Board of Education held regular meeting Wednesday, Jan. 16

January 16, 2019

The Gettysburg Board of Education held their regular meeting on the above date in the conference room. Present were the following: Brian Robbennolt, Matt Cronin, Kevin Geditz, Paul Kellogg, Mark Schatz, and Daryn Zeigler. Absent: Kenny Goebel. Also present were Chip Sundberg, Wendy Smith, Barb Everson, Julie Williams, Monica Odvody, Trish Ahlemeier and Police Chief Dave Mogard.

Board President Robbennolt called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Police Chief Mogard addressed the Board regarding the school and law enforcement working together and discussed some of our policies.

Motion by Kellogg, second by Geditz to approve the agenda with the following addition: add Administrative Reports. All present voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Schatz, second by Daryn to approve the following consent agenda: approve the minutes of the December 10, 2018 regular board meeting; approve the financial report; approve the January 11, 2019 claims and recognize there are no new conflict of interest disclosures. All present voted aye. Motion carried. Schatz acknowledges conflict of interest with claims to Schatz Electric and his aye vote does not include that claim.

January 11, 2019 Claims


ABERDEEN AWARDS $61.00 Plaques for Battler WR Tourn; ALL-AROUND GRAPHIX 324.25 AD/Fall athletic awards; AMERIPRIDE SERVICES, INC. 141.54 Nov/Dec services; ARROWWOOD RESORT 101.95 Supt/conf lodging; BJ’S INSTRUMENT REPAIR 80.00 Rpr school trombone; BOOK SYSTEMS, INC. 200.00 Lib/Autosys Snapshots renewal; CAHILL BAUER & ASSOCIATES, LLC 7,500.00 FY18 audit svcs to date; 

CAREERSAFE 225.00 Ag/OSHA online course fees, CHASE CARDMEMBER SERVICES 74.09 Cust, Elem, MS, Tech supplies, CITY OF GETTYSBURG 332.37 Water, COMMTECH 1,147.99 Annual svc fee/cameras, intercom, etc; DAKOTA FARM & RANCH SUPPLY 366.44 Bus, Cust, Freight and Tech supplies; 

DEAN FOODS NORTH CENTRAL INC 29.95 Milk for elem snack; DEAN’S REPAIR 88.83 Service minibus #6; ELITE BUSINESS SYSTEMS INC. 272.08 Copier/printer supplies/copies; FRIENDS/SD PUBLIC BROADCASTING 50.00 Library donation; G & R CONTROLS 1,360.82 Rpr univent/Rm 105; G’BURG SCHOOL – LUNCH FUND 425.49 Lunch 2nds pd by Board.

G’BURG SCHOOL/IMPREST 1,833.81, SDCA 210.00 Counselor Conference, SDAAE 50.00 Winter Prof Development conf (AG), McCook Central School 100.00 Wrestling Entry Fee, Mt. Vernon School 100.00 Wrestling Entry Fee, Ipswich Booster Club 40.00 MSGBB Entry Fee, DCI 43.25 Background fee on A. Martinez, Mark Ulrich 90.00 BBB Official, Darin Vetch 90.00 BBB Official, 

Bo Beck 174.00 BBB Official/mileage, Greg Stroh 191.40 BBB Official/mileage, Joel Osborn 120.00 BB DH Official, Zach Campbell 161.16 BB DH Official/mileage, Gabe Kjellsen 120.00 BB DH Official/mileage, Kris Frericks 120.00 BB DH Official, Jordan Moench 204.00 BB DH Official/mileage, North Area Honor Band 20.00 Entry Fee;

GAS’N GOODIES 1,138.68 School Vehicle School; GOLDEN WEST TECHNOLOGIES 345.00 Monthly networking fee; GRAVES, TRAVIS 300.00 Computer consulting re: E-Rate; HAMPTON INN 462.50 WR lodging; HEARTLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT INC 480.00 Nov/Dec svcs; JAYMAR 119.77 Fiscal/W2,1099,1095 forms; LAMINATOR.COM 104.46 Library/laminating film; 

LANGER, BRIANNA 160.00 Reimb praxis fee; LANGER’S FAMILY FOODS 365.80 TATU/HS/FACS supplies; LEC INC – LOGAN ELECTRIC 665.00 Snow removal/Oct-Dec; MID-AMERICAN RESEARCH CHEM COR 1,202.51 Cust cleaner, supplies; MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES 7,830.32 Electricity/Natural Gas; POTTER COUNTY NEWS 148.20 Printing/Advertising; 

