Oelrichs School District 23-3
Regular Board Meeting
January 11, 2021
Call to Order: The Board of Education of the Oelrichs School District 23-3 met in regular session on January 11, 2021 in the school library. The meeting was called to order by David Osmothery, Board President, at 4 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Members Present: Dave Osmotherly, Lance Tlustos, John Cope, and Jennifer Her Many Horses. 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 December 14, 2020 meeting minutes. Motion carried.
Motion by Tlustos, second Her Many Horses, to approve the amended agenda, adding 3.1 presentation on virtual welding. Motion carried.
*All actions recorded in these minutes were by unanimous vote unless otherwise noted.
Construction Update: Kim, from Upper Deck Architects, and Darius and Jake from Scull Construction provided an overview of the construction project. Kim shared the color coordinates for inside the building. Construction continues to progress on schedule.
Public Participation: Artist, Bonny Reece, shared a few logo prints that could possibly be used for the new gym floor. She will work with Scull Construction to pursue the possibility of the logo being added to the gym floor.
Virtual Welding: Zane Cope presented how a virtual welding machine works and the benefits of the software. It would be a possible avenue to pursue for distant learners.
Reports: Administrators Reports: Dr. Stone informed the board the results of the audit for FY2020 with a minor finding for lack of segregation of duty. Oglala Sioux Tribe has modified the shelter in place ordinance so students can start to return to school. Dr. Stone has submitted a written request to start in-person learning. The goal is for students to return the week of January 19th. Terri Cornay applied and received a $2,000 grant from GENYOUthFunds. The money can be used for the purchase of equipment and supplies needed for feeding students.
Financials: Sword presented claims and monthly financial reports. Motion by Cope, second Her Many Horses, to accept the January claims and unaudited financial reports. Motion carried.
Beginning Balance: 149,452.31
Plus Recepits: 95,130.96
Less Disbursements: 151,901.64
Ending Balance: 92,681.63
Beginning Balance: 102,412.61
Plus Recepits: 22,267.65
Less Disbursements: 260,117.71
Ending Balance: 664,562.55
Beginning Balance: 89,371.64
Plus Recepits: 17,724.13
Less Disbursements: 10,072.08
Ending Balance: 97,023.69
Beginning Balance: 6,992,696.07
Plus Recepits: 102,743.51
Ending Balance: 6,295,439.58
Beginning Balance: 36,604.58
Plus Recepits: 7,759.86
Less Disbursements: 8,479.66
Ending Balance: 35,884.78
Beginning Balance: 17,277.73
Plus Recepits: 1,000
Ending Balance: 18,277.73
Policy: Motion by Her Many Horses, second Tlustos to approve the first reading of policy AC ‘Title IX’. Motion carried.
Motion by Her Many Horses, second Tlustos to approve the second reading of policy ‘Restraint and Seclusion’. Motion carried.
School Improvement: Motion by Cope, second Tlustos to approve of the school improvement plan for the elementary school. Motion carried.
Establish Election Date: Motion by Her Many Horses, second Cope, the set the annual School District election to be held on June 8, 2021, for the purpose of electing two (2) members to the Board of Education, for three-year terms each, and representing all of the school district area and residing anywhere within the Oelrichs School District No. 23-3, to fill the following vacancies: David Osmotherly and Lance Tlustos. Said election may be held in conjunction with the city election of the municipality of the Town of Oelrichs, provided agreements can be reached. Business Manager, Sword is authorized to enter into election agreements with this entity. Motion carried.
Open Enrollment: Motion by Cope, second by Tlustos to approve the open enrollment applications from student 1 – a 9th grader and student 2 – a 3rd grader. Motion carried.
Personnel: Motion by Her Many Horses, second Tlustos, to accept the application of Lauren Stephens as music teacher for school year 2021-2022. Motion carried.
Executive Session: Motion by Tlustos, second Cope, to move to executive session to discuss employee qualifications and performance pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2.1. Motion carried. The board went into executive session at 5:06 p.m. and resumed open meeting status at 5:09 p.m..
Motion by Her Many Horses, second Cope to increase Glen Elshire’s custodial pay rate to $15.68 per hour effective January 1, 2021. Motion carried.
Adjournment: There being no further business, Osmotherly declared the meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m.
Attested to by CEO/Superintendent Stone
Published once at the total approximate cost of $69.93
Published: Feb. 18, 2021