Board Of Education of the Hot Springs District No. 23-2
President Bob Preuss called the Regular Board Meeting of the Hot Springs School Board to order at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2020. Due to school closure and social distancing restrictions due to the COVID19 pandemic, the meeting was conducted via the internet using video conferencing with the following members present: Zac Bell, Niki Shaw, Petra Wilson, Frances Stokes, Ryan Walz, and Mark Walton. Members Absent: None. Others present: Superintendent Coles, Business Manager Fischer, Principal Baker, Principal Weiss, Payroll/Personnel Wendy Bilbruck, staff and community members and others logged in as guests.
All actions recorded in these minutes were by unanimous vote unless otherwise stated.
20.184 Approval of Agenda - Motion by Bell, seconded by Stokes to approve the agenda. Motion carried 7/0.
20.185 Public Participation – Staff member Kim Thompson stated that the HSEA would like this year’s Teacher of the Year awards to be presented to the current principals for their service and leadership over the years.
20.186 Conflicts Disclosure – None.
20.187 Student Presentations – None
20.188 BHSSC Report –None.
20.189 Committee Reports – None
20.190 Consent Agenda - Motion by Stokes to approve consent agenda, second by Shaw. Motion passed 7/0.
Approved minutes of the regular March 9, 2019 regular meeting and special meeting minutes from March 4th, 11th, 12th, and 19th. Approved unaudited financial reports from April 2020:
General Fund: Beginning Bal: 601,002.12; Plus Receipts: 341,884.76; Less Disbursements: 420,670.62; Ending Balance: 522,216.26
Capital Outlay: Beginning Bal: 1,619,394.89; Plus Receipts: 74,265.40; Less Disbursements: 39,709.34; Ending Balance: 1,653,950.95
Special Education Fund: Beginning Bal: 99,530.21; Plus Receipts: 48,670.77; Less Disbursements: 90,701.61; Ending Balance: 57,499.37
Impact Aid Fund: Beginning Bal: 639,569.39; Plus Receipts: 0; Less Disbursements: 0; Ending Balance: 639,569.39
Bond Redemption Fund: Beginning Bal: 1,425,299.79; Plus Receipts: 1,115.43; Less Disbursements: 0; Ending Balance: 1,426,415.22
Approved the April 2020 claims for payment; approved the Personal Action Report for April 2020.
20.191 Walz made motion, Bell seconded to enter into Executive Session per SDCL 1-25-2(1) to discuss Personnel at 5:46 pm. Motion carried 7/0. Out at 7:05 pm.
20.192 Shaw made motion, Stokes seconded to approve an administrative contract for Troy Lurz to serve as the Secondary (MS/HS) Principal for the 2020-21 school year. Motion carried on roll call vote 7/0.
20.193 Shaw made motion, Stokes seconded to approve an administrative contract for Charles Hruby to serve as Secondary (MS/HS) Asst Principal/Activities Director for the 2020-21 school year. Motion carried on roll call vote 7/0.
20.194 Shaw made motion, Stokes seconded to approve an administrative contract for Jacqueline Schniers to serve as Special Education Director for the 2020-21 school year. Motion carried on roll call vote 7/0.
20.195 Shaw made motion, Stokes seconded to approve an administrative contract for Abby Karn to serve as Elementary Principal for the 2020-21 school year. Motion carried on roll call vote 7/0.
20.196 Shaw made motion, Walz seconded to approve include up to $40,000 for each year in partnership with the City of Hot Springs to be used for a resource officer for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years. Motion carried on roll call vote 7/0.
20.197 Shaw made motion, Bell seconded to approve the Associated School Boards Protective Trust South Dakota School District Benefits Fund participation agreement adoption and renewal to provide benefit and workers compensation coverage for the 2020-21 school year. Motion carried on roll call vote 7/0.
20.198 Shaw made motion, Wilson seconded to approve the Marsh & McLennan proposal and Glatfelter Insurance Company to provide Property & Liability Insurance Coverage for FY2021 and to notify ASBPT that the district will be leaving the pool. Motion carried on roll call vote 7/0.
20.199 Walton made motion, Shaw seconded to approve policy Section A – Foundations and Basic Commitments on First Reading. Motion carried 7/0.
20.200 Shaw made motion, Wilson seconded to approve policy Section L – Education Agency Relations on Second Reading. Motion carried 7/0.
20.201 Administrator Remarks: Principal Baker updated the board on the status of the online learning at the elementary and middle school. Principal Weiss updated the board on tentative graduation plans staff meetings to discuss grading and other distance education items. Superintendent Coles updated the board on the “Be the Light” campaign and food service operations during the shutdown serving 160+ kids per day.
20.202 Governing Board Remarks: Board members wished to thank food service, teaching staff, administrative staff and the custodians on the excellent work done during the school closure and the pandemic.
Motion by Walton, seconded by Wilson to adjourn. Motion carried 7/0 8:36 p.m.
Dennis Fischer, Business Manager
Robert Preuss, School Board President
Published once at the total approximate cost of $66.15
Published: May 21, 2020