Proceedings_Oelrichs School District December 18, 2024


Oelrichs School District 23-3
Regular Board Meeting
December 18, 2023
Call to Order: The Board of Education of the Oelrichs School District 23-3 met in regular session on December 18, 2023, in the library. The meeting was called to order by Dave Osmotherly, Board President, at 4:00 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Members Present: John Cope, Katie Merdanian, Dave Osmotherly, Marty Schommer, and Lance Tlustos.
Administration Present: Dr. Mitchell Stone, Principal Peterson, and Business Manager Sword.
Guests from TSP (Architect, Engineering, and Planning): Mark Averett and Chris Maks
MOTION by Merdanian, second Tlustos to approve November 20, 2023, meeting minutes. Motion carried.
MOTION by Cope, second Merdanian, to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
*All actions recorded in these minutes were by unanimous vote unless otherwise noted.
Public Participation – no participation.
Old Business: High School Construction no action
Bus Barn TSP employees Mark Averett and Chris Maks met with the board to discuss possible plans to build a new bus barn.
MOTION by Cope, second Schommer to approve the notice to proceed with TSP to begin negotiations on the AIA contract. Motion carried.
Modulars After some discussion it was determined that more information was needed on the cost of moving the modulars from their current location. Decisions will be made at the next meeting regarding the course of action to take on the modular closest to the Elementary School.
Board Reports Merdanian attended Communities That Care monthly meeting and BHSSC Christmas Party in Spearfish.
Administration Reports Dr. Stone met with Feeding South Dakota and the ‘back pack’ program will have its first delivery January 3rd. The program has made several changes that will benefit the students at our school. Dr. Stone also acknowledged the Christmas Program.
NAFIS Spring Conference is March 9-13; KM, DO and Dr Stone are planning on attending.
LNI was overall very successful. The girls’ basketball team placed fourth. The boys team showed improvement throughout the tournament. There was a discipline issue that will be handled by following the school matrix. Principal Peterson said the tournament was super fun and the students were polite and encouraged each other. She informed the board that the semester ends January 12. She has been working on second semester schedules.
Financials: MOTION by Merdanian, second Tlustos, to accept the unaudited financial reports and pay all invoiced claims. Motion carried.
MOTION by Tlustos, second Cope to approve the transfer of $510,000 from Impact Aid to General Fund ($500,000) and Food Service ($10,000). Motion carried.
General Fund
Beginning Balance: 70,188.34
Plus Receipts: 119,188.87
Transfers: 500,000
Less Disbursements: 196,026.58
Ending Balance: 493,350.63
Capital Outlay
Beginning Balance: 50,170.85
Plus Receipts: 56,519.10
Less DIsbursements: 44,321.62
Ending Balance: 62,368.33
Special Education
Beginning Balance: 88,546.76
Plus Receipts: 46,703.57
Less Disbursements: 22,332.09
Ending Balance: 112,918.24
Impact Aid
Beginning Balance: 6,512,396.42
Plus Receipts: 277,662.61
Transfers: (510,000)
Ending Balance: 6,280,059.03
Food Service
Beginning Balance: 4,539.93
Plus Receipts: 10,953.23
Transfers: 10,000
Less Disbursements: 14,230.33
Ending Balance: 11,262.83
Custodial Balance
Beginning Balance: 17,282.72
Less Disbursements: 87.67
Ending Balance: 17,195.05
Establish Election Date: MOTION by Cope, second Merdanian to have a combined election with Fall River County, June 2024. Motion carried.
AD Transportation: Nevaeh Redleaf, Assistant Boys’ Basketball Coach, requested the use of the school van to provide transportation for practice over Christmas Break. The board agreed to allow the use of the van.
ESSER III – School Reopening Plan: MOTION by Schommer, second Tlustos to approve ESSER III school reopening plan. Motion carried
Open Enrollment: MOTION by Tlustos, second Cope to approve open enrollment for student #37 as presented by Principal Peterson. Motion carried.
MOTION by Schommer, second Merdanian to approve open enrollment for student #38 as presented by Principal Peterson. Motion carried.
MOTION by Tlusos, second Schommer to approve open enrollment for student #39 as presented by Principal Peterson. Motion carried.
MOTION by Cope, second Schommer to approve open enrollment for student #40 as presented by Principal Peterson. Motion carried.
Contracts: no action
Personnel: MOTION by Merdanian, second Schommer to approve Head Custodian/Maintenance hiring agreement to Brian Pattiani, effective January 9, 2024, for $20 per hour. Motion carried.
Adjournment: MOTION by Tlustos, second Cope to adjourn the meeting at 5:41 p.m. Motion carried.
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