Proceedings: SFIS 6-27-18

Proceedings

Minutes June 27, 2018

Rescheduled Regular Meeting

Chairwoman Colombe called the Rescheduled Regular Meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Crazy Horse Administration Building in St. Francis, S.D. Chairwoman Colombe called the roll, Sam High Crane provided the invocation.

Members Present: Lynne Colombe, Henry Quick Bear Sr, Ben Black Bear III, Donald Leader Charge Sr, Rita Means; LuAnn Werdel, CEO; Brenda Bordeaux Farmer, Business Manager (ex-officio). Excused: Georgia Kills In Water; Bryton Whipple (Graduated - Student Representative); Absent: Astaro Walking Eagle-Espinosa (Employee Representative)

Others Present: Janet Routzen, Kim Hicks, Dan Batusin, Sam High Crane

Additions to Agenda: Add HR Director under CEO Personnel Recommendations; Move the Executive Session Matters for Employment up from the last item under Personnel Report to the first item under Personnel Report

Deletions to Agenda: Lakota Language Update (Will be given at another time)

Question from Ben Black Bear III regarding “Parent Committees.” Answer given was that new parent committees will be organized Fall 2018 per Title I Guidelines. A list from last year will be compiled.

It was moved by Ben Black Bear III and seconded by Henry Quick Bear to accept the agenda, with additions and deletions. The motion carried by a show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 4-0-1-2-1

Presentation by White Buffalo Calf Woman Society “Sexual Violence Prevention Initiative Proposal Presented to the St. Francis Indian School Board June 27, 2018.” WBCWS Director Janet Routzen presented the program from “No Means No” Worldwide and covered key points of the curriculum being offered to St. Francis Indian School high school students. WBCWS and University of New Hampshire will work with SFIS on “Policies and Protocols for all Staff at SFIS to make sure that if a child discloses abuse to a staff member, they will know how to help that child.” Other points discussed were: confidentiality, ownership of data, and statistics that affect Native American communities, especially the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. Questions by: Ben Black Bear III, LuAnn Werdel, Henry Quick Bear, Rita Means.

It was moved by Rita Means and seconded Henry Quick Bear for St. Francis Indian School to partner with the Sexual Violence Prevention Initiative Proposal with White Buffalo Calf Woman Society; including assisting with gaining the parent’s permission to do surveys with students and parents. The motion carried by a show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 4-0-1-2-1

Business Manager, Brenda Bordeaux-Farmer presented the Business Manager’s Report. Discussed were: Insurance Company Contract (Mahoney Group - property, auto, liability) is under a 3-year agreement; rates are reasonable; current contract is valid until next year 2019; Employee Revolving Loan Program (ERLP) with Question by Ben Black Bear about selection of Committee Members (employees). Brenda Bordeaux-Farmer, Business Manager explained that there has been a change to include Judy Crow Eagle, a member of the Business Office. Accounting Manual has been updated to include the Employee Revolving Loan Program (ERLP). 

It was moved by Rita Means and seconded by Ben Black Bear III to approve the recommendations from the Employee Revolving Loan Program (ERLP): 1) Accept board approval for accepting Judy Crow Eagle as a Trustee; 2) Accept Nicole Marshall as Chairperson of the ERLP. 2018-2019 (Committee Members: Nicole Marshall, Chairperson; Members: Donna Hollow Horn Bear, Dana Marshall, Marion Running Horse, and Judy Crow Eagle.) 3) Applications can be accepted beginning June 29, 2018. The motion carried by a show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 4-0-1-2-1

Discussion and questions ensued between Business Manager, Brenda Bordeaux-Farmer and Board members about: Financials, Business Retreat Update, Bank Update. It was moved by Ben Black Bear and seconded by Henry Quick Bear, Sr to accept the Business Manager’s Report. The motion carried by a show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 4-0-1-2-1

