Todd County School District
Mission, South Dakota
The August 14, 2017 Regular Meeting of the Todd County School District Board of Education was held in the Curriculum Center of the Administration Building.
Board President Sandra K. Dillon called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. All motions carried unanimously, unless otherwise noted.
President Dillon stated the established Board Ground Rules for all Board meetings.
- Show Respect – words and body language
- No side conversations
- One person speaks at a time
- Ask questions in advance and clarify ahead of time
- Cell phones put away
MEMBERS PRESENT: President Sandra K. Dillon, Vice President Debra Boyd, Member Melissa Whipple (left the meeting at 6:48 p.m.), Member Linda Bordeaux, Member Lavern Lanz
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: Superintendent Karen Whitney, Business Manager Chad Blotsky, Public Relations Phyllis Littau, Exceptional Education Director Carol Galbraith, Todd County Elementary Principal Bobbie Cox, High School Principal George Shipley, High School Assistant Principal Mike Hammer, Todd County Achievement School Principal Aries Yumul
CERTIFIED PRESENT: Tess Canet, Mary Nylander
NON-CERTIFIED PRESENT: Yancy Gunhammer, Betty Sokol, Sandi Wright, Monica Rahn
OTHERS PRESENT: Tim Johnson, Tuffy Lunderman
Motion by Whipple, second by Lanz to adopt the agenda as amended.
Superintendent Whitney reported on a very productive first week of Inservice for new teachers.
The Third Reading of School Board Policies BEDC and BEDF was held.
Discussion was held on the need for a teacher at Spring Creek.
Motion by Whipple, second by Bordeaux to approve the Consent Agenda, with adjustments. 8A & 8E were tabled for discussion.
B. Pay Bills:
GENERAL FUND: Ace Hardware, $15,979.09; Alice Training Institute LLC, $595.00; Americinn Lodge & Suites, $322.50; Andy’s Glass Shop, $416.00; Associated School Board of South Dakota, $7,030.30; AT&T Mobility, $1,884.70; AT&T, $54.27; Auto-Jet Muffler Corporation, $591.62; B & H Photo-Video Inc, $1,087.30; Badlands Quilting, $310.00; Black Hills Chemical, $19.50; Jill Bolzer, $32.81; Border States Electric Supply, $1,701.34; Debra Boyd, $84.00; Brandon Valley School District 49-2, $1,598.50; Connie Browning, $32.00; Josephine Buchannan, $32.00; CDW Government, $19,530.79; Center For The Collaborative Classroom, $892.00; Century Link, $192.16; Chandlers Inc, $304.50; Cherry Todd Electric Coop, $22,886.66; Cole Papers Inc, $11,364.74; Comfort Inn & Suites, $340.47; Corky’s Auto Supply, $358.85; Country Pride Coop, $32.97; Dakotah Lodge, $104.00; Dick Blick Company, $150.27; Eddie’s Truck Center, $4,598.68; Fairfield Inn, $55.00; Floor Tec, $699.20; G F Buche Company, $138.88; Golden West Companies, $443.26; Golden West Technologies, $5,470.00; Good Time Attractions, $45.92; Gopher Sport, $162.63; Great Plains Communications, $139.93; Michael Hammer, $225.08; Harlow’s Bus Sales Inc, $646.77; Highmore-Harold School District, $60.00; Inland Truck Parts Company, $623.15; JAMF Software, $20,713.00; Deanne Johnson, $32.00; Johnstone Supply, $374.97; Karl’s-Winner, $1,059.95; Kelvin Educational, $415.31; Vern Knox, $21.91; LaCreek Electric Association Inc, $215.35; Lavern Lanz, $63.84; Diane Linster, $344.25; Phyllis Littau, $409.38; Shelley Manke, $32.00; MCI, $75.33; Mead Lumber-Winner, $2,052.15; Menards-Pierre, $169.99; Music In Motion, $205.48; National School Boards Association, $2,675.00; National Association of Federal Impact Schools, $10,231.00; Nelsen Furniture Inc, $25.00; Netchemia LLC, $2,315.25; Norcostco, $926.25; North Central Bus Sales, $22.31; Northwest Pipe Fittings, $1,055.71; Office Products Center, $18,283.81; Outlaw Ace Hardware, $1,433.85; Plank Road Publishing Inc, $132.45; Popplers Music