The Regular Meeting of the Corsica Board of Education was held on Monday, July 10, 2006 at 7:35 p.m.  The 2006-2007 Budget Hearing preceded the regular meeting.  With final finance figures incomplete until the end of August, the budget will be adopted at the September 2006 board meeting. President Oakland closed the Budget Hearing at 7:37 p.m.


Board Members Present:  Don Oakland, President; Garry Bultje, Vice-President, Jeremy Wright, Robert Bamberg, Dick Bordewyk and Vanessa Miiller.


Members Absent:  Doug Reimnitz


Officers Present:  Vern DeGeest, Superintendent; Scott Muckey, Secondary Principal,   and Merna Bye, Business Manager.


President Oakland called the regular meeting to order at 7:38 p.m. and a quorum was established.


Approve Agenda

Motion by Bultje seconded by Miiller to approve the agenda with the additions as presented.  Carried.


Approval of Minutes

Motion by Bordewyk seconded by Miiller to approve the June 19, 2006 Regular Meeting Minutes.  Carried.


Contingency Transfer – Resolution #171

Motion by Miiller seconded by Wright to approve the transfers from Contingency (10-7000-000-700) total $7,085.42 to heat 10-2542-213-321 (4,764.42)  maintenance work comp 10-2549-000-240 (946.00); audit 10-2317-902-392  (25.00) and Drivers Ed. Salary 10-1132-000-110 (1,350.00).  UPON ROLL CALL VOTE: Aye:  Bamberg, Bordewyk, Miiller, Bultje, Wright and Oakland – (Absent – Reimnitz).  Carried.


Approval of Financial Statement

Motion by Bultje seconded by Miiller to approve the June 2006 Financial Statement.  Carried.


June 2006 Trust and Agency Report

Motion by Bamberg seconded by Bordewyk to approve the June 2006 Trust and Agency Report with a beginning balance of $10,439.39 disbursements of $1,091.27 receipts of $2,906.33 for an ending balance of $12,254.45.  Carried.  The year end Trust and Agency Report was also presented.


Approval of Bills

Motion by Wright seconded by Bultje to approve the July 2006 listing of bills.  Motion carried.


(Regular Meeting – July 10, 2006 – Page 1)



June 2006 Mid-Central Co-op Minutes

Motion by Bultje seconded by Miiller to approve the June 2006 Mid-Central Co-op minutes.  Carried.


Oath of Office

Incumbent member Wright signed an oath beginning his three-year terms to the Board of Education.  Business Manager Bye signed an oath beginning the fiscal year 2007. 


Election of 2006/2007 President and Vice President

Bultje moved to nominate Don Oakland for President seconded by Wright.  All present voted aye. Motion carried.


Motion by Bordewyk to nominate Garry Bultje as Vice-President seconded by Miiller.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.


2006-2007 Designations

Motion by Bultje seconded by Miiller to designate Bank of the West of Corsica and First Dakota National Bank – Corsica Branch as official depositories;  Merna Bye and Vern DeGeest as custodians of school accounts; Douglas County Publishing as official newspaper and Braley Law Office as the school attorney.  Starting July 2006 the official proceedings will be placed on the Corsica Website.



Official Meeting Dates

Motion by Bordewyk to set the second Monday of each month as the regular school board meeting except for June and August in which the date will be the third Monday.  The meeting time will be 7:30 p.m. except a noon meeting for the month of December.  Classroom”A” at the high school is used as the regular meeting place.  Motion seconded by Bultje and carried.


School Lunch Agreement/Parliamentary Procedure

Bultje moved to authorize Vern DeGeest to institute the school lunch agreement and to designate Roberts rules of Order as Parliamentary Procedure for the school board meetings.  Motion seconded by Miiller and carried.


RESOLUTION #172-Investment of District Funds

Motion by Miiller seconded by Bordewyk to authorize the business manager to invest and reinvest school funds in an institution, which serves the greatest advantage to the school district.  UPON ROLL CALL VOTE:  Aye –   Bultje, Miiller, Bordewyk, Bamberg, Wright and Oakland ( Reimnitz absent).  Motion carried.


