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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING MITCHELL SCHOOL DISTRICT 17-2 January 9, 2023 The regular meeting of the Board of Education was called to order by President Deb Olson at 5:30 PM at the Mitchell Career Technical Education Academy 921 North Capital Street, Mitchell South Dakota, Davison County. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Roll call of members present: Deb Olson, Matthew Christiansen, Shawn Ruml, Terry Aslesen and Brittni Flood. Absent: None. Others present: Dr. Joseph Graves Superintendent, Steve Culhane, Business Manager, and Student representative Claire Hegg. Motion #355208 Motion by Aslesen, seconded by Ruml to amend the agenda by removing Personnel from the consent agenda and moving it to item 9A after coming out of executive session and adding a tour of the West Hallway of MCTEA at the end of the meeting. Motion carried.

Motion #355209 Motion by Aslesen, seconded by Flood to approve the amended agenda as now presented. Motion carried. Motion #355210 Motion by Flood, seconded by Ruml to approve the consent agenda items of the claims and the minutes of the December 12, 2022 board meeting. These minutes had been sent to the Daily Republic in unapproved form all in accordance as per SDCL 13-8-35.

Motion carried. Motion #355211 Motion by Christiansen, seconded by Ruml to the addition to the Mitchell Technical College Faculty and Staff Handbooks. For snow removal outside of the regular school day when in session, MTC employees will be paid $40 per hour. MTC Students who are employed by MTC will be compensated at $25 per hour.

Motion carried. Motion #355212 Motion by Aslesen, seconded by Flood to approve the date of June 6, 2023 for the joint City/School Election. Board member Christiansen’s seat is up for election this year.

Motion carried with all members voting yes and member Christiansen abstaining. At this time, Board President Olson appointed members Christiansen, Aslesen and Flood as Legislative Action Network Representatives. School Board members reported on the meetings they had attended since the last meeting. Dr. Graves informed the school board that due to the 4 days of school that have to be made up, school will be in session as of now through May 25, 2023.

The last day to make up will be Friday May 26th. Any other snow days will not be added to the calendar, but will be done through other means. Motion #355213 Motion by Flood, seconded by Aslesen to move into executive session at 5:50 pm for the purpose of discussing the qualifications, competence, performance, character or fitness of any public officer or employee or prospective public officer of employee as per SDCL 1-25-2. (1) Motion carried. The school board moved out of executive session at 6:40 pm and back into the regular portion of the meeting. Motion #355214 Motion by Aslesen, seconded by Christiansen to approve all of the personnel items.

New Administration Hire: Theresa Kriese, Business Manager, $130,000, effective July 1, 2023. New Certified Hires: Cassey VerHey, Head 7th Grade Girls Basketball Coach, $2,122, effective 2022-23 school year. Christina Siemsen, Sophomore Girls Basketball Coach, $3,470, effective 2022-23 school year. New Classified Hires: Katelyn Albertz, ParaEducator/LBW, $15.00/hr., effective December 19, 2022. Gabrielle Poling, ParaEducator/MS, $15.00, effective January 11, 2023. Amelia Rew, Assistant Gymnastics Coach, $3,684, effective 2022-23 school year. Resignation/Retirements: Joseph Graves, Superintendent, effective January 31, 2023. Steve Culhane, Business Manager, effective June 30, 2023. Cathy Horan, Business Office/Accounts Receivable, effective June 30, 2023.

Resignations: Danielle Schoenefeld, Begindergarten/GBR, effective end of 2022-23 school year. Laura Baus, ParaEducator/LO, effective November 18, 2022. Amanda Klein, ParaEducator/MS, effective January 3, 2023. Bob Lemon, Head Girls Soccer Coach, effective end of 2022-23 school year. Transfer: Charlene Hilkemeier, ParaEducator/LBW, 7 hrs., to ParaEducator/LO, 7 hrs., effective pending suitable replacement at LBW. MTC New Hires: Daryl Bird, Student Success Coach, $24,205, effective January 3, 2023. Fred Flannagan, MTC Maintenance, $24,435.48, effective January 9, 2023. Robyn Henglefelt, $18.18/hr., effective January 9, 2023. Parker Johnson, MTC Student Worker, $13.50/hr., effective January 9, 2023.

Elizabeth A. Luczak, Adjunct Registered Nursing (RN), Clinical Instructor, $5,950, effective January 5, 2023. Janet Nicolaus, Adjunct Administrative Office Specialist (AOS), Digital Media Concepts, $2,250, effective January 9, 2023. Abbie Reynen, Adjunct Registered Nursing (RN), Microbiology, $3,000, effective January 9, 2023. MTC Spring Additional Courses: Sarah Ellis, Fundamentals of Speech, $2,250. Tyler Hockett, Managerial Accounting, $2,250. Annika Russell-Manke, Federal Taxation, $2,250. Ryan Van Zee, Intro to Human Resource Management, $2,250. Contract Revision: Seth Hastings, MTC Maintenance, $26,500, effective January 1, 2023.