Inc, $185.45; Prairie Pest Control Inc, $865.00; Prestwick House, $362.87; Quill Corporation, $81.21; Ramkota Hotel, $133.00; Rapid City Journal, $2,891.40; Birdie Reagle, $82.00; Really Good Stuff Inc, $542.83; Reinhart Foodservice, $3,131.13; Norman Riley, $318.35; Rosebud Building Products Inc, $1,143.63; Rosebud Rental, $56.00; Running’s Supply Inc, $547.78; Sandhill Oil Company Inc, $8,085.44; School Administrators of South Dakota, $125.00; School Service Inc, $96.20; School Specialty Inc, $220.20; Schubauer Tire & Lube, $42.94; South Dakota Counseling Association, $210.00; South Dakota Department of Labor, $187.08; South Dakota Teacher Placement Center, $420.00; George Shipley, $225.08; Simplex Grinnell LP, $708.26; Social Studies School Service, $180.14; Software Unlimited Inc, $8,750.00; Solid Waste Collection, $267.24; Stadium Sports, $712.50; David Stirek, $2,500.00; Kevin Swalley Sr, $382.00; Tieszen Law Office Prof LLC, $102.08; Turtle Creek Crossing, $203.66; U S Postal Service, $1,190.00; Valentine Office Supply, $418.58; Ward’s Science, $259.76; Wells Fargo Bank, $6,497.55; West River International Inc, $1,599.52; Melissa Whipple, $97.44; Karen Whitney, $120.00; Allen Wilson, $80.27; Angel Wilson, $1,000.00; Lisa Wilson, $150.00; Winner Welding & Machine Shop, $333.41; Woodwind Brasswind, $1,417.64; WW Tire Service Inc, $4,153.74; Aries Yumul, $225.08; TOTAL GENERAL FUND WARRANTS DISBURSED FOR AUGUST 14, 2017: $215,823.84.
TITLE VII INDIAN EDUCATION: Pat Bad Hand Sr, $400.00; Center For American Indian, $6,862.67; RST Song & Dance Program, $300.00; TOTAL TITLE VII INDIAN EDUCATION WARRANTS DISBURSED FOR AUGUST 14, 2017: $7,562.67.
CARL D PERKINS: SDACTE, $260.00; Vernier Software & Technology, $1,819.98; TOTAL CARL D PERKINS WARRANTS DISBURSED FOR AUGUST 14, 2017: $2,079.98.
NATIVE AMERICAN GRANTS-STATE OF SD: Martin Broken Leg, $5,826.17; Lindsey Compton, $997.16; Sage Fast Dog, $997.16; NACA-Inspired Schools Network, $7,687.11; TOTAL NATIVE AMERICAN GRANTS-STATE OF SD WARRANTS DISBURSED FOR AUGUST 14, 2017: $15,507.60.
JOHNSON O’MALLEY: Anderson’s It’s Elementary, $1,936.64; Atlas Pen & Pencil Corporation, $118.75; Cindy Bachelor, $56.96; Country Pride Coop, $129.93; G F Buche Company, $246.65; Henderson’s IGA Inc, $74.80; Oriental Trading Company Inc, $713.53; Outback Screenprinting & Embroidery, $228.60; Turtle Creek Crossing, $535.08; Winner City Pool, $47.00; TOTAL JOHNSON O’MALLEY WARRANTS DISBURSED FOR AUGUST 14, 2017: $4,087.94.
SCHOOL WIDE: Abrams Learning Trends, $2,059.20; Ace Hardware, $192.91; James Brickman, $700.00; Amanda Brooks, $1,864.78; Capstone Classroom, $320.21; CDW Government, $128.07; Center For American Indian, $1,530.00; Center For Responsive Schools, $729.00; Center For The Collaborative Classroom, $3,132.00; Century Business Products Inc, $300.00; Crabtree Publishing Company, $93.96; Dakotah Lodge, $552.00; Grace Delaney, $700.00; Tabith DeVoss, $700.00; Education Teaching Aids/Hand2mind, $897.93; Empowering Writers LLC, $170.20; Eric Admin Inc, $361.10; G F Buche Company, $142.14; Garth Stevens Publishing, $1,426.40; Alexis Hogan, $700.00; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, $7,671.12; Ethleen Iron Cloud-Two Dogs, $154.20; Tatiye Jensen, $1,050.00; Karen Koffskey, $700.00; Kristin Maier, $700.00; Mastery Prep, $3,488.85; Northwest Evaluation Association, $925.00; Misti Novotny, $700.00; Danielle Powell, $700.00; Really Good Stuff Inc, $2,640.82; Scholastic Inc, $2,336.73; Autumn Shone, $700.00; Raymond Taddeo, $700.00; TIE Office, $1,920.00; Turtle Creek Crossing, $331.74; Richard Two Dogs, $154.20; Craig Walters, $713.00; Wells Fargo Bank, $32,801.60; Trevor Whirlwind Soldier, $700.00; Allen Wilson, $350.00; TOTAL SCHOOL WIDE WARRANTS DISBURSED FOR AUGUST 14, 2017: $76,137.16.
