August 9, 2021
The Gettysburg Board of Education held their regular meeting on the above date in the chorus room. Present were the following: Chad Rausch, Kelsey Fischer, Paul Kellogg, Kyle Kusser, Andy Mikkelsen and Mark Schatz. Absent: Daryn Zeigler. Also present were Chip Sundberg, Wendy Smith, Barb Everson, Vern Smith, Caylee Sorum, Kelli Nagel, Tricia Heien and Eric Dutenhoeffer.
Board President Chad Rausch called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Open Forum: Eric Dutenhoeffer addressed the Board and asked what their position was on masks for this school year. It will be addressed in the Back to School Plan portion of the meeting.
Motion by Schatz, second by Kusser to approve the agenda with the following additions: add Executive Session for Student, SDCL 1-25-2-2, SDHSAA Run-off Election and American Recovery Plan. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Kellogg, second by Mikkelsen to approve the following consent agenda: approve the minutes of the July 12, 2021 regular board meeting and the July 14, 2021 special board meeting; approve the financial reports; approve the August 6, 2021 claims; recognize there were no new conflict of interest closures; and approve and declare surplus the obsolete items except the 2001 bus which will be put out for bids. A complete list of the surplus items is on file in the business office. All present voted aye. Motion carried. Schatz acknowledges conflict of interest with the claim to Schatz Electric and his aye vote doesn’t include that claim.
August 6, 2021 Claims
ALL-AROUND GRAPHIX 24.00 AD/plaque
AVI SYSTEMS 294.30 SMART Learning Suite–smartboards
B&R BAUER, INC. 515.00 Fix sprinkler & broken pipe
B.E. PUBLISHING 781.23 EduTyping/online keyboarding licenses
BAN-KOE SYSTEMS, INC. 961.29 Fire Alarm service & rpr
BJ’S INSTRUMENT REPAIR 790.00 Rpr band instrurments
BOULDEN PUBLISHING 118.20 Guid/career materials
C.B. GITTY CRAFTER SUPPLY 329.93
Music Apprec. guitar kits
SUPPLY COM 551.02
MS Sci supplies
CENGAGE LEARNING 224.00 Accounting/online licenses
CEV MULTIMEDIA 850.00 Ag/annual license renewal
CHASE CARDMEMBER SERVICES 1,873.75
GETTYSBURG CITY 1,087.15 Water
COOL SCHOOL STUDIOS 139.56 School Ofc supplies
CUMMINS SALES & SERVICE 837.74
Cust/generator inspection & maint
DAKOTA FARM & RANCH
DAKTRONICS 30.00 BB scoreboard part
DEAN’S REPAIR 65.25 Service minivan
DEMCO 379.16 Lib supplies
DEROUCHEY, NINA 100.00 Promethean board training reimb
ELITE BUSINESS SYSTEMS INC. 184.54 Copies/printer supplies
ELITE BUSINESS SYSTEMS 345.00 Thermal camera lease
ELLISON EDUCATIONAL EQUIPMENT 45.99
HS Lib supplies
FOREMAN SALES &
SERVICE 1,612.82 Svc & Rpr Bus 1
G’BURG SCHOOL – CUSTODIAL FUND 100.00
Supt/Region 3 dues
G’BURG SCHOOL-IMPREST 144.6
DCI 43.25 Background check on J.Zweber (preschool reimb)
Mercedes Lemke 50.43 Reimb fuel
SD Dept of Labor 51.00 Unemployment claim (2020)
GAS’N GOODIES 470.11 Gas/pizza
CLUB 193.50 Supt meals/dues (Jan-Jun)
TECHNOLOGIES 400.00 Monthly networking svc
GOVERLAN, INC. 291.00 LAN School renewal
H2I GROUP 5,000.00 Final bill/gym floor refinishing(insurance pay)
HANSEN, KIRSTEN 82.23 Reim classroom supplies
MANAGEMENT INC. 240.00 July svcs
HEINEMANN 1,004.30 Math intervention material
INC. 444.00 AD/concussion testing
INFOBASE LEARNING 524.78 Learn360 software subscr
SOLUTIONS, LLC 2,800.46 Elem/MS/HS/Office/Fiscal/Guid/COVID/CUST/FACS
CENTER 149.90 Cust/batteries
J.W. PEPPER & SON INC. 156.99 Band music
JOHNSON, SARA 120.00 Reim cheer coach classes/first aid
MCGRAW HILL LLC 63.45 Science wkbks
CHEM COR 309.00 Cust cleaner
MIKE’S REPAIR 369.80 Service & rpr school pickup
UTILITIES 4,355.63 Electricity/Nat. gas
MYSTERY SCIENCE 299.00 Online subscr
NEW CREATIONS 38.43 Board/signature stamp
NIMCO INC. 407.15 TATU materials/grant
OTC BRANDS, INC. 172.96 Elem supplies
PLANBOOKEDU LLC 418.00
Lesson plan software
POTTER COUNTY NEWS 563.16 Printing/advertising
LLC 3,675.00 Remote-learning platform (schoology)
QUALITY INN & SUITES 273.00 Lodging/SDACTE conf
REALLY GOOD STUFF
LLC 1,256.48 Elem supplies
RENAISSANCE 7,515.00 Star math & reading/Accel. Reader
ROCHESTER 100 IN. 137.70 Elem/student folders
SCHATZ ELECTRIC INC. 1,028.64 Install motion switches old gym
SCHLACHTER LUMBER 398.87 Cust supplies
SCHOLASTIC INC. 1,037.04 Elem/MS subscriptions
SCHOOL SPECIALTY INC. 510.83 Science supplies
SCHOOLMATE 567.75 MS/Elem planners
SCOTT, KEITH 82.40 Reim coaching dues
SD TEACHER PLACEMENT
CENTER 435.00 2021-22 membership fee
SD UNITED SCHOOLS
ASSOCIATION 450.00 Supt 2021-22 membership dues
SDASBO 75.00 Fiscal/Fall conf regis
STANLEY’S, INC. 36.50 Bus diesel
TAYLOR MUSIC 135.00 Band folders
TRUE VALUE HARDWARE 108.71 Cust supplies
VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS INC. 379.49 Communications
COMPANY 703.80 Elem workbooks
WAGER, SHANE 2,274.00 Aug tech svcs with correction/reimb hard drive
& HEATING 202.80 Rpr gym A/C
CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND:
B.E. PUBLISHING 4,119.00 Microsoft Ofc textbook series
Concessions/popcorn machine/Welding Guide books
ELITE BUSINESS SYSTEMS
INC. 496.71 Printer/copier leases
HARLOW’S BUS SALES –
BISMARCK 85,500.00 2022 IC CE Int’l bus/59 pass
MCGRAW HILL LLC 17,050.12
Elem math series partial/readin and science textbooks
SCHOOL SPECIALTY INC 926.82 Gr K/Neorok stools(12)
SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND:
AVERA GETTYSBURG 805.00 June OT/PT svcs
SERVICES 623.67 SPED supplies
ELITE BUSINESS SYSTEMS
INC. 28.45 Printer leases/copies
INNOVATIVE OFFICE SOLUTIONS, LLC 432.77 SPED supplies
NCS PEARSON, INC. 270.79 SPED forms
FOOD SERVICE FUND:
SERVICES 211.32 Kitchen supplies
July 2021 Finance Statement – See chart
Construction—Business Manager Everson reported that the insurance company has completed the claim for the roof/gym floor damage and we will be receiving an additional check for $13,100. The pipes have not been cut by G&R yet and Mr. Sundberg will be contacting them again.
The Back to School Plan was discussed at length. Motion by Mikkelsen, second by Schatz to approve the Back to School plan with the discussed changes. All present voted aye. Motion carried. The plan will be posted on our website.
Motion by Kellogg, second by Schatz to approve the American Recovery Plan. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Schatz, second by Fischer to adjourn for Executive Session for Personnel, SDCL 1-25-2-1 at 8:07 p.m. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
Board President Rausch declared the Board back in session at 8:26 p.m.
Motion by Mikkelsen, second by Kusser to approve the corrected Tech contract for Shane Wager for $26,196.00. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Schatz, second by Fischer to approve the following extra-curricular contracts: Sara Johnson, FB Cheer advisor $762.61;
Michael Schlachter, Head Wrestling coach $3,933.43; Eric Stuwe, Asst. Wrestling coach $2,849.73; Brady Hartung, Asst. FB coach $2,849.73; and Chip Sundberg, Asst/MS FB coach $2,849.73. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Schatz, second by Kellogg to approve the Emergency Bus Pact. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Kusser, second by Mikkelsen to amend policies JECB, JEAA, JHCD and approve the 1st reading of JDCDE & JHCDE-E(1). All present voted aye. Motion carried.
Rubber chips for the playground were discussed. Fischer will continue to look into prices and options.
Motion by Schatz, second by Fischer to approve the MS/HS Handbooks and Laptop Handbook. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Kellogg, second by Kusser to approve 2021-22-1 Open Enrollment. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
The preliminary budget was discussed. Motion by Schatz, second by Kellogg to approve the school paying the Pixellot subscription for this school year for $1500. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Mikkelsen, second by Kusser to vote for Kelly Mesmer for the SDHSAA Board of Directors. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
Business Manager Everson reported that we received the SRSA grant again this year. She reported that the Annual Report to SDDOE was submitted and approved. Gettysburg School was approved for the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable program again this year. All schools will receive free breakfast and lunch for students, but she wanted to emphasize that we still need people to fill out the forms for free/reduced lunches because other federal grants use this information also.
Mrs. Wendy Smith discussed the MS/HS schedule. Katrina Smith will be teaching vocal along with art this year and her schedule was discussed. Mrs. Smith met with Avera Hospital Administrator Kristi Livermont and they are exploring a possible HOSA program. Homeschool applications were discussed. She explained that she will be giving seniors an incentive to receive open campus for lunch.
Mr. Sundberg reported that there will be an Open House on August 17th. A meal will be provided. There is an added football game this year with Newell on August 27th in Gettysburg. He said there was a sports coop meeting and AD Vern Smith explained the discussion on 8th grade basketball players.
Motion by Kusser, second by Kellogg to adjourn to Executive Session for Student, SDCL 1-25-2-2 at 9:08 p.m.. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
Board President Rausch declared the Board out of Executive Session at 9:13 p.m.
The next regular school board meeting is scheduled for September 13, 2021 at 7:30 p.m,.
Motion by Kellogg, second by Schatz to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 p.m. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
Barbara Everson, Business Manager
Chad Rausch, Board President
Published once at the total approximate cost of $181.89.