Proceedings: SFIS 2-14-18

Proceedings

Minutes

February 14, 2018

Regular Meeting

Board Chairwoman Lynne Colombe called the regular meeting of the Board to order at 6:07 p.m., Wednesday, February 14, 2018, in the Crazy Horse Administration Building at St. Francis Indian School, St. Francis, SD. Chairwoman Colombe called the roll. Henry Quick Bear, Sr., gave the invocation. A quorum was present.

Members present: Ben Black Bear III, Lynne Colombe, Georgia Kills In Water, Donald Leader Charge (7:07 p.m.), Rita Means, Henry Quick Bear, Sr., Bryton Whipple (6:30 p.m.), LuAnn Werdel/Acting Co-Superintendent, Dr. Edward Valandra/Acting Co-Superintendent, Marlene Short Bull (ex-officio). Excused: A. Starr Walking Eagle-Espinosa.

Others present (for all or part of meeting): Debra Boyd, Brenda Farmer, Kim Hicks, Danielle Walking Eagle, MaDonna Eagle Road, Stanford Eagle Road, Bob Turley/Group Services, Jazmine Pineda, Joe Waln, Dave Brushreaker, Wilbur Smith, Sr., Monica Rabbitt, Martina Crow Eagle, Pam Kills In Water, Don Bear Robe, Donna Hollow Horn Bear, Tatuye Bordeaux, Summer Shield Him. 

Additions to the agenda: Presentation by Bob Turley/Group Serves.

Deletions to the agenda: LNI Award Recipients/Hand Game Teams.

It was moved by Henry Quick Bear, Sr., and seconded by Ben Black Bear III to approve the agenda with additions/deletions. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote, and Leader Charge, Sr., and Whipple who were late. 4-0-1-3-0

Public Address: Stanford Eagle Road made a request to address the Board regarding a personnel matter. Chairwoman Colombe referred Mr. Eagle Road to the Acting Co- Superintendents.

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. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote, and Leader Charge, Sr., and Whipple who were late. 4-0-1-3-0 

• Regular Board Minutes of January 31, 2018, as read.

Group Serves Representative Bob Turley gave a presentation requesting housing at St. Francis Indian School for their Group of volunteers that serves the communities of the Rosebud Reservation by renovating homes and minor home repairs; the request is for this summer and next summer for one week each summer and the school will be reimbursed for both weeks. Mr. Turley was asked to put his request in writing and a decision would be forthcoming.

Acting Co-Superintendent’s LuAnn Werdel and Dr. Edward Valandra’s Report covered: Business Manager’s Report (February Report-Budget/Expenditures/Payroll #15 and #16; ERLP Report; FY2017 Audit Update); Verbal/Written Reports; Personnel; Open Enrollment Request; Notice of Surplus Property; School Calendar; Enhancement Fund Award; Policy Revisions for Purchase Orders and Travel; Procedural/ Weekly Departmental Meetings; Grievances; Shared Governance/Correlates/BLT. (on file)

Board Member Donald Leader Charge, Sr., arrived at 7:07 p.m., during the Superintendent’s Report.

It was moved by Georgia Kills In Water and Rita Means to approve support of the Athletic Director of St. Francis Indian School in pursuing the situation. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 6-0-1-1-0

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. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 5-0-1-0-0*

• Terminate one (1) Employee, Name on File;

• Additions to the Substitute List, contingent upon favorable background checks, February 12, 2018:

• Kaitlin Arcoren, Charlotte Walking Eagle, Helen Colombe, Byron Bordeaux, Gerald Muggins, Beverly Two Strike, Elida Bad Hand, MaDonna Eagle Road, Regina Spotted Horse, Matilda Featherman, Michael Boltz III, Jamie Blue Bird, Lowell Two Eagle, Natisha Wagner.