Mid-Central Board Representative

Bultje moved to appoint Don Oakland as the board representative with Vanessa Miiller as the second alternate.  All other board members are acting representatives in the absence of the first and second representative.  Mr. DeGeest will serve as the non-voting advisory member.  Reimbursement of these meetings will be made directly from the Mid-Central Coop. This motion was seconded by Bamberg and carried.


2006-2007 School Lunch Prices

Motion by Bultje seconded by Bamberg to leave the meal prices the same as 2005-2006 school year, with K-4 at $1.85; 5-12 at $2.25 and Adults at $2.75.  Carried.

(Regular Meeting – July 10, 2006 – Page 2)



Truancy Officer

Bordewyk moved to appoint the Superintendent the Truancy Officer and to authorize Superintendent DeGeest to close school for emergency situations and inclement weather.  Seconded by Wright and carried.


Kitchen/Gym Rentals

Miiller moved seconded by Bultje to leave the elementary and high school kitchen/gym rental fees the same as last year.  Carried.


Mileage/Room Rate

Miiller moved to leave the meal rates for state activities at $15.00 per day and to approve the state mileage rate of .32 cents per mile and single rate for lodging.  Seconded by Wright and carried.


Season Activity Passes

Motion by Bultje seconded by Bamberg to raise the student admission price to $3.00 per student and the adult rate to $4.00 per person. Season passes for regular home activities will remain at $10.00 per student and $20.00 per adult.  Carried.


Student Insurance

Motion by Miiller to provide all students information on the Delta Dental and Student Assurance Services and approved the catastrophic insurances as recommended by the SDHSAA to those who participate in high school activities.  Seconded by Wright and carried.


Student Handbook

Motion by Miiller seconded by Wright to approve the 2006-2007 Student Handbook as presented by Principal Muckey.  Carried.


Policies and Procedures Manual

Motion by Bultje seconded by Wright that the Corsica School District Policy and Procedure Manual and the ASBSD School Board Handbook serve as our guidelines and shall be employed by all school personnel as well as the Mid-Central Special Education Manual.  Carried.


Non-Discrimination Policy

Miiller moved to approve the Non-Discrimination Policy for publication and to approve the school district philosophy.  Seconded by Bultje and carried.


Public School Exemption Certificates

Motion by Wright seconded by Bultje to approve exemption certificates J,K and L.  Motion       carried.


Capital Improvements

Motion by Miiller seconded by Bordewyk to approve the roofing quotes of $8,241.00 for high school roof maintenance and $7,008.00 for elementary roof maintenance both quoted from Roy Johnson Roofing, Inc.  Carried.  Work to be completed in 2006 and paid from QZAB Funds. Other capital improvements discussed were a football scoreboard.



(Regular Meeting – July 10, 2006 – Page 3)



Cook/Baker Position

Discussion was held on the cook/baker position opening and information was presented on  CMB Services providing school meals in the future.


ASBSD Convention

Board members were encouraged to attend the ASBSD Convention in Sioux Falls on August 9-11, 2006. 


Opt Out Election

Discussion was held on the up-coming opt out election to be held on July 25, 2006.


Special Meeting Date

A Special Meeting Date has been set for Wednesday, July 26, 2006 – 7:00 a.m. to canvass the opt out poll books.



Other items discussed were pay for usage of the Wellness Center, One-to-One Inititive update, Superintendent’s Conference – (discussion of the Metzgerville Plan) and an incident at the elementary school gym.


Executive Session

At 9:45 p.m., motion by Bultje seconded by Wright to go into executive session to discuss staffing concerns.  Carried.  Declared out of executive session at  10:10 p.m.  by President Oakland.



There being no further business, at 10:11 p.m. motion by Miiller to adjourn.  Seconded by Bamberg and carried.  The next regular meeting will be Monday, August 21, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. in Classroom A of the high school.



ATTEST:       _________________________________________________________

                        Don Oakland – President of the Board of Education



                        Merna Bye – Business Manager










(Regular Meeting Minutes – July 10, 2006 – Page 4)