CAPITAL OUTLAY: Mike Steffen Construction, $89,017.44; Pitney Bowes, $9,467.75; Valentine Machine & Mfg LLC, $12,557.40; TOTAL CAPITAL OUTLAY WARRANTS DISBURSED FOR AUGUST 14, 2017: $111,042.59.
SPECIAL EDUCATION: Ace Hardware, $105.90; Best Western Ramkota Inn, $72.00; Children’s Care Hospital & School, $3,930.00; Classroom Direct, $61.97; Undisclosed Recipient, $720.00; Undisclosed Recipient, $1,440.00; G F Buche Company, $391.40; Golden West Companies, $115.35; Undisclosed Recipient, $1,590.00; Undisclosed Recipient, $540.00; Undisclosed Recipient, $750.00; Lakeshore Learning Materials, $2,355.86; Saddleback Educational Publishing, $75.71; School Specialty Inc, $16.09; Undisclosed Recipient, $1,440.00; SD Department of Human Services, $7,007.87; Super Duper Publications, $2,896.60; Therapy Shoppe Inc, $46.98; Valentine Office Supply, $464.11; TOTAL SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND WARRANTS DISBURSED FOR AUGUST 14, 2017: $24,019.84.
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: BMI Educational Services, $874.28; Country Fabric & Craft, $3,999.90; Mindful Schools, $350.00; Native Reflections Inc, $210.98; Wells Fargo Bank, $1,598.90; TOTAL SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT WARRANTS DISBURSED FOR AUGUST 14, 2017: $7,034.06.
KLEIN HALL/2 8PLEX APARTMENT BUILDING: Aaron Swan & Associates, $34,579.74; First Dakota Enterprises LLC, $123,190.20; TOTAL KLEIN HALL/2 8PLEX APARTMENT BUILDING WARRANTS DISBURSED FOR AUGUST 14, 2017: $157,769.94.
FOOD SERVICE FUND: Baymont Inn & Suites, $144.00; Dean Foods North Central Inc, $326.74; G F Buche Company, $63.83; Reinhart Foodservice, $1,231.98; Scotty’s Ranchland, $419.36; Turtle Creek Crossing, $28.36; US Foodservice Inc, $456.06; TOTAL FOOD SERVICE FUND WARRANTS DISBURSED FOR AUGUST 14, 2017: $2,670.33.
TRUST & AGENCY: Expenditures - $1,897.41; TOTAL TRUST & AGENCY WARRANTS DISBURSED FOR AUGUST 14, 2017: $1,897.41.
C. Approve Financial Report.
C1. Approve 2016-17 Annual Report
D. Approve School Board Policies BEDC and BEDF
F. Declare Equipment Surplus (baseball)
G. Chain of Command – In Superintendent’s absence: Business Manager Chad Blotsky, Exceptional Education Director Carol Galbraith, Todd County Elementary Principal Bobbie Cox
H. Approve Comprehensive Plan for Special Education
I. Approve Okreek School Plans
J. Approve Certified Contract Resignation – Jessica Gadomski, Elementary Teacher, Spring Creek School, with liquidated damages
K. Approve Supplemental offers: Janell Stoeger, Achievement Seminar, TCMS; Nicholas Larsen, Assistant Boys Basketball Coach, TCHS; Joey Boyd, 9th Grade Boys Basketball Coach, TCHS
L. Approve Supplemental resignations: Kristin Herman, Assistant Volleyball Coach, TCHS
M. Approve Support Staff recommendations:
- Roberta Blume, Para Professional, TCES, $13.60 per hour
- Blake Wike, Exceptional Ed Para Professional, TCMS, $12.00 per hour
- Christina Yellow Boy, Para Professional, WWT, $14.60 per hour
- Rayni Gassman, Exceptional Ed Para Professional, TCHS, $12.00 per hour
- Julie Jones, FS Manager I, Littleburg School, $12.20 per hour
- Leslie Makes Room For Them, FS Assistant, TCHS Dining Hall, $9.70 per hour
- Batiste Provencial, Para Professional, TCMS, $12.00 per hour
- Gerald Eagle Bear, Para Professional, TCES, $13.75 per hour
- Shanice Lewis, Para Professional, TCES, $12.70 per hour
- Jodi Birch, Para Professional, Rosebud Elementary, $13.00
- Krista Horvath, Exceptional Ed Para Professional, TCMS, $13.00 per hour
- Alun Guerue, Bus Driver/Custodian, He Dog, pending completion of Class B CDL License, $15.00/$9.70 per hour
