Proceedings: SFIS 5-23-18

Proceedings

Minutes May 23, 2018

Regular Meeting

Chairwoman Colombe called the Regular Meeting of the Board to order at 5:39 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Crazy Horse Administration Building at St. Francis, S.D. Chairwoman Colombe called the roll. Board Secretary Henry Quick Bear gave the invocation. A quorum was present. 

Members Present: Lynne Colombe, Georgia Kills In Water, Donald Leader Charge, Sr., Rita Means, Henry Quick Bear, Sr., Starr Walking Eagle-Espinosa. LuAnn Werdel, Acting CEO, Marlene Short Bull (ex-officio). Excused: Ben Black Bear and Bryton Whipple.

Others Present for all or part of the meeting: Deb Boyd, Brenda Farmer, Kim Hicks, Edward Valandra, Dani Walking Eagle. (Insert names of list for 5/23/18 here)

Additions to the agenda: 1) Grievance Policy Amendment

Deletions to the agenda: None

It was moved by Rita Means, and seconded by Georgia Kills In Water to approve the agenda with the addition. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 5-0-1-2-0

Public Address: None

GAT Director Staci Cummins and GAT K-12 Art Teacher Scott Fishel recognized two Gifted and Talented students that received the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Awards. It was moved by Georgia Kills In Water and seconded by Henry to formally honor the two students. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 5-0-1-2-0

Chairwoman Colombe called a 10 minute break at 5:57 p.m. to celebrate the students’ achievements with cake. The meeting reconvened at 6:14 p.m.

It was moved by Georgia Kills In Water and seconded by Starr Walking Eagle to approve the regular Board Meeting Minutes for: May 9, 2018 and May 16, 2018. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote and Means who was temporarily excused from the room. 4-0-1-3-0

It was moved by Georgia Kills In Water and seconded by Starr Walking Eagle to deviate from the agenda. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote and Means who was temporarily excused from the room. 4-0-1-3-0

It was moved by Henry Quick Bear, Sr. and seconded by Georgia Kills In Water to discuss personnel and school matters in Executive Session at 6:20 p.m. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote and Means who was temporarily excused from the room. 4-0-2-2-0. 

Chairwoman Colombe declared the meeting out of Executive Session at 7:17 p.m., and reconvened the meeting.

It was moved by Henry Quick Bear, Sr. and seconded by Rita Means to approve the Business Manager’s Report. 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 Georgia Kills In Water to approve drug testing for current SOH/SFIS employees who have signed new contracts for 2018-2019, and who have never completed pre-employment drug testing. These returning employees must schedule the testing with Human Resources and return paperwork to Superintendents /CEOs by June 30, 2018. Those employees who do not complete pre-employment testing by June 30, 2018 will be tested during inservice in Fall 2018. Employees can go to the RST Drug and Alcohol Program or Horizon Medical in Mission, SD until June 30. 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 Georgia Kills In Water and seconded by Rita Means to re-advertise the Grievance Hearing Officer Positions (2). The motion carried by a show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 5-0-1-2-0. 

It was moved by Georgia Kills In Water and seconded by Henry Quick Bear to accept the Gifted and Talented Report. The motion carried by a show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 5-0-1-2-0. 

It was moved by Rita Means and seconded by Georgia Kills In Water to advertise for GAT Studio Manager. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote and Walking Eagle Espinoza*. 4-0-2-2-0. (*Voting limited as employee representative) 

It was moved by Rita Means and seconded by Donald Leader Charge, Sr. for the Board to meet and host a Work Group on May 29, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. for the purposes of reviewing student data and the school improvement plan/academics/students. All present voted “yes” except Colombe and Walking Eagle-Espinoza who did not vote. 4-0-2-2-0. 

It was moved by Rita Means and seconded by Donald Leader Charge, Sr. to remove the “School Board” as the final step of the Employee Grievance Procedure and replace the “Hearing” persons appointed as Grievance Hearing Officers (with the goal of providing all employees a fair hearing and maintaining of school/employee policies and procedures). All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote and Walking Eagle Espinoza. 4-0-2-2-0

