Proceedings: TCSD 7-22-19




The July 22, 2019 regular meeting of the Todd County School District Board of Education was held in the Curriculum Center of the Administration Building.

Board President Debra Boyd called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. All motions carried unanimously, unless otherwise stated.

MEMBERS PRESENT: President Debra Boyd, Vice President Linda Bordeaux, Member Shelly Means, Member Timothy Cournoyer, Member Michelle Allen arrived at 5:42 p.m. 

ADMINISTRATORS PRESENT: Superintendent Carol Galbraith, Business Manager Chad Blotsky, Public Relations Coordinator Phyllis Littau.

OTHER STAFF PRESENT: Yancy Gunhammer, Tess Canet, June Elk Looks Back.

OTHERS PRESENT: Sandi Wright, Hubert Dillon, Sandra K Dillon, Monica Rahn, Matt Kull.

Trent Poingee sang the Lakota Flag Song.

Motion by Means, second by Bordeaux to adopt the regular agenda with changes.

Sandra K Dillon was honored for serving on the school board.

Matt Kull, NACIS, talked on what he does and how it would work in with the Todd County Schools.

School Board Policy BCA Ethical Obligations of School Board Members was reviewed and signed by all board members.

Motion by Bordeaux, second by Allen to approve the Consent Agenda, as submitted:

A. Approve minutes of 

1. July 8, 2019 organizational meeting

B. Pay bills for July: 

GENERAL FUND: Allen Brothers Construction, $490.00; Allied 100 LLC, $1,118.70; American Solutions For Business, $645.20; Apple Computer Inc, $911.00; AT&T Mobility, $2,492.52; B & H Photo-Video Inc, $1,608.00; Baudville, $954.57; Chad Blotsky, $180.00; Border States Electric Supply, $1,534.76; Cengage Learning Inc, $1,293.50; Center For The Collaborative Classroom, $5,377.32; Century Link, $148.52; College Board, $185.00; Dex YP, $75.70; Dick Blick Company, $164.41; Direct Digital Control, $2,381.00; Kendra Elk Looks Back, $400.00; Flower Land, $183.00; Golden West Companies, $4,461.85; Golden West Technologies, $6,375.00; Thomas Gunhammer, $1,000.00; Hampton Inn Sioux Falls, $4,382.00; Heart City Lock & Key, $442.95; Heart City Plumbing & Heating, $13,585.15; Holiday Inn-City Center, $4,752.00; HUDL, $5,850.96; Jenner Equipment Company, $1,247.67; Kelvin, $252.30; Justine Kougl, $590.00; LaCreek Electric Association Inc, $1,839.50; Marco Technologies LLC, $5,629.43; MCI, $114.73; Mead Lumber-Winner, $181.43; Music In Motion, $67.70; National School Boards Association, $3,343.75; Office Products Center, $404.94; Outlaw Ace Hardware, $79.98; Plank Road Publishing Inc, $147.45; Poignee Enterprises, $1,243.96; Quality Inn & Suites, $160.00; Quill Corporation, $349.00; Ramkota Hotel, $140.00; Rochester 100 Inc, $675.00; Rosebud Building Products Inc, $174.77; Rosebud Rental, $202.97; Sandhill Oil Company Inc, $64,128.87; David Stirek, $1,300.00; TOTAL GENERAL FUND WARRANTS DISBURSED FOR JULY 22, 2019: $143,266.56.

JOHNSON O’MALLEY: Anderson’s Inc, $1,025.16; Badlands Quilting, $2,380.00; Fit & Fun Playscapes LLC, $2,152.00; TOTAL JOHNSON O’MALLEY WARRANTS DISBURSED FOR JULY 22, 2019: $5,557.16.

TITLE II, TITLE IV, RLIS: Fairfield By Marriott Sioux Falls, $75.00; Misti Novotny, $32.00; TOTAL TITLE II, TITLE IV, RLIS WARRANTS DISBURSED FOR JULY 22, 2019: $107.00.

SCHOOL WIDE: Emily Barnett, $270.00; Center For The Collaborative Classroom, $79.00; Misty Downing, $320.00; Kristie Lindskov, $270.00; Stephen Lindskov, $676.56; Neil’s Heartstrings, $2,876.00; Newsela, $25,802.00; Northwest Evaluation Association, $28,620.00; Rocket Innovations Inc, $332.62; TOTAL SCHOOL WIDE WARRANTS DISBURSED FOR JULY 22, 2019: $59,246.18.

CAPITAL OUTLAY: Apple Computer Inc, $2,798.00; Heart City Plumbing & Heating, $12,064.00; Schramm Furniture, $3,916.81; TOTAL CAPITAL OUTLAY WARRANTS DISBURSED FOR JULY 22, 2019: $18,778.81.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: Apple Computer Inc, $9,480.00; Department of Homeland Security, $2,370.00; Golden West Companies, $898.08; Nasco, $200.30; Pro-Ed, $4,620.00; SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND WARRANTS DISBURSED FOR JULY 22, 2019: $17,568.38.

FOOD SERVICE FUND: Heart City Plumbing & Heating, $565.50; TOTAL FOOD SERVICE FUND WARRANTS DISBURSED FOR JULY 22, 2019: $565.50.

TRUST & AGENCY: Expenditures - $9,030.00; TOTAL TRUST & AGENCY WARRANTS DISBURSED FOR JULY 22, 2019: $9,030.00. 

C. Approve engagement services with Schoenfish & Company Inc, to conduct audit for fiscal year ended June 30, 2019.

Motion by Cournoyer, second by Means to approve the 2019-2020 Student Handbook as amended.

Motion by Means, second by Bordeaux to enter into executive session for personnel under SDCL 1-25-2, at 6:13 p.m. 

President reconvened the regular meeting at 6:35 p.m.

Motion by Cournoyer, second by Allen to approve the following certified contract enters for the 2019-2020 school year, contingent upon completion of drug test and criminal background investigation:

1. Larri Kipp, Teacher at TC Achievement School, $48,500.00.

2. Rachel Coles, Elementary Teacher at TC Elementary School, $46,500.00.

Motion by Means, second by Cournoyer to approve support staff recommendations:

Hire: (Contingent upon completion of drug test and criminal background investigation)

1. Shelly New, TCHS Secretary 2019/2020 at $12.50 hourly.


1. Vivian LaPointe, para professional at the TC Middle School, effective immediately.

2. Torrie Guerue, 12 month Bus Driver/Custodian at Rosebud Elementary, effective immediately.

Motion by Means, second by Bordeaux to offer a professional contract to Richard Medema as Human Resource Director, effective August 5, 2019, pending reference check, fingerprinting and background check.


Work Session Meeting – Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

Regular board meeting – Monday, August 12, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Curriculum Center.

New Board Member Workshop – (TBD).

School Board Administration Team Building – (TBD).

Joint ASBSD & SASD Conference, August 8-9, 2019 in Sioux Falls, SD.

NAFIS Fall Conference – September 22-24, 2019 in Washington, DC.

SD Indian Ed Summit – September 22-24, 2019 in Pierre, SD.

NIISA Conference – December 9-10, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV.

NAFIS Spring Conference – March 20-23, 2020 in Washington, DC.

NSBA Conference – April 4-6, 2020 in Chicago, IL

Adjournment of the meeting at 6:37 p.m.

Debra Boyd, President.

Chad Blotsky, Business Manager

Published once at the total approximate cost of $83.16

Published: August 21, 2019

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