Back to school plan discussed at length

November 11, 2020

The Gettysburg Board of Education held their regular meeting on the above date in the new gym.  Present were the following:  Brian Robbennolt, Mark Schatz, Kyle Kusser, Andy Mikkelsen, Chad Rausch and Daryn Zeigler.  Absent: Paul Kellogg.  Also present were Chip Sundberg, Wendy Smith, Barb Everson, Caylee Sorum, Walker Rose, Christy Saltsman, Sally Simon, Mercedes Lemke, Aliesha McCarthy, Rachael Pederson, Tricia Heien, Kelli Nagel, Monica Odvody, Blair Robbennolt, Kirsten Hansen Julie Williams, Jamie Dupris, Vern Smith, Teresa Kilian, Kristen Hawkinson and Andrea Goebel.

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.  

Board President Robbennolt called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

Open Forum: Teresa Kilian, Kristen Hawkinson and Andrea Goebel addressed the Board regarding fogging chemicals, the Back to School plan, testing, COVID numbers and phases. Mr. Sundberg discussed what we’re doing for COVID and praised the staff for their work.

Motion by Schatz, second by Rausch to approve the agenda with the following addition: add Executive Session for Personnel, SDCL 1-25-2-1.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by Rausch, second by Zeigler to approve the following consent agenda:  approve the minutes of the 10-12-20 regular board meeting; approve the financial reports; approve the 10-6-20 claims; and acknowledge there were no new Conflict of Interest disclosures.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  Schatz acknowledges he has a conflict of interest with the claim to Schatz Electric and his aye vote does not include that claim.

November 6, 2020 Claims

In order of VENDOR, AMOUNT, and DESCRIPTION.

GENERAL FUND:

2080 MEDIA INC 3,000.00 Pixolot subscr pmt

ARAMARK  170.27Cust supplies

BJ’S INSTRUMENT REPAIR 120.00 Clean/rpr trombone

BRAINPOP 1,459.00 Subscr renewal(partial) CAHILL BAUER & ASSOCIATES, LLC 7,837.50 FY20 audit services to-date

CENTRAL DISTRIBUTION 1,189.15 COVID supplies/cust supplies

CHASE CARDMEMBER SERVICES 2,210.56 COVID supplies,Elem/MS/HS/Cust/Fiscal,Tech,Ag suppl

CHURCHILL, MANOLIS, FREEMAN, KLUDT   135.50 Audit letter fee

CITY OF GETTYSBURG  577.90 Water

DAKOTA FARM & RANCH SUPPLY 267.72 Ag/Tech/Bus/Cust supplies

DECKER REPAIR & WELDING, LLC 256.75 Ag supplies

DEMCO   192.76 HS Lib supplies

ELITE BUSINESS SYSTEMS INC. 685.63 Printer/copier copies/supplies 

G’BURG SCHOOL – IMPREST 2,485.61

Highmore Action Club 25.00

CC Entry Fee – S.Kjetland 292.40

VB Official/mileage- A.Winter 292.40

VB Official/mileage-D.Martin 110.00

VB Official – L.Dahlgren 182.40

VB Official/mileage – K.Bracelin 90.00

VB Official – T.Keller                        140.40

VB Official/mileage- N.Bowman 110.00

VB Official/mileage – T.Sandal 140.40

VB Official/mileage – Z.Wevik 125.00

FB Official – F. Obermeier 256.88

FB Official/mileage – M.Mohr 125.00

FB Official – D. Lund 125.00

FB Official- L.Huber 125.00

Gas&Goodies                     301.00 Gift Certificates/Student lunch setup

  CWD 44.73 Kitchen supplies

G’BURG SCHOOL – LUNCH FUND 355.45 Lunch 2nds/milk break

GAS’N GOODIES 585.60 School vehicle fuel

GOLDEN WEST TECHNOLOGIES 345.00 Monthly networking fee

HEARTLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT INC  240.00 Oct svcs

HIGHMORE-HARROLD SCHOOL 50.19 Region XC expenses

HUB INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN STATES   66.00 Insurance on leased equipment

KAYLEI’S  7.30 XC meet supplies

LANGER’S FAMILY FOODS 112.64 Ag/Elem/HS Supplies

LARSON, JESSICA 58.29 Reim gas/State XC

MCGRAW-HILL SCHOOL EDUCATION  255.68 Sci wkbks

MID-AMERICAN RESEARCH CHEM COR  683.55 Cust supplies, COVID supplies

MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES 4,514.89 Electricity/Nat gas

