Revenues, $38,799.48. Expenditures, $42,943.97. Balance 12-31-19, $336,050.18. 
Approval of Bills presented for payment.
Bills Presented for Payment: Aberdeen Catholic Schools, Entry Fee, $202.23; Amazon Capital Services, Supplies, $481.21; Kaylee Arlt, Background Check, $65.00; Arrowwood Resort Lodging, $78.27; Berens Grocery, Supplies, $181.25; Big Stone Therapies, Therapy Services, $19,663.28; BMO Harris, Supplies/Travel, $5,850.73; Bytespeed, Computer Equipment, $3,299.00; Cash Wa Distributing, Food, $12,278.75; Cengage Learning, Books, $3,300.00; Century Business Products, Copier Payment, $1,868.27; Chase Card Services, Supplies/Travel, $1,302.02; Children’s Care Hospital & School, Tuition, $5,094.00; City of Milbank, Water/Sewer, $1,868.02; Consolidated Ready Mix, Snow Removal, $1,155.00; Co-Op Architecture, Construction Admin, $9,868.74; Culinex, Supplies, $189.45; Dean Foods, Milk, $2,506.77; DeFea Transportation, Busing, $50,888.00; Do All Insulation, Repairs, $618.00; Ear Technology Corp, Equipment, $2,100.00; Earthgrains Baking, Food, $1,064.58; Eldridge Plays & Musicals, Supplies, $293.95; Elite Drain & Sewer Cleaning, Repairs, $409.00; Food-N-Fuel, Fuel, $889.12; Gage Foods, Food, $555.88; Katie Gilmore, Mileage, $252.00; Governors Inn, Lodging, $984.00; Grant County Review, Proceedings, $95.07; Travis Graves, Professional Services, $100.00; Kay Groethe, Band Lessons, $541.50; Hasslen Construction, Building Project, $759,172.59; Hauff Mid-America Sports, Supplies, $69.70; Christopher Hicks, Background Check, $65.00; Hillyard, Supplies, $2,332.72; Imprest Fund, Registration, $864.00; Imprest Fund, Professional Services, $1,743.76; Imprest Fund, Travel, $136.00;   Innovative Office Solutions, Furniture, $5,045.50; Interstate Power Systems, Repairs, $1,135.67; ITC, Phone Service, $664.75; JW Pepper, Supplies, $453.98; Kelly Inn & Suites-Mitchell, Lodging, $229.50; Kibble Equipment, Repairs, $73.45; Mary Kinder, Supplies, $150.70; Lismore Steel, Repairs, $175.00; Ashley Ludwig, Travel, $30.00; McKesson Medical-Surgical, Supplies, $215.50; Midland Publishing & Printing, Advertising, $63.78; Milbank Community Transit, Busing, $618.00; Milbank Glass & More, Repairs, $75.00; Milbank School Lunch, Student Workers, $69.00; Nardini Fire Extinguishers, Repairs, $2,054.79; NCS Pearson, Supplies, $55.25; Nelson Electric, Repairs, $2,843.35; Northern State University, Supplies, $15.14; Northwestern Energy, Natural Gas, $41.17; Otter Tail Power Co, Lights/Power, $25,401.06; Parent, Mileage, $470.70; Parent, Mileage, $390.60; Paxton Patterson, Supplies, $423.20; Pearson Learning, Supplies, $1,734.62; Plunkett’s Pest Control, Maintenance, $201.20; Chad Pollock, Repairs, $175.00; Printsmart, Printer Maintenance, $780.21; Professional Hearing Services, Audiology Services, $3,430.00; Quality Inn & Suites, Travel, $240.00; Quick Pro Lube, Repairs, $207.19; Deb Rausch, Band Lessons, $430.00; Real Manufacturing, Supplies, $614.40; Hannah Rick, Background Check, $65.00; Sanford Health Plan, HSA Fees; $120.00; Sarlettes Music, Repairs, $115.30; School Specialty, Supplies, $796.05; Richard Schwandt, Travel, $39.50; SD Dept of Labor, Unemployment Insurance, $224.64; SD Dept of Human Resources, Residential Services, $5,011.92; SD DOE Food Distribution Program,  Food, $1,693.22; SD Federal Property Agency, Supplies, $250.00; Adolph Shepardson, Travel, $32.49; Katie Sinner, Background Check, $65.00; Star Laundry & Dry Cleaners, Cleaning Service,$699.41; Tri State Water, Water, $58.60; TSA Consulting, Professional Services, $100.00; Twin Valley Tire, Repairs, $396.56; Kathy Tyler, Travel, $222.00; US Foods, Food, $12,370.00; Vanorny Picture Framing, Supplies, $463.65; Verizon, Phone Services, $55.00; Whetstone Home Center, Supplies, $253.13; Wittrock & Son, Garbage Collection, $682.50.
Approve QZAB Payment of $66,666.67
Motion by Thue and seconded by Upton to accept the resignation of Jennifer Schulte as MS Gymnastics Coach.  Motion carried. 5-0
Motion by Christensen and seconded by Stengel to accept the resignation of Nancy Paulson as Special Education Teacher. Motion carried. 5-0
Motion by Stengel and seconded by Thue to accept the resignation of Kristi Lingert as Biology Teacher. Motion carried. 5-0
Motion by Thue and seconded by Christensen to accept the resignation of Lisa Lindquist as Para-professional.  Motion carried. 5-0
Motion by Upton and seconded by Thue to approve the substitute MS Boys Basketball contract for Jim Dahl at $1,485. Motion carried. 5-0
Motion by Stengel and seconded by Christensen to approve the hiring of David Spors as custodian at $12.30 per hour. Motion carried. 5-0
Motion by Thue and seconded by Upton to approve the hiring of Antoinette Boone as custodian at $12.75 per hour. Motion carried. 5-0
Motion by Stengel and seconded by Christensen to approve the activation of Experience Pay for Susan Karels.  Motion carried. 5-0
Motion by Upton and seconded by Thue to approve open enrollment applications from a 3rd grade Ortonville student who’s sibling is currently enrolled and a 10th grade Ortonville student.  
Motion by Stengel and seconded by Upton to approve adding Abbey Trapp to the Milbank Independence Training bank account. Motion carried. 5-0
Motion by Upton and seconded by Christensen to surplus the Impala for disposal. Motion carried. 5-0
Motion by Thue and seconded by Upton to approve the combined election agreement with the Grant County.  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 gave a Legislative Update
Motion by Upton and seconded by Stengel to enter executive session at 6:35 PM for the purpose of evaluating the Superintendent pursuant to SDCL 1.25.2. Motion carried. 5-0
Chairman Schwandt declared executive session over at 7:36 PM and regular session was resumed.
Motion by Thue and seconded by Christensen to adjourn at 7:37 PM. Motion carried. 5-0
The next School Board meeting will be held Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5:30 PM in the Board Room of the High School Buildings.
/s/ Richard Schwandt
Chairman
/s/ Nancy M. Meyer
Business Manager
 

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