- Charla Little Elk, Bus Driver/Custodian, Spring Creek School, $15.00/$10.95 per hour
- Mary Red Owl, Para Professional, TCES, $12.75 per hour
- Gwen Black Calf, Para Professional, TCMS, $12.00 per hour
- Gerald Knox, FS Assistant, TCES, $9.70 per hour
- Dusty Neiss, FS Assistant, He Dog, $9.70 per hour
- Darwin Makes Room For Them, FS Assistant, TCES, $9.70 per hour
- Amos Chasing Hawk, Security Guard, TCHS, $9.70 per hour
- Darci Young, Exceptional Ed Para Professional, TCMS, $12.00 per hour
- Marcus Nelson, Para Professional, TCES, $13.00 per hour
- Misty Two Eagle, Para Professional, TCES, $12.25 per hour
- Samuel “Ben” White Horse, Security Guard, TCHS, $11.45 per hour
- Doyle Valandra, Security Guard, TCMS, $9.70 per hour
- Christina Lunderman, Custodian/Suburban Driver, Littleburg, $10.20/$10.20 per hour
- April LaPointe, FS Assistant, TCHS Dining Hall, $9.70 per hour
- Jacob Burning Breast, FS Assistant, TCMS, $9.70 per hour
- Doreen No Moccasin, FS Assistant, TCES, $9.70 per hour
- Samantha Benge, Exceptional Ed Para Professional, TCMS, $12.45 per hour
Approve recommendations for terminations:
- Regina Neiss, FS Manager II, He Dog
- Lyric Delgarito, Para Professional, TCES
- Kenna Young, Secretary, Resource Center
N. Approve Substitutes/Volunteers:
- Maria Murray – Teacher/Teacher Aide
- Gavin Spotted Tail – Summer Maintenance
- Tobias Weddell – Teacher/Teacher Aide
- Lyndalou Millard – Teacher/Teacher Aide, Secretary
- Leah Running Bear – Teacher/Teacher Aide
- Tyler Left Hand Bull – Teacher/Teacher Aide
- Shirley Worden – Teacher/Teacher Aide
- Phyllis Haukaas, Teacher – TCES
8A Approve Minutes – July 24, 2017 Regular, July 31, 2017 meeting at Okreek, August 1, 2107, 4:30 meeting with PTA, August 2, 2017 Special Work Meeting
8 A.1 Motion by Whipple, second by Lanz to approve August 1, 2017, 10 a.m. meeting with Meth Task Force. Vote 4-1 0 (Whipple voting No).
8 E Motion by Whipple, second by Lanz to approve Consultant Contract for Technology & Innovation in Education. (Vote 0-5, with Dillon, Boyd, Whipple, Bordeaux and Lanz voting No)
Motion by Whipple, second by Boyd to designate Board Member Lavern Lanz to serve as representative at the Cherry-Todd Electric Cooperative on September 13, 2017 in Valentine, Nebraska. Vote 4-0-1 (Lanz abstained)
Motion by Whipple, second by Boyd to approve three, one-year Para Professional positions at TCES, and one Para Professional position at Spring Creek School.
Motion by Whipple, second by Boyd to approve hiring Norman Running as Para Professional at Spring Creek School.
Motion by Whipple, second by Bordeaux to amend the contract of Aries Yumul to include Principal at WWT.
Motion by Whipple, second by Lanz to approve additional Support Staff recommendations:
- approve Stephanie Night Pipe, Secretary, Resource Center - $11.70 per hour
- approve Leland Two Eagle, Bus Driver/Custodian, He Dog, pending results of Drug Test and Criminal Background Investigation - $17.00/11.70 per hour
- Tuffy Lunderman expressed concern on TCSD Board/Tribe protocol.
- Tim Johnson of Hillyard spoke about the benefits of the company’s Cleaning Cost Analysis Program (custodial training).
Motion by Bordeaux, second by Boyd to enter Executive Session for Personnel, under SDCL 1-25-2(1) at 6:53 p.m.
The President reconvened the meeting at 8:12 p.m.
Motion by Bordeaux, second by Boyd to amend the Teaching Contract of Ruth Krogh to include Okreek Principal and increase the amount by $2,000. Vote 4-0
The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
Sandra K. Dillon, President
Chad Blotsky, Business Manager & Recorder
Published once at the total approximate cost of $180.18
Published: September 13, 2017