MTC Resignations: Sara Raml, Adjunct Registered Nursing (RN) Clinical Instructor, effective December 16, 2022. Lisa Larson, Instruction Support Specialist, effective January 10, 2023. Motion carried. Motion #35515 Motion by Flood, seconded by Christiansen to start the process of hiring an interim Superintendent and set up interviews for the possibility of using a search firm for the help in hiring a Superintendent starting in July of 2023. Motion carried.

At this time, the Board toured the West Hallway of MCTEA. Board President Olson declared the meeting adjourned at 7:01 pm. Cash Balance as of December 31, 2023 Beginning Balance, $25,707,108 General Fund Balance $9,159,270 Capital Outlay Balance $5,777,477, Special Education Balance $1,563,544, Mitchell Tech Balance $5,137,700, Food Service Balance $1,477,562, Driver’s Ed Balance ($-2,180), T/A Balance $3,123,122, James Valley Coop Balance $27,486, Capital Projects Fund Balance ($-556,873) Total Revenue, $3,296,261 General Fund $1,574,486, Capital Outlay $238,091, Special Education $303,289, Mitchell Tech $881,396, Food Service $157,363, Driver’s Ed $-0-, T/A $86,513, James Valley Coop $55,123, Capital Projects Fund $-0- Total Expenditures, $6,442,302 General Fund $2,101,512, Capital Outlay $573,253, Special Education $578,337, Mitchell Tech $1,436,452, Food Service $141,458, Driver’s Ed $-0-, T/A $521,473, James Valley Coop $46,974, Capital Projects Fund $1,042,843 Ending Balance, $22,561,067 General Fund $8,632,244, Capital Outlay $5,442,315, Special Education $1,288,496, Mitchell Tech $4,582,644, Food Service $1,493,467, Driver’s Ed $(2,180), T/A $2,688,162, James Valley Coop $35,635, Capital Projects Fund $(1,599,716) General Fund Abbott House Oct Tuition/FYy23 PRTF Funds/State Aid 448,562.26.

Accelerate Education Licenses/Workbooks 1,160.00 Anglin, Calle Gymnastics Judge 288.22 Arctic Refrigeration Equipment Repairs 1,594.53 Aslesen, Terry Mileage/Meal 167.00 Automatic Building Controls Smoke Detector 117.04 Bender’s Sewer & Drain Drain Cleaning 270.00 Big E Auto Service Vehicle Service 1,401.11 Biggerstaff, Stacie Pizza 100.00 Bio Corporation Classroom Supplies 1,995.87 Brad’s Instrument Repair Instrument Parts 78.24 Brookings Optimist Jazz Fest Entry Fee 200.00 C & B Operations Repair Parts/Service 1,068.07 Century Link Telephone Lines 163.71 Chada, Dodie Gymnastics Judge 221.92 Christian, Jenny Gymnastics Judge 193.48 Churchill Manolis Freeman Legal Services 2,608.89 City Of Mitchell Landfill Fees 66.40 Cornerstone Coffee House Refreshments 80.00 County Fair Food Supplies/Catering 2,045.69 Daily Republic Minutes/Advertising 327.61.

Darrington Water Conditioning Water Conditioning 105.15 Decker Equipment O/M Supplies 738.00 Division Of Motor Vehicles Tags/Turf 4 Wheeler 10.00 EMC Insurance Legal Fees 2,000.00 Farmers Alliance Propane/Rockport 755.14 Fed Ex Shipping 13.58 Federal Licensing License Renewal 120.00 First Nat’l Bank Omaha Travel/Program Expenses 6,501.65 Foreman Student Transportation 31,439.85 Fossum, Sonya Subscription 65.00 G & R Controls Service Call 763.60 Geist, April Classroom Supplies 32.54 Graham Tire Company Vehicle Repair 900.61 Grainger O/M Supplies 361.29 Hales, Thomas Vocal Re-Works 125.00 Hamre, Sue Gymnastics Judge 193.48 Hauff Mid America Sports Manual Winch/Crank 1,405.75 Heckenlaible, Lisa Program Supplies 79.50 Henle, Heidi Course Fee 35.00 Hillyard/Sioux Falls Custodial Supplies 7,907.58 Independent Viking Glass Door Adjustments 260.20 Interactive Health Technologies Straps 200.00 Interstate All Battery Center Batteries 186.82 Johanneson.

Tara Gymnastics Judge 251.50 Johnson Controls Service Calls 2,630.69 School Supply Pins 519.65 Jones Supplies Custodial Supplies 7,818.26 Jostens Diploma Covers 1,344.95 Kirby Of Mitchell Vacuum Bags 25.00 Krohmer Plumbing Service Call 411.42 Larry’s I-90 Service Spreader Repair 287.50 Library Store Library Supplies 77.52 Lifequest Shredding 31.12 Make It Mine Design Magnetic Sheeting 91.40 Mcleods Office Supply Printed Material/Supplies 381.74 Menards O/M/Program Supplies 2,191.06 Midco Business Long Distance Service 2,119.50 Miedema Sanitation Trash Removal 2,481.50 Mitchell Concrete Gravel 47.61 Mitchell Tech Corp ESD AD Meeting 123.73 Morgan, Teresa Classroom Supplies 119.60