It was moved by Rita Means and seconded by Donald Leader Charge, Sr. to approve the Personnel Recommendations as presented by Building Principals and Acting Co-CEO’s: (Language Department) Ione Quigley, Director; (Paraeducators) Ray Chekpa, Lenora Quick Bear, Julian Leader Charge, (Admin Assistant) Homer White Lance; (FACE Program) Delores Waln, Stacey Two Eagle; (K-12 Program) Noella Red Hawk, School Nurse Tech; (K-6 SPED Paraprofessionals): Edward White Hat and Shawn Oliver (with stipulation ending August 21, 2018); (7-12 Program) Sam High Crane, MS Academic Advisor SIG, Troy Lunderman,Title I 7-12 Family Advocate, (Operation and Maintenance) (Workers) Donald Leader Charge, Jr., Aragon Fast Dog, Stanley Wooden Knife (1/2) time) (Security) Roy Roubideaux, Vince Kills In Water, James Roether; (Custodial) Donald Roubideaux, Velda Crow Eagle, two (2) Vacant Positions. (In House Transfers) Michelle Mendard from K-6 Teacher to 7-9 Odyssey Teacher; Anita Olson from K-6 SPED Teacher to 7-8 HQ Paraeducator; Richard Crow Eagle from K-6 Paraeducator to SIG Freshman Success Teacher. (Summer School Work Agreements) (Transportation) Chad Chauncey, Donald Menard, Francis Richards, Lawrence Two Eagle, Earlene Peneaux, Darcie Kills In Water, Clarene Roan Eagle, Michelle Menard. (9-12 Summer School) Corey Lemmert, Leta Brandis, Alvin Easteron, Charles Reambonanza, Debbie Goshorn, Wayne Claymore; (Administrator on Duty June 11 - July 12, 2018); (7-8 Summer School) Jodi Mosher, Rona Solis, Jeff Valandra, Victoria Leader Charge, Edy Harrison; (Administrator on Duty June 11 - July 12, 2018) Kim Hicks; (K-6 Summer School) (Administrator on Duty June 11 - July 12, 2018) Eustance Night Shield; (Teachers) Analyn Altamirano-Cole, Danna Endozo, Eva Geslani, Bonnie Hairy Shirt, Mary Leader Charge, Sandra Spotted Tail. (Paraprofessionals) Charles Broken Leg, Christina Marshall, Candace Metcalf, Michael Boltz, Ashley Two Bulls, and Earl Peneaux, Sr. (SPED ESY Summer School) (Certified Staff) Charles White Hat, Mercy Calendacion, Dana Marshall, Teresa Gedaria, Johnnan Penalba, Lorraine Young, Raine Eagle Cloud; (Paraprofessionals) Alyce Hart, Michael Whiting, Sale Bad Hand, Sr., Sandi Olson, Tami Little Shield, Pam Left Hand Bull, Danielle Kills In Water, Calinda Fool Bull, Lower Two Eagle, Sharon Davis, Lee Bad Hand, Umpo Kills In Sight. (FACE Program homebase and on-site staff) Delores Waln, Stacey Two Eagle, Eva Butcher, Larri Kipp, and Theresa Leader Charge. (The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote and Walking Eagle Espinoza*. 4-0-2-2-0. (*Voting limited as employee representative) 

For information from Personnel Department: Current Advertisements: 1) Summer School Recreation Staff June 11 - July 28, 2018 (1- Director; 1- Assistant Director; 6- Group Leaders; 1- Counselor); 2) Re-advertise the 2018-19 Coaching Positions; 3) Superintendent Position; 4) Remaining Certified and Paraprofessional Openings for 2018-19 SY

It was moved by Rita Means and seconded by Donald Leader Charge, Sr. to approve the Recommendation for Non-Renewable employees as presented by Building Principals and Acting Co-CEO’s. Names on File. The motion carried by show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote and Walking Eagle Espinoza*. 4-0-2-2-0. (*Voting limited as employee representative)

A presentation by Marlys White Hat for an Equine Therapy Program collaboration between Sinte Gleska University and St. Francis Indian School for the summer. After Mrs. White Hat’s presentation, the Board thanked her for the opportunity and gave directive to the Business Manager to seek information on student and school insurance; and budgetary advice. 

It was moved by Georgia Kills In Water and seconded by Rita Means to accept the RFP from the Special Education Department in 4 areas:

PT-Amy Reindl

OT-Abby Jorgenson

SP-Justin Casey

Psychological Evaluator-Kathy Chauncey

The motion carried by a show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 5-0-1-2-0. 

It was moved by Georgia Kills In Water and seconded by Henry Quick Bear to adjourn the meeting at 9:01 p.m. The motion carried by a show of hands. All present voted “yes” except Colombe who did not vote. 5-0-1-2-0.

Henry Quick Bear, Secretary

Approved July 25, 2018

Lynne Colombe, President

Published once at the total approximate cost of $105.84

Published: August 1, 2018

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