OAHE GLASS  264.25 Cust rpr

PETTY CASH  20.10 Postage

SCHATZ ELECTRIC INC 74.62 Weight room rpr

SCHLACHTER LUMBER 817.72 Ag supplies

SCHOOL SPECIALTY INC 15.75 Science supplies SG CONSULTING, INC. 450.00 Grammer Gallery site license

STANLEY’S, INC. 510.95 School vehicle diesel

TRUE VALUE HARDWARE 242.56 Ag supplies

VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS INC432.42Communications

WAGER, SHANE  2,140.00 Nov tech svcs

WILLIAM V MacGILL & CO. 67.18 School Ofc med supplie

ZUBER REFRIGERATION & HEATING, 40.00 Freezer rpr

CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND:

ELITE BUSINESS SYSTEMS INC. 496.71 Copier/printer leases

JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD, 307.55 HS Lib books

MCGRAW-HILL SCHOOL EDUCATION 642.30 Gr K reading subscr.

NSU FINANCE OFFICE 83.69 Spanish & math digital textbooks

SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND

AVERA GETTYSBURG 1,050.00 PT/OT svcs

BRAINPOP 751.00 Subscr renewal partial

CHASE CARDMEMBER SERVICES 78.85 SpEd supplies

ELITE BUSINESS SYSTEMS INC. 74.85 Printer leases 

LANGER’S FAMILY FOODS                         11.58         SPED supplies

WILLIAMS, THEODORE L.                      7,154.00         Psych services

BOND REDEMPTION-NEW SCHOOL

US BANK ST PAUL 327,903.75 Principal/interest on new school/bond fee

FOOD SERVICE FUND:                       

HEARTLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT INC  120.00 Oct svcs

TAHER, INC – BIN 3,819.67 August Svcs

October Finance Statement

See chart above

 Construction: The new gym roof was discussed.  Mark spoke to the insurance adjuster and is working with him.  The boiler in the elementary will be repaired by G&R and a new system for the elementary building will be looked into. The old gym roof is to be repaired per the bid specs by December 1st.  

The Back to School plan was discussed at length. Motion by Schatz, second by Mikkelsen to have our winter concerts virtually, have all MS/HS students mask all the time in school, K-5 will continue to mask if they can’t socially distance, and all close contacts can come back to school and they will have to mask at all times along with during practices/games/activities.  Snow Queen attendance will be limited to parents only and will be livestreamed.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.

Mr. Sundberg told the Board that the staff is overwhelmed with teaching the students at home that are isolated/quarantined along with the students in class. Motion by Zeigler, second by Mikkelsen to dismiss at 2:30 p.m., Mon-Thurs from Nov. 16th through the end of the semester.  Scheduled Friday 12:50 p.m. releases will remain the same.  All present voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Schatz, second by Rausch to approve Tracy Stevens as a MSGBB volunteer.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by Kusser, second by Zeigler to adjourn to Executive Session for Personnel, SDCL 1-25-2-1 at 11:05 p.m..  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.

Board President Robbennolt declared the Board back in session at 11:27 p.m.

Motion by Schatz, second by Rausch to approve the contract for Wendy Rausch for MSGBB coach for $2,042.93.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by Mikkelsen, second by Zeigler to approve a Resolution to form a Consolidated Board of Equalization for the 2021 Assessment Year with the Potter County Board of Commissioners with one representative from the Gettysburg School Board and one from the Gettysburg City Council.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.

Business Manager Everson reported that she applied for an equipment through CANS for a slicer for the kitchen.  She also reported that we have only received a billing from Taher for August so far.  Background checks are now taking one month to get back.

Mrs. Wendy Smith reported on the free internet through the State for families that are on free/reduced meals and don’t have internet services. She also discussed snow days/e-learning days.

Mr. Sundberg discussed bus repairs/servicing.  He reported that we will have an in-house SPED review next week and that he will be attending a Supt meeting in Oacoma.  Wheelhouse will be working on the plumbing updates this week.

The next regular meeting will be Dec, 14, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Motion by Mikkelsen, second by Kusser to adjourn the meeting at 11:38 p.m.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.

Barbara Everson, Business Manager                                                             

Brian Robbennolt, Board President

Published once at the total approximate cost of $150.721.

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