QUALITY INN & SUITES 249.20 Lodging/Honor Band; RAMKOTA HOTEL 57.00 FCCLA lodging; SASD 60.00 Supt/conf regis fee; SCHATZ ELECTRIC INC 305.20 Custodial supplies; SCHLACHTER LUMBER 111.32 Cust supplies; SCHOOL SPECIALTY INC 550.44 HS/Libr/Elem/Fiscal supplies; 

SD DEPT. OF EDUCATION 9.00 Refund FY18 overpayment Perkins; SD DEPT. OF REVENUE 56.75 School vehicle license; SDCTM 45.00 HS Math conf/dues/meal; SDMEA 18.00 MSASB Entry Fee; SHEEHAN STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS, LLC 4,740.00 Inservice training; SIGN DESIGN & LABELING, INC. 143.00 Wall charts/Battler WR; 

SMITH, CRAIG E. 275.00 Professional svcs; TRUE VALUE HARDWARE 192.09 Ag/Cust supplies; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS INC 376.65 Communications; WAGER, SHANE 2,000.00 Tech svcs; WHEELHOUSE PLUMBING, INC. 697.65 Rpr toilets (Commons, Boys Locker).


ELAN FINANCIAL SERVICES 591.43 Library books; ELITE BUSINESS SYSTEMS 425.25 Copier/Printer leases; POTTER COUNTY NEWS 73.69 Bid for window project; SCHATZ ELECTRIC INC 1,688.58 Fiscal ofc wiring upgrades.


AVERA GETTYSBURG HOSPITAL 2,415.00 Nov/Dec PT/OT services; ELITE BUSINESS SYSTEMS INC. 59.02 SpEd printer leases/copies; LANGER’S FAMILY FOODS 15.06 MS/HS SpEd supplies; SOCIAL THINKING 130.64 Speech material; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS INC 3.70 Communications; WILLIAMS, THEODORE L. 3,645.00 Psychological svcs.


HEARTLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT INC 240.00 Nov/Dec svcs; THRIVE NUTRITION SERVICES 11,773.49 Dec purchased services.

Robbennolt discussed the water in the band room and concession stand floors. HKG met with Sharpe Enterprises, and Sharpe denies any responsibility. Robbennolt will get an estimate on this and speak to our attorney.

Bids were opened for the Elementary Window project. The bids received were the following: First Dakota Enterprises $400,000; Logan Electric Construction $292,064.95. Motion by Cronin, second by Geditz to accept the bid from Logan Electric, contingent on Business Manager Everson double-checking Logan’s bid was for both phases. All present voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Kellogg, second by Zeigler to approve the new bus driver layover salary of $9.10/hr. All present voted aye. Motion carried.

Motion by Zeigler, second by Schatz to set the Election Date as April 9, 2019. All present voted aye. Motion carried. Matt Cronin and Kevin Geditz’s 3-year terms are up. The 1st day to take out a petition is January 25th and petitions are due on Feb. 22, 2019.

Motion by Schatz, second by Zeigler to approve the 2019-2020 Calendar. All present voted aye. Motion carried.

Mr. Sundberg discussed personnel policies. The committee will review them and bring them to the meeting.

Mrs. Wendy Smith discussed the new video board. Business Manger Everson will contact Rotary and get all the information to get the sign put on inventory etc. Mrs. Smith reported on the Professional Development in Onida. The Middle School math counts team got 3rd and Neva Mikkelsen got 9th individually. Jaydn Wager and Tori Crook were accepted into MS All-state Band.

Mr. Sundberg reported that the Kirk & Erik Hansen Memorial donated funds to pay for the electrical for new sign. There will be a cracker barrel here in the chorus room on January 24th at 4 PM. He discussed the Governor’s address and current legislation.

Business Manager Everson reported that the Cahill Bauer will not be doing their audit exit interview until February. The 14 passenger bus that supposed to be delivered in December still isn’t in. Mike Schlachter spoke with her today regarding driving a private bus to wrestling events. Our insurance was contacted this afternoon, and Mr. Sundberg will discuss it with our attorney also.

Motion by Kellogg, second by Schatz to adjourn to Executive Session for Personnel, SDCL 1-25-2-1 at 7:15 PM. All present voted aye. Motion carried.

Board President Robbennolt declared the Board out of Executive Session at 8:32 PM.

The next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM.

Motion by Schatz, second by Zeigler to adjourn at 8:40 PM. All present voted aye. Motion carried.

Brian Robbennolt, Board President

Barbara Everson, Business Manager 

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