Oelrichs School District 23-3
Regular Board Meeting
June 14, 2021
Call to Order: The Board of Education of the Oelrichs School District 23-3 met in regular session on June 14, 2021 in the school library. The meeting was called to order by Dave Osmotherly, Board President, at 4:02 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Members Present: John Cope, Jennifer Her Many Horses, Dave Osmotherly, and Lance Tlustos Members Absent: Vince Logue
Administration present: Dr. Mitchell Stone, Principal Peterson, Business Manager Sword, and School Attorney, Michael Hickey.
Motion by Her Many Horses, second Cope, to approve May 10, 2021 meeting minutes. Motion carried.
Motion by Tlustos, second Her Many Horses, to approve the amended agenda, adding 8.2 Policy IHB Class Size Motion carried.
Construction Update: Tim from Upper Deck Architects; Darius and Jake from Scull Construction provided an overview of the construction project.
Action Items: The gym floor center court will have lettering “Oelrichs Tigers” The student logo competition was unsuccessful.
Darius shared the electrical plan to support sawdust filtration systems, Jake will get this to Upper Deck and the electrician to make those changes. CO#2 was signed by Osmotherly. The kitchen hood has been installed and will need to be accepted by the board for the deduction in cost.
Stone verified that the texture should be light orange peel. Work needs to be done to the football field so the team can use it in August.
*All actions recorded in these minutes were by unanimous vote unless otherwise noted.
At 4:32 p.m. the board took a break and resumed at 4:37 p.m.
Public Participation: Roy Merdanian shared his opinion about gym floor not having a logo.
Oelrichs Alumni Association: Katie Merdanian spoke on behalf of the Oelrichs School Alumni. An all-school reunion is scheduled for September 11 at 6:30 p.m. She has requested the use of the old school gym, kitchen and coolers, table and chairs; old year books; and tours through the new and old school. Motion by Tlustos, second Her Many Horses to donate the use of the facilities to the alumni all school reunion on September 11. Motion carried.
Reports: Administrators Reports: Dr. Stone expressed his gratitude to Cope for the use of his flatbed, Osmotherly for the sound system, Roy for his work on setting up the stage, Katie Merdanian for helping with the flower beds, and Principal Peterson for all the hard work in making graduation a success. Stone informed the board that district has been reapproved as a heavily impacted district, increasing the payments. NAFIS fall conference is scheduled for September 19-22 in DC.
Title VI has been approved; Title I has been submitted and needs tribal approval. The end-of-the-year student data reports were submitted to SD Dept of Education on time. Summer school enrichment attendance averages between 35-40 and the credit recovery program averages between 10-15. Peterson informed the board that the registration packets are being mailed out this week. She has also had inquiries from local residents about attending.
Financials: Sword presented claims and monthly financial reports. Motion by Cope, second Her Many Horses, to accept the June claims and unaudited financial reports. Motion carried.
Beginning Balance: 163,835.14
Plus Recepits: 102,424.23
Less Disbursements: 167,525.95
Ending Balance: 98,733.42
Beginning Balance: 490,228.64
Plus Recepits: 75,438.84
Less Disbursements: 269,980.68
Ending Balance: 295,686.80
Beginning Balance: 93,007.50
Plus Recepits: 43,744.77
Less Disbursements: 13,177.67
Ending Balance: 123,574.60
Beginning Balance: 5,671,943.97
Plus Recepits: 615.74
Ending Balance: 5,672,559.71
Beginning Balance: 28,701.23
Plus Recepits: 8,511.72
Less Disbursements: 10,010.14
Ending Balance: 27,202.81
Beginning Balance: 18,013.57
Less Disbursements: 668.74
Ending Balance: 17,344.83
Amended FY 2021 Budget: Motion by Her Many Horses, second Tlustos to approve the amended FY21 budget and the use of the cash on hand to be moved from Impact Aid to Capital Outlay to cover construction costs. Motion carried.
First Readings FY 2022 Budget
First Reading of Policy IHB Class Size
SD High School Activities Association Resolution: By resolution, the School Board has authorized membership in the South Dakota High School Activities Association for the high school for the period to begin July 1, 2021 and end on June 30, 2022.
Football Field Update: Roy Merdanian requested to move the water line to use the well to water the football field. He will need to rent an excavator and get supplies to cover the distance. Motion by Tlustos, second Her Many Horses to approve Merdanian to spend up to $1,200 on the football field water improvement plan. Motion carried.
Contracts: Motion by Cope, second Tlusto to approve Golden West quote 66316 for the amount of $60,291.88 to cover the cost of the camera/security system in the new school. Motion carried.
Motion by Cope, second Tlusto to approve Golden West quote 66338 for the amount of $3,500 for security total care – annual 5-year agreement. Motion carried.
Motion by Her Many Horses, second Cope, to approve the Golden West K12 IT Service Contract for 21-22 school year for $3,358 per month. Motion carried.
Motion Her Many Horses, second Cope to approve $150,000 for school furniture from an approved vendor for the new school. Motion carried.
Motion by Tlustos, second Her Many Horses to sign the agreement for Red Stone Education Group for the term of July 1, 2021 continuing through June 30, 2022 with the option to renew an additional year, for the amount of $101,711.34. Motion carried.
Personnel: Motion by Cope, second Her Many Horses to approve Glen Elshire as Transportation Director for $4,200 per year. Motion carried.
Motion by Cope, second Her Many Horses to approve the employment agreement with Ralph Knickrehm for $47,882.54 for school year 21-22. Motion carried.
Motion by Cope, second Her Many Horses to approve the employment agreement with Nancy Fleming for $47,882.54 for school year 21-22. Motion carried.
Motion by Tlustos, second Cope to approve the Principal Employment Contract with Darla Peterson for $79,567.50 for school year 21-22. Motion carried.
Motion by Her Many Horses, second Tlustos to approve the hiring agreement with Valerie Sword for $64,375 for school year 21-22. Motion carried.
Motion by Cope, second Her Many Horses to approve the hiring agreement with Lawrence Bordeaux for custodian at the rate of $15.68. Motion carried.
Negotiations: Motion by Tlustos, second Her Many Horses to approve negotiations to increase teacher pay 1.25% plus a step, extended leave to two times per year, and extra-curricular pay chart increase 5%. Motion carried.
Adjournment: There being no further business, Osmotherly declared the meeting adjourned at 6:19 p.m.
Attested to by CEO/Superintendent Stone
Published once at the total approximate cost of $92.61
Published: July 22, 2021