Minutes of November 9, 2020
The regular meeting of the Lake Preston Board of Education was held on November 9, 2020 in the Lake Preston School library. At 5:29 PM President Carlson called the meeting to order. Roll call was taken with the following members present: Jerod Olson, Steve Carlson, Amanda Wienk, and Travis Denison. Stacia Sneesby and Brett Anderson were available by phone conference. Josh Warne was absent.
Also present were School Administrators Supt. Felderman, Business Mgr. Curd, Principal Bothun and Tech Coord Odegaard. Teacher Reps Brown and Schmidt were also in attendance. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by President Carlson.
ACTION 60- Motion by Olson, second by Anderson to approve the agenda as the order of business. All voted aye, motion carried.
There was time allowed for public comments and conflict disclosure, with none being heard.
ACTION 61- Motion by Anderson, second by Olson to approve the consent items of the minutes of October 13th, October 2020 financials, and November bills as presented. All present voted aye, motion carried.
Officiating: Andrews, H. $30.00, Curd M. $70.00, Greene, A. $40.00, Ilenich, L. $20.00, Malone A. $40.00, Nelson A. $20.00, Odegaard D. $30.00, Olson, R. $280.00, Perkins S. $40.00, Ries, K. $120.00, Rober M. $30.00, Steffensen F. $40.00, Steffensen J. $40.00, Walter, C. $320.00, Warne A. $40.00; Dues/Fees: ASBSD $25.00, Dell Rapids St. Mary’s $101.05, DCI $86.50, Imprest $605.00, Lake Preston Area Storage $70.00; Services: Austreim Landscaping $104.00, Duenwald D. $400.00, Horizon Health Care $215.00, NESC $6.77, Overdrive $250.00, Prostrollo’s $1,229.51, TIE $700.00; Utilities: City of Lake Preston $532.36, Cook’s Waste $224.64, Northwestern Energy $243.89, Ottertail Power $1,690.52, Valley FiberCom $389.61; Supplies: Discover Card $1,720.57, Heartland Paper $311.48, Hillyards $813.56, Hoover A. $44.21, JH Larson Co $260.00, Lowe’s $21.96, Mark’s Plumbing Parts $24.86, Maynard’s $406.13, NAPA Auto Parts $33.99, Prairie Ag Partners $1,179.65, Scholastic Book Fairs $1,441.23, School Specialty $1,441.23, SD Dept of Public Safety $28.00; Publications: Kingsbury Journal $141.96; Insurance: Northern Plains Insurance Pool $4,677.82, Sanford Health Plan $33.55
General Fund Total: $19,345.65
CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND
Equipment: Discover Card $483.40, Hauff Mid-America Sports $2,221.20, Marco Technologies $396.01.
Capital Outlay Fund Total: $3,100.61
SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND
Tuition: Children’s Home Society of Sioux Falls $5,164.32; Services: NESC $4,601.24
Special Education Fund Total: $9,765.56
FOOD SERVICE FUND
Services/Supplies: Appeara $102.05, Culligan $40.00, Discover $197.28; Food: Child & Adult Nutrition $109.00, Earthgrains $257.30, East Side Jersey Dairy $656.12, Maynard’s Food Center $53.73, Reinhart Foods $3,072.87
Food Service Fund Total: $4,488.35
Grand Total: $36,700.17
October Payroll: General $118,458.27, Benefits $39,194.90; Special Education: $14,416.87, Benefits: $4,826.08; Food Service: $5,038.40, Benefits $1,460.69; Total October Payroll: $183,395.21.
Superintendent Felderman presented quotes for a video board for the main gymnasium. This would be in lieu of replacing the sign on Highway 14. The quotes came in higher than expected ranging from $70-90,000. Board opted to not pursue that option at this time. Felderman and Curd reviewed new cost estimates for the Capital Outlay Five Year Plan.
Felderman then reviewed the numbers for the football co-op stating that he has three exemptions that would take the two schools down to the required 56 to stay Nine Man. If the SDHSAA board does not take all of the exemptions, then they may have to decide to move to 11 man for two years. After that, our numbers of joint boys will be low enough for the coop to be at the 9B Classification. Felderman also reviewed a sideline cheer policy that he would like to see implemented. It would allow for 6 total girls to cheer.
Felderman also reviewed an updated mask protocol that would mandate masks for visitors if the school needs to step up to Tier II or Tier III for winter sports. He then requested discussion on winter activities protocol. Board discussed admissions, concessions, and attendance of contests. A proposed distance learning schedule was presented by Principal Bothun and Felderman with the hopes of not having to use it, but it is ready if the need arises.
ACTION 62- Motion by Denison, second by Wienk to approve the student conduct on transportation policy adjustment as read. All present voted aye, motion carried.
ACTION 63– Motion by Wienk, second by Denison to approve the sideline cheer policy as read. All present voted aye, motion carried.
ACTION 64- Motion by Olson, second by Denison to accept the mask protocol as read. Discussion was had, and Felderman added that the board may want to look at not requiring masks for players as it would be difficult to catch their breath while masked. Olson amended the motion, seconded by Denison to strike out “the players”. Motion on amendment passed with a unanimous vote. The amended motion was voted all and all present voted aye, motion carried.
ACTION 65– Motion by Wienk, second by Denison to accept the resignation of Kaylee Hoffman, paraprofessional. Felderman noted that Steve Gilbertson has resigned as high school football coach, but as his contract is with Arlington, no action is necessary with his. All present voted to accept the resignation of Hoffman, motion carried.
NESC report was presented by Member Olson. Much of the meeting involved the application process and selection of a new NESC Director to replace the current Director Aberle. Business Manager Curd informed the board that she received approval on school-wide free meals for all enrolled students until the end of the school year. Principal Bothun reported on the life skills class offered by the district. She also gave more detailed information regarding the distance learning plans. Felderman reported on numbers for winter sports and said he had received compliments on how the fall parent-teacher conferences went.
ACTION 66 - Pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2-1 & 2, Motion by Wienk, second by Anderson to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel and student concerns at 6:54 pm. All present voted aye, motion carried.
ACTION 67 - President Carlson declared out of executive session at 7:16 PM.
ACTION 68 - Motion by Anderson, second by Olson to approve the contracts of Amber Peterman as Head Sideline Boys Basketball Cheer coach for $1,213.00 and Tina Tvinnereim as Paraprofessional at $11.50/hour. All present voted aye, motion carried.
ACTION 69 - Motion by Olson, second by Denison to approve a hazard pay bonus to substitutes who have worked during the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year and to give classified staff a compensated day off on Friday, November 13th. All present voted aye, motion carried.
ACTION 70 - Pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2-4, Motion by Olson, second by Denison to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussing negotiations at 7:19 pm. All present voted aye, motion carried. Administration left the executive session.
ACTION 71 - President Carlson declared out of executive session at 7:35 PM.
ACTION 72 - Motion by Anderson, second by Olson to adjourn the meeting at 7:37 PM. All voted aye, motion carried.
The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 5:30 PM at the School Library.
Kristi Curd, Business Manager
Steve Carlson, President of Board
Published once at the total approximate cost of $133.86.