The Board of Education of Hay Springs Public Schools District #3 held its regular meeting on October 13, 2014 at the school cafeteria. Notice of the said meeting was published in the September 24, 2014 edition of the Sheridan County Journal Star. The meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. by President Langford. Posting for Open Meeting Law was pointed out. All motions received unanimous approval unless otherwise stated. Matt Anderson, Mike Hunzeker, Brenda Johnson, Miriam Kearns, Everette Langford, Marilyn Reed. Superintendent Pummel was also present. 2013-14 Yearbooks have arrived – each board member was given a copy. The east elementary door/window was broken – Chadron Glass will be repairing it soon. Mr. Badje and his construction class have been remodeling the football concession stand. The Board was informed they would not receive the Drew properties for the construction classes to remodel as a class project. Mr. Pummel was informed they were being sold to another person in the community. We will continue with our plans to renovate the Speer property. Marx reviewed the fall testing schedule with the board. The MAPS tests were taken online via wireless internet and there were no technological issues. College reps are visiting – Marx is keeping a list of the number of students visiting each rep. Houser was unavailable to make her report – she was sponsoring the homecoming volleyball games. Pummel reported that the Larel had been working diligently to find the issue with our district bandwidth usage appearing to be extremely high – after much investigation, it was discovered that we were getting another districts traffic as well as our own. This issue has been resolved. A motion was made by Johnson and seconded by Reed to approve the minutes of September 15, 2014 regular meeting. A motion was made by Kearns and seconded by Reed to approve the minutes of September 15, 2014 budget hearing. A motion was made by Reed and seconded by Hunzeker to approve the minutes of September 15, 2014 tax request hearing. A motion was made by Johnson and seconded by Anderson to approve the agenda of the October 13, 2014 meeting. Langford reported that the Sons of American Legion was interested in funding a TV for Lister. Rachel Mandelko was present and reported that she has been working with Brad Johnson, Larel Reimann, and her students to get a TV placed in Lister. Lister will be selling advertisement banners to area businesses. Jim Loebbe from NASB was present to present the board with an updated BOE policy handbook. The Speer house purchase is almost complete – closing will be held Thursday, October 16, 2014. An asbestos inspection has to be conducted every three years. The inspection report was reviewed. The proposal of a student volunteer program was discussed. The idea of implementing community service as well as scholarship application, resume building, and other such skills into a class was also discussed. These topics will be brought back to the November board meeting for further discussion. The process and timeline for the Superintendent search was reviewed with the board. A motion was made by Reed and seconded by Anderson to approve the bills and payroll as presented. A motion was made by Johnson and seconded by Reed to go into executive session at 8:18 p.m. to discuss personnel. Langford repeated the motion. A motion was made by Anderson and seconded by Johnson to return to open session at 9:44 p.m. Items for next meeting: Hawk Student Volunteer Program. The meeting adjourned at 9:44 p.m.
The following bills and payroll were approved: Payroll $79,369.30; AFLAC $1,544.82; American Funds $3,745.80; AS Central Services $236.79; Blue Cross/Blue Shield $27,326.65; Chadron Glass $424.95; Chadron Hospital $56.84; CinDesign $50.00; Culligan $17.25; Dell $24,699.56; Deluxe $460.86; ESU #13 $4,483.26; ESU Coordinating Council $86.90; Exemplar $4,400.00; Frontier $90.00; Great Plains $428.52; Harris $282.32; Hay Springs Lumber $4,436.62; Hay Springs Public School $275.00; Hay Springs Water $1,182.73; Hencey Plumbing $82.50; HSPS - Cash Desktop $5,805.77; HSPS - Hot Lunch $1,073.60; Ideal $292.49; JW Pepper $93.39; KONE $1,344.72; Lister Sage Community Operation Acct. $420.00; Mansfield $3,988.92; MarBow Music $187.78; NCSA $255.00; NE Dept. of Revenue $3,193.36; NE Retirement Systems $22,737.74; Norm’s NAPA $35.23; NPPD $2,743.47; Occupational Therapy $568.23; Pioneer $59.50; Quill $1,666.51; Really Good Stuff $50.92; Sackers $1,037.60; Sandhills News $134.74; Security First Bank - 125 Plan $1,610.34; Security First Bank - Federal $28,780.67; Security First Bank - Hay Springs $1,939.68; Security First Bank - Rapid City $983.13; Sheridan County Treasurer $270.19; Source Gas $337.89; United States Welding $167.92; Vista Higher Learning $261.86; Westco $1,919.45; Xerox $2,669.78.
Published: October 22, 2014