Nebraska Air Filter Air Filters 1,347.59 ODP Business Solutions Program Supplies 285.65 Office Advantage Staples 169.98 Other World Computing Computer Supplies 533.94 Pepper Program Supplies 640.73 Performance Foodservice Food Supplies 9,979.45 Popplers Music Store Music Supplies 363.78 Premier Pest Control Pest Control 675.00 Qualified Presort Service Postage 481.40 Riverside Technologies Managed Services 1,673.00 Roth, Rebecca Program Supplies 274.04 Runge, Joanne Gymnastics Judge 193.48 S & M Printing Printing 46.00 SASD Membership Fees 526.00 Schmitt Music Music 42.58 Scholastic Magazines Subscriptions 92.18 School Specialty Classroom Supplies 383.64 Schroeder, Lisa Gymnastics Judge 190.30 Scott Supply Equipment Service 2,439.17 SDEA Arts Opportunity 900.00 SDMEA Audition Fees 54.00

Sherwin Williams Paint 57.27 Sioux Falls Roosevelt Debate Entry Fees 185.00 South High Vocal Music Show Choir Competition Fee 300.00 Spectacular Quilting Fabric 697.63 State Supply Co O/M Supplies 183.96 Subway Meals 171.16 Sun Gold Sports Program Supplies 220.00 Tangible Play Program Supplies 264.00 Tessman Company Grounds Supplies 1,800.00 Urbandale High School Show Choir Competition Fee 300.00 Voyager Fleet Systems Fuel 665.76 Walmart Program Supplies 1,041.37 Walz, Rachel Gymnastics Judge 193.48 Washington Debate Entry Fees 368.00 Westside High School Show Choir Competition Fee 300.00 Williams Repair Instrument Maintenance 131.00 Total General Fund 566,034.07 Capital Outlay Blick Art Materials Art Equipment 676.36 First Nat’l Bank Omaha Travel/Program Expenses 2,968.55 Lake Co International Telehandler Per Bid 88,630.00 Mcleods Office Supply Advertising Sales Commission 2,100.00 Office Advantage Printing Contract 4,700.91 Popplers Music Store Flutes 3,861.00

Read Naturally License Renewal Subscription 8,740.00 US Bank St Paul Debt Service 355,327.50 Xerox Financial Services Copiers Lease 1,045.96 Total Capital Outlay Fund 468,050.28 Special Education Abbott House Oct Tuition 945.00 Access Health Mitchell Professional Service 828.00 Career Connections Contracted Services 648.95 Children’s Care Hospital Tuition 10,400.00 Department Of Education Federal Funds Overpayment Refund 145,000.00 Division Of Rehab Services Pact Grant Match 3,407.61 Hieb, Samantha Mileage 140.46 ISI Interpreter Services 12,891.60 Larson, Karin Professional Services 1,575.00 Life Quest Tuition 3,420.00 Maeschen, Rachel Membership fee 50.00 Mcleods Office Supply Printed Material/Supplies 35.00 Palace Transit Student Transportation 3,585.98 Pearson Education Test Materials 212.00 Sd Dept Of Human Services Tuition 15,467.51 Voyager Fleet Systems Fuel 44.00 Walmart Program Supplies 82.89 Total Special Education Fund 198,734.00 Post Secondary-MTC Churchill Manolis Freeman Legal Services 613.07

City Of Mitchell Water/Sewer 93.68 First Nat’l Bank Omaha Travel/Program Expenses 42.36 Kaas, Lanie Tuition Refund 708.45 Larson, Lisa Memorial 50.00 Office Advantage Printing Contract 1,432.75 Walmart Program Supplies 1,081.73 Xerox Financial Services Copiers Lease 502.24 Total Post Secondary-MTC 4,524.28 MTC Enterprise Fund Walmart Program Supplies 71.70 MCTEA A Ox Welding Supply Welding Supplies 155.87 Advance Auto Parts Program Supplies 46.44 Carquest Auto Parts Auto Supplies 114.41 Ed’s Pet World Program Supplies 13.98 First Nat’l Bank Omaha Travel/Program Expenses 254.69 Menards O/M/Program Supplies 580.15 Napa Central Program/O/M Supplies 202.89 Walmart Program Supplies 95.30 Total MCTEA Fund 1,463.73

Capital Projects-New Senior High School Project Schemmer Associates Professional Services 660,536.32 Food Service Chesterman Company Food Supplies 2,005.00 Darrington Water Conditioning Water Conditioning 389.30 Jones Supplies Custodial Supplies 1,276.27 Pepsi Mitchell Vending/Water 2,461.88 Performance Foodservice Food Supplies 75,404.80 Total Food Service Fund 81,537.25 MTC Campus Store Fund Walmart Program Supplies 26.94 Published 1 time at the total approximate cost of $150.48 and may be viewed free of charge at www.sdpublicnotices.com. (Jan 21, 2023) 164857

Source: Mitchell Republic