It was moved by Rita Means and seconded by Donald Leader Charge, Sr to begin the process to change banks for Sicangu Oyate Ho, Inc./St. Francis Indian School and to begin to move the school accounts from Wells Fargo Bank to Security First Bank in Valentine, Nebraska. The motion carried by a show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Ben Black Bear III and Henry Quick Bear, Sr who did not vote. 3-0-2-2-1

Verbal Report by Dan Batusin, Summer Recreation Director for this year. Report of 80 kids signed up with 40-50 kids per day. Positive Behavior is awarded; Students have been participating in: Music, Arts/Crafts, Movies, Field Activities, Fishing, Relay Games, Horse Therapy, Swimming. Field Trip in July; Cookout at end of program on July 27.

It was moved by Donald Leader Charge, Sr and seconded by Rita Means to go into Executive Session to discuss Personnel Matters at 7:43 p.m. The motion carried by a show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 4-0-1-2-1

Chairwoman Colombe called the Rescheduled Regular Meeting out of Executive Session at 8:51 p.m.

It was moved by Rita Means and seconded by Ben Black Bear III to approve the following Personnel Recommendations by K-6 Principal and 9-12 Principal as presented by LuAnn Werdel, CEO: a) Nicole Stinchcomb, K-6 Teacher (Teach for America); and b) Spring Thompson, GEAR UP College Readiness Advisor (Teach for America).. The motion carried by a show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 4-0-1-2-1

It was moved by Ben Black Bear III and seconded by Henry Quick Bear, Sr to approve the Personnel Recommendations as presented by LuAnn Werdel, CEO: Create new positions and advertise for hire: a) Curriculum Director (Title 1 Funded); b) Summer Rec 1- Additional Group Leader; c) Business Office Assistant; d) 7-12 Assistant Principal; e) Student Activities Director; Administrative Office Manager; and Human Resources Director.

It was moved by Rita Means and seconded by Ben Black Bear III to approve the South Dakota High School Athletics Association 2018-2019 School Board Resolution as presented by Dave Brushbreaker, Athletics Director. Questions: 1) by Ben Black Bear III about coaching pay; 2) by Henry Quick Bear about general sports program. It was moved by Ben Black Bear III and seconded by Henry Quick Bear to accept the SDHSAA School Board Resolution for 2018-2019. The motion carried by a show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Leader Charge who did not vote. 4-0-1-2-1

It was moved by Ben Black Bear III and seconded by Henry Quick Bear, Sr to approve a Consulting Contract for Dr. Roger Bordeaux, as Consulting Interim Superintendent for up to $81,600. The motion carried by a show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 4-0-1-2-1

It was moved by Rita Means and seconded by Ben Black Bear III to approve the 50-week contract for Mrs. LuAnn Werdel, Chief Educational Officer (CEO) for the 2018-2019 School Year with 2 week paid vacation at $47/hour. Additionally, Werdel is guaranteed her 19-20 SY contract at her “old” position as SIG Director at $47.00/hr at 42 weeks.The motion carried by a show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 4-0-1-2-1

It was moved by Rita Means and seconded by Ben Black Bear III to approve the adjustment of salary for Food Service Director, Thetis McCloskey, to the approved amount for the 2018-2019 School Year. The motion carried by a show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 4-0-1-2-1

It was moved by Rita Means and seconded by Henry Quick Bear, Sr for an attorney review of contract for employee (name on file).

No Public Address on School Issues.

Discussion/Announcements about School Issues, Developments, Recommendations on Policy and Projects included: Principals Reports on Summer School K-12; Equine Proposal; Achieve 3000; Work Study Opportunities for SFIS Graduates and HS students; Roof Repair Update; Budget Spreadsheet Update; and Robotics Camp.

Chairwoman Colombe called the meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m. due to a loss of quorum. Ben Black Bear III gave the closing prayer.

Henry Quick Bear, Secretary

Approved July 25, 2018

Lynne Colombe, President

Published once at the total approximate cost of $94.50

Published: August 1, 2018

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