It was moved by Ben Black Bear III and second by Henry Quick Bear, Sr., to approve a Work Agreement for Michael Whiting to assist the Technology Department for 60 days, rate of pay is according to the salary scale. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 5-0-1-0-0*

It was moved by Ben Black Bear III and seconded by Rita Means to approve the following Supplemental Assignment for year 2017-2018, contingent upon a favorable background check: Mike One Star/Archery Coach, retroactive to December 6, 2017. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 5-0-1-0-0*

It was moved by Georgia Kills In Water and seconded by Rita Means to approve the following Personnel Contract for the remainder of the year 2017-2018, contingent upon a favorable background check: Analyn Cole-Altamirano/Kindergarten Teacher K-6 at $35,700.00 pro-rated. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 5-0-1-0-0*

It was moved by Georgia Kills In Water and seconded by Rita Means to approve the following in-house transfers for year 2017-2018 (see below). The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 5-0-1-0-0* 

• In-house Transfers: Roger Wonnenburg/Science Teacher 7-8 from Physical Education Teacher K-6; Jennifer Brave/Physical Education Teacher K-6 from Para-Educator K-6.

It was moved by Ben Black Bear III and seconded by Henry Quick Bear, Sr., to approve the following Personnel Contract for year 2017-2018, contingent upon a favorable background check: Ronalyn Solis//Para-Educator 7-8 at $33,500.00 pro-rated. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 5-0-1-0-0* 

It was moved by Rita Means and seconded by Georgia Kills In Water to approve two (2) temporary office workers for 30-90 days to assist with filing and other duties as necessary in the Administration-Business Offices. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 5-0-1-0-0* 

It was moved by Ben Black Bear III and seconded by Georgia Kills In Water to approve the Applications for Open Enrollment – Transfer of Athletic Eligibility (Chapter II, Part I, Section 1 of SDHSAA Bylaws) for the following student: Henry Quick Bear, Jr. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe and Quick Bear, Sr., who did not vote. 4-0-2-0-0* 

It was moved by Rita Means and seconded by Georgia Kills In Water to authorize the Acting Co-Superintendents and Human Resource Director to draw up a job description and qualifications, and advertise for up to three (3) on call Hearing Officers. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe and Whipple who did not vote. 5-0-2-1-0 

It was moved by Rita Means and seconded by Georgia Kills In Water to approve proceeding with the Notice of Surplus Property – Vehicles. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 6-0-1-1-0 

It was moved by Rita Means and seconded by Ben Black Bear III to approve the supervisor changes as presented. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 5-0-1-0-0*

It was moved by Rita Means and seconded by Georgia Kills In Water to approve the 

School Calendar for year 2018-2019. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 6-0-1-1-0

It was moved by Ben Black Bear III and seconded by Georgia Kills In Water to approve going into Executive Session at 9:08 p.m., to discuss personnel matters. The Acting Co-Superintendent’s remained. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe and Means who did not vote. 5-0-2-1-0

Board Member Bryton Whipple was excused at 9:08 p.m., LuAnn Werdel and Dr. Edward Valandra were excused at 9:36 p.m.

Chairwoman Colombe declared the meeting out of Executive Session at 9:46 p.m., and reconvened the meeting.

It was moved by Ben Black Bear III and seconded by Henry Quick Bear, Sr., to approve the salary increases for Dr. Edward Valandra and LuAnn Werdel as agreed upon by the Board. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 5-0-1-0-0*

It was moved by Georgia Kills In Water and seconded by Rita Means to rescind the previous employment action of January 31, 2018, regarding Name on File. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 5-0-1-2-0

It was moved by Henry Quick Bear, Sr., and seconded by Ben Black Bear III to accept a resignation, Name on File, by February 21, 2018, as agreed upon by both parties. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 5-0-1-0-0*

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

It was moved by Henry Quick Bear, Sr., and seconded by Ben Black Bear III to adjourn. The motion carried unanimously.

The meeting ended at 9:53 p.m. Ben Black Bear III gave the closing prayer.

Marlene R. Short Bull

Executive Assistant

Approved, March 14, 2018

Lynne Colombe

President

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Published: March 28, 2018

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