Proceedings: SFIS 1-3-18

Proceedings

Minutes

January 3, 2018

Regular Meeting

Board Chairwoman Lynne Colombe called the regular meeting of the Board to order at 6:26 p.m., Wednesday, January 3, 2018, in the Crazy Horse Administration Building at St. Francis Indian School, St. Francis, SD. Chairwoman Colombe called the roll. Ben Black Bear III gave the invocation. A quorum was present.

Members present: Ben Black Bear III, Lynne Colombe, Donald Leader Charge, Rita Means, Henry Quick Bear, Sr., Bryton Whipple, Richard Bad Milk/Superintendent (ex-officio), Marlene Short Bull (ex-officio). Excused: Georgia Kills In Water, A. Starr Walking Eagle-Espinosa. 

Others present (for all or part of meeting): Debra Boyd, Brenda Farmer, Kim Hicks, Danielle Walking Eagle, Ione Quigley, Julie Emery, Lexis Witt, LuAnn Werdel, Joe Farmer, Staci Cummins, Fred Leader Charge, Theresa Leader Charge, Victoria Leader Charge, RoseMary Big, Joseph Marino, Carney Crocker, Clayton Wright, Jr., Merle Anderson, Monica Rabbitt, Desmond Spotted War Bonnett, Dr. Edward Valandra, David Brushbreaker, Ryan Holy Eagle, Edy Harrison, Jenny Brave, Louella Bartels, Bernadine Wilson, Velda Crow Eagle, Summer Shield Him, Stan Eagle Road, Candice Metcalf, Christa Metcalf.

Additions to the agenda: 1) Recognition of the Lakota Language Bowl and Hand Game Teams; 2) Meeting Site for Consideration.

Deletions to the agenda: None.

It was moved by Ben Black Bear III and seconded by Henry Quick Bear, Sr., to approve the agenda with additions. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes”. 6-0-0-2-0

Heard the following Public Address: RoseMary Big made a request to address the Board regarding COSA (Commission for Oceti Sakowin Accreditation).

Christa Metcalf made a request to address the Board regarding a personnel matter in Executive Session. She was referred to Administration.

Student or Program Presentation: None.

It was moved by Ben Black Bear III and seconded by Henry Quick Bear, Sr., to approve the following minutes (see below). The motion carried by show of hands. 6-0-0-2-0

• Regular Board Minutes of December 6, 2017, as corrected (Page 5, first paragraph, after the, inserted “personnel”).

Superintendent Richard Bad Milk’s Report covered: Student Council President Report; Personnel; Verbal Report by Dr. Ed Valandra and LuAnn Werdel/Strategic Planning Process. (on file)

It was moved by Ben Black Bear III and seconded by Henry Quick Bear, Sr., to approve the following personnel recommendations for year 2017-2018 (see below). The motion carried by show of hands. 5-0-0-1-0*

• Supplemental Assignments, contingent upon favorable background checks: 

• Caitlin Whiting/Interim Assistant Girls Basketball Coach (Varsity);

• Troy Lunderman/Assistant Boys Basketball Coach 9-12;

• Trevor Whirlwind Soldier/Assistant Boys Basketball Coach 9-12.

• Supplemental Assignment Resignation: 

• Richard White Hat, Jr./Head Boys Basketball Coach 4-6, effective December 20, 2017.

It was moved by Ben Black Bear III and seconded by Henry Quick Bear, Sr., to approve the following personnel recommendations for year 2017-2018 (see below). The motion carried by show of hands. 5-0-0-1-0*

• Personnel Contracts, contingent upon favorable background checks: 

• Troy Lunderman/Family Advocate 7-12; 

• Mavis Iron Shell/Para-Educator 9-12; 

• Nellie Two Elk/Para-Educator 9-12; 

• Jodie Mosher/Para-Educator 7-8; 

• Kristin LeRoy Para-Educator 7-8.

It was moved by Ben Black Bear III and seconded by Rita Means to approve the following personnel recommendation for year 2017-2018 (see below). The motion carried by show of hands. 5-0-0-1-0*

• Contract Addendum: Thetis McCloskey/CTE Culinary Teacher (1/7 contract in additional to regular duties as Food Service Director).

It was moved by Lynne Colombe and seconded by Henry Quick Bear, Sr., to formally recognize the Lakota Language Bowl and Hand Game Teams for their accomplishments and award the Students with new t-shirts for their team up to $15.00 per shirt up to 20 shirts and includes the Coach. The motion carried by show of hands. 6-0-0-2-0

It was moved by Henry Quick Bear, Sr., and seconded by Donald Leader Charge, Sr., to approve going into Executive Session at 7:38 p.m., to discuss personnel matters. 

The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Means and Whipple who did not vote. 4-0-2-2-0

Board Member Bryton Whipple was excused at 7:38 p.m.

Chairwoman Colombe declared the meeting out of Executive Session at 8:43 p.m., and reconvened the meeting.

It was moved by Henry Quick Bear, Sr., and seconded by Donald Leader Charge, Sr., to approve that the Superintendent Contract be in line with the By-Laws for a three-year term commencing June 2016 as advised by the School Attorney. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 4-0-1-1-0*

It was moved by Henry Quick Bear, Sr., and seconded by Ben Black Bear III to approve that the School Attorney meet with the Board in person Friday afternoon of this week, no later than the middle of next week. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 4-0-1-1-0*

*Voting privilege limited according to the By-Laws, Article IV, Section 8.

Chairwoman Colombe declared the meeting adjourned. 

The meeting ended at 8:57 p.m. 

Bernadine Wilson gave the closing prayer.

Marlene R. Short Bull

Executive Assistant

Approved, January 17, 2018

Lynne Colombe

President

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Published: January 31, 2018

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